Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 6 June 2015

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Lot 1 An LNER enamel plate, PALACE GATES, from the departure indicator at North Woolwich station, 23" long, minor edge chips. The station was on the branch from Seven Sisters and closed in 1963. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 2 A silver plated hot water jug, NORTH BRITISH STATION HOTEL, EDINBURGH, by Elkington, 6" high. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 3 A York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway coat of arms featuring the arms of York top left, Newcastle right and Berwick below, hand painted on a hardwood panel, 13½"x17". The company was formed in 1847 and become part of the North Eastern Railway in 1854. This example is believed to originate from the NER offices in York. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 4 A worksplate, HUNSLET 5649, 1960, from Class 05 D2600. New to York in June 1960; withdrawn from Goole in December 1967 and sold to Duport Steel, Briton Ferry where it was cut up in June 1971. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition with BR delivery labels attatched. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 5 A LNER three aspect handlamp with brass plate, CHARWELTON, from a station which closed in 1963 situated between Woodford Halse and Rugby Central on the Great Central main line. Unrestored and complete with interior. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 6 A BR(W) double royal poster, BURNHAM ON SEA, by John S. Smith. A classic sandcastles and donkeys beach scene, rolled. (PR146) £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 7 A Great Central Railway Steam Ships oval china plate by W. T. Copeland, 11½"x9". £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 8 A BR(M) totem sign, ROSE GROVE, (f/f), from the Blackburn to Colne route. Slight loss of shine and discolouration to the lettering. The station was adjacent to Rose Grove sheds, one of the last two operating steam in the country and closed in 1968. £300-500 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 9 A Great Western and Great Central Railways Joint Committee cast iron wagon doors notice. Secretary D. E. Wagenrieder. 14½" square, fine original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £840 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 10 A GWR silver plated lobster pick, by Elkington, 7¾" long. £80-120 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 2507.

Lot 11 A signal box diagram, BYFIELD STATION, 13 Sept 1918, Railway Signal Co. from the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction Line which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. The diagram is in its original frame, 32"x18"; a hand drawn gradient chart has been inserted top left. £350-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 12 A GWR silver plated, hexagonal art deco style pepper pot, by Mappin and Webb, 4" high. £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 13 A London and South Western Railway Preece block instrument, 17" high, fine original condition. £400-600 - Sold for £920.

Lot 14 A Stratford-on-Avon and Midland Junction Railway bridgeplate, 19, from a bridge between Blakesley and Towcester, the design unique to the company. Cast iron, 11"x8½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 15 A Dutch worksplate, M.T.E.V.S.S, CENTRALE WERKPLAATS, TILBURG, No.22, 1906. We have been unable to establish the origins of this plate but expert opinion suggests that it may be from a steam crane. The initials S.S. are believed to stand for Staats Spoorwegen (State Railways). Cast brass, 8¾"x6", repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 16 A smokebox numberplate, 6361, from a GWR 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in December 1923. At Oxley by January 1948 and later Shrewsbury, Pontypool Road and Ebbw Junction with a final eight years at Aberdare from where it was withdrawn on 6 May 1964 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston the following 22 June. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 17 A wooden fingerboard, MACHYNLLETH, OSWESTRY, CREWE, used at Aberystwyth. 47" long, original condition, one side a little worn. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 18 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RLY, GORTON WORKS 1914, from a GCR Class 8K 2-8-0 No 397 built in May 1914, becoming LNER 5397, renumbered 3622 in 1946, BR 63622. At Darnall by January 1948 and later Tuxford, Barnsley GC, Mexborough and Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 1 May 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 10½"x6¾", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 19 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CRIANLARICH UPPER, (f/f), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig, in superb condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 20 A Great Central Railway, Macclesfield, silver plated, one pint gravy boat, by Walker and Hall, 9¼" across. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2058.

Lot 21 An LNER cast iron doorplate, LAMPS, from Earlsheaton,13¼", front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 22 A worksplate, SUPER SENTINEL, 7492, from a Standard 100HP BE loco painted Royal Blue lined white. Ordered 23 April 1928 by J.S. Fry Ltd, for delivery to their factory at Somerdale, Keynsham, Bristol. Latterly kept as spare to a diesel loco until sold in January 1964 to a local scrap dealer. Later sold for preservation and currently under restoration at the Avon Valley Railway at Bitton station. Cast brass, 5¼"x9¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £440.

Lot 23 A BR(W) double royal poster, PORTHCAWL, by Harry Riley, rolled. (PW71) £250-400 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 24 A BR(W) enamel lamp tablet, SHIPLAKE, from the Twyford to Henley on Thames branch. 20"x6", minor chips at the top, some loss of shine. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 25 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 823, 1905, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J, LNER J11 Class, 0-6-0, GCR No 1081, LNER 6081, renumbered 4389 in 1946, becoming BR 64389. A long time Langwith Junction engine, it moved in January 1958 to Gorton from where it was withdrawn on 20 January 1960 and cut up at the adjacent works in the week ending 28 May 1960. Cast brass, 6"x4", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £700.

Lot 26 A wagon plate, THOMAS MOY, No 1763, PETERBOROUGH. Original condition, 9¾"x6¾". £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 27 A lion & Wheel emblem fitted to West Coast Main Line AC electric locos in the 1960s. Cast aluminium, 18"x18", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 28 A BR(S) totem sign, WYE, (f/f), from the Ashford to Ramsgate route. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 29 A Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway free ticket No. 22, Major G. S. Szlumper (General Manager, Southern Railway). Engraved aluminium, 1½"x1", with ring. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 30 A shedplate 2F Market Harborough (October 1955 to February 1958); Woodford Halse (February 1958 to September 1963), finally Bescot (September 1963 to March 1966 for steam). The ex LNWR shed at Market Harborough had only 6 locos, while ex GCR Woodford Halse had 50 during the period it used this code. Finally ex LNWR shed Bescot had over 60 locos in its care, and a few Class 08 shunters also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 31 A shedplate 1G Woodford Halse (September 1963 to June 1965). This ex GCR shed was transferred from the ER to the LMR in February 1958, becoming 2F. As 1G it looked after 18 locos. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 4184.

Lot 32 A signal box nameboard, TAIN, from the Far North Line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso, 31½" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 33 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, WICKLOW-GREYSTONES, from the Dublin to Wexford route, complete with key for an intermediate siding at Kilcolle. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 34 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, SALFORD PRIORS, from the Ashchurch to Redditch loop, a single platform station closed in 1962. Superb original condition, 55" long. This is the first time a sign from the station has been offered at auction. £400-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 35 A worksplate, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co., 27794, 1960, from Class 84 E3037, later 84002. New to Longsight in May 1960; withdrawn from Crewe in September 1980 and cut up by Texas Metals at Hyde in December 1982. Cast aluminium, 14"x6¼", the front lightly cleaned. £400-600 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 36 A Caledonian Railway leather cashbag with a brass plate, C. R. TANNADICE, from a station on the Forfar to Brechin route; it closed in 1952. £80-120 - Sold for £330.00 to commission or postal bidder number 701.

Lot 37 A nameplate, RYDE, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway Class E1 0-6-0T No 154 built at Brighton in March 1881 and named MADRID, becoming SR 2154. On 4 July 1932 this loco and two other recently overhauled E1s were shipped from Southampton Docks to the Isle of Wight where they were renumbered and named, this one becoming W3 and receiving its RYDE nameplates. Withdrawn during the week ending 13 June 1959, it was cut up at Ryde during the week ending 28 November 1959. 22" long, in superb ex loco condition. £7000-9000 - Sold for £16400 to commission or postal bidder number 2708.

Lot 38 A coach builders plate, TAFF VALE RAILWAY, CATHAYS WORKS, JUNE 1896. Cast iron, 7¾"X5½". Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 39 A brass seal FURNESS RAILWAY, RAVENGLASS, from the Cumbrian Coast route, 4" high with turned wooden handle. £100-200 - Sold for £640.

Lot 40 A BR(NE) double royal poster, BRIDLINGTON, by George Ayling, rolled, a little wear and foxing to the border in places. (1957/58) £150-300 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 4616.

Lot 41 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 796, 1907, REBUILT 1928, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new on 27 March 1907 to William Shakespeare, Trent Iron Company, Trent Ironworks, Scunthorpe their No 6. Rebuilt by Hudswell Clarke in 1928. Trent Ironworks closed in 1932 and the locomotive was sold May 1932 to John Lysaght's Scunthorpe Works Ltd, where it became No 19. Sold to the NCB in December 1952 for use at "A" Winning Colliery, Derbyshire. Transferred to Huthwaite Colliery, Notts, September 1954. Scrapped on site by W. Bush of Alfreton in December 1969. Engraved brass, 12¾"8", the front polished. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 42 An LMS Hotels, 9½" Seahorse pattern dinner plate and matching napkin, 14" square. The seahorse design was exclusive to The Midland Hotel at Morecambe and The Lochalsh Hotel at Kyle. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 43 A shedplate 17A Derby (1935 to September 1963). The former Midland HQ at Derby had a shed housing around 140 locos in the 1950s. By the time it lost this code it was down to just 40. An LMS example. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 44 A BR(M) totem sign, STOCKINGFORD, (f/f), from a station, closed in 1968, on the Nuneaton to Water Orton route . A little mottling. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 45 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 1281, DONCASTER, 1910, from a GNR C1 Class 4-4-2 Atlantic No 1457 built in October 1910, becoming LNER 4457 and withdrawn in March 1946 without receiving its allocated number 2887 under the 1946 renumbering scheme. Fully engraved brass, 17½"x9½", unpolished, the back stamped 1457. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 46 A staff and ticket box, CALSTOCK TO BERE ALSTON, an original Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway example installed with the opening of the line in 1908. The box measures 12½"x8", height 5", the front has a large, cast brass plate showing the section of line. The 16¾" staff is inscribed on each side of its brass head, GO ON TO BERE ALSTON-GO ON TO CALSTOCK. A fine example in original condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 47 A smokebox numberplate, 47611, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16694 built by Beardmore, Works No 359, in 1928 and renumbered 7611 in 1934. At Crewe South by January 1935 and later Grimesthorpe, Burton, Brunswick, Kentish Town, Hasland and Westhouses from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 May 1966 and despatched for scrap the following 22 July to George Cohen at Rotherham. Ex loco condition retaining its original bolts. £300-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 48 A Great Central Railway locomotive whistle, cast brass, 15½" high, complete with valve, top diameter 3¾". £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 49 A LNER double royal poster, EDINBURGH, THE SCOTT MONUMENT, by Fred Taylor. An overlay at the base adds the LMS to the text to read LNER andLMS of England and Scotland. Some repairs. £150-300 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 803.

Lot 50 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 2252, from a 2251 Class 0-6-0, the second of the Class built at Swindon in March 1930. A long time Didcot engine, it was withdrawn from there on 7 December 1959 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 26 March 1960. Repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £520.

Lot 51 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1948, DERBY. Locos built by BR at Derby in 1948 were Class 4 2-6-4T Nos 42147-82 and 42190-99 and 0-6-0 diesel shunters Nos 12043-49. Cast brass, 10½"x6", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 52 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, MAGDALEN ROAD, from the Ely to Kings Lynn route. The station closed in 1968, re-opening in 1975. In 1989 it was renamed Watlington (its original pre-1875 name). 45" long, in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 53 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway enamel departure plate, NORTH KENT VIA BLACKHEATH, used at one of the London termini, 25¼"x6¾", edge chipping and a couple of minor face chips restored. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 54 A GWR Welsh language cast iron bridge weight notice. 30¾"x16¼", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 55 A pair of Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway silver plated cake tongs in decorative style, 9" long. £150-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 56 A shedplate 31A St Rollox (1940 to 1948). The ex CR shed was home to 80 locos during this period, which included all four Black 5 namers. This rare LMS pattern code was replaced by BR 65B. Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 57 A totem sign, ALTHORP PARK, (f/f), from the Northampton to Rugby route; the station closed in 1960; superb condition. £500-800 - Sold for £940 to commission or postal bidder number 1407.

Lot 58 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1133, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 7777 built in November 1930. At Reading by January 1948 and later Kidderminster and Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 9 November 1960 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 27 February 1961. Cast brass, 8"x4¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 59 A BR(S) double royal poster, CHICHESTER, by Claude Buckle. Rolled (AD6989/A3/30855) £100-200 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 3463.

Lot 60 A shedplate 51A Darlington (1948 to March 1966) The ex NER shed housed 112 locos in 1950, and by 1959 this had dwindled to 70. During its BR life it was home to no fewer than 16 A3s and 12 B1 Antelopes. In 1965 its solitary A1 Kenilworth was often found on ECML standby duty. A dozen 0-6-0 diesel shunters also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 4072.

Lot 61 A small GNR inspectors, three aspect handlamp, the side marked ROYAL TRAIN 6, in original script lettering. Complete with slide in vessel, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 62 An East African Railways nameplate, MOUNT BLACKETT, 9153 FEET, together with its matching worksplate, Beyer Peacock, 7653, 1955, numberplate 5922 and EAR tender letters, from an EAR Class 59 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 5922, the Class just surviving into 1980. The nameplate 60½" long, the front repainted, the worksplate 13½"x6", numberplate 20"x6½", and E.A.R. letters 8¾" high, all in ex loco condition. (4) £3000-5000 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 63 A BR(M) double royal poster, ISLE OF MAN, by Lander. A few minor edge nicks. (LM24660) £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 4848.

Lot 64 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3861, from a 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in November 1942. At Banbury by January 1948 and later Hereford, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge, Oxley, Pontypool Road and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 25 August 1965. Ex loco condition. £450-600 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 4103.

Lot 65 An enamel notice, LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL TRAMWAYS, NO ADMITTANCE EXCEPT ON BUSINESS. 26"x16". Edge chips. £250-400 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 698.

Lot 66 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1881, from the splasher of a standard gauge New South Wales Government Railways long boiler Class Z19 0-6-0 No 1937. These locos lasted until the late 1960s shunting the docks at Sydney. Cast brass, 26"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. The front marked F3064, a NSWGR stores number stamped on all splasher plates off Z19s and Z25 2-6-0s. The loco number painted on the back. £350-500 - Sold for £820.

Lot 67 A Harpers semaphore block instrument complete with Sykes makers plate, 21½" high; the plunger requires a new spring. £400-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 68 A nameplate, THE SNAPPER, THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, THE DUKE OF YORK'S OWN, the two-piece nameplate and its regimental badge bolted to the original steel backplate painted in the regimental colours as attached to the loco's running plate. From the LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4780 built at Darlington in August 1937 and officially named at a ceremony at Paragon Station, Hull the following month. At Gateshead by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days alternating between there and Heaton before spending its final years at Copley Hill, Thornaby and Darlington from where it was withdrawn on 7 July 1964 and despatched for scrap to Swindon Works the following month. This nameplate and those from The Green Howards are constructed differently from the other V2 nameplates and are so impressive that they must surely be rated in the top few of all main line nameplates. £25000-35000 - Sold for £30000.

Lot 69 A BR(NE) enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, (flangeless), 18"x6", some surface marking in places. £200-350 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 70 A smokebox numberplate, 45429, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5429 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1484, and allocated new to Bushbury on 2 November 1937. Its later sheds included Perth, Kingmoor, Rugby, Monument Lane, Holyhead, Bangor, Crewe North and Chester LM from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston. Ex loco condition. £450-600 - Sold for £550.

Lot 71 A BR(W) double royal poster, LONDON, by Gordon Nichol, rolled. (PR40) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 72 A makers plate CLAYTON EQUIPMENT Co. LTD, HATTON, DERBY. From Class 17 D8537 (works no. 4365U40). New to Polmadie in June 1963; withdrawn from there in July 1968 and cut up by J McWilliams in Shettleston in October 1968. Cast aluminium, 10"x6¼", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 73 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CALLANDER, (f/f) from the closed section of the route to Oban, which lost its service in 1966 after a landslip at Glenoglehead Summit. Exellent condition. £500-800 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 74 A shedplate, 74E St. Leonards (1950 to June 1958). This ex LBSCR shed was home to 30 locos which included 11 Schools class 4-4-0s. Repainted, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £150-300 - Sold for £490.

Lot 75 A BR double royal poster, CAMPING COACHES, by Studio Seven, rolled. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 76 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3630, 1925, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Bolsover Colliery Company Ltd. at Clipstone Colliery as CLIPSTONE No. 2 (later No. 3 NCB). To the National Coal Board with the site in January 1947. Rebuilt in 1962 incorporating parts of Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns No. 7643. Scrapped sometime between June and November 1968. Cast brass, 12¾"x8½", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 77 An LMS silver plated counter top bell, 4½" diameter, in working order. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 78 A smokebox numberplate, 61932, from a LNER K3 Class 2-6-0 No 1339 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 4078, in September 1934, renumbered 1932 in 1946, becoming BR 61932. At Hull Dairycoates by January 1948 where it spent most of its BR days with brief spells at Heaton and Tweedmouth. Withdrawn from Dairycoates on 12 February 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 79 A group of Midland Railway signal lever plates showing the development in style, (a) Main Line Facing Points, an early style 14"x2¾" tapered plate, (b,c and d) engraved brass, 4"x5" in hand and machine engraved styles referring to Points, Platform Line, Centre Sidings, Yard and Branch. (4) £50-80 - Sold for £210.

Lot 80 A BR(E) quad royal poster, HUNTINGDONSHIRE, Hemingford Grey, by Edward Wesson. (PP1153) £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2618.

Lot 81 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 3116, from a Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26000, in 1948. Many of the Class were still in service in 1984. 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition although some scoring to the face. £250-400 - Sold for £210.

Lot 82 A Great North of Scotland Railway silver, free pass, No. 362 W. Deuchar, 1" diameter. Deuchar was Superintendent of the Line prior to the first world war. He was born in Auchterless in 1849. £400-600 - Sold for £380.

Lot 83 A flamecut cabside from Class 55 Deltic 55001 ST. PADDY. New to Finsbury Park as D9001 in February 1961; withdrawn (after two years in store) in January 1980 and cut up at Doncaster Works the following month. 33"x17", in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 84 A BR(W) double royal poster, ABERWYSTWYTH, by Harry Riley. Edge nicks and splits repaired, some fading. (PR103) £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 85 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7534, 1954, from a standard gauge New South Wales Government Railways AD60 Class 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratt No 6032. Many of the Class were still in service until the early 1970s. Cast brass, 19¼"x10", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £700.

Lot 86 A single line key token, STRATHCARRON-KYLE OF LOCHALSH, (brass), from the Dingwall to Kyle line. £200-300 - Sold for £620.

Lot 87 A BR(S) totem sign, REEDHAM, ( f/f ), from the Purley to Tottenham Corner branch. A small face chip on the white line below the letter 'R', otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 88 A White Star Line 7½" china tea plate featuring the house flag in the centre. £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 89 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3721, 1918, WD INDENT DRT 5585, from a Great Central Railway Robinson design 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in May 1918, ROD No 1677. Loaned new to the Great Eastern Railway, it returned to the ROD in August 1921 and was stored at Aintree until sold to the LNER in February 1925 as LNER O4 Class No 6496, renumbered 3695 in 1946, becoming BR 63695. At Colwick by January 1948 and later Annesley, Gorton and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 9 December 1962 and cut up at Horwich Works on 13 July 1963. Engraved brass, 11¼"x5¼", lightly polished. £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 90 A Southern Railway double royal poster, SUMMER CONDUCTED RAMBLES, by Audrey Weber. Minor edge splits repaired. (Ad3772/1936) £200-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 91 A nameplate, MINOTAUR, from a LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5695, BR 45695, built at Crewe in 1936 and named when built after a Royal Navy ship which took part in the Battle of Trafalgar. Allocated new to Newton Heath on 26 March 1936, it spent most of its life at two sheds with twelve years each at Blackpool Central and Farnley Junction from where it was withdrawn on 27 January 1964 following a collision at Broadheath on 18 January 1964 on an overnight Liverpool-Leeds-York mail train. It was cut up by J.S. Parker in the goods yard at Adswood sidings between July and December 1964. 28¾" long, the front repainted. £7000-9000 - Sold for £7000.

Lot 92 A Railway Signal Company key token, BROOM NORTH- ALCESTER STATION, from the Barnt Green to Ashchurch loop which closed in 1962. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 1307.

Lot 93 A GWR tinplate notice displayed outside the booking office requesting passengers to examine their change. 14"x9½". Some discolouration though above average condition. Displayed in a modern frame. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 94 A shedplate 19B Millhouses (1935 to February 1958). This ex MR shed was home to 40 locos including 8 Jubilees when using this code. It became 41C and closed in January 1962. An LMS pattern. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 7166.

Lot 95 A group of GWR brass signal lever plates, (a) 44, GW Down Line Facing / Storage Depot, ex Avonmouth, 5¼", (b,c & d) compound points, disc, F.L.P.(4) £80-120 - Sold for £560.

Lot 96 A York and North Midland Railway director's free ticket displaying the company's coat of arms. Issued to George Walker Esq, silver 1" diameter. The company was formed in 1836 becoming part of the North Eastern Railway in 1854. Its routes reached north to Whitby, Scarborough, Hull, York and Normanton where it joined the North Midland route to Derby. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 97 A 20th century patent Gledhill Brook Time Recorder in an oak case, with a substantial, good quality fusee movement, believed to be a GWR example used in Swindon Works, though with no identification, 45" high. £200-350 - Sold for £640.

Lot 98 A shedplate 5B Crewe South (1935 to November 1967). This ex LNWR shed was responsible for the freight locos serving the adjacent marshalling yards. Its allocation of 115 in 1959 was briefly enhanced by the arrival of 10 Jubilees in the early 60s. Between the summers of 1965 and 66 it was home to 24 Britannias out of a total allocation of 60 locos. Ex loco condition, ex 48630. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 99 A Southern Railway target sign, RYDE ST JOHNS, from the Ryde to Ventnor route on the Isle of Wight. A few edge chips neatly restored. £1000-1500 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 100 A worksplate DREWRY/RSH 2689/8167 1960 from Class 04 D2308. New to Darlington in November 1960; withdrawn from there in February 1968 and sold to Duport Steel, Llanelly where it was cut up in May 1980. Cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 101 A GWR decorative, hand painted doorplate, WAITING ROOM, within a cast brass and plate glass frame. Used at the offices of the Chief Mechanical Engineer at Swindon. Overall 21"x5". £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 102 A carriage print, NORFOLK BROADS, by Frank H. Mason R.I, from the LNER post-war series. £200-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 103 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1908, from a Taff Vale Railway Class O4 0-6-2T No 9, built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5128, in July 1908. When the TVR and its locos was absorbed by the GWR in 1922 it became GWR 282. At Aberdare by January 1948 and later Cardiff Canton and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 14 June 1954 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending 14 August 1954. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", unpolished, the back clearly stamped 282 by the GWR. £350-500 - Sold for £270.

Lot 104 A BR(M) totem sign, IRCHESTER, (f/f), from the Bedford to Wellingborough section of the Midland main line. The station closed in 1960. £400-600 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 1691.

Lot 105 A smokebox numberplate, 32536, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-0 No 536 built at Vulcan Foundry, Works No 1714, in November 1900 and known at first as the C Class and later as C2s. After becoming SR 2536, it was rebuilt at Brighton Works in June 1924 and re-classified to C2X Class, becoming BR 32536. At Norwood Junction by January 1948, it finished its days at Three Bridges from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 11 March 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works the following week. The front repainted, the back marked with the BR triangle. £400-600 - Sold for £870.

Lot 106 A Glasgow and South Western Railway silver plated cruet set, the company coat of arms displayed on the front. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 107 A nameplate, ISTRES, from a SNCF Class BB22200 OHLE Bo-Bo No BB22320 built by Alsthom, new to traffic in February 1980 and named in June 1981 after a town in Southern France to the west of Marseilles, one of a Class of 205 locos built between 1976 and 1986. Based at Marseilles, it was used on long distance trains to Paris. The town coat-of-arms depicted on the plate represents celestial goodness. 24½"x19½", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £600.

Lot 108 A Taff Vale Railway cast iron sign, No Public Road Over This Crossing, 21½"x12½", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 1151.

Lot 109 A signalbox nameboard, PONTEFRACT SOUTH from the Swinton and Knottingley Joint Line, 76" long, the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 868.

Lot 110 A worksplate, GIBB & HOGG, AIRDRIE, 1903. This firm built about twenty locos for local industries, mostly 4 coupled saddle tanks with outside cylinders, before it closed down in 1912. This plate is from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built in 1903 and believed delivered new to MacFarlane Strang & Co, Lockburn Ironworks, Maryhill, Glasgow as their No 3. Sold in 1929 to James Brown & Co. Ltd, Esk Paper Mills, Penicuik, Midlothian where it became their No 1. Rebuilt 1958. Scrapped in May 1967 when rail traffic at the paper mills ceased. Cast brass, 14"x8¾", the front lightly cleaned. £2000-3000 - Sold for £5900.

Lot 111 A BR(E) enamel plate, DINING CAR, ELY, from the departure indicator at Liverpool Street, 17¼"x2¾"; the back has IPSWICH painted on the plate. £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 112 A pair of regulator handles from LNER V2 Class locomotive No 4802 built at Darlington in May 1938, renumbered 831 in 1946, becoming BR 60831, each 27½" long, repainted. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 894.

Lot 113 A depot plaque for Cardiff Canton depicting a mountain goat. Cast aluminium, 17½" square, in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 114 A BR(M) totem sign, BASSENTHWAITE LAKE, (f/f), from the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith line whose western section closed in 1966. Loss of shine in places. £2000-3000 - Sold for £6300.

Lot 115 A LMS quad royal poster, YOUR FRIENDS ON THE LMS by Septimus Scott, 1946, rolled, edge repairs. (ER053351) £150-300 - Sold for £300.00.

Lot 116 An LB&SCR early 20th century 10" 8-day fusee roundhead clock in a mahogany case, the dial written in standard Southern Region style with, B.R. (S) John Walker 1, South Molton St. London 994B, the case in good condition with the key-operated lock present in the bottom door and the rear of the box stamped, 994 B. The convex moulded dial surround containing a cast brass bezel with integral sight ring, the chain fusee movement between rectangular plates with screwed pillars. SR records show it was bought by the LB&SCR from Grimshaw & Baxter of Clerkenwell in June 1902 for £2-5-0 and used in the Goods Office at Shoreham. With pendulum and key. £800-1200 - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 524.

Lot 117 A nameplate, SIR MELIOT DE LOGRES, from a SR King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 801 built at Eastleigh in October 1926 and named after a Knight of the Round Table who was a Cousin of Vivien, the Lady of the Lake. It became BR 30801. At Ashford by January 1948, it moved in 1951 to Bricklayers Arms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 April 1959 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending the following 13 June. The front polished and retaining original paintwork, the back stamped 801, 52" long. £8000-10000 - Sold for £10200 to commission or postal bidder number 7345.

Lot 118 A Great Western Railway cast iron notice, No Smoking Allowed. From Bristol Goods Station, 17¾"x11¾", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 119 A smokebox numberplate, 90209, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25120, in November 1943, WD No 77249. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to St Margarets, it returned to the WD in January 1945, again loaned to the LNER in November 1947, allocated to Mexborough where it spent fifteen years before moving to Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 4 July 1964 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh. Ex loco condition. £400-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 120 A GWR signal box diagram, WATERHALL JUNCTION, 20 April 1929, from the Penarth to Radyr route, 29¼"x15½", in its original frame. The junction and crossover has been neatly erased after closure in 1964. A small section of glass loss lower left. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 121 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK 1908, the back marked 69902, the accompanying receipt referring to 69903. Both locos were Great Central Railway Class 8H, LNER S1 Class, 0-8-4T built in January 1908, Works Nos 5004 and 5005 for hump shunting in the new marshalling yard at Wath. They were GCR Nos 1172 and 1173 becoming LNER 6172 and 6173, renumbered 9902 and 9903 in 1946, becoming BR 69902 and 69903. Both had similar careers, starting life at Mexborough for use at Wath and both being transferred to March in 1932 for working in Whitemoor Yard. Both then moved to Frodingham and back to Mexborough. The final allocation of 69903 was Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 8 March 1954 and cut up at Doncaster Works whereas 69902 finished its days at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 13 January 1956 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 16¾"x7¾", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 122 A GWR double royal poster, CORNWALL, by Alker Tripp. A few minor edge nicks repaired. (N0151) £350-500 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 123 A shedplate 55D Royston (October 1956 to November 1967). This ex LMS shed, formerly 20C in the LMR, was transferred to the NER in 1956 when it had 55 locos on its books. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 124 A BR(M) totem sign, WELLINGBOROUGH MIDLAND ROAD, (h/f), from the Midland Main Line, two small edge chips restored, just into the maroon. £400-600 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 2832.

Lot 125 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT FROM SELLY OAK, engraved brass, 4"x5", from Bournville Box on the Birmingham to Gloucester main line. £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 126 An original painting, 34052, LORD DOWDING. A fine study of the Battle of Britain class locomotive by Graham Beech. Oil on canvas, 20"x30", framed, overall 24½"x34½". £500-800 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 127 A North Eastern Railway Dining Cars silver plated bowl, by Elkington, 5¼" diameter. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 128 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM LLANGOLLEN LINE JCT. The box was on the Ruabon to Chirk route, the junction for Barmouth, engraved brass 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2598.

Lot 129 A BR(W) double royal poster, PENZANCE, FROM NEWLYN, by Harry Riley, rolled. (PR84, 56/57) £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 130 An LNER small carriage board, MARCH-KINGS LYNN. 32½" long. Fine original condition, retaining its steel straps at the end. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 131 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, ASHWATER-TOWER HILL, (fibre), from the North Cornwall Line between Okehampton and Padstow, closed in 1966, the face marked Not In Use. £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 228.

Lot 132 A BR(M) quad royal poster map, NORTH WALES, with vignettes of the area's castles, by D.W. Burley, minor edge nicks. (LM23360) £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 133 A BR(E) totem sign, KINGS LYNN, (f/f), from the Hunstanton branch which closed in 1969. A little edge rusting and tiny blemishes, otherwise excellent. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 134 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 69861, REBUILT DARLINGTON WORKS, 1935, from a LNER A8 Class 4-6-2T No 9861, BR 69861, rebuilt in August 1935 from a North Eastern Railway Class D, LNER H1 Class, 4-4-4T No 2154 built at Darlington in December 1913. At Sunderland by January 1948 and later Selby, Whitby and Malton from where it was withdrawn on 20 June 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £530.

Lot 135 A late 19th century NER 8 inch fusee dropcase clock in an oak case, typical of many supplied by Reid & Son of Newcastle. The dial written, NER 899 with indistinct shadows under of NER and maker details. The cast brass bezel with integral sight ring. The case with modifications and imperfections. The 8-day fusee movement between shaped plates. With cranked winder and replaced pendulum. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 136 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DERBY BUILT 1964, A.E.I. SULZER, from Class 25 D5282, later 25132. New to Toton in July 1964; withdrawn from Longsight in December 1982, and cut up at Swindon Works in November 1984. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition, the back stamped with the engine number. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 137 A single line key token, BURTON DASSETT- KINETON, (alloy), from the Fenny Compton to Stratford section of the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction Line, closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 138 A shedplate 67A Corkerhill (1949 to May 1967). This ex GSWR shed had a substantial allocation of around 90 locos during the 1950s, most notably a handful of elusive Jubilees. Even with the rundown of steam north of the border it still hosted around 30 locos in its final 18 months as a steam depot. Ex loco condition, ex 80025. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 7428.

Lot 139 A BR(S) totem sign, FOLKESTONE WEST, (f/f), from the Ashford to Dover route, the station named Shorncliffe prior to 1962. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 140 A smokebox numberplate, 7202, from a GWR 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon in September 1934 from an earlier 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 5277 built at Swindon in August 1930. At Severn Tunnel Junction by January 1948 and later Cardiff Cathays, Radyr and Barry from where it was withdrawn on 1 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry the following 17 July. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £510.

Lot 141 A GWR gangers key release instrument with twin levers, indicator and plunger, 17"x12", standing on a wooden base, 18¾"x24". £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 142 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 3524, from a Class 25NC 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26384, in 1953. The Class were built with condensing apparatus and classified as Class 25 but, because of high maintenance costs, almost all had the apparatus removed between 1974 and 1980 and were re-classified to Class 25NC. 20¾"x14½", cleaned but some scoring to the face, the letters NC riveted on. £450-700 - Sold for £700.

Lot 143 A Bangor & Aroostook Railroad plate as attached to the centre of the company's passenger cars. Cast aluminium, 37"x20". The company operated in Northern Maine; operations ceased in 2003. £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 144 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS 19859, 1912, from a Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0 No 1203 built in August 1912, becoming LNER 6203, renumbered 3550 in 1946 and 3736 in 1947, becoming BR 63736. A long time Retford GC engine, it was withdrawn from there on 29 August 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 10"x5½", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £820.

Lot 145 A BR(M) double royal poster, BUXTON, by Studio Seven, rolled. (LM15456) £80-120 - Sold for £95.

Lot 146 A BR(Sc) totem sign, STIRLING, (h/f), some mottling and loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 147 A Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction Railway cast iron bridge weight notice referring to the Acts of 1896 and 1910. The signs were secured by steel clips into masonry. 16¼"x11½", in superb original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £390.

Lot 148 A BR(M) direction sign, NOTTINGHAM MIDLAND STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", minor surface marks, otherwise excellent. £400-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 149 A Highland Railway director's free ticket, silver, 1¼"x¾", featuring the Horn of Plenty. £400-600 - Sold for £720.

Lot 150 An LNER enamel plate, STRATFORD MKT, from the departure indicator at North Woolwich, 23" long, minor edge chips. Stratford Market was on the Stratford to North Woolwich branch; the station closed in 1957. £80-120 - Sold for £540.

Lot 151 A nameplate, FAENDRE HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5954 built at Swindon in December 1935 and named when built after the Hall four miles north-east of Cardiff. At Banbury by January 1948 and then Leamington for two years before returning to Banbury and later Laira, Old Oak Common, and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 5 October 1963 and sold for scrap to Cooper's Metals at Sharpness on 31 December 1963. Ex loco condition. £5000-6000 - Sold for £5300.

Lot 152 A Group of GWR brass signal lever plates, (a) Shunting Line to Down Goods Starting, 7", (b) Down Carriage Line to Siding Home, 6½", (c) Down Main Intermediate Home, 10¾". (3) £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 153 An original painting, Lickey Storm, by Philip Hawkins, featuring Jubillee class 45690, Leander approaching Blackwell. Oil on canvas 30¼"x20", framed, overall 32¼"x22". £1000-1500 - Sold for £1900 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 154 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7177, 1946, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class GEA 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 4010. The Class were designed for goods traffic and all were withdrawn by 1976. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 697.

Lot 155 An LNER cast iron doorplate, STAFF ONLY, length 19", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 156 A smokebox numberplate, 61227, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1227 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26128, in August 1947. Allocated new to Gorton, its later sheds were Stratford, Cambridge, Parkeston and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 22 September 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 12 February 1964. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 157 A GER early 20th century, 12" fusee, roundhead clock in good condition, in a teak case with the trademark GER thick construction and green baize applied to the inside surfaces; the rear of the box branded,GER. The dial repainted and written G.E.R in a decorative style, with holes indicating where an ex-LNER small Ivorine number plate was once fixed. With cast brass bezel with integral sight ring. The eight-day chain fusee movement stamped, GER, on the rear plate. With pendulum, winding key and bottom door key. £400-600 - Sold for £490.

Lot 158 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 7403, from a 7400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in August 1936. After spending many years at Croes Newydd, it moved in October 1960 to Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 January 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 14 March 1964. The front repainted. (see also next Lot) £300-500 - Sold for £450.

Lot 159 A smokebox numberplate, 7403, from a GWR 7400 Class 0-6-0PT. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history). £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 160 A depot plaque for CREWE, featuring a leaping cat. 17½" square, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 161 A worksplate, English Electric/Vulcan Foundry No 3140/D690 1961 from Class 40 D394, later 40194. New to Gateshead in June 1962, withdrawn from Longsight in January 1985 and cut up at Doncaster Works the following month. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £620.

Lot 162 A carriage print, DIRLETON VILLAGE, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, by John E. Aitken, R.S.W, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 163 A worksplate, NEILSON, 4473, 1892, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Cape Government Railways 4-8-0 No.348 which later became No 713 and then in South African Railways' days No 982. The 7th Class were conceived as heavy goods locomotives and turned out to be most useful and well liked. Scrapped. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £440.

Lot 164 A BR(E) double royal poster, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, by Frank Newbould. Minor edge nicks repaired. (AR1091) £150-300 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 4848.

Lot 165 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7340, 1950, from a Rhodesia Railways 15A Class 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt number 398. In April 1980 it became part of the National Railways of Zimbabwe who refurbished it and gave it the name ISIDUMUKA which means Waterbuck in English. It was withdrawn in 1995. Cast brass, 10½"x6½", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted, the back stamped 398. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 166 A BR(S) totem sign, BINGHAM ROAD, (f/f), from the New Beckenham to Selsdon route, closed in 1983. A 2" face chip restored and a little surface wear. £250-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £340.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 167 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1744, DONCASTER 1930, from a LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No 2599 built in July 1930 and named BOOK LAW after the racehorse owner by Lord Astor which won the 1927 St Leger. It was renumbered 88 in 1946 and became BR 60088. A long time Heaton engine, it ended its days at Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 14 October 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", in original unpolished condition, the back stamped 2599 and 88. £3000-4000 - Sold for £4800 to commission or postal bidder number 523.

Lot 168 An original painting 7822 FOXCOTE MANOR on shed with Cambrian Coast Express headboard by Philip Hawkins. Oil on canvas, 24¼"x16½", framed, overall 27"x19". £1000-1500 - Sold for £2900.

Lot 169 An LMS enamel lamp tablet, GREAT BARR, from the Birmingham to Wolverhampton via Bescot route. 17½"x4½", chipping and loss at the top fixings. The station was renamed Hamstead in 1974. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 170 A smokebox numberplate, 48737, from a Stanier type 2-8-0 built to LNER order at Darlington, Works No 1974, in November 1945, LNER O6 Class No 3132, renumbered 3532 in 1947, loaned later the same year to the LMS becoming their Class 8F No 8737 and BR 48737 in 1950. Allocated new to Mexborough, it moved to Huddersfield when loaned to the LMS. Its later BR sheds included Swansea Paxton Street, Shrewsbury and finally Bath on the Somerset & Dorset from where it was withdrawn on 21 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 22 July 1965. Ex loco condition, a BR weld repair between the third and fourth numbers. £300-500 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 7540.

Lot 171 An LMS Hotels, silver plated drinks tray, by Mappin and Webb, 14" diameter. £80-120 - Sold for £55.

Lot 172 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 7783, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1139, in November 1930. A long time St Philips Marsh engine, it was withdrawn from there during the week ending 1 September 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the five days up to 2 February 1963. The front repainted. £500-700 - Sold for £780.

Lot 173 A BR(W) totem sign, TWYFORD, (f/f), from the Reading to Paddington main line, the junction for Henley on Thames. Two minor face chips and a little edge rust. £250-400 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 7469.

Lot 174 A shedplate 30A Stratford (1949 to September 1962 for steam). The ex GER shed at Stratford had the largest allocation of any depot in the United Kingdom, with a total of nearly 400 locos. It was noted for its Sandringhams and Britannias in steam days and the diesel depot continued using this code until May 1973. Ex Class 37 D6720. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2505.

Lot 175 A Sykes signal box release instrument with lever handle, brass makers plate and enamel plate DOWN LINE, 5¼"x14", height 9¾". £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 176 A cast iron notice, BRITISH RAILWAYS STAFF ASSOCIATION, PRIVATE FISHING, 15½"x10¼", original condition. £200-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 177 A smokebox numberplate, 90415, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25399, in February 1945, WD No 78544, and placed in store. Purchased by BR in 1949 and allocated to Wakefield where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn on 15 January 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Parkgate and Rawmarsh. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 178 An LNER double line block instrument with trafolite plate, UP BRANCH BLK TO WENTWORTH JCTN. £100-200 - Sold for £750 to commission or postal bidder number 976.

Lot 179 A BR(M) totem sign, GREENFIELD, (f/f), from the Stalybridge to Huddersfield route. £300-500 - Sold for £840.

Lot 180 A three aspect handlamp with brass makers plate, PECKETT & SONS, ENGINEERS, BRISTOL, and stamped BCW Loco 1939. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 181 A GWR late 19th or early 20th century 12" mahogany-cased dropcase fusee clock in good condition and typical of many supplied by Kays of Worcester to the GWR. The case with replaced bottom door with key-operated lock rather than the normal ball latch and knob. With a standard Ivorine number plate on the left of the box marked G.W.R. 3196. The dial written G.W.R and unusually with normal Roman numerals and a full minute ring. The bezel replaced. The rear of the dial, the inside of the box and the rear of the dial surround are marked 1242 A. The 8-day chain fusee movement held between rectangular plates joined by screwed pillars. With pendulum and key. Further notes on the website. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1850.

Lot 182 A GNR three aspect handlamp with brass plate, INS BOAKES, DONCASTER, and a relocation plate, WESTERFIELD, a station on Ipswich to Lowestoft line. The body is stamped GNR 18277, the top 1026, repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 183 A single line key token, RYDE ST JOHNS- BRADING, (chrome/steel), from the Ventnor to Ryde Pier Head route on the Isle of Wight. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2708.

Lot 184 A nameplate, THORESBY PARK, from a LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2830 built at Darlington in April 1931 and named after the seat of the Earl Manvers near Worksop. Following the renaming of sister engine 2870 in January 1938, that engine's TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR nameplates were removed and transferred to 2830 in place of its THORESBY PARK nameplates which were not re-used. It was renumbered 1630 in 1946 and became BR 61630. At March by January 1948 and later Stratford and Cambridge, it returned for a final month at March from where it was withdrawn on 19 August 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. 59½" long, the front repainted. £5000-6000 - Sold for £4200.

Lot 185 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, STAITHES-HINDERWELL, (fibre), from the Whitby to Middlesborough coast route which closed in 1958. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 186 A worksplate, NORTH BRITSH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 22112, 1919, from a 2-8-0 built by NBL for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers to a Robinson Great Central design, ROD No 2017. Purchased by the GWR in May 1919, it became GWR 3008. At Stafford Road by January 1948, it was withdrawn on 13 September in the same year and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending 21 May 1949. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front lightly cleaned. £600-900 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £750.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 187 A BR(S) double royal poster, ST ANDREWS, by J. McIntosh Patrick. A little edge wear; small repair to base and lower left corner loss. (B20727-S7/58) £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 4140.

Lot 188 A BR(E) totem sign, DOWNHAM, (f/f), from the Ely to Kings Lynn main line, Excellent condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £950.

Lot 189 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, GORTON WORKS, 1910. Locos built by the GCR at Gorton in 1910 were Class 9J 0-6-0 Nos 947-955, LNER J11 Class, all of which survived into BR days numbered 64445-53 and Class 8A 0-8-0 Nos 401, 956-65 and 1174-82, LNER Q1 Class, several of which were rebuilt by the LNER as 0-8-0 tanks in the 1940s, reclassified to Q1/2 Class and survived into BR days numbered 69925-37. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", cleaned and the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 190 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE LUNE VALLEY, by Brookshaw, rolled. Small area of loss to left edge and edge nicks. (LM15256) £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 191 An enamel station direction sign, HOUNSLOW STATION, L&SWR, with pointing hand, 30"x20", some chipping. The station is on the Barnes to Brentford and Feltham route. £300-500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 192 - This item was withdrawn from the auction.

Lot 193 A Highland Railway silver plated fruit bowl, by Mappin and Webb, 8¼" diameter, 5½" high. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 194 A GWR quad royal poster, BRIXHAM, TORBAY, SUNNY DEVON, by Gyrth Russell. Laid down on linen. £700-1000 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 195 A BR(S) totem sign, BELLINGHAM, (f/f) from the Nunhead to Shortlands route. Edge chips neatly restored, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 196 A smokebox numberplate, 44405, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4405 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23479, in 1927. At Saltley by January 1935 and later Normanton, Lancaster MR, Stoke, Alsager, Crewe South and finally Crewe Works from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 11 June 1966 and, rather surprisingly, sold from Crewe for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 197 A carriage print, BRIGHTLINGSEA, ESSEX, by Roland Hilder, R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 198 A BR(M) station gardens competition shield 1947-1963, chromed brass on wood,19½"x23½". Winners were Verney Junction, Buckingham, Willington, Lidlington, Brickett Wood, Bushey, Kenton and North Wembley. The shield incorporates a totem, a very early use of the device. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 199 A worksplate, DUBS & Co, 3689, 1899, from a Highland Railway Small Ben Class 4-4-0 No 5 BEN VRACKIE built in February 1899. It became LMS 14401 and was rebuilt with a new boiler in February 1930. At Forres by January 1935, it moved to Inverness in 1940, just surviving into BR days before being withdrawn in October 1948 without having received its allocated BR No 54401. It was cut up at Lochgorm Works. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", in original condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 200 A Great Southern & Western Railway landmine style inkwell, 4½" diameter, the side marked with the company initials. £50-80 - Sold for £65 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 201 A carriage print, LONDON, ST JAMES PARK, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series. Marks to the border. £150-250 - Sold for £260.

Lot 202 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, LAUNCESTON- EGLOSKERRY, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, closed in 1966. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 203 A BR(E) direction sign, WANSTEAD PARK STATION, (f/f) from the South Tottenham to Barking route, 28"x13", in excellent condition. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 204 A National Union of Railwaymen of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, ceremonial sash, KINGS CROSS No 2 BRANCH, 72" long with gilt wire decoration and locomotive. £50-80 - Sold for £30.

Lot 205 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GOREBRIDGE, (h/f). The station was at the north end of the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Several face chips restored. £700-1000 - Sold for £600.

Lot 206 A depot plaque, BESCOT, featuring a saddle. 17½" square, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £310.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 207 A locomotive headboard, THE FLYING SCOTSMAN, from the Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley non-stop express. This style of headboard was introduced in June 1950, with provision made for twin embellishments depicting the rose and thistle, which some had fitted; others, such as this one, did not carry these discs. Cast aluminium, 39"x18¼", repainted, the section showing on the back the titles of the other named trains with the same pattern headboards left in original condition. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8600 to commission or postal bidder number 2509.

Lot 208 A wooden fingerboard from Birmingham Snow Hill, showing stations for the service to Portsmouth Harbour, via the Reading avoiding line. 49"x8" in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £370 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 209 A Great Eastern Railway silver plated pickles holder, by Elkington, 10½" wide, 8½" high. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 210 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/ROBERT STEPHENSON AND HAWTHORNS 3340/8393 1963 from Class 37 D6862, later 37162. New to Landore in July 1963; it spent a year in France (July 1999 to September 2000); withdrawn and cut up by CF Booth at Rotherham in December 2005. Chromed brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition with blue paintwork. £250-400 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 211 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM ACREFAIR, from the northern end of the Ruabon to Barmouth route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2598.

Lot 212 A nameplate, ABERGAVENNY CASTLE, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5013 built at Swindon in June 1932 and named after the Castle which still stands in the Gwent market town. A long time Landore engine, it spent its final year at Neath from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 June 1962 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 26 November 1962. One of the longest Castle names and one of only a handful with extended backplates, this impressive nameplate measures 75" across and is in ex loco condition. £15000-18000 - Sold for £32000 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 213 A London and North Western Railway, Crewe Refreshment Room, silver plated one pint tankard, by Elkington, dating from the Edwardian era. £80-120 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 7512.

Lot 214 A Southern Railway target sign, BALHAM, from the Brighton main line, edge chips and a couple of small face chips repainted. Only one other example has been offered for sale previously. £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 215 An early to mid 20th century GER 8" roundhead clock with an 8 day, going barrel, lever escapement movement in a mahogany case. The dial written, BR(E) 14070 Smiths Empire, with a fast/slow regulation lever. The bezel replaced. The rear of the box branded GER twice. Ex LNER records show it was used by Ipswich District Engineers. With winding key and Collectors Corner receipt. £300-400 - Sold for £470 to commission or postal bidder number 913.

Lot 216 A director's silver pass, Eastern Counties, Cambridge Line & Norfolk Railway. Edward Lacon Esq. The companies were formed in 1836 and 1845 becoming part of the Great Eastern Railway in 1862. The ECR covered a wide area, the Norfolk Railway operated from Norwich to Thetford and Brandon, also the Wymondham and Fakenham route, silver, 1½" diameter. £500-800 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 217 A BR(E) totem sign, WROXHAM, (h/f), from the Norwich to Cromer route, junction for County School. A few small face chips and edge rusting, otherwise excellent colour and shine. £500-600 - Sold for £1220 to commission or postal bidder number 7659.

Lot 218 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, TOPSHAM- LYMPSTONE, (brass/steel), from the Exeter to Exmouth branch, complete with leather pouch. £200-350 - Sold for £470.

Lot 219 A LNER royal quad poster, SKEGNESS IS SO BRACING, by Frank Newbould, after J. Hassall. The classic image of the Jolly Fisherman. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2400.

Lot 220 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5935, 1901, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to William Baird & Co at Gartsherrie Ironworks. Later transferred to Twecher Coke Ovens. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947, working from Twecher Loco Shed. It also spent time at Bedlay and Cardowan Collieries. Scrapped by George Campbell of Airdrie in June 1962. Cast brass, 9"x6½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 221 A group of GWR brass signal lever plates, (a) Staff Interlocking Lever, Electric Switch, 6", (b) Ground Frame Bolt, 5¼", (c) Ground Frame Locked/Unlocked, 4½".(3) £100-200 - Sold for £820.

Lot 222 A BR(S) totem sign, STONE CROSSING HALT, (f/f) from the Dartford to Gravesend section of the North Kent coast route. Records show three types of totem at this halt. This style, with lower panel and white flanges, has not been offered for sale before. One edge chip just into the green, neatly restored. £400-600 - Sold for £800.

Lot 223 A Great Central Railway cap band used by staff on the company's steamers, 36" long, the part showing the company name illustrated. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 224 A Great Eastern Railway silver plated cake slice by Elkington, 12½" long. A little wear including the edge of the blade. £50-80 - Sold for £360.

Lot 225 A London and North Western Railway brass plate, IRISH TRAFFIC MANAGER, from Holyhead Station, 20"x15", curved to fit a pillar, the engraved lettering repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 2806.

Lot 226 A radiator plate, RUSTON/BTH, from a British Railways Standard Gauge 0-6-0DE built by Ruston & Hornsby, Works No 431761, in 1959 and taken into Departmental stock as PWM 654. About 1980 it was renumbered to 97654 under the BR TOPS system. It worked at various locations including Hookagate Rail Welding Depot, Newlands Permanent Way Depot (near Malvern), Taunton Concrete Works and Reading. On withdrawal in May 1997 it was sold to Relayfast Plant Group (Jarvis) and moved to Slateford PW Sidings in Edinburgh. It was acquired for preservation in 2005 and now resides at the Heritage Shunter Trust, Rowsley, on Peak Rail. Cast aluminium, 16¾"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 227 An LMS, late 19th century 12" 8-day fusee mahogany roundhead clock. The dial repainted and written, Joyce Whitchurch. The bezel replaced. With chain fusee movement held between tapered plates with feet. The case with one peg batten replaced and bottom door lacking its lock. The moulded dial surround of standard sectional construction and bearing a standard oval brass number plate stamped, L.M.S 9240. An LMS region clock census carried out in the late 1960s records this clock in the booking office at Chester Northgate. With pendulum and winding key. Further notes on our website. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 228 A nameplate, NORMAN TUNNA G.C., from BR Class 47 D1598, later 47471. Delivered from Crewe Works to Cardiff Canton in June 1964, and named at Liverpool Lime Street in November 1982. Withdrawn from Crewe in 1995 and cut up by Ron Hull, at Rotherham in February 2005. The engine was named after Norman Tunna (1908-1970), a shunter at Birkenhead Docks, awarded his GC for heroism during an air raid on 24 January 1941. He was the first railwayman and only GWR employee to be awarded the GC. Cast aluminium 72¾" long, in ex loco condition. £2500-3500 - 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 229 An LNER silver plated fruit bowl on stand, 10¼" diameter, 7" high. £80-120 - Sold for £290.

Lot 230 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 435 and its matching worksplate, Dubs & Co, 3066, 1893, from a Class 6 4-6-0 built for the Cape Government Railways, one of a batch of forty locos built in 1893. The Class became part of South African Railways in 1910 and, after long careers, all were withdrawn by 1973. The cabside 20¾"x14¾" in ex loco condition, the worksplate 13½"x5½", repainted. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £960 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 231 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, NEWARK, from Newark Northgate Station on the East Coast Main Line. 25¾" long, in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 2362.

Lot 232 A shedplate 88A Cardiff Cathays (1949 to December 1957), then Cardiff Radyr (December 1957 to October 1960), then Cardiff Canton (October 1960 to September 1962). The ex TVR shed at Cathays had an allocation of 80 locos, while ex GWR shed Radyr had 55 locos during this period. Ex GWR Canton’s allocation of 130 included 12 Britannias until September 1961. Canton closed to steam in September 1962 and became a diesel depot. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 233 A Tyers train describer probably from a signalling school. The glass cracked in the lower right corner. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 234 A smokebox numberplate, 40743, from a Midland Railway 2781 Class 4-4-0 No 833 built at Derby in 1904, renumbered 743 in 1907, retaining this number in LMS days, becoming BR 40743. At Belle Vue by January 1935, its later sheds included Hellifield, Royston, Derby, Holbeck and Bedford from where it was one of the last of the Class to be withdrawn in the week ending 5 July 1952 and cut up at Derby Works in the week ending 29 November 1952. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £820.

Lot 235 A single line key token, ETTINGTON- KINETON , (alloy), from the Fenny Compton to Stratford section of the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction Line, closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. The key is contained in an alloy/steel token holder from the SMJR line. £150-300 - Sold for £740.

Lot 236 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65735, DARLINGTON 1904, from a North Eastern Railway Class P2 0-6-0 No 543, which became LNER Class J26 still No 543, renumbered 5735 in 1946, becoming BR 65735. At Newport NER by January 1948, it moved in 1955 to West Auckland from where it was withdrawn on 18 June 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", in original condition with brass renumbering strip, the strip lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 237 A BR(E) totem sign, HOLT, (h/f), from the Sheringham to Melton Constable section of the M&GN Joint Line. The station closed in 1964. Some restoration. £500-800 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 238 A carriage print, YORK, by Cyril H. Barraud, from the LNER first series of etchings. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 239 A Southern Railway enamel notice, The Condition Upon Which Tickets are Issued, 9"x6", unusually in an original frame, overall 11"x8", one minor blemish to the enamel. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 240 A nameplate, PRESTATYN, from the LMS Patriot Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5973 built at Derby in 1933, renumbered to 5522 the following year and named on 22 March 1939 after the North Wales resort. It became BR 45522 and was rebuilt with type 2A boiler and re-classified to 7P in 1949. Allocated new to Kentish Town on 4 March 1933, its later sheds included Bushbury, Crewe North, Rugby, Camden for most of the 1950s, Newton Heath and Longsight from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 19 September 1964 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 4 June 1965. 34½" long, the front repainted. £8000-10000 - Sold for £10500.

Lot 241 A LNER double royal stock poster, THE TOWER OF LONDON, by Frank Newbould, rolled, edge nicks repaired. £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 242 An LMS smokebox numberplate, 5535, with an original large nut and bolt, from a London & North Western Railway Experiment Class 4-6-0 No 1418 CHESHIRE, built at Crewe in November 1909, becoming LMS 5535 and withdrawn in December 1931. The front repainted. We believe this to be the first LMS smokebox numberplate from a named engine to appear in auction. Paperwork relating to the plate's acquisition from Crewe in October 1934 accompanies this lot. £700-1000 - Sold for £740.

Lot 243 A GWR cast brass doorplate, LADIES ROOM, 3rd CLASS, from one of the company's steam ships, 19¼"x8", repainted. the Swindon casting code U73 is visible in the top rim. The plate was in the Clapham Museum collection, the back still marked 1733/63, the Museum of British Transport number, and was disposed of as surplus to requirements on the formation of the National Railway Museum. £250-400 - Sold for £430.

Lot 244 A fine scale Gauge 'O' model of A4 Sir Nigel Gresley in B.R. blue with early emblem, a very fine one piece mazak body casting with brass chassis, 12 volt DC motor with pick up on driving wheels and superb backhead detail. Excellent tender with sprung buffers, fine drop link coupling and rear door connector. Complete with showcase and display track. £800-1200 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 245 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, GORTON, 1913. Locos built by the GCR at Gorton in 1913 were Class 11E 4-4-0 Directors Nos 429-438, LNER D10 Class, all of which survived into BR days as 62650-9, Class 1 4-6-0 Cities Nos 424-428, LNER B2, later B19 Class, Nos 5424-28, none of which survived into BR days, Class 1A 4-6-0 No 4 GLENALMOND, LNER B8 Class No 5004, withdrawn in 1947 and Class 8K 2-8-0 Nos 375-385, LNER O4 Class, BR Nos in the 636XX series. Cast brass, 10¾"x6¾", cleaned and the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 246 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KINGUSSIE, (h/f), from the Highland main line from Inverness to Perth, a little discolouration. £450-600 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 247 A mid to late 19th century L&NWR 8" roundhead fusee clock in a mahogany case, typical of John Walker. The repainted dial written L.&N.W.R. JNo Walker Ltd 63, New Bond St. & 127, Fenchurch St. London 1864. The right side of the box with pin holes where both LNWR and LMS number plates were attached. The bezel replaced. The case with some imperfections. The eight day fusee movement of typical Walker style. With pendulum and key. Further notes on our website. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 248 A Midland Railway signal box plate, HARVINGTON, from a Tyers tablet instrument, engraved brass, 5½x3½", probably from Eversham MR box on the Ashchurch to Barnt Green route which closed in 1963. £100-200 - Sold for £460.

Lot 249 A worksplate, 2066, Darlington 1949, from a Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60147 built in April 1949 and named NORTH EASTERN after one of the constituent companies of the LNER. Allocated new to Gateshead where it spent most of its working life before moving to Heaton, Tweedmouth and York from where it was withdrawn on 28 August 1964 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 21 November 1964. Engraved brass, 12"x6½", stamped 147 on the back. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 250 A Southern railway target sign, VIRGINIA WATER, from the Richmond to Ascot route, the junction for Weybridge. Slight mottling. £250-400 - Sold for £620.

Lot 251 A shedplate 53B Hull Botanic Gardens (1949 to February 1959). This ex NER shed had 14 LNER D49 namers among its allocation of 50 locos in the 1950s. It was recoded to 50C in 1959, and closed to steam June of that year, becoming a DMU depot until 1987. Ex loco condition. Carried latterly by DMU car E50384. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 252 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, GRANTHAM, from the East Coast Main Line. 32" long, the front repainted. £500-600 - Sold for £920.

Lot 253 A BR(NE) double royal poster, HEXHAM ABBEY, by Denis Flanders. (58) £150-300 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 290.

Lot 254 An LNER enamel sign, HALESWORTH, ALIGHT HERE FOR SOUTHWOLD, from the Ipswich to Yarmouth route. Once the junction for the Southwold Railway. Chipped at the lower ends and at edges. £400-600 - Sold for £900.

Lot 255 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1347, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Appleby Iron Co at Scunthorpe as their No 6. In 1922 it transferred to the United Steel Companies’ Orgreave Colliery and became ROTHERVALE No 9. From January 1947 it became the property of the National Coal Board. Scrapped. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8". £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 256 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALLYHAISE JC-CAVAN, from the Clones to Cavan route. £150-300 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 701.

Lot 257 A BR(NE) enamel doorplate, STAFF ONLY, (f/f), superb condition with one minor blemish to the top rim, 12"x8", with black edged lettering. £300-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 258 A nameplate badge pattern for THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE PRINCE OF WALES'S) as carried by Class 45 Peak D71, later 45049. Named in May 1966 without ceremony, the loco was withdrawn in February 1988 and cut up by MC Processors at Glasgow Works in April 1989. Resin backplate, carved wood detail, 12½" diameter. £250-400 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 259 A cabside numberplate, SG, 2398, S, (SG=Standard Goods, S=Superheated) from a 0-6-0 built by Vulcan Foundry in 1916 and supplied new to the North Western Railway of India. When India was partitioned in 1947, it transferred to Pakistan Railways. Cast iron, 15¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £540.

Lot 260 A Southern Railway target sign, CRAYFORD, from the Blackheath to Dartford via Sidcup route; edge and screw hole chips as normal. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 261 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co., 2451, 1950, from a BR(W) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 8458 allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 3 April 1950. Its later sheds were Barry, Worcester, Didcot, Old Oak Common and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 29 August 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 26 October 1963. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £420.

Lot 262 A Southern Railway whistle from a King Arthur class locomotive, 13" high, 3" diameter. £400-600 - Sold for £980 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 263 A BR(W) black and white totem sign, HAYES & HARLINGTON, (f/f), from the Paddington to Reading main line, a face chip to the right of the letter 'L' neatly restored. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 264 A GWR pre-grouping pocket watch, the outer case clearly engraved GWR 2431. Complete with silver chain and bar, each link hallmarked. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 265 A smokebox numberplate, 75003, from a BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to Shrewsbury on 30 August 1951. Its later sheds were Swindon, Worcester, Tyseley, Machynlleth, Yeovil Town and Worcester again from where it was withdrawn on 1 October 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bridgend on 28 January 1966. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £1520.

Lot 266 A carriage print, BYLAND ABBEY, by E.W. Haselhurst, R. I., from the LNER pre war series. £100-200 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 1658.

Lot 267 A BR(E) totem sign, PETERBOROUGH NORTH, (h/f), a rare example from the East Coast Main Line in excellent condition. £2000-2500 - Sold for £3000.

Lot 268 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3183, 1916, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Birmingham Corporation at Windsor Street Gas Works, moving to Swan Village Gas Works circa 1930. Taken over by the West Midlands Gas Board in May 1949 and sold for scrap in May 1953. Cast brass, 13"x8½", unpolished. £150-300 - Sold for £370.

Lot 269 A London and North Western and Furness Joint Railways cast iron gate notice, dated Euston Station 1st Nov 1883. 18"x18½", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 270 A BR(M) totem sign, WILLESDEN JUNCTION, (f/f), from the southern end of the West Coast Main line. £700-1000 - Sold for £700.

Lot 271 A Sykes signal box indicator showing TILLYSBURN-SYDENHAM UP SECTION, OCCUPIED/CLEAR, from the Belfast and County Down route to Bangor, 6½"x11". £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 272 A smokebox numberplate, 44475, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4475 built at St Rollox in 1928. At Newton Heath by January 1935, its later sheds included Derby, Toton, Saltley and a final eleven years at Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 10 February 1963 and cut up at Derby Works on 5 June 1963. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 273 A locomotive headboard, THE NORSEMAN, from the boat train service introduced in June 1950 which ran between Kings Cross and Newcastle (Tyne Commission Quay) two or three days a week, summer only, to connect with Bergen Line sailings to Norway. Its last titled run was on 3 September 1966. Cast aluminium, 33½" across, the front repainted, the back in original condition and marked, Return to Newcastle. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1700.

Lot 274 A BR(M) double royal poster, LONDONDERRY, by Kerry Lee. Edge nicks repaired, minor corner loss, top right. (LM9453) £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 275 A White Star Line, silver plated entree dish, by Goldsmith and Silversmith Co, Regent Street. 9¼" diameter, the house flag on the side and base. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 276 A tenderplate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 1962, SWINDON WORKS, JUNE 1915, 3500 GALLONS, from a Standard Churchward tender used with all Churchward's standard tender locos and also Dukes and, later, Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8¼", the front lightly polished with plenty of service marks in evidence. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 277 A BR(S) quad royal poster, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, by Terence Cuneo, rolled, a little border wear lower left corner. (AD9126A) £250-400 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 7130.

Lot 278 A smokebox numberplate, 44043, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4043 built at Derby in 1925. At Barrow Hill by January 1935, its later sheds included Hasland, Cricklewood, Stratford LM, Bedford, Toton and Kirkby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 26 June 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 3 September 1965. The front repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 279 A small carriage board, KENTISH TOWN-BARKING, used on services via the Tottenham and Hampstead Joint Line. Wooden, 28" long, in original condition, retaining its steel straps at the ends. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 280 A shedplate 30D Ayr (1940 to 1949). This ex G&SWR shed had 50 locos when using this code. Formerly 27F in 1935, it became 67C under BR and closed to steam in October 1966. This is an extremely rare LMS pattern plate. The front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 281 A BR(NE) direction sign, GUISELEY STATION, (f/f) from the Ilkley to Leeds route. 28"x13", a chip repair affecting the letter G, and a little mottling. £400-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 282 A BR(W) quad royal poster, CORNWALL, by Leslie Arthur Wilcox. Rolled, minor edge nicks repaired. (PR164/60) £250-400 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4848.

Lot 283 A worksplate, GNR (I), 1925, DUNDALK, from a 5ft 3ins gauge locomotive belonging to the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) which was rebuilt at Dundalk Works in 1925. No other details are available. Cast brass, 8¼"x4½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 284 A smokebox numberplate, 43798, from a Midland Railway 2736 Class 0-6-0 No 268 built at Derby in 1904 and rebuilt with G7 boiler in 1920, becoming LMS 3798 and BR 43798. At Toton by January 1935, it moved in October 1953 to Saltley from where it was withdrawn on 26 June 1958 and cut up at Crewe Works by 29 September 1958. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 285 A BR(M) totem sign, ALLERTON, (f/f), from the Widnes to Liverpool route; a minor blemish to the right. £350-500 - Sold for £430 to commission or postal bidder number 4699.

Lot 286 A shedplate 81A Old Oak Common (1949 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed had a star studded allocation of nearly 200 locos in the 1950s, including 8 Counties, 30 Castles, 13 Kings and 37 Halls, making it the largest shed in the Western region. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 287 A vending machine, CARRERAS CLUBS, CIGARETTES, by National Automatic Machines, complete with its original alloy plates to the front and sides; restored, 30" high, with key. £200-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 288 A nameplate, TOPI, from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1013, BR 61013, built at Darlington, Works No 1993, in December 1946, and named after a species of medium-sized, short-horned East African antelope. At Gateshead by January 1948 and later Ardsley and Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 6 December 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 8 April 1967. 30" long, repainted. £5000-8000 - Sold for £5000.

Lot 289 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY No 27970 1960, from Class 43 Warship D841 ROEBUCK. New to Plymouth Laira in December 1960; withdrawn from Newton Abbot in October 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works in February 1972. Cast aluminium, 13½"x5½", in ex loco condition. £600-900 - Sold for £1600 to commission or postal bidder number 1123.

Lot 290 A BR(Sc) direction sign, NORTH QUEENSFERRY STATION, (f/f), from the station at the north end of the Forth Bridge, 28"x13", discolouration. The station did not have totems. £300-500 - Sold for £440.

Lot 291 A shedplate 10C Patricroft (1948 to February 1958), then Fleetwood (September 1963 to February 1966). The ex LNWR shed at Patricroft housed around 70 locos during the 1950s which included a handful of Jubilees. Ex LYR shed Fleetwood had just 25 locos in its final year of operation. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1966.

Lot 292 A LNER quad royal poster, EAST ANGLIA, The Battle of Sole Bay off Southwold, 1692 by Frank Mason. Repairs at splits, otherwise fine. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 293 A BR(M) double royal poster, CHESTER, Anon, rolled. (LM12285) £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 294 A brass seal GNR, HOLME, the station was between Huntingdon and Peterborough, the junction for Ramsey, and closed in 1959, 3½" high with turned wooden handle. £100-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 4349.

Lot 295 A BR(S) totem sign, TOOTING, (f/f), from the Wimbledon to Streatham route. A small face chip and edge chips restored, otherwise excellent. £350-500 - Sold for £620.00.

Lot 296 A pair of Pullman Car carriage boards, GOLDEN ARROW and FLECHE D'OR, each 80"x7", painted steel. A pair were fitted below the end windows of each car. £400-600 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 297 A shedplate 87G Carmarthen (1949 to April 1964). This ex GWR shed was home to 40 locos during the 1950s. In the early 60s it housed 5 Manors and, surprisingly, the same number of ex WD 2-8-0s.The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 298 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY 27101 1953 from BR 0-4-0 shunter 11701, later D2701. New to West Hartlepool in November 1953, withdrawn from Goole in March 1967 and cut up by A. Draper of Hull in September 1967. A rare example from one of the first diesel hydraulic shunters built for BR. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £1700 to commission or postal bidder number 1123.

Lot 299 A signalbox nameboard, CONINGSBY JUNCTION, from the Lincoln to Boston route, the junction for Firsby and Skegness, the routes being closed in 1963 and 1970. Cast letters on wood, with beading, 112¼"x13¼", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 300 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1901, ST ROLLOX. The only locos recorded as being built by the Caledonian Railway at St Rollox Works in 1901 were 600 Class 0-8-0 Nos 600 and 601 which became LMS 17990 and 17991 and were both withdrawn in 1929. Cast brass, 10½"x6", bolt holes repaired otherwise unrestored. £150-250 - Sold for £190.

Lot 301 A worksplate, No. 62026, 1948, from a Peppercorn K1 Class 2-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26630, in August 1949. The K1s were included in the 1948 building programme, hence the date on the plate, but the first did not appear until mid-1949. Allocated new to Blaydon and later Gateshead, Sunderland, Tyne Dock, North Blyth and West Hartlepool from where it was withdrawn on 1 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Fighting Cocks. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½", the front lightly polished. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 302 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, FALKLAND PALACE by Claude Buckle. (B24736) £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 303 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 452, 1959, from Class 06 D2425. New to Greenock in November 1959; withdrawn from Eastfield in June 1968 and cut up by G H Campbell in Aidrie in November 1968. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7½", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 304 A BR(W) totem sign, BRISTOL, STAPLETON ROAD, (f/f), the station situated north of Temple Meads on the route to Filton Junction and South Wales. Two tiny blemishes, otherwise excellent. £700-1000 - Sold for £850.

Lot 305 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, VIRGINIA ROAD-OLDCASTLE, the final section of the Drogheda to Oldcastle branch in County Cavan. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 306 A smokebox numberplate, 53804, from a Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 2-8-0 No 84 built by the Midland Railway at Derby, Order No 4209, in April 1914. After the S&D's locos were absorbed into LMS stock in January 1930, it became LMS No 9674 and was renumbered 13804 in 1932, becoming BR 53804. Always a Bath engine, it was withdrawn from there on 8 February 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 23 February 1962. The plate, which is repainted, is from the collection of the late Hugh Ballantyne. £1500-2000 - Sold for £4800 to commission or postal bidder number 7540.

Lot 307 A Glasgow and South Western Railway silver plated salt spoon, by Walker and Hall, 4½" long. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 308 A carriage print, KELSO, ROXBURGHSHIRE, by S.R. Badmin, RWS, from the LNER post-war series. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 309 A GER three aspect, sliding knob handlamp. The collar stamped LEISTON GDS, complete with interior fittings and rear handle. The station name faint. Leiston was on the Saxmundham and Aldburgh branch and closed in 1966. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 315.

Lot 310 A North Eastern Railway enamel doorplate, LADIES ROOM, FIRST CLASS, 20¼"long. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 311 A single line key token, EAST MALDON-WITHAM JUNCTION, (chromed steel), from the Witham to Maldon branch which closed in 1966. £100-200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £100.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 312 A GCR cast iron notice, CLEANING ENGINE FIRES ONLY PERMITTED BETWEEN NOTICE BOARDS. 25"x14", the front repainted. The sign was used at Darnall shed. £200-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 313 A smokebox numberplate, 42381, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2381 built at Derby and which entered traffic at Crewe North on 24 June 1932. Its later sheds included Buxton, Swansea Paxton Street, Macclesfield, Longsight, Stoke and Stafford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 20 September 1965. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 314 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, SIGNAL UP SIDINGS GOODS LINES TO CLIFTON COLLIERY, engraved brass, 4"x5". The colliery branch ran from Lenton South Junction between Nottingham and Beeston. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 315 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co., HYDE PARK WORKS, 22063, 1919, from a Great Northern Railway O1 Class 2-8-0 No 465 built by NBL in May 1919, becoming LNER 3465, reclassified to O3 in February 1944, renumbered 3483 in 1946, becoming BR 63483. At Frodingham by January 1948 and then Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 2 April 1951 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 316 A BR(W) totem sign, HIGHBRIDGE FOR BURNHAM-ON-SEA,(f/f), from the Bristol to Taunton route, junction for the Somerset and Dorset Line, an area of restoration under the letter U, otherwise excellent. £600-900 - Sold for £2100 to commission or postal bidder number 583.

Lot 317 A nameplate, STANTON No 13, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Avonside, Works No 1510, in 1906, which was delivered new to Stanton and Staveley Ltd, Stanton Ironworks near Ilkeston. It went to Holwell Ironworks at Asfordby Hill near Melton Mowbray in 1928 but returned to Stanton ten years later. Scrapped circa 1960s. Cast brass, 31" long, in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £660.

Lot 318 An enamel station direction sign, SOUTHERN ELECTRIC, double sided, 27"x12", one side excellent, a few chips on the other. £200-350 - Sold for £580.

Lot 319 A nameplate, ZEEBRUGGE, from the Great Central Railway Class 11F, LNER D11 Class Improved Director 4-4-0 No 502 built at Gorton in October 1922 and named after the famous First World War battle in the Harbour of the Belgian town. It became LNER 5502 in 1924 and was renumbered 2666 in 1946, becoming BR 62666. At Immingham by January 1948 and later Mexborough, Lincoln GN and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 5 December 1960 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 43" long, with a section of brass strip from each side, the front repainted. £9000-11000 - Sold for £9000 to commission or postal bidder number 7541.

Lot 320 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, FANGFOSS, from the Pocklington to Stamford Bridge section of the Beverley to York route. The station closed in 1959, the line in 1965. 28" long, the front cleaned though some green paint in evidence. £400-600 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 2181.

Lot 321 An LNWR double line, permissive block instrument with cast brass plate, MYTHOLMROYD WEST, complete with cast brass hinged flap, Absolute/Permissive, and housing a block bell beneath the case. £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 322 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co., 25872, 1946, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1116 built in January 1947, becoming BR 61116. Allocated new to Eastfield and later Neasden, Leicester GC, Woodford Halse, Eastfield again and Carstairs from where it was withdrawn on 17 July 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", unpainted, the front lightly cleaned. £200-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 2976.

Lot 323 A BR(NE) totem, SLAITHWAITE, (f/f) from the Huddersfield to Stalybridge route. A small chip lower right, otherwise excellent. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 7110.

Lot 324 An enamel notice, British Railways, Western Region, Motive Power Supt, outlining the conditions for shed staff parking for cars and bikes. Some discolouration due to steam locos! A few edge chips, though an unusual sign, 12"x10½". £80-120 - Sold for £55.

Lot 325 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 9653, from an 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1946. At Slough by January 1948, it moved in April 1953 to Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 25 August 1965. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £620.

Lot 326 A London & Southampton Railway coat of arms, featuring the arms of London on the left and Southampton on the right, surmounted by the dragon's wing from the London arms. The company was formed in 1834 and renamed The London & South Western Railway in 1839. Hand painted on a hardwood panel, 12"x15". The coat of arms was displayed in the LSWR offices at Waterloo. £100-200 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 3752.

Lot 327 A shedplate 74B Ramsgate (1950 to October 1958). This ex SR shed had a star studded allocation in the 1950s comprising 8 Schools, 5 West Countries and 11 Battle of Britains. It became 73G in October 1958, and closed to steam in June 1959. Repainted, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 328 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, DELABOLE-PORT ISAAC ROAD, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall Line between Okehampton and Padstow, closed in 1966, the face marked, Not in Use. £250-400 - Sold for £280.

Lot 329 A Great Western Railway numberplate, GWR LOCO DEPT, No. 65, from a crane or match truck. Cast iron, 10¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £110.

Lot 330 A carved eight day bracket wall clock from the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras. The top with pierced pelmet border and scroll side supports, the 6" gilded dial inscribed T. Martin & Co. 151 Regent Street London, W. The clock measures 18" wide, 15¼" high, with fusee movement, pendulum and key. A brochure for St Pancras Chambers is included showing the clock in situ in the foyer. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 331 A brass key tag, THE KINGS MESSENGER, 1ST CPT, 6445 & 6443, LNER, 2" long with flat saloon type key attached. The Kings Messenger had designated accommodation for the conveyed papers and documents, in this case for London to Sandringham or Balmoral. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 332 A BR(S) totem sign, BRAMBER, (f/f), from the Shoreham on Sea to Horsham route which closed in 1966. Excellent condition. £600-900 - Sold for £1700.

Lot 333 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RLY, 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. Cast brass, 10½"x6¾", the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 334 A three aspect copper top handlamp with a plate, C.L.R. 170, and complete with interior fittings and an additional surround to the front lens. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 335 A Highland Railway clock, a good quality 15", mid-19th century, wall-mounted, longcase regulator with mahogany case and drum hood, believed to be ex-Highland Railway and supplied by the McNab brothers of Perth. A full length glazed trunk door, forward sliding hood, shaped base and hole in the backboard to accommodate drive rod to a slave dial. The substantial weight-driven regulator movement has deadbeat escapement, Harrison’s maintaining power and drive for a slave dial. The seconds-beating, wood-rod pendulum suspended from a backcock mounted on the backboard, has beat adjustment screws, and a calibrated silvered rating nut and swings in front of a bone beat-plate mounted on the backboard. The brass cased lead bob is arranged so that its orientation on the rod is fixed. The 15 inch re-painted dial is written, J & A. McNab Perth and has a subsidiary seconds ring. The minute hand is counterbalanced on the dial. Overall height 61 inches. With brass cased lead weight and cranked winding key. Further notes on our website. £2000-2500 - Sold for £2400.

Lot 336 A BR(E) double royal poster, ESSEX, by Hooper. An edge nick to the right. (PP1178) £80-120 - Sold for £70 to commission or postal bidder number 4848.

Lot 337 A North Eastern Railway enamel sign, from Berwick on Tweed, BOOK HERE FOR NEWCASTLE CENTRAL & THE SOUTH. 17¾"x 21½", with minor edge chips. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 338 A BR(W) double royal poster, BARMOUTH, for Mountain, Sand and Sea, by Harry Riley, rolled. (PR80, 56/57) £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 339 A BR(S) totem sign, KEMSLEY HALT, (f/f), from the Sittingbourne to Sheerness branch. The halt served the nearby paper mill with its own Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway. Minor edge chips restored, just into the green, otherwise excellent. £500-800 - Sold for £450.

Lot 340 A LMS Hotels, silver plated, footed bread basket by Gladwins. 11"x8½", standing 4" high. £50-80 - Sold for £70.

Lot 341 A South Eastern Railway policeman's truncheon. The side marked with the company initials and crown, 18¼" long, some evidence of use. £200-350 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £250.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 342 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 90534, 1943, a BR replacement plate from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77063, and loaned new to the LMS in June 1943, allocated to Shrewsbury. It returned to the WD in December 1944 until loaned to the LNER in March 1947 and allocated to Thornton Junction where it remained after acquisition by BR. It moved in December 1962 to Dunfermline from where it was withdrawn on 27 October 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw on 20 February 1967. Cast brass diamond, 13¼"x5½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 343 A smokebox numberplate, 64447, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J, LNER J11 Class, 0-6-0 built at Gorton in February 1910, GCR No 949, LNER 5949, renumbered 4447 in 1946, becoming BR 64447. A long time Darnall engine, it was withdrawn from there on 21 April 1961 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 8 July 1961. The front repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 344 A nameplate, UNITED PROVINCES, from a LMS Class 6P 4-6-0 Jubilee No 5578, BR 45578, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24136, in 1934, and named in 1936 after a part of the then Indian Empire. Allocated new to Crewe North on 20 September 1934, its many other sheds included Kingmoor, Upperby, Longsight, Edge Hill and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 May 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 30 October 1964. 49½" long, the front repainted. £7000-10000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 345 A silver plated one pint cup, with inscription, D.A.Harrison, from fellow clerks on leaving the Midland Railway, Birmingham, Jan 26th 1872. 5¼" high. £150-250 - Sold for £100.

Lot 346 A BR(M) totem sign, WESTHOUSES & BLACKWELL, (f/f), from a station on the Erewash Valley route between Nottingham and Chesterfield, closed in 1967. Two minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £900-1200 - Sold for £980.

Lot 347 A Tyers signal box instrument, RED INDICATES TRAIN WAITING AT UP ADVANCED SIGNAL, 10¼" high. £100-200 - Sold for £480.

Lot 348 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. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £55.

Lot 349 A North Eastern Railway enamel signal box nameplate, DRIFFIELD DEPOTS, from the Hull to Scarborough route. 50" long, a few small chips to the edge. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 350 A brass lamp lighter comprising a brass barrel for fuel stamped LNER, YORK, 2, with lighter and mesh cover, overall 15" long. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 990.

Lot 351 A GNR early 20th century 12" mahogany-cased fusee roundhead clock in good condition, with a cast brass bezel with integral sight ring and a thick bevelled glass, the hinge scratched, 45A. The bezel originally secured by a lock set into the four-section dial surround, now removed and the space filled. With three of the original case pegs. The dial repainted and written, LNER 11186. An 8-day chain fusee movement with screwed pillars and stamped 6550 into the rear plate (the makers reference). Ex-LNER records list this clock in the Programme Section of the DSO’s office at York. With pendulum and key. Further notes on history on our website. £400-600 - Sold for £460.

Lot 352 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 1928, 1904, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J, LNER J11 Class, 0-6-0, GCR No 236, LNER 5236, renumbered 4367 in 1946, becoming BR 64367. At Gorton by January 1948 and later Northwich and Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 25 January 1954 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 13 March 1954. Cast brass, 9½"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 353 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, HUTTON CRANSWICK, from the Hull to Bridlington and Scarborough route. 50" long, the letters and rim repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 354 A smokebox numberplate, 6814, from a GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 ENBORNE GRANGE built at Swindon in December 1936 and named after the Grange near Newbury, later converted to an hotel. A long time Newton Abbot engine, its later sheds were Taunton, Exeter, Penzance and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 16 December 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 25 January 1964. Repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 355 A carriage print, LINCOLN, by Henry Rushbury, R.A., from the LNER pre war series. £300-500 - Sold for £800.

Lot 356 A pair of GWR slot in signal lever description plates, (a) Down Main Repeating Distant, (b) Down Main to Down Siding Starting, (Gates Locked/Unlocked) on back, each 5½"x4. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 357 A pair of English and French flags, carried above the GOLDEN ARROW headboard on the Pullman car service between Victoria and Dover (Marine) for Calais and Paris introduced in 1929 and revived after the War in April 1946, when headboards with these flags were used until steam ceased to operate the service in June 1961 after which different styles of headboard were used. Each flag, 19"x9", some moth damage, otherwise good. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 358 A BR(S) totem sign, READING (SOUTHERN), the terminus adjacent to Reading General served by services from Redhill and Waterloo. The station closed in 1965, when trains were diverted into Reading General. £400-600 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 359 A BR(NE) travel agent's clock with totem, 46" long complete with mechanism, original hands and hinged stand. £700-900 - Sold for £750.

Lot 360 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 72500, MAY 1946, from a French Railways standard gauge 141 Class 2-8-2, SNCF No 141.R.687. Cast brass, 14½"x9½", cleaned but not repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 361 A London and North Western Railway silver plated ice bucket by Elkington. 8" high, 7½" top diameter, the side marked with the Britannia emblem. £100-200 - Sold for £410.

Lot 362 A nameplate, BROCKINGTON GRANGE, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6804 built at Swindon in September 1936 and named after the house at Bredenbury north-west of Bromyard. At Westbury by January 1948 and later St Philips Marsh for ten years, Laira, Llanelly and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 August 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca the following 29 September. (See also next Lot) £7000-8000 - Sold for £9800 to commission or postal bidder number 7638.

Lot 363 A GWR brass cabside numberpate, 6804, from the 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0, BROCKINGTON GRANGE, the front repainted. (See previous lot for locomotive history). £1500-2000 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 7638.

Lot 364 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, KELMARSH, from the Northampton to Market Harborough route. The station closed in 1960. Original condition, 40" long. This is the first example from the station that has been offered at auction. £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 365 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, Queens Park Works, Glasgow, No. 22124, 1919, from a 2-8-0 built to a Robinson Great Central Railway design for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 2029, and purchased by the GWR in July 1919, their No GWR 3017. 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. Cast brass, 12¾"x5¼", the front repainted. The cabside numberplate, GWR 3017, was sold in our last auction. £250-400 - Sold for £350.

Lot 366 A LNER quad royal poster, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, by Henry Rushbury R.A. Rolled. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 367 A worksplate, HANOMAG, 10536, 1927, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins gauge Class GF Beyer Garratt 4-6-2+2-6-4 No 2394. Cast brass, 13¾"x10", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £390.

Lot 368 A shedplate 52B Heaton (1949 to June 1963). This ex NER shed had a star studded allocation of 120 locos in the 1950s, which included 10 A3s, 3 A1s, 6 A2s, and the two long named V2s. The shed remained in use as a repair and storage facility for at least another 18 months after losing its allocation. Ex loco condition, ex 62005. £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 369 A smokebox numberplate, 43129, together with the whistle from the loco, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Horwich and allocated new to Heaton on 1 November 1951. Its later sheds were Darlington and Normanton from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 21 September 1967. The numberplate repainted. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 370 A Midland Railway rotary block instrument complete with enamel face, cancel buttons and commutator, originally used in the Birmingham area and latterly at Rotherham Masborough. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 371 A BR(M) totem sign, CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH CENTRAL, (f/f), from the Millers Dale to Chinley section of the Midland Main Line through the Peak District. £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 372 A BR(W) double royal poster, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, by Claude Muncaster. A number written in the lower right corner, otherwise fine. (PR170/60) £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 373 A single line key token, CLIFFORD SIDINGS- KINETON, (alloy), from the Fenny Compton to Stratford section of the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction Line, closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £740.

Lot 374 A worksplate (LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY), 1743, DONCASTER 1930, from a LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No 2598 built in June 1930 and named BLENHEIM after the racehorse owned by the Aga Khan which had just won the 1930 Derby. It was renumbered 87 in 1946 and became BR 60087. A long time Haymarket engine, it moved towards the end to St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 28 October 1963 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Carmyle. Engraved brass, 13½"x7¾", the company name filled by the railways, the back stamped 2598 and 87. £2500-3000 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 375 A BR(W) totem sign, OXFORD, (f/f), in excellent condition other than minor edge rusting. £800-1200 - Sold for £640.

Lot 376 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2012, WOLVERHAMPTON, (Nov ), from a 850 Class 0-6-0PT built at Wolverhampton, Works No 554, in November 1894 as a saddle tank and the first of the Class rebuilt as a pannier tank in August 1910. At Llanelly by January 1948, then briefly at Landore, returning to Llanelly in 1950 for five years with a final move to Birkenhead where it worked in the docks and from where it was withdrawn on 2 June 1958, the last of the Class to be withdrawn, and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 26 July 1958. The front repainted, the building date erased but painted in, the works number virtually undamaged by the top centre bolt hole unlike many Wolverhampton cabsides where the works number is virtually obliterated. £5000-7000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £7000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 377 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM ANDOVERSFORD JUNCTION BOX, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", well polished. The box was at the junction of the Cheltenham to Banbury and Cirencester routes. £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 1701.

Lot 378 A BR(Sc) totem sign, SPRINGBURN, (f/f), the station close to Cowlairs; a minor chip repainted and a little mottling. £350-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 379 A carriage print, BOSCASTLE, NORTH CORNWALL, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series; border marks. £150-250 - Sold for £160.

Lot 380 A Channel Island Airways cap badge. The company was incorporated in 1934 as the parent company controlling Jersey Airways and Guernsey Airways, the capital being held jointly by the GWR and Southern Railway. Gilt wire on felt, 3"x2". £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 381 A worksplate, Brush Sulzer No 691 1965, from Class 47 D1929, later 47252, 47615 and 47747. New to Bristol Bath Road in February 1966, sold to Riviera Trains and finally cut up in June 2013 by Booths of Rotherham. This loco carried no fewer than three names during its life; these being CAERPHILLY CASTLE/CASTELL CARFFILI, RES PUBLICA and finally GRAHAM FARISH. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 382 A silver plated, one pint coffee pot, ABERDEEN STATION HOTEL, 6" high. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 1022.

Lot 383 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1896, HORWICH, from an unidentified ex Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway loco rebuilt at Horwich that year. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £220.

Lot 384 A BR(E) totem sign, SNETTISHAM, (f/f), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1970; superb condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £4300.

Lot 385 A London and South Western Railway silver plated half pint sauce boat by Walker and Hall, 8¼" long. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 386 A 15" roundhead fusee clock, possibly of LNWR origin, an interesting and fairly early example from the Gilwern area of South Wales with repair notes scratched on the plates referring to this location. The clock was originally made to be fitted within a wall with the mahogany dial surround fixed to the wall surface. Now in a roughly made pine box allowing normal hanging. Ivorine BR-WR number plate fixed to the box marked 4258, suggesting that the clock was transferred to the Western Region following boundary changes after nationalisation and the dial bears the shadow of “BR-W”. With pendulum and key. Further notes on our website. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 387 An enamel road side sign, HORNCASTLE, 14 MILES, 8¼"x13¾", used in Lincolnshire. £80-120 - Sold for £340.

Lot 388 A BR(W) double royal poster, WEST COUNTRY CAR TOURIST SERVICE, by John S. Smith, rolled. (LM9453) £80-120 - Sold for £55.

Lot 389 A BR(NE) wooden departure board, MIDDLESBRO' VIA BATTERSBY, 25"x6", complete with hooks and steel straps at the ends. The board was used at Whitby Town station. £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 390 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1925, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4381 which became BR 44381. At Bescot by January 1948, its later sheds included Stoke, Willesden, Devons Road, Kentish Town and Hasland. It was officially unallocated when withdrawn in the week ending 19 September 1964 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Rotherham on 2 December 1964. Cast brass, 9¾"x7", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 391 A carriage print, CAMPING COACH HOLIDAYS, by Arthur G. Mills, from the Western Region series. The print is in excellent condition within an original frame with thick glass. £150-300 - Sold for £370.

Lot 392 A smokebox numberplate, 5007, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in June 1927 and named ROUGEMONT CASTLE after the site of the ruined castle near Exeter Central station. A long time Cardiff Canton engine, it moved late on to Old Oak Common, Swindon and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 1 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 3 December 1962. Repainted. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 393 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, INSPECTORS, (f/f), 18"x3½", restoration to top left rim and at lower right screw hole, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 394 A carriage print, SATURDAY MARKET PLACE, KINGS LYNN, by Leonard Squirrell, R.W.S, R.E, from the LNER post-war series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 395 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5931, DARLINGTON 1926, from a LNER J38 Class 0-6-0 No 1444 built at Darlington in April 1926, renumbered 5931 in 1946, becoming BR 65931. A long time Thornton Junction engine, it moved in 1962 to Dunfermline from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 396 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway cast iron firebuckets notice. 15¾"x9¾", repainted. This example was recovered by the late Hugh Ballantyne. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 397 A BR(Sc) totem sign, HAYMARKET, (h/f), the station just west of Edinburgh Waverley, close to the famous loco sheds, slight discolouration. £700-1000 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 398 A Metropolitan Railway brass, enameled season ticket holder, Harrow on the Hill & Liverpool Street, via Baker Street, R.H.Selbie, General Manager, 1½" diameter with recess to insert a small card with the valid date. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 399 A shedplate, 31B March (1949 to December 1963 for steam). This ex GER shed was home to 160 locos in the 1950s including 10 B17 Sandringhams. Shortly before closure it was also home to 14 Britannias. Many of its diesel allocation also carried this code. Ex Class 31 D5618. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 400 A nameplate, WESTERN CHALLENGER and cabside numberplate, from Class 52 D1019. Built at Swindon Works and delivered to Old Oak Common in May 1963; it was withdrawn in May 1973 from Laira and cut up at Swindon Works in October 1974. The nameplate, 110" long in ex loco condition, a small portion of beading replaced at the right end, the cabside 32½" long, the front repainted. £8000-10000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 401 A Cheshire Lines silver pass in favour of H. A. Walker. Southern Railway No. 27, 1" diameter. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 402 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 6411, from a 6400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1934. A long time Abercynon engine, it moved in August 1958 to Radyr from where it was withdrawn on 2 March 1961 and cut up at Caerphilly Works during the week ending 17 June 1961. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 403 An LMS Stanier Hooter locomotive whistle from a Jubilee Class 4-6-0 built by the North British Loco Co, 15¾" long, the side marked, 3 CYL 460. The whistle stands on a hardwood mount. £200-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 404 A Southern Railway target sign, CHANDLERS FORD, from the Eastleigh to Romsey route. The station closed in 1969, reopening in 2003. Chips at ends and discolouration to lettering. £300-500 - Sold for £410.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3658.

Lot 405 A tenderplate, GWR 3049, 3000 GALLONS, SWINDON, from a type of tender built in February 1948 and used mainly on 2251 Class 0-6-0s. Cast iron, 8½"x6", the front repainted, the back marked (3)217. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 406 A BR(M) direction sign, SOUTH ACTON STATION, (f/f), from the Richmond to Willesden Junction section of the North London Line. 28"x13", surface scratches and chips restored. No totems from the station have appeared at auction. £250-400 - Sold for £280.

Lot 407 A pair of GWR signal lever plates, (a) Up Relief to Main Inner Home, 9¼", (b) Up Relief Home, 9". (2) £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 408 A BR(M) totem sign, MOSSLEY, (f/f), from the Stalybridge to Huddersfield route. £300-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £600.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 409 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, 1920, 1924, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries Ltd at Firbeck Colliery. It became the property of the National Coal Board on 1 January 1947 and somewhere between August 1959 and September 1960 moved to Dinnington Colliery. Scrapped circa December 1969. Cast brass, 11"x6½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 573.

Lot 410 A BR double royal poster, LONDON, by Blake. (PP1169). £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 411 An LNER enamel signal box nameboard, SANDY, 41¼"x10¼", minor edge chips. The plate would have been in a wooden frame. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 412 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC VULCAN FOUNDRY 2775/D470 1959 from Class 40 D253, later 40053. New to York in January 1960; withdrawn from Gateshead in August 1976 and cut up at Crewe Works in November 1976. Chromed brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition with blue paintwork. £250-400 - Sold for £740.

Lot 413 A original painting 60061, PRETTY POLLY by Barry Price. A view of the A3 leaving Hadley Wood North Tunnel with a down Leeds express in the early 1960s. Oil on canvas, 22"x14", framed, overall, 26"x18". £700-1000 - Sold for £940.

Lot 414 A worksplate, AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY, 74074, SCHENECTADY, 1945, from a French Railways standard gauge 141R Class 2-8-2, SNCF No 141.R.201. Cast brass, 14"x7½", the characters lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 415 A BR(Sc) totem sign, ARDLUI, (h/f) from the West Highland Line to Fort William. The station situated south of Crianlarich at the head of Loch Lomond. Excellent colour and shine. £450-700 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 416 A shedplate 16E Kirkby-in-Ashfield (September 1963 to October 1966). Formerly 16C and 16B, this ex MR shed was home to around 40 Stanier 8Fs and a handful of 4Fs in its final three years when using this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 417 A GWR Hotels silver plated, one pint hot water jug by Mappin and Webb, the side marked with the company roundel. £50-80 - Sold for £130.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 418 An early 20th century GWR 3½" French brass drum table clock in good condition. With a going barrel movement and lever escapement, typical of many used by the GWR in signal boxes and offices. The enamel dial written, GWR Kay & Co Paris. The case, lid and movement all stamped 4550. While the clock was made in France, Kay & Co. were based in Worcester and were contractors to the GWR for a number of decades. £200-350 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 419 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1361, 1913, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named NEPTUNE new to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. Circa 1920 it went to the New Westbury Iron Co. in Wiltshire and was later acquired by George Cohen Sons and Co. Ltd. On the 2 July 1939 it arrived at Richard Thomas and Baldwin Ltd’s Finedon Ironstone Quarries in Northamptonshire and left there in August 1950 for RTB’s Elba Works at Gowerton. In 1961 it was dismantled and the frame was utilised as a slag wagon. These remains were eventually scrapped. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 420 A BR(W) totem sign, PORTH, (f/f), from the Pontypridd to Treherbert and Maerdy route; minor face blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 421 A London & North Western Railway policeman's truncheon. The side marked VR, No. 20, LNWR and branded CAMDEN, L&NWR, 18½" long. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 422 A smokebox numberplate, 45257, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5257 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1312, and allocated new to Longsight on 13 October 1936. Its later sheds included Willesden, Crewe North and Stoke from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 6 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 21 February 1966. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £330.

Lot 423 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CLARA- STREAMSTOWN, from the Midland Great Western route which connected the Mullingar to Athlone and Mullingar to Kildare routes. £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 424 A worksplate, BRUSH TRACTION 397, 1962, from Class 31 D5861, later 31326, 31970 and 97204. New to Tinsley in October 1962, withdrawn from Crewe in September 1991 and cut up by MRJ Phillips at Crewe Works in March 1997. Cast aluminium, 9½"x5¾", left end broken off and re-attached, otherwise ex loco condition. £250-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 425 A BR(S) totem sign, THREE BRIDGES, (f/f), from the Brighton main line. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 426 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2043, from a 2ft gauge 0-4-0ST named KIDBROOKE ordered on 21 September 1917 and ex-works on 17 December 1917. Delivered to the Ministry of Munitions, Aeronautical Department, for a contract at Marske-by-Sea Aerodrome near Redcar. Sold in 1920 and used on contracts at a number of locations until again sold during 1929 to the Oakley Slate Quarries Co. Ltd. at Blaenau Festiniog. Withdrawn around 1941 and stored until sold for preservation in 1961. Today it resides on the Yaxham Light Railway. Cast brass, 6½"x4¼", in ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 7668.

Lot 427 An LNER enamel lamp tablet, SANDY, 14¼"x7¾", designed to fit below a lamp globe; edge chips and rusting. £200-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 428 A Great Northern Railway cast iron notice, GNR, THIS WATER IS NOT FIT FOR DRINKING PURPOSES, used at Lincoln Station, 10"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 429 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, SPALDING, 28" long, the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 430 A shedplate 70A Nine Elms (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR depot was Londons 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, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £100-200 - Sold for £460.

Lot 431 A White Star Line silver plated sugar bowl, by Elkington, 5" high with a span of 8". £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 432 A worksplate, BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, 54647, MARCH 1921, from a 2ft 6ins gauge 0-6-2T, supplied to the Cyprus Mines Corporation Mineral Railway, (their No 1) which opened in 1916 and closed in 1974 following the occupation of the north part of the island by Turkish troops and never re-opened. 9¼" diameter, unpainted, the front lightly cleaned and characters polished. A framed photograph of the locomotive is included with this lot. (2) £250-400 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 2154.

Lot 433 A GWR cast iron sign, KINGSMEAD CROSSING GROUND FRAME, from the Dauntsey to Malmesbury branch, 19"x4". When the branch junction was moved to Little Somerford in 1933 the ground frame was installed to access a short section of the line to Dauntsey used as a siding, the rest being closed. The Malmesbury branch finally closed in 1962. £300-400 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 1695.

Lot 434 A nameplate, THE PUCKERIDGE, with its brass fox above, from a LNER D49/2 Hunt Class 4-4-0 No 368 built at Darlington in December 1934 and named after the fox hunt which operated in the Bishops Stortford and Stevenage area. It was renumbered 2770 in 1946 and became BR 62770. At Neville Hill by January 1948 and later Scarborough, Selby and York from where it was withdrawn on 23 September 1959 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 39" long, the front polished. £9000-12000 - Sold for £10000.

Lot 435 An LNER enamel plate, BURDETT ROAD, from the departure indicator at North Woolwich station, 23" long, minor edge chips and chipping above the first two letters. Burdett Road was between Bromley and Fenchurch Street and closed in 1941. £80-120 - Sold for £460.

Lot 436 A smokebox numberplate, 30747, from a London & South Western Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 747 designed by Robert Urie, built at Eastleigh in July 1922 and named ELAINE in 1925, the name of two ladies in Arthurian legend, one the mother of Sir Galahad. At Exmouth Junction by January 1948 and later Salisbury, Nine Elms, Basingstoke and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 October 1956 and cut up at Brighton Works in the week ending 11 May 1957. The front repainted. £1000-1200 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 437 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE CALEDONIAN, a new fast train, London and Glasgow, by Studio Seven, rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 803.

Lot 438 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3748, from an 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1937. At Swindon by January 1948 and later St Philips Marsh, Bristol Bath Road, Cardiff Canton, Barry and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 6 May 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works during the five days ending on Christmas Day 1964. The front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 439 A BR(Sc) totem sign, STOW, from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Minor face chips restored. £600-900 - Sold for £820.

Lot 440 A mid to late 19th century NER, 10", oak-cased, dropcase, fusee clock typical of those supplied to the NER by W.B. Headlam of Stockton on Tees. The dial written, B.R. (N.E) 3447, The bezel replaced. The oak box with a glazed pendulum window in the drop surrounded by decorative carving (replaced). The sides of the box show signs of two carved ears, typical of these clocks but very rarely still present today. The top edge of the box stamped NER 435. The moulded dial surround of standard sectional construction. The 8-day movement with shaped plates and feet and with a gut line to the fusee. With pendulum and old key. The vendor states the clock was used in the Hartlepool Dock Office; ex-LNER records show 3447 used in the West Hartlepool Staithes Dept, Time Office. £500-800 - Sold for £550 to commission or postal bidder number 1087.

Lot 441 A smokebox numberplate, 69239, from a Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway 0-6-2T built by Neilson & Co, Works No 4122, in May 1891, which became Great Central Railway Class 9A No 635 and LNER N4 Class No 5635. Renumbered 9239 in 1946, it became BR 69239. At Mexborough by January 1954, it moved the following year to Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 24 March 1954 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 3 July 1954. The Class was extinct by the end of 1954. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 442 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, ROBERT BURNS CENTENARY by A. Nicholson, together with assorted Burns centenary papers. (B25267) £150-300 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 4848.

Lot 443 A BR(Sc) enamel signalbox nameboard, GIRVAN No. 2, (f/f), from the Ayr to Stranrear route, 78"x12", in excellent condition. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 444 A smokebox numberplate, 80075, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T built at Brighton and allocated new to Plaistow on 10 December 1953 where it worked on the London Tilbury & Southend line. It moved to Tilbury three years later, to Stratford in 1962 and later March, Ardsley and Carstairs from where it was withdrawn on 30 July 1964 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 445 A BR(M) totem sign, ORMSKIRK, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Preston route; the face fixing holes filled and repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £350.

Lot 446 A shedplate 88C Barry (1949 to September 1964). This ex Barry Rly shed was home to over 80 locos in the early 1950s but by 1960 this had dwindled to just 25. Noted for its pre group 0-6-2Ts in the 1950s, it received 10 BR 82XXX 2-6-2Ts for just one year in 1957. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £410.

Lot 447 A Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway cast iron trespass notice, complete with integral post fixings, the makers name, Richards & Sons Leicester, shown lower right, overall 30"x14¼", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 448 A worksplate, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT BY METROPOLITAN VICKERS, from a Class 76/77 electric built at Gorton Works between 1950 and 1953. Cast brass, 12"x6", polished but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 449 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1922, N.B. LOCO Co, from one of twelve handsome Pickersgill standard gauge Class 76 4-4-0s built for the Caledonian Railway by the North British Locomotive Company (works numbers 22943 to 22954). Originally numbered 66 to 77 by the Caledonian Railway they became 54497 to 54508 in British Railways’ days. This batch were withdrawn from service between October 1959 and October 1962. Cast brass, 10½"x6", cleaned but unpainted. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 450 A smokebox numberplate, 46506, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new on 27 November 1952 to Oswestry where it spent four years working on Cambrian lines. Its many later sheds included St Philips Marsh, Bury, Bolton and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 May 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 25 November 1967. Repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 451 A Taff Vale Railway cast iron doorplate, LADIES ROOM, 8¼" long, the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 452 A Railway Signal Company key token instrument. The brass makers plate stamped LMS and a separate plate 'A' to the right. Overall, 16"x20", height 17". £250-400 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 453 A nameplate, TYLNEY HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 6919 built at Swindon in June 1941 and named in August 1947 after the Hall seven miles north-east of Basingstoke. At Carmarthen by January 1948 and later Weymouth, Bristol Bath Road and St Philips Marsh 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. (See also next Lot) £5000-6000 - Sold for £5000.

Lot 454 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 6919, from a 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0, TYLNEY HALL. Ex loco condition. (See previous Lot for engine history) £900-1200 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 7673.

Lot 455 A BR(W) double royal poster, BRECKNOCKSHIRE, by Jack Merriott, rolled. (PR203/61) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 456 A small L&NWR early 20th century German brass drum table clock. With a going barrel movement and lever escapement, held between tapered, skeletonised plates. The discoloured 4 inch paper dial marked L & N.W.R. The rear lid giving access to the movement is stamped, Made in Wurtemberg, (a state in south west Germany). £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 457 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 760, 1898, from a GNR Class D3 4-4-0 No 1312 built in March 1898. It became LNER 4312 and was allocated the number 2129 under the 1946 renumbering scheme but was withdrawn in February 1946 before this new number could be applied. Cast brass, 12½"x7¼", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £460.

Lot 458 An East Lancashire Railway coat of arms, a design used on the original entrance gates at Bury Bolton Street station, hand painted on a hardwood panel 14"x15¼". The company was formed in 1845, becoming part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1859. £100-200 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 7474.

Lot 459 A BR(M) totem sign, THATTO HEATH, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Wigan via St Helens route. A few minor blemishes and chips at the screw holes in the face. £350-500 - Sold for £330.

Lot 460 An LMS small silver plated ice bucket, by Walker and Hall, and complete with trivet, the bucket 4¾" high with handle, overall 8½". £80-120 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 461 A GWR cast iron gate boss, 19"x11", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 462 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943, GWR, from a (LMS) Stanier type 8F 2-8-0 built by the GWR at Swindon to Railway Executive Committee order in 1943. Those built in 1943 were Nos (4)8400-26 all of which were loaned new to the GWR and transferred to the LMS in 1946-7. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 2004.

Lot 463 A GER three aspect, sliding knob handlamp with a brass plate, LNER, DONINGTON ROAD, complete with interior fittings though the rear handle removed. The body is dated 11-3-10. The station was on the Spalding to Sleaford route and closed in 1961. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 1729.

Lot 464 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 £280.

Lot 465 A LB&SCR sign, 3RD CLASS, from above a booking office window at Victoria Station. Painted characters on polished hardwood, 45"x22½". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 466 A French tenderplate, S.N.C.F, 30.R.1109 from a type 30R tender coupled with a Class 141R 2-8-2. These plates were fitted to the sides of the tenders. Cast brass, 22"x12¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 467 An LNER enamel plate, SEVEN SISTERS, from the departure indicator at North Woolwich, 23" long, minor edge chips. The station is on the Hackney Downs to Lower Edmonton route. £80-120 - Sold for £250.

Lot 468 A smokebox numberplate, 3603, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in January 1939. At Exeter by January 1948 and later Aberdare, Swansea East Dock and Neath Court Sart from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 4 July 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston the following 24 August. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £410.

Lot 469 A BR(S) signal box diagram, LAPFORD, from a crossing loop on the single line section of the route to Ilfracombe. The diagram shows the crossing loop, platforms each side of the over bridge and sidings to the Creamery. Overall 41"x30", in its original frame. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2144.

Lot 470 A BR(M) totem sign, GREAT MISSENDEN, (f/f) from the Marylebone to Aylesbury section of the Great Central main line. A little mottling and loss of shine, slightly bowed. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 471 A BR(W) double royal poster, COMPTON CASTLE, by Jack Merriott. Edge wear and a stain to the lower right corner. (PR133) £100-200 - Sold for £45.

Lot 472 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, PONTEFRACT BAGHILL, from the Swinton and Knottingley route. 56" long, the letters and rim repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £220.

Lot 473 A smokebox numberplate, 90623, with its 50A shedplate, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5004, in February 1944, WD No 77488. Loaned new to the SR and allocated to Feltham, it returned to the WD in December 1944 and was loaned to the LNER in July 1947, allocated to Retford GC. Following its purchase by BR its later sheds were Stockton, Hull Springhead, Hull Dairycoates and York from where it was withdrawn on 9 December 1963. Its scrapping details are not reliably recorded. (2) £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 474 A BR(S) totem sign, DARTFORD, (f/f), from the North Kent main line. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 475 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 3790, 1925, from a metre gauge Uganda Railways GD Class 4-8-0 No 184, later East African Railways Class 24 No 2423 which was based at Nairobi in the 1970s and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9½"x5½", in original condition with a few service knocks. £150-250 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1821.

Lot 476 A GWR signal box diagram, STEENS BRIDGE EAST GROUND FRAME. 29 July 1897, showing platform and siding and stating lever two locked by key on Electric Train Staff. Overall 17½"x14½", in original frame. The station was on the Bromyard to Leominster route, closed in 1952. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 477 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 725, from the last of four 5ft 6ins gauge 0-6-0Ts built in 1900 for the Sur de Espana (South of Spain) Railway, their No 45 and named ZACATIN. Later Andaluces Railway No 35, finally RENFE 030-0212 and withdrawn in the late 1960s. Cast brass, 10"x6¼", a crack to the right repaired. £200-350 - Sold for £840.

Lot 478 A leather cash bag with brass plate, LNER, BOUGHTON & WARSOP, from the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast route. Passenger services ceased in 1955. £50-80 - Sold for £55.

Lot 479 A shedplate 84B Oxley (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of around 60 locos in this period, including 17 Halls, 5 Granges, and a solitary Manor. It was transferred to the LMR and became 2B. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 480 A GWR circular home signal repeater with brass bezel, 3¼" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 481 A carriage board, WHITCHURCH-ABERYSTWYTH, 32" long, in original condition, a split in the wood. The board was used on stopping trains on the Cambrian main line. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 482 A Southern Railway brass signal box plunger with enamel ring, EAST CROYDON THRO. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 483 A BR(Sc) enamel doorplate, WAITING AND LADIES ROOM, (f/f), 18"x6", chips at one screw hole and edge of rim. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 484 A worksplate LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8380, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1920, from a Great Eastern Railway Class T18 0-6-0T No 310, LNER J66 Class No 7310, built at Stratford in July 1888, renumbered 8380 in 1946 and allocated the BR number 68380 which it never carried. As is often the case with Stratford plates, there is no record of this loco being rebuilt although it probably had some minor alterations carried out in 1920. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 485 A signal box nameboard, SKIRLAUGH, from the Hull to Hornsea branch. The station closed in 1957, the line in 1965. Cast letters on wood, 56¾" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 486 A GWR pre grouping cast iron doorplate, LAVATORY, 18"x3½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 487 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HEPSCOTT STN BOX-CHOPPINGTON COLY JCT, (fibre), from the former Blyth and Tyne route between Bedlington and Morpeth. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 4592.

Lot 488 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5119, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 78718. Loaned to the LNER in November 1945 and allocated to Newport NER. Purchased by the LNER in December 1946, becoming O7 Class No 3179, then BR 63179 and later 90500. It remained at Newport until the shed closed in June 1958 when it went to Thornaby and later Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 12 August 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £290.

Lot 489 A signalbox nameboard, KNOTTINGLEY DEPOT EAST, from the Pontefract to Goole route, 109½" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 490 A Rhodesia Railways brass cabside numberplate, 502, from a 14th Class 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6620, in 1930. Originally RR No 235 and renumbered to 502 in 1949, it became part of the National Railways of Zimbabwe in April 1980 and was subsequently withdrawn. 19"x12¾", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £320.

Lot 491 A single line key token, CARNO-TALERDDIG, (steel/cast brass), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth. £150-250 - Sold for £370.

Lot 492 A Southern Railway enamel sign, PLATFORM 6, from Victoria. Double sided, 15"x8", chips at lower screw holes. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 493 A shedplate 71A Eastleigh (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed housed eleven King Arthurs and eight Lord Nelsons among its 1950 allocation of 140 locos. By the time it changed code to 70D in 1963, fifteen West Country pacifics were present in a total of 100 locos. Closure to steam came in July 1967. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 3457.

Lot 494 A leather cash bag with brass plate, LMS, DENT, from the Settle to Carlisle line station. £50-80 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 523.

Lot 495 A Great Central Railway notice from Darnall locomotive shed instructing workmen not to clean machinery while in motion. Cast letters on wood, 22½"x12", in original condition. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 496 A BR(E) double royal poster, SOUTHWOLD, NEAR HALESWORTH, East Coast Landmarks, by Frank Mason. Rolled, a little edge wear, a small repair at the top and minor corner loss lower left. (PP1164) £150-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 497 A carriage print, THE TAY BRIDGE, SCOTLAND, by J. McIntosh Patrick, from the Scottish Region series. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 498 A smokebox numberplate, 63858, from a Great Central Railway Robinson design 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22155, in July 1919 to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 2064. Loaned new to the GC, it returned to the ROD in August 1921 and was stored at Morecambe until acquired by the LNER in February 1927 as LNER Class O4 No 6619, renumbered 3858 in 1946 becoming BR 63858. At Colwick by January 1948 and later Annesley, Gorton and many years at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 17 April 1966 and sold for scrap to Station Steel at Wath. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 499 A GWR wooden cased home signal repeater with finialed post and brass plate 1. Fine original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 500 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, E15, from a class 1E Bo-Bo electric, one of a class of 172 locos built by Metropolitan Vickers & Co in Manchester between 1924 and 1925 for use on the first electrified line in South Africa between Pietermaritzburg and Glencoe. 21¾"x14½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £290.