Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 5 March 2016

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 206, Auction Lot 221
Lot 221 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4144, 1896, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 6A 4-6-0 No 456, originally Cape Government Railways No 176. The Class 6 series of locomotives were introduced primarily as passenger locomotives, but when the class became displaced by larger and more powerful locomotive classes they literally became a Jack-of-all-trades and proved themselves one of the most useful and successful locomotive classes in South Africa. They went on to see service in all parts of the country except Natal and were used on all types of traffic. The last was taken out of service in 1973. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted, £200-350
 This lot sold for £460.