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Date: 12/30/21 09:32
There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, another accident due to the intense rains in Bahia and Minas Gerais border. Iron ore M512 found a big rock slide at Km 787 in the Urandi hill. A bit more and the locomotive could be sent to the deep valley at side. The tracks are blocked in that area since then.

1 - 3) The U20C 2681 was damaged after the collision  with the rock slide at Urani hill.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/21 10:05 by pedrop.








Date: 12/30/21 09:37
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) The track damage.

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








Date: 12/30/21 09:40
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7) The engineer had a big fright when saw the big stone on his way.

That's all for now.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/21 09:42 by pedrop.




Date: 12/30/21 10:12
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Had to be a hard collision.  Its a wonder he was not thrown thru the windshield.

When the rains stop I wonder if the railroads will do a lot of widening of the cuts.



Date: 12/30/21 18:01
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Sure has been bad luck with the wet weather an derailments. I bet that was a scary moment for the train crew.

Larry



Date: 12/30/21 18:27
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: Bob3985

All I can say is WOW! I am glad I wasn't working on that train.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/31/21 10:49
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: wabash2800

No one to inspect the track ahead of the train?

Victor



Date: 12/31/21 12:26
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, there was a rail car ahead, but it is the case of the slide that happens between the inspection car and the train.

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> No one to inspect the track ahead of the train?
>
> Victor

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



Date: 12/31/21 12:28
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I don't believe they will do it, since it is a long strech of tracks to be widening. 

tomstp Wrote:
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> Had to be a hard collision.  Its a wonder he was
> not thrown thru the windshield.
>
> When the rains stop I wonder if the railroads will
> do a lot of widening of the cuts.

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



Date: 12/31/21 13:55
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

So there is to much mileage  (KM"S  of track for them to do  it  ?  From the pictures you have posted  those are really narrow and just ripe for rainfall to cause a lot of wall collapse in those  cuts. Many are straight up and down with no slant to them.  I think   they really are a danger to trains and people running them.



Date: 12/31/21 14:12
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The VLI narrow gauge  system from here to Bahia has about 1,500 km full of narrow cuts, grades and small radius curves. It is a beautifull line for railfans, but terrible to railroaders. VLI never will put sufficient money there to change it into a safe railroad.

tomstp Wrote:
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> So there is to much mileage  (KM"S  of track for
> them to do  it  ?  From the pictures you have
> posted  those are really narrow and just ripe for
> rainfall to cause a lot of wall collapse in
> those  cuts. Many are straight up and down with
> no slant to them.  I think   they really are a
> danger to trains and people running them.

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



Date: 12/31/21 20:59
Re: There was a big stone on the way (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Thanks for the explanation.

HAPPY NEW YEAR



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