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    This business of resurfacing roads has its railway equivalent.

    Network Rail (and probably good old IE and NIR) "improve" the ballasting on lines, effectively raising the trackbed. No problem for the usual boxes going under bridges, but steam locos with higher chimneys? I remember one of the preserved King Class locos arriving in Paddington without either its chimney top, or was it the safety valve?

    Progress, don't you love it?

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    Noel

    Kilcroney bridge should be renamed 'Strawfall Bridge' because thats exactly what happens- heading north after the bridge the road side shrubbery is regularly covered with straw!!

    Eoin
    www.ecmtrains.com - Manufacturing the Model Dart

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    My best work has been spread over many fields..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broithe View Post
    Just build a bridge, its bonkers with the traffic volume using that road to have a level crossing from a traffic management point of view. Its not rocket science to design a bridge that will fit in the available space.

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    And a rather more dramatic one on the big island.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-39144133
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    Barberstown level crossing "destroyed" by a tractor today - much disruption as a result.
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    Kiltartan crossing destroyed by a van.

    https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/907983212760236037
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    Re. bridges; there's a simple solution. Build those extremely rigid steel bars across the road either side of them. Thus: driver wrecks his vehicle on contact, but railway unscathed*.

    With automatic half barriers, replace with those retractable bollards, which up-end anyone trying to dodge them. All will take money and time, but if done, offers a permanent solution.

    (* ...unless it's the Nenagh branch, in which case IE will rub their hands in glee at another excuse to close it for six months "just in case"....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Re. bridges; there's a simple solution. Build those extremely rigid steel bars across the road either side of them. Thus: driver wrecks his vehicle on contact, but railway unscathed*.

    With automatic half barriers, replace with those retractable bollards, which up-end anyone trying to dodge them. All will take money and time, but if done, offers a permanent solution.

    (* ...unless it's the Nenagh branch, in which case IE will rub their hands in glee at another excuse to close it for six months "just in case"....)
    http://www.irishrail.ie/news/bridges...erpriseireland
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