AN ACCIDENT on a steam locomotive left three footplate crew injured at a steam festival at Stoomcentrum Maldegem – the leading heritage steam railway in the north of Belgium.
Boiler blowback leads to serious injuries for crew at Belgian gala
The loco involved in the boiler blowback accident in Belgium: Former DB No. 64 250 just before it left Maldegem for Eeklo. COURTESY STOOMCENTRUM MALDEGEM
The incident took place on April 30 and happened as the loco – No. 64 250, a 1930s German-built 2-6-2 tank engine – was hauling a passenger train on the line from Eeklo to Maldegem.
The loco was visiting for a special gala weekend from the CF3V heritage operation in the south of Belgium.
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