Unfortunately yesterday Roger Winnen had to leave Bodmin General before Denise actually touched the B & W metals. However Roger Salter who couldn't visit yesterday has completed the story with three views of the B & W's latest acquisition.
5322 was built in Swindon in 1917 & sent new to France to serve the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers. My Grandfather worked for the Chief Mechanical Engineer (42 yrs) & worked on all correspondence for her build. He also went with the R.O.D. to France & then Taranto,Italy supplying the troops in Salonika, Mesopotamia & Egypt. A picture of his company was taken at Longmoor before embarkation in 1917. I also enclose a photo of her in war time colours when I visited Didcot & went into her cab a great thrill. Regards Roger Salter
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