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    Drogheda Viaduct

    I'm not sure if this has been posted before but I received this link from a colleague who worked on the renovations of the Drogheda Viaduct and it shows some nice drone captured footage.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/dramatic-d...duct-1.2458554

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    It's turned very green. Did they rebuild it in copper?
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    That lighting has all the taste of a seaside arcade

    By the way , is the track work still gaunt, or now conventional

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    Still gauntletted.
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    It looked more like a check rail , then gauntlet track work. That's why I asked.

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    That's what I thought too, junctionmad. But I checked with someone in IE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    That's what I thought too, junctionmad. But I checked with someone in IE.
    I thought the track arrangement was simplified a few years back, no? Single track with a a 'Y' point at either end...

    Edit: Photo taken last year shows it's single track with check rails - https://www.flickr.com/photos/63057595@N06/14908780583
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    Quote Originally Posted by garfieldsghost View Post
    I thought the track arrangement was simplified a few years back, no? Single track with a a 'Y' point at either end...

    Edit: Photo taken last year shows it's single track with check rails - https://www.flickr.com/photos/63057595@N06/14908780583
    I think you are correct on that one. The interlaced track was removed, apparently over a decade ago.
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    Having viewed this video repeatedly, I am of the opinion:-

    1) The innermost two rails have no sheen on them.
    2) The two outermost rails have a sheen on them.

    These two facts suggest the outermost rails are the running rails and the innermost two are check rails. There are no other rails to protect a train in case of a derailment whilst traversing this structure. This being the case, the innermost two sets of rails are therefore - check rails!

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

    I'll make definitive enquiries.
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