This copy once belonged to R. H. R. Garraway, father of A.G.W. Garraway sometime General Manager of the Festiniog Railway. R.H.R. was born in 1894 and had a distinguished career in the motive power department of the GER and its successors from 1911 to 1954. He started as a premium apprentice at Stratford in 1911. He volunteered and served in the army from January 1918 to 1920 mainly in Egypt as a Foreman Fitter in the Quartermaster Sergeant in Kantara. After demobilisation in March 1920 he supervised locomotive repairs at Woolwich Arsenal for a while. He returned to main line railways as District Mechanical Inspector at Peterborough and was from 1921 Assistant District Loco Superintendent at Cambridge (the post which he held at the time of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley. From 1941 he was District Loco Superintendent at Lincoln until his retirement on 1st January 1955. He became a director of the then Festiniog Railway Society in the year of his retirement and worked on that line in a variety of volunteer capacities for several years. He died in 1972.
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