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Date: 12/04/21 15:43
Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, today afternoon I visited Pedro Leopoldo town,  about 15 km from my town. It is a very nice town where VLI has EWL yard. The old EPL yard and station are closed nowadays. So, we only see trains running at mainline. While I was there, the empty chemical train X761 passed through town bound to Bahia state.

1 - 2) Pedro Leopoldo station, from former Central of Brazil railroad (EFCB). Nowadays it is a library. 
3) Old EFCB carpentry shops from the steam era.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




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Date: 12/04/21 15:48
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4) The crossing level lights;
5) X761 approaching the crossing level;
6) Crossing the road.

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



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Date: 12/04/21 15:51
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7) Some tank cars for LAB;
8) The video.

That's all for today. 

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

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Date: 12/04/21 17:46
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Couple of obversations:   Tank cars are as big as the engines and the crossing signals don't work.  From the looks of them they have not worked for a long time. Who is supposed to maintain them?

Thannks for the posting.



Date: 12/04/21 17:57
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The crossing signal was shut down but the cabin has a buzzer. Note the crossing has a cabin for a signalman 24 hours a day ( the guy with yellow shirt in the video). A bell in the cabin alert him the train is coming,  so he stops the road traffic in time to the train pass.

tomstp Wrote:
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> Couple of obversations:   Tank cars are as big
> as the engines and the crossing signals don't
> work.  From the looks of them they have not
> worked for a long time. Who is supposed to
> maintain them?
>
> Thannks for the posting.

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



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Date: 12/04/21 22:37
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series! Glad there is a crossing man to stop traffic with the looks of the crossing signals.

Larry



Date: 12/05/21 10:49
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: stevelv

Nice  post Pedro.  I really like those U20C's.



Date: 12/05/21 15:46
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

That is amazing they would pay a man to protect a crossing instead of working signals.  Has to be more expensive to furnish 24 hours of a mans salary.  I guess the reason it is so amazing to us in the U S is our railroads stopped manned crossings many decades ago.
Thanks Pedro.



Date: 12/05/21 16:54
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Some crossing are more dangerous than others and the town community ask for a better way to protect them since people obey more to a man with a flag in hand than a pole with flassing lights. That's why in some locations the railroads are asked to put a man and cabin. I know a few locations where we can see these guys protecting the crossing,  not only on VLI system,  but also on MRS railroad.  In this thread you can see a man protecting the crossing in the MRS Centro line https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,5182770

tomstp Wrote:
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> That is amazing they would pay a man to protect a
> crossing instead of working signals.  Has to be
> more expensive to furnish 24 hours of a mans
> salary.  I guess the reason it is so amazing to
> us in the U S is our railroads stopped manned
> crossings many decades ago.
> Thanks Pedro.

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



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Date: 12/09/21 13:25
Re: Empty chemical train X761 (Brazil)
Author: rbenko

Great stuff Pedro - can't get enough of narrow-gauge freight on dual-gauge track!



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