Object number 2017.2105
Title The Granite City headboard
Description A British Railways commemorative locomotive headboard made of plywood titled "The Granite City" produced for the 1953 coronation (one of two made). The name has been painted on with white paint over a red background in the form of a banner; paint is quite worn and chipping away. Above the name are the letters "E II R" in faded gold-colour paint. At the top is a crown surrounded by four thistles. There are four large holes for attachment towards the centre, as well as five smaller ones closer to the edges. "65B" stamped on the reverse. In fair condition, damage likely due to long exposure to the elements after being left outside.