Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 12 April 2014

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Lot 1 An Eastern Counties Railways brass seal, E.C.R.THURSTON. The station, east of Bury St Edmunds, was opened by The Eastern Union Railway and taken over by the ECR in 1854, becoming part of the Great Eastern in 1862. The seal dates from this eight year period. £250-400 - Sold for £210.00.

Lot 2 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 310, 1889, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST name LEIGH which went new to the contractor T.A. Walker for use on the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal. It eventually came into the hands of another contractor, John Best & Sons Ltd, who sold it to the Ministry of Munitions at Trumpington Corprolite Works near Cambridge in about 1918. A year or so later it moved to Robert Stephenson & Sons Ltd at Burwell Cement Works where it was scrapped in about 1925. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼". £250-400 - Sold for £660.

Lot 3 A BR(S) totem sign, TAVISTOCK NORTH, (h/f), from the Okehampton to Plymouth route which closed in 1966. A chip repair above the V, otherwise excellent. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2600 to commission or postal bidder number 3122.

Lot 4 An Evans O'Donnell cast iron signal finial, 30" high, the top of the base marked E O'D CHIPPENHAM. Repainted £150-300 - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 5 A Railway Executive (WR) quad royal poster, GLORIOUS DEVON, by Wilcox. Rolled. (PR50). £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 6 A London Chatham and Dover Railway Sykes semaphore block instrument, with rear bell, complete with its original enamel Sykes plate, CHARING, and maker's name on the brass bezel. The instrument was used on the Ashford to Maidstone route. £500-800 - Sold for £1650 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 7 A single line key, LISKEARD-COOMBE JC, (alloy), from the Cornish branch to Moorswater and Looe. £150-300 - Sold for £230.00.

Lot 8 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4354, 1925, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4104 which became BR 44104. A long time Staveley Barrow Hill engine, it was withdrawn from there on 24 May 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 3 August 1962. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 9 A carriage print, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE, by Fred Taylor from the LNER pre war series. £100-200 - Sold for £640.

Lot 10 A BR(Sc) enamel notice, TICKETS FOR TOLL CHARGES SHOULD BE OBTAINED FROM GATEMAN, (f/f), from the approach to the Connel Ferry viaduct on the Oban to Ballachulish branch. 42"x12" £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 11 An LMS enamel shedplate C21 used by ex LYR shed Bacup between 1931 and 1935 when it was replaced by a cast iron 26E. During this period it had only a dozen locos. 6¾"x3¾", a tiny flake from the right fixing point. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 12 A C.I.E carriage board, DUBLIN-CORK, 45½" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 13 A GWR policeman's truncheon decorated with company initials and crown. 17½" long. Excellent condition and showing some signs of use. £200-350 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2215.

Lot 14 An LNER seat back plate, BROOKMANS PARK. The station is on the East Coast Main Line south of Hatfield and opened in 1926. 45" long, in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 15 A Great Eastern Railway signal box diagram, BECKTON, TRAMWAY CROSSING, 28"x13", rolled, with some surface marking. Beckton was the terminus of the branch from Custom House in the East London Dockland. £80-120 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 331.

Lot 16 An LNER cast iron doorplate, BOOKING OFFICE, 14¾" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 17 A single line key, MONTGOMERY-ABERMULE, (steel/cast plates), from the Welshpool to Moat Lane section of the Cambrian main line. £150-250 - Sold for £430.

Lot 18 A GWR notice, PLEASE ADJUST YOUR DRESS BEFORE LEAVING, from Ledbury station on the Worcester to Hereford route, cast iron, 15"x9", in original condition . £300-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 1761.

Lot 19 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway, 14" dial dropcase wallclock, with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key, the original face marked BR(S) John Walker. The clock was used in Crowborough signal box. The side of the case and back of the dial are marked 155B, and the back plate of the movement bears the name Crowborough. £800-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 20 An LNER Lucas King of the Road carbide handlamp, with a brass plate on the front of the body, DISTRICT ENGINEER, KINGS CROSS. Complete and in fine original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £100.

Lot 21 A shedplate 67E Dumfries (July 1962 to May 1966). This ex G&SWR shed, formerly 68B, had an allocation of 32 when taking on this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2781.

Lot 22 A GWR silver plated gravy boat, by Elkington, an elegant design with roundel device. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 23 A Great Eastern Railway ceramic signal instrument plate, COUNTY SCHOOL, from the Wymondham to Fakenham and Wells route. 31½"x1". A rare style of plate and unusual survivor. £200-350 - Sold for £160.

Lot 24 A brass cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, E800, from the SR N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 SIR MELEAUS DE LILE built at Eastleigh in September 1926 and which became BR 30800. At Hither Green by January 1948 and later Bricklayers Arms and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn by 2 September 1961 and cut up later the same month at Eastleigh Works. Oval, 13½"x7½", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 25 A Southern Railway block instrument with top indicator and enamel plates, SEATON JUNCTION, and up/down line, used in Axminster signal box. £300-500 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 26 A GWR enamel notice instructing drivers of steam rollers not to cross the weigh bridge, 10"x14", edge chips restored. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 27 A BR(S) totem sign, EARLSWOOD, (f/f), from the Brighton main line. One small chip in the lower panel, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3681.

Lot 28 A London and South Western Railway brass handbell, the side marked with the company initials. £250-400 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 29 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway enamel Look-Out armband, complete with straps and buckle. Small chips in places. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 30 A Great North of Scotland Railway painted 18" diameter plate, BALLATER TRAIN FOLLOWING, with handle. Lovely original condition, the top also stamped BALLATER. From the Deeside branch which closed in 1966. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 31 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway cast iron doorplate, LAMP ROOM, 18" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 32 An enamel shield featuring a Viking longboat, as attached to a train headboard, THE NORSEMAN, a boat train service from Kings Cross to Newcastle (Tyne Commission Quay. The style of headboard with two of these shields probably dates from June 1950 and the last titled run took place on 3 September 1966. 6"x7", the enamelled back marked B.R and complete with three brass fixings. £150-300 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 837.

Lot 33 A South Eastern & Chatham Railway brass arm band, SE & CR OUT PORTER, 4084, engraved lettering, 6"x3½". Complete with straps and buckle. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 34 A GWR glass inkwell, GO GREAT WESTERN on the side in script lettering. 2½"diameter, 3" high. Unusually this example is complete with its stopper. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 35 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3802, 1921, from a GWR 43XX Class 2-6-0 No 6370 built in April 1921. At Pontypool Road by January 1948 and later Cardiff Canton, St Philips Marsh, Ebbw Junction and finally back to Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn in January 1963 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 26 August 1963. Engraved brass, 11¼"x5¼", lightly polished. £250-400 - Sold for £620.

Lot 36 A Metropolitan Railway emergency warning lamp, with red bulls eye lens. Original red paintwork, the back marked MET RY SIGNAL BOX NORTHWOOD, the side stamped MR. The lamp lacks its small circular top cover, and the front lens is cracked; it retains its interior. A remarkable survivor. £250-400 - Sold for £150.

Lot 37 A Metropolitan Railway four aspect brass collar handlamp, with plates MET RLY and G POLKEY 1930, the side painted NORTHWOOD, in original style. There is a crack to the spreadlite lens and the reflector is absent. A similar style to GWR lamps, though the front lens and interior are of a completely different design, the latter being combined with a drum shaped shield. £250-400 - Sold for £160.

Lot 38 A BR(W) quad royal poster, DEVON, by Johnston. PR165/60. £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 39 A LMS double royal poster, FLEETWOOD, by McCorquodale Studio. A little edge wear to the upper right border and worm holes in places. Nevertheless a spectacular image, the colours vibrant. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 40 A BR(NE) totem sign, GOOLE, (h/f), from the Doncaster to Hull route. Corrosion to the surface from salt air though still good colour; usual condition for totems from this station. £300-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 41 A Metropolitan Railway bridge plate, MR 3, original condition, 9"x6". £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 42 A nameplate, NEW HEBRIDES, from a LMS Class 7P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5618 built at Crewe in October 1934 and named on 27 March 1936 after a group of islands in the South Pacific owned jointly by Britain and France, becoming BR 45618. New to Crewe North on 2 October 1934, its later sheds included Edge Hill, Holbeck, Bristol Barrow Road, Saltley, Trafford Park, Kentish Town, Derby and Burton from where it was withdrawn in February 1964 and despatched for scrap to A. Loom at Spondon near Derby on 28 September 1964. The plate is 34½" long and in ex loco condition. £7000-9000 - Sold for £8200.

Lot 43 A quad royal poster, LMS CHEAP TRIPS, with artwork at the base by R&B. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 44 A BR(W) totem sign, YARDLEY WOOD, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford on Avon route. A little mottling. £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 45 A Great Western and Rhymney Railway cast iron bridge weight diamond, an unusual , non standard pattern, being smaller size, 24½"x41", with the company names in the border rather than at the base. The sign is in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3113.

Lot 46 A London Transport quad royal poster, THE POOL OF LONDON, by Fred Taylor. (332556) £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 47 A smokebox numberplate, 92159, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Wellingborough on 27 November 1957. Its later sheds included Rowsley, Kirkby, Newton Heath and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn on 19 July 1967 and sold for scrap to T.J. Thomson at Stockton on 18 October 1967. Repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 48 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, BESTWOOD STATION BOX No 1, complete with interior. The station was on the Nottingham to Newstead and Mansfield route and closed to passengers in 1931. It was renamed Bestwood Colliery in 1883, with the suffix being dropped between March and October 1907, which is probably when the lamp dates from. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 49 A worksplate, LMS, 1892, ST ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 294 Class 0-6-0 No 543 built at St Rollox in May 1892, becoming LMS Class 2F No 17335 and BR 57335. At Motherwell by January 1935 and later Hurlford, Ardrossan, Polmadie, Motherwell again and Hamilton from where it was withdrawn on 30 October 1961 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Carmyle. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 50 A BR(M) totem sign, SEASCALE, (f/f), from the Cumbrian Coast route. Slight loss of shine, though the colour excellent. £350-500 - Sold for £680.

Lot 51 A Furness Railway Tyers block instrument with ivorine plate, ASKHAM, from the Barrow to Kirkby in Furness section of the Cumbrian Coast Line. The front glass is absent. £250-400 - Sold for £620.

Lot 52 A BR(S) totem sign, BOURNEMOUTH WEST, (f/f), from the Hampshire Coast terminus used by Waterloo expresses and Somerset and Dorset Line trains. The station closed in 1965. £600-900 - Sold for £860.

Lot 53 A BR(E) double royal poster, HARWICH-HOOK OF HOLLAND, by Huveneers. (PP159328) 1963. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 54 A Southern Railway target sign, BLACKFRIARS, from the London terminus. Edge chipping and one small face chip repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 4934.

Lot 55 A North British Railway three aspect fogman's handlamp (orange cracked), LOCH LEVEN. The station was south of Kinross Junction and passenger services ceased in 1921. £150-300 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 56 A single line key, BANAVIE-ANNAT, (brass), from the West Highland extension between Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 57 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE 1980, 1919, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST supplied new to S. Pearson & Co for the Sennar Dam & Gezira Irrigation Canal project in the Sudan as their No 2. Sister engine, Manning Wardle No 1981, which was part of the same order and also went to the Sudan, was returned and later worked in the UK but no trace can be found as to the fate of No 1980. A rare version of a Manning Wardle plate incorporating the word ENGLAND, used on exported locos. Cast brass, 10¾"x6¼", the front lightly cleaned. £400-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 58 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TONDU CENTRE BOX, referring to a box in the Tondu area of South Wales. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 59 A GWR hexagonal pattern silver plated mustard pot with coat of arms motif, together with matching spoon with roundel motif. The pot by Elkington, the spoon by Mappin and Webb. £80-120 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 3250.

Lot 60 A Southern Railway double royal poster, LONDON, THE CITY AT TWILIGHT (ST PAULS), by W. Spradbury. A classic image advertising evening trips from Brighton and Hove in 1937, by the then newly electrified service. A file copy, number top left. (AD4042/2000/1937) £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 61 A worksplate, North British Locomotive Company Ltd, Glasgow, No 27752, 1958, from 0-4-0 shunter D2901. New to Devons Road Bow in April 1958, withdrawn from Crewe Works in February 1967 and cut up by Slag Reduction at Ickles in October 1967. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½". Lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £500.

Lot 62 A shedplate 65J Fort William (April 1955 to April 1960), then Stirling (April 1960 to June 1966 steam, entirely December 1966). Fort William had an allocation of 17 locos during this time, numbering just 1 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 plate is in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 63 A BR(S) totem sign, BRAMLEY & WONERSH,(f/f), from the Guildford to Horsham route which closed in 1965. £800-1200 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 64 A worksplate, ORENSTEIN & KOPPEL, from a narrow gauge, probably 700mm, tank engine delivered to a sugar mill in Java. Cast mazak, 13½"x5¼", broken and riveted to a backplate. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2991.

Lot 65 A LMS & LNER quad royal poster, WESTERN HIGHLANDS, by Guy Malet. £350-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 66 A Lion and Wheel emblem as carried by AC locos Class 81 to 86, 18½"x18" in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 4831.

Lot 67 A GWR silver plated spirit measure by Elkington, 2 fluid ounces, 3" tall. £50-80 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 68 A smokebox numberplate, 44404, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4404 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23478, in 1927. At Leicester M.R. by January 1935 and later Saltley, Normanton, Holbeck and Staveley Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 2 December 1962 and cut up at Derby Works on 13 June 1963. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 69 A Great Eastern Railway flap block instrument, complete with its spring flaps and a trafolite plate, DOVERCOURT OR PARKESTON EAST, each boxes on the Harwich branch. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 70 A worksplate, PECKETT, REBUILT 1959, a most uncommon plate which dates from the end of Peckett's existence. Other locos apparently carried these but the most likely contender for the loco from which it came would seem to be an 0-6-0T built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No 1354, in 1919 which was seen at Mountain Ash on 27 March 1964 carrying a plate fitting exactly this description. This loco had gone new to Locket's Merthyr Collieries (1894) Ltd at Mardy as their No 2 LION but by 1939 had moved to Tower Colliery at Hirwaun. It remained there until sent to Peckett for repairs sometime after May 1956. By June 1962 it could be found at Mountain Ash and by March 1964 was working on the Aberaman system. It was scrapped in December 1964. Cast brass, 7¼"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 71 A nameplate, ABBOTSBURY CASTLE, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 4083 built at Swindon in May 1925 and named after the Castle north-west of Abbotsbury in Dorset. At Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later Shrewsbury, Stafford Road, Newton Abbot, Exeter and finally back to Cardiff Canton from where it was withdrawn on 19 December 1961 and cut up the following month at Swindon Works. The plate is in superb ex loco condition. £12000-15000 - Sold for £17000.

Lot 72 A shedplate,14B Kentish Town (1935 to April 1963), then Cricklewood diesel depot (September 1963 to March 1967). The ex MR shed at Kentish Town was home to over 100 locos throughout the 1950s but by late 1962 only 23 remained. Some of the 15 Class 08 shunters that worked from Cricklewood also carried this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 73 A BR(W) quad royal poster, OXFORD, by Fred Taylor. £250-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 74 A BR(W) totem sign, WREXHAM EXCHANGE, (f/f), from the Dee Marsh Junction to Wrexham Central route. A chip at the far right rim, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 75 A single line key, ABERMULE-NEWTOWN, (steel/cast plates), from the Cambrian main line. £150-300 - Sold for £430.

Lot 76 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, A081, 1964, ROCKLEA WORKS, from a Western Australian Government Railways H Class Bo-Bo DE No H1, the first standard gauge loco built for the WAGR. Cast brass 10"x4½", the front cleaned but unpainted, the word London erased from the plate. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 3923.

Lot 77 A GWR enamel notice for the company's Country Lorry Service, 18"x12", minor edge and screw hole chips. £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 78 A London and South Western Railway cast iron doorplate, LAMPS, 11" long, in original condition with Southern green paint. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 79 A LNER quad royal poster, FOUNTAINS ABBEY by Henry Rushbury. Border wear in places and a horizontal split repaired. (AR1031). £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 80 A London and North Western Railway signal repeater, complete with lock and key, the case inscribed LNWR Electrical and Signal Department, Crewe. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 81 A Midland Railway locomotive whistle, overall 18" high, 4" diameter, complete with operating lever. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 82 A B&I & City of Cork S.P. double royal poster, FISHGUARD-CORK, THE INNISFALLEN WAY, by Derrick Smoothy. Rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 4364.

Lot 83 A North British railway slot indicator with distant arm, on a finialed post. The back clearly stamped NBRCo also L&NER, the number 443 on the front and back. £150-300 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1183.

Lot 84 A LMS Hawkseye target sign, PREES, a station on the Crewe to Shrewsbury route, 48" long, in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £270.

Lot 85 A Southern Railway brass signal box plunger with an enamel ring, HONOR OAK PARK, £80-120 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 86 A BR(W) totem sign, PRINCES RISBOROUGH, (f/f), from the Great Western and Great Central Joint Line. £400-600 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 87 A London and South Western Railway, Eastleigh Works wagon or van plate. Cast iron, 13½"x7½". £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 3698.

Lot 88 An early metal ticket, NEWCASTLE, NORTH SHIELDS AND TYNEMOUTH RAILWAY, THIRD CLASS, 1¾"x1". The line opened to North Shields in 1839, this ticket dating from 1843. An example is held in the Public Records Office at Kew. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 89 A worksplate, FRIED KRUPP, 3296, 1951, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 2-8-2 No. D52073, one of a post-war class of 100 locos built by Krupp for Indonesian State Railways (PJKA). Cast brass, 13¾"x7½", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 90 A Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway bridge plate, CK&PR 23, 12"x8", in original condition, £100-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3926.

Lot 91 A Railway Executive Southern Region double royal poster, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, by B.J. Dawson. (AD5921). £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 92 A shedplate 6G Llandudno Junction (March 1952 to October 1966). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 7A, was home to 40 locos when using this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 93 A Westinghouse track circuit repeater, within a metal case with banner indicator. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 94 A single line key, HALLEN MARSH JCT-SEVERN BEACH, alloy, from the Avonmouth and Severn Beach branch. £150-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 95 A smokebox numberplate, 30805, from the Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0, SIR CONSTANTINE, built at Eastleigh in January 1927, SR No 805. At Ashford by January 1948 and later Dover and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in November 1959 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by 19 December 1959, although parts were noted at T.W.Ward at Briton Ferry a week later. The front repainted, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £800-1200 - Sold for £820.

Lot 96 A nameplate, WEASEL, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Hunslet, Works No 3844, in 1956 and delivered new to the National Coal Board's Walkden Railways in March 1957. Sometime between September 1957 and May 1958 it was transferred to the Gin Railways system but returned to Walkden in October 1965. It went to Walkden Central Workshops between February and August 1966 before going to Ladysmith Washery in Cumbria on 26 May 1967. It returned to the Central Workshops on 16 June 1967 and went for scrap to Joseph Holt & Co Ltd at Chequerbent in February 1976. Cast brass, 24" long, the front repainted. £450-700 - Sold for £600.

Lot 97 A Tyers No 6 single line key tablet, BRININGHAM SINGLE LINE JUNCTION-HOLT, (brass/steel) for the Midland and Great Northern Joint line between Melton Constable and Sheringham. Briningham was just outside Melton Constable where the route became single track. £400-600 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 361.

Lot 98 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3376, 1909, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which was at one time named BETTY and was inherited by the National Coal Board in January 1947 from Priestman Collieries Ltd with the system based on Blackhouse Fell Loco Shed. Sometime between August 1959 and April 1960 it was transferred from Blaydon Burn Colliery to the Stella Unit Railway and was withdrawn at Addison Colliery, being cut up by D. Sep Bowman Ltd of Gateshead in December 1963. Cast brass, 11¼"x5¼". £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 99 An LNER double royal poster, DELFT VIA HARWICH, by Frank Newbould. Border loss at lower left corner. £200-350 - Sold for £150.

Lot 100 A BR(E) totem sign, HAVERHILL, (h/f), from the Marks Tey to Cambridge route which closed in 1967. Minor edge rust, otherwise excellent. £800-1200 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 3723.

Lot 101 A Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway china tea plate, 7¾" diameter, by Copelands. £150-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 102 A nameplate, WILD SWAN, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4467 built at Doncaster, Works No 1869, in February 1938, renumbered 21 in May 1946, becoming BR 60021. Allocated new to Kings Cross and two months later to Grantham where it spent twelve years, returning to Kings Cross in 1950. After thirteen years at Top Shed it departed at the very end to New England from where it was withdrawn on 20 October 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works during the first week of January 1964. The plate is 57" long, the front repainted but unpolished. (See also next following Lot). £25000-35000 - Sold for £36000.

Lot 103 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1869, DONCASTER, 1938, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 21/60021 WILD SWAN. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", in original condition. The back stamped 4467 and 13. (See previous Lot for engine history). £8000-12000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 104 An O Gauge A4 locomotive and tender SILVER FOX by L.H Lovelace Models. This is a well detailed semi finescale brass built loco with opening smokebox doors, two rail electric, all driving wheels fully flanged and sprung, with earlier motor. £900-1200 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 105 A Welsh Highland Railway enamel poster board header, 23½"x4½". Minor edge and screw hole chips; also a few surface marks. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 106 A BR(W) brass cabside numberplate, 7436, from a 7400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new in September 1948 to Oxford where it remained for ten years before moving to Taunton and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 14 June 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 5 September. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 107 A signal lever plate, WERFA LOOP, TO SAND DRAG, SLOTTED, from the Merthyr to Gelli Tarw route and situated south of Rhydycar Junction. Engraved brass, 3"x 4½", on steel mount. Probably an original Vale of Neath Railway pattern. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 108 A London Transport double royal poster, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, Anon. (36-3582-1500). £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 109 A Great Eastern Railway coat of arms of the type attached to the splasher of a locomotive. Cast brass. 12¼" diameter, complete with rear fixings. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 110 A North British Railway three aspect fogmans handlamp, DUNDEE, on the body side. Original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 111 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & Co, 3124, 1904, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named BRITANNIC new to the Great Western Colliery Co Ltd at Cwm Colliery, Llantwit. The Colliery became part of Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co Ltd from 1934 and part of the National Coal Board in January 1947. By late 1949 the loco was at the NCB's Cambrian Colliery at Tonypandy and was scrapped on site in July 1969. Cast brass, 9½"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 112 A shedcode 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. £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 113 A totem sign, ST HELIER, (f/f) from the Wimbledon to Sutton route. Three small face chip repairs. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 114 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, rebuilt CUDWORTH & JOHNSON 1945, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Manning Wardle, their type M, in January 1908, Works No 1726. New to Topham, Jones & Railton Ltd, Contractors, of Swansea, it moved in 1936 to Nott Brodie & Co Ltd at Stoke Bishop, Bristol, becoming their No 29 and named DYNEVOR, and later to Sir William McAlpine & Sons Ltd for their contract at Otterspool, Liverpool. To Cudworth & Johnson by April 1942 where it was rebuilt with a new copper firebox in 1945 at Rhossdu Works, Wrexham. Acquired in about 1946 by J. & R. Stone Ltd at the Park Collieries, Garswood as their No 29 and named WASP, becoming part of the National Coal Board in January 1947 and scrapped on site at Park Colliery in April 1959. Cast aluminium, 15¼"x9¾". £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 115 A leather cash bag with engraved brass plate, LNER THORNTON JUNCTION, for the Edinburgh to Dundee main line. The station closed in 1969. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 116 A Great Eastern Railway Tyers signal box plunger, with wooden case and complete with black glass knob. £80-120 - Sold for £320.

Lot 117 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, INVERNESS, by Lance Cattermole. Pin holes to corners and two small areas of loss to top of border. (B24436) £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 118 A GWR signal box shelf plate, KIDWELLY EAST BOX, from the Llanelly to Carmarthen section of the West Wales main line. £80-120 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 119 A Great Eastern Railway glass window etched with the company monogram and decoration. 17¾"x41½" with bevelled edge and rounded corners. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 120 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1005, 1885, from a coupled horizontal steam winding engine named CARL built for the Ashington Coal Co Ltd at Ashington Colliery, Northumberland. Cast brass, 9"x5", in original unpainted condition. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 121 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KNOCKANDO, (f/f), from the Craigellachie to Boat of Garten route; the station closed in 1965. A chip repair on the letter N. £600-900 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 122 A smokebox numberplate, 44525, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4525 built at Crewe in 1928. At Saltley by January 1935 and later Stratford LM, Northampton, Aston, Workington, Llandudno Junction and finally Crewe Works from where it was withdrawn by 8 October 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by 28 January 1967. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 1566.

Lot 123 A single line key token, GOBOWEN SOUTH-OSWESTRY NORTH, (alloy), from the GWR route to Oswestry which closed to passengers in 1966. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 837.

Lot 124 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 1518, 1926, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16517, renumbered 7434 in 1934, becoming BR 47434. A long time Cricklewood engine, it spent its final few months at Derby from where it withdrawn in April 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 5 June 1964. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 125 A Southern Railway target sign, RAMSGATE, from the Canterbury to Margate route. Original condition, a little edge rust and chipping. £200-350 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3972.

Lot 126 A Railway Executive (ER) double royal poster, PETERBOROUGH, by Bertrand Prance, a fine image of the market place. Some staining and loss to the border. (PP1122). £80-120 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 3483.

Lot 127 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT FROM KEIGHLEY, engraved brass, 4"x5". £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 128 A nameplate, TEMPLECOMBE, with its matching West Country Class scroll, from the (SR) Bulleid Light Pacific No 34098 built at Brighton in December 1949 and rebuilt without its streamlined casing in February 1961. Allocated new to Ramsgate on 2 December 1949 and later Bournemouth, Brighton, Exmouth Junction and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1967 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport. The nameplate 69" long, the scroll 33¼" long, the fronts repainted. £12000-15000 - Sold for £14500 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 129 A Webb and Thompson single line train staff, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION-TAL Y CAFN, from the Blaenau Festiniog to Llandudno Junction branch. £200-350 - Sold for £130.

Lot 130 A shedplate 73B Bricklayers Arms (1948 to June 1962). This ex SECR shed had an allocation of 140 locos in the 1950s. Of note was its allocation of 13 Schools 4-4-0s and a number of Light Pacifics. Repainted. The BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £150-250 - Sold for £640.

Lot 131 A Great Northern Railway cast iron signal finial with square base and pierced ball, " high. Original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 132 An LNER sorbet glass decorated with the company monogram prominent on the frosted body. 3½" high, 2¾" diameter. £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 133 A GWR Tyers train describer with ivorine plate, BIRMINGHAM SOUTH MAIN LINES. Original condition and complete with its working mechanism. Locations include Snow Hill, Stourbridge, North Warwickshire, Tyseley, Moor Street etc. £900-1200 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 134 A BR(E) double royal poster, GORLESTON ON SEA, by Paul B. Mann. (PP7057A, 1957/58) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 135 A BR(Sc) totem sign, EAST KILBRIDE, (f/f), from the terminus of the Caledonian branch from Pollockshaws West. Loss of colour and shine, though not seen at auction before. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 136 A GWR Westinghouse finial for colour light signal, in the dunces cap style. Original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 137 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway block instrument with ivorine plate, HEATON LODGE JC. The junction is on the Leeds to Manchester route west of Mirfield, where the routes west via Huddesfield and Summit Tunnel diverge. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4780.

Lot 138 A 12" dial roundhead wall clock, made by Knight of Halstead in 1862, and supplied to the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway for use in the booking hall at Yealdham Station which opened in May 1863. After final closure of the line in 1964 the clock was moved to the York civil engineers offices where it remained until 1986 before being sold at Collectors Corner in June that year. (BR2470) A fine clock from a small independent company. £500-800 - Sold for £700.

Lot 139 A North Eastern Railway signal box plate, SOUTH HETTON. The box was on the Ryhole to Wellfield and Hartlepool route. Passenger services ceased in 1952, this central section closing in 1966. Engraved brass, 8¾" long. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 140 A worksplate, HENSCHEL, 24004, 1939, from a standard gauge 2-10-0 built for Turkey as TCDD, their Class 56.0, but delivered to Bulgaria due to the outbreak of war, becoming BDZ No 12.11. Cast brass, 11½"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 141 A shedplate, 66A Polmadie (1949 to May 1967 for steam). This ex CR shed had 182 locos allocated in 1959. They included 5 Royal Scots, 2 Princess Royals, 7 Coronations, 3 Britannias and 5 Clans. In just six years this number had dwindled to 40, but did include 3 A2 Pacifics. Ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 142 A carriage print, DEEPING ST JAMES, NORFOLK, by Freda Marston, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 143 A BR(M) totem sign, WALSALL, (f/f), from the Birmingham to Lichfield (via Brownhills) route. A little edge rust and surface marks. £600-900 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 144 A Great Eastern Railway brass single line staff, COUNTY SCHOOL-FOULSHAM, from the route to Wroxham which closed to passengers in 1952, the sections at each end being retained for freight. This example was used in conjunction with a staff and ticket working. 15½" long. £400-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 145 A GWR pre-grouping enamel poster board header with attractive shaded lettering, 41"x6¼", restoration in places. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 146 A Great Eastern Railway 16" roundhead wall clock, complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key. The back of the wooden surround and case are both stamped GER, and the dial and box marked 420. The clock was first used on the up platform at Forest Gate, and later at Ilford. The face has been repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 147 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1902. It has not been possible to identify the loco from which this plate was removed but in 1902 BP built locos for Argentina, Australia, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Tasmania and the UK. Cast brass, 10"x6". £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 148 A Midland Railway style ground frame key, MANOR WAY-THAMES HAVEN BRANCH, (steel/brass handle). A section on the Port of London Authority, Connaught Road to Gallions branch. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 356.

Lot 149 A BR(M) double royal poster, LLANDUDNO, by Claude Buckle, rolled. (LM24760). £150-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4845.

Lot 150 A smokebox numberplate, 48759, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 built to LNER order at Doncaster, Works No 1560, in 1945, becoming LNER O6 Class No 3154, renumbered 3554 in 1947 and transferred to the LM Region as 8759 in 1948. Allocated new to Mexborough on 13 December 1945 and later Ardsley, Kettering, Wellingborough and Leicester MR from where it was withdrawn on 24 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 2 February 1966. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 151 A London Chatham and Dover Railway enamel door plate, STATION MASTER, used at Crystal Palace High Level. 21¼"x4½", edge and screw hole chipping. £150-250

Lot 152 A carriage print, LAVENHAM, SUFFOLK, by Roland Hilder, from the LNER pre war series. £300-500 - Sold for £550 to commission or postal bidder number 3942.

Lot 153 A BR(S) enamel doorplate, LADIES, (f/f), 18" long, edge chips in places. £80-120 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 323.

Lot 154 A worksplate, NEILSON & Co, 4414, 1891, from a standard gauge 0-4-0T new to the Gas Light & Coke Co at Becton Gas Works, their No 22, which later became part of the North Thames Gas Board. The loco was rebuilt at Becton in 1931 and scrapped on site by H. F. A. Dolman of Westcliff in November 1960. Engraved brass, 9"x5½", the front and back stamped 22. £300-500 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2727.

Lot 155 A LNER quad royal poster, HARROGATE, by Templeton. £300-500

Lot 156 A worksplate, DREWRY CAR Co, 2136, 1938, from a 4-wheel PM new to the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board, Engineers Department. Rebuilt as a 4-wheel DM in 1964, it was acquired by the Yorkshire Dales Railway Museum Trust for use on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway on 3 October 1971 and named THE BUG. Today it remains at the Railway, but dismantled. Cast brass, 8¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £650.

Lot 157 A Rhymney Railway dual language trespass notice. Cast iron, 24"x18", original condition, as removed from the line side. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 158 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3067, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25951, in 1948, one of the final post-war batch of this large Class, the first of which appeared in 1938. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 4469.

Lot 159 A LNWR three aspect handlamp, the body stamped, BANGOR, P WAY, complete with its original vessel and burner. The station was on the Chester to Holyhead main line. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 160 A BR(S) totem sign, PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA, (f/f), from the Cosham to Portsmouth Harbour branch. Superb condition. £350-500 - Sold for £780.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4451.

Lot 161 A nameplate, THE CRAVEN, with its brass fox, and its worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 274, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1934, from the LNER D49 Hunt Class 4-4-0 No 274 built at Darlington in August 1934, renumbered 2759 in 1946, becoming BR 62759. At York by January 1948 and later Starbeck and Hull Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 13 January 1961 and cut up at Darlington Works. The nameplate 33¼" long, the worksplate 9"x5", the fronts repainted. (2) £8000-10000 - Sold for £13500 to commission or postal bidder number 1393.

Lot 162 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 38260, September 1912, from a Great Northern Railway of the USA standard gauge A Class 0-6-0 No 394, one of ten supplied by Baldwin. It was scrapped in 1951. Cast brass, 9¼" diameter, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 2021.

Lot 163 An LNER quad royal poster, MELROSE ABBEY, by Fred Taylor, £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 164 A shedplate, 65B St. Rollox (1949 to November 1966). The 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. Ex loco condition. £100-150 - Sold for £190.

Lot 165 A railway signal company miniature train staff, POMEROY-DUNGANNON, from the Portadown to Derry route. £200-250

Lot 166 A worksplate, MARKHAM & Co, CHESTERFIELD, 1909, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Bullcroft Main Collieries Ltd at Markham Main Colliery where it was named CHARLES and spent all its working life there. The Colliery later became part of Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries Ltd and part of the National Coal Board, Doncaster Area in January 1947. Cast brass, 13¾"x9", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £3900.

Lot 167 A Great Northern Railway lamp glass, HERTINGFORDBURY, from the Welwyn Garden City to Hertford route. The station closed in 1951. £100-150 - Sold for £210.

Lot 168 A nameplate, GLENTIES, from a County Donegal Railways Joint Committee 3ft gauge Class 5 2-6-4T No 17 built by Nasmyth Wilson, Works No 829, in 1907 and named after the village at the end of the Committee's branch line from Stranorlar which closed in 1947. Renumbered and renamed to No 5 DRUMBOE in 1937, it was withdrawn in 1959. Cast brass, 21½" long, the front repainted. £3000-4000 - Sold for £2650.

Lot 169 A GWR locomotive cab pressure gauge, the nickel face engraved with the company initials with similar stamping to the brass surround. 7" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4426.

Lot 170 A LNER quad royal poster, BRIDLINGTON, by Tom Purvis. £900-1200 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 171 A BR(Sc) totem sign, COUPAR ANGUS, (f/f), from the Caledonian Railway route from Perth to Aberdeen. The station closed in 1967. £500-800 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 172 A Southern Railway target sign, PLUMPTON, from the Haywards Heath to Lewes route. Original condition, though loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3765.

Lot 173 A London and Birmingham Railway house or building number plate, L & B Ry, 242. Cast iron, 9¼"x7", in original condition though lacking paint. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 174 A BR(W) totem sign, HANDSWORTH & SMETHWICK, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton main line which closed in 1970. Edge rust and slightly bowed, though good colour and shine. £250-400 - Sold for £920.

Lot 175 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2750, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to the Ministry of Supply at Bramley, Hampshire in 1944 but was for a period located at Bicester, Oxfordshire. It was initially numbered WD 5162, becoming 75162 and later 145 named THE STOREMAN. It was stored by March 1961 and in April 1962 was acquired by the National Coal Board and sent to Ashington Colliery in Northumberland. Scrapped by W. Willoughby of Ashington in October 1969. Cast brass, 8"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned. £150-250 - Sold for £400.

Lot 176 A shedplate, 82A Bristol Bath Road (1950 to September 1960 for steam). This ex GWR shed was home to around 100 locos during the 1950s. The star studded allocation included 6 Counties, 9 Stars, 21 Castles, 14 Halls and a solitary King in 1950. On becoming a purpose built diesel depot in 1960, some of its allocation carried these codes before the alloy version was introduced. Repainted. £150-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 177 A Pullman Car Company silver plated bread basket, by Martin Hall. 12½'x8", the coat of arms in the centre. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 178 A smokebox numberplate, 48357, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8357 built at Horwich and allocated new to Normanton on 30 June 1944. Its later sheds were Royston, Wakefield, Mirfield and back to Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 4 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 24 November 1966. The front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 179 A GWR spagnoletti block instrument, with an ivorine plate, PORT TALBOT WEST MAIN LINE. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 180 A BR(S) totem sign, VAUXHALL, (f/f), from the Waterloo to Clapham Junction route. Superb condition. £200-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 181 An LMS enamel notice warning against damaging posters or adverts on stations. 24"x12". Edge chips. The sign was used on the company's Caledonian section. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 182 A BR(M) double royal poster, CHESTER, Anon. (LM12855). £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 183 A GWR pewter tankard, the side marked GWR, R.D,QUART. Excellent condition, complete with ER and GR stampings. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 184 A BR(NE) 10" dial wall clock No 13018, complete with fusee movement pendulum and key, in excellent original condition. The clock was used in Wakefield Kirkgate telegraph office. £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 185 A brass entrance plate, CRANBOURN CHAMBERS, BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING DIVISION, LONDON TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE, DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDANT B RAILWAYS. 24"x18. The building is near Leicester Square, and had a long association with the railways. £70-100 - Sold for £70.

Lot 186 A carriage print, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, by Freda Marston from the LNER post war series. £200-250 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3339.

Lot 187 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, WESTERFIELD-DERBY ROAD, (fibre), from the Ipswich to Felixstowe branch. £80-120 - Sold for £160.00.

Lot 188 A nameplate, QUEEN ELIZABETH, from the GWR Star Class 4-6-0 No 4036 built at Swindon in December 1910 and named after Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). At Old Oak Common in its early days and by January 1948 at Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 11 March 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 14 June. The front of the plate has been repainted. £12000-15000 - Sold for £15000.

Lot 189 A Southern Railway target sign, HORLEY, from the Redhill to Three Bridges section of the Brighton main line. Edge chips and a little face chipping repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £80.

Lot 190 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3594, 1950, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the National Coal Board at Rossington Main Colliery at Rossington. It moved to the NCB's Askern Main Colliery in about 1968 and was scrapped on site at Askern by Hazelwoods in September 1977. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £320.

Lot 191 A BR(E) double royal poster, SAFFRON WALDON, ESSEX by Savage. (PP1156) £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 192 A shedplate, 88G Llantrisant (January 1961 to October 1964). This ex GWR shed, formerly 86D, was home to just 14 locos during its final year. The front repainted. £150-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 193 A silver plated toast rack inscribed, THE GREAT BRITAIN. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 194 A single line key, MORFA MAWDDACH-PENMAENPOOL, (alloy), the final section of the Ruabon to Barmouth Junction route which closed in 1964. £250-350 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 7060.

Lot 195 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 4868, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1935, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1504 built at Darlington in December 1935, renumbered 4868 in 1946, becoming BR 64868. A long time Tweedmouth loco, sub-shedded at Alnmouth, it was withdrawn from there on 18 April 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5". the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-250 - Sold for £230.

Lot 196 A Swiss Air double royal poster, MANCHESTER. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 197 A BR(M) totem sign, BARNT GREEN, (h/f), from the Birmingham to Bristol main line, the junction for Redditch. A couple of minor chips, slightly bowed. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 198 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1757, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14R 4-8-2 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5888, in 1915. All were withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £410 to commission or postal bidder number 4120.

Lot 199 A BR(M) enamel direction sign, HEYSHAM HARBOUR & STATION, (f/f). Chips repainted and wasting at the left edge. 28"x13". The station was the terminus of the branch from Morecambe. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4427.

Lot 200 A carriage print, EAST LINTON, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, by John E Aitken, from the LNER post war series. A small mark to the lower border. £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 201 A South African Railways three chamber locomotive chime whistle, 18 high, 4" diameter. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 202 A small carriage board, ST GERMANS-PLYMOUTH NORTH ROAD, 32"long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 203 A smokebox numberplate, 31406, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway N Class 2-6-0 No 1406 built at Ashford in January 1932 and rebuilt with new frames in January 1960. At Redhill by January 1948 and later Stewarts Lane, Ashford, Hither Green, Tonbridge, Weymouth and Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn by 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 14 October 1964. Repainted, the BR(S) triangle cast in the back. The rear lugs have been removed and later replaced. £500-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 204 A BR(E) enamel destination plate, GOODMAYES, from the Liverpool Street departure board. 19" long. £80-120

Lot 205 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1940, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1940 were a solitary Class 4 2-6-4T No (4)2653, Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos (4)4597-4604 and 0-6-0DE shunters Nos 7090-99, which became BR 12013-22. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £100.

Lot 206 A Great Western Railway wooden cased semaphore signal repeater. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1285.

Lot 207 A worksplate, ROBERT HUDSON, HT 45913, from a 2ft 6ins gauge 4-wheel PM tractor built in 1932 and which worked at Midhurst Whites Ltd at Midhurst. Acquired by the Brookham Museum Association at Dorking in March 1972, it moved to the Narrow Gauge Railway Centre of North Wales at Gloddfa Ganol on 18 July 1978 and to the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre near Arundel on 27 February 1998 where it remains on static display. Cast brass, 10½"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 208 A BR(S) double royal poster, FOLKESTONE, by Lander. (AD751/B25). £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 209 A BR(E) totem sign, SUDBURY, (h/f), from the Marks Tey to Cambridge route. The western section closed in 1967, leaving Sudbury the branch terminus. Some loss of colour and some surface marking. £400-600 - Sold for £760.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3723.

Lot 210 A worksplate, HUNSLET 4250, 1951, from a standard gauge 4wDM new to London Thames Haven Oil Wharves Ltd in Essex. In September 1972 it was acquired by Southern Counties Trading & Demolition Co Ltd at Bedhampton in Hampshire and was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass. 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 211 A GWR Hotels china chamber pot by Copeland Spode, the side prominently decorated with the company's coat of arms. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 212 A shedplate 55A Leeds Holbeck (October 1956 to October 1967 when closed to steam). The ex MR shed at Holbeck was transferred from the LMR (20A) to the NER in 1956. 80 locos were present when this change took place, but it is probably for the early 1960s that it is best remembered when its allocation of A3s, Jubilees and Royal Scots were often seen working over the Settle and Carlisle line. It also had an allocation of Class 45 Peaks and many of these carried this style of plate. Ex loco condition. £100-150 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4197.

Lot 213 A worksplate, SUPER SENTINEL, 8212, one of four Sentinel CE type locos, Works Nos 8209-12 purchased by the LMS and delivered new to Shrewsbury LMS shed in July 1930, LMS Nos 7160-3. No 8212 as LMS 7163, renumbered to 7183 in 1939, was allocated new to Accrington and later Lower Darwen. During the War it was allocated to various sheds in the Manchester area and loaned for a while to one of the local Royal Ordnance Factories. At Sutton Oak by January 1948, it became BR 47183 and moved to Shrewsbury for use at Clee Hill in January 1949. Following a brief spell at Crewe South, it returned to Shrewsbury for further use at Clee Hill, withdrawn from there on 29 September 1963 and noted in the scrap shed at Crewe Works on 23 October 1955. Cast brass, 5"x10", the front lightly cleaned. £350-500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 214 An enamel sign, GWR COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING, 24" diameter. Minor edge and face chips. £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 215 A BR(W) double royal poster, SOMERSET, CHEDDAR GORGE, by Wootton. Rolled, border loss to top left corner. (PR51). £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 216 A pair of LB&SCR ship's port holes, recovered from s.s. VICTORIA after she was wrecked at Dieppe. Each 7½" diameter with ¾" thick glass and stamped with the company initials. £150-300 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 928.

Lot 217 A Midland Railway block bell, with trafolite plate, EAST LEAKE, a box on the Great Central Loughborough to Nottingham route. The bell was either transferred to the GCR route, or used on the Midland Main Line to contact Leake after the construction of the connecting spur south of Loughborough station, in which case it may come from Barrow on Soar box. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 218 A locomotive worksplate, LNER 67631, DONCASTER WORKS, 1935, from a LNER V1 Class 2-6-2T No 2931 built at Doncaster, Works No 1803, in March 1935. Renumbered 7631 in 1946, it became BR 67631 and was one of relatively few of the Class not rebuilt as a V3 with new boiler in the 1950s. A long time Parkhead loco, it was withdrawn from there on 5 March 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2597.

Lot 219 A single line key, PAR BRIDGE-FOWEY, (alloy). This route to Fowey closed in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 220 A nameplate, WALSINGHAM, from the LNER B17 Sandringham Class 4-6-0 No 2802 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23805, in November 1928. This was the FIRST B17 to enter traffic at Eastfield depot and was swiftly returned to NBL to have the nameplate moved from the leading splasher to the centre one! Note the modification to the rear of the plate to avoid fouling the reversing gear. The ten locos built by NBL have a unique lettering style. Renumbered 1602 in 1946, it became BR 61602. At Ipswich by January 1948 and later Stratford and Yarmouth South Town from where it was withdrawn on 13 January 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. A high quality splasher with modern 9x5 is included in this lot. The nameplate is 48¼" long, the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8200 to commission or postal bidder number 3865.

Lot 221 A GWR pre-grouping enamel notice, TO No 3 PLATFORM FOR THE WALLINGFORD TRAIN, from Cholsey & Moulsford station. 39"x15½", in a wooden frame. £500-800 - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 2618.

Lot 222 A BR(W) enamel lamp tablet, CHOLSEY & MOULSFORD, from the Reading to Didcot main line, the junction for the Wallingford branch, 20"x6", with top flange. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 223 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 740, 1879, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Park Gate Iron Co Ltd, later Park Gate Iron & Steel Co Ltd, at Rotherham, their No 6, and it spent all its working life there. It was scrapped in November 1969 after a working life of ninety years. Engraved brass, 10¾"x6". £350-500 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 4043.

Lot 224 An original painting by Barry Price, LMS DIESELS 10000 and 10001, on Camden Bank with the down Royal Scot. 23"x15", oil on canvas. £500-700 - Sold for £740.

Lot 225 A Midland Railway block instrument, with a brass plate, HUNTINGDON, the name almost polished out and restamped by the railway, and MR Co on the case. The block was used on the Kettering to Cambridge route. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 226 A British Railways (GWR LMS LNER SR) double royal poster, NOT A LABEL, featuring a pair of frustrated porters with trolley and handlamp.(NoS43). £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 227 An LNER SEWER LAMP, overall 16½" high, with circular aspect to the front (cracked) and square bezeled side glasses. It is plated LNER, No 4 and has a 1936 Birmingham makers plate. The base turns to remove the interior. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 228 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway cranked clock winding key, the wooden handle clearly stamped with the company initials. This example features in Ian Lyman's book on railway clocks, page 203. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 229 A BR(S) totem sign, TONBRIDGE, (f/f), from the junction of the Redhill to Ashford and Sevenoaks to Hastings route. A chip repainted to the left edge. £500-600

Lot 230 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3500, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 25NC 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27360, in 1953 to replace the pre-war Class 23 on the Cape Town to Johannesburg main line. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £850 to commission or postal bidder number 4120.

Lot 231 A GWR washstand jug, by Mintons, 12"high. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 232 A shedplate, 11A Carnforth (1948 to April 1958), then Barrow-in-Furness (April 1958 to June 1960). The ex LNWR shed at Carnforth was home to around 40 locos in the 1950s. The ex FR shed at Barrow had 50 locos in the short while it used this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 233 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3813, 1953, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Richard Thomas & Baldwins Ltd at Redbourne Works, Scunthorpe as REDBOURNE No 30, becoming No 18 in March 1960. It transferred with the Works to British Steel on 28 July 1967 but by about 1970 was dismantled and its frames and wheels used as a slag bogie wagon. What remained was scrapped by October 1978. Cast brass, 11¾"x8", a much thicker than usual casting, the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £360.

Lot 234 A Railway Executive double royal poster, GO BY TRAIN. (52/69) £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 235 A smokebox numberplate, 48530, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8530 built at Doncaster, Works No 1980, in 1944 to Railway Executive Committee order, loaned new to the LNER and allocated to Dunfermline on 14 April 1945. After being taken into LMS stock in 1947, it was allocated to Kirkby and later Toton, Derby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Leicester MR from where it was withdrawn by 19 March 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 1 June 1966. Ex loco condition, with a weld repair (See also next following Lot). £350-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 236 A worksplate, BUILT BY (AND ON LOAN TO) LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 1980, 1945, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8530 which became BR 48530. The words AND ON LOAN TO have been erased by the railways and painted in. Cast iron, 13½"x7¾", the front repainted.(See previous Lot for loco history). £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 237 An LNER silver plated Coronation pattern gravy boat by Walker and Hall. £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 4465.

Lot 238 A North Eastern Railway 4½" mantle clock, the movement by W&H, SCH, the face engraved NER, 999. The clock has lost its back cover, though this could easily be replaced. £300-400

Lot 239 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4683, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 711, the first of a batch of fifteen of the class built by Sharp Stewart in 1900 and 1901, becoming SR 1711 and BR 31711. At Ashford by January 1948 and later Gillingham from where it was withdrawn by 5 January 1957 and cut up at Ashford Works by 9 February 1957. Cast brass, 9¼"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £530.

Lot 240 A LNER brass plate informing passengers that the coach was used as part of an ambulance train during the second world war. Engraved brass with white enamel infill, 8½"x3¼", the back marked 1848. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 241 A shedplate 64C Dalry Road (1950 to October 1965). This former CR shed hosted around 40 locos in the 1950s, but during its final year it looked after only 16, which included the elusive B1 Director “Murray of Elibank.” Unrestored. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 242 A BR(M) totem sign, BIDSTON, (f/f), from the Liverpool to West Kirby route. The surface mottled. £200-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 243 An Intercity double royal poster, KINGS CROSS, by Brendon Neiland, issued for the launch of the Intercity 225 service to Edinburgh.(AA0082C). £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 244 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE, 1432, 1902, together with its rebuilding plate, AVONSIDE ENGINE, REBUILT, 1923, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Lime Firms Ltd at Llandebie Limeworks, Pentre-Gwenlais where it was named ELEANOR and spent all its working life there apart from a three year stay from 1947-50 at Limestone Products Ltd at St George in Clwyd. Rebuilt in 1923, it was withdrawn in June 1959 and scrapped in August 1960. Both cast brass, the worksplate, 14"x8", the rebuilt plate 10¼"x6½", the fronts repainted. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 245 A LNWR enamel shedplate, 16L. This was fixed to the cab roof of around 10 locos allocated to Lees depot in Oldham. These LNWR sub sheds with the letter suffix, used these plates from 1912 until 1935. The plate is mounted on the original steel clip. 5"x3½", minor edge chips neatly restored. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 246 A GWR wine bottle, labelled GWR Hotels, Refreshment Rooms and Restaurant Car Department, FRONSAC, shipped and bottled by the GWR, Cellars GW Royal Hotel, also a GWR Hotels silver plated stopper to screw into cork, and a GWR corkscrew. £100-200 - Sold for £670.

Lot 247 A single line key, cast steel, CARNO-TALERDDIG, from the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli route. £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 248 An LNWR signal box block instrument, with an ivorine plate PENMAENMAWR, from Aber signal box on the Chester and Holyhead main line, £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 249 A BR(E) enamel door plate, TICKET OFFICE, (flangeless). 18" long, minor edge and screw hole chips, surface marks. £80-120 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 4898.

Lot 250 A nameplate, COUNTY OF OXFORD, from the GWR 1000 County Class 4-6-0 No 1023 built at Swindon in January 1947. It spent most of its early years at Truro with spells at Exeter, Laira and Penzance, moving in 1961 to Swindon and later Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 1 March 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works by 10 August 1963. 72" long, the front repainted. (See also next following Lot) £10000-12000 - Sold for £9200.

Lot 251 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 1023, from the GWR 1000 County Class 4-6-0, COUNTY OF OXFORD. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history). £2000-3000 - Sold for £3600.00.

Lot 252 A BR double royal poster, WINTER SPORTS WITH FRAMES TOURS, KITZBUHEL AUSTRIA, 1959/60, by BR Trains and Steamer. £100-200 - Sold for £100.00.

Lot 253 A BR(M) totem sign, WINSLOW, (f/f), from the Oxford to Cambridge route which closed in 1970. A bit mottled and tiny chips. £500-600 - Sold for £880.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4508.

Lot 254 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the body stamped, WINSLOW P Way No 19, lower repainted and complete with LMS burner and vessel. Winslow was on the Oxford to Cambridge route and closed in 1970. £150-250 - Sold for £110.00.

Lot 255 A Cleator and Workington Junction Railway bridge plate, C & W JCT 35. The front repainted, 14"x10". £100-200 - Sold for £340.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3926.

Lot 256 A brooch produced for the opening of the Runcorn Viaduct, on the line to Liverpool. ¾"x1" solid silver, hallmarked Birmingham 1897 and contained in its original box, Greenwoods Jewellers Leeds. £80-120 - Sold for £360.00.

Lot 257 A Great Western Railway brass cabside numberplate, GWR 3011, from a Great Central type 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22115, in April 1919 for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 2020, and purchased by the GWR two months later. It spent all its BR days at Carmarthen from where it was withdrawn on 17 October 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works. The front repainted, the engine and boiler classes clearly stamped on the top and bottom beading. £1500-2500 - Sold for £2000.00.

Lot 258 An LMS brass OUT PORTER armband, No 67, engraved lettering, 6¾"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £100-200 - Sold for £100.00.

Lot 259 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1920, of unknown origin. This maker built locos in 1920 for Argentina, Australia, China, Ireland and South Africa. Cast brass, 9¾"x5½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.00.

Lot 260 A BR(M) double royal poster, CHESTER, by Felix Kelly. Rolled. Minor edge loss at right border and left corner. (LM9653) £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 261 An LMS wooden leaflet rack, 17½"x16", depth 4½", with six compartments for timetables and brochures. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3294.

Lot 262 A smokebox numberplate, 42661, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2661 built at Derby and allocated new to Ardrossan on 10 May 1941. Its later sheds included Stoke, Accrington and Lostock Hall from where it was withdrawn on 27 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 28 May 1963. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 263 A Great Eastern Railway enamel booking office notice, 11" square, edge chips repainted and a little restoration in places. £500-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 264 A silver plated coffee set, SS GARDENIA, comprising coffee pot, hot water jug, milk jug, and sugar bowl, all in excellent condition. (4) £150-250 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 265 A worksplate, ESSLINGEN, 3453, 1908, from a 5ft 6ins gauge 4-cylinder compound 4-6-0 built for the Sul e Sueste Railway in Portugal, later becoming CP No 233. Cast brass, 12½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 259.

Lot 266 A single line transfer staff, SAFFRON WALDEN-BARTLOW, complete with three brass faced keys for the section. The staff was used on the Audley End to Bartlow line, which closed in 1964, 15½" long. £900-1200 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 267 A BR(M) totem sign, WINGFIELD, (f/f), from the Derby to Sheffield main line; the station closed in 1967 . Two chips in the lower white border. £400-600 - Sold for £320.

Lot 268 A Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway three aspect handlamp, with brass plate, No 1 SCOPWICK, a station between Lincoln and Sleaford which closed in 1955. The lamp also has wartime relocation plate, WHITLINGHAM, a station east of Norwich Thorpe. The body is stamped GN&GE and the vessel LNER 14002. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 269 A LNER enamel lamp tablet, HAWICK,(f/f), from the Waverley route, closed in 1969. 16"x5", a chip repainted top centre. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 270 A Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway 12" roundhead wall clock, with ebonised case and repainted face, MSJA,34. Complete with chain driven fusee movement, by W&H SCH. The back of the dial is clearly marked MSJA in two places, one clearly at the time of manufacture. The rear of the box may have been replaced, utilizing a section of wood marked E.C.J.S.28. £400-600 - Sold for £860.

Lot 271 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 68742, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1921, from a North Eastern Railway Class E1, LNER J72 Class, 0-6-0T No 2335, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 413, in August 1922, renumbered 8742 in 1946, becoming BR 68742. At West Hartlepool by January 1948 and later Heaton from where it was withdrawn on 16 October 1961 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5" with brass number strip, the cast iron plate cracked. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 272 A Great Eastern Railway brass table lamp, for office or signal box. Overall 20" high, complete with brass plate, HARDINGHAM, white globe and glass chimney. The station was on the Wymondham to Dereham route and closed in 1969. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 273 A worksplate, North British Locomotive Company Ltd, Glasgow, No 27895, 1960, from Class 22 D6322. New to Plymouth Laira in April 1960, withdrawn from there in October 1971, and cut up at Swindon Works in May 1972. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £560.

Lot 274 A London and North Western Railway Webb locomotive whistle, 9¾" high, 2¾" diameter, the top stamped LMS. A rare survivor; a copy of a drawing of this type of whistle accompanies this lot. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 275 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, No 7265, 1948, from a Rhodesia Railways 15th Class 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratt No 369, which was noted still in service at Bulawayo in 1978. Cast brass 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 276 A Great Central Railway train following board GCR, TO BE RETURNED TO CHESTER LIVERPOOL ROAD, 25½"x17¾", with integral handle. Liverpool Road was on the Chester Northgate branch, the station closing in 1951; it was also junction for the Cheshire Lines route to Altringham. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 277 A BR(S) enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f). 18" long, a minor blemish at the right edge. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 278 A SR Maunsell locomotive whistle from a mogul, stamped 1689. Overall 3½"high, 3" diameter. £250-400 - Sold for £440.

Lot 279 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KIRKCONNEL, (h/f), for the Glasgow to Carlisle main line via Dumfries. Fading and loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 1837.

Lot 280 A BR(E) poster, HARWICH, an unusual small example, 20"x30".(PPI55090). £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4364.

Lot 281 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7769, 1956, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins gauge Class GMAM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 4103, one of twelve of the Class built under sub-contract by the North British Locomotive Co in Glasgow. Cast brass, 13¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 282 A shedplate 64A St. Margarets (1949 to May 1967). This extensive ex NBR shed was home to well over 200 locos during the 1950s. By 1966 this had dwindled to just 40. Throughout its BR life it was home to a number of celebrity classes. Perhaps the golden period was in the early 1960s when A1,A2,A3 and A4 pacifics carried this code. The small fleet of diesel shunters also carried this code. Repainted. The Engine District plate lettering visible on the back. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 283 An enamel notice, GWR TICKETS ISSUED HERE. 18"x12", double sided, edge and screw hole chips. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 284 A Furness Railway wagon registration plate 1038, 1938. Repainted. Overall 8¼"x6½". £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 285 A North Eastern Railway china wash stand jug by Bishop and Stonier. 11" high, decorated with the company's coat of arms in full colour. £300-400

Lot 286 A worksplate, NORTH EASTERN REGION, DARLINGTON, 2032, 1948, from a (LNER) L1 Class 2-6-4T built at Darlington in April 1948 and numbered 69013 when built but renumbered to 67714 the following month. Allocated new to Neasden on 9 April 1948 and later Lowestoft, Norwich and Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 4 December 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", the front lightly cleaned. £400-600 - Sold for £720.

Lot 287 A smokebox numberplate, 6955, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 LYDCOTT HALL built at Swindon in March 1943 and named in June 1947 after the Hall eight miles from Barnstaple, North Devon. A long time Westbury engine and later Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn by 6 February 1965 and cut up at Swindon Works. The front repainted. £500-600 - Sold for £580.

Lot 288 A small carriage board, MERTHYR-PENARTH, 32" long, in fine original condition. £150-300

Lot 289 A Salters Steamers double royal poster, OXFORD. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 290 A locomotive nameplate, WILSON WORSDELL, from a (LNER) A1 class 4-6-2 No 60127 built at Darlington, Works No 2044, in May 1949 and named in September 1950 after the Locomotive Superintendent (1850-1920) of the North Eastern Railway from 1890 until 1910. Allocated new to Heaton on 13 May 1949 and later Tweedmouth and Gateshead, it was officially unallocated when withdrawn on 14 June 1965. Sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth, it entered their yard some time during their annual works summer holiday. Overall 71" long and lightly cleaned. £8000-12000 - Sold for £11400.

Lot 291 A shedplate 56A Wakefield (October 1956 to June 1967). This former L&Y shed, originally numbered 25A, had 90 locos when it took on this code. It will be remembered for its handful of Jubilees and B1 Antelopes and its substantial allocation of WD 2-8-0s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 4932.

Lot 292 A BR(W) double royal poster TEIGNMOUTH IS DEVON, by Glen Steward.(PR161). £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 7305.

Lot 293 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4766, 1936, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8089 which became BR 48089. Allocated new to Spital Bridge on 26 January 1937 and later Nottingham, Heaton Mersey, Hasland, Wellingborough and finally back to Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 2 July 1966. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 294 A BR(S) totem sign, DARTFORD, (f/f), from the North Kent Coast route. A couple of edge chips just into the green and surface marks at the base. £250-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 295 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BELLARENA-LIMAVADY JCT, (alloy), from the Coleraine to Derry section of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway. £150-300 - Sold for £110.

Lot 296 A London Transport double royal poster, COUNTRY WALKS, Foxes and cubs in Epping Forest, by Peter Roberson. Pin holes top and base, laid down on linen.(17/1036M/7000). £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 297 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 22917, 1940, from a standard gauge flameproofed 0-4-0DE new to the Ministry of Defence at its Royal Ordnance Factory, Bridgend. In 1948 it went to English Clays, Lovering Pochin & Co Ltd at Marsh Mills Drying Works, Plympton, Devon. Withdrawn in 1957 and scrapped by E.L. Pitt Co (Coventry) Ltd at Brackley, Northants in 1964. Cast brass, 12"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 298 A BR(NE) enamel sign, YORK, (f/f), 22"x11", semi circular to fit the roof pillars, in superb condition. The only other station to use signs of this style was Bradford Exchange. £500-800 - Sold for £640.

Lot 299 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3437, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 25NC 4-8-4 built by Henschel, Works No 28756, in 1953 to replace the pre-war Class 23 on the Cape Town to Johannesburg main line. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 300 A shedplate, 52G Sunderland (February 1958 to September 1967). Formerly 54A, this ex NER shed was recoded in 1958 when it was custodian to 45 locos. On closure it was, along with West Hartlepool, the final outpost of steam in the north east. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 301 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1002, DARLINGTON, 1943, a St Rollox Works replacement plate from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 8303 IMPALA, renumbered 1002 in 1946, becoming BR 61002. Its sheds included Perth, St Margarets, Dalry Road, Darlington, York and Hull Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and despatched for scrap on 29 September 1967 to Garnham Harris at Chesterfield. Engraved brass, 13"x7½", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £660.

Lot 302 A GWR enamel notice board header, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY PROVIDENT SOCIETY. 13½"x4". Screw hole chips, otherwise fine. £150-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 7296.

Lot 303 A BR(NE) totem sign, POPPLETON, (f/f) from the York to Harrogate route. Slight loss of shine, a chip repainted between the P's. £1000-1500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 304 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2478, REBUILT CEW, MAY 1962, from a 0-6-0ST new in 1949 to Appleby-Frodingham Steel Ltd at Frodingham Steel Works as their No 5. Rebuilt at the Company's Central Engineering Workshops in March 1956 and again in May 1962 and scrapped in 1966. Cast brass, 11"x6", in ex loco condition with engraved rebuild plate over the original year of build. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 305 A carriage print, STAITHES, YORKSHIRE, by Gyrth Russell, from the LNER post war series. £100-150 - Sold for £260.

Lot 306 A worksplate, AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE Co, SCHENECTADY, DEC 1945, from a standard gauge SNCF 2-8-2 No 141R306 allocated to Region Est at Noisy-le-Sec in 1946, Sarreguimines in 1957 and Blainville in 1963. Withdrawn in June 1967. Cast brass, 14"x7¼", the front lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 307 A Railway Executive (ER) double royal poster, LINCOLNSHIRE, THE GLORY HOLE, by J.C. Moody. Rolled. (AR1087). £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 308 A nameplate, QUEEN MARY, from the LMS Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 6222 built at Crewe in June 1937 and named when built after the widow of King George V, one of the five blue streamliners which worked the Coronation Scot turn and turn about, becoming BR 46222. Allocated new to Camden, it moved in December 1939 to Polmadie where it spent the remainder of its working life, withdrawn from there on 24 October 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by the following 1 November. This brass nameplate, 75" long, has been re-chromed to represent faithfully its condition when working the Coronation Scot. £30000-35000

Lot 309 An original oil painting by Don Breckon, featuring 6200, CORONATION, leaving Euston, oil on canvas, 27"x21". £2500-3500 - Sold for £3600.

Lot 310 A worksplate, 1004, GORTON, 1949, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61346, one of only ten B1s built at Gorton, Works No 1004, in April 1949. New to Kittybrewster on 30 April 1949 and later Keith, Kittybrewster again, Aberdeen Ferryhill and Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 8 June 1964 and sold for scrap to P.W. McLellan at Langloan. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. An unusual plate showing the works number; most of the others in this batch of ten showed the 613XX loco numbers. £150-300 - Sold for £600.

Lot 311 A North Eastern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, (3459) Potts of Leeds Style, complete with fusee movement pendulum and key. The clock was used at Haverton Hall station on Teeside. The rear plate is marked EX YRK, an official mark by the S&T Dept to indicate release for sale. Original condition, accompanied by a copy of the relevant LNER clock record. £450-600

Lot 312 A one engine in steam train staff, BRYMBO-TY CERRIG SIDINGS, used on the short branch from Brymbo Middle near Wrexham. Wood with engraved brass plate, 18" long. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 313 A Great Northern Railway (Ireland) cast iron overbridge notice. 22"x13", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 314 Single line key, LLYNCLYS JCN-BLODWELL JCN, (alloy), from the Tanat Valley line to Llangynog, closed in 1960. This section latterly used for quarry traffic to Llanddu. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 315 A BR double royal poster FRENCH AND ITALIAN RIVIERA, by Nevin, promoting travel by the Blue Train or Azur Express from Calais. (AD/6582/B25/5853). £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 316 A tenderplate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, SWINDON WORKS, 1836, 1911, from a 3500 gallons Standard Churchward tender built at Swindon in December 1911 as part of Lot A83 for use with all Churchward's standard tender locos and also Dukes and later, Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8¼", the front lightly polished. £500-700 - Sold for £450.

Lot 317 A Southern Railway target sign, WADHURST, from the Tunbridge Wells to Hastings route. Chipping repaired above and below the D. The first time a target from this station has been offered at auction; it never had totems. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 318 A shedplate, 26F Lees (1935 to October 1954) then Belle View (until April 1956) and finally Patricroft (February 1958 to September 1963). Ex LNWR shed Lees (23 locos) and ex MR shed Belle View (30 locos) handed on this code to Patricroft (ex LNWR) which looked after 80 locos during this period. Patricroft eventually became 9H, closing to steam in July 1968. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 319 A North Eastern Railway locomotive whistle, 12" tall with shaped top, the side stamped 3024, 3¾" diameter. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 320 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 6336, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in May 1921. At Tyseley by January 1948 and later Oxford, Swindon and Machynlleth from where it was withdrawn on 5 April 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 6 October. The front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 321 A GWR fingerboard from Birmingham Snow Hill, used for stopping trains to Stratford-on-Avon, 45½" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 322 A worksplate, BR-E, 60518, DONCASTER, 1946, from the LNER Thompson A2/3 Class 4-6-2 No 518 built at Doncaster, Works No 2009, in December 1946 and named TEHRAN after the racehorse owned by the Aga Khan which won the 1944 St Leger, becoming BR 60518. Allocated new to Gateshead where it spent most of its working life, moving towards the end to Heaton and York from where it was withdrawn on 12 November 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £940.

Lot 323 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway wagon plate 5268, 8 tons. Cast iron, 15"x9", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 324 A small carriage board, BIRMINGHAM SNOW HILL- DUDLEY. 32" long, in fine original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £540.

Lot 325 An LT double royal poster, SEE LONDON BY LT, by Stevens, rolled, (470/1017H,5000A). £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 326 A smokebox numberplate, 34110, from the (SR) Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2, 66 SQUADRON, the last of the Bulleid Pacifics and the only one of the Class not to receive a badge, built at Brighton in January 1951 and retaining its streamlined casing until the end. Allocated new to Bournemouth and then Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn in November 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by 28 March 1964. The front repainted, a weld repair between the 4 and 1. £1000-1500

Lot 327 A Great Northern Railway cast iron door plate, SIGNAL FITTERS, 19" long, the back marked GNR-S. A different style to the later LNER plates and in fine original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 328 A GV1R post box as fixed to telegraph post, complete with enamel collection plate. Repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 329 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 1179, 1907, from a GNR/LNER N1 Class 0-6-2T built at Doncaster in December 1907, GNR 1554, becoming LNER 4554, renumbered 9434 in 1946, BR 69434. At Kings Cross by January 1948 and later Hornsey, Bradford and Copley Hill from where it was withdrawn on 10 March 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 17½"x9½", ex loco condition. £600-900 - Sold for £920.

Lot 330 An LMS Northern Counties Committee Tyers key release instrument, 10" diameter, an unusual example with only a handful used on NCC lines. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 331 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, LOCH LOMOND, by Payne. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 332 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 4082, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GMAM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7680, in 1956, one of the last Class of Garratt in service with the SAR, withdrawals commencing in 1984. Cast brass 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 333 A Midland Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key and brass numberplate LMS 12051. Unrestored condition with original face. £500-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 334 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT, 1899, HORWICH, from an unidentified Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway loco rebuilt at Horwich that year. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 335 An LNER panel from a light diffuser, YARMOUTH SOUTH TOWN, the terminus of the Norfolk and Suffolk route for Lowestoft and line from Beccles and the south. The station had no totems, so a rare opportunity to acquire a station sign. 25½"x7½". £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 336 A LNER Coronation pattern sugar sifter by Walker and Hall, octagonal pattern, a few knocks to the body. 5¼" high. £100-150 - Sold for £190.

Lot 337 A headboard, THE TEES-THAMES LINK, carried by a diesel multiple unit on a Middlesbrough to Doncaster service which commenced on 15 June 1959 and ran until 30 October 1959 in a southbound direction only. This connecting service was provided by BR to give Teeside a better service to London using a then brand new DMU set. The venture was successful enough for BR to provide a steam hauled through express, THE TEES-THAMES, from the beginning of the 1959 winter timetable. Painted wood, 84½" long. £300-500 - Sold for £150.

Lot 338 A GWR signal box shelf plate, LLANHARAN WEST, a box on the South Wales main line, the junction for Tondu. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 339 An original painting by Norman Elford, ALCAZAR AT YORK. A view of the north end of the station, showing this A1 class loco on a down express, about to be passed by 60012 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA on the centre road, acrylic, framed and glazed, 20½"x14". £700-1000 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 340 A nameplate, LILFORD HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 6927 built at Swindon in November 1941 and named in June 1948 after the Hall just south of Peterborough. At Newport Ebbw Junction by January 1948 and later Old Oak Common, Reading and Oxford from where it was withdrawn in September 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 9 November 1965. The front of the plate has been repainted. £5000-6000 - Sold for £5000.

Lot 341 A BR(W) totem sign, LLANGOLLEN, (f/f), from the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1964. Edge chips repainted above and below the LL, slightly bowed. £700-1000 - Sold for £2800 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 342 A smokebox numberplate, 40104, from a LMS Class 3 2-6-2T No 104 built at Derby and allocated new to Stoke on 20 June 1935. Its later sheds included Llandudno Junction, Birkenhead, Willesden and Nuneaton from where it was withdrawn on 10 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 12 March 1963. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 4308.

Lot 343 A BR(W) quad royal poster, SOUTH WALES, by Johnston. Rolled. PR128. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 344 A worksplate, BLANC-MISSERON, 1927, probably from the tender of a large SNCF engine of the late 1920s or 1930s. ex loco condition, 7"x4". £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 345 A shedplate, 15B Kettering (1935 to September 1963), then Wellingborough (September 1963 to June 1966). The ex MR shed at Kettering was home to 40 locos while ex MR Wellingborough had around 20 locos when using this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 346 A LNER enamel lamp tablet, HUNTINGDON NORTH, from the east coast main line, unusually retaining its small mounting brass rings. £200-250 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4349.

Lot 347 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, HEATON NORRIS, complete with its LMS interior. Heaton Norris station and junction were just north of Stockport, where the Manchester and Stalybridge routes merge. £150-250 - Sold for £120.

Lot 348 A single line key, DOVEY JN-BORTH, (alloy), a section on the Cambrian Coast route to Aberystwyth. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 349 A shedplate 55G Huddersfield (February 1957 to January 1967), then Knottingly diesel depot (December 1967 to June 1973). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 25B, had an allocation of around 25 locos when using this code. Knottingly diesel depot adopted this code, but it is unknown if any of its allocation carried such a plate. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 350 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 2812, REBUILT 1957, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built by Kitson, Works No 4294, in 1905 and new to Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd at Beamish Pit, their No 5 and named MAJOR. Rebuilt by Hawthorn Leslie in 1931, it became National Coal Board property in January 1947 at Beamish Engine Works. Rebuilt a second time by Hawthorn Leslie in 1957, it moved to the NCB's Handen Hold Colliery at West Pelton in July 1963 and to Derwenthaugh Loco Shed in April 1966 and was scrapped in May 1970. Cast brass, 12"x7¾", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £560.00.

Lot 351 An LMS quad royal poster, NOTTINGHAM CASTLE, by Aronsby Brown, R.A. Laid down on linen.(LMS R.A Series No4). £800-1200 - Sold for £750.

Lot 352 A BR(M) totem sign, DRIGG, (f/f), face fixing, from the Cumbrian Coast route. Three face chips repainted and a few surface marks. £300-500 - Sold for £460.00.

Lot 353 A brass armband, OUTSIDE PORTER, L&NWR, No 1, RHYL, engraved brass, 5½"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 354 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 796, 1997, an uncarried plate meant for the first of two 900mm gauge 15 tonne rack/adhesion locos with double cabs built for China Coal's Anzhou Jining No 3 Project. A set of plates for each loco was taken to China but the Chinese decided not to have them fitted in case of theft. One plate for each loco was left on site and the other two were brought back to the UK by the late Dave Walker, the member of Hunslet's staff who had been sent to commission the machines. In 1999 the plates left behind had still not been fitted to the locos. These locos were built at Kilmarnock and carry Hunslet-Barclay progressive numbers and, as the locos were not Leeds built products, no workshop location is shown on the plate. A very rare and unusual item from the end of the original Hunslet Company's existence. Cast brass, 11"x8", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £210.

Lot 355 An enamel notice soliciting for recruits to the army of King Edward V11, a colourful example, 26"x32", edge chips and minor loss at base. £600-900

Lot 356 A worksplate, BELL BROS, BUILT 1907, PORT CLARENCE, from a 0-4-0ST actually built by Black Hawthorn and supplied new to Bell Brothers Ltd at Port Clarence Distillation Works, their No 6, and rebuilt by them in 1907. The Works and its locos was later taken over by Dorman Long & Co Ltd which became Dorman Long (Chemicals) Ltd. This loco was withdrawn by March 1959 and scrapped later the same year. Cast brass, 10¼"x5", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £150.

Lot 357 A BR(S) signal box diagram, HAILSHAM GROUND FRAME SOUTH, 12th September 1966, showing the route to Polegate and Heathfield Siding and working by one engine in steam staff, 29½"x15½", together with a similar diagram for the North Frame, 21½"x13", each in a modern frame. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 358 A Festiniog Railway wagon plate, 86, from a 2-ton wood bolster. Cast iron, 10"x7½", with bevelled edge, the front repainted, the back partially so. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 4470.

Lot 359 A Southern Railway target sign, CHESSINGTON NORTH. A fair bit of restoration lower centre right. (see next lot) £200-350 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 4058.

Lot 360 A Southern Railway target sign, CHESSINGTON SOUTH, from the Southern branch, opened in 1939 which, but for the outbreak of war, would have extended to Leatherhead. Excellent condition. (see previous lot) £250-400 - Sold for £150.

Lot 361 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. Ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £230.

Lot 362 A double royal poster, HOLIDAY ON THE CLYDE COAST, by Frank Mason April 1939. Light marks to the text area, a split to a fold at the left repaired.(SS4889,I-M). £150-300 - Sold for £630.

Lot 363 A BR(Sc) totem sign, UPPER GREENOCK, (f/f), from the Wemyss Bay branch. A chip repair to the centre base at the edge. £300-500 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 1604.

Lot 364 A Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Committee brass uniform badge, N&SC. The line ran from Runton West Junction (Cromer) to North Walsham, and North Gorleston Junction (Yarmouth) to Coke Ovens Junction (Lowestoft). The Norfolk and Suffolk was a grouping of the M&GN and Great Eastern Railway with just a handful of stations. Skeletal brass, 2¼"x¾", with rear fixings. £300-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 365 A Caledonian Railway steel can, with a copper plate C.R.BALQUHIDDER MACHINERY OIL and the company name stamped below the plate. The neck is absent and there is a dent below the plate; nevertheless a lovely item from the Callander and Oban route which closed in 1965. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 366 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1338, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which worked for the Earl Fitzwilliam's Collieries Ltd at Elsecar Main Colliery as their No 10. In National Coal Board days it became No 47 and appears to have been scrapped during the 1960s. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼", unpolished. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 367 A nameplate, WAUN LLWYD, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Peckett, Works No 1041, in 1904. New to Ebbw Vale Iron & Steel Co as their No 10, it was rebuilt at the Works in 1920 and transferred with the site to Richard Thomas & Co on 9 November 1935. It was scrapped in about September 1961. Cast brass, 42¾" long, unrestored. £600-900 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 1345.

Lot 368 A GWR enamel notice, GWR, PARCELS RECEIVED HERE FOR ALL PARTS. 18"x12". Double sided, a few edge and face chips expertly restored. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 369 A carriage print, ELM HILL, NORWICH, by Tittensor, from the LNER post war series. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 370 A nameplate, LANCASHIRE, from the LNER D49 Shire Class 4-4-0 No 236 built at Darlington in January 1928, renumbered 2707 in 1946, becoming BR 62707. It spent its BR days alternating between Hull Botannic Gardens and Bridlington with a final few months at Hull Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 6 October 1959 and cut up at Darlington Works. The plate is 46" long, ex loco condition. The front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8200.

Lot 371 A London and South Western Railway guards bandolier, complete with its decorative SWR buckle, brass trim, and leather watch holder. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 372 A double royal poster, DUKE OF LANCASTER CRUISES, by Studio Seven.(LM25261). £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 7298.

Lot 373 A single line key, MACHYNLLETH-CEMMES ROAD, alloy, from the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli route. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2994.

Lot 374 A smokebox numberplate, 69173, from a North British Railway Class A, LNER N15 Class, 0-6-2T No 54 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21219, in August 1916, becoming LNER 9054, renumbered 9173 in 1946, BR 69173. A long time St Margarets loco, it was withdrawn from there on 12 January 1961 and cut up at Inverurie Works. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 375 A BR(NE) totem sign, SEAMER, (f/f), from the York to Scarborough route. Good colour though loss of shine. £1500-2000

Lot 376 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 5980, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0, DINGLEY HALL, built at Swindon in September 1938 and named when built after the Hall near Market Harborough in Leicestershire. At Gloucester by January 1948 and later Llanelly, Severn Tunnel Junction, Neath, Westbury, Worcester and finally back to Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 15 September 1964. The front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 3969.

Lot 377 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DUNSLAND CROSS-HOLSWORTHY, (brass/steel), from the Okehampton to Bude branch which closed in 1966. £200-350 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 2866.

Lot 378 A Southern Railway target sign, ASCOT, from the Staines to Wokingham section of the Southern route to Reading. Edge rust repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 379 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7027, 1941, from a standard gauge 0-6-0PT new to Consett Iron Co Ltd at Consett Ironworks, their A No 1, where it spent all its working life and was scrapped in June 1960. Cast brass, 12¾"x8½", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £160.

Lot 380 A Railway Executive double royal poster, LUGGAGE IN ADVANCE, by Riley.(REX NO16). £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 381 A shedplate 62B Dundee Tay Bridge (1949 to May 1967). This ex NBR shed had a substantial allocation of around 100 locos in the 1950s, but by late 1965 this had dwindled to just 30! However, this did include the last three active LNER A2s Tudor Minstrel, Sayajirao and Blue Peter. £150-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4635.

Lot 382 A worksplate, HUNSLET 5001 1957 from Class 05 11166 later D2563. New to Norwich in June 1957, withdrawn from Speke Junction in August 1967 and cut up by C F Booth in Rotherham in April 1968. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £490.

Lot 383 A Great Northern Railway 8" dial roundhead wall clock, with chain driven fusee movement, cast brass bezel, pendulum and key (BR(E)9534). The clock was originally used in the Foreman's office at Boston Loco and probably dates from the opening in 1848. After closure in 1964 it was relocated and withdrawn by the Area Manager, Lincoln in 1986 to be sold by Collectors Corner in December that year. £400-600 - Sold for £960.

Lot 384 A Southern Railway Marine Department tea cup and saucer, decorated with the house flag. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 385 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 984, 1903, from a 30ins gauge 0-4-0T new to the Glasgow Corporation Gas Department at Provan Gasworks, which later became part of the Scottish Gas Board. It went to Abercrombie & Co Ltd at Glasgow for scrap in February 1961 but was acquired by T. Stanhope of Arthington for preservation in May 1963. It then passed into various ownerships before going to the Narrow Gauge Railway Centre of North Wales at Gloddfa Ganol on 6 July 1978. Cast brass, 9½"x7", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 386 A BR(W) totem sign, PARSONS STREET, (f/f), from the Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton route. A few surface marks, otherwise excellent. £500-600 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 4968.

Lot 387 An original painting by Gerald Broom, featuring a GWR Plymouth Express near Brent, hauled by a Dean 4-2-2 locomotive 3063 Duke of York, the passing train viewed by a group of workers ploughing a nearby field. Brent Hill, topped by an iron age hill fort, is seen in the background. Oil on board, 29"x21". The painting features in Railway Magazine publication, A Century of Railways. £500-800 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 388 A Scotrail double royal poster, GLENCOE, by Brendan Neiland. Rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 4635.

Lot 389 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CRESSING-BRAINTREE STN, from the Witham to Braintree branch. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 390 A LMS Fowler locomotive whistle, overall 14¾" high, ¾" diameter. £150-300 - Sold for £640.

Lot 391 A North British Railway signal box instrument plate, DALMENY SOUTH JCT. The junction was south of the station, where the main line to Waverley and the loop to Kirkliston and Ratho diverged. Engraved brass, 5" long. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 392 A London and South Western Railway brass luggage rack, the decorative ends incorporating the initials, SWR. 28" long, complete with brass mesh. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 393 A worksplate, VULCAN 3246, 1917, from a standard gauge 2-8-0, one of the third series of the famous SNCF 140Cs supplied to France during the First World War, this batch being ordered by the French rail-mounted heavy artillery (Artilleria Lourde sur Voie Ferree). The building of this batch of seventy locos was evenly split between Vulcan and the North British Locomotive Co. Originally this loco was numbered 47 but was eventually taken into Compagnie des Chemin de Fer de Paris a Lyon et a la Mediterranee (PLM) stock as 140K12, becoming 140C47 in SNCF days and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9½"x5½", the front cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 394 A GWR Hotels salt and pepper pot, the pepper by Elkington, coat of arms pattern, the salt by Mappin and Webb. Roundel pattern, though base marked. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 395 A single line key, COMMON BRANCH JC-TONTEG, alloy, from the Llantrisant to Pontypridd branch which closed in 1964. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 3896.

Lot 396 A nameplate, ELLISON, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Bagnall, Works No 2517, and which went new in October 1934 to the Cransley Ironstone Co Ltd near Kettering as their NEW CRANSLEY No 4. In addition to that title it also carried over the years the names DAVID, PEACOCK and ELLISON which were unusually carried on plates affixed to the smokebox door; thus only one plate of each name was fitted. The ELLISON plate was fitted in about 1949 and the loco was scrapped in August 1958 after production at the works had ceased. Cast brass, 17½" long, the back curved to fit the smokebox door. £600-900

Lot 397 A BR(Sc) totem sign,CORKERHILL, (h/f), from the Glasgow to Paisley route. Loss of colour and some chips restored. £200-300 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 398 A quad royal poster, IRELAND BY LMS, featuring the steamers Duke of Lancaster and Hibernia, 1934. (AD943). £250-400 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 2732.

Lot 399 A nameplate, GHANA, from the LMS Class 7P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5610, later BR 45610, built at Crewe in 1934, originally named GOLD COAST on 24 February 1936 and renamed GHANA on 12 December 1958 at a ceremony at Euston station by Mr E.O. Asafu-Adjaye, the High Commissioner of Ghana. Allocated new to Longsight on 19 July 1934 and later Camden, Kentish Town, Derby, Burton and finally back to Derby from where it was withdrawn in January 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 6 March 1964. 34½" long, to fit the original back plate, the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £7200.

Lot 400 A worksplate, NYDQVIST & HOLM, 1178, 1920, from a standard gauge 4-cylinder compound 4-8-0, built for Norwegian State Railways (NSB), their Class 31b No 400. Cast brass, 9¾"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 7297.

Lot 401 A shedplate 16A Nottingham (1948 to September 1963), then Toton (September 1963 to December 1965 for steam, then used by the diesel depot until July 1973). The ex MR Nottingham shed housed almost 150 locos in the 1950s. When ex MR shed Toton, formerly 18A, used this code it had around 75 steam locos, and some of its diesel allocation also carried these plates. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 402 A BR(M) double royal poster, PRESTATYN HOLIDAY CAMP. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 403 A smokebox numberplate, 90183, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25078, in September 1943, WD No 77207. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to Thornton Junction, it returned to the WD in January 1945 and was again loaned to the LNER in January 1947 and allocated to St Margarets. After acquisition by BR its sheds were Rose Grove, Patricroft, Newton Heath, Springs Branch and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 29 August 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by 27 November 1965. Repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 404 A Great Eastern Railway Tyers one-wire two-position block instrument, the face inscribed Train on Line/Train Arrived. £400-600 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 405 A BR(S) totem sign, BRIXTON, (f/f), from the Clapham Junction to Herne Hill section of the main line to Kent. Superb condition. £200-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 406 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6909, 1939 from a Kenya Uganda Railways Class EC3 4-8-4 + 4-8-4 Garratt No 81 named MARAKWET after a district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya, one of the first Class of Garratts to use this wheel arrangement. When East African Railways was formed in 1948, it became their Class 57 No 5705. Cast brass, 18"x8½", in ex loco condition. Together with an engraved brass plate re Beyer Garratt Pistons, 10"x7½". (2) £400-600 - Sold for £920.

Lot 407 A Southern Railway target sign, SHANKLIN, from the Ryde to Ventnor route on the Isle of Wight. Edge rusting and a few blemishes, otherwise excellent. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1750.

Lot 408 A ship builders plate, WERF GUSTO, FIRM A.F. SMULDERS, 489, 1922. SCHIEDAM-HOLLAND, from a floating crane built by the famous Dutch engineers and shipbuilders, for Swan Hunter at Wallsend, named Titan II, cast brass, 15½"x9¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £60.

Lot 409 A North Eastern Railway 12" dial dropcase wall clock with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key. The dial marked LNER6186, over the shadow of Smith & Sons, Clerkenhall, the makers. The clock was used at Bowesfield Cabin, Thornaby. The rear of the dial notes an 1883 repair as inscribed, Thornaby. It was bought from Collectors Corner in 1993. Original condition, accompanied by a copy of the relevant LNER clock record. £450-600 - Sold for £380.

Lot 410 A GWR enamel notice, SEASON TICKETS TO BE SHEWN, 10"x12". Minor edge rust and a small chip. £80-120 - Sold for £130.00.

Lot 411 A BR(M) totem sign, DOLGARROG, (f/f), from the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Festiniog route. One tiny face chip and two tiny fixings in the white border. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 412 A worksplate, DUBS, 3057, 1893, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins gauge Class 6 4-6-0 No 432. The last of the Class was withdrawn in 1973. This one went for preservation to the Union Carriage & Wagon Co at Nigel. Cast brass, 13½"x9½", the front lightly polished. £200-350 - Sold for £440.

Lot 413 A Nederlandse Spoorwegan double royal poster NACH ENGLAND, by Sol, a famous image of an old sailor (NS490). £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 414 A shedplate 67D Ardrossan (1949 to February 1965). This ex GSWR shed, formerly 30D, had 40 locos on its books in the 1950s. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 415 An LNER cast iron doorplate, STORE ROOM, from Craigellachie station on the Keith to Boat of Garten and Elgin route. 18¾" long. The front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 416 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2715, OCTOBER 1896, with the Works No 619 cast above the running number, from a 655 Class 0-6-0 built at Wolverhampton as a saddle tank in October 1896 and rebuilt as a pannier tank in April 1920. At Duffryn Yard by January 1948 and withdrawn from there on 17 July 1950, it was cut up at Swindon Works by 4 November 1950. The beading is clearly stamped Engine Class 060 A42 along the top and Boiler Class PC along the bottom. The works number has been partly obliterated by the top bolt hole. The front repainted. £3000-4000

Lot 417 A worksplate, FRICHS, No 79, 1928, from a standard gauge Danish State Railways (DSB)S Class 2-6-4T No 733. Cast brass, 15"x7½", the lettering polished. £200-350 - Sold for £410.

Lot 418 A single line token transfer key, WOODHAM FERRERS-FAMBRIDGE, from the Wickford to Southminster route. Hinged at one end and designed to hold three tokens for the section for transfer to the other instrument. £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 419 A worksplate, HUNSLET 3207, 1945, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the Ministry of Supply as WD 71443, later WD 157, and named CONSTANTINE. In 1947 it could be found stored in the Fitters' School on the Longmoor Military Railway. It remained at Longmoor until November 1955 when it went to Marchwood, returning to Longmoor three years later where latterly it was used for exhibition purposes. It had its moment of fame when it was used in the 1966 film The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery but went for scrap to Pollock Brown Ltd at Southampton in March 1968. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £320.00.

Lot 420 A carriage print, GREAT YARMOUTH, by F.W. Baldwin, from the LNER post war series. £70-100 - Sold for £110.00.

Lot 421 A BR(W) totem sign, HENLEY-IN-ARDEN, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford on Avon route. A few minor face chips. £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 422 A single line key, CAEDU CROSSING-BRYNMENYN, steel/brass plate, from the Tondu to Brynmenyn route. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 423 A double royal poster, LOWESTOFT & OULTON BROAD, by Minstutz.(PP7028). £100-200 - Sold for £210.00.

Lot 424 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway brass cased distant signal repeater. £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2143.

Lot 425 An LNWR signal box block instrument, from Aber signal box on the Chester and Holyhead main line, with an ivorine plate, TAIRMEIBION CROSSING. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 426 A worksplate, No 62057, 1948, from a (LNER) K1 Class 2-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26661, in November 1949. Allocated new to Darlington on 30 November 1949 and later Haverton Hill, York North and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 1 May 1967 and sold for scrap to Clayton Davie at Gateshead. Engraved brass, 12"x6½", polished. £200-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 427 A GWR signal lever plate from Yarnton Junction box, 30 FROM 1 OR 2 EXCHANGE SIDINGS STARTING. 15" long. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 428 A smokebox numberplate, 51544, from a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1351 Class 0-6-0 dock tank No 501 built at Horwich in November 1897, becoming LMS 11544 and BR 51544. Withdrawn from Bank Hall in June 1959, it was cut up at Horwich Works the following month. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 429 A nameplate, JUPITER, from the GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3318 rebuilt at Swindon in February 1908 from the Duke Class 4-4-0 with the same name and number built at Swindon in April 1899. Renumbered 3313 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme, its sheds included Hereford and Newton Abbot. Withdrawn in April 1946 and cut up at Swindon Works. The front repainted. £6000-9000 - Sold for £10800.

Lot 430 A worksplate, WIENER-NEUSTADT, 3643, 1893, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built for the Aussig-Teplitzer Eisenbahn, their No 9. This was an independent line in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in the Czech Republic. Cast brass, 22"x9", in ex loco condition. Curved to fit the boiler dome. £400-600 - Sold for £460.

Lot 431 A Midland Railways wooden notice, DRIVERS & FIREMANS LOBBY, from Saltley Engine sheds, 78¾"long, in fine original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 432 A smokebox numberplate, 45448, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5448 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1503. New to Crewe North on 14 December 1937, its later sheds included Rugby, Aston, Nuneaton and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn by 26 August 1967 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 28 November 1967. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £550.

Lot 433 An LNER double royal poster, CAMBRIDGE, Elizabethan Architecture, by Fred Taylor. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 434 A worksplate, LNER, 4714, 1926, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1493 built at Darlington in December 1926, renumbered 4714 in 1946, becoming BR 64714. At Brunswick by January 1948 and later Gorton, Lincoln GN and Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 22 May 1959 and cut up at Stratford Works. £150-250 - Sold for £140.

Lot 435 A Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway platform lamp case with milk glass panel, HOWSHAM and a similar replacement panel on the other side, 34" high, repainted green. The station was on the Barnetby to Lincoln route and closed in 1965. £400-600

Lot 436 A BR(M) totem sign, DARLEY DALE, (f/f), from the Derby to Manchester main line which closed in 1967. A few minor surface marks, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 437 An LNER seat back plate, TYNEHEAD, from the Northern section of the Waverley route which closed in 1969. 28" long, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 1604.

Lot 438 A Pullman car coat of arms, CAR No 67, on a 9¼" diameter wooden panel, fitted to the car's bulkhead after the removal of the brass clock originally fitted. Car No 67 was built in the 1920s and worked on the LNER. £150-300 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 439 A silver plated condiment holder, LNER MARYLEBONE, by Walker and Hall. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 440 A Blue Star Line double royal poster, ARANDORA STAR, Winter Cruises to South Africa, Java, Malaya, Ceylon, Egypt, Jan-April 1935, Travel LMS to port of Embarkation, by Kenneth Shoesmith. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 441 A single line key, PWLLHELI-CRICCIETH, brass, the final section of the Cambrian Coast route. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 442 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, BUILT 1945, a Cowlairs Works replacement plate from an unidentified War Department 2-8-0 or 2-10-0. Cast brass diamond, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 443 A Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway steel deed box marked with the company name in gilt lettering, 23½"x16½" and 10" high. The company line ran from Drumburgh to Silloth and opened in 1856; final closure was in 1964. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 444 A GWR enamel notice, GWR, BURIED ELECTRIC CABLES. 13"x7", minor edge chips repainted and a tiny blemish lower centre. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 445 An LNWR block indicator with two fine hand cut brass plates, BUCKNELL AND HOPTON HEATH, also UP LINE. Probably used at Bedstone Crossing on the northern end of the Central Wales line. A superb example, though a little wear to the card backing. £200-350 - Sold for £350.

Lot 446 A BR(E) enamel door plate, STATION MANAGER, (f/f). 18" long. Superb condition. £200-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 447 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1375, 1937, a Cowlairs Works replacement plate from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5361 which became BR 45361. A long time Inverness engine from new in May 1937, it moved to Perth in August 1960 and later Corkerhill and Stirling from where it was withdrawn on 13 February 1964 and cut up by Barnes & Bell of Coatbridge. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the front repainted, the back stamped 45361. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 448 A BR(ScR) totem sign, MILNGAVIE, (f/f), from the terminus of the short branch from Westerton on the north bank of the Clyde. £250-400 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3741.

Lot 449 A Great Central Railway Dining Cars silver plated sugar bowl, by Walker and Hall. Minor blemishes in places. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 450 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1017, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 7A 4-8-0 built by Neilson & Co, Works No 5163, in 1897. Originally one of four ordered for use by the Bechuanaland Railway Company, it ran as their No BR7 but later returned to the Cape Government Railways, becoming their 7th Class No 350, and renumbered 1017 on the formation of the South African Railways in 1910. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £360.00.

Lot 451 A Railway Signal Company single line key token, CUSTOM HOUSE-SILVERTOWN, a section on the Stratford to North Woolwich branch. £100-200 - Sold for £560.

Lot 452 A shedplate 82B St Philips Marsh (1950 to June 1964 for steam). This ex GWR shed in Bristol had a substantial allocation of over 140 locos in the 50s, including a large number of Halls and Granges. The front Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 453 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles complete with knuckles and baffle plate. £250-400 - Sold for £440.

Lot 454 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK & Co, 1881. It is not possible to identify the loco this plate came from but the finer detail of the pattern would seem to suggest that it could have been fitted to one of the fifty Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Barton Wright 0-6-0s built in 1881/2. Another possibility is that it belonged to a New South Wales Government Railway's Class Z19 0-6-0. Cast brass, 26"x5¼", the front polished. £400-600 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 455 A large North British Railway wagon registration plate, 25433, 1913. Overall 10"x8". £80-120 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 2271.

Lot 456 A Glasgow and South Western Railway horse harness buckle, clearly marked with the company initials. Overall 14"x4½". £50-80 - Sold for £40.

Lot 457 A smokebox numberplate, 90434, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4990, in January 1944, WD No 77474. Loaned new to the Southern Railway and allocated to Bricklayers Arms, it returned to the WD in December 1944. It was acquired by the LNER in March 1946, becoming their Class O7 No 3113 and allocated to Hull Springhead. Its later sheds were Heaton, Newport NER, Thornaby, Tyne Dock and West Hartlepool from where it was withdrawn on 28 June 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull the following October. The front repainted, a section milled from the top border to clear the smokebox handle. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 458 Original artwork for a Southern Railway quad royal poster, KENT ELECTRIFICATION, by Ward. 20¾"x13½". Watercolour. £250-400 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 3674.

Lot 459 A London & North Western Railway signal box name board, ABER, from the Bangor to Llandudno Junction section of the Chester to Holyhead main line. 42" long. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 460 A nameplate, LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6166 built at Derby in 1930, named in late 1932 after the famous London Territorial Army Regiment, and rebuilt with taper boiler in January 1945, becoming BR 46166. Allocated new to Rugby on 7 October 1930, this much travelled engine's later sheds included Longsight, Holyhead, Crewe North, Carlisle Upperby and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in September 1964 and despatched for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon on 1 December 1964. The front repainted, 51½" long. £8000-10000 - Sold for £10200 to commission or postal bidder number 321.

Lot 461 An LNER doorplate, LADIES ONLY, cast iron, 21" long, the front of the plate has been repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 2591.

Lot 462 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1218, 1911, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Bignall Hill Colliery Co Ltd where it was first named BIGNALL HILL No 2 and then JAMAGE COLLIERY No 2. In about 1944 it transferred to Stafford Coal & Iron Co Ltd where it was again re-christened, becoming BIGNALL END. In the early 1960s, under National Coal Board ownership, it could be found at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery where it was de-named and scrapped there in December 1965 by George Singer Ltd of Cobridge. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £500.

Lot 463 A LMS copper cooking pot. 4¾" diameter, 8" high, the side marked LMS, DINING CARS, EUSTON. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 464 A shedplate 72A Exmouth Junction (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed to the east of Exeter had over 120 locos allocated throughout this period. At its peak it had 33 Bulleid Light Pacifics and 7 Merchant Navies as well as 5 of those exotic Z class 0-8-0 tanks. In September 1963 it received the WR code 83D. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £150-250 - Sold for £300.

Lot 465 A BR(Sc) enamel sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, NO PARKING, (f/f), 24"x18". A chip within the letter O, otherwise excellent. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 466 A GWR silver plated ice bucket, by Mappin and Webb, well polished. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 467 A BR(S) train departure board, RACE SPECIAL. 48" long. Steel trim to each end and original paintwork. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 468 A worksplate, IPSWICH WORKS, QUEENSLAND, 89, 1921, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Queensland Railways Class C17 4-8-0 No 33, one of 227 built between 1920 and 1951. It entered service in October 1921 and was condemned in September 1968. This was a successful Class of mixed traffic locos used on main line and suburban passenger trains and on mixed goods. Cast brass, 15"x10", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 469 A BR(S) totem sign, HASTINGS, (f/f). A couple of small face chips restored and surface marks at the base. £300-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 470 A shedplate 41J Langwith Junction (July 1958 to February 1966), then Shirebrook diesel depot (November 1966 to June 1973). This ex GCR shed, formerly 40E had an allocation of 70 locos when using this code. The new diesel depot at Shirebrook adopted this code and a few of its 08 shunters may have carried such a plate. Repainted. £100-150 - Sold for £310.

Lot 471 A London & North Western Railway block instrument, with an ivorine plate, ARPLEY JUNCTION, a box on the Widnes to Manchester route via Warrington. £100-200 - Sold for £450.

Lot 472 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7166, 1944, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the Ministry of Supply as WD 1512 and later 71512. Sold later to the National Coal Board who renumbered it to No 4 and used it at Backworth and Netherton Collieries in Northumberland. Fitted with an underfeed stoker at Seaton Delaval Works in 1962 and scrapped in about September 1969. Cast iron, 13"x8¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 473 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, CONTROLS STARTING SIGNAL FROM COATES PARK NORTH, a box on the Erewash Valley route, situated between Pye Bridge and Alfreton. Engraved brass. £50-80 - Sold for £30.

Lot 474 A single line key, LOSTWITHIEL-FOWEY, alloy, from the Cornish branch which closed in 1965. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 503.

Lot 475 A worksplate, ALCO, COOKE WORKS, 60188, JAN 1919, from one of a batch of five standard gauge 0-6-0s supplied new to the Grand Trunk Railway of the USA and numbered 1745. It was scrapped on a date unknown. Cast iron, 13¾"x7½". £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 476 A pair of silver plated nutcrackers, THE CALEDONIAN STATION HOTEL EDINBURGH, by Elkington. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 477 A Great Western Railway pocket watch by Rotherhams of London, the face marked with the company initials, the back of the outer case engraved GWR 1502. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 478 An LMS framed signal box diagram, VICKERS GUN RANGE SIDING, showing routes to Eskmeals and Bootle on the Cumbrian Coast line. 30"x16½". Two overlay alterations. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 479 An LNER splitting lamp with a copper plate, HULL, LNE, No. 39. Fine original condition, complete with BRE burner. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 480 A Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway trespass notice. Cast iron, 16½"x 15¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £720.

Lot 481 A pair of GWR silver plated sundae dishes by Ellkington, each roundel pattern, the stems of different designs. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 482 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 21582, 1918, from a standard gauge French Etat 2-8-0 No 140.345, later SNCF 140C345. Allocations included Belfort 1952-5 and Chalons 1961-7 from where it was withdrawn on 10 January 1967. Cast mazak, 9¾"x6¾", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 3666.

Lot 483 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f). Superb condition. £500-800 - Sold for £560.

Lot 484 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1701, 1926, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd at Bevan's Works, Norfleet in Kent. In December 1957 it moved to British Portland Cement Manufacturers at Wouldham Works in Essex where it was named WOULDHAM and was scrapped on site by W. Rice of Slades Green in about July 1961. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front polished. £250-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 485 A Great North of Scotland Railway first aid box from Ellon Station, junction for the Boddam branch. An attractive example, 15½"x10½", marked with the company name and station. £80-120 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 486 A Sheffield Tramways sign, CARS STOP BY REQUEST. Cast aluminium, 24½"x12½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 487 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5128, 1944 from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by Vulcan to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 79185. Acquired by the LNER in November 1945 as their No 3182 and allocated to York North and Heaton and taken into BR stock as No 63182, later 90503. Its BR sheds included Newport NER, Hull Springhead and Dairycoates, Thornaby, Farnley Junction, Royston and Normanton from where it was withdrawn on 21 January 1967 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Wadsley Bridge. Cast brass 9¾"x5¾", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 488 A BR double royal poster, CAMPING COACHES, by Studio Seven £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 503.

Lot 489 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM ABERPERGWM, from the Vale of Neath route to Merthyr. Engraved brass. 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £70.00.

Lot 490 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1696, 1939, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich where it was named BEATTY. By 1956 it was stored and was subsequently acquired by the dealer E.L. Pitt Ltd of Brackley, Northants who sold it in January 1958 to the Oxfordshire Ironstone Company at Wroxton, Oxfordshire where it was renamed JEAN. In September 1965, as a result of the dieselisation of the OIC system, it went to George Cohen at Kettering for scrap. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼", ex loco condition with its original wooden mount as fitted to the loco. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 491 A GWR earthenware beer bottle, GWR REFRESHMENT DEPT, SWINDON, complete with screw top. 7½" high. £100-150 - Sold for £150.

Lot 492 A GWR 1947 signal box block bell with ivorine plate, KEYNSHAM EAST DOWN GOODS LOOP. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 493 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 6948, 1938, REBUILT CEW, MARCH 1953, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the Appleby-Frodingham Steel Co Ltd, their No 40, where it spent all its working life. Rebuilt at the Company's Central Engineering Workshops in 1953 and scrapped in 1959 by A. Bainbridge & Co of Thornaby. Engraved brass, 11½"x5", with the rebuild details on a plate let into the centre. £150-250 - Sold for £320.

Lot 494 A BR(M) totem sign, BLACKBURN, (f/f), from the Preston to Burnley route. Loss of shine and a little surface wear; two face chips. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 495 A shedplate 70A Nine Elms (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR depot was London’s last bastion of SR 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. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £150-250 - Sold for £380.

Lot 496 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2573, 1954, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which originally worked at the United Coke & Chemical Company's plant at Orgreave. In 1961 it moved to the United Steel Company at Exton Park Ironstone Quarries near Cottesmore where it was latterly numbered 1364 and scrapped in November 1967. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 497 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway policeman's whistle, 3" long, complete with chain and hook. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 498 A Belgian Railways double royal poster, GENT by Varbaere, framed. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 499 A tenderplate, G.W.R. 2435 4000 Gallons Swindon, from a Standard Collett tender, part of Lot A117 built between November 1928 and January 1930 and used with Kings, Castles, Stars, Halls and Granges. This example started its life coupled with 4932 HATHERTON HALL and finished its days coupled with 7915 MERE HALL with which it was withdrawn in October 1965. Cast iron, 8¼"x6", the front of the plate has been repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, HERNE BAY, (f/f), from the Faversham to Margate route on the North Kent Coast. A few minor chip repairs. £300-400 - Sold for £430.00.