Fire crews tackle blaze on train at Hampshire yard

Daily Echo: Smoke billows from the blaze. Picture by Shireena Frederick Smoke billows from the blaze. Picture by Shireena Frederick

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Hampshire rail yard this morning after a train caught fire.

The blaze engulfed several carriages of a four carriage diesel train at the Campbell Road Railway Works in Eastleigh.

The engine compartment and diesel tank of one of the compartments was completely destroyed by fire and the body work of the second carriage was 20 per cent damaged.

Daily Echo:

Witnesses described how smoke could be seen from Southampton Airport Parkway Station and nearby houses.

Around 27 firefighters attended - one crew from Eastleigh, two crews from St Mary's, one from Redbridge and a special equipment unit from Redbridge and one from Fareham.

Three fire officers also attended.

They were there for several hours after getting the call shortly after midnight this morning.

They used two jets, one hose and 12 sets of breathing apparatus to tackle the flames and were there until around 4.20am.

No-one was injured.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and a fire investigation is underway this morning.
Diesel has been spilt on the track as a result of the fire and is being cleared up by North West Railway.


 

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10:59am Sat 28 Jun 14

The Wickham Man says...

Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.
Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk. The Wickham Man
  • Score: -16

11:38am Sat 28 Jun 14

durkiboy says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.
Tw@t
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.[/p][/quote]Tw@t durkiboy
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Sat 28 Jun 14

The Wickham Man says...

durkiboy wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.
Tw@t
explain yourself you little jerk.
[quote][p][bold]durkiboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.[/p][/quote]Tw@t[/p][/quote]explain yourself you little jerk. The Wickham Man
  • Score: 4

1:27pm Sat 28 Jun 14

saintsfan76 says...

Jumping to conclusions Wickham Man. It could have been an electrical fault or other reason for all we know.
Jumping to conclusions Wickham Man. It could have been an electrical fault or other reason for all we know. saintsfan76
  • Score: 12

2:23pm Sat 28 Jun 14

jeanniey says...

Don't no how think this was down to youths as there is always loads of people on site and have u ever concidered that due to hot weather things do conbust and till bombardier and lnwr have done there investigation let no speculate as arson already been ruled out and think the night time team would have noticed if someone was on site they work dame hard to make sure there safe and members of public are safe
Don't no how think this was down to youths as there is always loads of people on site and have u ever concidered that due to hot weather things do conbust and till bombardier and lnwr have done there investigation let no speculate as arson already been ruled out and think the night time team would have noticed if someone was on site they work dame hard to make sure there safe and members of public are safe jeanniey
  • Score: 9

2:28pm Sat 28 Jun 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
durkiboy wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.
Tw@t
explain yourself you little jerk.
Can't see anywhere in this article that arson is suspected....do you know something we don't?
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]durkiboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.[/p][/quote]Tw@t[/p][/quote]explain yourself you little jerk.[/p][/quote]Can't see anywhere in this article that arson is suspected....do you know something we don't? 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 16

10:34pm Sat 28 Jun 14

BeyondImagination says...

jeanniey wrote:
Don't no how think this was down to youths as there is always loads of people on site and have u ever concidered that due to hot weather things do conbust and till bombardier and lnwr have done there investigation let no speculate as arson already been ruled out and think the night time team would have noticed if someone was on site they work dame hard to make sure there safe and members of public are safe
Hot? If the trains can't cope with 20c they're hardly fit for purpose.
[quote][p][bold]jeanniey[/bold] wrote: Don't no how think this was down to youths as there is always loads of people on site and have u ever concidered that due to hot weather things do conbust and till bombardier and lnwr have done there investigation let no speculate as arson already been ruled out and think the night time team would have noticed if someone was on site they work dame hard to make sure there safe and members of public are safe[/p][/quote]Hot? If the trains can't cope with 20c they're hardly fit for purpose. BeyondImagination
  • Score: -1

5:21am Sun 29 Jun 14

huckit P says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.
Fairly accurate reflection on modern life - unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.[/p][/quote]Fairly accurate reflection on modern life - unfortunately. huckit P
  • Score: -1

9:59am Sun 29 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
jeanniey wrote:
Don't no how think this was down to youths as there is always loads of people on site and have u ever concidered that due to hot weather things do conbust and till bombardier and lnwr have done there investigation let no speculate as arson already been ruled out and think the night time team would have noticed if someone was on site they work dame hard to make sure there safe and members of public are safe
Hot? If the trains can't cope with 20c they're hardly fit for purpose.
Science fail.
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeanniey[/bold] wrote: Don't no how think this was down to youths as there is always loads of people on site and have u ever concidered that due to hot weather things do conbust and till bombardier and lnwr have done there investigation let no speculate as arson already been ruled out and think the night time team would have noticed if someone was on site they work dame hard to make sure there safe and members of public are safe[/p][/quote]Hot? If the trains can't cope with 20c they're hardly fit for purpose.[/p][/quote]Science fail. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Norahbatty says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.
Were you there??????? There were plenty of staff on site at the time, there is no access to the public at the spot where the train caught fire even the fire brigade could not get in!!!! The most probable cause of the fire was someone welding, commonly known as doing hotworks. Considering this fire broke out at 1am I hardly think it was the youths that you appear to be pointing the finger at. It seems that your gripe would be that it is one less train for you to come and watch, you are probably the idiot that stands on the bridge, dashin across the road with your little note pad
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Remember kids - if this was you it's not your fault. Society is to blame not you. If anything you are victims and should get support. Perhaps if your mum had been able to afford that 60" flat screen BLu Ray like your mates you wouldn't feel the need to go out and smash things up and set fire to stuff. So don't worry about all those people who spend their lives caring for and maintaining and restoring this stuff - it's their fault anyway for being old. And one last thing - if you get caught remember your solicitor is there to tell lies for you, so you don't have to. THey are the experts at telling lies in court and getting people off on technicalities, so just nod when he comes up with a good explanation for why you were in the yard at midnight with all that lighter fuel and a bag of skunk.[/p][/quote]Were you there??????? There were plenty of staff on site at the time, there is no access to the public at the spot where the train caught fire even the fire brigade could not get in!!!! The most probable cause of the fire was someone welding, commonly known as doing hotworks. Considering this fire broke out at 1am I hardly think it was the youths that you appear to be pointing the finger at. It seems that your gripe would be that it is one less train for you to come and watch, you are probably the idiot that stands on the bridge, dashin across the road with your little note pad Norahbatty
  • Score: 1

2:48pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Clewis83 says...

Emma - did you just say "Several Carriages of a Four Carriage train?? ;)
Emma - did you just say "Several Carriages of a Four Carriage train?? ;) Clewis83
  • Score: 1
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