Irish railway steam engine heritage secure with AFS


As Ireland’s only remaining mainline steam engineering depot, the Railway Preservation Society for Ireland required a specialist flooring contractor to help them safeguard their historical engines for future generations.

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s (RPSI) Whitehead Excursion Station is the home of Ireland’s only remaining mainline steam engineering depot.

With such historical steam engines at the station, the RSPI required a flooring contractor who could help them upgrade key walkways and floors for visitors. With previous experience in successfully delivering many other specialist projects, the RSPI turned to Advanced Flooring Systems.

AFS began the project by preparing the existing concrete substrate using their in-house surface preparation division. Following preparation, 2 coats of MPM Duroglass P5/4  in red were applied to the main floor area.

After the new floor coating was successfully installed, AFS then installed a new system over the 200 sq metres walkways, using a chequered plate using a special steel primer from MPM – Duroglass FF4416.  A further top coat of MPM Duroglass P5/4 in grey was then applied to allow the walkway area to withstand high volumes of foot traffic.

With a new protective and hard wearing coatings installed in the floor and walkways, AFS has safeguarded both the station’s visitors and Ireland’s steam engines for future generations.

Photographs from the recent Whitehead Excursion Station project can be viewed online.


About Advanced Flooring Systems

Advanced Flooring Systems (AFS) provide the Irish & UK market with the complete Industrial & Commercial flooring package. Founded in 2007, the company has achieved rapid growth through the completion of many successful past projects throughout Ireland & the UK. Operating in a large number of market sectors, AFS provide a range of specialised services including Industrial Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Car Park Deck Waterproofing, Podium Deck Waterproofing, Bund Lining, Surface Preparation, Concrete Repair, Resin Injection and Joint Sealants.

AFS pride themselves in being different from other flooring contractors due to their wealth of industry & technical experience and also by being the approved applicators for Sika, Flowcrete, MC Building Chemicals, Resdev, Dow, Larsens & MPM. This allows AFS to specify the correct system to suit the customer’s requirements – not the suppliers.

Contact AFS to find out more, including how they can help on your next project.

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