Great Central Railwayana Auctions

GCR Fortnightly Sales: Lot 29, Sale 287

Closing Days: Bidding closes on Wednesday, 19 August at 5:00pm with "Final Bid" on Thursday, 20 August & Friday, 21 August 2020

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 287, Auction Lot 29

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Lot 29


7027, Thornbury Castle
A smokebox numberplate 7027 from the (GWR) 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon and named THORNBURY CASTLE after the Twelfth Century Castle north of Bristol. Allocated new to Newton Abbot on 26 August 1949 and later Laira, Old Oak Common for nine years, Worcester and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and sold to Woodham Bros at Barry. It was acquired by Birmingham Railway Museum in 1972 and, following several changes of owner, was purchased in January 2020 by a private individual who intends to restore it for use at the Great Central Railway. The front repainted. £1000-1500
 This lot sold for £1,750 to bidder number 9157.

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Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 287, Lot 29

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