Passengers face delays after a freight train broke down near Shawford

Daily Echo: Passengers in Southampton face delays after freight train breaks down in Shawford Passengers in Southampton face delays after freight train breaks down in Shawford

COMMUTERS in Hampshire are facing delays of up to 45 minutes after a freight train broke down.

The train broke down near Shawford close to Winchester after there were reports of smoke coming from it.

Engineers from South West Trains are currently at the scene inspecting the train and carrying out repairs.

Passengers at Southampton central are affected.

The break down is affected passengers on South West Trains between Weymouth/Poole and London Waterloo.

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1:33pm Wed 21 May 14

MisterGrimsdale says...

Well I'm no railway buff but it sounds suspiciously like a classic turbocharger blowout in the Class 66 EMD 710 diesel powerpack. Interestingly the 710 series replaced the earlier EMD 645 series when the 645F series proved to be unreliable in the early 1980s 50-series locomotives which featured a maximum engine speed of 950 rpm. I don't really like trains but The EMD 710 is a relatively large medium speed two-stroke diesel engine that has 710 cubic inches (11.6 liters) displacement per cylinder, and a maximum engine speed of 900 rpm. I don't really care but since its introduction, EMD has continually upgraded the 710G diesel engine and power output has increased from 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW) on 1984's 16-710G3A to 4,500 horsepower (3,400 kW) (as of 2012) on the 16-710G3C-T2, although most current examples are 4,300 horsepower (3,200 kW)
Well I'm no railway buff but it sounds suspiciously like a classic turbocharger blowout in the Class 66 EMD 710 diesel powerpack. Interestingly the 710 series replaced the earlier EMD 645 series when the 645F series proved to be unreliable in the early 1980s 50-series locomotives which featured a maximum engine speed of 950 rpm. I don't really like trains but The EMD 710 is a relatively large medium speed two-stroke diesel engine that has 710 cubic inches (11.6 liters) displacement per cylinder,[2] and a maximum engine speed of 900 rpm. I don't really care but since its introduction, EMD has continually upgraded the 710G diesel engine and power output has increased from 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW) on 1984's 16-710G3A to 4,500 horsepower (3,400 kW) (as of 2012) on the 16-710G3C-T2, although most current examples are 4,300 horsepower (3,200 kW) MisterGrimsdale
  • Score: 10

1:58pm Wed 21 May 14

Zeo says...

Why would South West Trains (SWT) be inspecting a Freight Train? SWT operates a passenger service not a freight service unless it was their Thunder Bird loco coming to the aid a broken down train...
Why would South West Trains (SWT) be inspecting a Freight Train? SWT operates a passenger service not a freight service unless it was their Thunder Bird loco coming to the aid a broken down train... Zeo
  • Score: 4

3:45pm Wed 21 May 14

dango says...

if all those passengers didn't waste their money on extortionate ticket prices, they could buy a car.
if all those passengers didn't waste their money on extortionate ticket prices, they could buy a car. dango
  • Score: -5

10:01pm Wed 21 May 14

Major Ray Cist says...

I haven't taken a train since 1986 ! They are disgusting polluting tubes full of filth, yobo's and perverts after 22.00.
I haven't taken a train since 1986 ! They are disgusting polluting tubes full of filth, yobo's and perverts after 22.00. Major Ray Cist
  • Score: -2

9:49am Thu 22 May 14

camerajuan says...

dango wrote:
if all those passengers didn't waste their money on extortionate ticket prices, they could buy a car.
Yeah of course they'd be saving money then wouldn't they?!?! Add it up!
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: if all those passengers didn't waste their money on extortionate ticket prices, they could buy a car.[/p][/quote]Yeah of course they'd be saving money then wouldn't they?!?! Add it up! camerajuan
  • Score: 1

9:50am Thu 22 May 14

camerajuan says...

Major Ray Cist wrote:
I haven't taken a train since 1986 ! They are disgusting polluting tubes full of filth, yobo's and perverts after 22.00.
How exactly would you know this if you haven't been on one in 28 years??

BOOM!
[quote][p][bold]Major Ray Cist[/bold] wrote: I haven't taken a train since 1986 ! They are disgusting polluting tubes full of filth, yobo's and perverts after 22.00.[/p][/quote]How exactly would you know this if you haven't been on one in 28 years?? BOOM! camerajuan
  • Score: 2

10:17am Thu 22 May 14

freefinker says...

MisterGrimsdale wrote:
Well I'm no railway buff but it sounds suspiciously like a classic turbocharger blowout in the Class 66 EMD 710 diesel powerpack. Interestingly the 710 series replaced the earlier EMD 645 series when the 645F series proved to be unreliable in the early 1980s 50-series locomotives which featured a maximum engine speed of 950 rpm. I don't really like trains but The EMD 710 is a relatively large medium speed two-stroke diesel engine that has 710 cubic inches (11.6 liters) displacement per cylinder, and a maximum engine speed of 900 rpm. I don't really care but since its introduction, EMD has continually upgraded the 710G diesel engine and power output has increased from 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW) on 1984's 16-710G3A to 4,500 horsepower (3,400 kW) (as of 2012) on the 16-710G3C-T2, although most current examples are 4,300 horsepower (3,200 kW)
.. I'm looking to buy a new anorak as my old one has finally bit the dust.
You would seem to be a man with considerable experience in this field and I am wondering if you could advise me on which brands are currently the best value for money.
[quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: Well I'm no railway buff but it sounds suspiciously like a classic turbocharger blowout in the Class 66 EMD 710 diesel powerpack. Interestingly the 710 series replaced the earlier EMD 645 series when the 645F series proved to be unreliable in the early 1980s 50-series locomotives which featured a maximum engine speed of 950 rpm. I don't really like trains but The EMD 710 is a relatively large medium speed two-stroke diesel engine that has 710 cubic inches (11.6 liters) displacement per cylinder,[2] and a maximum engine speed of 900 rpm. I don't really care but since its introduction, EMD has continually upgraded the 710G diesel engine and power output has increased from 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW) on 1984's 16-710G3A to 4,500 horsepower (3,400 kW) (as of 2012) on the 16-710G3C-T2, although most current examples are 4,300 horsepower (3,200 kW)[/p][/quote].. I'm looking to buy a new anorak as my old one has finally bit the dust. You would seem to be a man with considerable experience in this field and I am wondering if you could advise me on which brands are currently the best value for money. freefinker
  • Score: 6

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