To encourage day trips even more a station was opened at Dawlish Warren in 1904.
Dawlish Warren is a small seaside resort near the town of Dawlish in Teignbridge on the south coast of Devon in England. Dawlish Warren consists almost entirely of holiday accommodation and facilities for holiday-makers especially caravan sites.
The late 1800s business plan was right then and remains valid (but at a different level) today.
Which all makes suggestions to re-route the line inland (and away from danger of demolition) both controversial and expensive.
But dealing with stuff like this is challenging in the extreme. Have a watch of 6 miutes of Dawlish weather.
Meanwhile, tomorrow, fbb reports on last Thusday's visit to Taunton to assess First's very un-First revamp as "The Buses of Somerset" and/or "The Buses of Taunton".
P.S. Another corny spoof news item:-
"A large hole has appeared in the railway at Dawlish. Network Rail are looking into it."