Railway | heartland - Bord na Móna's community

By: Heartland  05/12/2011
Keywords: sod

Type: Equipment
The 16 c.m. wagons were designed with two diamond bogies for sod and milled peat haulage and have given no trouble over the years. One bogie is..

Type: Equipment
Hunslet built the “the Wagonmaster” to Bord na Móna‘s specifications. Wagonmaster Numbers LM 199 to LM 252 came on stream before 1965, when Bord..

Type: Equipment
The standard turnout [where the temporary and main tracks join] is also 9144mm (30ft) in length. It replaces a standard track length and can be..

Type: Equipment
The Board has standardised most of its locomotive on one manufacture. The number of types from this manufacture were also strictly limited. The..

Type: Equipment
The standard peat-haulage locomotive is a diesel-mechanical 0-4-0.The engine is an automotive 6-cylinder which drives a 3-speed power shift..

Type: Equipment
A latter-day development has been the conversion of redundant Massey-Ferguson 135 tractors into rail-tractors - and 15 of these hybrids, bearing..

Type: Equipment
There are 90 bridges carrying country roads over Bord na Móna‘s railways, or carrying the railway over canals and rivers. The road bridges are of..

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s Industrial Railway incorporates 710 km of narrow gauge railway, 570 km of which is permanent track. The remainder is temporary track..

Type: Equipment
When milled peat is harvested during the summer months, it is stockpiled on “pile” fields on the bogs. Bord na Mona transport approximately 3..

Type: Equipment
In the early 1990s a Bord na Móna locomotive replacement programme was initiated and a new locomotive was designed by the Company‘s engineers. The..

Type: Equipment
Rail bed construction on the bog surface depends primarily on good drainage. Rail drains are 8m (26ft) to 10 m (33ft) apart for single lines and..

Type: Equipment
Type – Electric The purpose of this machine is to lift temporary railway track in sections, and build them onto bolster bogies for transport to a..

Type: Equipment
Type - Hydraulic Crane – Used with Bord na Móna Tractor The purpose of this attachment is to lift and lay temporary railway track, along Sod Peat..

Type: Equipment
Rail curves vary from 300 metres (328yds) to 30 metres (33yds) in radius, depending on their position in the track layout. A rail gradient of less..

Type: Equipment
This railcar is used on the larger bogs by the Manager or authorised members of his staff, to make inspection tours of the bog. It is always held..

Keywords: sod

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Pre-1930s | heartland - Bord na Móna's community

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Development Machinery | heartland - Bord na Móna's community

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External Publications | heartland - Bord na Móna's community

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