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Nameplate SIR GERAINT. Ex Southern Railway King Arthur Class 4-6-0 locomotive built by the North British Locomotive Company in May 1925 being the third 'Scotch Arthur'. Originally numbered by the SR as 766, it later became 30766 under BR. Predominantly a Stewarts Lane loco, it was withdrawn from there in December 1958 and cut up shortly afterwards at Eastleigh Works after completing a respectable 1,141,019 miles in service. A wonderful, untouched plate with original, black background paint still evident. Clearly stamped '766' on the rear and also punched with the same numbers. Note: Sir Geraint was son of Erbin in a mediaeval Welsh tale from the Mabinogion in which King Arthur himself featured. Sir Geraint married at Caerleon and appears in Tennyson's book 'Idylld Of The King.

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Auction: November 2010 , Lot: 150
Sold for: £6,900
Nameplate SIR GERAINT. Ex Southern Railway King