1950s

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...

Matless Draglines

Type: Equipment
In 1958 a new under-frame for the ⅜ cu. yard (.29 cu. m.) dragline was designed to give 2 lbs. / sq. inch (.14 kg. / sq. cm.) bearing pressure...

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...

Milling Attachment (Milled Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type - Tripple This attachment does the same operation as the single unit but has about 2½ times the output. The attachment consists of units similar...

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-...

L.H.T Tractor (Milled Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type II This tractor was designed to operate miller and ridger attachments in accordance with the Peco system of winning milled peat. The machine...

L.H.T Tractor (Milled Peat, Type III)

Type: Equipment
This tractor, fitted with attachment, is used for ridging the milled peat into the centre of the field. The tractor is the half track type with front...

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...

Levelling Machine

Type: Equipment
Type-Scraper The purpose of this machine is to prepare the surface of the high bog and cutaway for the efficient operation of all other machines, by...

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...

Loading Machine (Sod Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type II – Deisel The purpose of this machine is to load sod peat from bog ricks into railway wagons on one side of the rick only. The machine...

Harrow Tractors

Type: Equipment
Type Agricultural This tractor is used for harrowing, bog supervisory transport and bog service. The tractor is essentially a standard agricultural...

Harrow

Type: Equipment
Used with Agricultural Type Tractor The purpose of this attachment is to turn and serrate the milled peat immediately after the fields have been...

Harvester

Type: Equipment
Type III The purpose of this machine is to harvest milled peat from the bog fields in exactly the same way as the Type II harvester attachment on...

Harvesting Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type – Foidin / Milled Peat This attachment was designed and developed to permit the harvesting of foidin sods while the surface of the field and...

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