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Date: 02/08/21 15:32
Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, today morning I passed by the yard and could watch part of the switching operations to remove the lead locomotives from chemical train D400 when it arrived from Bahia state here at EVP yard.  The yard switchers were coupled to the end of the train and hold the tank cars while the lead units were moved from track #2 to #4.
I could not wait to watch the local take the cars to the customer  Stepan Chemical here in town. BTW, the chemical is LAB 240 used to produced soap. 

1 - 3) The yard switchers holding the train to allow the crew  remove the lead units.

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




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Date: 02/08/21 15:38
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4) Vale and VLI BB40-9W's on track #3 will be used to pull the limestone train class 04 at night.
5 -6) Some chemical cars.
 

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








Date: 02/08/21 15:41
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7) The U20C lead units.
8) U20C 3860 and a 1968 tank car. 
9) An old dome.

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



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Date: 02/08/21 15:43
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 12) Moving the lead units from track #2 to #4.

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








Date: 02/08/21 16:23
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13) The units were coupled to a BB40-3 and other two U20C's on track #4.
14) The video. 

It's all for now. 
Enjoy

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
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Date: 02/08/21 16:51
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Nice look at a busy yard today. I like the chemical tank cars. I also liked your cloudy sky,

Larry



Date: 02/09/21 12:16
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Those are large tank cars to be running on narrow gauge track.  How many gallons or liters do they hold?



Date: 02/09/21 13:44
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: callum_out

Great stuff, those U20Cs are old enough to run for president in Brazil!

Out 



Date: 02/09/21 14:12
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the capacity is designed by the class of the tank car:
TCC > 50,000 - 56,000 liters;
TCD > 60,000 - 65,000  liters;
TCS > 83,500 liters;
TCE > 86,000 liters
There are other old classes with different capacities too.

tomstp Wrote:
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> Those are large tank cars to be running on narrow
> gauge track.  How many gallons or liters do they
> hold?

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



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Date: 02/09/21 14:22
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

BTW  my friend Rony recorded this fuel train today in Goiânia,  GO state. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
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Date: 02/09/21 14:27
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

This is the smallest tank car I have seen. It was photographed by friend Vanderlei Zago inside a petroleum refinery in Campinas, SP in 2017. 

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




Date: 02/09/21 21:29
Re: Switching chemical train D400 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

86,000 liters is 22,718.8 gallons, a big big car for narrow gauge.



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