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The Militray Engine


The Great Western Class43xx locomotive 5322 was built as one of a batch of 20 in 1917 and then sent to Europe for the closing stages of World War 1 to haul people and freight from the Port of Calais to the Railheads at the front. 5322 has been restored to her 1917 condition with a Khaki paint finish and the ROD number on the tender. ROD standing for the Railway Operating Division of the War Office.

After running on the branch line for the day 5322 was stabled in the shed for the evening photoshoot.

The Militray Engine


The Great Western Class43xx locomotive 5322 was built as one of a batch of 20 in 1917 and then sent to Europe for the closing stages of World War 1 to haul people and freight from the Port of Calais to the Railheads at the front. 5322 has been restored to her 1917 condition with a Khaki paint finish and the ROD number on the tender. ROD standing for the Railway Operating Division of the War Office.

After running on the branch line for the day 5322 was stabled in the shed for the evening photoshoot.

comments (5)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 May 2010, 06:43
These were veritable maids of all work Les: they remind me most of the Taunton-Barnstaple line where they held sway for many a year. I am thinking of going to Didcot today as a matter of fact: I'm keen to see progress on 6023, 1014, 2999 et al
Les Auld: No sign of the King when I was there, probably locked away in the works. thanks for the comment Chris.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 May 2010, 07:03
The Red Dragon is after ROD 5322 - fortunately it is not the Red Baron.

Great shot.
Les Auld: Still breathes fire though Louis, thanks for the comment.
I didn't know this existed! Thanks for both the picture and the info Les
Les Auld: There are more things in heaven and earth Bill, etc. etc. Thanks for the comment.
It certainly has that Great Western appearance Les, what good news that it has survivied to this day.
Les Auld: It is indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
Wonderful history Les..and I like the processing.
Les Auld: It is interesting Ron, thanks for the comment.

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