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Date: 12/14/21 11:51
Big torpedo car for molten steel (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, today I found this brand new torpedo car leaving Delp Co. here in town. It is going to Gerdau Steel plant in Ouro Branco MG, about 130 km from here.

1 - 3) Ready to leave Delp Co.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/21 17:05 by pedrop.








Date: 12/14/21 11:56
Re: Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) 350 tons capacity.

That's all for today. 

Pedro

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








Date: 12/14/21 12:10
OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: cozephyr

Will this be used for underwater exploration-?  What's its purpose-?

pedrop Wrote:
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> brand new torpedo car
> leaving Delp Co. here in town. It is going to
> Gerdau Steel plant in Ouro Branco MG, about 130 km
> from here.
>
> 1 - 3) Ready to leave Delp Co.

Thanks for sharing your timely photos.
 



Date: 12/14/21 18:23
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

Lotsa torpedo car molten metal vids on YouseToob.



Date: 12/15/21 15:13
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: mkancle

Very cool pictures, Pedro. That's a lot of wheels!



Date: 12/15/21 15:30
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: PHall

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Will this be used for underwater exploration-?
>  What's its purpose-?
>

It hauls molten steel from the furnace to the caster.



Date: 12/15/21 17:28
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Would be interesting to see the trucks that it will ride on.
Regards,DK



Date: 12/16/21 08:02
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: PHall

DKay Wrote:
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> Would be interesting to see the trucks that it
> will ride on.
> Regards,DK

Most likely four three axle trucks.



Date: 12/16/21 08:11
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

These here have six two axles trucks

DKay Wrote:
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> Would be interesting to see the trucks that it
> will ride on.
> Regards,DK

Posted from Android

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



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/21 08:16 by pedrop.




Date: 12/19/21 15:10
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: Steinzeit2

Actually it has eight four wheel trucks;  the inner pair have shields over the journal bearings to reduce the radiant heat they would see.

Best, SZ



Date: 12/19/21 15:26
Re: OT-Big torpedo car for melted iron (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, I didn't perceive the inner trucks in the small drawing.
I saw the two axles trucks leaving Delp plant sometimes ago.
Steinzeit2 Wrote:
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> Actually it has eight four wheel trucks;  the
> inner pair have shields over the journal bearings
> to reduce the radiant heat they would see.
>
> Best, SZ

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



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