Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 December 2017

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 237, Auction Lot 76
Lot 76 A worksplate, VULCAN IRON WORKS, WILKES BARRE, 4377, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T, numbered as British War Department No 1279 and shipped to Britain. In 1947 fourteen of this large class of American war department standard shunting engines were purchased by the Southern Railway. This example became SR 66, later BR 30066. It was allocated to Southampton Docks, spending short periods on loan to Bank Hall and Fleetwood in 1955, and in December 1962 was transferred to Departmental Service, renumbered DS 235, and allocated to Lancing Carriage Works. Withdrawn from Lancing in the week ending 3 July 1965 it was cut up at Eastleigh MPD in the week ending 21 August 1965. Cast iron, 9¼" diameter, the front repainted. £400-600