Railway

Wagons

Type: Equipment
The 16 c.m. wagons were designed with two diamond bogies for sod and milled peat haulage and have given no trouble over the years. One bogie is...

The Wagonmaster

Type: Equipment
Hunslet built the “the Wagonmaster” to Bord na Móna‘s specifications. Wagonmaster Numbers LM 199 to LM 252 came on stream before 1965, when Bord...

Temporary & main tracks join

Type: Equipment
The standard turnout [where the temporary and main tracks join] is also 9144mm (30ft) in length. It replaces a standard track length and can be...

Standardisation of locomotives

Type: Equipment
The Board has standardised most of its locomotive on one manufacture. The number of types from this manufacture were also strictly limited. The...

Standard Peat-haulage Locomotive

Type: Equipment
The standard peat-haulage locomotive is a diesel-mechanical 0-4-0.The engine is an automotive 6-cylinder which drives a 3-speed power shift...

Rail-tractors

Type: Equipment
A latter-day development has been the conversion of redundant Massey-Ferguson 135 tractors into rail-tractors - and 15 of these hybrids, bearing...

Railway Bridges

Type: Equipment
There are 90 bridges carrying country roads over Bord na Móna‘s railways, or carrying the railway over canals and rivers. The road bridges are of...

Railway Make-up

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s Industrial Railway incorporates 710 km of narrow gauge railway, 570 km of which is permanent track. The remainder is temporary track...

Railway Operations & Milled Peat

Type: Equipment
When milled peat is harvested during the summer months, it is stockpiled on “pile” fields on the bogs. Bord na Mona transport approximately 3...

Replacement Programme

Type: Equipment
In the early 1990s a Bord na Móna locomotive replacement programme was initiated and a new locomotive was designed by the Company‘s engineers. The...

Rail bed construction

Type: Equipment
Rail bed construction on the bog surface depends primarily on good drainage. Rail drains are 8m (26ft) to 10 m (33ft) apart for single lines and...

Rail Shifter

Type: Equipment
Type – Electric The purpose of this machine is to lift temporary railway track in sections, and build them onto bolster bogies for transport to a...

Rail Moving Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type - Hydraulic Crane – Used with Bord na Móna Tractor The purpose of this attachment is to lift and lay temporary railway track, along Sod Peat...

Rail Curves

Type: Equipment
Rail curves vary from 300 metres (328yds) to 30 metres (33yds) in radius, depending on their position in the track layout. A rail gradient of less...

Rail Car

Type: Equipment
This railcar is used on the larger bogs by the Manager or authorised members of his staff, to make inspection tours of the bog. It is always held...

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