Railroad prepared to deal with train-caused wildfires

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Railroad prepared to deal with train-caused wildfires

Railroad prepared to deal with train-caused wildfires

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Robert Manore, left, and Hugh Tracy with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad look for signs of fire while traveling in a gang car behind one of the trains making the trip to Silverton. Manore said the gang car and another smaller pop car carry water tanks, firefighting tools, hoses and pumps to extinguish potential fires caused by the coal-fired steam engines.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/30/12 - Robert Manore, left, and Hugh Tracy of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad look for signs of fire while traveling in a gang car behind one of the trains making the trip to Silverton on Saturday morning. Manore said the gang car and another smaller pop car carry water tanks, fire fighting tools, hoses and pumps to extinguish potential fires caused by the coal-fired steam engines. Manore said there are also two 7,000 gallon tank cars at their disposal and a helicopter with a water bucket that patrols the tracks all the way to Silverton.
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