Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 June 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 262, Auction Lot 368
Lot 368 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 7805, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1907 from a Great Eastern Railway Class T26 2-4-0 No 496 built at Stratford in January 1895 and reboilered in 1907, which constituted the rebuilding referred to on this plate, becoming LNER Class E4 No 7496 in 1924. In 1942 it was intended to renumber the 18 surviving E4s as 7791-7808 in numerical order to clear blocks of numbers for new B1 4-6-0's. Only five of these were actually renumbered, but this included No 7496 duly renumbered 7805 in December 1942. It was subsequently renumbered 2788 in 1946 and became BR 62788. Withdrawn March 1958. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350