The Phoenix Trust has closed TrainWatchUK.
TrainWatchUK was set up last year when the Trust received several unsubstantiated reports alleging that fires had been started by steam engines running on a popular Heritage Railway in North Staffordshire.
People whose property had been damaged or had suffered economic loss because of fires caused by a steam train were asked to contact the TrainWatch Team giving full details of the fire with photographs showing the damage.
Speaking about the closure, the Trust’s chief executive, David Martin, said: “Since TrainWatch was established on June 30th, 2011 there have been no allegations of fires caused by any train running on a Heritage Railway in the United Kingdom. In these circumstances we closed TrainWatchUK.”
The Trust has also closed its Community Advice Service.