|Apologies for pinching this from the SDC Website!|
The post has been held for many years by Martin Hawkins, uncle to Sentinel 7109's boiler inspector Peter Hawkins, a boiler maker in his own right and driver on the West Somerset Railway. So I have quite an act to follow.
To some extent, the task is a blank sheet for me to make of it what I can; the main object being to be the point of contact for anyone with queries about Sentinel locos. Where I don't know an answer, hopefully I can find someone who does!
Tony Thomas has kept records of locomotives still in existence for many years. I hope to make use of his existing information and to keep it up to date using a website, 'blog or such like.
Wish me luck!