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WE AUCTION LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATES & WORKSPLATES, STATION TOTEM SIGNS, POSTERS & ADVERTISING SIGNS PLUS MUCH MORE....

Nameplate MANCHESTER CITY ex GRESLEY B17 4-6-0 and later rebuilt to Class B2. Built by Robert Stephenson & Co in June 1937 as LNER no 2871, it received the nameplates from 2870 which had been hurriedly renamed Tottenham Hotspur. Rebuilt as the first Class B2 by Thompson in 1945 and later renumbered to 1671, the loco was then chosen to be one of the Royal Train engines and named Royal Sovereign the football club nameplates being removed in April 1946 and never reallocated. As 61671 the loco was Cambridge based for the whole of its life and was withdrawn from there in September 1958 and cut up the following month at Stratford Works. Although the Footballers had panels each side of the brass ball painted in Club colours, Manchester City was turned out from Darlington Works in 1945 with green panels, rather than the correct sky blue with which it first ran and it is offered in this condition. Complete with numerous photographs of the engine over the years, copies of works drawings of the nameplate and associated paperwork. The original splasher to which it is mounted is believed to be one of only two known in existence, nameplate and football are lightly cleaned only.

Category:  Nameplates Steam
Auction: November 2018 , Lot: 400
Sold for: £18,000
Nameplate MANCHESTER CITY Ex GRESLEY b17 4-6-0 And

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