Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 December 2018

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 253, Auction Lot 169
Lot 169 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4052, from the 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in June 1914 and named PRINCESS BEATRICE after a daughter (1857-1944) of Queen Victoria who became Princess Henry of Battenberg. Allocated to Oxford by January 1948, it spent its final years at Hereford, Worcester and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 30 June 1953 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 5 September 1953. Cast brass, the front repainted. £3000-4000