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Unread 21-11-2006, 14:20   #1
seamus kilcock
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Default [21-11-2006] Possible breakdown Cork Dublin

At 1415 to-day Tuesday 21st Nov I observed, passing Clondalkin, a Mark IV with a 201 class both ends!
I wonder why?
Was it the 1130 ex Cork due Heuston 1428?
If so it was on time - or perhaps a few minutes early.
Both engines were in the Mark IV colours.

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Default 9:30 ex Cork failure ?

OK I'm not in the mood to dash to Heuston, would in fact sound more like the 9:30 ex Cork failed getting a tow from the front end, its against the rules to operate in top and tail mode (been done there is a cable socket for that purpose) so there is no chance the 11:30 hauling additional 118 tons could be on time since it makes 8 stops, also engineering works would delay the 9:30 anyway by 30 minutes pushing it into frame

The 11:30 ex Cork was back as a Mk3 this week

Thus I assume 9:30 ex Cork failed en route and was rescued, giving odds on the failure being in the region of Limerick Junction

Since its clearly over 1 hour late, refunds apply

its 50-50 coaches/locomotive could be a control fault, another pesky short circuit, it could be the windscreen wiper let go (yeah I'm serious) on the pointy end

Nothing on the IE site

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It was the 9:30 ex Cork. it was rescued by the 201 in Limerick Junction
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