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Date: 05/10/20 14:44
The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the MRS train with big tires arrived today afternoon. Train O181 came here with a consist of two set of five articulated well cars. In MRS they are classified in PRU class that means they can carry 125 tons each. I imagine a tire like this should cost some thousand dollars.

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 05/10/20 14:46
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

1 - 3) Train O181 arriving at EVP yard

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/10/20 14:49
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 -5) Well cars and big tires.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/10/20 14:55
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) We were in number of four railfans photographing this train. My friend Helton Amaral was in the ground level and  took these pics of the well cars. 

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/10/20 16:02
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: Ray_Murphy

Well, there's something you don't see every day!

Ray



Date: 05/10/20 16:56
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I am wondering if these containers with tires came from US. If so, do they travel by train there too?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 05/10/20 17:57
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The video of train 0181.

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 05/11/20 14:33
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: colehour

Given that the train is on Minas Gerais Railways, am I correct to presume these will be used for some sort of mining equipment?
 



Date: 05/11/20 15:58
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, yes sir. The tires were imported by Anglo American to a new mine near here. I've heard that other six  trains like this will come bringing more tires. Here is the link to a video of the mine. The ore is sent by a 529 km pipe system o the port.

https://youtu.be/mHIjFi9k5AQ

colehour Wrote:
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> Given that the train is on Minas Gerais Railways,
> am I correct to presume these will be used for
> some sort of mining equipment?
>  

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/20 15:59 by pedrop.



Date: 05/11/20 16:01
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: goneon66

look at how "compressed" those springs are on the truck of that well car.............

66



Date: 05/12/20 12:10
Re: The train with big tires arrived here (Brazil)
Author: callum_out

We had a major contract with Goodyear and the Topeka (KS) plant was in my geographic area, they made such tires. All the raw material
was rail in and tires were rail out (mostl) as well. At one point they greatly reduced their truck tire production to produce the hauler tires. A
few years ago there was a massive shortage of such tires. Those are neat pictures and reflect the importance of mining in your region.

Out 



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