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Date: 03/10/21 08:49
Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: masterphots

Transap SD39M-3 3004W stops a few miles outside of Laja, Chile on 1/10/19.   Being 90-degree summer weather,  maybe grab a cold one while waiting for the new crew to arrive.  I forgot to ask why the change didn't take place in downtown Laja,  where the railroad shops and yard are.  I'm not aware of any hours of service rules in Chile.   The unit, one of four, was built by Wabtec in San Luis Potosi, Mexico,  using SP GP40-2s as the base.  The SP units used were 7259, 63, 71,72  but we've never verified which became which on Transap.  They are now 5 ft 6 in gauge and C-C.



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Date: 03/10/21 09:25
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: erielackawanna

Thanks for sharing. I love this.



Date: 03/10/21 09:31
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: mkancle

I agree! A really cool picture. It looks like a nice place to hang out for a little while and catch some trains!

 



Date: 03/10/21 12:01
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: zorz

Great shot. Didn't realize that some of the SP units were broad gauge too.

masterphots Wrote:
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> Transap SD39M-3 3004W stops a few miles outside of
> Laja, Chile on 1/10/19.   Being 90-degree summer
> weather,  maybe grab a cold one while waiting for
> the new crew to arrive.  I forgot to ask why the
> change didn't take place in downtown Laja,  where
> the railroad shops and yard are.  I'm not aware
> of any hours of service rules in Chile.   The
> unit, one of four, was built by Wabtec in San Luis
> Potosi, Mexico,  using SP GP40-2s as the base. 
> Now 5 ft 6 in gauge and C-C.



Date: 03/10/21 12:07
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: masterphots

zorz Wrote:
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> Great shot. Didn't realize that some of the SP
> units were broad gauge too.

Trucks weren't one of the things that were used....lol   Also, to accommodate the loading gauge, fan rings and other bits on top were removed so the highest point is just behind the cab roof.   Here's a photo of D-3004 when new.  Mininco, Chile  Feb 3, 2006



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Date: 03/10/21 12:51
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: FiveChime

Where is the horn?

Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 03/10/21 14:54
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: masterphots

FiveChime Wrote:
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> Where is the horn?
>
> Regards, Jim Evans

Left side of the unit.   Also a bell although I've never heard a bell used in 25 years of train chasing in Chile.  Mininco 2/1/08



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Date: 03/10/21 15:19
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: masterphots

mkancle Wrote:
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> I agree! A really cool picture. It looks like a
> nice place to hang out for a little while and
> catch some trains!
>
Actually about a train length behind the road is a bridge over a small river,  complete with a little beach on the far side of the bridge.  Trees have now grown up on both sides of the bridge and there went a great photo location.  Will post a couple of photos in a bit.



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Date: 03/10/21 15:37
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: pedrop

Nice unit.  Interesting to know that Chile also  have boad gauge like Brazil. Interesting to note that the fuel tank was reduced to received the C-C trucks. The old B-B units converted to narrow gauge in Brazil received big porches in each end to receive the new BB-BB trucks and keep almost the same size of the original fuel tank

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



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Date: 03/10/21 17:37
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: masterphots

pedrop Wrote:
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> Nice unit.  Interesting to know that Chile also 
> have boad gauge like Brazil. Interesting to note
> that the fuel tank was reduced to received the C-C
> trucks. The old B-B units converted to narrow
> gauge in Brazil received big porches in each end
> to receive the new BB-BB trucks and keep almost
> the same size of the original fuel tank

Here the line hauls aren't very far and, given light rail in places, weight can also be an issue on some lines.   Hence smaller fuel tanks.



Date: 03/10/21 22:43
Re: Transap Chile crew change/break time
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE series!

Larry



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