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No. 015, the former A15R,
which has lain derelict in Inchicore Works, was removed to the West Clare
Railway in July.
121-Class The two remaining members of the class, 124 and 134, remain stored in Inchicore. 124 was withdrawn on 8 July.
141/181-Class Workload for the class continues to decrease as more 201 and 071-class locomotives are displaced by new 22000-class railcars. Duties are now generally confined to Departmental trains, pilot duties, Kilmastulla-Mungert (Limerick) shale trains and the Fridays Only Limerick-Ennis portion of the 17:05 Dublin-Ennis and 20:20 Ennis-Limerick.
12 August, sixteen out of seventeen serviceable small GMs were out and about:
141 on a ballast train on the Western Rail Corridor. 162+171 were in Birdhill
with 1 laden track panel wagon at 11:25. They arrived in
are generally now withdrawn when anything other than a minor defect occurs.
Recent scrappings include:
Others are being stripped of useable parts in preparation for scrapping. This included 192 at the end of August.
071-class Following completion of its overhaul at Inchicore, 079 re-entered service on Friday 27 June when it worked the 17:10 Dublin-Athlone. By this time the engine had been removed from 088 for its overhaul. Next for overhaul was 083.
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