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Author Topic: Tarka Line: Great Article on the railway and the river  (Read 2485 times)
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« on: February 03, 2018, 07:27:19 pm »


Well worth a read:

https://www.railengineer.uk/2018/01/09/a-short-story-of-a-railway-and-its-river/
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 09:34:01 pm »

Great article about a great scheme.  A significant long term threat to the railway removed in grand style.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:48:34 am »

Very good article indeed! Although a "surfeit of lampreys" isn't always a good thing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 10:03:09 am »

Yes, very good article.....and I learnt a new word.....Geomorphology

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Geomorphology is the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features created by physical, chemical or biological processes operating at or near the Earth's surface.
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Geomorphology is the study of landforms, their processes, form and sediments at the surface of the Earth (and sometimes on other planets). Study includes looking at landscapes to work out how the earth surface processes, such as air, water and ice, can mould the landscape.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 11:50:52 am »

And here's the work in progress courtesy of a recent Google maps image



Edit note: Link to map image fixed. CfN.

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 05:57:34 pm »

Yes, very good article.....and I learnt a new word.....Geomorphology

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Geomorphology is the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features created by physical, chemical or biological processes operating at or near the Earth's surface.
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Geomorphology is the study of landforms, their processes, form and sediments at the surface of the Earth (and sometimes on other planets). Study includes looking at landscapes to work out how the earth surface processes, such as air, water and ice, can mould the landscape.
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Geomorphology is why stuff falls down. (Four Track Wiki, Now!)

I drove past there last Friday, and didn't notice a thing!
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