Retaining the Rail Network

A ‘Lego’ style concrete retaining wall block is helping Network rail reduce the disruption to services when trackside landslips endanger the rail network.

The concrete block system was first used by Dean and Dyball Rail on the Blackboy Tunnel/Exmouth Junction where a section in a cutting, approximately 20 meters long, required stabilising. Historically, there had been several small slips which had resulted in a timber post and sleeper retaining wall being constructed and this was in the process of collapsing onto the S&T trough route. Continue reading “Retaining the Rail Network”