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Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Train at Nova Granja yard




Locomotives BB36-7 720 and 715 leading an empty train of covered hoppers, flat cars and 84 GDE class gondolas wainting licence to go into Nova Granja yard.
Date: October 16, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hot Spots in Minas Gerais




If you are a railfan and would like to get some hints on where to find good places to photograph trains in Brazil, go to my web site and download the first article of the Hot Spot series covering the best locations in Minas Gerais State to watch trains.
Use this link to see the article http://minasgeraisrailways.ning.com/page/hot-spots
Have Fun!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MRS and FCA


Locomotives 2567, 2591 and 2512 of FCA leading an empty train for grains on the way to Pirapora, crosses in the km 628 with a locotrol of cement of MRS with DPU locomotives 3792 and 3648 in the tail of the train.
Date: 30 July 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Locomotive axle and wheels




A locomotive axle and wheels of FCA recently revised and ready to be installed at Divinópolis shops.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Freight car Builders Plates

Some freight car builders plate.











Sunday, June 6, 2010

Old EFCB Watch Towers


The old watch tower near Corinto station was demolished sometimes after this photo, circa 1998.


The railroads of the past were more conscious and interested parties in solving the social problems created by the passage of the trains by the urban centers that the companies of the modernity. Watch towers of protection of the crossing level were common in the main crossings inside of the cities, although the traffic of automobiles in that time were infinitely smaller than today. Interesting to notice although the floating capital in the companies and in the society of that time it was also much smaller than today. Then, what did in the society allows the railroads to demolish protection watch towers change as the ones what see in the pictures? These remaining works of the Central do Brasil railroad are a lesson to the modern concessionary companies of railroads of the present. The accidents continue to increase in urban crossing levels. Will it be that the wage of a guard of crossing level costs so much for a railroad, that it prefers to leave the fault of the accidents to the pedestrians and vehicles, and not assuming the responsibilities to it attributed? Such companies should follow the example of the companies of the past. Only the old Central do Brasil contributed more with the social than all of the companies of the modernity together .Imagine, then, the all made by the others.


The watch tower at Pedro Leopoldo is one of the last in operation condition in the Centro Line of old EFCB.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Traction Efforts in the Interior





A BB36-7 and a Dash 9 leading an empty train heading for the shipment of limestone near Matozinhos, MG. This couple has a traction effort of 6,800 metric tons.


Traction effort of couple of locomotives in the interior, among Captain's Eduardo and Prudente de Morais stations.

Dash 9 + Dash 9 = 7,200 tones
Dash 9 + DDM45 = 7,000 tones
Dash 9 + BB36-7 = 6,800 tones
DDM45 + DDM45 = 6,800 tones
DDM45 + BB36-7 = 6,600 tones
BB36-7 + BB36-7 = 6,400 tones

Friday, May 28, 2010

Coal Train



Vale coal Train at Km 628


MRS cement train at the yard




Today morning I found a Vale coal train leaded by GE BB40-9W 1261 and 1266 at the yard. It was doing a meet with MRS cement train leaded by C36-7 3855 and C26-7MP 3656.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Soy Train


Locomotives U20C 2682 and GT26CU-2 2973 leading a train of soy bound for Captain Eduardo. Distinction for the HDT class hopper recently painted in the FCA new colors.
Photo in Vespasiano, 24maio2010

The train movement of grains in the line of the FCA between Pirapora and Santa Luzia, in the station of Captão Eduardo, it has been increasing to each day that passes. The movement in the station of Vespasiano today it was quite big, with three trains cruising in the place, occupying all the lines of the yard.