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Large scale fire at SBB Olten

Train wagons on fire apparently and police investigating.

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Old 29.03.2011, 00:17
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Re: Large scale fire at SBB Olten

Looks like it was in a refurbishing workshop and they dragged it outside.
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Re: Large scale fire at SBB Olten

I simply hope it was an accident. Everything else, in this location, might lead to bad things

Olten, the Swiss railways junction number ONE, was and is regarded as being protected by unbeatable fog and equally unbeatable boredom. It would be distastrous if either aspect got ruined !
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Looks like it was in a refurbishing workshop and they dragged it outside.
Yes, but if I understand the text correctly, the fire nevertheless jumped onto the fairly old industrial structures nearby ......
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Re: Large scale fire at SBB Olten

The photos look scary
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Old 29.03.2011, 22:13
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Re: Large scale fire at SBB Olten

Scary looking the photos may be, but the really scaring accent is to see the obvious lack of fire security around there and to see how easy fire can spread in those really old structures.

This time, it "only" affected some outdated industrial structures of SBB, but had it affected the actual railways terminal building, the rail connections between Zürich, Basel, Bern and Geneva would have been blocked as well as the Basel-Lugano connection.
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