Lot 49 C/I Steam Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate "45067" as carried by a Stanier designed ex LMS class 5MT 4-6-0 built at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancs in January 1935. Allocations included Crewe South, Walsall, Crewe North, Bescot, Saltley and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn in October 1967. Cut up at Buttigiegs, Newport, South Wales 06/68. Inscribed on reverse 'MNA' relating to the 'Master Neverers Association' - an informal title of a group of BR steam photographers that visited sheds in the last days of steam and befriended staff so they could clean restored engines for photographs and ask for 'smoke by arrangement!' Front and back ex-loco.


  Lot Sold For: £500 (PB 583)