Director’s Diary: Rain Stops Train Again!

Storms in the UK are making some journeys difficult or impossible. Not much comfort, but not a new problem and not just a domestic problem. Here is the Italian railway along the coast to La Spezia, linking Cinque Terra with Genova. The views are spectacular, but so are the seas!

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This has all the drama of Brunel’s Exeter line between Dawlish and Starcross. In Devon they speak of waves breaking over the top of carriages When storms swept away a section of the line in February 2014 we were reminded once again that the most spectacular bits of railway are often the most expensive.

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Wishing all on the railways, Calm Seas and a Safe Voyage.