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NIR 111 double heading trials

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Just wanted to ask about NIR doing trials with 111 and 113 in multiple. I understand this is for ballast relaying work due shortly involving spoil and ballast wagons. What I can't my head around is what on the NIR network will require the power of 2 111s to shift?

IE use a single 071 to haul the heaviest freight trains running today, that are the laden tara mines. In permanent way work the most I've seen them haul for practical reasons was 10 laden HOBS and an 071 tailing at the rear on top and tail works.

If anyone has any insight as to what NIR need all that power for I'd love to know.

 

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It might be they will separate at some point and one will pull ballast wagons and the other will pull spoil wagons.

Here is an old picture of double heading, not my picture.

 

 

113 NIR Red warning panel..jpg

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I'm not sure if this is the right section to put this in, but 111 worked a recovery service today for 228 which failed while working the 20.50 Enterprise on Tuesday. I took a photo of it as it powered through Dundalk with 228 in tow, which is attached to this comment. I also have a few photos of (8)111, 228 and 074 in Connolly which I took earlier this evening, which I can post tomorrow if ye want to see them!

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Edited by Gortalainn
Numerical error

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Its 208 and 209 that get the 8 prefix on NIR as they own them. 228 is still 228.

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16 hours ago, Railer said:

Its 208 and 209 that get the 8 prefix on NIR as they own them. 228 is still 228.

Oh ok! Thanks for that, I'll correct it now.

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2 hours ago, popeye said:

Yes, post the pictures please. 

I don't seem to be able to attach the photos, I get a notification saying that the upload failed every time I try to attach them to the message

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9 minutes ago, Gortalainn said:

I don't seem to be able to attach the photos, I get a notification saying that the upload failed every time I try to attach them to the message

Try reducing the file size and uploading again... :)

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On 1/5/2018 at 12:36 AM, Garfield said:

Try reducing the file size and uploading again... :)

Still no luck, this is the error message I'm getting: "There was a problem processing the uploaded file. -200"

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111+113 failed early this morning while on PWD works causing all sorts of problems on part of the NIR network. 

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