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Date: 09/03/23 17:44
Another question on rail builder (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Here it is another old pole built from old rail I found in 2008 while railfaning the old EFCB rwy tracks at Km 1,007. Here in town is Km 627.
This is a very old piece and the only one I found from this builder. Any hints about the builder?
The insncription says: "B.V.C BOSCHUM 1886.11"
Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/23 17:45 by pedrop.




Date: 09/03/23 18:21
Re: Another question on rail builder (Brazil)
Author: boejoe

Bochum is a city in the Ruhr Valley of industrial Germany with steel making history.  Just maybe, the rail came from steel mills here.
jb



Date: 09/03/23 18:26
Re: Another question on rail builder (Brazil)
Author: jgilmore

One likely possibility is BVV Bochumer in Germany, which has manufactured railroad products since 1842 and still exists. Their website doesn't say anything about making rails, or if there used to be another division with the BVC lettering, but its possible they used to make rails way back then...

Another possibility would be a different supplier in Bochum, Germany, an old steel manufacturing center in Germany where BVV is currently located...

JG



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/23 09:23 by jgilmore.



Date: 09/03/23 18:27
Re: Another question on rail builder (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Very interesting. So, this could be the first German rail I found here in Brazil.

boejoe Wrote:
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> Bochum is a city in the Ruhr Valley of industrial
> Germany with steel making history.  Just maybe,
> the rail came from steel mills here.
> jb

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



Date: 09/03/23 22:36
Re: Another question on rail builder (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Cool looking OLD piece of rail.

Larry



Date: 09/04/23 16:42
Re: Another question on rail builder (Brazil)
Author: up833

BVG BOCHUM was a German steel maker in that time frame. Search that on Google
RB



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