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Freight train failure near Ballybrophy.

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Thought freight only ran at night on main intercity routes after pax services finished.


Not at all, little freight in the 80- 2005 block freight trains ran late into the wee hours , you could stand, say at Limerick Junction and watch all sorts of freight flows passing during the day.


In fact, I think due to rostering, very little ran in the late night hours, certainly looking at various WTTs anyway. Give the historical realtively low passanger train frequency , it's easy enough to find day light paths for freight operations. Today it's trivial



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Every day of the week except Sundays, for years now.


How else can they get from Mayo to Dublin and Waterford.


Sense of humour! This happened in Ballybrophy which is a long way from Cherryville or Portarlington where the Waterford and Mayo lines diverge. Assume this was a PW working as this section of the Cork line hasn't seen Freight since 2005/06.

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