LESSONS RELEARNED WITH CLASS 230 FIRE

All those crusty old traction and rolling stock engineers had their reasons

Deterioration: low-pressure fuel pipe, showing signs of cracking in outer rubber.

As reported last month, the root cause of the diesel generator set (genset) fire in Vivarail’s Class 230 demonstrator was the failure to follow the engine maker’s workshop manual after working on the fuel injection system. This resulted in a high pressure spray of fuel from an injector pipe igniting.

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