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27 February 2015

George Monbiot and the Harbury landslide

The writer George Monbiot has linked the Harbury landslide with the removal of vegetation from the embankment that failed. This does not seem to be correct based on the images on Google Earth and from the scene

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4 February 2015

Harbury Tunnel landslide: an update from Network Rail

Yesterday Network Rail released more information, and some good images, of the Harbury Tunnel landslide in Central England. The images suggest a complex failure mechanism involving 350,000 tonnes of material

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2 February 2015

The Harbury tunnel and cutting landslide in Central England

A major landslide occurred in the Harbury cutting and tunnel in Warwickshire, England on Saturday, blocking an important railway line

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1 December 2014

Landslides in the Movies Part 2: The Railway Children (1970)

The 1970 movie The Railway Children featured a translational landslide that blocked a railway track. Fortunately three children were on hand to save the day

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7 November 2014

A roundup of recent landslide events

An roundup of recent landslides, including an update on the Mannen landslide in Norway, a fatal landslide in Switzerland and a rockslide in Canada that has left a train driver missing

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20 March 2014

Dawlish: inducing landslide failure using firehoses

At Dawlish in SW England Network Rail are trying to mitigate a landslide by inducing failure using fire hoses

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4 March 2013

New images of the Hatfield Colliery (coal mine) landslide in northern England

New images have appeared on Twitter of the Hatfield Colliery landslide. These show some amazing deformation patterns at the toe of the landslide

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19 December 2012

Unbelievable – a video of a landslide striking and derailing a freight train in Everett, near Seattle, USA

On Monday a landslide derailed a freight train Everett, near Seattle in Washington State, USA. The landslide was caught on a remarkable video

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14 December 2012

Images of a railway landslide in the Canadian Rockies

Some images of a spectacular rockslide in western Canada that blocked the CN mainline last month

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30 November 2012

Multiple landslides in the UK in the last week

A selection of landslides triggered by the recent uusually heavy rainfall across the UK

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