Mechanical Failure Suspected in Va. Train Fire

September 9, 2010

Fire officials believe mechanical failure sparked a fire on a CSX locomotive in Goochland County.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the fire caused an
estimated $3 million in damage.

Goochland fire and rescue chief Bill MacKay told the newspaper
that the locomotive was pulling cars carrying coal when the fire
broke out early Wednesday morning.

MacKay says engineers stopped the train in a remote area beside
the James River. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from five counties fought the blaze.

Traffic on the CSX track was halted for about eight hours.


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