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Date: 10/20/22 11:58
Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: masterphots

Fepasa purchased three SD40s from Progress Rail and they entered service in June.  They don't like look an SD40 but that's what's stamped on the builders plates.  Here are a few photos of 3308 and 3309 on the eight miles between Colmo and Carolmo,  Chile.  This a short segment of the line between Llay Llay and the smelter at Ventanas on the coast.

On July 19. 2022  the following three photos are of 3308  westbound with a train of copper cathodes headed for export at the Port of Ventanas.  The copper originated at Codelco's El Teniente mine,  located near Rancagua,  about 50 miles south of Santiago.








Date: 10/20/22 12:02
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: masterphots

July 28, 2022 found 3309 eastbound with copper concentrate empties returning from the Ventanas smelter.  The train will terminate at the Las Blancas loadout a few miles west of Montenegro, Chile.  Over El Tabo pass,  a head-end helper will be added to the train.








Date: 10/20/22 14:58
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: zorz

Great pics. These things are so weird!

I love that radiator section and have no idea what's going on with it. Crazy.



Date: 10/20/22 15:52
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: pedrop

Beautifull pictures. I imagine Progress Rail cut the frame of these strange creatures.

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



Date: 10/20/22 20:44
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE action shots!!

Larry



Date: 10/23/22 10:55
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: erielackawanna

Very cool images of a very unique rebuild job.



Date: 11/07/22 19:41
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 action
Author: 86235

Looks as though they're made of Lego. Great pictures.



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