The Orange Army

We had a veritable Orange Army with us today – a corporate Volunteering day from Atkins. They were all keen and enthusiastic, and knew how to work together as a team – not bad considering some of them had never met before, as they all work in different office locations. Days like this give people in the railway industry a chance to experience railway work “hands-on” – there’s really nothing like shovelling ballast in the rain! It was also the first time we’ve used the recently-arrived ex-MOD Hudson ballast hoppers – and the conclusion is that they work really well.