We have a family connection with the World War II Thai-Burma Railway and have just returned from a regular visit to Myanmar (Burma). We visited Mawlamyine (Moulmein in Colonial and WWII days), the third largest city in the country. Following the construction of a major river bridge about 13 years ago the railway marshalling yards have been bypassed and have fallen into neglect. We took the opportunity of exploring this area and came across a turntable. On close examination we found the maker's name plate and were surprised to see ‘Ransomes & Rapier Ltd, Makers, Ipswich.'.
David and Judy Saunders