Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 11 October 2014

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Lot 1 A Midland and Northern Joint Railway enamel notice advising that the booking office will be opened fifteen minutes before the departure of each train, dated 1893, 8"x5". A small repair to the right edge. £300-500 - Sold for £440.

Lot 2 A GWR signal box diagram, PORTHYWAEN, the first station on the Tanet Valley Light Railway, which ran from Llynclys to Llangynog. The station closed in 1951. Overall 17¼"x14¼" contained in its original frame. £200-350 - Sold for £390.

Lot 3 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1822, 1913, from a 5ft 6ins gauge 0-6-0ST new to C.H. Walker Co Ltd, contractor, for use on the Buenos Aires harbour works as their No 16. It was later sent to Spain for use on a contract on the Ferrocarril de Santander a Mediterraneo and was later taken into their stock as No 27 before being sold to the Sociedad General Azacarera de Espana's sugar factory at Hijar. It moved later to the company's Monzon factory where it could still be found in the mid-1960s but was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front cleaned and lightly polished. £400-600 - Sold for £520.00.

Lot 4 A totem sign, BUCKINGHAM, (f/f), from the Banbury to Verney Junction route which closed in 1966, superb condition. £400-600 - Sold for £1450 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 5 An LNER cast iron sign, instructing passengers to cross the line by the bridge and not on the level, 22"x12¼", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 6 A BR(S) double royal poster, LYNTON & LYNMOUTH, by Harry Riley, minor corner loss, lower left. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 2984.

Lot 7 A BR standard locomotive whistle, complete with base and operating lever, overall 14½" high in fine ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £210.

Lot 8 A Furness Railway, Tyers signal box block instrument with ivorine plate, ARNSIDE STATION. From the Carnforth to Barrow section of the Cumbrian Coast route. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 9 A worksplate, ROBERT HEATH & LOW MOOR LIMITED, Builders and Owners, Biddulph Works, Stoke-on Trent, No 16, 1924, from a 0-6-0ST, one of approximately eleven engines built by the Company for its own use at Victoria Colliery near Biddulph between 1888 and 1926. Originally Robert Heath & Sons Ltd, the Company's name was changed to Robert Heath & Low Moor Ltd in January 1920 following amalgamation with The Low Moor Co Ltd of Bradford. The Company went into liquidation in October 1929 and then became part of Norton & Biddulph Collieries, which in turn became part of the National Coal Board in January 1947. The loco continued working until the early 1960s and was scrapped by CFM Co Ltd in January 1965 when this rare plate was acquired by the late owner. Cast iron, 16¾"x9¾", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. The back appears to have been reused as a door plate and is inscribed, JAMES KIRKPATRICK, RECEIVER & MANAGER, presumably from the time the owners went into liquidation. £900-1200 - Sold for £3300 to commission or postal bidder number 305.

Lot 10 A BR(E) enamel sign KENTISH TOWN, ST PANCRAS, (f/f) from a station on the Tottenham and Hampstead Joint Line to Barking, 30"x12", minor edge chips only. £300-500 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 698.

Lot 11 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway Walkers switch box, used in conjunction with a block instrument, complete with Up line Blocked/Train in Section indicator, and lever. £100-200 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 2965.

Lot 12 An LNER Wedgwood style cream tot of Grecian design, by Dudson of Hanley. The base marked LNER Hotels. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 13 A smokebox numberplate, 2221, from a GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in August 1940. It spent most of its BR days at Didcot with spells at Reading, Oxford and Banbury from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 14 November 1964 and sold for scrap on 13 January 1965 to J. Friswell of Banbury who cut it up on site at Banbury shed. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 14 A single line key token, POOL QUAY-LLANYMYNECH, (alloy), from the Oswestry to Welshpool route, a section used after the closure of Four Crosses signal box. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 15 A Birmingham Tramways Vono bell push to communicate with the driver, operated by compressed air and in working order. The bell is mounted on a board together with a cast brass plate, LOW BRIDGE CAR, SELLY OAK, ASTON, DUDLEY PORT. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 16 A LMS Hawkseye target sign, OLD FORD, the station was on the North London Railway between Bow and Hackney and closed in 1944, the front repainted £350-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 17 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 1017, 1903, from a GNR Class C2, LNER C12 Class, 4-4-2T, No 1531 built at Doncaster in December 1903. Renumbered 7384 in 1946, it became BR 67384. At Langwith Junction by January 1948, it moved the following year to Louth from where it was withdrawn on 7 May 1956. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £400.

Lot 18 A small carriage board, FISHGUARD & GOODWICK- TRECWN SIDINGS, used on workman's trains to the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Trecwn, situated south east of Letterston Junction on the North Pembrokeshire and Fishguard Railway, original condition, 32" long. £150-300 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 486.

Lot 19 A enamel plate from the Victoria train departure indicator, SEAFORD, the terminus of the branch from Lewes, 17"x2¼", minor edge chips. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 20 A GWR directors or civil engineers armchair used in one of the Bristol Division inspection saloons, it is clearly marked GWR on the leg, and retaining its original upholstery which is in excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 21 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT, (f/f), a few minor blemishes. £200-350 - Sold for £580.

Lot 22 A shedplate, 27F Brunswick (April 1958 to September 1961). This ex CLC shed, formerly 13E and 8E, had 30 locos when using this code. The front probably repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 23 A GWR cast iron dual language trespass notice from the Bala branch, 26¾"x17¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 24 A nameplate, CROYDON, with its enamel badge depicting the RAF crest, from the SR Battle of Britain Class light pacific 4-6-2 No 21C156, built at Brighton in February 1947 and named after the Second World War RAF airfield. It became BR 34056 and was rebuilt without its streamlined casing in December 1960. Allocated new to Dover and later Ramsgate, Stewarts Lane, Nine Elms, Exmouth Junction and Salisbury from where it was withdrawn on 7 May 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 16 October 1967. The nameplate and badge are in ex loco condition and attached to the original steel backplate fitted when the engine was rebuilt. 50"x40" overall.(See also the next Lot) £25000-35000 - Sold for £35000.

Lot 25 A smokebox numberplate, 34056, from the SR Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 CROYDON, the front repainted. (See previous lot for engine history) £2000-3000 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 26 A totem sign, ABERDOVEY, (f/f) from the Dovey Junction to Towyn section of the Cambrian Coast route, a few tiny face chips neatly restored. This is the first example to be offered for sale at auction. £600-900 - Sold for £2700 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 27 A Great North of Scotland Railway four aspect handlamp with brass plates, P.W. CRAIGELLACHIE and GNSR P.WAY. The station was on the Keith to Elgin route which closed in 1968, the junction for the branch to Boat of Garten. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 28 A tenderplate, BR1A, 766, 1951, from a 4000 gallon tender paired new with BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No 70017 ARROW built at Crewe in June 1951, although many tender changes occurred especially towards the end of steam. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £610.

Lot 29 A totem sign, KNEBWORTH, (f/f). The station is on the East Coast main line between Welwyn and Stevenage; minor marks, otherwise excellent. £500-800 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 30 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 2932/E268, from Class 83 E3028, later 83005. New to ACL in September 1960, withdrawn from Longsight in August 1983 and cut up by Vic Berry at Leicester in September 1984. Chromed brass, 10"x4½" in ex loco condition with original BR blue paintwork, loss at upper bolt holes. £250-400 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 31 A signal box nameboard, LANGWATHBY, The box was north of Appleby on the Settle to Carlisle route, 73½" long, cast letters on wood with beading, fine original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 32 A cabside numberplate, RHODESIA RAILWAYS Co Ld, 93, from a RR 9th Class 4-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 19819, in 1912. It was later re-boilered and re-classified to Class 9B and was still in existence at the end of 1978, although destined for scrapping. Cast brass, 19¼"x13", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 33 A carriage print, STAITHES, YORKSHIRE, by Gyrth Russell, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 34 A Kent and East Sussex Railway cast iron locomotive plate, showing the company name, cast iron, 10"x6". An identical style plate for the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway is attached to the preserved locomotive, Gazelle. £350-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 35 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1946, DERBY. Engines built at Derby in 1946 were Class 4 2-6-4T Nos (4)2218-64. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. The thinner than normal characters suggests that this may be a St Rollox replacement plate; a substantial number of the engines built in 1946 were allocated to Glasgow area sheds. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 36 An LNER enamel seat back plate, VICTORIA PARK from the Stratford to Chanelsea Junction and North London line, this junction station closed in 1943, the plate being used on the Stratford line platforms, 23"x2¾", edge chips. £150-300 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 583.

Lot 37 A shedplate 11B Barrow (1935 to April 1958), then Workington (April 1958 to May 1960). The ex Furness Railway shed at Barrow had 50 locos when using this code. Ex LNWR shed Workington had 30 when using this code. This LMS code was used from 1935 until at least the mid 1950s. Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 38 A Southern Railway target sign, ANDOVER TOWN, from the Andover Junction to Romsey route which closed in 1964, edge chipping restored, the lettering virtually unaffected. £500-800 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 39 A smokebox numberplate, 48317, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8317 built at Crewe and allocated new to Canklow on 15 January 1944. Its later sheds were Skipton, Kirkby, Trafford Park, Rowsley and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 16 March 1968 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 17 August 1968. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 40 A cast iron poster board header, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON & MIDLAND JUNCTION, 17½"x4¼", in fine original condition. A rare example from this minor line, which lost its passenger service in 1952. £300-500 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 1052.

Lot 41 A GWR signal lever plate, 34, TO CLAPHAM JUNC, BRIGHTON SECTION STARTING. Engraved brass, 6" long, probably from Chelsea and Fulham box on the West London Extension Railway. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 42 An LNER enamel destination plate, FENCHURCH STREET, from the departure indicator at Stratford station, 23" long, edge chips. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 43 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, 1648, 1914, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named ANNE which was new to the Lower Sydenham Gas Works Co, which later became part of the South Eastern Gas Board. Late on in its career it moved to Eastbourne Gas Works and was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 44 An enamel notice from a carriage used on the DINORWIC QUARRIES RAILWAY, showing the regulations for the Railway's quarrymen's trains, dated 1895, 24½"x20½", contained in its original frame. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 45 A GWR double royal poster, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, by Ronald Lampitt, rolled, a little foxing at top and base. (PW24) £250-400 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1447.

Lot 46 A Southern Railway enamel target sign, REDHILL, from the Brighton main line, edge and screw hole chips repainted, as are several face chips. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 47 A Great Central Railway pocket watch, by A.G Burrell of Sheffield, the back of the outer case engraved GCR 1649, the makers name on the face. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 48 A single line key token, LLANYMYNECH-FOUR CROSSES (cast steel, metal plate), from the Oswestry to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. £150-250 - Sold for £230.

Lot 49 A nameplate, WESTERN STAR, from the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No 70025 built at Crewe for the Western Region and given a name previously carried by a GWR Broad Gauge engine and later by a Star Class 4-6-0. It went new to Rugby Testing Plant on 13 September 1952 and its first shed in May 1953 was Cardiff Canton where it remained for eight years. Its later sheds were Aston, Crewe North, Crewe South, Llandudno Junction and Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 3 December 1967 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. 47" long, the front repainted though unpolished. £9000-12000 - Sold for £10800.

Lot 50 A carriage print, WELWYN VIADUCT, HERTFORDSHIRE, by S.R. Badmin, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 51 A GWR pre grouping doorplate, LAVATORY, cast iron, 18"x3½", unrestored with original paintwork. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 52 A shedplate 73A Stewarts Lane (1950 to June 1962). This ex SECR shed had an allocation of over 100 locos during this period. Of note were 7 King Arthurs, 6 Schools 13 Bullied Light Pacifics and 3 Merchant Navies. In June 1962 it was recoded 75D, and lost its steam allocation in September 1963. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 53 A Southern Railway notice outlining the conditions upon which tickets are issued, as displayed inside the top of the booking office window, and hinged at the base to show the word, Shut, when lowered, 9¼"x4", engraved brass with white enamel infill, minor loss in a couple of places. £100-200 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 2091.

Lot 54 A smokebox numberplate, 5917, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0, WESTMINSTER HALL, built at Swindon in July 1931 and named when built after the famous London hall originally built in 1097 and forming part of the Houses of Parliament. Allocated new to St Philips Marsh, it was at Worcester by January 1948 and later Laira, Exeter and Southall from where it was withdrawn on 8 September 1962 and sold for scrap to J. King at Norwich on 8 November 1963. Ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 55 A BR(M) quad royal poster, LONDON MIDLAND ELECTRIFICATION, a view of an express and local train between Liverpool and Crewe, rolled, laid down on linen. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 56 A GWR semaphore signal repeater with red home arm on a finialed post, original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 1285.

Lot 57 A South Eastern Railway wooden yoke, overall 34" wide and complete with hooks, the body clearly stamped S.E.R in two places. £50-80 - Sold for £85.

Lot 58 A BR(M) double royal poster, NORTH WALES, The Leddar Valley, by Daphne Padden, the image includes a DMU in the distance, pin holes at corners and edge. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 59 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4377, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4349, BR 44349. At Longsight by January 1935, its later sheds included Upperby, Workington, Willesden, Stoke, Alsager and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 3 July 1965 and despatched for scrap on the following 17 September to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 305.

Lot 60 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway cast iron signal post finial, 25" high, repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 61 A collection of name transfers as applied to North British Railway platform lamps, each mounted on a small piece of glass, Junction Bridge, Winchburgh, Manuel, Heriot, and a further sixteen examples which have had the edge trimmed, these include many Borders and Waverley route stations, Selkirk, Thornielee, Fushiebridge, Walkerburn, Innerleithen, Chirnside, Polton, etc. (20) £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2861.

Lot 62 A worksplate, BUILT 1951 CREWE, from the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No 70024 built at Crewe and named VULCAN, a name previously used on a GWR Broad Gauge engine. Allocated new to Laira on 6 October 1951, its later sheds included Cardiff Canton, Aston, Crewe North and Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 30 December 1967 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 6 February 1968. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 63 A totem sign, WEST MALLING, (f/f) from the Sevenoaks to Maidstone East route, slight loss of shine and discolouration to white. £200-350 - Sold for £140.

Lot 64 A BR(S) double royal poster, ILFRACOMBE, by Allinson, mounted in a quality wooden frame. (AD5137) £200-350 - Sold for £330.

Lot 65 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM CARMARTHEN JC STATION BOX, from the West Wales main line. Hand engraved brass, 4¾"x 1½". £100-200 - Sold for £370 to commission or postal bidder number 486.

Lot 66 A North British Railway three aspect fogmans handlamp, stamped NBR, SPEAN BRIDGE, a station north east of Fort William on the West Highland Line, once the junction for the Fort Augustus branch. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 67 A smokebox numberplate, 40107, from a LMS Class 3 2-6-2T No 147 built at Derby and allocated new to Farnley Junction on 14 August 1937. Its later sheds included Nottingham, Royston, Manningham, Sowerby Bridge, Low Moor and Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 19 November 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 14 February 1964. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 3784.

Lot 68 An LNER enamel destination plate, TIDAL BASIN, from the departure indicator at Stratford station. Tidal Basin was on the North Woolwich branch and closed in 1943, 23" long. £80-120 - Sold for £440.

Lot 69 A Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway cast iron bridge weight notice, 37"x18½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 70 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway silver plated cruet set with NEWHAVEN & DIEPPE SERVICE in a decorative garter. £80-120 - Sold for £230.

Lot 71 A GWR cast iron nameboard, CHACEWATER SIGNAL BOX, the box was west of Truro close to the junction with the branch to St Agnes and Newquay. The station closed in 1964, 78" long. Repainted. Together with the signal box diagram, CHACEWATER STATION, Jan 1957, showing lines to Drump Lane and Truro, 76"x24". (2) £400-600 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 72 A shedplate 14B Kentish Town (1935 to April 1963), then Cricklewood diesel depot (September 1963 to March 1967). The ex MR shed at Kentish town was home to over 100 locos throughout the 1950s. However by late 1962 only 23 remained. Some of the 15 Class 08 shunters that worked from Cricklewood also carried this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 73 A promotional display piece, DEUTCHE BAHN, TRANS EUROP EXPRESS, a three dimensional model of the iconic train, 27" long, 9" high, constructed in cast aluminium with wooden backing. £150-300 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4593.

Lot 74 A worksplate, RUSTON & HORNSBY, 181807, 30HP, from a 1ft 10 ¾" gauge 4-wheeled diesel ex works on 2 December 1936 to C.J. Williams at Dinorwic Slate Quarries, Llanberis and sold for scrap in March 1968. Engraved details on cast brass, 5¾"x3½", in ex loco condition. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 75 A BR(M) quad royal poster, MIDLAND PULLMAN, by Wolstenholme, rolled. ( LM22459) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 76 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, BIGGLESWADE, from the Hitchin to Sandy section of the East Coast Main Line. 35¾" long, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 3538.

Lot 77 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5697, GATESHEAD WORKS, 1900, from a North Eastern Railway Class P1 0-6-0 No 2072, becoming LNER J25 Class, still numbered 2072, renumbered 5697 in 1946, becoming BR 65697. Because of a shortage of GWR motive power during the war, it was loaned to the GWR from February 1940 until December 1946 and allocated to Hereford. Withdrawn from Borough Gardens in November 1958 and scrapped at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £640.

Lot 78 A totem sign, MORTLAKE, (f/f) from the Clapham Junction to Richmond route. A scratch across the M, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 79 A French locomotive numberplate, BB-338, from a SNCF 1500 volt DC electric built by Alsthom and which entered service in February 1947 at Tours-Saint-Pierre. Withdrawn in December 1985. Cast aluminium, 26"x8", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £210.

Lot 80 A BR(W) double royal poster, ISLES OF SCILLY, by John S. Smith. (PR99a) £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 81 An LNER 12" dial roundhead wall clock, 11004 complete with pendulum, key, and chain driven fusee movement. The repainted face marked LNER 9147. The clock was originally used in the Central Accounts Office, later Hadley Wood, Leeds City Passenger Agent and finally Leeds S&T. £400-600 - Sold for £600.

Lot 82 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, TICKET OFFICE, (flangeless), minor rusting at the edge otherwise excellent. £80-120 - Sold for £55.

Lot 83 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24776, 1942, from a Stanier type War Department 2-8-0, WD No 561, loaned new to the LMS in June 1942 and allocated to Toton, returning to the WD in June 1943, taken into LMS stock in December 1943 and allocated to Normanton as LMS No 8274, becoming BR 48274. Its later sheds were Wakefield, Mirfield, Royston and Stourton from where it was withdrawn on 4 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 8 March 1967. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 84 A totem sign, ABERLOUR, (f/f) from the Craigellachie to Boat of Garten route which closed in 1965, three small edge chips restored, just into the blue. £400-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 85 A nameplate, EARLHAM HALL, from the LNER B2 Class 4-6-0 No 2844 built at Darlington in May 1935 as a B17, renumbered 1644 in 1946, becoming BR 61644 and rebuilt and re-classified to B2 Class in March 1949. It was named after the Hall on the outskirts of Norwich, now part of the University of East Anglia. At Norwich by January 1948 and later Colchester and Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 25 November 1959 and cut up at Stratford Works. 48" long, the front in original condition. The plate is mounted on a wooden backboard, shaped as a splasher. £4500-6000 - Sold for £4000.

Lot 86 A BR(W) quad royal poster, GLORIOUS DEVON, by L.A.Wilcox, rolled. (PR50) £250-400 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 7305.

Lot 87 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, No 1703 DONCASTER, 1928, from a LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No 2747 named CORONACH after the racehorse which won the 1926 Derby and St Leger, renumbered 93 in 1946, becoming BR 60093. After spending most of its first ten years at Doncaster, it moved to Haymarket and to Carlisle Canal in January 1941 where it spent its final twenty-one years as a renowned performer over the Waverley route. Withdrawn from Carlisle Canal in April 1962, it was scrapped at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", unpolished, the back clearly stamped 2747 and 93. £3000-4000 - Sold for £3800.

Lot 88 A carriage print, ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, YORKSHIRE, by Frank Sherwin, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 89 A single line key token transfer staff, MALDON EAST-WITHAM, from the Essex branch which closed in 1966. The device was used to correct an imbalance in the supply of keys at each end of the section, caused by the uneven numbers of trains on the branch. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 90 An enamel plate, ST.DENYS, from the train departure indicator at Waterloo, 17"x2¾", on its original triangular block, edge chips and a chip on the E. The station was on the Eastleigh and Southampton route. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 91 A shedplate 18A Toton (1948 to September 1963). This ex MR shed housed over 150 locos during the 1950s, its most famous occupants being the 23 Beyer Garratt 2-6-6-2s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 92 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, NISBET, from an intermediate station on the Roxburgh to Jedburgh branch which closed in 1948, 22" long, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2861.

Lot 93 A worksplate, HUNSLET ENGINE Co, 606, 1894, from a 1ft 10¾" gauge 0-4-0ST named ALAN GEORGE new in May 1894 to Penrhyn Slate Quarries at Bethesda and last used there in November 1953. It went in August 1965 to Mr J. Buckler at Howdenclough Light Railway near Leeds and in July 1982 to the Vale of Teifi Railway at Henllan, near Newcastle Emlyn, where it is currently out of use as the Railway is closed. Engraved brass, 9½"x6½", unpolished. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 94 A Tyers single line tablet, STALHAM-POTTER HEIGHAM, (brass/steel), from the North Walsham to Yarmouth Beach section of the M&GN Joint Line which closed in 1959. £200-350 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 95 A BR(NE) double royal poser, BEVERLEY MINSTER, The Percy Tomb, by Kenneth Steel, minor border defects. (AR1085) £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 7456.

Lot 96 A totem sign, BOLTON TRINITY STREET, (f/f) from the Manchester to Preston route, a strip of surface wear to the left side restored, away from the lettering. £200-350 - Sold for £410.

Lot 97 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 732, 1900, from a Manchester Ship Canal standard gauge 0-6-0T No 20 named GLASGOW. Scrapped at the Company's Mode Wheel Workshops in June 1963. Engraved brass, 15"x9½", the front lightly polished, the back marked Loco 20. £800-1200 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 98 A coat of arms transfer, London Brighton and South Coast Railway, 24"x21", mounted on board, within frame. £80-120 - Sold for £85.

Lot 99 A cast iron plate, West Riding and Grimsby Railway Maintenance Ends, 11¾"x7¾", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 100 An LNER Silver Jubilee pattern china egg cup, by Mintons, the side decorated with the silver and blue diamond motif. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 101 A nameplate, CARISBROOKE, from a London & South Western Railway O2 Class 0-4-4T No 198 built at Nine Elms Works in June 1891. Still No 198 in SR days, it became BR 30198 and was at Eastleigh by January 1948. In April 1949 it was transferred to the Isle of Wight where it was renumbered to W36 and named. It was withdrawn on 14 June 1964 and scrapped on the Isle of Wight. 38½" long, in superb ex loco condition. £7000-9000 - Sold for £10800 to commission or postal bidder number 2708.

Lot 102 An LNER 1940 quad royal poster, RIEVAULX ABBEY, Helmsley Station, Yorkshire, by Sydney Lee. A split repaired at right and left, and a small area of border loss, top left. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 103 A worksplate, DREWRY, 2175, 1945, constructed Vulcan Foundry, No 5256, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM supplied new to the Ministry of Defence and initially numbered WD 72220, then WD 829 and finally Army 222. It was delivered new to the Longmoor Military Railway where it was named CHITTAGONG and worked at Liphook, later moving to Bicester Workshops and Shoeburyness before returning from Shoeburyness to Bicester twice before completing its military service with the Navy Department at Bedenham. It was disposed of to J Wells & Son, Fair Oak, Eastleigh for scrap on 11 September 1990 and appears to have been scrapped by 1994. Cast brass, 8"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 104 A nameplate, OLWEN, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5408, in 1910 and new to the Minerva Lime Company Ltd at Minerva near Wrexham where it spent all its working life until scrapped in December 1964. The nameplate 22" long, shaped to fit the saddle tank, lightly cleaned. (See also next Lot) £500-800 - Sold for £680.

Lot 105 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK & Co 1910 from a 0-4-0ST named OLWEN. Cast brass 17"x8", unrestored. (See previous lot for engine history) £350-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 106 A Great North of Scotland Railway track gauge and level, the brass surround to the bubble engraved GNSR, P.WAY INSPR CRAIGELLCHIE; the brass ends also stamped with the company initials, overall 62" long. Although there is an old repair in one place this is the best example we have seen. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 107 A smokebox numberplate, 42567, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24323, and allocated new to Monument Lane on 26 August 1936 and later Watford, Stoke, Bangor and Patricroft from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 13 March 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 27 May 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 108 A GWR cast iron doorplate, GENTLEMEN, 21¾"x5", used at Titley Junction and complete with its original wooden backing. £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 2651.

Lot 109 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1245, 1935, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5204 which became BR 45204. Allocated new to Crewe North on 28 October 1935, it moved the following month to Wakefield where it remained for twenty years before moving in April 1955 to Farnley Junction and finally Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 9 January 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 24 June 1967. Cast brass, 8½"x5", unrestored. £150-250 - Sold for £180.

Lot 110 A totem sign, HASSOCKS, (f/f), from the Brighton main line, situated at the north end of Clayton Tunnel and the station for Hurstpierpoint. Edge chips just into the green, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 7486.

Lot 111 A single line key token, EAST MALDON-WITHAM JCN, (chromed/steel), from the Witham to Maldon East branch which closed in 1966. The key is a little distorted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 112 A Malaysian Railways poster, FMSR See Malaya, edge nicks, 21½"x31". £150-300 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 1447.

Lot 113 A totem sign, CHESTFIELD & SWALECLIFFE HALT, (h/f) from the Faversham to Herne Bay section of the North Kent Coast Route, discolouration and surface blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 114 An LMS, NCC cabside numberplate, 50, from a 5ft 3ins gauge WT Class 2-6-4T, one of the last Class ordered for the Northern Counties Committee of Northern Ireland and built for the recently formed Ulster Transport Authority in April 1949 at Derby under the auspices of the Railway Executive of BR to a design which was basically an LMS Fowler 2-6-4T. The Class were generally known in Ireland as Jeeps. Last used in 1969, it was withdrawn in January 1970 and scrapped the following October. Cast brass, 17"x9¾", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 3107.

Lot 115 A GWR locomotive brake handle , cast brass, 5" diameter overall 1¼" long, stamped GWR 355, the number then changed to 719. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 116 A single line key token, WEST DRAYTON WEST-COLNBROOK, (alloy), from the Staines West branch which closed to passengers in 1965 and freight in 1992. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 1874.

Lot 117 A Midland Railway small signal finial, with cast iron base and wooden top, overall 24" high. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 118 A GWR signal lever plate, 36 FROM ASHENDON, TO DOWN MAIN HOME, engraved brass, 5½" long. Ashendon Junction was at the northern end of the GW & GC Joint Line, where the GWR main line to Banbury and the north diverged for the Great Central route to Grendon Underwood and Woodford Halse, the latter closing in 1966. It was one of a handful of GWR junctions with a flyover. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 119 A pair of GWR carriage prints by the Photochrom Company, OXFORD, MAGDALEN TOWER & JERSEY, ST BRELADES BAY. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 120 A worksplate, SENTINEL, 10208, from a standard gauge 325hp 0-4-0DH new to the Oxfordshire Ironstone Co Ltd, Banbury and named ALLAN. After the OIC system closed, it moved to Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd at Corby Iron & Steel Works in October 1967, their No D24 but renumbered to D40 when the British Steel Corporation took the Company over. In July 1977 it went to Thomas Hill (Rotherham) Ltd at Vanguard Works, Kilnhurst who sold it the following December to Tees & Hartlepool Port Authority at Tees Dock, Grangetown where it was scrapped on site by April 1982. Cast brass, 5½"x4¼", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 121 A single line key token, LLANBRYNMAIR-CEMMES ROAD, (cast steel/metal plate), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth. £150-250 - Sold for £180.

Lot 122 A GWR brass cases drum clock by Kay and Co of Paris, complete with key and matching numbers, 3901, to the side, back and movement. £200-300 - Sold for £370.

Lot 123 A totem sign, MAXTON, (f/f) from the Berwick-on-Tweed to St Boswells route, which closed in 1964, several face chips neatly restored and blemishes to the face. £250-400 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 2792.

Lot 124 A Railway Executive double royal poster, PLYMOUTH, by Gordon Nichol, rolled, minor marks. (PR2) £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 1447.

Lot 125 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT FROM BRISTOL, engraved brass, 4"x5". £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 126 A Dinorwic Quarries Railways enamel sign, TYDDYN ANDREW FARM CROSSING, 24"x17", minor edge chipping at screw holes, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £720.

Lot 127 An original painting depicting 34050, Royal Observer Corps climbing Parkstone Bank, by Malcolm Root, 1990, oil on canvas, framed, overall 24"x17¾". £2000-3000 - Sold for £2000 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 128 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2377, from a metre gauge Class ED1 2-6-2T supplied new to the Tanganyika Railways in October 1929, their No 33, later becoming 333. It then became East African Railways Class 11 No 1128 and was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 6¼"x4", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 129 A signal box nameboard, ENGINE SHED, from Percy Main shed, east of Newcastle, cast letters on wood with beading, 60" long, partially repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 130 A nameplate, FURIOUS, from a LMS Class7P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5729, BR 45729, built at Crewe in October 1936 and named when built after a Royal Navy cruiser built in 1916, converted to an aircraft carrier and broken up in 1954. Allocated new to Crewe North, it soon moved north of the border and spent most of its working life at Carlisle Kingmoor, moving at the very end to Agecroft from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 20 October 1962 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. 28¾" long, the front repainted. £7000-8000 - Sold for £9200.

Lot 131 A shedplate 16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield (1948 to October 1955), then Mansfield (October 1955 to April 1960), then Derby (September 1963 to March 1967 for steam). The ex MR shed at Kirkby had over 60 locos in the 1950s. Mansfield, another MR shed had 30 locos when it adopted this code. Finally, Derby (MR HQ) had 40 steam locos, along with numerous diesels that also used this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 132 A totem sign, WADDON, (f/f) from the West Croydon to Sutton route. One tiny edge chip repainted, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 133 A BR(M) quad royal poster, BASSENTHWAITE LAKE, by Barber. (LM26061) £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 134 A London and South Western Railway painted wooden sign, instructing boiler attendants on the disposal of oily waste, 28"x19", in original condition. The vendor removed the sign from Ringwood station on the 28th June 1967, it has been in their possession ever since. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 135 A smokebox numberplate, 77002, from a BR Standard Class 3 2-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to Darlington on 11 March 1954 and later West Auckland, Hull Dairycoates, Stourton, Tweedmouth and York North from where it was withdrawn on 12 June 1967 and despatched for scrap to Garnham Harris at Chesterfield on 18 September 1967. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 136 AN LNER cast iron seat back plate, KIRKBANK, from an intermediate station on the Roxburgh to Jedburgh branch which closed in 1948. 27¾" long, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 2861.

Lot 137 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3764, 1952, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 0-6-0T supplied new to the Sudan Government Railway, their No 52, and subsequently withdrawn. Cast brass, 11½"x8", ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £280.

Lot 138 A Southern Railway target sign, EDEN PARK, for the Elmers End to Hayes branch, some edge and screw hole chips, most repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 139 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3844, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in April 1942. Allocated new to Reading and later Severn Tunnel Junction, Pontypool Road, Westbury and Bristol Barrow Road from where it as withdrawn during the week ending 8 September 1965 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg of Newport on 9 November 1965. Ex loco condition. £500-700 - Sold for £780.

Lot 140 A coat of arms transfer, Wirral Railway, 12½"x14½", mounted on board, with frame. £150-250 - Sold for £180.

Lot 141 A nameplate, CRONTON, from a standard gauge Austerity type 0-6-0ST built by Hunslet, Works No 3693, in 1950, and new to the National Coal Board's Haydock Railways. Some time between October 1950 and April 1951 it moved to Cronton Colliery near Huyton where it received its name. On 11 May 1960 it was sent to Kirklees Central Workshops and thereafter returned to Cronton Colliery via the Haydock Railways early in 1961. It was scrapped on site at Cronton Colliery by Mee & Cocker Ltd in about June 1973. Brass beading and letters riveted to a steel backplate, the beading absent at the base, 33¾" long, in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £380.

Lot 142 A single line key token, MOAT LANE WEST-CAERSWS, (cast steel, metal plate), from the Cambrian route to Machynlleth and Aberytwyth. £150-250 - Sold for £600.

Lot 143 A totem sign, EAST DULWICH, (f/f) from the Peckham Rye to Sutton route. Edge chips restored, just into the green, and a small chip on the U. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 144 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & Co, WD No 3708, INDENT No D.R.T 5067, 1917, built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 1664. Loaned new to the Great Central Railway and, on returning to the WD, stored at Morecambe in August 1921. Purchased by the LNER in February 1927, it became O4 Class No 6548, renumbered 3682 in 1946, becoming BR 63682. At Doncaster by January 1948 and later Langwith Junction, Gorton and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 6 March 1959 and cut up at Gorton Works during the week ending 12 December 1959. Engraved brass, 11¼"x5¼", the front lightly polished, the back painted with the loco details. £200-350 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1979.

Lot 145 A BR(S) 1948 quad royal poster, BELGIAN CITIES OF ART, by F.W.Wentworth Shields, a fine view of Brussels, rolled and laid down on linen. (AD5698.1500/1948) £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 146 A Glasgow and South Western Railway 14" dial roundhead wall clock by A.W.Peden, complete with pendulum, key, and chain driven fusee movement. The clock originally used at Lugton East Box, and later at Kilmarnock Station, it is unrestored with original face. £500-800 - Sold for £660.

Lot 147 A tenderplate, SNCF 30.R.377, from the tender coupled with the French Railways Class 141R 2-8-0 No 141.R.377 built by the American Locomotive Co, Works No 74250, in April 1946 at Schenectady. It was allocated to Amberieu and later Nevers in Region Sud-East and was withdrawn from Culoz in 1971. Cast brass, 22"x12", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 7171.

Lot 148 A GWR signal box door notice, cast iron, 11"x8¼", in fine original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 149 A shedplate 6K Rhyl (May 1952 to February 1963). This ex LNWR shed had an allocation of just 14 locos in 1959 covering nine different classes; the most exotic being two ex LYR 2F 0-6-0s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 150 A Pullman Car table lamp, in the classical Arcadian style of swags and rams heads, the side marked T.C.6, a Third Class Car No 6, built for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1917. The lamp retains its switch though lacks the shade, overall height 20½". (See lot 257, a similar lamp, providing a rare opportunity to obtain a pair from the same car of similar design). £600-800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £600.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 151 A worksplate, BUILT 1950 BRIGHTON. Locos built at Brighton in 1950 were (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T Nos 42066-78 and 42096-106. Cast iron, 10"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 152 A BR(W) double royal poster, SUMMER EXCURSIONS, featuring a King class locomotive. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 153 A worksplate, KRUPP, 4888, 1967, from a German Federal Railways (Deutsche Bundesbahn) Class V160 B-B DH No 243. Cast brass, 11¾"x 8¼", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 1925.

Lot 154 A carriage print, FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE, SUFFOLK, by H. Tittensor, from the LNER pre war series, a defect in the right border, though a rare example not previously offered for sale at auction. £500-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 155 A totem sign, NEWTONMORE, (h/f) from the Inverness to Perth main line, superb condition. £350-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 156 A smokebox numberplate, 30906, from the SR V Class Schools 4-4-0 SHERBORNE built at Eastleigh in June 1930 and named after the public school in Dorset. Originally number E906 and renumbered 906 in 1931, it became BR 30906. At St Leonards by January 1948 and later Nine Elms, Guildford and Brighton from where it was withdrawn on 23 December 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in April 1963. Ex loco condition, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 157 A Glasgow and South Western Railway cast iron signal post finial, 30" high. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 158 A nameplate, ITHAKA, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Rhodesia Railways 15A Class 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7334, in 1950, RR No 392. After the formation of the National Railways of Zimbabwe the Class were refurbished and given names, No 392 receiving the name of a species of roan antelope. It was still in service in 1996. Cast brass, 29¼" long, the lettering polished, otherwise original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 159 A group of GWR signal lever plates from Lapworth box (a) 54 Down Goods Loop Safely/Down Relief. (b) 25 Down Goods It Down Relief. (c) 53 Disc at 25. (3) £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 160 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 2137, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 12AR 4-8-2 goods engine built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23902, in 1929. Originally classified as 12A when built, the class were reclassified to 12AR when they were later fitted with re-designed boilers. All have been withdrawn. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 161 An enamel plate, WINCHESTER, from the train departure indicator at Waterloo, 17"x2¾", on its original triangular block, a little chipping below the S, the station is on the Basingstoke to Southampton main line. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 162 A nameplate, KING HENRY V, from the 6000 King Class 4-6-0 No 6019 built at Swindon in July 1928 and named when built. At Laira by January 1948 and later Old Oak Common for ten years with brief spells at Bristol Bath Road, Newton Abbot and Cardiff Canton. It was withdrawn from Old Oak Common on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 30 April 1963. Ex loco condition. £18000-25000 - Sold for £26000.

Lot 163 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, MENAI BRIDGE-FELIN HELI, from the Caenarvon branch which closed in 1972. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 164 A shedplate 86E Severn Tunnel Junction (1948 to October 1965 for steam). This ex GWR shed was home to around 75 locos in the 1950s. The front repainted. £150-250 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £150.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 165 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp from Ravenscar station on the Whitby to Scarborough route which closed in 1965. The lamp is 28" high and complete with copper vessel, brass burner and glass chimney. The station name can be seen in shadow in the name panel. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 166 A BR(W) double royal poster, BRISTOL, by L.N Wilson, rolled. (PR101) £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 167 A single line key token, WITNEY- BRIZE NORTON, (alloy), from the Oxford to Fairford branch which closed in 1962. £300-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 168 A totem sign, LONG MARSTON, (h/f) from the Cheltenham to Stratford-Upon-Avon route, the station closed in 1966, some loss of shine. £350-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 169 A worksplate, HUNSLET 6675, 1966, from a 233hp 0-4-0DH new to the National Coal Board at Bentinck Colliery, Nottinghamshire. It moved to Calverton Colliery in April 1986 where it was scrapped on site in January 1989 by Kettle of Mansfield. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 170 An Irish pre grouping enamel carriage notice, concerning spitting, 16"x4½". £50-80 - Sold for £280.

Lot 171 A double royal poster, JOIN THE A.T.S. (51-2129) £100-200 - Sold for £40.

Lot 172 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 72442, 1945, from a French Railways Class 141R 2-8-2, SNCF No 141R629, which entered service at Nimes in May 1947, later going to Nevers, Chalindrey, Somain and Vierzon from where it was withdrawn in December 1966. It was scrapped at Frontignan in 1972. Cast brass 14½"x9½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 173 A BR(NE) double royal poster, BERWICK ON TWEED, by Lance Cattermole. (NER55) £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 174 A Stratford Upon Avon and Midland Junction Railway cast iron notice, Beware of Trains, Trespassers will be Prosecuted, 21¼"x14½", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 175 A solid silver presentation cigar case, decorated with an intricate floral design and engraved, PRESENTED TO MR JAMES HUNTER, STATION MASTER, LONDON ROAD, L.N.W. BY HIS STAFF, APRIL 1905, believed to be from Manchester, 5½"x3½". £150-300 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 176 A Great Central Railway signal post finial, overall 32¼" high. £50-80 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 3165.

Lot 177 A small carriage board, WORKINGTON VIA KESWICK-EUSTON, used on the Lakes Express, a portion of which ran via the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route, 28 " long. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 178 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 4595, N.B.L. Co 1919, from a North British Railway Class S 0-6-0 No 313, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22272, in November 1919. It became LNER J37 Class No 9313 and was renumbered 4595 in 1946, becoming BR 64595. A long time St Margarets engine, it finished its days at Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 3 March 1966 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth, entering their yard on 16 May 1966. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 179 A London and North Western Railway signal box block instrument with ivorine plate, PLATT BRIDGE JUNCTION, a box south of Wigan. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 180 A totem sign, WOODSIDE, (f/f) from the Elmers End to Sanderstead route, superb condition. £300-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 181 A GWR (Bristol and Exeter Section) timetable, October 1906, it includes the main line as well as the Wrington Vale Light Railway, Taunton to Ilfracombe, Lynton and Barnstaple, Hemyock and Exeter, Ashton and Heathfield routes; oak framed, overall 27¼"x20½". £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 182 A shedplate 52H Tyne Dock (February 1958 to September 1967). This ex NER shed, formerly 54B, was home to 45 locos when it adopted this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £350.

Lot 183 An LNER double royal poster, COPENHAGEN, via Harwich-Esbjerg, by Frank. H. Mason, splits repaired in two places. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 184 A Southern Railway 8" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with pendulum, key and fusee movement, the face marked SR 10827, restored. £400-600 - Sold for £480.

Lot 185 A LNER enamel bracket sign, THESE PREMISES TO LET, ESTATE SURVEYOR, LNER YORK, 18"x12", double sided, a little chipping in places. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 186 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1935, CREWE. Engines built at Crewe in 1935 were Class 5 4-6-0 Nos (4)5000-19/70-4, Jubilee Class 4-6-0 Nos (4)5647-54/65-81, Princess Royal Class 4-6-2 No 46202 and Class 8F (4)8000-11. Cast brass 10½"x6", in ex loco condition, caked in paint and soot. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 187 A carriage print, LOWESTOFT, SUFFOLK, by E.T. Holding, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £70.

Lot 188 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), chips at two screw holes. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 189 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 741, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 10 4-6-2, one of a class of fifteen engines built by the North British Locomotive Co in 1904 for the Central South African Railways, becoming part of South African Railways in 1910. Originally built for express passenger duties, they finished their days on suburban passenger trains and shunting duties in 1971. Cast brass, 20¾" x14½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4403.

Lot 190 A group of Stratford-on-Avon and Midland Junction Railway lever plates from Kineton signal box which closed in 1966, (a) Signal Down Starting, (b) F.P.Lock, (c) Down Line Cattle Dock Siding. (3) £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 191 A single line key token, BARMOUTH NORTH-HARLECH, (alloy), from the Cambrian Coast route between Dovey Junction to Pwllheli. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 192 An LNER Wedgwood style teapot of Grecian design with side spout, by Dudson of Hanley. The base marked LNER Hotels. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 193 A GWR pre grouping cast iron doorplate, LADIES ROOM, the front painted over the original paintwork. £100-200 - Sold for £30.

Lot 194 A nameplate, EARL OF MOUNT EDGCUMBE, from the Plymouth, Devonport & South Western Junction Railway 0-6-2T No 4 built by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co, Works No 2697, in December 1907, and used on goods and passenger services. The PD&SWJR was acquired by the LSWR in December 1922 when No 4 became LSWR No 757 and retained this number in SR days, becoming BR 30757. Unsurprisingly, it was allocated to Plymouth Friary for almost the whole of its working life before moving in mid-1956 to Eastleigh where it regularly acted as shed and works pilot until it was withdrawn during the week ending 14 December 1957 and cut up at the nearby Works by the 4 January. Cast brass, 79½" long, the front repainted. £7000-9000 - Sold for £6400.

Lot 195 A small brass plate, HARVINGTON-BROOM WEST, probably from the ground frame at Salford Priors station on the Evesham to Redditch route. Broom West was opened in 1942, when a spur was built to connect from the South to the SMJR route. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 196 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, the back has the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast in. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 7490.

Lot 197 A GWR locomotive pressure with 7" diameter brass case showing 1-200 calibrated to 165 ppsi, the backplate is stamped 59 and 655. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 198 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60931, DONCASTER WORKS, 1941, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 3658 built at Doncaster, Works No 1924, in August 1941, renumbered 931 in 1946, becoming BR 60931. At Haymarket by January 1948 and later Dundee Tay Bridge, Eastfield, St Rollox and St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 3 September 1965 and sold for scrap to Clayton Davie of Gateshead and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 199 A Great Eastern Railway platform wall lamp with steel plate ARDLEIGH on the top front. The lamp has been wired for electric and had a painted name panel added. The station was on the Colchester to Ipswich main line, and closed in 1967. £150-250 - Sold for £110.

Lot 200 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D699, 1951, from a 100hp 0-4-0DE new to BP Refinery (Grangemouth) Ltd at Grangemouth, their No 5. In about 1973 it moved to Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Co Ltd at Pumpherston Works, Midcalder and was scrapped in 1977. Engraved brass with wax infill, 13"x8¼", unpolished. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 201 A smokebox numberplate, 41201, from a LMS Class 2 2-6-2T No 1201 built at Crewe and allocated new to Crewe North on 19 December 1946 and later to a most interesting variety of sheds including Bangor, Abergavenny, Swansea Paxton Street, Tredegar, Wellington and Llandudno Junction from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 202 A BR poster, HOLIDAY GUIDES, by Cusden, a colourful image featuring Holiday Haunts style volumes, laid down on linen, a small repair to the right. £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 203 A single line key token, STOURPORT ON SEVERN N-BEWDLEY, (alloy) from the Hartlebury Junction to Bewdley branch which closed in 1970. £100-200 - Sold for £400.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 204 A worksplate, Wm BEARDMORE, DALMUIR WORKS, No 298, 1923, from a 5ft 3ins gauge 4-6-0 built for the Eastern Bengal State Railway in India, their No 33. Cast brass, 7¾"4½", the front repainted. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2000.00 to commission or postal bidder number 2727.

Lot 205 A Paris, Orleans et Du Midi double royal poster, SALIES DE BEARN, by Nene Roussel, rolled, edge nicks repaired. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 206 A totem sign, FOUNTAINHALL, (f/f) from the Waverley Route which closed in 1969. The station once the junction for the branch to Lauder. A couple of minor marks, otherwise excellent. £900-1200 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 207 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1867, 1954, from a Manchester Ship Canal 0-6-0ST No 90 ex works on 7 April 1954. The last steam engine built for the MSC, it lasted just ten years before being scrapped at the Company's Mode Wheel Workshops in December 1964. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8¼", the front lightly cleaned. £200-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 208 An LNER locomotive whistle, group standard design, used on a variety of classes including B1s and L1s, 13½" high, 3½" diameter, complete with wheel and valve, wasting to the rim at the base of the upper section. £150-250 - Sold for £100.

Lot 209 A worksplate, FRIED KRUPP, 2278, 1943, from a standard gauge 3-cylinder 2-8-4T supplied to BDZ, the Bulgarian State Railways, for local passenger work, their No 36.07. A rare export by Germany during World War II. Cast mazak, 8½"x5¼", ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 210 A GWR cast iron name board, TOLCARNE JUNCTION SIGNAL BOX. The box was situated just outside Newquay, where the branch to St Agnes and Truro left the line to Par. 90" long, repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 7477.

Lot 211 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, MENAI BRIDGE-CAERNARVON, from the Bangor to Afon Wen route which closed in 1964, this northern section being retained until 1972. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 212 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 front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 7299.

Lot 213 A nameplate, ROYAL FUSILIER, from the LMS Class 7P Royal Scot 4-6-0 No 6111, BR 46111, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23606, in 1927 and named by April 1928 after the London based regiment. Allocated new to Rugby in September 1927, its later sheds included Camden, Longsight, Edge Hill, Willesden and finally Annesley on the Great Central from where it was withdrawn on 27 September 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 11 October 1963. 48½" long, the front repainted. £8000-12000 - Sold for £8800 to commission or postal bidder number 3525.

Lot 214 An LNER double royal poster, UTRECHT, VIA HARWICH, by Frank Newbould, back edges taped to conserve. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 215 A nameplate, EDGAR EVANS, from Super Voyager 221131. Named in July 2002 after the Petty Officer on Capt. Scott's ship Discovery. Plates removed by November 2007 when Virgin lost the Cross Country franchise. 17½"x38", original condition, complete with its Virgin nose cone and description panel.(3) £800-1200 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 216 A single line key token, LLANDRINDOD WELLS-CRAVEN ARMS,( brass), from the northern part of the Central Wales Line between Shrewsbury to Swansea. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 217 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 23010, from a standard gauge 150hp 0-4-0DM new in January 1945 to the Ministry of Defence, Air Force Department at Hartlebury, Worcestershire, their No AMW 269. After rebuilding by Fowler, it returned to Hartlebury in March 1957. Sold to Cohens at Kettering for scrap in August 1974, they resold it to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap Co Ltd at Wishaw who used it as a yard shunter. Out of use by August 1984, it was scrapped by April 1987. Cast iron, 12"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 218 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, MELROSE. A station on the Waverley route which closed in 1969. 25¾" long, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 219 A worksplate, HUNSLET 7018, 1971, from a 400hp 0-6-0DH new to the National Coal Board at Littleton Colliery, their No 8D, to Ham Heath Colliery, Trentham in about 1977, to Walkden CEW in August 1981 and to Bersham Colliery, Rhostyllen by April 1972. It moved in about May 1987 to British Coal at Holditch Colliery, becoming their HOLDITCH No 1. It went to Hunslet Barclay at Kilmarnock for rebuilding in February 1990 and was sold to the Felixstowe Dock & Railway Co in 1999. Later registered for the Railtrack network and numbered 01531 of Class 01/5. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front lightly cleaned. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 220 A carriage print, RIEVAULX ABBEY by Edwin Byatt, from the LNER pre war series. £200-350 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 221 A smokebox numberplate, 73062, from a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 built at Derby and allocated new on 15 September 1954 to Polmadie, moving the following year to Motherwell where it remained for almost two years before returning to Polmadie from where it was withdrawn on 26 June 1965. In ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 222 A Network South East double royal poster, LITTLE MONKEYS, promoting family railcards, rolled. (AR0311) £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 223 A worksplate, No 2099, DONCASTER, 1951, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43154 allocated new to Melton Constable on 14 December 1951. Its later sheds were Boston, Lincoln G.N. and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 6 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to Slag Reduction at Rotherham on 10 March 1965. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6¼". £250-400 - Sold for £390.

Lot 224 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, ENQUIRIES, (f/f), edge chips restored. £80-120 - Sold for £270.

Lot 225 A worksplate, F.C.HIBBERD, PLANET, 2792, from a 1ft 11 5/8" gauge 20hp 4-wheeled diesel built in February 1944 and new to the Ministry of Supply. Bought back by Hibberd in May 1946 and, after conversion to 1ft 10¾" gauge, resold to O.T. Williams at Dinorwic Slate Quarries, North Wales where it carried the running number C2 No 2. Sold for scrap in March 1968. 5¾"x3¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £75.

Lot 226 A wooden destination board, CAMBRIDGE, from the departure indicator at Liverpool Street, 21"x3". £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 227 A shedplate 56B Ardsley (October 1956 to October 1965). This former GNR shed was originally in the ER (37A) and was then transferred to the NER. In late 1959 it had over 60 locos, and by 1965 it housed 45, comprising 4 A1s and 8 B1 namers. Ex loco condition. £150-250 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £150.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 228 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 12" dial dropcase wall clock, complete with pendulum (marked 361), key and fusee movement, the original face marked LYR 361, BURY, with a brass numberplate LMS 8977 below, and steel plate 361 on top, an attractive example with an oval pendulum window. £900-1200 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 229 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4603, 1934, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5058, which became BR 45058. Allocated new to Kentish Town on 1 December 1934, its later sheds included Upperby, Edge Hill, Aston for twenty years, Saltley and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 8 October 1966 and despatched for scrap to Cohens at Morriston on 12 January 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 230 A totem sign, HONEYBOURNE, (h/f), from the junction station, closed in 1969, on the Oxford to Worcester main line, some mottling and loss of shine. £300-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 231 A French locomotive numberplate, BB-66232, from a SNCF Bo-Bo DE built by Alsthom, Belfort, and which entered service at Chalindrey in March 1966. Still in service at Longeau in 2010. Cast aluminium, 22½"x17½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 1925.

Lot 232 A Midland Railway Engineers Department cast iron firebuckets notice. 13¾"x9½", original condition. £200-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 233 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 6975, 1939, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to British Ropes Ltd at Doncaster and still there when it was scrapped on site in about 1965. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 234 An LMS enamel lamp tablet, GRINDLFORD, from the Sheffield to Manchester, Hope Valley route, 17" long, a little wear to the lettering in places. £100-200 - Sold for £95.

Lot 235 A Network South East double royal poster, BETTER FOR A SHOWER IN THE MORNING. (PO3678A/B21/986) £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 236 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DAVA-GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY-WEST, ( brass), from the Forres to Aviemore route, which closed in 1965. £250-400 - Sold for £210.

Lot 237 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 7747, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23943, in February 1930. A long time Goodwick engine, it was withdrawn from there on 6 February 1961 and sold for scrap on 13 June 1961 to George Cohen at Morriston. The front repainted. £450-600 - Sold for £700.

Lot 238 A totem sign, CALEDONIAN ROAD & BARNESBURY, (f/f), from the Kentish Town to Cannonbury section of the North London Line, a couple of minor blemishes, the first time to be offered at auction. £800-1200 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 239 A totem sigh, ANNIESLAND,(f/f) from the North British route from Glasgow to Dumbarton, the station named Great Western Road until 1931. Discolouration, lack of shine and a few surface blemishes, though an uncommon example sold only once before. £600-900 - Sold for £600.

Lot 240 A nameplate, INCHCAPE, from the GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon in August 1906, originally numbered 3720, renumbered 3430 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme and named in February 1921 after the Earl of Inchcape, a GWR Director 1918-32. After just surviving into BR service, it was withdrawn from Newton Abbot on 2 December 1948 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending 26 March 1949. The plate has been restored. (See also next Lot) £6000-9000 - Sold for £5000.

Lot 241 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 3430, from the 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 INCHCAPE. Unrestored with original paintwork. (See previous Lot for engine history) £1500-2000 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 242 A small carriage board, ABERDEEN & FRASERBURGH, used on the former Great North of Scotland Railway branch which closed to passengers in 1965, original condition, 32½" long. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 243 An SNCF roundel, cast aluminium, 14" diameter, in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 244 A single line key token, HARLECH-BARMOUTH SOUTH, (alloy), from the Cambrian Coast route to Pwllheli, this section used after the closure of Barmouth North signal box. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 245 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY SONS & Co, REBUILT 1946, from Andrew Barclay 688 of 1891, built at the River Bank Works in May 1891, new to Clyde Navigation Trust, Glasgow, then J.Best of Leigh, Armstrong Whitworth in 1912 as their No 15 and finally to Steetley Lime and Basic Co at Coxhoe in 1924. Sent to AB for rebuilding, when this plate was fitted, it was withdrawn from Coxhoe in September 1959 and cut up by T.W. Ward at Haswell in December 1959. Cast brass, 10¼x6¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 246 A BR(M) double royal poster, MIDLAND PULLMAN, by Studio Seven, rolled. (LM27161) £100-200 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 247 A totem sign, BATH GREEN PARK, (h/f) from the northern terminus of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Line, edge chips and a chip to the right of the T neatly repaired. £5000-6000 - Sold for £5350.

Lot 248 A GWR captains chair, from a station in the Newbury area, the base marked with company initials. £200-350 - Sold for £160.

Lot 249 A worksplate, BAGNALL 2075, from a 2ft gauge 0-4-0ST new in 1918 to the Ministry of Munitions. It later went to the Liverpool United Gas Light Co at Bootle and then to Castle Brickworks at Ewloe Green near Buckley in North Wales. Scrapped in September 1958. Cast brass, 6¼"x4", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 250 A shedplate 24C Lostock Hall (1935 to September 1963). This ex L & Y shed had around 40 locos during the time it used this code. It was recoded 10D in 1963 and became one of the last steam sheds to close in August 1968. The front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £190.

Lot 251 A carriage print, KNARESBOROUGH, NEAR HARROGATE, by Cyril H. Barraud, from the original series of LNER etchings. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 252 A worksplate, BUILT 1954 CREWE, from the BR Standard Class 8P 4-6-2 No 71000, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, built at Crewe officially as additional to the 1953 locomotive building programme to replace No 46202, extensively damaged in the 1952 Harrow & Wealdstone accident. Allocated new to Crewe North on 18 May 1954, it spent all its working life there until withdrawal on 24 November 1962. It was designated part of the National Collection but, after nearly five year in store, was sold for scrap on 26 July 1967 with one cylinder and valve gear only being saved for display at the National Science Museum. Delivered first in error to Cashmores at Newport, it was transferred to the actual buyer, Woodhams of Barry. The rest is history with the loco being saved and eventually restored to main line condition. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 253 A totem sign, CODSALL, (h/f) from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury main line, edge chipping in the top and lower panel though an uncommon example only offered at auction once before. £300-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 254 A BR(M) quad royal poster, LANCASHIRE COAST, a montage of coastal views between Southport and Morecambe. (LM16957) £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 255 A Great Eastern Railway enamel poster board header, 54"x6", significant restoration in places, nevertheless a scarce example. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 256 A worksplate, BUILT 1950, HORWICH, from a (LMS) Class 5 4-6-0 No 44694 allocated new to Low Moor on 1 December 1950. It moved to Mirfield in 1964 before returning for a final year at Low Moor from where it was withdrawn on 30 September 1967 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh. Cast iron, 10½"x6", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 257 A Pullman Car table lamp, in the classical Arcadian style of swags and rams heads, used in the Third Class Car No 6, built for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, in 1917. This is a similar lamp to lot 150 and a rare opportunity to obtain a matching pair from the same car. Overall height 20½" £500-600 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 1529.

Lot 258 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT FROM GLOUCESTER. Engraved brass, 4"x5". £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 259 A GWR post grouping cast iron door plate, CLOAK ROOM, a little distortion at the edge, repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 260 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HATHERLEIGH-HOLE, (brass) from the North Devon and Cornwall Junction line, which ran from Torrington to Halwill, and closed in 1965. £350-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 261 A smokebox numberplate, 90639, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5053, in May 1944 to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department, WD No 78652, and placed in store until purchased by BR in 1949. Allocated first to Wakefield in May 1949 where it spent all its working life except for a few months at Goole. Withdrawn from Wakefield on 5 January 1967. In ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 262 A BR(S) 1948 double royal poster, SANDS ACROSS THE SEA, Brittany, Normandy, Picardy, by Clodagh Sparrow. (AD5757/1000/1948) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 263 A worksplate, NASMYTH WILSON, 1589, 1930, from a metre gauge Class G 4-8-0 supplied new to the Tanganyika Railways, their No 30, later East African Railways Class 22 No 2215. Its final shed was Morogoro and it was apparently earmarked for preservation, although this does not appear to have happened. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 264 A totem sign, LEASOWE, (f/f), from the Wirral route between Birkenhead and West Kirby. Three tiny face chips repainted, otherwise excellent. £200-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 265 A locomotive worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co DEL 140 1961 from Class 33 D6548, later 33030. New to Hither Green in April 1961; withdrawn and sold to DRS and sold on to WCRC, now stored at Carnforth. Chromed brass, 8"x6", ex loco condition, with original BR blue paintwork. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 266 A enamel plate from the Brighton Station train departure indicator, CROWBOROUGH, blue lettering 12"x1½", minor edge rust and chipping. The station is on the Lewes to Uckfield and Eridge route. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 267 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 5380, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in April 1920. A long time Didcot engine, it was withdrawn from there during the week ending 21 September 1963 and sold for scrap on 31 December 1963 to Cooper's Metals of Sharpness but resold to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 8 July 1964. The front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £1950.

Lot 268 A single line key token, NOTGROVE- BOURTON ON THE WATER, (alloy), from the Banbury to Kingham and Cheltenham route, the Western section closing in 1962. The key end has been removed but replaced with a piece of alloy so that the token can be held in a GWR holder, which is included in this lot. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 269 A worksplate, A. BARCLAY, 306, 1888, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Clydesdale Tube Co Ltd at Clydesdale Steel & Tube Works, Mossend, their GLASGOW 3. The company later became part of the Stewarts & Lloyds group. In 1934 it went to Shanks & McEwan Ltd for use on the demolition of Ardeer Ironworks and moved to England in about June 1935, still with Shanks & McEwan, for use on their Corby Slag contract. It was withdrawn in 1959. Cast brass, 9½"x6¼". £500-800 - Sold for £840.

Lot 270 A Southern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, by John Walker, number 10498, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key, the pendulum spring requires replacing. £500-800 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 1087.

Lot 271 A French cabside numberplate, SNCF 141.R.250, from a Class 141R 2-8-2 built by the American Locomotive Co, Works No 74123, at Schenectady in February 1946. It was allocated to Chalindrey and numerous other depots in Region Est until withdrawn from Chaumont in January 1973. Cast brass, 22"x14½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 7171.

Lot 272 A BR(S) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS WEST STATION, 22½"x10½", double sided, screen printed aluminium, some surface damage to each side. The station was on the East Grinstead to Tunbridge Wells route. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 273 A nameplate, TREVITHICK, with its Remembrance Class appendage below, from a London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 4-6-4 Baltic tank no 331, the first of the Class built at Brighton in April 1914 and named Charles C. Macrae, becoming SR 2327 and BR 32327. In April 1935 it was reconstructed at Brighton as a 4-6-0 tender engine and re-classified to N15X Remembrance Class. At the same time it was re-named after the famous railway engineer, Richard Trevithick. In mid-1947 all of this small class were allocated to Basingstoke and it was withdrawn from there during the first week of June 1956 and cut up at Eastleigh Works during the week ending 28 July 1956. 48½" long, the front repainted. £8000-12000 - Sold for £9200.

Lot 274 An LNER double royal poster, HOLIDAYS IN DENMARK, FANO, by Frank H. Mason. £150-300 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 215.

Lot 275 A totem sign, LONGTOWN, (f/f) from the Waverley Route which closed in 1969. The only maroon totem on the line north of Carlisle. Surface blemishes in a couple of places. £900-1200 - Sold for £850.

Lot 276 A Birmingham Tramways lower deck bulkhead panel from Car 755 of Selly Oak Depot, comprising mirror, bye-laws and regulations and wording, SEATS FOR 27 PASSENGERS INSIDE & 33 OUTSIDE, overall 40"x17". £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 698.

Lot 277 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, GIDEA PARK, from the Romford to Shenfield section of the main line out of Liverpool Street. 32" long, repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 278 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, MANCHESTER 1931, PATENT No 319052. The patent number relates to the rotating coal bunkers fitted to the Beyer Garratt locos built for the LMS. This plate is believed to be from No 4997 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6327, in 1927, renumbered 7997 in 1938, becoming BR 47997. It was withdrawn from Hasland in February 1956 and scrapped at Crewe Works. This plate was found in the turntable pit at Hasland following an accident and is a rare survivor. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 279 A Methley Joint Railway cast iron, three ton bridge weight notice, titled Great Northern, North Eastern and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railways, 24"x16½", 0.15 pattern, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 280 81A Old Oak Common (1957 to 1973) This alloy code was carried by diesel hydraulics and diesel electrics locos. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 281 A totem sign, SWINDON, (h/f). A crease repair to the right, expertly restored. A famous name at the heart of the Great Western. £400-600 - Sold for £900.

Lot 282 A GWR leather Gladstone bag with an engraved brass plate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, WEST DEPOT, BRISTOL, surrounding the lock. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 283 A London Transport, Green Line, double royal poster, WINDSOR. (356/537M1500) £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 284 A Southern Railway target sign, NORTHFLEET, from the Dartford to Gravesend section of the North Kent Coast route. Edge and screw hole chips repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 285 A GWR block bell, a small example, used in conjunction with a lever crossing instrument. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 286 A shedplate 84H Wellington (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 25 locos in the early 1950s. It was transferred to the LMR in 1963 and became 2M. The front repainted, the back marked 5178, the number of a GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T allocated to 84H in the 1950s. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 287 A North British Railway three aspect fogmans handlamp. Stamped NBR and WORMIT, a station at the south end of the Tay Bridge. The lamp is in unrestored condition with its original vessel. A crack to the orange glass and flake from the front lens. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 288 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3614, 1925 from a 0-6-0ST new to Stanton Ironworks Co Ltd for use at Bilsthorpe Colliery, Notts where it was named BILSTHORPE No 1. The Company and its locos became part of the National Coal Board in January 1947 and this loco was scrapped on site in about 1969-70. Cast brass, 12½"x8¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - This item was withdrawn from the auction.

Lot 289 A North Eastern Railway wooden cart wheel with steel tyre, the full company name cast into the hub surround. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 290 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 3574, (WOLVERHAMPTON, 1895), 598, from a 3571 Class 0-4-2T built at Wolverhampton, Works No 598, in August 1895. Although the first of the Class to go was withdrawn in 1928, three lasted into BR days with 3574 the last to go, withdrawn from Worcester on 23 December 1949 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending 22 April 1950. The front repainted. The works No 598 is intact as the centre top bolt hole has not been drilled, the building details have been partly erased but neatly painted in. £4500-6000 - Sold for £4400.

Lot 291 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO CRUDGINGTON, from the Wellington to Market Drayton and Nantwich route. The station closed in 1963. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 292 A worksplate, North British Locomotive Company Ltd. Glasgow No. 27817 1958, from 0-4-0DH D2722. New to St. Margarets in 1958, withdrawn from Crewe Works in February 1967 and cut up by Slag Reduction at Ickles in November 1967. £250-400 - Sold for £310.

Lot 293 A carriage print, YORK, by Cyril H.Barraud, showing the Scarborough line bridge over the Ouse. An early example from the original series of LNER etchings. £250-400 - Sold for £250.00.

Lot 294 A smokebox numberplate, 65932, from a LNER J38 Class 0-6-0 No 1445 built at Darlington in May 1926, renumbered 5932 in 1946, becoming BR 65932. It spent almost all its working life at Thornton Junction with many other J38s, apart from a few months at Dunfermline. Withdrawn from Thornton on 3 March 1966, it was sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. The J38s were the last BR steam class to remain intact, with the first withdrawals not coming until December 1962. The front probably repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 295 A BR(M) 1949 quad royal poster, MORECAMBE & HEYSHAM, by Claude Buckle, edge nicks repaired and small losses to border though a scarce example, see poster to poster, Furness, page 62 (53351.lm6/49) £900-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 296 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8472, SHARP STEWART, 1901, from a North British Railway Class D 0-6-0T No 825, LNER J83 Class No 9825, built by Sharp Stewart, Works No 4733, in April 1901. It was renumbered 8472 in 1946, becoming BR 68472. A long time St Margarets engine, it was withdrawn from there on 12 February 1962 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Shieldhall. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned and the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £980.

Lot 297 A totem sign, PARSON STREET, (h/f). The station south of Bristol Temple Meads, on the main line to Taunton and Exeter, chips restored and a few surface marks. £400-600 - Sold for £300.

Lot 298 A BR(NE) 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with pendulum, key and chain driven fusee movement. The repainted face marked, BR(NE), 11004, the number also on the back of the dial. An LNER, Cheshire Lines Committee clock, originally used at Warrington Goods General Office, later transferred to York H.Q offices, Room 63 Commercial Superintendent. The lower door retains its lock and key. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 299 A single line key token, CRICCIETH-PWLLHELI EAST, the final section of the Cambrian Coast route from Dovey Junction. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 300 A totem sign, WHITSTABLE & TANKERTON, (f/f) from The Faversham to Ramsgate route in North Kent. Loss of shine, with mottling, small edge and one face chip restored. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 301 A pre grouping enamel doorplate, LADIES ONLY, (flangeless), 18"x3½", minor edge chips. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 302 A carriage print, PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, by Kenneth Steel, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 303 A Southern Railway enamel sign outlining the conditions upon which tickets are issued, 9"x6". £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 304 A GWR Hotels silver plated gravy boat by Mappin and Webb, marked with the coat of arms. A little wear to the plate at the back of the bowl otherwise good useable condition. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 305 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1905, H.R.Co, from a Highland Railway 25 Class 0-4-4T No 45 built at Lochgorm Works in December 1905, becoming LMS 5053 and BR 55053. At Inverness by January 1935, it moved to Helmsdale in January 1949 for working the Dornoch branch and was withdrawn on 8 January 1957 after it and sister engine 55051 were replaced on the branch by ex GWR 0-6-0 pannier tanks 1646 and 1649. It was cut up at Lochgorm Works on 18 February 1958. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 306 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, ST BOSWELLS, from the Waverley route which closed in 1969, 16" long, minor edge chips repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 307 A group of GWR brass signal lever plates. (a) 36 GOODS YARD TO UP MAIN STARTING. (b). DOWN TO UP CARRIAGE LINE STARTING. (c)UP RELIEF INNER HOME. (3) £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 308 A nameplate, CROYDON, 1883-1983, with its badge depicting the town coat-of-arms, from Class 73 73121, later 73208. New as E6028 EE 3590/E360 in March 1966, to Stewarts Lane, named at Croydon Station in September 1983, plates removed in May 1999. The loco is undergoing modification at Brush, Loughborough, becoming 73965. The nameplate, cast aluminium, 39"x17¾", the badge 14¾"x17", both in ex loco condition. £3000-4000 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 309 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, GALASHIELS, a station on the Waverley route which closed in 1969. 32" long, the front repainted. A weld repair between the S and the H. £200-350 - Sold for £600.

Lot 310 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 1935, from a 850 Class 0-6-0 tank built at Wolverhampton in 1884 as a saddle tank and converted to a pannier tank in January 1913. The 850 Class were sometimes known as the Terriers of the GWR because their small size belied their power. It went new to Didcot and later several South Wales sheds and was allocated in 1923 to Lambourn for use on the Lambourn branch. At Oxford by 1947, it ended its days, like many others of the Class, shunting in Birkenhead Docks. One of the last survivors of the Class, it was withdrawn from Birkenhead on 5 November 1953 and cut up at Stafford Road Works by 28 November. Unrestored condition. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 311 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D1254, 1962, from a 0-6-0DM new to the Manchester Ship Canal Co, their No D10. Rebuilt by Hunslet in 1976, it was given their works no 8522 and acquired by the National Coal Board, working at Coed Bach Disposal Point, Kidwelly by August 1977, Mill Pit Disposal Point, Kenfig Hall by August 1978 and Cwm Mawr Disposal Point, Tumble by October 1985. Acquired by H.F. Bulmer Ltd, Hereford by late 1988, it went to the Swansea Vale Railway for preservation by June 1993 and to Great Eastern Traction at Hardingham Station in 2004. Scrapped by C.F. Booth Ltd, Rotherham in June 2005. Cast aluminium, 12½"x7 ¼", the front possibly repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4489.

Lot 312 A shed plate 1H Northampton (September 1963 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 2C, 4B, and 2E, was home to 25 locos when using this code. Repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £240.

Lot 313 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1927, ST ROLLOX. The only engines built at St Rollox in 1927 were LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos (4)4312-22. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 314 A nameplate, HOGUE, from the LMS Class 7P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5683, BR 45683, built at Crewe and named when built on 16 January 1936 after a naval battle fought off the French coast in May 1692. Allocated new to Crewe North, it spent many years at Millhouses and later Canklow and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 26 March 1964. Cast brass, 28¾" long, the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8800.

Lot 315 A coat of arms transfer, Great Northern Railway, coach panel, 19½"x17", mounted on board with frame, one of only five examples known to survive. £150-250 - Sold for £240.

Lot 316 A Great Northern Railway cast iron trespass notice, the unusual small pattern exclusive to the Peterborough area, 19"x12", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 317 A smokebox numberplate, 47564, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16647 built by Hunslet, Works No 1580, in 1928, renumbered 7564 in 1934, BR 47564. At Devons Road by January 1935, it remained there until moving to Barrow in November 1957 and later Workington and Lostock Hall from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 20 March 1965 and sent to Darlington Works on 28 May 1965 for conversion to a stationary boiler. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 214.

Lot 318 A French locomotive nameplate, SAINT-CHAMOND, from a 1500 volt DC electric loco, SNCF No CC6535, built by Alsthom/MTE in 1971. It was named in December 1973 after a town in the Loire department and withdrawn in about 1995 when the name (probably a transfer rather than a plate) was given to a new Alsthom BB loco No BB26190. Cast aluminium, 24½"x19", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £480.

Lot 319 A BR(Sc) enamel signal box nameboard, CARRON, (f/f) from the Spey Valley route between Craigellachie and Boat of Garten which closed in 1965, 42"X10". £300-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 320 A nameplate, OTTERY ST MARY, with its matching West Country Class scroll, from the SR 4-6-2 light pacific No 21C145 built at Brighton in October 1946, becoming BR 34045. Allocated new to Exmouth Junction, it moved to Brighton in 1951 and, following rebuilding in October 1958 without its streamlined casing, to Nine Elms and finally for it last five or so years to Bournemouth from where it was withdrawn on 28 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry where it became one of the few engines actually scrapped there. The nameplate,75¾" long, unrestored with original paintwork, the scroll 30½" long, in superb ex loco condition. £10000-12000 - Sold for £11400.

Lot 321 A GWR Webb and Thompson large train staff, LLANPUMPSAINT-CONWIL, a section at the southern end of the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen route, which was closed to passengers in 1964, and freight in 1973. £200-350 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 486.

Lot 322 A shedplate 9E Trafford Park (May 1950 to December 1956, then February 1958 to March 1968). This ex Cheshire Lines Railway shed was home to over 70 locos in the 1950s including 6 Jubilees and 8 ex GCR Directors. By 1960 it had also taken on 2 Patriots, 7 Royal Scots and 9 Britannias. However, within five years it hosted only a few Stanier Black 5s and 8Fs. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 323 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, ANNAGHMORE-POTTADOWN Jct, (alloy) from the Great Northern, Belfast to Omagh route. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 324 An original painting, Double Headed Castles by the River Plym, by Barry Price. A down express double-headed by 4096 Highclere Castle and another Castle beside the River estuary in the 1950s. Oil on canvas, framed, overall 25½"x17½". £500-800 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 2528.

Lot 325 An LNER double royal poster, LOST LUGGAGE, enquire promptly, by Sar, 1946. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 326 A wooden fingerboard from Louth station, ALFORD, WILLOUGHBY, BURGH-LE-MARSH, FIRSBY, BOSTON, SPALDING, PETERBOROUGH. 60"x9¾", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 327 A large Great Eastern Railway oil can with a brass plate, HARLING ROAD, PETROLEUM OIL FOR LONG BURNING LAMPS, from a station west of Wymondham on the Ely to Norwich route, overall 14 "high. £40-60 - Sold for £70.

Lot 328 A single line key token, WICKFORD-WOODHAM FERRERS, (chromed/steel), the first section of the branch to Southminster. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 329 A Birmingham Tramways wooden cased destination indicator from Car 709 of Selly Oak Depot, the blind showing various well known locations, 40"x11½". £100-200 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 3862.

Lot 330 A totem sign, NAILSEA & BACKWELL, (f/f), from the Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton main line, situated north of Yatton. A minor blemish and slight loss o shine. £750-1000 - Sold for £650.

Lot 331 A Scotrail double royal poster, NEVIS RANGE, by Brendon Neiland, rolled. £50-80 - Sold for £85.

Lot 332 A carriage print, BAMBURGH CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND, by Leonard Squirrell, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 333 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 9760, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in September 1935. A long time Goodwick engine, it moved towards the end to Duffryn Yard from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 28 February 1964. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 334 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, GLASGOW ELECTRIC, by Terence Cuneo, rolled, a few nicks to the border, top left. (B29211) £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 335 A totem sign, SOHAM, (h/f), from the Newmarket to Ely route. The station closed in 1966. Some edge rust repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3741.

Lot 336 A smokebox numberplate, 43970, from a Midland Railway 3835 Class 0-6-0 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 449, in 1921, MR/LMS No 3970. At Nottingham by January 1935 and later Toton, Hasland, Kirkby, Westhouses and Burton from where it was withdrawn on 11 February 1959 and despatched for scrap to Doncaster Works on 23 August 1960. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 337 A presentation walking stick with bone handle and engraved silver band, Presented to A. Gardner by members of M.I.C-LMS ROWSLEY, Jan 3rd 1926, overall 36". £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 338 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY 2788/D503 1960, from Class 40 D266, later 40066. New to Haymarket in March 1960, withdrawn from there in April 1981 and cut up at Swindon Works in October 1981. Chromed brass, 10"x4½", ex loco condition with original BR blue paintwork. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 339 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, GOODS STARTING TO TAMWORTH. Engraved brass, 4"x5". £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 340 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 4156, from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in August 1947 and allocated new to Severn Tunnel Junction. It soon moved to Ebbw Junction where it spent five years before returning to Severn Tunnel Junction for its final twelve years. Withdrawn during the week ending 1 June 1965, it was sold for scrap to Woodham Bros of Barry on 28 July 1965. The front repainted. £500-600 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 341 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway 14" dial dropcase wall clock, by John Walker, the face marked 137B, the same number on the back of the case. The clock is complete with pendulum, key, chain driven fusee movement, and carved ears, original condition, with large LBSCR label inside the case. £900-1200 - Sold for £1600 to commission or postal bidder number 610.

Lot 342 An LNER enamel seat back plate, PALACE GATES, from the Seven Sisters to Bowes Park route. The station closed in 1964. 23"x2¾", edge chips. £250-400 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 215.

Lot 343 An LNER double royal poster, ULLSWATER via Darlington and Penrith, by Kenneth Steel. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 344 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, TICKET OFFICE,(f/f), minor blemish, a rare fully flanged Eastern Region example. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 345 A single line key token, CAERSWS-CARNO, (cast steel/metal plate), from the Cambrian route to Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 346 An LMS 1934 double royal poster, THE LAKE DISTRICT, DERWENTWATER, from Keswick Hill, by Talmage. (ER053350) £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 347 A totem sign, ERITH,(f/f) from the Blackheath to Dartford via Abbey Wood route. Minor surface marks. £250-400 - Sold for £150.

Lot 348 A nameplate, NORTHIAM, from a Rother Valley Railway 2-4-0T No 2 built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 2421, in 1899 and supplied new to the Railway in time for the opening of its first section from Robertsbridge to Rolvenden on 2 April 1900. The Railway, the fourth project of the renowned Colonel H.F.Stephens, changed its name to the Kent & East Sussex Railway when it was extended to Headcorn in May 1905. The engine famously starred in the classic Will Hay 1937 film Oh! Mr Porter, filmed on the former Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway, for which it was renamed GLADSTONE. On returning to the K&ESR in the latter part of 1937, it was withdrawn shortly afterwards. 32¾" long, in ex loco condition, complete with its 1949 sales paperwork. £9000-12000 - Sold for £11800.

Lot 349 A GWR cast iron signal box nameboard, EXETER RIVERSIDE, from a box situated on the up side just north of Exeter St Davids station, 60" long, unusual in not having either Signal Box or Box at the end of the title. £500-800 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 350 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 811, from a 3ft 7½"ins gauge Skylark Class 0-4-2T built in 1903 and new to Smeed, Dean & Co at East Hall Clay Pits, Sittingbourne which later became part of the Associated Portland Cement Co Ltd. It was scrapped there in about 1954. Cast brass, 9¾"x6¼", ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £950 to commission or postal bidder number 3412.

Lot 351 A White Star Line silver plated milk jug, decorative pattern with the famous flag displayed on each side. 4" high. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 503.

Lot 352 A Southern Railway enamel target sign, CROFTON PARK, a station on the Nunhead to Shortlands route. Edge chips and two small face chips repaired, a little discolouration to the white. £150-300 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 2649.

Lot 353 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, DUNOON, by Lance Cattermole, rolled. (B30626) £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 354 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7163, 68024, 1944, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the War Department in September 1944, WD No 1509, later 71509. Acquired by the LNER in September 1946, becoming J94 Class No 8024 and later BR 68024. Withdrawn from Darlington on 16 January 1964, it was cut up at Darlington Works. A BR replacement plate, cast brass, 12¾"x8½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 355 A Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway brass shunters bell with clockwork mechanism and operating lever, stamped MSLR. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 356 A single line key token, MONTGOMERY-ABERMULE, from the Welshpool to Newtown section of the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 357 A smokebox numberplate, 6734, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1930. At Danygraig by January 1948, it moved in 1952 to Swansea Paxton Street from where it was withdrawn on 9 February 1959 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 28 January 1961. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 358 A GWR signal lever plate. 20 INTERLOCKING LEVER FROM EAST BOX FOR No 1 PLATFORM LINE- ELECTRIC SWITCH. Engraved brass, 9" long. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 359 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, INVERESK, a station between Edinburgh Waverley and Prestonpans which closed in 1964, 27¾" long, repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 360 A worksplate, BR-E, 60870, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1939, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4841 built at Darlington in August 1939, renumbered 870 in 1946, becoming BR 60870. A long time Doncaster engine, it was withdrawn from there on 16 July 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition with an additional hole to the lower rim. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 361 A shedplate 82A Bristol Bath Road (1950 to September 1960 for steam). This ex GWR shed was home to around 100 locos during the 1950s. The star studded allocation included 6 Counties, 9 Stars, 21 Castles, 14 Halls and a solitary King in 1950. On becoming a purpose built diesel depot in 1960, some of its allocation carried these codes before the alloy version was introduced. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 362 A BR(E) enamel sign, PLEASE HAVE YOUR TICKETS READY, (flangeless), 16"x10", a few minor edge chips. £50-80 - Sold for £85.

Lot 363 A totem sign, SKIPTON, (f/f) from the Leeds to Carlisle route. Some loss of shine, and face chips repainted, loss to the flange in places through rusting. £250-400 - Sold for £720.

Lot 364 A Pullman Car coat of arms, CAR ANNE, as fitted to the bulkhead of the car, after the removal of the clock, 9¼" diameter, fine original condition. £350-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 365 An LNER enamel horseshoe lamp, ALNMOUTH. This station is north of Newcastle, once junction for the Alnwick branch, overall 14"x7½", retaining its original hooks. £150-250 - Sold for £350.

Lot 366 A GWR and SR quad royal poster, WEYMOUTH,& DISTRICT, by Dilly, rolled. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 7441.

Lot 367 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, PARCELS & LEFT LUGGAGE, (f/f), edge chips restored. Edge chips restored. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 368 A Great Northern Railway signal lamp case with brass plate, HORSE SHOE LANE, a box in the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway near Wisbech. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 369 A totem sign, SPEY BAY, (h/f), from the Elgin to Buckie Coast route, which closed in 1968. £700-1000 - Sold for £750 to commission or postal bidder number 1895.

Lot 370 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, AE1, VULCAN WORKS, 3990, 1970, from a 500hp 0-6-0DH new to British Steel at Shotton Works, their No 14, where it spent all its working life until scrapped in 1982. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 371 A Birmingham Tramways wooden cased destination indicator, from Car 755 of Selly Oak Depot, the blind showing various well known locations, 40"x11½". £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 372 A BR(M) double royal poster, BUXTON, by Roland A. Maddox. (LM20358) £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 373 A Great Northern and Great Central Joint Railways fully titled cast iron trespass notice, 28"x15¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 374 A shedplate 10B Preston (1935 to February 1958). This ex LNWR shed had an allocation of six Patriots and a solitary Jubilee in a total of 36 locos during the period it carried this code. It became 24K in 1958 and finally closed to steam in September 1961. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2707.

Lot 375 A coat of arms transfer, West Coast Joint Stock, 14"13", mounted on board. £150-250 - Sold for £140.

Lot 376 A worksplate, AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY, SCHENECTADY, 54866, 1914, from a standard gauge 2-8-2 supplied to the Chicago and North Western Railroad, their No 2340. Cast brass, 13¾"x7½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 377 A totem sign, HALLING, (f/f), from the Strood to Maidstone West route. Excellent condition. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4934.

Lot 378 A Great North Eastern Railway cast brass, coat of arms, is fitted to the bodyside of coaches in Class 91 sets on the East Coast Main Line, cast brass, 20"x22", in fine original condition. £600-800 - Sold for £690.

Lot 379 A nameplate, EARL KITCHENER OF KHARTOUM, from the Great Central Railway Class 1A, LNER B8 Class, 4-6-0 No 5279 built at Gorton in December 1914 and named after the then Secretary of State for War. It was renumbered 1358 in 1946 and allocated the BR number 61358, although this number had not been applied when the loco was withdrawn from Darnall on 13 August 1948. It entered Gorton Works for scrapping the following day but was actually cut up at Dukinfield during the week ending 2 October 1948. 86½" long, the front repainted. £12000-15000 - Sold for £12000.

Lot 380 An LNER enamel destination plate, STEPNEY EAST, from the departure indicator at Stratford station, 23" long, edge chips. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 381 A smokebox numberplate, 6407, from a GWR 6400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in April 1932. At Southall by January 1948, it moved the following year to Laira where, apart from a few months at Exeter, it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn on 13 August 1958, it was cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 20 September 1958. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 382 An LNER cast iron seat back plate, CRUDEN BAY, from the Ellon to Boddam branch, which closed in 1932, the station serving the Great North of Scotland Railway Hotel of the same name. 32" long, the front original condition. The back has old paint, probably where the plate was reversed on the seat. £300-500 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 892.

Lot 383 A carriage print, WAKEFIELD CHANTRY, YORKSHIRE, by Sidney Causer, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £25.

Lot 384 A BR(S) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS CENTRAL STATION, 23"x10½", double sided, screen printed aluminium. The station is on the Tonbridge to Hastings route. £300-500 - Sold for £740.

Lot 385 A BR(W) quad royal poster, ROYAL WINDSOR, by Fred Taylor, splits repaired at right side. (PW72) £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 386 A totem sign, WILMCOTE, (f/f) from the North Warwickshire line between Birmingham and Stratford-Upon-Avon, superb condition. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 387 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2551, from a 2301 Class Dean Goods 0-6-0 built at Swindon in November 1897. It was allocated new to Slough but spent most of its life at Worcester, finishing its days at Kingham, a sub-shed of Worcester, from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1953 and cut up at Swindon Works by the end of the following month. The front repainted. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 388 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway 12" dial dropcase wall clock, number 1276SE, the number on the inside and back of the case, as well as on the rear of the dial, it is complete with pendulum, key and fusee movement, the original face marked SECR. The clock was latterly used at a former Southern station which had became part of the Western Region due to boundary changes. £600-900 - Sold for £940 to commission or postal bidder number 3257.

Lot 389 A shedplate 86A Ebbw Junction (1949 to September 1963). The ex GWR shed at Newport had an allocation of 150 locos during this period, and was then recoded 86B, closing to steam in August 1966. The code was then taken over by Cardiff Canton in 1963, which by this time had lost its allocation of steam locos. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 390 A London and North Western Railway three aspect handlamp, in Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway style. Lacks internal glasses, otherwise complete with interior. The body, vessel and rear catch stamped LNWR, and the side marked, BAXENDEN, a station on the Bury to Accrington route, which closed in 1951. £250-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 391 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 9262, 1985, from a 2ft 6ins gauge 115hp 4-wheeled diesel ex works in November 1985 to the British Steel Corporation, Shotton Works at their Inside Cold Strip Mill No 2. Cast brass, 11"x7¾", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 392 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE EDEN VALLEY, Near Appleby, Westmoreland, by A.J.Wilson, rolled. (LM15356) £100-200 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 2184.

Lot 393 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, SAUNDERSFOOT-TEMPLETON, from the Whitland to Pembroke Dock branch. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 394 A Swindon Works wooden pattern for casting the headboard for THE BRISTOLIAN, overall 38½"x 21", complete with crests of London and Bristol. £400-600 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 395 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3726, 1954, from a BR(W) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 9496 built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2540, in October 1954 as sub-contractors for Hunslet who also allotted their own Works No 3726. Allocated new on 15 October 1954 to Stafford Road from where it was withdrawn on 21 December 1959 after a working life of just over five years and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 23 November 1960. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £460.

Lot 396 A pair of Stratford-on-Avon and Midland Junction Railway, lever plates from Byfield signal box, which closed in 1966. (a) Up line to Goods Yard Sidings. (b) Up Platform Starting. (2) £150-250 - Sold for £190.

Lot 397 A Southern Railway enamel target sign, WESTCOMBE PARK. The station is situated between Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal, on the North Kent Coast route. Edge and screw hole chips restored. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 398 A Belfast and Northern Counties Railway branding iron. 26¾" long, used to brand furniture etc. £50-80 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 399 A shedplate 65J Fort William (April 1955 to April 1960), then Stirling (April 1960 to June 1966 steam, entirely December 1966). Fort William had an allocation of 17 locos during this time, numbering 1 Loch and the famous MacCallin Mor. When Stirling adopted this code it had 30 locos, which had dwindled to just 9 Black Fives in its final year. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 400 A GWR quad royal poster, CATHEDRALS, by Fred Taylor. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 401 A BR(M) double royal poster, ISLE OF MAN , by Beaven, promoting fishing, golf, dancing and the islands beaches, rolled. (20258) £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 402 A GWR signal lever plate 27 FROM SOUTH FORK TO No 1 SPUR FACING. Engraved brass 7½". The wording refers to Croes Newydd South Fork Signal Box near Wrexham. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 403 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1928 CREWE. Engines built at Crewe in 1928 were LMS Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13100-7 which became (4)2800-7 and Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos (4)4447-56/4507-56. Cast brass 14½"x9½", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £160.

Lot 404 A GWR brass cased pressure gauge with engraved brass face, showing 0-260, calibrated to 200. 7" diameter. The case stamped GWR 27-6-07. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 405 A BR(M) staff safety poster, BEWARE FLYING HOOK, raising awareness of safety when shunting with capstans. (LM4057E). £25-40 - Sold for £40 to commission or postal bidder number 4140.

Lot 406 A worksplate, BLACK HAWTHORN, 676, 1882, from a metre gauge 4-4-0ST ordered in January 1882 by the Marquis de Campo of Madrid for the Ferrocarril de Carcagente a Denia Railway in Spain, their No 4. By May 1979 it had moved to the Industrias Lopes Soriano at Zaragoza and was subsequently scrapped. The number 4 is stamped in the face, above the works number. Cast brass, 14"x 9¼", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £2800.

Lot 407 A shedplate, 27E Walton (May 1950 to September 1963). This ex CLC shed, formerly 13F, had around 20 locos when using this code. It became 8R and closed in December 1963. The front background probably repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 408 A builders plate, RANSOME & RAPIER LTD, MAKERS, IPSWICH, ENGLAND, 1911, from a Great Western Railway overhead crane in AE shop at Swindon Works. This plate was from the first crane to be rolled off its tracks and crash to the floor in the right hand bay looking from the main door. Cast iron, 41"x12", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 409 A totem sign, HANDSWORTH & SMETHWICK, (f/f) from the Snow Hill to Wolverhampton main line which closed in 1970; minor blemishes although a rare three line example. £300-500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 410 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway cast iron firebuckets notice, overall 12¼"x8", in fine original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £410.

Lot 411 A nameplate, WATLING STREET, from the LNER A2/3 Class 4-6-2 No 521, BR 60521, built at Doncaster, Works No 2012, in May 1947 and named after the racehorse which won the 1942 Derby. Allocated new to Gateshead in May 1947, it remained there until 1960, moving to Heaton and then Tweedmouth from where it was withdrawn on 12 November 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. 76" long, repainted. £8000-10000 - Sold for £8500.

Lot 412 A BR(M) enamel sign, PLEASE SHOW TICKETS, (f/f), chips restored. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 413 An LMS double royal poster, MATLOCK, by Bernard Rutt. One tiny pinhole in image, edges taped on rear. £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 414 A worksplate, VULCAN 6186, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROBERT STEPHENSON AND HAWTHORNS, 7448, 1952, from a metre gauge 2-8-2 built for East African Railways & Harbours, their Class 26 No 2611. It became part of East African Railways in 1969 and Kenya Railways in January 1978, still as 2611, and was subsequently withdrawn. Cast brass, 9¾"x5", repainted, some dents to the front. £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 415 A totem sign, TYNEHEAD, (f/f) from the Waverley Route which closed in 1969. Superb condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 416 A Great Eastern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with pendulum, key, chain driven fusee movement, and cast brass bezel. The face marked BR(E), 2249. The clock was used at Waterbeach station, latterly in the signal box, and previously in the booking office. The lower door retains its lock and key. A crack to the edge of the glass. £400-600 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 3723.

Lot 417 An LNER-C three aspect handlamp, the case stamped WEST LEIGH & BEDFORD, a former Great Central station between Glazebrook and Wigan Central. The rear catch absent, otherwise complete and restored. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 418 A shedplate 41D Canklow (February 1958 to October 1965). This ex Midland shed was transferred from the LMR (19C) to the ER in 1958 when it maintained nearly 50 locos. By 1965 it was still looking after 27 freight locos. Ex loco condition, the back marked engine 60151. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 419 An LMS Midland Hotel, Morecambe, china soup bowl with blue sea horse motif by Royal Cauldon, 8" diameter, together with a Midland Hotel, Morecombe soup spoon and seahorse design napkin. (3) £50-80 - Sold for £210.

Lot 420 A worksplate, DREWRY, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 2525, 1954, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 204hp 0-6-0DM built at Vulcan Foundry, Works No D251, for New Zealand Government Railways, entering traffic in April 1955 as their No 201. On the formation of New Zealand Railways, it was renumbered DS36 in 1979 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 8"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 421 A totem sign, ALBRIGHTON, (h/f) from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury main line. Chipping at the top of the upper panel and to the right of the lower all repaired and a few surface marks, an uncommon example. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 422 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, Rebuilt, 1207, 1908, from a long boiler type 0-6-0ST built by Manning Wardle, Works No 1207, in December 1890 and rebuilt by them in 1908, when this plate was fitted, and again in 1922. It went new to Llay Hall Colliery Co Ltd at Llay Hall Colliery, Cefn-y-Bedd, Denbighshire which became part of the National Coal Board in January 1947. Cast brass, 11"x6¼", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £400-600 - Sold for £740.

Lot 423 A carriage print, BIDEFORD, by Hesketh Hubbard, from the Southern Railway series. The print is in an original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 424 A GWR cast iron cabside, 7250, from a 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon Works in February 1939 from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 4219 which had been built at Swindon in December 1912. At Newton Abbot by January 1948 and later St Philips Marsh, Ebbw Junction, Severn Tunnel Junction and Radyr from where it was withdrawn on 28 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 27 October 1964. The front repainted. £500-700 - Sold for £440.

Lot 425 A worksplate, DUBS 3515, 1897, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 No 692 which became SR E692, later 692, and BR 30692. Withdrawn from Salisbury on 3 February 1962, it was scrapped at Eastleigh Works. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front possibly repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 426 A Pullman Car table lamp, with circular base and graduated body, clearly stamped TC41, a Third Class Parlour Kitchen Car 41, built in 1921 for the GER, later working on the LNER and Southern, scrapped 1962. Overall 21" high, rewired and working though lacking the shade. £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 427 A South Yorkshire Joint Line cast iron Beware of Trains notice. 22"x12½", 0.21 pattern, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 428 A smokebox numberplate, 75063, from a BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to Nottingham on 13 June 1957 and later Derby, Nuneaton and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 8 May 1966 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 429 A wooden destination board, OULTON BROAD NORTH, from the departure indicator at Liverpool Street. 21"x3". £50-80 - Sold for £30.

Lot 430 A single line key token, OSWESTRY NORTH-ELLESMERE, (alloy), from the Cambrian Railways Whitchurch to Oswestry route which closed in 1965. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2994.

Lot 431 A Midland Railway coloured advertising print, by the Photochrom Company, MIDLAND CORRIDOR EXPRESS THROUGH MONSEL DALE (PEAK OF DERBYSHIRE). 31¼"x25¼", contained in its original frame with decorative wooden mount. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 432 A worksplate, BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, BURNHAM, PARRY WILLIAMS & Co, 7334, 1884, from a metre gauge 2-6-0 supplied new to the Barao de Araruama Railway in Brazil, their No 3. Burnham, Parry Williams were the proprietors of Baldwin at the time the loco was built. Cast brass, 12" diameter, the front lightly cleaned. £800-1200 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 433 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HANDSWORTH JUNCTION. A box on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton main line, junction for Stourbridge and Worcester. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 434 A nameplate, ALBERT, from a 0-4-0ST built by Manning Wardle, Works No 1008, in 1887 and new to The Millwall Dock Co which became part of the Port of London Authority in 1909. Sold in about 1927 to A.R. Adams & Sons, dealers, of Newport, Mon who, following rebuilding, sold it in 1937 to Thurrock Chalk & Whiting Co Ltd at West Thurrock, Essex. There it was named ALBERT, the name at first painted on the saddle tank but plates fitted in the early 1950s. Scrapped in August 1956. 18¾" long, ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £200.

Lot 435 A totem sign, FELIXSTOWE BEACH, (h/f) from the Felixstowe Town to Felixstowe Pier branch, the station closing in 1977. Considerable restoration though a rare survivor. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 436 A nameplate, IRONSIDE, from a Southampton Dock Company 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie & Co, Works No 2175, in July 1890 and named after Edmund Ironside, the King of England who defeated the Danes in Wessex in 1016. When the London & South Western Railway purchased the Dock Company's holdings in December 1891, its locos became part of the Company's Dock Department. Ironside was taken into LSW General Stock in March 1901 as No 458 and was transferred from the Docks to the Southampton Town Pier and Royal Pier services. It entered SR stock at the Grouping and was shedded at Guildford, becoming No 3458 and later BR Class 0458 No. 30458. It was withdrawn from Guildford during the week ending 12 June 1954, the last surviving Docks Company engine, and cut up at Eastleigh Works during the week ending 14 August 1954. 30¾" long, in ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £5000-8000 - Sold for £6600.

Lot 437 A cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY 458, from the Southampton Dock Company 0-4-0ST, IRONSIDE. Cast brass, 13½"x 7½", in ex loco condition. (See previous Lot for engine history) £900-1200 - Sold for £750.

Lot 438 A locomotive whistle from the Southampton Dock Company 0-4-0ST, CLAUSENTUM, built by Hawthorn Leslie in 1890, named after the Latin name for Southampton and withdrawn by the SR in 1945. Brass, 12½" high, 2½" diameter. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 439 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway platform lamp, SHARNEL STREET, from the Allhallows on Sea branch. The station closed in 1961. The lamp retains its original blue glass name panel and milk glass roof panels, although two of these are cracked, overall 32" high. £400-600 - Sold for £680.00.

Lot 440 A shedplate 40A Lincoln (1949 to January 1964). This ex GNR shed was the largest of three sheds in the city. The 1950 allocation was 64 locos, and by 1959 it had three B1 namers in its total of 51 locos. The shed closed in 1964, but the DMU and shunter allocation continued carrying the code, although they were maintained at the former GCR shed. This closed in October 1987. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 3103.

Lot 441 An original painting, NEWTON HEATH MORNING, by Phillip Hawkins. A view of the shed featuring 46140, THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, and Jinty 47582. Oil on canvas, framed, overall 19"x23¼". £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 442 A worksplate, LIMA, 8891, 1945, from a French Railways Class 141R standard gauge 2-8-2, SNCF No 141R25. Cast iron, 16"x9½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £200.

Lot 443 A totem sign, ELGIN, (f/f) from the Great North of Scotland Railway station on the routes to Dufftown, Lossiemouth and Buckie, very slight mottling. £350-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 444 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, HIGHLAND GAMES, by Lance Cattermole, border loss at top. (EP192) £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 445 A smokebox numberplate, 44803, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4803 built at Derby and allocated new to Normanton on 16 June 1944. Its later sheds were Belle Vue and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 25 May 1968 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 14 September 1968. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £430.

Lot 446 A Southern Railway target sign, BIRCHINGTON -ON-SEA, from the Herne Bay to Margate section of the North Kent Coast route. Minor chips only, a scarce example only offered for sale once before. £450-700 - Sold for £540.

Lot 447 A BR(M) double royal poster, HEYSHAM FOR BELFAST AND NORTHERN IRELAND, by Claude Buckle. (LM19558) £100-200 - Sold for £290.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1005.

Lot 448 A worksplate, NEILSON, 3616, 1887, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built for the Glasgow & Paisley Joint Railway, their No 1. After the G & P became part of the Glasgow & South Western Railway, it was allocated the number 736 in 1919 and later 16050 by the LMS although neither of these numbers were ever carried. It was withdrawn in 1924, so a remarkable survivor. Engraved brass, 6"x4", lightly cleaned. £400-600 - Sold for £840.

Lot 449 An LMS enamel lamp tablet, STAFFORD, for the station on the West Coast Main Line, 17" long, minor blemishes. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 450 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 6980, from a 6959 Class Modified Hall 4-6-0, LLANRUMNEY HALL, built at Swindon in November 1947, the last Modified Hall built by the GWR before nationalisation, and named after the Hall midway between Newport and Cardiff, now run as a public house and restaurant. Allocated new to Shrewsbury and later Oxley and Banbury from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 9 October 1965 and sold for scrap on 22 November to J. Friswell, the local scrap merchant, who cut it up on site at Banbury shed. The front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £1600.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 451 A totem sign, WINDSOR & ETON RIVERSIDE, (h/f), the terminus of the branch from Staines. Slight discolouration in places. £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 452 A worksplate, CONSTRUCTED AT ASHFORD WORKS, SECR, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway H Class 0-4-4T No 320 built at Ashford in May 1907, becoming SR 1320 and BR 31320. At Tonbridge by January 1948 and later Stewarts Lane, Brighton and Gillingham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 December 1955 and cut up at Brighton Works in the week ending 21 January 1956. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 453 A South African Railways silver plated tea pot, by Walker and Hall, with large SAR CATERING DEPARTMENT garter on the side, a few minor dents. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 454 A BR(E) double royal poster, BOSTON, by Lance Cattermole. (P1148) £150-300 - Sold for £40.

Lot 455 A nameplate, WYCLIFFE HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5920 built at Swindon in August 1931 and named when built after the Oxford Hall which is part of the University. It spent most of its BR days at Newton Abbot with short spells at Old Oak Common, Taunton and Westbury from where it was withdrawn 18 January 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works on 8 March 1962. The plate has been cleaned but retains its original paintwork. £5000-6000 - Sold for £7200 to commission or postal bidder number 7494.

Lot 456 A wooden fingerboard, STATIONS TO BOLTON, 54¾" long. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 457 A tenderplate, BR1A, 783, 1951, from a 4000 gallon tender paired new with BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No 70024 VULCAN built at Crewe in October 1951, although many tender changes took place especially towards the end of steam. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 458 A shedplate 83D Plymouth Laira (1949 to September 1963, recoded 84A, closed to steam April 1964). This ex GWR depot had between 80 and 100 locos during the period it used this code. At one time it had 18 Castles, 3 Counties, 1 star, 11 Halls, 2 Granges , 4 Manors and last but not least, 10 Kings. It was also home to Class 41/43 Warships and Class 52 Westerns, many being noted carrying these cast iron steam codes. Ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £260.

Lot 459 A Southern Railway enamel target sign, GILLINGHAM, from the Salisbury to Yeovil section of the West of England main line. Edge chips restored, slight loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 460 A London and Birmingham Railway house number plate, L&BR, 258, cast iron, 9¼"x7", a weld repair to the left side. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 461 A carriage print,THE RIVER ORWELL AT IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, by Leonard Squirrell, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 462 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944 SR, from an LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8670, BR 48670, one of a batch built by the SR at Brighton in 1944. Allocated new to Normanton on 3 July 1944 and later Royston and Stourton from where it was withdrawn on 15 September 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by 24 December 1966. Cast brass 10½"x6", the front repainted, the BR number marked on the back. £150-250 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4495.

Lot 463 A silver plated vegetable dish, the top marked HIGHLAND RAILWAY Co, the dish marked CARLISLE STATION REFRESHMENT ROOMS. A matching pair in size and pattern, though from differing Scottish companies. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 464 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. The plate is in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 2490.

Lot 465 A GWR pre-grouping pocket watch by Rotherhams of London. The face is marked GWR and the back of the outer case clearly engraved, GWR 2136. £250-400 - 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 466 An LNER enamel destination plate, BROMLEY, from the departure indicator at Stratford station, 23" long, a chip at the right corner. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 467 A signal box nameboard, WINSFORD STATION, a box north of Crewe, on the West Coast Main line. 76" long, original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 468 A BR(W) double royal poster, EXETER CATHEDRAL, by A. Carr Linford; pin hole loss at corners. (PR59) £100-200 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 2651.

Lot 469 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. All were withdrawn by 1958. Cast brass, 18"x8½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £920.

Lot 470 A shedplate 10G Skipton (September 1963 to April 1967). This was the fourth code this depot had used since 1935. Around 20 locos used this code. Of particular note were the BR Class 4MTs used to operate the Grassington branch. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1327.

Lot 471 A pre grouping enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, (flangeless), 18"x3½", edge chips and loss of shine. £80-120 - Sold for £60 to commission or postal bidder number 7471.

Lot 472 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY 3377/D843 1963, from Class 37 D6899, later 37199 and 37376. New to Cardiff Canton in October 1963; spent a year in France (August 1999 to October 2000); withdrawn and cut up by CF Booth at Rotherham in February 2006 Chromed brass, 10½"x1½". Bolt holes cracked but intact, ex loco condition, but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 473 A glass sign, YOU MAY TELEPHONE FROM HERE, 18¼"x8½", contained in its original wooden frame. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 474 A shedplate 9M Bury (September 1963 to April 1965). This ex LYR shed, formerly 26D, was home to 25 locos when adopting this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 475 A Southern Railway Sykes lock and block instrument from BELVEDERE, from the Blackheath to Dartford via Abbey Wood route. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 476 A smokebox numberplate, 42909, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13209 built at Crewe in 1930, renumbered 2909 in 1934, becoming BR 42909. Always based in Scotland, it was at Perth by January 1935 and later Ayr, Kingmoor, Grangemouth, Dumfries and back to Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 17 January 1966 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £530 to commission or postal bidder number 7489.

Lot 477 A totem sign, STAPLEHURST, (f/f) from the Redhill to Ashford route. A chip on the S repainted, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 478 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944, CREWE. Engines built at Crewe in 1944 were LMS Class 5 4-6-0 (4)4826-60, Class 8P Coronation 4-6-2 (4)6249-52 and Class 8F 2-8-0 (4)8317-30. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted, the bolt holes slightly enlarged. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 479 A Great Central Railway inspection lamp, complete with original vessel which is stamped with the company initials. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 480 A smokebox numberplate, 92161, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Westhouses on 17 December 1957. It moved a year later to Newton Heath and at the end to Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 10 December 1966 and despatched for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw on 2 May 1967. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3505.

Lot 481 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, LADIES ROOM, cast iron, 19¾"x5", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 482 A London and North Western Railway semaphore signal repeater, with brass post, unrestored. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 483 A shedplate 84A Wolverhampton Stafford Road (1949 to September 1963), then Plymouth Laira (September 1963 to June 1973). The ex GWR shed at Wolverhampton had a star studded allocation throughout its BR life. In 1950 its allocation of 66 locos included 5 Counties, 10 Castles, 6 Stars, 6 Kings, 8 Halls and 2 Granges! By 1959, while the overall total had reduced to 47, its King allocation had gone up by 2! Plymouth Laira, formerly 83D, used this code for 7 months before it lost its steam allocation. However some of its diesels were known to have carried this style of plate. Repainted, the back marked 7024, the number of POWIS CASTLE which was allocated to 84A in the early 1960s. £100-200 - Sold for £540.

Lot 484 A One Engine in Steam train staff, WREXHAM CENTRAL-ABENBURY SIDINGS, (wood/brass plates), used on the Wrexham to Ellesmere route, which closed in 1962, this section retained for freight until 1981. £100-200 - Sold for £60 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 485 A coat of arms transfer, Glyn Valley Tramway, 18"x14", mounted on board. The narrow gauge line ran from Chirk to Glynceiriog £40-60 - Sold for £65.

Lot 486 A single line key token, JOHNSTON-NEYLAND, (steel/brass plates), from the West Wales branch closed in 1964. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 487 A London and South Western Railway silver plated sauce boat, by Mappin and Webb. The side decorated with the company monogram, overall 7" long. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 488 A Scotrail double royal poster, GLENFINNAN, by Brendon Neiland, rolled. £50-80 - Sold for £65.

Lot 489 An LNWR, BLETCHLEY, REFRESHMENT ROOMS, tea cup, by W.T.Copeland of Stoke. £40-60 - Sold for £95.

Lot 490 A worksplate, RUSTON & HORNSBY, 12 HP, 182141, from a 600mm gauge 4-wheeled diesel ex works on 19 November 1936 to Oakley Slate Quarries Co Ltd and delivered to their subsidiary company, Votty & Bowydd Slate Quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Scrapped in 1964. Engraved details on cast brass, 5¾"x 3½", ex loco condition. £50-80 - Sold for £40.

Lot 491 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2885, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15E 4-8-2 mixed traffic engine built by Henschel, Works No 23107, in 1935-6. All were withdrawn from regular service in 1973. Cast aluminium, 20¾"x 14½", the front cleaned and repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3586.

Lot 492 A North British Railway, three aspect locomotive lamp, with a steel plate, KIPPS, from the Glasgow engine shed. Overall 16" high, lacks the front glass and interior, an early example in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 493 A Rhodesia Railways smokebox roundel, cast brass 11" diameter, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2091.

Lot 494 A worksplate, INDIAN RAILWAYS, VARANASI/ALCO, 13389-01-001, JULY-64, from a 5ft 6ins gauge WDM2 class Co-Co No 18299, the first loco produced at the newly built Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi. The preliminary members of this huge class were built in 1962 by ALCO in the USA as the new generation of "hood" units replacing the older, typical USA "cab" units of the ALCO "World" series Class WDM1. A total of 2043 units were built in the USA and India up to 1990. Aluminium, 12¼"x3¾", the front lightly cleaned. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 495 A North British Railway small signal post finial, overall 24" long. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 496 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, STARTING TO ASHBY, engraved brass, 4"x5". Ashby was on the Burton-on Trent to Coalville and Leicester route. £50-80 - Sold for £70.

Lot 497 A smokebox numberplate, 48224, together with its brass Stanier hooter, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8224 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24814, and new to Kirkby on 23 September 1942 where it remained for over twenty years. Its later sheds were Fleetwood, Bury, Agecroft, Patricroft and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 16 March 1968 and cut up by Drapers at Hull between 6 and 10 August 1968. Ex loco condition. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 498 A Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway cast iron notice, Beware of Trains, 23½"x13¾", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 499 A South African Railways silver plated two and a half pint coffee pot, by Mappin and Webb. The SAR monogram on the side, a few minor dents. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 500 A totem sign, SITTINGBOURNE AND MILTON REGIS, (f/f) from the North Kent Coast Route, the junction for the Sheerness on Sea branch. A minor surface mark near centre. £450-700 - Sold for £450.