The Railway Safety Commission, which god preserve, is seeking consultants to
undertake a review of the self contained Heritage Railways in Ireland with respect to the management of safety associated with their railway activities.
The bumpf says:
The purpose of this competition is to engage an expert or experts to undertake a review of the self contained Heritage Railways in Ireland with respect to the management of safety associated with their railway activities. It should be noted that this excludes the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI).
The 8 heritage railways concerned are
Difflin Lake Railway, Raphoe, Co. Donegal
Fintown Railway, Fintown, Co. Donegal
Cavan & Leitrim Railway, Dromod, Co. Leitrim
Irish Steam Preservation Society, Stradbally, Co. Laois
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford
Tralee & Dingle Railway, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Lartigue Monorailway, Listowel, Co. Kerry
West Clare Railway, Moyasta, Co. Clare.
These heritage railways all operate on their own self contained infrastructure. They are operated by a mix of paid and volunteer staff. They include steam and diesel traction and a number of passenger carrying vehicles.
Safety certification was granted to these railways on the basis of their accepted safety cases in accordance with the Railway Safety Act 2005 (the Act). As the majority of these safety certificates were issued in 2007 they now fall due for review.
Hasn’t it got cold recently? There is definitely a chill in the air.