Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 March 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 258, Auction Lot 145
Lot 145 A worksplate, NASMYTH WILSON & CO, 1267, 1918, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in October 1918, ROD No 1724. It saw service in France from December 1918 and, on returning to the UK, was loaned to the Great Central Railway. After return to the WD, it was stored at Morecambe until sold to the LNER in February 1927, entering traffic in April 1929 as their Class O4 No 6559, renumbered 3639 in 1947, becoming BR 63639. Allocated to Colwick by January 1948 where it spent most of its BR days except for two periods at Annesley. Withdrawn from Colwick on 19 December 1965, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 23 February 1966. Cast brass, 13½"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £350-500
 This lot sold for £880.