Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 December 2017

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 237, Auction Lot 246
Lot 246 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, No 2024, 1948, from the Peppercorn A2 Class 4-6-2 No 60533 HAPPY KNIGHT named after the racehorse owned by Sir W. Cooke which won the 1946 2000 Guineas. Always a Southern Section engine, it was allocated new in April 1948 to New England, soon moved to Copley Hill but returned to New England where it spent about half its working life in several spells but was also at Grantham, Kings Cross and Doncaster. Withdrawn from New England in June 1963, it was cut up the following November at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13"x7¾", in ex loco condition with traces of green paint to the rim, the back stamped 533 in two places £3500-4000