June 28, 2008

Train Crew Fight Blaze

A DIESEL locomotive putting a goods train caught fire at Vauxbulk, Birmingham, today.

The train crew brought it to a halt and fought the flames with chemical extinguishers while fireman were on the way. It happened more than 20ft. above Landor Street, on a bridge carrying the line. A spark from the wheels is thought to have ignited oil-impregnated dust on the chassis of the locomotive.

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