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LAST AUCTION - NEWS

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE WORKSPLATE
OFFERED AT STAFFORD ON THE 11th JANUARY 2014


Lot 250


Brass LNER WORKSPLATE from "COCK O' THE NORTH". The original Worksplate from one of the most iconic and well photographed locos ever built: Gresley's masterpiece, the prototype of his P2 2-8-2 class No. 2001. Built Doncaster in 1934 for the heavy Waverley - Aberdeen expresses, via the Forth Bridge. Shedded at Haymarket. Gresley was a friend of Chapelon and Cock o' The North was taken by OVS Bullied (who had worked on the design as assistant to Gresley) to the SNCF test plant in Vitry, France. Cock o' The North was rebuilt by Gresley with a (Bugatti) A4 type front end in 1937. After Gresley's death the loco was rebuilt again by Thompson in 1944 as a Pacific and was a forerunner of his A2 class. The Worksplate bears an additional casting in brass which was added in 1944 to signify the rebuilding. Became BR 60501 under nationalisation and was shedded latterly at York. A classic piece of railway history and an iconic plate.

Sold for 10000

11th January 2014 Stafford Auction - Full Results Here



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Saturday 31st May 2014

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THE BLESSED WILLIAM HOWARD CATHOLIC SCHOOL,
ROWLEY AVENUE,
STAFFORD,
ST17 9AB

 

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