Lot 359 C/I Steam Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate "62712". As carried by Gresley designed ex LNER Class D49/1 4-4-0 named "MORAYSHIRE" built at Darlington Works in February 1928. Allocations included Perth, Edinburgh Haymarket, Edinburgh St. Margarets, Thornton Jct and Hawick from where it was withdrawn in July 1961. Prior to withdrawal it was used as a stationery boiler at Slateford Laundry in June 1961, subsequently stored at Hawick between 7/61 and 01/62 and Dalry Road between 02/62 and 12/63 it eventually moved for restoration to Inverurie works in August 1964. Before restoration it was purchased privately by Mr Ian N. Fraser of Arbroath who donated it to the National Museum of Scotland eventually moving to the Boness & Kinneil Railway in Scotland where it has remained since and is currently awaiting a further return to steam. This number plate was removed By Mr Fraser at the time the loco was purchased from BR and is being offered for sale by the group who are fundraising for the final stages of restoring his other ex-BR locomotive Ivatt 2MT No. 46464. In superb Ex-loco Condition as removed.


  Lot Sold For: £4000 (PB 572)