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Date: 01/11/23 15:30
The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi folks,
On monday 9th, the VLI rr empty cellulose train C523 hit a rock slide at Km 699+266 of the narrow gauge "Centro Leste" subdivision in the famous Serra do Tigre (Tiger's hill). The leading unit fall about twenty meter into the Tigre river down below. The engineer scapped by the windshield because the doors were blocked and the cab windows have safety screens. He suffered not serious injuries and scapped before the water fill all the cab space. After walk five Kilometers on the rails he met a Inspection gang and they took him to the hospital. The location is accessed only by rail.
 1) The knucle of dash 9 #6176 broke when she twisted while going down the hill;
2) The location is a deep canyon with tight rr right of way;
3) The FLF cellulose cars are a few months in operation.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,




Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/23 15:55 by pedrop.








Date: 01/11/23 15:41
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - 5) Six FLF class cars derailed;
6) Unit 6176 with the nose into the Tigre river almost 20 meters below the tracks level.

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



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Date: 01/11/23 15:50
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9) It won't be easy to remove this unit from the canyon. All pics from VLI crews.

That's all for now. If I receive more pics, I will add here.
 Pedro

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








Date: 01/11/23 17:48
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: DKay

amazing photos Pedro. That would have been some ride . Glad the crew are ok.
Regards,DK



Date: 01/11/23 19:35
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

This is getting to me a frequent incident on the private railroads in your area ..  Somebody might get killed if they don't cure the steep hills around the track..



Date: 01/11/23 21:56
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: Utahfannz

As usual brillant coverage from you. thanks.



Date: 01/12/23 16:13
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Sorry to hear of another derailment Pedro. I bet that was quite a ride down to the river. Glad the engineer got out with only minor injurues and not dead. He was very lucky!

Larry



Date: 01/15/23 09:20
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: Greyhounds

Pedro,

Thank you for your contributions.  The railwayus of Brazil seem to be very innovative and I admire them for that.

I'm very interested in thoae tarp side/curtain side freight cars.  Do you know where I could get more information on the cars? Do you know who built them?
 



Date: 01/15/23 17:57
Re: The derailment of train C523 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi Greyhounds
Thanks to follow my threads here in TO.
These siders cars are made here by Randon and Greenbrier/Maxion.


Look these links:

• Randon

https://youtu.be/2q6vAAuWBgE

https://www.randonimplementos.com.br/en/products/railway-wagons/

• Greenbrier/Maxion

https://gbmx.com.br/negocios/vagao-ftt/

10 - 12) Some companies that use siders freight cars here. There are others who use these canvas side cars. They are good for pallets.

Pedro






Greyhounds Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Pedro,
>
> Thank you for your contributions.  The railwayus
> of Brazil seem to be very innovative and I admire
> them for that.
>
> I'm very interested in thoae tarp side/curtain
> side freight cars.  Do you know where I could get
> more information on the cars? Do you know who
> built them?
>  

Posted from Android

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/23 18:01 by pedrop.








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