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Date: 12/30/22 17:11
The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, yesterday 12/29 there was an accident with a rail train of Rumo rr in São Carlos, SP (ZSK). A fill melted during a heavy storm and a rail train was stuck on the rails above it. The crew was lucky to pass with the locomotive a few seconds before the fill melt.
Rumo MoW crew is working 24 hous a day to solve the problem. That is the mainline for all grain trains coming to the fields in the west. They intend to solve the problem in three days.
Pictures from Rumo and friends there.

1 - 2) The flat cars on the rails over the big hole;

3) The culvert that produced the accident.

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,









Date: 12/30/22 17:13
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 6) More views of the flat cars over the hole.

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








Date: 12/30/22 17:15
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) Drone views. The crew was really lucky to pass before this big hole appears. Note the locomotive stopped near the hole. 

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/22 17:17 by pedrop.








Date: 12/30/22 17:26
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 12) On the ground views taken after the employeees cut the rails. I imagine they will put a bridge in the location the allow more volume of water to pass without the risk of a new  accident like this. 


That's all for while. If I receive news about the works there I will add here.

Pedro
 

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








Date: 12/30/22 18:02
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: joemagruder

Was the problem the volume of water or the deteriorated culvert? In one of the drone photos it looks like a road bridge just upriver was also damaged.



Date: 12/30/22 18:23
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The news say it was the volume of water, but I believe the company that was enlarging the river (at right) damaged the culvert, what produced a failure in the fill. The cityhall says that culvert produces floods in the city and now the problem will be solved. 
joemagruder Wrote:
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> Was the problem the volume of water or the
> deteriorated culvert? In one of the drone photos
> it looks like a road bridge just upriver was also
> damaged.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/22 18:25 by pedrop.



Date: 12/31/22 07:35
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: mile250

Yikes. Good that they put caution tape across the track before the gap.



Date: 12/31/22 09:16
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: BlaineM

Pedro exelant coverage of a tragedy.
Blaine
American Fork



Date: 12/31/22 11:33
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: Utahfannz

Great series of shots Pedro. That sure is a decent sizes washout. thanks for posting.



Date: 12/31/22 14:04
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Great coverage Pedro. Thanks for your posts. 
Happy NY.
 Regards,DK



Date: 01/04/23 06:01
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The traffic was open today at 3:30AM. Rumo repaired the old culvert and plans to build a bridge at side this year.
Pictures from the local news.

Posted from Android

13 - 15) The culvert repair is almost done.

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



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/23 06:04 by pedrop.








Date: 01/04/23 21:27
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Wow, what large washout. The crew was sure lucky!

Larry



Date: 01/17/23 16:57
Re: The fill is gone (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13) Rumo had another issue with that culvert and decided to stop mainline for 10 to 15 days to built a bridge. This drone video show us the begining of the works there.

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

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