Kennaway Tunnel

  • Dawlish sea wall rebuild begins

    Dawlish sea wall rebuild begins

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    Work started at Dawlish on June 1 to construct a new higher and wider sea wall to protect the railway and the town from the sea. Teignbridge District Council approved Network Rail’s £30million plans to increase the height of the sea wall in April. A 360-metre section of wall between Dawlish station and Kennaway Tunnel…

  • Two ‘Thumper’ tours planned

    Two ‘Thumper’ tours planned

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    Hastings Diesels, which operates St Leonards depot-based ‘Thumper’ Unit No. 1001, has announced it is progressing plans for two day trips in the coming months. However, the group stressed the tours are currently only outline plans and may unavoidably be subject to change or cancellation. The first is hoped to operate on Saturday, April 6…

  • Major improvements at Dawlish to reduce sea wall disruption

    Major improvements at Dawlish to reduce sea wall disruption

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    Network Rail has spent months compiling a detailed report on the options for the future of the famous sea wall railway at Dawlish.

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