Emergency reactive works Dawlish sea wall

Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th of February 2014 saw the UK rail network get hit by the weather like it never had before.

After an already wet winter the winds and the rain threw up storm seas unseen for many a decade causing the sea wall at Dawlish to be breached and then finally collapse.
TRS received the emergency call on Friday morning to send a machine to site in order to start clearing the site up and this then rapidly escalated into multiple machines for major works as the situation deteriorated.

With the first machine on site within 4 hours the job then went on to run for 5 months and over 10000hrs working 24hrs a day on all conditions.