The EMDomination (but, no): They're not the favorite locomotives among engineers and mechanic teams. Only 7 units are now operating, since all of the Eldorado SD70ACe locomotives were retired. Mos... (more)
Notch 8, sand at will: SD70ACe #620 and a veteran C30-7 are the power for helper, pushing the southbound loaded train through the grades between Canguera and Caucaia.
Helper set N53 with SD70ACe in ALL colors standing by at Km 76.
Helper N53, with AC44i #9878, pushing a loaded train through the grades of Canguera. The helper operation at this region is a common practice since there are heavy grades and sharp curves.
Build by GE Brazil in 1989, the 7 units (7201 to 7207) C30-7A, or "Quintellas" are now, a piece of history. In August 2017, all of them were scrapped.
The unique paint scheme, of course had bett... (more)
After helper duty, SD70ACe #7046 stand by at track 1, before back to Araraquara.
The last shot of 2016. Two of EMD Demonstrator units were rented to Rumo. These units are now working as helper sets N51 and N53, between Araraquara and São Carlos. Here we see one of them, unit #... (more)
Some Dash 9 locomotives standing by at São Carlos (ZSK). These ones were overhauled in Araraquara shops, by GE, and are now being used as helper units.
Overhauled C44-9WM, ex-Ferronorte.
AC44i #613 still shiny and clean, working as helper between Araraquara and São Carlos. The locomotive is decoupled from southbound trains at this yard and return to Araraquara to the next assignm... (more)
Ex-BNSF, still in service.
The helpers ready to couple at end of FCA U64 southbound loaded at track 1, and northbound empty U53 standing by at track 2.
Rumo and Ferronorte standing by at ZSK.