Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 June 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 262, Auction Lot 345
Lot 345 A smokebox numberplate, 63717, from a 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers to Robinson's Great Central Railway design by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3745, in March 1919, ROD No 1697. Loaned to the GWR in July 1919, their No 3021, it was returned to the ROD in February 1922 and stored at Beachley. Acquired by the LNER in December 1923, it became their O4 Class 6314, renumbered 3717 in 1846, becoming BR 63717. Allocated to Mexborough by January 1948, it moved in 1950 to Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 4 April 1965 and taken for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge on 22 July 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-400