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Date: 05/28/23 17:27
Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Today morning I was visiting Nova Granja yard - ENG when I heard the horns of a train coming through the valley. It was the limestone train C164. The nice aspect of that train was the leading unit Vale 1202. That is the last dash 9 using the old CVRD / EFVM brown livery. CVRD was the original initials of Vale mining (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce).

1) A view od ENG yard;
2) The old master agent house from former EFCB railroad;
3) The "new" Nova Granja station from old RFFSA railroad. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/23 17:30 by pedrop.








Date: 05/28/23 17:36
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4) Another view of Nova Granja station. The name means New Farm Chicken;
5) The station was moved about ten years ago and the employees moved EVP station here in town;
6) The old CTC pannel.

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








Date: 05/28/23 17:40
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7) How the CTC lines were in ENG yard in the 1990's;
8) C164 passing by Nova Granja station;
9) Going to EVP yard.
 

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/23 17:46 by pedrop.








Date: 05/28/23 17:44
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10) The video. A full version showing the train passing by ENG and also by EVP yard can be watched in my youtube channel here https://youtu.be/WghnKfMzPAg

That's all for today.

Pedro

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

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Date: 05/29/23 06:21
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: milwaukeemike

Thank you Pedro, you always do such a well done documentation of whats going on in your area.
Always enjoy your images and videos,
Please stay well and safe in your travels.
Mike



Date: 05/29/23 08:29
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: BlaineM

Yes Pedro, a very nice video of a very long Limestone train.  Would be interesting to know the origin and destination of this action.
Blaine
American Fork



Date: 05/29/23 10:02
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very Nice series Pedro. I enjoyed the video of the Limestone train with the 1202 on the point. The horn sounded like an old Santa Fe freight. Like the first picture with the palm trees.

Larry



Date: 05/29/23 15:42
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Blaine, the limestone comes from many quarries around here and are loaded to the trains in Matozinhos (EMS) and Nova Granja (ENG) yards. The costumers are Usiminas and Arcelor Mittal / CST steel mills. CST receives the limestone in containers. The limestone can be in powder or granulated. The distance by rail from EMS yard to Usiminas is about 270 km and from ENG (limestone in containers) to CST steel is about 600 km.
Usiminas is served by Vale mainline. The passenger station across Usiminas is Intendente Câmara (VIC). CST do not have connection by rail and that's why the limestone is delivered by containers that are unload from the trains in Aroaba yard. A Google view of Usiminas steel mill here: 
Usiminas
11 - 12) Google views of Usiminas steel mill.
13) CST 
A Google view of CST steel mill here:
[url=http:// https://maps.app.goo.gl/RMc6BHL5juPgN95A8]CST[/url]
BlaineM Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Yes Pedro, a very nice video of a very long
> Limestone train.  Would be interesting to know
> the origin and destination of this action.
> Blaine
> American Fork

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



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/23 15:53 by pedrop.








Date: 05/29/23 15:54
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Thanks Mike. 
milwaukeemike Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Thank you Pedro, you always do such a well done
> documentation of whats going on in your area.
> Always enjoy your images and videos,
> Please stay well and safe in your travels.
> Mike

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



Date: 05/29/23 15:55
Re: Limestone train C164 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Thanks Larry

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Very Nice series Pedro. I enjoyed the video of the
> Limestone train with the 1202 on the point. The
> horn sounded like an old Santa Fe freight. Like
> the first picture with the palm trees.
>
> Larry

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



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