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Date: 07/19/22 12:34
Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: masterphots

Fepasa's  three SD40s from Progressive Rail in Brazil are now in service,  based in Santiago.   Here's 3308 at Llay Llay, Chile this morning.  It was pulling a train of copper anodes destined for the port at Ventanas.  The builders plate is stamped 'SD40',  but this looks very different from a run of the mill SD40.






Date: 07/19/22 17:02
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: zorz

I just do not understand that radiator section. Three fans, but half the cores? The mind boggles...the only thing I can think of is dynamic brakes pulling air from the lower carbody (those four squares) since the original DB grid has the fans removed and is inactive.

Great to see some pics of it though!

masterphots Wrote:
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> Fepasa's  three SD40s from Progressive Rail in
> Brazil are now in service,  based in Santiago. 
>  Here's 3308 at Llay Llay, Chile this morning. 
> It was pulling a train of copper anodes destined
> for the port at Ventanas.  The builders plate is
> stamped 'SD40',  but this looks very different
> from a run of the mill SD40.



Date: 07/19/22 20:03
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: pedrop

Nice to see they started operations. For sure, they are a very different "SD" model. It could be better if Progress Rail had created another designation for it.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
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Date: 07/19/22 21:56
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: Ritzville

Nice looking unit!

Larry



Date: 07/20/22 05:08
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: PHall

Was there a reason they shortened the unit? The frame has had at least 10 feet removed which messed with both the short hood and the radiator section.



Date: 07/20/22 07:31
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: masterphots

I have yet to find an answer here.  But they did want a walkway at both ends,  which the rebuilt x-BNSF SD40-2s don't have.  There is no walkway at end of the long hood as they had to relocate various innards allowing the long  hood to be  lowered/lengthened to meet the loading gauge.  Even with these new units, the loading gauge didn't allow a fan on top for the dynamic brake.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/22 06:11 by masterphots.



Date: 07/27/22 15:20
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: dcfbalcoS1

           Try GP40 with modifications and a new pair of 'shoes' for extra traction. . . . . . .



Date: 07/27/22 16:56
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: masterphots

All hood units in Chile are C-C,  including  23 total units on Fepasa(14)  and Transap (9),  all of which were built from the remains of GP35/38/40/50s.  



Date: 08/22/22 23:00
Re: Fepasa Chile SD40 from Brazil
Author: SD45X

Cousin to the Dolly sisters? RS 27ish



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