Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 12 July 2014

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Lot 1 A Southern Railway target sign, ST LEONARDS WEST MARINA, from the Hastings to Eastbourne route, the station closing in 1967. A few chip repairs, otherwise fine. Only one example has been offered previously, in 1991. £400-600 - Sold for £3000.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1876.

Lot 2 A Midland Railway signal box indicator, LIGHT, 0N-OFF; the face decorated with the Midland Wyvern, the case stamped MR Co 1894. Superb original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 3 A Southern Railway enamel notice, PLEASE SHOW SEASON TICKETS, (flangeless), 9¼"x12", minor chipping at lower corners. £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 4 A Great Central Railway Dining Car silver plated cream jug by Walker and Hall of Sheffield, 3¼" high with prominent and clear coat of arms. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 4213.

Lot 5 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 4918, from the 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 DARTINGTON HALL built at Swindon in March 1929 and named after the Hall near Totnes. At Chester by January 1948, its later sheds included Banbury, Oxley, Bristol Bath Road, Stafford Road, Cardiff Canton and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn by 15 June 1963 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 1 January 1964. The front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 6 A carriage print, DEEPING ST JAMES, LINCOLNSHIRE, by Freda Marston, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 7 A shedplate 71A Eastleigh (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed housed eleven King Arthurs and eight Lord Nelsons among its 1950 allocation of 140 locos. By the time it changed code to 70D in 1963, fifteen West Country pacifics were present in a total of 100 locos. Closure to steam came in July 1967. The front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 7273.

Lot 8 A worksplate, MARKHAM & Co, 1889, CHESTERFIELD, from a metre gauge 0-4-0ST new to Cranford Ironstone Co. Ltd and named THE BARONET. Around 1923 it moved to the Loddington Ironstone Co Ltd and then in March 1956 to Waltham Iron Ore Co Ltd (later Eastwell and Waltham Ironstone Co) at Eaton in Leicestershire. It was scrapped on site by Eric Burroughs in November 1960. The loco was actually built by the firm Oliver and Company and there is a photograph of it ex-works carrying one of that firm's builder's plates numbered 102. Markham was registered in October 1889 with the purpose of acquiring the business of Oliver and continued to trade on the same premises. Thus the loco was re-plated to take into account the new ownership of the business. A rare and historic item. Engraved brass, 12"x7¾", the front lightly polished. £800-1200 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 9 A GWR cast iron doorplate, PORTERS, post grouping style, 17¾" long. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 2651.

Lot 10 An LNER enamel station sign, HITCHIN AND CAMBRIDGE, overall 54½"x18¼", contained in its original wooden frame. The sign was used at the original station in Stevenage which closed in 1973. £250-400 - Sold for £410.

Lot 11 A train reporting number board, labelled IN63, the number for the Bournemouth to Bradford service via the Great Central Main line. The back stencilled ANNESLEY; 23"x11", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 12 A totem sign, CAERNARVON, (h/f) from the Bangor to Afon Wen route in North Wale;, the station closed in 1970. Edge rusting repainted and some scratching to the face. £300-500 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 4155.

Lot 13 A West Riding and Grimsby Railway, Beware of Trains notice, cast iron, 22"x12½". Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 14 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, ILKESTON GOODS 5, original condition, though lacking interior (vessel, burner). An early example from the Nottingham to Derby Friargate route which closed in 1964. £150-250 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3113.

Lot 15 A worksplate, OESTERR UNGAR, WEIN, 4709,1924,from a standard gauge 4-8-0 built by the Staats Eisenbahn Gesellschaft of Vienna, Works No 4709, in 1924 for the Austrian State Railways (the BBÖ), their No. 113.17; after World War II it became ÖBB no.33.117. Cast brass, 12¼"x4¼", the two top corner screw holes restored and two additional screw holes filled. £200-350 - Sold for £270.

Lot 16 A BR(W) enamel direction sign, NORTHFIELD STATION, (f/f) 28"x13". The station is between Kings Norton and Barnt Green on the Birmingham New Street to Bristol route. Formerly an LMS and LMR station with maroon totems, the Western Region boundary did extend north to Kings Norton in the early 1950s, before being moved south to Blackwell. The sign would have been installed in this period. £300-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 17 A small industrial locomotive whistle by Smith Dennis of Nottingham, 8½" high, 2½" diameter, complete with operating lever and decorative finial. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 18 A Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction Railway bridge plate, 50, cast iron, 11"x8¾", in fine original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £440.

Lot 19 A GWR Hotels silver plated gravy or sauce boat by Elkington, the side marked with the roundel device. £50-80 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 1181.

Lot 20 A Great Western Railway ticket rack, unusual in hanging a carved pediment with shaded gilt lettering, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, TICKETS DATED & ISSUED IN ADVANCE, 28"x45", used in an enquiry office at a large station, or at a GWR agency. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 21 A china tea cup, LNWR STAFFORD, by Dunn Bennett, a crack to the rear. £40-60 - Sold for £90.

Lot 22 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. Superb ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 23 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, ST AGNES-PERRANPORTH, from the Newquay to Truro branch which closed in 1963. £300-500 - Sold for £750.

Lot 24 A carriage print, LOCH LOMOND, by Rowland Hilder, from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 3942.

Lot 25 A GWR brass safety valve bonnet from a pannier tank, 21" high, top diameter 16", base 26". £400-600 - Sold for £580.

Lot 26 A Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway silver directors ticket, issued to Thomas Kincaid, decorated with images of a locomotive and steam ship; 1¼" diameter with a fixed ring and thistle decoration. The line opened in 1841, the engineer Joseph Locke, the contractor Thomas Brassey; its first secretary was Mark Huish, later of LNWR fame. The company merged with the Caledonian in 1847. £500-800 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 27 A wagonplate, MARCROFT WAGONS, RADSTOCK. Cast iron, 8¼"x4¼", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 28 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key, the face marked LNER 11581. The clock is restored and is of Midland Railway origin; it entered the LMS/LNER (M&GN) clock pool and was used at South Lynn cabin, closing in 1959. Later history is unknown. When purchased from Collectors Corner the face was in poor condition, but showed signs of the maker's name, John Smith, Midland Clock Works, Queen St, Derby. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 29 A South Eastern Railway cast iron signal post finial, 27½" high. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 30 An LMS quad royal poster, THE ROYAL HIGHLANDER APPROACHES ABERDEEN, by Norman Wilkinson R.I. A small area of restoration towards the skyline. Professionally mounted on cartridge to conserve. £800-1200 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 31 A BR(W) double royal poster, WESTON-SUPER-MARE, by Melville, rolled. (PR98). £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 32 A London, Chatham and Dover Railway branding iron, used to apply the company initials to furniture or other wooden objects. 19" long. £80-120 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 33 A worksplate, NEILSON & Co, 2959, 1883, from a London & South Western Railway 395 Class 0-6-0 No 436, re-classified to 0395 Class and renumbered 0436 in 1906, becoming SR 3436 and BR 30574. At Guildford by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there by 5 January 1957 and cut up the following month at Ashford Works. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £920.

Lot 34 A pair of Caledonian Railway enamel lift notice. CALEDONIAN RAILWAY ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT, No 100, and TO BE USED BY COYs SERVANTS ONLY, 6"x3¾" and 13"x6", with minor screw hole chips. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 35 A shedplate 12C Penrith (1935 to October 1955); Workington until February 1958; Carlisle Canal until June 1963; and finally Barrow until December 1966 for steam; total closure in 1977. Ex LNWR Penrith housed 6 locos; ex LNWR Workington 30; ex NBR Carlisle Canal 40 including 4 elusive A3s; and finally ex FR Barrow just 20. Some diesels allocated to this shed also carried the code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 36 A totem sign, BENDERLOCH, (f/f) from the Connell Ferry to Ballachulish branch which closed in 1966; minor chips around three of the face fixings points, a little more on the fourth, otherwise excellent. £700-1000 - Sold for £920.

Lot 37 An LNER silver plated Coronation pattern ice bucket by Walker and Hall of Sheffield, 5½" high, to hold a half bottle. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4405.

Lot 38 A West Country full set comprising the nameplate, SEATON, with its badge depicting the Devon county coat-of-arms and its West Country Class scroll, from the SR Bulleid Light Pacific No 21C120 built at Brighton in December 1945, becoming BR 34020 and retaining its streamlined casing to the end. At Exmouth Junction by January 1948, it moved to Nine Elms in 1951 where it remained until returning in 1962 to Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn by 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on the following 14 October. The nameplate 50" long. (3) £18000-25000 - Sold for £29000.

Lot 39 A single line key token, CARNO- TALERDDIG from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian Railways' route to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 40 An original painting by Barry Freeman, a fine view at Seaton Junction station with rebuilt and unrebuilt Bulleid Pacifics passing. 35019 French Line CGT awaits departure from the up platform, while 35015 Rotterdam Lloyd passes at speed with the down Atlantic Coast Express. Oil on canvas, framed, overall 27"x21". £2000-3000 - Sold for £3300 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 41 A totem sign, WOOD END, (f/f) from the North Warwickshire line between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon; three small face chips, slightly bowed. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 42 A London, Chatham and Dover Railway Sykes semaphore block instrument, with rear bell, complete with its enamel plate, OTFORD JC or BAT AND BALL. £400-600 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 43 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 9023, from a 3200 Earl Class 4-4-0 No 3223 built at Swindon in February 1939 using the frames from a then recently withdrawn Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3423 and to replace an earlier Duke Class 4-4-0. It was renumbered to 9023 in September 1946. At Swindon by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 24 July 1957 and cut up at the nearby Works by the following 7 September. This loco and sister engine 9011 famously hauled a RCTS special from London (Victoria) to Swindon Works on 25 April 1954, thus recalling the days when the GWR operated regular passenger services to and from Victoria. The front repainted with authentic red background. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 44 A carriage print, BISHOP'S STORTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE, by Leonard Squirrell, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 45 A GWR cast iron nameboard, TEIGNMOUTH SIGNAL BOX, from the Exeter to Newton Abbot main line, 78" long in original condition. An office copy of the box diagram and the locking chart are included with this lot. £600-900 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 46 A shedplate 83C Exeter (1949 to October 1963). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 35 locos during the 1950s, but in the final 18 months of its life this was down to single figures. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3131.

Lot 47 A North Eastern Railway mantle clock, complete with W&H fusee movement, pendulum and key. The brass face is engraved N.E.R.897, and protected by a door with bevelled glass and brass surround. The back of the case is marked LNER 2685. Overall 16¼"x12". The clock was located in the Station Master's Office at Darlington Bank Top and is accompanied by its Collectors Corner receipt. £400-600 - Sold for £220.

Lot 48 A BR(S) signal box diagram, FOLLY ROAD CROSSING, 1952, showing Eastcliff Crossing and the lines to Folkestone Harbour and Folkestone Junction, 40"x18", rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 3131.

Lot 49 A GWR three aspect copper top handlamp in original condition, complete with its ceramic burner, copper vessel and front glass, all marked with the company initials. £100-200 - Sold for £300.00 to commission or postal bidder number 199.

Lot 50 A nameplate, KIDWELLY, 08991 REBUILT LANDORE 1985, from a Class 08, formerly 08203, that had a cut down cab for working on the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway in South Wales. Named at Llanelly station in January 1986, and plates removed in June 1987. Withdrawn from Landore the following month and cut up by Vic Berry at Swansea Maliphant in September 1989. Cast aluminium, 26"x17½". £600-900 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 51 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 6622, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in January 1928. At Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later Aberdare, Merthyr and Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn by 26 December 1964 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg of Newport on 11 February 1965. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 52 A BR(W) enamel door plate, LADIES WAITING ROOM, (f/f). An unusual style, used at Bristol Temple Meads, designed to be visible on the polished wood doors, and also matching the background of the roundel totems. Edge and screw hole chips neatly restored. £150-300 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1075.

Lot 53 A seal and press, PETROL LOCO HIRERS LTD, 8 " high, with sprung handle and decorative paintwork. The company hired Simplex and other light locos which had returned from France in 1919 as war surplus. The name PLH was taken in 1924. A summary of the company history and a copy of the stamp is included. £50-80 - Sold for £250.

Lot 54 A shedplate 52G Sunderland (February 1958 to September 1967). Formerly 54A, this ex NER shed was custodian to 45 locos when using this code. On closure it was, along with West Hartlepool, the final outpost of steam in the north east. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 55 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, TYNEMOUTH (f/f), from the Newcastle coast circular route. 16"x5"; chipping restored around the fixings, the lettering unaffected. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 56 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1294, 1936, from a LMS Class 4-6-0 No 5239, which was allocated new to Chester on 28 August 1936 and became BR 45239. Its later sheds included Saltley, Crewe South, Trafford Park, Agecroft, Bolton and finally back to Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn week ending 16 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 17 May 1968. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2257.

Lot 57 A Midland Railway signal indicator, DOWN PASSENGER DISTANT ON, engraved brass, 5" diameter, complete with cast iron stand. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 58 A brass seal, EAST WINCH, GER, with turned wooden handle, used to form a wax seal on cash bags. The station was on the Kings Lynn to Dereham route which closed in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 59 A smokebox numberplate, 48322, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8322 built at Crewe and allocated new to Polmadie on 16 February 1944. Its later sheds included Perth, Buxton, Stockport and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn by 4 May 1968 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 20 June 1968. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 60 A totem sign, DALSTON JUNCTION, (f/f), the first station out of Broad Street on the North London line to Richmond; minor edge chips. £500-800 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 541.

Lot 61 A single line key token, RHYDYCAR Jc- ABERCANAID (steel/brass plates), from the Quakers Yard to Merthyr route, the section closing in 1962. £150-250 - Sold for £70.

Lot 62 An LNER signal box diagram, FINSBURY PARK No 7, which includes Stroud Green, Crouch End and Highgate stations. The signalling and diagram by SGE (Siemans General Electric Signal Co), 8-9-1931, linen backed 62"x25¾", some discolouration. £100-200 - Sold for £230.00.

Lot 63 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2399, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 6718 built by Bagnall in August 1930. A long time Duffryn Yard loco, it moved late on to Swansea Paxton Street from where it was withdrawn on 21 May 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 12 July. Cast brass, 6½"x4", the front lightly cleaned; the back stamped 6718. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 64 An L.T. double royal poster, ANCIENT AND MODERN MINGLE IN LONDON'S COUNTRYSIDE, by Bill Leeson, 1965. Small loss to left edge. (266/296M). £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 65 A GWR wooden cased home signal repeater from Kennington Junction box, south of Oxford, with an ivorine plate, 6. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 66 A pair of worksplates, DREWRY 2169, 1942 and Vulcan Foundry 4861, 1942, both from a standard gauge 153 hp 0-4-0DM new to the Ministry of Defence at Branston near Burton-on-Trent where it was numbered WD 863 and later Army 212. It transferred to Bisley in May 1972 and then moved to Chilwell. On withdrawal it was acquired by George Cohen at Park Royal who sold it on to R. E. Trim at Finningley where it was scrapped in January 1983. Both plates are of rare patterns. Each cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition, and 5½"x2½", the front partially cleaned. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 67 A Ministry of Health double royal poster, COUGHS AND SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES, by H.M. Bateman, produced as part of the famous 1940s education campaign; this example features an underground or suburban train. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 68 The following Lots are items removed from 60010 Dominion of Canada before it returned to Exporail, the Canadian National Railway Museum, at Montreal following its participation in The Great Gathering of A4s at York and are sold on instructions from the locomotive owners. The loco was built at Doncaster, Works No 1854, in May 1937, LNER No 4489 and named DOMINION OF CANADA the following month. Allocated new to Kings Cross, it remained there, apart from a few months spent at Grantham in 1957, until moving to New England in June 1963 and finally in November 1963 to Aberdeen Ferryhill from where it was withdrawn on 29 May 1965. Following cosmetic restoration at Crewe Works, it was presented to the acting Canadian High Commissioner on board the ship which was to take it to Canada for display in the Montreal Museum. The first item is the smokebox numberplate, 60010, the front repainted. £6000-9000 - Sold for £9400.

Lot 69 The chimney cowling, solid copper, 60"x22", overall 78"x31", with base surround, original Brunswick green paintwork. A unique pattern to the A4 class and an easy two man lift. £800-1200 - Sold for £3600.

Lot 70 A chime whistle, now replaced by a bell. £2000-3000 - Sold for £6200.

Lot 71 A buffer fairing panel from the streamline casing, fitted between the buffer beam and base of the smokebox door, 44"x45", with holes to accommodate and lamp bracket, some distortion, the remains of the characters A4 visible, several off cuts of casing are included. £250-400 - Sold for £100.

Lot 72 An inspection panel door with handle and locking mechanism, 31"x8", original Brunswick green paintwork. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 73 An inspection panel door with handle and locking mechanism, 31"x8", cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 74 Danger Overhead Wires plastic warning plates with brass fixings. (4). £30-50 - Sold for £200.

Lot 75 A Southern Railway target sign, SOUTHFIELDS; the station was on the Wimbledon to East Putney and Richmond route, now part of the District Line. Minor edge chips and a nick at the centre of the base. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 76 A Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway cast iron trespass notice, 23¼"x12¾", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 77 A BR(E) 10" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key, the original face marked BR(E) 13247. The clock was used in the Station Master's Office at Liverpool Street station. £400-600 - Sold for £270.

Lot 78 A totem sign, SWALE HALT, (f/f) from the Sittingbourne to Sheerness on Sea branch; one small face chip restored above the W. £300-500 - Sold for £490 to commission or postal bidder number 7352.

Lot 79 A nameplate, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, from the LMS Jubilee Class 7P 4-6-0 No 5560 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24118, in July 1934 and named on 2 September 1936 after the Canadian maritime province, becoming BR 45560. Allocated new to Camden, its later sheds included Holbeck, Corkerhill, Nottingham, Edge Hill and Crewe North from where it was withdrawn in November 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 10 January 1964. The length 49", the front repainted. £9000-12000 - Sold for £9800 to commission or postal bidder number 1509.

Lot 80 A carriage print, BYLAND ABBEY, by E.W.Haslehust R.I, from the LNER pre war series. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 81 A GWR pre grouping door plate, STORES, cast iron, 18" long in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 82 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, FALKLAND PALACE, by Claude Buckle. ( B24736). £150-300 - Sold for £90.

Lot 83 A GWR ammeter, the face attractively engraved, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, MAKERS, READING. 3¾"x4", within a metal case. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 84 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 4030, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GEA 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7197, in 1947 and designated for goods traffic. All were withdrawn by 1976. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 85 A Railway Executive Committee double royal wartime poster, HALF A MILLION RAILWAYMEN are maintaining a vital national service; shows a driver on the footplate. Minor wear to the top edge. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 86 A shedplate 55D Royston (October 1956 to November 1967). This ex LMS shed, formerly 20C, was transferred to the NER in 1956 when it had 55 locos on its books. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 87 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, HOME FROM BRISTOL, engraved brass, 4"x5". £50-80 - Sold for £55.

Lot 88 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 26217, 1948, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61316 allocated new to Gorton on 4 May 1948 and later Darnall, Mexborough and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 5 July 1963. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £200-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 89 A totem sign, KENTALLEN, (f/f) from the Connel Ferry to Ballachulish branch which closed in 1966; rim chips repainted, otherwise superb condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 90 A BR(E) quad royal poster, S.S.AVALON, Harwich-Hook night service, by Johnston, rolled. (PP159329) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 91 A smokebox numberplate, 41019, from a Midland Railway 1000 Class 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1014 built at Derby in April 1906, renumbered to 1019 in 1907, LMS 1019, becoming BR 41019. At Trafford Park by January 1935, its later sheds included Belle Vue, Kentish Town, Millhouses, Gloucester and Nottingham from where it was withdrawn week ending 17 November 1951 and cup up at Crewe Works by 7 March 1952. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 92 An LNER three aspect handlamp with a brass plate, IMMINGHAM DOCK. Restored. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 93 A worksplate, CHAPMAN & FURNEAUX, SUCCESSORS TO BLACK HAWTHORN, 1195, 1900, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to W. Whitwell & Co Ltd at Thornaby Ironworks, Stockton on Tees, their No 2. In 1937 it moved to Irchester Ironstone Co Ltd at Irchester Quarries, Northants, becoming their No 16, returning to the north-east in October 1953 at South Durham Steel & Iron Co Ltd from where it was withdrawn and scrapped in September 1957. Cast brass, 11¾"x7¾", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 1979.

Lot 94 A single line key token, DOVEY JUNCTION-BORTH, (alloy), from the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 3976.

Lot 95 A totem sign, KENTS BANK, (f/f) from the Carnforth to Barrow section of the Cumbrian Coast route; a little loss of shine, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 96 A BR(S) quad royal poster, SIGNAL SUCCESS, by Terence Cuneo. A small area of loss at the base. (AD7214/26756) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 97 A worksplate A. BARCLAY & SON, 195, 1878, from a 0-4-0ST ordered by Brownlee & Co of Glasgow for their bush felling operations in Havelock, New Zealand where it was used until 1893 when it moved to the Public Works Dept for work on the Belgrove to Motopiko section of the Nelson Railway. Stored at Nelson from 1906 until 1908, it then went to Taringamotu Totara Sawmills Ltd where it remained until scrapped in 1957 when the Sawmills closed. Cast brass, 11"x7", the front possibly repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £3600.

Lot 98 A Great Central Railway signal box diagram, HAWARDEN SWING BRIDGE TOWER, 1909, showing the layout and lever descriptions for bridge operation and river signals, 32¼"x15½", in its original frame. The box was on the Wrexham to Chester route. £350-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £350.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 99 A shedplate 81F Oxford (1950 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed was home to 11 Halls and 4 Granges in its final year and provided vital servicing facilities for visiting steam locos from all four post grouping companies. At its height it had an allocation of around 60 locos. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 100 A Southern Railway target sign, WESTGATE, from the Faversham to Ramsgate route; a little restoration at the edge. No examples have been seen previously. When targets were replaced by totems the suffix, ON SEA, was added. £250-400 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 334.

Lot 101 A worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co. Serial No. DEL 180 1961, from Class 33 D6576. New to Hither Green in November 1961; withdrawn in November 1968 due to collision damage at Reading, and cut up at Eastleigh Works in March 1969. Cast brass 8¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £270.

Lot 102 A carriage print, LOCH MORAR, INVERNESS-SHIRE, by W. Douglas Macleod, from the LNER Scottish series. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 103 A Great North of Scotland Railway silver plated sandwich tray, GNSR REFRESHMENT ROOM, ABERDEEN, by Roberts and Belk of Sheffield, 10½"x8". £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 104 A worksplate, A.B.S & Co Ltd, C & M, 1912, a style of plate fitted by Andrew Barclay to locos built to War Office specification and referring to a care and maintenance agreement between the Company and the War Office. This plate is from Andrew Barclay 1281 of 1912 named GEORGE, new to Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Advertised for sale in October 1921 and sold to New Westbury Iron Co Ltd, Wilts. This company later closed and the loco was sold by auction in February 1939 to T.W. Ward of Titan Works, Grays, Essex and re-sold later in 1939 to Thurrock Chalk & Whiting Co. Ltd, West Thurrock, Essex. It was sold for scrap to T.W.Ward Ltd, Columbia Wharf, Grays in March 1966. These C & M plates were carried on the front sandboxes. Cast brass, 7" diameter, in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 105 A GWR post grouping cast iron doorplate, PARCELS & CLOAK ROOM, 19¼"x8¼", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 106 A GWR signal box shelf plate, PERRANPORTH, from the Newquay to Truro branch, which closed in 1963; engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", unpolished. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 107 A worksplate, VULCAN, 5310, 1945, from a War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST built in July 1945, WD No 75320. It was taken into LNER stock in June 1946 as LNER No 8035, becoming BR 68035. At Blaydon by January 1948 and later Darlington from where it was withdrawn on 14 October 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", in original condition with a little wasting at the right hand bolt hole. £150-250 - Sold for £200.

Lot 108 A North Eastern Railway 12" dial drop case clock, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key. The original face marked LNER 5835, with NER and the makers name in shadow; unrestored and in original condition as obtained from BR in the late 1960s. £400-600 - Sold for £760.

Lot 109 A ship builders plate, PAULUS HOOK, BUILT FOR U.S. MARITIME COMMISSION, HULL No 309, ALABAMA DRY DOCK & SHIP Co 1949, engraved brass, 14"x11½". The Paulus Hook was a T2-SE-AR tanker launched 30 September 1944, one of the thousands of liberty ships bringing supplies from the USA to Britain in the latter part of the year. It was renamed Cartex Wellington in 1952 and Texeco Wellington in 1968, scrapped at Kaohsiung in 1982. The ship was named after a town in New Jersey, on the opposite bank of the Hudson River to Manhattan, the scene of a famous battle in the war of independence. £400-600 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £400.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 110 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, CONSETT SOUTH- LANCASTER (brass/steel), from the Durham to Consett route closed in 1966, passenger services for local stations having ceasing in 1939. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2866.

Lot 111 A BR(S) fingerboard, HAYWARDS HEATH, Front, WORTHING & LITTLEHAMPTON, Rear, BRIGHTON, excellent original condition, 48" long. £80-120 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 7352.

Lot 112 A worksplate, KITSON, 1907, 1874, from a 3ft 9ins gauge 4-6-0T which was new to the Bilboa Iron Ore Co Ltd in Northern Spain as their No 6 and was originally named THORBURN. It was used on their 23 kilometre line which connected the iron ore mines at Galdames with Staithes at La Iberia near Sestao. By the mid-1960s there was little ore traffic and by September 1965 this loco was reported as derelict and was subsequently scrapped. There was much cannibalisation of parts and the locos did not necessarily carry their original identities. Engraved brass, 10¼"x6½", the front lightly polished. £500-800 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 113 A BR(M) quad royal poster, DURHAM, by Kenneth Steel. A few minor edge nicks. (AR1101) £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 114 A shedplate 83F Truro (1948 to March 1962), then Barnstaple Junction (September 1963 to September 1964). The ex GWR shed at Truro had around 25 locos allocated throughout the 1950s. Although it lost its last two locos in 1962, it carried on servicing visiting locos until closure in November 1965. The ex LSWR shed at Barnstaple Junction, formerly 72E, was transferred to the WR in December 1962, but only adopted this code in September 1963. At this time it was home to 13 Ivatt 2-6-2Ts. The front repainted. The back marked 5562, a long time Truro 2-6-2T. £150-250 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3189.

Lot 115 A totem sign WEST WICKHAM (h/f) from the Elmers End to Hayes branch; mottling and a partial crease to the right, filled and repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 2403.

Lot 116 A single line key token, TONDU- CEFN JUNCTION, (alloy). From the Llynvi Valley route from Tondu to Pyle and Port Talbot. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7010.

Lot 117 An enamel sign, VENTNOR STATION, FOR SHANKLIN, SANDOWN, RYDE & PORTSMOUTH, (flangeless), 20"x12", edge chips restored and a chip top left on lettering affecting the V and E. A lovely small sign from a street in Ventnor, directing passengers to a steep footpath to the station thus avoiding the long walk up the zig-zag road. £1000-1500 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 118 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1189, 1911, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Moresby Coal Co, Ltd., Whitehaven, originally as their MORESBY No.4 but later becoming MORESBY No.3. It transferred with the site to National Coal Board ownership in January 1947 and was later renumbered again, this time plain 4. It spent its remaining days at Walkmill Colliery and William Pit and was scrapped circa 1962. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £200-300 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 3677.

Lot 119 A single line key token, PAR BRIDGE-FOWEY (alloy). This route closed in 1968. £150-200 - Sold for £135.

Lot 120 An enamel plate, WOKING, from the train departure indicator at Waterloo, 17"x2¾", on its original triangular block. A small edge chip repainted above the N. £50-80 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 121 A worksplate, HANOMAG, 10059, 1922, from a standard gauge 0-10-0T of class T16, built for the Prussian State Railways, Works No. 10059, in 1922, Eisenbahn Direktion Essen No. 8737. It shortly became DRG No. 94-1512. Cast brass, 8½"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3956.

Lot 122 A Caledonian Steam Packet Limited gold directors pass, the name of the bearer indistinct, ¾"x1", with ring. The company was formed in 1889 to compliment the services of the Caledonian Railway. In 1973 it merged with David Macbrayne Ltd to form Caledonian Macbraynes. £250-400 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 123 A nameplate, PEVERIL OF THE PEAK, from the GWR 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in July 1905, originally as a 4-4-2 Atlantic No 185, but converted to a 4-6-0 in August 1912 and renumbered as 2985. Named WINTERSTOKE in February 1906, it was renamed in April 1907 after the novel by Sir Walter Scott based on the activities of Sir Geoffrey Peveril in relation to the Popish Plot of 1678, one of a series of names in the Saint Class taken from Scott's books. The first of the Class to be withdrawn in August 1931, this remarkable survivor has been meticulously restored and repainted. £12000-15000 - Sold for £15600.

Lot 124 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. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 125 A BR(W) quad royal poster, PEMBROKESHIRE, by Leech. Edge nicks and a split at fold repaired. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 126 A totem sign, FOXFIELD, (f/f) from the Barrow to Ravenglass section of the Cumbrian Coast route, once junction for Coniston; a few minor rim chips repainted. £400-600 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £400.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 127 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 1744, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14R 4-8-2 built by Robert Stephenson, Works No 3643, in 1915 and originally designated as Class 14, but the Class was re-classified to Class 14R when they were re-boilered in the 1930s. All were withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 128 A carriage print, BRAEMAR CASTLE, by Edward Lawson, from the LNER Scottish series. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 129 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, stamped, GER GRANGE HILL, from the Woodford to Ilford route which became part of the Central Line in 1947. Restored. £250-350 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 1285.

Lot 130 A totem sign, SELLAFIELD, (f/f), from the Cumbrian Coast route; minor edge rusting and a few blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 131 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, AEI, VULCAN WORKS, 3994, 1970 from a standard gauge 0-6-0DH which was purchased by the National Coal Board for use at Llanharan Disposal Point in South Wales. At some time in October or November 1986 it transferred to Widdrington Disposal Point in Northumberland from where it was eventually sold to the new Yorkshire Engine Company at Rotherham. There it was refurbished in 2000 against their order number L180 and used for hire. It still exists today as a hire loco but now belongs to British American Railway Services Ltd. at Stanhope, Bishop Auckland. Chromed brass, 10¼"x4 ¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 132 A London and North Western Railway double line permissive block instrument plated UP GOODS, No 3 BOX, originating from the Northampton area. Original condition, though the door lock absent. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 133 A smokebox numberplate, 48353, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8353 built at Horwich and allocated new on 2 June 1944 to Westhouses where, apart from a short stay at Toton, it spent the next twenty years before moving in quick succession to Crewe South, Croes Newydd, Stourbridge and Stoke from where it was withdrawn week ending 10 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 30 November 1966. The front repainted. £400-450 - Sold for £400.

Lot 134 A Great Eastern Railway cast aluminium coat of arms, in original condition with paintwork and fittings to the rear. It is of identical design to the arms on GER loco splashers, and although it is unlikely this was used for that purpose it has been attached to something for many years. Cast aluminium, 12"x16" diameter. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 135 A small lapel badge, BIRKENHEAD JOINT COMMITTEE, N.U.R. ¾" diameter. £80-120 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £80.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 136 A LNWR china milk jug, QUEENS HOTEL, BIRMINGHAM, by W.T.Copeland, 3¼" high. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 137 A GWR wooden fingerboard from Bradford on Avon station, CHIPPENHAM & SWINDON, used on services via Melksham. 45½" long. Original condition. £250-350 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £250.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 138 A worksplate, BABCOCK & WILCOX, BILBAO, 1923, featuring Hero's globe, from one of the first batch of locos built by this firm in Spain. These were 5ft 6ins gauge 4-8-0s built for the Norte Railway, later becoming RENFE Nos 240-3001 to 3016. This builder ordered a pattern loco from the Yorkshire Engine Co and then built the class based on this engine which was included in the Norte class after re-assembly and probably re-plated by Babcock, so this plate could be from that loco. Cast iron, 20"x19", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £270.

Lot 139 A totem sign, NEWHAVEN HARBOUR, (f/f) from the Lewes to Seaford branch, a small face chip above the first A, otherwise excellent. £500-700 - Sold for £1150 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 140 A GWR ammeter by Elliot Bros of London, the brass face marked with the full company name. Overall 7" tall with brass numberplate 417. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1007.

Lot 141 A North British Railway china jug by A. Jenkinson, Princes St, Edinburgh. 7½" high. A minor crack near the rim. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 142 A BR(W) quad royal poster, OXFORD, by A Carr Linford, rolled. (PR127) £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 143 A totem sign, SCOTSTOUNHILL, (f/f) from the Glasgow to Clydebank (via Yoker) route; minor blemishes at base, otherwise excellent. £500-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 144 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, 18945, 1909, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 0-6-2 side tank new to Manila Railway, Philippines, one of a batch of 10, running No 116, later 86. Later sold to Pampanga Sugar Developments, San Fernando, Luzon and scrapped in the 1970s. Cast brass, 13¼"x9½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 145 An single line key token, LEEK BROOK JN-MILTON JN, (alloy), from the Stoke on Trent to Leek and Caldon Low route, closed in 1989. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 146 A shedplate 65A Eastfield (1948 to November 1966 for steam). This ex NBR shed housed a star studded allocation of 170 locos in the early 1950s. Of note were K1, K2, and K4 2-6-0s, along with D11 and D34 4-4-0s. By 1965, however the total number of steam locos was down to single figures. Many of Eastfield's diesel locos also carried this style of code well in to the 1970s. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 147 A totem sign, LEAMINGTON SPA GENERAL, (h/f) from the Oxford to Birmingham main line; mottling, a chip repair in the top panel and at the base of the suffix. £800-1200 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 148 A LMS 8" dial roundhead wall clock, in original condition, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key, the face marked LMS 9149, a brass plate on the right side marked with the same details. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 149 A small carriage board, LISKEARD-PLYMOUTH NORTH ROAD, original condition, 32" long. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 150 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3627, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1939. At Tondu by January 1948 and later Aberdare from where it was withdrawn by 16 February 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 7 November 1963. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £370.

Lot 151 An LNER silver plated wine bottle holder, by Hutton of Sheffield. 10"x8". £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 152 A GWR signal box shelf plate, WIDNEY MANOR MAIN LINE, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 153 A worksplate, CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVE Co. KINGSTON, P2h, 2040, SEP 1943, from a Canadian Pacific Railways standard gauge Class P2h 2-8-2 No 5435, one of a Class of 20 locos all scrapped by 1965 except for 5433 which is preserved at Chapleau, Ontario. Cast iron, 16"x7½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £650 to commission or postal bidder number 3666.

Lot 154 An LNER quad royal poster, BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, Edward I punishing the Countess of Buchan, for crowning Bruce in Scone, 1306, by Doris Zinkeisen. Minor nicks repaired. £200-350 - Sold for £440.

Lot 155 A GWR home signal repeater with brass bezel and brass finialed post. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 156 A GWR brass brake handle for a locomotive, stamped 5, 918 & 414. diameter 5", with original wooden handle. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 157 'A Southern Railway carriage print, THERE'S NO MAGIC IN GOOD ADVERTISING, by D.W.Burley 1940, printed on thick card, 10½"x23", unframed. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 158 A shedplate 60A Inverness (1950 to June 1962 for steam). This ex HR shed maintained over 50 locos in 1959. It was to become totally dieselised in June 1962, when many class 24s carried the code well into the 1970s. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £180.00.

Lot 159 A totem sign, STANLOW & THORNTON (f/f) from the Helmsby to Hooton route on the south bank of the Mersey; excellent condition with just some edge rust to the top flange. £250-400 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 2882.

Lot 160 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4047, 1894, from a Barry Railway B1 Class 0-6-2T No 76 built in December 1894. After the Railway and its locos was absorbed by the GWR in 1922, it became GWR No 258. At Cardiff Cathays by January 1948 and then Barry from where it was withdrawn on 24 November 1949 and cut up at Swindon Works by 16 May 1953. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted, the back stamped 258. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 161 A single line key token, MACHYNLLETH- DOVEY JUNCTION (alloy). From the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. £100-200 - Sold for £210.00.

Lot 162 A nameplate, CITY OF HEREFORD, from the LMS Princess Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 No 6255 built at Crewe in October 1946 and named when built without ceremony, becoming BR 46255. Allocated new to Camden on 16 October 1946 and later Upperby, Crewe North and Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn week ending 12 September 1964 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. 75" long, the front repainted. £15000-25000 - Sold for £26500.

Lot 163 A Macbraynes double royal poster, CLAN LANDS OF SCOTLAND, showing Car Ferry, Steamer, Coach and Railway routes. A little edge wear to the base. (PD1122/65). £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 309.

Lot 164 A worksplate, GEC TRACTION, VULCAN WORKS, 1251, 1969, and rebuilt plate, REBUILT GECT, 1975, from a 0-6-0DH built by English Electric, Works No 1251, in 1969 but rebuilt by GEC in 1975 and fitted with this replacement GEC plate carrying the EE Works number and building date. New to the British Steel Corporation at Irlam Works, it was sent after rebuilding to BSC at Llanwern Works by February 1975. Out of use by October 1982 and scrapped or sold by March 1993. Both cast brass, the worksplate chromed, 10¼"x4¾", the rebuilt plate 9"x4", in ex loco condition. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 165 A Glasgow and South Western Railway half gallon paraffin pourer, clearly stamped with the company initials, and plated ½ GALLON, 9" high. The can was actually found at Wick in 1977. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 166 A Great Western and Midland Railways Engineers Department firebuckets notice. Cast iron, 13¾"x9¼", in fine original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £410.

Lot 167 A worksplate, LIMA, 8921, NOV 1945, from a French standard gauge 2-8-2, SNCF No 141R55. Cast brass, 16¼"x9½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 168 A BR(W) ground frame nameboard, KERNICK NORTH G.F., from the St Dennis Junction to Retew and Meledor Mill branch. The Southern end of the branch closed in 1968, the remaining section in 1982. Embossed aluminium, 31½" long. £80-120 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 320.

Lot 169 A model home signal, with two metal arms, complete with lamps, battery box, ladders, weights and platform, overall 42" high. £80-120 - Sold for £780.

Lot 170 A model home signal with wooden arm, complete with lamp, battery box weight and in working order, 29" high. £80-120 - Sold for £580.

Lot 171 A model distant signal, with metal blade, complete with lamp, battery box, ladder etc, 26½" high. £80-120 - Sold for £400.

Lot 172 A poster, QUEEN LINE PLEASURE STEAMERS, 1961, by Medway Queen, to Southend, Herne Bay and Clacton, 20"x30". (G.S.I.1961) £40-60 - Sold for £220.

Lot 173 A smokebox numberplate, 6976, from the GWR 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 GRAYTHWAITE HALL built at Swindon in October 1947 and named when built after the Hall near Appleby, Cumbria. At Shrewsbury by January 1948, it moved in December 1951 to Banbury from where it was withdrawn by 9 October 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 27 January 1966. The front repainted. £500-700 - Sold for £920.

Lot 174 A totem sign, ROCHDALE, (h/f), from the Manchester to Leeds via Todmorden route. Edge rusting repainted, a few blemishes to the face. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 175 A Southern Railway block instrument with enamel plate, NORTHFLEET, complete with top repeater, used at a box in the Dartford area. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 176 A shedplate 60E Forres (1949 to May 1959 steam, January 1964 completely) This ex HR shed was home to no more than 6 locos during its time as a steam depot. It remained in use as a diesel depot for almost five years. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 177 An LNER Hotels Grecian pattern tea pot, by Dudson, 3¾" high. £100-200 - Sold for £110.00.

Lot 178 A worksplate, No 2131, DARLINGTON, 1950, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43089 allocated new to New England on 7 December 1950 and later Neasden, Cambridge, Melton Constable, Kings Lynn, March, Grimesthorpe, back to New England, Barrow Hill and Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 14 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Wadsley Bridge. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6¼", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 179 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, stamped NASSINGTON, POLICE. The station was on the Peterborough to Market Harborough route, and closed in 1957. Restored, complete with domed vessel and interior. The red glass cracked. £150-250 - Sold for £250.

Lot 180 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, FORRES JUNCTION-DUNPHAIL, (brass/alloy), from the original Highland main line to Inverness via Dava Summit. The Aviemore to Forres section closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 181 A silver membership disc ROYAL SOCIETY EDINBURGH 1783, THOMAS TELFORD ESQ 1803. 1½"x1". Thomas Telford 1757-1834, born Eskdale, Dumfries-shire, his major works included, the Chirk and Pontcysyllte aqueducts, the Caledonian Canal and Menai Bridge. £150-300 - Sold for £740.

Lot 182 A London Chatham and Dover Railway silver plated bread basket by Gladwins of Sheffield, 12½"x9½", the coat of arms prominent on the top of the bowl. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 249.

Lot 183 A Southern Railway target sign, GUNNISLAKE, from the Bere Alston to Callington branch. The section beyond Gunnislake closed in 1966 after which this station became the branch terminus. Substantial restoration though a great rarity with no example offered for sale at auction before. £500-800 - Sold for £820.

Lot 184 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 64727, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1927, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1267 built in May 1927, renumbered 4727 in 1946, becoming BR 64727. At Parkeston by January 1948 and later Trafford Park, Heaton Mersey, Carlisle Canal, Gorton and Woodford Halse from where it was withdrawn week ending 27 October 1962 and despatched for scrap to Darlington Works on 16 July 1963. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 185 A totem sign, BOURNEMOUTH WEST, (f/f) from the terminus station, used by the Somerset and Dorset route trains, which closed in 1965. Edge chips into the green repainted, a few minor blemishes to the face. £700-1000 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 186 An LNER quad royal poster, LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL, by Fred Taylor. £200-350 - Sold for £120.

Lot 187 A shedplate 86C Cardiff Canton (1950 to September 1960), then Hereford (September 1960 to November 1964). The ex GWR shed at Canton had around 130 locos on its books during this time, which included Castles, Halls, and a dozen BR Britannias. The former GWR shed at Hereford, formerly 85C, had 27 locos when it adopted this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 188 A GWR Tyers train describer, complete with working clockwork mechanism. Locations include Snow Hill, Stourbridge, North Warwickshire, Tyesley, Moor Street etc. Fine original condition. £800-1200 - Sold for £700.

Lot 189 A Garstang and Knott End Railway enamel sign, GENTLEMEN, removed from Pilling station in 1964 by the railway author J.I.C. Boyd, 15"x4", minor edge rust and chips. £100-200 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 190 A brass fox fitted above the nameplate of LNER D49 Hunt class No 364 THE GROVE, built at Darlington in November 1934 and named after the foxhunt operating in the Retford and Worksop area. Renumbered 2767 in 1946, it became BR 62767. It spent all its BR days at Hull Botanic Gardens from where it was withdrawn on 20 November 1958 and cut up at Darlington Works. Left facing, overall 19½" long, the back stamped L364 on the upper rim. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1750 to commission or postal bidder number 2181.

Lot 191 An LMS quad royal poster, SITES FOR WORKS AND VACANT FACTORIES, by Norman Wilkinson R.I. Professionally mounted on cartridge to conserve. £500-800 - Sold for £750 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 192 A North Eastern Railway 8" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with chain driven fusee movement, cast brass bezel, pendulum and key. The clock is restored, the face marked, BR(E) 1382 though originally numbered 10169, and was used at Victoria Dock Cabin in Hull, later at Doncaster Wagon Shops, Ranshill Box, and finally Balne Box, where it replaced a broken clock, taking its number. It was removed in 1988, one of the last of the traditional clocks on the East Coast Main Line. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 193 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RY, GORTON, 1922 from a Great Central Railway Class 11F, LNER Class D11 Director 4-4-0 No 502 built in October 1922 and named ZEEBRUGGE after the First World War battle. It became LNER 5502, was renumbered 2666 in 1946, becoming BR 62666. At Immingham by January 1948 and later Trafford Park, Mexborough, Lincoln GN and Darnall from where it was the last GCR passenger engine to be withdrawn on 5 December 1960 and cut up at Doncaster Works. This loco, in tandem with sister engine 62667 SOMME, famously hauled Alan Pegler's 14-coach Farnborough Flyer from Doncaster to the Farnborough Air Display on 11 September 1955 over GC, GWR and SR lines. Cast brass, 10½"x6¾", the front possibly repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 194 A carriage print, DUNSTER, SOMERSET, by R.Lander, from the Western Region series. £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 195 A totem sign, HARRIETSHAM, (f/f), from the Ashford to Sevenoaks route, in excellent condition. £200-350 - Sold for £530 to commission or postal bidder number 7296.

Lot 196 A (GWR) brass cabside numberplate, 9433, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7570, in December 1950. New to Laira on 8 December 1950, where it remained for ten years, moving for a final year or so to Penzance from where it was withdrawn by 7 July 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores of Newport on the following 4 September. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 197 A GWR signal box shelf plate, LLANDAFF LOOP MAIN LINES, engraved brass, 4¾"x 1½", £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 198 A L.P.T.B. quad royal poster, A PAGEANT OF LONDON, for London Children. Designed for cutting out to form a frieze, copies available 1/- each. Various splits repaired. An unusual example. (1391-5000-14-9-26) £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 199 A Southern Railway target sign, BROMLEY SOUTH, from the London to Sevenoaks route; minor edge chips, otherwise excellent. The first target from the station to be offered in a railwayana auction. £250-400 - Sold for £490.

Lot 200 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1799, 1923, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T new to Baddesley Colliery Trustees, Atherstone, and named WILLIAM STRATFORD. In National Coal Board days it was used at Kingsbury, Coventry and Arley Collieries and was sent from the latter to Cashmores at Great Bridge for scrap in January 1965. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", with restoration around the fixing holes and repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 201 A nameplate, ST. ALBAN'S HEAD, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway Class H2 4-4-2 Marsh Atlantic No 426 built at Brighton in January 1912 and un-named when built. The Southern Railway decided to name the Class after well known South Coast landmarks and No 426 was named in June 1925. It later became SR 2426 and BR 32426. At Newhaven by January 1948 and later Brighton from where it was withdrawn in August 1956 and cut up at Brighton Works in March 1957. 49" long. £8000-12000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £10500.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 202 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway wagon registration plate, 2433,1915, cast iron, 8½"x6½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 203 A BR(NE) double royal poster, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, Gyrth Russell. (1956). £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 1285.

Lot 204 A worksplate, ALCO, GENERAL ELECTRIC, 75373 1947, from a standard gauge 1,000hp model S2 Bo-Bo switcher built for Canadian National Railways, their No 7951. Cast iron, 12¼"x6¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 205 A London Transport double royal poster, FLOWERS IN LONDON, by Louise Grose. Rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 206 A single line key token, FOUR CROSSES- POOL QUAY, (steel/metal plate), from the Cambrian Railways' Oswestry to Welshpool route. £150-250 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 2994.

Lot 207 A totem sign, OLDBURY & LANGLEY GREEN, (f/f), from the Birmingham to Stourbridge Junction and Worcester route. A couple of tiny face chips repainted. This is a uncommon example, the name being on one line. £400-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 208 A GWR wooden case home signal repeater, with finialed post and a brass plate, 23. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 209 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1898, ST ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway Class 766 4-4-0 No 776 built at St Rollox in March 1898, becoming LMS 14332. At Stirling by January 1935 and later Forres and Inverness from where it was withdrawn week ending 13 July 1946. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front in original condition, the back painted with the loco details. This Lot is accompanied by a framed photograph of the loco. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 210 A Webb and Thompson single line train staff, LLANDUDNO JCN- LLANRWST. From the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Festiniog branch. £150-250 - Sold for £520.

Lot 211 A BR(W) ground frame nameboard, TRENANCE JUNCTION G.F. The junction was west of St Austell, where the branch to Lansalson, closed in 1968, left the main line. Embossed aluminium, 27¾" long. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 212 A bridge plate, GREAT CENTRAL RY, No 3, original condition, 13½"x11¾". £80-120 - Sold for £230.

Lot 213 A London Transport quad royal poster, THE MUSEUMS, KENSINGTON, by Fred Taylor. (332557). £300-500 - Sold for £200.

Lot 214 A nameplate, DERBY EVENING TELEGRAPH, and badge, from Class 47 47973, built at Crewe Works in August 1964 and delivered as D1614 to Worcester, it carried this name when numbered 47973 from September 1990 to September 1996. Withdrawn and cut up by MRJ Phillips at Crewe Works in March 1997. Ex loco condition, 91"long, the badge 14"x9" with a crack to the top left corner. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 215 A LNER three aspect handlamp complete with a large plate, J W HALL, DARNALL LOCO. Complete and in original condition. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 216 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65689, DARLINGTON, 1899, from a North Eastern Railway Class P1, LNER J25 Class, 0-6-0, NER/LNER No 463, renumbered 5689 in 1946, becoming BR 64689. At West Auckland by January 1948 and then Stockton from where it was withdrawn on 31 May 1954. No information is available as to its disposal. Cast iron 9"x5", with brass strip, a small portion of which is missing from the right hand end. £150-300 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 217 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, PASSENGER STARTING TO NOTTINGHAM, engraved brass, 4"x5". £50-80 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 218 A shedplate 51A Darlington (1948 to March 1966) The ex NER shed housed 112 locos in 1950, and by 1959 this had dwindled to 70. During its BR life it was home to no fewer than 16 different A3s and 12 different B1 Antelopes. In 1965 its solitary A1 Kenilworth, was often found on ECML standby duty. A dozen 0-6-0 diesel shunters also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 4197.

Lot 219 A Great Western Railway brass drum clock by Kay and Co, Paris. Crazing to the face at edges, and numbers non matching. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 220 A GWR signal box lever plate, FROM NELSON OR DOWLAIS PITS TO DOWN RELIEF SIDING, engraved brass, 10¼" long. £500-600 - Sold for £680.

Lot 221 A carriage print, MARLBOROUGH, WILTSHIRE, by Claude Buckle, from the Western Region series. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2989.

Lot 222 A Network South East double royal poster, CUDDLE UP FOR A FEW DAYS AWAY, an appealing image of two bears. A classic N.S.E image from 1992, rolled. (B01581). £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 223 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7246, 1945, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 19D 4-8-2 No 2733, one of a batch of fifty built by RSH immediately after the war. They were employed throughout the South African system and were one the last steam classes in regular service there. Engraved brass, 11¼"x5½", the front polished. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 224 A totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f), from the famous south London station, edge chipping and a chip above the U repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 225 A smokebox numberplate, 43078, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Darlington, Works No 2120, and allocated new on 13 October 1950 to Hull Dairycoates where it remained until moving in October 1965 to Royston from where it was withdrawn on 5 December 1966 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward of Beighton. The front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 226 A GWR Hotels silver plated spirit measure, by Elkington, the side marked with the company coat of arms. £50-80 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 3053.

Lot 227 A wooden fingerboard, CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTER, BRISTOL, PENZANCE EXPRESS, 46¾" long, used at Stratford-upon-Avon. £150-300 - Sold for £410.

Lot 228 A single line key token, HARLECH- BARMOUTH, (alloy), from the Cambrian Coast route. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 229 A destination plate, HOPTON-ON-SEA, from a train departure indicator, 21" long. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 230 A shedplate 89A Oswestry (1948 to January 1961), then Shrewsbury (January 1961 to September 1963). The former Cambrian Railway shed had an allocation of around 50 locos including 6 Manors during the 1950s. It was recoded 89D, then 6E and closed in January 1965. The ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed at Shrewsbury, formerly 84G, had an allocation of 100 locos including Counties, Castles, Manors and Halls when using this code. Recoded 6D, it closed to steam in September 1967. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 231 A Southern Railway bunker plate, W23, with the words Southern Railway erased, from a London & South Western Railway O2 Class 0-4-4T No 188 built at Nine Elms Works in October 1890. In SR days it was transferred to the Isle of Wight in April 1925 where it was renumbered to W23 and named TOTLAND. Withdrawn in August 1955, it was cut up at Ryde by Birds Commercial Motors of Risca by 5 November 1955. Cast brass, 13¾"x7¾", the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 232 An LNER seat back plate, WEELEY, from the Colchester to Clacton-on Sea and Walton-on-the Naze branch. No totems have been seen from the station, so a rare opportunity. Cast iron, 23¼" long, the front repainted. £400-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £400.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 233 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3953, 1938, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to Consett Iron Company where it carried the designation B. No. 13. During 1954-57 it was an oil burner. It was used at one point as a stationary boiler at Jarrow Works and then transferred to Consett in March 1967 before being scrapped in May 1971. The loco holds the distinction of being the last one produced under the Hawthorn Leslie name. Interestingly the works number and the year on the plate have both been altered. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £180.

Lot 234 A nameplate, THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VOLUNTEERS SOUTH LANCASHIRE with its regimental badge displayed above the nameplate, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6137 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23632, in 1927, becoming BR 46137 and the last of the Class to be rebuilt with tapered boiler in March 1955. Originally named VESTA in 1928 after the pioneer loco built by Robert Stephenson, it was renamed after the locally based regiment at Warrington Bank Quay station on 14 October 1936. Allocated new to Crewe North on 1 October 1927, its later sheds included Upperby, Camden, Crewe North, Edge Hill, Longsight, Saltley and finally back to Upperby from where it was withdrawn on 31 October 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 9 May 1963. The nameplate, 50½" long, a small steel plate, on which the badge is mounted, bolts to the top of the plate £20000-30000 - Sold for £26500.

Lot 235 A Railway Executive Committee (wartime) poster, SMALLER PARCELS, QUICKER SERVICE, by Bert Thomas. 20"x25". (561) £50-80 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 236 A totem sign, PANGBOURNE, (f/f) from the Reading to Didcot section of the Great Western main line. Minor edge rust and a couple of blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 4551.

Lot 237 A London and North Western Railway half pint silver plated tankard in decorative style, by Elkington. The side marked with the company coat of arms. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 4465.

Lot 238 A South Yorkshire Joint Line cast iron trespass notice, 26¼"x17", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £490 to commission or postal bidder number 4508.

Lot 239 A Locomotive whistle believed to be from a constituent company of the Southern Railway, probably manufactured by Blanche in Germany c.1900. Overall 16½" high, complete with valve and operating lever, the bell diameter 2¾". £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 240 A Southern Railway enamel seat back plate, HAMPTON WICK, from the New Maldon to Twickenham route, 48 " long, some restoration and surface wear. The station had no totems; only one target has been seen. £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 241 A GWR wooden cased distant signal repeater from Kennington Junction box, south of Oxford. An early example with red arm, finialed post, green panel and ivorine plate 35 & DOWN BRANCH DISTANT. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 242 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 5659, 204HP, 1960, from Class 05 D2610. New to Goole in December 1960, withdrawn from there in December 1967, and cut up by C F Booth at Rotherham in August 1968. Cast brass, 11½"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 243 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO KNOWLE & DORRIDGE MAIN LINE, together with four lever plates used in Knowle and Dorridge box, the wordings relating to the relief lines. (5) £150-250 - Sold for £210.

Lot 244 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1754, 1943 from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built for the War Department, WD No 5093, ex works on 22 December 1943 to the WD Transportation Detachment at Kineton, Warwickshire. Cast iron, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 245 An LT double royal poster, ENJOY YOUR SUMMER, Rover Tickets and Country Walks, a repair and light creases to border at base. £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 246 A shedplate 71B Bournemouth (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed had 20 Bulleid Pacifics in its allocation of around 60 locos, notably 13 West Country and 7 Merchant Navy. It was recoded 70F and finally closed to steam in July 1967. The front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 247 A totem sign, VAUXHALL,(f/f), from the first station out of Waterloo; excellent condition. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 248 A worksplate, NASMYTH WILSON, 1452, 1925, from a LMS Class 3P 4-4-2T No 2124, allocated the number 1942 in 1947 but renumbered directly to 41942 by BR. Built specifically for use on the London Tilbury & Southend line, it was at Shoeburyness by January 1935, moving in 1937 to Plaistow where it spent the remainder of its working life until withdrawal on 19 December 1956. It was soon cut up, during the week ending 5 January 1957. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 2287.

Lot 249 A carriage print, BEAULIEU ABBEY, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. £80-120 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 3053.

Lot 250 A enamel plate from the Victoria train departure indicator, ANGMERING, 17"x2¼"; a chip at the top left corner. The station is on the Brighton to Portsmouth route. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 251 An LB&SCR/LSWR Joint 20" dial, long case regulator, used at Ryde Esplanade, with the number 41 on the bottom of the trunk door, and written on the pendulum rod. Copies of the clock records accompany the lot, together with further information confirming No 41 to have been used on the down platform at this station; probably being supplied in 1880 when opened. It is shown as having an 18" dial, the 2" discrepancy the result of a guess or inaccurate measurement by the member of staff compiling the clock records. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2900.

Lot 252 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway four aspect handlamp, stamped HAVANT, a station north west of Portsmouth, once junction for Hayling Island. Restored and complete with S(B)R vessel and a brass plate (B) on top. £150-300 - Sold for £130.

Lot 253 A single line key token, WITHAM JC-EAST MALDON, (chromed steel), from an Essex branch line which closed in 1966. The key head is bent. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 7395.

Lot 254 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1930, from a LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Beyer Garratt. Those built in 1930 were Works Nos 6648-77, running Nos 4967-96, renumbered 7967-96 in 1938, becoming BR 47967-96. Cast brass, 18"x8½", in ex loco condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £800.

Lot 255 A BR(M) quad royal poster, TRAINS OF OUR TIMES, LMS DIESELS 10000 & 10001 on Bushey Troughs, by Vic Welch. A poster commissioned by George Dow, this being his reference copy, professionally mounted recently to conserve.(LM1849) £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2576.

Lot 256 A totem sign, WISHAW CENTRAL, (h/f), from the Holytown to Law Junction route, east of Motherwell. Mottled with loss of shine, though the first time to be offered at auction. £500-600 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £500.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 257 A carriage print, THAXTED, near ELSENHAM, ESSEX, by F.W Baldwin, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 258 A shedplate 70F Fratton (April 1955 to November 1959), then Bournemouth (September 1963 to July 1967).The ex LBSCR and LSWR joint shed housed just twenty locos while using this code. Ex LSWR shed Bournemouth was home to 40 locos including 7 Bulleid Light Pacifics and 9 Merchant Navies. Repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £130.

Lot 259 A LNER three aspect handlamp, with a brass plate, FERME PARK SIDINGS, HORNSEY. Repainted. Used at the carriage sidings outside Kings Cross. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 260 A smokebox numberplate, 6007, from the GWR 6000 King Class 4-6-0, KING WILLIAM III, built at Swindon in March 1928 but replaced in March 1936 by a new loco after the original was damaged beyond repair in the Shrivenham disaster of 15 January 1936. At Old Oak Common by January 1948, moving in 1959 to Laira and later the same year to Stafford Road from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks of Langley Green on 27 February 1963. The front background repainted. A receipt for purchase from BR accompanies the lot. £2000-2500 - Sold for £4500.

Lot 261 A wooden fingerboard, DINGWALL, BONAR BRIDGE, LAIRG, WICK, THURSO, 30" long, used at Inverness station. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 262 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, CASTLEROCK-BELLARENA, (alloy), from the Coleraine to Derry section of the Belfast and Northern Counties route. £100-200 - Sold for £40.

Lot 263 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1999, 1921, from a 0-4-0ST ex works on 5 May 1921 to East Holywell Coal Co Ltd at East Holywell Colliery as their No 1. In January 1932 it moved to Backworth Collieries Ltd at North Shields and became part of the National Coal Board on 1 January 1947. In about October 1961 it moved to Bardon Mill Colliery, their No 23, from where it was withdrawn in October 1964 and scrapped on site by Tremble of Longbenton. Cast brass, 10¾"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 264 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, DUNOON, by Lance Cattermole, rolled, a band of discolouration to the white base. (B30626) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 265 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3163, 1944, from an Austerity type 0-6-0ST delivered new to WD Bicester, Oxfordshire on 21 April 1944 and which worked on various military installations including the Cairnryan Military Railway in south-west Scotland. Named SAPPER while at Bicester between May 1959 and June 1961. Sold to Hunslet in October 1962 who later rebuilt it as Works No 3885 of 1964. Subsequently sold to the NCB and worked at various collieries in North West England. Later preserved and last recorded at the East Lancs Railway at Bury. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 266 An Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway silver pass, issued to Thomas Greig a director of the company, ¾"x1", with ring. The line opened in 1842 being absorbed by the North British Railway in 1865. £500-800 - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 267 A solid silver salver, with inscription, PRESENTED TO W. COULTHARD RESIDENT ENGINEER, NORTH UNION RAILWAY, RETIRING 4TH NOV 1847. 9" diameter, decoration to rim face and feet, and hallmark to face. The company was formed in 1834, an amalgamation of the Wigan Branch Railway with the Wigan and Preston Junction Railway, the first such amalgamation of two railway companies. In 1846 it was leased by the Grand Junction and Manchester and Leeds companies. £500-600 - Sold for £580.

Lot 268 A tenderplate, LMS 10127, 1942, a Swindon casting fitted to a tender initially coupled with (LMS) Class 8F No 8400, the first loco of the Class built by the GWR at Swindon in 1943, becoming BR 48400. Cast iron, 8"x6", repainted; the Swindon casting number, U198, in the top rim. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 269 A Great Northern Railway telegraph indicator. 10½" high, complete with needle, sounding bars and ivorine plate, 10. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 1007.

Lot 270 A brass stamp, ASH STATION, S.E.R, with turned wooden handle. 3½" long, a standard design often used to stamp telegrams and cancel railway letter stamps. £150-250 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £180.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 271 A makers plate, THE AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, BRISTOL. These plates were fitted to the boilers of the GWR 1101 Class 0-4-0 dock tanks built by Avonside, Works Nos 1987-1992, in 1926 and allocated to Danygraig for shunting in Swansea Docks. Cast brass, 8¼"x1½", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 272 A single line key token, HOOKAGATE- WESTBURY (alloy), from the GWR and LNWR Joint Line between Shrewsbury and Welshpool. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 273 A nameplate, LAMBTON CASTLE, from a LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2823 built at Darlington in February 1931 and named after the seat of the Earl of Durham near Chester-le-Street. Renumbered 2623 in 1946, it became BR 61623. It spent all its BR days at Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 31 July 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works. 59½" long, displayed on a wooden splasher. £6000-7000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 274 A Southern Railway double royal poster, SOUTHERN ELECTRIC, featuring a woodland scene, the ground carpeted with bluebells. AD550/1-28). £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 275 A shedplate 10D Plodder Lane (1935 to October 1954), then Sutton Oak (October 1954 to February 1958), and Lostock Hall (September 1963 to August 1968). The ex LNWR shed at Plodder Lane had just 17 locos on its books. On closure the code was adopted by ex LNWR shed Sutton Oak, formerly 10E, which looked after 35 locos. It became 8G and closed in June 1967. Finally, ex LYR shed Lostock Hall, formerly 24C, had an allocation of 30 when using this code. The front repainted, the back marked 78057. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 7351.

Lot 276 A totem sign, SNOWDOWN & NONNINGTON HALT, (f/f), from the Canterbury East to Dover route, the halt serving Snowdown Colliery. A couple of chips repainted in the top panel and two other small face chips, slight loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 277 A locomotive worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1662, 1936 from an 0-4-0ST new on 30 April 1936 to the Oxfordshire Ironstone Co at Banbury, their No 6 and named GWEN. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼". The front lightly cleaned and showing evidence of a side swipe collision. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 278 A pair of GWR Hotel silver plated sugar tongs by Walker and Hall of Sheffield, 3" long, the side marked with the roundel device. £30-50 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 3972.

Lot 279 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 3213, from a 3200 Earl Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon in July 1937 using the frames from a then recently withdrawn Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3374 and to replace an earlier Duke Class 4-4-0. It was allotted the name EARL OF POWIS which was never carried and used instead on the Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5056 and was renumbered to 9013 in August 1946. It was withdrawn from Machynlleth in December 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works. The front repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 280 A Railway Signal Company single line staff, HILL OF DOWN- KILLUCAN, from the Dublin to Mullingar section of the Midland Great Western Railway. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 281 A worksplate, A.E.G. BERLIN, 5507, 1941, from a 900mm gauge Bo-Bo built by Allgemeine Elektricitats Gesellschaft, Works no. 5507, in 1941 for the Rheinische Braunkohlen Werke, number REW 1008, one of a large number of similar engines built for intensification of the German coal industry in World War II. Cast mazak, 11¾"x8½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 3949.

Lot 282 An LNER quad royal poster, LINCOLN, The Cathedral, Angel Choir, by Fred Taylor. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 283 A wagonplate, FESTINIOG RAILWAY, 63, from a covered van. Cast iron, 9¾"x 7½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 4638.

Lot 284 A GWR 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with fusee movement, pendulum, key, and ivorine plate, GWR 1941, fitted to the left side. The clock is restored and the face marked with the roundel device. The movement appears to require cleaning to ensure good running. £500-800 - Sold for £820.00 to commission or postal bidder number 2651.

Lot 285 A steam roller registration plate, NEWMARKET URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wm .H. ELEY, ASSOC M INST C.E, ENGINEER & SURVEYOR, cast brass, 19¼"x 6", in original condition, together with a numberplate, 4, 7½"x6", similar style. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 286 A BR(Sc) enamel direction sign, WISHAW CENTRAL STATION,(f/f), from the Holytown to Law Junction route, east of Motherwell, 28"x13", a rim chip repainted top right, some loss of shine, though good colour. £350-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 287 A Caledonian Railway wagon registration plate, 26253, 1918, cast iron, 9"x6 ½". The front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £85.

Lot 288 A GWR Spagnoletti block instrument, with brass plate, DIDCOT, WEST END RELIEF LINE. Slight loss to the side beading at base where fixed to block shelf. £250-400 - Sold for £240.

Lot 289 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2255, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 6731 built by YE in May 1930. A long time Newport Pill loco, it was withdrawn from there on 19 May 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 21 June. Cast brass, 11"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4495.

Lot 290 A whistle, LNW&GW P WAY 299, The Thunderer, J.Hudson, Birmingham, complete with chain and hook, and in working order. £100-150 - Sold for £170.

Lot 291 A totem sign, SHARNBROOK, (f/f) from the Bedford to Wellingborough section of the Midland Main Line. The station closed in 1960. A couple of edge chips repainted to the lower right. The first example to be offered and probably a unique survivor. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 292 A shedplate 5A Crewe North (1935 to May 1965). This ex LNWR shed with its predominance of express passenger engines was a spotter’s valhalla. Patriots, Jubilees, Royal Scots, Princesses, Coronations and in the final years Britannias, all graced this depot. 130 locos were allocated here in the 50s and in its final months around 40 locos carried this code. The plate is complete with chromed bolts, as removed from 45552, Silver Jubilee, the red background repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 293 A North British Railway Bulpitt's Patent three aspect handlamp stamped, NBR KINCARDINE, a station on the Alloa to Dunfermline route, which closed to passengers in 1930. Original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 294 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4065, 1920 from a standard gauge Kerr Stuart Brazil class 0-4-2ST new to Gas Light & Coke Co, Fulham Gas Works, London and named Charles II. The Company and its locos became part of the North Thames Gas Board on 1 May 1949. Rail traffic ceased in 1954 and this loco was sold to Ronald Clarke Ltd, Dealers. It was eventually sent to T.W. Ward Ltd at their Grays Yard, Essex where it was scrapped in late 1956/early 1957. Cast brass, 13¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 295 A London Transport double royal poster, BUSABOUT, advertising Red Bus Rover Tickets, an imaginative mosaic design by Unger/Schultz from 1970; rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 736.

Lot 296 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY LTD, GLASGOW, No 27661, 1958, from Class 41 Warship D601 ARK ROYAL. New to Swindon in March 1958, withdrawn from Laira in December 1967, and languished in Woodham's yard at Barry until June 1980 when it was cut up. Cast aluminium, 13¾"x5½", the front lightly cleaned and repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £3400.

Lot 297 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway carriage panel, EXCHANGE STATION HOTEL, LIVERPOOL, complete with original mount, presented in a later frame. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 298 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 316, 1883, GWYNEDD, from a 1ft 10 3/4ins gauge 0-4-0ST which was new in July 1883 to Lord Penrhyn’s Quarry Company in North Wales where it remained for all of its working life. In 1964 it was acquired for preservation by J.M.Hutchings but in June 1966 was resold to Alan Bloom at Bressingham where it still resides today. Engraved brass, 9½"x6¾", the front lightly polished. £400-600 - Sold for £2700.

Lot 299 A BR(M) enamel direction sign, NOTTINGHAM MIDLAND STATION. (f/f). 28"x13", a chip at the base of the totem and on the S, and surface marks. £350-500 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 960.

Lot 300 A BR(M) enamel direction sign, VICTORIA, (f/f). 28"x13", a little wasting at the right hand fixing points, otherwise excellent. £350-500 - Sold for £740.

Lot 301 A smokebox numberplate, 92203, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to St Philip's Marsh on 6 April 1959 and later Bath, Old Oak Common, Banbury and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn on 6 November 1967 after pulling the last steam hauled iron ore train out of Bidston Dock. It was sold by BR from Crewe South to the artist David Shepherd who moved it to the Longmoor Military Railway and named it BLACK PRINCE. After restoration, it had lengthy spells working on the East Somerset Railway and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway but is currently stored out of use on the North Norfolk Railway. Original condition. £400-600 - Sold for £920.

Lot 302 A Blue Star Line double royal poster, WINTER CRUISES, ARANDORA STAR, Travel LMS to point of embarkation. A little dusty at base, though the colours vibrant. Professionally mounted on cartridge to conserve. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 309.

Lot 303 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2587, from a standard gauge 0-6-2T named KITCHENER which went new in March 1938 to the War Office at the Longmoor Military Railway where it was used as an instructional loco. In 1948 it was sold to the Appleby-Frodingham Steelworks at Scunthorpe and given the number 21. Here it had much of its specialist equipment, which had been used for training at Longmoor, removed. It was then sold to the National Coal Board in South Wales in October 1949 through Thomas C. Wild Ltd of Sheffield and used at Gawr, Maesteg and Duffryn Rhondda Collieries before being scrapped in May 1967. Cast brass, 8"x5½", the front partially cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 304 A BR(M) double royal poster, IMPROVING EUSTON, by G.H.Avis. Edge nicks repaired. (LM6652). £80-120 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £80.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 305 A shedplate, 27D Wigan Central (June 1950 to September 1963). This ex LYR shed, formerly 23D, had around 40 locos on its books during this period. It became 8P and closed in April 1964. The plate is in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 306 A Southern Railway, Charing Cross Hotel, china soap dish, 7¼" diameter. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 307 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS 3206/8325 1962 from Class 37 D6779, later 37079, 37357 and back to 37079. New to Hull Dairycoates in November 1962, it was named MEDITE at Felixstowe Freightliner Terminal in June 1991. The plates were removed in November 1992 and it was withdrawn during 1998 and cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in August 2008. Cast brass 10"x4¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 308 An enamel indicator plate, CHADWELL HEATH, (f/f), from Liverpool Street, 19½"x2". £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 335.

Lot 309 A single line key token, GARVE- ACHNASHEEN, (brass), from the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh route. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 4635.

Lot 310 An original painting by Barry Price, Carlisle Kingmoor shed, featuring 46228 Duchess of Rutland, 46242 City of Glasgow and 46148 The Manchester Regiment. Oil on canvas, framed, 27¼"x19¼". £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 311 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, KILMARNOCK N.B, 688, 1891, from a 0-4-0ST ex River Bank Works on 1 May 1891 to Clyde Navigation Trust, Glasgow. By February 1897 it had moved to J. Best, Contractors for their New Dock Contract at Leith and named MIDGE. Some time after February 1912 it was acquired by Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd at their Newcastle-on-Tyne Works as their No 15. In July 1924 it moved to Steetley Lime & Basic Co Ltd, later Steetley Dolimite (Quarries) Ltd, at Coxhoe. Rebuilt by Andrew Barclay in 1946, it was withdrawn in September 1959 and scrapped by T.W. Ward of Haswell the following December. Cast brass, 17"x7½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £960.

Lot 312 A BR(S) double royal poster, GREENWICH, by Huveneers, rolled. (AD7845,A4-58/9). £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 313 A GWR brass cased brake gauge indicating 8 coaches or less 60 ppsi, 9 coaches or more 70 to 80 ppsi. 5"diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 314 A signal box nameboard, DENT STATION, from the famous station on the Settle and Carlise line, The suffix was to differentiate from Dent Head box close to the north end of Blea Moor Tunnel. 64½" long, the end beading absent, lost when removed from the box, the front repainted. £800-1200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 315 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, QUEENS PARK WORKS, 22199, 1919, from a Robinson Great Central type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in July 1919, ROD No 2109. Loaned new to the Great Central Railway, it returned to the ROD in August 1921 to be stored at Stratton. Acquired by the GWR in May 1925 and numbered 3090, but then renumbered to 3041 which number it carried for the rest of its life. At St Philips Marsh by January 1948 and later Shrewsbury and Carmarthen from where it was withdrawn on 7 March 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works week ending 7 May 1958. Cast brass, 13"x5¼", the front unpainted, the back stamped 3041. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 316 An LNER seat back plate, PENTON. The station was on the Waverley route between Riddings Junction and Newcastleton which closed in 1969. Cast iron, 24" long, repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 7178.

Lot 317 A North British Railway Bulpitts patent three aspect fogmans handlamp stamped, PENTON, a Waverley route station, situated between Riddings Junction and Newcastleton, closed in 1969. Restored and complete with original interior. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 318 A single line key token, CEFN JUNCTION- WATERHALL SIDINGS, (alloy), from the Tondu to Port Talbot route. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 7010.

Lot 319 A totem sign, EGGINTON JUNCTION, (f/f) from the Nottingham to Derby Friargate and Uttoxeter line, the junction with the Derby to Crewe route, situated north of Burton and closed in 1962. Excellent condition, with just a few minor blemishes. £1200-1800 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 320 A LMS & LNER quad royal poster, HIGHLAND GAMES, by Christopher Clark, laid down on linen, wear and loss at edge in places. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 321 A North Eastern Railway 10" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key. The clock is unrestored, the face marked BR(NE)5260, the movement and pendulum bob stamped NER 1105 and 1105. LNER clock records(copy with this lot) show the clock was used in the Yard Inspector's Office at Newcastle Carriage Sidings. £600-800 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 1820.

Lot 322 A GWR Intermediate Block Signal control switch, 9"x4", with four position control. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 323 A shedplate 3E Monument Lane (1935 to May 1960). This ex LNWR shed was home to 30 locos during the time it used this code. It became 21E in 1960 and closed in February 1962. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £400.00.

Lot 324 An LMS quad royal poster, CHEAP TRIPS FROM EUSTON, 1934, Inc Birmingham Races and Cadburys Bournville. Superb artwork of express at the base, by R&B. (AD3/6491). £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 325 A worksplate, HUNSLET 7064, 1971, from a 776 HP 0-8-0DH new to the British Steel Corporation at Ebbw Vale Works, their No 171. Withdrawn early in 1991, it was scrapped in April 1992. Cast brass, 11"x8", the front lightly cleaned. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 326 A North British Railway signal instrument plate, HAYMARKET WEST, 5 " long. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 327 A totem sign, CHESTFIELD & SWALECLIFFE HALT, (h/f), mottling and loss of shine, a crease repair to the right. £200-350 - Sold for £150.

Lot 328 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. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 329 A nameplate, KING EDWARD IV, from the GWR 6000 King Class 4-6-0 No 6017 built at Swindon in June 1928 and named when built. It spent most of its BR days at Laira with spells at Old Oak Common, Newton Abbot and Stafford Road from where it was withdrawn by 21 July 1962 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks of Langley Green on 24 April 1963. The front repainted, the brass unpolished. £30000-35000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £29000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 330 A GWR signal box indicator, HIGH-LOW, to show the water level in troughs or water tower. Original unrestored condition. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 331 A worksplate, VULCAN IRON WORKS, USA, 4380, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built for the USA Railway Transportation Corps and exported to the UK where it was stored at Longmoor Military Railway and numbered WD 1282. In 1946 this was one of fourteen USA tanks acquired by the Southern Railway to replace the ageing B4s working in Southampton Docks. It entered service as SR No 67 in May 1947, becoming BR 30067. Following replacement by BR diesel shunters, it left Southampton Docks in June 1963 for Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn on 9 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 22 March 1968. Cast iron, 9¼" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £800.

Lot 332 A GWR cast iron nameboard, NEWQUAY SIGNAL BOX, from the Cornish branch terminus. 73" long, The front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £700.

Lot 333 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1917 (arrows), from a Caledonian Railway Class 944 4-6-2T No 951 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21480, in May 1917, one of a Class built especially for working the Wemyss Bay line and often known as the Wemyss Bay Tanks. It became LMS 15357 and was allocated by January 1935 to Polmadie from where it was withdrawn week ending 13 July 1946. Cast brass, 10½"x6", unrestored. Due to a draftsman's error, the double-headed arrow was inserted on the plate instead of the name of the builder as intended. This Lot is accompanied by a framed photograph of the loco. (2) £350-500 - Sold for £920.

Lot 334 A Macbraynes double royal poster, R.M.S. LOCH SEAFORTH AT ARMADALE, SKYE, by Alasdair Macfarlane. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 335 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, APPLEBY EAST-CLIFTON MOOR (fibre). From the north western end of the Stainmore route which closed in 1962. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4024.

Lot 336 A Southern Railway target sign, TORRINGTON, from the Barnstaple to Halwill route. The station closed in 1966. Two face chips and the usual edge chipping neatly restored, and some loss of shine, but complete with original backboard. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 337 A BR(E) double royal poster, LONDON, EASTER EXCURSIONS, from Lincolnshire Stations. (PP94/93-B531-BR35014) £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 338 A Manchester,Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, brass plate, M.S&L, OXMARSH CROSSING BOX, NEW HOLLAND, PARAFFIN OIL, 3½"x1½", originally fitted to a steel can. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 339 An LMS enamel hamper plate, RETURN TO LMS HOTEL STORES, ST PANCRAS. 6"x4", minor edge chips and loss to top left corner. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 340 A totem sign, IRLAM, (f/f) from the Cheshire Lines route between Manchester and Liverpool, via Sankey. Minor blemishes to the face. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 341 A single line key token, CAEDU CROSSING- BRYNMENYN (steel/brass plates). From the Llynvi and Ogmore route east of Tondu. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 4310.

Lot 342 A Glasgow and South Western Railway carriage panel, CUMNOCK and DALBEATTIE, by The Photochrom Company, complete with original mount, presented in a later frame. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 1022.

Lot 343 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 9146, N.B. LOCO Co 1912, from a North British Railway Class A, LNER N15 Class, 0-6-2T built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 19830, in July 1912, NBR No 909, LNER 9909, renumbered 9146 in 1946, becoming BR 69146. A long time St Margarets loco, it was withdrawn from there on 7 July 1959 and cut up at Cowlairs during the five days ending 23 October 1959. Cast brass 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 344 A GWR brass faced pressure gauge, 7" diameter, the surround stamped GWR 16-2-1901. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 345 A BR(M) double royal poster, LYTHAM ST ANNES, by Daphne Padden, rolled. (LM12955). £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 346 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, LECHLADE-FAIRFORD. The final section of the branch from Yarnton (Oxford), which closed in 1962. £250-400 - Sold for £440.

Lot 347 A worksplate HUDSWELL CLARKE, No. D1204 1961 from 0-6-0 diesel shunter D2513. New to Barrow in October 1961, withdrawn from there in August 1967, sold to NCB and cut up at Cadeby Colliery in October 1975. Cast brass, 12¾"x8¼". The front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 348 An LNER quad royal poster, YORKSHIRE COAST, by Tom Pervis. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 349 A worksplate, No 62044, 1948, from a (LNER) K1 Class 2-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26648, in October 1949. Allocated new to Darlington on 13 October 1949 and later Northallerton for ten years, back to Darlington and finally West Hartlepool from where it was withdrawn on 1 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Fighting Cocks. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½". £200-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 350 A wooden departure board, THE HOOK CONTINENTAL, from the barrier at Liverpool Street, a variety of exotic destinations, including Poland, USSR and Italy. 21"x56½". £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 351 A train departure board, THE DAY CONTINENTAL, from Liverpool Street, 21"x59½". Similar style to the previous lot. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 352 A train departure board, THE SCANDINAVIAN, from Liverpool Street. 21"x59½". Similar style to the previous lot. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 353 A nameplate ROYAL IRISH FUSILIER from Class 45 D77, later 45004. Built at Crewe Works in December 1960 and allocated to Crewe North. It was named in September 1965, withdrawn in December 1985 from Toton and cut up by MC Processors in Glasgow in November 1988. Cast resin with integral badge as fitted in 1965, the front repainted. £4000-5000 - Sold for £5800.

Lot 354 A North Eastern Railway carriage door panel, the plate glass etched with the full company coat of arms, and complete with brass handles to each side, overall 48½"x24¾". £250-400 - Sold for £55.

Lot 355 A cabside numberplate, CAMINHOS DE FERRO, MOCAMBIQUE, 989, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 2-8-2+2-8-2 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 74417, in 1943 for the British War Department, WD No 74417. After the war it was taken into Rhodesia Railways stock, becoming their 18th Class No 289. In 1949 the nine locos of the 18th Class were sold to Mocambique Railways and this loco became their No 989 and survived into the 1980s. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 356 A totem sign, HALL GREEN, (f/f,) from the North Warwickshire line between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, in superb condition. £250-400 - Sold for £700.

Lot 357 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3811, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in September 1939. At Laira by January 1948 and later Llanelly and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn by 7 September 1963 and sold for scrap to Cohens of Morriston on 1 January 1964. The front repainted. £500-600 - Sold for £560.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4103.

Lot 358 A BR(M) quad royal poster, BRITAIN'S FIRST ALL ELECTRIC MAIN LINE, Woodhead Electrics passing Crowden Reservoir. A poster commissioned by George Dow, this being his reference copy, professionally mounted recently to conserve.(LM11154) £250-400 - Sold for £190.

Lot 359 A nameplate, AUSTRALIA, from the LMS Jubilee Class 7P 4-6-0 No 5563 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24121, in August 1934 and named on 23 January 1936, becoming BR 45563. Allocated new to Preston, its later sheds included Longsight, Camden, Upperby, Patricroft and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn in November 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 20 March 1966. 34½" long, the front repainted. £7000-8000 - Sold for £9400.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 360 An LNER DINING CARS, wooden cigar box, La Corona brand, 9"x6¾". £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 361 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3289, 1945, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named W.M. WILD, new to Pilsley Colliery Co Ltd at Pilsley Colliery. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947, moving in June 1953 to their Oxcroft Colliery at Clowne where it was scrapped on site by T.W. Ward Ltd in April 1970. Cast iron, 11¼"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4846.

Lot 362 A totem sign, NEWINGTON, (f/f) from the Chatham to Canterbury route, excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £170.

Lot 363 A shedplate 82E Yeovil Pen Mill (1949 to February 1958), then Bristol Barrow Road (February 1958 to November 1965). The ex GWR shed at Yeovil housed just 10 locos during this period. It was transferred from the WR to the SR becoming 71H, finally closing in January 1959. The ex Midland shed at Barrow Road, Bristol was transferred from the MR (22A) to the WR in 1958. At this time its allocation of around 50 locos included 3 Patriots and 9 Jubilees. However, by 1965 the depot had been “westernised” with an allocation that included 11 Halls and 2 Granges in its total of 40 locos. The front repainted, the back marked 45685 Barfleur, the Barrow Road Jubilee from which it was removed. £150-250 - Sold for £310.

Lot 364 A totem sign, HILLFOOT, (f/f), from the Westerton to Milngavie branch, north of the Clyde, excellent colour and shine. £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 7394.

Lot 365 A GWR 12" dial dropcase wall clock with chisel base, complete with pendulum, key and ivorine plate, GWR 1846. The clock has been expertly restored. The number falls within a series used at Swindon Works. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1950.

Lot 366 A single line key token, BUTTINGTON CROSSING-WESTBURY, (alloy), from the GWR and LNWR Joint Line between Shrewsbury and Welshpool. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 367 A shedplate 15A Wellingborough (1949 to September 1963), then Leicester Midland (September 1963 to June 1965). The ex MR shed at Wellingborough was home to around 70 locos in the 1950s. The ex MR shed at Leicester had just 25 locos in its final year of steam operation. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 2734.

Lot 368 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 26075, 1948, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 19D 4-8-2 No 3355, one of the last batch of fifty of this large and successful Class built by NBL in 1948. The Class was used extensively throughout the SAR system and was one of the last steam classes to see regular service there. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 369 A Scottish Central Railway silver directors pass, issued to Thomas Grieg of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, shield shaped, ¾"x¾", with ring. The company line from Castlecary to Perth opened in 1848 before becoming part of the Caledonian in 1865. £700-1000 - Sold for £520.00 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 370 An LMS enamel lamp tablet, SUTTON COLDFIELD, from the Birmingham to Lichfield route, 23"long, chipping at edge and fixing points, and a small chip on the letter F. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 371 An LNER and LMS quad royal poster, WESTERN HIGHLANDS, by Guy Mallet. Professionally mounted on cartridge to conserve. £600-900 - Sold for £750 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 372 An LNER seat back plate, COWDENBEATH, from the Thornton Junction to Dunfermline route. Cast iron, 40" long, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 373 A BR(NE) enamel sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, GOODS OFFICES, (f/f), 21"x27", edge chips repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £330.

Lot 374 A BR(W) double royal poster, NEWQUAY, by Jack Merriott, rolled. (PR142). £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3808.

Lot 375 An original painting by Barry Freeman, featuring GWR 4999, Gopsal Hall passing Whiteball Summit signal box with a parcels train in 1955. Oil on canvas, framed, overall 27¼"x21¼". £2000-2500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £2000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 376 An LNWR double line block instrument with ivorine plate, ROADE JCT FAST LINES. A repair to the left of the lower door, otherwise unrestored. £150-300 - Sold for £130.

Lot 377 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, 19865, 1912, from a Great Central Railway Class 8K No 1209, LNER O4/1 Class No 6209, rebuilt and re-classified to O4/7 in 1940, renumbered 3556 in 1946 and 3761 in 1947, becoming BR 63761. At Annesley by January 1948 and later Colwick, Gorton and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 18 June 1959 and cut up at Gorton Works week ending 12 September 1959. Cast brass, 10"x 5½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £840.

Lot 378 A Kent and East Sussex Railway engraved brass gate notice, a unique design used only by this company, 9"x2". £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4838.

Lot 379 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 943, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 11 2-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 16280, in 1904 for Central South African Railways, their Class 11 No 731. On the formation of the SAR in 1912, it was renumbered to 943. Upon withdrawal it was sold for industrial use, working at South Wilbank Coal Mine and later becoming Tavistock Colliery No 3. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 380 A GWR wooden cased home signal repeater with ivorine plate, 5, in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £230.

Lot 381 A pull bar platform ticket machine, complete with B.T.C front plate, enamel makers plate and a supply of coins to operate, original condition. £600-900 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 382 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 6979, 1940, from a standard gauge 150HP 0-4-0DM new to the Air Ministry at Henlow as their A.M.W. No 157, It later moved to the Air Ministry at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire and in about 1951 was sold to Thomas Mitchell & Sons Ltd, Engineers & Merchants, of Bolton who sold it on in July 1953 to Round Oak Steel Works Ltd at Brierley Hill, becoming their No 0. Withdrawn in 1958, it was scrapped by Cashmores of Great Bridge in about 1960. Cast brass, 13"x8¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 383 An LMS double royal poster, FIRTH OF CLYDE CRUISES, by LMS steamers Caledonia and Mercury, professionally mounted on cartridge to conserve. (A3/6877) £250-400 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 1698.

Lot 384 A signal box nameboard, SEGHILL, from the Percy Main to Hartley section of the Blyth and Tyne route; the station closed in 1964. Cast letters on wood, with beading, 37ins long, unrestored. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 385 A shedplate 5D Stoke (1935 to August 1967). This ex NSR shed had an allocation of over 100 locos in the 50s and in its final few months still retained a substantial number of locos. Ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 386 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, REDDITCH SOUTH-STUDLEY, (fibre), from the Barnt Green to Ashchurch route, which closed in 1964. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 387 A totem sign, STANDON, (h/f) from the St Margarets to Buntingford branch which closed in 1964. Four edge chips into the blue, each expertly restored. £600-900 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 388 A worksplate, DUBS, 4100, 1901, from a 3ft 6ins Gauge 4-10-2T supplied new to the Imperial Military Railways in South Africa, their No 354. At the end of the Boer War these locomotives became Class E on the Central South African Railways’ roster and around 1903 six of them were converted to 4-8-2Ts, this one being numbered 234. With the exception of this loco the other five passed into South African Railways’ hands in 1910 as Class H1 and this loco was thought to have been scrapped. It now appears that it was converted to a 4-8-2T like the other five and sold into industrial service with Central Mining & Investment, the predecessor of Rand Mines. It probably worked most of its later life at their City Deep Mine and was scrapped by the 1970s, though its wheels were still under CSAR No 231 at City Deep in 1981. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £580.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1716.

Lot 389 An LNER quad royal poster, WEEKLY HOLIDAY SEASON TICKETS, the Borders Region area, includes Penicuik, Selkirk, St Boswells, Haddington, Dunbar. The poster is decorated with vignettes of places within the area. £80-120 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 2790.

Lot 390 A Highland Railway signal box plate, LAIRG, engraved brass, 3½" long, an old example, originally fitted to the Tyers Tablet instrument in Rogart box on the Far North line, later fitted to the key token instrument. £50-80 - Sold for £250.

Lot 391 A BR(M) warning poster, ON THE TRACK, FACE ON-COMING TRAFFIC, featuring a platelayer and Duchess approaching, artwork by C. 12"x18". (LM11455C) £30-50 - Sold for £110.

Lot 392 A Southern Railway target sign, MAIDSTONE EAST, from the Ashford to Sevenoaks route, excellent condition. No targets have been seen from the station before. £250-400 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 334.

Lot 393 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 950, 1928, from a GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T No 6662. At Barry by January 1948 and later Oxford and Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 5 April 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 11 February 1964. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 394 A single line key token, TALERDDIG-CEMMES ROAD, (alloy), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian Railways' route to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 3896.

Lot 395 A shedplate, 89D Oswestry (September 1960 to September 1963). During the time this ex Cambrian Railways' shed used this code it had an allocation of around 40 locos. Formerly 89A, Oswestry came under the LMR in September 1963 when it became 6E, a code it used for just three months prior to closure in January 1964. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 396 A LNWR plate glass window for the company's Oerlikon stock, introduced in 1914 and used on London suburban electric services. The LNW monogram prominent together with a transfer, Please close the door after you, 14"x38". £150-300 - Sold for £20.

Lot 397 A smokebox numberplate, 48117, together with its 4000 Gallon tenderplate and Stanier hooter whistle, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Northampton on 12 April 1939. Its later sheds included Warwick, Wellingborough, Toton, Nottingham, Cricklewood, Annesley, Burton, Springs Branch and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn week ending 23 March 1968 and cut up by Drapers at Hull week ending 31 August 1968. All in ex loco condition and caked in soot. (3) £400-600 - Sold for £700.

Lot 398 A nameplate, GLADIATEUR, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2569 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23107, in September 1924, and named after the racehorse which won racing's triple crown of Derby, 2000 Guineas and St Leger in 1865. It was renumbered to No 70 in 1946, rebuilt and re-classified to A3 Class in January 1947 and became BR 60070. Allocated new to Gateshead and then York, it then spent most of its career alternating between Gateshead and Darlington before moving to Copley Hill in 1960 and then Holbeck, Ardsley, Neville Hill and Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 4 May 1964 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the four days up to 4 January 1965. The front repainted; 50" long with a wooden splasher for display. £8000-10000 - Sold for £10000.00.

Lot 399 A single line token transfer key, WICKFORD-WOODHAM FERRERS, (brass) from the Southminster branch, designed to hold three tokens for the section for transfer to other box. (see following lot) £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 400 A single line key token, WICKFORD-WOODHAM FERRERS, (chromed steel), from the Wickford to Southminster branch. (see previous lot) £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 401 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3397, 1920, from a Taff Vale Railway Class A 0-6-2T No 149. When the Railway and its locomotives was absorbed by the GWR in 1922, it became GWR No 376. At Cardiff Cathays by January 1948 and later Cardiff East Dock, Merthyr, Barry, Abercynon and finally back to Cardiff Cathays from where it was withdrawn on 14 January 1957 and cut up at Swindon Works by 7 September 1957. Cast brass, 6"x4", the front repainted, the back stamped 376. £800-1000 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 402 An LSWR silver plated sugar bowl, by Mappin and Webb, 3½" high, the side marked with the company monogram. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 403 A double royal poster, VISIT DENMARK, COPENHAGEN, THE MARBLE BRIDGE, by Suick, LNER approved stamp top left, edge nicks repaired. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 404 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5619, 1899, from a Caledonian Railway 812 Class 0-6-0 No 835, built in December 1899, becoming LMS 17573 and BR 57573. At Hurlford by January 1935 and still there when withdrawn on 21 November 1957 and cut up at Kilmarnock Works the following 20 December. Engraved brass, 9"x6½", lightly cleaned, the lot is accompanied by a framed photograph of the loco. (2) £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 405 An LNER sorbet glass with company monogram on a frosted background, overall 3½" high. £50-80 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 3053.

Lot 406 A totem sign, OLDBURY & BROMFORD LANE (f/f) from the Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton main line, superb condition. £450-600 - Sold for £480.00.

Lot 407 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway home signal repeater, with red arm on brass finialed post. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 408 A shedplate, 27K Dawsholm (1935 to 1940). This LMS plate was used at this ex Caledonian shed which was home to 40 locos. It was recoded 31E until 1948 when it became 65D. The plate was removed from CR Class 264 Pug 0-4-0ST No 515, renumbered 1515 in 1920, LMS 16025, the St Rollox Works shunter, during a repair and repaint in January 1947. Built in 1890, this loco was originally withdrawn in September 1939 but reinstated two months later and finally withdrawn in May 1960 as BR 56025. Repainted. This lot is accompanied by a framed photograph of the loco. (2) £250-400 - Sold for £1480 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 409 An LNER carriage print, ROYAL DEESIDE, by Cyril H Barraud. From the first series of LNER etchings. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 410 A totem sign, BOROUGH GREEN & WROTHAM, (f/f) from the Sevenoaks to Ashford route. A crease repair to the right has necessitated filling and repainting. £200-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2738.

Lot 411 A GWR Light Luncheon box, emblazoned with advertising for the company and their hotels, brown card, 7"x5¼". £50-80 - Sold for £310.

Lot 412 A single line key token, EMNETH- MIDDLE DROVE, (chromed steel), from the Wisbech to Kings Lynn route which closed in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 413 An LMS quad royal poster, SOUTHPORT, by Fortunino Matania. The poster is mounted on linen with edge loss in places, a couple of areas of the image are also affected; nevertheless a classic 1930 poster. £2500-4000 - Sold for £3900 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 414 A Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway, Beware of Trains notice, cast iron, 21¾"x12½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 415 A London and North Western Railway carriage window displaying the company coat of arms with floral decoration to the border, and complete with original wooden surround, overall 21"x 21½". £200-350 - Sold for £55.

Lot 416 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1945, HORWICH. Locos built at Horwich that year were LMS Class 5 4-6-0 Nos (4)4932-43 and Class 8F 2-8-0 Nos (4)8382-99 and (4)8490-5. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2707.

Lot 417 A china teapot, LNWR, BLETCHLEY REFRESHMENT ROOMS, unusually complete with its matching lid, although both the rim and knob are chipped. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 418 A worksplate, DREWRY 2502, RSH 7815, 1954, from a 153HP 0-4-0DM which went new to William Cory & Son Ltd, Coal Contractors, of Erith Wharf, Kent who named it THETIS. Cast brass, 8"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 419 An LNER signal box diagram, DOGSTHORPE, 1943, showing crossing, Silo Sidings and lines to Eye Green and Peterborough. The box was on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Line, 38¼"x19" in its original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 3449.

Lot 420 A nameplate, DIBATAG, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1033, BR 61033, built at Darlington, Works No 2013, in August 1947 and named after a species of antelope found in Somalia. A much travelled engine, its sheds included Copley Hill, Stratford, Colwick, Cambridge, Darnall and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 25 March 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. 42¾" long, the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £7400 to commission or postal bidder number 7393.

Lot 421 A Great Eastern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, restored and complete with chain driven fusee movement, cast brass bezel, pendulum and key, the original face marked BR (though LNER visible in shadow) and plated 4347. The clock spent its whole life in the booking office at Harwich Station: an unusual case of a clock remaining in the same location for around one hundred years. £400-600 - Sold for £440.

Lot 422 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24744, 1942, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8176, the first of the batch built by NBL. Allocated new to Holbeck on 9 March 1942, its later sheds included Toton, Canklow, Barrow Hill, Gorton and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn week ending 5 August 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 14 November 1967. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 423 A small carriage board, CHESTER- BANGOR, used on local services on the North Wales coast, 28" long. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 424 A shedplate 8B Warrington Dallam (1935 to October 1967). This ex LNWR shed was home to 55 locos in the 1950s. At various times during the 1960s it had 10 Patriots, 18 Jubilees, and 2 Black 5 namers in its allocation. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 425 A Great Central Railway Marine Dept Captains badge, cloth with woven gilt wire, 3"x2". The badge was issued to Captain Thomas Rusling of Immingham; the vendor acquiring it from the family in the early 1990s. £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 1874.

Lot 426 A wooden notice, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, TICKETS ISSUED AND DATED IN ADVANCE. Gilt shaded lettering, 39"x6¾". Used at a travel agency. £100-200 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 7377.

Lot 427 A totem sign, PANNAL, (h/f) from the Harrogate to Leeds route, edge chips and a chip on the N each filled and repainted. Only one totem has been offered at auction, in 1992, probably this example. £900-1200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 428 A smokebox numberplate, 42316, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2316 built at Derby in 1928, becoming BR 42316. New to Longsight on 14 March 1928, its later sheds included Shrewsbury, Carnforth LNW, Stockport, Stoke, Willesden, Crewe North, Warwick and Stockport from where it was withdrawn week ending 16 February 1963. Its scrapping details are not known. Ex loco condition. £400-450 - Sold for £500.

Lot 429 A nameplate, ASHBURNHAM, from the Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway 0-6-0ST built by Chapman & Furneaux, Works No 1197, in 1900 and named after the Railway's Chairman, the Earl of Ashburnham. When the Railway was absorbed by the GWR on 1 July 1922, it became GWR 2192. From about 1931 it was allocated to Neath from where it was withdrawn on 30 April 1951 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 19 May. Cast brass, 36¼" long, the front repainted. £2500-4000 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 430 An LB&SCR four aspect handlamp stamped with company initials, and plated, WILLOW WALK. The top is plated B, as well as being stamped S JUNC BOX, STREATHAM. Lightly cleaned, a flake from the lower inside of the front lens. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 431 A Great Northern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key and restored, the face marked BR(E)7170. The clock spent its whole working life at Barkston North Signal box, north of Grantham. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 432 A single line key token, TULLOCH- SPEAN BRIDGE, (brass). From the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 433 A nameplate, HENRY, from a 275HP 0-4-0DE built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2801, in 1960. New on 18 January 1961 to Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd at Springvale Furnaces, Bilston which became part of the British Steel Corporation in July 1968. In September 1979 it moved to BSC's Aldwarke Works at Rotherham where it was de-named and numbered 11 and was out of use by late 1981. Cast brass, 19½" long, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 434 An Oldham, Ashton and Guide Bridge Railway, cast iron trespass notice, 26½"x17¼", repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £840.

Lot 435 A smokebox numberplate, 60149, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 AMADIS, built at Darlington, Works No 2068, in May 1949 and named in December 1950 after the racehorse which won the Doncaster Cup in 1909. New to Grantham on 31 May 1949, it alternated between there and Kings Cross before moving in 1958 to Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 7 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks of Wadsley Bridge. The front repainted. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 436 A totem sign, CHEAM, (f/f) from the Sutton to Epsom route, a chip repainted above the H, minor blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 437 A carriage print, SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK, by F.W.Baldwin, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 438 A worksplate GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 814, 1899, from a GNR Class C2, LNER C12 Class, 4-4-2T, GNR No 1503, LNER 4503, renumbered 7361 in 1946, becoming BR 67361. At New England by January 1948, it moved at the very end to Hull Botanic Gardens from where it was withdrawn on 15 April 1955. No reliable details of its scrapping are available. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted; service knocks to the rim in places. £500-800 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3520.

Lot 439 A GWR Spagnoletti block instrument, with original up and down line plates with shaded lettering, the instrument has not had an additional case fitted to the rear and is in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 440 A shedplate 85E Gloucester Barnwood (February 1958 to September 1960). This ex MR shed, formerly 22B, was transferred from the LMR to the WR in 1958. It had 40 ex LMS locos during the period it used this code. It was only when it became 85C that it received a handful of ex GWR locos, finally closing in May 1964. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 441 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway enamel Look Out armband; minor chipping by the right fixing. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 442 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1908, 1937, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to the Ford Motor Co Ltd at Dagenham but was kept at Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd which was a Ford subsidiary. It was scrapped in about July 1965. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8½", two small holes drilled in the face. £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 443 A London and South Western Railway Sykes block instrument, 3 LOCKED TO C BOX, complete with semaphore repeater above. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 444 A Locomotive nameplate, SATURN, together with matching worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 967, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T which was new to John Summers and Sons at Shotton Steelwork on 17 January 1912 where it worked until it was scrapped in 1959. The nameplate 26" long, the front repainted; the worksplate 12¾"x8", the front lightly polished. (2) £500-800 - Sold for £880.

Lot 445 A carriage print, BLAKENEY, NORFOLK, by Acanthus, from the LNER post-war series. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 446 A single line key token, LLANBRYNMAIR- CEMMES ROAD, from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian Railways' route to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. £150-250 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 1991.

Lot 447 A GWR wooden sign, Road to Goods Wharf Only, No Pedestrians or Vehicles Carrying Passengers to or from Passenger Station. Cast letters on wood with beading. 46½"x27½". Thought to be from Fenny Compton station near Banbury. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 448 An LNER locomotive whistle, group standard design used by a variety of classes, 13½" high, complete with wheel and valve, wasting near to the rim at the base of the upper section. 3½" diameter. £150-250 - Sold for £230.

Lot 449 A one engine in steam train staff, BRYMBO MIDDLE- VRON, wooden, 17" long, used on a branch in the complex of colliery lines north of Wrexham. £100-200 - Sold for £30.

Lot 450 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 3557 TYPE EM2-B1, from a 2ft 6ins Gauge 4-wheeled Battery Electric Flameproof 13.5 ton locomotive, one of four ordered by the National Coal Board for Wolstanton Colliery on 28 September 1959. It was ex-works on 24 July 1961. About 1971 it went to Kemball Colliery and Training Centre and then to Trentham Training Centre circa July 1989. Around March 1994 it was acquired by Staffordshire Locomotives and stored at a site in Salop. Scrapped in February 1996. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4¼", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 764.

Lot 451 A totem sign AMBERGATE, (f/f) from the Derby to Chesterfield route, the junction for the Peak route to Manchester, minor edge chips. £400-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 452 A BR double royal poster, BUTLINS FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS, by Durman. £150-250 - Sold for £360.

Lot 453 A locomotive headboard , CTAC, SCOTTISH TOURS EXPRESS, a service run by the Creative Tourist Agents Conference from the mid 1950s. 41"x19". The front repainted, the rim and back in original condition, the latter marked, RETURN TO 16A, with an earlier inscription, RETURN TO NOTTM loco 16A, visible underneath. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 454 A selection of china produced for the South African Royal Train, which was built by Metropolitan Cammell in 1946/1947, for the tour by King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth. This high quality service was produced by Mintons, and comprises a teapot, tea cup and saucer, coffee cup and saucer. The tip of the spout has a small chip. (5) £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 455 A GWR cast iron nameboard, ST AGNES SIGNAL BOX, from the Newquay to Truro branch line which closed in 1963, 72" long, the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £2300 to commission or postal bidder number 7390.

Lot 456 A Glasgow and South Western Railway carriage panel, LARGS and AYR, by the Photochrom Company, complete with original mount, presented in a later frame. £80-120 - Sold for £400.

Lot 457 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 25187, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in April 1943, WD No 77307. Loaned new to the LNER, returned to the WD in January 1945, again loaned to the LNER in June 1947 and taken into BR stock the following year becoming 90223. Its BR sheds included Mexborough, Lincoln GN, Immingham, New England, both Retford sheds and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 15 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Garnham Harris of Chesterfield. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 458 A Scotrail double royal poster, LOCH SHIEL, by Brendan Neiland, minor pin hole damage and loss at corners, hidden if framed. £50-80 - Sold for £70.

Lot 459 A shedplate 24L Carnforth (April 1958 to September 1963). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 11A, had 40 locos when using this code. It became 10A and was one of the final steam sheds to close in August 1968. It is now the home of West Coast Railways. Cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 460 A Liverpool Overhead Railway double royal poster, by W.T., small loss to border lower right and top left. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 461 A worksplate, BUILT 1950 BRIGHTON, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T. Those built at Brighton in 1950 were 42066-78 and 42096-102. Cast iron, 10½"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 462 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, GOODS ENQUIRIES, (flangeless), 24"x3½", minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 463 An enamel sign soliciting for recruits to the army of Edward VII, a colourful example, 26"x32", though some edge chipping and wasting to the base. The sign was been overplated with a G after the death of King Edward, though this has been removed. £300-500 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 290.

Lot 464 A Southern Railway signal box block bell with an enamel plate, ARUNDEL JC. The box was between Worthing to Barnham, the junction being for the Arun Valley route to Horsham. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 465 A Great Eastern Railway doorplate, ENQUIRY OFFICE, (flangeless), edge chipping and blemishes, but still vibrant cobalt blue colouring. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 466 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, HOME FROM GLOUCESTER, engraved brass, 4"x5" £50-80 - Sold for £75.00.

Lot 467 A nameplate, MERCURY, from the GWR 3252 Duke Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon in April 1899, originally numbered 3321, renumbered to 3287 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme and again to 9087 under the 1946 scheme in the November of that year. Its GWR sheds included Newton Abbot and Machynlleth. Withdrawn in July 1949, it was scrapped two months later at Swindon Works. The nameplate was recently discovered in a garden shed, where it had been stored for six decades; it has been lightly cleaned but is otherwise unrestored. £10000-12000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 468 A Southern Railway block instrument for double line, complete with top indicator, enamel plates and Thompson makers plate. £150-250 - Sold for £420.

Lot 469 A BR(W) ground frame nameboard, CARNSWERRY G.F. from the Goonbarrow Junction to Carbean Sidings Cornish china clay branch, which closed 1965, the northern section remaining in use until 1973. Embossed aluminium, 29½" long. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 470 A West Riding and Grimsby Railway bridge plate, WR&GR, 56, cast iron, 17½"x13¼", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 471 A brass presentation paperweight, with plates inscribed, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, BRIGHTON ELECTRIFICATION SCHEME 1930-1931, and PIRELLI CABLE WORKS, EASTLEIGH, 4½" diameter, constructed from a cross section of 33Kv multi core cable. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 472 A totem sign, WEST KILBRIDE, (f/f), from the Kilwinning to Largs branch on the Ayrshire Coast, edge rust repainted, otherwise superb condition. £250-400 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 7096.

Lot 473 A BR(M) quad royal poster, ISLE OF MAN, PORT ST MARY, by Peter Collins, rolled. (LM31164) £150-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2715.

Lot 474 A shedplate 9L Buxton (September 1963 to July 1968). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 9D, had just 20 locos when using this code. Of note were the four J94s used on the C&HPR. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 475 A Great Western Railway signal box door notice, cast iron, 11"x8½", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £120.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4952.

Lot 476 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 6165, GORTON WORKS 1920, from a Great Central Railway Class 9P, LNER B3 Class, 4-6-0, GCR No 1165, named VALOUR with large shield-shaped nameplates in memory of the GCR employees who had been killed in the First World War. It became LNER 6165 and was renumbered 1496 in 1946. Allocated new to Gorton, its other sheds included Kings Cross (for working the Pullman service to Leeds), Immingham, Woodford Halse, Copley Hill, Neasden and Lincoln from where it was withdrawn in December 1947. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 477 A cast iron notice, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, BILL POSTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED, (0.26 pattern), 18¼"x10¼". The front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 478 A BR(NE) quad royal poster, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, by Henry Rushbury, wear to the edges in places. (AR1031) £150-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 479 A silver plated Pullman Car Company half bottle ice bucket, by Martin Hall and Co. 5¼" high, and complete with handle. The side marked with the company coat of arms. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 480 A brass seal, ELY & HUNTINGDON RAILWAY, as used on share certificates and legal documents. 2" diameter and showing the detailed coat of arms which features a hunting scene, crowns and a winged wheel. The company built the line from St Ives to Godmanchester which opened in 1847 but after suffering financial difficulties merged with the East Anglian Railway in 1849. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 481 A GWR Hotels 3¾" brandy glass decorated with the company's roundel device. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 482 A nameplate, CHITTARANJAN, most probably from Indian Railways 5ft 6ins gauge Class WT 2-8-4T No 14000, the first of the Class built at Chittaranjan Works in West Bengal in 1959 and named after the Works as it was the first loco fully designed there. Cast brass, 33½" long, the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 1979.

Lot 483 A London, Chatham and Dover Railway enamel notice, TELEGRAPH OFFICE, contained in its original wooden frame, 30"x7". £150-250 - Sold for £75.

Lot 484 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3749, 1951, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Sudan Government Railway 0-6-0T, their No 49, which was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass 11½"x8", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 485 A Glasgow and South Western Railway signal post finial, cast iron, 27½" high, repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 486 A totem sign, LUFFENHAM, (f/f), from the Leicester to Peterborough route, once junction for Market Harborough via Seaton and closed in 1966. A chip repair at the edge of the lower panel. £250-400 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 487 A tenderplate, BR1B, 1154, 1955, from a 4725 gallon tender initially coupled with BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92065. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 488 A small carriage board, ROCHDALE- BLACKPOOL NORTH, 32" long. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 489 A Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway bridge plate, C.K.P.R. 19. Cast iron, 12"x8", original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 490 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1887. There is no record of the loco from which this plate originates. Cast brass, 16¾"x8", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 491 A shedplate, 84E Tyseley (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR depot had well over 100 locos on its books during the time it used this code. It was transferred to the LMR and became 2A, finally closing to steam in November 1966. The front of the plate has been repainted, the back is marked 9432 and is unusually flat with plenty of evidence that it was carried on a locomotive. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 492 A Great Northern Railway cast iron trespass notice, an unusual example, the smaller size and design peculiar to the Peterborough area, 18½"x12½", the front repainted. (TPGN605). £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 493 A totem sign, BOLTON TRINITY STREET, (f/f) for the Manchester to Blackburn and Preston route, edge rusting, otherwise fine. £250-400 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 2048.

Lot 494 A Great Central Railway silver plated sugar bowl by Walker and Hall of Sheffield, 3½" high with prominent coat of arms, slightly worn. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 495 A BR(S) wooden fingerboard ASHFORD, CANNON STREET, used for boat trains and other fast services from the ports to the city, original condition, 48" long. £50-80 - Sold for £60 to commission or postal bidder number 4387.

Lot 496 A shedplate, 1A Willesden (1935 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 130 locos in the 1950s and in its final few months still maintained 70. The plate is in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 497 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, POINTS DOWN LINE & BIRCHWOOD COLLIERY LINE. Engraved brass, 4"x5". The Birchwood Colliery branch left the Pye Bridge to Kirkby-in-Ashfield route west of Pinxton and Selston station. £50-80 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 498 A Southern Railway Marine Department, 3¾' whisky glass with ribbing to the lower body and heavy base. £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 499 An LNER three aspect handlamp with brass plate, GRANTHAM, complete with interior. £50-80 - Sold for £180.00 to commission or postal bidder number 2362.

Lot 500 A totem sign, STROOD, (f/f) from the North Kent Coast route, between Gravesend and Faversham, a few minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £250-400 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 334.