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Lanesborough Power Station
Lanesborough ESB
County Longford
 
Gauge : 3feet
Status : Operational
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Date: April 2000

Date: April 2000

Date:April 2000

Taken in April 2000, this is Lanesborough Power Station on the banks of the Shannon in central Ireland. This is one of 5 peat burning power stations that were still operating in Ireland at this time.

Looking away from the power station the many tracks of the reception sidings stretch away into the distance. Trains came into here 7 days a week, around the clock to keep up with the demand for fuel.

At the end of the reception sidings were the tipplers. Generally there was just one in use. At this point the railway operation passed into the responsibility of Lanesborough ESB, and the operation is handed back to Bord na Mona after tipping, at a point 50 yards away from the power station.

 

Date: April 2000

Date: April 2000

Date: April 2000

The tipplers in the power stations are 360% tipplers, which roate the wagons while they are still coupled up. A creeper system moves the rake of wagons through the tippler for collection on the other side.

An unidentified Hunslet Wagonmaster waits in the reception sidings, while its wagons are emptied.

A Hunslet 4wDH brings in another train of peat into the sidings. This design of locomotive was the final design delivered to Bord na Mona by Hunslet.

Date: April 2000

Date: April 2000

Wagonmaster LM247 is from a batch of locomotives built in 1965, and is seen here in charge of a fuel wagon.

A closer view of the classic lines of another Wagonmaster waiting in the reception sidings.

 
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