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FINAL REPORTfrominvestigation of railway accident – fire outburst in electric locomotive Nr. 44134.2, having serviced fast train Nr. 8693 at Dimitrovgrad station on 12.10.2017

FINAL REPORT from investigation of railway accident – fire outburst in electric locomotive Nr. 44134.2, having serviced fast train Nr. 8693 at Dimitrovgrad station on 12.10.2017

On October 12, 2017, electric locomotive № 44134.2 served fast train № 8693 in the composition of 4 wagons, 186 tons, on the route Sofia - Plovdiv - Burgas following the Schedule for the Movement of Trains. After its departure from Sofia station at 13:15, an indication of short-circuit to ground (mass) occurrence was activated in the locomotive. The locomotive brigade removed the visualization of the damage several times and signalled of the problem the Master at the Plovdiv depot.

While moving from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad station, several indications of the same damage occurred in the locomotive. After disengaging from the train for a manoeuvre for changing the direction of movement and moving the locomotive to the throat of switches of Dimitrovgrad station at about 16:50, a fire occurred in the engine compartment of the locomotive. It was undertaken a fast stopping and the locomotive brigade started fighting the fire with the available extinguishers. The Fire Safety and Protection of the Population service in Dimitrovgrad were called and with their help the fire was localized and suppressed at around 17:32 local time.

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