Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 June 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 262, Auction Lot 189
Lot 189 A nameplate, SHOTOVER, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2580, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23118, in November 1924 and named after the racehorse which won the 1882 Derby and 2000 Guineas. It was rebuilt and re-classified to A3 Class in February 1928, renumbered 81 in 1946, becoming BR 60081. It was allocated new to Heaton, then went on loan to Haymarket, and its later sheds were Gateshead, Heaton again, Neville Hill, York, Gateshead again and finally back to Neville Hill where it spent its final thirteen years up to withdrawal on 1 October 1962. It was cut up at Doncaster Works. The loco achieved fame when, on 1 May 1928, it hauled the inaugural south-bound non-stop running of the Flying Scotsman departing from Edinburgh Waverley at 10 a.m. with Flying Scotsman itself hauling the north-bound train. Cast brass, 56½", the base clearly stamped 2580. £10000-12000