Basel fire update
filed on: 19.08.2004 (19th Aug 2004)
Further to yesterday's news on the fire that ravaged Wiesenplatz depot, it has been confirmed that the vehicles destroyed were 602 (Haifisch party tram), 708 (2-axle trailer), 1046 (Badwännli open top trailer) and 351 (Be 8/8, ex Bern 711). Many other trams could be saved through the fast reaction of staff who moved them out of harm's way. The building is badly damaged and beyond use for the time being.
Pictures of the fire can be seen on www.g-st.ch, and of the aftermath on the BVB website.
source: Tramclub Basel
This news item is from the 2004 newslog.
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