Published: 17th February 2016
Today we have used our 'Shark' ballast plough van for the first time in many years to spread out some new ballast over some recent track re-laying work near the Bodmin - Lanivet Road. Despite having not been used for some time, the plough van worked perfectly at spreading out the ballast and was a lot easier than moving it all with a fork and a wheelbarrow!
Most wagons built for British Railways for their own track maintenance works were named after sea creatures. There are also Mermaids, Swordfishes, Salmons, Rudds and Dogfishes amongst others!