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Date: 06/12/22 14:35
Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Today afternoon I visited EVP yard  and took this picture of one of the switching machines there .

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG





Date: 06/12/22 18:28
Re: Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: Latebeans

Very interesting. We don't see many of these around here.



Date: 06/13/22 13:06
Re: Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very different looking switch!

Larry



Date: 06/14/22 04:21
Re: Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: PHall

Latebeans Wrote:
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> Very interesting. We don't see many of these
> around here.

You have to look in the right places like Southern Colorado.



Date: 06/15/22 07:18
Re: Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: E25

Is the yellow bar a safety lock?  I.e., you need to flip it over before you can throw the switch from the stand?

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/15/22 08:44
Re: Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: PHall

E25 Wrote:
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> Is the yellow bar a safety lock?  I.e., you need
> to flip it over before you can throw the switch
> from the stand?


Looks like it manually keeps the points against the stock rail.



Date: 06/15/22 11:26
Re: Dual gauge switching machine (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

We call it "Taramela". It is a device to prevent switch points to move while the train is passing on them. It is used in the areas where we have switches moved manually.

E25 Wrote:
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> Is the yellow bar a safety lock?  I.e., you need
> to flip it over before you can throw the switch
> from the stand?

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



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