We are pleased to report that railwayana donated by a supporter (who wishes to remain anonymous) was sold for £4,870 at auction by GW Railwayana Auctions at Pershore High School, in Pershore, Worcestershire on Saturday 15th July 2017. The auctioneers kindly waived all seller’s fees due to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s charitable status.
The items auctioned on 15th July were:
Great Northern Railway brass Locomotive worksplate No 1418 Doncaster 1914 Ex 03 class No 63479 – sold for £1,000
Great Northern Railway brass Locomotive worksplate No 1067 Doncaster 1905 Ex Ivatt C1 class 4-4-2 No 62821- sold for £1,200
LNER cast iron 9×5 works numberplate 9056 Built Gorton 1915 ex Robinson L3 class 2-6- £200 4T No 69056 – sold for £1,250
LNER brass 9×5 works numberplate 3022 Built Doncaster 1910 Ex Ivatt 0-6-0 No 65481 – sold for £620
LMS oval brass worksplate Rebuilt 1921 (!) Derby – sold for £150
Shedplate 10B Preston 1950–1958 then Blackpool Central 1963–1964 with a sub shed of Blackpool North, in ex-loco condition – sold for £130
Great Central Railway cast brass worksplate Gorton 1915 – sold for £520
The donated plates – Mandy Grant
Mark Allatt, P2 Project Director, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, commented, “We are most grateful that one of our valued supporters donated his collection of railwayana to the project to build new Gresley class No. 2007 Prince of Wales. The items were auctioned by GW Railwayana Auctions at Pershore High School, Pershore, Worcestershire on 15th July 2017 and sold for £4,870 – more than the expected £3,500-£4,500. This kind donation will help the Trust to maintain the progress necessary to complete the new locomotive by 2021.
“We are confident that we will have completed the rolling chassis for No. 2007 Prince of Wales in 2017 and we remain on-track for completion of the new locomotive in 2021. However, to maintain this rate of progress we need to raise more than £700,000 per year, which given the nature of the regular donation scheme becomes more challenging as each year passes. We would encourage all steam enthusiasts who haven’t yet contributed to this exciting project to help us to meet these deadlines by becoming a monthly covenantor or even donating items from their railwayana collections. It’s time to get on board! This year will see further major announcements as the construction of new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales continues to gather pace.”