Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 5 March 2016

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 206, Auction Lot 24
Lot 24 A worksplate, KITSON & Co. 1912. Kitson built a number of locos for both home and overseas in 1912 but it seems likely that this plate came from one of the eleven Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0s which they constructed that year. These were given Kitson progressive numbers 4900 to 4910 and bore GCR running numbers 1192 to 1202. Three of these locos were commandeered by the WD during World War 2 and the remainder entered British Railways stock as Class O4s Nos 63700, 63707, 63710, 63711, 63719, 63722, 63723 and 63727. Engraved brass, 10½"x6½", the front lightly cleaned. £300-500
 This lot sold for £920.