Great Central Railwayana Auctions

GCR Fortnightly Sales: Lot 24, Sale 282

Closing Days: Thursday, 25 June & Friday, 26 June 2020

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 282, Auction Lot 24

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Lot 24


King Leodegrance
A nameplate, KING LEODEGRANCE, from a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73118 built at Doncaster in December 1955 and named on 28 February 1960 after the father of King Arthur's wife Queen Guinevere in Arthurian legend, a re-use of the name but not the nameplates of the King Arthur Class engine No 30739 withdrawn in May 1957. Allocated new on 1 December 1955 to Nine Elms where it spent most of its working life apart from spells at Eastleigh and Guildford from where it was withdrawn on 9 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport. Cast brass, length 52¼", the front repainted. £4500-6000
 This lot sold for £6,300 to bidder number 3505.

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