A metric gauge G.E. 244 diesel-electric locomotive at João Monlevade, MG. These locomotives were purchased in the mid-fifties by E.F. Central do Brasil to be used at the Sertão (hinterland) lines, in the Minas Gerais state. Note the C.B. brass plate just below the engineer's window. At least one unit of these locos was later sold to CIMINAS, a cement factory at Minas Gerais state. Locomotives of this kind also run, during a short period of time, at Rede de Viação Paraná-Santa Catarina. This photo was shot in July 1974 by Ivanir Barbosa, from Jundiaí, SP.

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