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Unread 15-09-2017, 15:02   #9
Mark Gleeson
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Procedure is normally to run the points back and forward a few times to clear the issue, then get a member of station staff to go trackside and ensure there isn't anything obstructing the points and follow the proceedure

The exact procedure for the exact points in Dun Laoghaire

If I was a betting man, one of two things happened next

1. A stretcher bar fails and the gauge wideness just enough for the train derail, there was a new stretcher bar installed post incident
2. The lead axle wheel strikes the wooden scotch and lifts it such that the second axle climbs over it

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