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    Also, the part of the film which shows the train exiting from the viaduct pans back to show it approaching a "Y" point....
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    Maybe it is single track, then....
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    I think that the interlaced, or gauntlet, track was removed about 15 years ago. I remember reading about it at the time but I am not sure of the exact date.

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    News to me, if it is, and if so my source (within ironroad Éireann) isn't up to date either!

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    The interlaced track across the Boyne Viaduct was taken out of use on the night of the 2nd/3rd March 1997, following the passing of the 20:15 Dublin-Belfast service.

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    That's the situation prior to the 1997 work. As part of the re-modelling the start of the interlaced track was replaced by a turnout and the rails of the former Up line across the viaduct were removed. Also, the facing crossover (closer to the camera) was removed.

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    In that case, I stand corrected!
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    Thanks Barl for posting that, enjoyed it btw mind telling me who counted the rivets !! all 14,000 !
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    Any other examples of interlaced track in Ireland? It is common on tramway systems on mainland Europe.

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    Nice shot, Richie!! It looks like this has an interlaced up and down line with check rails on the inside also.

    What would the advantage of an interlaced track (versus merging into a single road) have been? Absence of a facing point at the exit to the bridge in each direction?
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