Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 3 March 2018

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 241, Auction Lot 64
Lot 64 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1144, from a Swansea Harbour Trust 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 2781, in July 1909, SHT No 13. When the SHT and its locos was taken over by the GWR in July 1923, this loco became GWR 974 and was renumbered 1144 in September 1948. Apart from a few months at Swansea Paxton Street in 1955, it spent all its BR days at Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 8 January 1960 and sold for scrap to Woodfield & Way at Cardiff on 1 April 1960. Cast brass, the front repainted. £600-900