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Class 071 boosts freight

The last couple of years have seen a revival of freight services in Ireland with regular container services between Ballina and Waterford and Dublin ports and timber trains from Ballina / Westport to Waterford picking up pace.

Zinc ore trains also run three times daily between Drogheda and Dublin Port.

To improve the reliability of these services, Iarnr√≥d √Čireann has given clearance for the 35 year old General Motors 071 class locomotives to receive major overhauls at Inchicore Works.

These are likely to include body repairs and a repaint.

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