Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 5 December 2015

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Lot 1 A BR Standard Class chime whistle, as fitted to Britannias, Clans, Duke of Gloucester and the first one hundred Class 5 locomotives, as well as being fitted as replacements to A4 Class locos on a number of occasions. 14½" tall, complete with finial in its original unaltered form. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 2 A BR(W) quad royal poster, GLORIOUS DEVON, by L. A. Wilcox, rolled. (PR50) £300-500 - Sold for £210.

Lot 3 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KELSO, (f/f), from the Berwick on Tweed to St Boswells route which closed in 1964. Minor surface marks. £900-1200 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 4 A LNER coffee cup and saucer with blue GNR style monogram and banding. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 5 A worksplate, BRUSH TRACTION, 1090, 1995, from Class 92 92031. New in 1995, and currently in store at Crewe ETD. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 6 An enamel armband, LNER FIRE BRIGADE, FIREMAN, 4¼"x2¼", complete with straps and buckle. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 7 A shedplate, 81A Old Oak Common (1949 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed had a star studded allocation of nearly 200 locos in the 1950s, including 8 Counties, 30 Castles, 13 Kings and 37 Halls, making it the largest shed in the Western Region. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 8 A single line gangers key, CLOUGHTON-STAINTONDALE, (brass) from the Scarborough to Whitby route which closed in 1965. £200-350 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 7759.

Lot 9 A GWR locomotive headlamp, embossed with the company initials. Complete with interior, BR(W) burner, red slide and in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 10 A signal box name board, PENICUIK, the terminus of the branch from Hawthornden Junction on the Peebles Railway. Closed to passengers in 1951 and freight in 1967. 55½" long, restored and the nameboard history noted on the back. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 11 A LNER three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, OFFORD & BUCKDEN, restored and complete with interior. The station was on the East Coast Main Line between Sandy and Huntingdon; it closed in 1959. £100-200 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 4349.

Lot 12 A small wooden carriage board, BRISTOL-AVONMOUTH (VIA HENBURY). 32" long, complete with steel straps at the ends. Passenger services via Henbury were withdrawn in 1964. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 13 A Chinese railway logo probably from the tender of a QJ class locomotive on the JiTong (Jining-Tongliao) Railway in Inner Mongolia. Reputedly obtained from either Daban or Chabuga shed from No 7038, one of two QJs kept in operating condition by the railway. Cast brass, 20"x16", the front lightly polished. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 14 A BR(W) totem sign, HENLEY ON THAMES, (h/f), the terminus for the branch from Twyford. A couple of minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 608.

Lot 15 A Great Central Railway nickel collar badge, as used at Immingham Docks. 2" long with fixings to rear. £50-80 - Sold for £220.

Lot 16 A shedplate 2A Rugby (1935 to September 1963), then Tyseley (September 1963 until closure to steam November 1966). The ex LNWR shed at Rugby was home to around 100 locos in the 1950s. A handful of Patriots, Jubilees, Britannias and a solitary Princess Royal made up the 60 locos there during the 1960s, before it was recoded 1F. Ex GWR Tyseley was moved to the LMR in 1963 but retained GWR locos to within a few months of closure; Castles, Halls, and Granges being of note. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 17 A Great Central Railway Steamers silver plated sugar bowl, by Walker and Hall, 2½" high. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 18 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER, WHITBY, used at Whitby Town Station. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 7759.

Lot 19 A BR(E) double royal poster, KINGS LYNN, THE CUSTOM HOUSE, by Frank Mason. (PP1191) £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 20 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 9001, from a 9000 Earl Class 4-4-0 built in April 1936 using the original frames of the earlier Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3412 and replacing the scrapped Duke Class 4-4-0 No 3263. Numbered 3201 when built, it was named EARL OF DUNRAVEN but lost its name the following year when its nameplates were transferred to Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5044. It was renumbered 9001 in July 1946. At Oswestry by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 5 April 1954 and cut up at Swindon Works later the same month. Superb ex loco condition with red paintwork. £900-1200 - Sold for £2750.

Lot 21 A North Eastern Railway china dinner plate, 9½" diameter, decorated with the company's coloured coat of arms. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 22 A North Eastern Railway brass armband, STOCKTON STATION, No 4, OUT PORTER. An unusual decorative style, 2"x2", complete with strap and buckle. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 23 A French worksplate, FIVES-LILLE, 5150, 1947, from a SNCF Class 141P 2-8-2 No 259. Cast brass, 8¾"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2021.

Lot 24 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, REFRESHMENTS, (flangeless). £200-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 25 A signal box switch instrument from Dunford Bridge to change from normal block to single line staff working during engineering work, 12½"x12½". The face engraved, WOODHEAD TUNNELS, ELECTRIC STAFF WORKING, with controls for single line Switch and Staff Switch. A rare example, a design specific to this location. £300-500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 26 An LNER double royal poster, CAMPING COACHES, Anon. £150-300 - Sold for £310.

Lot 27 A BR(S) totem sign, MARGATE, (f/f) from the North Kent Coast route. Chips repainted to the far right and between the first two letters. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 28 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), minor face and edge chips neatly restored. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 29 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, CASTLE HOWARD, 45" long, the front repainted. The station was west of Malton on the York to Scarborough route and closed to passengers in 1930. £500-800 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 30 A works plate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 2370/D398 1957 from Class 20 D8013, later 20013. New to Devons Road, Bow in November 1957; withdrawn from Toton in December 1991 and cut up by MC Metals at Glasgow in September 1993. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition; loss at lower left fixing hole. £250-400 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 31 A group of GWR signal lever plates, (a) Back Platform Facing, 5½"; (b) Up Main, Goods Running Loop, 6"; (c) Down Goods Running Loop, Branch, 6" and (d) F.P.L. No.11, 6". (4) £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 32 A LNER Coronation pattern egg cup with a removable cup and recess for the second egg. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 33 A London and North Western Railway notice, TO THE TRAINS FOR NASSINGTON AND PETERBOROUGH. 36¾"x22". Probably from Kingscliffe station on the Market Harborough to Peterborough route, closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 34 A worksplate, CONSTRUCTED AT ASHFORD WORKS, SE & CR, a style of plate carried on all classes of loco built by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. Cast brass, 11"x5¾", the front lightly cleaned. £400-600 - Sold for £460.

Lot 35 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, WEMBLEY HILL, WEMBLEY CENTRAL STATIONS, (f/f), 28"x13". An unusual example naming two stations on the main lines out of Marylebone and Euston. Edge chipping repainted and discolouration to lettering in places. £250-400 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 359.

Lot 36 A Finnish Railways smokebox numberplate, 537, from a class VRL 0-6-OT, built by Tanafare, Works No 220, in 1918. It ran in the Soviet Union for its first decade returning to Finland in 1928. Allocated to Saronzivra and Pieksamaki depots, withdrawn 1969. Cast brass, 20½"x10", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 37 A BR(M) totem sign, AINTREE SEFTON ARMS, (h/f), from the Liverpool to Southport route. Edge rusting, otherwise excellent. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 38 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1922, N B LOCO CO. The North British Locomotive Co built twelve Caledonian Railway 72 Class 4-4-0s in 1922 which became BR 54497-508, and this plate is almost certainly from one of those locos. The CR became part of the LMS at the 1923 Grouping. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 39 A smokebox numberplate, 43506, from a Midland Railway 1873 Class 0-6-0 No 2320 built by Neilson & Co, Works No 4978, in 1897. Renumbered 3506 in 1907, it retained this number in LMS days, becoming BR 43506. A long time Gloucester engine, it moved in 1958 to Sutton Oak from where it was withdrawn on 27 April 1959 and sold for scrap to A. Loom of Spondon, Derby. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 40 A signal box nameboard, CHERRY TREE, a crossing box just north of Beverley Station on the Hull to Bridlington route. Cast letters on wood, 63" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 41 A LMS harness polish tin from the company's cartage department, the side marked Fortune & Co Preston, 4¼" diameter, complete with original contents. £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 42 A nameplate, THE FERNIE, from the LNER D49/2 Hunt Class 4-4-0 No 357 built at Darlington in September 1934 and named after a foxhunt operating in the Kibworth and Market Harborough area. It was renumbered 2762 in 1946 and became BR 62762. A long time Starbeck engine, it moved in 1958 to Scarborough from where it was withdrawn on 13 October 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 30¾" long, unpolished, the front repainted; the original fox and plate both stamped with original number L357, the L indicating this is the left hand side plate. £10000-12000 - Sold for £14200.

Lot 43 A BR(M) totem sign, GLAZEBROOK, (f/f), from the Cheshire Lines main line between Manchester and Liverpool, via Warrington. Mottling to the maroon. £400-600 - Sold for £300.

Lot 44 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK 1896, from an unidentified loco or tender. In 1896 Beyer Peacock supplied locos to, amongst others, the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Japan, Java, Malta, Portugal and Uruguay. Cast brass, 6¾"x4½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £180.

Lot 45 A flamecut from Class 40 40134. New to Crewe North in March 1961 as D334; withdrawn from Longsight in May 1981 and cut up at Swindon Works in November 1984. A neat cut, 28¾"x10". £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 46 £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 47 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 1300, 1915, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST ex works on 28 March 1916 and new to Shirebrook Colliery as their SHIREBROOK NO 3. Rebuilt by Sheepbridge Ironworks in 1926. It passed to the National Coal Board in January 1947 and some time between November 1964 and April 1966 it was moved to Warsop Colliery and was scrapped there by William Bush of Alfreton between May 1966 and April 1967. Cast brass, 13"x7½", the front lightly cleaned. (See also next Lot) £300-500 - Sold for £500.00.

Lot 48 A worksplate, REBUILT 1926, SHEEPBRIDGE WORKS, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 1300, in 1915. Cast brass, 12"x6½", repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £400-600 - Sold for £350.

Lot 49 A BR(NE) totem sign, RIPON, (h/f), from the Harrogate to Northallerton route, closed in 1967. A tiny edge chip, just into the colour, otherwise excellent. £800-1200 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 50 An armchair from a Wagons Lits or Pullman Car with original red upholstery and just minor wear to the arms. £300-500 - Sold for £1250.00.

Lot 51 A nameplate, THOR, from Class 47 D1677, later 47091, 47647 and 47846. This name was transferred from crash victim D1671 in August 1966. The plates were removed between 1975 and 1985, when it is thought this Swindon plate was fitted. The loco was converted to Class 57 57308 in May 2003. Cast aluminium, 24¼"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £4000-5000 - Sold for £4500 to commission or postal bidder number 7674.

Lot 52 A LNER/BR(E) enamel sign from Manor Park station listing the stations to Liverpool Street and Shenfield, with platform numbers; 41½"x22½", presented in a chromed frame. £400-600 - Sold for £440.

Lot 53 A London and North Western Railway three aspect hand lamp, LNWR, BLETCHLEY, POLICE. The lamp is in original condition complete with domed vessel and LMS burner, the top stamped LNWR Carr Dept Wolverton, its place of manufacture. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 54 An Underground double royal poster, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, by Chas Pears, R.O.I. (23-01-31, 1000) £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 55 A BR(M) totem sign, STRETFORD, (f/f), from the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham route. A chip repainted above the 'O' and two small face chips. £400-600 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 1435.

Lot 56 A worksplate, L&NER, 2679, 1924, from a LNER D11/2 Class 4-4-0, No 6386, built by Kitson & Co, Works No 5387, in October 1924 and named LORD GLENALLAN after a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Antiquary. Renumbered 2679 in 1946, it became BR 62679. A long time Haymarket engine, it spent its final eighteen months at Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 10 September 1958 and cut up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted, restoration to one bolt hole. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 57 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, GOODS ENQUIRIES, (flangeless), minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 58 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 £260.

Lot 59 A brass station stamp, TEMPLE HIRST, NE Ry, 3¾" tall. The station was on the Doncaster to Selby section of the East Coast Main Line. The image has been reversed to appear as it would on telegrams, letter stamps etc. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 60 A BR(M) totem sign, MANSFIELD TOWN, (h/f), from the Nottingham to Worksop route, closed to passengers in 1964. Restoration to chipping and discolouration in places. £350-500 - Sold for £650 to commission or postal bidder number 3283.

Lot 61 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3100/D650 1957 from Class 40 D354, later 40154. New to York in July 1961; withdrawn from Healey Mills in January 1982 and cut up at Swindon Works in November 1985. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 62 A BR(S) double royal poster, TO THE CONTINENT BY RAIL, by Downey. Pin holes at corners and edge nicks to right border. (AD6412-A5/4752) £100-200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £100.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 63 A smokebox numberplate, 44998, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4998 built at Horwich and allocated new to Crewe North on 8 March 1947, soon moving to Rugby and in January 1948 to Perth where it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn from Perth on 4 April 1967, it was despatched for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw on 19 August 1967. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £840.

Lot 64 A North Eastern Railway policeman's helmet, in original condition, complete with nickel badge and rose on top of the helmet. £100-200 - Sold for £240.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7848.

Lot 65 A wagon plate, SPECIAL TRAFFIC, TO WORK ONLY BETWEEN MANVERS MAIN COLLIERY, WATH ON DEARNE, LNER AND SOUTHALL, GWR, 13"x6", the front repainted. The plate refers to coke traffic via the GCR main line. £80-120 - Sold for £300.

Lot 66 A carriage print, THE CINQUE PORT OF DOVER, KENT, by Jack Merriott, from the Southern Region A series. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 67 A builders plate, BUILT TO SPECIFICATION AND UNDER INSPECTION OF E.R. CALTHROP & PARTNERS, from an Indian Central Railway MLR class 0-6-0T, No 738, built by Orenstein and Koppel, Works No 2342, in 1907. Cast brass 10¼"x5¼", repainted. Note: E.R. Calthrop was best known in the UK as the Engineer of the Leek & Manifold Light Railway. £250-400 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 2991.

Lot 68 A Southern Railway Marine silver plated cocktail shaker, by Mappin and Webb, 9" high, the side decorated with SR horse flag. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 69 A GWR copper top hand lamp with copper lens surround and metal retaining edge for glass. The lens is marked GWR; the body GWR Swindon 7; a numberplate 10794 is on the side. The copper vessel is stamped GWR as is the Vaporite burner. The lamp has been restored. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 70 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2392, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GF 4-6-2+2-6-4 Garratt built by Hanomag, Works No 10534, in 1927 for express passenger work. The last of the Class was scrapped by 1979. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £800.

Lot 71 A group of GWR signal box lever plates from Lapworth box, (a) 20, GW Sidings to Main, 7"; (b) 4th Road Home, 6";(c) Up Main/Siding 4". (d) Disc for 58, 5½" and (e) Disc for No.16, 4½". (5) £150-300 - Sold for £680.

Lot 72 A single line key token, CORROUR - TULLOCH, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 73 A BR(NE) double royal poster, CASTLE HOWARD, YORKSHIRE. (1957) £100-200 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 74 A nameplate, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5567 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24125, in 1934. It was named on 16 March 1936 after an Australian State and became BR 45567. Allocated new to Crewe North on 8 August 1934, its later sheds included Preston, Carlisle Upperby, Edge Hill and finally back to Crewe North from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 January 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 15 April 1965. Cast brass, 48¼" long. £7000-9000 - Sold for £10500 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 75 A Glasgow and South Western Railway nickel buckle from a carthorse harness, engraved G & S W RAILY, 3¼"x3¼". Together with two similar smaller LMS buckles in GSWR style. (3) £80-120 - Sold for £45.

Lot 76 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3049/D711 1962, from Class 37 D6757, later 37057. New to Thornaby in October 1962; withdrawn and purchased by HNRC in 2007 and now leased to COLAS. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 77 A smokebox numberplate, 64625, from a North British Railway Class B 0-6-0 No 273 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22678, in January 1921. It became LNER J37 Class No 9273 and was renumbered 4625 in 1946, becoming BR 64625. A long time St Margarets engine, it had brief spells late on at Bathgate, Dunfermline and Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 4 September 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 78 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, MIDDLE DROVE, from the Wisbech to Kings Lynn route which closed in 1968, 40", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £220.

Lot 79 A shedplate, 66A Polmadie (1949 to May 1967 for steam). This ex CR shed had 182 locos allocated in 1959. They included 5 Royal Scots, 2 Princess Royals, 7 Coronations, 3 Britannias and 5 Clans. In just six years this number had dwindled to 40, but did include 3 A2 Pacifics. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 80 A LB & SCR pocket watch, the inner case engraved LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY, 818, the movement by the American Waltham Watch Company. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 81 A worksplate, GM LOCOMOTIVE GROUP, 968702-29 from Class 66 66029, new to Toton in 1999. Stainless steel, 12"x4", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 82 A Great Eastern Railway Marine china sick bowl by Mintons, 8" diameter, the company coat of arms on the side and top. £150-300 - Sold for £50.

Lot 83 A small carriage board, CHESTERFIELD-SHEFFIELD, 28" long with steel straps at the ends, as used on local services. £80-120 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 84 A BR(S) enamel doorplate, WAITING & LADIES ROOM, (f/f); minor rusting at screw holes. £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 85 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1930, from a LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Beyer Garratt. Those built in 1930 were Nos 4967-96 which were renumbered 7967-96 in 1938 to accommodate LMS Class 5 4-6-0s and became BR 47967-96. All were withdrawn by 1958. Cast brass, 18"x8½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £1120.

Lot 86 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, GLASGOW, BLUE TRAIN, by Terence Cuneo; pin marks at corners. (B29211) £250-400 - Sold for £190.

Lot 87 A (GWR) brass cabside numberplate, 3400, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built in December 1955 by the Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2575, as sub-contractors for the Hunslet Engine Co who also allotted their own Works No 3720. Allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 14 December 1955, it moved a year later to Radyr, then spent four years at Shrewsbury before returning to Radyr from where it was withdrawn on 31 October 1964, after a working life of less than nine years, and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 12 January 1965. The front repainted. £450-700 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 88 An 'O' gauge model of a SR West Country Class Bulleid Pacific, 21C120, SEATON, in Southern Railway Malachite Green livery with Sunshine lining, beautifully built from a D.J.B Engineering Kit. A static model with no motor or pick-ups, but could be motorised with relative ease. A very fine aluminium body, with excellent fine detail, including comprehensive backhead detail; sprung buffers; drop link couplings; vacuum pipes and brake detail. Near mint with original box. £500-800 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 89 A worksplate, GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, ALSTOM, 968742-7, CLASS 67 from 67029 ROYAL DIAMOND, new to Toton in 2000. Stainless steel, 12"x4", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £370.

Lot 90 A Great Northern Railway pegging block instrument with brass plate, FROM GOSBERTON, used at either Pinchbeck or Donnington Road boxes on the Spalding to Sleaford section of the GN & GE Joint Line. £150-300 - Sold for £90.

Lot 91 A worksplate, NEILSON, 4775, 1894, from a 0-4-0ST new to William Baird at Lugar Ironworks. Rebuilt by Andrew Barclay in 1929, it became National Coal Board property in January 1947. It worked at Barony, Muirkirk and Kames Collieries before being scrapped at Lugar in August 1969. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £350.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4451.

Lot 92 A BR(M) totem sign, FLINT, (f/f), from the Chester to Prestatyn section of the Holyhead main line. A chip repair at the top into the maroon and rim chips restored; minor blemishes. £350-500 - Sold for £450.

Lot 93 A wooden fingerboard for the Birmingham Snow Hill to Portsmouth Harbour service, via the Reading West curve, 49" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 94 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 3490/E326, 1965, AEI/EE, from Class 86 E3188,; later 86031,86431, and 86631. New to Crewe Electric in October 1965, it was involved in a collision at Norton Bridge in 2003 and subsequently cut up at Crewe Works some 18 months later. Cast aluminium, 8½"x6½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 95 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BANCHORY, (f/f), from the Deeside route between Aberdeen and Ballater, closed in 1966. A small chip under the 'H' repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £850.

Lot 96 A shedplate 18A Toton (1948 to September 1963). This ex MR shed housed over 150 locos during the 1950s, its most famous occupants being the 23 Beyer Garratt 2-6-6-2s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 97 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, WROXHAM-AYLSHAM, (brass/steel), from the Wroxham to Norwich City route, which came into use in 1960 after the construction of a spur east of Reepham connecting the GER and M & GN routes. This section lasted until 1983, serving sidings at Lenwade. £150-300 - Sold for £350.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3627.

Lot 98 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61189, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1189, later BR 61189, built in August 1947 and named SIR WILLIAM GRAY the following December after a LNER Director(1933-1947) who died on 28 January 1978. Allocated new to Stockton and later Ardsley, Copley Hill, Mirfield, Low Moor, Wakefield and York North from where it was withdrawn on 11 May 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 9 December 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £470.00 to commission or postal bidder number 524.

Lot 99 A brass station stamp, PENGE, SE&CRy, from Penge East on the Beckenham Junction to Brixton route, 3¾" high. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear on telegrams, letter stamps etc. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 100 A smokebox numberplate, 2289, from a GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1936. At Didcot by January 1948, its later sheds included Oxford, Gloucester, Machynlleth and Banbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 May 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 4 September 1964. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 101 A BR(M) double royal poster, BANGOR, NORTHERN IRELAND, by Frank Sherwin, rolled, laid down on linen. (LM2350) £150-300 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 524.

Lot 102 A worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co, DEL 254,1962, from Class 27 D5411; later 27117, 27211 and 27065. New to Cricklewood in September 1962; withdrawn from Inverness in May 1986 and cut up by Vic Berry at Leicester in July 1987. Chromed cast brass, 8"x5¾", the front lightly cleaned. £400-600 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 103 A LNER group standard locomotive whistle, complete with wheel, operating lever and valve, overall 13½" high, in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3059.

Lot 104 A Southern Railway pocket watch with Swiss movement, in excellent condition, the rear case engraved SR 2874. Southern examples are the least common of the four pre-nationalisation companies. £300-400 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 305.

Lot 105 A BR(M) totem, HOOTON, (h/f), from the Chester to Birkenhead route; mottled with loss of shine. £200-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 106 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5549, REBUILT STRATFORD WORKS 1911 from a Great Eastern Railway Class F48 0-6-0 No 1199 built at Stratford in November 1902 and subsequently reboilered as recorded on this plate. It became LNER J16 Class No 8199 but was re-classified to J17 when superheated in July 1923. Renumbered 5549 in 1946, it became BR 65549. A long time Kings Lynn engine, it moved at the very end to March from where it was withdrawn on 19 December 1960 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 107 A nameplate, QUEEN'S HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5912 built at Swindon in June 1931 and named after the concert hall in Portland Place, London destroyed by enemy action in 1941. At Chester by January 1948 and later Croes Newydd, Tyseley, Stourbridge and Banbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 December 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 7 September 1963. Note: When first fitted the nameplate had no apostrophe but this was inserted in May 1935. £6000-7000 - Sold for £7200.

Lot 108 A White Star Line silver plated fruit dish, 14½"x10¾", with a sunburst design to the oval bowl and floral patterns either side of the house flags. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 109 A locomotive numberplate, CCCP, 3P 762-15, from a class 3P 0-10-0 built by Resita in Romania, one of fifty built in 1950. A unique style of plate, cast aluminium, 36"x21", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £160.

Lot 110 A signal box nameboard, EARSWICK, from the York to Beverley and Hull route which closed in 1965. Cast letters on wood, 43½" long, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 111 A double royal poster, HOLIDAYS ABROAD WITH FRAMES, Travel British Railways, THE PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, NICE, by Myers. £100-200 - Sold for £75.

Lot 112 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1947, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1947 were LMS Class 4 2-6-4T Nos (4)2187-9 and (4)2265-99 and 0-6-0DE shunters Nos 7126-9 which became BR 12039-42. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 113 A BR(NE) totem sign, HARROGATE, (h/f), from the Leeds to York route. A small face chip restored and edge rust repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £1650 to commission or postal bidder number 7469.

Lot 114 A smokebox numberplate, 57594, from a Caledonian Railway 812 Class 0-6-0 No 856 built by Sharp Stewart & Co, Works No 4641, in August 1900. It became LMS Class 3F No 17594 and BR 57594. At Corkerhill by January 1935, it moved in 1948 to Ayr and later back to Corkerhill, then Inverness and Ardrossan from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £820.

Lot 115 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, RIGTON XING, a box between Harrogate and Arthington. The plate is from Pannel signal box. Engraved brass, 9" long. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 116 A Cunard Steamship Co silver plated ice bucket, for a half bottle, by Elkington, 4¾" tall, the side marked with the line's lion and globe emblem. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 117 A North Eastern Railway enamel signal box nameboard, GOSLIP BRIDGE, a crossing south of Pickering station, 39½"x7", a chip repair on the 'D' and edge rusting, £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 118 A Taff Vale Railway door plate, W.C, from Cross Inn Station, cast iron, 10"x4¼", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2663.

Lot 119 A (GWR) brass cabside numberplate, 7022, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 HEREFORD CASTLE built at Swindon and allocated new to Cardiff Canton on 15 June 1949. Its later sheds were Laira, Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 19 June 1965 and sold for scrap the following month to Hayes at Bridgend. Ex loco condition. £3000-4000 - Sold for £10200.

Lot 120 A brass station stamp, WORTHING, LB&SCRy, 3¾" tall, from the station on the Brighton to Portsmouth route. The image has been reversed to show it as it would appear on telegrams, letter stamps etc. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 121 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway pocket watch, a key wound example by John Walker of Leicester Square, London, the face marked L&YR with the maker's name below. The inner case is marked with the user's name Ano Pollitt while the movement is engraved with the maker's details. £350-500 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 122 A brass luggage rack from a Wagons Lits car, 20" long, with decoration. £350-500 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 2618.

Lot 123 A LNER cast iron seatback plate, SUTTON IN ASHFIELD TOWN, from the Kirkby Bentinck to Shirebrook route, 60½" long, the front repainted. The station closed in 1931, reopening briefly for seven months between February and September 1956. £300-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 124 A Great Central Railway express guard's badge, silver wire on black felt, 3¾" x2¼", this being the final pattern used by the company. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 2058.

Lot 125 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 2418, 1941,from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Stanton Ironworks Co Ltd at Harlaxton Ironstone Quarries near Grantham. It was transferred to Holwell Ironworks near Melton Mowbray in January 1952 but returned to Harlaxton in March 1953 and was scrapped there in March 1967. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £580.

Lot 126 A BR(S) totem sign, SUNDRIDGE PARK, (h/f), from the Bromley North branch; a scratch at the far right, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 127 A late 19th century LSWR 8 inch mahogany roundhead clock with original dial writing and used in the Telegraph Office at Wimborne. Overall height 10½ inches. The dial written JNo. Walker 68 Cornhill & 230 Regent St. London 4372. The wire fusee movement with shaped backcock. The case with original key-operated lock to the bottom door, cast bezel and stamped 4272 S.W in the back. Complete with replaced pendulum, winder and door key. Further notes on line. £800-1200 - Sold for £1750.

Lot 128 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4973, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in November 1943, WD No 77457. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to March, and to the GWR the following year and allocated to Swindon, it was returned to the WD in November 1944 and again loaned to the LNER in September 1947 once again at March, becoming BR 90601. Its later sheds were Doncaster and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 6 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Wadsley Bridge. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 129 A pair of GWR signal lever plates from Newton Abbot East box, (a) Down Main to Loop Inner Home, 12¾", and (b) Down Siding to Down Relief Starting, 13¾", each engraved brass. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £780.

Lot 130 An LNER double royal poster, HOLLAND, by Kenneth Shoesmith. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 131 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. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2050.

Lot 132 A carriage print, NORWICH, by H. Tittensor RI, from the LNER pre-war series. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 133 A single line key token, BURTON DASSETT-KINETON, (alloy), from the Stratford upon Avon and Midland Junction Railway which closed to passengers in 1952 and to freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 134 A GWR silver plated sauce boat, 6½" long, by Walker and Hall. £80-120 - Sold for £270.

Lot 135 A worksplate, No 1044, GORTON, 1952, from Class 76 26037, later 76037. New to Gorton in February 1952; withdrawn from Reddish in July 1981 and cut up by Vic Berry in Leicester in April 1983. Engraved brass, 12"x6½", the front lightly polished. £700-1000 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 136 A BR(NE) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, GOODS STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", in superb condition. The sign was used at Darlington. £500-700 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 137 A Midland Railway brass signal lever description plate, SIGNAL FROM UP OUTSIDE GOODS TO CAMP HILL UP GOODS, together with a similar LMS alloy example referring to Camp Hill and Gas Sidings. Each 4"x5", used at Saltley Junction box north of Birmingham New Street. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 138 A BR(S) locomotive whistle of Maunsell pattern, as used by the Southern Railway and previously the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. The whistle has the BR(S)A casting mark and is fitted with an unusual offset stand. Overall height 17", ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 139 A Clougher Valley Railway axle box cover, cast iron, 6"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 140 A smokebox numberplate, 61058, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1058 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25814, in July 1946. It spent most of its working life at Ipswich before moving to March and then Lincoln, both Retford sheds, Doncaster and Immingham from where it was withdrawn on 6 February 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 28 May 1966. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 141 A BR(NE) station sign, LADIES WAITING ROOM, (f/f), 24"x18", in superb condition. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 142 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2160, 1943, from a 0-4-0ST named STEWART delivered new to Seaham Colliery, County Durham, where it spent all its working life. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947 and was scrapped in February 1967. Cast iron, 17"x12", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 143 A nameplate, FALCON, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4484 built at Doncaster, Works No 1849, in February 1937, renumbered 25 in 1946, becoming BR 60025. Allocated new to Haymarket, it moved to Kings Cross in 1939 where, apart from a couple of years at Grantham, it spent the remainder of its working life before moving for its final four months to New England from where it was withdrawn on 20 October 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works in the week ending 4 January 1964. A famous Kings Cross Bird A4 name and a very manageable 40½" long. (See also next two Lots) £20000-30000 - Sold for £29500 to commission or postal bidder number 3181.

Lot 144 £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 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 145 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. This plate was removed from A4 class, FALCON; the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 1998.

Lot 146 A carriage print, NEAR BLETCHINGLEY, SURREY, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway Original Series. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 147 A nameplate, DREYFUS, from a 2ft 11¼" gauge 0-4-0ST built by Bagnall, Works No 1676, in June 1902. It worked all its life for Manchester Corporation Cleansing Department at Davyhulme Sewage Works and was scrapped in 1929. Cast brass, 28¾" long, in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £350.

Lot 148 A signal box nameboard, FEARN, from the Invergordon to Tain section of the Far North Line to Wick and Thurso. Cast letters on wood, 37½" long, restoration to beading. £200-350 - Sold for £460.

Lot 149 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 450, 1921, from a Midland Railway 3835 Class 0-6-0 No 3971 which became LMS Class 4F, retaining its MR number, and BR 43971. At Toton by January 1935, it moved in 1938 to Bedford where it spent twenty years, its later sheds being Kentish Town, St Albans and finally back to Toton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 March 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 1 May 1964. Cast brass, 6"x4", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 150 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (flangeless); minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 151 A Southern Railway double royal poster, IM TAKING AN EARLY HOLIDAY COS I KNOW SUMMER COMES SOONEST IN THE SOUTH; rolled, edge nicks repaired. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 152 A BR InterCity double royal poster, MISTER IM GOING ON HOLIDAY ON YOUR TRAIN COS I KNOW IT'S THE QUICKEST, an imaginative image based on the famous Southern Railway example of the 1930's. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 153 A BR(W) totem sign, LUDLOW, (h/f), from the Shrewsbury to Hereford route; edge rust repainted, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £860.

Lot 154 A smokebox numberplate, 5085, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 EVESHAM ABBEY, built at Swindon in July 1939, its nameplates being transferred from the then recently withdrawn Star Class No 4065. At Old Oak Common by January 1948, its later sheds included Bristol Bath Road and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 24 April 2964. The front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 155 A GWR Wrights Patent copper top hand lamp with narrow brass collar, brass maker's plate and 1197 numberplate on side, the body stamped with company initials. The lamp has been restored and is complete with copper vessel with conical vent, Barton's burner and large brass reflector. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 156 A shedplate 65A Eastfield (1948 to November 1966 for steam). This ex NBR shed housed a star studded allocation of 170 locos in the early 1950s. Of note were K1, K2, and K4 2-6-0s, along with D11 and D34 4-4-0s. By 1965, however the total number of steam locos was down to single figures. Many of Eastfield's diesel locos also carried this style of code well in to the 1970s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 157 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, CRIMPLE Jn, used at Pannal signal box. The junction was south of Harrogate on the line to Arthington and Wetherby. Engraved brass, 14½" long. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 158 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1244, 1911, from a Standard Gauge 0-6-0ST new to the Niddrie and Benhar Coal Co Ltd as their NIDDRIE NO 5. It was inherited by the National Coal Board on the 1 January 1947 and was also used at Preston Links Colliery as well as at Niddrie. It was scrapped on site at Niddrie in December 1972. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 159 A Tyers no 6 single line tablet, THREE OAKS-ORE, (fibre), from the Hastings to Ashford route, a temporary section bought into use in 1953 to facilitate major engineering work in Ore Tunnel. A temporary signal box, Three Oaks, was opened 1¼ miles south of Three Oaks and Guestling Halt. The ground level box was used until the end of 1954, when normal working resumed. £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 160 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65798, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1906 from a North Eastern Railway Class P3 0-6-0 No 1402 built in November 1906. It became LNER J27 Class still No 1402 and was renumbered 5798 in 1946, becoming BR 65798. A long time Sunderland engine, it was withdrawn from there on 2 June 1959 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £270.

Lot 161 A London and North Western Railway three aspect hand lamp, stamped, PWD, NWD, BANGOR, complete with interior, the top stamped Wolverton Carr Dept, its place of manufacture; restored. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 162 A locomotive maker's emblem, NB LOCO, GEC, fitted in 1952 to a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 4E 1-Co-Co-1 electric loco numbered between E219 and E258. Cast brass, 12½"x6¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7287.

Lot 163 A BR(E) double royal poster, FASTER ALL ALONG THE LINE, by Wyers, rolled. (PP1198) £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 164 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & CO LTD, 3377, 1909, from a standard gauge 0-6-2T new to the Lambton Railway in County Durham as their No 5. It became National Coal Board property on 1 January 1947 and was withdrawn on 15 February 1969. It was acquired by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group on 31 July 1970 and was moved to Thornaby Motive Power Depot the following 7 August and onwards to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on 28 August where it remains today. Cast brass, 11¼"x 5¼", the front repainted. £450-600 - Sold for £480.

Lot 165 A late 19th century MR 12 inch oak-cased roundhead fusee clock in good condition supplied by Smiths of Derby and used in Derby Works. Overall height 15¾ inches. The box with a number plate marked LMS 6864. The bottom door secured by an unusual but effective spring latch. The dial surround of standard sectioned construction and containing the original spun brass bezel with plastered sight ring. The dial retaining its original writing with John Smith & Sons Midland Clock Works Queen St. Derby. The hands of typical Smith style. The gut fusee movement between rectangular plates. Sold in the BREL Derby Works clock sale in 1986 (Lot 10). Complete with pendulum, winder and paperwork relating to work carried out for the vendor by Smiths of Derby. Further notes on line. £500-700 - Sold for £900.

Lot 166 A smokebox numberplate, 30775, from the SR N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 775 SIR AGRAVAINE built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23221, in June 1925, and named after the second son of King Lot and Queen Margawse in Arthurian legend. At Stewarts Lane by January 1948, it moved in 1951 to Dover and in 1959 to Feltham from where it was officially withdrawn in the week ending 27 February 1960 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by that date. The front repainted, the back in original condition, the BR(S) triangle cast in. £900-1200 - Sold for £850.

Lot 167 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway cart horse bridle, 23" long with two LYR brasses (Hawthorn 44) and two LMS brasses (Hawthorn 85), a red brow band fitted as used for town horses. £80-120 - Sold for £360.

Lot 168 A worksplate, BRUSH SULZER, 561, 1964 from class 47 D1799, later 47318. New to Tinsley in January 1965; withdrawn from Crewe and cut up by T J Thompson at Stockton in August 2004. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 169 A nameplate, INDOMITABLE, from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5720 built at Crewe in 1936. It was named when built after a Royal Navy battle cruiser (1907-21) and became BR 45720. Allocated new to Blackpool Central on 17 August 1936, its later sheds included Crewe North and Patricroft before moving north of the border where it spent its last ten years at Corkerhill from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and, after a period in store at Lugton, was sold for scrap to Campbells at Shieldhall. 34½" long, the front repainted. £7000-9000 - Sold for £9000.

Lot 170 A GWR Restaurant silver plated milk jug, by Elkington, 3¾" high. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 171 A smokebox numberplate, 45164, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5164 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1205. Allocated new to Crewe North on 29 July 1935, moving two months later to Kingmoor and later Inverness, Perth, Polmadie, Dundee Tay Bridge, Corkerhill and Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 9 August 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 172 A BR(W) totem sign, WOLVERHAMPTON LOW LEVEL, (f/f). The station closed in 1970 following the withdrawal of local services from Birmingham Snow Hill. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 173 A carriage print, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL, KENT by Claude Buckle, from the Southern Region A Series. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 174 A BR(M) enamel signal box nameboard, SUTTON JUNCTION STATION, (f/f), 75"x12", from the Nottingham to Mansfield route which closed to passengers in 1964. The white lettering has deteriorated and been repainted, the maroon is in excellent condition. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4736.

Lot 175 A BR(W) double royal poster, WORCESTERSHIRE, some discolouration. (PW59) £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 176 A shedplate 89B Brecon (1949 to November 1959). This ex B & M shed lost its allocation of 13 locos in November 1959 and became a sub shed of 89A Oswestry. For some reason the WR authorities decided to recode it 88K in January 1961, but no engines were ever allocated! It remained open until December 1962. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 177 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, INSPECTORS, (flangeless), minor edge chips. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 178 A BR(S) double royal poster, BY SHIP & TRAIN TO THE CONTINENT, by A. Brenet, a scene on the quayside with a French diesel. (AD463-A5-261065) £80-120 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 4140.

Lot 179 A GWR Refreshment Department silver plated half pint tankard, by Elkington, 4" high. £100-150 - Sold for £110.

Lot 180 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. The back repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 181 A LNER cast iron setback plate, GOOLE, from the Doncaster to Hull route, 22" long, the front repainted. £250-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 182 A signal box name board, GIRVAN No 1, from the Ayr to Stranraer route. Cast letters on wood, 53¼" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 183 A BR(M) totem sign, PEAK FOREST FOR PEAK DALE, (f/f). The station was on the Millers Dale to Chinley section of the Derby to Manchester main line and closed in 1967. A chip repainted between the 'E' and 'A', some loss of shine. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1750.

Lot 184 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 2038, 1929, from a 2ft Gauge 0-4-0T which worked at Huletts in South Africa and was used at their Darnall Sugar Mill and possibly elsewhere. Following withdrawal it was placed as a feature at the Mill’s recreation club and was later acquired by Inchanga Nursery who intended to restore it and use it on their internal rail system. This did not happen and in 2004 it passed to Paton's Country Narrow Gauge Railway at Ixopo who funded completion of its restoration. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 185 A LMS and LNER quad royal poster, STIRLING, by Sir D. Y. Cameron, RA. Restoration in some areas and loss at right lower border restored. £250-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £250.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 186 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 4563, from a 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1924. At Bristol Bath Road by January 1948 and later Taunton and Penzance from where it was withdrawn on 11 October 1961 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 17 February 1962. Ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £700.

Lot 187 A carriage print, LINCOLN, by Fred Taylor, from the LNER pre-war series. £150-300 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 952.

Lot 188 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 25358, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in November 1944, WD No 78597. Loaned new to the Southern Railway it was allocated to Hither Green, becoming BR 90390. It spent most of its BR days at Newton Heath moving at the end to Gorton, Sutton Oak and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 19 September 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull by 18 December 1965. Cast white brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £270.

Lot 189 A nameplate, LORD SALISBURY, from a 0-6-0ST built by Peckett, Works No 1041, in 1906, their type X. Ex works on 15 January 1906 to Coalpit Heath Colliery Co at their Coalpit Heath Colliery. It came under National Coal Board ownership on 1 January 1947 and was transferred to Radstock in 1950 and in 1953 to Norton Hill, A North Somerset coalfield loco all its working life until withdrawn and scrapped by Wm Pike Ltd, Scrap Merchant, at Trowbridge in February 1965. Cast brass, 48"x6½", the front repainted, the back in ex loco condition; the letter L chalked on the back indicating that it was the left hand side plate. £800-1200 - Sold for £3000 to commission or postal bidder number 1345.

Lot 190 A late 19th century LB&SCR 10 inch roundhead clock in good condition in a mahogany case. Used at Barcombe Mills. Overall height: 12 inches. The box with single side door and a bottom door secured by a replaced lock; the rear stamped 613 B. The one-piece dial surround, with a minor repair, containing a cast brass bezel with integral silvered sight ring. The dial written B.R. (S). John Walker 1, South Molton St. London 613.B. The wire fusee movement held between plain rectangular plates. Ex-SR clock records show this clock was supplied by Grimshaw & Baxter of Clerkenwell in May 1880 and was used at Culver Jct. Signal Box, Barcombe Mills, opened in that year. Later moved to the Office of the Asst. Chief Building Inspector at Ashford presumably after the box closed in 1960. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and paperwork detailing its supply to and work done for the vendor by R. Rose of Eltham. £700-900 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 1587.

Lot 191 A BR(M) totem sign, STALYBRIDGE, (f/f), from the Manchester to Leeds route, in superb condition. £600-900 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 192 A BR(NE) double royal poster, SCARBOROUGH, by Frank Mason, a view of South Bay. (1952) £250-400 - Sold for £430.

Lot 193 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1914, DERBY, from an unidentified Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby in that year. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 194 A shedplate 82F Weymouth (1949 to February 1958), then Bath Green Park (February 1958 to March 1966). The ex GWR shed at Weymouth had 30 locos during this period including a Saint, a Castle and 9 Halls. It then swopped regions and codes with the ex MR and S&DJR joint shed at Bath Green Park, which had 50 locos during this period. Weymouth was again recoded in September 1963 to 70G and closed to steam in July 1967. The joint shed at Bath was noted for its S&DJR 2-8-0s and the diminutive Sentinel 0-4-0T 47191. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 195 A smokebox numberplate, 92100, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Toton on 30 July 1956. Its later sheds were Leicester MR, Westhouses, Wellingborough and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn on 11 May 1967 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 23 November 1967. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £820.

Lot 196 A GWR Hotels silver plated toast rack, by Elkington, 3½" long. £50-80 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 1849.

Lot 197 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DERBY BUILT, 1959, BTH/SULZER, from Class 24 D5013, later 24013. New to Crewe South in April 1959; withdrawn from Eastfield in October 1975 and cut up at Doncaster Works in February 1978. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 198 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7547, 1950, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 9410 allocated new to Barry on 3 February 1950. After moving briefly to Reading, it went in May 1951 to Old Oak Common and could be seen regularly at Paddington moving empty coaching stock in and out of the terminus. Withdrawn from Old Oak Common during the week ending 7 July 1962, it was despatched for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 17 October 1962. Cast brass, 13"x8½", in ex loco condition. £200-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 199 A single line key token, DUFFRYN ARDUDWY-LLANBEDR & PENSARN, (alloy), a section on the Cambrian Coast route. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 200 A nameplate, BBC EAST MIDLANDS TODAY, from HST power car 43076. Named at Nottingham Station in January 1991; this style of plate was removed in March 1997 and Midland Main Line cast plates of the same name were applied to power car 43074. 51¼" long, the badge 9" square, original condition. £500-800 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 364.

Lot 201 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3209, 1945, from a Standard Gauge 0-6-0ST new to the War Department as No. 71445 and later renumbered 159. Used by the MoD at Westbury then Bisley and Bramley. Stored in July 1961 but in the following April acquired by the National Coal Board where it saw further use in the West Riding. Scrapped circa July 1968. Cast iron, 11¼"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 202 A wagon plate, THOMAS MOY, No 153, PETERBOROUGH, 9¾"x6½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 203 A section of early Fishbelly rail, originating from North Somerset, 75½" long, used on an early horse drawn tramway. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 204 A locomotive headboard, THE ROYAL SCOT, as carried by the famous Euston to Glasgow Central express. This style of headboard, without embellishments, was introduced in the early 1950s and appears to have been carried mainly on the part of the journey between Carlisle and Glasgow. Cast aluminium, 33" wide, the front in original condition, the back repainted, although the name POLMADIE just visible. £4500-6000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £4500.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 205 A BR(NE) poster, A Day By The Sea, Hornsea and Withernsea, with artwork of Cravens DMU by T. Armstrong, 20"x30", rolled. (5/57) £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1780.

Lot 206 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF, 2695/D456, 1959 from Class 40 D239, later 40039. New to Gateshead in October 1959; withdrawn from Healey Mills in January 1976 and cut up at Crewe Works in August 1976. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £660.

Lot 207 A LNER Great Eastern pattern, three aspect, sliding knob hand lamp stamped, LNER, STRATFORD LOCO, 3629, complete with BR(E) interior but lacking the vessel bracket. The lamp is in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 208 A brass station stamp, STANLEY, GNR, from the Lofthouse to Methley route in South Yorkshire, 3½" tall, used for sealing cash bags. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 209 A nameplate, YIEWSLEY GRANGE, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6859 built at Swindon in December 1937 and named after a building in High Street, Yiewsley, Middlesex, later used for light industrial purposes. At Chester by January 1948, its later sheds included Birkenhead, Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 18 November 1965 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 18 February 1966. In ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £6000-8000 - Sold for £8400 to commission or postal bidder number 7846.

Lot 210 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 6859, from the 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 YIEWSLEY GRANGE. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for locomotive history) £1200-1500 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 7846.

Lot 211 A carriage print, BERKHAMSTED, HERTFORDSHIRE, by Jack Merriott, from the LMR(A) series. £80-120 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 212 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE CO, 1451, 1902, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named DUXBURY new to Duxbury Park Colliery Co Ltd near Chorley, Lancs. Repaired or possibly rebuilt by Avonside in 1919 and then to the Admiralty National Shipyard No 2, Beachley Dock near Chepstow. Sold in 1923 via dealer F. Edmunds to the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board becoming their No 36 and presumed scrapped in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Cast brass, 14¼"x8¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 213 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM WOLVERCOTE Jc UP GOODS LOOP, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The junction was north of Oxford Station. £400-600 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 214 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, ENQUIRIES, (flangeless); restoration at the central fixings. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 215 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1724, 1942, from a 0-4-0ST new to Monk Bridge Iron and Steel Works at Leeds where it was named FORWARD. After the Works closed in December 1950, the engine went to T.W. Ward at Sheffield the following year. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", lightly polished. £150-250 - Sold for £220.

Lot 216 A pair of GWR Hotels silver plated sugar tongs, 3" long, by Mappin and Webb. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 7704.

Lot 217 A shedplate 88J Aberdare (September 1960 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed was originally coded 86J. Under its new code it housed nearly 50 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2025.

Lot 218 A GWR pre-group enamel sign, WAY OUT & TO HENLEY BRANCH TRAINS, 45"x27", used at Twyford station on the Reading to Paddington main line; edge chips and discolouration in places. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 219 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, C&M, 22882, 1939, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM new to the Ministry of Defence at Bridgend & Brackla Royal Ordnance Factory as ROF BRIDGEND NO 1. It later went to Shell Ltd at Stanlow in Cheshire and was possibly loaned to their Thornton-le-Moor Works. In about 1970 it moved to C.G. Crump at Connah's Quay where it acquired the name MARIE. Out of use by 1994, it was subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 12"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 220 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate, HOME FROM LANGTON COLLIERY, engraved brass, 4"x5". The Langton Colliery branch left the Pye Bridge to Kirkby in Ashfield route just east of Pinxton and Selston station. £50-80 - Sold for £110.00.

Lot 221 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2351, 1954 from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named RUTLAND new to Stewarts & Lloyds Minerals Ltd at Market Overton. Transferred to Woolsthorpe Ironstone Quarries in Leicestershire in May 1958 moving on to Harlaxton Quarries in January 1964. Scrapped on site by Thomas Ward Ltd in November 1969. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 222 A BR(W) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, SNOW HILL STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", from Birmingham. An unusual example in reverse colours; edge chipping repainted at sides, £1500-2000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1500.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 223 A BR(W) quad royal poster, OXFORD, by A Carr Linford. Fading to the title area and border due to the poster being framed with these areas folded over. (PR127) £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 224 An LNW & GW Joint 14 inch weight-driven longcase regulator used at Hanwood, west of Shrewsbury. In good general condition, overall height: 59 inches. The mahogany case with a forward-sliding hood fronted by a spun brass bezel with plastered sight ring. The trunk with ¾ height door bearing the remains of a LMS, GW Joint notice on the inner surface and secured by a key-operated lock. Bearing a number plate marked 35 under the door and with an incurved base. Most chamfered surfaces with an ebonised finish. The substantial regulator movement between thick tapered plates with feet, joined by four knopped pillars screwed to the rear plate. With deadbeat escapement, Harrison’s maintaining power and a wood-rod seconds-beating pendulum with a brass faced lenticular iron bob. The lead weight with curved leading edge conforming to the base of the case. The un-written dial, with minor evidence of rusting, attached to the movement via a false plate and marked 35 twice on the back. Complete with cranked winder and door key. Further notes on line. £2000-3000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1800.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 225 A smokebox numberplate, 62043, from a (LNER) K1 Class 2-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26647, and allocated new to Darlington on 10 October 1949. Its later sheds were Stockton, Ardsley and back to Darlington from where it was withdrawn on 12 July 1965 and believed to have been sold for scrap to TWW at South Bank. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £700.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3505.

Lot 226 A BR(W) totem sign, TOWYN, (f/f), from the Cambrian Coast route to Pwhelli; a few minor blemishes. £500-800 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 227 A worksplate, DUBS & CO, 3727, 1899 from a Great Northern Railway Class J5 0-6-0 No 1133 built in May 1899 which became LNER J3 Class No 4133 and was renumbered 4129 in 1946, becoming BR 64129. At Ardsley by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 1 September 1952 but no information is available as to its scrapping. Cast brass, 13¼"x5½, the front repainted; attached to a section of the locomotive. £600-900 - Sold for £880.

Lot 228 A North Eastern Railway, Royal Station Hotel, Hull, silver plated mustard spoon, 4¼" long. £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 229 A smokebox numberplate, 61384, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26843, in October 1951 and allocated new to Ardsley. Its later sheds included Stratford, Parkeston, Lincoln GN, Retford 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. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 230 A Great Central Railway three aspect hand lamp, the body stamped GCR 2068A, GLOSSOP, in original condition complete with bulls eye lens, LNER-C vessel and LNER burner. The station was the terminus of the branch from Dinting on the Sheffield to Manchester, Woodhead route. £150-250 - Sold for £190.

Lot 231 A British Railways double royal wartime poster, YOUR FRUIT SUPPLIES DEPEND ON, THE LINES BEHIND THE LINES. (No 521) £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 232 A worksplate, HENSCHEL, 8934, 1908, from a 5ft 6ins gauge Spanish Railways 4-6-0 compound new to the Madrid-Zaragosa Alicante Railway, their No 841. It later became No 230-4071 under RENFE. Cast brass, 8½"x5¼", the front cleaned but unpainted, the back stamped 230-4071. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 233 A BR(E) totem sign, TORKESEY, (h/f), from the Retford to Lincoln route; a couple of edge chips, just into the blue, neatly repainted. The station closed in 1959. £500-800 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1094.

Lot 234 A LMS seahorse pattern tea cup and saucer by Royal Cauldon, together with a matching serviette. This pattern was used at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe and The Lochalsh Hotel at Kyle. (3) £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 235 A BR(M) double royal poster, ISLE OF MAN, Mooragh Park, Ramsey, by A. J. Wilson; pin holes at corners, minor loss at lower right corner. (LM15656) £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 236 A BR(M) totem sign, URMSTON, (f/f), from the Cheshire Lines main line between Manchester and Liverpool via Warrington; a couple of tiny edge chips. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 237 A brass table lamp from a Wagons Lits car, overall 22" high, with decoration to neck and base. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 238 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 62375, GATESHEAD WORKS, 1905, from a North Eastern Railway Class R 4-4-0 No 712, actually built at Gateshead in November 1906. It became LNER D20 Class, retaining its NER number, and was renumbered 2375 in 1946, becoming BR 62375. At Starbeck by January 1948 and then Bridlington, it spent its final years alternating between Gateshead and Tweedmouth, where it was sub-shedded at Alnmouth. Withdrawn from Alnmouth on 7 May 1957, it was cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 239 A shedplate 50D Starbeck 1948 to September 1959), then Goole (January 1960 to May 1967 for steam, totally by February 1973). The ex NER shed at Starbeck was home to 45 locos in 1950, 12 of this total being 4-4-0 Hunts. By closure the total had reduced to just six in an overall allocation of 30. Ex LYR shed Goole, formerly 25C and then 53E, had an allocation of just 30 when taking on this code. Some diesel shunters also carried this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 240 A BR(E) totem sign, GAINSBOROUGH CENTRAL, (h/f), from the Retford to Barnetby route; chipping repaired mainly in top lower panels. £700-1000 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 241 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 4405, from a 4400 Class 2-6-2T originally ordered from Swindon as No 3105 but built at Wolverhampton in January 1906 as 4405 after the order was transferred there. It spent all its BR days at Newton Abbot from where it was withdrawn on 12 September 1955 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 29 October 1955. In ex loco condition, the back stamped 3105. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 242 A small wooden carriage board, MORETONHAMPSTEAD-NEWTON ABBOT, 32 " long complete with steel straps at ends, an area of loss to paintwork on one side lower right. The branch closed to passengers in 1959. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 243 A carriage print, RICHMOND BRIDGE, SURREY, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway Original Series. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 244 A BR(W) double royal poster, CAMPING COACHES by Barber; a little bruising to the border lower left. (PR131) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 245 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, MARKET WEIGHTON, from the East Yorkshire junction on the Selby to Driffield and Beverley to York routes, 50" long, repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1780.

Lot 246 A GWR train reporting number frame with securing brackets, complete with plates 1, 4 and 7, (the backs marked 5,8 and 3), and shed name Old Oak Common on the back of the frame, Stourbridge, Goodwick and Cardiff on the plates. Generally original condition, paint touched up on the back of two plates, overall 37½"x15". £400-600 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 247 A group of GWR signal lever plates, (a) Loop From Engine Shed, 4½"; (b) Gates Unlocked/Locked Across Line, 1 Wheel, 6"; (c) Up Main Shunt, 3¾", and (d) Gates Locked Across Road/Unlocked, 5¼", all engraved brass. (4) £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 248 A GWR framed signal box diagram, CAERPHILLY EAST BOX, 1925, showing lines to Cardiff, Rhymney and Pontypridd and the Machen Branch. The diagram framed, 74"x27", includes line to loco works, platforms, ground frames and exchange sidings. £150-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 249 A nameplate, GAINSBOROUGH, from the LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No 2597 built at Doncaster, Works No 1736, in April 1930 and named after the racehorse which in 1918 won flat racing's triple crown of Derby, 2000 Guineas and St Leger. It was renumbered 86 in 1946 and became BR 60086. Having spent almost all its early career at Gateshead, it moved in 1949 to Neville Hill from where it was withdrawn on 18 November 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. 57" long, the front repainted. The nameplate is mounted on a wooden splasher. £8000-12000 - Sold for £8400.

Lot 250 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO BAYSTON HILL LOOP LINE, MAIN LINE, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The box was situated between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton on the route south to Hereford. £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 251 An LNER 10 inch roundhead clock dating from the mid-20th century in original condition and typical of this period. Overall height 13¼ inches. With wire fusee movement stamped 18750 by the makers. The case constructed entirely of solid mahogany without the use of veneer. The dial with minor damage written L.N.E.R. 12673. Ex-LNER records show it was used by the C.M.E.’s Department at Doncaster in the Shipping Bureau. Complete with pendulum and winder. £300-500 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 335.

Lot 252 A worksplate, BRITISH RAIL ENGINEERING, CREWE, 1990 from a Class 90 in the number series 90036 to 90050. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5¼", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 253 A BR(E) enamel doorplate, PRIVATE, (flangeless). £100-150 - Sold for £180.

Lot 254 A worksplate, NEILSON, 3789, 1888, from a standard gauge 0-4-0T which was new to the Gas Light & Coal Company (later the North Thames Gas Board) at Beckton Gas Works, their No 19. It remained there all its working life and was scrapped in 1962. Engraved brass, 9"x5½", the engraving picked out in red, the back stamped 19. £350-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 255 A BR(M) totem sign, WHITCHURCH, (f/f), from the Crewe to Shrewsbury line and junction for the Cambrian route to Mid Wales. A few minor surface marks, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1406.

Lot 256 A wagon plate, GLASGOW & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, MAKERS, 1912, 9"x4", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 257 A BR(E) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, TOWN STATION, (f/f), from Grimsby on the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. One small face chip and minor edge chips. £400-600 - Sold for £720.

Lot 258 A shedplate 50A York (1949 to June 1967 for steam, totally March 1984). This ex NER shed had 180 locos allocated in the 1950s; 5 A1s, 6 A2s, 4 B1 Antelopes, and 10 D49 Hunts. In the 1960s it was home to the few remaining A1 Pacifics, and much later became host to the magnificent Deltics. After closure it was transformed into the National Railway Museum. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 259 A BR(E) double royal poster, FENLAND, KING JOHN, 1167-1216, by Lance Cattermole. Pinholes at corner. (PP118) £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 260 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7296, 1946, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST No 81, later renumbered 38 and then 1363. New to the United Steel Companies Ltd Ore Mining Branch at Colsterworth where it worked in both the East and North Mines. It was scrapped in October 1967. Cast iron, 13"x8¾", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 261 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HATHERLEIGH-HOLE, (brass), from the North Devon and Cornwall Junction route between Torrington and Halwill, opened in 1925 and closed in 1966. The back marked, Not In Use. £250-400 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 2582.

Lot 262 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER, STOCKTON, REFRESHMENT ROOMS. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 263 A pair of NER plates from the Distance Post at Newcastle, CHLP, (Castle Hill Loop) junction of Wensleydale branch and BN Br. (Blyth North Branch), 6"x1¾", the fronts repainted. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 264 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway leather cash bag, M & GN, THURSFORD, from the Melton Constable to Fakenham section which closed in 1959. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 265 A BR(S) totem sign, MILBORNE PORT HALT. The station was between Templecombe and Sherborne on the west of England main line. The suffix was added in 1961 when the station was destaffed and it closed in 1966. Superb condition, a tiny chip over the far left lower fixing hole, just into the green. £3000-4000 - Sold for £4000.

Lot 266 A smokebox numberplate, 90016, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25222, in September 1943, WD No 77357. Loaned new to the LNER in September 1943 and allocated to Eastfield, returned to the WD in February 1945, loaned again to the LNER in December 1945 and allocated to Newport NER. Purchased by the LNER in December 1946, becoming O7 Class No 3016, then BR 63016 and later 90016. It remained at Newport until the shed closed in June 1958 when it went to Thornaby and later Wakefield, Darlington, Tyne Dock, West Hartlepool, Hull Dairycoates and Goole from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 13 January 1968. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 267 A carriage print, ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, by R. E. Jordan, from the LNER post-war series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 268 A smokebox numberplate, 60876, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4847 built at Doncaster, Works No 1912, in May 1940, renumbered 876 in 1946, becoming BR 60876. At New England by January 1948, its later sheds included Kings Cross, Neasden and York North from where it was withdrawn on 19 October 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 269 An SNCF double royal poster, THE FRENCH ALPS, by J.Jacquelin, 1966; a repair in the text area.(B4944) £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 270 A pair of GWR Hotels silver plated sugar tongs, 4½" long, by Mappin and Webb. £70-100 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £75.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 271 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4671, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway Class R1 0-4-4T No 699 taken into stock in November 1900. It became Southern Railway No 1699 and was allocated BR No 31699 but was withdrawn from Faversham in January 1950 before that could be applied and scrapped the following May. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 272 A BR(M) totem sign, SUTTON PARK, (f/f), from the Wolverhampton to Castle Bromwich route; the station closing in 1965. Slight loss of shine. £500-700 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 273 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1930, CREWE. Locos built at Crewe in 1930 were LMS Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13150-224, becoming (4)2850-924 and Class 7F Nos (4)9600-2. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3505.

Lot 274 A carriage print, BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, by Charles Knight, from the London Midland Region B Series. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 275 A smokebox numberplate, 45587, from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5587, BARODA, 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. Repainted. £1700-2000 - Sold for £1900.

Lot 276 A single line key token, MACHYNLLETH - DOVEY JUNCTION, (alloy), from the Cambrian main line to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 277 An original painting, THE CORONATION SCOT, LMS 6220 passes Whitmore Troughs, by Barry G. Price, oil on canvas, overall 30½"x23". £600-900 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 278 A BR(S) totem sign, BOSCOMBE, (h/f). The station was between Christchurch and Bournemouth and closed in 1965. Mottled, a small chip restored within the 'O'. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 279 £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 280 A carriage print, EDGAR, KING OF THE ENGLISH, from the LMR Historical series. £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 281 A shedcode 64B Haymarket (1949 to September 1963 for steam). This ex NBR shed's star filled allocation in 1959 numbered 5 A1s, 10 A2s, 15 A3s, 7 A4s, 4 B1 namers, 6 D11s, 4 D49s, and 2 named J36s. This left only 16 unnamed engines in a total of 73. Its allocation of Deltics would also carry this code at some time in their life. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 7856.

Lot 282 A nameplate, ROYAL ENGINEER, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6109 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23604, in 1927. It was named at a ceremony at Derby on 17 June 1933 after the Corps of Royal Engineers frequently known as The Sappers and became BR 46109. Allocated new to Crewe North in the week ending 10 September 1927 and later Camden, Preston, Edge Hill, Low Moor and Holbeck where it spent almost all of its last twenty years until withdrawal on 27 December 1962. After a period in store at Farnley Junction, it was cut up at Crewe Works by 13 December 1963. Cast brass, 48½" long, the front repainted. £8000-12000 - Sold for £13000.

Lot 283 A cast iron sign, GWR, PASSENGERS MUST NOT CROSS THE LINE ON THE LEVEL, BY ORDER, 24½"x17½", in original condition, £150-300 - Sold for £600.

Lot 284 A BR(W) totem sign, LIMPLEY STOKE, (h/f), from the Bath Spa to Westbury route, the station closing in 1966. Several tiny face chips, neatly restored, otherwise excellent. £700-1000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1550.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 285 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co., 26861, 1952, from a South African Railways Class 4E 1-Co-Co-1 overhead electric loco No E221, one of a Class of forty locos built jointly by General Electric and North British. They were withdrawn during the 1980s. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £300.

Lot 286 An early 20th century NER 12 inch roundhead clock in good condition with chain fusee movement. Overall height: 15¼ inches. Used originally in the District Cashier’s Office at York but later moved around. The mahogany case with a spun bezel with clip-in sight ring and lock in the bottom door. The front and top edge of the box stamped NER 298. The dial written B.R. 6602. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and receipt from Collectors Corner for its sale in 1987. Further notes on line. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 287 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7639, 1955, from an East African Railways Class 59 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 5908, MOUNT LOOLMALASIN. The Class just survived into 1980, by then part of Kenya Railways. Cast brass, 13¾"x6½", the front repainted. Note: We sold a nameplate and numberplates from this loco in Sale No 187. £400-600 - Sold for £760.

Lot 288 A South Eastern Railway shield shaped horse brass, 2½"x3", a little corrosion to the face though a rare example. Not listed by Hawthorne. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 289 A smokebox numberplate, 43032, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Horwich and allocated new to Grimesthorpe on 14 April 1949, moving in 1952 to Millhouses and in 1961 to Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 10 January 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 24 March 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 290 A Great Northern Railway three aspect hand lamp with a brass plate, PETERBOROUGH, and a relocation plate, WARE, (Broxbourne to Hertford East branch). The lamp is complete with its GNR vessel, burner and filler cap and the body is stamped GNR. £200-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 291 A Southern Railway double royal poster, AUTUMN IN THE WOODS by Southern Electric, rolled, edge nicks repaired.(AD1303/15-9550) £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 292 An original commemorative plaque from the LNER Class A4 4-6-2 MALLARD detailing the achievement of this engine in attaining the world record high speed by a steam loco in July 1938. Plaques, designed by the late George Dow, were affixed to both sides of the streamlined casing when the engine was ex-works at Doncaster in March 1948. The plaques and the smokebox numberplate 60022 were removed as inappropriate when the loco was withdrawn and restored in LNER blue livery prior to display at Clapham Transport Museum. The plaques were re-chromed and presented, one to Gresley House, Doncaster (which is now in the National Collection), the other, the one we are selling, to the Eastern Region Assistant Chief Mechanical Engineer, who sold it to a well known collector in the late 1960s. The smokebox numberplate was sold by BR for 15/- to a collector and we sold it in our July 2012 auction. Subsequently, and possibly in response to public demand, it was decided that plaques should be displayed on Mallard, so replicas were cast and fitted to the loco which has carried these ever since. The authenticity of the plaque is supported by written evidence including email correspondence between the current owner and David Wright, the then Curator of Collections at the National Railway Museum. £10000-15000 - Sold for £13400.

Lot 293 A shedplate, 33C Shoeburyness (1949 to June 1962). This ex LTSR shed, formerly 13D in the LMR, was transferred to the ER in 1949 when it adopted this code. The entire class of Stanier 2-6-4Ts (42500 to 36) was allocated here, along with two diminutive 0-6-2Ts and four 4-4-2T Tilbury Tanks. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 294 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KINGUSSIE, (h/f), from the Inverness to Perth main line; loss of shine, a crease repair to the right. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 295 A Tyers signal box block instrument for double line, of a style used in Scotland, 19"x11", in original condition. £300-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £300.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 296 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24321, 1936, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2565 which became BR 42565. Allocated new to Crewe North on 26 August 1936, its later sheds included Swansea Paxton Street, Stafford, Bolton and Springs Branch from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 November 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 6 October 1965. Engraved brass, 6¼" diameter, lightly polished. £350-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 297 A nameplate CITY OF LINCOLN and badge from HST Class 43 43061. This first style of reflective plate was applied in April 1989, replacing the original cast plates. The new plates were then replaced in March 1991 by revised Doric plates with silver backgrounds. Only two sets in the original (black background) Doric series were named after cities. 31½" long, the badge 9" square, original condition. £1500-2000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1500.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 298 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63421, A W & Co, 1919, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2 0-8-0 No 2264, built by Armstrong Whitworth & Co, Works No 12, in March 1920. It became LNER Q6 Class, retaining its NER number, and was renumbered 3421 in 1946, becoming BR 63421. A long time West Hartlepool engine, it was withdrawn from there on 5 June 1966 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. Cast iron 9"x5" with brass renumbering strip, cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 952.

Lot 299 A BR(E) totem sign, LITTLEWORTH, (f/f), from the Peterborough to Spalding route, the station closing in 1961; a little chipping to the lower right neatly restored, otherwise superb condition. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 300 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D1201, 1961 from class leader D2510. New to Birkenhead in August 1961; withdrawn from Rugby in August 1967 and cut up by C F Booth Rotherham in April 1968. Cast brass, 12¾"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £1900.

Lot 301 A BR(E) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, LEA ROAD STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", from Gainsborough on the Doncaster to Lincoln section of the GN and GE Joint line; minor edge chips and a few blemishes, £400-600 - Sold for £780.

Lot 302 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER 1154, 1907, from a GNR C1 Class 4-4-2 Large Atlantic No 1431, which became LNER 4431. Although a few Large Atlantics survived into BR days, this one was withdrawn in October 1944. Fully engraved brass, 17¼"x9½", the front lightly polished. £800-1200 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 303 A BR(E) totem sign, CROWLE CENTRAL, (h/f), from the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. The suffix was added in 1923 to differentiate it from the station on the Axholme Joint Railway. A crease repair to the right and a partial crease treated to the left, now a decent, presentable example. £300-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 304 A smokebox numberplate, 31627, from a SR U Class 2-6-0 No A627 built at Ashford in April 1929 and later renumbered 1627, becoming BR 31627. At Basingstoke by January 1948, it spent its last fifteen years at Guildford from where it was withdrawn on 3 October 1965 and despatched for scrap the following 29 November to Cashmores at Newport. Ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 3505.

Lot 305 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, TICKET OFFICE, (f/f), one tiny blemish, otherwise excellent. £150-250 - Sold for £230.

Lot 306 £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 2257.

Lot 307 A worksplate SENTINEL, SOREFAME, ANDORA, 1966, from a 5ft 6ins gauge Portuguese Railways Class 1150 0-6-0DH No 1164. Thirty-six were built by Sorefame under licence from Sentinel. They were given progressive numbers 462-497 by Sorefame but not given any numbers by Sentinel. Cast brass, 13¾"x9¾", stripped, cleaned and polished by Portuguese Railways prior to sale, the back stamped 1164. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7842.

Lot 308 A Red Star Line silver plated fruit bowl, by Walker and Hall, 15½"x10¾", with a floral design to the border around the house flag, £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 309 A numberplate, No. 61395, 1951, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26854, and allocated new on 1 February 1952 to Carlisle Canal where it spent all its working life except a final few months at Gorton from where it was withdrawn on 1 October 1962 and cut up at Cowlairs Works by the following 2 November. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½", the front lightly polished. £200-350 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 310 An armchair from a Wagons Lits or Pullman car, original red upholstery, just minor wear to the arms. £300-500 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 311 A carriage print, PETERGATE, YORK, by H. Tittensor RI, from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 3627.

Lot 312 A BR(S) totem sign, SOUTHEASE & RODMELL HALT, (f/f), from the Lewes to Seaford branch; superb condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 313 £250-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2905.

Lot 314 A late 19th century NSR 12 inch roundhead clock, in ex-station condition. Overall height: 15¾ inches. In an ebonised mahogany case bearing an early style LMSR number plate marked 6128 fixed partly obscuring the stamped North Staffs number 299 (photograph accompanies clock). The ogee shaped dial surround of sectional construction containing a replaced spun brass bezel with clip-in sight ring. The dial now written Joyce Whitchurch 6128. With English chain fusee movement held between shaped plates with feet and joined by knopped pillars. Complete with winding key and replaced pendulum. £500-800 - Sold for £450.

Lot 315 A LNER cast iron seat back plate, NUNTHORPE, 31½" long in original condition, from the Middlesbrough to Guisborough and Whitby route, served today by Esk Valley trains to the coast via Battersby. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 316 A nameplate, CLIFFORD CASTLE, together with its matching cabside numberplate, 5098, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in May 1946 and named after the 11th Century Castle overlooking the River Wye near Hay-on-Wye. At Exeter by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Laira before moving towards the end of its career to Newton Abbot, Carmarthen, Llanelly, Old Oak Common and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 15 June 1964 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 18 August 1964. Ex loco condition. (2) £18000-22000 - Sold for £22000.00 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 317 A single line key token, ARDLUI-ARROCHAR, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 318 A Southern Railway poster, ISLE OF SHEPPEY AND SHEERNESS ON SEA, by D W Burley, 20"x30", rolled, produced by the Southern Railway Trade Advertising Service in 1936. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 319 A nameplate, GREAT WHERNSIDE, from Class 60 60020, along with a cab number plate No.60020. New to Thornaby in October 1990; the plates were removed in November 1996. The loco is in service with DBS, based at Toton. Face repainted, 65" long, sold with original EWS certificate. Great Whernside (2,310 ft) is near Kettlewell, in the Yorkshire Dales. £3000-3500 - Sold for £3000.

Lot 320 A BR(NE) totem sign, SEAMER, (f/f), from the junction station west of Scarborough, for the routes to York and Hull; one chip repair to the left of the 'A' and slight loss of shine. £700-1000 - Sold for £980 to commission or postal bidder number 4898.

Lot 321 A shedplate, 6C Birkenhead Mollington Street (1935 to September 1963). This ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed was home to a wide variety of classes in the 1950, including GWR pre grouping 0-6-0 pannier tanks, and Granges as well as the exotic LMS 0-6-0 2F tanks in its total of 100 locos. This is a 1935 LMS example in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 322 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, HYNDLAND STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", from the Glasgow to Dumbarton and Helensburgh route; one tiny rim chip at lower left, otherwise superb condition. £700-900 - Sold for £600.

Lot 323 A Furness Railway handbell engraved F. R. 1868, overall 14" tall. The bell was recovered from Lakeside, Windermere. £300-500 - Sold for £680.

Lot 324 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 58703, OCTOBER, 1925, from a 3ft 6ins Gauge South African Railways Class 16D 4-6-2 No. 863, one of seven supplied by Baldwins. The size of the locomotives quickly earned the Class the nickname, Big Bertha. They were initially used on the route between Johannesburg and Kimberley but later transferred to Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State from where they worked north to Johannesburg. In the late 1930s they were relocated to Cape Town, from where they hauled fast local commuter trains to Wellington and Malmesbury for the remainder of their careers. They were withdrawn in 1972. Cast brass, 9¼" diameter, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 325 A works plate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, CREWE BUILT, 1964, BRUSH/SULZER from Class 47 D1611, later 47032,47662, 47817 and as rebuilt 57311. New to Landore in August 1964; it carried the name THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS from October 1999 until April 2003. Currently in service with DRS and named THUNDERBIRD. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 326 A pair of Great Eastern Railways silver plated asparagus tongs, 9½" long, with filigree design to ends, the handle marked with the bats wing device. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 327 A smokebox numberplate, 90328, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24918, in June 1944, WD No. 70845. After a period in store, it was acquired by BR in March 1949 and allocated to Lostock Hall. Its later sheds were Patricroft and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 May 1964 and despatched for scrap to Slag Reduction at Rotherham on 3 September 1964. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 328 A signal box name board, TORPHINS, cast letters on wood, 45¼" long, in original condition, from the Aberdeen to Ballater route which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 7466.

Lot 329 A BR(W) quad royal poster, CORNWALL, by Jack Merriott, rolled, edge nicks repaired and a very small section of border loss neatly restored. (PR16) £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 330 A mid–late 19th century 12inch GWR (believed Rhymney Rly) roundhead clock in a mahogany case, overall height: 17 ¾ inches. The complex moulded dial surround of standard sectional construction and containing a replaced clip-in spun bezel. The box with two side doors and a bottom door, all replaced and bearing a standard GWR Ivorine number plate marked G.W.R. 56 on the left side. The wire fusee movement between plates with feet and shaped top, the rear plate stamped 7493 and 17244 vertically, markings often found on older GWR clocks and repeated in several other places on case and movement. The front plate stamped JTE 13. Dial and movement joined through a false plate. The dial recently repainted and written GWR with standard Roman numerals and complete minute ring. The hands of typical broad GWR pattern. Complete with pendulum and winder. Further notes on line. £800-1000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £850.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 331 A BR(M) double royal poster, CONDOR, EXPRESS FREIGHT, rolled, promoting the overnight service which was frequently hauled by Metrovic diesels. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 4736.

Lot 332 A nameplate, GRANGETOWN, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Andrew Barclay, Works No 1076, in 1906. New to the Glasgow Iron Co Ltd at Parkneuk Colliery, Motherwell, where it bore the No 1. The Colliery closed in about 1935 and it was possibly at that time the loco transferred to Bolckow Vaughan & Co Ltd at Cleveland Works, South Bank, Middlesbrough, where it received its name. It was scrapped in 1962. The nameplates were probably cast at Dock Street Foundry and machined at Cleveland Works. This plate was acquired from British Steel at Lackenby Works on 6 October 1981. Cast brass, 54" long, the front repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 1345.

Lot 333 A BR(S) totem sign, MAIDEN NEWTON, (f/f), in excellent condition, from the Castle Cary to Yeovil and Weymouth route, once junction for the Bridport branch. £700-1000 - Sold for £950.

Lot 334 A shedplate, 10A Springs Branch, Wigan (1935 to February 1958), then Carnforth (September 1963 to August 1968). This ex LNWR shed at Wigan had over 50 locos during this period. The ex LNWR shed at Carnforth, formerly 11A and 24L, had just 3 Jubilees when it adopted this code, but its most famous charge was undoubtedly the last Britannia, 70013, which worked 1T57 on the final day of mainline steam. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 4499.

Lot 335 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, LADIES ROOM, cast iron, 19¾"x5", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 336 A wagon return stencil, EMPTY TO - WERN TARW COLLIERY, C & O BRANCH, GWR, steel, 8"x6", C & O indicating Cardiff and Ogmore branch. £40-60 - Sold for £80.

Lot 337 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 4632, COWLAIRS WORKS, 1921, from a North British Railway Class B 0-6-0 No 101, which became LNER J37 Class No 9101 and was renumbered 4632 in 1946, becoming BR 64632. At Eastfield by January 1948, it spent most of its final couple of years there in use as a stationary boiler before spending a final year at Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 6 December 1965 and sold for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 338 A road engine plate, THE EDDISON STEAM ROLLING Co, DORCHESTER, cast brass, 25"x4".. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 339 £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 340 A carriage print, SELWORTHY near MINEHEAD, SOMERSET, by R. Lander, from the Western Region series. £80-120 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 2984.

Lot 341 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK GORTON LTD, 8026, 1964, from Class 17 D8609. New to Tinsley in November 1964; withdrawn October 1968 from Haymarket and cut up by J. Cashmore at Great Bridge. Cast aluminium, 12¼"x5¼", lacks most of paint on front, otherwise original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 2229.

Lot 342 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1920, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4376 which became BR 44376. At Bescot by January 1935, it went in 1938 to Toton where it spent twenty-six years before moving at the end to Burton and Kirkby from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 19 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 9 March 1965. Cast brass, 9½"x7", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 343 A BR(Sc) totem sign, FRASERBURGH, (f/f), from the terminus of the branch from Dyce, north of Aberdeen, which closed to passengers in 1965, freight traffic continuing until 1979; a chip restored to the top right of the 'E'. £800-1200 - Sold for £1150 to commission or postal bidder number 1094.

Lot 344 A BR(S) double royal poster, PARIS, by Kelly Lyon, featuring the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Moulin Rouge, Arc de Triumphe etc. £80-120 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2408.

Lot 345 A nameplate, APOLLO, from the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No 70015 built at Crewe and loaned new to Camden on 12 June 1951. It was then loaned to Stratford before moving in 1953 to the Western Region, first at Old Oak Common and then Cardiff Canton. Its later sheds included Trafford Park, Neasden, Annesley, Llandudno Junction, Crewe North, Stockport and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 August 1967 and despatched for scrap to J. McWilliam of Shettleston on 1 November 1967. 25¾" long, the front repainted. £8000-10000 - Sold for £9000 to commission or postal bidder number 926.

Lot 346 A GWR signal box shelf plate, ACOCKS GREEN RELIEF LINE, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Solihull route. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 347 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3932, 1938, from a 0-6-0ST which went new to S. Fox Steelworks at Stocksbridge. All the steam fleet at Fox's was replaced by diesels by 1956. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. This is the later type of HL plate based on an old plate with the number and year ground off. All have the same shadow number visible beneath the number. £150-250 - Sold for £260.

Lot 348 A LNER silver pass, No A134, in favour of I. G. MacGregor, Southern Area, 1¼"x1", with blue enamel infill. £250-400 - Sold for £100.

Lot 349 A locomotive owner's numberplate, COVENTRY CORPORATION GAS DEPARTMENT No 2, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by W.G. Bagnall Ltd, Works No 1959, in 1912 and supplied new to Coventry Corporation at Foleshill Gasworks. The Gasworks and its locos passed to the West Midlands Gas Board, Warwickshire Division, on 1 May 1949. This loco was rebuilt by Woodwards at Marton in 1952 and scrapped on site by Sheppards (Coals and Metals) Ltd of Coventry in October 1964. Cast brass, 23½"x12", the front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 350 A BR(W) totem sign, CRAVEN ARMS & STOKESAY, (f/f), from the Shrewsbury to Hereford route, the junction for the Central Wales line to Swansea; a few minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £500-800 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 351 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2822, from a 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in January 1907. At Aberdare by January 1948, its later sheds included Chester, Tyseley, Banbury, Taunton and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn on 27 November 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 8 January 1965. Repainted. £800-1200 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 352 A LMS pocket watch with Swiss fifteen jewelled movement, by Limit, the name enamelled on the face, the rear engraved LMS 16940. £150-300 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £150.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 353 A BR(S) totem sign, BRIDESTOWE, (f/f), from the first station west of Okehampton on the main line to Tavistock and Plymouth closed in 1966; a couple of minor rim chips, otherwise excellent. £3000-4000 - Sold for £3200.

Lot 354 A LMS quad royal poster, THE PEAK DISTRICT, PEVERIL CASTLE, by L. Campbell Taylor; border restoration to left. £700-1000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £750.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 355 A group of GWR signal lever plates: (a) Bay Starting, 4½"; (b) Dead End Safety, 4"; (c) Down Main Refuge Sidings, 5"; (d) Main to Cross, 4½", and (e) Inner Home, 4½", all engraved brass. (5) £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 356 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1990, 1940, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named IRONBRIDGE NO 3 which was ex works in October 1940 and went new to the West Midlands Joint Electricity Authority at Ironbridge in Shropshire. It remained there all its working life and was retired in 1980 and sold to Steamtown at Southport. Purchased in 1984 by the Telford Steam Railway, it resides there today. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8½", the front lightly polished. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 357 A LNER seatback plate, BRIDLINGTON, from the Hull to Scarborough route, 36" long, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £560.

Lot 358 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1897, HORWICH. Locos built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Horwich in 1897 were 1008 Class 2-4-2T, some of which survived into BR service numbered in the 507XX series, 11 Class 0-6-0, many of which survived into BR service numbered in the 523XX series, and 1351 Class 0-6-0T, some of which survived into BR service numbered in the 515XX series. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 359 A BR(S) double royal poster, LEWES, by Terence Cuneo, the image featuring a mobile scissor grinder and BR delivery van in the town centre, rolled. (AD6996-A2½/7955) £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 360 A shedplate, 16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield (1935 to October 1955), then Mansfield (October 1955 to April 1960), then Derby (September 1963 to March 1967 for steam). The ex MR shed at Kirkby had over 60 locos in the 1950s. Mansfield, another MR shed had 30 locos when it adopted this code. Finally, Derby, the MR HQ, had 40 steam locos, along with numerous diesels that also used this code; the back being marked D7569, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 361 A smokebox numberplate, 80130, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T built at Brighton and allocated new on 22 December 1955 to Polmadie where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn on 17 August 1966, it was sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £960.

Lot 362 A BR(E) totem sign, BRIGG, (f/f), from the Gainsborough to Barnetby route; chipping to the extreme right rim, just into the blue, neatly restored. £800-1200 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 363 A worksplate, TAKATORI, JNR C152, 1953, from a Japanese Government Railway 2-8-2, one of a class of 285 locos built between 1943 and 1946 and known as Degoni. The last of the Class was withdrawn on 24 December 1972 and seven survive in preservation. Cast brass, 8"x2¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 7634.

Lot 364 A signal box nameboard, BEVERLEY NORTH, from a box on the Hull to Bridlington route. Cast letters on wood, 76" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 2181.

Lot 365 An enamel advertising sign, SPRATTS, BUILDS UP A DOG, 24"x12", complete with brass washers at screw holes, a Spratts Ltd label to the rear giving fixing instructions. £300-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 366 A BR(NE) double royal poster, SCARBOROUGH, by Peter Kesteven. (2/60) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 367 A Great Western Railway, Marine Department, drinks salver by Elkington, (1908), 14¾" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 368 A BR(S) totem sign, WEST WICKHAM, (f/f), from the Elmers End to Hayes line; mottled, loss of shine. £200-350 - Sold for £480.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7838.

Lot 369 A LNER cigar cabinet as used in the company's dining cars, 8"x11", retaining its original Cuban label inside. £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 7815.

Lot 370 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5506, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1148 built in April 1947. New to Kittybrewster, it soon moved to Eastfield and in 1950 to Thornton Junction where it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn on 2 September 1966 from Thornton, it was sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 371 A carriage print, WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR AT BERKHAMSTED CASTLE, by Winslade, from the LMR Historical series. £50-80 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 372 A BR(E) totem sign, ALFORD TOWN, (f/f), from the Boston to Grimsby route which closed in 1970; excellent condition. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2900.

Lot 373 A shedplate 86B Newport Pill (1949 to September 1963), then Newport Ebbw Junction (September 1963 to October 1965). This tiny ex ADR two road shed in the docklands area of Newport was home to about 60 locos in the 1950s. On closure the code was adopted by Ebbw Junction, formerly 86A. Having once been home to 150 locos in the 1950s, it now housed around 80 which included a handful of Halls and Granges. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 374 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, RUGELEY TOWN STATION, (f/f), 28"x13", from the Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley route, the station closing in 1965. Face chips restored to the right, away from the lettering, a few minor surface marks, £250-400 - Sold for £390.

Lot 375 £6000-8000 - Sold for £6000.

Lot 376 A Midland and South Western Junction Railway drivers flare lamp with copper spout and filler cap with chain, 4½" high, the side clearly marked with company initials. £50-80 - Sold for £230.

Lot 377 A smokebox numberplate, 48502, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8502 built by the LNER at Darlington, Works No 1937, and allocated new to Heaton on 8 August 1944. Its later sheds included Wakefield, Speke Junction, Widnes, Crewe South and Patricroft from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 November 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 26 August 1967. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 378 A Highland Railway silver plated toast rack, 6" long, the company garter on a boss at the end. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 379 A BR(S) totem sign, BELTRING AND BRANBRIDGES HALT, (f/f), from the Maidstone to Paddock Wood route; a couple of minor rim chips restored, just into the green. £700-1000 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 380 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY 27967 1960, from Class 43 Warship D838 RAPID. New to Plymouth Laira in September 1960, withdrawn from Newton Abbot in March 1971 and cut up at Swindon works in July 1972. Cast aluminium, 13¼"x5½", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 381 A GWR triple slot repeater, from Kidderminster Box, the top indicating, Slot On/Off and the lower, Signal On/Off, 16½" tall, in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 7035.

Lot 382 £200-350 - Sold for £270.

Lot 383 A GWR lamp with square body, 17" high, 9½" wide, 3½" deep. The lamp has a bulls eye lens to the front and rear, two brackets to the side and a top handle. The side is stamped GWR Reading. The large interior is stamped GWR as is the brass filter cap and burner. The lamp is from the company's signalling department, though we are unsure of its precise purpose; it may have been used to illuminate the locking room beneath a signal box. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 384 A worksplate, BUILT 1963, SWINDON, from a Class 52 Western in the number series D1015 to D1026. Cast aluminium, 10¼"x6", repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £290.

Lot 385 A mid or late 19th century GWR 14 inch oak-cased drop-dial clock showing evidence of old modifications. Overall height: 27¼ inches. The box, constructed of solid oak without the use of veneer, with rounded base. The front of the trunk bearing a replaced or replica Ivorine plate marked G.W.R. 993. The complex moulded dial surround of standard sectional construction and containing a replaced spun brass bezel with clip-in sight ring. The dial written in the standard GWR style and with the roundel in the upper half over one of the standard forms of block GWR, rubbed out but still clearly visible while Kay & Co. is less easy to detect in the lower half. The hands of typical broad GWR style. The chain fusee movement held between tall tapered plates with feet, the rear plate stamped vertically with workshop reference numbers as often found on older ex-GWR movements. The pendulum with round brass rod, stamped at the top with a corresponding number, and a small cylindrical Zinc bob. Complete with pendulum and winder. Further notes on line. £1500-2000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1700.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 386 A running in board, DORNOCH, the terminus of the branch from The Mound on the Far North Line, built under the Light Railway Act and opened in 1902, final closure coming in 1960. Cast letters on wood, 85"x14", restored. £200-350 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 387 A London Transport wartime poster, SEEING IT THROUGH, THE PORTER, a striking wartime image by E H K, 1944, rolled, 22½"x32", watermarks at base, otherwise excellent with vibrant colours. £350-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 388 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, PRIVATE, (f/f), in excellent condition. £100-150 - Sold for £140.

Lot 389 A wagon plate, MIDLAND RY - CARRIAGE & WAGON Co. 14 TONS, 8½"x7½", the characters repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 390 A single line key token, BLENCOW-PENRUDDOCK, (chromed steel,) from the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route which closed east of Keswick in 1972. £200-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 391 A BR(M) double royal poster, MIDLAND PULLMAN, artwork probably by Wolstenholme, rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £320.

Lot 392 A BR(W) totem sign, GOBOWEN, (f/f), from the Shrewsbury to Chester route, in excellent condition. £500-700 - Sold for £520.

Lot 393 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 69782, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1911, from a North Eastern Railway Class Y 4-6-2T No 1182 built in March 1911. It became LNER A7 Class, retaining its NER number, and was renumbered 9782 in 1946, becoming BR 69782. At Hull Dairycoates by January 1948 and later Tyne Dock and Hull Springhead from where it was withdrawn on 16 December 1957 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 394 A BR(NE) totem sign, PUDSEY GREENSIDE, (flangeless), from the Bradford to Leeds route, the station closing in 1964; minor edge and screwhole chips, otherwise excellent. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 395 A worksplate, 1005, BUILT GORTON WORKS, 1949, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61347, one of only ten of the Class built at Gorton, this plate unusually bearing the works number. Allocated new to Kittybrewster where it spent most of its working life and also Keith, Aberdeen Ferryhill, Dalry Road, St Margarets and Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 4 April 1967 and sold for scrap to P.W. McLellan of Langloan on 5 August 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 396 A traditional style London street sign, CITY OF LONDON, CHANGE ALLEY, EC3, engraved ceramic in original frame. 36"x15". The sign was located to the side of the Bank of England. £200-350 - Sold for £290.

Lot 397 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway hame plate from the top of the collar of a carthorse, 6" long, complete with rear fixings. ( Hawthorne 45). £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 398 A depot plaque for Bescot, showing a saddle, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 399 A smokebox numberplate, 63908, from a Great Central Railway Class 8M 2-8-0 No 419 built at Gorton in September 1918. It became LNER Class O5 No 5419 and was rebuilt and re-classified to Class O4/1 in 1935. Renumbered 3908 in 1946, it became BR 63908. At Retford GC by January 1948, its later sheds were Langwith Junction, Immingham, Colwick, Mexborough and finally back to Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 1 October 1963 and subsequently scrapped. The front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 400 A wagon plate, THE BRISTOL WAGON & CARRIAGE WORKS Co, 1920, 11"x4¾", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 401 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 2123, from a 2021 Class 0-6-0 tank loco built at Wolverhampton, Works No 727, in March 1903. Built originally as a saddle tank, it was rebuilt with pannier tanks in June 1925. At Cardiff East Dock by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 6 October 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works by the following 1 November. The front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2000.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 402 A BR(S) double royal poster, LITTLEHAMPTON, by Studio Seven. (AD7554/58-59) £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 403 A worksplate DREWRY/VF 2538/D264 1955 from Class 04 11121 later D2215. New to Stratford in July 1955, withdrawn from there in February 1969 and cut up by Birds, Long Marston in February 1979. Cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition with a BR delivery label still attached. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 404 A BR(M) enamel doorplate, MR H THORNTON-SMITH, (f/f), the London Midland Region had a unique policy of providing individual doorplates for station masters. £150-250 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 2292.

Lot 405 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp case, KIPLING COTES, height 24", the name on a frosted glass panel with blue glass lettering. The station was on the Beverley to York route which closed in 1965. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 2181.

Lot 406 A late 19th century Caledonian Rly 13 inch weight-driven longcase regulator in a pine case reputed to be from Alyth Jct Signal Box and of a style used widely throughout Scotland. Overall Height: 56¾ inches. The case, with minor restorations, stripped years ago and now ready for repainting (these pine clocks were always painted in railway use, usually dark brown). With forward-sliding hood fronted by a wooden, opening glazed bezel secured by a latch accessed from within the trunk. The trunk with full length door (slightly reduced); the inside towards the bottom with a number of now very faint inscriptions. The dial repainted and now written Caledonian Railway Coy. The good quality regulator movement with deadbeat escapement and Harrison’s maintaining power held between plain rectangular plates. Alyth Jct. box, formally Alyth Jct. North, was opened in 1873, a likely date for this clock. Complete with wood-rod pendulum cylindrical brass bob, the normal cast Iron weight with integral suspension wheel and cranked winder. £600-900 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £500.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 407 A GWR silver plated hexagonal mustard pot by Elkington, 2½" top rim, slight wear to coat of arms. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 408 £9000-12000 - Sold for £9200.

Lot 409 A Southern Railway Marine Department chamber pot, by Green and Co; some wear to gold banding, otherwise fine. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 410 A brass step plate, PULLMAN CAR COMPANY LIMITED, BRCW SMETHWICK 1950, cast brass, 25"x4", the lettering painted. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 411 A BR(W) quad royal poster, SOMERSET, by Jack Merriott. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 412 A BR(M) enamel signal box nameboard, PRESTWICH, (f/f), 42"x8", from the Manchester Victoria to Bury route. £200-350 - Sold for £440.

Lot 413 A London and North Western Railway platform wall lamp, 19" high, with copper body and interior fittings, the back and vessel stamped L & NWR. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7482.

Lot 414 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1899, HORWICH, from one of a number of Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Barton Wright 528 Class 0-6-0 tender locos rebuilt by Aspinall at Horwich that year as 0-6-0 saddle tanks. Some of these survived into BR days, numbered in the 51XXX series. Cast brass, 10½"6", in ex loco condition. £250-350 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £250.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 415 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO CO, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24632, 1940, from a Stanier LMS type 8F 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department, WD No 332, later 70332. Loaned new to the LMS in November 1940 as LMS No 8258, it was returned to the WD in July 1941 and sent to Middle East Forces in Persia where it became Persian Railways 41.132. On returning to the UK it lost its original number and was instead numbered 48251 and allocated to Crewe South on 6 December 1949. Its later sheds were Nuneaton, Speke Junction and Sutton Oak from where it was withdrawn on 5 November 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, taken by them on 15 February 1967. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 416 A carriage print, Kersey, Suffolk, by Horace Wright, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £70.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 417 A smokebox numberplate, 42670, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T built at Derby and allocated new on 28 December 1942 to Stoke where it spent most of its working life before moving at the end to Stockport, Longsight and Springs Branch from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 7 October 1965. In ex loco condition, with BR label to G Dow, Stoke, from Springs Branch. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 418 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, PONTELAND - CALLERTON, (brass/steel), from the South Gosforth to Darras Hall branch, closed to passengers in 1929 and freight in 1967. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 419 A Furness and Midland Railway Messengers Patent, three aspect hand lamp in fine original condition, plated F.M. No.2 on the catch housing, and complete with embossed Furness Railway, Messengers makers plate as well as its Messengers Patent plate, vessel and burner. One of the three red glass slats is absent, the blue in place. The Furness and Midland Joint Railway ran from Wennington (on the Settle Junction to Lancaster route) to Carnforth. £500-800 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 420 £200-350 - Sold for £350.

Lot 421 A nameplate, THE BIRMINGHAM POST from Class 86 86251. Originally E3183 built EE/VF 3475/E321 in October 1965; the loco was named in February 1980 at New Street station, Birmingham. The plates were removed in 2002 and the loco is currently stored at Long Marston. 80¾" long, ex loco condition with red paintwork to the outer rim. £1300-1600 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 422 A smokebox numberplate, 48084, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8084 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4761, and allocated new on 13 January 1937 to Normanton where it spent the next twenty years, moving to Wakefield in 1957, then Stourton for ten years and finally Royston from where it was withdrawn on 4 November 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, taken by them on 12 April 1968. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 423 An original oil painting by Gerald Broom, depicting an LMS 4F on Ais Gill viaduct with a down freight, oil on canvas, framed, overall 28"x22". £600-900 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 424 A BR(W) totem sign, WELLINGTON SALOP, (h/f), from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury main line; chip repairs in upper and lower panel, neatly restored. £500-700 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 425 A BR(M) totem sign, KIRKBY BENTINCK, (f/f), a minor blemish, otherwise excellent. The station was situated just north of Annesley on the Great Central main line. £400-600 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 426 An enamel advertising sign, NECTAR TEA, 14"x10", double sided with integral bracket; minor edge chips and one small face chip. £100-200 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 7772.

Lot 427 A Swiss Railways double royal poster, THE RHONE TO THE RHINE, FURKA OBERALP, by P Attinger. £100-200 - Sold for £380.00 to commission or postal bidder number 259.

Lot 428 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 2687, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Guest, Keen & Baldwins Iron & Steel Co Ltd at East Moors Works, Cardiff, as their No 6. It was scrapped at the Works in about 1967. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 429 A GWR Hotels silver plated salver, by Mappin and Webb, 12" diameter, with patterned top and decorative feet. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 430 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 64934, DARLINGTON, 1938, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1509 built at Darlington in January 1938, renumbered 4934 in 1946, becoming BR 64934. At Blaydon by January 1948, then Heaton and its final twelve years at Neville Hill from where it was withdrawn on 17 December 1962 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned and the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 431 A carriage print, HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, by Horace Wright, from the LNER post war series. £80-120 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £80.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 432 A GWR brass cabside numberplate, 4274, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in March 1920. A long time Neath Court Sart engine until it moved in 1959 to Tondu from where it was withdrawn on 22 June 1962 and cut up at Swindon in the first week of October 1962. Ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 433 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CRAIGENDORAN, (f/f), from the junction for the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig, these trains calling at the higher level platforms, now closed. Services today serve Helensburgh Central. Fading and loss of colour. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4815.

Lot 434 A nameplate, WILLESLEY HALL, from the GWR 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 6967 built at Swindon in August 1944 and named in January 1946 after the Hall near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, demolished in 1953 and the grounds now a golf course. At Oxley by January 1948, its later sheds included Bristol Bath Road, Swindon, Southall and Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 11 February 1966. Reputedly this is the only Modified Hall to have nameplates with full brass beading. Ex loco condition, the base of the backplate out of true to the centre left. £5000-7000 - Sold for £4800.

Lot 435 A framed notice, GWR Fire Arrangements, Swindon Goods Station, 193, 15"x31", in original condition, the back of the frame still marked GWR Goods Dept, Swindon. £80-120 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 436 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7699, 1954, from a Rhodesia Railways 20th Class 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 Garratt No 714. In April 1980 it became part of the National Railways of Zimbabwe and was refurbished in 1982 when it was renumbered 734 and named IHLATHI after an army regiment. It was withdrawn in April 1995. Cast brass,10½"x6½" ex loco condition, the number 714 cast in the back. £250-400 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 7833.

Lot 437 A Lion and Wheel emblem carried on the cabside of BR Class 52 diesel hydraulic, D1000 WESTERN ENTERPRISE. This Class leader was the only Class 52 fitted with such emblem, the remainder receiving circular carriage crest transfers. It was built in December 1961 at the same time as the BR Class 85 electrics were under construction, all of which received cast lion and wheel emblems. Cast alloy, 18"x18", the front lightly polished. £350-500 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 7674.

Lot 438 A BR(S) quad royal poster, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, by Terence Cuneo, edge nicks repaired. £250-400 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 3759.

Lot 439 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943, GWR. Stanier LMS Class 8F 2-8-0s built to Railway Executive Committee order by the GWR at Swindon in 1943 were Nos (4)8400-26. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 440 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944, GWR. Stanier LMS Class 8F 2-8-0s built to Railway Executive Committee order by the GWR at Swindon in 1944 were Nos (4)8427-62. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 441 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943, SR Stanier type LMS Class 8F 2-8-0s built to Railway Executive Committee order by the Southern Railway in 1943 were Nos (4)8600-09/50-60 at Eastleigh, (4)8610-12/18-24 at Ashford and (4)8613-17/25-49/79/80 at Brighton. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 442 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944, SR. Stanier type LMS 8F 2-8-0s built to Railway Executive Committee order by the Southern Railway in 1944 were (4)8661-2 at Eastleigh, (4)8663-70/75-8/81-704 at Brighton and (4)8672-4 at Ashford. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 443 A name tag punch machine by Roovers Co. New York City, U.S.A, with makers plate on top. The device enables the user to put their name or a message onto a length of aluminium strip. 11½"x16", height 22". £500-800 - Sold for £350.

Lot 444 £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 445 A 6 inch LMSR brass drum clock from a ship operating out of Heysham Harbour. Overall height: 8 inches. In a marine-style brass drum case with a substantial cast brass bezel with bevelled glass and with a standard LMS number plate marked LMSR 14770 soldered to the top. The crazed dial, damaged around the dial feet, with subsidiary seconds ring and fast/slow adjustment lever. The going barrel movement probably replaced. An LMS clock census held in the 1960s records this clock as Ramsden, (presumably the name of a vessel) Heysham Harbour. Complete with winding key. £200-350 - Sold for £170.

Lot 446 A GWR copper water carrier, overall 12½" high, the side stamped with company initials. £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 447 A set of marquetry panels from a Wagons Lits car. Octagonal, 10¼"x21½", each of identical design. We sold a similar set from the same car in our previous auction. (4) £500-800 - Sold for £3700.

Lot 448 An original painting, WOODCOCK ON TOP SHED, by Barry Price, a view featuring 60029 and 60042, oil on canvas, framed, 18½"x22". £600-900 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £650.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 449 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 796, 1898, from a GNR Class C2 4-4-2T No 1019 built in October 1898. It became LNER C12 Class No 4019 and was renumbered 7357 in 1946, becoming BR 67357. At Langwith Junction by January 1948, it moved the following year to New England from where it was withdrawn on 22 May 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", repairs to rim. £400-600 - Sold for £600.

Lot 450 An LNWR Queens Hotel, Birmingham, silver plated one pint tea pot, by Elkington. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 451 A set of twelve GWR brass signal lever plates from Church Road signal box on the Brecon and Merthyr route, east of Newport. Each plate numbered 1-12, descriptions include references to Main, Home, Distant, Starting, Disc, To Cross, Sidings, Selected, Shunt. (12) £250-400 - Sold for £310.

Lot 452 A shedplate, 17A Derby (1935 to September 1963). The former Midland HQ at Derby had a shed housing around 140 locos in the 1950s. By the time it lost this code it was down to just 40. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 7639.

Lot 453 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway umbrella stand, cast iron, 25½" high, repainted, the company initials on the front and within the detachable drip tray. £500-800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £500.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 454 A BR(S) double royal poster, THE BRIGHTON BELLE & BOURNEMOUTH BELLE, by Laurence. (AD9275-87½/17562) £100-200 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 1634.

Lot 455 A nameplate, LESLIE RUNCIMAN, from the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1238 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26139, in September 1947, becoming BR 61238. Named after an LNER North Eastern Area Director (1937-8 & 1946-7) who died on 1 September 1989, it was allocated new to Gateshead and later Tyne Dock, Ardsley and York from where it was withdrawn on 17 February 1967 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckows at Blyth, received by them on 2 June 1967. 44½" long, the front repainted. £5000-6000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 456 A London and North Western and Midland Railways horse brass, 2¼" diameter, with rear fixings. (Hawthorne 122) £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 457 A GWR cast iron cabside numberplate, 9714, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1934. At Oxley by January 1948 and later Neyland and Goodwick from where it was withdrawn on 7 November 1961 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 6 February 1962. Repainted, a hairline crack upper centre. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 458 A Tyers signal box instrument, RED INDICATES TRAIN WAITING AT DOWN ADVANCE STARTING SIGNAL, 10¼" high. £100-200 - Sold for £480.

Lot 459 A smokebox numberplate, 5173, from a GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in December 1930. At Worcester by January 1948 and later Ebbw Junction and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 11 August 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, entering their yard on 22 November 1963. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 460 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway liqueur glass, 3" tall, decorated with the company's coat of arms. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 461 A splasher from the Jubilee class locomotive, 45562 ALBERTA, 60" long, 17½" high, the loco name applied to the backplate for duties on railtours. Ideal to display a 28" long LMS nameplate. £300-500 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 2567.

Lot 462 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, ANNAGHMORE-PORTADOWN JCT, (alloy), from the Belfast to Omagh route. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 2284.

Lot 463 A shedplate 41A Sheffield Darnall (November 1957 to June 1963 for steam, October 1965 totally). Formerly 39B, this ex GCR shed had 100 locos allocated in the period it carried this code, most notably 10 GCR D11 4-4-0s. The code was then adopted in 1964 by the new diesel depot at Tinsley, where several locos carried these cast iron plates. Ex loco condition, the back marked D5686. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 7166.

Lot 464 A Southern Railway target sign, SHEPPERTON, from the terminus of the branch from Strawberry Hill. Restoration to face and edge chips, including a chip on the E and top half of half moon. £200-350 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 3016.

Lot 465 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. Note: We sold the other numberplate from this loco in our last sale. £200-350 - Sold for £620.

Lot 466 A shedplate, 50C Selby (1948 to September 1959), then Hull Botanic Gardens (January 1960 to 1973). The ex NER shed at Selby had 60 locos allocated during this period. Hull Botanic Gardens, another ex NER shed, became a purpose built diesel maintenance facility, and many dmu vehicles and locos carried this code, this plate being marked E56121, on the back. Original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2448.

Lot 467 £150-300 - Sold for £410 to commission or postal bidder number 7783.

Lot 468 A worksplate, GREENWOOD & BATLEY, 1638, 1939, from a 2ft Gauge 4-wheeled 3.5 ton 6hp Battery Electric folding trammer type locomotive supplied to Sydney Thompson and Co (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, for Grootvlei Mines Ltd. Disposal details not known but presumed scrapped. Cast brass, 9½"x5¼", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 469 A North Eastern Railway enamel doorplate, GENERAL ROOM AND BOOKING OFFICE, in excellent condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 470 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1927, DERBY. Locos built at Derby that year were Class 3P 4-4-2T Nos 2125-34, which became BR 41943-52, Class 4 2-6-4T (4)2300-03 and Class 4F 0-6-0 (4)4288-301 and (4)4407-36. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", cleaned but unpainted. £150-250 - Sold for £90.

Lot 471 A cast iron boundary post, COUNTY BOUNDARY, BUCKS-OXFORDSHIRE, 48" high, repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 472 An LMS Stanier hooter locomotive whistle, the mounting points modified, and accompanied by a separate bracket. The reason for the modification and the identity of the locomotive to which it was later fitted are unknown. Overall 16" tall, in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 473 A BR(M) totem sign, ERDINGTON, (f/f), from the Birmingham to Lichfield route; one tiny chip above the name, hardly visible. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 474 A silver plated coffee pot, CURRIE LINE, LEITH, by Elkington, 8" tall, with decorative bands above and below the company name. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 475 A GWR pre-group cast iron doorplate, TICKETS, 16"x2½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 476 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. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 477 A London and North Western Railway sherry glass, 6" tall, with a gold band to the rim and the side marked with script initials below the Britannia motif. £80-120 - Sold for £60 to commission or postal bidder number 3103.

Lot 478 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co. 1943, E90168, a Cowlairs Works replacement plate from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25056, in August 1943, WD No 77185. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to Hull Dairycoates, it returned to the WD in December 1944 and went back to the LNER in March 1947 and was allocated to Thornton Junction. As BR 90168, it spent the remainder of its working life at Thornton from where it was withdrawn on 22 August 1966 and sold for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston. Cast brass, 13¼"x5½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £330.

Lot 479 A signal box diagram, KNEBWORTH, 54½"x23½", framed, from the southern section of the East Coast Main Line. £150-300 - Sold for £220.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7416.

Lot 480 A Great Central Railway, Dining Car silver plated drinks salver, by Walker and Hall, 12" diameter, floral design surrounding the coat of arms, some wear to plate, otherwise good. £150-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 481 A makers plate, AVELING & PORTER, No 6882, ROCHESTER, from a 10 ton single cylinder road roller built on 3 September 1909, registration number MA 8211. Its first owner was Samuel Jackson & Sons of Wistaston, Cheshire. It was acquired by Wilson & Wilkinson Ltd of Salford, Lancashire in March 1955 and scrapped in 1959. Engraved brass, 9¾"x7¼". £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 482 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, DONAGHMORE-DUNGANNON JUNCTION, from the Portadown to Omagh route. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2284.

Lot 483 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 884, 1900, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named ALICE new to Shelton Iron Steel and Coal Co Ltd at Eturia where it spent its entire career. Scrapped on site on the 4 October 1963. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £310.

Lot 484 An enamel destination plate, LONDON ROAD-ALTRINCHAM, 28¼" long, as carried on the early electric units on the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway, (LMS and LNER Joint). £100-200 - Sold for £40.00.

Lot 485 A brass luggage rack from a Wagons Lits car, 39½" long with decoration, the brass mesh detached to the rear, easily rectified. £350-500 - Sold for £2400 to commission or postal bidder number 4591.

Lot 486 A smokebox numberplate, 76112, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 built at Doncaster and allocated new to Dumfries on 19 September 1957. It moved three months later to Stranraer from where it was withdrawn on 29 October 1967 and despatched for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane on 18 January 1966. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 487 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles, large and small, mounted on a wooden board. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 488 A LNER enamel departure board indicator plate, VICTORIA PARK, 23"x1¾", with a little edge chipping. The station was on the Stratford to Cannonbury route and closed in 1943. £80-120 - Sold for £540.

Lot 489 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4384, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4356 which became BR 44356. At Patricroft by January 1935, it then spent eighteen years at Plodder Lane and ten years at Warrington Dallam, finishing its days at Sutton Oak and Workington from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 November 1965 and despatched for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap of Wishaw on 28 January 1966. Cast brass, 13"x6¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £790.

Lot 490 A LNER silver plated cocktail shaker, in pitcher style, 8" tall, by Gladwins, complete with corked lid and stopper on chain. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 491 An office doorplate, MUMBLES RAILWAY & PIER Co, SWANSEA & MUMBLES RAILWAY LTD, REGISTERED OFFICE, engraved brass, 10½"x3½". The back bears the name of the accountants. £100-200 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 691.

Lot 492 A Midland Railway three aspect hand lamp, with embossed brass plates to top and body, though different numbers, and complete with LMS vessel and burner and glasses including an early green glass. An early example with a stepped saucer top. Restored. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 493 A tenderplate, BR1B, 1285, 1955, from a 4725 gallon tender initially allocated to BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73103. Cast iron, 8¼"x6", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £330.

Lot 494 A BR(M) totem sign, GRINDLEFORD, (f/f), from the Hope Valley route between Sheffield and Manchester; several tiny chips, otherwise fine. £400-600 - Sold for £880.

Lot 495 A coach builders plate, METROPOLITAN CARRIAGE & FINANCE Co. ASHBURY WORKS, 1918, 10½"x4½", cleaned and the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 496 A LMS enamel lamp tablet, BARNSLEY COURT HOUSE, from the Great Central and Midland station which closed in 1960, 17"x4½", considerable restoration though a rare survivor. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 497 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5500, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1142 built in April 1947, becoming BR 61142. At Immingham by January 1948, it moved in December 1959 to Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 22 September 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 15 January 1964. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", cleaned but unpainted, casting faults in places. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 498 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALLYMAGARRETT- EAST B. Jc, from a section east of Queen's Quay, Belfast. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 499 A Caledonian Railway brass buckle, 3½"x4", from a carthorse harness, £50-80 - Sold for £90.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4666.

Lot 500 A BR(M) totem sign, TRING, (f/f), a station south of Leighton Buzzard on the West Coast Main Line; slight loss of shine. £800-1000 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 7849.