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Offline dylanviey

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Had a fun day at work, 4 miles of fire.
« on: April 20, 2014, 12:56:22 PM »
752 set fire to about 4 miles of railroad the other day when leaves got sucked down the stack catching leaves and sticks on the roof of the engine on fire. Lighting 4 miles of leaves, railroad ties and old tires on fire along a 4 mile stretch of railroad before crews noticed.

http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-newjersey/crews-battle-fires-along-easter-train-route/25565820

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/phillipsburg/index.ssf/2014/04/train_carrying_easter_bunny_ig.html#incart_river_default

                                                           ^ i play trainz a little to much. lol

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Re: Had a fun day at work, 4 miles of fire.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 01:17:16 PM »
Just bringing back the exciting days of the wood burners.

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Re: Had a fun day at work, 4 miles of fire.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 02:17:41 PM »
That's something you wouldn't normally think about unless you've had this happen before.  Too much excitement for one day.

Bill

Offline dylanviey

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Re: Had a fun day at work, 4 miles of fire.
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 01:31:26 AM »
Nope first time, The fire was in the radiators of the engine and every time the cooling fans kicked on it just blew the stuff everywhere. The only way we could figure it started was a piece of burning carbon came out of the stack and it was dry enough to catch and flame up.

                                                           ^ i play trainz a little to much. lol