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LADS , SAW THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IN AN OLD INDEPENDANT NEWSPAPER ABOUT A DERAILMENT LAST JANUARY IN THE TCD IN PORTLAOISE. ANYONE KNOW HOW IT DERAILED?

 

Monday September 27 2010

 

'THREE new rail carriages costing €6m will have to be repaired at a cost of €350,000 after they were derailed in a depot.

 

The accident happened when the carriages were being moved in the Iarnrod Eireann rail depot in Portlaoise, Co Laois.

 

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred last January.

 

But the Irish Independent has learned that the final bill for the repair of the damaged undercarriages in all three carriages will run to €350,000.

 

The repairs are due to be carried out in the coming weeks after a company was selected to do the work, following a public tender.

 

An Iarnrod Eireann spokesman said yesterday there had been no technical fault with the train, but confirmed that the derailment took place during a shunting manoeuvre in the Portlaoise depot.

 

A total of 177 new inter-city rail cars were bought three years ago, replacing the older, slower trains. Each new rail carriage cost €2m'.

 

JESUS ....350,000 IS A LOT FOR A SIMPLE DERAILMENT DURING SHUNTING!

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LADS ' date=' SAW THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IN AN OLD INDEPENDANT NEWSPAPER ABOUT A DERAILMENT LAST JANUARY IN THE TCD IN PORTLAOISE. ANYONE KNOW HOW IT DERAILED?

 

Monday September 27 2010

 

'THREE new rail carriages costing €6m will have to be repaired at a cost of €350,000 after they were derailed in a depot.

 

The accident happened when the carriages were being moved in the Iarnrod Eireann rail depot in Portlaoise, Co Laois.

 

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred last January.

 

But the Irish Independent has learned that the final bill for the repair of the damaged undercarriages in all three carriages will run to €350,000.

 

The repairs are due to be carried out in the coming weeks after a company was selected to do the work, following a public tender.

 

An Iarnrod Eireann spokesman said yesterday there had been no technical fault with the train, but confirmed that the derailment took place during a shunting manoeuvre in the Portlaoise depot.

 

A total of 177 new inter-city rail cars were bought three years ago, replacing the older, slower trains. Each new rail carriage cost €2m'.

 

JESUS ....350,000 IS A LOT FOR A SIMPLE DERAILMENT DURING SHUNTING![/quote']

 

6 car ICR set 22037 derailed while travelling over a set of hand points,

The shunter moved the hand points while the train was stopped over the points with part of the train taking a different route to the one that was intended,

The set came back into traffic a few months ago.

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thanks tt - did it happen in the train care or p/w depot?

 

On the exit of the train are depot-blocking in several ICRs that were due to go to Dublin for evening services

Check out the rail safety commission website,

It has more detailed information on the accident,

and exactly where it happened....

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Old and slow trains replaced-the Rosslare line

has shown no improvement in journey time dispite

New stock,track,signalling,and in fact the journey

time in 1985 from Wexford to Enniscorthy was

faster with Park Royals and jointed track!.If I was

going to be in a accident at the moment on IE I

would not like to be in a railcar by the sounds of it.

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ttc0169, you are a little jem! i never knew there was a rail safety commission and on looking at the website there are many reports into rail accidents. one in piticular was a collision outside mullingar involving a broken down passenger train and a relief engine comming to assist from mullingar....great reading...

 

http://www.rsc.ie/publications/accident-report-mullingar-05121963/

 

now i know what im going to be doing tonight....must get a few cans - and read the rest! thanks again tt:tumbsup:

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