City of Poughkeepsie firefighters operated at a locomotive on fire just north of the Poughkeepsie railroad station on the evening of March 15, 2017. The passengers on the train were all safely evacuated as firefighters tried to access the tracks to extinguish the fire. City 911 immediately requested a complete stop on all tracks and Captain Deichler verified the stop was in effect with on-scene Metro-North personnel before crews made their way onto the tracks. Firefighters had to hand-drag lines down the tracks.

– Fire News photo by Bill Johnson