Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 December 2017

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 237, Auction Lot 102
Lot 102 A nameplate, ROOD ASHTON HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 4965 built at Swindon in November 1929 and named after the country house at West Ashton near Trowbridge in Wiltshire, once the residence of GWR Director Viscount Long but demolished in the 1970s. Allocated to St Philips Marsh by January 1948, its later sheds included Penzance, Laira, Reading and Didcot from where it was withdrawn on 26 March 1962 and officially recorded as cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 28 April 1962. Subsequently it was discovered that, following an exchange of parts between 4965 and sister engine 4983 Albert Hall, it was 4983 scrapped at Swindon while 4965 eventually found its way to Woodham Bros at Barry from where it was acquired for preservation and now resides at Tyseley. Superb ex loco condition. £6500-8000