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Krystal n chips
4th Apr 2014, 15:48
You have to give credit where it's due and the effort put into the civil engineering restoration of the track and infrastructure does warrant more than the usual applause....:ok:

It would be interesting, as always, to hear the views of the rail professionals about the project.

BBC News - Dawlish's storm-damaged railway line reopens (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26874503)

Unfortunately, and no surprise really, who should attempt to milk as much political capital out of the efforts of others ?.....enter....CMD.

Actually, it was a shame he pitched up when he did.....looking at all that tonnage involved during the reconstruction, and, well,......a missed opportunity some might say....

Capot
4th Apr 2014, 16:14
Nope........., sorry..........just can't do it. I give up.

Try Goggle;

Command?

CMD Womenswear?

California Micro Devices?

No, don't think so.

Go on then, who or what is CMD?

Krystal n chips
4th Apr 2014, 16:24
" No it would'nt..it would be interminably boring...as always"

Can we assume you have a low, to non-existent threshold of boredom then ?

Cumulogranite
4th Apr 2014, 16:28
CMD - Call Me Dave. A name associated with David Cameron when he was trying to curry favour with members of the electorate that have never been members of the Bullingdon club, what his class call "ordinary people"

Tankertrashnav
4th Apr 2014, 16:30
Capot - as K & C doesnt seem to wish to enlighten you, CMD = "Call me Dave", ie the Rt Hon David Cameron, MP, our illustrious prime minister.

Slightly disrespectful, but better than being called "Bliar" I suppose!

Cumulogranite - at least Dave doesnt pretend to be one of us, unlike Milliloon, whose upbringing among the chattering classes of North London hardly gives him any working class credentials.

K & C - I sincerely hope that that untidy row of containers full of rocks just off the sea wall isn't meant to be the final solution. Nothing short of a properly constructed breakwater will last more than a few winters, but in any case, an alternative inland route is the only long term answer.

MadsDad
4th Apr 2014, 18:20
To be fair, to the orginal subject:-

When the first pictures of the problems at Dawlish appeared the spokespeople were saying "at least 6 weeks" to mend it.

My thoughts were "and the rest". I did think 6 months would be closer.

So, instead of 6 weeks they took 8.

BLOODY GOOD JOB.

Cpt_Pugwash
4th Apr 2014, 18:23
For those interested in the fine detail of the repair operations, there are 104 pages here (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/81949-washout-at-dawlish/), including pics from one of the NR ops guys. Enjoy:ok:

Nail The Dream
21st Aug 2014, 14:49
I have to admit that I fear that it was all MY fault :uhoh:

I sat on the wall at the very spot where it collapsed last year,
while watching the Dawlish Air show ( 2013 ),
and obviously weakened the structure by doing so :ooh:

I am extremely pleased to see that they have rebuilt it all
in time for this Year's show - which is this coming weekend,
so I promise to sit down a little more gently this year,
if I happen to be in the same spot :p

Nail

tony draper
21st Aug 2014, 15:00
Some of us have been watching the fettling live on the webcam for Months,now some buggah wants us to pay to watch,buggah that.:suspect:
http://www.dawlishbeach.com/live/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=18

Andy_S
21st Aug 2014, 15:18
You have to give credit where it's due and the effort put into the civil engineering restoration of the track and infrastructure does warrant more than the usual applause....:ok:

It would be interesting, as always, to hear the views of the rail professionals about the project.

Unfortunately, and no surprise really, who should attempt to milk as much political capital out of the efforts of others ?.....enter....K'n'C.

There. Fixed that for you. :ok:

Seriously, he's a politician. That's what he does. Brown or Blair hardly ran away from publicity. Do you really believe that Miliband will be any different?

oldpax
22nd Aug 2014, 00:19
trains stopping due to bad weather was fairly normal in bad weather.The washing away was really a plot to get Plymouth airport open again.Plymouth ,that's the largest city in the south west .

pigboat
22nd Aug 2014, 01:02
trains stopping due to bad weather was fairly normal in bad weather.

Nothing new there.

Wreckhouse Newfoundland. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreckhouse,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador)

Cacophonix
22nd Aug 2014, 04:36
It takes more than a spot of snow to stop people called Dawlish from travelling... You could have asked Peter Cook about that...

http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/gKWIPBN7RkUutQ7h3272mPxmoJE.jpg

Major Dawlish (Cook): I think it's pretty clear whose side the Lord is on, Barrington.
Barrington (Moore): England, sir?
Major Dawlish (Cook): Naturally."

Caco

sitigeltfel
22nd Aug 2014, 05:49
Brown or Blair hardly ran away from publicity. Do you really believe that Miliband will be any different?

Politicians always look for Photo Ops. Milband seems to to specialise in photo Oops.

Bacon buttie, anyone?

Blacksheep
22nd Aug 2014, 07:09
As long as it's kosher. :rolleyes: