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"UGLY PIG" ON FIRE.

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by buseng, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. buseng

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    Looks like a class 70 caught fire between Basingstoke & Winchester blocking the line. The smoke seems to be issuing from the loco.

    BBC News - Train fire causes "significant" delays to South West Train services
     
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    if it was a proper engine the fire would be making it go!
     
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    Best thing that can happen to a Class 70 if you ask me. :)
     
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    The only redeeming feature of 70's is at least they aint more bloody 66's.
     
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    I heard a quote that the fire has caused over £300'000 of improvements to the loco.
     
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    I think class 70's should now be banned from the network due to delays caused by this fire:tape:
     
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    Its made by GE --so it s prone to catch fire - a known concern on this side of the world . In fact I saw a CN ES44DC with fire damaged engine compartment doors only yesterday , keep your extinguishers handy ... lol
     
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    It is quite funny to see the universal hatred of the class 70s (especially with the almost 100% hatred of it's styling), just think in 30 - 40 years from now there will be the class 70 society raising funds to preserve one!
     
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    And in 50 years will there be a New Build proposed...??
     
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    2 down, 18 to go. :spy::boom:
     
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    I like the 70's, there better looking than 66, it is just my opinion (though I think SR Q1s look good). Will this mean a stop to all working for a while and will they have to be modified so they don't catch fire?
     
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    Possibly. No doubt we shall find out in time.

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    Perhaps some work for 55022 although Deltics have their own history with fires.
     
  15. Oakfield

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    I don't think GM (General Motors) will be involved as the class 70s are built by GE (General Electric). Two totally different companies.
     
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    My mistake. Post amended.
     
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    Full marks for top quality speculation :) If every class of diesel loco that caught fire was withdrawn pending investigation, there would be none running!! :)
     
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    Yeah I managed to contradict myself rather badly there...I should point out that all of my above post is basically guessing and waffle :)
     
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    :clap2: If only other members would admit to that, occasionally.

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    I've amended my post to better reflect my thoughts on the subject :D
     

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