It was disappointing to recently hear the train can often be overloaded and that even with a seat reservation, someone may sit there and there is not much you can do about it. I don't think Victoria's own VLine conductors would allow such nonsense.
In a terrible storm in February 2014, the line to Cornwall was damaged where it passes along a sea wall in the small town of Dawlish, Devon. The sea wall was badly damaged and the train line left suspended in the air. It took until April for the line to be repaired with repairs seeming to be underway overnight as well. Some interesting flood lights rising from ground at night and the retracting back during the day were used. Most photos are from English media publications.
How pretty it must be to see the sea from the train window as you are off on your summer holidays.
Big waves. Photo by Stewart Armstrong.
Great Britain does really big waves crashing into its coastline very well. Remember the photo I posted of a Blackpool tram with sea water swirling around its wheels as waves crashed over the sea wall, which by the way have been since improved.
The track welding must have been very good. "You walk across." "No, you walk across first." "Where's the apprentice?"
What a disaster. Peoples, be careful when stepping out your front door.
Yes, it really must be a lovely train journey. Lucky they aren't steam trains as the fire in the boiler might be doused. 1:22