Early morning train fire reported on the outskirts of Ansonia


By Jim Comer - AIM Media Midwest



The fire was able to be contained to the area and quickly extinguished before spreading and causing any further damage to the front locomotive or any of the freight cars.

The fire was able to be contained to the area and quickly extinguished before spreading and causing any further damage to the front locomotive or any of the freight cars.


Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

According to a CSX engineer on the scene, the fire is thought to have originated in a gearbox of one of the engine’s traction motors.


Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

A CXS train stopped short of the railroad crossing in the area of Ansonia-Elroy and Detling roads with a fire located in the undercarriage of the train’s front locomotive.


Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

A CXS train fire was reported by its crew members early Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Ansonia.


Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

ANSONIA – A CXS train fire was reported by its crew members early Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Ansonia.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., firefighters from the Ansonia Fire Department were dispatched to the railroad crossing in the area of Ansonia-Elroy and Detling roads in regards to the reports of a train fire. Arriving crews found a CXS train stopped short of the crossing with a fire located in the undercarriage of the train’s front locomotive.

According to a CSX engineer on the scene, the fire is thought to have originated in a gearbox of one of the engine’s traction motors.

The fire was able to be contained to the area and quickly extinguished before spreading and causing any further damage to the front locomotive or any of the freight cars.

Ansonia Fire Chief Paul McCleskey said it was his understanding that CSX had plans to send additional vehicles and equipment to finish the train’s trip and tow the damaged locomotive from the scene.

The fire will remain under investigation by the Ansonia Fire Department and the CSX company.

The fire was able to be contained to the area and quickly extinguished before spreading and causing any further damage to the front locomotive or any of the freight cars.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/04/web1_WEB-033.jpgThe fire was able to be contained to the area and quickly extinguished before spreading and causing any further damage to the front locomotive or any of the freight cars. Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

According to a CSX engineer on the scene, the fire is thought to have originated in a gearbox of one of the engine’s traction motors.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/04/web1_WEB-015.jpgAccording to a CSX engineer on the scene, the fire is thought to have originated in a gearbox of one of the engine’s traction motors. Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

A CXS train stopped short of the railroad crossing in the area of Ansonia-Elroy and Detling roads with a fire located in the undercarriage of the train’s front locomotive.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/04/web1_WEB-025-2.jpgA CXS train stopped short of the railroad crossing in the area of Ansonia-Elroy and Detling roads with a fire located in the undercarriage of the train’s front locomotive. Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

A CXS train fire was reported by its crew members early Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Ansonia.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/04/web1_WEB-029-2-2.jpgA CXS train fire was reported by its crew members early Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Ansonia. Jim Comer | AIM Media Midwest

By Jim Comer

AIM Media Midwest