If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

"UGLY PIG" ON FIRE.

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by buseng, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. sbt

    sbt New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    12
    On RailUK the fire and other failures record has been toted up as 1,3,5,7,8,9,13,15,18, plus 12 dropped. Thats 9 of 19 locomotives delivered.
     
  2. athelney

    athelney Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired warranty administrator
    Location:
    Abbotsford , BC. Canada
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Maybe fire extinguishers should be installed at signals on the route!! - will have to wait for the next one-- it s coming ........... look up fires on North American GE s .
     
  3. Sheff

    Sheff Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,421
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer & Heritage Volunteer
    Location:
    N Warks
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I guess it caught its reflection in a platform shelter and decided self-immolation was the only way out? :flame:
     
  4. Oakfield

    Oakfield Guest

    Brilliant!!!!!
     
  5. leander

    leander Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wymington Beds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Another one heading south broke down at worting jct today, SWT must be getting fed up with F/L trains blocking there services
     
  6. Neil_Scott

    Neil_Scott Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Messages:
    3,142
    Likes Received:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Operations Manager for NR
    Location:
    Worcester
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    They're certainly providing a strong contrast with GM's product that worked straight-out-of-the-box when it arrived.
     
  7. 5944

    5944 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,101
    Likes Received:
    5,693
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Train Maintainer for GTR at Hornsey
    Location:
    Letchworth
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  8. Sheff

    Sheff Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,421
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer & Heritage Volunteer
    Location:
    N Warks
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  9. david1984

    david1984 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    12,910
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Repeat after me - a HST is NOT a Loco.
     
  10. free2grice

    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,091
    Likes Received:
    2,368
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Rolls-Royce engineer
    Location:
    Bath Green Park / Mangotsfield
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer

    >> 'Failed 70.001 through Eastleigh 1551 dragged by 70.019'

    That's taking a chance. The only good reports recently appear to be about 70013!! <BJ>
     
  11. Oakfield

    Oakfield Guest

    Class 70's should also be banned for their contribution to global warming (i.e. when they catch fire).
     
  12. gwalkeriow

    gwalkeriow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    1,722
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired.
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Just heard that the class 70s are grounded due to a further incident. The info was not from an official source so may not be totally accurate, although they are rather close.
     
  13. Martin Perry

    Martin Perry Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    16,273
    Likes Received:
    7,266
    Location:
    1012 / 60158
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Also reported on wnxx.com forum.
     
  14. guard_jamie

    guard_jamie Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,503
    Likes Received:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Signalman
    Location:
    Herefordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    And lo, my wibbling proves correct :D
     
  15. Sheff

    Sheff Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,421
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer & Heritage Volunteer
    Location:
    N Warks
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    How many 9F's can we round up at short notice ;)
     
  16. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    24,173
    Likes Received:
    49,469
    Location:
    LBSC 215
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I hear there is one for sale...

    Tom (Ducks and runs for cover)
     
  17. Coboman

    Coboman Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    GNR Outpost
    Could replace one butt ugly pig with another and use S160s
     
  18. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    24,173
    Likes Received:
    49,469
    Location:
    LBSC 215
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    In a few years time when they are all lined up in a scrapyard and the scrapman is taking a gas axe to them, I wonder if we'll have a thread bemoaning "locos being scrapped", and being desperately asking the "they" department to save them all...

    Tom
     
  19. free2grice

    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,091
    Likes Received:
    2,368
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Rolls-Royce engineer
    Location:
    Bath Green Park / Mangotsfield
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Years? <BJ>
     
  20. Sheff

    Sheff Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,421
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer & Heritage Volunteer
    Location:
    N Warks
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Well at least the S160's are supposed to have a fire onboard ;) couldn't you offer the CoBo as a sub?
     

Share This Page