Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 December 2018

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 253, Auction Lot 149
Lot 149 A nameplate, WINDWARD ISLANDS, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5637 built at Crewe and allocated new to Crewe North on 19 December 1934 but not named until March 1936, becoming BR 45637. Its later sheds included Patricroft, Carlisle Upperby, Crewe North and Edge Hill where it was shedded when involved in Britain's worst peacetime railway disaster at Harrow & Wealdstone station on 8 October 1952 involving three trains, one a Euston to Liverpool express double headed by Princess Royal No 46202 piloted by 45637. Both engines were damaged beyond repair and 45637 was cut up at Crewe Works by 23 January 1953. The nameplate has survived in fine original condition. Cast brass, length 49¾". £10000-15000