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Date: 10/07/20 18:34
Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I found coal train C255 here in town today afternoon.
1- 3) The train entering the siding to wait for logging train C376.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/20 19:10 by pedrop.








Date: 10/07/20 18:37
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) The DPU

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 10/07/20 18:39
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) Coal cars

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 10/07/20 19:08
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10) The video 
Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 10/07/20 22:46
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for another NICE look at a LONG coal train. Looks like nice weather Pedro.

Larry



Date: 10/07/20 23:22
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: up833

Very nice Pedro. Some questions: How many ton of coal in the low side gons?  And what kind of wood do they use in the ties? Treated with creosote?
Thanks/RB



Date: 10/08/20 03:14
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: 86235

Nice video, where's the source of the coal?



Date: 10/08/20 10:35
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: tomstp

And, what kind of coal is it"  anthracite, soft coal, or lignite?



Date: 10/08/20 15:46
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi Larry, the weather here is very hot and dry these days. We had 38 to 39 all the week. The last rain was about four months ago. Terrible.


Ritzville Wrote:
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> Thanks for another NICE look at a LONG coal train.
> Looks like nice weather Pedro.
>
> Larry

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 10/08/20 15:59
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, this coal and comes from overseas. I do not now where. Vale has big coal mines in Mozambique but I imagine this coke comes from another place. MRS also brings coal to my area. The coal belongs to Anglo American. I know tht Anglo has coal mines in Africa too. The type I do not know, sorry.

86235 Wrote:
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> Nice video, where's the source of the coal?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 10/08/20 16:34
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the low side gondolas can have 70 to 77 tons of net weight. Since coal is light, I imagine they carry 50 to 60 tons each.
MRS use HAT class open top hoppers to carry coal. These hoppers can carry 95 tons of net weight.

Most of the ties in my area are from the 1970's and are of good wood. Brazil has big forests. Eucalyptus with 40 years were common, but we have other type of wood. Creosote were used in the past and lot of the tracks are from that time. The new wooden ties are from young eucalyptus. They are not good and use to have many cracks even before to be applyed.

11) MRS HAT class hoppers.
12) MRS HAT class hoppers and Vale GDE class ore gondolas  loaded with coal.
13) MRS HAT class hoppers loaded with coal passing through EVP yard.


up833 Wrote:
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> Very nice Pedro. Some questions: How many ton of
> coal in the low side gons?  And what kind of wood
> do they use in the ties? Treated with creosote?
> Thanks/RB

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/20 16:44 by pedrop.








Date: 10/08/20 16:49
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The coal that comes from Vale is Anthracite.

tomstp Wrote:
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> And, what kind of coal is it"  anthracite, soft
> coal, or lignite?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/20 16:49 by pedrop.



Date: 10/09/20 08:56
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: retcsxcfm

I love the wide angle shots.

Uncle Joe



Date: 10/11/20 14:03
Re: Coal train C255 here in town ( Brazil)
Author: 86235

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, this coal and comes from overseas. I do not
> now where. Vale has big coal mines in Mozambique
> but I imagine this coke comes from another place.
> MRS also brings coal to my area. The coal belongs
> to Anglo American. I know tht Anglo has coal mines
> in Africa too. The type I do not know, sorry.

Thanks Pedro



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