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Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:27 am

Howdy,

The main news link from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/6312439.stm

After seeing this first hand this afternoon, being part of the "rescue" crew, hauling some of the wagons to Millerhill i'd like to share a few photo's.. mass carnage if you ask me.

The destroyed Wagons..

http://www.tfsphoto.com/pics/trainfire1.jpg

Wagons from the warehouse roof..

http://www.tfsphoto.com/pics/trainfire2.jpg

66 removing the unburnt wagons..

http://www.tfsphoto.com/pics/trainfire3.jpg

My loco with the damaged wagons before departing to Millerhill..

http://www.tfsphoto.com/pics/trainfire4.jpg

Cheers,

Lew

[Edited 2007-01-30 17:28:10]
 
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:30 am

Carnage is quite the understatement, hell of a lot of money gone there!
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:31 am

and the disruption caused by this incident was made worse when somebody topped themselves at Durham.

Not a good day on the East Coast Main Line!

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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:51 am

Only 36 cars? That doesn't begin to compare with the 4,812 cars lost on the Cougar Ace.
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:01 am

Those cars won't be burning rubber anytime soon...oh wait, they just did Big grin

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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:08 am

Some further details like that all 36 cars were Citroen, etc can be found under
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=157182007
 
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:24 am

My lord, I thought it was going to be 36 train cars, not 36 cars. Unfortunate, yes, but this wasn't the sinking of the Titanic.
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:57 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
but this wasn't the sinking of the Titanic.

not really, no. And as it looks, nobody died in the matter.
 
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:38 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 5):
Some further details like that all 36 cars were Citroen, etc can be found under

So in other words, no big loss  Smile
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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:09 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):
So in other words, no big loss

Damn. You beat me to it.

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RE: Scottish Train Fire.. 36 New Cars Destroyed

Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:09 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):
in other words, no big loss Smile

as long as we are neither with the insurance-company nor with the railways-company and are not customers with those cars on order, true. Otherwise, bad luck.

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