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Date: 03/11/23 08:13
Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: sp3663

I was monitoring the LA Fire Dept last night and there was an "old railroad locomotive" on fire near L Street in Wilmington.
The fire department was having difficulty accessing the area.
Anybody know anything about this?



Date: 03/11/23 08:51
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: Topfuel

There is an old heavyweight coach right in that neighborhood - north of L street, and at the southern end of the BNSF Watson Yard, and almost under the Anaheim Blvd overpass - that has been there for years.  I wonder if that could be the source of the fire.  I hope not.



Date: 03/11/23 09:34
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: usmc1401

Could of been that heavy weight car. Address 920 East Pacific Coast Hwy.  21:31 to 23:58 one battalion Chief three engines one rescue one ladder truck.



Date: 03/11/23 09:51
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: Topfuel

Sure looks like that could be it.  Damn.



Date: 03/11/23 11:21
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: tronarail

And "Five will get you Ten" that it was "suspected arson." 



Date: 03/11/23 11:45
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: Topfuel

tronarail Wrote:
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> And "Five will get you Ten" that it was "suspected
> arson." 

By someone who is "Experiencing Homelessness".



Date: 03/11/23 14:34
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: MrChew

Found this, a little bit more info.

https://www.lafd.org/alert/knockdown-railroad-car-fire-03102023-inc1646



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/23 14:42 by MrChew.



Date: 03/11/23 18:06
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: webmaster

I assume this is the car that was destroyed.

 

Todd Clark
Canyon Country, CA
Trainorders.com






Date: 03/11/23 21:37
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: longliveSP

If it was the car in the screenshot Todd posted, has that car really been there for 30+ years?

In the early 90s, I was working for a bulk transport company and there was one time I had to go to that yard to pull plastic out of a car from Dow Chemical. I don't remember if the car was overweight or damaged or what, but I remember there were a couple of old passenger cars there against that building. 

Could that really be the same one?



Date: 03/11/23 22:24
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: Trainman41

We lose more railroad property, both rolling stock and railroad structures to squatters and vandals because of fires..., I guess nobody cares.



Date: 03/12/23 09:16
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: usmc1401

One of these cars was in Carson Ca at Carson St next to a rail served warehouse. The grade crossing was removed and that car was moved just before to Wilmington.



Date: 03/12/23 15:02
Re: Fire in Los Angeles Harbor Area
Author: usmc1401

Just got home from my visit to Wilmington CA and yes the heavy weight combination car did burn. Can view from the bridge above Watson yard on Pacific Coast Highway.



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