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Date: 12/28/21 16:20
A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

My last post was on the rock slides and floods in Monte Azul (EMA) and Urandi hill. Here are some pictures from my friend Christopher took sometimes ago around that nice location. Monte Azul means Blue Mountain, as you can easily perceive in the pictures.  It is located about 650 km from here.  It is a desert area, very hot and dry. But it's a beautifull location for train watching due to old trackage around the mountains. 

1 - 3) EMA station.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG









Date: 12/28/21 16:22
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) I love narrow gauge in the desert land.

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








Date: 12/28/21 16:25
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 8) The blue mountains and the town;
9) The railroad bridge in the border of Minas Gerais and Bahia states. 

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








Date: 12/28/21 16:30
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10) The bridge seen from the track level;
11) An inspection car near the bridge;
12) The river in the dry season. 

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








Date: 12/28/21 16:33
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 15) Old cars abandonned in EMA yard.

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








Date: 12/28/21 16:39
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16) In this old map of VFFLB railroad we can see the tracks from Monte Azul  MG to Contendas BA. It belongs to VLI railroad Minas - Bahia subdivision nowadays. 

That's all for now.

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




Date: 12/28/21 20:55
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

It is amazing to see all those abandoned freight cars.  Here in the U.S. they would be towed off and sold to scrap dealers.  In that part of the narerow gauge are there very many trains running on it ?



Date: 12/28/21 22:09
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series Pedro! From floods and right of way destruction to the dry desert area of Monte Azul. Lots of track build back in the flood area. Your pictures from a few days ago, the weather looked good.

Larry



Date: 12/29/21 08:00
Re: A look at Monte Azul (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

I read an article today regarding flooding in Brazil.  Appears to be getting worse and some damns are in danger of failing.



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