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Date: 07/26/20 11:33
Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I found these two Vale trains running through the yard yerterday afternoon.
The first one is coal train C555 with one DPU. The second one is empty logging train C675.

Enjoy
1 -3) C555 at EVP yard.  

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/26/20 11:37
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) Coal cars

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/26/20 11:39
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) The DPU

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/26/20 11:43
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 11) Short videos of train C555

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 07/26/20 11:46
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

12 - 14) Logging train C675 passing by Liz Cement Co.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/26/20 11:49
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

15) Short video of train C675.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 07/27/20 06:03
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: Bob3985

Great photos Pedro. And I love the perspective in number 12 with the cement plant in the background. 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 07/28/20 06:33
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: Frank30

Yes, I second that, great shots. Pedro, how are the coal cars unloaded?
Frank30



Date: 07/28/20 16:23
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16) Here it is how they handle with it. In the picture they are unloading  another kind of ore. Coal drains better than this.

Pedro

Frank30 Wrote:
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> Yes, I second that, great shots. Pedro, how are
> the coal cars unloaded?
> Frank30

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/28/20 18:00
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: Frank30

Thank You. I've never seen this type of unloading before. I assume both sides are unloaded
at the same time.  Is that picture at a factory that is using the coal or ore and they use this
type of facility to get it unloaded.  Does it get moved around by a conveyor belt or something
to get where it needs to be? I would imagine the  hole in the ground cannot accommodate a
complete train of coal.

Frank30



Date: 07/28/20 18:59
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

17) This photo was taken in another location, where the gondolas doors are open over a conveyor belt that sends the ore to the factory. Here in my area, the train passes on a bridge over a pit where front loaders take the ore to the trucks that will take the cargo to the factories nearby.
The coal we see passing through my town is sent to small steel mills, cement plants and also are reloaded on Vale trains in GDE class gondolas and sent back about 500km to a big steel mill, where they are unloaded on car dumpers. We call this train "the travelling coal", since it comes here just to change the type of freight car and goes back to Vale system.
In the picture below we see trucks dumping on the same conveyor belt. Also we see a front loader taking the ore from a patio below and dumping to the belt too.



Frank30 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Thank You. I've never seen this type of unloading
> before. I assume both sides are unloaded
> at the same time.  Is that picture at a factory
> that is using the coal or ore and they use this
> type of facility to get it unloaded.  Does it get
> moved around by a conveyor belt or something
> to get where it needs to be? I would imagine the 
> hole in the ground cannot accommodate a
> complete train of coal.
>
> Frank30

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/28/20 19:13
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

18 - 20 ) More pics from unloading facility at Ferbasa Co.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/28/20 19:18
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

21 - 22) Views of Ferbasa Co.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 07/29/20 23:05
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Pedro for a very interesting series and videos!

Larry



Date: 07/30/20 03:25
Re: Two Vale trains here in town (Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

Thank you Pedro for getting me out virtually to do some train watching! Always enjoy wharever you post!
Best stuff on TO!

CM80.46



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