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

Locomotive Plaque, ex LNER A4 4-6-2 Pacific 60024 KINGFISHER. Both plaques were presented to British Railways by the Royal Navy on 21st October 1954 having been removed from the R.N Patrol Vessel L70, H.M.S. Kingfisher. The plaques were fitted at Haymarket in a central position on each side of the boiler casing. Original in every way including the original backing board stamped 'TOP STARBOARD' upon which the plaque was laid and then held in place with a copper/brass frame that was screwed from the side. . The backing board was used by Haymarket to mount onto the loco and this is evident in the many photographs that exist of Kingfisher, particularly near withdrawal. The edge of this backing board bears the BR green paint in all its glory. There is a good quality image in the RCTS Locomotives Of The LNER Part 2A showing the lack of face screws on the frame (it was screwed from the side), the embossed nature of the kingfisher bird and the beaten, copper frame. Note: 60024 was built in December 1936 and withdrawn in September 1966.

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Auction: November 2007 , Lot: 285
Sold for: £4,600
Locomotive Plaque, Ex LNER a4 4-6-2 Pacific 60024