Posted 5 years ago
Steamrail regret to advise damage that occurred in the fire at Newport Workshops this morning included the following Elecrail carriages.
There is also other damage to some other carriages, but more information is still to be collected.
The fire is not coal related and no locomotives are impacted as reported by various outlets.
There is also damage to the building.
We thank everyone for their messages and will provide further updates as time permits.
I find it hard to believe the coal was ignited by a short circuit. I'm no expert on the subject but I believe coal is quite hard to ignite, its not like petrol where a spark or a cigarette butt will light it.From the Steamrail Facebook post: