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Date: 01/09/21 08:56
Empty ore M649 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I saw this empty ore M649 today morning here in town. It is going to Bahia state to get ore from BAMIN - Bahia Mining Co. The train will be divided in two section of forty one cars and leaded by two U20C from EWL to DLL yards, a journey of more than one thousand Km. When loaded, each train will have two U20C leading and other two as DPU.

Pedro

1 -3) At the crossing level at Km 628

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/21 09:17 by pedrop.








Date: 01/09/21 09:09
Re: Empty ore M649 (Brazil)
Author: zorz

Interesting! Do they switch to the U20C because of a tighter loading gauge or lighter track instead of using the BB40-9?

pedrop Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi, I saw this empty ore M649 today morning here
> in town. It is going to Bahia state to get ore
> from BAMIN - Bahia Mining Co. The train will be
> divided in two section of forty one cars and
> leaded by two U20C from EWL to DLL yards, a
> journey of more that one thousand Km. When loaded,
> each train will have two U20C leading and other
> two as DPU.
>
> Pedro
>
> 1 -3) At the crossing level at Km 628



Date: 01/09/21 09:09
Re: Empty ore M649 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4-5) GDE class ore cars
6) The video

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



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Date: 01/09/21 10:31
Re: Empty ore M649 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The tracks beyond EPM yard is good untill the EMD plant. From that  point ahead  only small engines are accept due to light bridges, narrow cuts, light rails and poor tracks with old ties and thin ballast layers. VLI is working to open more 250 km of tracks to the Dash 9's, but it will need to change more than forty bridges. So, they are changing rails, ties and ballast first to increase the speed of the trains in those tracks. Then they will change the bridges and open new small section of tracks where the current ones are too narrow for big locomotives.

zorz Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Interesting! Do they switch to the U20C because of
> a tighter loading gauge or lighter track instead
> of using the BB40-9?
>
> pedrop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hi, I saw this empty ore M649 today morning
> here
> > in town. It is going to Bahia state to get ore
> > from BAMIN - Bahia Mining Co. The train will be
> > divided in two section of forty one cars and
> > leaded by two U20C from EWL to DLL yards, a
> > journey of more that one thousand Km. When
> loaded,
> > each train will have two U20C leading and other
> > two as DPU.
> >
> > Pedro
> >
> > 1 -3) At the crossing level at Km 628

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/21 10:32 by pedrop.



Date: 01/09/21 13:47
Re: Empty ore M649 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A link the loaded ore M412 leaving DLL yard in Bahia.

youtu.be/Ny5g3K7lNSo

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



Date: 01/12/21 09:47
Re: Empty ore M649 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Nice long train with a friendly toot on the horn!

Larry



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