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I see from photos posted online that there is a rake of spoil wagons being returned to flats and the 42s that were part of the weedspray train are having their water tanks removed at Portlaois Per Way Yard.

I know the weedspray train has had its day but why the the spoil wagons, are they surplus to requirements?

By chance, does anyone know how many flats were converted to spoil wagons?

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27 minutes ago, Railer said:

I see from photos posted online that there is a rake of spoil wagons being returned to flats and the 42s that were part of the weedspray train are having their water tanks removed at Portlaois Per Way Yard.

I know the weedspray train has had its day but why the the spoil wagons, are they surplus to requirements?

By chance, does anyone know how many flats were converted to spoil wagons?

A mole in the matrix has confirmed that they are going to Limerick for exams 8 at a time. Once complete they get their bodies back.

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2 hours ago, Railer said:

I see from photos posted online that there is a rake of spoil wagons being returned to flats and the 42s that were part of the weedspray train are having their water tanks removed at Portlaois Per Way Yard.

I know the weedspray train has had its day but why the the spoil wagons, are they surplus to requirements?

By chance, does anyone know how many flats were converted to spoil wagons?

Interesting what will the spray trains be replaced with?

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3 hours ago, Noel said:

Interesting what will the spray trains be replaced with?

The MPV 790 apparently. 

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23 minutes ago, BosKonay said:

The MPV 790 apparently. 

Thanks. What is an MPV 790? Is it a self contained dedicated spray vehicle of some kind?

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5 minutes ago, Noel said:

Thanks. What is an MPV 790? Is it a self contained dedicated spray vehicle of some kind?

Multi Purpose Vehicle.
 

 

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The weedspray has already been replaced by the MPV. The weedspray is currently used for brake force for the sperry train only. 

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The 2019 spray season was covered by 790 quite successfully.

 

The Sperry is being replaced by the new Track Recording Vehicle coming soon. Get your shota of 700 while you can.....

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There was some speculation that 790 would not be able to cover all the areas that the spray train can due to it's minimum turn radius, don't know how true that is, I'd imagine that would only be for some sidings and such like.

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There was some comments about the capacity of the water tank it carries, but that has been worked around. No issue regarding physical vehicle clearance. Below shot was the first of 2019's tours

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58 minutes ago, DiveController said:

Water cranes required again 50 years on?

Ballybrophy's still there.

 

Or, for the last few months, they could just leave the lid off the tank...

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