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Date: 01/08/22 14:40
It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the Summer rains arrived in the Southeast  producing many damages in my state, specially in the cities near here. We had derailments and lines closed in Rumo, VLI, MRS and Vale systems. The weather forescast says it will be rainning for at least another week.  It's too much for the rivers. Some cities and towns are flooded now.

1) Vale narrow gauge EFVM railroad is closed due to some mud slides. The pasdanger train P02 stopped at João Monlevade City and the passe geralmente will be transfered to buses;
2 - 3) Rumo broad gauge line to Santos port is close  since a mud slides derailed a grain train in the Mar hill. 

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




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Date: 01/08/22 14:45
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) More pictures of Rumo derailment. 

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








Date: 01/08/22 14:47
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) A MRS freight found a big stone on the tracks at night in Jeceaba, MG.

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








Date: 01/08/22 14:52
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 11) VLI line flooded and damaged in Tapiraí,  MG;
12) VLI ore train with the cars full of water.

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








Date: 01/08/22 15:01
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13) MRS iron ore loading area in Brumadinho, MG.
 

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



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Date: 01/08/22 15:12
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: cozephyr

Damn, that's too much water-!  Thanks, Pedro, for sharing these images.



Date: 01/08/22 15:36
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

14 - 15) All the tracks around here are closed now.   A view of MRS FBO yard full of train today afternoon. Pictures from my friend Paulo Henrique.

 

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



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Date: 01/08/22 16:31
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Wow Pedro, you sure have been hit with extra heavy rains. Lots of rain damage to your many rail lines. With another week of rain, look out for a lot more damage. I thought we had it bad with all our snow with all the passes closed. Hang in there Pedro, hope your weather improves quickly.

Larry



Date: 01/08/22 17:22
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16) Another picture received now shows the tracks used by the grain trains coming from West.

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



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Date: 01/08/22 22:18
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

That's going to be job to fix the right of way!

Larry



Date: 01/09/22 08:13
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Zowieeee, what a mess.



Date: 01/12/22 12:39
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Great set of pics Pedro.Love the gons full of water.Wet season looks to be a huge problem for the Railroads.
Regards,DK



Date: 01/14/22 08:31
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: rbenko

Great coverage Pedro - what a mess!!  



Date: 01/16/22 13:03
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Unusual looking partial cement ties.  Are they all that way or do many have solid concrete?



Date: 01/16/22 14:32
Re: It's a mess all around here (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

They were common in some locations in the 1970s and 80s. Most of the tracks are made of wood or solid concrete in that area nowadays. Vale narrow gauge is all teel ties. MRS is changing wood by steel.
Picture from friend Marlucio (Jan 17, 2022)

tomstp Wrote:
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> Unusual looking partial cement ties.  Are they
> all that way or do many have solid concrete?

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



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