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Unread 28-12-2006, 11:48   #1
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FOR ALL YOU TRAVELERS ON THE CORK ROUTE


7:00 Cork / Heuston lost power after leaving Limerick Jctn. (1 mile north of Limerick Jctn.). Went thru checks & spoke to Snr. Mtce. Eng.. Got power on loco and advised he would be moving on. 07:50 Limerick / Heuston followed off Limerick Jctn. loop. Driver of 07:00 ex Cork in trouble again. Spoke to Snr. Mtce. Eng. again to no avail. Loco losing power. Train failed & now to be pushed to Thurles by 07:50 ex Limerick. Train pushed on at 10:06hrs & arrived in Thurles at 11:34hrs. 06:55 Tralee / Heuston, 09:30 Cork / Heuston, 09:00 Heuston / Cork (x-ing Driver off 07:00 Cork / Heuston), 10:40 Heuston / Cork, 11:00 Heuston / Cork all W.L.C. 11:00 Heuston / Cork & 13:00

7. 09:00 Heuston/Cork 60 mins late W.L.C. failure 07:00 Cork/Heuston.
8. 09:30 Cork/Heuston 100 mins late W.L.C. failure 07:00 Cork/Heuston.
9. 09:50 Heuston/Limerick 12 mins late W.L.C. failure 07:00 Cork/Heuston.
10. 10.10 B’brophy/Limerick 23 mins late W.L.C. failure 07.00 Cork / Heuston
11. 10:40 Heuston/Cork 28 mins late W.L.C. failure 07:00 Cork/Heuston.
12. 11:00 Heuston/Cork 21 mins late W.L.C. failure 07:00 Cork/Heuston.
13. 12.45 L’ick Jctn./L’ick 20 mins late W.L.C. loco failure
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Unread 28-12-2006, 12:10   #2
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Oh yippe I'm out on the 13:00 tomorrow what fun awaits

The 7:00 Cork Dublin should be a Mk4, might not be since the Templemore incident

There is a persistent fault in the Mk4 where driver in the pointy end can't get the locomotive to lift from idle, we know exactly how to fix it in 10 seconds but its against the long standing rules, the fault is attributed to a short circuit in the pointy end and is CAF's problem

It took me 30 seconds to diagnose the issue in September, it took IE 40 minutes to get it moving

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