3½ inch gauge L.N.E.R. A3 class 4-6-2 "Papyrus" number 2750 model with tender engineered by M Clarkson of Barlby, 1946,   ((2))
Lot 163◊◊
3½ inch gauge L.N.E.R. A3 class 4-6-2 "Papyrus" number 2750 model with tender engineered by M Clarkson of Barlby, 1946,
Sold for £ 5,250 (US$ 6,728) inc. premium

Lot Details
3½ inch gauge L.N.E.R. A3 class 4-6-2 "Papyrus" number 2750 model with tender engineered by M Clarkson of Barlby, 1946,
finely detailed engineer's model, finished in L.N.E.R. livery, 85cm long, applied with maker's plaque, complete with matching 8 wheel tender, 54cm long.
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Footnotes

  • The full size locomotive was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at the Doncaster Works on 23/02/1929, weighing in at 96 tons 5 cwt with a 56 ton 6 cwt tender. On 5 March 1935 Papyrus became the holder of the World Land Speed Record for Steam Locomotives at 105mph, the first authenticated record breaking run at over 100 mph with complete, surviving documentation. Incredibly Papyrus hit its top speed while hauling 243 tons of cargo behind it. It wore the LNER livery from 1929 until 1947 and British Railways from 1948. It was withdrawn from service on 09/09/1963 and cut-up for disposal on 30/06/1964 by the Arnott Young scrapyard, Carmyle.
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