Structural failure of a locomotive on a Dublin Cork service
Been circulating for some days, but the Rail Accident Investigation unit has confirmed the events now
"Underframe cracking of a Class 201 locomotive (No. 224), 7th July 2020"
224 has basically split in the middle, it was we believe departing Dublin Heuston Cork bound on July 7th with passengers. The incident took place at slow speed and there was no risk to the public. Had this taken place at 160kph the outcome may have been different.
Irish Rail has been quietly seeking anyone with recent photographs of this locomotive to come forward