Monday, March 31, 2014

Firefighters called to top up steam train

A locomotive that ran out of steam in Folkestone, Kent had to be rescued by firefighters.

The Canterbury Explorer passenger train got into trouble at Folkestone East sidings at 5.35pm and finally got underway again at 7.45pm on Saturday.

The steam engine had run out of water so crews from Canterbury fire station travelled to the coast to top up the tanks.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The train is thought to have run out of water, so crews topped up the supply to avoid any danger to the operators or the passengers on board. The passengers stayed on the train while we filled the tanks. There were no reported injuries."

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