This is a beautiful photo of the metric gauge version of the Ganz-Mavag diesel-hydraulic passenger train supplied to the V.F.R.G.S. section of R.F.F.S.A. in 1974, nicknamed Trem Húngaro (the Hungarian Train). Similar units, with Brazilian wide gauge (1,60 m), also run at the E.F. Central do Brasil and E.F. Santos a Jundiaí sections of R.F.F.S.A. Note that the metric gauge version has shorter cars than the wide gauge trains. They were used, jointly with the Minuano trains, in the Porto Alegre-Uruguaiana section. The privatization of R.F.F.S.A. in 1994 lead to the suppresion of such passenger trains. Apparently the metric gauge units were transfered to Teresina, in the northeast of Brazil, to serve as commuter trains... Photo originally supplied by Ganz-Mavag; a copy was kindly distributed by Cid José Beraldo, from São Paulo SP, in the E.F. Brasil, a list for discussion about the Brazilian railroads.

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