Yeah, the old Times reliable headline (22 October 1957) reworked.
That is the main rail route to and from the South-West.
Once again we have evidence of how false economies bedevil any sensible transport planning:
As of now any rolling stock west of Dawlish is there for the duration.
Ireland had the same problem in 2009 when the Broadmeadow viaduct collapsed.
Spot the similarity of a railroad dead-end to eggs in one basket.
Once upon a nostalgic time, we did things so much better: