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Date: 11/30/21 04:21
The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, last Saturday 11/27, EMD delivered the first SD70ACeLC "Low Clearance" to broad gauge MRS railroad. This model was developed to fit the low tunnels on MRS Centro Line, of former Central of Brazil railroad. MRS operated a roundabout system where the loaded trains go from mine to port by Ferrovia do Aço (Steel railroad) and the empties return to the mine by the Centro Line. Since the normal SD70ACe / SD80ACe do not have profile to pass through the tunnels in that line, EMD developed the SD70LC to compete with the GE's AC44 that dominate the ore trains on MRS system. The new unit will start the tests in the Centro Line soon. Other two units are under construction at EMD plant.

1 - 3) Train O682 with SD70LC 7048 crossing with Vale empty limestone train C519 at Nova Granja yard ( ENG).

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




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Date: 11/30/21 04:26
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 5) The C "19" usually has containers and GDE class ore cars in the consist;
6) A view of the cast iron train O682 at ENG. Note a couple of VLI narrow gauge yard switchers waiting to remover the cars from C "19" train.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:33
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7) A close-up view of train O682 and the yard switchers at ENG yard;
8) A couple of GE U20C at the end of train C519 will help the second couple seen in pictures 6 and 7 to remove the cars from train C519;
9) Train O682 leaving ENG yard.

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



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Date: 11/30/21 04:37
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10) The DPU's of train O682;
11) Another view of the EVP yard switchers at the end of train C519;
12) O682 arriving in EVP yard.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:39
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 15) O682 meeting VLI empty logging C575 at EVP yard.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:42
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16 - 18) C575 crossing O682 at EVP yard.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:44
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

19 - 21) Close-up views on MRS 7048.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:46
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

22 - 24)  More close-up views. The truck model is HTSC-2 as written on the frame.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:48
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

25 - 27) Rear views;
 

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:51
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

28 - 30) O682 leaving EVP bound to ECE yard.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:52
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

31 - 33)  Speeding to ECE yard.

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






Date: 11/30/21 04:54
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

34 - 35) The DPU's;
36) Cast iron is very heavy.

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








Date: 11/30/21 04:56
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

37) Going a way.
38) The builders plate.
39) The video. This is a short version made to fit TO requeriments . A full version can be watched in my YouTube channel here  https://youtu.be/yh7nwG4Nhq0

That's all for today.  Enjoy.

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



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Date: 11/30/21 07:26
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: Bob3985

Great photos Pedro.
Wonder how long it will stay that clean?

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 11/30/21 07:36
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: retcsxcfm

What are those white lines on the rear for?

UJ
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 11/30/21 07:55
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, not for a long time, for sure. Running through those big tunnels up to 8,680 meters long will be a challenge to this SD70. The common SD70ACe failed on the first tests there. They returned to EMD to receive special air ducts at the sides to allow better refrigeration and air intake. In fact, another SD70ACe arrived in Horto shops last week to receive those strange ducts.

40) Former Progress Rail unit 618 at EEL yard. Picture by friend Helton Amaral;
41 - 42) Air intake ducts on the SD80ACe 8080 here in town.

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Great photos Pedro.
> Wonder how long it will stay that clean?

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



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Date: 11/30/21 08:18
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I think they are the painting designs, like the ones we see on the cab.

retcsxcfm Wrote:
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> What are those white lines on the rear for?
>
> UJ
> Seffner,Fl.

Posted from Android

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



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Date: 11/30/21 09:02
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

What does MRS2056 mean?  I know it is not the engine number.



Date: 11/30/21 09:13
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

MRS and all other railroad companies here got the rights to operate the tracks in auctions done in 1996 for a thirty year agreement that will finish in 2026. But the main railroads like Rumo, Vale and MRS got a renewall of the agreement to operate more thirty years after the end of the first one. So, these railroads have the rights to operate until 2056. This special painting was developed to be applied to some units to celebrate this new agreement done among MRS and the government.

tomstp Wrote:
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> What does MRS2056 mean?  I know it is not the
> engine number.

Posted from Android

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



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Date: 11/30/21 18:00
Re: The brand new SD70LC was delivered to MRS (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Thanks Pedro.



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