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Date: 02/29/20 12:09
It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, it is raining a lot these days on VLI narrow gauge system and the first accidents started to happen. Today morning  the rain affected a fill under a VLI phosphate train. Not far from there, a flood reached the tracks on another line. 
A chemical train also derailed eight cars loaded with LAB on another corridor.

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 03/01/20 10:15
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: SvenMolson

Yes, that what happens when water falls from the sky.

Sven



Date: 03/01/20 12:14
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

What kind of ballast are they using on this line.  From the pictures it seems the track is just sitting on red clay.



Date: 03/01/20 13:01
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, these old roadbed have the ballast in an average of 60 to 70 cm high.

tomstp Wrote:
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> What kind of ballast are they using on this line.
>  From the pictures it seems the track is just
> sitting on red clay.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/20 13:02 by pedrop.




Date: 03/02/20 11:16
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More mudslides...

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 03/02/20 18:29
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

I don’t think the forward momentum will carry it up the hill!
CM80.46



Date: 03/03/20 03:56
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More mudslides ...

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 03/03/20 04:25
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: norm1153

Wow! It'll take a while to clear all of those up!  Thanks for posting these.

Norm
 



Date: 03/05/20 10:46
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Another mudslide happened last night at Km 315 on MRS Centro line.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/20 10:50 by pedrop.








Date: 03/05/20 10:51
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Oh dear....

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 03/06/20 04:07
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Oh dear...today at 4.52 AM Rumo loaded train X94 was affected by a mudslide and four cars went down the hill. The locomotive and two cars passed in the location.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/20 04:08 by pedrop.






Date: 03/06/20 15:55
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More pics of the MRS empty ore that hit a mudslide at Km 315.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 03/06/20 15:56
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More pics.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 03/07/20 07:43
Re: It's raining here! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Rumo did a concrete retainnig wall in just two days. They are really efficient.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






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