Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 7 December 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 271, Auction Lot 411
Lot 411 A nameplate, SIR WILLIAM GRAY, from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1189 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5547, in August 1947, and named after a LNER Director who served from 1933 to 1947 and died in January 1978. It became BR 61189 and was allocated new to Stockton and later Ardsley, Copley Hill, Low Moor, Mirfield, Wakefield and York North from where it was withdrawn on 11 May 1967 and sold to Drapers at Hull. Cast brass, length 44¼", the front repainted. £4500-5500