‘Sperry Train’ arrives from Waterford

IARNRÓD Éireann’s Sperry ultrasonic testing machine was out on March 5, seen here at North Wall having just arrived from Waterford behind ‘071’ No. 075.

The ‘Sperry Wagon’ (the penultimate vehicle) contains track recording equipment, which scans the rails to monitor the integrity of the steel. It often travels around the network in the consist of the weed-killing train, the tank wagons providing extra braking power.

Railway Reads

From the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.

Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-up

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...

Article continues below...

You can unsubscribe at any time.

About the Author