ATW Fire, Cardiff Central

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by BestWestern, 13 Nov 2011.

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  1. BestWestern

    BestWestern Established Member

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    Evenin' all,

    Seems Arriva found themselves with a spontaneously combusting unit earlier today, after one of their 2NXX diagrams caught fire in Cardiff Central station, leading apparently to an evacuation. I'm not familiar with their headcodes but I presume this was a Pacer or 150? Any ideas of the cause?
     
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  3. Temple Meads

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    Seems to be a lot of fires on our railways of late...!
     
  4. BestWestern

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    Smokin'... :D
     
  5. Lampshade

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    Wouldn't surprise me if it was a 175.
     
  6. richw

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    150 I've read elsewhere, apparently only a minor fire

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  7. Pacerpilot

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    150229... ill dig for a little info today.
     
  8. ChiefPlanner

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    Overheated traction motor ...
     
  9. driver9000

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    150s don't have traction motors they are hydro-mechanical transmission.
     
  10. ChrisCooper

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    Arriva seem to have a habbit of fires recently, not just these rail ones but my local Arriva bus company has lost at least 3 buses to fire over the last year.
     
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    Which is what the log said !
     
  12. driver9000

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    I'll ask around but 150s definitely don't have traction motors :)

    The only motors on them are the starting motors or at a push the alternators.
     
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    It was 150229 which was about to work 2N25, the 1735 Cardiff - Ebbw Vale service.
     
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