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Date: 07/11/20 18:51
TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

Hi, at this moment we have some new railroads under construction in Brazil. The TLSA (Transnordestina Logística SA) is one of them. It is located in the Southeast linking Ceara, Pernambuco and Piaui states.
The starting fleet during the construction is made of SD40-2, some ex MRS and BNSF units. 
Pics from internet

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/11/20 18:53
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

More pics of the construction  sites.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/11/20 18:54
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

More

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/11/20 19:00
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

The map. 
• green: tracks done
• orange: contracted
• red: planned
• blue: under construction

The total length of tracks is 1,753 km.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 07/11/20 19:15
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

More pics.
8100 is an ex BNSF unit 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/11/20 19:18
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: 1019X

Thanks Pedro, I see some of the new line is mixed gage. Is the wider gage standard or 5 foot?
Charlie



Date: 07/11/20 19:30
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

Hi, it is 5 feet.

1019X Wrote:
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> Thanks Pedro, I see some of the new line is mixed
> gage. Is the wider gage standard or 5 foot?
> Charlie

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 07/11/20 19:32
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop




Date: 07/12/20 07:02
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: espee99

Pedro, is this line going to remain isolated, or will it connect to the other networks?



Date: 07/12/20 08:14
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

The line is already linked to narrow gauge FTL (Ferrovia Transnordestina) and also will be linked to EFC (Carajas rwy) and FNS (VLI and Rumo North & South rwy). That's why
we see dual gauge in some pictures. About 527 km of the line will be dual gauge.
In this map,  the  red lines show the new railroads planned and
offered in auctions soon.

espee99 Wrote:
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> Pedro, is this line going to remain isolated, or
> will it connect to the other networks?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/12/20 08:36
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

The map of FTL railroad. This company is managed by CSN, the biggest steel mill plant in Brazil.
FTL has a very interesting fleet of narrow gauge old GM G12, G8, tiny GEs and Alcos. It also has SD38 and SD18 in its broad gauge sytem connected to Carajás  rwy (EFC) at São Luís  MA port.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/12/20 08:38
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

TLSA and ftl painting schemes. Nowadays ftl released a new livery in yellow, red and gray as we can see in a picture in the post above.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/12/20 11:15
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: Auburnrail

Enjoy all your posts. I have always wondered how
standard gauge US locomotives are regained to 
the 5 ft. Gauge? The trucks are basically cast as
one piece to accommodate the 4 ft. 8 1/2" inch standard gauge.
How is it possible to widen these without
entirely new castings?
George Andrassy 



Date: 07/12/20 14:38
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

Hi, they cut the truck between the plate and the outside frames, add two pieces of steel to complete measurement necessary to reach the broad gauge and then weld the parts again .
A friend will provide pictures of this process to us.

Auburnrail Wrote:
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> Enjoy all your posts. I have always wondered how
> standard gauge US locomotives are regained to 
> the 5 ft. Gauge? The trucks are basically cast as
> one piece to accommodate the 4 ft. 8 1/2" inch
> standard gauge.
> How is it possible to widen these without
> entirely new castings?
> George Andrassy 

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/12/20 16:44
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: Auburnrail

Thank you Pedro. Guess I underestimate the 
technology and expertise of today's welding processes on 
reuniting heavy castings such as truck frames.
George Andrassy 



Date: 08/04/20 07:23
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: 86235

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, it is 5 feet.
>

Russian Gauge not 5'3"?



Date: 08/04/20 09:02
Re: TLSA: a new railroad in Brazil
Author: pedrop

It is old British gauge 5' 3" (1,600 mm).

Pedro

86235 Wrote:
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> pedrop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hi, it is 5 feet.
> >
>
> Russian Gauge not 5'3"?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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