Ireland awards its Golden Spanners

TONY MILES REPORTS ON IRISH RAIL’S CELEBRATION OF FLEET RELIABILITY

Delayed from April due to Covid-19, Iarnród Éireann held its ninth Golden Spanner Awards in early November, in a virtual event led by Chief Mechanical Engineer Peter Smyth and joined online by Modern Railways.

The awards reflected performance in 2019 and had been much anticipated during the extended wait. Whilst the Irish Spanners cover a wider number of categories than just fleet excellence, the first two awards emulate those handed out by Modern Railways to British operators for most reliable and most improved fleets.

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