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Date: 05/25/22 19:03
A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

While I was looking my old pictures today, I found this one that I took near here in September 6, 2016,  when the  former MRS raillroad SD18´s were being moved by truck to FTL railroad. For sure a nice picture. 

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/22 19:03 by pedrop.




Date: 05/25/22 21:35
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: Greyhounds

Are you sure that isn't a mule?



Date: 05/25/22 22:16
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: patd3985

Greyhounds Wrote:
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> Are you sure that isn't a mule?

Looks like a mule to me too!



Date: 05/25/22 22:56
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

I like that picture Pedro!!

Larry



Date: 05/26/22 03:53
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

No, it's a horse. A typical horse common found in Brazil. They are a bit smaller than the wild ones found in US deserts in the past.

Posted from Android

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



Date: 05/26/22 07:26
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

I see the engine #  is 5019.  But, what does the "1" in the numbers boards mean?



Date: 05/26/22 09:24
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: PHall

pedrop Wrote:
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> No, it's a horse. A typical horse common found in
> Brazil. They are a bit smaller than the wild ones
> found in US deserts in the past.
>
> Posted from Android

I believe they're looking at those long ears. Mules have long ears, horses don't.



Date: 05/26/22 11:17
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

It is SIGO system:

The Integrated Management System (SIGO) was a tool implemented in 1983 for operations, in addition to standardizing railway operations in Brazil, unifying all information and data to the operations of Rede Ferroviária Federal S/A (RFFS). Subsequently, they were adopted by the Brazilian Association of Technical Norms and became the current standard (until the present day) of labeling of rail vehicles in Brazil.The numbers and letters after the dash are explained in this article here.
http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/ferrovias/ef/codVeiculos.shtml

All freight cars and locomotives have numbers and letters after in the end of the main number, but most companies preffer not to show them on the locomotives number boards. Buy if you look at the computer system you have the full number of each car and locomotives in the consist.



tomstp Wrote:
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> I see the engine #  is 5019.  But, what does the
> "1" in the numbers boards mean?

Posted from Android

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



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/22 11:27 by pedrop.




Date: 05/28/22 06:18
Re: A horse, a truck and an SD18 (Brazil)
Author: march_hare

Great photo. 

1801 Horsepower, on the road. Truly road power. 



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