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Arson attack destroys two wagons on MNR

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by s1m0nad, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. s1m0nad

    s1m0nad New Member

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    Two wagons were destroyed by fire late on Thursday evening - report in the EDP -http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/fire_won_t_shunt_mid_norfolk_railway_show_on_to_a_sideline_1_2288355. The wagons are beileved to be pipe B741748 and tube B73006. I understand that heat was so intense that rails underneath the wagons have buckled. Apparently this is one of a series of suspicious fires in Wymondham.

    On a more positive note, the crowds have been out for the railway's steam gala, if the number of cars parked around Dereham station is anything to go by!
     
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    Sorry to hear about the fire - presume they were in the long siding approaching Wymondham junction?

    I travelled on the MNR for the first time in May. You've got the makings of a very fine railway indeed, regardless of whether or not it is steam or diesel and I wish you all the very best. Oh and the cream tea in Dereham Station is highly recommended!
     
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    Looking at the photos in that article, any idea if the vehicles can be restored or not?
     
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    You were correct quarterjack, the wagons were in the siding approaching Wymondham junction. This was the only place stock had been stored in Wymondham.

    pmh_74 - It is unlikely that the wagons are repairable, I understand the frames are twisted from the heat.
     

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