Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 7 March 2020

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 276, Auction Lot 97
Lot 97 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1766, 14CRB, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14C 4-8-2 built by the Montreal Locomotive Works, Works No 58642, in 1918. In the early 1930s some of the class including this one were re-balanced to enable them to work on branch lines and they were re-designated as Class 14CB, the B indicating branch line usage. After re-boilering it was again re-designated as Class 14CRB, the R indicating the rebuilding. The class were all withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front centre cleaned but unpainted. £300-500
 This lot sold for £280.