Railway

Planet locomotive

Type: Equipment
In 1984 seven four wheeled Dundalk E locos with hydraulic transmission were purchased, these were built at Dundalk Engineering Works, Co Louth. A...

More Powerful Locomotives

Type: Equipment
In 1958 Bord na Móna introduced higher powered locomotives. As none were commercially available the company developed their own prototype, which...

Milled peat wagon

Type: Equipment
The milled peat wagon is an open box or gondola car set on two four-wheel bogies. The body is made of a frame welded from steel channel and square-...

Locomotive 80 HP

Type: Equipment
Type - Wagonmaster The purpose of this locomotive is to haul milled peat from the bog stockpiles to the power stations or briquetting factory, with...

Locations of Railway Operations & Division

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s industrial railways operate in the following locations; Energy Blackwater / Boora – supplying West Offaly Power Station at...

Level Crossings

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s Industrial Railway includes 97 level crossings and 49 underpasses. In general, at locations where the industrial railway crosses...

Construction of industrial railway

Type: Equipment
Section 22 of the Turf Development Act 1946 gave specific powers to Bord na Mona to “construct such works (including works interfering with public...

Four wheeled simplex locomotive

Type: Equipment
Ten four wheeled Simplex locomotives with hydraulic transmission were bought in 1980, these were manufactured by Simplex Mechanical Handling Ltd.,...

Diesel Locomotive

Type: Equipment
Type 40 and 48HP These are general purpose locomotives of standard manufacture; the smaller unit is used for shunting and bog service, while the...

Early Locomotives

Type: Equipment
Early records show that the company once operated 340 diesel locomotives, with 5,300 specially developed wagons which ranged in size from 4 to 32...

Description of an underpass

Type: Equipment
An underpass will generally consist of a single or double reinforced concrete culvert with wingwalls and parapets. Designs of underpasses vary...

Description of a level crossing

Type: Equipment
A level crossing will consist of 35lb rail recessed into a concrete plinth or existing road surface. Guarded level crossings incorporate catch...

Description of Infrastructure and Rolling Stock

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona standard rail track is, in general, 35lbs per yard (British Standard Rail) mounted on 2m long steel sleepers which are attached to the...

Building The Fleet

Type: Equipment
Bord na Móna finally decided on the locomotive they required, by building it themselves. Following the design of their Ruston prototype LM 175,...

Advantages of 80 h.p. loco over 50 h.p. loco

Type: Equipment
The increased horse power gives a fast top speed i.e. 15 m.p.h (24 km/hr) against 9 m.p.h (14.5 km/hr) and the turn around of the fuel train of...

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