Engine Fire Causes Train to Stop on Manchester’s Railroad Tracks

An engine fire caused a train to stop on Manchester’s railroad tracks Wednesday afternoon.

The Manchester Fire Department was called to the crossing along 205th Avenue shortly before 1 pm. A high voltage electrical panel caused the fire to the Canadian National train.

Fire Chief Mike Ryan says the fire was contained to the electrical control boxes in the train’s engine.

Firefighters spent about two hours at the scene, with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department and Manchester city crews also responding.

Bailey Drive was temporarily closed as the train was stopped on the tracks, with traffic detoured to South Brewer Street.

 

(photo by Janelle Tucker, KMCH)