Golden memories as ‘Streak’ in the spotlight
The smokebox numberplate from LNER A4 No. 60031 Golden Plover will head the line-up at a Thirsk Railwayana Auctions’ sale in North Yorkshire on September 22. The Gresley Pacific was built at Doncaster in October 1937 and withdrawn from Glasgow’s St Rollox shed (65B) in October 1965.
Another smokebox to go under the hammer is 5901 from GWR Hazel Hall, a May 1931 Swindon product that ended its days in June 1964 when allocated to Reading (81D).
A quintet of orange North Eastern Region totem signs from North and West Yorkshire stations will also feature, comprising Harrogate, Pannal, Starbeck, Ripon and Leeds City.
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