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The plate went under the hammer for a whopping £51,500 at a Great Central Railway Auction in July 2009Mistakes in captions can, and do happen on this site, so if anyone has information to correct errors it is most welcome.For example, I numbered the above loco as 46220, which, for an ex-1950s spotter is a cardinal sin!
Click on photo to see the full 'Coronation Scot' train.(Above-Below) A locomotive nameplate 'CITY OF CHESTER' as carried by the LMSR 4-6-2 Pacific 'Princess Coronation' class 7P (later 8P) loco No 6239 built at Crewe in September 1939 to Lot 150.
It emerged from the works with a double chimney, streamlined casing and painted in red and gold livery.
A year after the streamlined casing was removed the loco became 46239 upon nationalisation in.
A long time allocation to Camden (1B) the loco moved to Willesden (1A) for a short time and finally Crewe North (5A) from where she was withdrawn in September 1964.
The 'Coronations' included the ex-streamlined locos which had been stripped of their casing in 1945, yet instantly identifiable by their bevelled smokebox tops.