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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2015, 01:29:39 am »

From the North Devon Journal - with a powerful image to illustrate the article:

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Passengers forced to evacuate train after huge wave destroys power


A train blasts through huge waves at Dawlish

Rail passengers were forced to evacuate a train using ladders after a huge wave crashed into the mainline service, killing the power.

Travellers were left in near darkness for four hours when the late night Sunday service was hit by a wall of water which wiped out the electrical system, leaving the service stranded.

The westbound service broke down between Dawlish and Teignmouth along the same stretch of track which was closed for weeks after last year's storms severed the line.

Campaigners for a more resilient infrastructure said the failure of a train to withstand a summer storm highlighted the fragility of the coastal route, which is regularly battered by breakers.

I think the train is muttering, "I'm a train, not a bluddy submarine: please stop chucking all that salt water over me!"  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2016, 02:51:10 pm »

As there have been strong easterly winds together with high tides over the last couple of days a number of Voyager worked trains have been canned through Dawlish.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2016, 03:08:31 pm »

As there have been strong easterly winds together with high tides over the last couple of days a number of Voyager worked trains have been canned through Dawlish.

The proper railway term is 'caped'  Wink Cheesy Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2016, 03:56:11 pm »

Mid morning and evening they've all been terminating at Exeter st Davids at least 3 days this week. It's been blowing in shore enough to bring in a long time dead whale!
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2016, 04:09:53 pm »

Hope there wasn't too much blubbering from the passengers .... Roll Eyes If the train or the whale had been travelling from the principality would we have had a lot of wailings about whales from Wales  ??
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2016, 04:20:41 pm »

Sorry to spoil the party, but that whale was there last week.....
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2016, 08:46:17 pm »

As there have been strong easterly winds together with high tides over the last couple of days a number of Voyager worked trains have been canned through Dawlish.

The proper railway term is 'caped'  Wink Cheesy Tongue

Canned is often used on Forums as slang
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2016, 09:20:27 pm »

... or, for those terminally hard of hearing, 'AXED'.  Tongue Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2016, 06:23:47 pm »

And again 28.11.16

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Plymouth rail passengers are again facing major disruption with trains being cancelled because of large waves at Dawlish.

Crosscountry trains has cancelled services between 5pm and 7pm today “due to a combination of a high tide and forecast strong onshore winds this evening causing waves to overtop the seawall at Dawlish".

Three trains heading for Plymouth from Scotland are affected. Three trains leaving Plymouth will only run to Newton Abbot.

A number of Crosscountry trains have broken down after being hit by heavy spray at Dawlish. Passengers can switch to Great Western Railway services which have, so far, not been affected.


Read more at http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/trains-to-plymouth-cancelled-as-large-waves-hit-dawlish/story-29940904-detail/story.html#fp3pwSIdvPZ18c60.99
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