The great MRL engine fire disaster (not)

BoxcabE50 Feb 13, 2018

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    But, an ill educated media... Oh well:

    http://www.kpax.com/story/37480018/locomotive-fire-prompts-evacuation-scare

    CRFD not communicating with MRL, or vice versa. The engine becomes a car. They ignore the buffer car. Talk about the engine fuel, obviously unaware of the fact engines carry their own fuel supply. Don't research that engines have these things happen. That such specific fires don't have explosions. Etc, etc...

    :censored::eek::rolleyes:
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Blown turbo? I saw the a similar thing just north of Palmer Lake, CO, but BNSF kept the manifest train rolling to summit of the grade where they were met by the Monument FD. Had they stopped where the engine started smoking profusely, they would not have been able to restart the train on the grade. Those GEez were wrung out on that grade.

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  3. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hole in a piston, it was burning the oil out of the crankcase.
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I never considered that. Anybody got hotdogs? :p
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Yikes. I've seen videos of diesel vehicles in "runaway" mode, where a piston fails and the engine starts to consume the engine oil as fuel. There's no way to stop it and the engine revs faster and faster until connecting rods fail and the engine breaks apart.

    Good grief, the news story intones that the entire town was within minutes of total destruction.
     
  6. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Good thing the burning fuel never reached the fuel rods in the nuclear reactor in the front of the "engine car".....

    Get George Lucas, or that Spielberg fella' on the phone-this has the makings of an awesome disaster movie!!!!
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  7. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Darn engine cars, anyway. Just can't trust 'em around empty oil tank cars.

    Doug
     
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  8. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Yum! Diesel fuel flavored hotdogs! Delicious! I DO love the smell of diesel fuel exhaust. Especially if it's from a locomotive.

    :D

    Doug
     
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