Recommendation: 2012-005

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Ref # 2012-005
Status Closed
Occurrence Runaway locomotive at Portlaoise Loop.
Occurrence Date 29 September 2011
Date Closed 21/09/2016

Basis for Recommendation

The locomotive was in service, while not having undergone a brake leakage test exam during its last routine inspection; therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation to improve rolling stock maintenance procedures:


IÉ should review their Vehicle Maintenance Instructions for locomotives to ensure that there are adequate braking tests at appropriate intervals.