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Date: 12/21/22 15:04
Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

Hi, right now (12/21/22) there are two SD40-2 overhauled by EMD of Brazil in Sete Lagoas, MG on way to Rio de Janeiro port where they will be shipped to Gabon in Africa. The company is Setrag – Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais.

These units are ex-US units that Progress Rail of Brazil imported circa 2003 to rent here. About twenty units were sent to EMD plant near here to be overhauled or rebuilt to specific customers, like happened with the one rebuilt to battery powered and sent back to US a month ago.
I didn't know about these units on the road, nor I could take my own pictures of them while running on the roads near my town. I am trying to discover if there will be more of these units to Gabon. Maybe I can have a better luck next time.

Pictures from a Jurandir L. Castro on 12/20/22.

1 - 3) The units on the BR-040 road in Posto Vila gas station in Esmeraldas , MG.


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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,




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Date: 12/21/22 15:08
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

4) Another rear view.

5) A short video from "ferrovia mineira" facebook page showing the units on the road in Belo Horizonte, MG. 

That't all for now

Pedro

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



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Date: 12/21/22 20:32
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for the interesting series on the SD40-2 leaving the scene on rubber tires. Well Pedro, it's 1 below zero at 830pm, Brrrrrr!

Larry



Date: 12/22/22 09:35
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

A third unit took the road today. Here it is on BR-040 near Belo Horizonte.

6 - 8) The unit at Olhos D'água, in Belo Horizontw, MG.

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



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Date: 12/22/22 18:23
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

That's too cold for me. Take care Larry.

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Thanks for the interesting series on the SD40-2
> leaving the scene on rubber tires. Well Pedro,
> it's 1 below zero at 830pm, Brrrrrr!
>
> Larry

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



Date: 12/23/22 16:13
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: zorz

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, right now (12/21/22) there are two SD40-2
> overhauled by EMD of Brazil in Sete Lagoas, MG on
> way to Rio de Janeiro port where they will be
> shipped to Gabon in Africa. The company is Setrag
> – Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais.
>
> These units are ex-US units that Progress Rail of
> Brazil imported circa 2003 to rent here. About
> twenty units were sent to EMD plant near here to
> be overhauled or rebuilt to specific customers,
> like happened with the one rebuilt to battery
> powered and sent back to US a month ago.
> I didn't know about these units on the road, nor I
> could take my own pictures of them while running
> on the roads near my town. I am trying to discover
> if there will be more of these units to Gabon.
> Maybe I can have a better luck next time.
>
> Pictures from a Jurandir L. Castro on 12/20/22.
>
> 1 - 3) The units on the BR-040 road in Posto Vila
> gas station in Esmeraldas , MG.
>
>
> Posted from Android

Thanks for posting Pedro!

One question: Did the Joule locomotive for PHL ship out? I haven't seen any pics of it show up yet.



Date: 12/23/22 18:32
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

Hi, the loco was sent to Rio de Janeiro port a month ago. Here it is a picture of it at EMD plant. She is the unit in the center.

9) Three units at EMD plant in Brazil. From left to right, Rumo GT38H, PHL SD40J (joule) and the Vale first joule. Picture from EMD linkedin.

Pedro
>
> Thanks for posting Pedro!
>
> One question: Did the Joule locomotive for PHL
> ship out? I haven't seen any pics of it show up
> yet.

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



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Date: 12/24/22 19:23
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: usmc1401

The sky in this last picture looks like a painting.



Date: 12/24/22 19:48
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

But it is real. It's common in this area in the sundown.

usmc1401 Wrote:
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> The sky in this last picture looks like a
> painting.

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



Date: 12/26/22 17:22
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

The threat about the SD40J of PHL  is here SD40J to Pacific Harbor Line

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



Date: 12/27/22 17:40
Re: Two SD40-2 from Brazil to Gabon.
Author: pedrop

I read in the news today that third truck with an SD40-2 to Gabon stuck under a viaduct on BR-040 in Congonhas, MG about 120 km from my town.

10  - 11) The truck stuck below the viaduct on BR-040.

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



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