Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 June 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 262, Auction Lot 364
Lot 364 A worksplate, (LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY), 1566, DONCASTER, 1923, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 4474 built in March 1923 and named VICTOR WILD after the racehorse owned by Mr T Wharton which won the 1896 Kempton Park Jubilee Handicap. It was rebuilt and re-classified as A3 Class in October 1942, renumbered 105 in 1946 and became BR 60105. Always a Southern Section engine, it was allocated new to Kings Cross and later Doncaster, Gorton and Leicester before returning to Kings Cross in 1942, moving in September 1951 to Grantham from where it was withdrawn in June 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 4474 and 105. The plate retains its original curved shape, most of these plates being hammered flat prior to re-location from boiler to cab side. £3000-3500