Dawlish station

Yesterday, on a journey to Exeter, I took this picture from a moving train. You might be wondering why I’d be so keen to take a picture of Dawlish Railway Station. Well, it was because of the terrible weather back in January/February that had a devastating effect on the railway line at Dawlish (and on neighboring homes).

Here’s David Christian’s incredible video: http://youtu.be/KQZldlyT_t0  – and one from the DAILY TELEGRAPH showing the rail-track floating in mid-air as a result of the storms.

A promise was kept (against all odds) to repair the near-catastrophic damage and have trains back on the track in time for the Easter holidays. So it was great to take this scenic journey yesterday and see all the repairs in place! Here’s another picture, this time showing the renewed sea wall on the Exeter side of Dawlish Station:

Repaired railway Dawlish




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