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Funnily enough reliable operation during leaf fall was supposed to be one of the major advantages of the 121 hauled MK3 push-pull stock over railcars on the Drogheda suburban trains.

 

Oliver Doyle wrote about placing the loco at the North end of the train and propelling towards Dublin was to reduce wheel slip on up morning suburban trains.

 

The coaches of a 5 or 6 coach set was supposed to crush and fragment the leaves/ice, and the loco theoretically running in idea rail conditions.

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Funnily enough reliable operation during leaf fall was supposed to be one of the major advantages of the 121 hauled MK3 push-pull stock over railcars on the Drogheda suburban trains.

 

Oliver Doyle wrote about placing the loco at the North end of the train and propelling towards Dublin was to reduce wheel slip on up morning suburban trains.

 

The coaches of a 5 or 6 coach set was supposed to crush and fragment the leaves/ice, and the loco theoretically running in idea rail conditions.

 

The same reasoning was applied to the design of the Japanese DARTs, hence the positioning of the power cars in the centre of the units.

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Very interesting John & josef. Would never have believed that this much wheel damage could occur. It is surprising that he operator has not passed on the repair and loss of business costs to Railtrack. Would have thought that would be sufficient motivation to just clear the track mor frequently.

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