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Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 December 2017

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 237, Auction Lot 192
Lot 192 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1208, (undated) from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new in June 1916 to the Ministry of Munitions, Gretna Factory as DES 3. Fitted with vacuum brakes at Gretna for working passenger trains within the munitions complex. Sold by 1922 to Bradford Corporation for use on the Nidd Valley Light Railway, Nidderdale, Yorkshire West Riding. Used on the Scar House reservoir project and named MITCHELL after the chief waterworks engineer and later renamed ILLINGWORTH. Sold to Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd in late 1936 and overhauled by Hudswell Clarke when it is believed the undated worksplates were fitted. Delivered to McAlpine in April 1937 as No 88. Worked on a number of contracts until sold in May 1940 to John Mowlem & Co. Ltd. They also used it extensively on contract work until it was sold around May 1957 to J.W. Hardwick, Sons & Co. Ltd, West Ewell, Surrey. It languished in their yard until sold for preservation in March 1973. Currently located at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", the front lightly polished. The year of build is not shown on the face but has been crudely engraved on the back. £200-350
 This lot sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 4746.

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