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Trains plough through the waves on scenic UK line as storms approach

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    Published: 2017-02-03 10:02:24 BdST

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Trains braved the waves throwing up spectacular showers of spray along one of Britain's most scenic rail stretches in Dawlish on Thursday. Reuters

Throwing up spectacular showers of spray, trains braved the waves along one of Britain's most scenic rail stretches on Thursday, ahead of a weekend which could see widespread travel disruption from high winds.

The line between Exeter and Plymouth at the seaside town of Dawlish in Devon, southwest England, is regularly pummelled by heavy seas and in 2014 was partially washed away when a storm destroyed a large section of sea wall.

Met Office forecasters have issued a weather warning for most of southern England for Friday and Saturday, saying strong winds could cause disruption and flooding.

Waves hit a train during heavy seas and high winds in Dawlish. Reuters

Waves hit a train during heavy seas and high winds in Dawlish. Reuters

The line between Exeter and Plymouth at the seaside town of Dawlish in Devon, southwest England, is regularly pummelled by heavy seas. Reuters

The line between Exeter and Plymouth at the seaside town of Dawlish in Devon, southwest England, is regularly pummelled by heavy seas. Reuters

The weekend could see widespread travel disruption from powerful winds and high waves. Reuters

The weekend could see widespread travel disruption from powerful winds and high waves. Reuters

 

Trains braved the waves throwing up spectacular showers of spray along one of Britain's most scenic rail stretches in Dawlish on Thursday. Reuters

Trains braved the waves throwing up spectacular showers of spray along one of Britain's most scenic rail stretches in Dawlish on Thursday. Reuters

Trains braved the waves throwing up spectacular showers of spray along one of Britain's most scenic rail stretches in Dawlish on Thursday. Reuters

Trains braved the waves throwing up spectacular showers of spray along one of Britain's most scenic rail stretches in Dawlish on Thursday. Reuters