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Old August 22nd, 2009, 03:07 AM   #141
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China, Venezula sign $7.5bn railway deal

July 31st, 2009
China and Venezuela signed a US$7.5 billion agreement yesterday that will include constructing a 468-km railway in the South American country. A Venezuelan official said the project, to be completed by 2012, will be the largest non-oil investment project in the history of the country. Reports of the deal cite Chinese newspaper Global Times as breaking the story, but I haven’t been able to track it at either the paper’s English or Chinese language site. New portal Sina has a Chinese language version here. Here are some details of the deal from a translation done at China News Wrap:

According to Russian news agency reports on 31 July, Venezuelan government officials stated in interviews with RN Television that the Tinaco-Anaco railroad would be 468 kilometres in length, and link together agricultural and oil-producing areas in two different states. The project is expected to be completed within 40 months. The railroad is designed for speeds of 220 kilometres per hour, and will carry 6 million passengers each year, and 10 million tonnes of goods.

Venezulan government officials said of Chinese investment in the railroad project that this is the largest investment project in the history of Venezuela outside of the petroleum industry. Venezuela and China will jointly create Latin America’s first railroad factory and railcar manufacturer. This will create 7500 jobs for Venezulans, and 100 Venezuelan engineers will be travelling to China for study.

I’m not sure if investing in a railway that connects oil-producing areas is entirely “outside the petroleum industry,” but this is still a significant development.

Other sources quote Venezuelan Public Works Minister Diosdado Cabello as saying the project will use “Venezuelan iron and Chinese technology,” to build train wagons, sleeper cars, switches and rail-welding equipment. Both countries will set up a series of joint ventures for the project, with Venezuela holding a 60% stake and state-owned China Railway Engineering Corporation holding the remaining.

As I mentioned last week, for all the press China-Latin American trade figures have gotten in recent months, China still lags far behind the US when it comes to investment dollars in Latin America – only US$22 billion by China firms in 2007, compared to US$350 billion by US firms. If this railway deal is a sign of things to come, it may not be long before China begins closing this gap as well.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 02:49 AM   #142
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Los trenes del tramo Caracas-Cua recien llegados a Barquisimeto.


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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:10 AM   #143
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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #144
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Old October 15th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #145
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They begin work on the stretch Tinaco - Anaco




I FE Press 14/10/2009.- This Wednesday arrived in the town of Guarico estdo Ortiz in the first machinery to raise labor camps that participate in the construction of the railway section between Tinaco and Anaco. The activity was led by the president of IFE, Franklin Hill and Perez attended Guarico state Gov. William Lara, representatives of the consortium China grows.

"Today we started this work will have a tremendous impact across Guarico" Perez said Hill, adding that the ultimate goal of this work will be to strengthen infrastructure for national development for not only passengers but will be to move also loads of various kinds such as agricultural products. IFE president also called on the inhabitants Ortiz sector to cooperate and allow employees to carry workers' normal activities.

Meanwhile the governor of the state William Lara, guaranteed the safety of personnel working in the construction of the railway section "tonight we will install a police post in Ortiz for the entire construction of this camp is completed normally." The highest regional authority again reiterated its willingness to collaborate with the development of north central railway axis Ranger, said it is "a blessing to Guarico.

Work on four fronts

The president of IFE reported that during the next few days will start also works for the construction of three camps for workers "this is a work that will be developed on four fronts by their magnitude: Two Roads, Cabruta, Zaraza, Reservoir" . As compensation for the families who inhabit the outskirts of the railroad, said that since the proceedings began, also requested the residents to stop improvised constructions that seek to profit from the development of this infrastructure work.

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Counselor of the Embassy of PRC in Venezuela, Chan Peng said that with the start of this work, Caracas and Beijing are closer and closer. He thanked directly to President Hugo Chávez Frías for choosing Chinese technology to build the stretch Tinaco Anaco "this is an excellent idea for economic growth and social development of Venezuela and is a pleasure for us to participate, are these works that strengthen the process socialist country. "

Anaco Tinaco the railway will have an area of 486 km and cross four institutions in the country. The trains for this route will circulate at a speed close to 220 kilometers per hour and will unite these two people on a journey of just two hours. It is anticipated that these units start operations in a span of 40 months, this stretch is part of the National Development Plan Rail that includes the construction of 13,665 kilometers of track by 2030.


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Old October 17th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #147
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Puerto Cabello-La Encrucijada Railway 108km operational in 2011

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Viaducto Ferroviario - Tramo La Cabrera; Carabobo





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Solo faltan 0.5 Km por completar todo el tramo con la plataforma del viaducto para conectarlo con el tunel.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #148
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Venezuelan Trains

DMU Barquisimeto-Puero Cabello


DF8B Barqisimeto-Puerto Cabello


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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #149
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Concerning Venezuela. The old rail system until the 1950's was a patchwork of short and long lines spread over the whole North of the country. The longest journeys ever available have been from Caracas to Barquisimeto and Tucacas in the Centro-Oeste. Before construction of todays standard gauge lines, the country had 4 different gauges: 1067, 1000, 914 and 610 mm on public railways. The following companies operated from 1877 to 1942 until 1937 to 1967:
Company Length Gauge Bridges and Viaducts Tunnels
Gran Ferrocarril de Venezuela 178.9 km 1067 mm 219 86 (Caracas-Valencia)1894-1967
Ferrocarril Central 83 km 1067 mm 75 14 open ????-????
Ferrocarril El Palito-Palma Sola 55 km 1067 mm 19 (**) 1942-1957
Ferrocarril Sta. Bárbara-El Vigía 60 km 1000 mm 15 in the far West of the country1909-1937
Ferrocarril La Guaíra-Caracas 36.65 km 914 mm 15 8, later electrified, partly rack railway,North of Caracas open 1880-1951
Ferrocarril Puerto Cabello-Valencia 54.75km 1067 mm 33 1 Pto.Cabello-Valencia 1888-1957
Ferrocarril Bolívar 218.8 km 610 mm 518 (Tucacas-Barquisimeto ++) 1877-1954
Ferrocarril del Táchira 120 km 1000 mm n/a a/a location unknown

(**) lines El Palito (Southwest of Puerto Cabello) to Palma Sola, Palma Sola to San Felipe
++ Main line Tucacas-Barquisimeto and branches El Hacha-Palma Sola and El Hacha-Aroa

There are some lines which company name is not known there are Guanta-Barcelona-Naricual 36 km 1892-1940 narrow gauge replaced by standard gauge in 1957 and later closed to all traffic, may be rehabiltated as a suburban line for Barcelona (but the new line enters not the city)
Motatán-Sabana de Mendoza-La Ceiba, in the West of the country, 81 km at all, in operation 1888 to 1947 gauge unknown
Carenero-Rio Chico on the North Coast East of Caracas, 54,4 km in operation 1899-1954
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Old November 19th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #150
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Roadways and Railways in Danger of Extinction



Venezuelans today are overwhelmed by innumerable problems that make life unbearable. What is worse, almost all these problems have been caused by an inefficient, negligent, corrupt government that is only interested in implementing a political system that has failed wherever it has been tried and condemned entire populations to abject poverty.

One of these serious problems Venezuelans are suffering today is the destruction and deterioration of much of the country’s road infrastructure and of its public transportation system. Freeways, roads, avenues, streets, bridges, and viaducts today are showing signs of years of lack of investment in maintenance and new developments. The consequences are not only apparent in the delays in getting from one place to another and deteriorated vehicles, but also in the increase in fatal accidents.

Perhaps one of the means of transportation where there is a serious potential risk of a disaster occurring is the Caracas Metro. At one time the pride of the city’s inhabitants, today, it is about to succumb thanks to lack of maintenance and investment in its expansion, as well as a result of bad management. This combination is a lethal cocktail for the millions of travelers who need to use the underground every day.

The problems afflicting the Caracas Metro already go beyond those that affect the quality of service enjoyed by passengers, such as escalators that don’t operated, air conditioning that doesn’t function, dirty installations, trains running behind schedule, and rude treatment by the personnel in charge of operations. Now lack of security is also a problem, because today, delinquents are allowed to roam free, not only at the entrances to the metro, where they practice a kind of “pincer” operation with several of them encircling a victim to strip him of his belongings, but also inside the metro itself, where they ride the trains with absolute impunity, besieging the passengers.

Even more serious is that, according to reports that the Caracas Metro’s Operations and Maintenance Department has been submitting since April this year, the underground system is experiencing extremely serious operational failures that could, eventually, bring the service to a halt for a while or even cause accidents, so putting the life of the passengers at risk. This Tuesday, November 17, El Universal published a fairly complete summary of those reports compiled by Mirelis Morales Tovar.

One of the warnings mentioned in the reports is the threat hanging over Line 1 owing to problems with replacing the system known as the “motorized bogie,” which has to do with the traction and breaking of the trains. If these damaged “motorized bogies” are not replaced, the security of the system will be put at risk and derailings could even occur. The report issued in July 2009 warns that, at that time, 230 motors were waiting to be repaired and that these repairs had a cost of $12 million.

One of the recommendations made by these technicians is that the Caracas Metro’s management makes serious efforts to undertake not only preventive but also corrective maintenance. They also remind management that Line 2 (Los Teques, Guarenas, Guatire) is scheduled to go into operation in the medium term, which will saturate Line 1 and increase passenger overcrowding, failures, and the possibilities of fatal accidents. In the face of such laxness by the authorities, it is not hard to predict that history will judge the Hugo Chávez administration not only for having set up a dictatorship in Venezuela and violated human rights, but also for running the country’s infrastructure into the ground.

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Old December 11th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #151
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primero, felicitaciones por tan valiosa información, que de manera desinteresada, publicas.
Quisiera pedirte un favor, pues creo eres la persona adecuada.
Tienes información de que tipo/fabricante de locomotoras diesel fueron las utilizadas en el Gran Ferrocarril de Venezuela?
Crecí en Valencia, cerca de la estación (Hoy Parque de los Enanos-Cabriales) y me gustaría tener info.
Gracias de antemano.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #152
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DMU of Venezuela

The main power system of DMU for Venezuela adopts the mode of diesel hydraulic transmission. This DMU is composed of two motor cars with driver’s cab and three trailers in the middle. Two DMUs can beoperated tandemly. The cross section of the carbody meets UIC506-C loading gauge. One CAT 3508B diesel engine is mounted on the motor car to transmit traction force to front bogie throught one SF2010 hydraulic transmission device. One MTAl1-G1 diesel engine and one AC generator are set to supply 400V, 50Hz three-phase AC power for air conditioner system in the rear trailer. One BCI184E24 generator supplies 120V, 60Hz AC power for the lighting system. One DC generator in the motor car provides 110V DC power for the control system and emergency power supply system of the whole DMU.
There are passenger rooms in the motor car and trailer with hard seats. There are air conditioners, cooling drinking water machine and western type stool in the car, and sanitary box with capacity of 400L under the car. There are telephone system, PLC tandemly control system and colour liquid crystal display screen, enabling the central control of lighting, air conditioning, sliding door and information display system.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 05:49 AM   #153
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Puerto Cabello - Encrucijada
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SAN JOAQUÍN:

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Esos 2 tramos de terraplenes de San Joaquín, son los muy probables sitios de ubicación de la estación, pero no estoy seguro de cual de los dos. El que está frente a la planta de Polar sería la ubicación más práctica porque tiene mejor acceso desde la carretera nacional directamente, pero la ubicación que sale en los planos de Impregilo que publiqué hace unos meses dan indicios de que será en el terraplen que está cerca del peaje. ¿Tu tienes la ubicación más precisa de la estación SJ?



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TRAMO INTERPUERTO SD - ESTACIÓN DE SERVICIO BOHIO (ARC)


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What's being made in Venezuela is unparalleled in all America!

Nowhere else will you find so much dedication and so much money and effort being put into building railways! What's even better is that the trains and all the other construction is state-of-the-art.

Simply impressive.

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What's being made in Venezuela is unparalleled in all America!

Nowhere else will you find so much dedication and so much money and effort being put into building railways! What's even better is that the trains and all the other construction is state-of-the-art.

Simply impressive.

Thanks railfan!
But with the 2009's recession, construction is now slower than before
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Old January 9th, 2010, 01:30 AM   #156
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well I have seen here pretty new locomotives ... just few post ago...are they diesel or electric? and if you got them ...you got sufficient railways for them? what is average speed for train in Venezuela main railways? how much money Venezuela investing into this project in billion $?

in Slovakia we got program for rebuilding railway system but its so expensive to National budget that max speed was set to 160km/h with some short parts to 220km/h but is only done in West part of Slovakia with plans for another 10 to 15 years cover whole Slovakia
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:36 PM   #157
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Tunnel Guaremal 2007

Perto Cabello-La Encrucijada railway finish 2012

Visita Oficial IAFE-1ª Jornada Ferroviaria









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EXCLUSIVAS



FOTO DESDE LA PILA Nº 120 CON VISTA HACIA EL ESTE SENTIDO ELEVADO FUERZAS AEREAS


FOTOS DE ARCHIVO 19-08-2009 OBRA PARALIZADA POR UN MES CONFLICTO CON LOS HABITANTES DE BARRIO BOLIVAR SUR (PUENTE AV BERMUDEZ MARACAY EDO. ARAGUA



ACUERDO ENTRE EMPRESA IMPREGILO EL IFE Y CONCEJO COMUNAL



HOY EN DIA YA ESTA PILA 122 SOLO FALTA 123 ,124 Y 125



SEÑORES SOLON FALTAN ESTAS 3 YA ESTAN LISTAS LAS ZAPATAS PARA TERMINAR EL TRAMO PUENTE AV MERIDA Y PUENTE AV BERMUDEZ



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ESTA ULTIMA TRAMO ESTE SENTIDO ELEVADO FUERZAS AEREAS Y DETALLAN BIEN LA FOTO EMPEZO LA ESCARIFICACION DE LA VIA Y EL POSTERIOR ASAFALTADO LO QUE INDICA A BUEN ENTENDEDOR QUE ESTE TRAMO LE ESTAN METIENDO DURO Y OTRO DATO YA LLEGARON MAS VIGAS ANOCHE VI PASAR LOS CAMIONES EN UN MOMENTICO ME DOY UNA VUELTA TENGO MUCHO TRABAJO NO VEMOS AMIGOS
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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #159
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Very impressive! All trains are so good. It will be a jump from 600+km rail to something like 3,000+km.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #160
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Venezia will improve the citizen's transport situation after those project complete, may be one day trans Americas railway finish then the world people can travel there by train not just by air.
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