Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 5 September 2015

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Lot 1 A BR(E) enamel sign, TO THE TRAINS, (f/f), 24"x15". £80-120 - Sold for £230.

Lot 2 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FOGMANS COTTAGES, WESTON OLD JUNCTION. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". Weston Junction station and signal box were on the Bristol and Exeter main line. The passenger station and branch closed in 1884 with the opening of the Weston-super-Mare loop. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 3 A totem sign, PETERBOROUGH EAST, (f/f) from the Peterborough to March route; the station closed in 1966. Most totems were half flanged so a rare example. Minor blemishes in places and discolouration to lettering but excellent colour and shine. £1200-1800 - Sold for £2800 to commission or postal bidder number 215.

Lot 4 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 3455, together with its two buffer beam plates NO and 3455, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 25NC 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27315, in 1954. The Class was 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. Cast brass, 20½"x14¾", the front repainted. The buffer plates are brass characters on steel backplate, each 16½"x5". (3) £500-800 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 5 A LNER enamel departure indicator plate, NOEL PARK. The station was on the Seven Sisters to Palace Gates branch and closed in 1963, 23"x1¾". £80-120 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1694.

Lot 6 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 2580, 1904, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which was new to Clifton & Kearsley Coal Co. Ltd. (later Manchester Collieries Ltd.). Scrapped in 1946. Cast brass, 12"x8", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £210.

Lot 7 A single line key token, CLIFFFORD SIDINGS-KINETON, (alloy), a long section key from the Fenny Compton to Stratford section of the Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction Line, closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966 and contained in an alloy/steel token holder from the SMJR line. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 8 A Great Western Railway cast iron notice, GWR, TO STATION. Overall 25"x7½", in original condition. Designed to fit beneath a GWR Private Path notice. £100-200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 9 A brass luggage rack from a Wagons Lits car. 20" long, with decoration. £200-350 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 10 A BR(NE) enamel doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (f/f) with black edged lettering; restoration to chipping around the top fixings. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 11 A Southern Railway target sign, BASINGSTOKE, from the West of England main line. Edge and screw hole chips. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 12 A smokebox numberplate, 45271, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5271 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1326, and allocated new to Saltley on 4 November 1936. Its later sheds included Crewe South, Warrington Dallam and Newton Heath from where it withdrawn during the week ending 23 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 4 September 1968. Repainted. £450-600 - Sold for £440.00.

Lot 13 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8814, REBUILT STRATFORD WORKS, 1935, from a Great Eastern Railway Class D56 No 1814 built at Stratford in April 1910, which became LNER D15 Class No 8814. It was rebuilt and re-classified to D16 Class in February 1935, renumbered 2585 in 1946, becoming BR 62585. At Norwich by January 1948 and later Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 11 April 1955 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £660.

Lot 14 A BR(W) quad royal poster, CORNWALL, by Gyrth Russell; a view of Polperro. Splits at folds repaired in places. £350-500 - Sold for £420.00.

Lot 15 A coach builders plate, HIGHLAND RAILWAY, LOCHGORM WORKS, INVERNESS, 1921. Cast iron, 7"x4½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 16 A Metropolitan Railway enamel signal box door notice. Signed John Bell, General Manager, Westbourne Terrace, 1st Jan 1881. Restoration to edge and left side, 10"x7" £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 17 A worksplate, DREWRY/RSH 2685/8163 1960 from Class 04 D2304. 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 1977. Cast brass, 8"x5", ex loco condition with BR delivery label attached. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 18 A GWR Hotels silver plated wine bottle holder, with adjustable fitting to accommodate different sizes of bottle, overall 12½" high. £150-300 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 1808.

Lot 19 A nameplate, JUBILEE III, 37½" long, together with its matching worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1613, 1903, 11"x6¼", and its owner's plate, JUBILEE, THOMAS BOLTON & SONS, MERSEY COPPER WORKS, WIDNES, 12"x9". This set of plates is from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which worked for Thomas Bolton & Sons, Mersey Copper Works at Widnes for all of its life. In March 1964 it was sold for scrap to Britannia Scrap Co. Ltd. at Widnes. All plates are cast brass, in ex loco condition. (3) £800-1200 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 20 A GWR signal lever description plate, 62 NORTH QUAY DOWN MAIN, 6½", used on one of the dock branches at Plymouth. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 21 A totem sign, DOUNE, (h/f), from the Callander and Oban route, the Eastern section closing in 1965. Slight loss of shine. £500-800 - Sold for £960.

Lot 22 A Sykes signal box release instrument with lever handle, used in conjunction with a Preece block instrument. Brass makers plate, enamel plate, UP LINE, and line blocked key on chain. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 23 A worksplate, BRITISH THOMSON HOUSTON, 1033, 1957, from Class 15 D8202. New to Devons Road Bow in February 1958; withdrawn from Stratford in June 1968 and cut up by G. Cohen at Kettering in April 1969. Cast brass, 11"x6", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1850.

Lot 24 A signal box nameboard, GREAT MISSENDEN, from the Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Line, the box situated south of Aylesbury. Cast letters on wood, 84" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £820.

Lot 25 A smokebox numberplate, 4243, from a GWR 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in February 1916. At Aberbeeg by January 1948 and later Severn Tunnel Junction, Neath Court Sart, Tondu and Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn on 11 May 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 13 August 1964. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 26 A single line gangers key, STAINTONDALE-RAVENSCAR, from the Scarborough to Whitby route which closed in 1965. Engraved brass, 3½" long, complete with chain and all disc engraved with the section. 4" diameter. £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 27 A worksplate, NEILSON, 5097, 1897, from a Great Northern Railway Class J14 0-6-0ST No 1213 built in June 1897, which became LNER J53 Class No 4213, rebuilt and re-classified to J52 Class in 1930, renumbered 8800 in 1946, becoming BR 68800. At Doncaster by January 1948 and later Retford GC and back to Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 10 July 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted, the back stamped 4213. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 28 A shedplate 12B Carlisle Upperby (1935 to June 1950), then Carlisle Canal (June 1950 to July 1951), then Penrith (October 1955 to February 1958), and finally Carlisle Upperby (February 1958 to closure to steam January 1968). This code is probably best known for its use as Carlisle Upperby, the ex LNWR shed having around 90 locos at the height of its importance. The ex NBR shed at Canal had the distinction of having four A3s and five D49s carrying this LMR code among its 60 occupants. Out of use between 1951 and 1955, only six locos at Penrith carried 12B until Upperby regained it in 1958. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 7432.

Lot 29 A North Eastern Railway armband, STOCKTON PASSR STATION, OUT PORTER No.1. Engraved brass, 4¾"x3½", complete with straps. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 30 A South Wales Mineral Railway cast iron trespass notice, 16"x18½", repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 31 A London and South Western Railway silver plated wine strainer for collecting sediment when decanting a bottle. 6" high, the side marked with the company monogram. £80-120 - Sold for £270.

Lot 32 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1777, DONCASTER, 1932, from a LNER O2 Class 2-8-0 No 2958 built in July 1932, renumbered 3951 in 1946, becoming BR 63951. At March by January 1948, later Doncaster for ten years and Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13½"x8¾", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 2958 and 3951. £500-800 - Sold for £720.

Lot 33 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, WADEBRIDGE-PADSTOW, (brass/steel), the final section of the North Cornwall Line from Okehampton which closed in 1966. £250-400 - Sold for £820.

Lot 34 A GWR safety valve bonnet from a pannier tank, original condition, and easy to display, being free standing. £350-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 35 A totem sign, COUNDON ROAD (f/f), from the Coventry to Nuneaton route which closed to passengers in 1965. Superb condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £820.

Lot 36 A carriage print, LINCOLN, by Fred Taylor, from the LNER pre- war series. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 3139.

Lot 37 A Great North of Scotland Railway enamel trespass notice. 24"x18¼". Two small face chips and edge chipping all neatly restored. The condition well above average. £100-200 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 7466.

Lot 38 A GWR royal train carriage print, COCKINGTON FORGE, TORQUAY and JERSEY, ST BRELADES BAY. The pair of colour images by the Photochrom Company are in an original decorative frame used in Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee train. Overall 22"x11. £250-400 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 39 A numberplate, DAVENPORT LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, 30, as fitted to the front of a standard gauge 0-4-0ST switcher built by The Davenport Locomotive Works at Iowa, USA in 1938 for the Cerro de Pasco Railway and worked at the C de P Copper Corporation smelter at La Oroya, 12,270 feet up in the Peruvian Andes. It was withdrawn in the early 1960s. The works number has never been traced. Cast iron, brass numbers, 11" diameter, with central fixing to rear, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £85.

Lot 40 A Caledonian Railway advertisement. NEW GRAMPIAN CORRIDOR DINING CAR EXPRESS, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen, R. Miller, General Manager. A fine colour view flanked by adverts for the Glasgow and Edinburgh Hotels, presented in its original oak frame. Overall 39½"x32½". This impressive item was found in a disused office at Perth station in the 1960's. £200-350 - Sold for £460.00.

Lot 41 A shedplate, 6J Holyhead (May 1952 and closed to steam December 1966). This ex LNWR shed, formerly coded 7C between 1935 and May 1952, was always home to around 20 locos throughout its BR life. However during that time it housed 90 different Black 5s as well as 17 Royal Scots, 15 Britannias and a handful of Jubilees and Patriots! Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 42 An LMS double royal poster, CONNEMARA, by Paul Henry; a few edge repairs, otherwise fine. (ERO53350) £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 43 A Great North Eastern Railway coat of arms as fitted to the bodyside of Class 92 hauled coaches. Cast brass, 19½"x22", in superb original condition. £600-900 - Sold for £660.

Lot 44 A LNER enamel shedplate, BARNSLEY, used by the 39 locos it had on its books between 1939 and nationalisation. 10" long, chipping in places. £100-200 - Sold for £680.

Lot 45 A smokebox numberplate, 68071, from a War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST built by Andrew Barclay, Works No 2186, in June 1945, WD No 71532. It entered LNER stock in June 1946 as Class J94 No 8071 and became BR 68071. At Immingham by January 1948, its later sheds included Gorton, Doncaster and Darlington from where it was withdrawn on 7 August 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 46 A London and South Western Railway chamber pot, with gilt emblem by Stonier and Co. Loss to gilt rim band. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 47 A smokebox numberplate, 73107, from a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 built at Doncaster and allocated new to Eastfield on 23 December 1955. Its later sheds were Inverness, Perth and Motherwell from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £820.

Lot 48 A Great Eastern Railway silver plated toast rack, with decorative handle and shield marked with the company's initials and bat wing device. The back marked D.C. One minor solder repair required at the end. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 49 A nameplate, AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY, from the LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5156, becoming BR 45156, one of only four of a Class of 842 engines to receive names. Built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1197, in 1935 and named on 19 September 1936, although no details are recorded of any formal naming ceremony. Initially a St. Rollox engine along with the other named members of the Class, it spent most of its BR days allocated to Edge Hill. Withdrawn from Rose Grove on the final day of steam in August 1968, it was towed to T.W. Ward's yard at Beighton for cutting up in November of that year. 44½" across, the front repainted. £12000-15000 - Sold for £15500.

Lot 50 A BR(M) quad royal poster, ISLE OF MAN, Port St Mary, by Peter Collins, rolled, edge nicks and wear to top white border, otherwise fine.(LM31164) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 51 A shedplate, 22A Bristol Barrow Road (1935 to February 1958). This ex MR shed was home to 60 locos during this period, 10 of them being Jubilees. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £820.

Lot 52 A BR(E) double royal poster, HUNTINGDON, by Lance Cattermole, featuring Oliver Cromwell, rolled. (PP1162) £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 53 A porter's jacket from WORCESTER JOINT STATION, by Compton Webb and Co, complete with red felt lapel badges WJS and matching brass buttons, 1", and in excellent condition. Worcester Shrub Hill was a Joint station worked by the GWR and Midland Railway in 1865, continuing under the GWR and LMS ownership until 1948. The jacket has been entered by the family of an employee of WJS. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 54 A button whistle, WORCESTER JOINT STATION, with nickel button applied to each side. (see previous lot) £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 55 A worksplate, (LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co), No 1936, DONCASTER, 1942, from a LNER O2 Class 2-8-0 No 3838 built in September 1942, renumbered 3968 in 1946, becoming BR 63968. At Langwith Junction by January 1948 and later twelve years at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 22 September 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 13½"x7¾", the company name filled. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 56 A carriage print, WESTERN HIGHLANDS, NEAR MORAR, by Jack Merriott, from the Scottish Region series. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 57 A wagon builders plate, FRANCIS THEAKSTON. LIGHT RAILWAY ENGINEERS, F.5907. From a 15" gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway granite hutch wagon. Cast brass, 3¼"x2½", in original condition. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 58 A single line gangers key, NEW BRIDGE QUARRY BOX- LEVISHAM, for the Pickering to Whitby route, closed south of Grosmont in 1965. Engraved brass, 3½"long. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 59 A totem sign, GOXHILL (h/f), from the Grimsby to New Holland and Barton-on-Humber Branch. Mottling, loss of shine and some restoration, but believed to be the last station to have totems, which were removed in the 1980s. £200-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 60 A shedplate, 14B Kentish Town (1935 to April 1963), then Cricklewood diesel depot (September 1963 to March 1967). The ex MR shed at Kentish town was home to over 100 locos throughout the 1950s. However by late 1962 only 23 remained. Some of the 15 Class 08 shunters that worked from Cricklewood also carried this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 61 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, LLANRWST-TAL-Y-CAFN, from the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Festiniog branch. £100-200 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 4155.

Lot 62 A Great Northern Hotels silver plated salmon dish by G.R. Collio & Co. 30"x15½". The top marked with the company monogram. £80-120 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 364.

Lot 63 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, C & M, 22921, 1940, from a standard gauge 150 HP 0-4-0 Diesel Mechanical new to the Royal Ordnance Factory at Kirkby as their No.1. Later to Davy and United Engineering Co. Ltd. at Darnall, Sheffield, and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 12"x8", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 64 A BR(M) enamel signal box nameboard, HEATON PARK, (f/f), measuring 48"x8", from the Manchester Victoria to Bury route. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 65 A smokebox numberplate, 44250, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4250 built at Derby in 1926. At Rowsley by January 1935, its later sheds included Saltley, Toton, Heaton Mersey and Kirkby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 8 May 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 14 July 1965. The front background repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £200.

Lot 66 A locomotive owners number plate, J.L. LTD, No 8, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 2972, in 1912. It went new to John Lysaght Ltd., Normanby Park Works, Scunthorpe, and later moved to John Lysaght Bristol Works Ltd. in Bristol in 1953. Subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 37½" long, in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 67 A BR(E) enamel station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, ILFORD STATION, from the Liverpool Street to Shenfield main line. 28"x13", minor edge chips. £350-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 68 A worksplate, SENTINEL CAMMELL, RAIL COACH, 7152, from a chain-driven steam rail coach for the LNER, one of a batch of twenty delivered in May 1928, this one being numbered 272. All were named after old stage coaches that ran in former LNER territory, No 272 taking the name HERO. New to Shildon and later worked at a number of other sheds in the North East area finishing up at Hull Botanic Gardens from where it was withdrawn in October 1946, the last of the LNER chain-driven rail coaches, and scrapped at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 5"x10", the front repainted. This is the first worksplate from a LNER Sentinel-Cammell rail coach that is known to have survived; only one plate was fitted per vehicle. £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 69 A totem sign, BOTLEY, (f/f) from the Eastleigh to Fareham route. A couple of minor surface marks, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £390 to commission or postal bidder number 1064.

Lot 70 A GWR wooden case distant signal repeater with finialed post and brass plate, 37; 8½" high, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 71 A brass station stamp, ROCHDALE, L & YR, from a station on the Manchester and Leeds route. 3¾" high, the image reversed to show stamp as it would appear when used on telegrams, letter stamps etc. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 72 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co. Ltd. 1960 No. 27942, from Class 21 D6138. New to St. Margarets in February 1960; withdrawn from Aberdeen in December 1967 and cut up by J McWilliam at Shettleston in June 1968. Cast aluminium, 14¼"x6¼", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2727.

Lot 73 A totem sign, HAYES & HARLINGTON, (f/f), a black and white example from the Paddington to Reading main line. Only four stations had such totems. Two small face chips repaired. £1000-1500 - Sold for £740.

Lot 74 A set of marquetry panels from a Wagons Lits car. Octagonal, 10¼"x21½", each of identical design. (4) £500-800 - Sold for £2100.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 75 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 3067, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25951, in 1947. This large Class, eventually consisting of 255 engines, saw service in every system in South Africa and most were still in service in 1984. Cast brass, 20½"x14¾", ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 76 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, MARISHES ROAD, from the Malton to Pickering section of the route to Whitby. The station closed in 1965. 45" long, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £700.

Lot 77 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8724, A. W & Co. LTD, 1912, from a North Eastern Railway Class E1, LNER J72 Class, 0-6-0T No 2317, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 395, in April 1922, renumbered 8724 in 1946, becoming BR 68724. At York and later West Auckland from where it was withdrawn in December 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5" with brass number strip, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 78 A totem sign, WOOLWICH ARSENAL, (f/f) from the North Kent Coast route. Two small face chips and a scratch to the right side. £250-400 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 79 A smokebox numberplate, 42314, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2314 built at Derby and allocated new to Longsight on 3 March 1928. Its later sheds were Barrow, Tebay, Carnforth, Oxenholme for eighteen years and finally Buxton from where it was withdrawn on 24 December 1962. No reliable disposal information is available. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 80 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, REEDSMOUTH JUNC-WOODBURN, (brass/steel) from the Wansbeck line between Morpeth and Reedsmouth where it met the Border Counties route. Passenger traffic ceased in 1952, final closure to freight taking place in 1963. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 81 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 1619, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board, their No 17, and scrapped in 1961. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 82 A pair of North Eastern Railway route nameplates from the zero mile post at Newcastle Central station, (a) N & B (Newcastle and Berwick), and (b) N & C (Newcastle and Carlisle), each cast metal, 6"x3", the fronts repainted. (2) £80-120 - Sold for £105.00.

Lot 83 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1891, HORWICH. Locos built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Horwich in 1891 were 1220 Class 4-4-0, some of which survived into LMS days numbered 101XX, 1153 Class 0-4-0ST known as Pugs, several surviving into BR days numbered 512XX and 11 Class 0-6-0, many surviving into BR days numbered 52XXX. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 84 A North Eastern Railway signal lever description plate, UP TO STAITHES. Engraved brass, 3¼"x4¾". £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 85 A Tyers key token instrument with a trafolite plate, ACHTERNEED, a box on the route to Kyle of Lochalsh between Dingwall and Garve. A manageable example with steel case rather than cast iron. £400-600 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 3567.

Lot 86 A totem sign, MARKINCH, (h/f), from the Thornton Junction to Ladybank route. Loss of shine and restoration. £200-300 - Sold for £740.

Lot 87 A shedplate 2E Northampton (March 1952 to September 1963), then Saltley (September 1963 to March 1967 when closed to steam). The ex LNWR shed at Northampton was home to 40 locos during the period it used this code. It then became 1H. The ex Midland shed at Saltley, formerly 21A, had an allocation of 50 in the mid 1960s. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 7771.

Lot 88 A BR(W) enamel sign, SWINDON & LONDON TRAINS, (f/f). The sign hung on the Cirencester branch platforms at Kemble station. 36"x24", edge chips in places. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 89 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3767, 1930, from a metre gauge Bo-Bo electric loco built by Hawthorn Leslie and English Electric, their Works No 777, for the South Indian Railway, their No EG1. It later became part of the Southern Railway of India, their No 21900. Following withdrawal it went to the Rail Transport Museum at New Delhi for preservation. Cast brass, 6"x4", the front lightly polished but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 90 A BR(W) double royal poster, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Shakespearian Comedy at The Old Falcon, by Gordon Nichol. (PR/126) £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 91 A GWR cast iron notice, No Admission Except On Business. Original condition, 14¾"x9". £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2333.

Lot 92 A smokebox numberplate, 42835, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13135 built at Horwich in 1930, renumbered 2835 in 1934, becoming BR 42835. At Carlisle Durran Hill by January 1935, it spent most of its life at Carlisle Kingmoor, moving at the very end to a third Carlisle shed, Canal, from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 29 December 1962 and sold for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £530 to commission or postal bidder number 3713.

Lot 93 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D898, 1955, from an 0-6-0 shunter D2500. This class leader was new to Birkenhead in December 1955; withdrawn from Barrow in May 1967, and cut up by C.F. Booth at Rotherham in April 1968. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 94 A Great Central Railway silver plated toast rack by Walker and Hall. The coat of arms at each side. £80-120 - Sold for £500.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3037.

Lot 95 A nameplate, FRILFORD GRANGE, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6815 built at Swindon in December 1936 and named when built after the Grange three miles west of Abingdon. At Severn Tunnel Junction by January 1948, it then spent thirteen years at Taunton before moving late on to Laira, Llanelly, Cardiff East Dock and back to Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 18 November 1965 and sold for scrap the following 30 December to J. Buttigieg at Newport. £5000-7000 - Sold for £9200 to commission or postal bidder number 1021.

Lot 96 A BR(M) totem sign, WENDOVER, (f/f) from the Met and G.C Joint Line from Marylebone to Aylesbury and the north. A little mottling, otherwise good. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 97 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1920, DERBY, from an unidentified former Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby Works that year. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 98 A smokebox numberplate, 61202, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1202 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26103, in June 1947. New to Immingham, it moved in 1953 to Lincoln GN from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Wadsley Bridge. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 99 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate NER, STAINTONDALE, from the Scarborough to Whitby route which closed in 1965. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 100 A totem sign, NEILSTON HIGH, (f/f) from the Cathcart to Kilwinning route closed west of Neilston in 1964 after which the station became the branch terminus. Loss of shine and face chips restored. £200-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 101 A smokebox numberplate, 62021, from a Peppercorn K1 Class 2-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26625, and allocated new to Blaydon on 2 August 1949. Its later sheds were Gateshead, Tweedmouth for four years, when it was sub-shedded at Alnmouth for working the Alnwick branch, Sunderland and Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 30 October 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 3 June 1967. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 2905.

Lot 102 A Taff Vale Railway door plate, W.C, cast iron, 10"x4¼", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 103 A shedplate 16F Burton (September 1963 to September 1966). This ex MR shed was home to 35 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 104 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, LADIES, (f/f). Screw hole chips restored at the left fixings, minor face marks. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 105 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DONCASTER, 1965, AEI/EE, from Class 86 electric 86324, so stamped. Formerly E3111, 86024 and finally 86424, it was exported in 2013 to Hungary. Cast aluminium, 8½"x5¾", ex loco condition. £300-400 - Sold for £840.

Lot 106 A Great Northern Railway leather document pouch with lock and brass plate, GNR, DIVISIONAL SUPTDS OFFICE, LEEDS. 10½"x14". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 107 An LSWR Adams locomotive whistle from a Southern Railway 02 class. W14 BEMBRIDGE. Cast brass, 14½" high, 4" diameter. £400-600 - Sold for £840 to commission or postal bidder number 3135.

Lot 108 A totem sign, MOULTON (h/f) from the Spalding to Sutton Bridge section of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Line. Surface marks and three edge chips restore; a rare totem. £400-600 - Sold for £2100 to commission or postal bidder number 7778.

Lot 109 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, DUNFERMLINE, by Kenneth Steel. (B25639-59/60) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 110 A GWR signal box shelf plate, RESOLVEN WEST BOX, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The box was on the Aberdare to Neath route which closed in 1964, and used by freight until 1967. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 111 A signal box nameboard, MARCHEYS HOUSE. The box was on the Bedlington to Newbiggin branch at the northern end of the triangular junction with the line to North Blyth. Cast letters on wood, 41½"x17", in original condition though the lower beading absent. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1820.

Lot 112 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1861, 1925, from a 0-6-0ST delivered new on 1 April 1926 to Hucknall Torkard No 1 Colliery as their SHERWOOD No 6. It returned to Andrew Barclay for repairs in 1945 and went in February 1946 to Sherwood Colliery at Mansfield Woodhouse. The Colliery and its locos became part of the NCB East Midlands Division No 2 Area in January 1947. The loco was scrapped on site in May 1968. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £380.

Lot 113 A carriage print, SWANAGE, DORSET, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series. £150-250 - Sold for £330.

Lot 114 A worksplate 1200HP, Co Bo DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE, METROPOLITAN-VICKERS from a Class 28 D5700 to D5719. Cast brass, 12"x5½", ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4598.

Lot 115 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp from Scalby station on Scarborough to Whitby route. The station closed in 1953, though the line lasted until 1965. The lamp is 28" high with vessel, burner, chimney and a replacement blue lamp glass. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 116 A BR(S) totem sign, SEAFORD, (f/f), the terminus of the branch from Lewes and Newhaven. Minor chips in white rim. £250-400 - Sold for £700.

Lot 117 A 4¾", (120mm) gauge, coal fired, live steam model of a Great Northern Railway Stirling single, with six wheeled tender, generally a substantial and well built model with good driving standard, full set of cab controls and working tender water pump. The locomotive requires considerable work which would be well worth undertaking. £800-1200 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 4345.

Lot 118 A smokebox numberplate, 5339, from a GWR 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1918. At Carmarthen by January 1948 and later Newton Abbot, Exeter, Severn Tunnel Junction and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 29 November 1960 and scrapped at Swindon Works during the week ending 20 May 1961. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 119 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles with knuckles, mounted on a wooden stand with backplate. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 120 A numberplate, No 61384, 1951, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61384, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26843 and allocated new to Ardsley in October 1951. Its later sheds included Stratford, Parkeston, Lincoln GN and Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 9 January 1966 and despatched for scrap to Garnham Harris at Chesterfield on 5 May 1966. Engraved brass, 12"x6½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 121 An LNER general system map, featuring an A4 Class Locomotive, dated May 1939. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 122 A depot plaque for Cardiff Canton, showing a Welsh mountain goat. 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 123 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 3039 from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25578, in 1946. This large Class eventually comprised 255 locos and many were still in service in 1984. Cast brass, 20¼"x14½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 124 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 1456, 1924, from a 0-6-0T named JOSEPH delivered new to Bridgewater Collieries. It spent most of its working life in the Walkden area. Dismantled by June 1959, it was scrapped by October 1963. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 125 An LMS silver plated menu holder, by Walker and Hall, with company coat of arms, 2½" high. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 126 A Midland Railway Hotels china asparagus dish by Royal Crown Derby. 7½"x2¾". The gold band worn in places. £100-200 - Sold for £720.

Lot 127 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, GLASSLOUGH-MONAGHAN, from the Armagh to Clones route. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4505.

Lot 128 A depot plaque for Tinsley, showing a Yorkshire rose. Ex loco condition, 17¾" square. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 129 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, BURNSIDE STATION, (f/f), from the Cathcart Circle route, south of Glasgow. 28'x13", two minor rim chips repaired. £300-400 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 7178.

Lot 130 A smokebox numberplate, 63571, from a Great Central Railway Class 8K No 1224 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 19880, in 1912, becoming LNER 6224, renumbered 3571 in 1946, BR 63571. Rebuilt by BR with a B1 type boiler in August 1949 and re-classified to O1 Class. A long time Annesley engine, it later moved to March and Staveley GC from where it was withdrawn on 13 December 1964 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by 3 April 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 131 A GWR pre-grouping door plate, LADIES ROOM, 1st & 2nd CLASS. Cast iron, 19"x8", the front repainted. The GWR abolished 2nd class travel in 1910. £250-400 - Sold for £800.

Lot 132 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1910, HORWICH. Locos built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Horwich that year were 816 Class 2-4-2T, many of which survived into BR service numbered in the 508XX series, 260 Class 0-4-0ST, many surviving into BR service numbered in the 512XX series and 9 Class 0-8-0, only one of which lasted until nationalisation as BR 52806. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £150-250 - Sold for £240.

Lot 133 A North Eastern Railway enamel signal box nameboard, BLACK BULL CROSSING, from the Whitby to Malton route, the box situated just south of Pickering. An unusual double line plate, 35"x12¼", restoration to edges and loss at corner screw holes. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 134 A BR double royal poster, BUTLINS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY, by Durman. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 135 A BR(E) enamel sign, PASSENGER STATION STRAIGHT ON, (f/f). Edge and two face chips restored, away from lettering, surface marks. An unusual example, probably from Harwich. 12"x18". £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 136 A nameplate, SAMSON, originally carried on the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6135 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23630, in 1927 and named by April 1928 after an early locomotive built in 1831. After the LMS decided to confer military names on all its Royal Scot locos, the nameplates were removed in May 1935 and transferred in November 1936 to the newly built Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No 5738, later BR 45738, but not before they had been cut down in size to fit a standard Jubilee Class backplate. Allocated new to Crewe North, 5738's later sheds included Camden, Bushbury, Upperby and Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 28 December 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 28 February 1964. Cast brass, 28¾" long, clearly showing where the ends of the plate were cut down by the LMS and re-attached. £7000-9000 - Sold for £6500.

Lot 137 A Southern Railway target sign, BLACKFRIARS, from the Charing Cross to London Bridge route. Edge chips in places and surface marks. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 138 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 22199, 1919, from a Great Central type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers for service in France during the later stages of the first world war, ROD No 2109. Loaned new to the Great Central Railway in September 1919, it was returned to the ROD in August 1921 and stored at Stratton. It was purchased by the GWR in May 1925 and first numbered 3090, soon changed to 3041, under which guise it finished its days. At St Philips Marsh by January 1948 and later Shrewsbury and Carmarthen from where it was withdrawn on 7 March 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 7 May 1958. Cast brass, 13"x5¼", lightly cleaned but unpolished. The back stamped 3041. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 139 A good quality GNR 12" roundhead fusee clock in a mahogany case with cast brass bezel. Overall height 14", originally supplied in the mid to late 19th century by John Walker of London, the dial re-painted and re-written, L&NER 738 N Stockall Marples & Co Ltd., London E.C, in the years directly following grouping when they were the contractors, the ampersand was included in railway company title and before the LNER re-numbered its clocks hence using the GNR clock number followed by N With a chain fuse movement with bar pendulum suspension. The remains of a GNR label on the rear of the box. The bottom door replaced. With pendulum and cranked winder. £500-800 - Sold for £780.

Lot 140 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5249, 1945, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in April 1945, WD No 79306. Loaned to the LNER in September 1947 and allocated to Dunfermline, it soon became BR 90727. Its other sheds were Dundee Tay Bridge, St Margarets, Ayr and Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 3 September 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 141 A BR(M) enamel lamp tablet, RADCLIFFE CENTRAL, from the Manchester Victoria to Bury route. 17"x6", an early BR(M) transitional style. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 142 A worksplate ANDREW BARCLAY 410 1957, from 0-6-0 shunter 11185, later D2408. New to Lincoln in February 1957, withdrawn from Immingham in May 1967 and cut up by TW Ward at Beighton in April 1968. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7½", ex loco condition. £200-300 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 143 A BR(Sc) enamel running in board, BOAT OF GARTEN CHANGE FOR SPEYSIDE LINE, (f/f). From the Aviemore to Forres route, the junction for Craigellachie. Two sections totalling 158"x26½", chips in places. £400-600 - Sold for £450.

Lot 144 A smokebox numberplate, 7211, from a GWR 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon in November 1934 from an earlier 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 5286 built at Swindon in September 1930. At Swansea East Dock by January 1948 and later Landore, Llanelly, Ebbw Junction and Severn Tunnel Junction 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. £250-400 - Sold for £430.

Lot 145 A totem sign, LEASOWE, (f/f) from the Birkenhead to West Kirby route. Mottling, a crease repair to the right restored, also face chips. £200-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 146 A shedplate 63A Perth (1949 to May 1967). This extensive ex CR shed known as Perth South was home to 140 locos in the early 1950s. By 1965 this was reduced to just 30. Visitors to the depot at this time would marvel at the sight of several A4s either being serviced or in temporary store. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 147 A brass luggage rack from a Wagons Lits car, 39½" long with decoration. The brass mesh detached to the rear, easily rectified. £200-350 - Sold for £2050.

Lot 148 A Great North of Scotland Railway train following board, inscribed PORTSOY TRAIN FOLLOWING. Original paintwork, 18" diameter, the top stamped Portsoy. £200-350 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 149 A Southern Railway, Charing Cross Hotel chamber pot, by Copeland Spode. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 150 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 1570, 1928, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16637, renumbered 7554 in 1934, becoming BR 47554. A long time Wellingborough engine from at least January 1948, it moved to St Albans in 1954 and later Cricklewood, Kentish Town and Gorton from where it was withdrawn on 23 August 1962 and cut up at Derby Works on 17 October 1962. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 151 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BARTLOW-HAVERHILL NORTH, (alloy) from the Marks Tey to Cambridge route, the section closing in 1967. £100-200 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2868.

Lot 152 An interesting MR early mid-19th century oak-cased 12" dropcase clock, overall height: 23". The dial surround with applied carved oak leaf and acorn decoration, the front of the drop carved with inverted arrow heads and a shield. Marks show there were once ears attached to the sides of the box. A standard oval brass LMS number plate attached to the side of the case, marked LMS 11238 which although not in the remaining LMS clock records (which are alphabetical) suggests a Derby location originally. The vendor believes it was last used at Colwick. The plates of the chain fusee movement with feet and tall shaped shoulders and joined by knopped pillars. The front plate stamped FW D 295, partly hidden by the motion work, indicating that it was made by Francis Woodward of Derby who worked for Whitehurst before setting up on his own. The movement now attached to the dial through a false plate. There are un-used dial foot holes in the front plate of the movement, two sets of dial screw holes in the surround and two matching sets of peg holes in box and battens. With pendulum and winding key. Additional notes on this clock are provided in the online catalogue. £800-1200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 153 A shedplate 84A Plymouth Laira (September 1963 to 1978). This alloy code was carried by Laira's allocation of diesel hydraulics. Ex Class 22 D6315. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 154 A pair of GWR signal lever plates, (a) Up Main Facing to West Loop, Electric Switch, 10¾", (b) F.P.L. for No 25, 13¾". Both engraved brass. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 155 A BR(E) double royal poster, CROMER, by Wesson. (PP7065, 61/2/3) £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 156 A smokebox numberplate, 3855, from a GWR 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in October 1942. At Southall by January 1948 and later Pontypool Road, Cardiff Canton, Banbury, Oswestry and Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 21 August 1965 and sold for scrap on the following 1 October to Woodhamm Bros at Barry. The front repainted. £300-450 - Sold for £420.

Lot 157 An LMS silver plated vase, by Walker and Hall. The company coat of arms on the side. 7½" high with weighted base. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 158 A worksplate, BRIGHTON WORKS, 1903, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway E5 Class 0-6-2T No 575 built in April 1903 and named WESTERGATE. It became SR 2575, by which time it had lost its name, and BR 32575. At Eastbourne by January 1948 and then Brighton from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 3 November 1951 and cut up at Ashford Works on 8 November. Engraved brass, 6"x4", the front polished, the back stamped 575. £800-1200 - Sold for £1650.

Lot 159 A BR(M) quad royal poster, BASSENTHWAITE LAKE, by Barber. (LM26061) £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 160 A carriage print, THE ENTRANCE TO PORTSMOUTH, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series. £150-250 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3135.

Lot 161 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63358, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1913, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 No 1284, renumbered 3358 in 1946, becoming BR 63358. At Newport NER by January 1948 and later Hull Dairycoates, Borough Gardens and Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 9 March 1964 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted, the earlier number 3358 visible under the strip. £150-250 - Sold for £200.

Lot 162 A ground frame key, GREEN ROAD SIGNAL BOX-CLYDE VALLEY SIDINGS. (steel with cast plates to each side), 6" long. Used to access The Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company sidings at Motherwell. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 163 A pair of Pullman Car Company silver plated sugar tongs with claw ends. 5¼" long. £40-60 - Sold for £70.

Lot 164 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 8728, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by W.G. Bagnall, Works No 2425, in January 1931. A long time Cardiff Canton engine, it moved during its final year to Barry, Cardiff East Dock and briefly Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 15 July 1963 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morrison on 28 February 1964. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 165 An original painting, 46226, Duchess of Norfolk at Beattock, a view of a down express c1960, oil on canvas, 22"x16", framed, overall 26½"x20½. £700-1000 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 166 A nameplate, NARVIK, and its matching worksplate, DREWRY CAR Co, 2501, from a standard gauge 0-6-0DM built at Vulcan Foundry, Works No D229, in 1953 and supplied new to Rea, Master Porters & Stevedores, at Duke Street Wharf and Bidston Iron Ore Dock, Birkenhead. The nameplate 20" long, the worksplate 8"x5", both cast brass in ex loco condition. (2) £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 167 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 27765, 1959, from a standard gauge 440 hp 0-6-0DH new to the National Coal Board in the North-East and based at South Hetton Loco Sheds throughout its career. Sold to C.H. Newton Jnr. & Co. Ltd., Durham for scrap on 20 September 1985 and cut-up on site by 13 December 1985. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", cleaned and the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 168 A BR(W) double royal poster, PORTHCAWL, by Nevin, restoration at the top. (PR54) £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1406.

Lot 169 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4643, 1900, from a Caledonian Railway 812 Class 0-6-0 No 858 which became LMS 17596 and BR 57596. A very long time Corkerhill engine from at least 1935, it moved in 1957 to Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 1 October 1962 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £780.

Lot 170 A GWR, One Engine in steam, single line staff, SUDBROOK BRANCH. The line ran from Caldicot Junction (on the Newport to Gloucester route) to the Sudbrook Pumping Station, used for the drainage of the nearby Severn Tunnel. 12¼" long, well used. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 171 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 9728, from an 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in December 1934. A long time Chester engine, it spent its last two years at Abercynon from where it was withdrawn on 21 May 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 9 October 1962. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 172 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, PARCELS, (flangeless), restoration at the right end and minor edge chips. £150-250 - Sold for £130.

Lot 173 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7096, 1943, from a standard gauge Austerity 0-6-0ST new to the War Department as WD 75060 and delivered to Melbourne Military Railway for storage. It was later used by the National Coal Board Opencast Executive at sites in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and North and South Wales and scrapped on site at Kontig Hill Disposal Point, Glamorgan, by J. Cashmore Ltd in June 1969. Cast iron, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 174 A Southern Railway target sign DEPTFORD, from the London Bridge to Greenwich route. Edge chipping, otherwise good. £500-600 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £500.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 175 A GWR description plate, fitted behind a two lever ground frame, referring to No 2 Points, Starting for up Siding, and up Main. Engraved brass, 10½"x4". £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 176 A SNCF locomotive numberplate, BB-12054, from a B-B 25kv electric, built in the 1950s; and withdrawn from Mohon in the late 1990s, one of a class of 148 known as Monocabines and Crocadiles. Cast aluminium, 41½"x9". Ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 177 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, TELEGRAMS , (flangeless), excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 178 A smokebox numberplate, 65931, 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 Shipbuilding Industries at Faslane. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 179 A depot plaque for Stewarts Lane, showing an image of Battersea Power Station. 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 180 A totem sign, LITTLEWORTH, (f/f) from the Peterborough to Spalding route, the station closed in 1961. A couple of minor face and edge chips, otherwise good. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1750.

Lot 181 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 24940, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in August 1944 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 70872. Loaned to the LNER in December 1945, it became their O7 Class No 3074 and was allocated to Newport NER. It became BR 63074 in 1948 and was renumbered 90074 the following year. It remained at Newport until moving in June 1958 to the new Thornaby shed and later Tyne Dock, Wakefield, Sunderland and West Hartlepool from where it was withdrawn on 9 September 1967 and cut up by Arnott Young at Fighting Cocks. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 182 A nameplate, HATHERTON HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 4932 built at Swindon in June 1929 and named when built after the Hall three miles south-east of Nantwich in Cheshire. At Pontypool Road by January 1948 and later St Philips Marsh, Exeter, Taunton for twelve years, Neath Court Sart and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 6 November 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 12 January 1965. Superb ex loco condition. £6000-7000 - Sold for £6000.

Lot 183 A London and South Western Railway Preece block instrument, 17" high and in fine original condition, complete with bell and UP LINE enamel plate, minor wear to white face. £400-600 - Sold for £250.

Lot 184 A worksplate, DREWRY CAR Co, 2273/VULCAN D139, from a 0-4-0DM named TAURUS new to Wm Cory & Sons Ltd, Contractors of Erith. By 1969 it had moved to Purfleet Deep Wharf Storage Co Ltd and in 1983 went to Duncan Transrail Ltd, Salford as their No 2 and still named. By mid-1989 it was at Otis Euro Transrail Ltd but was out of use later in 1989. In December 1995 it went to the Gwynedd & Clwyd Railway Society at Talycafn Tramway Museum. Cast brass, 8"x5", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £580.

Lot 185 A smokebox numberplate, 61349, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 built at Gorton, Works No 1007, and allocated new to Kittybrewster on 2 July 1949. It moved to St Margarets in 1957 and right at the end to Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 17 August 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £400-500 - Sold for £410.

Lot 186 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61349, GORTON WORKS, 1949, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61349. Gorton only built 10 B1s 61340 to 61349. Some carried this type of plate without the LNER heading as well as having either the works number or the BR running number cast in. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned and the front repainted. (See previous Lot for engine history) £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 187 A carriage print, RICHARD III, by Whitbar, from the LMR historical series. £70-100 - Sold for £110.

Lot 188 A totem sign, BORTH (h/f), from the Dorey Junction to Aberystwyth route. Loss of shine and a couple of edge chips neatly restored, just into the brown. £700-1000 - Sold for £760.

Lot 189 A GWR Drawing Office paperweight, cast iron, 4"x2½". £50-80 - Sold for £330.

Lot 190 A shedplate 56B Ardsley (October 1956 to October 1965) This former GNR shed was originally in the ER (37A) and was then transferred to the NER. In late 1959 it had over 60 locos, and by 1965 it housed 45, comprising 4 A1s and 8 B1 namers. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 191 A GWR Tyers permissive block instrument, 19" high, in fine original condition and complete with Tyers brass makers plate. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 192 A smokebox numberplate, 76068, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 built at Doncaster and allocated new on 9 August 1956 to Eastleigh where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn on 10 October 1965, it was despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 11 January 1966. Ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 193 A nameplate, MERSEY, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM built by Fowler, Works No 22894, in 1940 and supplied new to J. Crossfield & Sons at Warrington. This loco's nameplates were subsequently transferred to another diesel shunter also built by Fowler, Works No 21909, formerly named CHARLES HUFFMAN. This latter engine was sold in March 1959 to N. Greening & Sons at Britannia Wire Cloth Works at Warrington. In 1966 it went to T.W. Ward at Brindle Heath scrapyard, Salford where it was scrapped the following year. Cast brass, 16" long, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £270.

Lot 194 A brass seal, LNER, KING GEORGE DOCK, HULL, 3½" high with brass head and turned wooden handle. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear when used. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 195 A nameplate, RIVER KIAGBODO, from a Nigeria Railway 3ft 6ins gauge River Class 2-8-2 No 171, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26817, in 1950, one of the last class of steam locos built for Nigeria. It was cut up at Kafanchan Junction in about 1982. Cast brass, 64" long, in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £450.

Lot 196 A worksplate, BUILT SWINDON 1958, cast aluminium, 10½"x6", the front repainted. Aluminium plates of this pattern were attached to Class 42 Warship D800 to D802. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 197 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1916, ST. ROLLOX, from an unidentified Caledonian Railway loco rebuilt at St Rollox Works that year. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 198 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 3823, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in May 1940. At Cardiff Canton by January 1948, its later sheds included Oxford, Neath Court Sart and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 2 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 25 August 1965. Ex loco condition. £550-650 - Sold for £600.

Lot 199 A BR(S) enamel sign, TRAINS TO LONDON, WORTHING, BRIGHTON, 36"x24" (f/f). Several face chips neatly restored, the lettering unaffected. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 200 A BR(NE) enamel station sign, WAY OUT TO NETHERFIELD ROAD, (f/f) from Guiseley station. 28"x13", a little edge chipping, otherwise excellent. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 201 A numberplate, E. No 10, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 Vertical Boilered Rail Crane built by Chapman Furneaux, Works No 1201, in 1901 for shunting duties at Consett Ironworks. In 1963 it was converted to oil firing. It passed into the ownership of the British Steel Corporation in July 1968 and was sent to J.A. Lister & Sons Ltd for scrap in September 1969. Cast brass, 30¾"x7", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 1061.

Lot 202 A late 19th century MR 10" hook and spike clock. The movement enclosed in a metal box hung from a large hook and supported by two spikes resting on the wall. The right side of the box bearing a standard Ivorine number plate marked BR-W 5456. The dial re-painted and re-written Mann Gloucester. Recently restored by Hadfields of Penrith. Typical of many such clocks supplied to the MR by Mann for use in signal boxes where there was no danger of interference to hands or pendulum. Not restricted to the Severn & Wye as sometimes claimed. With winding key and replaced pendulum. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 203 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1070, 1906, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named VICTORIA which was new to Ebbw Vale Steel and Iron Co. Ltd (later Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd.) at Newport Wharf. It moved to RTB at Elba Steelworks, Gowerton, in September 1955 and was scrapped there circa 1966. Engraved brass, 11½"x 8½", the front polished and characters repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 204 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 420, 1921, from a Midland Railway 3835 Class 0-6-0 No 3941 which retained this number in LMS days and became BR 43941. At Belle Vue by January 1935, its later sheds were Grimesthorpe, Saltley for twelve years and finally Toton from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 7 September 1957 and cut up at Derby Works the very next week, on 13 September. Cast brass, 5¾"x4", the front repainted; one corner replaced in brass. £250-400 - Sold for £220.

Lot 205 A late 19th century oak-cased 10" GNR roundhead clock typical of Potts of Leeds, overall height: 13", in good ex-signal box condition and retaining its original bezel with plastered sight ring, pendulum, bottom door lock and three of four original case pegs. The dial written B.R. (E). 9231 with minor damage around two dial feet. Ex LNER records show that it was used in Warsop Junction box at Shirebrook North. An un-official brass plate attached to the side door marked LNER Shirebrook Fitter's Shop. The fusee movement between shaped plates with feet. Complete with pendulum, winding key and copies of its entry in LNER clock records. £500-700 - Sold for £500.

Lot 206 A nameplate PILLAR, from BR Class 60 60097, Brush Traction 999 of 1992. New to Immingham in December 1992 and currently stored out of service at Toton. Named after a mountain in the Lake District. Cast aluminium, 26¼" long, the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 207 A North Eastern Railway brass seal, NORMANTON, NER, 3½" high with brass head and turned wooden handle. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear when used on wax to seal cash bags. £150-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 208 A smokebox numberplate, 48119, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Northampton on 5 May 1939. Its later sheds included Toton, Mansfield, Kirkby and Edge Hill from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 2 December 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 4 May 1968. Partially restored on the front right side. £300-500 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 2782.

Lot 209 A totem sign, NEWTOWN, (h/f) from the Cambrian Railways Welshpool to Moat Lane section. Mottling and edge chips repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 210 A BR(E) quad royal poster, BRITISH RAILWAYS & BRITISH INDUSTRY, by F. Donald Blake. (PP1197) £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 211 A Southern Railway target sign, LYDD-ON-SEA from the Appledore to New Romney branch. This station and the coastal section were closed in 1967. Edge chips neatly restored and a chip above the 'N'. A rare target only offered at auction once before. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 212 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 832, 1899, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named GRANVILLE which was new to Shelton Iron Steel and Coal Co. Ltd. where it spent all its career. Scrapped on site on 21 May 1960. Cast brass, 16¾"x 11¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 213 A BR(E) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, CENTRAL STATION, (f/f), used at Gainsborough station on the Retford to Grimsby route. 28"x13", minor rim chips. £150-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 214 A single line key token, OXLEY JC-WOMBOURN, (alloy) from the Wolverhampton to Stourbridge, via Tettenhall route, a short lived branch opened in 1925; it closed in 1965. £100-200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 215 A nameplate, CITY OF LICHFIELD, from the LMS Class 8P Princess Coronation 4-6-2 No 6250, later BR 46250, built at Crewe in 1944 with original double chimney and formally named at a ceremony at Lichfield Trent Valley station by the Mayor of the Midlands city, Miss Agnes M. Thompson, on 20 June 1944. Allocated new to Crewe North on 20 May 1944, its later sheds included Polmadie, Camden and Upperby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 12 September 1964 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. 75¾" long, the original paintwork touched up in places. £23000-28000 - Sold for £20000.

Lot 216 A BR(M) poster, VISIT LAKELAND, LAKE WINDERMERE, by W, rolled, 20"x30". (LM8553) £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 217 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, QUEENS PARK WORKS, 24041, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built in December 1930. At Ebbw Junction by January 1948, it spent its final nine years at Tondu from where it was withdrawn on 13 April 1962 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 25 June 1962. Cast brass, 15"x6", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £270.

Lot 218 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, CAMELFORD-DELABOLE, (brass/steel) from the North Cornwall Line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. The face marked, Not in Use. £250-400 - Sold for £350.

Lot 219 An O gauge fine scale kit built model of LMS Coronation class, 46240, CITY OF COVENTRY, in BR maroon livery; with 12 volt D.C flywheel motor and pick up on live side; an excellent quality model with spring buffers, good backhead detail, well finished and detailed throughout. £900-1200 - Sold for £950.

Lot 220 A numberplate, C.C. & Co Pty, 1, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 428, in 1888 and fitted to Southern Coal Co No 1 in Wollongong, New South Wales. It later moved to Corrimal north of Wollongong and by 1937 was Corrimal Coal & Coke Proprietary Ltd No 1, the plate showing evidence of the name change. It was scrapped in 1964. Cast brass, 37¾"x9½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £60.

Lot 221 A LMS double royal poster, BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION, 1924, The North East Colonnade, by Earnest Coffin. Additional artwork by Thos Shepard. (P110R) £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 222 A BR(M) totem sign, NAVIGATION ROAD, (f/f), from the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham route. Slight discolouration to the white enamel. £300-500 - Sold for £680.

Lot 223 A brass seal. G.N.R, SANDY, used at the East Coast Main Line station. 3¾" high with turned wooden handle. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear when used. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 224 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1927, CREWE. Locos built by the LMS at Crewe that year were Class 5 2-6-0 Nos (4)2736-99 and Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos (4)4437-46. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 225 A totem sign, APPLEBY, (f/f) from the Scunthorpe to Grimsby route; the station closed in 1967. Face and edge chips restored and a crease to the right side. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 226 A smokebox numberplate, 302, from a War Department Stanier type 8F 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24602, in June 1940, WD No 302. Loaned new to the LMS in October 1940 as LMS No 8228, it returned to the WD in February 1941 and was sent to Middle East Forces in Egypt as MEF No 9302. It later became Egyptian State Railways No 877 and never returned to the UK. A LMS 1936 pattern plate with block style numerals, this is believed to be the first of these original numberplates from a WD Stanier 8F to appear in auction. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 227 An O gauge kit built model of Southern Railway Merchant Navy class 35011, GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION. A good build quality with a fair amount of fine detail, spring buffers, 12 volt D.C. motor with worm and heavy duty gears and live side pick up; good backhead detail and tender underframe detail. £700-1000 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 228 A shedplate 61A Kittybrewster (1949 to July 1961). The ex GNSR shed was home to between 50 and 70 steam locos, until it became a short lived diesel depot when the area became dieselised. Notable residents were the GNSR D40 4-4-0s and the NBR D34 4-4-0s, along with the diminutive Z4 and Z5 0-4-2Ts. The front repainted. £200-250 - Sold for £220.

Lot 229 A pair of GWR Hotels, roundel pattern silver plated sugar tongs, by Mappin and Webb, 3¾" long. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 230 A shedplate 67B Hurlford (1949 to October 1966). This ex GSWR shed housed 60 locos in the 1950s, which was reduced to 30 in its final year before closure. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £150.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 231 A BR(W) totem sign, SWINDON. Two long chip repairs well away from the lettering, otherwise excellent. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 232 A nameplate, IRENE, cast brass, 37" long, together with its matching worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY 1114, 1907, 16¾"x11¾", its ANDREW BARCLAY 1946 rebuild plate, 9¼"x6¾", and its owner' plate, IRENE, THOMAS BOLTON & SONS, MERSEY COPPER WORKS, WIDNES, 12"x9", with half moon cut outs. This set of plates is from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which worked for Thomas Bolton & Sons, Mersey Copper Works at Widnes for all of its life. In March 1964 it was sold for scrap to Britannia Scrap Co. Ltd. at Widnes. All plates cast brass in ex loco condition. (4) £800-1200 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 233 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, ISOLATION TELEPHONE, (f/f), 11½"x13½", a little chipping at screw holes neatly restored. £150-250 - Sold for £160.

Lot 234 A worksplate, BUILT BY LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, 1946, DARLINGTON WORKS, No 1978, from a Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0 built to LNER order at Darlington in February 1946, LNER Class O6 No 3136, renumbered 3536 in 1947. Loaned to the LMS in 1947, it became their No 8741 and BR 48741. Allocated new to Heaton and then York North, it moved to Crewe South in late 1947 and later Buxton, Heaton Mersey and Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn ion the week ending 28 October 1967 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 17 April 1968. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the front lightly polished. £400-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 235 A worksplate, R & W HAWTHORN LESLIE, ENGINE No 4105 from a marine engine. Engraved brass, 25¼"x11¼", the front lightly polished. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 236 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE PEAK DISTRICT, by Claude Buckle. (LM15156) £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 237 A headboard, THE PALATINE, as carried by a St Pancras to Manchester (Central) express which first ran in July 1938 and, after suspension during the war, was not re-introduced until September 1957 with this style of headboard. The train's last titled run was on 13 June 1964. 33¼" wide, repainted. £1800-2500 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 238 An LNER and LMS quad royal poster, ROYAL DEESIDE, BRAEMAR CASTLE, by J. McIntosh Patrick; edge splits repaired. £300-500 - Sold for £290.

Lot 239 A worksplate, SENTINEL, 6 TON STEAM WAGON, C3333, from a C type Sentinel road steam wagon built in 1920. Unfortunately the customer is not identified but C types were quite common on Merseyside where this vehicle may well have worked. Cast brass, 5"x10", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £180.

Lot 240 A nameplate, DORNEY COURT, from the GWR 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 No 2940 built at Swindon in December 1911 and named when built after the Court one mile north-west of Windsor. At Cardiff Canton by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 17 January 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending on 19 April 1952. The plate has been repainted. (See also next Lot) £7000-9000 - Sold for £7000.

Lot 241 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2940, from the 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 DORNEY COURT. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £2000-3000 - Sold for £2200 to commission or postal bidder number 458.

Lot 242 A GWR pre-grouping pocket watch with movement by Rotherhams of London. The enamelled face with second hand is marked with the initials GWR, and the outer rear case engraved GWR 2343. £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 243 A shedplate 32A Norwich Thorpe (1949 to April 1962 for steam). This ex GER shed housed 130 locos in 1950. It was most noted for its stud of 21 Britannias in the late 1950s. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 3578.

Lot 244 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2367, 1955, from a 0-4-0ST new to the Central Electricity Generating Board at Chadderton Power Station, Oldham, their CHADDERTON NO 2. It was scrapped in September 1969. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7½", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 245 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BENTLEY HEATH CROSSING LOOP LINE. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The box was situated between Knowle and Dorridge and Widney Manor on the Leamington to Birmingham main line. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 246 A smokebox numberplate, 43787, from a Midland Railway 2736 Class 0-6-0 No 257 built at Derby in 1904, renumbered 3787 in 1907, still 3787 in LMS days, becoming BR 43787. A long time Toton engine, it spent its final years at Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn on 7 January 1959 and sold for scrap to Albert Loom at Spondon, Derby. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 247 A totem sign, WEM (f/f), from the Crewe to Shrewsbury line. A few blemishes and rim chips. £400-600 - Sold for £400.

Lot 248 A London and North Western Railway 10¼" dinner plate by Maple & Co., used on the LNWR Royal Train; the company coat of arms and edge decoration in gold. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 249 A smokebox numberplate, 70042, from the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 built at Crewe and named when built LORD ROBERTS after the renowned army commander Earl Roberts of Kandahar. Allocated new to Stratford on 9 April 1953, its later sheds included Trafford Park, Willesden, Crewe North, Holyhead and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 13 May 1967 and sold for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston on 10 August 1967. Ex loco condition. £1500-2000 - Sold for £3700.

Lot 250 A totem sign, BUILDWAS, (f/f), from the Bridgnorth to Shrewsbury route, the junction for Craven Arms and Wellington. A small face chip, and a chip in the centre of the upper panel, both restored £700-1000 - Sold for £1950.

Lot 251 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1889, DERBY, from a Midland Railway 1102 Class 0-6-0T No 214, renumbered 1763 in 1907, retaining this number in LMS days, becoming BR 41763. A long time Barrow Hill engine from at least 1935, it finished its days at Langwith Junction and Shirebrook from where it was withdrawn on 25 December 1966 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Parkgate & Rawmarsh. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £420.00.

Lot 252 A Southern Railway brass signal box plunger with an enamel plate, GLOUCESTER RD JUNCT THRO. The box was situated a little north of East Croydon. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 253 A smokebox numberplate, 60809, from the LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4780, BR No 60809, built at Darlington in August 1937 and officially named THE SNAPPER, THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, THE DUKE OF YORK'S OWN, 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. (See also next Lot) £200-350 - Sold for £3700 to commission or postal bidder number 1618.

Lot 254 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60809, DARLINGTON 1937, from the LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4780, which became BR 60809. Cast brass, 9"x5", (See previous Lot for engine history) £600-900 - Sold for £2700.

Lot 255 A LNER enamel lamp tablet, WHITE COLNE, from the Colne Valley route between Chappel and Haverhill. The station closed in 1961. Double sided, 11"x6½", a little discolouration in places. £300-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £300.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 256 A smokebox numberplate, 60931, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 3658 built at Doncaster, Works No 1924, in August 1941, renumbered 931 in 1946, becoming BR 60931. At Haymarket by January 1948 and later Dundee Tay Bridge, Eastfield St Rollox and St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 3 September 1965 and cut up at Darlington Works by Clayton Davie of Gateshead. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 257 A Southern Railway target sign, BEXLEY, from the Hither Green to Dartford, via Sidcup, route. Restoration to edge chipping, loss of shine, damage at lower left screw hole. £500-600 - 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 258 A BR(S) double royal poster, FARNBOROUGH '68, GO BY TRAIN, a dramatic image featuring Concorde. £100-200 - Sold for £280.00.

Lot 259 A shedplate 86E Severn Tunnel Junction (1948 to October 1965 for steam). This ex GWR shed was home to around 75 locos in the 1950s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 260 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9507, N.B Loco Co, 1921, from a Great Northern Railway N2 Class 0-6-2T No 1728 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22584, in December 1920. It became LNER 4728 and was renumbered 9507 in 1946, becoming BR 69507. A long time Parkhead engine, it was withdrawn from there on 22 April 1960 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 261 A BR(M) totem sign CANLEY HALT, (f/f) from the Rugby to Birmingham main line, opened in 1940, situated just west of Coventry. A couple of face chips expertly restored, minor blemishes. The few totems that have appeared from the Halt are face fixing. This is believed to be the only standard pattern in circulation. £450-700 - Sold for £640.

Lot 262 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK(HYMEK) No. 7927 1962, from Class 35 D7033. New to Cardiff Canton in May 1962, it was withdrawn from Old Oak Common in January 1972 and cut up at Swindon Works in November 1972. Cast aluminium, 12¾"x5¼", ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £940.

Lot 263 A single line key token, HARVINGTON- BROOM NORTH, (brass), from the Barnt Green to Ashchurch loop, which closed in 1962. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 264 A totem sign, PATTERTON, (f/f) from the Glasgow to Neilston High route. Superb condition. £200-350 - Sold for £620.

Lot 265 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1139, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 7783 built 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 during the five days ending 2 February 1963. Cast brass, 8"x5", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 266 A nameplate GATWICK VOYAGER from a Class 220 No 220 009. This plate was carried between 2001 and 2007. Cast aluminium, 24½"x15", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - 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 267 A French locomotive cabside numberplate, SNCF, 141R, 297, from a standard gauge 2-8-2 built by Alco, Works No 74170, in March 1946. In service on the Sud-Est Region at Chalindrey in 1946, it was withdrawn from Nevers in August 1966. Cast brass, 22"x14½", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 268 A shedplate 34B Hornsey (1949 and closed to steam July 1961, then as a diesel depot in 1971). This ex GNR shed was home to 60 locos during its final eighteen months. It was also noted for its servicing of locos visiting the adjacent Ferme Park marshalling yard. Some of its diesel allocation also carried this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 269 A Great Eastern Railway sliding knob handlamp, stamped GER, ALDEBY, 15, restored and complete with GER vessel and replacement rear handle. The station was on the Beccles to Haddiscoe route, which closed in 1959. £150-250 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 1491.

Lot 270 A wartime double royal poster issued by the British railways, YOUR CHILDREN'S FOOD DEPENDS ON, THE LINES BEHIND THE LINES. (No 518) £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 271 A Pullman car table lamp from a car which worked on the Bournemouth Belle. Overall 22" high, complete with switch and celluloid shade, loss to shade at back. £250-400 - Sold for £180.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1529.

Lot 272 A worksplate, No 2055, DONCASTER, 1949, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60161, NORTH BRITISH, allocated new on 19 December 1949 to Haymarket where it spent most of its working life except for two years at Polmadie in the early 1950s and a final few weeks at St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 14 October 1963 and cut up at Inverurie Works. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the front polished. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1950.

Lot 273 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, THE TAY BRIDGE, See Scotland by Rail, by Cuneo; edge nicks repaired. (B34040) £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 274 A smokebox numberplate, 45390, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5390 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1445, and allocated new to Bletchley on 2 August 1937. Its later sheds included Rugby, Aston, Monument Lane, Crewe North and Carnforth from where it was withdrawn on 4 August 1968 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 2 November 1968. The front background repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £550 to commission or postal bidder number 925.

Lot 275 A London Chatham & Dover Railway small silver plated sauce boat by Elkington, marked with the full coat of arms, overall length 6". £80-120 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 249.

Lot 276 A shedplate 8H Birkenhead (September 1963 to November 1967 for steam). This ex LNWR and GWR joint shed, formerly 6C, was home to around 75 steam locos when it used this code. It continued as a diesel depot until November 1985; some of them carrying this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 277 A totem sign, CLECKHEATON CENTRAL, (f/f), from the Low Moor to Dewsbury and Mirfield line. The station closed in 1965. Excellent colour and shine. £2000-2500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 278 A LNER brass locomotive whistle group standard pattern, complete with wheel base and operating lever, 13½" high, the bell diameter 3½". Ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 279 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, WAITING ROOM & REFRESHMENTS, (flangeless), 24"x6", one tiny blemish otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 280 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63384, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1917, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2 0-8-0 No 2227 built in October 1917, retaining this number as LNER Q6 Class, renumbered 3384 in 1946, becoming BR 63384. At Newport NER by January 1948 and later Borough Gardens, Blaydon and Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 2 January 1966 and sold for scrap to Clayton Davie at Gateshead. Cast iron, 9"x5", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 281 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, NORTH WEMBLEY STATION, (f/f), from the southern end of the West Coast main line. 28"x13". A little mottling in places. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2618.

Lot 282 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway fire buckets notice from Burnham-on Sea station. Cast iron, 15¾"x9¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 283 A solid silver hallmarked presentation salver inscribed, To Arthur William Marchant, Stationmaster at Lewes. A token of esteem and regard from a few passengers in recognition of his devotion to duty during the strike, 1926. 10" with three decorative feet. £450-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 284 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65800, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1908, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3 0-6-0 No 1001 built in June 1908, retaining this number as LNER J27 Class, renumbered 5800 in 1946, becoming BR 65800. At Stockton by January 1948 and later Heaton and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 10 September 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron,9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-250 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4307.

Lot 285 A LNWR 8" fusee roundhead clock supplied by John Walker, overall height:10¾", the late 19th century wire driven fuse movement with the edge of the rear movement plate and the pendulum bob stamped, LMS 2279, a non-standard marking. In a later, 20th century style all-solids, mahogany case, the box stamped, 2279, on the back but lacking any evidence of a LNWR number plate and with a four piece dial surround, key operated lock to the bottom door and a cast brass bezel. The dial written L.M.S.R John Walker 1, South Molton St. London 2279. The rear of the dial marked LNWR 3411 and W2279. A clock census carried out by the LM Region in the late 1960s records LMS number 2279 at Humberstone Road, Leicester. With pendulum, winding key and door key. Additional notes on this clock are provided in the online catalogue. £400-600 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 1087.

Lot 286 A wagon plate, FESTINIOG RAILWAY, 132 from a four wheel match wagon built at Boston Lodge in 1875. Cast iron, 9¾"x7½". The front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £260.

Lot 287 A worksplate, LNER, 1875, DONCASTER WORKS, 1929, from a LNER K3 Class 2-6-0 No 1364 built at Doncaster, Works No 1716, in July 1929, renumbered 1875 in 1946, becoming BR 61875. At Gateshead by January 1948 and later March, Heaton and Hull Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 10 December 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £180.

Lot 288 An original oil painting by Hamilton Ellis, Somerset and Dorset Railway 0-4-4 tank loco No 52 near Shillingstone, framed and glazed, overall 26"x19". £500-800 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 289 A nameplate, CHIRK CASTLE, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5025 built at Swindon in April 1934 and named when built after the 14th Century Castle one mile west of Chirk Station. A long time Bristol Bath Road engine and later Swindon, Oxford for five years and Hereford from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 9 October 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 25 April 1964. Repainted. (See also next Lot) £13000-15000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £15000.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 290 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 5025, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 CHIRK CASTLE. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £3000-4000 - Sold for £3000 to commission or postal bidder number 7541.

Lot 291 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, FIRTH OF CLYDE, by John S. Smith. (B36685) £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 292 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 1542, 1922, from a GNR Class J22 0-6-0 No 639 built in August 1922, becoming LNER J6 Class No 3639, renumbered 4278 in 1946, BR 64278. At New England by January 1948 and later Boston and Lincoln GN from where it was withdrawn on 2 March 1961 and subsequently scrapped. Fully engraved brass, 12½"x7½". £500-800 - Sold for £400.

Lot 293 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO, QUEENS PARK, 24048, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 7760 built in December 1930. At Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved the following year to Oxford where it remained until withdrawal on 3 November 1961. The following month it was transferred to London Transport stock as their No L90. Withdrawn by LT in June 1971, it was then sold to the Standard Gauge Steam Trust at Tyseley. Cast brass, 15¼"x6¼", the front repainted. The plate is sold with a hardwood mount. £400-600 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 4269.

Lot 294 A Caledonian Railway leather cashbag with brass plate, C.R. NEILSTON. £80-120 - Sold for £320.

Lot 295 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61291, N.B. Loco Co, 1948, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 numbered E1291 when built but changed to 61291 in June 1950. Allocated new to Darlington on 24 February 1948 and later Borough Gardens, York North and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 20 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Ellis Metals at Shalwell. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 296 A brass station stamp, FORD JUNCTION, LB & SC Ry, from a station on the Brighton to Portsmouth route. 3¾" high with brass head and turned wooden handle. The image reversed to show the stamp as it would appear when used on the telegrams, letter stamps etc. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 297 A BR(E) enamel station sign, PLATFORM 1, WEST, (f/f), double sided, used at Clacton-on Sea. Minor edge chips, otherwise excellent. £350-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £400.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 298 A smokebox numberplate, 30379, from a London & South Western Railway M7 Class 0-4-4T No 379 built at Eastleigh in June 1904. At Bournemouth by January 1948 and later Eastleigh, Bournemouth again, Tunbridge Wells and Three Bridges from where it was withdrawn on 6 October 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works during the week ending 23 November 1963. The front repainted. The BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back. £500-800 - Sold for £440.

Lot 299 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 688, 1904, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Powell Duffyn Steam Coal Co. at Aberaman Colliery and later Tower Colliery. Became National Coal Board property in January 1947 and was scrapped on site after September 1965 but by June 1966. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 300 A brass table lamp from a Wagons Lits car, complete with switch, shade, base and neck decoration, overall 21¾" high. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 301 A silver plated, half pint tankard LNER REFRESHMENT DEPT, MANCHESTER, by Walker and Hall. The side is marked GR 37 (1937). It would have been used in the former GCR refreshment rooms at Manchester London Road. £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 302 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DERBY, 1961 BRUSH/SULZER, from a Class 46 Peak D144, later 46007. New to Derby in December 1961; withdrawn from Gateshead in February 1982 and cut up at Swindon Works in June 1985. Cast aluminium, 13¼"x6¾", ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £880.

Lot 303 A carriage print, HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, by Horace Wright, from the LNER post-war series. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 304 A Southern Railway double royal poster, THE NEW BATTLE OF BRITAIN CLASS Locomotives, Naming Ceremony for Manston at Ramsgate station, 9th March 1948. (AD5637) £150-300 - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 519.

Lot 305 A Great Eastern Railway, up starter, trackside fog signal repeater, from Enfield Lock, complete with arms, balance weights and photographs of the equipment in situ. 38" across, height 34". £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 306 A nameplate, ALICE, cast brass, 20" long, together wit its matching worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 884, 1900, cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which was supplied new to Shelton Iron Steel and Coal Co. Ltd. where it remained for all of its career. Scrapped on site on the 4 October 1963. Both plates are in ex loco condition. (2) £600-900 - Sold for £1850.

Lot 307 A single line staff, KIRBYMOORSIDE-HELMSLEY, (brass/steel), from the Gilling to Pickering route. The eastern section closed in 1953 and passenger services were withdrawn from the whole route. This staff was used from this time until final closure to freight in 1964. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 308 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK 1881, from a standard gauge New South Wales Government Railways Class Z19 0-6-0 No. 1940 (originally No. 189 until 1924) built by Beyer Peacock under works number 2070. By 1933 about half of this Class of eighty locos had been removed from service but two lasted until August 1972. No. 1940 was withdrawn in 1969 and scrapped. Cast brass, 14¾"x7", lightly cleaned but unpainted; the number 1940 on the back. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 309 A BR(W) totem sign, WOOTTON WAWEN PLATFORM, (f/f), from the Stratford-on-Avon to Birmingham route. A chip above the second 'W', expertly restored. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1600 to commission or postal bidder number 7462.

Lot 310 A marquetry panel from a Wagons lits car, 18¼"x22½". A surface blemish in one area. £400-600 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 311 A LNER enamel shedplate, STOCKPORT, used by the 32 locos it was home to between 1939 and nationalisation. 10" long, minor edge chips, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £940.

Lot 312 A 3½" gauge live steam model of a GWR County Class 4-6-0, 1019, COUNTY OF MERIONETH, in GWR livery, built by Severn Lamb Ltd in the 1970s; A superior quality driving class engine, coal fired with hand operated tender water pump, part removable cab roof to ease operation of the back head works comprising regulator, pressure gauges, reverser, valves and fire box doors. Being an operational model, the finer scale details have been omitted. This superb quality, fully working locomotive has been fired, though probably only for testing purposes, but is without boiler certificate. It is displayed on a section of track with a good quality hard wood and glass case. £5000-6000 - Sold for £5000.

Lot 313 An LNER double royal poster, HARWICH-ZEEBRUGGE TRAIN FERRY, by Frank Mason. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 314 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, GENTLEMEN, (f/f), excellent condition, a tiny flake from the top left fixing repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 315 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1168, 1935, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5127 which became BR 45127. Allocated new to Crewe North on 29 April 1935, its later sheds included Holyhead, Springs Branch, Kingmoor, Perth, Dalry Road, St Margarets and Dundee Tay Bridge from where it was withdrawn on 19 November 1966 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Carmyle. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £300.

Lot 316 A late 19th or early 20th century GER 12" fusee roundhead clock in a mahogany case. Overall height: 14½". the case of relatively thick construction and with green baize on several surfaces, both GER characteristics. The bottom door repaired and the lock replaced. The dial with a section cut away adjacent to the bezel hinge, recently repainted and now written, L.N.E.R. 12000, in non-standard style. The chain fusee movement stamped G.E.R. on the rear plate. Number 12000 in LNER clock records was used at Newcastle Forth Goods, Mineral Invoicing, although an earlier entry has been overwritten. The owner believes the clock was withdrawn from service in 1987 from the Scarborough area. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and the Collectors Corner receipt for its sale in 1988. Additional notes on this clock are provided in the online catalogue. £300-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 317 A smokebox numberplate, 92184, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to New England on 10 January 1958. Its later sheds were Frodingham, Colwick and Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 21 February 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by 12 June 1965. The front cleaned and repainted. This engine achieved one of the most remarkable runs ever recorded for a Standard Class 9F when, on 16 August 1958, due to lack of more suitable motive power, it took over the 14-coach up Heart of Midlothian at Grantham and reached Kings Cross in 119 minutes, just under the schedule of 120 minutes for a Pacific, and was timed at over 90mph at Essendine and in the high 80s for a considerable distance. £900-1200 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 318 A Southern Railway target sign, STOCKBRIDGE, from the Andover Junction to Romsey route which closed in 1964. Minor edge and screw hole chips as is usual. £600-900 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 3070.

Lot 319 A nameplate, GLENGARNOCK, from BR Class 37 37326, later 37111. Named in July 1986 after a BSC installation, and plates removed in September 1996. The loco was withdrawn in September 1998 and cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in July 2003. Cast aluminium, 51¾" long, in ex loco condition. £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 320 A worksplate SWINDON BUILT 1965 from class 14 D9554. New to Bristol Bath Road in October 1965; withdrawn from Hull in April 1968 and sold to BSC Corby where it was cut up in September 1982. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", ex loco condition with a BR delivery label attached showing Dairycoates MPD, D9554. £150-250 - Sold for £540.

Lot 321 A totem sign, MIDCALDER, (h/f) situated west of Edinburgh on the main line to Carstairs and Glasgow via Shotts. Loss of colour and shine. £200-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 322 A BR(M) safety poster, YOUR CARELESSNESS, HIS PERIL, 12"x18", a little dusty at the top left. (MM14057F) £50-80 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 323 A LMS enamel lamp tablet, PRESTWICH, from the Manchester Victoria to Bury route. 16"x 4½", edge chips top left. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 324 A smokebox numberplate, 30766, from the Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 766 SIR GERAINT built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23212, in May 1925. At Nine Elms by January 1948, it moved the following year to Stewarts Lane from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 27 December 1958 and cut up at Eastleigh Works during the week ending 31 January 1959. The front repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £940.

Lot 325 A signal box nameboard, LANCASTER, No. 1 from the Preston to Carlisle section of the West Coast main line. Cast letters on wood, 69½" long, original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 326 A shedplate 87C Danygraig (1949 to January 1960 for steam, March 1964 totally). This ex R&SBR shed was home to an exotic collection of pre-grouping tank engines throughout it BR days when its total allocation was never more than 30 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 327 A BR(S) double royal poster, THE BRIGHTON BELLE, THE BOURNEMOUTH BELLE. (AD341, 87½, 6565) £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 328 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, 1466, 1903, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named PRINCE LLEWELYN which went new to the New Rhymney Iron Co. at Pidwellt Colliery. It was inherited by the National Coal Board in 1947. During its career it also spent time at Tredomen Engineering Works at Ystrad Mynach and Windsor and Albion Collieries. It was scrapped on site at Albion Colliery sometime between November 1965 and March 1967. Cast brass, 14"x8¼", cleaned and the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 329 A Network SouthEast double royal poster, THREE BRIDGES OPEN DAY, rolled. (W22555) £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 330 A worksplate, LIMA, 9009, FEB 1946, from a French standard gauge 2-8-2, SNCF No 141R143. In service on the Sud-Est Region at Amberieu in 1946, it was withdrawn at Nevers in May 1968 and scrapped there in 1969. Cast brass, 16"x9½", cleaned but unpainted, the back marked R143. £200-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 331 An enamel advertising sign, SPRATTS BONIO, MIXED OVALS AND WEETMEET, featuring the company dog motif. The base had a ring fitting to which a dog lead could be tied, and is marked, This Attachment is at Dog Owners Risk. 6"x18", minor edge chips at base. £400-600 - Sold for £450.

Lot 332 A nameplate, ROANHEAD, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Andrew Barclay, Works No. 1378, in 1915. It went new to Kennedy Brothers Ltd., Roanhead Mines, Dalton-in- Furness, Cumbria, and in June 1945 moved to Appleby-Frodingham Steel Co. Ltd. (later United Steel Companies Ltd.) at Colsterworth ironstone mines in Lincolnshire. There it was denamed and numbered 60 (later renumbered 1365), the nameplates being lodged in the stores. It spent all of its time at the East Mines except for a very brief spell in 1962 when it went to the North Mines. Scrapped in October 1962. Cast brass, 38¼" long, the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £2600 to commission or postal bidder number 3677.

Lot 333 A carriage print, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, by Whitear, from the LMR historical series. £70-100 - Sold for £70.

Lot 334 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BALGREEN HALT, (h/f), from the Haymarket to Corstorphine branch in Edinburgh's West End. Excellent condition. The only Scottish region totem with the Halt suffix. £500-800 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 335 A BR(M) double royal poster, ISLE OF MAN, by Daphne Padden, rolled. (LM15056) £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 336 A nameplate, KIMBOLTON CASTLE, from the LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2833 built at Darlington in May 1931, renumbered 1633 in 1946, becoming BR 61633. It was named when built after the ancestral home of the Dukes of Manchester, near Huntingdon. At Cambridge by January 1948 and from 1950 at March from where it was withdrawn on September 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works. The plate is 59" long, the front repainted, and is displayed on a purpose made steel splasher which is included in the sale. £6500-8000 - Sold for £9400 to commission or postal bidder number 3142.

Lot 337 A LNER chamber pot by Mintons. The company monogram in Great Northern Railway style. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 338 A worksplate, LOWCA ENGINEERING Co. WHITEHAVEN, 245, CLASS D, 1906, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T named GEORGE PEACE which in January 1947 the National Coal Board inherited from the Manchester Collieries Ltd. It worked for the NCB at Gin Pit but by the beginning of 1956 was derelict. Cut-up on site in November 1957 by Stones & Hutchinson Ltd. of Bolton. Cast brass, 15½"x12", in ex loco condition. £2000-3000 - Sold for £4300.

Lot 339 A Wartime joint double royal poster, HEAVY PARCELS CAUSE DELAY, by Bert Thomas. (No 540) £50-80 - Sold for £85.

Lot 340 A Pullman table lamp from car PENELOPE. A type A lamp marked with the car name. Penelope was a twenty seat, first class buffet built in 1927 by the Metropolitan Carriage Wagon and Finance Company. Initially used for Ocean Liner Express Services and post-war on Imperial Airways Empire Services. Later used on the Yorkshire Pullman before ending on the Western Region and being scrapped by Birds in 1966. The lamp has been professionally rewired to modern standards. £350-500 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 7769.

Lot 341 A smokebox numberplate, 60522, from the LNER A2 Class 4-6-2 No 522 built at Doncaster, Works No 2013, in June 1947 and named STRAIGHT DEAL after the racehorse which won the 1943 Derby. Allocated new to York North, it moved north of the border at the end of 1962 allocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill and then St Margarets and Polmadie from where it was withdrawn on 19 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2400.

Lot 342 A depot plaque for Toton, showing cooling towers. 17¾" square, ex loco condition, though one corner repaired. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 7755.

Lot 343 A BR(W) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, OLD HILL STATION, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Stourbridge Junction route. 28"x13", minor blemishes repainted on the totem, almost invisible. £200-350 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 1545.

Lot 344 A GWR signal box shelf plate, SMALL HEATH SOUTH GOODS LINES. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The box was situated south of Birmingham Snow Hill. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 345 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, GEORGEMAS JUNCTION-THURSO. The final section of the Far North line from Inverness. The tablet is in an original leather holder. £300-500 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 346 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 9003, 1979, from a Kenya Railways metre gauge Class 47 0-8-0DH No 4703 ex works on 2 April 1979. It was withdrawn by August 2005. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front lightly cleaned. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 347 A LNER double royal poster, HOLLAND, VIA HULL - ROTTERDAM, by Edward Walker, rolled, a repair to the lower left corner. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 348 A LNWR & GWR Joint Railway mid-19th century 12" mahogany-cased fusee roundhead clock, overall height: 15". the front of the dial surround bearing a LNWR style rectangular enamel number plate, marked 10, as applied to clocks on this line, presumably because they were maintained by that company. The bottom door fitted with a typical GWR style spring-loaded ball latch and the dial now written B.R.-W suggesting that its care had passed to the GWR, or BR at nationalisation. The movement held between plates with feet and shaped shoulders and joined by knopped pillars. Records show that it was used in Coleham Box at Shrewsbury and that its dial was once written, Joyce Whitchurch, who may have supplied it originally. The bezel replaced. Complete with pendulum and winder. £700-1000 - Sold for £450.

Lot 349 A carriage print, ALDBOROUGH, SUFFOLK, by F. W. Baldwin, from the LNER post-war series. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 350 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1907, from a Great Central Railway Class 9L 4-4-2T No 1130 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 4936, in June 1907. It became LNER C14 Class No 6120 and was renumbered 7450 in 1946, becoming BR 67450. At Ipswich by January 1948 and later Bradford Bowling Jct and Gorton from where it was withdrawn on 20 January 1960 and cut up at Gorton Works during the week ending 27 February 1960. Cast brass, 10"x4¾", the front cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £740.

Lot 351 A LNER copper saucepan, 9" diameter, 14½" high. The side stamped with company initials. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 352 A BR(W) enamel door plate, LADIES, (f/f), an edge chip repainted at the left side. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 353 A smokebox numberplate, 42629, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2629 built at Derby and allocated new to Accrington on 3 September 1938. Its later sheds included Agecroft, Bury, Bolton, Neasden and Kirkby from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 24 October 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 11 January 1965. The front background repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £440.

Lot 354 A BR(W) double royal poster, PENZANCE, by Gyrth Russell, rolled. (PW47) £300-500 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 7355.

Lot 355 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5361, REBUILT STRATFORD WORKS, 1914, from a Great Eastern Railway Class Y14 0-6-0 No 836 built at Stratford in July 1889, which became LNER J15 Class No 7836 and was re-boilered in 1944, renumbered 5361 in 1946, becoming BR 65361. At Stratford by January 1948, it moved to Ipswich in 1950, returning in 1957 to Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962. and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £240.

Lot 356 A Highland Railway enamel footbridge sign, CROSS THE RAILWAY BY THE BRIDGE ONLY, from Muir of Ord station. 34¼"x28", double sided, in its original frame. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 357 A Midland Railway framed publicity print, Midland Railway Express Through Monsel Dale, (Peak of Derbyshire). 24"x18", in original oak frame, produced by the Photochrom Company. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 358 Totem sign, ABBEY WOOD, (f/f) from the North Kent Coast route. One tiny face chip repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 814.

Lot 359 A Company seal, AMBERGATE, NOTTINGHAM, BOSTON & EASTERN JUNCTION RAILWAY. 3" high with shield shaped brass head and carved ivory handle. The head is marked with the Manufacturer's name, HORNE, TEMPLE BAR. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear when used. £450-600 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £500.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 360 A shedplate 87F Llanelly (1949 to October 1965). This ex GWR shed housed 90 locos in the 50s, and during its BR life it had a sprinkling of Halls and Granges. Its final year's allocation of 22 included 3 ex LMS 8F 2-8-0s. The front repaired. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 361 A Southern Railway target sign, NORBURY, from the Clapham Junction to East Croydon section of the Brighton main line. Restoration to edge chips and one minor face chip. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 362 A smokebox numberplate, 6969, from the GWR 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 WRAYSBURY HALL built at Swindon in September 1944 and named in June 1947 after the Hall two miles south-west of Staines, Middlesex. A long time Cardiff Canton engine, it moved in 1958 to Didcot from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 20 February 1965 and cut up at Swindon Works. Ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 2362.

Lot 363 A North Eastern Railway enamel signal box nameboard, HAYGATE LANE, from the Pickering to Seamer route, 37¾" long on original chamfered backboard, sold with the framed LNER instructions for working the crossing, dated 1931. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £740.

Lot 364 A late 19th century GWR 12" drop dial fusee clock in a mahogany case with incurved base, a standard, attractive and always popular GWR style supplied by Skarratts of Worcester and later Kays while they held the GWR clock contract (1871 to 1921). Overall height: 26½". The case with two side doors and a bottom door now secured by a large key-operated lock. A standard GWR Ivorine number plate fixed to the left side of the box, marked G.W.R. 183, a number also marked several times on case and rear of the dial in pencil and crayon. The dial written in a standard GWR style with the roundel. The hands of the standard broad GWR pattern. The old spun bezel with a sight ring now secured by solder rather than plaster. The chain fusee movement between plates with feet and shaped shoulders and stamped 2172 vertically on the rear plate, believed to be a workshop reference number. Complete with pendulum, winder and door key. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2100 to commission or postal bidder number 1005.

Lot 365 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 5970, from the 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 HENGRAVE HALL built at Swindon in April 1937 and named when built after an embattled manor house replacing an older mansion four miles north-west of Bury St Edmunds. A long time Cardiff Canton engine, it moved to Pontypool Road in 1959, finishing its days at Hereford from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 26 October 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 4 June 1964. The front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 366 A BR(S) quad royal poster, WEYMOUTH, by Dilly. Edge nicks in places. ( AD6253/A2) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 367 A nameplate, VINDICTIVE, incorporating its building date, L&NWR Co, CREWE WORKS, JULY 1920, from the London & North Western Railway Claughton Class 4-6-0, LNWR No 13, but renumbered to 2430 three months later as the original combination of name and number was felt to be unfortunate. It became LMS 5999 and was withdrawn in June 1937. The plate was bent when sent by Crewe Works to the original purchaser and attempts to straighten it resulted in a fracture through the third i This has been very skilfully repaired and the plate is displayed on a good quality backing board. 72" long. £7000-10000 - 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 368 A worksplate, E BORROWS & SONS, PROVIDENCE WORKS, SUTTON, ST HELENS, No 24, 1888, from a standard gauge 0-4-0WT named NEWTON which spent all its working life at Brunner Mond and Co. Ltd.'s Winnington Works at Northwich. Scrapped in 1947. Chromed cast brass, 15¼"x9", in ex loco condition. £600-900 - Sold for £980.

Lot 369 A Highland Railway, ENGINE FOLLOWING, board with handle and rear bracket, painted steel, overall 21"x20", in fine original condition. The back marked HR. The back has a chalked note, To H.Johnstone Esq Shedmaster Inverness, per 5 Pass Driver, 10/2/65. It was sent as part of Operation Treasure Hunt to the auction of railwayana at the 1965 Highland Railway Centenary celebrations. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 370 A worksplate, KITSON & Co, 1904. Unfortunately the loco from which this plate was removed is unknown but in 1904 Kitson built locos went, amongst others, to the Great Central Railway, Taff Vale Railway, LDECR, Leek and Manifold and various industrial concerns in the UK and to overseas railways in Jamaica, Mauritius and India. Engraved brass, 10½"x6½", the front polished. £300-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 371 A worksplate, REBUILT BY HUDSWELL CLARKE & Co. 1900. Much research has shown that the only engine known to have been rebuilt by Hudswell Clarke in 1900 was Consett No 5, an 0-6-0PT built by Kitson, Works No 2509, in 1883 and now preserved at Marley Hill. Engraved brass, 10¾"x6½", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 372 A Great Western Railway Refreshment Department pewter tankard stamped GWR H & RD, PINT. Produced by Gaskell and Chambers of Birmingham and stamped with the Edward VII crown. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 373 A BR(S) totem sign, BEDDINGTON LANE HALT, (f/f), from the Wimbledon to West Croydon route. A couple of chips expertly restored at lower left and upper right edge. Only one other example has been offered at auction nearly thirty years ago. £600-900 - Sold for £2400.

Lot 374 An industrial nameplate, C.B.E.S, No 5, CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ELECTRICAL SUPPLY, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 3904, in 1936 for the City of Birmingham Electrical Supply Department at Hams Hall near Coleshill. It was loaned to Nechells Power Station between October 1954 and August 1955 and scrapped sometime between July 1968 and October 1968. Cast brass, 30½"x 10½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 375 A London and North Western Railway, Queens Hotel, Birmingham, one pint silver plated coffee pot, by Elkington. Overall height 7½". £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 376 A carriage print, ST HELIER, JERSEY, by Claude Buckle, from the Southern Railway B series. £150-250 - Sold for £140.

Lot 377 A shedplate, 3B Bushbury (1935 to June 1960). This ex LNWR shed housed 9 Jubilees among its allocation of 40 locos in the late 1950s. It was recoded to 21C in 1960, and closed to steam in April 1965. This LMS plate has had the original number changed. Repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 378 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co., 26673, 1949, from a Peppercorn K1 Class 2-6-0 No 62069 allocated new to March on 20 February 1950 where it spent eleven years before moving in 1961 to Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 21 January 1964 and scrapped at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £860.

Lot 379 An LMS quad royal poster, NORTH WEST ENGLAND, by Freda Marston. (ER053351) £350-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7355.

Lot 380 A smokebox numberplate, 90115, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24988, WD No 77017. Loaned new to the LNER in February 1943 and allocated to Eastfield, it returned to the WD in December 1944 and was again loaned to the LNER in March 1947 and allocated to New England, becoming BR 90115. Its later sheds were Staveley GC, Colwick and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 9 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 19 July 1965. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 381 A totem sign, COUPAR ANGUS, (f/f) from the Perth to Aberdeen main line which closed to through traffic in 1967. The section to Forfar retained until 1982. Excellent condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 382 A worksplate ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 955, 1928, from a GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T built in September 1928. A long time Stourbridge engine, it finished its days at Tyseley from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 6 November 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea on 13 January 1966. Cast brass, 8"x5", lightly cleaned. £200-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 383 A Great Eastern Railway platform lamp case with blue glass panel, WIDFORD, from the St Margarets to Buntingford branch. The station closed in 1964. Original condition, 30" high, cracks to two glass roof panels. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 384 A Great Western Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, GWR BRYMBO. The station was on the Wrexham to Minera branch; it closed in 1950. £100-200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £200.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 385 An enamel station direction sign, GWR STATION, BRADFORD ON AVON, from the Bath to Westbury route. 24"x10¾", double sided, minor edge and screw hole chips. £250-400 - Sold for £800.

Lot 386 A carriage print, CASTLE ACRE, NORFOLK, by Henry Rushbury, from the LNER pre-war series. £350-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 387 A LNER enamel lamp tablet, WELWYN NORTH, from the southern section of the East Coast Main Line. 14"x8", edge chips and damage to the letter Y repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 388 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 23654, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4485 which became BR 44485. At Goole by January 1935, it moved to Mirfield in 1950 and ten years later to Wakefield and then Stourton from where it was withdrawn on 19 April 1963 and cut up at Horwich Works on 28 August 1963. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 389 A BR(E) double royal poster, HERTFORDSHIRE, ALDBURY, by Jack Merriott. (LM1949) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 390 A smokebox numberplate, 47615, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0 No 16698 built by Beardmore, Works No 363, in 1928, renumbered 7615 in 1934, becoming BR 47615. At Crewe South by January 1935, it spent over twenty years at Mold Junction before spending its final two years allocated to Crewe Works from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 8 October 1966. Lightly cleaned but unrestored. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 391 A North Eastern Railway enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER & PARCELS OFFICE. Length 20". £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 392 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61176, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1176 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5534, in June 1947 becoming BR 61176. Allocated new to Darlington where it spent most of its working life and also St Margarets, West Hartlepool, Hull Dairycoates and York North from where it was withdrawn on 7 November 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull during the week ending 19 March 1966. Cast iron, 9"x5", with brass renumbering strip, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 393 A GWR pre grouping one pint silver plated tea pot by Huttons, the GWR REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT garter on the side. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 394 A nameplate, PEPLOW, cast brass, 26¼" long, the front repainted, together with its matching worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1707, 1939, engraved brass, 13"x8¼", the front polished, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T which was one of a pair supplied new to Shelton Iron Steel and Coal Co. Ltd. where it spent its whole career. Scrapped on site on 28 May 1962. (2) £600-900 - Sold for £760.

Lot 395 An original painting, THE LOCOMOTIVE EXCHANGES, by Malcolm Root. The scene is Sonning Cutting in 1948, a visiting LNER A4 class approaches on an up express passing a resident GWR 47XX on a freight. Oil on canvas, 30"x25", framed, overall 33"x28". £1200-1800 - Sold for £1400 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 396 A wagon plate, STRAKERS & LOVE, NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, 304. Cast iron, 11¼"x8½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 397 A nameplate, EARL ROBERTS, from a War Department 4-4-2T, WD No 72400, which started life as a London, Brighton & South Coast Railway I2 Class tank No 13 built at Brighton in April 1908 which became SR No 2013. Condemned in January 1939, it was sent to Eastleigh Works along with sister engine 2019, but, because of the expected war, they were not broken up but stored in case further use could be made of them. This arose, although not in the manner anticipated, for, in October 1939, both were towed to Bournemouth shed and, with the aid of sandbags, converted into an air raid shelter. After permanent shelters were provided both were returned to Eastleigh where they came to the attention of the WD who purchased them both and, after overhaul at Ashford Works, this loco was renumbered 2400 and sent to Longmoor in April 1942 where it was renumbered 72400 and received its name, spending the rest of the war working local passenger trains to and from Longmoor. It was officially withdrawn in October 1946 and broken up in a siding at Guildford in July 1949. Cast brass, 50"x6½", the front repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 398 A Great Eastern Railway platform lamp case, with blue glass panel, WOODHAM FERRIS, from the Wickford to Southminster and Maldon route. The spelling of the name changed from Woodham Ferris to Woodham Ferrers in 1913. The lamp is complete with its vessel and burner plated WOODHAM FRS, and glass chimney. Original condition; the side glass panels need refitting, but are complete and undamaged. Overall 30' high. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 399 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2498, COWLAIRS WORKS, 1920, from a North British Railway Class K 4-4-0 No 496, GLEN MOIDART, which became LNER D34 Class No 9496, renumbered 2498 in 1946, becoming BR 62498. At Eastfield by January 1948 and later Perth and Kittybrewster from where it was withdrawn on 24 March 1960 and cut up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £750.

Lot 400 An impressive SER mid to late 19th century 18" wall-mounted, longcase regulator of a type rarely seen at auction. In an oak case with minor faults but in good general condition for a clock which has spent its railway life on a platform. Overall height: 57". The case with drum top fixed to the trunk, containing a side door and supported by a scroll-decorated plinth above an ogee moulding around the top of the trunk. The trunk with full length arch top door, secured by a key operated lock, above a half round moulding all apparently supported on a pair of shaped brackets, apparently because the clock is actually hung in the normal way. The backboard branded SER and a brass plate stamped 299 fixed to the inside of the trunk door, both standard SER markings. The dial covered by a substantial glazed cast brass bezel which opens to permit winding and regulation. The dial in good condition and written B.R. (S). John Walker 1, South Molton Street London 299. The good quality, heavy, weight-driven regulator movement stamped in the rear plate with the standard scrolled SER monogram within a cartouche. It is mounted on a replaced seat board and has deadbeat escapement and Harrison's maintaining power. The seconds beating pendulum with a wire rod and cast Iron bob and the lead weight, all replaced. The SR clock records show that this clock was used on the Up Platform at Walmer. Complete with cranked winder and door key. Additional notes on this clock are provided in the online catalo £4000-6000 - Sold for £3200 to commission or postal bidder number 2681.

Lot 401 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f). Probably the most famous junction in the world. Two minor rim chips, top right, one just into the green. £400-600 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 402 A North Eastern Railway green china tea pot, 3½" high, complete with lid. £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 403 A double royal poster, BLACKPOOL, ILLUMINATIONS, ask for tram times and fares, 1950's. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 404 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co., 25853, 1946, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1097 which became BR 61097. A long time Hitchin engine, it spent its last four years at New England from where it was withdrawn on 3 January 1965 and despatched for scrap to R.A. King at Norwich on 2 April 1965. Cast brass. 13½"x5½". £200-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 405 A good quality mid to late 19th century GNR 12" roundhead John Walker clock in a mahogany case with cast brass bezel. Overall height: 14", the original bottom door lock filled and replaced with a turn and the original bezel lock removed and replaced with a latch, a common railway alteration. The dial now re-written LNER 7397 following old dial writing instructions on the rear of the dial. The chain fusee movement with bar backcock. LNER clock records show that it was used in the Retford Goods Agent's General Office. Complete with original pendulum, cranked winder and copies of its entry in LNER clock records in which it is recorded as a 10 inch clock, a not un-common error when the diameter of the dial was judged rather than measured. £450-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 406 A totem sign, SMETHWICK ROLFE STREET, (f/f) from the Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton main line. A few minor face chips and blemishes; edge rust. £200-350 - Sold for £620.

Lot 407 A nameplate, JACKDAW, from the GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon in December 1909, numbered 3737 when built but renumbered to 3447 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme and named when built, one of the last fifteen of the Class named after well known birds. At Neyland by January 1948, it was withdrawn from Worcester on 22 April 1951 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending on 6 October 1951. The front of the plate has been repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £9000 to commission or postal bidder number 2319.

Lot 408 A seal for embossing share certificates, SEVERN BRIDGE RAILWAY with an early image of the high girders. 2" diameter white metal. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear when used. £200-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 409 A shedplate 9E Trafford Park (May 1950 to December 1956, then February 1958 to March 1968). This ex Cheshire Lines Railway shed was home to over 70 locos in the 1950s including 6 Jubilees and 8 ex GCR Directors. By 1960 it had also taken on 2 Patriots, 7 Royal Scots and 9 Britannias. However, within five years it hosted only a few Stanier Black 5s and 8Fs. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 410 A pair of London and North Western Railway silver plated sugar tongs, by Mappin and Webb, 4" long. £50-80 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 7482.

Lot 411 A worksplate, No 2125, DARLINGTON, 1950, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43083 allocated new to New England on 11 November 1950, moving in 1957 to Boston from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and sold for scrap to A. Loom at Spondon, Derby. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6¼", the front lightly polished. £200-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 412 A single line key token, FENNY COMPTON-KINETON, (alloy), a long section token 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 £380.

Lot 413 A smokebox numberplate, 42754, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13054 built at Crewe in 1927, renumbered 2754 in 1934, becoming BR 42754. At Belle Vue by January 1935, its later sheds included Grimesthorpe, Saltley, Lower Darwen and Gorton from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 14 November 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 3 February 1965. Repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 1312.

Lot 414 A BR(W) enamel sign, BEWARE OF THE TRAINS, (f/f), an unusual pattern with serif type lettering, used at Dovey Junction on the Cambrian Line. 24"x20". £80-120 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 2651.

Lot 415 A worksplate, BRUSH TRACTION No. 393 1962 from Class 31 D5857, later 31322. New to Tinsley in September 1962; withdrawn from Immingham in July 1989 and cut up by Vic Berry, Leicester in December 1989. Cast aluminium, 9¾"5¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 416 A Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway silver plated soup ladle by Walker and Hall, 13½" long. £80-120 - Sold for £250.

Lot 417 A group of GWR brass signal lever plates, (a) Low Level to No. 2 Up Line Home, 8¼", (b) Up Main Facing Relief, 6", (c) Up Relief Calling On, 4½", (d) 4th Road, 6th Road, 4½", each engraved brass. (4) £100-200 - Sold for £640.

Lot 418 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 799, 1898, from a GNR D2 Class 4-4-0 No 1333 built at Doncaster in November 1898, becoming LNER 4333, renumbered 2161 in 1946 and allocated the BR No 62161 although it was withdrawn before this was applied. At Grantham by January 1948, it spent a final year at Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 10 July 1950 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 12¼"x7½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 419 A wooden fingerboard from the down side at Birmingham Snow Hill, showing stations to Birkenhead. And listing thirteen intermediate stops. Fine original condition. 47" long. £250-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 420 A Great Western Railway Hotels china cake stand by Copeland, 8½"diameter, 4"high. A tiny rim chip, hardly noticeable. £80-120 - Sold for £640.

Lot 421 A LNER quad royal poster, IPSWICH, Mr Pickwick, The Ancient House, by Fred Taylor. Repairs at folds. £150-300 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £180.00 plus 12% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 422 A Southern Railway target sign, PLUMSTEAD, from the North Kent Coast route, between Woolwich and Dartford. Edge chips restored, a little discolouration to the lower half moon. £200-350 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 7617.

Lot 423 A set of demonstration equipment, Clennetts Apparatus for automatically raising and lowering railway carriage windows. Comprises brass components in wooden case, 12"x8". £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 424 A BR(M) enamel signal box nameboard, SHAP, (f/f) from the Lancaster and Carlisle section of the West Coast Main Line. A famous location on the long climb from Tebay. 24" long, a little mottled in places and minor edge chips. £700-1000 - Sold for £2200 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 425 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, BOOKING OFFICE. Original condition. 24" long. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 426 An original painting, Coronations at Polmadie, by Philip D. Hawkins. Framed and glazed, oil on canvas, overall 36½"x27". £600-900 - Sold for £400.

Lot 427 A totem sign, MACHYNLLETH,(f/f), from the Cambrian Railways Moat Lane to Dovey Junction section. Superb condition. £2000-2500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 428 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 5506, from a 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1927. At Bristol Bath Road by January 1948, it finished its days at Laira from where it was withdrawn on 12 May 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 30 August 1958. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 4495.

Lot 429 A BR(E) double royal poster, ESSEX, ST OSYTH'S PRIORY, by R. Sharps. Pin hole marks in corners and a blemish upper left. (PP1125) £200-350 - Sold for £170.

Lot 430 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. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 431 A GWR enamel trespass, 22¼"x30¼". An excellent example, well above average condition. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 432 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2181, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST, WD No 71527, later No 119. Delivered new to WD Longtown on 13 December 1944, it went to Bicester Military Railway Workshops from March to June 1954 and then to Sudbury, Staffs in November 1954. It returned to Bicester in September 1961 and was scrapped by Woodham Bros at Barry in 1965. Cast iron, 9¾"x7½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 472.

Lot 433 An LMS enamel lamp tablet, OXENHOLME, complete with mounting bar. The plate 17"x4½". A little edge chipping and discolouration. The station is on the Lancaster and Carlisle section of the West Coast Main line, the junction for Windermere. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 434 A smokebox numberplate, 30699, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 No 699 built by Dubs & Co, Works No 3522, in May 1897. A long time Nine Elms engine, it was withdrawn from there during the week ending 22 July 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works during the week ending 16 December 1961. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back. £500-700 - Sold for £640.

Lot 435 A framed signal box diagram, MARCHWOOD, from the Totton to Fawley branch which closed in 1966 to passengers after which the line was used for military and oil traffic. 55½"x21¼", in its original frame, discolouration in places. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 436 A worksplate HUNSLET 4625 1954 from class leader 11500 later D2950. New to Ipswich in November 1954; withdrawn from Goole in December 1967 and sold to Thyssen of Llanelly where it was cut up in January 1983. This diminutive 0-4-0 was in a class of three locos with special skirting for working dock traffic. Cast brass, 11½"x8", ex loco condition with green paintwork. £150-300 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 437 An LNER double royal poster, THE ROAD OF THE ROMAN, THE ROMAN WALL, by W P Wollen, rolled, edge nicks repaired. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 438 A cabside numberplate, WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY, 1, from the 2ft 6ins gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 0-6-0T No 1, THE EARL, built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 3496, in September 1902 in readiness for the opening of the Railway between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion on 4 April 1903. The Cambrian Railways, who operated the W&L, were absorbed by the GWR in January 1922 and the two W&L locos Nos 1 and 2 were taken into GWR stock and numbered GWR 822 and 823. This numberplate was removed at that time. Both engines were placed in store at Oswestry following the cessation of goods traffic on the Railway in 1956 but not officially withdrawn until 1961 and 1962 when they were sold to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Society. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £800-1200 - Sold for £3400 to commission or postal bidder number 2048.

Lot 439 A BR(Sc) totem sign, AVIEMORE, (h/f), from the Inverness to Perth main line; slight loss of shine. £500-800 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 440 A nameplate, BARODA, from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5587 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24145, in 1934 and named on 15 May 1936 after an Indian State, becoming BR 45587. Allocated new to Crewe North on 26 November 1934, its later sheds included Kentish Town, Derby, Holbeck, Longsight and Carnforth from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 15 December 1962 and cut up at Horwich Works on 19 September 1963. Cast brass, 28¾" long. £7000-9000 - Sold for £6400.

Lot 441 A London and North Western Railway sherry glass, with gold band to the rim, the side marked with the company initials in monogram below the Britannia motif. Overall height 6". £50-80 - Sold for £230.

Lot 442 A smokebox numberplate, 65853, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 1224 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5117, in 1908, renumbered 5853 in 1946, becoming BR 65853. At Haverton Hill by January 1948 and later Stockton, Thornaby and Sunderland from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1967 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth, entering their yard on 1 May 1967. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 4225.

Lot 443 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2133, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST No.2 (later No.11) which went new to Colvilles Ltd. and worked at Clydebridge and Clyde Ironworks. It was rebuilt in November 1949 and scrapped circa August 1968. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £480.

Lot 444 A North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh, silver plated ashtray and matchbox holder, by Mappin and Webb, 5" diameter. £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 445 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7604, 1953, from a Rhodesia Railways 14A Class 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt No 525. The Railways changed their name to the National Railways of Zimbabwe in April 1980 and this loco was refurbished by RESSCO the following June. Cast brass, 10½"x6½", the front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 446 A small carriage board, TAIN/INVERNESS, used on local services on the southern end of the Far North route, 28" long. £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3550.

Lot 447 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2011, DARLINGTON, 1947, from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1031 named REEDBUCK after a small to medium sized African antelope which prefers rocky terrain and steep slopes. At Copley Hill by January 1948, its later sheds included Bradford Bowling Jct, Thornaby, York North and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 9 November 1964 and sold for scrap to Drapers at Hull. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the front lightly polished. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 448 A carriage print, FIRTH OF CLYDE, by Frank H. Mason, from the LNER post-war series. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 449 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co. REBUILT 1924. Unfortunately we have been unable to ascertain the origins of this plate. Cast brass, 10¼"x6½", the front repainted, the back stamped 265, although this may well be only a pattern number. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 450 A shedplate 70F Fratton (April 1955 to November 1959), then Bournemouth (September 1963 to July 1967).The ex LBSCR and LSWR joint shed housed just twenty locos while using this code. Ex LSWR shed Bournemouth was home to 40 locos including 7 Bullied Light Pacifics and 9 Merchant Navies. The front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 4449.

Lot 451 A carriage print, THE PEASANTS REVOLT, by Mortlemans, from the LMR historical series. £70-100 - Sold for £60.

Lot 452 A carriage print, COCKINGTON, NEAR TORQUAY, DEVON by R. Lander, from the Western Region series. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 7428.

Lot 453 A Tyers block instrument for double line, a style used in Scotland. 19"x11", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 454 A smokebox numberplate, 3218, from a (GWR) 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to Banbury on 2 January 1948. Its later sheds were Stourbridge, Worcester, St Philips Marsh and Bristol Barrow Road and it finished its days on the Somerset & Dorset at Templecombe from where it was withdrawn on 21 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Binea the following 24 June. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 455 A totem sign, LAURENCEKIRK, (h/f) from the Montrose to Stonehaven section of the main line to Aberdeen. A crease repair to the right side expertly restored. £300-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 456 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2079, from a 2ft gauge 0-4-0ST ordered by the Ministry of Munitions but worked for a contractor until about 1925. It finished up at Ham River Grit in Surrey and was scrapped in about 1948. Cast brass, 6¼"x4¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 457 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, NEWTOWNSTEWART-VICTORIA BRIDGE, from the Derry to Omagh route. £100-200 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 458 A Great Central Railway Dining Cars silver plated sugar bowl, by Walker and Hall. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 459 A North Eastern Railway enamel doorplate, LADIES ROOM, FIRST CLASS. A chip repair to the right end. 20" long. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 460 A large LMS brass stamp, the company initials in monogram, in the style of the former Caledonian Railway. 3¾"x3¾" with a substantial wooden handle. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear when used. The side is marked with the makers name, Robertson, Argyll St. Glasgow. £150-200 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 2768.

Lot 461 An advertising mirror, HEINEKENS, BIER-BROUWERIJ AATSCHAPPIJ, AMSTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, 1873. A fine old example featuring images of the company's breweries, 25¼"x18¼". The mirror was displayed in a Wagons Lits car, Heinekens holding the contract to supply drinks to the company. £200-350 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 462 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6689, 1931, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 8709 built in February 1931. A long time Laira engine, it moved late on to Chester, Oswestry and Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 29 September 1962 and cut up at Caerphilly Works during the four weeks ending 23 February 1963. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", repainted, hairline cracks at left bolt hole. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 463 An LNER (GER pattern) sliding knob handlamp by J. Defries of London. Complete with interior fittings and brass plate, LINCOLN PASS, original condition with a steel plate on the collar covering an earlier location. £100-200 - Sold for £560.

Lot 464 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, TURVEY-OLNEY, (fibre), from the Bedford to Northampton route which closed in 1962. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 465 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY No 590, 1974, from a 0-4-0DH new to British Steel Corporation at Ravenscraig Works, Motherwell, their No DH 409. Out of use by January 1982, dismantled by June 1986,the frame in use as a barrier wagon by April 1987 and the remains scrapped by August 1993. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", ex loco condition. £50-80 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 7348.

Lot 466 A BR(S) totem sign, OXTED, (f/f), from the London to Uckfield and East Grinstead routes. £300-500 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 239.

Lot 467 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 2383/D423, 1958, from Class 23 Baby Deltic D5906. New to Hornsey in May 1959; withdrawn from Finsbury Park in September 1968 and cut up by G. Cohen at Kettering in July 1969. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £3000 to commission or postal bidder number 1123.

Lot 468 A single line key token, FENNY COMPTON-BURTON DASSET (alloy) from the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction route which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 469 A GWR Hotels silver plated lobster pick by Elkington. 7½" long, excellent usable condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2507.

Lot 470 A South African Railways brass cabside numberplate, 1919, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14A 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 20840, in 1915. When it required a new boiler it was re-classified to Class 14R and the A in the Class designation was ground off, although still visible. All were withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20½"x14¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 471 A wooden notice, ENGINEMEN MUST AVOID NOISE FROM BLOWING OFF STEAM ALSO EMISSION OF SMOKE, 36"x24". The original paintwork varnished after removal from Chadwell Heath carriage sidings in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 472 A cast iron signal finial of traditional ball and spike design, though of greater proportions than normal, being 42" high, with a base 10" across. Loss at edge of base in one place. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 473 A BR(S) quad royal poster, PORT TO PORT by Terence Cuneo. Split repaired to left side centre fold. (AD7660/B25/191257) £200-350 - Sold for £80.

Lot 474 A worksplate, NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT RAILWAY WORKSHOPS, 299, 1936, from a 3ft 6ins gauge K Class 4-8-4 No 922 built at Hutt Workshops. Converted to oil burning in 1949, it was withdrawn in 1964. Cast brass, 17"x10¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 475 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 6233, 1902, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J 0-6-0 No 1050, which became LNER Class J11 N0 6050, renumbered 4327 in 1946, becoming BR 64327. A long time Woodford Halse engine from where it was withdrawn on 2 February 1957 and cut up at Gorton Works during the week ending 13 April 1957. Cast brass. 6¾"x4¼", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £390.

Lot 476 A pair of GWR signal lever plates, (a) Down Avoiding Line to Down Relief Distance, 10¾", (b) Disc for No 12 Backing From Down Goods to Depot on Sidings, 10¾", each engraved brass. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 477 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS DARLINGTON BUILT 1963 AEI/SULZER, from a Class 25 numbered in the series D5176 to D5185, D5223 to D5232 and D7578 to D7581. Cast aluminium, 13"x6¾", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 478 A totem sign, RIDDLESDOWN, (f/f), from the South Croydon to Oxted section of the route to East Grinstead and Uckfield. Superb condition. £200-350 - Sold for £860.

Lot 479 A smokebox numberplate, 43130, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Horwich and allocated new to Hull Dairycoates on 10 November 1951. Its later sheds were Kirkby Stephen and Darlington with its final ten years spent at Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 29 June 1967 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 480 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway liqueur glass, the side decorated with the company's coat of arms. Overall height 4". £50-80 - Sold for £200.

Lot 481 A Rhodesia Railways brass cabside numberplate, 500, from a 14th Class 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6618, in 1930. Originally Numbered 233, it was renumbered to 500 in 1949 and became part of the National Railways of Zimbabwe in April 1980. Upon withdrawal it went for preservation to the NRZ Museum at Bulawayo. Cast brass, 19"x12¾", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £220.

Lot 482 A totem sign, READING SOUTHERN, (f/f) the terminus adjacent to Reading General served by services from Redhill and Waterloo. The station closed in 1965 after which trains were diverted into Reading General. Superb condition. £800-1200 - Sold for £2150.

Lot 483 A French steam locomotive smokebox roundel, SNCF, cast mazak 14" diameter, in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 484 A shedplate 52J Borough Gardens (October 1958 to June 1959), then South Gosforth diesel depot (February 1964 to May 1973). In the short time this ex NER shed in Gateshead used this code it had 44 locos on its books. The code was then later adopted by the diesel depot at South Gosforth where many DMU trailers carried such plates. Ex loco condition. . £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 4072.

Lot 485 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with metal plate, NER, WHITBY WEST CLIFF, DEPOTS. The station was on the Scarborough to Whitby and Middlesbrough coastal route and closed in 1961. £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 486 A BR(S) totem sign, CHESTERFIELD & SWALECLIFFE HALT (f/f), from the Whitstable to Herne Bay section of the North Kent Coast route. A few small chips near the ampersand neatly restored. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 487 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, AEI, 4003, 1971, from a 0-6-0DH new to BP Chemicals Ltd at Baglan Bay Works, their No ZZ267. After withdrawal it went for scrap to T.J. Thomson & Son Ltd at Stockton in September 2005. This is the last EE plate to be numbered in that company's number series. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £450.

Lot 488 A London and South Western Railway signal box door notice, PRIVATE NO ADMISSION EXCEPT ON BUSINESS. Cast iron, 13"x7", original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 489 A smokebox numberplate, 5508, from a GWR 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1927. A long time Westbury engine, its later sheds included Exeter, Penzance and Southall from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 19 December 1964 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Park Royal on 11 February 1965. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 490 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 815, 1907, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST originally named ARGENTINE which went new to John Summers and Sons Ltd. at Globe Ironworks, Stalybridge. In 1932 it moved to Shelton Iron, Steel & Coal Co. Ltd. where it was renamed ETRURIA and spent the remainder of its career. Scrapped on site on 28 May 1962. Cast brass, 13½"x7¾", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1400 to commission or postal bidder number 1979.

Lot 491 A GWR Spagnoletti block instrument, supplied by White and Co. An ivorine plate, BODMIN ROAD, is mounted on the top of the case, though this has been broken and repaired. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 492 A BR(M) totem sign, KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD, (f/f), from the Nottingham to Mansfield route. The station closed in 1965. Reasonable colour though loss of shine, a chip repair to centre. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 493 A tenderplate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 1313, SWINDON WORKS, SEPT 1899, 3000 GALLONS, from a type of tender built between 1884 and 1906 used with numerous classes including double framed 4-4-0, Dean Goods and 2800 Class. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8¼", the face lightly polished. £400-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 494 A LNER enamel departure indicator plate, LEMAN ST. The station was between Fenchurch Street and Stepney and closed in 1941, 23"x1¾", A chip on the left of the letter T. The plate was used at North Woolwich. £80-120 - Sold for £450.

Lot 495 A smokebox numberplate, 90202, with its matching worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co Ltd, 25106, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply Order in October 1943, WD No 77235. Loaned new to the LNER in October 1943 and allocated to Tyne Dock, it returned to the WD in December 1944 and was again loaned to the LNER in January 1947 and allocated to Colwick. Its later sheds were Annesley, Woodford Halse, Staveley GC, Colwick and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 11 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 24 June 1965. The numberplate repainted, the worksplate cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 496 A framed signal box diagram, BRAITHWELL JUNCTION, by The Railway Signal Company, 1915 from the Kilnhurst to Dinnington route. The junction was installed with the opening of the Braithwell to Doncaster line in 1960, Hull and Barnsley and Great Central Joint. The diagram shows the lines to Silverwood, Gowdall and Leighton which closed between 1966 and 1969. 40"x23", in its original frame. £100-200 - Sold for £580.

Lot 497 A London and South Western Railway, silver plated salt spoon, by Elkington, 3½" long. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 498 A shedplate, 34A Kings Cross (1948 to June 1963). Top shed was home to over 160 locos in the early 50s, including no fewer than 17 A4s, the majority of which remained there until closure. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 4805.

Lot 499 A South African Railways chime whistle, cast brass 14" high, mounted on a wooden stand. £300-500 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 7727.

Lot 500 A BR(M) totem sign, BROADSTAIRS, (f/f), from the Margate to Ramsgate route on the North Kent coast. A chip in the lower panel below the 'O'. £250-400 - Sold for £680.