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« Reply #105 on: May 04, 2021, 03:59:19 pm »

All I can say is that I am glad that I spent the amount of time that I did exploring that length of line between 2010-2018.

You know you are getting old when the list of things that you can say you saw in their heyday starts increasing rapidly.
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« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2021, 10:24:46 pm »

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Police and Network Rail issue warning after trespass incident increase in Dawlish

The British Transport Police have teamed up with Network Rail once again to issue a warning after a number of trespass incidents in Dawlish, Devon.

Network Rail is working on the new sea wall in Dawlish and has closed a footpath whilst work takes place. A temporary route has however been put in place between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren.

The latest warning follows on from a previous warning back in April

Since the footpath was closed, a number of incidents have seen people climbing on the all and walking next to the railway, where trains pass at up to 75mph.

In May, 18 incidents happened on the line and multiple people were caught on camera in the past few weeks.

In one of the instances, a person climbed on the wall with a dog (not on a lead) and caused a train to make an emergency stop.

Other incidents have seen people fall off the wall and need assistance to get off the tracks.

The BTP (British Transport Police) and Network Rail are now urging people to stay off the tracks.

Embedded Inspector Darren Burridge from British Transport Police said: “We see hundreds of people taking risks on and around the railway every year, resulting in tragic consequences or life-changing injuries. Both outcomes are avoidable.

“Our network of uniformed and plain-clothed police officers, and over 150,000 CCTV (Closed Circuit Tele Vision) cameras, monitor the railway 24/7 – we will actively pursue and take positive action against those who fail to comply with the simple instruction not to trespass.”

Alison Kramer, Community Safety Manager for Network Rail’s Western route, said: “During the half term holidays at the end of May, Network Rail staff spent the week on the sea wall talking to visitors about the work, explaining the diversion route and providing everyone with maps, so I am appalled that this type of reckless behaviour is still happening.

“The diversion adds a few minutes onto the time it takes to walk between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren, is it really worth risking yours and other people’s lives for the sake of a few minutes?

“The diversion route is there to ensure the safe running of the railway and we urge everyone to observe it. I encourage anyone who may witness acts of illegal trespassing to report it the British Transport Police”
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« Reply #107 on: July 02, 2021, 06:52:39 am »

Not seen the description "Embedded Inspector" before. Have the contractors embedded him in concrete?
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« Reply #108 on: July 02, 2021, 07:32:59 pm »

Not seen the description "Embedded Inspector" before. Have the contractors embedded him in concrete?

I think it might be to do with an advanced level of working from home…  Grin

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« Reply #109 on: July 06, 2021, 05:38:30 pm »

Trespass at Dawlish is the subject of a warning/educational Tweet today by Network Rail.

https://twitter.com/networkrail/status/1412449527660007424
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« Reply #110 on: August 03, 2021, 11:03:43 am »

Concrete panels completed at Dawlish. Concrete infilling taking place. Some recurvers installed.
Wooden platform still to go; I expect in stages out of season. Everywhere is packed out down here.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/another-brick-in-the-wall-key-milestone-reached-in-dawlish
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« Reply #111 on: August 03, 2021, 11:30:07 am »

Network Rail has written to Teignmouth residents explaining their latest plans



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« Reply #112 on: August 03, 2021, 12:37:14 pm »

There’s a good video on the Dawlish beachcams YouTube channel with detailed coverage of the progress by the middle of last month:

https://youtu.be/08wFqU19VMM

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« Reply #113 on: January 14, 2022, 04:58:07 pm »

Video posted by Dawlish Beach Cams today, showing the work going on to divert the Dawlish Brook while they build a new “stilling basin”.  Does “stilling” in this context come from trying to reduce the effect of waves on the flow of the brook?   Or is it slowing the brook flow to stop it scouring away the beach?

https://youtu.be/pbUc5B5FMTM
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« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2022, 02:41:36 pm »

Another video update showing the situation with the Dawlish station platform work at 1730 yesterday, he intends to do another update tonight to show 24 hours of progress.  They also show the completed temporary channel for the Dawlish Brook, the flow is expected to be diverted during this week.

https://youtu.be/t4dpz_p2lq4

Direct link to part 2:

https://youtu.be/HFBht3iu_ww

I think it’s impressive how much progress they can make in a weekend. The down ends of the platforms under the canopies look much better already…

And part 3, update from today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCOqWetpMwY

^^^ excellent service by “rogerw”, I was just about to add a note about part 3 but it was already done!
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« Reply #115 on: February 14, 2022, 10:45:21 am »

This piece of artwork on the front at Weymouth on Saturday reminded me of Dawlish - "The Levels are Changing and so must we":







See http://www.alystoneman.co.uk for the poet's background.
See http://www.raphaeldaden.co.uk for the artist's background.
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« Reply #116 on: March 06, 2022, 06:47:47 pm »

Another video by Dawlish Beachcams, showing the almost complete station platforms.  During the commentary it is mentioned that piling works in the station area are almost complete.

https://youtu.be/WFqk1tAqKbI
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« Reply #117 on: March 19, 2022, 12:53:32 pm »

I’ve just been watching the webcam, it’s quite interesting to see how they’re gradually building the new front wall or foundations for the new stilling basin, with access only at the bottom half of the tide.

I assume they must use a specific concrete mix for all this sort of stuff that allows for the whole site to be under water for about 6 hours shortly after the pour is complete.  I have read that most concrete sets ok under still water, it’s the scouring effect of moving water that causes problems.

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« Reply #118 on: April 14, 2022, 07:17:41 am »

https://twitter.com/networkrailwest/status/1513858626447941637?cxt=HBwWioC52cyZp4IqAAAA&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email

New video of work to be done.
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« Reply #119 on: April 27, 2022, 06:04:01 am »

This video may be of interest. Shows the Terramare ship being used to deliver and retrieve the heavy machines used for the Dawlish works.

https://www.dawlishbeach.com/2021/11/how-do-they-get-the-large-machinery-to-the-beach/
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