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Unread 08-07-2013, 14:56   #12
Thomas J Stamp
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it really is a question of track. a lot of the kinks (Portarlington, Ballybrophy, Lisduff) have been ironed out. problem is that quite a lot of the midlands is pure bog.

the bit from Ballybrophy - Thurles is on the least boggy part (which is how Templemore ended up with a station as they curved around the very soft bits) but it is still soft. The newer ballast laying machines are a great help, also new type of stronger rail.

till this is sorted you wont be doing 200 in any long burts anytime soon.
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