3 pics at switchback
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Mon Feb 5 19:09:10 EST 2018
I've seen this numerous times. NS folks have told me it is turbocharger
related. GE specific.
Ed Painter, NWHS Director and member #70.
On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 3:33 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
> Is this just a possible soot fire in the exhaust ducts or is the
> locomotive in serious trouble?
> Rick Huddle
> Delaware, OH
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> *Subject:* 3 pics at switchback
> A friend forwarded this.
> Alan Cox
> On Today 1-30-2018 Around 5pm an east bound Norfolk Southern train was
> just like a steam engine.. The second unit in the consist was shooting up
> flames of fire and hugh-gulps of gigantic smoke while east bound thru
> Switchback & Maybeury,West Virginia In McDowell County, By the time it
> arrived in
> Bluefield,WV Mercer County around 6pm there were no longer any flames of
> fire or smoke..
> As a veteran Railroad Photographer It was both dramatic and scary at the
> same time.
> All pictures by Timothy L.Hairston 60 missionary Church Road Upland,WV
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