Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 18 January 2014

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Lot 1 A station entrance sign, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, MADDAFORD MOOR HALT, from the Okehampton to Halwill Junction section of the North Cornwall line, which closed in 1966. 52½"x11¾". Edge chips restored and two face chips filled and neatly repainted; a rare survivor and possibly the only enamel sign with this name. - Sold for £1400.

Lot 2 A BR(S) double royal poster, SEAFORD, by Frank Sherwin. (AD6661/B 37½) - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 524.

Lot 3 A GWR signal lever plate, UP BRANCH AND DOWN M&SW FACINGS / TO CROSS, from one of the boxes at Savernake. Engraved brass, 7" long. - Sold for £640.

Lot 4 A totem sign, AYLESBURY TOWN, (f/f), from the Great Central main line to Marylebone. Small chips between the two words and in the Y. - Sold for £760.

Lot 5 A London and North Western Railway three aspect handlamp with a plate, L&NW, TFC DEPT, HEATON LODGE, a junction between Dewsbury and Huddersfield; the location is also stamped on the body side. Original condition. - Sold for £310.

Lot 6 A wagon plate, LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY, 2539, TO CARRY 8 TONS, cast iron, 14¾"x9¼", in original condition. - Sold for £190.

Lot 7 A Southern Railway brass signal box plunger, with an enamel ring, FRATTON YARD. - Sold for £280.

Lot 8 A worksplate, LNER 1730, DONCASTER 1930, originally carried by K3 Class 1386 later 61879, LNER 1720 of 1929. The plate's details were amended and the plate erroneously attached to North British built A3 60083 SIR HUGO sometime between 1946 and October 1951. A3 60084 was 1731 of 1930 so someone thought 83 was 1730 of 1930! SIR HUGO carried this plate right up until withdrawal from Gateshead on 18 May 1964. It was despatched for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth on 1 September 1964. Fully engraved brass, 13½x7¾", the front lightly polished. The third digit of the works number and the last two of the year are engraved on plates let into the face; the back is stamped 1386 and 83. - Sold for £1500.

Lot 9 A green glass beer bottle, GWR HOTEL DEPT, BIRMINGHAM. 9" high. - Sold for £150.

Lot 10 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DINGWALL-MUIR OF ORD, (alloy), from the Inverness to Kyle and far north route. - Sold for £560.

Lot 11 A Great Northern Railway tail lamp with large plates, G.N.R. and LNER, RAMSEY NORTH. The lamp was used on the short branch to Holme, on the East Coast Main Line. 17" tall and in fine original condition. - Sold for £1550.

Lot 12 A GWR Hotels silver plated wine or spirit bottle holder by Mappin and Webb, designed to hold a bottle by means of an adjustable rear bar which secures the holder to the base and neck. Overall 11½" high. - Sold for £480.

Lot 13 An LNER seat back plate, BELSES, from the Hawick to St Boswells section of the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Cast iron, 23½" long, in original condition. - Sold for £300.

Lot 14 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, HOME FROM ASHBY, from the Leicester to Burton-on-Trent route. Engraved brass, 4"x5". - Sold for £170.

Lot 15 A BR(W) improved draughting plate from the cab of 7800 Manor class 4-6-0 No 7827 LYDHAM MANOR, new to Chester on 22 December 1950 and later Oswestry, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in October 1967 and despatched for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry the following 8 December. Cast brass, 3¾"x2½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £150.

Lot 16 A Cleator and Workington Junction Railway bridgeplate, C&WJR 46. The line ran from Cleator Moor (Whitehaven) to Linefoot near Maryport. 14"x10", in original condition. - Sold for £190.

Lot 17 A carriage print, DURHAM, by Sidney Causer, from the LNER post war series. - Sold for £115 to commission or postal bidder number 3056.

Lot 18 A worksplate GRANT RITCHIE, 354, 1899, from a 0-4-0ST new to David Colville & Sons Ltd at Dalzell Iron & Steel Works, Motherwell, their No 15. In 1916 it moved to the Company's Glengarnock Iron & Steel Works at Kilbernie where it remained until scrapped in 1965. Cast brass, 10"x6", the front repainted. - Sold for £2400.

Lot 19 A Caledonian Railway platform seat from Moffat Station, each end incorporating the company monogram within the armrest. The seat is complete with its central cast iron support and wooden slats, overall length, 73½". - Sold for £420.

Lot 20 An armband, GWR, TOWN PORTER. Engraved brass, 4½"x5", with some red and black wax infill. - Sold for £400.

Lot 21 A single line key token, CAERSWS-CARNO, (cast steel), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian main line. - Sold for £220.

Lot 22 A cabside emblem from the Hellenic State Railways, Greece, polished steel, 22½"x15". The front repainted. - Sold for £160.

Lot 23 A shedplate 5B Crewe South (1935 to November 1967). This ex LNWR shed was responsible for the freight locos serving the adjacent marshalling yards. Its allocation of 115 in 1959 was briefly enhanced by the arrival of 10 Jubilees in the early 60s. Between the summers of 1965 and 66 it was home to 24 Britannias out of a total allocation of 60 locos. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £160.

Lot 24 A wicker luncheon basket with an enamel plate, BERTRAM & COMPANY, LONDON BRIDGE STATION, LB&SCRY, 8"x4". Overall size 18"x12". - Sold for £290.

Lot 25 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM BRECON CURVE BOX, relating to a box north of Hereford station. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". - Sold for £300.

Lot 26 An early North Staffordshire Railway wagon registration plate, 1224 of 1881. The front repainted. - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3412.

Lot 27 A carriage print, PENRHYN CASTLE NEAR BANGOR, NORTH WALES, unusually by an anonymous artist. From the LMR (C) series. - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 28 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK (HYMEK) LTD. No. 7994, 1963 from Class 35 D7090. New to Cardiff Canton in September 1963, it was withdrawn from there in June 1972 and cut up at Swindon Works in September 1972. Cast aluminium, 12¾"x5¼", cleaned and the front repainted. - Sold for £380.

Lot 29 A LNER door plate, BOOKING OFFICE, 14¾" long, in original condition. - Sold for £140.

Lot 30 A BR(S) wooden fingerboard from Oxted Station, used for an arrival from London which divided into portions for Brighton via Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells West via East Grinstead. 48" long. - Sold for £400.

Lot 31 A worksplate, BORSIG, 7208, 1909, from a Prussian State Railways T12 Class 2-6-0T, Saarbrucken Eisenbahndirektionen No 7709, later becoming DB No 74-1306. Cast brass, 8½'x5¼", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £320.

Lot 32 A Southern Railway Marine Department china sugar bowl, by Tuscan China, 4½" diameter. - Sold for £75.

Lot 33 A nameplate, CHARTERHOUSE, with Schools Class appendage below, from the SR Class V 4-4-0 built at Eastleigh in April 1930, No E903, later 903, becoming BR 30903, and named after the famous public school at Godalming in Surrey. At St Leonards by January 1948, it later moved to Nine Elms, Guildford and finally back to Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 30 December 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by 15 February 1964. Cast brass, 45¼" long. - Sold for £15000.

Lot 34 An LNER doorplate, SHUNTERS, used at Whitmoor Yard. Cast iron, 18¾" long, in original condition. - Sold for £180.

Lot 35 A totem sign, PENRITH, (f/f) from the Lancaster and Carlisle section of the West Coast Main Line. - Sold for £1150.

Lot 36 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co Ltd, 25833, 1946, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1077 built in September 1946, becoming BR 61077. A long time Great Central loco, it was at Neasden by January 1948, moved to Leicester GC in 1961, withdrawn from Gorton on 14 May 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. - Sold for £200.

Lot 37 A Great Eastern Railway revolving office chair, complete with original cushion, the back rail clearly marked with the company initials. - Sold for £310.

Lot 38 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1771, from a Class 14C 4-8-2 built by Montreal Locomotive Works, Works No 58647, in 1919, subsequently reboilered and rebalanced for branch line work and re-classified to Class 14CRB. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", the front polished but retaining its original paintwork. - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 4120.

Lot 39 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, by Jack Merriott. A view of the viaduct and river in the Pass of Killiecrankie. (B4564) - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 7063.

Lot 40 A Great Central Railway platform lamp with engraved name plates, HELMDON FOR SULGRAVE, on each side. Overall 33½" high, in original condition, though lacking one pane of plain glass at the side and the finial being detached. Helmdon was on the Woodford to Brackley section of the Great Central main line. The station closed in 1962. - Sold for £540.

Lot 41 A smokebox numberplate, 60114, from a Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2, the first of the Class built at Doncaster, Works No 2031, in August 1948 and named W. P. ALLEN after the trade union member of the Railway Executive by Sir Eustace Missenden, Chairman of the Executive, at a ceremony at Kings Cross station on 28 October 1948. New to Kings Cross and later Copley Hill, Grantham and Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 26 December 1964 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth, entering their yard on 9 March 1965. The front repainted. - Sold for £3600.

Lot 42 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, CLOWN & BARLBOROUGH, from the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast route between Shirebrook and Killamarsh. The suffix was added in 1938, though the station closed in 1939. 10¾"x6½", original condition, with minor edge rust. - Sold for £380.

Lot 43 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY No. 3228/D753 1962, from Class 37 D6799, later 37099 and 37324. New to Darnall in December 1962; named CLYDEBRIDGE at Motherwell in July 1986 when numbered 37324. Stored unserviceable in March 1996 and purchased for preservation. Having spent some time on the GWR at Toddington, it is now on the ELR at Bury. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", cleaned and the front repainted. - Sold for £290.

Lot 44 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HOLBEACH WEST-MOULTON, (alloy), with leather pouch, from the Spalding to Sutton Bridge section of the M&GN Joint Line. The passenger service was withdrawn in 1959. - Sold for £360.

Lot 45 An Irish carriage board, BAILE ATA CLIAT-CORCAIG, in gaelic script, (Dublin-Cork). Cast aluminium, 40" long in original condition. - Sold for £400.

Lot 46 A totem sign, WINCHESTER CITY, (h/f) from the Basingstoke to Southampton main line. - Sold for £1100.

Lot 47 An LNER quad royal poster, BYLAND ABBEY, by Fred Taylor. The poster promotes travel to the Abbey via Coxwold station. - Sold for £360.

Lot 48 A single line key token, MACHYNLLETH-DOVEY JUNCTION, (alloy), from the Cambrian main line. - Sold for £110.

Lot 49 A worksplate, HOHENZOLLERN, 4040, 1920, from a Prussian State Railways T14 Class 2-8-2T, Magdeburg Eisenbahndirektionen No 8532, which later became DRG No 93-658. Cast iron, 8½"x5½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3956.

Lot 50 A smokebox numberplate, 44966, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4966 built at Horwich and allocated new to Nottingham on 10 August 1946 and later Saltley, Holyhead and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 2 January 1967. The front repainted. - Sold for £280.

Lot 51 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway cast iron firebuckets notice, 15¾"x9¾", in original condition. - Sold for £230.

Lot 52 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, PASSR DISTANT FROM LEICESTER. Engraved brass, 4"x5". - Sold for £180.

Lot 53 A shedplate, 60A Inverness (1950 to June 1962). This ex HR shed maintained over 50 locos in 1959. It was to become totally dieselised in June 1962, when many Class 24s carried the code well into the 1970s. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 54 A Great Eastern Railway powder blue, half pint china coffee pot, by Dudson Brothers of Hanley. - Sold for £120.

Lot 55 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/ ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 2725/8135 1960 from Class 40 D305, later 40105. New to Crewe North in October 1960, withdrawn from Kingmoor in December 1980 and cut up at Swindon Works in March 1981. Cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £600.

Lot 56 A London Transport double royal poster, WINTERTIME FOR COUNTRY WALKS, by Hans Unger, 1957. (158-IM-2500) - Sold for £170.

Lot 57 A worksplate, RECONDITIONED BY No 11 RLY MOB WKSP, R.E. MULHEIM 1946, an historically interesting plate from the cab of an unidentified WD 2-8-0 overhauled in Germany after the Second World War by No 11 Mobile Workshop of the Royal Engineers before returning to the UK. The mobile workshop trains normally consisted of two machinery vans, a generator van, a welding and heavy metalwork van, a compressor van and a stores van, which could be deployed quickly when needed. This workshop had obviously acquired the means to produce this casting in mazac, 10¼"x6¼", the front repainted. - Sold for £180.

Lot 58 A totem sign, SITTINGBOURNE, (f/f) from the Chatham to Faversham route, the junction for the Sheerness branch. - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 7067.

Lot 59 A shedplate 65J Fort William (April 1955 to April 1960), then Stirling (April 1960 to June 1966 for steam, entirely by December 1966). Fort William had an allocation of 17 locos during this time, numbering just one Loch and the famous MacCailin Mor. When Stirling adopted this code it had 30 locos, which had dwindled to just 9 Black Fives in its final year. The front repainted. - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 60 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, ENQUIRIES, (flangeless); a few minor edge chips. - Sold for £90.

Lot 61 An Indian State Railways 12" dial dropcase wall clock dating from 1897, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key. The 24 hour numerals are likely to be original to the time the clock was supplied as this system was rapidly gaining popularity in the Subcontinent at the time; the Roman numerals are probably a later addition. The clock is in original condition with the company name on the face. - Sold for £600.

Lot 62 A totem sign, LEWISHAM, (f/f) from the London to Dartford route. One tiny face chip. - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 63 A carriage print, SIR WALTER SCOTT, by Mortlemans, from the LMR historical series. - Sold for £65.

Lot 64 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, REBUILT 1921, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway D Class 4-4-0. Those rebuilt by BP in 1921 and re-classified to D1 Class were SR Nos 1246/7/487/9/94/502/45/735/47/9, all of which survived into BR days except 1747, the victim of an air raid. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", the front repainted. - Sold for £360.

Lot 65 A Southern Railway target sign, ROMSEY, from the Salisbury to Southampton route. Chipping restored around inner screw holes. - Sold for £560.

Lot 66 A lion and wheel emblem from an AC electric loco, Class 81 to 85. Cast aluminium, 17½"x 17½", ex loco condition. - Sold for £530 to commission or postal bidder number 3389.

Lot 67 A totem sign, ALDRIDGE, (f/f) from the Water Orton to Wolverhampton route, closed in 1965. A minor blemish under the A. - Sold for £720.

Lot 68 A cast iron notice, L&SWR, NEITHER MATCHES NOR LIGHTS MUST BE TAKEN NEAR STORED PARAFFIN. 16½"x12", repainted. - Sold for £80.

Lot 69 A GWR signal box shelf plate, KNOWLE & DORRIDGE MAIN LINE, from the Leamington to Birmingham Snow Hill route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". - Sold for £70.

Lot 70 A nameplate, SKYLARK, from the GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon, Works No 2363, in January 1910, originally numbered 3744 but renumbered to 3454 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme. The last two Bulldogs, this and 3453 Seagull, ended their days at Reading, departing together on the 7 November 1951 and this loco was cut up at Swindon Works the following month. The plate was acquired direct from Swindon Works by the vendor who repainted the front at that time. - Sold for £10500 to commission or postal bidder number 523.

Lot 71 Original artwork for a Southern Railway quad royal poster, SOUTHERN ELECTRIC, FIVE YEARS OF PROGRESS, by Ward. Watercolour, 18"x14½". The back has notes on the image , e.g. remove sparks and black lining! - Sold for £1350 to commission or postal bidder number 3674.

Lot 72 A Great Central Railway bridgeplate, GCR 8, the front repainted, 14"x12". The bridge was at Maybury Avenue, Sudbury on the South Ruislip to Neasden section. - Sold for £100.

Lot 73 A shedplate 41A Sheffield Darnall (November 1957 to June 1963 for steam, October 1965 totally). Formerly 39B, this ex GCR shed had 100 locos allocated in the period it carried this code, most notably 10 GCR D11 4-4-0s. The code was then adopted in 1964 by the new diesel depot at Tinsley, where several locos carried these cast iron plates. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £160.

Lot 74 A GWR brass gangers key, DRINNICK MILL-288 MILES, 74¾ CHAINS. Used on the china clay branch from Burngullow in mid Cornwall. - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1219.

Lot 75 A totem sign, ANNAN, (f/f), from the Carlisle to Dumfries section of the Glasgow and South Western main line. Slight loss of colour. - Sold for £280.

Lot 76 A GWR brass signal lever plate from Yarnton Junction Box which was situated north of Oxford, on the route to Worcester, 15½" long, and referring to the Exchange Sidings used for traffic from and to the LMS line to Bletchley. - Sold for £640.

Lot 77 A silver plated presentation tea pot, C DANIAL, FROM THE ENGINEMEN OF THE S. E. C. RAILWAY, AFTER 14 YEARS AS LOCO INSPECTOR, 1914. - Sold for £60 to commission or postal bidder number 2004.

Lot 78 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 300, from one of the famous Natal Government Railways 4-10-2Ts built by Dubs, Works No 4310, in 1903 specially for working gradients out of Durban. After the formation of South African Railways in 1912, it became their Class H2 No 300 and was later converted to a 4-8-2T, lasting until the late 1960s working in Durban Docks. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. - Sold for £520.

Lot 79 A GWR Hotels enamel hamper plate, GWR No 13 REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT, SHREWSBURY. 6"x3"; minor chips to screw holes. - Sold for £280.

Lot 80 A totem sign, CHAPELTOWN SOUTH, (h/f) from the Sheffield to Barnsley route. Restoration to several face chips, expertly undertaken. - Sold for £900.

Lot 81 A totem sign, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD & BOXMOOR, (f/f), from a station on the southern section of the West Coast Main Line. Minor flange chips and blemishes. - Sold for £2400.

Lot 82 A single line key token, PONTLOTTYN NORTH-RHYMNEY, (alloy), from the Bargoed to Rhymney branch. - Sold for £140.

Lot 83 A BR(W) double royal poster, RIVER DART, by King, rolled. (PR202/61) - Sold for £290.

Lot 84 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8243, STRATFORD 1912, from a Great Eastern Railway Class E72/LNER J18 Class 0-6-0 built at Stratford in November 1912, GER No 1243, becoming LNER 8243. Rebuilt and re-classified to J19 in April 1935, renumbered 4643 in 1946, becoming BR 64643. At March by January 1948 and then Norwich from where it was withdrawn on 23 November 1961. Details of scrapping are not recorded. Cat brass, 9"x5. - Sold for £90.

Lot 85 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, INSCH, from the Aberdeen to Elgin and Inverness route. 16"x5", a couple of edge chips repainted. - Sold for £200.

Lot 86 A worksplate, A.E.I. BRCW 1960, from Class 81 E3004, 81003. Allocated to Longsight in April 1960, withdrawn from Shields Road, Glasgow in August 1983, and cut up by Coopers Metals of Sheffield in January 1992, 13"x11½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 3915.

Lot 87 A carriage print, GRIMSBY, LINCOLNSHIRE, by E.T. Holding, from the LNER post war series, a file copy with two small punch holes in the left border, neatly filled. - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 3339.

Lot 88 A shedplate 55F Bradford Manningham (February 1957 to April 1967), then Bradford Hammerton Street (December 1967 to 1973). The ex MR shed at Manningham, formerly 20E in the LMR, had 25 locos on its books when using this code. The former GNR shed at Hammerton Street was converted into a diesel depot and many of its allocation of DMUs and diesel shunters carried this code. The front repainted. - Sold for £100.

Lot 89 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, APPLEDORE-LYDD TOWN, (brass), from the New Romney branch. Passenger services ceased in 1967. - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 7077.

Lot 90 A totem sign, GRINDLEFORD, (f/f) from the Hope Valley route between Sheffield and Manchester. A couple of face chips on the lettering, neatly repaired. - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 1002.

Lot 91 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 68391, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1908, from a North Eastern Railway Class 290/LNER J77 Class, 0-6-0T, originally built by Neilson & Co, Works No 1835, in August 1874 as a 0-4-4T and rebuilt at Darlington in 1908 as a 0-6-0T, NER/LNER No 953, renumbered 8391 in 1946, becoming BR 68391. At Darlington by January 1948 and later West Auckland from where it was withdrawn on 8 July 1957. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 4489.

Lot 92 A BR(NE) enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), in superb condition. - Sold for £620.

Lot 93 A GWR brass cased drum clock, by Kay and Co. of Paris, the case, back and movement each stamped 3525. - Sold for £300.

Lot 94 A BR(S) double royal poster, THE BRIGHTON BELLE, THE BOURNEMOUTH BELLE, Dine and Wine Every Day Of The Year, by Laurence. (AD8902/A1/6561) - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 95 A worksplate, DREWRY, VULCAN FOUNDRY 2494, 1954, D220, from a 3ft 6ins gauge New Zealand Government Railways Class Dsb 0-6-0DM No 314, renumbered to 1166 in 1978, ex works on 9 November 1954, entering service in April 1955. It was allocated to Wanganui by 1967 and withdrawn in December 1988. Cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £190.

Lot 96 A BR(M) enamel sign, DUNSTABLE TOWN, STATION, Entrance For Vehicles, Station Road, (f/f) from the Welwyn Garden City to Luton and Leighton Buzzard route, which closed to passengers in 1965. 36"x18", minor rim chips. - Sold for £400.

Lot 97 A smokebox numberplate, 3733, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in August 1937. At Yeovil Pen Mill by January 1948 and later Yeovil Town, it spent a final month at Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works by the 8 April 1964. The plate has been repainted and is accompanied by its Swindon sales paperwork. - Sold for £620.

Lot 98 An enamel notice L&SWR, DON'T TOUCH THE CONDUCTOR RAILS, framed, 21"x13¾". Edge and corner chips neatly restored. - Sold for £340.

Lot 99 A carriage print, CROXDALE VIADUCT, COUNTY DURHAM, by S.R. Badmin, from the LNER post war series. - Sold for £110.

Lot 100 A worksplate, BRIGHTON WORKS, 1896, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway B2 Class 4-4-0 No 324 built at Brighton in December 1896 and named JOHN HAWKSHAW after the notable civil engineer. Rebuilt with a larger boiler and re-classified to Class B2X in May 1913, it became SR 2324 and was withdrawn from Bexhill West in April 1930. Engraved brass, 6½"x4¾", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 324. - Sold for £900.

Lot 101 An LNER quad royal poster, TOURIST ROUTES IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, by Frank Mason. A bird's eye view of Glasgow, Kyle of Lochalsh, the Western Isles, Dornoch and Dunbar. Rolled. - Sold for £250.

Lot 102 A totem sign, FALKIRK GRAHAMSTON, (f/f) from the Polmont to Larbert route. Considerable restoration making a quite presentable example. - Sold for £560.

Lot 103 A Great Central Railway silver plated ashtray by Walker and Hall, 5" diameter. The top marked with the company name and coat of arms. - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2058.

Lot 104 A nameplate, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, from the LNER D49 Shire Class 4-4-0 No 318 built at Darlington in May 1928, renumbered 2720 in 1946, becoming BR 62720. A long time Hull Botanic Gardens loco, it moved right at the end to nearby Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 6 October 1959 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 57" long, the front repainted. - Sold for £6800.

Lot 105 A Midland Hotel, Derby train running blackboard, showing twenty nine trains, destination and minutes late at Millers Dale, Leicester, Tamworth or Sheffield, 16¼"x31½". The board is in its original oak frame with brass hanging hooks, though the glazed door is absent other than the brass LMS hinges and the left side of the frame. An unique item. - Sold for £200.

Lot 106 An LNER seat back plate, HASSENDEAN, from the Hawick to St Boswells section of the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Cast iron, 35½"long, the front repainted. - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1604.

Lot 107 A cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, 2051, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway B4 Class 4-4-0 No 51 WOLFERTON built by Sharp Stewart & Co, Works No 4761, in July 1901. It became SR 2051, by which time it had lost its name, and BR 32051. Withdrawn in February 1949 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 13½"x7½", the front repainted. - Sold for £920.

Lot 108 A totem sign, CHEDDINGTON, (f/f), from the southern section of the West Coast Main Line, once junction for Aylesbury, A minor chip repair far right. - Sold for £960.

Lot 109 A numberplate, 379, from a 0-6-0DE built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2620, in 1956, and new to the Port of London Authority as their No 201. It moved to GKN around May 1972, the company becoming Allied Steel and Wire, and was named CAERLEON. By July 1996 it moved to Wilmott Brothers (Plant Services) at their Ilkeston Depot. Cast aluminium, 23¾"x17½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £80.

Lot 110 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, HALLATON, from the GN&LNWR Joint Line between Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray. 48" long, in fine original condition; the station closed in 1953. - Sold for £1200.

Lot 111 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 2426, COWLAIRS, 1914, from a North British Railway Class J/LNER D30 Class, 4-4-0 CUDDIE HEADRIGG, NBR No 417, LNER 9417, renumbered 2426 in 1946 becoming BR 62426. At Perth by January 1948, it spent its final ten years at Stirling from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1960 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. The engine took its name from that of a ploughman in Sir Walter Scott's novel Old Mortality. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £620.00.

Lot 112 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway enamel station direction sign, LONG SUTTON, (flangeless, double sided). 24½"x9½", edge rusting and surface marks, though a rare survivor as the station closed in 1959. - Sold for £900.

Lot 113 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 8354, COWLAIRS, 1919, from a North British Railway Class F, LNER J88 Class, 0-6-0T, NBR No 289, LNER 9289, renumbered 8354 in 1946, becoming BR 68354. A long time Polmont loco, it finished its days at Kipps from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1960 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £360.

Lot 114 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, WEST HIGHLAND LINE, Observation Car at Lochy Viaduct Near Fort William, by Jack Merriott. Laid down on linen, pin marks at the edge of the image. - Sold for £230.

Lot 115 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY No.3122/D672 1961 from Class 40 D376, later 40176. New to Camden in February 1962, withdrawn in May 1981 from Healey Mills, and cut up at Swindon Works in December 1985. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", lightly cleaned but unpainted. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 116 A wagon plate, LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RLY 5434. An early example, 15"x6¾" in original condition. - Sold for £1300.

Lot 117 A BR(M) double royal poster, COLWYN BAY, by A J Wilson, rolled. (LM19458) - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3808.

Lot 118 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & Co, 3708, 1917, from a GCR type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 1664. Entering ROD service in December 1917, it was sent on war service to France, returning to the UK in 1919 and loaned to the GCR. Returned to the WD in August 1921 and placed in store at Morecambe until acquired by the LNER in February 1927, becoming Class O4 No 6548, renumbered 3682 in 1946, BR 63682. At Doncaster by January 1948 and later Langwith Junction and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 6 March 1959 and cut up at Gorton Works the following December. Engraved brass, 11½"x5¼", unpolished. - Sold for £500.

Lot 119 A North Eastern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, from Sprotborough Signal Box, on the South Yorkshire Joint Line, fusee movement, complete with pendulum and key, the original face marked 6008, the back of the dial also marked NER 297 and 413-8/10/95. - Sold for £550 to commission or postal bidder number 3882.

Lot 120 A Caledonian Railway enamel door plate, STATION MASTERS OFFICE, (flangeless). 23½"x3½", chipping to right end and to edge, otherwise very good condition. - Sold for £420.

Lot 121 A Great Central Railway block bell, with plate, QUORN & W, from Loughborough Central signal box, a section of loss at one side of the base, and one thumb screw replaced. - Sold for £230.

Lot 122 A Midland Railway signal box instrument plate, WESTERLEIGH NORTH, from the Mangotsfield to Yate section of the Bristol to Gloucester route; this plate is from Yate South Junction. Engraved brass, 5¼"x¾". - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 123 A Great Eastern Railway china ashtray by Mintons, 6" diameter, a couple of edge chips and staining, though an unusual example. - Sold for £110.

Lot 124 A single line key token, SEVERN BEACH-HALLEN MARSH SECTION, (alloy), from the Avonmouth to Pilning route, unusual in having the word "section" on the key. - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 125 A LNER brass signal box lamp with brass plate, L&NER HOLME, overall 16" high, together with a similar unmarked lamp. Holme was on the East Coast Main Line between Huntingdon and Peterborough, the junction for the Ramsey branch. (2) - Sold for £200.

Lot 126 A totem sign, DUDLEY PORT, (f/f) from the Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton main line. A few minor blemishes. - Sold for £310.

Lot 127 A shedplate 89A Oswestry (1948 to January 1961), then Shrewsbury (January 1961 to September 1963). The former Cambrian Railway shed had an allocation of around 50 locos including 6 Manors during the 1950s. It was recoded 89D, then 6E and closed in January 1965. The ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed at Shrewsbury, formerly 84G, had an allocation of 100 locos including Counties, Castles, Manors and Halls when using this code. Recoded 6D, it closed to steam in September 1967. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £160.

Lot 128 A BR(W) enamel doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (flangeless), a couple of minor edge chips repainted; a rare style of plate for this region. - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 714.

Lot 129 A locomotive nameplate, MILLER, with its matching numberplate, No 3, and rebuild plate, KILMARNOCK ENGINEERING Co, Rebuilt 1921, from a 0-6-0ST built by Andrew Barclay, Works No 1132, in November 1907 and new to Pilsley Colliery Co Ltd at Pilsley Colliery, and later to New Hucknall Colliery Co Ltd at Annesley which became part of the National Coal Board in January 1947. It then moved to Sutton Colliery where it was rebuilt by J. Nixon in 1950, withdrawn in March 1968 and cut up on site by T.W. Ward. All are brass,the nameplate, 20½"x6", the numberplate 9¾"x6", the rebuild plate 14½"x7¾". The front of the plates has been repainted. (3) - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 130 A small carriage board, PLYMOUTH NORTH ROAD-KEYHAM, used on local trains serving Devonport and the dockyards. 32" long. - Sold for £160.

Lot 131 An LMS platform wall lamp with label, KIRKBY STEPHEN WEST, a station south of Appleby, on the Settle to Carlisle main line. Overall 28" high, repainted and with vessel and burner, though lacking its glass chimney. - Sold for £150.

Lot 132 A BR(M) double royal poster, CARLISLE, by Kerry Lee. (LM8853) - Sold for £100.

Lot 133 A Southern Railway target sign, PLYMOUTH FRIARY, the Company's Devon terminus of the main line from Waterloo. Slight mottling to the lettering. - Sold for £3600 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 134 A worksplate HUNSLET, WD 7103, REBUILT 1956, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7103, in 1943. New to the War Department as WD No 5067 and later 75067. Loaned to the Port of London Authority in February 1944 and purchased by them in May 1946, becoming their No 82. Rebuilt by Hunslet and bought by the National Coal Board for use at Hafod Colliery in November 1960. Scrapped there by Karalius Bros of Widnes in June 1967. An interesting plate using the RSH Works number in place of the WD number, presumably a mistake. Cast brass, 10"x6½", unpolished. - Sold for £210.

Lot 135 A totem sign, PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR, (f/f) from the Hampshire terminus. A couple of tiny blemishes. - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 136 A Great North of Scotland Railway platform lamp with labels, CRATHES, on each side, overall 27" high, in original condition. The station was on the Aberdeen to Ballater route and closed in 1966. - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 7101.

Lot 137 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5829, 1900, from a 2-8-0 new to the Central South African Railway, as one of their 7th Class. Following the formation of South African Railways in 1912, it became their Class 7B no 1047. Cast brass, 9"x6½". The front has some service wear and has been repainted; the back is stamped E1047. - Sold for £530.

Lot 138 A Great Northern Railway cast iron sign, G.N.R. STICK NO BILLS, , the front repainted, 1 ½"10 ½". - Sold for £110.

Lot 139 A worksplate, OVERHAULED BY N.C.B. CENTRAL WORKSHOPS, 3-8-70, HUNSLET 2879, 1943, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST ex Works on 23 October 1943 to the War Department, WD No 5030, later renumbered 75030. Acquired by the coal industry, it worked at various collieries in the West Yorkshire area including Acton Hall, Allerton Bywaters, Newmarket, Waterloo Main, Wheldale and Whitwood and carried the names WHITWOOD No 3 and DIANA. Preserved after withdrawal and now residing at the Caledonian Railway at Brechin. Cast iron, 14¼"x8", the front repainted. - Sold for £130.

Lot 140 An LNER seat back plate, HARDINGHAM, from a station, closed in 1969, on the Wymondham to Dereham route. Cast iron, 35½" long, in original condition. - Sold for £300.

Lot 141 A BR(W) brass cabside numberplate, 8487, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7457, as sub-contractors for Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd who also allocated their own Works No 1835. Allocated new in February 1952 to Gloucester where it spent all its working life apart from a brief stay at Bromsgrove and moving at the end to Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn in November 1963 and despatched for scrap the same month to Meyer Newman of Blackwall. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £720.

Lot 142 A nameplate, THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT, from the LMS Class 7P Royal Scot 4-6-0 No 6149, the last of the batch of fifty Royal Scots built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23644, in 1927. Originally named LADY OF THE LAKE by April 1928, it was renamed without ceremony in May 1935 and became BR 46149. Allocated new to Crewe North in November 1927, its later sheds included Edge Hill, Camden, Holyhead and Longsight from where it was withdrawn on 30 August 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by the following 1 November. Cast brass, 55" long. - Sold for £9800.

Lot 143 A GWR cast iron notice, CAUTION, WATER NOT FIT FOR DRINKING PURPOSES, from St Blazey Shed, 9"x6", repainted. - Sold for £320.

Lot 144 An LNER splitting lamp with a copper plate, LNER, YORK, D.H. No 10, complete with its LNER vessel and restored. The lamp was used at Dringhouses Yard. - Sold for £180.

Lot 145 A BR(M) station direction sign, CENTRAL STATION, (f/f), from Loughborough on the Nottingham to Leicester section of the Great Central Main line, 28"x13", minor surface marks. - Sold for £230.

Lot 146 A North British Railway cast iron drinking fountain, complete with cup and chain, the face marked N.B.R, KEEP THE PLATFORM DRY. Overall 17½"x23" in original condition. Used at Drumburgh station on the Silloth branch. - Sold for £520.

Lot 147 A BR(S) double royal poster, COUNTRY AFTERNOON TICKETS, by Royston Cooper. (AD9210/B2/28262) - Sold for £200.

Lot 148 A worksplate, DUBS, 3362, 1896, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 4-8-0 freight loco new to the Imvani Indwe Railway, their No 2, and taken over by the Cape Government Railways in November 1900, their No 741. When the CGR became part of South African Railways in 1912, it was renumbered 1014 of Class 7A, and was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 12½"x5½"; the front has some service knocks and has been lightly cleaned. - Sold for £320.

Lot 149 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, DUNOON, by Claude Buckle; a little creasing towards the base. (B25753-59/60) - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 1992.

Lot 150 A totem sign, SMETHWICK WEST, (f/f) from the Birmingham to Stourbridge Junction and Worcester route. A couple of edge chips and mottling. - Sold for £320.

Lot 151 A notice from the water crane at Halstead Station, NO WATER AT YELDHAM, NO WATER AT HAVERHILL. Double sided steel with painted letters, 12¼"x15", original condition and probably of Colne Valley Railway origin. - Sold for £85.

Lot 152 A wooden board, RETURN TO YATTON, as fitted to strawberry vans working from stations on the Cheddar Valley branch. 22"x6", original condition. - Sold for £90.

Lot 153 A BR(S) enamel sign, HONITON STATION, which was situated at the entrance to the approach drive. The station is on the Yeovil Junction to Exeter section of the West of England main line. 52½"x11¾", a couple of edge chips restored, otherwise very good condition. - Sold for £2600 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 154 A worksplate, BUILT 1944, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5015, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by Vulcan in March 1944 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77499. Loaned to the LNER in October 1947 and purchased by BR the following year, it became BR 90628. Allocated first to Neville Hill and then Colwick, it moved north of the border in 1950 at Dalry Road, Motherwell, Dunfermline and Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 20 January 1967 and sold for scrap the following 29 April to J. McWilliam at Shettleston. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £300.

Lot 155 A GWR Hotels large china wash stand jug, by Mintons, an impressive piece overall 11½" high. - Sold for £280.

Lot 156 A totem sign, BARCOMBE MILLS, (h/f) from the Lewes to Uckfield route which closed in 1969. Chipping to the base and slight loss of shine. - Sold for £800.

Lot 157 Original artwork for a Southern Railway quad royal poster, THE DEVON BELLE, by Ward. 18"x14½", watercolour. - Sold for £3000 to commission or postal bidder number 3674.

Lot 158 A shedplate, 32B Ipswich (1949 to October 1959 for steam, 1988 totally). The ex GER shed housed 10 B17 Sandringhams in its 1950s allocation of almost 100 locos. It still had 50 steam locos on its books when it finally became a diesel only depot in 1959. Many Class 31s also carried cast 32B plates. The front repainted. - Sold for £210.

Lot 159 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1936, CREWE, from the LMS Class 7P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5730 OCEAN which became BR 45730. Allocated new to Rugby on 16 October 1936, it spent most of its life at Carlisle Kingmoor, finishing its days at Carnforth and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn by 5 October 1963 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. - Sold for £720.

Lot 160 A Great Northern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, used in the general office at New England Loco Depot (BR(E) 9953). The clock was probably supplied to the company when the depot was opened in 1851. After closure the clock was used elsewhere in the Peterborough area, before being sold by BR and subsequently restored. - Sold for £840.

Lot 161 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, DICK KERR WORKS, 1900, 1952, from a 5ft 3ins gauge OHWE Co-Co new to Victoria Railways in Australia, their Class L No 1166, and withdrawn in 1987. Cast brass, 10"x4¼", the front repainted. - Sold for £230.

Lot 162 A Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway brown china inkwell, the top clearly marked with the company initials, a tiny chip to the spout. - Sold for £150.

Lot 163 An LNWR signal lever plate, WEST KIRBY, TO SIDINGS, from a box on the Wirral branch, west of Birkenhead. Cast iron, 5½"x3¾". - Sold for £45.

Lot 164 A Great Western Railway time clock by the National Time Recorder Company, fusee movement and complete with pendulum, key and ivorine number plate, GWR 3325. - Sold for £300.

Lot 165 A single line key token, BORTH-ABERYSTWTH, (alloy), from the Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth route. - Sold for £160.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3976.

Lot 166 A headboard, TORBAY EXPRESS, as carried by the Paddington to Kingwear service introduced in July 1923 with its last titled run on 13 September 1968. This style of headboard was introduced in Summer 1951 and regularly used up to about 1963, latterly carried by the Warship Class diesels. 33" wide with integral bracket and spring; repainted. - Sold for £2600 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 167 A carriage print, SELBY, YORKSHIRE, by Kenneth Steel, from the LNER post war series. - Sold for £60.

Lot 168 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7802, 1954, from a 0-6-0ST new to Hazelrigg Colliery at Seaton Delavel, their No 59, then to Burradon Colliery, Northumberland, later returning to Seaton Delavel where it was scrapped on site by D.S. Bowran in August 1970. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £380.

Lot 169 A GWR Hotels silver plated bread basket, by Walker and Hall, overall 12½" long, requires cleaning. - Sold for £160.

Lot 170 A shedplate 51D Middlesborough (1949 to June 1958). This ex NER shed was home to over 60 locos. The opening of Thornaby shed in 1958 resulted in this depot's early demise. Repainted. - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 4489.

Lot 171 A totem sign, CRESSINGTON & GRASSENDALE, (f/f, face fixing) from the Cheshire Lines route between Hunts Cross and Liverpool; the station closed in 1972. Minor chips at screw holes. - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 4699.

Lot 172 A GWR quad royal poster, SPEED TO THE WEST, by Charles Mayo, rolled, laid down in linen. (PW2) - Sold for £1900 to commission or postal bidder number 4364.

Lot 173 A nameplate, SHANKLIN, from an Isle of Wight Railway 2-4-0T built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 403, in June 1864. The Railway operated the line from Ryde to Ventnor and did not number its locos and it was not until the Railway and its locos was taken over by the Southern Railway in 1923, that the locos were given numbers, this one becoming W14. It was withdrawn in November 1927 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 32¼" long, the front repainted. - Sold for £15200 to commission or postal bidder number 2708.

Lot 174 A Caledonian Railway enamel doorplate, BOOKING OFFICE, (flangeless). 17¾"x3½", minor edge chips, otherwise excellent. - Sold for £300.

Lot 175 A Great Northern Railway signal box telegraph instrument incorporating a small writing slope, with a trafolite plate KC HT (Kings Cross). - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 176 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, SNETTISHAM-HEACHAM, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1970. - Sold for £250.

Lot 177 A smokebox numberplate, 45230, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5230 built by Armstrong Whitworh, Works No 1285, and allocated new on 12 August 1966 to Carlisle Upperby where it spent the next twenty years, moving in 1956 to Carnforth from where it was withdrawn in August 1965 and despatched for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on the following 25 October. The front repainted. This Lot is accompanied by its BR sales receipt. - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 178 A BR(NE) double royal poster, KNARESBOROUGH, by Jack Merriott. (NER1954) - Sold for £440.

Lot 179 A Great Eastern Railway 16" dial roundhead wall clock, with fusee movement, mahogany case, cast brass bezel, pendulum and key. The face is marked BR(E) 109, the number repeated on an LNER (GE) ivorine plate inside the door, as well as in other places. The GER initials are shown six times and some green baize is also present, a traditional feature of the company's clocks. The clock was used at Ilford, initially on the platform and later in the booking hall. Photographs of the rear of the dial with repair notes and references to bomb damage accompany this lot. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 180 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1361, 1919 and its matching cabside numberplate 65, from a 0-6-0ST new to the Manchester Ship Canal Co where it spent all its working life. Scrapped at Mode Wheel Workshops in September 1967. The worksplate engraved brass, 12¾"x8", the front polished, the cabside, 16"x9½", the front cleaned but unpainted. (2) - Sold for £420.

Lot 181 A BR(S) double royal poster, RAMSGATE, Anon. (AD8947 A2 19661) - Sold for £200.

Lot 182 A Cambrian Railways fully titled cast iron bridge weight notice, dated January 1899, 18"x27¾", repainted. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 183 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2702, WOLVERHAMPTON, 1896, with the Works number 606 cast above the running number, from a 655 Class 0-6-0 built at Wolverhampton as a saddle tank in February 1896 and rebuilt as a pannier tank in November 1921. Withdrawn from St Philips Marsh on 9 May 1950 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 20 May. The beading is clearly stamped Engine Class T.0.6.0.M along the top and Boiler Class T.J. along the bottom. The front of the plate has been repainted. - Sold for £12500.

Lot 184 A Southern Railway target sign, WATERLOO. Edge chipping restored. - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 4449.

Lot 185 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway P Way Whistle by J Hudson of Barr Street, Birmingham. The side stamped LBSC, P.W. - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 186 A smokebox numberplate, 47241, from a Midland Railway 2441 Class 0-6-0T No 2762 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 1794, in 1902, becoming LMS 1941, renumbered 7241 in 1934, BR 47241. At Kentish Town by January 1935, it was withdrawn from there in November 1960 and cut up at Gorton Works. The front repainted. - Sold for £500.

Lot 187 A small carriage board, MERTHYR-BARRY, used on local South Wales services. 32"long, original condition. - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 188 A worksplate HUNSLET 2416, 1941, from a 0-6-0ST ex Works on 27 March 1942 to the War Department at Long Marston, WD No 67, later 70067. It had moved to the Longmoor Military Railway by October 1945 and was acquired by Guest, Keen & Baldwins Iron & Steel Co Ltd in June 1946, their No 11, working at East Moors Works, Cardiff. The Company became Guest Keen Iron & Steel Co Ltd from May 1954 and the loco was scrapped in about 1968. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £280.

Lot 189 A BR(W) double royal poster, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, by Claude Muncaster. (PR170/60) - Sold for £260.

Lot 190 An agent's plate, HUGH WOOD & CO LTD, SOLE DISTRIBUTORS, GATESHEAD ON TYNE & LONDON. This Company were mining specialists and acted as sole agents for Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd for the sale of flame-proofed diesel mines locos, although no details are known of the loco which carried this plate. Cast brass, 9¼"x5", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £90.

Lot 191 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS CREWE 1959 BRITISH THOMSON HOUSTON/ SULZER, from a Class 24 in the number series D5030 to D5057, and D5059, which were cut up at Swindon Works. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2784.

Lot 192 A enamel plate from the Brighton Station train departure indicator, COODEN BEACH, blue lettering, 12"x1½", minor edge rust and chipping. The station is on the Eastbourne to Hastings route. - Sold for £40.

Lot 193 A totem sign, GUILDFORD, (f/f) from the Waterloo to Portsmouth main line. Edge chipping to the far right. - Sold for £620.

Lot 194 A shedplate 66B Motherwell (1949 to July 1967). This ex CR shed was home to 115 locos during the 1950s. By 1965 this number had reduced to just 20. The plate is in ex loco condition. - Sold for £200.

Lot 195 A North Eastern Railway Hotels Dept chamber pot, by Bishop and Stonier, decorated with the company's coat of arms in full colour. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 196 A worksplate, London & North Eastern Railway, 1861, Doncaster, 1937, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4496 originally named GOLDEN SHUTTLE, renamed DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER in September 1945 after the American General and President, renumbered to No 8 in 1946, becoming BR 60008. This Kings Cross based loco was transferred to New England in June 1963 and was swiftly withdrawn and dispatched to Doncaster Works for cosmetic restoration prior to being presented to the USA's National Railway Museum. The handover ceremony on the Southampton dockside was made by a certain Dr. R. Beeching! Now on temporary display in the NRM, it carries replacement worksplates provided by Doncaster in 1963. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", ex loco condition. The company name filled but surprisingly prominent, the back stamped 4496 and 8. Note: We sold the other worksplate from this locomotive in our July 2013 auction. - Sold for £6300.

Lot 197 A GWR lamp glass, THEALE, from the Reading to Newbury section of the Berks and Hants main line. 15" long. - Sold for £50.

Lot 198 A Great Eastern Railway enamel doorplate, GOODS, PARCELS AND TICKETS, (flangeless), 18"x16", minor edge chips. - Sold for £230.

Lot 199 A totem sign, PITLOCHRY, (h/f) from the Inverness to Perth main line. A face chip restored. - Sold for £600.

Lot 200 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7061, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Workington Iron & Steel Company, their No 61, for working the Lowca Colliery to Moss Bay traffic. It was scrapped in 1968. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front lightly cleaned, a score mark towards the top. - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 3677.

Lot 201 A Great Western Railway First World War Railway Service badge, by J.Wylye of London. Enamel on brass, 1" diameter. - Sold for £370.

Lot 202 A North British Railway Hotels silver plated brandy warmer, by Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield. 2" diameter, overall 4¼" with handle. - Sold for £130.

Lot 203 An Intercity double royal poster, BATH, by Brendan Neiland R.A. A view of Poultney Bridge reflected in the waters of the weir below, rolled. - Sold for £260.

Lot 204 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK 6688, 1931, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 8708. A long time Llanelly engine, it was withdrawn from there on 19 May 1960 and cut up at Swindon Works the following July. Cast brass, 9¾"x5½", the front repainted. - Sold for £210.

Lot 205 A Great Northern Railway enamel sign from Kings Cross, THIS WAY OUT, (flangeless), 24"x4". Three face chips restored, a little edge rust. - Sold for £250.

Lot 206 A GWR wooden cased home signal repeater with a brass plate, 4.8. The 9½" high case is in original condition and marked, GWR MAKERS PADD. - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 1285.

Lot 207 A London and North Western Railway double line block instrument, latterly used at Syston North Junction, south of Loughborough. - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 208 A single line key token, TALERDDIG-LLANBRYNMAIR, (cast steel), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian main line. - Sold for £180.

Lot 209 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway pocket watch by The American Watch Co, Waltham, Mass. The outer rear case is clearly engraved SE & CR 156. - Sold for £310.

Lot 210 A totem sign, LEIGH HALT, (f/f) from the Redhill to Tonbridge route. - Sold for £360.

Lot 211 A nameplate, E. TOOTAL BROADHURST, from the LMS Class 7P Patriot 4-6-0 No 5935 built at Derby in 1933 and named after Sir Edward Tootal Broadhurst, a prominent Manchester businessman who became a Director of the LNWR in 1905 and died in 1922. The nameplates were initially fitted to sister engine No 5916 in March 1933 and transferred to No 5935 early in 1937. No 5935 was renumbered to 5534, becoming BR 45534, and rebuilt with Royal Scot type boiler and double chimney in 1948. Allocated new to Holbeck in April 1933, its later sheds included Longsight, Llandudno Junction and Crewe North from where it was withdrawn in May 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by the following 26 June. Cast brass, 48½" long, in ex loco condition. - Sold for £8500.

Lot 212 An LNER quad royal poster, HULL, BRITAIN'S CHEAPEST PORT, by H G Gawthorn. A colourful, panoramic view. - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4245.

Lot 213 A worksplate KERR STUART, 802, from a 2ft 4ins gauge 0-4-2T No 2 SKYLARK new in 1902 to H. Lovatt & Co, Contractors for the construction of the Leek & Manifold Light Railway. It went in 1922 to the Snailbeach District Railways via E.C. Cornforth, Dealer, of Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn out of use by July 1946 and scrapped on site by T.W. Ward Ltd in May 1950. Cast brass, 9¾"x 6¼", the front lightly cleaned. - Sold for £2100.

Lot 214 An LNER glass decanter complete with its stopper, the side marked with the company monogram. - Sold for £170.

Lot 215 A cast iron notice, GWR, NO ADMISSION EXCEPT ON BUSINESS, 14¾"x9", the front repainted. - Sold for £420.

Lot 216 A bridgeplate, LNW & GW JOINT LINES, 41. Repainted, 17¾"x11½". - Sold for £70.

Lot 217 A totem sign, SOUTH SHIELDS, (h/f) from the terminus of the branch from Newcastle. Chipping at the lower right edge. - Sold for £850 to commission or postal bidder number 3741.

Lot 218 An LMS silver plated two pint tea pot by Walker and Hall, the side showing the full company coat of arms. - Sold for £55.

Lot 219 A worksplate, T GREEN & SON, 200, 1893, from a 3ft gauge 0-4-4T, one of two built by Green for the Cork & Muskerry Light Railway, their No 6 THE MUSKERRY. Taken over by the Great Southern Railway in January 1925 and designated Class 5K, running number 6k. Withdrawn by the GSR in 1935 but reinstated in 1936 and re-classified to Class 6S and renumbered 69. Taken over by the CIE in 1945, withdrawn by them and scrapped in 1954. Cast brass, 13¾"x8¼", the front repainted. - Sold for £2000.

Lot 220 A smokebox numberplate, 43010, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Horwich in 1948, originally numbered 3010 but soon renumbered 43010. Allocated new to Derby in March 1948, its later sheds included Saltley, Neasden, Wellingborough, Heaton Mersey and Workington from where it was withdrawn in December 1967 and despatched for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie on 24 April 1968. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £520.

Lot 221 An LNER combined block instrument, indicator and bell, the top of the bell cover absent. - Sold for £280.

Lot 222 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway 14" dial roundhead wall clock, by Aldrid and Son of Great Yarmouth, used at South Lynn station. After closure of the M&GN system in 1959 the clock was moved to Kings Lynn. When it was purchased from BR the face was in poor condition, though readable. It was subsequently restored with the original wording. The clock has a fusee movement and is complete with pendulum and key. - Sold for £680.

Lot 223 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY, 1913/D154, 1953, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 1290HP Co-Co DE, new to Queensland Government Railways in Australia, entering traffic in March 1954 as QGR 1200 Class No 1208. Rebuilt as No 1225 in January 1985 using parts from locos in the 1252 and 1253 Classes. Brass oval, 12"x7". - Sold for £190.

Lot 224 A totem sign, TURVEY, (f/f) from the Bedford to Northampton route. The station closed in 1962. - Sold for £700.

Lot 225 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 1944, E90350, a Cowlairs Works replacement plate showing the loco number and not the works number, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by NBL, Works No 25149, in August 1944, WD No 77278. Loaned to the LNER in February 1947 and purchased by BR the following year, it became BR 90350 and spent all its BR days at Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 22 August 1966 and sold for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston. Cast brass, 13½"x 5½", the front lightly cleaned. - Sold for £410.

Lot 226 A LB & SCR brass cased home signal repeater, 3" diameter. Cleaned and restored. - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 2143.

Lot 227 An LNER seat back plate, MORNINGSIDE ROAD, from the Edinburgh south suburban line. The station closed in 1962. Cast iron, 48½"long, in original condition. - Sold for £1000.

Lot 228 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, WAITING & LADIES ROOM, (flangeless). Minor edge and screw hole chips repainted. - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1694.

Lot 229 A shedplate 75E Three Bridges (1948 to June 1964). This ex LBSCR shed had 30 locos on its books in the 1950s, which dwindled to just 14 within a few months of closure. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £250.

Lot 230 A GWR cast iron private road notice, 26¼"x16¼", fine original condition. - Sold for £230.

Lot 231 A locomotive worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1325, 1917, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named VICTORY new to T. & R. Bower at Allerton Main Collieries and in January 1947 to National Coal Board ownership with the Primrose Hill Colliery site. Later numbered S113, it also worked at Savile and Glasshoughton Collieries and was scrapped in about March 1968. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", the front lightly polished. - Sold for £260.

Lot 232 An LNWR, RUGBY REFRESHMENT ROOM, divided butter dish, by Copeland and Sons, 3½"x2" with a couple of minor chips. - Sold for £110.

Lot 233 A shedplate 70D Basingstoke (1950 to September 1963) then Eastleigh (closed to steam July 1967). The ex LSWR shed at Basingstoke was most noted for being home to all the Remembrance Class 4-6-0s in its small allocation in the 1950s. Eastleigh, also ex LSWR, took over the code when Basingstoke lost its allocation. Basingstoke however remained open for servicing until the end of SR steam. Eastleigh’s allocation of 100 locos contained no fewer than 36 Bulleid Light Pacifics during this period. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4449.

Lot 234 An LNER double royal poster, LONDON, TUDOR ARCHITECTURE, by Fred Taylor, rolled. - Sold for £150.

Lot 235 A numberplate, PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY, 235, 1959, from a 0-6-0DM built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2760, in 1957, new to the Port of London Authority, their No.235, one of eleven of this type built for the PLA. After closure of the docks in 1971 it was sold to GKN and used at Cardiff Steelworks as their No 372 and named BAMBOROUGH. Following withdrawal it was sold into preservation and kept at the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway. Cast aluminium, 16¾"x12", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £140.

Lot 236 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BENTLEY HEATH CROSSING, from the Leamington to Birmingham Snow Hill main line, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". Also a lever plate, 4 Down Main Home, from the same signal box. (2) - Sold for £220.

Lot 237 An enamel sign, GWR, H&RD, FOR CUPS AD SAUCERS, (flangeless), 18"x12", some small face chips. The sign was fixed to a wooden rack outside the refreshments rooms, the initials H&RD referring to the company's Hotel and Refreshment Department. - Sold for £420.

Lot 238 An LNER double royal poster, LONDON, ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, by James Bateman A.R.A. (1939) - Sold for £440.

Lot 239 A GWR brass gangers key, BODMIN-280 MILES, from the Bodmin Road to Boscarne Junction branch, the mileage being from Paddington. - Sold for £230.

Lot 240 A worksplate, PECKETT, 2074, 1946, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the South Western Gas Board at Exeter Gasworks as their No 2 Loco. It remained there all its life and was scrapped on site by Industrial Dismantling Ltd of Exeter in about February 1965. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8½", the front polished. - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 241 A BR(S) double royal poster, CHICHESTER, by Claude Buckle, rolled. (AD6989/A3 30855) - Sold for £150.

Lot 242 A nameplate, BRADFORD, with its original brass football, from the LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2867 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 4129, in April 1937, renumbered 1667 in 1946, becoming BR 61667. At Colwick by January 1948 and later Lincoln GN, Woodford Halse, Stratford, Colchester and Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 23 June 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 58¾" long and, unusually for a B17 football team nameplate, in ex loco condition. Mounted on a wooden replica splasher. - Sold for £20500.

Lot 243 A GWR Hotels china chamber pot by Mintons, prominently decorated with the company's coat of arms. - Sold for £160.

Lot 244 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway three aspect handlamp. The body stamped LB&SCR and Worthing. Original condition. - Sold for £150.

Lot 245 A shedplate 87F Llanelly (1949 to October 1965). This ex GWR shed housed 90 locos in the 50s, and during its BR life it had a sprinkling of Halls and Granges. Its final year’s allocation of 22 included 3 ex LMS 8F 2-8-0s. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £260.

Lot 246 A South Wales Railway brass cap badge, 2"x1". The company was absorbed by the West Midland Railway in 1860, becoming part of the GWR in 1863. - Sold for £380.

Lot 247 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4713, 1936, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8036 which became BR 48036. Allocated new on 25 August 1936 to Wellingborough, its later sheds included Normanton, Willesden, Crewe South and Northwich from where it was withdrawn on 3 March 1968 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering the following 28 May. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £500.

Lot 248 A large York and Newcastle Railway copper platform lamp with a blue frosted glass plate LAMBLEY, from a station on the Haltwhistle to Alston branch. The lamps at the station survived into the 1970s, with one photographed in situ on the station building in 1973, just months before final closure. The lamp is stamped Y&NR Co and it is assumed that the North Eastern Railway installed these after it absorbed the line, which was originally built by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway. A fine example, 36" high, in original condition. - Sold for £1300.

Lot 249 An LNER doorplate, LAMPS, cast iron, 13½" long, in original condition. - Sold for £180.

Lot 250 A nameplate, COOLING CASTLE, from a 4-wheel DM built by Hibberd Planet, Works No 3771, in 1955 for the Ministry of Defence at Chatham Dockyard. It became Yard No 19, later Yard No 533, and was scrapped in about March 1984. Cast aluminium, 32½" long, the front repainted. - Sold for £520.

Lot 251 A Midland Railway 12" dial dropcase wall clock, by John Smith and Sons, Midland Clock Works, Queen Street, Derby. A fine example with mahogany case, carved ears and surround to the pendulum window. The clock has a fusee movement and is complete with pendulum and key. It was used in room 11A at Derby North End. - Sold for £1900 to commission or postal bidder number 7105.

Lot 252 A carriage print, MV CAMBRIA, by Claude Buckle, from the LMR (D) series, - Sold for £110.

Lot 253 A worksplate, No 2062 DARLINGTON, 1949, from the (LNER) A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60143 SIR WALTER SCOTT, allocated new to Gateshead, where it spent most of its working life, and later Heaton, Tweedmouth and York from where it was withdrawn on 6 May 1964 and cut up by Drapers at Hull the following December. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½", the front lightly polished, the untouched back stamped 143. - Sold for £1200.

Lot 254 A totem sign, NUNEATON, (f/f) from the Warwickshire station on the West Coast Main Line. A blemish in the top panel. - Sold for £280.

Lot 255 A carriage print , WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. - Sold for £160.

Lot 256 An enamel plate from the Victoria train departure indicator, FORD, a station on the Brighton to Portsmouth line. 17"x2¼". - Sold for £30.

Lot 257 A smokebox numberplate, 61208, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1208 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26109, in July 1947, becoming BR 61208 the following year. It spent almost all its working life at Retford GC, moving in its final year to Retford GN and Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 26 September 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton. The front repainted. - Sold for £440.

Lot 258 A BR(SC) station direction sign, THORNLIEBANK, (f/f), from the Glasgow to East Kilbride and Strathaven route, 28"x13", one small face chip and edge chips restored, excellent colour, though slight loss of shine. - Sold for £230.

Lot 259 A worksplate, NEW ZEALAND G'ovt RLYS, HILLSIDE, 115, 1912, from NZGR 3ft 6ins gauge Class Wg 4-6-4T No 490, rebuilt with larger cylinders in 1940, becoming part of Class Ww and withdrawn in August 1959. Cast brass, 17¼"x11", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £270.

Lot 260 A BR(S) double royal poster, SOUTHERN ENGLAND, by Langhammer, rolled. (AD8327 A5 260) - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 239.

Lot 261 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2756, from a Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7269, in 1946. Two of this batch hauled the royal train around South Africa soon after delivery. Cast brass 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. - Sold for £400.

Lot 262 A North Eastern Railway Police cap badge, in embossed blackened brass, 2"x2". - Sold for £200.

Lot 263 A group of LNWR signal lever plates from Kenilworth Junction, two each referring to COVENTRY and BERKSWELL, 5½"x3¾", overall 27"x8". (4) - Sold for £270.

Lot 264 A shedplate, 17E Heaton Mersey (December 1956 to February 1958). This ex CLC shed had no fewer than four code changes during its BR life. Formerly 19D, 13C, 9F, 17E, then finally 9F, it closed to steam in May 1968. While it used this code it had around 50 locos. Repainted. - Sold for £70.

Lot 265 A solid silver Taff Vale Railway presentation salver, SIDNEY COLEMAN, FROM THE OFFICERS, TAFF VALE RAILWAY Co, 6th SEPT 1883, 12" diameter, with decoration and ball feet. - Sold for £620.

Lot 266 A Great North of Scotland Railway copper water carrier. Overall 10½" high. The side and lid each stamped with the company initials. - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 267 A Great Eastern Railway silver plated preserve pot holder by Walker and Hall, overall 6½"high, with ball feet. - Sold for £160.

Lot 268 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1928, DERBY, from a LMS Class 2P 4-4-0 No 582 which became BR 40582. At Bank Hall by January 1935 and later Newton Heath, Carlisle Upperby, Workington and Kentish Town from where it was withdrawn on 2 December 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works during April 1960. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted, the loco number 40582 marked on the back. - Sold for £290.

Lot 269 A BR(E) totem sign, NEWPORT, (f/f), from the Bishops Stortford to Audley End section of the Liverpool Street to Cambridge main line. Chip repairs above the station name, neatly restored. - Sold for £1300.

Lot 270 A BR(M) double royal poster, BLACKPOOL, by Studio Seven. (LM9954) - Sold for £230.

Lot 271 An enamel advertising sign, ROWNTREES ELECT COCOA, 10'x15". Edge and corner chips, a small and attractive example. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 272 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 7336, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in March 1932 and originally numbered 9314. It was modified by BR in June 1958 and renumbered to 7336. At Oxley by January 1948 and later Exeter, Hereford and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in September 1962 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Broughton Lane on 13 December 1963. The front repainted. - Sold for £380.

Lot 273 A carriage print, DUNKELD, PERTHSHIRE, by Jack Merriott, from the LNER post war series. - Sold for £80.

Lot 274 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, AEI, 5352, 1971, from a 500HP 0-6-0DH new to British Steel at Shotton Works, their No 12. It moved to British Steel at Workington by August 1979, to British Coal at Coed Bach in 1992, to the Yorkshire Engine Co in 2000 and to the Stratford & Broadway Railway Society for preservation in November 2001. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £220.

Lot 275 A small carriage board, LEEDS-BRADFORD, 28" long, in original condition. - Sold for £110.

Lot 276 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 1600, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named ROBERT new to Garswood Hall Collieries Co Ltd, becoming National Coal Board property in January 1947. In about January 1962 it moved to Lea Green Colliery and in about February 1964 to Cronton Colliery. On withdrawal in June 1965 it was sold to Jose K. Holt & Gordon Ltd at Chequerbent but was not scrapped and is still extant today, nominally preserved. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £270.

Lot 277 A shedplate 70A Nine Elms (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR depot was London’s last bastion of steam. Home to around 100 locos in the 1950s, by 1965 it still had charge of 40 locos, which included seven 5MT namers, and a handful of West Countries. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £390.

Lot 278 An LNER seat back plate, NORTH BERWICK, from the terminus of the branch from Drem on the East Coast Main Line. Cast iron, 40" long, in original condition. - Sold for £1150.

Lot 279 An LNER locomotive whistle from a J27 class locomotive complete with wheel and valve, 13½" tall, the bell 3¼" diameter, ex loco condition. - Sold for £210.

Lot 280 A totem sign, WEST RUISLIP, (f/f) from the GW & GC Joint line between Northolt Junction and Denham. Superb condition. - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 2578.

Lot 281 A carriage print, BRAINTREE, ESSEX, by F. Donald Blake, from the LNER post war series. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 282 A worksplate, L & NER, 4419, Doncaster, 1906, from a Great Northern Railway/LNER C1 Class 4-4-2 Atlantic built at Doncaster, Works No 1117, in May 1906, GNR No 1419, becoming LNER 4419, renumbered 2849 in 1946 and withdrawn from Ardsley on 19 July 1948 before receiving its allotted BR number 62849. After withdrawal it was used as a stationary boiler at Doncaster Carriage Works from July 1948 until July 1953 when it was scrapped at the nearby Locomotive Works. In 1927 it achieved some notoriety when it was sent to Scotland for trials over the Waverley route but deemed insufficiently powerful to keep time on the gradients involved and returned to England. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £400.

Lot 283 A Great Northern Railway green china teapot, by Bourne, the underside of the lid chipped, though this is not visible. - Sold for £100.

Lot 284 An LNER doorplate, WEIGH OFFICE, cast iron, 14½" long, in original condition. - Sold for £210.

Lot 285 A single line key token, BLAENYCWM-BLAENGWYNFI EAST, (alloy), from the Rhondda and Swansea Bay route north of Maesteg. - Sold for £280.

Lot 286 A LMS quad royal poster, THE NIGHT MAIL, THE ENGINEMEN, by Sir William Orpen, laid down on linen. (LMS RA No14) - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 287 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BURROWS SIDINGS, G.W.R., engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The company initials shown on the plate to differentiate from the Swansea Harbour Trust sidings of the same name. - Sold for £230.

Lot 288 A carriage print, THE BOOTH HALL, EVESHAM, WORCESTERSHIRE, by Frank Sherwin, from the Western Region series. - Sold for £250.

Lot 289 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1590, 1927 from a 0-6-0T new to the Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd, their No 79, and scrapped at Mode Wheel Workshops in 1967. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼", the front polished. - Sold for £260.

Lot 290 A totem sign, WESTON MILTON, (f/f) from the Weston-super-Mare loop line. Two tiny blemishes. - Sold for £1150.

Lot 291 A nameplate, LORD RATHMORE, incorporating the building details, CREWE WORKS, JUNE 1913, from a London & North Western Railway Claughton Class 4-6-0, LNWR No 650, which became LMS 5905 and was withdrawn in February 1933. The plate is 73" long and in ex loco condition. The loco was named after David Robert Plunkett, later Lord Rathmore, a barrister and onetime MP for Dublin University and Solicitor General for Ireland. He was a director of the LNWR from 1897 and died in 1919. - Sold for £9800.

Lot 292 A GWR signal lever plate, ROATH DOCK STORAGE SIDINGS, ELEVATED DISC, engraved brass, 8" long, from a box in the Cardiff area. - Sold for £700.

Lot 293 An LMS lorry lamp with brass plate, LMSR Co, ROAD MOTORS 286, SHEFF. The case is stamped, Haydogt Patent Motor Lamp, while the top is embossed with the Ford emblem. Repainted. - Sold for £190.

Lot 294 A shedplate, 82E Yeovil Pen Mill (1949 to February 1958), then Bristol Barrow Road (February 1958 to November 1965). The ex GWR shed at Yeovil housed just 10 locos during this period. It was transferred from the WR to the SR becoming 71H, finally closing in January 1959. The ex Midland shed at Barrow Road, Bristol was transferred from the MR (22A) to the WR in 1958. At this time its allocation of around 50 locos included 3 Patriots and 9 Jubilees. However, by 1965 the depot had been westernised with an allocation that included 11 Halls and 2 Granges in its total of 40 locos. Unrestored. - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 4933.

Lot 295 A Rhodesian Railways cabside numberplate, 512, together with the worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7590, 1953, from a 3ft 6ins gauge RR Class 14A 2-6-2 + 2-6-2 Garratt No 512, a post-war development of the 1928 14 Class and used on the Fort Victoria and West Nicholson branches in the 1960s and 1970s. The 14As lasted well into National Railways of Zimbabwe days, probably into the 1990s. Both plates cast brass, the cabside 19¼"x13", the worksplate 10½"x6½", the fronts repainted. This loco was built as BP Works No 7585 but it is evident that No 7590 was carried on the loco as the back is clearly stamped 512 from the time it was fitted. (2) - Sold for £300.

Lot 296 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART 4072, 1895, from a Cambrian Railways 4-4-0 No 83. When the Cambrian was taken over by the GWR in 1922, it became GWR 1106 but was renumbered to 1110 in February 1926 to accommodate the newly built 1101 Class 0-4-0 dock tanks, one of which took the number 1106. Withdrawn in April 1931, it was placed on the GWR sales list but, when no buyer was forthcoming, was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. - Sold for £1250.

Lot 297 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, CHESTERFIELD CENTRAL. The station was on the Heath to Staveley loop from the Great Central main line, closing in 1963. Minor edge chips, 14"x9". - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 2734.

Lot 298 A carriage roof lamp with a steel plate, LOUTH, 3. The burner marked LNER. 19" high, unrestored. Louth was on the Grimsby to Boston route and closed in 1970. - Sold for £300.

Lot 299 A totem sign, GARFORTH, (f/f) from the Leeds to Selby and York route. A few edge chips repainted. - Sold for £750.

Lot 300 An LNER quad royal poster, THIS ELECTRIC PLANT COALS THE FLYING SCOTSMAN IN 6 MINUTES, by Frank Newbould. - Sold for £1550.

Lot 301 A Brecon and Merthyr Railway cast iron trespass notice, in English and Welsh language, 25"x9½", in original condition, though the lower left corner absent. - Sold for £1400.00 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 302 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 1575, from a 0-4-0ST new in 1899 to Gypsum Mines Ltd at Mountfield, Sussex and named MOUNTFIELD. In 1949 it moved to British Plaster Board Ltd, Notts and in 1950 to Gypsum Works at Kingston on Soar. Scrapped by Baker at Derby in April 1963. Cast brass, 6½"x4½", repainted. - Sold for £260.

Lot 303 A LNER doorplate, STATION MASTER. Cast iron, 14½" long, in original condition. - Sold for £200.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4952.

Lot 304 A Railway signal company miniature train staff, CARROWDUFF-BALLINSLOE, from the Athlone to Atheney section of the route to Galway. - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2806.

Lot 305 A smokebox numberplate, 64677, from a Great Eastern Railway Class D81, LNER J20 Class, 0-6-0 built at Stratford in December 1920, GER No 1272, LNER 8272, renumbered 4677 in 1946, becoming BR 64677. A long time Stratford engine, it was withdrawn from there on 10 September 1961 and cut up at the nearby Works. Repainted. - Sold for £360.

Lot 306 A totem sign, SEMLEY, (f/f) from a station, closed in 1966, on the Southern Railway's West of England main line; minor blemishes. - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 307 A worksplate, BRUSH ELECTRICAL MACHINES, HAWKER SIDDELEY, LOCOMOTIVE No 1000, 1991, an unusual presentation plate made by Brush which relates to the 1000th loco built at Loughborough, Class 60 No 60098 named CHARLES FRANCIS BRUSH by the Mayor of Charnwood District after the founder of the Brush Company. Strangely Brush got it wrong as the pattern of this plate is incorrect and reverts to the previous pattern of Brush plate which was applied up to loco 60053 (or thereabouts) and amended thereafter when the structure of the Company changed. The loco is currently stored out of service with DBS at Toton. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x5¾". - Sold for £230.

Lot 308 A silver plated coffee pot, GLASGOW & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY MARINE DEPT, presented by the employees to John Jenkins, Chief Steward, on leaving in May 1912. - Sold for £200.

Lot 309 An LNER Keswick pattern cake stand, by Alfred Meakin, 9" diameter, 5" high. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 310 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6937, 1940, from a Rhodesia Railways 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratt No 272, later renumbered 351. Last used at Bulawayo in October 1992 and scrapped in March 1994. Cast Brass, 18"x 8½". - Sold for £320.

Lot 311 A totem sign, KENTISH TOWN, (h/f) from the Midland main line north of St Pancras; a few minor blemishes and edge chips. - Sold for £920.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4593.

Lot 312 A shedplate 15A Wellingborough (1949 to September 1963), then Leicester Midland (September 1963 to June 1965). The ex MR shed at Wellingborough was home to around 70 locos in the 1950s. The ex MR shed at Leicester had just 25 locos in its final year of steam operation. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £210.

Lot 313 An LMS quad royal poster, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, by J P Sayer, March 1933, featuring vignettes of Leamington, surrounding towns and tourist attractions. Laid down on linen. (ERO53351) - Sold for £60.

Lot 314 A carriage print KINGS LYNN, by Cyril H. Barraud, from the second LNER series of etchings. - Sold for £500.

Lot 315 A nameplate, KING HENRY VII, from the GWR 6000 King Class 4-6-0 No 6014 built at Swindon in May 1928. In March 1935 it left Swindon Works partly streamlined and with straight nameplates but all the special fittings, except the wedge-fronted cab, had been removed and curved nameplates reinstated by January 1943. At Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved to Laira before spending its final eight or so years at Stafford Road from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Langley Green on 7 March 1963. The front of the plate has been tastefully restored. - Sold for £30000.

Lot 316 A BR(E) enamel destination plate, ROMFORD, from the departure board at Liverpool Street station, 19½"x2". - Sold for £100.

Lot 317 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 512, DONCASTER, 1946, from the LNER Thompson Class A2/3 4-6-2 No 512 built at Doncaster, Works No 2003, in August 1946, becoming BR 60512 and named STEADY AIM after the racehorse which won the 1946 Oaks. Allocated new to Gateshead and then Heaton, York, St Margarets, Polmadie and Dundee Tay Bridge from where it was withdrawn on 19 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw at Wishaw. Cast brass 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £1750.

Lot 318 A small enamel builders plate. GEORGE F. MILNES & Co. TRAMWAY & LIGHT RAILWAY CARRIAGE WORKS, BIRKENHEAD. 3¾"x1¾". - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 764.

Lot 319 A set of LNER letters from the tender of an A4 class locomotive. Starting in 1938 all but one of the class (No 22 MALLARD) received this treatment; 25 FALCON was the last one to have them removed in December 1949. Each letter 12" high, chromed brass, in fine original condition, mounted on a board, overall 52"x19". - Sold for £2400 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 320 A Great Eastern Railway arm chair with the company bats wing device carved into the back, reupholstered and in excellent condition. - Sold for £370.

Lot 321 A GWR 14" dial longcase wall clock, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key, an ivorine plate GWR 265 mounted on the front of the case. The clock has been restored, though the original face shows the company initials. Overall 55" high. - Sold for £2400.

Lot 322 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2479, Cowlairs 1919, from a North British Railway Class K/LNER D34 Glen Class, 4-4-0 GLEN SHEIL built at Cowlairs in May 1917, NBR No 298, LNER 9298, renumbered 2479 in 1946, becoming BR 62479. A long time Eastfield engine and regular performer on the West Highland line, it moved to Kittybrewster in 1953, latterly used there as stationary boiler before withdrawal on 2 June 1961 and cutting up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £520.

Lot 323 A totem sign, BONNYBRIDGE HIGH, (h/f), from a station situated south-west of Falkirk on the Edinburgh to Glasgow main line. A couple of face chips restored and loss of shine, though believed to be a unique survivor, this example having been sold previously in 2006. - Sold for £840.

Lot 324 A LMS double royal poster, TRAVEL, SPEED, COMFORT, by Brian De Grineau, laid down on linen. (ERO 53350) - Sold for £800.

Lot 325 An enamel hanging sign, GWR, TICKETS ISSUED HERE, (flangeless), 18"x12", double sided, a face chip and edge chip repainted. - Sold for £540.

Lot 326 A carriage print, THE NIGHT PARADE AT HARWICH, by Frank H. Mason, from the original series of LNER etchings. - Sold for £1000.

Lot 327 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, CAMELFORD-PORT ISAAC ROAD, (brass/steel), from the Okehampton to Padstow route, which closed in 1966. - Sold for £250.

Lot 328 A totem sign, REDCAR EAST, (f/f) from the Darlington to Saltburn route. Edge chipping in places. - Sold for £950.

Lot 329 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, REBUILT 1906, from an 0-6-0ST ordered from Black Hawthorn on 21 July 1892 and new to John Bowes & Partners Ltd at Springwell Bank Foot Shed on the Pontop & Jarrow Railway, their No 10. Although the loco carried this HL Rebuilt plate, it was actually rebuilt in the Springwell Bank Workshops with a new boiler and other parts supplied by HL. It was again rebuilt in 1917 by T.D. Ridley of Middlesbrough. Out of use by January 1931 with fractured cylinders, it was scrapped by F.J. Reay of Boldon in October 1931. Cast brass, 11¼"x7½", the front repainted. - Sold for £1250.

Lot 330 A signal box nameboard, WAVERTON, from the Crewe to Chester route, 49¾" long, cast letters on wood. The beading replaced at the right hand end. - Sold for £210.

Lot 331 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1925, 1917, from a 0-6-0ST new to Cross & Tetley Co Ltd at Main Colliery, Bamfurlong, Lancs, their No 2 and named LIONEL. The Colliery and its locos was taken over by the Wigan Coal Corporation in 1934 and became part of the National Coal Board, Wigan Area, in January 1947. At Ince Moss Colliery in 1961, it went to J.K. Holt & Gordon Ltd at Chequerbent near Bolton where it was scrapped in August 1965. Cast brass, 10¾"x6", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £740.

Lot 332 A depot plaque for EASTFIELD, featuring a Scottie dog, as carried on the depot's diesel locos, including those working on the West Highland line. Ex loco condition, 17¾" square. - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3339.

Lot 333 An LNER double royal poster, MONTROSE, SEA BATHING, GOLF, TENNIS, by Austin Cooper, laid down on linen. - Sold for £80.

Lot 334 A BR(S) enamel door plate, PARCELS AND LEFT LUGGAGE, (f/f). Minor chipping at the screw holes, neatly restored. - Sold for £300.

Lot 335 A Great Northern Railway Station handbell, 13" high, the side clearly marked with the company initials. - Sold for £320.

Lot 336 A totem sign, CANLEY HALT, (f/f, face fixing) from the Coventry to Birmingham main line. A minor blemish far right. - Sold for £550.

Lot 337 An LMS Seahorse pattern cup and saucer by Royal Cauldon, together with a serviette showing the same motif. The seahorse design service was used at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe and later at the Kyle of Lochalsh Hotel. (3) - Sold for £210.

Lot 338 A Worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, D20, 1933, from a 250HP 0-6-0DE, new to Preston Corporation for use in Ribble Docks. Into LMS service in February 1934 as No 7408 for trials at Willesden and Crewe. Renumbered 7058 in October 1934 and added to LMS stock in December 1936, operating from Willesden. Loaned to the WD at Longmoor in August 1941, returning to Willesden in June 1943. Transferred to Toton in May 1946 from where it was withdrawn in December 1949 and scrapped at Derby Works the following month. Rectangular brass. - Sold for £620.

Lot 339 A single line token transfer key, BURNHAM ON CROUCH-SOUTHMINSTER, the final section of the branch from Wickford. This hinged key is designed to hold up to three standard tokens for transfer to the other end of the section when an imbalance occurs. - Sold for £380.

Lot 340 A South Eastern Railway 14" dial roundhead wall clock, the number 140SE shown on the rear of the box and on an internal plate. It is complete with fusee movement, pendulum (marked 140) and key. The clock was used in the down booking hall at Northfleet and probably dates from the opening of the station in 1849. A report on the clock, including photographs before and after restoration, and copies of the relevant SR clock records accompanies this lot. - Sold for £720.

Lot 341 An Eastern Counties Railways small conical oil can, prominently stamped with the full company name. The can was found at Brampton, on the East Suffolk line in 1984, 122 years after the company was absorbed by the GER. The top spout cone is absent, though the can is over 150 years old! - Sold for £290.

Lot 342 A totem sign, FOLKESTONE WEST, (f/f) from the Ashford to Dover main line. Chipping repaired at the far left. - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 343 A BR(E) station direction sign, GIDEA PARK, (f/f), from the Romford to Shenfield section of the Great Eastern main line, 28"x13", minor edge chips repainted - Sold for £620.

Lot 344 A shedplate 84J Croes Newydd (1949 to October 1960). This ex GWR shed was home to around 50 locos during this period, before it became 89B, and finally 6C. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £380.

Lot 345 A BR(M) double royal poster, LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL, by Felix Kelly. (LM14456) - Sold for £80.

Lot 346 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 5022, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, WIGMORE CASTLE, built at Swindon in August 1932 and named after the Castle at Kingsland which was once the home of Charles Mortimer, a GWR Director. At Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved the same year to Stafford Road where, apart from a month back at Old Oak Common, it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn in June 1963, it was sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 8 May 1964. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £3900.

Lot 347 An enamel lamp tablet, WICKLOW, from the Dublin to Rosslare route. 18"x3½". Some chipping to each side. - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 348 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 618, 1902, from a 0-6-0ST named ANTONIA, new to Norths Navigation Collieries (1889) Ltd at Maesteg Deep Colliery. It spent all its working life at various South Wales collieries, becoming part of the National Coal Board in 1947 and was scrapped in 1970. Engraved brass, 13"x8", the front polished. - Sold for £480.

Lot 349 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway enamel sign, L&YR LURRY TO CALL, (flangeless), 8"x5". Hung up when the company van was required to collect parcels. - Sold for £520.

Lot 350 A smokebox numberplate, 31831, from a (South Eastern & Chatham Railway) N Class 2-6-0 No A831 assembled at Ashford in June 1924 from parts made at Woolwich Arsenal, which had spare capacity after the First World War, except the boiler which was constructed by the North British Locomotive Co. It became SR 1831 and BR 31831. At Fratton by January 1948 and later Exmouth Junction, Brighton, Redhill and Guildford from where it was withdrawn on 25 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 19 July 1965. The front repainted. Paperwork relating to the original sale of the plate by BR in 1965 and a photograph of the locomotive are included in the lot. - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 3050.

Lot 351 A worksplate, KERR STUART 3024, 1916, from a 3ft gauge 0-4-2ST which went new to Balfour Beatty & Co for the construction of the British Aluminium Company's site at Kinlochleven, Argyll, their No 1 and named GEORGE. In about 1929 it moved to BAC's Lochaber Works near Fort William where it was renamed SIR MURRAY MORRISON. In about September 1970 it went to the Hampshire Light Railway Museum at Durley, where this plate was removed, and today can be found at the Irish Narrow Gauge Trust and Cavan Leitrim Railway Company at Dromond Station as their No 1 DROMOD. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", in ex loco condition. Also a pair of matching names, SIR MURRAY MORRISON, individual 2" chromed letters on wooden backboards. (3) - Sold for £440.

Lot 352 A Southern Railway target sign, TEMPLECOMBE, from the Salisbury to Exeter main line, once the junction for the Somerset and Dorset route which closed in 1966. - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 353 A nameplate, ADEN, from the LMS Class 7P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5633 built at Crewe in 1934 and originally named TRANS-JORDAN by 4 May 1936. After the former British Protectorate of Trans-Jordan became independent, the loco was renamed at a ceremony at Euston Station on 4 September 1946 by Lt Col Sir Bernard Reilly, a former Governor of Aden. New to Crewe North on 21 November 1934, its later sheds included Rugby, Longsight, Preston, Carnforth and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn in October 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 15 March 1966. Cast brass, 34½" long. - Sold for £6000.

Lot 354 A GWR tail lamp, complete with its original GWR burner and embossed brass plate, 19½" high, repainted. - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2161.

Lot 355 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 12" dial dropcase wall clock with carved ears and surround to the pendulum window. Two pin holes are evident where an LMS number plate was once fixed. The clock was purchased by the vendor from the BREL sale at Derby Works in 1987 (lot 47) which included clocks from Horwich Works. The clock is complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 356 A totem sign, WEST CALDER, (f/f) from the Glasgow to Edinburgh route via Shotts. A little mottled though reasonable colour. - Sold for £180.

Lot 357 A BR(W) double royal poster, EXETER CATHEDRAL, by A Carr Linford, a reference number written in the lower border. (PR169/60) - Sold for £100.

Lot 358 A set of cabside numbers from AL6/Class 86 E3160, mounted on a blue wooden board. The loco was new to AC Lines in October 1966, works number EE/VF 3741/E401 and renumbered 86036 in January 1974. Withdrawn in March 2000 and cut up by Booths at Rotherham in January 2005. - Sold for £400.

Lot 359 A worksplate, WINTERTHUR, 2163, 1911, together with its matching numberplate 5801, from a Swiss State Railways standard gauge Class Eb 3/5 2-6-2T No 5801. Both cast brass, the worksplate 16¾"x6¾", the numberplate 12½"x6¼", each with the fixing holes filled, probably due to wasting, and repainted. (2) - Sold for £320.

Lot 360 A GWR cast iron notice, SPEED NOT TO EXCEED 15 MILES PER HOUR, as used on the approach to the point where a single line staff or token was to be exchanged. 17½"x8¼", the front repainted. - Sold for £480.

Lot 361 A Midland Great Western Railway guard's bandolier clasp, silver plated, 2¾"x2", with decorative company initials. A superb and rare item from this Irish company - Sold for £210.

Lot 362 A small carriage board, TRURO-FALMOUTH, 32" long, in original condition. - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 363 A GWR Hotels silver plated drinks salver by Walker and Hall, 10" diameter, a little surface marking, but still good usable condition. - Sold for £180.

Lot 364 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY No.3244/D769 1962 from Class 37 D6815, later 37115, 37514 and 37609. New to Darnall in February 1963, it is currently working as 37609 for DRS. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £440.

Lot 365 A shedplate 41E Staveley Barrow Hill (February 1958 to October 1965 for steam). This ex Midland shed, formerly 18D, had an allocation of 65 locos in 1959. By 1965 it was still home to 9 diminutive tank engines that worked in Staveley Works. Some of its diesel allocation also carried this code. The matching SC plate accompanies this lot; both in ex loco condition. (2) - Sold for £440.

Lot 366 A totem sign, WOOLWICH DOCKYARD, (h/f) from the North Kent Coast route. Two face chip repairs and slight loss of shine. - Sold for £350.

Lot 367 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, ROCKLEA WORKS, A116, 1966, from a 3ft 6ins gauge CoCo DE new to New Zealand Government Railways, their Class D1 No 1101, and withdrawn in 1989. Cast brass 10"x4½", the front repainted. A portion milled from the right edge to clear pipework. - Sold for £440.

Lot 368 A totem sign, NAILSEA & BACKWELL, (f/f) from the Bristol to Yatton section of the main line to the West Country. Slight loss of shine. - Sold for £900.

Lot 369 A BR(M) double royal poster, NOTTINGHAM, by Kerry Lee. (LM9153) - Sold for £440.

Lot 370 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2641, from a Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Krupp, Works No 1821, in 1938, one of the 135 pre-war members of the Class, all constructed by non British builders. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. - Sold for £320.00.

Lot 371 A London, Brighton and South coast Railway horsebrass, (Hawthorne 48) 2¼"x1¾". - Sold for £50.

Lot 372 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, GENTLEMEN (arrow),(flangeless). Edge chips and discolouration to lettering. - Sold for £120.

Lot 373 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, ATLAS WORKS, 21156, 1915, from a Taff Vale Railway Class A 0-6-2T No 42. When the Railway and its locos was taken over by the GWR in 1922, it became GWR No 439 and was renumbered to 312 under the GWR 1946 renumbering scheme. At Barry by January 1948 and later Cardiff East Dock and Cardiff Cathays from where it was withdrawn on 11 June 1956 and cut up at Swindon Works by 3 November 1956. Cast brass, 9½"x6¼", the front repainted. - Sold for £2100.

Lot 374 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, BR(E) 15067, complete with fusee movement, cast brass bezel, pendulum and key. The clock was latterly used at Downham Market Signal Box though originally of LMS origin. Pin holes to the side of the case show where an LMS plate was once fixed, indicating its original use on the joint line. The clock has been restored, complete with its BR(E) face with which it was marked when sold by BR. - Sold for £500.00.

Lot 375 A worksplate, NEILSON, 3994, 1889, from a 0-4-0ST new to William Baird & Co, their No 5. The Company became William Baird & Co Ltd in February 1893 and part of the Scottish Iron & Steel Co Ltd in January 1939. It worked at Bairds & Scottish Steel Ltd at Gartsherrie Ironworks, Coatbridge from June 1939 and was scrapped in August 1968. Cast brass, 10"x6", the front repainted. - Sold for £420.

Lot 376 A totem sign, BALGREEN HALT, (h/f) from the Haymarket to Corstorphine branch which closed in 1967, one tiny chip on the H, neatly repainted. This is the only Scottish enamel totem with the Halt suffix. - Sold for £800.

Lot 377 A London Transport double royal poster, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, BY GREEN LINE, by Eric Thomas. (168/98M/3700) - Sold for £60.

Lot 378 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1424, 1921, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named GRAHAM, ex works in Midland red livery on 26 January 1921 to the Llanelly Steel Co (1907) Ltd at Llanelly where it spent all its working life until scrapped in April 1965. Engraved brass, 13"x8", the front polished. - Sold for £240.

Lot 379 A nameplate, SULTAN and badge, from Class 33 33025 and 33114. 33025 was named at Portsmouth Harbour station by the Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan in August 1981. The plates were transferred to 33114 in April 1988 and then transferred back to 33025 in January 1989. The plates were finally removed before the loco was withdrawn and sold to West Coast Railway Company where it is currently in store at their Southall depot. Cast aluminium, 33½" long, the badge 14"x18½", both ex loco condition. (2) - Sold for £3900.

Lot 380 A carriage print, NORWICH, TOMBLAND ALLEY, by J. Fletcher Watson, from the LNER post war series. - Sold for £100.

Lot 381 A shedplate 89C Machynlleth (1948 to September 1963). This ex Cambrian Railways shed was home to 50 locos in the 1950s. Recoded 6F in 1963, it closed in December 1966. Repainted. - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 1327.

Lot 382 A GWR Hotels 7" water carafe, the roundel device on the side. - Sold for £160.

Lot 383 An LMS Hotels address tag for luggage or golf bags, TURNBERRY, Scotland's Modern Seaside Golfing Hotel. Celluloid with leather strap. - Sold for £50.

Lot 384 A smokebox numberplate, 90670, and its 50D shedplate for Goole, the loco's final allocation, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5145, in October 1944, WD No 79202. Loaned to the LNER in July 1947 and purchased by BR the following year, it was first allocated to Retford GC and later Tweedmouth, York North, Selby, Hull Dairycoates and Goole from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and scrapped by Drapers at Hull the following January. The lot includes a file of records concerning the servicing and maintenance of the loco and paperwork relating to the sale of the plate. (A lot) - Sold for £980.

Lot 385 A single line key token, inscribed, NEW ROMNEY-ROMNEY JCT-LYDD TOWN, (chromed steel), with an extended shaft. - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 7077.

Lot 386 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE CO, REBUILT 1931, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No 581, in 1901 and new to Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery Co Ltd at Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery near Barnsley, as their No 4. Rebuilt in 1931, the loco was taken over with the Colliery by the National Coal Board in January 1947 and scrapped in 1957. Cast brass, 12¾"x7½", the front repainted. - Sold for £460.

Lot 387 A Southern Railway target sign, LYDFORD, from the Okehampton to Tavistock section of the Exeter-Plymouth main line. A little chipping at the screw holes neatly restored and slight loss of shine; generally a good example. - Sold for £1800.

Lot 388 A nameplate, AXMINSTER, with its WEST COUNTRY CLASS scroll from the SR West Country Class 4-6-2 Light Pacific No 21C118 built at Brighton in December 1945, becoming BR 34018 and rebuilt without its streamlined casing in October 1958. Allocated new to Exmouth Junction, it spent most of its working life at Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 9 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 29 March 1968. Cast brass, 63"long, the front repainted. This Lot is accompanied by a well executed, hand painted copy of the town badge in an original style surround as carried on the loco. (3) - Sold for £10000 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 389 A North Eastern Railway enamel sign, EXCURSION STATION, double sided 14"x26", contained in its original frame, one side excellent, the other chipped at the base. The sign probably comes from Scarborough, referring to Londesborough Road excursion station, although Saltburn and Redcar both had separate excursion platforms, so could also be candidates. - Sold for £440.

Lot 390 A totem sign, WINDSOR & ETON RIVERSIDE, (h/f) the terminus of the branch from Staines. A crease repair to the right and other edge chips. - Sold for £300.

Lot 391 A carriage print, TRINITY COURT, CAMBRIDGE, by Cowern, from the LNER post war series, - Sold for £40.

Lot 392 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2200, 1945 from a 0-4-0ST new to the Admiralty at Sheerness Dockyard, Kent. When the Dockyard closed in 1960 it went north to Pounds (Ship Owners and Ship Breakers) Ltd who occupied the site of the former Admiralty Cairnryan Port near Stranraer. It was scrapped around 1970. Cast brass, 9¼" diameter, cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £150.

Lot 393 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 17209, 1927, from a 0-4-0 petrol loco new to T. B. & S. Batchelor & Co Ltd, Timber Importers at East Mendalgief, Newport. By April 1963 it had moved to E.L. Pitt Co (Coventry) Ltd at Brackley, Northants and was scrapped there in June 1968. Brass oval, 11¾"x7¾". - Sold for £330.

Lot 394 An original oil painting, THE RIFLE BRIGADE, passing Dillicar Troughs, by Barry Price, a classic view of a Royal Scot in the Lune Valley, south of Tebay, framed, overall 23½"x15¾". - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 395 A BR(W) double royal poster, ABERYSTWYTH, by Riley, laid down on linen, tape marks at corners and slight fading. - Sold for £370.

Lot 396 An LMS 10" dial dropcase wall clock by John Walker, with brass plate, LMS, 13913. The original face marked BR(E) 13913. The clock case has been cleaned, it is complete with pendulum, fusee movement and key. The clock comes from the Peterborough area and would have been used at a former LMS station transferred to the Eastern Region. - Sold for £440.

Lot 397 A collection of LNER, SR and early BR staff caps (a) Motorman, SR, (b) Foreman with BR(E) line over wheel badge. (c) C&W, LNER. (d) Guard, LNER. (e) Foreman, LNER. (f) Chief Dock Foreman, BR. (g) BR(E) Greasetop. (h) Station Inspector BR(E). (i) Ticket Inspector, BR(W). (j) Station Master, BR(S). (k) BR(Sc). (l) LBSC Loco Dept, Greasetop, SR. (12). - Sold for £200.

Lot 398 A totem sign, HIGHAM, (h/f) from the Gravesend to Paddock Wood route. Two tiny edge chips. - Sold for £330.

Lot 399 A BR(M) double royal poster, MORECAMBE & HEYSHAM, by Studio Seven. rolled. (LM20758) - Sold for £100.

Lot 400 A BR(S) quad royal poster, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, by Cuneo, the famous image of Bulleid Pacifics and EMUs, rolled. - Sold for £540.

Lot 401 A worksplate, (LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY) Co, No 2009, DONCASTER, 1946, from a LNER Thompson Class A2/3 4-6-2 No 518, becoming BR 60518, and named TEHRAN after the racehorse owned by the Aga Khan which won the 1946 Champion Stakes. Allocated new to Gateshead and later Heaton and York from where it was withdrawn on 12 November 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the company name filled, post 1948. - Sold for £1350.

Lot 402 An LNER silver plated half bottle ice bucket by Walker and Hall, 6" high, complete with handle. - Sold for £80.

Lot 403 A cast iron notice, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, MANOR HOUSE HOTEL FISHING RIGHTS ONLY, used at the company's hotel near Mortonhampstead. 27"x19¼", original condition. - Sold for £300.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 404 A pair of Midland Railway signal lever plates, STARTING FROM SWADLINGCOTE, and OUTER HOME FROM SWADLINGCOTE, from the Leicester to Burton on Trent route, each engraved brass. 4"x5". Well polished. (2) - Sold for £360.00.

Lot 405 A small carriage board, PLYMOUTH-LAUNCESTON. Used on local services via Tavistock; the branch closed in 1962. 32"long. - Sold for £580.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3122.

Lot 406 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE & RODGERS, 1874, from a 0-4-0ST, Works No 150, new to T. & R.B. Bower Ltd at Allerton Main Colliery, Castleford and named SWILLINGTON. It moved later to Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co Ltd at Vulcan Street Works, Middesbrough and in 1951 to the same Company's Stockton Wharf. Withdrawn in December 1963 and scrapped on site by Garrity of Middlesbrough in January 1964. Engraved brass, 14½"x5¾". - Sold for £1700.

Lot 407 A GWR signal box shelf plate, MAESTEG SOUTH BOX, relating to a box on the Tondu to Cymmer route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". - Sold for £110.

Lot 408 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 21871, 1918, from a GCR type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 1894. After entering ROD service in February 1918, it was loaned to the Great Eastern Railway the following year, returning to the ROD in August 1921 and placed in store at Aintree. Acquired by the LNER in February 1925, it became their O4 Class No 6510, renumbered 3791 in 1946, becoming BR 63791. A long time Mexborough engine, it finished its days at Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 5 September 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton. Cast brass, 12¾"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned. - Sold for £270.

Lot 409 A nameplate, QUEEN MARY, with its matching worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2005, 1934, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Earl of Dudley's Round Oak Steel Works Ltd at Brierley Hill where it spent all its working life until scrapped there in December 1959. Cast brass, the nameplate 45" long, the worksplate, 17¾"x11¾", the front of each plate repainted. (2) - Sold for £1450.

Lot 410 A totem sign, BOOTLE ORIEL ROAD, (f/f) from the Liverpool to Southport route. Restoration to the right and left of the lettering. - Sold for £200.

Lot 411 A shedplate 9D Buxton (1935 to September 1963), then Newton Heath (September 1963 to February 1968). The ex LNW shed at Buxton had 55 locos in the 1950s, before becoming 9L. The ex LYR shed at Newton Heath, formerly 26A, had 80 locos on its books. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £120.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1334.

Lot 412 A BR(M) double royal poster, BANGOR N.I, by Claude Buckle. (LM17557) - Sold for £80.

Lot 413 A Midland Railway Hotels chamber pot, by Mintons. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 414 A worksplate, THE HUNSLET ENGINE Co, 3882, REBUILT 1962, with a brass plate attached, AUSTERITY LOCOMOTIVE BUILT FOR THE 2ND WORLD WAR, dated HUNSLET 2890, 1943. From a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Hunslet for the War Department, WD No 5041, later 75041 and then 107 and named FOGGIA. Sold to Hunslet in December 1960 and, following rebuilding, acquired by the National Coal Board in February 1962 for use at Maesteg Colliery. On 28 March 1977 it went to the Bristol Suburban Railway at Bitton and on 5 March 1978 to the Dart Valley Railway. Latest information indicates it now resides on the Mid-Hants Railway as their No 10 Douglas. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £240.

Lot 415 A BR(S) enamel door plate, LADIES ROOM, (f/f). A minor blemish on the right rim. - Sold for £160.

Lot 416 An LMS enamel station direction sign, LIFFORD, from the Kings Norton to Saltley route; the station closed in 1940. Double sided and contained in its original aluminium frame, a rare survivor, 26½"x10½", in excellent condition. - Sold for £640.

Lot 417 A BR(W) brass cabside numberplate, 7444, from a 7400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new in February 1950 to Carmarthen where it spent all its working life apart from a final few months at Llanelly from where it was withdrawn in July 1964 and sold for scrap the following month to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston. The front repainted. - Sold for £980.

Lot 418 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway enamel face plate from a platform ticket machine. 30½"x6½", a few edge chips repainted. - Sold for £350.

Lot 419 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2483, 1950, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new in February 1951 to the United Steel Companies Ltd, their No 1364, at Exton Park Ironstone Quarries. It later moved to Colsterworth North Quarry where it was noted out of use in 1966 and was scrapped in October 1967. Cast brass 11"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £220.

Lot 420 A nameplate, TASMANIA, from the LMS Jubilee Class 7P 4-6-0 No 5569 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24127, in 1934 and named on 10 February 1936, becoming BR 45569. Allocated new to Crewe North on 15 August 1934 and later Rugby, Derby, Kentish Town, Saltley, Holbeck and Patricroft from where it was withdrawn in April 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 1 May 1964. 28¾" long, the front repainted. Note: We sold the other nameplate from this loco in Sale 146. - Sold for £6800.

Lot 421 A Southern Railway Sykes lock and block signal box instrument, FOREST HILL, complete with repeater. The box was on the Cannon Street to Croydon route. - Sold for £430.

Lot 422 A totem sign, LOSTWITHIEL, (f/f) from the Cornish main line, once the junction for passengers changing trains to the Fowey branch. - Sold for £1300.

Lot 423 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY No. 2906/D558 1960, from Class 55 Deltic D9001, later 55001. New to Finsbury Park in February 1961, it was named ST.PADDY in July of that year after the 1960 winner of the Derby and St. Leger. Withdrawn from Finsbury Park in December 1979, having been in store at Doncaster Works since April 1978! Cut up there in February 1980. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", ex loco condition. - Sold for £4100 to commission or postal bidder number 2537.

Lot 424 A pair of GWR carriage prints, JERSEY, VINCHELEZ LANE and THE COAST FROM DEVILS HOLE, each by the Photochrom Company. - Sold for £80.

Lot 425 A smokebox numberplate, 30768, from the Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 SIR BALIN built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23214, in June 1925, SR No 768. At Dover by January 1948 and later Stewarts Lane and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in November 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £1600.

Lot 426 A Cherry Blossom shoe shine box with three enamel plates advertising the product. This is a rare version for brown tonnette polish. 16"x13½". Incorporating cupboard to the rear, and step for the customer's foot. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 427 A worksplate, CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, WINNIPEG, REBUILT, P1n SEPT 1949, a rebuild plate from a CPR P1n Class 2-8-2 in the 5200 number series, extensively rebuilt after the 1939-45 war from pre-first world war Montreal Locomotive Works built 2-8-0s. Many of the Class survived until the end of steam in Canada in the late 1960s. Cast iron, 17¾"x7¼", repainted. - Sold for £420.

Lot 428 A Cambrian Railways guards whistle by De Courcy & Co, marked CAM RLY Co. The side requires resealing, otherwise fine original condition. - Sold for £70.

Lot 429 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 2073, 1933. from a 2ft gauge 0-4-0T new to Durham County Water Board at Burnhope Reservoir, then to J. Pugsley & Sons Ltd at Stoke Gifford, Glos, in 1941 to Roads Reconstruction (1934) Ltd at Grovesend Quarry, Tytherington and in 1949 to the same Company's Cranmore Depot. In 1957 it went to India via Oswald Bond, Dealer, of Cardiff. Cast brass, 12¼"x7½", ex loco condition. - Sold for £480.

Lot 430 A North Eastern Railway 12"dial drop wall clock by W. Potts and Son of Leeds, the original face marked NER 10. The clock was used at Clifton on the Penrith to Kirkby Stephen section of the Stainmore route. It is complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key and is accompanied by the 18" slave face, with oak surround and mechanism, from the platform side of the building. A photograph of the building is included, from the book on the Stainmore route. - Sold for £1550.

Lot 431 A single line key token, PYLE EAST-CEFN JCN, (alloy), from the Tondu to Pyle branch, this section closing in 1973. - Sold for £310.

Lot 432 A totem sign, BRONDESBURY, (h/f) from the North London line. Several face chips restored. - Sold for £200.

Lot 433 A BR(M) double royal poster, MORECAMBE & HEYSHAM, by Lander, rolled. (LM28562) - Sold for £100.

Lot 434 A Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway bridgeplate, CK&PR 18, in original condition, 12¼"x8". - Sold for £220.

Lot 435 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 644, 1889, from a 0-4-0ST new to Alexander Walker & Co Ltd at Irvine, their No 1. It moved to United Alkali Co Ltd at Fleetwood as their No 6 and to I.C.I. Ltd at Burn Naze Works still as No 6 and unofficially named Captain Cuttle. Scrapped in 1947. Cast brass, 16¾"x7½", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £4700.

Lot 436 A silver plated drinks salver, COOKS, NILE SERVICE, the name shown prominently in a garter surrounding a monogram, 12" diameter, the engraving 2¾" diameter. - Sold for £80.

Lot 437 A shedplate 3, for Saltley, used by the Midland Railway from 1911 until 1935 when the LMS replaced it with 21A. The front repainted. - Sold for £540.

Lot 438 A Sheffield Tramways sign, DOWN CARS STOP HERE, double sided, cast aluminium, with bracket. 24"x12". - Sold for £360.

Lot 439 A pair of brass luggage rack brackets, one GER, the other LNER, though of identical design, each 12" long in original condition. (2) - Sold for £50.

Lot 440 A Midland Railway china wash stand bowl, by Royal Crown Derby, 17"diameter. - This did not sell at the auction.

Lot 441 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with a brass plate. LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, LINCOLN. The body and top are stamped GNR, the vessel LNER. The lamp is repainted. - Sold for £280.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1729.

Lot 442 A totem sign, SEVENOAKS, (f/f) from the Swanley to Tonbridge route. Edge chipping below the top screw holes and far left. - Sold for £420.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7108.

Lot 443 A worksplate, HUNSLET 1590, 1932, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named STELLA new to South Leicestershire Collieries Ltd at Huggleston and to the National Coal Board with the site in January 1947. It moved to William Bush Ltd at Alfreton on 14 May 1965 and was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £220.

Lot 444 A BR(S) double royal poster, NIGHT FERRY, Through Sleeping Cars to Paris and Brussels, by Dell'ous. (AD8296. A3¼/60/61.9/59) - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 445 A shedplate 71A Eastleigh (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed housed eleven King Arthurs and eight Lord Nelsons among its 1950 allocation of 140 locos. By the time it changed code to 70D in 1963, fifteen West Country pacifics were present in a total of 100 locos. Closure to steam came in July 1967. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £100.

Lot 446 A BR(E) enamel sign, CLOSED, PLEASE APPLY TO PARCELS OFFICE, (flangeless) 18"x8". Chipping restored, lettering and arrow unaffected. - Sold for £140.

Lot 447 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3754, from a 3ft 6ins gauge S2 Class 0-8-0, built by Krupp, Works No 3019, in 1952. The Class was specifically built for shunting on lightly laid harbour lines and all had gone by 1983. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 448 A totem sign, HAWARDEN BRIDGE, (f/f) from the Wrexham to Birkenhead route. Face and edge chips repaired in several places. - Sold for £260.

Lot 449 A nameplate, GLENALMOND, from the Great Central Railway Class 1A, LNER B8 Class, 4-6-0, the prototype of the Class built at Gorton in June 1913, GCR No 4, LNER 5004, renumbered 1349 in 1946 and named after the Scottish home of the GCR Chairman Sir Alexander Henderson. The remaining ten locos of the Class were built in 1914/15. Allocated new to Gorton, it spent most of its working life at Annesley, moving early in 1947 to Sheffield from where it was soon withdrawn in the November of that year. Cast brass, 51" long. Repainted. - Sold for £13500.

Lot 450 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 4705, DARLINGTON, 1926, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1454 built at Darlington in October 1926, renumbered 4705 in 1946, becoming BR 64705. At Blaydon by January 1948 and later Tweedmouth (sub-shedded at Alnmouth), Wakefield and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 29 March 1962 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 4489.

Lot 451 A worksplate, BRUSH TRACTION No. 390 1962, from Class 31 D5854, later 31320. New to Darnall in August 1962, withdrawn from Thornaby in April 1990 and cut up at Stratford TMD by HNRC in March 2001. Cast aluminium 9½"x5¾", the front repainted. - Sold for £290.

Lot 452 A BR(M) double royal poster, LAWLEY STREET GOODS DEPOT, BIRMINGHAM, by Joseph Pike. (LM5151) - Sold for £30.

Lot 453 A BR(M) enamel door plate, STATION MASTER, (f/f). A couple of minor rim chips. - Sold for £190.

Lot 454 A signal box diagram, LOUGHBOROUGH, 1955, from the former Great Central station, showing the station layout and line to Nottingham and Quorn. A little wear in places. Rolled, 91½"x20". - Sold for £340.

Lot 455 A speedometer from a Bulleid Pacific, 0-100 mph manufactured by Smiths Industrial Instruments. Fitted to 35029, ELLERMAN LINES. 9" diameter, in ex loco condition. - Sold for £840.

Lot 456 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, PASSENGER DISTANT FROM KETTERING, engraved brass, 4"x5", from the Leicester to Bedford main line. - Sold for £280.00 to commission or postal bidder number 2319.

Lot 457 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, OCKENDON-WEST THURROCK, from the Upminster to Grays section of the London, Tilbury and Southend line. - Sold for £140.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 458 A North British Railway enamel trespass notice, 28"x20", several chips though an above average example which was used at Rutherford station on the St Boswells to Tweedmouth route and is still on its original backboard. - Sold for £420.

Lot 459 A North Eastern Railway three aspect handlamp with NER brass badge, vessel and copper bound handle, attractively restored. - Sold for £65.

Lot 460 A small carriage board, DOLGELLEY-BARMOUTH, used on the local services at the western end of the Ruabon to Barmouth route, which closed in 1963; 32" long. - Sold for £440.

Lot 461 A shedplate 10H Lower Darwen (September 1963 to February 1966). This ex LYR shed, formerly 24D, had an allocation of 15 when using this code. Ex loco condition. - Sold for £160.

Lot 462 A worksplate, HUNSLET ENGINE Co, 3874, 1959, from a 2ft 6ins gauge 2-8-4T new to the Dholpur State Railway of India, their Class ZA/5 No 10. The Railway later became part of the Central Railway of India when this loco was renumbered 810 and subsequently withdrawn. Cast brass, 6"x4", a 1" crack to the left border, the front repainted. - Sold for £900.

Lot 463 A totem sign, MINSTER THANET, (f/f) from the Canterbury to Ramsgate and Dover route. Chip repairs above and below the M. - Sold for £200.

Lot 464 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8748, Darlington, 1920, from a tender coupled at one time with a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 which became BR 63392, and with other Q6s; tenders were frequently exchanged between locos of this Class. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4489.

Lot 465 A shedplate 89D Oswestry (September 1960 to September 1963). During the time this ex Cambrian Railways shed used this code it had an allocation of around 40 locos. Formerly 89A, Oswestry came under the LMR in September 1963 when it became 6E, a code it used for just three months prior to closure in January 1964. Ex loco condition. A SC plate accompanies this lot (2) . - Sold for £380.

Lot 466 A single line key token, MAGPIE GROVE-SANDY JC, (alloy), from the LLanelly and Mynydd Mawr route to Cynheidne Colliery. - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 467 An LMS Steamers silver plated scallop dish by Elkington, 3½"x5¼". - Sold for £80.

Lot 468 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8809, A W & Co 1920, from a tender coupled initially with a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 which became BR 63456 and later with other Q6s; tenders were frequently exchanged between locos of this Class. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. - Sold for £80.

Lot 469 A GWR signal box shelf plate, SMALL HEATH SOUTH. The box was south of Birmingham Snow Hill. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". - Sold for £100.

Lot 470 An LNER three aspect handlamp, with a brass plate, BRADFORD, ADOLPHUS ST, GOODS, complete and repainted in decorative style. - Sold for £70.

Lot 471 A BR(M) double royal poster, CAERNARVON CASTLE, by Hugh Chevins, rolled. (LM21359) - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 472 A Metropolitan Railway horse harness decoration (Hawthorne 58), 1½"x1¼". - Sold for £40.

Lot 473 A framed signal box diagram, COCKERMOUTH STATION, 1960, showing the island platform, loop and routes to Brigham and Embleton. 53"x25¼", in its original frame. - Sold for £360.

Lot 474 A worksplate, VICTORIAN RAILWAYS, NEWPORT WORKSHOPS, 1912. Locos built at Newport by Victorian Railways, Australia in 1912 were twenty Dd Class mixed traffic 4-6-0s, fifteen Class A2 express 4-6-0s, one Dde Class 4-6-2T and one bogie crane, all 5ft 3ins gauge, and a 2ft 6ins gauge 2-6-2T No 12A now preserved on the Puffing Billy Railway at Belgrave. Cast iron, 12"x7", repainted. - Sold for £340.

Lot 475 A BR(S) wooden fingerboard, RAMBLERS EXCURSION, 48" long, used for special trains conveying walkers to the North and South Downs. - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 3094.

Lot 476 A Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry medallion, presented to driver S. Spicer on the occasion of the locomotive's naming ceremony at Doncaster on the 20th May 1939. Sterling silver and enamel, 1½"x1¾", complete with ribbon and box. A photograph of General Sir Charles P. Deeds presenting the medal, with Sir Nigel Gresley in the background, accompanies this lot. The medal is being sold by driver Spicer's granddaughter, whose great uncle was Joe Duddington of Mallard fame. A letter from the vendor providing background information accompanies the lot. (A lot) - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 7062.

Lot 477 A small carriage board, NEWQUAY- CHACEWATER. Used on the Cornish branch via Perranporth and St Agnes and closed in 1963, original condition, 32"long. - Sold for £500.

Lot 478 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 61180, 1930, from a Wabash Railroad (a USA Class 1RR) standard gauge Class M1 4-8-2 No 2813 with 27"x32" cylinders and 5ft 10ins driving wheels. One of a Class of 25 express locos built for this famous Railroad which served Buffalo, Chicago, St Louis and Kansas City and would have hauled the famous named trains, the City of St Louis and the Blue Bird. Cast brass, 9¼" diameter, cleaned but unpainted. - Sold for £160.

Lot 479 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles on their original bracket. - Sold for £300.

Lot 480 A worksplate, CESKOMORAVSKA-KOLBEN-DANEK, 1525, 1930, from a standard gauge 2-8-0 built by CKD, Works No 1525, in 1930, for Czech State Railways, their No 434.1153. One of the standard Czech goods engines of the 1920s and 1930s, a large Class lasting until the 1970s, developed from the Austrian Golsdorf 170 Class. Cast brass, 13½"x5¾", the front repainted. - Sold for £90.

Lot 481 A shedplate 65B St. Rollox (1949 to November 1966). This ex CR shed was noted for being home to all four named Black 5s in the early 1950s when its allocation numbered around 80 locos. In its final year it had just 13 locos, one of them being A4 60031 Golden Plover. The back is marked 73154, the front repainted. - Sold for £60.

Lot 482 A totem sign, CLARKSTON, (f/f) from the Glasgow to East Kilbride route. Two face chips restored, above and to the left of the C. - Sold for £150.

Lot 483 A shedplate 89B Brecon (1949 to November 1959). This ex B & M shed lost its allocation of 13 locos in November 1959 and became a sub shed of 89A Oswestry. For some reason the WR authorities decided to recode it 88K in January 1961, but no engines were ever allocated! It remained open until December 1962. The front repainted. - Sold for £120.

Lot 484 A Great Central Railway signal finial, overall 33" high, the side of the square base marked with the company initials. - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 3165.

Lot 485 A worksplate, HAWTHORNS & Co LEITH, an early plate carried by a ship named YARTA. Engraved brass, 16½"x10". - Sold for £560.

Lot 486 A Southern Railway target sign, CHANDLERS FORD, from the Romsey to Eastleigh route; the station closed in 1969 but has subsequently re-opened. Chipping restored around the screw holes. - Sold for £960.

Lot 487 A carriage print, STAITHES, YORKSHIRE, by Gyrth Russell, from the LNER post war series. - Sold for £160.

Lot 488 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, SERVICE TO INDUSTRY UNLOADING IRON ORE AT GENERAL TERMINUS QUAY, GLASGOW, by Alastair Macfarlane. (B25083) - Sold for £50.

Lot 489 An LNWR signal box instrument plate, HADLEY JUNCTION. The box was on the Wellington to Stafford route, the junction for the LNWR Coalport branch. - Sold for £160.

Lot 490 An LNER STATION HOTEL NEWCASTLE, silver plated vegetable dish by Elkington, with matching lid, 10¾" diameter. - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 1670.

Lot 491 A North British Railway Stevens cruciform style signal finial, overall 28" high, in original condition. - Sold for £120.

Lot 492 A South Eastern Railway small barrel whistle, complete with ring. - Sold for £130.

Lot 493 An enamel plate from the train departure indicator at Waterloo, SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL, 17½"X2¼", on its original triangular block. minor chips in places. - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 494 A BR(M) enamel station sign, TRAINS TO BLACKBURN, (f/f), 30"x18", double sided and complete with hanging rings. The reverse reading WAY OUT, PLEASE SHOW TICKETS. The Blackburn side has an edge chip, the other side a number of small chips. - Sold for £290.

Lot 495 A Great North of Scotland Railway pay tin case marked ELGIN G.N.S.R. and containing forty pay tins, each with a GNSR brass plate on the lid. Overall 23"x12", original condition. - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 496 A shedplate 19C Canklow (1935 to February 1958) This ex MR shed was home to 50 locos when using this LMS code. It became 41D and closed in October 1965. Unrestored. - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 7100.

Lot 497 A Southern Railway target sign, SMITHAM, from the Purley to Tattenham Corner branch, minor edge chips, otherwise very good condition. - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 7061.

Lot 498 A GWR cast iron doorplate, WAITING ROOM, 24" long. The front repainted. - Sold for £300.

Lot 499 A GWR signal box slot indicator showing slot on/wrong/off, complete with battery on/off lever. 9½" high, original condition. - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7035.

Lot 500 A tenderplate, HARTMAN, CHEMNITZ, 3484, 1911, from the tender coupled with a 3ft 6ins gauge Indonesian State Railways 0-4-0 No B5210, which is now preserved. Cast brass, 10¼"x4¾", in ex loco condition. - Sold for £230.