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Wednesday, October 25, 2006
gazebos and sliding buffers
The first part of the safety works at the Radstock end were completed in the rain on Sunday. This is the down line sliding buffers, a feature unique on Britain's railways. This is designed to take the impact of a runaway on the 1 in 53 (flattening to 1 in 330) grade through the station. Further work will include a shingle trap and bund, giving 100% protection to Silver Street. This will serve until the bridge is replaced.
The gazebo is missing in the final shot because it blew away!