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

Nameplate PURDON VICCARS. Ex Robinson 4-4-0 Great Central Railway Class D10 Locomotive number 430 built at Gorton in September 1913. Re-numbered to 2651 in 1946 and finally to 62651 by British Railways in 1948. Originally a Gorton locomotive, it moved to Annesley until 1924 and thence to Neasden. In 1942 allocation was Doncaster but in 1943 was transferred to Langwith for work on the Ordnance Trains at Ranskill. After a short spell at Sheffield and Brunswick, the loco ended its days at Northwich from where withdrawal took place in March 1953. The plate is in wonderful condition with original red painted background. Note: Purdon Viccars was a Director of the company from 1900 until 1906 becoming Deputy Chairman until 1918.

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Auction: November 2004 , Lot: 215
Sold for: £9,700
Nameplate PURDON VICCARS. Ex Robinson 4-4-0 Great