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On the old Great Western route to Plymouth and beyond the line from Exeter hugs the Exe estuary and then the coast from Starcross to Teignmouth where it starts inland again along the riverbank of the Teign to Newton Abbott. It is a stunning piece of railway line with red cliffs on one side and the sea on the other and because the servere curvature imposes a speed limit of about 40mph in places it gives the passenger enough time to admire the scenery.
Here an ex-GWR Hall 4.6.0 “Dumbleton Hall” threads its way along the sea wall at Dawlish with a Exeter-Plymouth train on a perfect summer’s day in the 1950s while the strollers take no notice, it being such an everyday sight. Nowadays when the ocassional steam special uses this line hundreds of people will crowd this spot to re-live those days, even if it’s raining!
An oil painting like this on board or canvas 20″×30″ of your favourite railway subject, British, American or even French, would cost about £2500.
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