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Date: 12/19/20 14:18
Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I found this torpedo car at the gate of Delp Co. here in town.  It came to be repaired and now is going back to Açominas Steel plant, that belongs to Gerdau nowadays. 
1- 3) The torpedo at Delp gates.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/19/20 14:23 by pedrop.








Date: 12/19/20 14:22
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 5) The torpedo car 
6) A manifold for NS Energy https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/projects/liza-oil-field-phase-two-development-stabroek-block/

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/19/20 14:39 by pedrop.








Date: 12/19/20 14:25
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) The manifold. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1








Date: 12/19/20 16:47
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series. The Torpedo car sure is large!

Larry



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Date: 12/20/20 09:08
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: E25

That torpedo car is certainly an impressive mass of metal.  Look how much more weight is on the tires as compared to the other load.

Very interesting post, Pedro.  Thanks!

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 12/20/20 10:59
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: patd3985

Hi Pedro! Pat here! I was wondering. What was the use of the Torpedo car? Was it used for actual Navy torpedos or ???..



Date: 12/20/20 11:15
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the torpedo cars are used to carry melted iron inside the steel plants. They are very heavy. This one here can carry 350 tons of melted iron. They use to run very short distantes inside the plants and they do not have brake system. They are rare to be seen outside the plants where they work.

patd3985 Wrote:
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> Hi Pedro! Pat here! I was wondering. What was the
> use of the Torpedo car? Was it used for actual
> Navy torpedos or ???..

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 12/20/20 13:08
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: retcsxcfm

And the number is---------------05.

Uncle Joe



Date: 12/21/20 09:05
Re: Torpedo car ( Brazil)
Author: TAW

patd3985 Wrote:
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> Hi Pedro! Pat here! I was wondering. What was the
> use of the Torpedo car? Was it used for actual
> Navy torpedos or ???..

Around Chicago, the term for them is bottle cars.

TAW



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