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Date: 08/08/23 17:14
Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

It is interesting to mention that before we reach the tunnel, we passed by the old Marzagão village in the famous Cachorro Magro hill (Thin Dog hill). Belo Horizonte is located in a plateau 142 meters (466 ft) higher than Sabará, so there is a steep grade on the track that links the two cities. We stopped at Marzagão village to watch a grain train going down hill to reach General Carneiro junction to take the EFVM (Vale) system and then start to climb the 2% grade through Sabará tunnel.

1) The old master agent house of old Marzagão station;

2) The old road bed and the platform of the Marzagão station (near the wall in the background), demolished decades ago;

3) Another view of the old master agent house.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,




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Date: 08/08/23 17:20
Re: Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4) An old brick of the old station, with "JF" letters;

5) An old dual gauge tie;

6) The old church.

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








Date: 08/08/23 17:38
Re: Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 8) The pushers used to brake the train at Cachorro Magro hill and push the train up hill when entering Vale / EFVM tracks;

9) Google view of the area we were watching the grain train.
[url=http://19°53'47"S 43°51'58"W • 744 m]19°53'47"S 43°51'58"W • 744 m[/url]

 

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



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Date: 08/08/23 17:49
Re: Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - 11) The Junction in the bottom of the hill;
The directions:
▪︎red dot - to BH;
▪︎Yellow dot - to Vale / EFVM system;
▪︎ Blue dot - to Vespasiano (my area).
The grain train is going to the red dot to the yellow dot.

12) The video was done joining scenes recorded by me and friend Gabriel.

That's all for today.

Pedro

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



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Date: 08/10/23 08:22
Re: Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series Pedro on the agents house. Like the VLI train video.

Larry



Date: 08/13/23 07:20
Re: Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: texchief1

Enjoed very much, Pedro!

texchief1



Date: 08/13/23 07:45
Re: Railfaning at Sabará tunnel - part 2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Thanks Larry and Texchief1!

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



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