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Date: 02/25/24 14:39
Fepasa Chile cellulose cars
Author: masterphots

Pedrop asked for photos of these cars.  Finally got my slides processed so here are a couple of shots taken at Nueva Aldea, Chile on Dec 15, 2023.
Freight operator Transap also has these but painted blue.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/24 14:40 by masterphots.






Date: 02/25/24 15:16
Re: Fepasa Chile cellulose cars
Author: tomstp

What did they haul in these cars?



Date: 02/25/24 16:57
Re: Fepasa Chile cellulose cars
Author: masterphots

A form of processed cellulose called blanks.  Most all rail traffic in southern Chile is pulpwood like timber or the processed product,  along with various chemicals used in the process.  Fepasa Alco RSD20s and SDL39s reign supreme on these trains.  Transap trains use SD39Ms/SD40s.



Date: 02/26/24 03:16
Re: Fepasa Chile cellulose cars
Author: pedrop

Very good photos. In Brazil, they are classified as covered flat cars cars, so the prefix is F (fechado, covered). In broad gauge we have the FLS and in narrow gauge we have the FLE, FLD. We can have canvas or steel doors at the sides. These "all door" cars are easy loaded and unloaded by fork-lift.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/24 03:20 by pedrop.



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