Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 September 2017

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 234, Auction Lot 378
Lot 378 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, 1616, DONCASTER, 1925, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2560 built at Doncaster, Works in April 1925 and named PRETTY POLLY after the filly which won the 1904 Oaks, 1000 Guineas and St Leger. It was rebuilt as an A3 in May 1944 and renumbered 61 in 1946, becoming BR 60061. Allocated new to Gorton, it soon moved to Kings Cross and remained a Southern Section engine for the whole of its working life with spells at Grantham, New England, Doncaster and Copley Hill and on the Great Central at both Leicester and Neasden. It was withdrawn from Grantham on 16 June 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13½"x7¾" unpolished, the back stamped 2560 and 61. £3000-5000