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Title: Train fire at Mortimer Station
Post by: Marlburian on September 18, 2020, 04:42:38 pm
A train had to be evacuated at Mortimer Station yesterday (September 17)after an electrical fire broke out in the driver's cabin.

Article (https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/18730867.mortimer-station-train-evacuated-fire-reportedly-breaks/)


Title: Re: Train fire at Mortimer Station
Post by: GBM on September 19, 2020, 08:58:56 am
Was watching on OpenTrainTimes, many many delay minutes to services, including two freights.  How's that for unusual, in that it's normally freight causing the delay!
The driver did well to pull into a station, and was hopefully OK, or did the fire start in the station I wonder.


Title: Re: Train fire at Mortimer Station
Post by: Electric train on September 19, 2020, 09:05:07 am
Was watching on OpenTrainTimes, many many delay minutes to services, including two freights.  How's that for unusual, in that it's normally freight causing the delay!
The driver did well to pull into a station, and was hopefully OK, or did the fire start in the station I wonder.

Looks like the rear cab to me, so would have been the Guard / Conductor travelling in it


Title: Re: Train fire at Mortimer Station
Post by: 47714 on September 19, 2020, 11:37:04 am
The fire was in the rear cab. The guard was treated by the medic's for smoke inhalation. Passengers were all ok.


Title: Re: Train fire at Mortimer Station
Post by: GWR 158 on February 11, 2021, 12:12:47 pm
I remember being on the train behind this one, and my train had to reverse back into Reading from Reading West.


Title: Re: Train fire at Mortimer Station
Post by: GWR 158 on February 22, 2021, 09:29:21 am
What unit was it?



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