Train fire at High Wycombe

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  1. 168lover

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    Local news reporting that a train has caught fire at High Wycombe train station. Currently the northbound line is blocked. Various sources suggests that 68015 is the train in question.
     
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  3. Peter Mugridge

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    Yes - it was working the 10.45 Marylebone - Birmingham, if my source is correct.
     
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    "The fire broke out in the locomotive carriage of the 10.45 Chiltern Railways London to Birmingham service"

    Locomotive carriage - make up your bloody mind which it is! Quality journalism once again!

    So do the 68's think they are 70's as well now......
     
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    Well they both go bang ;)
     
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    Caption competition for the 2 trumptons on the roof-

    Trumpton 1-If we fill this with water it should f--k the thing up completely!
    Trumpton 2- yeah good idea, lets do it!
     
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    Given it looks like it stopped in Platform 2, it must have been a complete breakdown in services going north of Wycombe.
     
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    Indeed that is a thermal imaging camera.

    Don't CATs have a bit of history of some self combustion or am I thinking of another engine manufacturer (and not GE!)?

    Without going down the speculation route, it could well be simply a fuel hose that has either come a little loose or split (if your into your classic cars, you'll know a little thing about those!).
     
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    I hear it was the turbo that went pop, rather loudly!
     
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    According to journalists a lot of people smelt "smoke" or "burning" on departure, from Marylebone presumably, or did it stop somewhere else, or did it start away from High Wycombe and stop again while still in the platform?
    From 168lover "Various sources suggests that 68015 is the train in question." 68015 is certainly not a train, it is a locomotive which hauls or propels a train, see " Train" noun
    a series of connected railway carriages or wagons moved by a locomotive or by integral motors.
    If enthusiasts cannot get it right what hope is there for journalists. We already seem to have lost the term Railway Station, are we now going to lose Locomotive also?
     
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    The Bucks Free Press and journalism are a contradiction in terms. Cannot wait to see the full "story" in next weeks issue. Wonder what sort of loco and location they will choose from their picture library.
     
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    Given popular society's persistent idea that trains go 'choo choo', maybe it's just a standard water stop? :D
     
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