Smoke billows into the air after a Boston train engine overheats

Smoke billows into air after MBTA commuter train engine overheats



LATEST NEWS FROM GARE DU NORD WHERE THIS VIEWER VIDEO SHOWS SMOKE COMING FROM A COMMUTER VALVETRAIN. LIVE FROM JOHN ATWATER ON STAGE. WHAT DO YOU KNOW? JOHN: WE’RE ON THE PLATFORM HERE. IT IS THE TRAIN THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEMS. YOU CAN SEE I AM BY THE LEVERETT CONNECTOR. THIS IS THE BOTTOM OF THE LEVERETT CONNECTOR. ALL THE SOOT OF THEIR EVERYTHING ON THE SMOKE. WE HAVE A VIDEO THAT SHOWS SMOKE RISING. WORKERS TELL ME THAT AN ENGINE IN ONE OF THESE TRAINS OVERHEATED AND WAS JUST ON DIESEL FUEL. THEY ESTIMATE ABOUT 800 GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL JUST BURNED AND BURNT. THIS IS THE SMOKE YOU CAN SEE RAISING FROM THE GARE DU NORD. THEN THE FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED AND TAKEN IT ON. BUT STILL, IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS EVERYTHING CONTAINED IN THE ENGINE ITSELF. THE ENGINE JUST OVERHEATS. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW THEY GOT THIS TO STOP, MAYBE CUT SOME KIND OF OR SOMETHING. ANOTHER LOOK IT LIVE ON THE PITCH, THAT’S WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. 1135 ENGINE HERE, YOU SEE NO VISIBLE DAMAGE, WORKERS TELL ME THE ENGINE IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL, BURNING THIS DIESEL. FORTUNATELY

Smoke billows into air after MBTA commuter train engine overheats

The engine of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter train overheated Thursday afternoon, sending a wave of smoke through the area. The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. aboard a locomotive at North Station in Boston. Workers tell WCVB that an engine in one of the trains overheated and was just burning diesel fuel. They estimate around 800 gallons of diesel fuel was burning, causing the smoke people saw rising from Gare du Nord. The firefighters intervened and sprayed the locomotive. The incident was limited to the train engine itself.

The engine of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter train overheated Thursday afternoon, sending a wave of smoke through the area.

The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. aboard a locomotive at North Station in Boston.

Workers tell WCVB that an engine in one of the trains overheated and was just burning diesel fuel.

They estimate around 800 gallons of diesel fuel was burning, causing the smoke people saw rising from Gare du Nord.

The firefighters intervened and sprayed the locomotive. The incident was limited to the train engine itself.

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