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Unique GWR numberplate in auction spotlight

ONE of the brass cabside numberplates from a unique GWR express locomotive that was described by a leading railway engineer and journalist as one of the few failures to emerge from Swindon and was even allegedly regarded as a‘white elephant’by its designer, is to go under the hammer on November 17.

The locomotive was , the

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