Reinforcements: VLi ordered some SD70ACe-BB locomotives from EMD. While the deliver is not complete, the manufacturer lent the SD70ACe unit #7044 in order to VLi operate at the corridor, between Paulinia and Santos.
In a matter of Lucky, we catch this unit leading a northbound empty, in a sunny afternoon, at region of Itu_SP. By the time of this post, the unit #7044 probably have been returned to EMD.
The EMD SD (special duty) series are a strong and reliable kind of locomotive which still serve America's rails today. They have proved themselves reliable by clocking in several million miles of freight service.