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Date: 05/28/22 18:37
Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

On Friday 26, I and a group of friends visited Suprema Industrial Equipments to take a look at the industrial locomotives they have for rent. Our main purpose was to measure the old Alco / GE244 #4301, of former Central of Brazil railroad. This is, actually,  a narrow gauge Alco RS3 with GE cab and other equipments to fit the unit in the narrow gauge tracks. The unit is higher than the standard RS3. My friend Gilser is working in a HO scale project to this model and he went there with us to get some measurements of small details on the roof and trucks. It is said that this model was the first export model of GE, produced specially to Brazil in 1953. In Brazil it was known as GE244, because it is a GE model with a Alco 244 engine. But unit 4301 received a new Alco 257 enginel by RFFSA railroad.

1 - 3) Some views of the unit 4301.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




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Date: 05/28/22 18:47
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) More details.

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








Date: 05/28/22 19:01
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7- 9) More details.

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








Date: 05/28/22 19:04
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 12) Inside de cab.

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








Date: 05/28/22 19:08
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 15) More details inside the cab.

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








Date: 05/28/22 19:12
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16 - 18) More details.

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








Date: 05/28/22 19:14
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

19 - 21) The electric cabinet.

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








Date: 05/28/22 19:20
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

22) Me (orange cap) and friends;
23) A video of the cab;
24) A side view from David Santos taken at Gerdau Steel plant in João Monlevade, MG, the last job done by the unit before return to Suprema site near here.
That's all for today. I hope you like the thread. 
Pedro

 

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/22 19:24 by pedrop.



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Date: 05/28/22 19:34
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Interesting look around at the old power inside and out.

Larry



Date: 05/28/22 19:36
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

25) BTW, here it is  the drawing of GE244.

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




Date: 05/29/22 09:33
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: march_hare

Does this engine still operate?



Date: 05/29/22 10:54
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, it does. GE plant in Brasil, now Wabtech, also have one for switching operations inside the plant that has a GM prime mover from an old G12.
Watch it in this video 
https://youtu.be/SyTenZNT7Bk

26 - 27) Wabteck GE244

march_hare Wrote:
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> Does this engine still operate?

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



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Date: 05/29/22 22:32
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: up833

Thanks for the post. Cool to see this unique loco.
RB



Date: 06/03/22 23:09
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: E25

Great presentation, Pedro.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/04/22 06:10
Re: Visiting the Alco - GE 244 4301 (Brazil)
Author: King_Coal

Good photo essay. The cab interior photos have that Alco look for sure.



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