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« on: December 14, 2022, 02:59:53 pm »

Power car 43005 St Michael's Mount leading 2U20 the 1243 from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads was reported as on fire at Starcross earlier this afternoon. Passengers and crew were moved to the rear of the train. Fire Service attended and all lines are blocked.

As of 1450 the fire has been extinguished and the train is awaiting the arrival of fitters to effect recovery.

The line block is obviously causing disruption to the very limited passenger service running today.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2022, 04:47:28 pm »

2U20 got underway again, powered from the rear only, some two hours after coming to a stand. Arrived at Exeter St Davids 138 minutes late, where it was terminated.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2022, 07:22:52 am »

https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/news/fire-halts-train-at-starcross-583101
FIRE in the engine halted a passenger train at Starcross, affecting other train services....
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2022, 11:16:10 am »

Photo looks to be the rear power car which wasn't the one affected by the fire.
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