Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 7 February 2015

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Lot 1 An LMS enamel lamp tablet, WELLINGBOROUGH MIDLAND ROAD, from the Midland Main Line. 17½"x4½", edge chips at base, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 2 A nameplate, CATHERINE, and its matching worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, No 1000, 1903, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Digby Colliery Co Ltd at Gedling Colliery where it spent all its working life. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947 and was scrapped some time between March 1965 and March 1966. The nameplate 38" long, the worksplate 16¾"x11¾", both cast brass, the fronts repainted. (2) £800-1200 - Sold for £1900.

Lot 3 A GWR signal lever plate, 2, FROM STRATFORD TO CHELTENHAM HOME. Engraved brass, 6¼" long. £150-300 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 4 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, AMBULANCE ROOM, (f/f); a little edge chipping to top right rim. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 5 A worksplate BRITISH-THOMSON-HOUSTON, 1038 1957 from BR Class 15 D8207. New to Devons Road in July 1958, withdrawn from Stratford in March 1971 and cut up at Crewe Works in April 1972. The first ten in this series were built by Yorkshire Engine Company but carried BTH plates. Cast brass, 11"x6", in fine ex loco condition with green paintwork, a label marked 8208 Stratford and addressed to the buyer is still attached. £500-800 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 6 A signal box nameboard, VELVET HALL, from the Tweedmouth to St Boswells route which closed to passengers in 1955 and freight in 1965. Cast letters on wood, 59½" long, repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 7 A LMS timetable or notice frame, used at Loughborough station, 15¾"x36", the top panel decorated with shaded gilt company initials. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 8 A shedplate 20C Royston (1935 to October 1956). This ex LMS shed had 60 locos when using this code. It became 55D and finally closed in November 1967. A 1935 LMS pattern plate carried by 58066. £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 9 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BELLARENA-LIMAVADY JUNCTION, (brass/steel), from the Derry to Coleraine section of the Belfast and North Counties Railway. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 10 A London Transport enamel target sign, CHANCERY LANE, GRAYS INN. The suffix was added in 1934 when the entrance to the station was moved. 29"x20", a few blemishes and a face chip. £350-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 11 A North British Railway longcase wall clock with weight driven movement, by Brysons of Edinburgh, used at Kelso Station on the Tweedmouth to St Boswells route. It is complete with pendulum, weight, key and glazed door through which the brass pendulum is viewed. The height is 61" including the shaped base. The case has probably been restored some time ago and a small plate, NBR, fitted showing the clock's origin. The original number 16044 is shown on a small plate inside the case. The face is in original condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 12 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BOSCARNE JUNC-WADEBRIDGE EAST, (fibre), from the Bodmin to Wadebridge and Padstow route which closed in 1967. £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 1396.

Lot 13 A GWR silver plated lobster pick by Elkington. 6¼" long, coat of arms pattern. £80-120 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 3053.

Lot 14 A smokebox numberplate, 44401, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4401 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23475, in 1927. A very long time Nottingham engine from at least 1935, it moved at the very end to Burton and Kirkby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 19 June 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 3 September 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 15 A BR(S) enamel sign , EAST GRINSTEAD, TUNBRIDGE WELLS TRAINS, (f/f), from Oxted station, 18"x12", chips to the top corners restored. The service ceased in 1967 after the East Grinstead to Forest Row and Ashhurst Junction route closed, although Tunbridge Wells could still be reached via Eridge. £400-600 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 16 A Great Northern & Great Eastern Joint Railway three aspect handlamp with a brass plate, GREETWELL JUNCTION, No 5. The lamp is in original condition, and complete with interior fittings, the vessel clearly stamped GN&GER. The junction was east of Lincoln on the Joint Line. £150-300 - Sold for £820.

Lot 17 A totem sign, NEWTON ABBOT, (f/f), from the Exeter to Plymouth main line. A face chip neatly restored, otherwise excellent. £600-900 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 18 A South Devon Railway office chair, with the initials SDR carved into the top rail. The company was amalgamated with the GWR in 1876. £250-400 - Sold for £210.

Lot 19 An Isle of Wight Central Railway silver directors pass, the name J Brewer in blue enamel (the secretary to the LB&SCR). An attractive design featuring a galleon and castle, probably Carisbrooke. 1"x1¼" with ring. £700-1000 - Sold for £1900.

Lot 20 An Ulster Railway Company cast iron fender, 40"x11". The Company was formed in 1836 and became part of the Great Northern Railway in 1876. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 21 A totem sign, PELSALL, (f/f), from the Walsall to Lichfield route. The station closed in 1965. Superb condition. £500-800 - Sold for £700.

Lot 22 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, BUILDERS, GORTON WORKS, 1923. A total of eighteen locos were built at Gorton in 1923 comprising eight Class B7 4-6-0, LNER Nos 1388-1395, three of which survived into BR days as Nos 61710-61712, and ten Class A5 4-6-2T, all of which survived into BR days as Nos 69820-69829. A Great Central style plate, cast brass, 10½"x6¾", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 23 A silver plated cruet set, SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY, DEAL HOTEL, by Walker and Hall; the name on a central boss. An unmarked salt spoon is included. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 2216.

Lot 24 A shedplate 64G Hawick (1949 to January 1966). This ex NBR shed had an allocation of 24 locos in early BR days, and by closure it was home to just five. Ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 25 An LNER enamel departure plate, SHADWELL. The station was situated west of Stepney and closed in 1941. The plate was used at North Woolwich. 23"x1¾". £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 26 A GWR brass cased drum clock by Kay & Co, Paris, the matching numbers, 4407, stamped onto the side, back and movement. The clock is complete with its fixed winder and in running order; the face is in excellent condition. £200-350 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 27 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART & CO, ATLAS WORKS, 3735, 1891, from a London Chatham & Dover Railway R Class 0-4-4T No 212 built in November 1891, becoming South Eastern & Chatham Railway No 671 in 1899, SR No 1671 and BR 31671. Allocated to Tonbridge by January 1948 and later Faversham and Gillingham from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 6 November 1954 and cut up at Ashford Works during the week ending 19 March 1955. Cast brass, 15¾"x8", the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 28 A tin box marked, Percussion Signals (detonators), the front stamped, EASTERN COUNTIES RAILWAY, 10½"x7¼", height 7½". The left side handle is absent. £100-200 - Sold for £35.

Lot 29 An LNER double royal poster, NORFOLK, by John Bee. Corner/border loss, and nick repairs. (AR1029) £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 30 A smokebox numberplate, 43449, from a Midland Railway 1873 Class 0-6-0 No 2172 built by Dubs & Co, Works No 2954, in 1893 and rebuilt with new boiler in 1904 and again in 1922. It became LMS 3449 and BR Class 3F No 43449. A long time Stourton loco from at least 1935, it moved to Normanton in 1953 and briefly at the end to Bedford from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 8 September 1962 and cut up at Derby Works on 3 January 1963. The front repainted. This Lot is accompanied by copies of its BR sales letters. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 31 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, GRIMSBY TOWN, from the former Great Central route to Cleethorpes. 40" long, in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £840.

Lot 32 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TOLCARN JC, the box was at the Newquay end of the triangular junction of the Par and Chacewater routes. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", unpolished. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 33 A small cast iron bridge weight restriction notice, with the full title of the EAST & WEST JUNCTION, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, TOWCESTER & MIDLAND JUNCTION RAILWAYS intact. Most of these signs had the wording EAST & WEST JUNCTION, TOWCESTER removed in 1909 leaving the shorter company name which was adopted after the Northampton and Banbury company became part of the SMJR empire. 16½"x11¾", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 34 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, WESTON (BATH), from the Bath Green Park to Mangotsfield route. The station closed in 1953. In fine original condition, 48" long. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2400 to commission or postal bidder number 2997.

Lot 35 A nameplate, GORDON HIGHLANDER, from Class 55 Deltic D9016, later 55016. New to Haymarket in October 1961, it was named at Aberdeen Station in July 1964. Withdrawn in December 1981, it is now in service on the GCR at Loughborough. Cast aluminium, 87½" long, in ex loco condition. The lot is accompanied by its BR sales paperwork. See following lot. (The nameplate and badge are sold as separate lots as they have been entered by different vendors). £12000-15000 - Sold for £22500.

Lot 36 A nameplate badge from Class 55 Deltic D9016 GORDON HIGHLANDER. See previous lot for loco history. Chromed brass, 11"x7¼". £3000-4000 - Sold for £4500.

Lot 37 A signal box nameboard, THE HALL. The box was on the Nottingham to Grantham route, close to Nottingham Racecourse station. The box closed in 1965. 63" long, the beading absent but replaced with new wood, the backboard and cast letters original. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 38 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 1005, from a 1000 County Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in November 1945 and named COUNTY OF DEVON the following July. It spent most of its working life at Bristol Bath Road before moving in 1960 to nearby St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 17 June 1963. It was sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 18 September 1963, entering their yard on 28 August 1964. The plate is in superb ex loco condition. £2000-3000 - Sold for £3900.

Lot 39 A BR(S) enamel station sign, TO SUBWAY FOR LONDON TRAINS, double sided, with hanging hooks. 48"x18". The rear side blank green enamel. One face chip and a few rim chips. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 40 A GWR signal lever plate, 6, DOWN EBBW VALE TO RELIEF INNER HOME, engraved brass, 10" long. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 41 A Southern Railway target sign, BASINGSTOKE, from the West of England main line. Edge and face chips restored. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 42 A GWR intermediate gangers key instrument, 9¾" diameter, on square backplate. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 43 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 421, 1921, from a Midland Railway 3835 Class 0-6-0 No 3942 which retained this number under the LMS and became BR Class 4F No 43942. At Royston by January 1935, from where it was withdrawn on 23 December 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 6"x4", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £240.

Lot 44 A smokebox numberplate, 60955, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 3667 built at Darlington in September 1942, renumbered 955 in 1946, becoming BR 60955. Allocated to Haymarket by January 1948, it soon moved to Aberdeen Ferryhill where it spent most of its BR days before spending its last two years at St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 26 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 45 A Harpers semaphore block instrument for Up and Down Line. Excellent original condition, 21½" high overall. £500-800 - Sold for £660.

Lot 46 A GWR enamel lamp tablet, LLANBEDR & PENSARN, from the Barmouth to Harlech section of the Cambrian Coast route. 17½"x3". Original condition, a chip to the left side. £150-300 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 583.

Lot 47 A shedplate 36E Retford (1949 to June 1965). This code covered the ex GNR shed and the nearby ex GCR one. Between them they housed over 60 locos in the 50s, dwindling to 35 in the final few months of operation. The front Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 48 A double royal poster, JOIN THE WRENS and Free A Man For The Fleet. (51 - 381) £150-300 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 4827.

Lot 49 A totem sign, MABLETHORPE, (h/f), from the East Lincolnshire line loop between Willoughby and Louth. The station closed in 1970. Edge chips expertly restored. £600-900 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 50 A South African Railways locomotive chime whistle. Overall 17½" high, 5¼" diameter, in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £350.

Lot 51 A locomotive numberplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 4832, DARLINGTON, 1939, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4832 built at Darlington in June 1939, renumbered 861 in 1946, becoming BR 60861. Allocated to Doncaster by January 1948 and later Copley Hill, Wakefield and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 12 May 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Fully engraved brass, 13½"x7½", the front polished, the back stamped 861. A very scarce plate used during the period when Darlington did not allocate Works numbers and removed when the loco received its BR smokebox numberplate in June 1949. £1500-2500 - Sold for £1900.

Lot 52 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, DUNGANNON JUNCTION-POMEROY, from the Great Northern Railway Portadown to Omagh route. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 53 A smokebox numberplate, 2874, from a GWR 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in November 1918. Allocated to Banbury by January 1948 and later Stourbridge, Ebbw Junction, Cardiff Canton, Aberdare and Neath from where it was withdrawn on 24 May 1963 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 9 October 1963. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 54 A BR(M) double royal poster, NEW BRIGHTON, by L. A. Wilcox. Rolled. (LM19958) £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 55 A LB&SCR signal box nameboard, YAPTON. The box was between Ford and Barnham on the Sussex coast route. A passenger station at Yapton closed in 1864. Cast letters on wood with chamfered edges, 48" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 56 A Great Western and LMS Joint Railways cast iron trespass notice, from Wooferton station on the Shrewbury and Hereford Joint line, 30"x21", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 57 A worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co, DEL 60, 1958, from a BR Class 26 D5315, later 26015. New to Hornsey in February 1959, withdrawn from Eastfield in June 1991 and cut up by MC Metals at Glasgow Works in September 1994. Cast brass, 4"x3", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 58 A totem sign, VAUXHALL, (f/f), from the first station outside Waterloo. Superb condition. £200-350 - Sold for £390 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 59 A worksplate, DUBS & Co, 3648, 1898, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Cape Government Railway 7th Class 4-8-0 No 735. After the formation of South African Railways in 1910, it became SAR Class 7A No 1023. Many of the Class were still in use in the late 1960s but all had been withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 11½"x5½", the front repainted; a few service knocks, as is usual; the number E1023 on the back. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 60 A BR(E) quad royal poster, S.S. AVALON, Harwich-Hook of Holland Night Service, by Johnston. (PP159329) £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 61 A pair of small GWR silver plated sugar tongs by Elkington, 3" long, coat of arms pattern. £40-60 - Sold for £160.

Lot 62 A smokebox numberplate, 46525, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to St Philips Marsh on 17 March 1953, moving in 1962 to Oswestry and then Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 12 December 1964. Sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, it entered their yard on 15 April 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 63 A single line key token, CORROUR-TULLOCH, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 64 A nameplate GLYDER FAWR, from BR Class 60 60012, Brush 914, 1989, and named after the fifth highest mountain in Wales located in Snowdonia. New to Toton in November 1991, and currently stored there. Cast aluminium, 45¾" long, in ex loco condition. The plate is sold with its original sales paperwork. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 65 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DELABOLE-PORT ISAAC ROAD, from the North Cornwall line which closed in 1966; an unusual pattern, possibly Bakelite, with a brass inset. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 1396.

Lot 66 A (GWR) brass cabside numberplate, 7431, from a 7400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new on 17 August 1948 to Croes Newydd where, apart from three months at Shrewsbury in 1960/61, it spent all its working life. Withdrawn during the week ending 29 August 1964, it was sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 27 October 1964. The front repainted, scratches to paintwork in places. £450-700 - Sold for £700.

Lot 67 A nameplate, DOLDOWLOD HALL, and its matching cabside numberplate, 5942, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in February 1935 and named when built after the house near Rhayader, Powys. Allocated to Stafford Road by January 1948 and later Oxley, Reading, Oxford, Tyseley and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 14 December 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 26 May 1964. Both plates are in ex loco condition. (2)(See also next Lot) £6000-7000 - Sold for £8200.

Lot 68 An original painting, OVER THE TROUGHS, by Don Breckon, featuring GWR Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5942 Doldowlod Hall. Oil on canvas, framed, 35"x25" overall. £1800-2500 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 69 A totem sign, ESKBANK & DALKEITH, (f/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Two face chips restored. £800-1200 - Sold for £750.

Lot 70 A Great Eastern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock complete with chain driven fusee movement, cast brass bezel, pendulum and key. The company initials are branded twice on the back of the box and surround and stamped into the back plate. The repainted face is marked BR(E) 1242. The clock was used at Stratford Shed in the reading room of the dormitory provided for the local crews. In the early 1960's the clock was transferred to Whitby Signal Box and was taken out of use in 1986. The Collectors Corner receipt accompanies the lot. £400-600 - Sold for £720.

Lot 71 A cast iron notice, L&SWR, NEITHER MATCHES NOR LIGHTS MUST BE TAKEN NEAR STORED PARAFFIN, as displayed in lamp rooms. Fine original condition, 16½"x12". £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 72 A BR(E) double royal poster, Regular Interval Sunday Service, Hitchin and Hertford North to Finsbury Park and Kings Cross. £50-80 - Sold for £30.

Lot 73 A shedplate 84G Shrewsbury (1950 to September 1960). This ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed had used 4 different BR codes by the time it closed to steam in November 1967. Formerly LMS 4A, a code which BR used until 1950; it became WR 84G then 89A, and finally 6D on transfer to the LMR in 1963. The late 1950s allocation using this code included 7 Counties, 15 Halls, 4 Castles and a pair of Manors. The front Repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £360.

Lot 74 A GWR enamel sign, PUBLIC TELEPHONES, PLATFORMS 12,9,7,3 AND IN BOOKING HALL, 14"x6½". The sign was used at Bristol Temple Meads and dates from the extension of the station in the 1930s. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 75 A worksplate HUNSLET 5643, 1960, from BR Class 05 D2594. New to Percy Main in January 1960, withdrawn from West Hartlepool in March 1967,and cut up by Slag Reduction, Ickles in July 1967. Cast brass, 8½"x8", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 76 A locomotive headlamp, probably of Metropolitan Railway origin, with a steel plate, L.P.T.B, MET LINE on the front. Original condition and complete with its vessel, burner and red slide in the side sleeve. The lamp would have originally been used on steam locos taking over from the Metropolitan electrics at Rickmansworth. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 77 A smokebox numberplate, 42878, from LMS Class 4 2-6-0 No 13178, built at Crewe in 1930, renumbered to 2878 in 1934, becoming BR 42878. Allocated to Carlisle Kingmoor by January 1935, its later sheds included Agecroft, Newton Heath, Aintree, Gorton and Birkenhead from it was withdrawn during the week ending 18 September 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 28 October 1965. Repainted. This Lot is accompanied by its BR sales letters. £300-500 - Sold for £410.

Lot 78 A BR(W) double royal poster, SOMERSET, by Wootton, rolled. (PR27) £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 79 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1899, HORWICH, from an unidentified ex Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway loco rebuilt at Horwich that year. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 80 A LNER (Great Eastern) Tyers double line block instrument, complete with makers plate, overall 23"high. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 81 A BR enamel sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, TICKETS AND ENQUIRIES, (f/f) 18"x24". The top flange marked, Bruton Patent No 804591. Minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 82 A totem sign, BALCOMBE, (f/f), from the Brighton main line. An edge chip restored, top left. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 83 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, REBUILT, 1920, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway E Class 4-4-0 No 67 built at Ashford in August 1908. It was reconstructed by Beyer Peacock, Order No 01867, and re-classified to E1 Class, returning to traffic in February 1920 when this plate was fitted. It became SR A67, then 1067 and BR 31067 and spent all its BR days at Stewarts Lane apart from brief spells at Nine Elms and Salisbury in 1959/60. Withdrawn from Stewarts Lane during the week ending 11 November 1961, it was cut up at Ashford Works the following month. Cast brass, 10"x6", in ex loco condition, the loco number on the back. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 84 A Southern Railway target sign, FOLKESTONE HARBOUR, from the Kent branch terminus famous for its Boat Train workings, often using three or four tank locos as bankers on the steep climb to the main line. Edge and face chips neatly restored. £250-400 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 2509.

Lot 85 A Tyers key token instrument for single line working. The machine is currently set to hold tokens of any configuration. The part to convert back to accepting blue tokens only is included. £500-800 - Sold for £850.

Lot 86 A Southern Railway silver plated lobster pick, 6¼" long, by Walker and Hall. £50-80 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 2507.

Lot 87 A Furness Railway three aspect handlamp with a brass plate, FRC CONISTON, No. 171 and a makers plate, MESSENGER & SONS BIRMINGHAM. The lamp is complete with its interior though the slide in vessel has damage to the top and rear. The station was the terminus of the branch from Foxfield and closed in 1958. £300-500 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 88 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 1507, DONCASTER, 1919, from a GNR Class J22 0-6-0 No 626 built at Doncaster in February 1920, the year after the date on the plate. It became LNER J6 Class No 3626 and was renumbered 4265 in 1946, becoming BR 64265. A long time New England engine, it was withdrawn from there on 7 July 1961 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass. 12½"x7½", the front repolished, the back stamped 3626. £500-800 - Sold for £700.

Lot 89 A Ministry of Health, double royal poster, COUGHS & SNEEZES SPREADS DISEASES, by John Bateman. Showing women in a munitions factory. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 90 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3881, REBUILT 1962. The locomotive was new to the Longmoor Military Railway in December 1943 and was then sent on loan to the Charlesfield Munitions Factory on the Waverley Route, near St Boswells. It later worked at Long Marston, Cairnryan and Shoeburyness before being sold to Hunslet in September 1961. The locomotive was rebuilt No. 3881 and initially worked at Treorchy Colliery and later Hafodyrynys Colliery. It was scrapped in 1976. Cast brass, 11½"x8". Unrestored, complete with engraved plate, showing the loco's origin, 2nd World War Austerity loco 2893, 1943. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 91 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, OUTER HOME FROM WOODVILLE JUNCTION. The box was between Coalville and Burton at the southern end of Swadlincote loop, which closed in 1964. Engraved brass 4"x5". £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 92 A nameplate, H.A. IVATT, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60123 built at Doncaster, Works No 2040, in February 1949 and named in July 1950 after Henry Alfred Ivatt, the Locomotive Engineer of the Great Northern Railway from 1896 until 1911. Allocated new to Doncaster on 10 February 1949, its later sheds were Grantham, Copley Hill and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 1 October 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. 50¾" long, the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £8000-12000 - Sold for £9500.

Lot 93 A worksplate, DONCASTER, 2040, 1949, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60123, H.A. IVATT. Engraved brass, 13½"x7¾", unpolished, with original paint on the rim. (See previous Lot for locomotive history) £1500-2000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1700.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 94 A BR Shipping flag, 73"x40", complete with rope and wooden toggle. £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 95 A smokebox numberplate, 43104, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Darlington, Works No 2146, and allocated new to South Lynn on 16 March 1951 where it worked on the Midland & Great Northern Joint line. It later moved to Boston and then Lincoln GN from where it was withdrawn on 5 January 1964 and despatched for scrap to Doncaster Works the following 17 March. The front probably repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 7556.

Lot 96 A totem sign, MORTEHOE & WOOLACOMBE, (h/f), from the Barnstaple Junction to Ilfracombe route which closed in 1970. Chips and some scratching to the face, though a rare example. £1000-1500 - Sold for £6100 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 97 A worksplate, DREWRY/RSH 2614/7912 of 1957 from BR Class 04 D2270. New to Royston in March 1958, withdrawn from York in February 1968; sold to Duport Steel, Briton Ferry and cut up there in September 1979. Cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 98 A signal box nameboard, FORSINARD. The box was between Kinbrace and Altnabreac near the Sutherland and Caithness border. Cast letters on wood with chamfered edge. 60" long. Edge loss above 'R', otherwise original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 99 An Intercity double royal poster, YORK STATION, by Brendan Neiland. Rolled. (AA0082A) £50-80 - Sold for £70.

Lot 100 A London & South Western Railway Doulton jug, used to bring beer from the cellar prior to the use of handpumps. 8¼" high, with decoration in relief showing hunting and drinking scenes; a small chip to the rim. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 101 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, ST BOSWELLS, from a Waverley route station which closed in 1969. 36" long, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7355.

Lot 102 A GWR signal box shelf plate, SMETHWICK JUNCTION, from the Snow Hill to Stourbridge route; the junction for the spur to the LNWR route. Engraved brass 4¾"x1½". £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 103 A worksplate, KITSON, 1912. Kitson supplied orders in 1912 to Australia, Ceylon, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, South America and Spain, as well as a batch of 0-6-0s to the Hull & Barnsley Railway and eleven 2-8-0s to the Great Central Railway numbered 1192 to 1202. These later became LNER/BR Class O4 and it seems probable that the plate is from one of these. Engraved brass, 10½"x6¼" , the front lightly polished. £250-400 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 7547.

Lot 104 A totem sign, BAGSHOT, (f/f), from the Ascot to Ash Vale route. Three neat face chip repairs. £200-350 - Sold for £240.

Lot 105 A pair of Great North of Scotland Railway sugar tongs, 5¾" long, by Walker & Hall. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 106 A smokebox numberplate, 32636, from a London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Stroudley A1 Class 0-6-0T No 72 built at Brighton Works in August 1872 and named FENCHURCH. The Class were famously known as Terriers in view of the distinctive bark of their exhaust. It was sold to the Newhaven Harbour Company in about June 1898. Rebuilt at Brighton in April 1913 including re-boilering and re-classified to A1X. In February 1927 it was acquired by the Southern Railway from the Harbour Company and numbered 636, later B636 and BR 32636. Allocated to Newhaven by January 1948 and later Brighton, Fratton, St Leonards, Ashford, Brighton again and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn on 4 November 1963 after closure of the Hayling Island branch, at the time the oldest working steam engine on BR. It was despatched to the Bluebell Railway for preservation on 4 January 1964 and given the number 672 to reflect its original number and has seen several lengthy periods of use on the preserved railway. Ex loco condition, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £1500-2000 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 107 A kit built fine scale O gauge model, GWR 5934, KNELLER HALL, in Great Western green livery with Collett tender, excellent underframe detail with light vertical motor, fine gearing, rim pick ups to all driving wheels, compensating centre and rear driving wheels, sprung buffers and nice backhead detail. Superb condition. £300-500 - Sold for £920.

Lot 108 A Southern Railway advertising card notice, Southern Railway, LONDON GOODS CARTAGE AREAS. 12"x16". (AD659/5/1928) £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 109 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 3160, 1959, from a standard gauge 0-6-0DM delivered new in November 1962 to Mobil Oil Co Ltd at Coryton Refinery in Essex. Sold to RESCO Railways Ltd, Woolwich, in December 1979 and refurbished under their order L112. Resold to Tunnel Portland Cement Ltd at Pitstone Works in December 1980. Transferred to Ketton Works in Rutland in February 1992 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 12"x7", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 110 An LNER enamel notice from Romford station, instructing drivers to stop with the leading coach on the London side of the board. 36"x20", some discolouration to lettering. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 111 A Rhodesian Railways cabside numberplate, 508, 14A, from a RR Class 14A 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt, the first of the Class built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7581, in 1953 and noted still in service at Gwelo in 1978. It became part of the National Railways of Zimbabwe from 1980 and was refurbished by RESCCO, returning to service in September of that year. Cast brass, 19¼"x13", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 112 A totem sign, CHESTFIELD & SWALECLIFFE HALT, (h/f), from the Whitstable to Herne Bay section of the North Kent route. Loss of shine and some discolouration. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 113 A shedplate 27C Southport (1948 to September 1963). This ex LYR shed had 30 locos on its books throughout the 1950s. It became 8M in 1963 and closed in June 1966. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 114 A Sykes signal box indicator, DOWN LINE SECTION, CLEAR/APPROACHED, 9"x13½" overall. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 115 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1913, DERBY, from a Midland Railway 156 Class 4-4-0 No 1675 built at Derby in 1898, rebuilt with new boiler in 1906, renumbered 491 in 1907 and renewed and re-classified as 483 Class in 1913 when this plate was fitted. Still No 491 in LMS days, it became BR Class 2P No 40491. A long time Hasland engine from 1935 at least, it moved in 1956 to Manningham and then Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 4 October 1960 and despatched for scrap to Doncaster Works three days later. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 1406.

Lot 116 A single line key token, GOODRINGTON-CHURSTON, (alloy), from the Paignton to Kingswear branch, transferred to the Dart Valley Railway in 1973. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 117 A flamecut cabside numberplate, 34108, from the (SR) West Country Class 4-6-2, WINCANTON, built at Brighton in April 1950 and rebuilt without its original streamlined casing in May 1961. Allocated new to Bournemouth and later Exmouth Junction and Salisbury from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1967 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport. 23¼"x39¾". £500-800 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 691.

Lot 118 A BR(M) double royal poster, NEW BRIGHTON-WALLASEY for pleasure, by Felix Kelly. Rolled. (LM10954) £100-200 - Sold for £350.

Lot 119 An illuminated box advert, ELECTRIC ALL THE WAY, promoting Euston to Liverpool and Manchester services, 17¼"x14¼", in working order. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 120 A nameplate, SHREWSBURY, with its Schools Class appendage below, from the Southern Railway V Class 4-4-0 No 921 built at Eastleigh in October 1933, becoming BR 30921. Allocated to Bricklayers Arms by January 1948 and later Ramsgate, Dover, Stewarts Lane and Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 30 December 1962 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 24 March 1964. 45" long, the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £10000-12000 - Sold for £11000.

Lot 121 A smokebox numberplate, 30921, from the Southern Railway V Class Schools 4-4-0, SHREWSBURY. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. (See previous Lot for locomotive history) £1400-1600 - Sold for £1700.

Lot 122 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2614, from a standard gauge 0-6-0PT built in 1940 for the Admiralty at Rosyth as their No 4 and named FIFE. In June 1961 it went to Pound Ltd at Cairnryan Dockyard and was scrapped by January 1968. Cast brass, 8"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 123 A cap badge, RAILWAY AIR SERVICES, felt with gilt wire, 2¾"x2¼". The company was jointly owned by the four main line companies and Imperial Airways. (Froggatt, Page 128) £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 124 A smokebox numberplate, 4117, from a GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in November 1936. A long time Taunton loco, with spells at Exeter and Newton Abbot, it was withdrawn from Taunton on 25 September 1961 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 21 October 1961. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 125 A BR(S) enamel sign, FISHBOURNE HALT, BRIGHTON TRAINS. The station is west of Chichester on the Brighton to Portsmouth route. 53" long. £200-350 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 642.

Lot 126 A worksplate, LNER, 67643, DONCASTER WORKS, 1935, from a LNER V1 Class 2-6-2T No 498 built at Doncaster, Works No 1815, in July 1935, renumbered 7643 in 1946, becoming BR 67643. Rebuilt with high pressure boiler and re-classified to V3 Class in May 1956. A long time Parkhead engine until it moved south in December 1962 to Heaton and then Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 2 November 1964 and sold for scrap to T.J. Thomson at Stockton. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 127 A 12" dial roundhead wall clock complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key and cast brass bezel, the face repainted BR(E) 11665. The clock was taken out of use at Barnby Dun Signal Box between Doncaster and Goole in May 1986. No records survive of earlier locations other than being in the LMS/LNER pool, probably on the companies' joint lines, local examples being the South Yorkshire and Axholme Joint Lines. An old example, certainly of pre-group vintage. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7575.

Lot 128 A totem sign, KEMSING, (f/f), from the Swanley to Maidstone route. Excellent condition. £200-350 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3741.

Lot 129 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, QUEENS PARK WORKS, 23854, 1929, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 5736 built in March 1929. Allocated to Banbury by January 1948 and later Tyseley and Newport Pill from where it was withdrawn on 10 January 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 15 February 1958. Cast brass, 10"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2727.

Lot 130 An LNER double royal poster, LOST PROPERTY, ENQUIRE PROMPTLY, by Sav, 46. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 131 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 69820, GORTON, 1923, from a Great Central Railway Class 9N, LNER A5 Class, 4-6-2T No 5003 built at Gorton in January 1923, renumbered 9820 in 1946, becoming BR 69820. Allocated to Neasden by January 1948 and later Lincoln GN and Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 17 November 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £640.

Lot 132 An LNER double royal poster, SUFFOLK, by John Bee. Corner/border loss, and nick repairs. (AR1035) £150-300 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 133 A totem sign, POPPLETON, (h/f), from the York to Harrogate route. Excellent colour and very slight loss of shine. £900-1200 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 134 A GNR large three aspect handlamp, with brass plate, SPALDING, 33, and a relocation plate, GOSBERTON, 25, in original condition complete with interior fittings, the vessel and burner stamped LNER. Gosberton was on the Sleaford to Spalding route and closed in 1961. £150-300 - Sold for £390 to commission or postal bidder number 1729.

Lot 135 A Southern Railway target sign, HORSTED KEYNES, from the East Grinstead to Lewes route; the station closed in 1963. Good colour though loss of shine, edge chips restored and a chip affecting part of the N and E. £400-600 - Sold for £700.

Lot 136 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, FELIXSTOWE TOWN-BEACH, (brass/steel), from the Felixstowe Pier branch; passenger services ceased in 1967. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 137 A White Star Line silver plated fruit bowl by Elkington, 11½"x8¾", the base decorated with fruit and leaves in relief. A little wear to plate in places though a classic design with the company flag prominent on the side. £150-300 - Sold for £410 to commission or postal bidder number 503.

Lot 138 A smokebox numberplate, 5601, from a GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T, the second of the Class built at Swindon in December 1924. Allocated to Treherbert by January 1948 and later Cardiff Cathays, Radyr, Abercynon and Rhymney from where it was withdrawn on 26 December 1964 and sold for scrap to I.C. Woodfield at Newport on 1 March 1965. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £390.

Lot 139 An LNER enamel horseshoe lamp tablet, WHITE COLNE, from the Colne Valley Railway, which ran from Chappel to Haverhill. The station closed in 1962. Overall 11"x6¼", shaped to fit under a gas lamp globe. £300-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £350.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 140 A smokebox numberplate, 6800, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0, ARLINGTON GRANGE, the first of the Class built at Swindon in August 1936 and named after the house at Curridge, near Newbury, Berkshire. It spent most of its BR days at Penzance before moving towards the end to Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 13 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 18 August 1964. The front repainted. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 141 A totem sign, ALTHORPE, (h/f), from the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. Minor edge rust repainted, otherwise superb condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 142 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3802, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in December 1938. Allocated to Banbury by January 1948 and later Oxley, Tyseley, Severn Tunnel Junction, Taunton and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 31 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 6 September 1965. Ex loco condition. £450-700 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 4103.

Lot 143 A wooden notice, EASTERN REGION, STEAM SERVICE, CANCELLED BETWEEN KINGS CROSS & FINSBURY PARK, TRAVEL BY PICCADILLY LINE FROM PLATFORM 6. Painted wood, 42"x27", with hanging hooks. The reverse has similar wording, but shows RESTRICTED instead of CANCELLED. The sign is thought to have been used when one bore of Gasworks or Copenhagen tunnel was undergoing maintenance. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 144 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 3121/D671, from BR Class 40 D375, later 40175. New to Camden in February 1962, withdrawn from Carlisle Kingmoor in June 1981 and cut up at Swindon Works in February 1983. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition with blue paintwork. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 145 An LB&SCR Sykes Lock and Block instrument, TO STARTER CRYSTAL PALACE A, complete with cast brass plate, LB&SCR No 638, and semaphore repeater above, overall 22¼" high. £250-400 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 146 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. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 147 A nameplate, QUEEN MAUD, from the LMS Princess Royal Class 8P 4-6-2 No 6211, BR 46211, built at Crewe and named when built after the second daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and wife of King Haakon VII of Norway. Allocated new to Crewe North on 18 September 1935 where it spent most of its working life apart from shortish spells at Camden and Edge Hill. Withdrawn from Crewe North on 6 October 1961, it was cut up at Crewe Works by 13 April 1962. 34" long, the front repainted. £10000-15000 - Sold for £13500.

Lot 148 A BR(S) double royal poster, RAMSGATE, (anon). (AD8947,A219661) £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 149 A totem sign, BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS (roundel pattern), (f/f), 34" diameter, a pattern used only at Bristol and Birmingham Snow Hill. Minor edge rim chips neatly restored. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1900 to commission or postal bidder number 1389.

Lot 150 An LNER, Great Eastern Railway pattern, three aspect sliding knob handlamp stamped MELTON, 11, unrestored and complete with interior fittings. The station was on the Ipswich to Saxmundham route and closed in 1955. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 372.

Lot 151 A South Eastern Railway gold free pass issued to John Shaw Esq, 1" diameter with ring, a fine solid gold example with full coat of arms. John Shaw, 1839-1887, joined the MS&LR in 1854, becoming secretary to the South Eastern Railway in 1868, the youngest person to hold such a post. £700-1000 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 152 A kit built fine scale O gauge model, GWR, 4090 DORCHESTER CASTLE with Hawksworth tender, BR green livery, double chimney, nicely made with heavy duty flywheel motor, substantial gearing & pick ups to live side only, excellent backhead detail & sprung buffers. Excellent condition but with slight dent to left side front smokebox near handrail. £300-500 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 153 A GWR signal box shelf plate, STEVENTON BOX. The box was situated west of Didcot. The nearby station closed in 1964. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", well polished. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 154 A carriage print, COCKINGTON, NEAR TORQUAY, DEVON, by R. Lander, from the Western Region series. £150-250 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2984.

Lot 155 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CORK-CROSSBARRY, from the Cork, Bandon & South Coast Railway. Crossbarry, formerly Kinsale Junction, was renamed in 1938. £250-400 - Sold for £80.

Lot 156 A nameplate, EWE, from a Gold Coast Railways (later Ghana Railways) 3ft 6ins gauge 4-8-2 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5929, in 1951 and named after a local tribe. Cast iron, 22¾" long, in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 157 A totem sign, CARRON, (f/f), from the Craigellachie to Boat of Garten route which closed in 1968. A chip restored within the letter C. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 158 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 £160.

Lot 159 A carriage print, PETERBOROUGH, by Henry Rushbury, R.A., from the LNER pre-war series. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 160 A signal box instrument, RED INDICATES TRAIN WAITING AT DOWN OUTER HOME SIGNAL. Overall 6¼"x10¼". £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 161 A BR(M) quad royal poster, LANCASHIRE COAST, (anon), a montage of coastal views between Southport and Morecambe. Rolled. (LM16957) £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 162 A single line key token, PORTMADOC-CRICCIETH, (alloy), from the Cambrian Coast route. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 163 A shedplate 70B Feltham (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR shed housed between 60 and 80 locos for most of its life, most notable being the ever present H16 4-6-2Ts. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 164 A Sykes brass cased semaphore repeater, 3¾"x7" overall, with home signal arm on brass finialed post. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 165 A GWR signal box nameboard, LITCHFIELD, from the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton route. The original box and loop were closed and removed in 1936. A replacement box was provided in 1943 to accommodate the increased wartime traffic and this short nameplate provided. Closure came in 1960 with traffic finally ceasing in 1964. Cast iron, 41" long, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 3661.

Lot 166 A BR Standard class locomotive whistle from 4MT Class 75024, mounted on a wooden display with a brass plate, TO W.E. GRAINGER FROM HIS PRESTON COLLEAGUES, JAN 1971. REMOVED FROM LOCO 75024, CARNFORTH, JUNE 1968. £300-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £400.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 167 A Great Eastern Railway enamel door plate, WAITING ROOM, used at Eye, which closed in 1931, the terminus of the short Suffolk branch from Mellis on the Ipswich to Norwich main line. A little faded. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 168 An enamel sign, NAVY, ARMY, AIR FORCE INSTITUTE, displayed outside the legendary NAAFI at Battle of Britain airfields and other military sites during the war, 24"x30", minor edge and face chips. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 169 A worksplate, R HUDSON, GILDERSOME NEAR LEEDS, No 1142, 18571, from a 2ft gauge 0-4-0 well tank built by Hudswell Clarke, whose works number 1142 this plate bears, on behalf of Robert Hudson Ltd who were light railway engineers and supplied this loco new in May 1915 to Balfour, Beatty & Co Ltd, Contractors, at Ripon Camp, Yorkshire. In 1924 it went to Oakeley Slate Quarries Co Ltd at Blaenau Ffestiniog where it was named CLIFFORD and was scrapped by 1949. Cast brass, 6"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 170 An LNER enamel departure indicator plate, BOW ROAD. The station was between Stepney and Stratford and closed in 1949. The plate, 23"x1¾", was used at North Woolwich, £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 171 A BR(M) Safety awareness poster, NO, showing a skull between wagon buffers. Rolled. (LM11455F) £80-120 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 7094.

Lot 172 A totem sign, OXFORD, (f/f). Three tiny edge chips restored just into the brown. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1150.00.

Lot 173 A worksplate, LB&SCR, BRIGHTON WORKS, No 32, 1908, from a LBSCR I4 Class 4-4-2T built at Brighton in November 1908. It became SR 2032 and was withdrawn from Brighton in July 1937. The boiler was salvaged and sold to the Sussex & Dorking Brick Co where it saw a further nine years' service. Cast brass with engraved characters, 16"x9¾", unpolished, the border intact without any cut-outs. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 174 A timing device for train speeds by Bevan of Birkenhead, the back engraved No 2, MIDLAND RAILWAY LOCO DEPT DERBY. Brass cased, 2¼" diameter, 1½" deep, with its original leather holder which is in poor condition. £200-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 175 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY 2904/D620 1961, from BR Class 37 D6741, later 37041 and 37520. New to Hull Dairycoates in June 1962; stored between 2002 and October 2007 when it was cut up by T.J. Thompson of Stockton. Chromed brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition with blue paintwork. £200-350 - Sold for £620.

Lot 176 An LNER double royal poster, DURHAM, by Fred Taylor. Rolled, edge nicks repaired, minor corner loss lower right. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 177 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1505, REBUILT STRATFORD 1913, from a Great Eastern Railway Class S69 4-6-0 No 1505, built at Stratford in February 1913, becoming LNER B12 Class No 8505 in 1924 but reverting to its original number 1505 in 1946 when this plate would have been fitted, becoming BR 61505. One of the first batch of B12s sent to Scotland in July 1931, it was allocated to Kittybrewster for working on Great North of Scotland routes. Thereafter it was maintained at Inverurie instead of Stratford which explains why this plate, dating from 1946, is a typical Inverurie casting, the Stratford plates generally being much thicker, although repeating the typical Stratford REBUILT designation from the loco's 1924 plate. Withdrawn from Kittybrewster on 25 March 1952 and presumed to have been cut up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 178 An LMS double royal poster, THE ANTRIM COAST ROAD, by Norman Wilkinson, P.R.I. Edge nicks repaired, a one inch strip removed from the base, image and title unaffected. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 179 A smokebox numberplate, 9649, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1946. A long time Tondu loco, it moved at the end to Merthyr and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 21 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 27 August 1965. Ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £290.

Lot 180 A totem sign, BRADFORD-ON-AVON, (f/f), from the Bath to Westbury route. A face chip restored. £400-600 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 181 A nameplate GLO CYMRU, from Class 37 37800. New to Cardiff Canton in May 1963 as D6843 EE/VF 3318/D817 1963. Named at Aberthaw Power Station in September 1986; the name means Welsh Coal. The plates were removed in March 1994. Having worked in both France and Spain, the loco is currently stored at Barrow Hill. Cast aluminium, 39 ¼" long, ex loco condition. The plate is sold with its original purchase paperwork. £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 182 An LNER platform light diffuser showing the station name, ROMFORD, from the Great Eastern main line, outside Liverpool Street. 27½"x10½". £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 183 A GWR wooden poster board with the company name in decorative, shaded letters. The back branded with company initials and a label address to The Station Master, Ross-on Wye. A 1937 poster for London to Gloucester and Hereford service is displayed. Overall 30"x48½". £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 184 A smokebox numberplate, 90563, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No 77099 built to Ministry of Supply order by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4915, in September 1943. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to March, it returned to the WD in November 1944 and was loaned to the GWR in May 1947, allocated to Pontypool Road, and then acquired by BR, becoming 90563. Its later sheds included Shrewsbury, Leamington Spa, St Philips Marsh, Woodford Halse and Aintree from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 7 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 16 June 1966. A Western region style plate in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 4495.

Lot 185 A BR(NE) double royal poster, THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST, Anon, a coastal view showing birds, Bamburgh Castle in the distance. (P1/61) £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 186 A nameplate, GEMSBOK, from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1020, BR 61020, built at Darlington, Works No 2000, and taking its name from the Afrikaaner name for the Oryx, a large species of East African antelope. Allocated new to Heaton in February 1947, its later sheds included Darlington, Low Moor, Wakefield and York from where it was withdrawn on 26 November 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 42¾" long, in ex loco condition; the original delivery note accompanies this lot. £6000-7000 - Sold for £7000.

Lot 187 A Wirral Railway, silver Perpetual Free Pass, Sir H. B. Robertson. 1⅛" diameter, clearly hallmarked. Sir Henry Robertson was the son of Henry Robertson of Banff who was responsible for the construction of various railways in North and Central Wales as well as the development of Brymbo Iron Works. He was a founding partner of Beyer Peacock and Chairman of the Wirral Railway. The pass was issued to his son after he was knighted in 1890. £400-600 - Sold for £1150 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 188 A worksplate, PECKETT, 2071, 1945, from a 0-4-0ST new in January 1945 to the Ministry of Supply, Royal Ordnance Factory, Irvine, Ayrshire. By 1954 it was at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Glascoed, South Wales. To A.R. Adams & Son at Newport, Mon in about June 1959 and scrapped in 1965. Chromed cast brass, 15¼"x8½". £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 189 A BR(M) enamel station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS STONEBRIDGE PARK STATION, (f/f), from the Willesden Junction to Harrow section of the West Coast Main Line, 28"x13", a few face chip repairs. £450-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 190 An LNER quad royal poster, GIANTS REFRESHED, depicting Pacifics in the LNER locomotive works, Doncaster, by Terence Cuneo, 1946. (AR1075) £1500-1800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1500.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 191 A shedplate 1A Willesden (1935 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 130 locos in the 1950s and in its final few months still maintained 70. This LMS style plate was used from 1935 until well into the 1950s. Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £350.

Lot 192 A Southern Railway advertising panel, promoting holiday travel at home and abroad, 1924. Framed 17½"x36½". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 193 A carriage print, KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE, by Charles Knight, from the LMR(B) series. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 194 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1521, STRATFORD WORKS, 1914, from a Great Eastern Railway Class S69 4-6-0 No 1521, built at Stratford in April 1914, becoming LNER B12 Class No 8521 in 1924 but reverting to its original number 1521 in 1946 when this plate would have been fitted, becoming BR 61521. It was sent to Scotland in July 1931 and allocated to Kittybrewster for working on Great North of Scotland routes, returning temporarily to the GE section in June 1944 but back to Scotland in June 1946. Thereafter it was maintained at Inverurie instead of Stratford which explains why this plate, dating from October 1946, is a typical Inverurie casting, the Stratford plates generally being much thicker. Withdrawn from Kittybrewster on 15 July 1952, and presumed to have been cut up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 195 A totem sign, TONBRIDGE, (f/f),from the junction station on the London to Hastings and Redhill to Ashford routes. Chip repairs at the extreme right and left, just into the green. £300-350 - Sold for £430.

Lot 196 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6718, 1931, from a Tanganyika Railways Class GA 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 300, one of three Class GA Garratts acquired by Tanganyika Railways in 1931, and named ARUSHA after a city in the north of the country. It was renumbered 700 later in the 1930s, and, on the formation of East African Railways in 1948, became their Class 53 No 5301 and was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 18½"x9½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 197 A GWR train tail lamp embossed with the company initials on the front, though lacking vessel and burner. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 198 A Great Northern Railway cast iron notice, GNR, THIS WATER TO BE USED FOR DRINKING PURPOSES, used on Platform 2 at Grantham Station, 10"x6", the front repainted. £100-150 - Sold for £170.

Lot 199 A signal box instrument plate, MILNGAVIE. The box was at the terminus of the branch from Westerton. Engraved brass, 5" long. £40-60 - Sold for £45.

Lot 200 A shedplate 17B Burton (1935 to September 1963). This ex MR shed had an allocation of over 100 locos during the 1950s which included examples of small shunters from the L&Y, Caledonian, Midland and LMS railway companies. It was recoded 16F and finally closed in September 1966. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 201 A Great Western Railway brass cabside numberplate, GWR 3017, from a 2-8-0 built to a Robinson Great Central Railway design by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22124, for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 2029, and purchased by the GWR in July 1919. At St Philips Marsh by January 1948 and later Weymouth, Old Oak Common, Banbury, St Philips Marsh again and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn on 25 October 1956 and cut up at Swindon Works the following month. The front of the plate has been repainted. £1800-2500 - Sold for £3600.

Lot 202 A cap badge, GREAT WESTERN AND SOUTHERN AIR LINES, felt with gilt wire, 3¼"x2½". The company was incorporated on 5 December 1938, with the capital held jointly by the GWR and Southern Railway companies. (Froggatt, page 128) £100-200 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 203 An LNWR cast iron door plate, BOOKING OFFICE AND WAITING ROOM, from Kinnerton Station, closed 1962, on the Mold to Chester route. 14¾"x5½", repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 204 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 2839, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15CA 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23802, in 1928. The A in the Class designation refers to ALCO the builders of the first batch, the C to a modification to the design of the frames fitted to the original Class 15s. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £430.

Lot 205 A totem sign, HERIOT, (f/f), from the Waverley route, which closed in 1969. Slight loss of shine. £800-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 206 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3642, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1939. It spent most of its working life at Llanelly with spells at Carmarthen, Duffryn Yard and Neath from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 3 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 2 June 1965. Ex loco condition. (See also the next two Lots) £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 207 A smokebox numberplate, 3642, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1939. (See previous Lot for engine history and also next Lot). Repainted. A weld repair in the centre, only visible on the back. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 208 A shedplate 87F Llanelly (1949 to October 1965). This ex GWR shed housed 90 locos in the 50s, mainly pannier tanks but also during its BR life a sprinkling of Halls and Granges. Its final year's allocation of 22 included 3 ex LMS 8F 2-8-0s. This plate was removed from the GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT No 3642 when it was allocated to Llanelly. Ex loco condition. (See also previous two Lots). £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 209 A signal box nameboard, LOCHEND JUNCTION, from east of Edinburgh Waverley near Piershill Station. Opened on 30 June 1903 as Lochend South Junction, renamed on 2 October 1927 when North Junction was closed by the LNER and closed on 30 January 1977. LNER pattern, cast letters on wood, 88" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £740.

Lot 210 A Furness Railway mast head lamp from the company's Lake Windermere steamer, Swan, with a brass plate F.R.C. SWAN on the front. Overall 18" high, the interior absent. The ship was built by T.B. Seath of Rutherglen in 1869 and acquired by the Furness Railway in 1872 and after passing to the LMS in 1923 was withdrawn in 1937 and broken up the following year. In 1938 the LMS introduced a new vessel which again carried the name Swan; she continues to operate on the Lake. £300-500 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 7582.

Lot 211 A nameplate, HENRY PEASE, incorporating the building date, L&NWR Co, CREWE WORKS, FEBy 1882, and clearly stamped, REBUILT 10/94, from a London & North Western Railway Precedent Class 2-4-0 No 364. Withdrawn in August 1894 but then renewed at Crewe in October 1894; hence the stamping on the plate. It entered LMS stock in 1923, was numbered 5048 in April 1928 and finally scrapped at Crewe Works in September 1930. Henry Pease (1807-1881) was a famous railway personality and politician who was the driving force behind the creation of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. 56½" long. £7000-9000 - Sold for £5250.

Lot 212 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, W D 3744, DARLINGTON 1918, from a Robinson Great Central type 2-8-0 built by Robert Stephenson to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers and delivered new to the ROD in February 1919, ROD No 1696. Loaned to the GWR in February 1919, their No 3020, it was returned to the ROD in February 1922 and stored at Beachley until acquisition by the LNER in December 1923, becoming LNER Class O4 No 6310. Renumbered 3716 in 1946, it became BR 63716. Allocated to Annesley by January 1948, it spent its last ten years at Gorton from where it was withdrawn on 6 July 1960 and cut up at Gorton Works during the week ending 27 August 1960. Cast brass, 11½"x5¼", unpolished. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 213 A Rhymney Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key. The original dial is labelled G.W.R with the wording Speridion & Sons, R. R. Co. clearly visible in shadow. An ivorine plate GWR 1244 is on the left side. The clock is in original condition. £600-900 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 214 A smokebox numberplate, 45191, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5191 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1232, and allocated new to Crewe North on 1 October 1935. Its later sheds included Swansea Paxton Street, Willesden, Northampton and Stoke from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 22 July 1967 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 3 November 1967. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 215 A single line key token, BOOTLE JCN-SEFTON JCN, (brass), a section of the freight route to Liverpool Docks. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 216 A totem sign, HASLINGDEN, (f/f), from the Bury in Accrington route; the station closed in 1960. A couple of small face chips restored and a few minor blemishes. £350-500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 217 A section of Furness Railway lino bearing the company coat of arms and presented in a small frame. £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 218 A wooden destination indicator, FELIXSTOWE, from the departure indicator at Liverpool Street. Overall 22"x3". £50-80 - Sold for £30.

Lot 219 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, TREW & MOY-DUNGANNON, from the Great Northern Railway Portadown to Omagh route. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 220 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, THE TAY BRIDGE, by Terence Cuneo. (B34040). A few nicks repaired in places. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 221 A messengers three aspect handlamp with corrugated body, complete with an embossed brass plate, MESSENGER & SONS BIRMINGHAM. Original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £500.

Lot 222 An original painting, THE MERSEYSIDE EXPRESS PASSING CAMDEN with Princess Royal Class, Princess Helena Victoria, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, framed, 20½"x18¼" overall . £500-800 - Sold for £840.

Lot 223 A Southern Railway target sign, WEST WICKHAM, from the Elmers End to Hayes branch. The station was hit twice by flying bombs during the Second World War and when completely rebuilt was fitted with totems. Targets are unrecorded; this example surfaced locally and is a rare survivor. It has some edge chipping and crazing in places. £300-500 - Sold for £820.

Lot 224 An East African Railways nameplate, MOUNT LOOLMALASIN, 11969 FEET, from an EAR Class 59 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 5908 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7639, in 1955. Cast brass, 70¾" long, the front repainted. The nameplate is accompanied by its cabside and front numberplates, 5908, the one 27½"x8¾", the other 19¾"x6½" and EAR letters as attached to the bunker. (4) £2000-3000 - Sold for £5600 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 225 A GWR enamel lamp tablet, TOTNES, from the junction for Ashburton on the Newton Abbot to Plymouth main line. 17½"x3", with small bracket, minor edge chips and corner chip. £150-250 - Sold for £330.

Lot 226 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 4530, 1954, from a 3ft 6ins gauge New Zealand Government Railways Class DSA 250hp 0-6-0DH No 252 which entered traffic in November 1954. When the Railways became New Zealand Railways in 1979, it was renumbered to DSA 549 and withdrawn in October 1982. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front lightly polished. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 227 A totem sign, GALASHIELS, (h/f), from the Waverley Route which closed in 1969. A few minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £600-900 - Sold for £780.

Lot 228 A depot plaque for Tinsley depicting a Yorkshire Rose. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £200-300 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 229 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 531, OCTOBER 1923, from a 5ft 6ins gauge 0-6-0 new to the Oudh & Rohilkund Railway in India which later became part of the East Indian Railway as their No 1453 and subsequently the Eastern Railway of India as their No 34241. Cast brass, 5¾"x4", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 230 A smokebox numberplate, 80109, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T built at Doncaster and allocated new to Kittybrewster on 8 November 1954 although it spent most of its working life at Polmadie from where it was withdrawn on 13 November 1965 and subsequently scrapped. The front repainted. This Lot is accompanied by its BR reservation letter. £350-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 231 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway advertising panel for Dining Rooms, Luncheon and Tea baskets, with system map and travel information. Framed, 17½"x36½". £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 232 A Southern Railway whistle fitted to Bulleid's experimental Leader Class locomotive 36001. 10¼" high, 3½" diameter, mounted on a stand. £300-500 - Sold for £780.

Lot 233 A BR(W) double royal poster, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Shakespearean Comedy at the Old Falcon, by Nichol. (PR126) £100-200 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 3648.

Lot 234 A Taff Vale Railway cast iron notice, NO PUBLIC ROAD OVER THIS CROSSING, 21½"x12½", the lettering repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 235 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 435, together with its matching worksplate, DUBS, 3066, 1893, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins Gauge Class 6 4-6-0 No. 435 (originally Cape Government Railway No. 359). The Class was designed at Salt River Workshops in Cape Town and intended to be fast passenger locos. They were the forerunners of one of the most useful classes of locomotives to see service in South Africa and were fast, easy to handle, good steamers and had an exceptionally low maintenance cost. Scrapped. Both cast brass, the cabside 21"x14¾", in ex loco condition, the worksplate 13½"x5½", repainted. (2) £500-800 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 4403.

Lot 236 A totem sign, AYLESFORD, (f/f), from the Strood to Maidstone route. Excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 237 A GWR signal box nameboard, NELSON AND LLANCAIACH SIGNAL BOX, from the junction for the Taff Bargoed Joint Line and Dowlais. Cast iron, 108¾" long, in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 1762.

Lot 238 A Southern Railway carriage print, NETLEY ABBEY and OLD WALLS, SOUTHAMPTON, HANTS by the Photochrom Company, in its original frame; a little foxing and repair to the mount, lower right, £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 239 A BR(M) enamel warning sign, WARNING BELL RINGS WHEN TRAIN OR ENGINE ON UP LOCAL LINE, 45"x24", (f/f). The sign was situated just north of Euston. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 4736.

Lot 240 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65777, GATESHEAD WORKS, 1905, from a North Eastern Railway Class P2 0-6-0 No 831 built at Gateshead in November 1905. It became LNER J26 Class still as No 831, was renumbered to 5777 in 1946, becoming BR 65777. A long time resident of Newport NER until it closed, it moved to the newly opened Thornaby shed on 1 June 1958. Withdrawn from Thornaby on 5 September 1960, it was cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", with brass number strip; cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £380.00.

Lot 241 A double royal poster, WINTERSPORT WITH FRAMES, TRAVEL BRITISH RAILWAYS, Engleburg, Central Switzerland. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 4827.

Lot 242 A GWR signal box shelf plate, PRIESTFIELD JUNCTION. The box which closed in 1970 was on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton route and the junction for Dudley. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3427.

Lot 243 A nameplate, EXCALIBUR, from the BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73081 built at Derby and named on 8 February 1961 after King Arthur's sword, reviving a name originally carried by a King Arthur Class loco. Allocated new to Stewarts Lane on 17 June 1955 and later Nine Elms and Guildford from where it was withdrawn on 31 July 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 14 October 1966. Cast brass, 31¼" long, the front probably repainted. £5000-6000 - Sold for £7400 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 244 A totem sign, DIDCOT, (f/f), from the Reading to Swindon section of the Great Western main line. Face chips restored in the centre of the O and to the right of the I. Excellent colour and shine. £300-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4871.

Lot 245 A shedplate 8A Edge Hill (1935 to May 1968). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 120 locos during the 1950s, which included 12 Patriots, 11 Jubilees, 10 Royal Scots and 7 Princess Royals. By the mid 1960s only 50 locos remained including the last named Black 5 in service, 45156. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 246 An enamel destination indicator, ILFORD, from the departure indicator at Liverpool Street. 19½"x2" £50-80 - Sold for £240.

Lot 247 A smokebox numberplate, 75043, from a BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to Bedford on 17 September 1953. Its later sheds included Leicester MR, Derby, Aintree and Carnforth from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 30 December 1967 and despatched for scrap to Arnott Young at Carmyle on 10 March 1968. Ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £660.

Lot 248 A Great North Eastern Railway coat of arms, as fitted to the bodyside of coaches in sets working on the East Coast Main Line. Cast brass, 20"x22", in fine original condition. £500-700 - Sold for £720.

Lot 249 A group of GWR signal lever plates, (a) 6, UP E & C TO RELIEF HOME 9¾" long, from a box outside Paddington, and referring to the engine and carriage line used for empty stock movements; (b) 49,GWR DOWN LINE STARTING, 5" long, and (c) 37, FROM RECEPTION SIDING FACING/DOWN MAIN, 5½" long.(3) £150-300 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 250 An enamel face plate advertising, NESTLE'S CHOCOLATE, from an early pull bar type vending machine, 6"x13". £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 251 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 6554, 1917, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions Order by Nasmyth Wilson, Works No 1244, for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers and delivered new to the ROD in December 1917, ROD No 1701. Loaned to the Caledonian Railway, it returned to the ROD in August 1921 to be stored at Gretna. Purchased by the LNER in February 1927, becoming O4 Class No 6554 and renumbered 3629 in 1946, it became BR 63629. A long time Darnall engine, it was withdrawn from there on 10 February 1959 and cut up at Gorton Works by 21 February. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 252 A BR(M) double royal poster, HOLYHEAD-DUN LAOGHAIRE, by John Barker. (LM12155) £150-300 - Sold for £60.

Lot 253 A single line key token, NEWPORT-HAVEN STREET, from the Newport to Ryde route, which closed in 1966. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 254 A worksplate ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES, 1960, from a BR Class 15 in the number series D8237 to D8243. Working from Finsbury Park initially, they were all withdrawn from Stratford by 1971 and two were converted into carriage heating units; the final example being cut up in 1991. Cast aluminium, 17"x5", in fine ex loco condition with green paintwork, a BR label addressed to the buyer still attached. £200-350 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 255 A London & South Western Railway Company detonator placing lever frame, from Earlsfield on the Waterloo to Woking main line, comprising a pair of levers, overall 37" high, the side marked with the LSWR initials, complete with brass plates, Fog on Rail, Fog off Rail, Magazine, Through and Local. £250-400 - Sold for £710.

Lot 256 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4897, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No 77081 built by Vulcan to Ministry of Supply order, loaned new to the LNER in August 1943 and allocated to New England. It returned to the WD in May 1945, was loaned again to the LNER in June 1947 and allocated to Neville Hill and then sold to BR as No 90550. Its later sheds were Mexborough, March, Doncaster and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 7 December 1962. Cast brass, 9¼"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £200-250 - Sold for £220.

Lot 257 A brass makers plate from a signal box instrument, G.N.RLY, HARPERS PATENT, GARNHAM & Co LONDON, E.C. Engraved brass, 3½"x1¼". £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 258 A totem sign, WHITEHAVEN BRANSTY, (f/f), from the Cumbrian Coast route. A few edge chips and surface blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £560.

Lot 259 A smokebox numberplate, 41044, from a Midland Railway Class 4P Compound 4-4-0 No 1044, the last of the Class built at Derby in March 1909. Allocated to Derby by January 1935 and later Hellifield, Holbeck, Lancaster MR and Bedford from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 4 October 1952 and cut up at Derby Works by the 15 November. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 260 A Danish Railways double royal poster, DINAMARCA, by Langley. £150-300 - Sold for £10.

Lot 261 A shedplate 81C Southall (1949 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed was home to around 70 locos during the 1950s. By 1965 it had just 3 Halls and 39 other locos. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 262 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HOLBEACH-GEDNEY, (brass/steel), from the Sutton Bridge to Spalding section of the M&GN Joint Line which closed in 1959. £200-350 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 7568.

Lot 263 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1036, together with its matching worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5814, 1900, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins Gauge Class 7B 4-8-0 No. 1036 (originally Imperial Military Railways No. 107). The Class was designed at Salt River Workshops in Cape Town. In SAR service the Class 7 series worked on every system in the country. Scrapped. The cabside cast brass, 22¾"x14½", in ex loco condition, the worksplate cast brass, 9"x6½", repainted. (2) £500-800 - Sold for £780.

Lot 264 A Barry Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key. The original face is marked with the GWR roundel with the original wording, Barry Railway Co., Barry & Sons, Cardiff, clearly visible in shadow. An ivorine plate, GWR 3508 is on the left hand side. The clock is in original condition though there is damage to the rear wood of the box with evidence of charring in two places. This is not visible when the clock is hung and does not affect the working or appearance. £500-800 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 1087.

Lot 265 A Furness Railway Messengers general purpose handlamp with corrugated body and brass plate FRC. No. 1 SILECROFT. The door catch and interior absent and a hole in the top back; nevertheless a rare type from the station south of Ravenglass. £250-400 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 266 A French locomotive numberplate, BB 17004, SNCF, from a 25kv electric loco built by Alsthom in 1965 and in service at Acheres. Probably withdrawn by 2008 but re-liveried earlier when it would have lost its cast plates. Cast aluminium, 22"x20½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 267 A Network South East double royal poster, MEET A FRIEND THIS WEEKEND, rolled. (B01580) £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 268 A nameplate, DONNINGTON HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 4919 built at Swindon in March 1929 and named when built after the Hall three miles south of Ledbury. Allocated to Shrewsbury by January 1948 and later Oxley, Old Oak Common, Didcot, Oxford, Swindon, Southall and Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 12 October 1964 and despatched for scrap to Steel Supply (Western) at Swansea on 3 January 1965. Ex loco condition. This Lot is accompanied by its BR Swindon sales documents. £5000-6000 - Sold for £7600 to commission or postal bidder number 3101.

Lot 269 A totem sign, WIGAN, (f/f), used at Wigan North Western Station on the West Coast Main Line. Edge rusting and minor blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 270 A worksplate, NEILSON, 4775, 1894, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to William Baird & Co at Cumnock as their LUGAR No 6. It was rebuilt by Andrew Barclay in 1929. On 1 January 1947 it passed into the hands of the National Coal Board, working at various locations, and was renumbered 4. By April 1968 it had arrived at Lugar Central Workshops and was scrapped on site in August 1969 by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap Co. Ltd. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £410.

Lot 271 A South Eastern & Chatham Railway enamel departure plate, DARTFORD LOOP, used at one of the London termini. 25¼"x6¾", two tiny face chips restored. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 272 A smokebox numberplate, 80121, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T built at Brighton and allocated new to Kittybrewster on 21 July 1955, transferring almost straight away to Keith where it spent six years before moving to Polmadie from where it was withdrawn on 2 June 1966 and sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. The front repainted. £500-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 273 An LMS Steamers silver plated coffee pot by Carringtons. Overall 6¾" high, as used on the company's Lake Windermere Steamers. £60-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 274 A totem sign, SURBITON, (f/f), from the Waterloo to Woking section of the West of England main line. Superb condition. £250-400 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3476.

Lot 275 A carriage print, BRITISH INDUSTRIES FAIR, OLYMPIA, by C. Burton, produced in 1929 by Underground Electric Railways. £150-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 276 A shedplate 52J Borough Gardens (October 1958 to June 1959), then South Gosforth diesel depot (February 1964 to May 1973). In the short time this ex NER shed, situated in Gateshead, used this code it had 44 locos on its books. The code was then later adopted by the diesel depot at South Gosforth where many DMUs carried such plates. Ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 277 An LNER enamel sign, RACE COURSE, from Loughton station on the branch to Ongar. The sign refers to the High Beech Speedway Track opened in 1928, where the first meeting of this type was held. Overall 49½"x13½", within wooden frame with hooks. £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 278 A Great Northern Railway signal box diagram, MILL GREEN,1903, a crossing box in Spalding on the line to Pinchbeck. 21"x12". £150-250 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4736.

Lot 279 A totem sign, NUNHEAD, (f/f), from the Brixton to Blackheath route. Edge chip and minor blemishes. £200-350 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 3992.

Lot 280 A smokebox numberplate, 5070, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, SIR DANIEL GOOCH, built at Swindon in June 1938 and named after the GWR Locomotive Superintendent 1837-64 and Chairman 1865-89. A long time Stafford Road engine, it moved towards the end to Shrewsbury and Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn on 20 March 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 3 June 1964. The front repainted. £1200-1500 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 281 An enamel destination indicator, GOODMAYES, 19½"x2", from the departure indicator at Liverpool Street. The station is between Seven Kings and Chadwell Heath. £50-80 - Sold for £60.00 to commission or postal bidder number 945.

Lot 282 An LNER aspect handlamp with a brass plate, KINGS CROSS, complete with BR-E interior fittings; repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £320.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7092.

Lot 283 A brass nameplate, GOOLE STEAM SHIPPING-LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, advertising the Antwerp to Goole services and displaying the LMS coat of arms and shipping flag. Engraved brass, 17½"x42½". The Goole Steamship Company was founded in 1864 and acquired by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1905, passing to the LMS in 1923, becoming part of the Associated Humber Lines in 1935. £400-600 - Sold for £660.

Lot 284 A Southern Railway target sign, BICKLEY, from the Shortlands to Petts Wood route. Edge and screw hole chips repainted, affecting the base of the E. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 285 A GWR enamel notice, MOTOR BUS STOPS HERE, 21"x12". Some wasting to edge and restoration. £100-200 - Sold for £220.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1333.

Lot 286 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25106, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No 77235 built by NBL to Ministry of Supply order, loaned new to the LNER and allocated to Tyne Dock. It returned to the WD in December 1944 and was loaned again to the LNER in January 1947, then acquired by BR as No 90202 and allocated to Colwick where it spent most of its working life. Its other sheds were Annesley, Woodford Halse, Staveley GC and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 11 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 24 June 1965. Cast brass, 14"x5½", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 287 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway tablet catcher, as fitted to the side of the locomotive in order to receive the pouch and single line tablet from the lineside apparatus. Cast brass, 20" long, with M & GN, 5' ABOVE RAIL cast into the side. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 288 A carriage print, THE RIVER BLYTH AT SOUTHWOLD, NEAR HALESWORTH, SUFFOLK, by Eric Scott, from the LNER post-war series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 289 A BR Fire Brigade firemans helmet, together with a pair of axes, one GCR, the other BR(M). (3) £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 290 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, NORTH BERWICK, from the terminus of the branch from Drem on the East Coast Main Line. 40" long, repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 291 A BR(M) double royal poster, BUXTON, by Rowland A. Maddox. (LM20358) £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 292 A totem sign, DRIFFIELD, (h/f) from the Hull to Scarborough route, once junction for the routes to Selby and Malton. £900-1200 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 2181.

Lot 293 A tenderplate, G.W.R. 2866, 4000 Gallons, from a standard Collett tender built between August 1941 and March 1942 and used with Kings, Castles, Stars, Halls and Granges. Cast iron, 8¼"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 294 A shedplate 51C West Hartlepool (1949 to September 1967). This ex NER shed was home to 80 locos during the 1950s; a total which had declined to 30 by 1965, and on closure just 2 Q6s and 7 WD 2-8-0s remained. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 295 A (GWR) brass cabside numberplate, 6767, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new on 21 December 1948 to Cardiff East Dock where it remained for nearly ten years before moving to Barry, Swansea Paxton Street and Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 8 December 1962. It was sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 26 August 1963. The front repainted. This Lot is accompanied by a copy of its BR sale letter. £300-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 296 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4348, 1925 from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4098 which became BR 44098. Allocated to Holbeck by January 1935, it later spent many years at Normanton and finally Royston from where it was withdrawn on 5 December 1963. Reliable disposal details are not known. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £560.

Lot 297 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALLYHAISE & BELTURBET, from the Great Northern Railway branch from Clones to Belturbet. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 298 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63422, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1919, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 No 2265, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 13, in March 1920, renumbered 3422 in 1946, becoming BR 63422. A long time West Hartlepool engine, it was withdrawn from there on 18 May 1964 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 299 A Network South East, HOP AROUND THE NETWORK, 1992, rolled. (B01588) £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 300 A Lynton & Barnstaple Railway enamel poster board header, 20¼"x5". Edge and face chips restored to part of the R and A of Railway. £800-1200 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 301 A traction engine builders nameplate, WILLIAM FOSTER & Co LINCOLN, featuring a First World War tank. Cast iron, 21" diameter, repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 302 A kit built fine scale 0 gauge model, LMS 46144, SCOTS GUARDSMAN, in B.R. green livery, 46115, superbly built from a Gladiator kit, with taper boiler & smoke deflectors, MSC flywheel motor, pick ups to all driving wheels, Stanier 4000 gallon tender, sprung buffers and couplings, nice backhead detail. Superb condition. £600-900 - Sold for £940.

Lot 303 A Furness Railway ships lamp from the Lake Windermere steamer Teal, with brass plates, F.R.C. TEAL and STARBOARD. Overall 20" high with curved blue glass, the interior absent. The ship was built in 1879 by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company and withdrawn by the LMS in 1927 and broken up soon after. In 1936 it was replaced by a new ship of the same name which still operates on the lake today. £300-500 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 7582.

Lot 304 A similar Furness Railway lamp, plated F.R.C. TEAL and PORT with red glass. £300-500 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 7582.

Lot 305 A smokebox numberplate, 63985, from a LNER O2 Class 2-8-0 No 3855 built at Doncaster, Works No 1953, in January 1943, renumbered 3985 in 1946, becoming BR 63985. Allocated to Langwith Junction by January 1948 and later Mexborough, Frodingham, Doncaster, Grantham and Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 22 September 1963 and sold for scrap to William Rigley & Sons at Bulwell Forest. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 306 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY BRIDGE-LUXULYAN, (alloy), from the Par to Newquay branch, end replaced. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 2606.

Lot 307 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with a brass plate, SINCIL BANK, LINCOLN, SIGNAL BOX, complete with interior fittings. Unrestored. Sincil Bank Junction was situated east of Lincoln Central. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 308 A nameplate, CRANBROOK CASTLE, with its matching cabside numberplate 7030, from the (GWR) 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in June 1950. Allocated new to Old Oak Common on 5 June 1950, it remained there all its working life until withdrawal on 1 February 1963. Sold for scrap to R.A. King of Norwich it was despatched to there from Oxford on 28 November 1963. This lot is accompanied by five large albums containing well over 100 photos of 7030, numerous logs, detailed records and Royal Train notices plus two large signed photos by Ken Leech and the original Swindon paperwork relating to the disposal of the plates. Both plates are in unrestored, polished condition with original paintwork. (2) £14000-18000 - Sold for £20000 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 309 A locomotive chimney from the GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5009, SHREWSBURY CASTLE, built at Swindon in June 1927. It spent almost all is BR days at Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 24 October 1960 and cut up at the nearby Works by the following 9 December. The chimney is being sold in situ at the vendor's premises in Hampshire where it can be inspected before the auction by prior appointment. The successful purchaser must remove it at their own expense as soon as possible after mid-March. £1800-2200 - Sold for £2000 to commission or postal bidder number 331.

Lot 310 A nameplate HOLYROOD, from BR Class 47/7 47707. New from Brush, Loughborough, Works No 611, in 1966 as D1949 to Bescot. Re-numbered 47506 and then 47707 in May 1979 when it was named at Haymarket depot without ceremony. Plates removed September 1996. The loco was stored for several years at Barrow Hill, eventually being cut up by C.F. Booth of Rotherham in February 2010. Cast aluminium, 39¼" long, in ex loco condition. £3000-4000 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 311 A shedplate 9K Bolton (September 1963 to July 1968). This ex LYR shed, formerly 26C, had 60 locos when using this code. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 312 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway signal finial, from Wincanton, 28" high, repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 313 A totem sign, FAULDHOUSE NORTH, (h/f), from the Edinburgh to Glasgow route via Shotts. Loss of shine though reasonable colour; two small face chip repairs. £200-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 314 A totem sign, THORNTON JUNCTION, (h/f), from the Edinburgh to Dundee main line. Loss of shine and three face chips. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 315 A carriage print, FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, AT LEA HURST, DERBYSHIRE, by Edward Mortlemans, from the LMR historical series. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 316 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, SINCLAIRTOWN, from the Kirkcaldy to Thornton Junction section of the Edinburgh-Aberdeen main line. 16"x5". Superb condition. £150-300 - Sold for £740.

Lot 317 A Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway, 14" dial weight driven, long case wall clock by T Humphreys of Barnard Castle. Complete with pendulum weight and key, and decoration to the ears and door. The bezel and surround attached by pegs, with the original face showing the maker's name. A label of CKPR vintage states that repairs are undertaken by W. Hind of Duke Street, Barrow, with fiscal accounts to Central Stores. The clock was used at Penruddock station east of Keswick, which closed in 1972. Charles Dickens visited Barnard Castle in February 1838 where he met the clockmaker Thomas Humphreys. He took his name to use as the title of a weekly magazine called "Master Humphrey's Clock", published between April 1840 and December 1841. It contained Dicken's short stories, including some which he later extended into books. Mr Pickwick, for example, first appeared in "Master Humphrey's Clock". The original premises are at 9 Market Place and 1 Newgate, which are marked with blue plaques referring to the Dickensian connection. £3000-5000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £4000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 318 A GWR signal box nameboard, PENRHIWCEIBER UPPER SIGNAL BOX, from the Quakers Yard to Aberdare route. Cast iron, 101½" long, in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 319 An LNER quad royal poster, EXPLORE DURHAM AND NORTHUMBERLAND, by Montage B. Blake, a bird's eye view from Saltburn, Darlington and Kirkby Stephen to Berwick and beyond, including all the borders branch lines and Waverley route. £150-300 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 320 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY 3275/D804 1963, from BR Class 37 D6830, later 37130 and 37681. New to Cardiff Canton in March 1963, withdrawn from Immingham in August 1992 after collision damage, and cut up by M.R.J. Phillips at Crewe Works in August 1995. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 321 An LSWR banner signal repeater in brass case, 33¾"x7", complete with its enamel numberplate. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 1128.

Lot 322 A double sided Pullman Car clock, fitted to the central bulkhead above the door. Each 8¾" face is engraved brass with PULLMAN in the centre and the makers name, H. Williamson, at the top and the number 1117. The movement is housed in a brass drum with a drive mechanism for the slave face. Original condition though lacking bezel and glass and the hands from the slave face. £800-1200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 323 A totem sign, CLANDON, (h/f), from the Guildford to Leatherhead and Surbiton route. A tiny blemish on the top of the first letter N. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3425.

Lot 324 A headboard, THE WELSHMAN, as carried by the express from London Euston to North Wales with portions for Holyhead, Portmadoc and Pwllheli. The train first ran in 1927 and with this headboard from about 1951. It operated only during the summer timetable and last ran on 30 August 1963. Ex loco condition, the back clearly marked 1B, Camden. (See also next Lot) £2000-3000 - Sold for £2300 to commission or postal bidder number 2509.

Lot 325 A carriage roof board, THE WELSHMAN, in original condition, 72" long with steel bands at each end, a shorter board used on former LMS stock. (See previous lot) £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 326 A shedplate 84F Stourbridge Junction (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed was home to 85 locos in the 1950s, but by the time it was taken into the LMR as 2C in 1963 this number had dwindled to 35. The shed finally closed in July 1966. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 327 A signal box nameboard, LONDON ROAD JUNCTION, from east of Edinburgh near Abbeyhill Station. Opened on 1 October 1886 by the North British Railway and closed on 30 January 1977. Late NBR/early LNER pattern with cast letters on wood, 107" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 328 A carriage print, THE ROYAL BATHS, HARROGATE, by Henry Rushbury, R.A., from the LNER pre-war series. £250-400 - Sold for £700.

Lot 329 A nameplate, JAMAICA, from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5612, BR 45612, built at Crewe and allocated new to Camden on 31 July 1934 although not named until 23 April 1937. Its later sheds included Kentish Town (in two spells totalling eighteen years), Bristol Barrow Road, Burton and Derby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 28 March 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 1 May 1964, 29" long, the front repainted. £7000-8000 - Sold for £6800.

Lot 330 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1132, 1946, from a LNER BI Class 4-6-0 No 1132 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25888, in February 1947, becoming BR 61132. Allocated new to Kittybrewster and later Aberdeen Ferryhill, Dundee Tay Bridge and Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. Cast iron, 9"x5", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 331 A nameplate, LANCASTER, and its matching worksplate, PECKETT & SONS Ltd, No 468, 1888, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Bestwood Coal & Iron Co Ltd at Bestwood Colliery, Nottinghamshire where it spent all its working life. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947 and was scrapped on site by Ilkeston Metal & Waste Co Ltd in October 1964. The nameplate, cast brass, 22¼" long, the front repainted, the worksplate, engraved brass, 13"x10", with restoration to right and left hand bolt holes. (2) £900-1200 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 332 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE MIDLAND PULLMAN - The train of today. Rolled. (LM24960) £50-80 - Sold for £340.

Lot 333 A BR(M) enamel station sign, NOTTINGHAM, (f/f) from Nottingham Victoria station on the Great Central main line. 44" long, minor blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 2618.

Lot 334 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 1588, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14R 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 20580, in 1914, originally built as Class 14A but re-classified to Class 14R when later rebuilt with larger Watson boiler. Cast brass, 20¾"x15¼", the front repainted; loss to the tip of the letter R of the Class name. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 335 A GWR pre-grouping enamel sign, TO No 3 PLATFORM FOR THE WALLINGFORD TRAIN, from Cholsey station. Double sided, 38½"x14¾", within original wooden frame, one side with restoration in places, the other side poor. £300-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 7110.

Lot 336 A smokebox numberplate, 6808, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 BEENHAM GRANGE built at Swindon in September 1936 and named after the residence near Reading once used as the GWR's WWII HQ. A long time Penzance loco, it moved towards the end to Cardiff East Dock, Llanelly and Oxley from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 15 August 1964 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 5 October 1964. Ex loco condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £2400 to commission or postal bidder number 336.

Lot 337 A nameplate, BIRLEY No 5, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Peckett, Works No 1454, in 1914, new to the Sheffield Coal Co Ltd. which had pits at Birley, Woodhouse and Brooksbank, all south of Sheffield. It transferred to the National Coal Board on 1 January 1947 when it was located at Brooksbank Colliery and then moved around several pits in the early 1950s. In November 1955 it could be found at Waleswood Coking Plant. Its last move was in January 1956 to Shireoaks Colliery, Nottinghamshire and it was sold for scrap or scrapped there between April and August 1967. Cast brass, 40" long, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 3283.

Lot 338 A Southern Railway combined signal repeater and lamp indicator by The British Pneumatic Railway Signal Co, installed at the time of the Victoria Station resignaling, 9½"x5¼", the metal case repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 339 An original painting by Malcolm Root, 1989, of Class 2MT 2-6-2 tank No 41316 on the Swanage branch. Oil on canvas, framed, overall 26½"x20¾". £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 340 A Midland Railway Hotels silver plated plate warmer, complete with hotplate and two spirit burners in cradle below and six decorative legs support the frame. The company name on the side, well polished but readable. Overall 27½"x13½", height 5¼". £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 341 A BR(S) double royal poster, TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO THE CONTINENT, by Tatum. Edge repairs near base. (AD7489/24657) £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 342 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 4919, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1936, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1540 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6816, in October 1936, renumbered to 4919 in 1946, becoming BR 64919. Allocated to Darlington by January 1948 and later Starbeck, Scarborough, Neville Hill, Borough Gardens, Sunderland and Low Moor from where it was withdrawn on 3 December 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. An unusual plate referring to Darlington Works whereas the loco was actually built by Beyer Peacock. £250-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 343 A smokebox numberplate, 4079, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, PENDENNIS CASTLE, built at Swindon in February 1924 and named after the Castle on the western shore of the River Fal estuary in Cornwall. Allocated to Hereford by January 1948 and later Gloucester, Stafford Road, Bristol Bath Road, Taunton, Swindon and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 11 May 1964 and sold for preservation. Later it was sold to a company in Australia and, after more than two decades abroad, donated to the Great Western Society and is currently undergoing extensive restoration at Didcot. Ex loco condition with original fixing bolts. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 344 An Irish Railway Clearing House china soup bowl, by White and Sons of Dublin, 10" diameter, an attractive design featuring a locomotive. £50-80 - Sold for £40.

Lot 345 A shedplate 32A Norwich Thorpe (1949 to April 1962 to steam). The ex GER shed housed 130 locos in 1950 and was noted for its stud of 21 Britannias in the late 1950s. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2505.

Lot 346 A china saucer, L&Y&LNWR, VICTORIA STATION, REFRESHMENT DEPT, 6½" diameter, by Copeland of Stoke on Trent. A little wear to the rim and gold band, though a scarce piece, £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 347 A totem sign, HAYDONS ROAD, (f/f), from the Wimbledon to Streatham route. Two minor face chips restored. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 348 A nameplate, OAKLEY GRANGE, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6823 built at Swindon in January 1937 and named when built after the grange at Belle Vue, Shrewsbury later converted into flats. Allocated to Goodwick by January 1948, its later sheds included Stourbridge, Chester, Banbury, Laira and Oxley from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 26 June 1965 and sold for scrap the following 18 August to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston. £6000-7000 - Sold for £7000 to commission or postal bidder number 3969.

Lot 349 A BR(S) double royal poster, S.S MAID OF ORLEANS, by David Cobb. Edge nicks repaired. (AD6010) £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 796.

Lot 350 A worksplate, BUILT 1960, SWINDON, from BR Class 03 D2095, later 03095. New to York in July 1960, withdrawn from Darlington in December 1975 and cut up by George Cohen at Kettering in October 1976. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 351 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway drinking glass, the side etched L&Y MANCHESTER. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 352 A London & South Western Railway signal box nameboard, SALISBURY EAST POINTS. The box controlled the junction with the Market House branch which closed in 1964. Overall 80"x23", restored and repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £430 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 353 A Southern Railway target sign, NEW ELTHAM, from the Hither Green to Dartford route via Sidcup. Edge and screw hole chips repainted, affecting the top of the T & H. £200-350 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2840.

Lot 354 A single line key token, TAYNUILT-DALMALLY, (brass), from the Callander and Oban Line. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 355 A smokebox numberplate, 63674, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order by Robert Stephenson, Works No 3699, for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers and delivered new to the ROD in October 1917, ROD No 1655. Following war service in France, it returned to the UK in November 1919 and was loaned to the L&YR and the LNWR, returning to the ROD in August 1921 to be stored at Queensferry. Acquired by the LNER in December 1923, it became LNER O4 Class No 6351 and was renumbered 3674 in 1946, becoming BR 63674. Allocated to Annesley by January 1948 and later Staveley GC and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 15 January 1966 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 21 March 1966. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 356 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, BUILT DONCASTER WORKS, No 1118, 1906, from a GNR C1 Class Large Atlantic 4-4-2 No 1420 built in May 1906. It became LNER No 4420, was renumbered 2850 in 1946, withdrawn in August 1947 and scrapped at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 17½"x9½", unpolished. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 357 A Great Eastern Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock complete with chain driven fusee movement, pendulum and key. The company initials are displayed on the case and stamped into the rear plate, as well as being branded twice on the back of the surround and the box. The clock is cleaned but in original condition. £400-600 - Sold for £460.

Lot 358 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 1984, 1940, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST supplied new to the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board as their No 9. It was either sold or scrapped in about 1962. Cast brass, 11½"x8¼", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 359 A BR(M) quad royal poster, IRELAND OVERNIGHT, by Claude Buckle. Rolled, loss to lower left corner. (LM28062) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 360 A totem sign, HIGH STREET, (f/f), the first station out of Glasgow Queen Street on the Airdrie route. A couple of edge chips restored, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 361 An LNER silver plated wine bottle coaster by Elkington, 6¾" diameter, LNER REFRESHMENT DEPT, LIVERPOOL, in garter on top. Used at Liverpool Central, C.L.C. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 362 A shedplate 75A Brighton (1950 to June 1964 for steam). This ex LBSCR shed had a 1950s allocation of around 75 locos, most notable being the Brighton Atlantics and a large number of the Schools 4-4-0s. A handful of West Country Pacifics were also maintained here. The front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 7545.

Lot 363 An enamel fascia sign, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, in three sections, 70", 63", 61", depth 12", in exceptionally good condition. £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 364 A nameplate THE HUNDRED OF HOO from BR Class 60 60042 built by Brush, Works No 944, in 1990. New to Stewarts Lane in May 1991 and named DUNKERY BEACON, it was renamed in July 1999 at Hoo Junction commemorating The Hundred of Hoo Railway. It is currently stored at Toton. Cast aluminium, 71" long, in ex loco condition. The plate is sold with its original purchase paperwork. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1900 to commission or postal bidder number 3658.

Lot 365 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1017, 1887, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named STANLOW new to T.A.Walker, Contractor of Hooton, Cheshire. By the 1920s it was in the hands of C.J.Willis and being used on contract work in Essex. Circa 1927 it was acquired by William Rigby and Sons Ltd at Bulwell Wagon Works, Nottinghamshire where it remained until scrapped on 17 November 1952. Engraved brass, 10¾"x6", in original, unpolished condition. £350-500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 366 An BR(E) LNER pattern three aspect hand lamp with a brass plate, GREAT NORTH RAILWAY COMPANY WILSFORD CROSSING, 2, complete with interior fittings and in original condition. The crossing box was situated between Ancaster and Rauceby on the Grantham to Sleaford route. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 367 A brass stamp, KETTERING STATION, MID RLY, overall 3½" high, used for stamping telegrams and for other purposes and originally supplied by the GPO. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 368 A smokebox numberplate, 44890, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4890 built at Crewe and allocated new on 21 August 1945 to Newton Heath where it spent all its working life apart from a brief time at Bath Green Park in 1947. Withdrawn from Newton Heath during the week ending 29 June 1968, it was cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 1 February 1969. The front repainted. A hairline crack at the outside of the right bolt hole. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 369 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61428, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1921, from a North Eastern Railway Class S3 4-6-0 No 933 built at Darlington in March 1921, becoming LNER B16 Class, still as No 933, renumbered to 1428 in 1946, becoming BR 61428. Allocated to York North by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Neville Hill from where it was withdrawn on 31 October 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 370 A totem sign, RUTHERGLEN, (f/f), from the main line south of Glasgow Central. Excellent colour though slight loss of shine and blemishes. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 371 A BR(W) double royal poster, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, by Jack Merriott. (PR143(a)/61) £200-300 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £200.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 372 A nameplate, NEIL GOW, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23119, in November 1924. Rebuilt and re-classified as an A3 in January 1943, it was renumbered 82 in 1946, becoming BR 60082. Allocated new to Heaton, it remained there until moving to Gateshead in 1948. It then alternated between Heaton and Gateshead with brief stays at Darlington and Holbeck and was withdrawn from Gateshead on 2 September 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Although the loco took its name from the racehorse which won the 2000 Guineas in 1910, the horse was named after a celebrated violin player and composer of traditional Scottish airs (1727-1807) in whose memory the Annual Scottish Fiddle Festival is held at Dunkeld & Birnam close to where he lived. The plate is in totally ex loco condition. £7000-9000 - Sold for £7000.

Lot 373 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO S&D LOCO BOX, from Highbridge West box and referring to the Somerset and Dorset loco shed box. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £200-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 374 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & Co, 3821, 1921, from a GWR 53XX 2-6-0 No 6389 built in October 1921. Allocated to Neyland by January 1948, its later sheds included Worcester and Llanelly before returning to Neyland from where it was withdrawn on 21 September 1960 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 11 March 1961. Engraved brass, 11½"x5¼", the front lightly polished. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 375 A smokebox numberplate, 41325, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-2T built at Derby and allocated new to Skipton on 28 March 1952 and then Manningham before moving to the Southern Region at Brighton and then Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn on 13 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 376 An LMS painted coat of arms with carved surround, believed to be from the Furness Railway board room at Barrow. Overall 11"x16¼"; loss to edge decoration in places. £200-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 377 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. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 378 A worksplate BUILT SWINDON 1964 from BR Class 14 D9507. New to Worcester in August 1964, withdrawn from Hull Dairycoates in April 1968, sold to BSC at Corby and cut up there in December 1982. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition, the labels from MPD Dairycoates to the buyer are still attached and marked with the loco number. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 379 A demonstration model of a locomotive valve gear, steel motion on brass back plate, 12¾"x4¾", contained in a modern storage case. £50-80 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 380 A nameplate, QUEEN, and its matching worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, No 1784, 1923, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Bromilow, Foster & Co Ltd at Ashton's Green Colliery near St Helens. Following closure of the Colliery in 1930, the loco was offered for sale in February 1932 and purchased by Hough & Sons at Newton Boiler Works, Wigan, who resold it later the same year to Digby Colliery Co Ltd at Gedling Colliery, Nottinghamshire. It passed to the National Coal Board in January 1947 and was scrapped between September 1965 and March 1966. The nameplate 22¼" long, the worksplate 16¾"x11¾", both cast brass, the fronts repainted. (2) £600-900 - Sold for £620.

Lot 381 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25274, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No 77404 built by NBL to Ministry of Supply order, loaned new to the LNER in December 1943 and allocated to Newport NER. It returned to the WD in December 1944 and was loaned again to the LNER in March 1947 and allocated to Thornton Junction and then acquired by BR as 90281. Its later sheds were Goole, Mirfield, Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and despatched for scrap to Cox & Danks of Wadsley Bridge on 19 September 1967. Cast brass, 13¾"x6¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 382 A shedplate 34A Kings Cross (1948 to June 1963). Top Shed was home to over 160 locos in the early 50s, including no fewer than 17 A4s, the majority of which remained there until closure. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 383 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61420, REBUILT DARLINGTON, 1945, from a North Eastern Railway Class S3 No 924 built at Darlington in December 1920, becoming LNER B16 Class, still as No 924. Rebuilt by the LNER in October 1945 and re-classified to B16/3 Class, it was renumbered 1420 in 1946, becoming BR 61420. A long time York North engine, it moved towards the end to Hull Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 23 September 1963 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 7 November 1964. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 384 A BR double royal poster, DON'T FORGET, SEND LUGGAGE IN ADVANCE, by Durman. £350-500 - Sold for £150.

Lot 385 A BR(E) quad royal poster, THE CONTINENT, S.S. AVALON, by S.A. Walker. Rolled. (P.P.159337) £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 7583.

Lot 386 A shedplate, 83B Taunton (1949 to October 1964). This ex GWR shed was home to around 60 locos in the 1950s which included a handful of pre group saddle tanks as well as a dozen Halls. Repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 387 A BR(W) double royal poster, COMPTON CASTLE, PAIGNTON, by Jack Merriott. (PR13) £100-200 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 3648.

Lot 388 A smokebox numberplate, 64577, from a North British Railway Class B 0-6-0 No 457 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21941, in September 1918. It became LNER J37 Class No 9457 and was renumbered to 4577 in 1946, becoming BR 64577. A long time St Margarets engine and later Thornton Junction and Dundee Tay Bridge from where it was withdrawn on 17 August 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 389 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, OTTERHAM-CAMELFORD, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line which closed in 1966. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 390 A (GWR) brass cabside numberplate, 9450, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7587, and allocated new to Stourbridge on 28 June 1951. Its later sheds were Aberbeeg, Cardiff Canton, Oxford, Didcot and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works during the two weeks ending 8 August 1964. Repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 391 An LNER lamp tablet, ELMSWELL, double sided, 16"x5½", from the Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds route. A little neat restoration on each side. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 392 A White Star Line silver plated tea pot by Elkington, 5½" high, with the company flag prominent on each side. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 393 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3605. 1914, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 14 4-8-2 No 1721, one of a Class designed for use on the heavily graded Natal main line. The Class was re-boilered in the 1930s and re-classified to Class 14R. All were withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 11¼"x5¼", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 394 A Great Eastern Railway cast iron sign, LADIES WAITING ROOM, double sided with integral brackets. Overall 30½"x24" in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 395 A BR(M) enamel signal box nameboard, CARLTON ROAD JUNCTION, (f/f). The box was outside St Pancras between Kentish Town and Haverstock Hill, junction for the Tottenham and Hampstead route. 112"x12", a fixing hole in the face at each end, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £60.

Lot 396 A headboard, THE CALEDONIAN, for the Euston to Glasgow express introduced in June 1957 as an additional Anglo-Scottish service, one of only three LMR expresses to be provided with a tailboard. Substantial wooden construction with brackets, original paintwork, 59"x25" overall. £1500-2500 - Sold for £2000 to commission or postal bidder number 3565.

Lot 397 A totem sign, BARRHEAD, (h/f) from the Glasgow to Kilmarnock and Carlisle main line. Slight mottling and two small edge chips restored. £200-350 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 7539.

Lot 398 A nameplate, SIR JOHN HAWKINS, with Lord Nelson Class appendage below, from the Southern Railway LN Class 4-6-0 No 865, BR 30865, the last of the Class built at Eastleigh in November 1929 and named after the English Admiral 1532-95 prominent in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. A long time Bournemouth engine, it finished its days at Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 20 May 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works on 31 August 1961. Cast brass, 53¼" long, the front repainted. The plate is accompanied by its original receipt. (See also next Lot). £9000-12000 - Sold for £9000.

Lot 399 A smokebox numberplate, 30865, from the Southern Railway Lord Nelson Class 4-6-0, SIR JOHN HAWKINS. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for engine history) £1800-2500 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 400 A French cabside numberplate, SNCF, 141.R.652, from a Class 141R 2-8-2 built by Baldwin, Works No 72465, in June 1946. A coal fired engine, it was allocated to Region Est at Depots including Metz-Frascaty and Reims and withdrawn on 31 December 1965. Cast brass, 22"x14½" overall, cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £430.

Lot 401 A Cambrian Railways leather pouch for a single line tablet, an early example with a cane loop, clearly marked CAM RLYS Co. £50-80 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2732.

Lot 402 An LMS and LNER quad royal poster, ROYAL ROTHESAY, by Robert Houston. Tape repairs, minor defects. (ER053351) £200-350 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1447.

Lot 403 A worksplate, BUILT BY (& ON LOAN TO), LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1945, DONCASTER No 1990, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8538 built at Doncaster to Railway Executive Committee order and loaned new to the LNER in August 1945, allocated to March. In July 1947 it was transferred to the LMS and allocated to Barrow Hill. It became BR 48538 and its sheds included Toton, Wellingborough, Westhouses, Colwick and Saltley from where it was withdrawn on 5 March 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 6 July 1967. Cast iron, 13½"x7¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £180.

Lot 404 A totem sign, CONWAY, (f/f) from the Llandudno Junction to Bangor section of the North Wales Coast route. The station closed in 1966. Superb condition. £800-1200 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 405 A London and South Western Railway headcode disc, 15" diameter, complete with bracket to the rear and offset handle. £100-200 - Sold for £40.

Lot 406 An LNER three aspect sliding knob hand lamp, GER pattern, with brass plate, DONNINGTON ROAD, complete with LNER fittings. The station was on the Sleaford to Spalding section of the GN & GE Joint Line and closed in 1961. Repainted. £150-300 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 407 A wooden notice, DRIVERS MUST NOT ALLOW WATER TO OVERFLOW ONTO PERMANENT WAY. Cast letters on wood, 28"x23", original condition with BR(Sc) light blue paintwork, as used at Crianlarich Upper. £150-300 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 408 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, GOSBERTON. The station was on the Spalding to Sleaford section of the GN & GE Joint Line. It closed in 1961. 32" long, original condition. £350-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7567.

Lot 409 A carriage print, LOCH SHIEL, WESTERN HIGHLANDS, by W. Douglas Macleod, from the Scottish Region series. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 410 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM CHIPPING SODBURY BOX, from the South Wales main line, to the west of Badminton. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 411 A Southern Railway enamel sign, UNDER THE BRIDGE FOR DOWN TRAINS TO BROMLEY, BICKLEY, ORPINGTON, ETC. Probably from Shortlands station and pre-dating the opening of Petts Wood in 1928. 24"x18", minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 7441.

Lot 412 A BR(W) double royal poster, PLYMOUTH, by Harry Riley. A few edge nicks repaired, and a water mark below the title. (PR106) £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 413 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 5914, DARLINGTON, 1926, from a LNER J38 Class 0-6-0 No 1416 built at Darlington in March 1926, renumbered 5914 in 1946, becoming BR 65914. A long time St Margarets engine, it finished its days at Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 19 November 1966 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Old Kilpatrick on 23 January 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5", unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 414 A totem sign, BIRMINGHAM SNOW HILL, (f/f). One tiny face chip restored. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 415 A smokebox numberplate, 90129, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No 77032 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25003, in April 1943. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to York North, it returned to the WD in December 1944, loaned again to the LNER in September 1947 and allocated to Hull Dairycoates and then acquired by BR and numbered 90129. Its later sheds were Colwick, March, Stratford, Hornsey, New England and Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 6 July 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 31 December 1964. Repainted over thick original paintwork. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 416 A French nameplate, NOGENT-SUR-MARNE, from a SNCF 25kv electric loco No BB.15035 built by Alsthom/M.T.E. and entering service in January 1976. Named on 27 October 1984 after a commune in the eastern outskirts of Paris. Its depots included Acheres and Strasbourg and it was still in use in 2010. Cast aluminium, 24½"x19½", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £640.

Lot 417 A North Eastern Railway black marble mantle clock by Elkington & Co. of Paris. The movement stamped MR & Co is behind a circular glass door with brass bezel to the rear (the glass cracked). Overall 10" high. The initials NER engraved on the front and the lettering originally gilded. The clock was sold at a British Rail auction in York, which comprised clocks from offices and hotels in the city and elsewhere, this example coming from The Royal Station Hotel adjacent to York Station. £200-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 418 A Belfast and County Down Railway enamel sign, 6"x4", stating that the fence is within the company's boundary, £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 419 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY 2793/D508 1960 from BR Class 40 D271, later 40071. New to Gateshead in April 1960, withdrawn from Healey Mills in December 1980 and cut up at Swindon Works in October 1981. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 420 A single line key token, GOBOWEN SOUTH- OSWESTRY NORTH, (alloy), from the GWR branch, closed to passengers in 1966. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 2994.

Lot 421 A BR(S) double royal poster, SALISBURY, Charles I, visit 1651. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 422 An LNER platform light diffuser with the station name, SHENFIELD, shown on the side, from the Great Eastern main line station, the junction for Southend. 27"x10½". £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 423 A worksplate, G.S.R 673, INCHICORE WORKS, 1933, from a Great Southern Railways of Ireland 5ft 3ins gauge Class 670 0-6-2T built at the Company's Inchicore Works at Dublin in 1933. It was taken into Coras Iompair Eireann stock in 1945 and scrapped in 1962. Cast brass, 7"x4½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 7078.

Lot 424 An LNER enamel departure indicator plate, LEA BRIDGE. The station was between Stratford and Tottenham. The plate was used at North Woolwich. 23"x1¾". £80-120 - Sold for £250.

Lot 425 A totem sign, SNOWDOWN & NONNINGTON HALT, (f/f). Original condition as removed from the station, and still caked in smoke and brake dust. The halt was on the Canterbury to Dover route and served Snowdown Colliery. £200-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 426 A smokebox numberplate, 33028, from a Southern Railway Bulleid Class Q1 0-6-0 No C28 built at Ashford in August 1942, becoming BR 33028. A long time Tonbridge engine, it finished its days at Feltham and Three Bridges from where it was withdrawn on 3 February 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by the 9 March. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 427 A carriage print, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE, by Henry Rushbury, R.A., from the LNER pre-war series. £250-400 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 428 A nameplate, CYCLOPS, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P No 5692, BR 45692, built at Crewe in 1936 and named when built after a Royal Navy depot ship for submarines. Allocated new to Crewe North on 19 March 1936 and then Preston and Patricroft, it spent most of its working life in Scotland, first at Polmadie and then Perth and Corkerhill from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. 28¾" long, the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8400.

Lot 429 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, 1839, DONCASTER 1936, REBUILT 1944, from the LNER P2 Class 2-8-2 No 2004 named MONS MEG after the fifteenth century cannon at Edinburgh Castle overlooking the main line out of Waverley. Allocated new to Doncaster in July 1936, it soon moved to Haymarket where it worked on the Aberdeen service for which the P2 Class was designed. Rebuilt by Thompson in 1944 as a Pacific and re-classified to A2/2, it returned to Haymarket where it remained until moving in January 1950 to New England from where it was withdrawn on 23 January 1961 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", with the cast rebuilt plate riveted to it, the back stamped 2004; unpolished. £5000-6000 - Sold for £7300 to commission or postal bidder number 901.

Lot 430 A Chinese worksplate dated 1960 from a standard gauge JS Class 2-8-2 built by the Dalian Locomotive Factory in Manchuria. Cast iron, 23½"x12", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 431 A depot plaque for Crewe Diesel Depot depicting a Cheshire Cat. Cast aluminium, 11¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 432 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, CLONMANY-CARNDONAGH, from the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, the final section of the Carndonagh Extension and the most northerly line in Ireland. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 7561.

Lot 433 An LMS enamel station sign, HALLERTON, from the GN&LNW Joint Line from Market Harborough to Melton Mowbray which closed in 1953. Overall 48"x26"; significant restoration. £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 434 A carriage roof board, THE IRISH MAIL, for the Euston to Holyhead service which had been called this, unofficially, since 1848, the earliest known title of any UK train. The title became official in 1927 when carriage roof boards were also introduced. The service, which connected with sailings to Dun Laoghaire, had its last titled run in May 1985. Original condition, 132" long. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 435 A totem sign, GERRARDS CROSS, (h/f), from the Great Western and Great Central Joint Line. Discolouration to the cream as is usual with this station, though excellent shine and a rich brown colour. £350-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 436 A shedplate 51D Middlesborough (1949 to June 1958). This ex NER shed was home to over 60 locos. The opening of 51L Thornaby shed in 1958 resulted in this depot's early demise. The front repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £450.

Lot 437 A signal box instrument plate, KNIGHTSWOOD SOUTH JN, from the Glasgow to Maryhill and Dumbarton route, engraved brass, 5¼" long. £40-60 - Sold for £30.

Lot 438 A smokebox numberplate, 5416, from a GWR 5400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1932. Allocated to Southall by January 1948 and later Croes Newydd, Westbury, Bristol Bath Road and Yeovil Town from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 24 August 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 26 October 1963. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 439 A BR double royal poster, GO MID-WEEK BY TRAIN, by Unger. (P2228/62) £50-80 - Sold for £60.00.

Lot 440 An LB&SCR Sykes banner repeater with brass case, 5½" high, with SYX makers plate on the top. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 1183.

Lot 441 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 24793, 1942, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8209 which became BR 48209. Allocated new on 1 August 1942 to Canklow where it remained for twenty years before moving to Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 19 April 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 8 May 1964. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 442 A BR(M) enamel station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS FOREST GATE STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", from the Stratford to Ilford section of the main line north from Liverpool Street. £500-700 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 1988.

Lot 443 A totem sign, COLNE, (f/f), from the present terminus of the route from Preston and Blackpool. One tiny edge chip, otherwise excellent. £350-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 444 An SR enamel sign, SOUTHERN ELECTRIC, HERNE HILL STATION, 34½"x20½", in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £800.

Lot 445 A BR(E) enamel running in board, UPMINSTER, from the London, Tilbury and Southend line. Two sections 70¼" and 55¼",depth 20". No totems have been seen from the station, so a rare opportunity. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 945.

Lot 446 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO SMALL HEATH SOUTH GOODS LINE, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", from the main line outside Birmingham Snow Hill. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 447 An LNER enamel departure indicator plate, WEST GREEN. The station was on the Seven Sisters to Bowes Park (via Palace Gates) route which closed in 1963. The plate was used at North Woolwich. 23"x1¾". £80-120 - Sold for £280.

Lot 448 A BR(S) enamel signal box nameboard, HINTON ADMIRAL, (f/f) from the Brockenhurst to Christchurch section of the Southampton-Bournemouth main line. 96" long, in original condition. A few minor face chips. £250-400 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 1064.

Lot 449 An enamel sign, TO STATION, double sided, 23¾"x8¾". The better side has a few minor face chips and edge chipping, the other side has a few more chips. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 450 An LMS double royal poster, SEDBURGH SCHOOL, by Norman Wilkinson P.R.I. Edge nicks repaired and a few defects. £200-350 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1736.

Lot 451 A shedplate 26D Bury (1935 to September 1963). This ex LYR shed was home to around 30 locos while using this code. It became 9M in September 1963 and finally closed in November 1965. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 452 An LNER, Great Central pattern, three aspect handlamp with a brass plate, LNE-C,10865, KIRKBY & PINXTON, complete with LNER-C vessel and LNER burner and repainted. The station was on the Great Central main line north of Nottingham; it was renamed Kirkby Bentinck in 1925 and closed in 1963. £100-200 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2058.

Lot 453 A totem sign, WORPLESDON, (f/f), from the Woking to Guildford route. A scratch to the left side, hardly noticeable, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 454 A brass armband, OUTSIDE PORTER, L&NWR No 1, L'POOL, EDGE HILL, 6"x3¾". Hand cut lettering, complete with straps and buckle, unpolished. Also a brass and rubber stamp, Station Master's Office Edge Hill. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 455 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HINDERWELL-KETTLENESS, (fibre), from the Whitby to Middlesbrough coastal route which closed in 1958. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 456 A worksplate, HUNSLET ENGINE Co, LEEDS, No 223, 1879, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST No.8 named FOX which was new to James Oakes & Co Ltd at Pollington Colliery, Nottinghamshire. By September 1920 it had arrived at Northfleet Coal & Ballast Co. Ltd's (later Thurrock Chalk & Whiting Co Ltd) West Thurrock Works. It was scrapped in March 1952. Engraved brass, 15"x9", in ex loco condition. £800-1200 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 457 A BR(E) double royal poster, THE MASTER CUTLER, PULLMAN CAR SERVICE, The Business Mans Train. (PP9441) £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 458 A nameplate, LOCH TREIG, from a Great Northern Railway Class H3, LNER K2 Class, 2-6-0 built by Kitson & Co, Works No 5335, in June 1921, GNR No 1685, LNER 4685, renumbered 1775 in 1946, becoming BR 61775. Named in December 1933 after the Loch alongside the West Highland line near Tulloch. A long time Eastfield loco and regular performer on the West Highland line, it was withdrawn from there on 2 May 1958 and cut up at Kilmarnock Works. Cast brass, 58" long, in ex loco condition. £6000-9000 - Sold for £9400 to commission or postal bidder number 1345.

Lot 459 A West Railway & Grimsby Railway cast iron bridge weight restriction notice, 27"x19¼", repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 460 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7113, 1943, from an Austerity Class 0-6-0ST new to the War Department at Burton Dassett, Warwickshire. Following periods on loan to the Port of London Authority, it was sold to them in April 1946, becoming PLA No 86. Sold in December 1960 to the National Coal Board for use at Ashington, Northumberland, becoming their No 45. To Shilbottle Colliery in about November 1963 and scrapped there in March 1973. Cast iron, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £280.

Lot 461 A totem sign, AMBERGATE, (f/f), from the Derby to Sheffied route. Four face chips and slight fading. Easily restored. £500-800 - Sold for £520.

Lot 462 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway cast iron notice, S&DJR, BEWARE OF TRAINS, 26"x16½", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 463 A Great Southern Railway tail lamp with brass plate, MARYBORO 16, the side stamped G.S.R., complete with interior fittings. The station was on the Dublin to Limerick Junction route and was the junction for the short branch to Mountmellick and the W & C.I route to Waterford, hence the allocation of tail lamps. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 2806.

Lot 464 A Southern Railway locomotive whistle from the West Country class Bulleid Pacific, No 34025 WHIMPLE, 12½" high, 3¼" diameter, with finial. £400-600 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 7251.

Lot 465 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7561, 1951, from a Rhodesian Railways (later National Railways of Zimbabwe) 3ft 6ins Gauge Class 15A 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratt No. 420 built under sub-contract by Societe Franco-Belge (their progressive number 2969). It was refurbished in 1979 and named INDLOVU. It was last used in February 1994 and reported in 2007 as derelict at Bulawayo. Cast brass, 13½"x6¾" in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 7572.

Lot 466 A Danish Railways double royal poster, HADSUND-ET-FERIEFUND, by Lynnerup, 1950. £150-300 - Sold for £25.

Lot 467 A pair of Great Eastern Railway swivel chairs, with the company initials in the back rail. Each chair has defects, one to the mechanism, the other to the wood. One good example could be provided by using the best parts of each. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £160.

Lot 468 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, GORTON FOUNDRY, 1892, from a New South Wales Government Railways Class C-32 4-6-0 No 3220. Cast brass, 16½"x7¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £720.

Lot 469 A totem sign, MONTROSE, (f/f), from the Dundee to Aberdeen main line. A little fading and loss of shine. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 470 A smokebox numberplate, 31925, from a Southern Railway Class W 2-6-4T No 1925 built at Ashford in April 1936, the last of a small Class of fifteen engines introduced specifically for heavy cross-London freight duties. A long time Hither Green loco, it spent its last two years at Norwood Junction from where it was withdrawn on 3 November 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works during the week ending 25 January 1964. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast in the back. £400-600 - Sold for £800.

Lot 471 A Thetford & Watton Railway poster, 1878, advertising tickets to East Coast watering places, overall 22"x32", presented in an original frame branded GNR. £100-200 - Sold for £30.

Lot 472 A LNER V2 class locomotive whistle from 60822. Ex loco condition with its original delivery label attached. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 1345.

Lot 473 A South Eastern & Chatham Railway enamel departure plate, NORTH KENT VIA GREENWICH, 25¼"x6¾", used at one of the London termini; a couple of tiny face chips restored. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 474 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, BUILT DONCASTER, No 746, 1897, from a GNR D2 Class 4-4-0 No 1302 built in October 1897, rebuilt with a shorter-type boiler in March 1916 and reclassified to D3 Class. It became LNER No 4302 and was renumbered to 2122 in 1946. Allocated the BR No 62122, it never carried this number, just entering BR service before withdrawal in January 1948 and scrapping at Doncaster Works. It spent its final years from 1937 on M&GN Joint Line duties. Cast brass, 12½"x7½", the front repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £700.

Lot 475 A shedplate 70A Nine Elms (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR depot was London's last bastion of SR steam. Home to around 100 locos in the 1950s, by 1965 it still had charge of 40 locos, which included seven 5MT namers, and a handful of West Countries. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 476 A totem sign, WOMBWELL CENTRAL, (h/f), from the Barnsley to Wath Yard and Mexborough route. The station closed in 1954. A few small face chips in places, the flanges neatly removed. A rare example, not offered at auction before. £350-500 - Sold for £740.

Lot 477 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, BUILT 1923, ENGINE 1917, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named PITSFORD which went new in December 1923 to the Pitsford Ironstone Company. In July 1961 it was acquired by Kimble and Company, Engineers, of Northampton who resold it to William McAlpine at Fawley. It moved to the Peterborough Railway Society (Nene Valley Railway) at Wansford in February 1973 and in October 1983 was acquired by Steamtown at Carnforth. It then found a home at the Elsecar Heritage Railway where it was renamed EARL FITZWILLIAM and became the main workhorse on passenger services from the time when the railway began operating services in the early 1990's. It was withdrawn from service in 2002 and is currently awaiting overhaul. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £290.

Lot 478 A BR(E) enamel running-in board, AYLSHAM, from the M&GN North Walsham to Melton Constable section, which closed in 1959. 40½" long, damage and restoration to the area around the M. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 479 A smokebox numberplate, 65861, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 2339, built at Darlington in December 1921, renumbered 5861 in 1946, becoming BR 65861. Allocated to Neville Hill by January 1948 and later York North, Selby and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 22 May 1967 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth, entering their yard on 11 August 1967. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 480 A North Eastern Railway enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, 20x5¼", in excellent condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1393.

Lot 481 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 9223, 1984, from a standard gauge 300hp 0-4-0DH new to the British Army of the Rhine in Germany as their No 876. On returning to the UK it went to the Ministry of Defence at Bicester Military Railway in March 1998 and was purchased by the new Yorkshire Engine Company from the MoD in May 1999. Acquired by John Payne from the receivers of YEC in November 2001 and sent by him for scrap to Booth's of Rotherham in April 2003. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 3666.

Lot 482 A Southern Railway target sign, WATERLOO, a famous Southern name, though some loss of shine and discolouration. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 483 A Rhodesian Railways alloy cabside numberplate, 1408, from a 3ft 6ins gauge RR Class DE4 Co-Co Diesel Electric, one of a Class of fourteen built by Brush, this one being No.407 of 1964. During the period when sanctions were being imposed by Great Britain against Rhodesia this was one of the Class used as a sanction buster by having its innards stripped out so it was a hollow shell and converted to an oil tanker. In this form it operated between March 1966 and October 1968 and was hauled as a second loco into Mozambique where it filled up with oil supplies. In October 1994 it was for sale and was subsequently scrapped. Cast aluminium, 19¼"x12¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 484 A BR(NE) enamel poster board header on a shaped wooden pediment, overall 33"x6¾". This example was used at Halifax. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 485 A worksplate, BR-E, 61098, 1946, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1098 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25854, in November 1946, becoming BR 61098. Allocated to Hitchin by January 1948 and later March, Gorton and Stratford, it spent the last fourteen years of its life at Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 11 July 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 23 October 1965. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 486 A BR(W) double royal poster, SOUTHERN IRELAND, by Jack Merriott. Repairs to top left corner. (PR42) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 487 A nameplate, CHESHIRE, probably from a traction engine or stationary engine. Engraved brass, 14½"x3", with hand cut lettering. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 488 A shedplate 41J Langwith Junction (July 1958 to February 1966), then Shirebrook diesel depot (November 1966 to June 1973). This ex GCR shed, formerly 40E, had an allocation of 70 locos when using this code. The new diesel depot at Shirebrook adopted this code and a few of its Class 08 shunters also carried this plate. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 489 A pair of GWR signal lever plates, (1) 25, DOWN LINE No 2 DOCK, No 1 DOCK OR CAISSON, 8¼"; and (2) 5, INTERLOCKING LEVER WITH NORTH BOX, ELECTRIC SWITCH, 6¾". (2) £200-350 - Sold for £660.

Lot 490 A single line key token, TALERDDIG-LLANBRYNMAIR, (steel), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian Railway. £150-250 - Sold for £260.

Lot 491 A worksplate, KRUPP, 2276, 1943, from a standard gauge Bulgarian State Railway (BDZ) 2-8-4T No 36.05. Cast aluminium, 13½"x7¼", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 492 A smokebox numberplate, 47316, from a LMS Class 3 0-6-0T built by Bagnall, Works No 2364, in February 1929 for the Somerset & Dorset Joint Committee, S&DJC No 25, LMS 7156, renumbered 7316 in 1934, becoming BR 47316. Allocated to Saltley by January 1935 and then Bristol Barrow Road, it returned to the S&D in December 1942 allocated to Bath but sub-shedded at Radstock mainly for banking goods trains up to Masbury Summit. It remained there for the next twenty years until withdrawal during the week ending 13 October 1962 and subsequent scrapping. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 7540.

Lot 493 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, BRIG O'DOON, ALLOWAY, NEAR AYR, by Jack Merriott. (B18541) £150-300 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 494 A GWR silver plated mustard spoon by Mappin and Webb, 3½" long, roundel pattern. £40-60 - Sold for £150.

Lot 495 A smokebox numberplate, 48346, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 built at Horwich and allocated new to Crewe South on 21 March 1944. It spent most of its working life at Barrow Hill, finishing its days at Patricroft and Kirkby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 16 July 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by the following 12 November. The plate is cracked but not broken, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £280.

Lot 496 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS CREWE 1966 from BR Class 47 D1984, later 47282. New to Gateshead in January 1966, withdrawn from Bristol in September 1986 after extensive collision damage and cut up by C.F. Booth at Rotherham in March 1989. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 497 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5546, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1188 built by Vulcan Foundry in July 1947 and allocated new to Leicester GC, becoming BR 61188. It moved in December 1952 to Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 14 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckows at Blyth, entering their yard on 1 March 1966. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 498 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, PRIVATE, a rare fully flanged example, almost all of the Region's doorplates being flat. £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 7549.

Lot 499 A shedplate 12A Carlisle Kingmoor (1935 to 1949 and February 1958 to January 1968), also Carlisle Upperby (1950 to February 1958). The ex CR shed at Kingmoor used this code twice. During its second spell as a LMR shed it had 120 locos allocated. Patriots, Royal Scots, Princess Royals, Coronations, Clans, and no fewer than 51 out of 55 Britannias were allocated here during this period. Ex LNWR shed Carlisle Upperby had around 80 locos in the 1950s, and it too had a star studded cast of Patriots, Jubilees, Royal Scots and Coronations. This is a 1935 LMS example, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 500 A totem sign, NEW SOUTHGATE, (h/f), from the Southern end of the East Coast main line. A few tiny face chips repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £540.