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Date: 04/05/22 18:48
TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

At this time there are some new big railroads under construction in Brazil. TLSA ( Transnordestina Logística SA) is one of them. With 1,743km long is one one the largest in the Norteast. It will link the states of Ceará, Pernambuco and Piauí. 
TLSA bought a few former BNSF SD40-2 and also some in Brazil from MRS. Now they rented three SD70ACe/45 from Eldorado Cellulose Co.

Here it is what the TLSA group says about the project:

"Government are building the Transnordestina railroad, one of the biggest construction projects in Brazil today. With 1,753 kilometers of main line coverage, the world-class railway passes through 81 cities, from Eliseu Martins, in Piauí, toward the ports of Pecém, in Ceará, and Suape, in Pernambuco. It fulfills the old dream of national integration and encourages local production, which, in turn, promotes new businesses.The project is funded by CSN, Valec, Finor, BNDES, BNB and Sudene. The railway will have the capacity to transport 30 million tons per year, mainly dry bulk (ore and grain).By promoting integration, Transnordestina becomes fundamental in making the economy of the northeast more dynamic and connecting Brazil to major global markets."

1) In the map, the green section is built; the orange and blue is under construction; and the red is planned and my be changed the route to the sea;

2) I received two wideos from a friend that shows the first job done by the trio of Eldorado SD70ACe/45. They took a big ballaat train from Salgueiro to Trindade.  The video had no spund, so I added a sound because it could be boring watching the video without sound;

3) One of the TLSA SD40-2.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/22 18:53 by pedrop.



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Date: 04/05/22 18:50
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) Pictures from TLSA. Unit 8100 is a former BNSF unit.



 

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/22 18:58 by pedrop.








Date: 04/05/22 18:52
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7) TLSA painting scheme in a decal set produced by friend Carlos;

8 - 9) Pictures from the. Federal Government.
 

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



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Date: 04/05/22 19:18
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10) Some SD40-2 at Salgueiro, PE;
11 - 12) TLSA GDT class ore cars.
 

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/22 19:19 by pedrop.








Date: 04/05/22 19:21
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 15) Some pictures of the dual gauge section where TLSA connects with the old meter gauge system, now operated by FTL ( Ferrovia Transnordestina Logística).

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








Date: 04/05/22 19:32
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16) A G12 switch rail train at Salgueiro, PE;
17) Third rail where broad gauge TLSA meets narrow gauge FTL;
18) A narrow gauge FTL U10B working in the construction of the new railroad.

That's all for today.

Pedro
 

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








Date: 04/05/22 19:43
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: King_Coal

Interesting post. Looks like some ambitious projects! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 04/05/22 21:06
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Is the new railroad to be 4ft 8 and 1/2  or 5 ft gauge?



Date: 04/06/22 05:38
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Broad gauge 1,600mm (5ft 3in)

tomstp Wrote:
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> Is the new railroad to be 4ft 8 and 1/2  or 5 ft
> gauge?

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



Date: 04/06/22 08:43
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE and interesting series! Lots to see in this series. Like the ACe's and the color sceme of the locomotives. Nice looking new ballast cars, good looking railroad!

Larry



Date: 04/06/22 19:50
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Outstanding pics Pedro. Looks like lots of expansion to the system in Brazil. 
Regards,DK



Date: 04/06/22 20:12
Re: TLSA ballast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, at this time we have at least four big railroads been built crossing the country from one side to other. There are many projects to shortlines also. Brazil has a natural vocation for ore and grain business. It is said that one in each five person in the world is fed by Brazilian grains. So it is natural that we will have great railroads for grains. Our government is investing a lot in transport infrastructure like no other has done before. I will open new post showing some of these railroads under construction in Brazil.

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



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