The Specialists in All Steam and Modern Traction Railwayana



A Timed auction For Peckett 0-4-0T Marcia Finishing Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 18.00 Hrs



A unique opportunity to purchase a recently restored and fully operational standard gauge steam locomotive that has been a long-time favourite of volunteers, staff and visitors at the Kent & East Sussex Railway where it carries their fleet number 12.

The 0-4-0T  was built in 1923  as works number 1631 by Peckett & Sons of Bristol and delivered new to Marcus Bain Ltd for use on its internal railway system at Mauchline sandstone quarry in East Ayrshire. Later it was sold to the  West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co, and was then purchased by Manchester Oxide Company at Pendleton in the 1940s and was named after Marcia Clayton, the wife of the managing director James Clayton. In 1948 the company was taken over by Hardman & Holden of Salford and continued in operation until

The engine was withdrawn in 1962 and donated to the KESR and subsequently purchased by the late owner and is now being offered for sale by his executors.

The locomotive has recently undergone a full restoration which was completed in February 2022 and receipts are shown in the listing of the work that has been carried out.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway have indicated to our vendor that although their contract for the care of Marcia ends in May, they would be happy to continue having it based at the railway.

Potential viewing must be arranged via GW Railwayana Auctions and would be only allowed with approval by the Railway.


Contact - Simon ,  01386 760109

To bid you will need to sign in to your live bid account and register to bid.

Payments can be made by Debit Cards, Bank Transfer or Cheques,  we do not accept Payments By Cash or Credit cards.

Buyers Premium

Please note a Buyer's Premium implemented on a Lot level hammer price of  18% in Vat using GWRA Live Bid and 23% using