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Date: 07/15/22 06:12
The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

MRS railroad release these videos of speed tests done in its "Ferrovia do Aço" ( Steel railroad) line showing a set of pushers reaching 110 km/hour. They are testing the tracks to set new speed of the ore trains and also to speed  the return of the pushers to their bases.

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/22 06:30 by pedrop.

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Date: 07/15/22 07:58
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

They really are raising the speed limit from what I saw.  That's about 65 MPH to us in N America.  Lot of dust rising from track used to about 30 MPH???  They probably can not do that  speed on the dual gauge track, right?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/22 08:40 by tomstp.



Date: 07/15/22 09:40
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, those are broad gauge tracks at mainline. So, in those locations, they do not have narrow gauge inside the groad gauge.

tomstp Wrote:
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> They really are raising the speek limit from what
> I saw.  That's about 65 MPH to us in N America. 
> Lot of dust rising from track used to about 30
> MPH???  They probably can not do that  speed on
> the dual gauge track, right?

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



Date: 07/15/22 09:58
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting test with the high speed and dust flying.

Larry



Date: 07/16/22 02:58
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: E25

Any concerns about animals and people not accustomed to higher-speed approaches?

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/22 03:06 by E25.



Date: 07/16/22 04:59
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: acltrainman

Great videos pedro, thanks for posting.

Stanley Jackowski
Valrico, FL



Date: 07/16/22 09:27
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I think the new speed to the trains won't be the same as we see in the test. So, I imagine the concerns about crossing levels and animals will be tbe same they have nowadays. MRS trains use to run in good speed here, different from VLI that is much slower.

E25 Wrote:
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> Any concerns about animals and people not
> accustomed to higher-speed approaches?

Posted from Android

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/22 10:51 by pedrop.



Date: 07/16/22 17:11
Re: The pushers are in a hurry (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

I noticed the engineer blew the horn more for a road crossing.



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