Hey Mr 244
Rather than comment on the misfortune of an ARHS ACT engine which you have no involvement in why don't you report the misfortune of your famous 4001? Hidden away from public view on Sunday and no comments? Go on.....................tell everyone what really happened.
Having heard a description of 4807 from someone who has photo's, its certainly done some damage, WSRR
's comment regarding the "compotent engineman
" is the key for the me, it had cast iron blocks so the wheel condition wont be to much of an issue, however extreme heat in other areas such as roller bearings and suspension bearings could be an issue.
Such a shame to see these kinds of things done to locomotives when this kind of damage/incident can/should
If your on the thing and you dont see or smell something, then compotence of those operating it has to be called into question, as happened to 4201 some years ago down the south when it was second engine and after a crew change the operator did not bail off correctly after an auto application and the result was sticking brakes, the crew did not notice until a passing train noticed it was on fire from the smoke and raised the alarm, result was it had to come of the train as it burnt the brake blocks nearly off the thing and burnt traction motor cables.
Lets us also remember why the BLUE brake cylinder warning light system was introduced, 'a visual notification of brakes applied on all units', mainly to advise of the condition of trailing locomotives, not so much for crews on the actual loco in question, the obvious air gauge indication, noice of the brakes applied plus the smoke and possible flames are fairly obvious. Still we were not there on the day, but the above mentioned points still should have made those on it more than aware of its quiet obvious issues.