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Date: 04/13/22 18:19
Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Today at 10:30 in the morning, limestone and clinker train C334 leaded by BB36-7 732 and 705 lost the brakes in a steep hill between EFG and ETI sidings in Formiga , MG in VLI Limestone route. The train derailed in high speed and the engineer died when the locomotive fell on its side. The second crew was serious hurt but survived. 
Photos and videos from the News and from some people that lives nearby.

1 - 3) Units 732 and 705 were the first units of a train with 28 cars and DPU in the middle.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/22 04:26 by pedrop.








Date: 04/13/22 18:21
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) The limestone cars did a big mess.

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








Date: 04/13/22 18:23
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) A dirty road full of freight cars. 

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








Date: 04/13/22 18:26
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 12) Note how the locomotive jumped from the tracks without destroing them.

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








Date: 04/13/22 18:31
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 14) Short videos made by locals.
15) This old cab ride video shows the right location where the train derailed today. Note how sinuous is that line. The engineer can see the DPU units at side and above.
 

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

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Date: 04/13/22 18:34
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16 - 18) Three more pictures.

That's all for today.

Pedro

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








Date: 04/14/22 17:16
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

19) In many locations the VLI employees  had a minute of silence and long whistle in memory of engineer Thiago;

20) The crane train going to the wreck site had a black flag  in mourning fir engineer Thiago.

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



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Date: 04/15/22 09:21
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Sorry to hear about the terrible derailment with crew hurt and a death. Very sad!

Larry



Date: 04/15/22 10:10
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: retcsxcfm

The horn blowing and the train with the black flag
gave me goose bumps.
It was terrible accident and one fhe worst I have seen.

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 04/17/22 08:50
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More pictures of the wreck site after the MoW gang clear the tracks.

21 - 23) BB36- 705 and 732 looks bad and maybe will be scrapped in the wreck site.

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



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Date: 04/17/22 08:54
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

24 - 25) Unit 732.

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








Date: 04/17/22 08:57
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

25 - 27) Trucks and wheels.

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








Date: 04/17/22 09:01
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

28) The traffic is open;

29 - 30) Short videos.

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



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Date: 04/17/22 09:03
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

31) Somebody saved the road numbers before they get scrapped.

That's all for now.

Pedro

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/17/22 09:03 by pedrop.




Date: 04/17/22 09:26
Re: Derament of limestone train C334 ( Brazil)
Author: railstiesballast

Pedro:
Sorry to see this but thank you for informing us.
The laws of physics are non-negotiable.
You might violate a law or rule and get away with it, but if you attempt to exceed the limits of what energy management systems you have (speed of descent, braking power, train resistance) you will accellerate.  No exceptions.



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