As Brazil never had a true national locomotive industry - only branches of American, European or Japanese companies -, certainly there are very few examples of locomotives that run exclusively in Brazilian railroads, if any. However, these industries built many locomotives in Brazil, using licensed technology. The Brazilian railroad car industry had a stronger development and built some rolling stock designed in Brazil. Both of them were almost wipped out from the Brazilian rail scenary during the nineties due to the long crisis that affected the last days of the Government-owned railroads just before privatization. And the new age of private railroads is not contributing so much to a strong renaissance of the Brazilian rail industry...
The aim of this page is to show some famous locomotives and cars that played an important role not only in the Brazilian railroads, but also in other railroads abroad.
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Last Update: 08 December 2001
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