Large brass oval plate with polished raised border and text with a red painted recessed background.
Sir W . G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd., Scotswood Works
L303 x W457 x H17
Cast brass, paint
SIR W.G ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH & CO LTD \ SCOTSWOOD WORKS, NEWCASTLE.ON.TYNE. \ [A on W symbol in circle] / NO864. 1927
History and use
This Builder's Plate was attached to a C17 Class 4-8-0 locomotive No.816. Twenty-five C17 Class locomotives were built for Queensland Railways by Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co at their works in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England in 1927. No.816 entered service in July 1927 and was withdrawn from service in May, 1964.