Last Saturday ex-SNCF 4-8-2 241P17 powered an excursion from Le Creusot to Aix-les-Bains. While being turned for the return journey, the locomotive suffered a “rare but serious” failure, resulting in burns to driver Yann Janaudy and two others. An investigation is under way, and two future excursions have been cancelled.
Let’s wish the injured a rapid and full recovery.
(Via the Continental Railway Circle.)