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HSB 99 7237-3 Con Rod Failure

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by 5944, Jan 9, 2019.

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    Quite an incident on Monday near Steinerne Renne, where 99 7237-3 managed to snap a connecting rod in half. Not a good couple of days on the HSB, the line from Schierke to the Brocken is shut due to snow, and it appears there's a loco and three coaches stuck in a drift somewhere on the line too.

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    Ouch! Hope they can repair soon and that they get the train out of the drift :eek:
     
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    Note that it has a stirrup to contain the flailing rod, although I think they were really intended for a Tangmere type incident.
     
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    I wonder if the low temperature contributed to this failure? Steel has a brittle transition temperature which varies with condition and composition. Ir certaily looks like the stell has not bent very much before it has failead completely.
     
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    The loco and van have just returned to Wernigerode Western according to videos on Facebook. The van must weigh a few extra tonnes with the amount of snow on the balcony!
     
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    Thanks for that. Some of the news sites I 'captured' are now missing the embedded video which is annoying, so having to hunt around and I suppose YouTube is the likely place.

    I hear 7232 derailed on hitting a snowdrift a day or so after the much filmed incident, but haven't seen much on that event.

    Been nothing beyond Schierke the last few days and I suspect the HSB is playing safe currently.
     
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