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« on: January 03, 2024, 10:23:37 »

The post-railway-era dip at the entrance to Devonshire Tunnel's suffered from the downpour.

Long drained by mysterious means, including the legendary ceramic pipe that used to run down the gradient to supply water for the operation at Green Park shed, a puddle appeared before Christmas, since when it's only got deeper. Passable for now on foot if you have waders.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2024, 18:31:59 »

Several months later and today the water level had finally dropped to zero - Devonshire tunnel's gates have been reopened so the entirety of the route to Midford is open.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2024, 10:52:15 »

Several months later and today the water level had finally dropped to zero - Devonshire tunnel's gates have been reopened so the entirety of the route to Midford is open.

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Just in time for a further bout of wet weather
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2024, 06:57:00 »

I think we have another thread on this topic. I must admit I have trouble finding previous threads when I am posting something.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2024, 07:53:53 »

I think we have another thread on this topic. I must admit I have trouble finding previous threads when I am posting something.

http://www.passenger.chat/27359 perhaps?

Agreed it often ain't easy to find old threads - I found that by putting "Devonshire" into the Deep Search box, and my usual way to go back and locate stuff is that search box, sometimes (though not needed in this case) then tuning the search by using the various options at the bottom of the results.

I would normally be tempted to merge the topics - HOWEVER I won't do so here for a few days to give you a chance to look and see what I am describing.

If anyone has a magic /better system for improving our looking back for things, please tell me. So much of what we talk about is a linked network of topics that it's hard to know what to post, and the huge amount of time some members (thanks CfN especially) have put into merging and moving and spliting topics is really appreciated. It does give us a resource that's useful though sometimes hard as an archive / to carry on building.   Contrast that to the great difficulty of saving Facebook posts as a resource - there are a couple of groups I'm a member of where - well - you have to cry at all the good material that fades to become unfindable.
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