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VIDEO: Like a hurricane

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A seaside train ride in southwest England sounds appealing — unless hurricane-force winds are buffeting the coast.

That’s what riders faced last week when 90-mph winds kicked up waves that overwhelmed and damaged a seawall and swept over the train tracks.

Rail service was suspended for an hour, but the Brits in the tiny seaport village seemed to take it in stride.

The damaged seawall was "the kind of thing we deal with at Dawlish every day," a Network Rail spokesman told the Western Morning News.