Mechanical Problem on Train Creates Smoke as it Pulls Into Brewster

Passengers not affected by smoke; firefighters called to check train for fire.

Authorities say no one was injured when a smoking train pulled into the Brewster Train Station Thursday evening.

The report of a train fire came in at 5:55 p.m. When members of the  and the responded, the train had yet to arrive. 

Within 10 minutes, the northbound train pulled in, smoking but with no visible flames, according to officials. Police said the fire occurred in the front motor car, which does not hold passengers.

Second Assistant Chief Bill Ratajack said he and other firefighters did not extinguish any flames.

"It was a blown turbo in the engine," he told Patch. "It flamed up and put itself out."

No evacuations were reported. By 6:30 p.m., the scene had been clear and regular station activity had resumed.


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