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Date: 09/13/20 11:27
Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, Progress Rail delivered the battery powered yard switcher (called JOULE) to Vale mining yesterday afternoon at EMD plant. After the unit left the plant, it was sent to EWL yard nearby, where it was coupled to VLI grain train J760. This train left EWL today at 6:00 AM and had a grain car derailed after a few kilometers while leaving ELD yard. This yard is not far from here, so I went there to try to see the Joule.
VLI MoW crew took about three hours to put the car back to the rails. After that, I came back to EVP to watch it running here too.
Vale will start the tests wuith the Joule on September 20. Let's see how it will work with the hard job at the ore car dumpers in Tubarão port
Pics and videos enclosed.
Enjoy

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 09/13/20 11:33
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

1 - 3) The site where train J760 derailed

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/13/20 11:39
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4) The Joule at the derail site
5 - 6) Train L764 of empty locomotives arrived o pull the end of the train to open a crossing level.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/13/20 12:12
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) Train J760 at the derail site

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/13/20 12:18
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - The damaged car was removed and train J760 run backward to join tge consist again.

11 - 12)  Train J760 arrived EVP after noon. Here it is.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/13/20 12:21
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 15) More pics here at EVP yard. The train stopped here a few minutes to change the crew.  

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/13/20 12:27
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16 - 18) The blue canvas was placed because Vake and EMD wants to oi a special event to celebrate the first Joule produced in Brazil and they do not want pictures appearing  in the news before thd event.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/13/20 12:30
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

19) The last pic of Joule here. 
I am editing the videos to add here soon. 

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 09/13/20 14:50
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The vídeo

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/20 15:04 by pedrop.

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Date: 09/13/20 18:32
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Pedro for an interesting series and video. It will be interesitng to see the new EMD locomotive in action.

Larry



Date: 09/15/20 13:44
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: lynnpowell

So, EMD tarped the locomotive to prevent the public from seeing it prior to it's acceptance ceremony!  Yet, EMD didn't care that a pair of GE's finest were delivering their new motive power?  LOL!



Date: 09/15/20 16:53
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, this is a pic that appeared in the newspapers today.

Pedro

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> So, EMD tarped the locomotive to prevent the
> public from seeing it prior to it's acceptance
> ceremony!  Yet, EMD didn't care that a pair of
> GE's finest were delivering their new motive
> power?  LOL!

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/20 16:53 by pedrop.




Date: 09/16/20 07:52
Re: Progress Rail delivers Joule to Vale (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Front end looks like some engines in Australia.



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