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Author Topic: Fire at Penzance Station - 17 Apr 18  (Read 1112 times)
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« on: April 17, 2018, 08:53:59 pm »

Reports of an HST power car on fire at Penzance station.

Station has been evacuated and closed.

I understand it is the country end power car and is inside the covered area of the station.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 08:54:47 pm »

Seems that an HST Power Car has caught fire under the station roof:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1919259188107817&id=100000712645983
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 08:55:49 pm »

Sorry Bob, I was posting at the same time as you.  There's a video link in my post.  Moderators, please merge topics when you get a chance.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:59:03 pm »

Sorry Bob, I was posting at the same time as you.  There's a video link in my post.  Moderators, please merge topics when you get a chance.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 09:01:18 pm »

Train involved had arrived as the 14:03 from London Paddington.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 09:03:47 pm »

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/penzance-railway-station-fire-smoke-1469988?utm_source=google_news&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=google_news&utm_content=sitemap
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 09:38:34 pm »

43138 pouring out smoke.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 09:46:43 pm »



As shared on Twitter

https://twitter.com/leesearle/status/986334297203396611
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 10:48:26 pm »

The sleeper (21.45 to Paddington) left 52 minutes late but should make that up en route.

Suspect there will be one cancellation from Penzance in the morning unless quick repairs are possible as Long Rock will be an HST set short.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 11:37:55 pm »

The sleeper (21.45 to Paddington) left 52 minutes late but should make that up en route.

Suspect there will be one cancellation from Penzance in the morning unless quick repairs are possible as Long Rock will be an HST set short.


Iím in our Angarrack property, sleeper went by at roughly 2255. A HST in the up direction went past at 2235 but I havent worked out which one!

Edit embarrassingly the 2235 up was a voyager. I guessed from engine tones!
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 11:40:28 pm »

Uneducated guess - but perhaps it has been decided to send the damaged HST to Laira which is better equipped to give heavy maintenance to HSTs than Long Rock.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 11:42:31 pm »

Being on the Penzance end at least itís on the rear so can be pulled somewhere on one engine.

It was all smoke by all accounts. The orange lighting on the photos and videos is the station lighting!
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 06:19:58 am »

Suspect there will be one cancellation from Penzance in the morning unless quick repairs are possible as Long Rock will be an HST set short.

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09:00 Penzance to London Paddington due 14:01
09:00 Penzance to London Paddington due 14:01 will be started from Plymouth.
It will no longer call at Penzance, St Erth, Camborne, Redruth, Truro, St Austell, Par, Bodmin Parkway and Liskeard.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 09:00:22 am »

I couldn't help but have a good laugh over this piece of supposedly related journalism:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/fire-railway-station-sparks-disruption-1470015
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 09:25:30 am »

I couldn't help but have a good laugh over this piece of supposedly related journalism:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/fire-railway-station-sparks-disruption-1470015

The 7.16pm (not 1916) Penzance to Plymouth was totally unconnected and was cancelled the best part of 2 hours before the fire.   The unit was in trouble and terminated at Saltash on the way down.
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