The fire in 175 110 - update

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  1. merlodlliw

    merlodlliw Established Member

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    from this weeks http://www.nwrail.org.uk/nwnews.htm


    Investigation of the fire in 175 110 have found that a component failure caused a small fire confined to the area between the belly pan and the engine block. Early suggestions are that the train will be back in use in a few weeks.

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    Is it me or do 175's seem very prone to catching fire?
     
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    Unfortunately yes, 175109 caught fire on the 1636 Holyhead-Cardiff last year, and as the article says 175008 caught fire too. They've only been small ones though I believe. What's spooky, except for 109, is that both the units that have caught fire lately have both been painted in the former 'ghost white' livery!
     
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    175110 returned to service yesterday on 09:50 Manchester-Llandudno.
     
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    Last it's not the QSK19F that has issues, otherwise we'd be seeing a lot more engine fire issues, the N14 is only used in the 175...
     
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    If you look historically it is usually during leaf fall that the fires occur, I am not an expert but have investigated such things and if I was investigating these fires to prevent them happening again I would certainly look at the possibility of dry leaves being trapped under the train near the exhaust system or engine getting coated in oil or diesel and igniting!
     
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    Does anybody have a picture of the fire damage sustained to 110?
     
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