1960s

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...

Ploughing Attachment

Type: Equipment
Types – 2’0” & 3’0” Sizes (610 mm. & 914 mm.) - used with Bord na Móna Tractor These attachments are used to cut drains in virgin bog which...

Peat Moss Cutting Machine (Steba)

Type: Equipment
The purpose of this machine is to cut peat moss sods and stack them in wall form along the sides of the trench on the high bog. The machine is of...

Moss Peat Cutting Machine (Steba 69)

Type: Equipment
This machine is similar in most respects to the Steba machine already described in pages numbers 197 to 199 except that the sod size and discharge...

Moss Peat Sod Collector

Type: Equipment
Type III This machine was specially designed by Bord na Móna to suit our bog conditions and layout. The purpose of the machine is to collect the...

Moss Peat Cutting Machine

Type: Equipment
Type – Klasmann This machine cuts the bog 0.8 metres deep and 0.8 metres wide in the form of sods. It inverts the sods in the lifting motion and...

Milled Peat Loading Machine

Type: Equipment
Type II The purpose of this machine is to load milled peat from bog stock piles into railway wagons. The machine consists of a tractor unit carrying...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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