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China's first firefighting train debuts in Sichuan
Last Updated: 2018-10-10 09:36 | chinadaily.com.cn
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A train designed for firefighting made its first appearance in a drill in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province recently, the country's railway operator China Railway Corp's official WeChat account, chineserailways, reported.

The train, formally called a rail transit emergency comprehensive support vehicle, can run at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour to reach the site of a fire using railway lines.

Besides the locomotive section, the main body was adapted from a container flat wagon, installed with fire engine equipment, two large water tanks with a total capacity of 48 cubic meters, a lighting system and other tools.

The train uses a mixture of water and fire extinguishing agent to put out a fire and its equipment can reach as far away as 485 meters.

It can also provide water to remote areas, maintenance support, and clean bridges and tunnels.

 

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China's first firefighting train debuts in Sichuan
Source:chinadaily.com.cn | 2018-10-10 09:36
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