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Irish Railcars and Multiple Units[Inhalt]
Great Southern & Western No. 99 to 100
Ireland | 1890 | 2 produced
as built with passenger compartment
as built with passenger compartment
Locomotive Magazine, May 1903

For the branch line between Gortatlea and Castleisland in Kerry County, the GSWR had two vehicles built in Inchicore in 1890, which can be described as precursors to the steam railcar. Since commercial traffic with regular passenger trains could hardly be carried out on the line, an extra light tank locomotive was combined with a passenger compartment. However, according to Locomotive Magazine, issue May 1903, the passenger compartments were not actually used for their intended purpose.

schematic drawing after the rebuild
schematic drawing after the rebuild
Locomotive Magazine, November 1903

Later the locomotives were moved to the Fermoy-Mitchelstown line in Cork County, which used a very light rail profile, only 50 pounds per yard. While no heavier locomotives could be used there, the axle load of the two vehicles was low enough. Here they had to conquer gradients of 1 in 60. The passenger compartments were soon removed, allowing the locomotives to be used as conventional tank locomotives. They spent the last years of their service as shunting locomotives in the port of Cork.

Variantas builtrebuilt as tank engine
General
Built1890
ManufacturerInchicore
Axle config0-6-4WT 0-6-0T 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length22 ft 3 1/2 in
Wheelbase10 ft 11 in
Fixed wheelbase10 ft 11 in
Service weight52,305 lbs
Adhesive weight52,305 lbs
Axle load17,920 lbs
Power
Starting effort5,216 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter44 in
Boiler pressure150 psi
Cylinderstwo, 10 x 18 in
Boiler
Grate area10 sq ft
Firebox area52 sq ft
Tube heating area310 sq ft
Evaporative heating area362 sq ft
Total heating area362 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam railcar
tank locomotive
passenger
secondary line
last changed: 06/2022
Ulster Transport Authority AEC railcars
Great Britain | 1951 | 20 produced
A three-car unit in May 1971 at Lambeg, Antrim
A three-car unit in May 1971 at Lambeg, Antrim
Aubrey Dale
Variantpower car + control caronly power car
General
Built1951
ManufacturerAssociated Equipment Company, GNR Dundalk Works
Axle config1A-A1+2-2 1A-A1 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Seats60
Dimensions and Weights
Length125 ft 0 in62 ft 6 in
Empty weight86,200 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed75 mph
EngineAEC A215
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese1
Engine output250 hp (186 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
regional
last changed: 09 2023
Irish Transport Company class 2600
Ireland | 1951 | 66 produced
2654 in April 1975 at Connolly Station, Dublin
2654 in April 1975 at Connolly Station, Dublin
The Carlisle Kid
Variantpower car + control caronly power car
General
Built1951-1956
ManufacturerAssociated Equipment Company, Park Royal, Inchicore
Axle config1A-A1+2-2 1A-A1 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Seats60
Dimensions and Weights
Length125 ft 0 in62 ft 6 in
Empty weight86,200 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed75 mph
EngineAEC A215
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese1
Engine output247 hp (184 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
regional
last changed: 10 2023
Irish Rail class 22000
Ireland | 2007 | 18 produced
Triebzug der Klasse 22000 im Juli 2016 in der Connolly Station, Dublin
Triebzug der Klasse 22000 im Juli 2016 in der Connolly Station, Dublin
Markus Giger
Variantthree-carfour-carfive-car
General
Built2007-2011, since 2019
ManufacturerHyundai Rotem
Axle config2-B+2-B+B-2 2-B+2-B+B-2+B-2 2-B+2-B+2-B+B-2+B-2 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Seats190262304
Dimensions and Weights
Length229 ft 8 in305 ft 1 in383 ft 10 in
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed99 mph
EngineMTU 6H 1800 R83
Engine type3x 6-cyl. diesel4x 6-cyl. diesel5x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output1,449 hp (1,081 kW)1,932 hp (1,441 kW)2,415 hp (1,801 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
regional
last changed: 10 2023
Northern Ireland Railways class 3000
Great Britain | 2004 | 23 produced
3014 in October 2015 in Seahill
3014 in October 2015 in Seahill
Milepost98

To replace the Class 80 diesel-electric multiple units of the seventies, Northern Ireland Railways ordered 23 three-car diesel-mechanical multiple units from CAF in Spain in 2002. They come from the family which CAF calls the CxK and were delivered to the Irish Railways back in 2002 as Class 29000. At a total cost of £80 million, this was the largest order NIR had ever placed.

The trains, known only as C3K for short, have a six-cylinder from MAN with 460 hp per car, which drives both axles of a bogie. The first six sets are equipped with the Irish train protection system CAWS in order to be able to serve international routes. They were supplemented from 2011 by the Class 4000 from the same family by CAF and modernized from 2018.

General
Built2004-2005
ManufacturerCAF
Axle config2-B+2-B+B-2 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Seats201
Dimensions and Weights
Length231 ft 8 1/4 in
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed90 mph
EngineMAN D2876 LUH03
Engine type3x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output1,360 hp (1,014 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
regional
last changed: 01/2023
Padarn MPV
Great Britain | 2016 | only one produced
MPV kurz nach der Auslieferung im Oktober 2016 im Depot Adelaide
MPV kurz nach der Auslieferung im Oktober 2016 im Depot Adelaide
Milepost98
General
Builtsince 2016
ManufacturerWindhoff
Axle config1A-A1 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed62 mph
EngineMTU
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese1
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
freight railcar
last changed: 10 2023
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