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  1. Resting at EVP

    Resting at EVP

    Vale mining BB40-9W's 1254 and 1176 resting at track #4 while waiting to form the daily limestone train prefix 04 at EVP yard. Date: November 25, 2018
  2. Grain Train

    Grain Train

    Locomotive BB40-9 1107 and BB40-9W 1238 leading a grain train at Desembargador Drumond. Date: October 23, 2010
  3. Grain Train

    Grain Train

    A FCA grain train leaded by Vale BB40-9W 1151 and 1265, FCA U20C 2682 and 2585 at the Km 622.
  4. Laboriau yard

    Laboriau yard

    Two pair of BB40-9W switching iron orecars at Laboriau yard. here are formed the big trains with 240 or 320 cars. Photo by my friend Willian Whitfiel, from Sandpoint ID.
  5. EFVM 704

    EFVM 704

    EFVM 704 and 1220 leading a train at the bridge of Km 626. Here we see the bridge being prepared to be changed.
  6. Vale P02 train

    Vale P02 train

    Vale P02 train passing by Costa Lacerda yard. The green locomotive is BB45-2 888. At left we see EFVM 1222 switching at the yard.
  7. EFVM 1258

    EFVM 1258

    Vale 1258 switching flat cars with steel coils at Lafaiete Bandeira yard.
  8. Diesel indicator

    Diesel indicator

    The detail of the diesel indicator on the tank of the EFVM 1244.
  9. Vale 1285

    Vale 1285

    Vale 1285 switching cars at Lafaiete Bandeira yard.
  10. Vale 1273

    Vale 1273

    Vale 1273 leading a soybean train pass by the passenger train P02 near Joao Monlevade, MG
  11. Vale 1276 and  MRSL 5239

    Vale 1276 and MRSL 5239

    FCA 1276 and MRSL 5239 switching at Horto Florestal yard.
  12. Vale 1254

    Vale 1254

    Vale 1254 at Horto Florestal yard.
  13. EFVM 1252

    EFVM 1252

    A top view of EFVM 1252 at Vespasiano yard.
  14. EFVM 1111

    EFVM 1111

    EFVM 1111, 1143 and 1159 at Costa Lacerda yard.
  15. EFVM 1157

    EFVM 1157

    EFVM 1157 working as a remote unit passing by Costa Lacerda yard in a train with 160 iron ore cars.
  16. EFVM 1159

    EFVM 1159

    EFVM 1159 and 1143 leading a train at Capitao Eduardo branch. Photo taken from the EFVM passenger train.
  17. EFVM 1131 and 1191

    EFVM 1131 and 1191

    EFVM 1131 and 1191 leading an empty train at Costa Lacerda yard during the first meeting of Vitoria a Minas Historical Society.
  18. FCA 4294

    FCA 4294

    FCA 4294 and EFVM 1219 leading a cement train at 626 Km.
  19. Dr Lund yard

    Dr Lund yard

    EFVM 736 wearing the new Vale colors when leading a lime train at Dr Lund yard.
  20. EFVM 736

    EFVM 736

    EFVM 736 wearing the new Vale colors when leading a lime train at Dr Lund yard. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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