Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 September 2018

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 249, Auction Lot 184
Lot 184 A nameplate, THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VOLUNTEERS SOUTH LANCASHIRE with its regimental badge displayed above the nameplate, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6137 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23632, in 1927, becoming BR 46137 and the last of the Class to be rebuilt with tapered boiler in March 1955. Originally named VESTA in 1928 after the pioneer loco built by Robert Stephenson, it was renamed after the locally based regiment at Warrington Bank Quay station on 14 October 1936. Allocated new to Crewe North on 1 October 1927, its later sheds included Upperby, Camden, Crewe North, Edge Hill, Longsight, Saltley and finally back to Upperby from where it was withdrawn on 31 October 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 9 May 1963. The nameplate, 50½" long, a small steel plate, on which the badge is mounted, bolts to the top of the plate. Cast brass, length 60¾", the badge 11" diameter. £22000-25000
 This lot sold for £26500.

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Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 249, Auction Lot 184