Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 December 2018

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 253, Auction Lot 251
Lot 251 A nameplate, THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT, with its matching regimental badge, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6147 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23642, in 1927 and which became BR 46147. Originally named Courier after the pioneer loco, it was renamed on 17 October 1935 at a ceremony at Northampton Castle station by Lady Knox, the wife of the Regiment's Colonel in Chief, in the presence of several detachments of the Regiment and local dignatories. Allocated to Crewe North by January 1948, its later sheds included Carlisle Upperby, Camden, Holyhead, Millhouses, Canklow and Willesden from where it was withdrawn on 27 November 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 7 March 1963. The nameplate 52" long, the front repainted, the badge 11" diameter, the pair attractively mounted on a wooden backboard. £9000-12000
 This lot sold for £15000.

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Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 253, Auction Lot 251