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Date: 01/30/21 16:20
Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, a broken rail caused a derailment of Rumo narrow guage locomotives today between the locations of Monte Castelo (LME) and Papanduva (LPV) in Santa Catarina state, in the South. Nobody was hurt.
Pics from a friend.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG









Date: 01/30/21 16:22
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More pics...

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








Date: 01/30/21 16:24
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A Brado SD40-2...

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








Date: 01/30/21 16:29
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Another one...

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




Date: 01/30/21 16:30
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A video

 

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

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Date: 01/30/21 16:38
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Sorry to see you have a derailment. Glad no one was hurt. A broken rail sure can make a mess of things as your interesting pictures show us.

Larry



Date: 01/30/21 18:10
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: 1019X

Quite a mess, glad no one was hurt. I was surprised to see the 3 axle trucks. I thought all of the converted standard gauge locomotives rode on 4 axle truck systems.



Date: 01/30/21 18:21
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: SD9

Pedro -- Cool pics and close up footage. Getting those locomotives out of there looks like it's going to tear up the ROW. 



Date: 01/30/21 18:39
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

These units were converted by former ALL railroad. People use to say that this was a "poor convertion" project, since ALL had no money to use BB+BB trucks. Actually, they converted just one GE to BB33M, but the cost was high and they preffered to lose tractice effort and use smaller traction motors in the original C-C trucks than to invest the convertion to BB+BB. They also preffered to use more units to compensate the lack of tractive effort per unit.

1019X Wrote:
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> Quite a mess, glad no one was hurt. I was
> surprised to see the 3 axle trucks. I thought all
> of the converted standard gauge locomotives rode
> on 4 axle truck systems.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/30/21 18:41 by pedrop.



Date: 01/31/21 14:29
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Another amazing set of pics Pedro.You folks seem to have more that your share of derails.
Regards,DK



Date: 02/01/21 07:10
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: 1019X

Thank you Pedro, I enjoy your reports from Brazil.
Charlie
pedrop Wrote:
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> These units were converted by former ALL railroad.
> People use to say that this was a "poor
> convertion" project, since ALL had no money to use
> BB+BB trucks. Actually, they converted just one GE
> to BB33M, but the cost was high and they preffered
> to lose tractice effort and use smaller traction
> motors in the original C-C trucks than to invest
> the convertion to BB+BB. They also preffered to
> use more units to compensate the lack of tractive
> effort per unit.
>
> 1019X Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Quite a mess, glad no one was hurt. I was
> > surprised to see the 3 axle trucks. I thought
> all
> > of the converted standard gauge locomotives
> rode
> > on 4 axle truck systems.



Date: 02/05/21 02:30
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: E25

Was the standing unit in the lead, Pedro?  The other end of the consist didn't look as though someone would have walked away without serious injury.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 02/05/21 08:14
Re: Derailment in Rumo narrow guage system (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the lead units is the first SD lying on its side.
Perro 
E25 Wrote:
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> Was the standing unit in the lead, Pedro?  The
> other end of the consist didn't look as though
> someone would have walked away without serious
> injury.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/21 08:15 by pedrop.



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