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Author Topic: Decision on Dawlish wall to be made Tuesday 16 April  (Read 5542 times)
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« on: April 15, 2019, 07:22:23 pm »

BBC South West LIVE from Dawlish on the 18:30pm local news,
reporting on a decision by local planners to grant permission
to raise the wall at Dawlish
If you would like to see the News item.
Please do it as soon as possible
as the local news is only available for 24 hours on the i-player thing.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 08:22:18 pm »

Link to program mentioned above
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004c3g/spotlight-evening-news-15042019

Package about Dawlish starts about 3:40 into the broadcast. WP.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 04:40:48 pm »

Meanwhile it looks like the track is about to be replaced along the sea wall...

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 07:51:25 pm »

Converting back to 7 foot gauge?
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 07:57:44 pm »

Converting back to 7 foot gauge?

It's the new one fathom gauge.
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Tuesday had come down through Dundrum and Foster Avenue, brine-fresh from sea-travel, a corn-yellow sun-drench that called forth the bees at an incustomary hour to their bumbling.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 08:03:27 pm »

I actually heard someone suggest to his partner that it might be for third rail electrification.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 10:53:47 pm »

I was wondering of those rails had been pre-painted to ward off the suns rays - but I've found a better explanation for that silver-grey colour. British Steel do a zinc alloy coating called Zinoco, marketed as protecting rails against corrosion in harsh environments like coasts (and using pictures of you-know-where).
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