30 March 2014
WHILE there has been rightly intense media coverage over the hole in the Dawlish sea wall below Riviera Terrace, Dawlish, the actual damage caused to the railway and associated infrastructure during the February storms is far more serious and extends along the coastal line for 3.7miles from Langstone Rock in the east to the skew bridge at Teignmouth in the west. It means that Network Rail has a large worksite which split between a number of main contractors with the aim of reopening the line on April 4.
- Concerns over future of Wolsztyn steam operation - UPDATED
- Dawlish line to reopen earlier than planned
- Winds force WCML closure
- Now the Thames floods railway lines
- GB ups class 66 order to 21 as part of 37 loco procurement
- Network Rail may get help from MoD staff for Dawlish
- Dawlish sea wall breached
- Thunderbirds nameplates help raise £5000 for Alzheimer's Society
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 9th May 2014
Here's an exclusive chance to WIN tickets and a brake van ride at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Cotswold Festival of Steam over the weekend of May 24-26, 2014.
Other Feature Articles
14 November 2013
I’D like to thank your readers for their generous response to our Bridge to the Future article and appeal in the November issue. In the days following The Railway Magazine feature, the rate of donations coming into the Great Central Railway headquarters more than tripled!
7 April 2014
Branding a train with a vinyl wrap or selective vinyl patches is a complex and interesting activity. Here for the first time, courtesy of Stewart Signs and Virgin Trains, is a speeded up stage-by-stage view of the process from the initial discussion and design stage to the application of the vinyls to the full sized train. Pendolino No. 390155 was launched into traffic by stars Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy at London Euston on March 31.
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