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Date: 10/22/22 08:42
Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: masterphots

As an addition to my post of yesterday,  here are a couple of moving roster shots of Brazilian Progress Rail SD40  No. 3309.  Sorry about the foliage in the second view but it shows the roof profile required by the Chile Rys loading gauge.






Date: 10/22/22 09:06
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: pedrop

Nice unit. It's a pity we could not identify its origin among many Progress Rail former US SD40's that arrived in Brazil.

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



Date: 10/22/22 09:07
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: pedrop

Any close view of the ore cars?

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



Date: 10/22/22 19:23
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: CPR_4000

Was that cut down from a standard SD40-2? Doesn't look like enough radiator area for 3000 hp.



Date: 10/23/22 10:38
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: masterphots

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Was that cut down from a standard SD40-2? Doesn't
> look like enough radiator area for 3000 hp.

Reportedly.  At 151 tons,  they're Fepasa's heaviest locomotives.



Date: 10/23/22 10:54
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: erielackawanna

I need to book a flight back to Chile.  Thanks so much for the cool share.



Date: 10/23/22 20:18
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: zorz

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Was that cut down from a standard SD40-2? Doesn't
> look like enough radiator area for 3000 hp.

The radiator is indeed smaller, with the third fan handling dynamic brakes from what I can tell (the intakes are the four squares down below at the end of the long hood). The original dynamic brakes are removed with the fans blanked out.

I doubt it can put down the full 3,000hp since the radiator core is so small.



Date: 10/24/22 14:42
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: masterphots

Here you go.  Empties eastbound from the Ventanas smelter.   1/17/19 near Con Con,  Chile



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/22 17:24 by masterphots.




Date: 10/24/22 16:17
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: pedrop

Nice cars. How are they unloaded? Do they dump to the side?

masterphots Wrote:
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> Here you go   1/17/19 near Con Con,  Chile

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



Date: 10/24/22 17:23
Re: Fepasa Chile Brazilian SD40 roster shots
Author: masterphots

pedrop Wrote:
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> Nice cars. How are they unloaded? Do they dump to
> the side?
>
> masterphots Wrote:
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> -----
> > Here you go   1/17/19 near Con Con,  Chile

That I don't know as I've never seen the operation at either end.  The tubs arrive from the mine at the rail loadout via truck and are lifted on and off the flat cars by track straddling cranes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/22 04:54 by masterphots.



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