• Nürnberg Roundhouse fire

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  by NS3737
 
In the late evening (20.00 hour local time) of October 17th a blaze destroyed the Nürnberg W roundhouse, 25 historic railway vehicles are concidered to be a total loss. Thes vehicles are part of the collection of the Nürnberg railway museum.

See the links below although in German the pictures are quite self explainatory I think so:

http://www.v160.de/phorum5/read.php?3,1 ... #msg-12442

http://www.fokusiert.de/web/IMG_8033.jpg

http://www.tagesthemen.de/aktuell/meldu ... AB,00.html

http://www.worldrailfans.info/forum/vie ... php?t=8320

http://www.lok-report.de/

Gijs
  by Komachi
 
I speak no German whatsoever, but I believe the appropriate phrase is...

Das ist nicht goot, nein. ("This is not good, no.") (Fluent speakers of German can correct me on this.)

The images from that second to last link were kind of erie, seeing those steam locomotives sitting among the flames. It saddens me to think that the historically significant parts of that collection may now forever be lost to the ages. :( (I happen to hold a BA (Bachelor of Arts degree) in History, so I like seeing things preserved to show our decendants what our lives were like at a given point in time.)

Hopefully there are some salvagable items among the ruins. Keep us up to date as the investigations and reports are released.

  by NS3737
 
I found some more photo's on the site of the Freiwillige Feuerwehr Nürnberg (Voluntary Fire Brigade of Nürnberg). Again in German only.

http://www.ffgartenstadt.de/index.php?kat=4&page=18

Besides 80 men of the profesional fire brigade 120 men of the voluntary fire brigade were summoned to the scene. Looking at the pictures I think there is little hope any usable or restorable can be retreived from the ruins.

Gijs

  by Thomas I
 
List of destroyed or heavy damaged vehicles:

• „Adler“ mit Zug (Nachbau Kaiserslautern/Weiden 1935)
• 01 150 (Henschel 1935/22698)
• 23 105 (Jung 1959/13113)
• 45 010 (Henschel 1941/24803)
• 50 622 (Henschel 1941/25841)
• 86 457 (DWM 1942/442)
• 89 801 (Krauss 1921/7851)
• E75 09 (Maffei 1928/5739)
• 360 115 (Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz)
• V60 150 (MaK 1957/600 071)
• 360 151 (MaK 1957/600 072)
• V100 1023 (MaK 1961/1000 041)
• V100 2023 (MaK (1963/1000 159)
• V80 002 (Krauss-Maffei 1952/17717)
• V200 002 (Krauss-Maffei 1953/17901)
• VT98 9683 (Uerdingen 1959/66570)
• ET165 334 Linke-Hofmann 1928 *
• 627 001 (MaK 1974)
• 1913 Berlin Subway-Train
• 218 309 (only a cab burnt out)
• WR 1146 Restaurant Car

* maybe only the Painting is damaged.
  by george matthews
 
Komachi wrote:I speak no German whatsoever, but I believe the appropriate phrase is...

Das ist nicht goot, nein. ("This is not good, no.") (Fluent speakers of German can correct me on this.)
Eine schreckliche katastrophe.(= a horribe catastrophe)
  by Komachi
 
George,

"Eine schreckliche katastrophe.(= a horribe catastrophe)"


Just the words I was looking for. Danke schoen. (Or as my Norwegian ancestors would say, "Tusen Tak" ("A thousand thanks").)


Any updates as to what caused the fire and what's salvageable?


By the way, Thomas, thanks for that list of damaged equipment that was in the roundhouse, much appreciated.

  by Thomas I
 
It seems that a few of the steam-locos will be repaird.

But the diesels are gone....