Locomotive & Train
Railwayana - Loco Worksplates
A very rare Worksplate sold in our March 2011 Auction for £6000.
locos when built were given a number by the builders so that records
were available as to the history of that particular loco when it
needed servicing or parts replacing as time went by. These were
generally brass plates (some were cast iron) such as the one above
with the Constructors name and location, the year built and the
manufacturers Works number. These have become very collectable over
the years and many have survived. In most cases two similar
Worksplates were carried one on each side of the cab or frames.
Locomotive Worksplates can be divided into four major categories
which are Main Line & Industrial Steam and Main Line & Industrial
Diesel/Electric. The plate pictured above is from a National Coal
Board Industrial Steam Loco that worked in the Fife area.
Main Line Steam Loco
Brass Worksplate ex LMS 3P 4-4-2T
originally numbered 2122/BR "41940"
LNER brass 9" x 5" WORKSPLATE
ex LNER Class B1 4-6-0 named 'REITBOK'.
WORKSPLATE from a Robinson 2-8-0 ROD No "2028"
bought by the GWR in 1919 & numbered"3016".
Brass WORKSPLATE ex Barry Railway B1
Class 0-6-2T numbered "113".
When absorbed into the GWR it was
numbered "269" & worked from Barry and Cardiff East
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