Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 5 March 2016

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Lot 1 A whisky glass, THE HIGHLAND RAILWAY, STATION HOTEL, INVERNESS, with coat of arms, 4" high; one of the finest items of railway glassware we have seen. £200-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 2 A small carriage board, PONTYPOOL ROAD-NEATH GENERAL, used by trains on the route via Aberdare which closed in 1967. Painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 3 A worksplate, DREWRY CAR Co, 2487, 1953, CONSTRUCTED VULCAN, D213, from Class 04 11107, later D2206. New to West Hartlepool; withdrawn from Darlington in July 1969 and scrapped by Hughes Bolckow at North Blyth. Cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 4 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BOAT OF GARTEN, (f/f), from the Aviemore to Forres route, junction for the Speyside line to Craigellachie. The station closed in 1965. Superb condition. £1500-2000 - Sold for £3100 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 5 A Cheshire Lines chair, the CLC company monogram carved in the back rail, reupholstered, marked Northwich underneath. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 6 A Great Northern Railway large three aspect handlamp with brass plate, CARLTON FIELD, 6, the body stamped GNR. Original condition. Carlton Fields signal box was east of Nottingham close to Colwick sheds. £150-300 - Sold for £110.

Lot 7 A Great Western Railway whisky bottle with its original label, GWR REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT, SCOTCH WHISKY, 4/- INCLUDING FLASK, 6¼"high, with contents. £80-120 - Sold for £600.

Lot 8 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1899, from a 5ft 3ins gauge Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway 0-6-4T, either LISSADELL or HAZELWOOD, both of which were built by Beyer Peacock in 1899 with works numbers 4073 and 4074. The former was withdrawn in 1954, the latter remained in service until the line closed in 1957. Cast brass, 16½"x7¾", the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £900.

Lot 9 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, SEATON JCN-SEATON, (brass/steel), from the East Devon branch line which closed in 1966. £250-400 - Sold for £700.

Lot 10 A smokebox numberplate, 3619, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in April 1939. At Old Oak Common by January 1948, its later sheds included Leamington, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 24 November 1966. Welded; otherwise in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 11 A GWR numberplate, GWR MATCH TRUCK, CRANE No 149, cast iron, 15"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 12 A North Eastern Railway armband, STOCKTON STATION, OUTDOOR PORTER, No. 5. Engraved brass, 4¾"x3¼", complete with strap and buckle. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 13 A Southern Railway target sign, CHRISTS HOSPITAL, from the Horsham to Arundel route. Edge chipping as is usual. £400-600 - Sold for £740.

Lot 14 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, the back marked D3529. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 15 A GWR lamp tablet, MARAZION, the last station on the Cornish main line before Penzance; it closed in 1964. Enamel, 17½" long, with minor edge chips. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 16 A pair of air horns from an English Electric Class 37 Locomotive 37427, brass, 14" and 17" high, polished.(2) £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 17 A Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Notice, ANY UNAUTHORISED PERSON MOVING AN ENGINE IN STEAM WILL SUBJECT HIMSELF TO INSTANT DISMISSAL, BY ORDER, JUNE 1895, Cast iron, 27"x 14¾", in original condition. The sign is from Staveley (G.C.) shed. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 18 A BR(NE) totem sign, KNARESBOROUGH, (f/f) from the York to Harrogate route, once junction for the branch to Pilmoor on the East Coast Main Line. Superb condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 19 A wagon plate, W V ROBERTS (TIPTON) LIMITED, OWNERS, TIPTON. William Roberts of Tipton were iron founders, becoming a Limited Company in 1899; they owned four locomotives. The Company closed in the 1920s. Cast iron, 11"x8", repainted, a casting fault to the right side. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 20 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, KILMARNOCK, N.B. No 705, 1891, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST No 14 named GEORGE EDWARD, new to BP Blockley, Contractors, at Bloxwich but later acquired by Mapperley Colliery Co Ltd for use at Mapperley Colliery. It moved to Stanley Colliery in 1933 and, together with the site, became National Coal Board property in January 1947. In the mid-1950s it returned to Mapperley for a short time before going back to Stanley and then moving to Pye Hill Colliery via Moor Green Central Workshops circa 1957. It was scrapped at Pye Hill by William Bush Ltd in October 1968. Cast brass, 17"x7½", in ex loco condition. £600-900 - Sold for £840.

Lot 21 A group of GWR signal lever plates, (a) 39, Goods to Loop Line, 6¾"; (b) 10, Down Goods & Up Goods Lines, 7¾"; and (c) 4, Up Branch Inner Home, 6¼", each engraved brass. (3) £100-200 - Sold for £350.

Lot 22 A GWR Hotels silver plated lobster pick by Elkington. 7½" long, in excellent usable condition. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 23 A BR(M) station indicator, NEXT TRAIN TO, comprising a clock with plate below SOUTHPORT, enamel, 12"x26", used on the Liverpool Exchange to Southport route. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 24 A worksplate, KITSON & Co. 1912. Kitson built a number of locos for both home and overseas in 1912 but it seems likely that this plate came from one of the eleven Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0s which they constructed that year. These were given Kitson progressive numbers 4900 to 4910 and bore GCR running numbers 1192 to 1202. Three of these locos were commandeered by the WD during World War 2 and the remainder entered British Railways stock as Class O4s Nos 63700, 63707, 63710, 63711, 63719, 63722, 63723 and 63727. Engraved brass, 10½"x6½", the front lightly cleaned. £300-500 - Sold for £920.

Lot 25 A small carriage board, KINGSWEAR-TAUNTON, used by stopping trains on the main line and Torbay branch. Painted wood, 32"long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 1009.

Lot 26 A smokebox numberplate, 44347, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4347 built by Kerr Stuart, Works No 4375, in 1927. At Llandudno Junction by January 1948, its later sheds were Stoke, Abergavenny, Shrewsbury, Tebay, Barrow for twenty-five years and finally Lower Darwen from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 27 March 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 4 September 1965. Repainted, welded and a steel plate riveted to the back, not visible from the front. £250-400 - Sold for £150.

Lot 27 A BR(M) totem sign, DERBY MIDLAND, (f/f), in superb condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 28 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway hameplate as carried on the top of a carthorse collar, 5" long. (Hawthorne 46) £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 29 A LNER seat back nameplate, THORNTON DALE, from the Pickering to Seamer route. The station and line to the east closed in 1950, the short section from Pickering being retained for freight until 1964. Cast iron, 44¾" long, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £980.

Lot 30 A shedplate 52A Gateshead (1949 to June 1965 for steam, May 1988 totally). By the end of the 1950s this shed had a star studded allocation of 90 locos, including 8 A4s, 13 A3s, 14 A1s, 4 A2s, 2 Antelope B1s and 2 named V2s. After closure to steam some of its diesel allocation carried this style of code, which were often made of brass. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 31 A Glasgow & South Western Railway poster, CLYDE WATERING PLACES via Greenock, Fairlie, Ardrossan and Ayr, a classic image of the company's steamer Glen Sannox. Size slightly larger than quad royal; some damage expertly restored. £200-350 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 32 A locomotive headboard, PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS, used on a Paddington to Pembroke Dock express introduced on 8 June 1953 with its last titled run on 7 September 1963. This style of headboard was used from the introduction of the title until summer 1958. Cast aluminium, 40" wide, in ex loco condition, the back marked, Carmarthen, 87G. The back shows the names of other named trains with similar size three line headboards, The Flying Scotsman, The Night Scotsman, The Hook & Day Continentals, The Scarborough Flyer, The Harrogate Sunday Pullman, The Heart of Midlothian, The William Shakespeare, The Merchant Venturer and Cambrian Coast Express. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 33 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag, N.E.R. POTTO, from the Battersby to Picton route in North Yorkshire; the station closed in 1954. An early example with the company initials in a monogram. £150-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 4229.

Lot 34 A single line key token, BAGGERIDGE-WOMBOURN, (alloy), from the Kingswinford to Oxley route, opened in 1925, closed to passengers in 1932, final closure took place in 1965 after just forty years. £150-300 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 4305.

Lot 35 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 1402, DONCASTER WORKS, 1913, from a GNR Class J22 0-6-0 No 567 built in September 1913, becoming LNER J6 Class No 3567, renumbered to 4216 in 1946, becoming BR 64216. A long time New England loco, it moved near the end to Lincoln GN from where it was withdrawn on 12 December 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 12½"x7½", in ex loco condition, the back stamped 3567. £500-800 - Sold for £560.

Lot 36 An LNER china cake stand by Mintons 9¾" diameter, a couple of tiny chips under the rim, not visible. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 37 A small carriage board ELGIN, VIA CRAGELLACHIE-KEITH, used by trains on The Great North of Scotland route via Dufftown, which closed in 1968, 32½" long, original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 38 A BR(M) totem sign, LEYLAND, (f/f) the station situated on the West Coast main line south of Preston. Two small fixing holes in the face neatly filled. £250-400 - Sold for £800.

Lot 39 A LMS quad royal poster, WILLESDEN No.7 BOX, MAIN LINE, EUSTON TO THE NORTH, by Norman Wilkinson, R.I. A dramatic image, part of the, From the LMS Carriage Window Series, laid down on linen. £250-400 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 40 A worksplate, NASMYTH WILSON, 1281, 1918, from a GWR 2-8-0 No 3028 originally War Office Railway Operating Division No 1725. A Robinson Great Central Railway design subsequently equipped with GWR boiler fittings. It was sold to the GWR after it became surplus to the war effort. Allocated to Croes Newydd by January 1948, its later sheds were Stourbridge and Oxley from where it was withdrawn on 9 August 1956 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 13¾"5¼", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 41 A BR(E) No Admission or Trespassing Notice, from a Motive Power Depot. Enamel, 18"x15", chips restored at screw holes and edge rust, otherwise fine. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 42 A Southern Railway brass plunger, with enamel ring, BATTERSEA YARD. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 43 A London & North Western and Midland Railways horse brass. (Hawthorne 121) £50-80 - Sold for £200.

Lot 44 A worksplate, No. 2015, DONCASTER, 1947, from the LNER Thompson A2/3 Class 4-6-2 No 524, BR 60524, named HERRINGBONE after the racehorse owned by Lord Derby which won the 1943 St Leger and 1000 Guineas. Allocated new to York in September 1947 where it spent most of its working life before moving north of the border in December 1962 and allocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill and Polmadie from where it was withdrawn on 15 February 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Engraved brass, 12½"x6½", in ex loco condition. £800-1200 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 45 A carriage board, PADDINGTON-EXETER-PLYMOUTH. Painted wood, length 122", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 46 A London & North Western Railway pocket watch by Joyce of Whitchurch, the enamel face with second dial marked LNWR and the back engraved LNWR 1723. £300-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 47 A smokebox numberplate, 69579, from a LNER N2 Class 0-6-2T No 2673 built by Hawthorn Leslie & Co, Works No 3702, in February 1929. Renumbered 9579 in 1946, it became BR 65979. A long time Kings Cross engine, it moved in 1960 to Hornsey and then New England from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 48 A quad royal poster, BLACKPOOL, by Dickens, laid down on linen, a minor blemish at the base. (LM3250) £150-300 - Sold for £780.

Lot 49 A BR(M) totem sign, CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH SOUTH, (f/f), from the Stockport to Buxton route. A rare example not offered at auction before. Some loss of shine and surface marking. £900-1200 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 861.

Lot 50 A worksplate, BRUSH TRACTION 89, 1958, from Class 31 D5518, later 31101. New to Stratford in October 1958; withdrawn from Bescot in January 1993 and now working on the Avon Valley Railway at Bitton. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £920.

Lot 51 A BR(W) stock poster, THE INTER CITY, by Wolstenholme, with blank portion for time table. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 52 A nameplate, BLANDFORD FORUM with its West Country Class scroll and enamel shield depicting the town coat-of-arms, from the Bulleid Light Pacific 4-6-2 No 34107 built at Brighton and allocated new on 8 April 1950 to Bournemouth where it spent nine years, moving in June 1959 to Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 14 October 1964. This loco was never rebuilt, retaining its original streamlined casing to the end. Originally named BLANDFORD, it was renamed in October 1952 with the town's full name. The double line nameplate cast brass and a very manageable 43" long, the front repainted. £30000-35000 - Sold for £49500.

Lot 53 A worksplate, BUILT 1935, VULCAN FOUNDRY, an LMS style replacement plate as fitted to a LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 in the number series 5066-69 or 5075-5124 which became BR 45066-69/45075-45124. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £440.

Lot 54 A SNCF double royal poster, EMPRUNT SNCF, 1962, laid down on linen. (SNCF 110/1962) £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 55 A GWR Hotels silver plated spirit measure by Elkington, height 3". £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 56 A French Locomotive smokebox roundel, SNCF, cast aluminium, 14¼" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 57 A late 19th century oak-cased 12 inch fusee roundhead LNER clock from Worsborough, on the MS&L. Overall height: 16 5/8 inches. The box with two side door and a bottom door secured by a key-operated lock. The base repaired using mahogany. The complex moulded dial surround of standard sectional construction and containing a spun brass bezel with sight ring now soldered in place. The dial written LNER 7490. The chain fusee movement held between shaped plates with feet and shaped backcock. The rear plate stamped Ex Y.R.K. three times and scratched Lyman. Both plates scratched 7490. LNER clock records show 7490 at Glasshouse Box, Worsborough. Complete with pendulum, winder and door key. Further notes on line. £400-600 - Sold for £850.

Lot 58 A signalbox nameboard, WELLFIELD, from the Hartlepool to Sunderland freight route which closed in 1979, 41¾" long, the end and top beading replaced, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 59 A BR(M) quad royal poster, LONDON MIDLAND ELECTRIFICATION, by Greene. (LM26461) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 60 A totem sign, ESKBANK & DALKEITH, (f/f), from the northern section of the Waverley route, closed in 1969. A couple of small face chips in the lower panel, neatly restored, slight discolouration. £700-1000 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 61 A GWR gangers occupation key, 51M, 63CHS, AND PENMAENPOOL, from the southern end of the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1965. £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 62 A Midland Railway block instrument with trafolite plate, ELMTON & CRESWELL, a box on the Mansfield to Shireoaks route, junction for Staveley. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 63 A small LNWR china butter dish, LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY, RUGBY, 3½"x2", a couple of minor chips. The lettering in black. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 64 A shedplate, 9A, Longsight (1935 to February 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to 130 locos in 1950, which included 13 Royal Scots, 15 Jubilees and 7 Patriots. In 1962 the dwindling number of passenger locos was supplemented by an influx of 7 Britannias. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 7950.

Lot 65 A pair of wagonplates, A/c of James and Emanuel Ltd, (a) To Goods Shed Siding, Aberbeeg, GWR, and (b) Llandarvel Colliery, Cwm Station GWR, Western Valleys. Each tinplate 8"x5". (2) £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 66 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 68725, A.W.& Co. Ltd, 1922, from a North Eastern Railway Class E1, LNER J72 Class, 0-6-0T No 2318 built by Armstrong Whitworth & Co, Works No 396, in April 1922. Renumbered 8725 in 1946, it became BR 68725. At Heaton by January 1948, it moved in 1956 to Tweedmouth from where it was withdrawn on 4 April 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned and the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7800.

Lot 67 A LNER double royal poster, THREE NEW SHIPS, by Frank Mason, showing the Amsterdam, Prague and Vienna. £150-300 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 4616.

Lot 68 A tenderplate, BAUME MARPENT, 1951, a Belgian-French company who built rolling stock and, while they did not build steam locomotives, they built large numbers of tenders for French and other railways. This plate from the French works was fixed to a metre gauge bogie tender supplied to VHX, the railway system of South Vietnam, and attached to a 2-8-2 built by SACM Graffenstaden, of which approximately 10 (of a much larger class) were built in 1951. Amazingly some survived the Vietnam war until the mid 1980s when enthusiasts first visited Vietnam, and this plate was acquired. Cast brass, 8¾"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 69 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, E52, from an E1 class Bo-Bo electric loco, one of a Class of 172 locos all built by Metropolitan Vickers & Co in Manchester in 1924/5 for multiple use on heavy freight trains. They remained in service until the 1980s. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 70 A GWR three aspect handlamp with piecrust top, by Silber Light Co. The initials GWR are perforated in the base while the top has a brass GWR petroleum plate and numberplate, 18488, and the front glass is marked BR(W). An old lamp believed to be of Welsh origin. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 71 A small depot plaque, TOTON, featuring the cooling towers, carried by a class 58 locomotive, 11¼"x11¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 72 A pair of BR(W) royal train locomotive headlamps, the sides marked with E II R transfers, the back lettered RETURN TO O.O.C, both complete and in excellent used condition. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 3627.

Lot 73 A signal box instrument makers plate, GN Rly, HARPERS PATENT, GARNHAM & Co, LONDON, E.C. engraved brass, 3½"x 1¼", as fitted to GNR( I) Harpers block instruments. (See lot 184) £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 74 A French tender plate, SNCF, 30.R.178, from a tender coupled with Class 141R 2-8-2 No 141.R.178 built by Lima, Works No 9043, in September 1946. It was delivered new to Region Nord and later allocated to Region Ouest before being withdrawn in 1971. Cast brass, 22"x12", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 75 A group of GWR signal lever plates from Banbury Junction box, (a) 22, Up Goods Running Loop to Spur, 9¾"; (b) 6, Disc for No 12, 9"; and (c) 12, Disc for 11, 4½". (3) £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 76 A worksplate, KARLSRUHE, 2089, 1920, from a Baden State Railways standard gauge 2-6-2T Class VIc No 1084. In 1925 it became Deutsches Reichsbahn No 75.1003, and in 1949 went into DB stock with the same number, until withdrawn from Radolfzell in 1965. Karlsruhe were one of the smaller German builders, most of their engines going to the Baden State. Cast brass, 8¼"x5¼", the front cleaned and repainted; a small repair at the right base. £150-300 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 1979.

Lot 77 A BR(E) totem sign, GRIMSBY DOCKS, (h/f) from the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. Minor edge chips to the white border, otherwise excellent. £600-900 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 78 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, STONEFALL, used in Pannel Junction box near Harrogate. Stonefall box was on the Starbeck to Pannel direct route which closed in 1951, situated where the curve to Belmont Junction (closed 1900) diverged. Engraved brass, 9" long, lightly polished. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 79 A smokebox numberplate, 42565, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2565 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24321, and 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 during the week ending 28 November 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 6 October 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 80 A C.L.C three aspect sliding knob hand lamp with brass plate, CHESHIRE LINES, WARRINGTON PASSENGER, 14 PE 108, the body stamped with the same number. The lamp is complete with interior fittings, the vessel plated CLC GLAZEBROOK 6PE4, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 81 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3705/D1100 1967, from Class 20 D8324, then 20224. New to Polmadie in 1967; withdrawn from Toton in January 1989, and cut up by MC Processors at Glasgow in March 1991. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4¼", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 82 A shedplate 1B Camden (1935 to September 1963 to steam, January 1966 totally). In 1950 this ex LNWR shed was home to no fewer than sixteen Royal Scots and a similar number of Coronation pacifics in a total of 55 locos. By 1959 the overall total had fallen to 40, and in its final few months of steam it still had seven Coronations on its books. This style of plate was also carried by the early Class 24 and Class 40 locos allocated here. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £350.

Lot 83 A smokebox numberplate, 48353, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8353 built at Horwich and allocated new on 2 June 1944 to Westhouses where, apart from a short stay at Toton, it spent the next twenty years before moving in quick succession to Crewe South, Croes Newydd, Stourbridge and Stoke from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 30 November 1966. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 84 A carriage print, BERWICK-ON-TWEED, NORTHUMBERLAND, by S.R. Badmin, R.W.S, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 85 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. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 86 A Pennsylvania Railroad double royal poster, VISIT PHILADELPHIA, loose mounted in a good quality light oak frame. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 87 A BR(NE) totem sign, SOUTH ELMSALL, (h/f) from the Doncaster to Wakefield route. Some loss of shine but colour good. £600-900 - Sold for £880.

Lot 88 A LMS Hawkseye target sign, BRIGHOUSE (FOR RASTRICK). The station was between Sowerby Bridge and Dewsbury and closed 1970. Cast aluminium, 83½" long (two sections), unrestored but deterioration to paintwork and loss at one corner. £250-400 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 2650.

Lot 89 A Metropolitan & Great Central Joint Railway trespass notice. Cast iron, 20"x11½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £640.

Lot 90 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1614, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Dalmellington Iron Co Ltd at Dalmellington Ironworks, Waterside as their No 19. The company merged with William Baird Co Ltd in October 1931 becoming Bairds & Dalmellington Ltd and became part of the National Coal Board Area 5 in January 1947. Noted out of use by December 1977. £150-300 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 4543.

Lot 91 A nameplate, CENTRAL PROVINCES, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5582, BR 45582, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24140, in 1934 and named on 13 October 1936 after part of the Indian Empire. Allocated new to Crewe North on 3 November 1964, its later sheds included Carlisle Kingmoor, Preston and Carnforth from where it was withdrawn on 4 December 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 23 August 1963. The plate is 49" long, the front showing original paintwork. £6000-9000 - Sold for £5800.

Lot 92 A BR(M) double royal poster, MORECAMBE & HEYSHAM, by A.J. Wilson. rolled. (LM23860) £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 93 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DERBY BUILT 1959 B.T.H/SULZER, from a BR Class 24 D5005 to D5059. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 94 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway notice, LYR TICKETS ISSUED HERE IN ADVANCE, glazed card, 13"x8" with hanging cord, used in a ticket agency. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 95 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway oil can with steel plate, BILLINGSHURST, a station on the Arun Valley route between Horsham and Littlehampton. The can is stamped with the company initials; repainted, overall height 8". £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 7545.

Lot 96 A Sykes home signal semaphore repeater within a brass case, 4" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 2771.

Lot 97 A BR(M) station sign, TO PLATFORM 5 FOR ELECTRIC TRAINS TO MORECAMBE PROMENADE AND HEYSHAM, 38½x17", perspex, complete with backplate and designed for illumination. £100-200 - Sold for £620.

Lot 98 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3498/D929 1964, from Class 37 D6941, then 37241. New to Worcester in September 1964; withdrawn from Stratford in June 1996, and cut up by TJ Thomson at Stockton in September 2001. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 99 A worksplate, CEGIELSKI, 1015, 1912, from a standard gauge Class TY45 2-10-0 of Polish design. It was numbered TY45-61. Cast aluminium, 13"x7¾", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 100 A Great Western Railway tinplate system map in its original oak frame, above average condition with no rusting as is usual, only minor defects top centre, 34"x27¾". £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 4616.

Lot 101 A mid-20th century 10 inch mahogany-cased BR(E) roundhead fusee clock in good condition and used at Fletton. Overall height: 13 inches. The box with single side door and bottom door secured with a brass turn. The convex moulded four-piece dial surround held to the box with four original pegs. The dial written BR(E) 13396 and with the red Arabic numbers of the 24 hour clock. The spun brass bezel with clip in sight ring. Wire fusee movement between simple rectangular plates both stamped 23379, the maker’s reference number and indicating a date in the late 1950s. LNER clock records show that it was used in the Yard Inspector’s Office at Fletton. Complete with pendulum and winder. £300-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 102 A smokebox numberplate, 34097, from the (Southern Railway) West Country Class 4-6-2 Light Pacific, HOLSWORTHY, built at Eastleigh and allocated new to Ramsgate in November 1949. Its later sheds were Bournemouth, Brighton, Exmouth Junction and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn on 10 April 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 23 August 1966. The front repainted. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 103 A BR(E) totem sign, KILNHURST WEST, (h/f) from the Sheffield Midland to Pontefract route; the station closed in 1967. Minor edge rust, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £600.

Lot 104 A shedplate 26A Newton Heath (1935 to September 1963, then recoded 9D with closure to steam in February 1968). This ex LYR shed had a 1950s allocation of 170 locos. Of note were two of the four named Black 5s and 8 Jubilees. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 105 An Ulster Transport Authority quad royal poster, NORTHERN IRELAND, SPELGA PASS. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 106 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7018, 1941, from a (LMS) Stanier type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department, WD No 438, later 70438, and exported to Persia as their No 41.179, moving later to Egypt and Palestine. On returning to the UK in May 1948 it was acquired by BR, becoming Class 8F 48290. Allocated first to Crewe South, later Northampton, Birkenhead, Aintree and Sutton Oak from where it was withdrawn in August 1965 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport. Cast brass, 10"x6", cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 107 A London & South Western Railway four aspect fogmans hand lamp, the body stamped L & SWR 3508, and embossed brass plate L & SWR Co. The lamp is compete with its LSWR vessel and brass plate, E (Eastleigh), on the top. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 108 A BR(W) totem sign, CHURCH STRETTON, (f/f), from the Shrewsbury to Hereford route. A couple of tiny chips repaired and minor blemishes. £600-900 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 109 An armchair from a Pullman or Wagons Lits Car, original red upholstery, just minor wear to the ends of the arms. £300-500 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 307.

Lot 110 A LNER Coronation pattern silver plated sugar shaker by Walker and Hall, 5½" high. £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 111 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCO 27949 1960 from Class 21 D6145. New to Kittybrewster in April 1960; withdrawn from Aberdeen in December 1967 and cut up by J McWilliam at Shettleston in June 1968. Cast aluminium, 14"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £400.00.

Lot 112 A LNER double royal poster, KNARESBOROUGH, by Higgins, laid down on linen; a small loss to the top border. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 113 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1014, carried by the 1000 County Class 4-6-0 COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN built at Swindon in February 1946 and named in March 1948 after the South Wales County. At Bristol Bath Road by January 1960, it moved to nearby St Philips Marsh in 1960 and later Neyland, Shrewsbury and Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 24 April 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 29 September 1964. A cast iron replacement plate, 25½"x11¾", the numbers riveted to a shaped backplate, in ex loco condition. An image of the plate on the loco accompanies the lot. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 114 A GWR silver plated bread basket, by Walker and Hall, overall length 13". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 115 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", lightly cleaned. £150-250 - Sold for £290.

Lot 116 An LNER, North Eastern Area solid silver presentation trophy for The Hull District Officers Cup, 1932-1972, winners include Botanic Gardens, Dairycoates, Springhead, St Andrews Dock, Paragon etc, the cup on a two tier wooden stand, overall height 13½" ". £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 117 A Gauge 1 LNER F3 Class 2-4-2T locomotive, by Buxton Model Works. A superb quality model for static display or garden railway. Brass construction, fine castings and incorporating a high level of detail. The model is fitted with a radio control receiver, a rechargeable power pack within the loco's side tanks and control behind the bunker. It is accompanied by a Zebra 3 FM transmitter, wooden travel case and some original paperwork. It could be seen running up to two years ago and is in superb condition. £600-900 - Sold for £700.

Lot 118 An LNER double royal poster, RICHMOND, by Fred Taylor; repairs to splits at folds and some marks. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 119 A BR(W) station sign, THIS LIFT MUST NOT BE OPERATED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. Enamel, 12"x12", chips at lower screw holes. £80-120 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3968.

Lot 120 A Great Western Railway enamel tray used to collect empty cups, the top marked, GWR, REFRESHMENT DEPT, PADDINGTON, enamel, 14½"x12", minor chipping. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 121 A BR(S) double royal poster, HISTORIC, ROMANTIC, EXETER, featuring the Guildhall. (AD5849/4000/1948) £150-300 - Sold for £130.

Lot 122 A Great North of Scotland Railway, Palace Hotel, silver plated basting spoon by R and B, length 13". £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 123 A North British Railway cash bag with brass plate, NBR LONGWHITTON, a station on the Scotsgap to Rothbury branch in Northumberland; the station closed in 1952. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 124 A GWR tenderplate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, SWINDON, No 1770, MARCH 1908, 3500 GALLONS, from a tender built by the GWR at Swindon between April and August 1908. These tenders served all Churchward's standard tender locos and also Dukes and, later, Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8¼", the front lightly polished. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 125 An original painting of Darjeeling Railway No 799 on a narrow gauge train leaving Paglajora for Darjeeling in 1970 by N.M.Widger, oil on canvas, 24"x18", framed, overall 27¾"x21½". £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 126 A Glasgow & South Western Railway Hotels china fruit bowl, by Dunn Bennett, 8" diameter, height 4¼". £100-200 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 7541.

Lot 127 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1945, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1945 were Class 4 2-6-4T Nos (4)2200-17 and (4)2673-99 and 0-6-0 diesel shunters Nos 12033-38 plus another four of these built for the War Department. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 128 A Pennsylvania Railroad double royal poster, PHILADELPHIA, THE LIBERTY BELL, loose mounted in a good quality light oak frame. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 129 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D1268, 1962, from a standard gauge 0-6-0DH new to the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board as their No 42. Following withdrawal it was acquired by Hunslet, rebuilt as their No 7472 of 1975 and exported to Caroni Ltd in Trinidad for use in their sugar plantations, where it became No. D11 in their fleet. Circa 2009 it was sold with the intention that it would be preserved. Cast brass, 12¾"x8¼", the front lightly cleaned. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 130 A BR(E) running in board, CHINGFORD, (f/f), the terminus of the branch from Hackney Downs, 84"x16", a few minor face chips, otherwise excellent. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 131 A smokebox numberplate, 45647, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5647 STURDEE built at Crewe in 1935 and named the following year after Admiral Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee (1859-1925). Allocated new to Crewe North on 4 January 1935, its later sheds included Rugby, Longsight, Edge Hill, Bushbury, Aston, Farnley Junction and Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 26 April 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, taken into their yard on 28 July 1967. Repainted. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 132 A Great Central Railway Steamships silver plated cruet set by Walker and Hall, 6½" high with ball feet. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 133 A pair of wagonplates, (a) Lilleshall Co, Hollinswood, GWR; and (b) Cannock Chase Colliery, each tinplate, 6¾"x4½". (2) £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 134 A 12 inch convex dial roundhead fusee clock supplied by Thwaites & Reed to the London & Birmingham Railway in 1838, used at Weedon and sold by BREL from Derby Works in 1986. In restored condition. Overall height: 14 1/8 inches. The mahogany box with an oak back and top, two side doors and a bottom door secured by a key-operated lock. The right side bearing a standard LNWR enamel number plate marked 2067. Repairs to the base veneer and some case fittings replaced. The thin, one piece mahogany dial surround containing a key-operated bezel lock and a cast brass bezel holding a convex glass. The convex dial recently repainted and now written Thwaites & Reed London 2067 in a fanciful style. The rear of the dial marked Weedon twice. The original thin hands with spade ends. The fusee movement held between plates with feet and shaped shoulders joined by knopped pillars and now with a chain drive to the fusee. The front plate stamped T&R 9926. Complete with pendulum (with repaired rod), winder, door key and paperwork detailing work done for the vendor by Smith & Sons of Derby. Further notes on line. £2000-2500 - Sold for £3000.

Lot 135 A small carriage board, SWINDON JUNCTION-STATIONS SLOUGH THENCE PADDINGTON, painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 136 A BR(W) quad royal poster, PEMBROKESHIRE, by Leech. Repairs to splits, otherwise good. (PR199/61) £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 137 A BR(M) totem sign, ILKESTON JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Erewash Valley route between Nottingham and Chesterfield. The station closed in 1967. Excellent condition. £500-800 - Sold for £2300.

Lot 138 A GWR hotels wine glass, height 4¾". £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 139 An original oil painting, Caledonian Railway, 4-4-0, 724, on the Royal Train at Carlisle by Hamilton Ellis. Framed and glazed, overall 27½"x24½". £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 140 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob hand lamp, stamped GER, ILFORD, 39. Complete with LNER vessel and burner. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 141 A shedplate, 41C Sheffield Millhouses (February 1958 to January 1962), then Wath (November 1963 to May 1973). The ex MR shed at Millhouses, formerly 19B, had 30 locos including 12 Jubilees when using this code. The purpose built diesel depot at Wath had Class 08 and Class 31 locos carrying this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 7882.

Lot 142 A carriage print, ALNMOUTH, NORTHUMBERLAND, by S. R. Badmin, R.W.S. from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £90.

Lot 143 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63379, DARLINGTON, 1917, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 No 2222 built at Darlington in June 1917, renumbered 3379 in 1946, becoming BR 63379. A long time Consett engine, it spent a final year at Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 4 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. Cast brass, 9"x5", with brass renumbering strip, the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 7340.

Lot 144 A Rhymney Railway bridge plate, ABER 9, cast iron, 13"x11¼", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 145 A single line key token, LOSTWITHIEL-FOWEY, (alloy), from the Cornish branch line which closed to passengers in 1965 but was retained for china clay traffic. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 146 A smokebox numberplate, 43085, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Darlington, Works No 2127, and allocated new to New England on 21 November 1950. Its later sheds were Boston and Staveley Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 10 January 1965 and sold for scrap to TW Ward at Killamarsh. Repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £490.

Lot 147 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, STARTING TO MELTON, 14¼" long, for the Leicester to Peterborough route. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 148 A small notice warning against throwing stones at telegraph posts, G R vintage, enamel, 6"x8", in superb condition, curved to fit post £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 149 A nameplate, SHIRBURN CASTLE, together with its matching cabside and smokebox numberplates from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5030 built at Swindon and allocated new to Exeter on 1 June 1934. It spent most of its working life from 1936 at Cardiff Canton, moving in 1958 to Carmarthen from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend the following 26 November. This complete set is accompanied by Bill Peto's locomotive history and correspondence between the owner of the plates and the owner of the actual Castle near Watlington in south Oxfordshire. (3) £16000-18000 - Sold for £14000.

Lot 150 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH-ARDLUI, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 151 A C.I.E double royal poster, IRELAND WELCOMES YOU, by Curran. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 152 A Great Western Railway cabside numberplate, GWR, 53, from a Rhymney Railway A Class 0-6-2T, RR No 11, built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3388, and delivered in May 1910. The Railway and its locomotives was absorbed by the GWR in 1922 when this loco became GWR 53. Just surviving into BR days, it was withdrawn from Cardiff East Dock on 13 June 1949 and cut up at Swindon Works by 13 August 1949. Cast iron, 18¼"x11¾", the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 153 A BR(W) totem sign, SLOUGH, (f/f), from the Paddington to Reading main line, a rare full flange example fitted when a lamp standard was replaced following a freight train derailment. £400-600 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 7469.

Lot 154 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY 2037, 1937, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 Crane Tank new to Stanton Ironworks Co Ltd (later Stanton & Staveley Ltd) as their STANTON No 34. It worked at Stanton Ironworks all its life except for a short period in 1957 when it went on loan to Riddings Foundry. Scrapped sometime after 1963. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 155 An LNER double line block instrument with brass plates, ASHINGTON JCT, below each dial. The box was at the triangle of the routes to Blyth. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 156 A LNER Great Eastern Railway pattern three aspect sliding knob hand lamp stamped, STRATFORD, complete and repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 157 A single line key token, TYNDRUM UPPER- BRIDGE OF ORCHY, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 158 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, LONDON ROAD STATION, (f/f), from Leicester. Enamel, 28"x13", minor edge chips. £500-700 - Sold for £640.

Lot 159 A carriage print, LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE, by Claude Buckle R.I., from the London Midland Region A series of 1950. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 160 An LNER seat back plate, INSCH, from the Aberdeen to Keith Junction and Inverness route, cast iron, 18¾" long, in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 1149.

Lot 161 A shedplate, 81F Oxford (1950 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed was home to 11 Halls and 4 Granges in its final year and provided vital servicing facilities for visiting steam locos from all four post grouping companies. At its height it had an allocation of around 60 locos. Ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 162 A worksplate NBL 1958 carried in the cab of a Class 42 in the number series D800 to D802. Cast aluminium, 10"x4", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £440.

Lot 163 A carriage print, PINMILL, NEAR IPSWICH, by Charles King, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 164 A Pullman Car step tread incorporating the builders plate, THE PULLMAN CAR COMPANY LIMITED, BUILT BY THE MIDLAND RLY-CARR & WAGON Co LTD, cast brass, 26¼"long, cleaned. £250-400 - Sold for £440.

Lot 165 A BR(W) totem sign, ABERYSTWYTH (h/f), from the Cambrian terminus of the route from Dovey Junction. Two tiny face chips neatly restored and a little fading. £500-800 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 3432.

Lot 166 A smokebox numberplate, 62038, from a Peppercorn K1 Class 2-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26642. Allocated new to March on 16 September 1949 and later Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 16 October 1963 and sold for scrap to J. Routledge at Bootle on 30 January 1964. Repainted; a small section milled from the top to clear the smokebox door handle. £350-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 167 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. Ex loco condition, Engine District Number Plate cast in the back, which is also marked D61XX £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 168 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 813, 1899, from a GNR Class C2 4-4-2T No 1502 built at Doncaster in 1899. It became LNER C12 Class No 4502 and was renumbered 7360 in 1946, becoming BR 67360. At Cambridge by January 1948 and later Bury St Edmunds and Kings Lynn from where it was withdrawn on 24 January 1955 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 10½"x6½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £920.

Lot 169 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway three aspect hand lamp, the side stamped with a location, though this has been soldered over. Complete with interior fittings and LYR catch to the back handle. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 170 An LNER double royal poster, CAMBRIDGE, by Fred Taylor. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 171 A single line key token, MILLBURN-NAIRN, brass, from the Inverness to Keith Junction route. Millburn Junction was just outside Inverness. £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 172 A nameplate, NORTHWICH, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Falcon Engine Co in 1884 and which worked at Salt Union Ltd, Marston Works, Northwich. After the salt mines at Northwich were abandoned following flooding, it moved in 1928 to Salt Union's Stoke Prior Salt Works near Bromsgrove previously operated by the Droitwich Salt Co and which later became part of Imperial Chemicals Ltd Alkali Division. It was scrapped in 1948. Cast brass, 23¾"x5¼", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £980.

Lot 173 A carriage print, PETERGATE, YORK, by H. Tittensor, R.I. from the LNER pre-war series. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 174 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 3" liqueur glass, the side decorated with the company's coat of arms. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 175 A worksplate, PETTERS, YEOVIL, 220294, 1933. Petters were the fore-runners of Westland as Yeovil's main employer and this plate is probably from a large marine diesel engine. Engraved brass, 16"x11¼", the face lightly polished. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2649.

Lot 176 A shedplate, 52K, Consett (October 1958 to May 1965). This ex NER shed, formerly 54D, had just 14 locos when using this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 177 A BR(Sc) totem, LARBERT, (h/f) from the Falkirk to Perth route. Excellent condition. £400-600 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 178 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1914. In 1914 Beyer Peacock supplied locos to Argentina, Australia, Columbia, India, Ireland, Japan, Uruguay and also twelve 4-4-0s (works Nos 5824–5835) to the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. It seems likely that this plate is from one of the latter which became BR Class L Nos 31760-31771. Cast brass, 9¾"x5½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 179 A BR(M) doorplate, AMBULANCE ROOM, (f/f), minor rim chips in places. £400-600 - Sold for £680.

Lot 180 A smokebox numberplate, 65834, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER Class J27, 0-6-0 No 1060 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3356, in June 1909, renumbered 5834 in 1946, becoming BR 65834. At South Blyth by January 1948, it moved the following year to North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 24 May 1967 and sold for scrap to nearby Hughes Bolckow. In ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1149.

Lot 181 A BR(E) doorplate, TICKET OFFICE, (flangeless), minor edge chips and surface marks. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 182 A carriage board, PADDINGTON-LEAMINGTON-STRATFORD-ON-AVON. Painted wood, length 122", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £250.

Lot 183 A double royal poster, SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND'S CONTINENTAL RESORT, Anon, rolled. (LM12255) £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 184 A Harpers semaphore block instrument as used on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, overall 21½" tall. (See lot 73) £400-600 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 185 A BR(E) totem sign, HABROUGH, (f/f) from the Barnetby to Grimsby section of the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. Minor edge chips and slight loss of shine. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 186 A collection of GWR signal lever plates from Lapworth Box on the Leamington to Birmingham main line: (a) 19, Up Relief, 6"; (b) 26, Down Main Facing 6¼"; (c) 31, Compound Points, 7¼"; (d) 33, Up Main, 4½"; (e) 47, Compound Points, 7"; (f) 62, Down Main Facing, 7"; and (g) 67, Down Main, 7". (7) £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 187 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 8050, 1958, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd at Pen Green, Corby, as their No 64. It was the last steam loco purchased by the Company for use in the ironstone quarries at Corby and the second from last conventional steam loco built by RSH. It had a short working life and was scrapped on site by George Cohen & Sons Ltd in November 1969. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 188 A North British Railway signal box instrument plate, PARTICK WEST LOOP LINE, from the route west of Glasgow Queen Street, brass, 5½"x2". £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 189 A carriage print, PETERBOROUGH, by Henry Rushbury, R. A., from the second series of LNER mounted etchings dating from 1936-1937. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 190 A BR(W) totem station sign, HIGH WYCOMBE, (h/f) from the GW & GC Joint Line. £350-500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 191 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D880, 1954, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 0-4-0DM new to Vlakfontein Gold Mining Company, Dunnottar, Transvaal, South Africa. Presumed scrapped. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", unpolished. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 1821.

Lot 192 A late 19th century 8 inch mahogany cased roundhead, probably supplied to the GNR by John Walker of London. Overall height: 10 ½ inches. The case with single side door and replaced bottom door secured by a key operated lock. The base lacking veneer. The one piece dial surround with splits, now glued and containing a cast brass bezel with integral sight ring. The dial recently repainted and written LNER 313; the rear marked LNER 313 and STOCK the latter now largely rubbed out. Wire fusee movement stamped Ex Y.R.K. twice. Complete with replaced pendulum, winding key, bottom door key and an information sheet. Further notes on line. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 193 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5092, from 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, TRESCO ABBEY, built at Swindon in April 1938, and named when built after a Monastery on the Isle of Tresco in the Scilly Isles. At Worcester by January 1948, its later sheds included Old Oak Common, Bristol Bath Road, Cardiff Canton and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 26 July 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 11 January 1965. Cast brass, repainted. £2500-4000 - Sold for £4200.

Lot 194 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway nameplate from a signal box lever frame, LYR HORWICH, cast iron, 33"x7", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 195 A carriage print, WEST WYCOMBE, by Horace Wright, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 196 A wagonplate, G.W.R. LOAD 20 CASKS WEST OF BODMIN ROAD. Cast iron, 13¾"x7½", unrestored, damage to the top right corner. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 197 A nameplate, LITTLE WYRLEY HALL, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7913 built at Swindon in March 1950 and named after the Hall four miles south-east of Cannock in Staffordshire. Allocated new to Tyseley on 13 March 1950, its later sheds included St Philips Marsh, Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 March 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea the following 8 April. Extended backplate. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8800 to commission or postal bidder number 3651.

Lot 198 A crane plate, BR(W) ENGg DEPT, MATCH TRUCK, CRANE No. 358. Cast iron, 14¾"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 199 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1926, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1926 were LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos 4217-87 which became BR 44217-87. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 200 A shedplate 84A Plymouth Laira (September 1963 – 1978). This alloy code was carried by Laira's allocation of diesel hydraulics. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 201 A BR(NE) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, WEST JESMOND STATION, (f/f). The station was between Newcastle and South Gosforth on the Tynemouth circular route. 28"x13", three small face chips neatly restored, otherwise excellent. £600-800 - Sold for £600.

Lot 202 A White Star Line china tea plate, 7½" diameter, displaying the house flag. £50-80 - Sold for £70 to commission or postal bidder number 7441.

Lot 203 A smokebox numberplate, 43757, from a Midland Railway 1873 Class 0-6-0 No 2728 built by Neilson Reid, Works No 6022, in 1902. Re-boilered in 1910 and 1923, it became LMS 3757 and BR Class 3F 43757. A long time resident of Carnforth LNW from at least 1935, it moved in 1948 to Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 17 June 1958 and cut up at Crewe Works by 2 August 1958. The numbers repainted, otherwise unrestored. £350-500 - Sold for £240.

Lot 204 A LNER three aspect hand lamp, the body stamped, FLIXTON, a CLC station on the Manchester to Liverpool route, situated east of Glazebrook. Repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £85.

Lot 205 A BR(S) totem sign, DILTON MARSH HALT, (f/f), from the GWR Westbury to Salisbury route which was transferred to the Southern Region in the early 1950s. The halt was the subject of a poem by John Betjeman. A rare totem, never offered for sale at auction, in superb condition. £3000-4000 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 206 A London & South Western Railway silver plated sauce boat by Walker and Hall, overall length 8¼". £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 207 An LNER double royal poster, EAST COAST FROLICS, THE LOBSTER, by Frank Newbould; a split repaired to the left edge. £150-300 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 7094.

Lot 208 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1925, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1925 were LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos (4)4035-56 and (4)4207-16. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 209 An O Gauge Class 37 locomotive, by Heljan, in BR green. A highly detailed model in excellent condition, with its original box, powered by a pair of 5-pole motors, with rotating roof fan, detailed cab, directional LED marker lamps, headcode lights and sheets of removable headcodes. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 210 A worksplate, FRICHS, 876, 1966, from one of a class of twenty small standard gauge diesel tractors for Danish State Railways, their No 265, and presumed to be four wheeled. Chromed cast brass, 15¼"x7½", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 211 A LNER poster board header, CHEAP RAIL TRAVEL, enamel, 55½" long, face chips repainted in places. £150-250 - Sold for £180.

Lot 212 A BR(E) totem sign ST. NEOTS, (h/f), from the Sandy to Huntingdon section of the East Coast Main Line. Edge chips into the blue neatly restored. £350-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 7416.

Lot 213 A single line gangers key, COXWOLD-GILLING, (brass) from the Pilmoor to Malton route, the western section of the line closed to passengers in 1953. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 214 A bunker plate, WATER CAPACITY, 2000 GALLONS, probably from one of the LMS Class 4MT 2-6-4 tanks numbered between (4)2147 and (4)2699 all of which had this water capacity. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £320.

Lot 215 A carriage print, MUCH HADHAM, HERTFORDSHIRE, by Horace Wright, from the LNER post war series. £50-80 - Sold for £60.

Lot 216 A shedplate, 73D Gillingham (1948 to June 1959). This ex SECR shed had an allocation of around 35 locos during the 1950s. It lost its allocation in 1959 but remained a sub shed servicing locos from Tonbridge. It finally closed in June 1960. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 217 A LMS chamber pot, by Mintons, the company monogram in Midland Railway style. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 218 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1925, DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1925 were LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos (4)4035-56 and (4)4207-16. This plate is clearly marked 41183 on the back which refers to a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 which, although built in 1925, was actually built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 3856, which suggests that some Derby built plates were not strictly accurate. No 41183 was at Aberdeen Ferryhill by January 1948 and later Dalry Road, Perth and Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 4 February 1955 and cut up in the week ending 5 March 1955. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 219 A BR(E) totem sign, WOODHALL JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Boston to Lincoln route, once the junction for the Horncastle branch. The station closed in 1970. One tiny chip on the top centre white line, otherwise excellent. £1200-1500 - Sold for £4200 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 220 A brass station stamp, HASTINGS ST LEONARDS STN, SER, with turned wooden handle. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 221 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4144, 1896, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 6A 4-6-0 No 456, originally Cape Government Railways No 176. The Class 6 series of locomotives were introduced primarily as passenger locomotives, but when the class became displaced by larger and more powerful locomotive classes they literally became a Jack-of-all-trades and proved themselves one of the most useful and successful locomotive classes in South Africa. They went on to see service in all parts of the country except Natal and were used on all types of traffic. The last was taken out of service in 1973. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted, £200-350 - Sold for £460.

Lot 222 A GWR quad royal poster, BARMOUTH, by Hewins, a panoramic view of the town, bridge and Mawddach estuary. Laid down on linen. £400-600 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 223 An early 20th century GER 16 inch roundhead mahogany fusee clock in ex railway condition. Overall height: 21 inches. Used at Coburn Road and later at Stepney East. The box with single side door and replaced bottom door. The convex moulded dial surround branded GER three times on the rear and containing a cast brass bezel with bevelled glass. The dial with minor faults, written BR (E) 557. The chain fusee movement held between rectangular plates, the rear stamped GER. Complete with replaced pendulum, winding key and copy of its entry in LNER clock records. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 224 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1899, ST ROLLOX, the back marked, Caly Ry N 901, withdrawn 1937, which refers to a Caledonian Railway 900 Class 4-4-0 No 901 built at St Rollox in December 1899, becoming LMS 14436 and withdrawn in November 1937. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 225 A smokebox numberplate, 48634, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8634 built by the SR at Brighton to Railway Executive Committee order. Allocated new to Willesden on 10 August 1943, its later sheds were Warrington Dallam, Heaton Mersey and Agecroft from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 August 1965 and despatched for scrap to J Buttigieg at Newport on 3 November 1965. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £200.

Lot 226 A signal box nameboard, CLIPSTONE & OXENDEN from the Northampton to Market Harborough route. The station closed in 1960, the route closing in 1984. Cast letters on wood, length 95", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 7674.

Lot 227 A Nestle Chocolate vending machine, as mounted on the wall on station platforms. The machine is in working order, taking penny coins, and is complete with key. Aluminium body, the front repainted, 28½" tall. £700-1000 - Sold for £800.

Lot 228 A Great Central Railway waiting room fender with company initials on the front, cast iron, 36"x15", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 229 A single line key token, KIDDERMINSTER Jc-BEWDLEY SOUTH, (alloy, brass key end), the first section of the Severn Valley Line, originally closed in 1970. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 230 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1909, HORWICH. Locos built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Horwich in 1909 were 41 Class 0-6-0 and 898 Class 0-6-0 many of which survived into BR service numbered in the 52XXX series. Horwich also built four 1522 Class 4-6-0s but none of these received BR numbers, so this plate is almost certainly from one of the 0-6-0s. Cast brass, 10½"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 1775.

Lot 231 A totem sign, STONEHOUSE (BURDETT ROAD), (f/f), from the Gloucester to Swindon route, the station situated between Stroud and Standish Junction. Very minor chips repainted to the right. £600-900 - Sold for £2700.

Lot 232 A shedplate, 82E Yeovil Pen Mill (1949 to February 1958), then Bristol Barrow Road (February 1958 to November 1965). The ex GWR shed at Yeovil housed just 10 locos during this period. It was transferred from to the SR becoming 71H, finally closing in January 1959. The ex Midland shed at Barrow Road, Bristol was transferred from the MR (22A) to the WR in 1958. At this time its allocation of around 50 locos included 3 Patriots and 9 Jubilees. However, by 1965 the depot had been westernised with an allocation that included 11 Halls and 2 Granges in its total of 40 locos. The front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 2797.

Lot 233 A Midland Railway three aspect handlamp with saucer top and matching brass plate 11693A to body and top, the body and top also stamped M R Co. In original condition complete with original slide-in vessel and burner. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 234 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3784, 1953, from a standard gauge Hunslet Austerity type 0-6-0ST new to the National Coal Board at South Hetton Colliery, Co. Durham. It was scrapped on site in June 1974. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 235 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CASTLETOWN-STREAMSTOWN, from the Mullingar to Athlone route in Ireland. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 236 A GWR Hotels silver plated drinks salver by Elkington, 10" diameter with sunburst pattern, signs of use though generally good. £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3250.

Lot 237 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, HIGH STATION, (f/f), from Falkirk on the Edinburgh to Glasgow main line. 28"x13", two minor chips top centre. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 238 A GWR Hotels silver plated cruet set by Mappin and Webb, 6½" high with ball feet. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 239 A nameplate, AMADIS, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60149 built at Darlington, Works No 2068, in May 1949 and named in December 1950 after the racehorse owned by Lord Falmouth which won the 1909 Doncaster Cup. Allocated new to Grantham on 31 May 1949, it spent its first nine years alternating between there and Kings Cross before moving in September 1958 to Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 7 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Wadsley Bridge. Cast brass, 40¾" long, the front repainted, the back marked with the names of other locos whose nameplates were produced from the same mould. £9000-12000 - 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 240 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, BOOKING OFFICE, (flangeless), enamel, 12"x6", edge chipping. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 241 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5736, DARLINGTON, 1904, from a North Eastern Railway Class P2, LNER J26 Class, 0-6-0 No 554 built at Darlington in June 1904, renumbered 5736 in 1946, becoming BR 65736. A long time Newport NER engine, on the closure of that shed it moved in June 1958 to the new Thornaby shed from where it was withdrawn on 20 February 1961 and subsequently scrapped. Cast iron, 9"x5", with brass renumbering strip, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 242 A BR(E) totem sign, APPLEBY, (f/f) from the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. Several face chips restored. £350-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 243 A smokebox numberplate, 44832, from an LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4832 built at Crewe in 1944, becoming BR 44832. Allocated new to Crewe North, it spent most of its working life at Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in September 1967 and cut up by T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 8 December 1968. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £480.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3698.

Lot 244 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 £150.

Lot 245 A small carriage board, BLAENAVON-NEWPORT, used by trains on the route via Pontypool, closed in 1962. Painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 246 A worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON, DEL 45, 1958 from Class 26 D5300, later 26007. New to Hornsey in July 1958, this first in class is now preserved on the Great Central Railway at Loughborough. Cast brass, 8"x5¾", in ex loco condition with traces of chrome in the corners. £500-800 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 247 A BR(M) doorplate, FORWARDING OFFICE, (f/f), chipping at corners neatly restored. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 248 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7507, 1952, from a Rhodesia Railways 3ft 6ins gauge Class 16A 2-8-2+2-8-2 Garratt No. 629, one of a class designed for coal train service, based on the earlier 16th Class. It was refurbished by Ressco of Bulawayo in March 1980. Rhodesia Railways became National Railways of Zimbabwe in April 1980 and this loco was renumbered 604 in June 1981. Cast brass, 10½"x6½", the front lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 249 A Glasgow & South Western Railway carthorse buckle, complete with clip and studs, displayed on an original section of harness, the nickel fittings engraved with the company initials. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 250 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 3523, 1889, from a 5ft 6ins Gauge 0-8-0 No 263 built for the Tarragona-Barcelona-Francia Railway in Spain. It later became No 579 in the stock of the Compania de los Ferrocarriles de Madrid a Zaragoza y a Alicante and finally RENFE No 040-2304. Scrapped. Cast brass, 15¾"x8", the front cleaned but unpainted. £500-800 - Sold for £520.

Lot 251 A BR(E) double royal poster, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, by Lance Cattermole. (PP1148) £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 252 A London & North Western Railway whisky tumbler, 3½" high, the side clearly marked with the company initials. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 253 An ASLEF poster calendar for 1916, featuring a Midland Railway express hauled by a 4-4-0, at High Tor, Matlock, 23"x33", framed. £50-80 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 541.

Lot 254 A pair of LB&SCR silver plated salt bowls, NEWHAVEN-DIEPPE SERVICE, by Huttons, 3" diameter with claw feet. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 255 A BR(E) totem sign, SKEGNESS, (h/f), from the terminus of the route from Grantham; considerable restoration though a scarce example. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1200.

Lot 256 A GWR Hotels large lobster pick by Elkington, length 9¾". £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 257 A worksplate, MANGOLD, PORT ELIZABETH. Mangold Bros were agricultural engineers in South Africa who built portable steam engines amongst other things. We have not been able to establish the type of machine this plate was attached to. Cast brass, 9¾"x 5½", cleaned. £50-80 - Sold for £110.

Lot 258 A smokebox numberplate, 40080, from an LMS Class 3 2-6-2T No 80, BR 40080, built at Derby and allocated new to Longsight on 18 March 1935. Its later sheds included Macclesfield, Edge Hill, Warrington Dallam, Sutton Oak, Walsall, Bushbury, Bescot and Willesden from where it was withdrawn on 3 September 1962 and cut up at Horwich Works on 23 January 1963. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 259 A worksplate, SENTINEL, 10014, from a 230hp 4-wheeled Sentinel diesel hydraulic delivered new on 8 December 1959 to Dorman Long (Steel) Ltd at Britannia Works, Middlesbrough, as their No 14. It moved later to Lackenby Works and in March 1979 was sold to TW Ward Ltd at Sheffield and re-sold on 11 April 1979 to Thomas Hill (Rotherham) Ltd at Kilnhurst. It was rebuilt at Kilnhurst with Sentinel 10034, using parts from both engines, and the rebuild, plated as S 10034, was sold to Esso Ltd for use at their Marseilles refinery, the remaining parts being scrapped. Cast brass, 5¼"x4", in ex loco condition. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 260 A collection of Pullman Car Company stencils for marking components and equipment with the name of the car, each zinc, 2½"-3" deep. Aries, Belinda, Ursula, Thelma, Bertha, Lucille, Grace, Hazel, Plato, Gwen, Mona, Enid, Rita and Pullman. (14) £100-200 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 1529.

Lot 261 A locomotive whistle, 3¼" diameter with a large and decorative acorn finial, height 10¾". £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 262 A GWR cabside numberplate, 8706, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6686, in March 1931. At Llanelly by January 1948 and then Swansea Paxton Street before returning to Llanelly from where it was withdrawn on 4 July 1961 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 2 December 1961. Cast brass, the front repainted.(See also next Lot) £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 263 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6686, 1931, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 8706. Cast brass, 9¾"x5½", the front repainted. (See previous lot for loco history) £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 264 A London & North Western Railway cart horse saddle with four LNWR horse brasses, overall 26"x12". (Hawthorne 53) £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 265 A locomotive depot plaque, TINSLEY, showing the Yorkshire rose, cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition, ex 47291. £150-300 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 4238.

Lot 266 A BR(W) double royal poster, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA. (PR34) £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 267 A Chinese worksplate, DATONG WORKS 1970, from a QJ Class, otherwise Qian Tin or Advance Class, 2-10-2, a left hand side plate in the Datong series Nos 739-988 from one of a Class of no less than 4714 locos built in China by Datong and other builders. It was scrapped in the Nanning area. Cast iron, 30"x8½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 268 A SNCF double royal poster, PARIS, MONTMARTRE, by Maurice Ubille. (1953, No.10) £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 269 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY 27714 1957, from BR diesel shunter 11719, later D2719. New to St. Margarets in November 1957; withdrawn from Crewe Works in February 1967 and cut up by Slag Reduction at Ickles in November 1967. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", cleaned but unpainted, a hair line crack top right. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 270 An original painting, The Royal Scot on Bushey Troughs by Barry G. Price. A view of 46226 Duchess of Norfolk heading north. Oil on canvas, framed and glazed, overall 28½"x22¾". £600-900 - Sold for £500.

Lot 271 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway cart horse saddle with four LYR brasses, 26"x12". Hawthorne 43) £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 272 A BR(NE) totem sign, STOCKTON, (f/f), a couple of small face chips neatly repaired. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1650.

Lot 273 A tenderplate, LMS, 9420, 1936, from a 4000 gallon tender initially coupled with LMS Class 8F No (4)8055 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4732, in 1936. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 274 A BR(S) totem sign, UPPER HALLIFORD HALT, (f/f), from the Strawberry Hill to Shepperton branch. Superb condition. £400-600 - Sold for £820.00.

Lot 275 A single line key token, BLENCOW-PENRUDDOCK, (chromed steel), from the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route, the section east of Keswick closed in 1972. £250-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 276 A smokebox numberplate, 92010, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to March on 13 May 1954. Its later sheds were Annesley, Wellingborough, Leicester MR, Newton Heath and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 April 1966 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Carmyle. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 277 A carriage print, EXMOOR, by Hesketh Hubbard, from the Southern Railway series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 278 A BR small double arrows emblem, cast aluminium, 18¾"x11½", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 2271.

Lot 279 An LNER quad royal poster, DRESDEN, THE ZWINGER, by Fred Taylor; minor loss to the border at the top corners, edge nicks repaired in places. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 280 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 1848, 1920, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Ton Phillip Colliery, Rhondda and named TON PHILLIP. It worked at numerous other collieries in the same area, becoming part of the National Coal Board in 1947 and finishing its days at Wern Taw in 1970 although it was not scrapped until October 1972. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 7930.

Lot 281 A Caledonian Railway silver plated teaspoon, by Elkington, 5¼" long, showing the full coat of arms. £50-80 - Sold for £80.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4488.

Lot 282 A BR(NE) totem sign, HIGH SHIELDS, (f/f) from the Newcastle to South Shields branch. A chip repair within the lower part of the third letter H, otherwise excellent. £800-1200 - Sold for £1850.

Lot 283 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER, NAWTON, WAGES. The station was on the Pickering to Helmsley and Gilling route; passenger services were withdrawn in 1953. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 284 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9799, the highest locomotive number used by the GWR, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in September 1936. A long time Duffryn Yard engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 21 September 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 14 December 1963. Cast iron, in ex loco condition, broken diagonally between the numbers 7 and 9 and expertly welded, the BR delivery label still attached. £400-600 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 285 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 4210065, 1952, from a 920mm Gauge 150hp 0-6-0DM which went new to Société Anonyme Belge des Mines d'Aljustrel in Portugal in May 1952. No further details are known. Cast brass, 19"x3½", lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 286 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1921, DERBY. Locos built by the Midland Railway at Derby in 1921 were 3987 Class 0-6-0 Nos 3987-4013 which became LMS Class 4F, all surviving into BR days as 43987-44013. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the lettering lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 287 A bunker numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, E735, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway Stroudley Terrier 0-6-0T No 668 CLAPHAM built at Brighton as No 68 in 1874, one of two Terriers purchased by the London & South Western Railway from the LBSCR for working the Axminster & Lyme Regis Railway operated by the LSWR from its opening in 1903 until absorbed by them in 1907, becoming LSWR No 735 and later SR 735. The two Terriers were soon displaced from the A&LRR because their wheelbase was too long. No 735 was then employed on a number of minor duties, including Devon branch line working, finishing its days at Ashford where it was used as a Works pilot interspersed with periods on loan at Chislet Colliery. Withdrawn from Ashford in December 1936, it was cut up shortly afterwards. Brass oval, 13½"x7½", the front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £2700.

Lot 288 A BR(E) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, WOODGRANGE PARK STATION, (f/f), from the Barking to South Tottenham route. 28"x13", chipping restored at the top right and lower left corners, otherwise excellent. £500-700 - Sold for £400.

Lot 289 A BR(W) quad royal poster, GLORIOUS DEVON, by L.A. Wilcox, rolled. (PR50) £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 290 A shedplate, 55B Stourton (February 1957 to January 1967), then York (December 1967 to May 1973). The ex MR shed at Stourton, formerly 20B in 1935, was transferred to the NER when it adopted this code. It had around 35 locos during this period. The ex NER shed at York took on this code after becoming a diesel depot, finally closing in March 1984, and becoming part of the NRM. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 291 A Commemorative china mug produced for the opening of a new line, possibly in Scotland, showing a loco named Caledonia, 5½" high, the base marked Albion. £80-120 - Sold for £270.

Lot 292 A nameplate COVENTRY COLLIERY, from Class 58 58048. New to Toton in November 1986, it was named at the colliery in May 1991. The plates were removed in December 1995. The loco is currently stored at Crewe and has just been sold by DBS. Cast aluminium, 45½"x17¾", in ex loco condition. £1200-1500 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 293 A totem sign, STRINES, (f/f), from the Manchester to Chinley route. A little fading and chipping repaired. £400-600 - 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 294 An LNER copper kettle with brass stand, the base stamped , LNER BUFFET, overall 12½" high. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 295 A BR(E) doorplate, PARCELS & LEFT LUGGAGE, (flangeless). Chipping restored at lower centre screw hole and minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 296 A worksplate, FOWLER, 4200019, from a standard gauge 150hp 0-4-0DM new to Batchelors Foods Ltd at Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, in December 1947. It was rebuilt by Thomas Hill in 1960 as their works number 102C and by the late 1960s had acquired the name BIGGA. It was later moved into the care of the South Yorkshire Preservation Society but subsequently went to Peak Rail. Cast brass, 12"x8", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 297 A smokebox numberplate, 73167, from a BR Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 built at Doncaster and allocated new to York on 13 April 1957. Its later sheds were Scarborough, Normanton, Holbeck, Feltham and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 2 November 1965. In ex loco condition with original nuts and bolts. £300-500 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 7581.

Lot 298 A BR(W) totem sign, SHREWSBURY, (f/f), a rare fully flanged example in excellent condition. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1700 to commission or postal bidder number 3741.

Lot 299 A nameplate, DOLHYWEL GRANGE, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6863 built at Swindon in February 1939 and named after the Monastic Grange at Trecastle, Powys, attached to Talley Abbey. At St Philips Marsh by January 1948, its later sheds included Laira, Reading and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 13 November 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 12 January 1965. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8000 to commission or postal bidder number 7220.

Lot 300 A shedplate, 88A Cardiff Cathays (1949 to December 1957), then Cardiff Radyr (December 1957 to October 1960), then Cardiff Canton (October 1960 to September 1962). The ex TVR shed at Cathays had an allocation of 80 locos, while ex GWR shed Radyr had 55 locos during this period. Ex GWR Canton’s allocation of 130 included 12 Britannias until September 1961. Canton closed to steam in September 1962 and became a diesel depot. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 301 A carriage print, ELIZABETH FRY AT NEWGATE PRISON, by Edward Mortlemans, from the LMR Historical Series of 1955. £80-120 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 302 A shedplate 83D Plymouth Laira (Early 1960 to September 1963). This alloy code was carried by Laira's allocation of diesel hydraulics. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 303 A signal box name board, FORSINARD, from the Far North Line to Wick and Thurso, a remote station near the Sutherland and Caithness border. Cast letters on wood, length 62", original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 304 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 1857, 1937, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM new to John Baker & Bessemer Ltd, Kilnhurst Steelworks, West Riding, as their No 2. The works closed around 1964/1965 and the loco was scrapped circa June 1966. Cast brass, 11½"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 305 A pair of North Eastern Railway signal lever plates, supplied by McKenzie and Holland: (a) 1, NORTH WICKETS; and (b) GATE BOLT (re-engraved). Each 4"x5", with bracket to the rear. (2) £100-150 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 306 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60904, DARLINGTON 1940, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4875 built at Darlington in April 1940, renumbered 904 in 1946 becoming BR 60904. At York by January 1948, its later sheds were Gateshead, Heaton and back to Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 9 July 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 307 A totem sign, FURZE PLATT HALT, (f/f), from the Maidenhead to Bourne End and Marlow branch, a rare example, only sold once before at auction. Three minor face chips neatly restored, otherwise excellent. £2000-3000 - Sold for £3600.

Lot 308 A late 19th century, mahogany-cased, MR 12 inch roundhead fusee clock in good condition. Supplied by Smiths and used at Derby Works. Overall height: 15 ¾ inches. The box with two side doors and a bottom door secured by an unusual but effective spring clip. Bearing a standard oval brass number plate marked L.M.S. 11181. The dial surround of standard sectional construction and containing a replaced brass bezel with clip-in sight ring. With four matching, possibly original, case pegs. The dial written John Smith & Sons, Midland Clock Works Queen St., Derby. The hands of typical Smith style. The wire fusee movement between plain rectangular plates. Sold in the BREL clock sale from Derby Works in 1986 and recorded in an LMSR clock census carried out in the 1960s in use at Derby Loco. Works, No. 12 Shop. Complete with pendulum, winder and paperwork detailing work carried out for the vendor by Smiths of Derby. £400-600 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 309 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1880, 1915, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named JUPITER new to Vickers Ltd at Barrow-in-Furness. It later went to Witton Park Slag Co Ltd at Etherley, Co Durham and to Straker & Lowe Ltd at Brandon Colliery, Co Durham. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947 and was scrapped in 1962. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 3677.

Lot 310 A locomotive headboard, THE ROBIN HOOD, used on a St Pancras to Nottingham (Midland) service which left Nottingham at 8.15 a.m. and returned from St Pancras at 4.45 p.m. The title was introduced on 2 February 1959, unusually in mid-timetable, and its last titled run was on 7 September 1962. Cast aluminium, 33½"x16", £1800-2500 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 670.

Lot 311 A carriage print, ROBIN HOOD, LEGENDARY HERO AND OUTLAW, by Winslade, from the LMR Historical Series of 1955. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2999.

Lot 312 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 376, 1891, from a 0-6-0ST new on 31 December 1891 to Rother Vale Collieries Ltd near Rotherham, their ROTHER VALE NO 3. Engraved brass, 13¼"x8¼", the front lightly cleaned; the back marked No 3. £250-400 - Sold for £760.

Lot 313 A LSWR Sykes oil filled signal indicator from a fogman's hut, showing double home arms (with white circles to the left side) both free swinging. The empty glass tank has a crack to the rear, stable and does not detract. A Sykes makers plate is mounted behind the glass at the front. 6"x9¾", depth 4½". £100-200 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 1183.

Lot 314 A smokebox numberplate, 45273, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5273 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1328, in 1936. Allocated new to Derby on 10 November 1936, its later sheds were Saltley, Bristol Barrow Road, Farnley Junction and Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 30 September 1967 and sold for scrap to TW Ward at Killamarsh. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 315 A BR(M) double royal poster, LANCASTER CASTLE, by Kenneth Steel, rolled. (LM22159) £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 316 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7546, 1949, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the National Coal Board, Area No 80, at Morrison Busty Colliery, Co. Durham. It was scrapped in July 1968. Cast brass, 13½"x8½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 317 A LNER Coronation pattern silver plated Stilton cheese scoop, 8" long, by Walker and Hall. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 318 A Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway trespass notice, cast iron, 19"x12½", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 319 A GWR Dining Car silver plated sugar bowl, 3" tall, by Elkington. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 320 A carriage board, PADDINGTON-FALMOUTH. Painted wood, 122" long, in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £290.

Lot 321 An enamel advertising sign, SPRATTS CAT FOOD, PUTS PUSSY INTO FINE FORM, 12"x12", a tiny chip lower left. £400-600 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 7842.

Lot 322 A smokebox numberplate, 4230, from a GWR 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in November 1913. At Ebbw Junction by January 1948 and later Pontypool Road, Cardiff Canton and Llanelly from where it was withdrawn on 14 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 26 August 1963. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £520.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4498.

Lot 323 A single line key token, THORNTON YARD-WESTFIELD G. F, (brass) from the Thornton Junction to Kelty route, which was retained for freight traffic as far as the Westfield Opencast site. £100-200 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 324 A nameplate, DIANA, with its matching worksplate, Hawthorn Leslie, 3912, 1937, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to the Bolsover Colliery Company at Thoresby Colliery. Its stay there was brief and it moved on fairly quickly to Mansfield Colliery where it was to remain for the rest of its career. It transferred to the National Coal Board with the site on 1 January 1947 and was scrapped at the Colliery after October 1975 but before March 1976. The nameplate 24½", in ex loco condition, the worksplate 13"x8½". (2) £1000-1500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1000.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 325 A BR(E) double royal poster, ESSEX, by George Hooper. (PP1178) £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 326 A locomotive depot plaque for Cardiff Canton, showing the Welsh mountain goat. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition, carried by a Class 37. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 327 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6640, 1930, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways GL Class 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 2353. The mightiest of all African Garratts built for the Natal main line until electrification after which they worked heavy coal trains from Glencoe and finally on the Natal north coast line until withdrawn in 1971. Cast brass, 18¾"x9½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 328 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, WANSFORD BOX, engraved brass, 9" long. The box was just north of Driffield station, on the route to Bridlington. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 1400.

Lot 329 A Great Central Railway Dining Car, silver plated sugar bowl by Walker and Hall. Generally good, with minor dents in a few places. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 330 A makers plate, METROPOLITAN VICKERS, from a Class 76/77 used on the Woodhead route between Manchester and Sheffield. Cast brass, 12"x6", probably original paintwork £100-200 - Sold for £740.

Lot 331 A Southern Railway double royal poster, SPRING, Conducted Rambles, by Audrey Weber. (AD3273/1000/1936) £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 332 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6659, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 947, in August 1928. A long time Cardiff Cathays engine, it moved in 1957 to Radyr from where it was withdrawn on 21 October 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport the following 7 November. Cast brass, the front repainted. £550-700 - Sold for £660.

Lot 333 A BR(S) totem sign, KENLEY, (f/f), from the Purley to Caterham branch. Superb condition. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 334 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65878, DARLINGTON, 1922, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 2356 built at Darlington in June 1922, renumbered 5878 in 1946, becoming BR 65878. A long time Sunderland engine, it moved towards the end to Heaton and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 12 October 1964 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. Cast iron, 9"x5", with brass renumbering strip, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 335 An LNER cart horse bridle with shield shaped brasses. (Hawthorne 105) £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 336 A smokebox numberplate, 80046, from a BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-4T built at Brighton and allocated new to Bedford on 16 September 1952. Its later sheds were Newton Heath, Blackpool Central and Corkerhill where it spent over seven years until withdrawal on 1 May 1967. Cleaned but unpainted. £350-500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 337 A pair of wagonplates: (a) West Cannock Colliery, Hednesford (marked); and (b) Brereton Colliery, Nr Rugeley. Each tinplate, 6¾"x4½". (2) £50-80 - Sold for £200.

Lot 338 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3038/D700. 1962, from Class 37 D6746, later 37046. New to Tinsley in July 1962; withdrawn from Toton in September 2007, and cut up by Booths at Rotherham in September 2009. Chromed cast brass 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 339 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE LANCASHIRE COAST, by Daphne Padden, rolled. (LM27562) £80-120 - Sold for £270.

Lot 340 A BR(E) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, EAST STATION, (f/f) from Hertford East Station on the Broxbourne to Hertford branch. 28"x13", a small face chip repainted and a few surface blemishes. £450-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 341 A nameplate, PORTLAND BILL, from the London Brighton & South Coast Railway Class H1 4-4-2 Marsh Atlantic No 38 built by Kitson & Co, Works No 4352, in December 1905. It became SR 2038 and was named in May 1925, the whole Class being named about that time after well-known South Coast landmarks. As BR 32038 it was allocated to Newhaven and Brighton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 July 1951 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 15 September 1951. Cast brass, 43½" long, the front in original condition. £8000-10000 - Sold for £9500.

Lot 342 A carriage board, PADDINGTON-TORQUAY-PAIGNTON. Painted wood, 122" long, in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 343 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. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 344 A carriage print, PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL, by Fred Taylor, R. I. from the LNER pre war series of 1937. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 345 A group of GWR signal plates for detonator placing: (a) 4, Up Relief; (b) 38, Up Platform; (c) 1, Down Main; and (d) 2, Up Main. All engraved brass, 3"x5". (4) £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 346 A LNER seatback plate, CASTLETON, from Grosmont to Battersby section of The Esk Valley line to Whitby. Cast iron, 32" long, in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 347 A French locomotive numberplate, BB 25568, from a SNCF Class BB electric loco built by Alsthom in April 1971. It was based at Acheres from 1983 until withdrawal in 2004. The Class operated on both 25kv and 1500 volts and were known as Danseuses. Cast aluminium, 22½"x21", in ex loco condition £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 348 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, NEW STREET STATION, (f/f). The sign was used in Birmingham City Centre and installed at the time of the station rebuilding in the early 1960s. 28"x13", minor edge marks, otherwise excellent. £1500-2000 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 349 An early 20th century MR 12 inch oak-cased drop dial fusee clock sold by BREL from Derby Works in 1986. Overall height: 20 ½ inches. The box with curved base, the right side bearing a standard oval brass number plate marked L.M.S. 10287 and the top stamped MRCo. The four piece dial surround containing a spun bezel with plastered sight ring. Wire fusee movement between plain rectangular plates with screwed pillars, both plates stamped 16433. The pendulum bob with indistinct scratched markings. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and paperwork relating to work done for the vendor by Smith & Sons of Derby. £500-800 - Sold for £400.

Lot 350 An LMS double royal poster, BERKHAMSTED SCHOOL, by Norman Wilkinson, from the Famous Public Schools on the LMS Series. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 351 A BR(E) doorplate, TICKETS, (flangeless), a minor chip to the top left corner. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4898.

Lot 352 A worksplate, 2046, DONCASTER, 1949, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60129 named GUY MANNERING after one of Sir Walter Scott's most successful novels. Allocated new to York on 15 June 1949 and later Gateshead, Heaton, Tweedmouth, Gateshead again and finally back to York from where it was withdrawn on 11 October 1965 and despatched for scrap to RA King at Norwich on 4 December 1965. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", lightly cleaned, green paint to the rim, the back stamped 129. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 353 A Glasgow & South Western Railway quad royal poster, AYRSHIRE COAST, Bright, Breezy, Bracing, a classic image, with some damage expertly restored. £200-350 - Sold for £500.

Lot 354 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/RSH 3219/8338 1963, from Class 37 D6792, later 37092. New to Gateshead in February 1963; withdrawn from Toton in March 1996 and cut up by TJ Thomson at Stockton in October 2001. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 1030.

Lot 355 A single line key token, EMBLETON-COCKERMOUTH STATION, (chromed steel), from the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route; the section west of Keswick closed in 1966. £250-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 356 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 2370/D398 1957, from Class 40 D203, later 40003. New to Stratford in May 1958; withdrawn from Healey Mills in September 1982, and cut up at Doncaster Works in January 1984. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition; lower left bolt hole loss. £250-400 - Sold for £880.

Lot 357 An original painting, THE GOLDEN ARROW, a view of 35026, LAMPORT & HOLT LINE leaving Victoria with the down train in the mid 1950s, oil on canvas, 14"x22", framed, overall 26¼"x18¼". £700-1000 - Sold for £750 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 358 A Railway Clearing House office chair. The company monogram carved into the back rail, the original leather covering worn. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 359 A smokebox numberplate, 41165, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 3838, in 1925. At Bushbury by January 1935, its later sheds included Carnforth, Willesden, Rugby, Saltley and Bournville from where it was withdrawn on 27 February 1959 and sold for scrap to A Loom at Spondon, Derby. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 360 A Goole Steamship Company silver plated tureen, by Walker and Hall, overall length 18" with lion head decorations at handles. The company was owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. £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 361 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2371, 1955, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Taff Merthyr Colliery as their TAFF MERTHYR No 3. It was scrapped around January 1968. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £190.

Lot 362 A Great Eastern Railway Vesta case from the Sandringham Hotel, Hunstanton-on-Sea; a little discolouration to the label. £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 363 A BR(S) totem sign, EAST MALLING HALT, (f/f), from the Sevenoaks to Ashford route. Minor edge restoration at the base, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 364 A BR(E) double royal poster, ESSEX, FINCHINGFIELD, by Edward Wesson, promoting travel via Yeldham station on the Colne Valley line. (PP1167) £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 4851.

Lot 365 An LMS notice prohibiting steam or motor vehicles from entering the shed. Enamel, 30"x20", face chips restored and edge rusting. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 366 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 605, 1893, from a GNR Class J14 Class 0-6-0ST No 926, which became LNER Class J53 No 3926 and was renumbered to 8760 in 1946, becoming BR 68760. At Hornsey by January 1948, it moved in 1952 to New England from where it was withdrawn on 9 November 1954 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £350.

Lot 367 A traditional style London street sign, CITY OF LONDON, CHANGE ALLEY, EC3, engraved ceramic in original frame. 36"x15". The sign was located at the side of the Bank of England. We sold the sign from the opposite side in our last sale. £200-350 - Sold for £560.

Lot 368 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3147, from a Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26031, in 1948, for mixed traffic use throughout the SAR system. Many were still in service in 1984. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 369 A North Eastern Railway, Station Hotel York, silver plated toast rack, the name within garter on a raised boss beneath the handle. £80-120 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 370 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS DERBY A.E.I./SULZER 1964, from Class 25 D5290, later 25140. New to Toton in August 1964; withdrawn from there in November 1982 and cut up at Swindon Works in August 1986. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", cleaned but unpainted. £150-250 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 966.

Lot 371 A signal box diagram, BOURNEMOUTH, 4th August 1967, showing lines towards Branksome and Pokesdown, centre crossovers and stabling sidings, rolled, 83"x21", dusty in places. £100-200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 372 A smokebox numberplate, 41300, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-2T built at Crewe and allocated new on 13 March 1952 to Bricklayers Arms where it spent over nine years before moving to Brighton and Salisbury from where it was withdrawn on 18 October 1964 and despatched for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 15 January 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 373 An LNER three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, BLANKNEY. The station was on the GN&GE Joint line, south of Lincoln, and was closed in 1961. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 374 A carriage print, BILDESTON, by Horace Wright, from the LNER post-war series. £50-80 - Sold for £50.

Lot 375 A BR(NE) double royal poster, YORK, by Kenneth Steel. (AR1105) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 376 A totem sign, MANCHESTER VICTORIA, (f/f), a crease repair to the right and chipping at far right and left restored. £600-900 - Sold for £920 to commission or postal bidder number 2932.

Lot 377 A LMS carthorse swinger, as fitted to the top of the bridle, 3¼" high, mounted on a small wooden stand for display purposes. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 378 A small carriage board, ABERDARE LOW LEVEL-ABERCYNON, painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 4096.

Lot 379 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", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 380 A London Transport target sign, SWISS COTTAGE, a 1930 style enamel plate, 24" x18", presented in a replacement frame. The station is on the Metropolitan Line between Baker Street and Wembley Park. £250-400 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 3968.

Lot 381 A section of rail from The Leith Tramway, engraved, Leith Corporation Tramways Dec 12th 1904 Contract, JR Findlay Borough Surveyor, 106.7lbs per yard. Chromed steel, 7"x7". £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 382 A shedplate, 89A Oswestry (1948 to January 1961), then Shrewsbury (January 1961 to September 1963). The former Cambrian Railway shed had an allocation of around 50 locos including 6 Manors during the 1950s. It was recoded 89D, then 6E and closed in January 1965. The ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed at Shrewsbury, formerly 84G, had an allocation of 100 locos including Counties, Castles, Manors and Halls when using this code. Recoded 6D, it closed to steam in September 1967. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 383 A single line key token, RANNOCH-CORROUR, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300 - Sold for £700.

Lot 384 A smokebox numberplate, 61148, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1148 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5506, in April 1947. Allocated new to Kittybrewster and later Eastfield and in January 1950 to Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. Famously it spent a month or so allocated on loan to Stewarts Lane as one of fourteen B1s sent to the Southern Region in May 1953 to help with a motive power crisis when the Bulleid Pacifics had to be taken out of service temporarily for special examination of their axles. Repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 385 A Glasgow & South Western Railway silver plated sauce boat, by Walker and Hall, some wear in the base of the bowl, otherwise superb condition, overall length 9½". £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 386 A BR(E) double royal poster, CAMBRIDGE, THE BACKS IN SPRINGTIME, by Cowern. (PP1137) £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 387 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/RSH 2744/8054 1959, from Class 20 D8022, later 20022. New to Hornsey in October 1959; withdrawn from Immingham in August 1988 and cut up by V Berry at Leicester in April 1990. Cast brass, 10"x4½", the front repainted, the top left bolt hole worn. £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1999.

Lot 388 A BR(E) doorplate, POLICE, (flangeless), minor edge chips repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 389 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, (HYMEK) 7900 1961, from Class 35 D7006. New to Bristol Bath Road in October 1961; withdrawn from there in July 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works in September 1972. Cast aluminium, 12¾"x5¼", restoration to the lower bolt holes. £350-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 390 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, M'BRO WEST, from a box close to Middlesbrough Station. Engraved brass, 7" long. £80-120 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1400.

Lot 391 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. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 392 A French Locomotive nameplate, CARCASSONNE, from a SNCF Class CC 1500 volt electric loco No CC6510 built by Alsthom in 1970 and named in June 1978. It was based in Venisseux and withdrawn in December 2004. Cast aluminium, 19½"x 24½" in ex loco condition. Carcassonne is a fortified city in the Languedoc- Rousillion region, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. £500-800 - Sold for £920.

Lot 393 A carriage print, RIEVAULX ABBEY, YORKSHIRE, by Freda Marston, R. O. I, from the LNER post war series. A file copy from the LNER offices. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 394 A nameplate, FOUNTAINS HALL, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7904 built at Swindon in April 1949 and named after the Hall close to Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire. Allocated new on 14 April 1949 to Old Oak Common where it spent almost all its working life, moving towards the end to Reading, Worcester, Bristol Barrow Road and Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 December 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 13 June 1966. £5500-7000 - Sold for £7800 to commission or postal bidder number 286.

Lot 395 A group of GWR signal box lever plates: (a) 5, Engine Shed to Down Main, (lacks base), 9"; (b) 6, Up Spur Facing, Down Main X Over, 8"; (c) 20, Goods Shed, Siding, 6"; and (d) 38, Spur to Goods Yard, 5½", all engraved brass. (4) £150-300 - Sold for £820.

Lot 396 A tenderplate, LMS, 881, 1883. The records are unclear but this plate may possibly be from an early 2000 gallon tender which ended its days behind a Midland Railway type 2F 0-6-0. Cast iron, 8"x 5¾", repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 397 A brass station stamp, CROYDON SOUTH, LB & SCR. The station was better known as South Croydon on the Brighton main line, junction for Oxted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 398 A worksplate, DREWRY/RSH 2606/7892, 1957, from Class 04 D2262. New to Royston in December 1957 and withdrawn from Darlington in September 1968. It was sold to Ford Motors at Dagenham and scrapped in July 1978. Cast brass, 8"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 399 A BR(M) double royal poster, MORECAMBE, Anon, a vertical strip to the right a little dusty, otherwise fine. £100-200 - Sold for £460.

Lot 400 A mid-19th century 12/14 inch teak-cased LSWR double dial clock supplied by John Walker and used between the platform and booking hall at Andover Town. Overall height: 24 ¼ inches, length: 17 inches. The box encased in galvanised sheet and with a replaced teak drop box containing a door secured by a key-operated lock, all in contemporary style. Now fitted with a removable pine stand to enable use on a table top etc. Both dials re-written SR John Walker 1, South Molton St. London 2124 S.W. The larger hour hand replaced, the others of typical Walker design. The larger dial originally with a bezel lock now replaced with a latch. Both bezels of cast brass with integral sight rings. The substantial chain fusee movement held between rectangular plates with wide, shallow feet, shaped bar backcock and connected to the smaller slave dial motion work by a replaced drive rod. Complete with replaced pendulum, winding key, and copy of its entry in the SR clock records. Further notes on line. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 401 A BR(M) totem sign, REPTON & WILLINGTON, (f/f) from the Burton on Trent to Derby route, the station closed in 1968, excellent condition. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 402 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3694, from a Class 24 2-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26406, in 1948. This Class of 100 locos was used on light branch line duties. They were being withdrawn by the mid 1980s. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½". £250-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2905.

Lot 403 A pair of experiment plates from GWR locomotives: (a) Engine 6379 experiment W/SW/L/3, white metal alloy WML throughout except con rod large ends, 6" square; and (b) Engine 4294, High Tensile Steel Tyres, leading and trailing coupled wheels, 5"x3". Each brass with stamped characters, lightly cleaned. (2) £50-80 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1338.

Lot 404 A pair of Great Eastern Railway sugar tongs, 4½" long, by Elkington and Co. £50-80 - Sold for £80.

Lot 405 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5617, 1899, from a Caledonian Railway Class 812 0-6-0 No 833 which became LMS Class 3F No 17571 and BR 57571. During BR days it was at Hurlford, Oban and Polmadie from where it was withdrawn in April 1962 and scrapped by Arnott Young at Carmyle in May 1963. Engraved brass, 9"x6½", in ex loco condition, the back stamped 833. £250-400 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 406 A shedplate, 83D,Plymouth Laira (1949 to September 1963, recoded 84A, closed to steam April 1964), and SC plate. This ex GWR depot had between 80 and 100 locos during the period it used this code. At one time it had 18 Castles, 3 Counties, 1 Star, 11 Halls, 2 Granges, 4 Manors and last but not least, 10 Kings. Both in ex loco condition. (2) £100-200 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 1710.

Lot 407 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co. HYDE PARK WORKS, 16732, 1905, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to William Baird & Company at Gartsherrie Ironworks, Coatbridge. Around January 1968 it went to Tunnel Portland Cement Co Ltd at Gartsherrie and was scrapped the same year. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 3666.

Lot 408 An LNER quad royal poster, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, by Henry Rushbury, promoting travel via Ripon Station. (AR1031) £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 409 A BR(Sc) totem sign, AVIEMORE, (h/f), from the Inverness to Perth main line. Slight distortion at the right wing, otherwise excellent. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 410 A shedplate, 27A Bank Hall (June 1950 to September 1963). This ex LYR shed had over 40 locos throughout the 1950s. It became 8K in 1963, and was noted for its ever present Jubilee 45698 Mars. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 411 A signal box name board, FLEMINGATE, 54½" long, repainted. The box was on the Hull to Scarborough route adjacent to Beverley station. £150-300 - Sold for £140.

Lot 412 A smokebox numberplate, 42912, from an LMS Class 4 2-6-0 built at Crewe in 1930, originally numbered 13212, renumbered 2912 in 1934, becoming BR 42912. A Scottish based engine, it was at Aberdeen Ferryhill by January 1935 and later Ayr, Kingmoor, St Rollox, Corkerhill, Hurlford, Ardrossan and finally back to Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 3 September 1965 and despatched for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane on the following 2 November. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 413 A small carriage board, BRISTOL-PADDINGTON, used on expresses. Painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 1009.

Lot 414 A BR(W) doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (f/f), in excellent condition. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 415 A brass key tag, THE KINGS MESSENGER, 1ST CPT, 6445 & 6443, LNER, 2" long with flat saloon type key attached. The Kings Messenger had designated accommodation and conveyed papers and documents, in this case from London to Sandringham or Balmoral. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 416 A worksplate, MARKHAM & Co, CHESTERFIELD, from one of eight locos built by Markham between 1909 and 1914. Regrettably its origins have not been recorded but it is nevertheless a rare and desirable item. It would have originated from a Standard Gauge 0-4-0ST. Cast brass, 13¾"x9, in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 417 A road sign, A52 SUTTON ON SEA 6, MABLETHORPE 8, CHAPEL ST LEONARDS 4, SKEGNESS 9, A52, from a minor road junction near Willoughby. Cast letters on wood, length 100", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 215.

Lot 418 A carriage board, PADDINGTON-CARDIFF-FISHGUARD HARBOUR. Painted wood, 122" long, in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £600.

Lot 419 A brass station stamp, KINALDIE, GNSR. The station was on the Dyce to Inverurie section of the main line from Aberdeen to Inverness. A replacement handle fitted long ago. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 420 A worksplate, SENTINEL, SOREFAME, AMADORA, 1966, from a 5ft 6ins gauge Portuguese Railways Class 1150 0-6-0DH No 1174. Thirty six were built by Sorefame under licence from Sentinel. They were given progressive numbers 462-497 by Sorefame but not given numbers by Sentinel. Cast brass, 13¾"x9¾", in ex loco condition, the back stamped 1174. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 7842.

Lot 421 A carriage print, WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA, NORFOLK, by James Fletcher Watson R.I., from the LNER post war series of 1947. £50-80 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 1738.

Lot 422 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2225, 1947, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named VICTORY new to Richard Thomas & Baldwins at Bryngwyn Works, Gorseinon. Between August 1959 and June 1960 it moved to Pontardawe Steel Sheet and Tinplate Works where it was scrapped in December 1963. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 423 A BR(Sc) totem sign, LUMPHANAN, (f/f), from the Deeside route between Aberdeen and Ballater which closed in 1966. A chip neatly restored within the top half of the letter H. £400-600 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 4933.

Lot 424 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3840, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in January 1942. At Reading by January 1948 and later Newton Abbot, Westbury, Didcot, Cardiff East Dock and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 25 August 1965. Cast iron, repainted. £600-800 - Sold for £550 to commission or postal bidder number 4103.

Lot 425 An armchair from a Pullman or Wagons Lits Car, original red upholstery, just minor wear to the ends of the arms. £300-500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 426 A LMS quad royal poster, TROON, Seaside and Golfing. (ERD 53351. AE-4/4/40-450/N-B23279) £150-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 427 A smokebox numberplate, 90257, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25224, WD No 77359. It was loaned new to the LNER in September 1943, allocated to Tyne Dock, returning to the WD in December 1944. Loaned to the Southern Railway in November 1946 and allocated to Feltham where it remained after purchase by BR. Its later sheds included Mirfield, Mold Junction, Birkenhead and Springs Branch from where it was withdrawn by August 1964 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan. A Southern Region casting with BR(S) B triangle on the back; the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 1103.

Lot 428 A totem sign, HASTINGS, (f/f), a couple of small face chips neatly restored. £400-600 - Sold for £580.

Lot 429 A Gauge 1 LMS Jinty 16561 locomotive, by Buxton Model works, ideal for static display or garden railway, superbly built in brass, with fine lost wax casting, beautiful condition, with paperwork, instructions and wooden carrying case. Power is by electric motor with rechargeable power packs contained within the side tanks. It has a Hitec Ranger 3 three-channel FM radio control system with recharge units and radio control transmitter. The loco could be seen running up to two years ago. £600-900 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 430 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, 27053, 1951, with its class and number plates, R and 763, from a 5ft 3ins gauge Victorian Railways Class R 4-6-4 which arrived in Australia on 14 August 1952 aboard the Adelaide Star with sister loco R764. The Class of 70 were originally conceived as 4-6-2s and were the only 4-6-4 tender locos to run in Australia. They were converted to oil burning between 1955 and 1957 but had comparatively short lives due to dieselisation and, although they were a success, they had little opportunity to show their true worth. The worksplate, cast brass, 13½"x5½", in ex loco condition, the class plate, 11½"x11", the number plate, 22¾"x11½", both cast iron, the backs repainted. (3) £900-1200 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 2905.

Lot 431 An LNER three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, ANCASTER, a station on the Barkston Junction to Sleaford route, repainted, though lacking red glass. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 432 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 2066, 1940, from a standard gauge 4wDM new to the Ministry of Defence at Branston near Burton-on-Trent. During its Army career it alternated between that site and Bisley, finally moving to the latter site on 29 February 1972. Sent to Bird’s at Long Marston for scrap on 30 March 1976 and finally broken up in 1981. Cast brass, 11½"x8¼", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 433 A BR(W) double royal poster, PLYMOUTH, Departure of the Mayflower, by Gordon Nichol, a small area of loss to the left border. (PR2) £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 434 A shedplate 14D Neasden (February 1958 to June 1962). This ex GCR shed was transferred from the ER (34E) to the LMR. Its allocation of 70 locos at one time included 4 ex GWR tank engines alongside Jubilees, Britannias and the ever present B1 Umseke! It also played host to visiting locos from other regions which brought in excursions for events at nearby Wembley Stadium. Cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 435 An LNER Coronation pattern silver plated ice bucket, 8" tall, by Walker and Hall, £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 436 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D964, 1956, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM new to Newton & Chambers at Thorncliffe Ironworks, Chapel Town, as their loco NC2. It was later acquired by T Wakefield Scrap Metals of Romford and exported circa 1971 to Sobermai NV of Maldegem in Belgium. Its current status is unknown. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", in ex loco condition, with a few surface marks. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 437 A Great Central Railway style viaduct plate, LNER, 374 (86). Cast iron, 13½"x12", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 438 A Tyers double line block instrument, 18½" tall, of a style used in Scotland, £200-350 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7932.

Lot 439 An LMS cart horse cart pad with two brasses, overall, 33"x23". (Hawthorne 68) £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 440 A BR(E) totem sign, BARNETBY, (h/f) from the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. Excellent condition, just minor edge rusting. £600-900 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 441 An early 20th century GER teak-cased 12 inch roundhead fusee clock in good condition. Moved to Kings Cross soon after grouping and then to Doncaster. Overall height: 15 inches. The substantial box with side door and bottom door secured by a key-operated lock. The convex moulded dial surround containing a cast brass bezel with integral sight ring and held to the box by four original case pegs. The dial written B.R. (N.E). 289. Chain fusee movement held between rectangular, lacquered plates joined by screwed pillars. The rear plate stamped GER. Complete with original pendulum, winder and door key. Further notes on line. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 442 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3808, 1954, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named WASP which was new to the National Coal Board’s Walkden Railways. It was loaned to the Board’s Gin Railways in August 1959 and was returned after March 1960 but by the May. Sent for scrap to Maudland Metal Ltd at Preston in March 1969. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 443 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway brass shunters horn by J.Tournier, length 10½", a split to the ebony mouthpiece. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 444 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway three aspect handlamp, the body stamped BLACKBURN and DARTON, the latter a station on the Barnsley to Wakefield route. Complete with BR(M) vessel and burner and LYR brass catch at the top of the rear handle. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 445 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, GUISBORO Jn. Guisborough Junction box was east of Middlesbrough Station where the present routes to Whitby and Saltburn diverge. Engraved brass, length 7". £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1400.

Lot 446 A GWR double royal stock poster, ROAD-RAIL, SERVICES, by Cusden. Splits repaired in places, otherwise good. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 447 A Midland Railway notice warning against bathing or fishing in the canal, dated 1899. Cast iron, 26½"x19½", in original condition. This style of sign was used on the Ashby Canal, this example being from Donisthorpe. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 448 A nameplate, MANITOBA, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5558, BR 45558, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24116, in 1934 and named on 27 October 1936 after the Canadian Province. Allocated new to Camden on 5 July 1934, its later sheds included Holbeck, Patricroft from 1950 to April 1964 and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 August 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 14 November 1964. Cast brass, 28¾" long, the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £7400.

Lot 449 A BR(M) totem sign, TRENCH CROSSING, (f/f) from the Wellington to Stafford route. The station closed in 1964. One tiny chip in the white border. £600-900 - Sold for £3100.

Lot 450 A locomotive worksplate, BRISSONNEAU et LOTZ, S.A.C.M, SOREFAME, 1960, from a Portuguese CP1200 class locomotive. Cast brass, 8" square, in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 3153.

Lot 451 A Southern Railway block instrument with trafolite plate, HORSHAM, and enamel up and down line plates. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3621.

Lot 452 A GWR Coppertop hand lamp with copper lens surround and brass glass retaining edge, the lens marked GWR. The body is stamped GWR Swindon S, and bears a brass plate, 4106. The lamp is restored and complete with Essor burner and copper vessel stamped GWR, S. B. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 453 A carriage board, PADDINGTON-TENBY-PEMBROKE DOCK. Painted wood, 122" long, in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £480.

Lot 454 A BR(W) totem sign, WELSHPOOL, (h/f) from the Moat Lane to Oswestry route. Edge chipping repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 455 A leather cash bag with brass plate, LNER, ABBEY, from the Downham to Stoke Ferry branch which closed to passengers in 1930. £80-120 - Sold for £130.00 to commission or postal bidder number 251.

Lot 456 An LNER cast iron sign, instructing passengers to cross the line by the subway, 22"x12", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 457 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3784, 1953, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST sent new to the National Coal Board at South Hetton Colliery as their No 68. Following a visit to Lambton Loco Works, it was retained for trials between October 1960 and January 1961 before being returned to South Hetton. Scrapped at South Hetton by C Herring & Son Ltd of Hartlepool in June 1974. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £250.

Lot 458 A Southern Railway target sign, EAST BRIXTON. The station was between Brixton and Peckham Rye and closed in 1976. Edge chipping and discolouration at left end. £200-350 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 7931.

Lot 459 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway umbrella stand, cast iron, 28" tall, the company initials prominent on the front, unrestored. £450-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 460 A Gauge 1 GWR half cab pannier tank, no. 1860, by Walsall Model Industries, ideal for static display or garden railway, well built in brass and nickel silver, with white metal castings and sprung buffers. The model is powered by a 25.1 gear mechanism with rechargeable batteries contained within the tanks. It is complete with mains charger and controls to the rear of the bunker. It could be seen running up to two years ago. £350-500 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 1399.

Lot 461 A Southern Railway Marine Department silver plated sauce boat, 7" long, by Elkington. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 462 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, MANSFIELD TOWN STATION, (f/f), from the Nottingham to Worksop route which closed to passengers in 1964. £250-400 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 4405.

Lot 463 A carriage print, BENJAMIN DISRAELI, SUEZ CANAL INVESTOR, by Edward Mortelmans, from the LMR Historical series of 1955. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 464 A tenderplate, GNR(I), 131, D2, 1932, DUNDALK, from a Great Northern Railway of Ireland 5ft 3ins gauge tender. As the Railway did not build any locos at its Dundalk Works in 1932, this plate must be from a tender built as a replacement for an earlier tender. Cast brass, 8¼"x4¼", cleaned but unpainted. £80-120 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 3107.

Lot 465 A set of marquetry panels from a Wagons Lits car. Octagonal, 10¼"x21¼", each of identical design. The third and final set offered following those sold in our last two auctions. (4) £500-800 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 466 A worksplate, BUILT BY BRITISH RAIL ENGINEERING LIMITED, DONCASTER WORKS, 1979, from Class 56 56069. New to Toton in December 1979, it is currently stored out of use with UKRS at Leicester. Cast aluminium, 7"x4¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £150.

Lot 467 A LNER leather cash bag, LNER, SEGHILL & BEDLINGTON, from the Blyth and Tyne route between Morpeth and Newcastle. The stations closed in 1964. £100-200 - Sold for £30.

Lot 468 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7297, 1945, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Armstrong Whitworth's Jarrow Works where it was numbered AW No 2. Dismantled in 1965, its frames were fitted with a diesel engine for charging the furnaces. A wartime plate in cast iron, 13"x8¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 418.

Lot 469 A shedplate, 5B Crewe South (1935 to November 1967). This ex LNWR shed was responsible for the freight locos serving the adjacent marshalling yards. Its allocation of 115 in 1959 was briefly enhanced by the arrival of 10 Jubilees in the early 60s. Between the summers of 1965 and 1966 it was home to 24 Britannias out of a total allocation of 60 locos. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 3698.

Lot 470 A pair of wagonplates, A/c of James and Emanuel; (a) Trosnant Junction, GWR, Pontypool; and (b) Old Yard, Abertillery, GWR. Each tinplate, 8"x5" (2) £50-80 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 1338.

Lot 471 A Southern Railway pocket watch, by Recta, the back engraved, SR, 3996. Complete with chain and A.S.R.S Union fob at the end. Working order. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 472 A smokebox numberplate, 63902, from a Great Central Railway Class 8M 2-8-0 No 412 built at Gorton in January 1918. It became LNER Class O4 No 5412 and was renumbered 3902 in 1946, becoming BR 63902. At Immingham by January 1948, then Doncaster with a final fifteen years at Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 11 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, taken by them on 22 July 1965. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 1103.

Lot 473 A LNER silver plated wine bottle holder, by Elkington, 8" long, with ball feet to the rear. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 474 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1765, 1944, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built for the Ministry of Supply and new to the Transport Detachment at Barby in Northamptonshire as WD 1489 (later WD 71489). It later went to Holland and was subsequently acquired by Koninklijke Nederlandsche Hoogovens en Staalfabrieken (KNHS), a steelworks at Ijmuiden. A war time plate in cast iron, 11½"8¼", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £150.

Lot 475 A Great Northern Railway block indicator with brass plate, TO GOSBERTON, used at either Pinchbeck or Donnington Road boxes on the Spalding to Sleaford section of the GN&GE Joint Line. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 7543.

Lot 476 A North Eastern Railway signal box name board, POCKLEY GATES, from a box north east of Helmsley, on the route to Kirkbymoorside and Pickering, closed to passengers in 1953 and freight in 1964. Enamel 41"x7", minor edge rust, otherwise excellent. £200-350 - Sold for £660.

Lot 477 An LNER three aspect hand lamp in GNSR style with brass plate, CRAIGELLACHIE No 1, a station on the Keith to Elgin route, junction for the Speyside line and closed in 1966. The body is stamped LNER and plated Robb Moore and Neill; a new bezel and glass required to replace the existing. £100-200 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 478 A BR(E) station sign, HITCHIN AND LONDON, (f/f) probably from Sandy or Huntingdon, enamel, 36"x18", a couple of minor face chips. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 7416.

Lot 479 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway firebuckets notice, cast iron, 15¾"x10", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 480 A BR(W) quad royal poster, CORNWALL, by Boyer (PR79a) £80-120 - Sold for £310.

Lot 481 A pair of long GWR signal lever plates: (1) 17, DISC FOR No. 18, length 15"; and (2) 25, DISC FOR No. 21, length 16½". (2) £100-200 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 2319.

Lot 482 A worksplate, HENSCHEL, 27393, 1951, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Rhodesian Railways 19th Class 4-8-2 No 323. It was scrapped in February 1976 but its torpedo tender was kept as a water carrier. These were a late copy of the South African Class 19D. Cast brass, 8¼"x4", the front lightly cleaned, the number 323 on the back. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 483 A set of marquetry panels from a Wagon Lits car, each 18¾"x37¼", plain with decoration to top and base, blemishes in places. (3) £500-800 - Sold for £30.

Lot 484 A single line key token, PENRITH No 1-BLENCOW, (chromed steel), from the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route which closed east of Keswick in 1972. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 485 A BR(W) totem sign, HENLEY ON THAMES, (h/f), the terminus of the branch from Twyford on the Reading to Paddington main line. Edge chips and two minor blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £900.

Lot 486 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 54942, 1921, from a standard gauge 2-10-2 one of a batch of six completed in August 1921 for the Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in the USA, running number 3847. Scrapped. Cast brass, 9¼" diameter, the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £350.

Lot 487 A single line key token, SUDBURY-LONG MELFORD, (chromed steel), from the Marks Tey to Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds route, closed in 1967. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 488 A shedplate 50B Leeds Neville Hill (1948 to February 1959) then Hull Dairycoates (February 1959 until closed to steam June 1967). The ex NER shed at Neville Hill was home to around 80 locos, including 5 A3s, 5 B1 namers, and 5 Hunts. Ex NER shed Hull Dairycoates, formerly 53A, had an allocation of 90 locos when it took over this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 489 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, LEAMSIDE LINE NORTH, engraved brass, 14" long. The Leamside Line was the original Newcastle and Darlington Junction route between Ferryhill and Pelaw, latterly providing an alternative route to the present East Coast Main Line opened in 1871. £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1061.

Lot 490 A makers plate, AVELING & PORTER, No. 1310, ROCHESTER, from one of a pair of identical single cylinder ploughing engines of 8 nominal horse power built on 2 April 1877. These were supplied new to P Smith of Bentworth, Hampshire and No 1310 subsequently passed to the Earl of Onslow of Clandon Park, Surrey. It was reboilered in 1919 and ended up with Edward J Edwards of Norwich where it was scrapped in 1940. Avelings did not make many ploughing engines (they were famous for constructing road rollers – they built more than any other manufacturer) and so this is a rare plate as well as being a very early survivor. Engraved brass, 9¾"x7¼", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 3807.

Lot 491 A Llynfi and Ogmore Railway boundary post top. The company built the route from Llanharan and Bridgend to Cymmer Afan during the 1860s and 1870s. The plate size 9"x5", overall 14¾" high. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 492 A Southern Railway block instrument with trafolite plate, FAYGATE, and enamel up and down line plates. Faygate box was between Three Bridges and Horsham. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 493 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, 1794, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Patent Shaft Steel Works Ltd at Wednesbury. Loaned to Metro-Cammell Ltd, Old Park Works, Wednesbury, in 1958 and returned the following year. Scrapped in September 1966. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 494 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway sign, L&YR, LURRY TO CALL, enamel, 8"x5", chipping in places. These signs were placed in shop windows when parcels were to be collected by the company. They are usually made of thick card. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 495 A locomotive numberplate, No 14, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 3280, in 1917 and new to Steel Peech & Tozer at Phoenix Works, Rotherham. The several HL locos at this Works exchanged boilers and tanks etc, so running numbers varied accordingly. Cast brass, 18"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 496 A signal box diagram, HAMWORTHY JUNCTION, showing lines to Wareham and Poole B, includes Goods and Branch siding also Brickyard siding, rolled, 50"x24". £80-120 - Sold for £780.

Lot 497 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2716, from a Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Borsig, Works No 14767, in 1939. A versatile Class, they were used on every system of the SAR. Withdrawals had commenced by the mid 1980s. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 498 A destination plate, ALTRINCHAM-OXFORD ROAD, 28¼"x4", used on electric stock on the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham route. New EMUs with destination blinds were introduced in the early 1960s. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 499 A Finnish locomotive numberplate, 716, from a Finnish State Railways Class K3 2-8-0, later VR Class Tv1. The Class was introduced in 1917 and all were built at Tampella Works in Tampere. Known as Jumbos, they were used mainly for freight duties and all were withdrawn by 1974 with five being preserved in Finland. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 2905.

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, COULSDON SOUTH, (f/f), from the Redhill to Croydon section of the Brighton main line. A face chip, 2", restored at the far left £250-400 - Sold for £480.