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Date: 04/22/23 16:26
Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I found a consist of flat cars loaded with steel coils parked here in town this week.  Here there are some pictures showing how VLI  and Vale move steel coils on narrow gauge flat cars.

1 - A EFVM (Vale) PEE class flat car;

2 - The consist on treck #3 in EVP yard;

3 -  A PME (M means surface of  "madeira" - wood) class car,
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,









Date: 04/22/23 16:32
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - VLI PEE class flat car;

5 - The cars have a label of Usiminas Steel Co. Confab is the customer served by broad gauge on MRS São paulo branch, what it means these coils will be transfered to MRS railroad to get there;

6 - All the cars also have this kind of label  with the car number and the number of coils on it. 

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








Date: 04/22/23 16:42
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - The yellow label with the type of coils and the weight in Kg;

8 -  Some coils in other position;

9 - PEE class flat car with different coils size.

 

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








Date: 04/22/23 16:48
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - Five coils in different sizes;

8 - Four coils;

9 - Three big oners.

That´s all for today.

Pedro

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








Date: 04/22/23 18:13
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series on coils moving on flat cars

Larry



Date: 04/22/23 18:55
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: jgilmore

Nice set, looks like Tenaris Confab, a producer of pipes, is receiving base stock of hot-rolled coil (HRC) from outside steel producers such as Usinimas and ArcelorMittal, both of which have steel-making sites in Brazil. Not sure if this is a regular shipment or if Tenaris is supplementing their own steel supply with the outside product. Labels will usually show individual stats for each coil such as thickness, width and length as well as lot number from the mill...

JG



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/23 18:56 by jgilmore.



Date: 04/22/23 19:13
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Thanks for these information about Tenaris Confab. Very interesting.

jgilmore Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Nice set, looks like Tenaris Confab, a producer of
> pipes, is receiving base stock of hot-rolled coil
> (HRC) from outside steel producers such as
> Usinimas and ArcelorMittal, both of which have
> steel-making sites in Brazil. Not sure if this is
> a regular shipment or if Tenaris is supplementing
> their own steel supply with the outside product.
> Labels will usually show individual stats for each
> coil such as thickness, width and length as well
> as lot number from the mill...
>
> JG

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



Date: 04/24/23 13:42
Re: Coils on flat cars (Brazil)
Author: longliveSP

As a former truck driver that used to haul steel coils, I am cringing at the lack of securement on those coils.



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