1980s

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...

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...

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...

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.,...

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...

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...

Digger / Loader

Type: Equipment
Type - Hy-Mac 58OBT A machine of proprietary manufacture specially adapted for our working conditions by the makers. It is used for excavating...

Ditching Attachment - Milled Peat

Type: Equipment
Type Disc The purpose of this attachment is to cut the drains separating the milled peat fields in development bogs and deepen existing drains in...

Dragline/Shovel Excavator

Type: Equipment
Types 3/8 CU.YD. (.287 CU.Metres) and 5/8 CU.YD. (.478 CU.Metres) These machines excavate the main outfalls for the bog drainage system in the...

Drain Cleaner

Type: Equipment
Type-Screw This attachment is used to remove slurry from the bottom of milled peat field ditches and dispose of it by spreading it on the adjacent...

Drain Cutting Attachment

Type: Equipment
Type - Cross Drain The purpose of this attachment is to cut small drains in milled peat fields from the centre of the field to the ditches...

Drainage Machine

Type: Equipment
Type - M.P. Field Slitter This machine was developed to cut slit drains in milled peat fields to accelerate drainage in the poorer quality areas....

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 Operations

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona operates industrial railways throughout the midland counties of Ireland for the purpose of supplying milled peat to Power Stations,...

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