Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 4 June 2016

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Lot 1 A Rhymney Railway bridge plate, FURNACE TOP BRANCH, 2, cast iron, 13"x11", in original condition. The plate was used on the branch from Dowlais. £300-500 - Sold for £840.

Lot 2 A Great Northern Railway block instrument with brass plate, HOLME, a box at the southern end of the East Coast Main Line. Holme was the junction for the Ramsey branch. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 3 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3082/D632 1961, from Class 40 D336, then 40136. New to Crewe North in March 1961; withdrawn from Springs Branch in May 1982, and cut up at Crewe Works in October 1983. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", the front lightly cleaned. £350-500 - Sold for £560.

Lot 4 A shedplate 2K Bushbury (September 1963 to April 1965). This ex LNWR shed, previously coded 3B and 21C, had just 17 locos when it adopted this, its final code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 7771.

Lot 5 A Great Western Railway station entrance sign, G.W.R. LLANGORSE LAKE HALT, from the Mid Wales route between Talyllyn Junction to Three Cocks, the Halt closed in 1962, cast letters on wood, 39½"x17¾", original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 6 A single line key token, THAME-MORRIS COWLEY, (alloy), from the Oxford to Princes Risborough route which closed to passengers in 1963 and freight in 1967. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 7 An LNER lamp tablet, MORNINGSIDE ROAD, from the Edinburgh south suburban line, the station closed in 1962, enamel, 16"x5¾", rim chipping at the top. £150-300 - Sold for £920.

Lot 8 A worksplate, LMS BUILT HORWICH 1892, from a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 11 Class 0-6-0 No 1185 built at Horwich in December 1892, becoming LMS No 12171 and BR Class 3F No 52171. It was at Lostock Hall from at least 1935 until 1951 when it moved to Aintree from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 May 1961 and cut up at Horwich Works on 10 July 1961. Cast brass, 10½"x6", lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £370.

Lot 9 An N.E.R. REFRESHMENT ROOMS, DARLINGTON, silver plated muffin dish and matching cover, by Elkington, 7" diameter, the top of each piece marked with the company garter. £100-200 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 4059.

Lot 10 A Great Northern Railway (Ireland) lamp tablet, CRUMLIN, from the Antrim Junction to Lisburn route, cast iron, 16½"x4½", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 11 A GWR Hotels whisky glass, 3½" tall, the side marked with the roundel device. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 12 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GARELOCHHEAD, (h/f) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. Excellent condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £1850.

Lot 13 An early road mile post, TO BATH 4, cast iron, 11½"x17¾", in original condition though the lower left corner absent. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 14 A Cardiff Railway notice, Smoking in Warehouses, Sheds or on Wharves, signed E.A.Prosser, General Manager and Dockmaster, Bute Docks Cardiff 1920. Enamel, 22¼"x16¾", a little edge and screw hole chipping and one small face chip. £250-400 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 4051.

Lot 15 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 1904, 1916, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named ALBANY new to J and J Charlesworth Ltd's Rothwell Railways in West Yorkshire. It became National Coal Board property in January 1947 and was scrapped circa 1958. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £860.

Lot 16 A GWR signalbox name board, HAMPSTEAD NORRIS, a box on the Didcot to Newbury section of the route to Southampton, closed in 1964, cast iron, 60"x9", original condition. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 17 A mid-20th century 10 inch mahogany roundhead LNER or BR (E) clock from Colchester in good condition. Overall height: 13¼". The dial repainted and written L.N.E.R. 40R. With a replaced older style spun brass bezel with sight ring now soldered in place. Both plates of the gut fusee movement stamped 18651, a maker's reference indicating a date of about 1950. Bottom door & hinge replaced and now secured by a cast brass latch. LNER records do not mention this clock. The R could indicate relief. The inside backboard bearing a suppliers label from I. Lyman. Complete with pendulum, winding key and a note detailing its sale from Collectors Corner in 1997 and indicating that it originates from Colchester. Beware sharp pins in the back acting as case steadies. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 18 A BR(M) totem sign, BOOTLE, (f/f), from the Ravenglass to Barrow section of the Cumbrian Coast route. Slight loss of shine, discolouration in places. £300-500 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 7904.

Lot 19 An LNER quad royal poster, CAMPING COACHES, by Tom Purvis, a classic 1930s image produced to promoting the company's holiday facilities. £600-900 - Sold for £2200 to commission or postal bidder number 7094.

Lot 20 An LT target sign, HAMMERSMITH, enamel, 12"x9", contained in its original bronze frame, one tiny face chip otherwise superb original condition. £350-500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 21 A Glasgow and South Western Railway coach builders plate, cast iron, 9"x4", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 22 A shedplate 1A Willesden (1935 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 130 locos in the 1950s and in its final few months still maintained 70. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 23 A Great Eastern Railway Dining Cars silver plated coffee pot by Elkington, overall height 7¼", a little wear to the plate at the back. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 24 A BR(M) totem sign, GREAT BARR, (f/f) from the Aston to Bescot Junction route. Two small face chips restored. £350-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 25 A Danish Railways locomotive whistle, a top lever type, complete with valve and operating lever, mounted on a hard wood stand. The base stamped 93, the fulcrum, 689. Overall height 15¼". £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 26 A smokebox numberplate, 65858, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 1230 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5122, in August 1908, renumbered 5858 in 1946, becoming BR 65858. A long time Percy Main engine, it spent its final few months at North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 4 October 1965 and cut up at Darlington Works. In ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 27 A London & North Western and Midland Railways horse brass. (Hawthorne 121) £80-120 - Sold for £130.

Lot 28 A Southern Railway target sign, ST MARGARETS, a station between Richmond and Twickenham. Edge chips repaired, blemishes in places. £250-400 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 8062.

Lot 29 An LNER signal box diagram, ALNWICK EAST, 1943, showing sidings for Shilbottle Colliery, the town's Gasworks and includes the large signal gantry close to the station. The diagram has an overlay added to the left after a track alteration and is drawn on the back of early NER plans from the 1880s, a wartime economy. 48"x18", rolled. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 30 A Glasgow and South Western Railway ceramic wall tile by Mintons, used at Glasgow St Enoch, 6" square, featuring the company coat of arms. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 31 A signal box name board, SCOTSCALDER, from a remote section of the Far North line in Caithness. Cast letters on wood, 72" long, original condition. £350-500 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 32 A Vesta case, SWINDON GWR STATION, HOTEL & REFRESHMENT ROOMS, nearly all trains stop ten minutes. 1¾"x1¼", minor wear. £50-80 - Sold for £280.

Lot 33 A BR(NE) double royal poster, NORTHUMBERLAND, The Roman Wall, by Jack Merriott. (AR1092) £200-350 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 7094.

Lot 34 A worksplate, DREWRY/VULCAN FOUNDRY 2547/D273 1955 from Class 04 11130 later D2224. New to Stratford in October 1955, withdrawn from Newton Heath in April 1968 and cut up by A Draper Hull in August 1968. Cast brass, 8"x5", ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 35 A BR(S) signal box diagram, HAMWORTHY JUNCTION, 1954, from the Bournemouth to Dorchester route, showing the lines to Broadstone, Poole, and Holton Heath. 44"x19", rolled. £80-120 - Sold for £920.

Lot 36 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Tyers co-operative permissive block instrument, in original condition, the face generally good. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 37 A BR(W) double royal poster, BURNHAM ON SEA, by Critchlow. Rolled. (PR60) £150-300 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 2789.

Lot 38 A shedplate 34A Kings Cross (1948 to June 1963). Top shed was home to over 160 locos in the early 50s, including no fewer than 17 A4s, the majority of which remained there until closure. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3224.

Lot 39 A BR(NE) totem sign, DEWSBURY WELLINGTON ROAD, (h/f), from the Leeds to Huddersfield route. A chip repair within the U and blemishes to the left. (See lot 94) £800-1200 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 1251.

Lot 40 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5202, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in December 1922. At Tondu by January 1948, its later sheds included Aberbeeg, Newport Pill and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Steel Supply (Western) at Swansea on 28 July 1965. Cast iron, repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 1181.

Lot 41 A GWR, Railway Service badge, issued to staff in reserved occupations during the First World War, enamel, 1" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 42 A nameplate, ABERDEEN COMMONWEALTH, from the Southern Railway Bulleid Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 No 21C7 built at Eastleigh in June 1942. It became BR 35007 and was rebuilt without its original streamlined casing in May 1958. Allocated new to Salisbury where it spent most of its working life before moving to Weymouth in January 1965 and two years later to Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 9 July 1967 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 13 September 1967. Many years ago the various components of this nameplate became separated and the circular nameplate has only recently been re-united with the original MERCHANT NAVY CLASS side plates. The original shipping line house flag has never come to light and has been replaced by an exact copy in vitreous enamel. £10000-15000 - Sold for £11800.

Lot 43 A BR(E) quad royal poster, SUFFOLK, KERSEY, by Jack Merriott. (PP1186) £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 44 A worksplate, NEILSON, 2959, 1883, from a London & South Western Railway Class 395 0-6-0 Jumbo No 436 which entered service in April 1883. It was re-classified to 0395 Class and renumbered 0436 in 1906, becoming SR 3436 and BR 30574. A long time Guildford engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 5 January 1957 and cut up at Ashford Works by the following 23 February. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 45 A GWR staff lapel badge, GWR LAND CRUISES, enamelled brass 1" diameter with button hole fixing to rear. £80-120 - Sold for £580.

Lot 46 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CALLANDER, (f/f) from the Dunblane to Oban route, the section south of Crianlarich closing in 1965. Excellent colour, slight loss of shine. £500-800 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 47 A London and South Western Railway guards pocket watch, the back marked, L & SWR, PASS'R, 2324, the movement by the American Waltham Watch Company. An above average example with a clear engraving. £200-350 - Sold for £130.

Lot 48 A Highland Railway Hotels chamber pot by John Donaldson of Edinburgh, a fine example with green decoration and company coat of arms, a tiny imperfection to the handle. £200-350 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 49 A Canadian National Railways double royal poster, JASPAR LODGE HOTEL, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, by W.Y. Calder, 1924. Edge nicks and splits repaired, one within the CNR rectangular motif. £150-300 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 8117.

Lot 50 A flamecut number panel from NER Bo-Bo electric loco 26501. New as NER Class ES1 No 2 to Heaton in December 1903, specifically for working the Manors Trafalgar Yard to Newcastle Quayside Yard line. This three quarter mile line had third rail and overhead collector wires and was operated exclusively by this loco and sister No 1. Both locos were supplied by BTH in co-operation with Brush. Later renumbered 6481 by the LNER and finally 26501 by BR, the locos were stored in February 1964 when the line was switched off and operated by diesel shunters. Officially withdrawn in September 1964 from South Gosforth, 26501 was taken to the yard of W. Willoughby in Choppington where it was cut up in July 1966. 26500 was preserved. The panel is 40"x45" and was recovered recently from a site in Choppington where it had been used as a fence panel; some deterioration from its time outdoors. (See following lot) £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 51 A flamecut cabside panel from 26501, together with panel with the North Eastern Railway coat of arms, as carried in BR days, each 40"x45". (See previous lot for details). (2) £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 52 A shed plate 65F Grangemouth (1949 to October 1965 for steam). This ex CR shed was home to around 30 locos for most of its life. Its most notable resident was WD 2-10-0 90773 North British. It continued as a diesel depot for another 30 years! Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 53 A Peckett locomotive whistle complete with operating lever and fittings, 9¾" high, mounted on an octagonal brass base. £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 54 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY Co, DONCASTER WORKS, 1335, 1912, from a GNR Class N1 0-6-2T No 1590 built in April 1912. In March 1915 it was sold to the War Office and armour plated for operating gun trains used in defence of the East Coast. Purchased back by the LNER in March 1923 and numbered 4590, it was renumbered 9470 in 1946, becoming BR 69470. A long time Hornsey engine, it was withdrawn from there on 6 August 1956 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 17¼"x9½", unpolished. £800-1200 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 55 A Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway fire buckets notice, cast iron, 13"x8½", in original condition. £150-250 - Sold for £230.

Lot 56 A group of GWR lever plates from Tiverton Junction signal box: (a) 13 to Tiverton Start'g, 3¾"; (b) Disc for No. 92, 10", and (c) disc for No. 79, 14¼", each engraved brass. (3) £250-400 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 57 An LNER locomotive whistle, group standard type, from a J27 Class 65811 removed from the loco in September 1967, the last day of North Eastern Region steam. The loco was originally North Eastern Railway P3 Class 0-6-0 No 1015 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 18356, in May 1906 retaining this number in LNER days until renumbered 5811 in 1946. A long time North Blyth engine, it moved at the very end to Sunderland from where it was withdrawn on 9 September 1967 and sold for scrap to T.J. Thomson at Stockton. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 58 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, HILL OF DOWN-KILLUGAN, (steel), from the Dublin to Sligo route. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 59 A BR(S) quad royal poster, The Counties and Coastline of SOUTHERN ENGLAND, by Rob. (AD6348/A3) £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 60 A smokebox numberplate, 43016, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-0 built at Horwich and allocated new to Holbeck in the week ending 15 May 1948. Its later sheds were Heaton and Manningham from where it was withdrawn on 30 January 1966 and sold for scrap to Wards at Beighton, Sheffield. In ex loco condition, with its BR delivery label still attached. £300-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7851.

Lot 61 A GWR one engine in steam train staff, CALDICOT-CAERWENT, used on the Admiralty branch near Portskewett which opened in 1940 and closed in 1974. Wooden with engraved brass plate, 14¾" long including ground frame key. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 62 A BR(S) totem sign, LITTLEHAMPTON, (f/f) from the Sussex branch terminus close to the Brighton- Portsmouth route. An edge chip lower centre. £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 7469.

Lot 63 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943, CREWE, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8309, BR 48309, allocated new to Shrewsbury on 27 November 1943. Its later sheds included Willesden, Swansea Paxton Street and Llanelly, before ending its days on the Somerset & Dorset Joint Line at Bath from where it was withdrawn on 6 March 1966 and sold for scrap the following month to J. Buttigieg of Newport. Cast iron, 10½"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. This plate is from the late Hugh Ballantyne's collection. £250-400 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 1460.

Lot 64 A LSWR Preece block instrument complete with bell and Down Line enamel plate and in excellent condition. £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 2582.

Lot 65 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO 27100 1953 from 0-4-0 shunter 11700 later D2700. New to West Hartlepool in July 1953 and withdrawn from Goole in November 1963. Cut up at Darlington Works in November 1964. This loco was first in a class of just 8 locos. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 66 An LSWR silver plated cruet set with three glass pots, rear handle and shield to the front which bears the company monogram, overall 3½"high. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 67 A Southern Railway double royal stock poster, featuring the image used for the famous 1936 poster, Summer comes Soonest in the South. (AD3251) £250-400 - Sold for £60.

Lot 68 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER RASKELF. The station was on the East Coast Main Line between York and Thirsk and closed in 1958. £100-200 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 701.

Lot 69 A depot plaque for Stratford, showing a cockney sparrow. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, the back retaining its mastic sealer from fixing. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 70 A single line key token, TORPANTAU-PENTIR RHIW, (alloy), from the Brecon and Merthyr route which closed in 1964 £150-300 - Sold for £920.

Lot 71 A tenderplate, BEYER PEACOCK 1891, a plate from a New South Wales Government Railways Standard Gauge tender which at least at some stage was attached to Class C32 4-6-0 No 3205. When first introduced this Class was assigned to the Northern and Southern mail and express trains but, following the strengthening of the Wagga Wagga Viaduct in 1901, they worked the full length of the Main South line from Sydney to Albury. With the arrival of even larger engines from 1909 to handle the important mail and express trains they were redeployed to other passenger services. Apart from some very light country branch lines, the class worked throughout the state and were used on almost all South Coast line passenger services right up until the end of steam. The last was withdrawn in December 1971. Cast brass, 16¾"x8", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted, the back marked TAB 11, 3205. £300-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 72 An LNER (GER pattern), sliding knob three aspect hand lamp, the case stamped MANNINGTREE and 1938. The lamp lacks its internal glasses and has had the rear handle removed as is normal. The station is on the Colchester to Ipswich section of the Great Eastern main line, the junction for Harwich. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 73 A BR(S) totem sign, SOLE STREET, (f/f), from the Swanley to Strood route. A face chip above the O, a blemish to the left. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 74 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1929, HORWICH. Locos built at Horwich that year were Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13110-29 which became BR 42810-29. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 2004.

Lot 75 A signal box name board, NABURN, from the Selby to York section of the East Coast Main Line. Cast letters on wood, 35½"x10½", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 76 A Midland Railway Hotels brown china ashtray with central matchbox holder, the outer rim marked Bryant & Mays Matches, 4½"diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 4792.

Lot 77 A BR(W) double royal poster, ABERYSTWYTH, by Leonard Richmond. Two areas of water staining at the base of the title area. (PR31) £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 78 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM MAIN LINE WEST, MAIN LINE, used at one of the Reading boxes, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 79 A BR(S) namesign, BEKESBOURNE SUB STATION, (flangeless), used on the Faversham to Dover route, enamel, 26"x6", in excellent condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 80 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1687, 1926, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named GWEN which went new to the Co-operative Wholesale Society at Shilbottle Colliery in Northumberland. In 1939 it went to Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns for repairs and then moved on to Winning A Colliery in Derbyshire. It spent a short time on loan to Sutton Colliery in 1949/50. Scrapped sometime after 1963. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £240.00.

Lot 81 A London street sign, CITY OF LONDON, CREECHURCH PLACE, EC3, engraved ceramic in zinc alloy frame, 27"x12", in original condition. The street is just North of Fenchurch Street station. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 82 A nameplate, SAINT BENEDICT, from a GWR 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 No 2916 built at Swindon in August 1907 and named after Saint Benedict of Nursia, regarded as the Father of Western Monasticism. Just surviving into BR days, it was withdrawn from Tyseley on 10 July 1948 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 4 September 1948. £8000-12000 - Sold for £8000.

Lot 83 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, STATION MASTER, cast iron, 24"x 3½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 84 A London and North Western Railway pictorial ashtray, L&NWR, ENGLAND & IRELAND VIA HOLYHEAD, screen printed tinplate, 4¾"x3½". £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 85 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 80HP, 8932, 1979, from a 3ft gauge 0-4-0DM new to the Irish Peat Commission (Bord Na Mona) as their number LM326. Still extant and was recently reported as being at the Company's Derryfadda site in Co. Galway. Cast brass, 8½"x5", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 86 A BR(W) totem sign, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, (h/f), from the terminus of the branch from Twyford. Slight loss of shine. £400-600 - Sold for £740.

Lot 87 A Caledonian Railway platform sign, BOOKING AND PARCEL OFFICE, double sided, enamel, within ornate cast iron frame with brackets, overall 35½"x29". £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 88 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2185, 1945, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to the War Department as their No 71531 (later No 167) and delivered to the Cairnryan Military Railway in March 1945. It transferred to the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway circa January 1948 and remained there other than spending an eighteen month period at Donnington (Salop) from August 1949 and a visit to the Yorkshire Engine Company for repairs in 1951. It went to Hunslet in 1955 following which it was stored at Bicester from June 1956 to July 1959 before moving to Bramley. It was sold in November 1960 to Hunslet who rebuilt it as their No 3877/1961 and resold it to the National Coal Board. It was used at Cadeley Hill and Church Gresley Collieries and was scrapped by Cashmores on site at Cadeley Hill in December 1970. Cast iron, 10"x7¼", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £340.

Lot 89 A Southern Railway Marine Department whisky glass, 4" high, the side marked with the shipping flag. £50-80 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 3232.

Lot 90 A Cambrian Railways letter rack, the top stamped, TOWYN, an embossed brass plate, CAM RLYs, below, overall 14" high. £50-80 - Sold for £240.

Lot 91 A shedplate, 9M, Bury (September 1963 to April 1965). This ex LYR shed, formerly 26D, was home to 25 locos when adopting this code. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 92 A road sign, CROSSING NO GATES, cast aluminium, 12"x21" complete with reflectors and red triangle, original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 93 A GWR Hotels silver plated hexagonal salt pot by Mappin and Webb, 1¾" tall, complete with blue glass liner. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 94 A BR(NE) totem sign, DEWSBURY CENTRAL, (flangeless), from the Wakefield to Bradford route, the station closed in 1964. A chip repair above the second R and screw hole chips restored. (See lot 39) £800-1200 - Sold for £3100.

Lot 95 A GWR gangers occupation key, DRWSYNANT-36 Miles, 20 Chains (brass) from the Ruabon to Barmouth route closed in 1965. £150-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 96 An original painting, by Rose, featuring a, PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD J1 Texas class 2-10-4. A dramatic winter scene of trains crossing at a snow swept country station. Framed, overall 27½"x21". £250-400 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 97 A single line key token, ARDLUI-ARROCHAR, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 98 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4680, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway Class R1 0-4-4T No 707 which entered service in December 1900, became SR 1707 and was withdrawn from Tonbridge shed in February 1949 before its BR number 31707 could be applied. Withdrawn from Tonbridge in the week ending 22 January 1949, it was cut up immediately at Ashford Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4495.

Lot 99 A LMS double royal poster, UNFOLDING BRITAIN, TOURS DE LUXE BY LMS, by Norman Wilkinson. A reference to the Midland Grand Hotel, St Pancras in the text. Restoration, lower right, laid down to conserve. (ERO53350) £250-400 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 8094.

Lot 100 A smokebox numberplate, 46498, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-0 built at Darlington, Works No 2190, and allocated new on 27 February 1952 to Holbeck where it spent most of its working life before moving north of the Border to Motherwell, Polmadie, Ardrossan and Ayr from where it was withdrawn on 20 September 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 101 A pair of Midland Railway style block indicators from the Somerset and Dorset Joint Line. The instruments are complete with LSWR type enamel plates UP TRAIN and DOWN TRAIN, one has a brass makers plate, J B SANDERS & Co, CONTRACTORS AND OWNERS, TAUNTON, the other with worn case and green paint has the recess for a similar plate, though it is absent. The instruments come from a crossing on the Evercreech Junction to Radstock section though we have no further location information. (2) £400-600 - Sold for £600.

Lot 102 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway three aspect hand lamp, the case stamped, MIRFIELD, the brass handle catch stamped LYR. The lamp lacks a burner and internal glasses. Original condition. (the station is on the Leeds to Huddersfield route). £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 103 A Tyers single line tablet, TRIMLEY-FELIXSTOWE TOWN, (fibre), from the Ipswich to Felixstowe branch. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 2862.

Lot 104 A signal lever description plate inscribed A and B levers FROM GLENCRAIG COLLIERY BRANCH, C and D levers FROM CRAIGHEAD COLLIERY BRANCH. Believed to be from a subsidiary frame in a box situated in the Lochgelly and Cardenden area. Engraved brass, 12"x3". £80-120 - Sold for £300.

Lot 105 An LMS carthorse bridle complete with brasses, two each of Hawthorne 85 and 89. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 106 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4338, 1925, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4088 which became BR 44088. At Carlisle Durran Hill by January 1935, its later sheds included Saltley, Toton and Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 10 November 1961 and cut up at Crewe Works by 12 January 1962. Cast brass, 13"x6¾", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £720.

Lot 107 A BR(M) totem sign, WEM, (h/f), from the Crewe to Shrewsbury route. Excellent condition. £350-500 - Sold for £740.

Lot 108 A shedplate, 1A Willesden (1935 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 130 locos in the 1950s and in its final few months still maintained 70. An LMS pattern code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 109 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 2878/D594 1961, from Class 37 D6715, later 37015, finally 37341. New to Stratford in May 1961; withdrawn from Thornaby in August 2002, and cut up by HNRC at CF Booth's yard in Rotherham. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £640.

Lot 110 A London street sign, CITY OF LONDON, HIGH TIMBER STREET, EC4, engraved ceramic in zinc alloy frame, 18"x18", in original condition. The street is near Mansion House, west of Southwark Bridge. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 111 A smokebox numberplate, 44979, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4979 built at Crewe and allocated new to Polmadie on 21 June 1946. Almost two years later it moved to Perth where it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn from Perth on 3 June 1965, it was sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Old Kilpatrick. In ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 112 A pair of LMS scallop shell pattern sugar tongs, 5¼" long, by Mappin and Webb. £40-60 - Sold for £55.

Lot 113 A BR(M) double royal poster, MORECAMBE and HEYSHAM, by Wilson. Minor losses at the right border. (LM23860) £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 7298.

Lot 114 A Peckett Locomotive headlamp with embossed brass makers plate, in original condition, the burner absent. The case is stamped Loco 939 referring to Peckett Works No 939 which was a standard gauge 0-6-0ST delivered in November 1902 and named A.J. KEEBLE (later renamed ABBEY). It was ordered by Keeble of Peterborough for use at Dodsdown Brickworks in Wiltshire and was later used on other contracts including the Wissington Light Railway. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 115 A South Eastern Railway Guards cap badge, a pattern issued briefly in June 1897 in connection with the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and used solely by Guards on the special trains between Dover and London conveying foreign royalty and dignitaries attending the celebrations in London. The design was discontinued at the end of that month. Gilt on black felt, 3"x2¼". The badge was found in the former Southern Railway clothing stores. £80-120 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3375.

Lot 116 A BR(S) totem sign, EPSOM DOWNS, (f/f), the terminus of the branch from Sutton, in excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 7296.

Lot 117 A signal box name board, CARNFORTH F & M JUNCTION. The box was outside Carnforth station on the line to Barrow, the junction for the route to Clapham and Skipton, (Furness and Midland). Cast letters on wood, 102"x9¼", the backboard replaced. £250-400 - Sold for £430.

Lot 118 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS DARLINGTON BUILT 1963 A.E.I./SULZER, from Class 25 D5178, later 25028. New to Leeds Holbeck in February 1963; withdrawn from Haymarket in December 1980 and cut up by V Berry at Leicester in June 1987. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 119 An original painting, North British Railway, 241, Glen Ogle, at Banavie heading for Mallaig. Framed and glazed, overall 26½"x23¼". £500-800 - Sold for £780.

Lot 120 An attractive 12 inch mahogany roundhead clock. Height: 17". The dial written W. Wray & Son L.N.W.Ry Coy, Birmingham and attached to the movement by a false plate. The old-style spun brass bezel with sight ring now soldered in place. Complex moulded dial surround of sectional construction with screw holes at the bottom spaced to have taken a standard LNWR enamel number plate. The associated wire fusee movement between rectangular plates and with unusual placing of the fusee and barrel. Complete with pendulum, winder, and receipt from Onslow's auctions dated 1986, but lacking bottom door key. Further important notes on line. £300-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 121 A tenderplate, LMS, No 3196, 1925, paired new with LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4062 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23259, in 1925 and which became BR 44062. Cast iron, 7¾"x5¾", repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £95.

Lot 122 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER CATTAL, from a station on the York to Harrogate route. £80-120 - Sold for £210.

Lot 123 A shedplate 2F Market Harborough (October 1955 to February 1958), then Woodford Halse ( February 1958 to September 1963), finally Bescot (September 1963 and closed to steam March 1966). The ex LNWR shed at Market Harborough had only 6 locos, while ex GCR Woodford Halse had 50 during the period it used this code. Finally ex LNWR shed Bescot had over 60 locos in its care, and a few Class 08 shunters also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 3997.

Lot 124 An LMS horses cart pad complete with four brasses, Hawthorne 89. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 125 A BR(M) quad royal poster, THE NEW EUSTON STATION, Now Open; a little staining to the top left. £100-200 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 4073.

Lot 126 A BR(S) quad royal poster, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, by Terence Cuneo, signed by the artist. Laid down to conserve. £200-350 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 127 A North Eastern Railway half pint glass, STATION REFRESHMENT ROOMS, MIDDLESBROUGH, in decorative scroll, 4½" tall £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 128 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2479, 1949, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Samuel Fox & Co Ltd at Stocksbridge Ironworks, Sheffield, as their No 6. When the works was dieselised in the 1950s it became redundant and was scrapped. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £290.

Lot 129 A LMS Hotels art deco teaplate by Newhalls of Hanley, 7½" diameter, the company name in gold leaf. £50-80 - Sold for £30.

Lot 130 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY BRIDGE-GOONBARROW JCN, (alloy) from the Par to Newquay branch. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 131 A nameplate, DE ROBECK, from a LMS Jubilee Class 6P No 5678 built at Crewe and named after Admiral Sir John De Robeck (1862-1928), becoming BR 45678. Allocated new to Crewe North on 24 December 1935, its later sheds included Carlisle Upperby, Edge Hill and Stockport from where it was withdrawn on 7 December 1962 and despatched for scrap to Taylor Bros at Trafford Park on 5 December 1963. Cast brass, 28¾" long. £7000-8000 - Sold for £8600 to commission or postal bidder number 926.

Lot 132 A BR(W) double royal poster, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Anon. A minor edge loss lower right. (PR54) £100-200 - Sold for £85.

Lot 133 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1918, DERBY, from an unidentified ex Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby in 1918. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-250 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 521.

Lot 134 A BR(Sc) totem sign, PRESTWICK, (h/f), from the Troon to Ayr section of the Glasgow to Stranraer route. Excellent condition. £300-500 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 2293.

Lot 135 A set of LNER fascia letters from Louth Station, steel, each 12" high and 1" deep. (4) £200-350 - Sold for £80.

Lot 136 A North Eastern Railway notice, TELEGRAPH OFFICE, enamel, 36"x18", minor face and edge chips only. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 137 A Southern Railway target sign, SHOREHAM BY SEA, from the Brighton to Portsmouth route. Excellent condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 1591.

Lot 138 A shedplate 64D Carstairs (1949 to May 1960). This ex CR shed, formerly 28C, was home to 50 locos in the 1950s. It became 66E and closed in February 1967. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 139 An LNER quad royal poster, PETERBOROUGH, Cardinal Wolsey's Visit, by Fred Taylor £150-300 - Sold for £110.

Lot 140 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3412/D870 1963, from Class 37 D6926, then 37226, finally 37379. New to Landore in February 1964; withdrawn from Toton in May 2007, and cut up by CF Booth at Rotherham in January 2008. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £660.

Lot 141 Original artwork, THE SEVERN BRIDGE, by Greene, produced for a quad royal poster but not used. Painted on thick card, 20" x15¼". £100-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 142 A smokebox numberplate, 48670, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8670 built by the Southern Railway at Brighton in 1944 to Railway Executive Committee order and taken into LMS stock. Allocated new to Normanton on 3 July 1944 and later Royston and Stourton from where it was withdrawn on 15 July 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 24 December 1966. In ex loco condition; a vertical weld repair. £300-500 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 3713.

Lot 143 A BR(S) double royal poster, SOUTHERN ENGLAND, by Langhammer. (AD8327. A5/260) £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 144 A carriage print, LADY JANE GREY at Bradgate House, Leicester, by Sawyer, from the London Midland Region History series. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 145 A worksplate, SUPER SENTINEL 7249, from a 6-ton steam waggon built in 1927, registered FJ 5230. New to Priday Metford & Co Ld of Gloucester. Returned to Sentinel in 1931 and rebuilt to a six-wheel waggon, then sold to William C. Hands of Fforestfach, Swansea. Later converted to pneumatic tyres and sold to David Thomas & Sons, Sketty, Swansea. Finally ended up with The United Africa Co. Ltd. Liverpool. Derelict by 1954 and later scrapped. Cast brass, 5"x9¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 146 A BR(M) totem sign, BURSCOUGH BRIDGE, ( h/f) from the Southport to Wigan route. A face chip repainted on the H. £300-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 147 A carriage print, DIRECT ELECTRIC SERVICES, LONDON-BRIGHTON, by Richard Ward, from the Southern Region B series. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 148 A GWR signal box shelf plate, LEAMINGTON SPA SOUTH BOX, MAIN LINE, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The plate is made from an earlier large GWR plate, the previous wording on the back includes G.C.Rly. £100-150 - Sold for £290.

Lot 149 A BR(NE) station sign, LUGGAGE ONLY, (f/f), enamel, 36"x7", minor rim chips, otherwise excellent. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 150 A BR(W) double royal poster, CONEY BEACH, PORTHCAWL, by Mario Armengol, 1952, rolled. (PR28) £150-300 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 151 A ceremonial spike, engraved Last Spike between Lynn and Fakenham on the Lynn and Fakenham Railway 3 April 1883. It is engraved with a handshake and company names, Eastern and Midlands, Peterborough Wisbech and Sutton, Yarmouth and North Norfolk, Yarmouth Union etc. Wilkinson and Jarvis Civil Engineers, 5" long gold plated in presentation box. A copy of the relevant page from the M & GNR History by R.H. Clark is included which outlines the history of this item. £150-300 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 152 A locomotive nameplate, SILKSWORTH, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Peckett, Works No 1083, in 1906 which went new to the Seaham Harbour Dock Company. It worked at Seaham for all of its life and was scrapped by C.W. Dorkin and Co Ltd of Sunderland in July 1963. Cast brass, 33½" long, in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 153 A late 19th century GER 12" GER roundhead clock with mahogany case and dial from Leiston with associated GER movement from Burwell. Overall height: 14½" inches. The typically sturdy GER box branded GER twice on the back and attached to the surround by four original shaped pegs (one damaged). The one piece dial surround containing a cast bezel with integral sight ring and bevelled glass. The dial written BR (E) over the shadow of GER and with a small Ivorine LNER plate marked 3074. Fusee movement between rectangular plates, the front plate with one dial foot hole slightly enlarged to accommodate the current dial, the rear plate stamped GER and scratched Burwell, pendulum rod also scratched Burwell. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and copy of records showing that number 3074 was used in the Booking Office at Leiston. Further notes on line. £300-400 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 335.

Lot 154 A GWR Tyers permissive block instrument from Stourbridge North Junction signal box with GWR makers impressed in the wood above the glass; descriptions all good except for flaking on the line clear indication. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 155 A BR(S) totem sign, HAYES, (f/f), terminus of the branch from Elmers End, in excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 485.

Lot 156 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1601, from a 1600 Class 0-6-0PT, the second of the Class built at Swindon and allocated new to Duffryn Yard on 12 October 1949. In November 1950 it moved to Neyland from where it was withdrawn on 29 August 1960 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 28 February 1961. Brass, the front repainted. £800-1000 - Sold for £790.

Lot 157 A worksplate, SENTINEL, 9371, from a 100HP standard gauge chain-drive steam locomotive new in 1947 to Sheffield Corporation Electricity Dept, Neepsend Power Station, numbered N2. Later became Central Electricity Generating Board. In mid-1965 sent to Thomas Hill (Rotherham)Ltd, Kilnhurst, Yorks, where the frame and wheelsets were used in the building of a Thomas Hill Vanguard diesel hydraulic shunting locomotive, the remaining steam parts being scrapped. Cast brass, 5¼"x4", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 158 A shedplate 18A Toton (1948 to September 1963). This ex MR shed housed over 150 locos during the 1950s, its most famous occupants being the 23 Beyer Garratt 2-6-6-2s. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £75.

Lot 159 A nameplate badge as carried by the SR West Country Class Bulleid Light Pacific No 21C101 EXETER, BR 34001, the Class leader built at Brighton in May 1945 and, following trials, allocated to Exmouth Junction where it remained until moving to Bricklayers Arms in November 1957. Its later sheds were Nine Elms, Eastleigh and finally back to Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 9 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 31 October 1967. This hand painted badge, 20"x23¼", in an original surround is believed to have been fitted to the loco after one of the original enamelled badges had been lost and is in ex loco condition. £8000-10000 - Sold for £14000.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 160 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway three aspect handlamp, the body stamped, CLITHEROE, GOODS DEPT, a station on the Blackburn to Hellifield line, closed in 1962. The lamp is complete with its original LYR stamped vessel. The company initials also stamped on the rear catch. Repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £200.

Lot 161 A BR(W) double royal poster, LEAMINGTON SPA, by Jack Merriott. Rolled. (PR143a/61) £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 8111.

Lot 162 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate, STARTING TO BARNT GREEN, engraved brass, 4"x5", used in Blackwell signal box. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 163 A BR(E) double royal poster, SOUTHEND, by Kenneth Steel. (PP7041) £100-200 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 8130.

Lot 164 A worksplate, LOWCA ENGINEERING Co, WHITEHAVEN, 250, CLASS B, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Whitehaven Hematite Iron & Steel Co Ltd at Cleator where it was named CROFT END. In 1933 it moved to Millom & Askam Hematite Co Ltd at their Florence Mine at Egremont and then in 1937 to their ironworks at Millom where it lost its name and became their No 3. Following withdrawal it was hoped to find a buyer but there were no takers, possibly because the loco was damaged, and it was scrapped in 1969. Cast brass, 15½"x12", in ex loco condition. £2000-3000 - Sold for £4300.

Lot 165 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH-DALMALLY, (brass) from the Callander and Oban route. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 8036.

Lot 166 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1429, DONCASTER, 1914, from a Great Northern Railway Class H3, LNER K2 Class, 2-6-0, GNR No 1643, becoming LNER 4643, renumbered 1733 in 1946, BR 61733. At Immingham by January 1948, it moved north of the border in January 1951. It spent its final six years at Parkhead from where it was withdrawn on 17 October 1957 and cut up at Kilmarnock Works. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the front lightly polished, lower rim knocked in service. £1000-1500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 167 A GWR ROSCOE displacement lubricator, for passing oil to the cylinders. These were used on early locomotives and generally mounted behind the chimney but were on the side of the smokebox on some classes. It is clearly stamped GWR on the union nut and top handwheel. Overall 9½" long. Polished brass with bright steel regulator screws. An unusual piece of equipment originally part of the Cattell collection. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 168 A BR(E) station direction sign, FENCHURCH STREET STATION, enamel, 28"x13", from the London terminus for the Tilbury and Southend route. A few small face chips restored and edge chipping repaired. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1150 to commission or postal bidder number 4323.

Lot 169 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2900, 1963, from a standard gauge 500hp 0-6-0DE built for Appleby Frodingham Steel at Scunthorpe where it was given the number 21. It transferred to British Steel with the site in July 1967 and was scrapped after the 9 December 1987 but by 15 February 1989. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 170 A Southern Railway double crown poster, DOVER, by D.W. Burley, 1939. £100-200 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 4140.

Lot 171 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1909, ST ROLLOX. Locos built by the Caledonian Railway at St Rollox in 1909 were 439 Class 0-4-4T, all of which survived into BR days as 55193-202 and 652 Class 0-6-0, all of which survived into BR days numbered in the 576XX series. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £390.

Lot 172 A GWR Hotels silver plated tea set comprising, tea pot, milk jug, and sugar bowl, each marked with the company coat of arms. (3) £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 173 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 817, DONCASTER WORKS, 1899, from a GNR Class C2 4-4-2T No 1506, which became LNER C12 Class 4506 and was renumbered 7364 in 1946, becoming BR 67364. At the beginning of 1948 it was allocated to Louth from where it was withdrawn on 25 May 1956 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £600-800 - Sold for £600.

Lot 174 A shedplate 67A Corkerhill (1949 to May 1967). This ex GSWR shed had a substantial allocation of around 90 locos during the 1950s, most notably a handful of elusive Jubilees. Even with the rundown of steam north of the border it still hosted around 30 locos in its final 18 months as a steam depot. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 2781.

Lot 175 A BR(M) totem sign, NEWPORT, from the Wellington Salop to Stafford route; the station closed in 1964. A tiny chip above the E, otherwise excellent. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2150.

Lot 176 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944, SR, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8663, BR 48663, built by the Southern Railway at Ashford to Railway Executive Committee order. Allocated new on 9 February 1944 to Barrow Hill where it spent most of its working life before moving in December 1966 to Patricroft from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 December 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 10 June 1967. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £290.

Lot 177 A carriage print, CHARLES I AT NOTTINGHAM CASTLE, by Sawyer, from the London Midland Region History series. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 178 A smokebox numberplate, 5256, from a GWR 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in February 1940 as a replacement for the original 4200 Class loco of this number which was rebuilt as a 2-8-2T No 7221 in September 1935. At Ebbw Junction by January 1948, its later sheds were Newport Pill, Severn Tunnel Junction, Aberdare and finally back to Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 March 1965 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 4 May 1965. In ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £430.

Lot 179 A BR(E) totem sign, SUTTON-ON-SEA, (h/f) from the East Suffolk coastal route between Willoughby and Louth. Three small face chips neatly restored. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 380.

Lot 180 A notice board, GWR ROAD TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, wooden, 31"x46", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 181 A nameplate, MARLAS GRANGE, from a GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6841 built at Swindon in September 1937, and named after a former monastic grange near Porthcawl, attached to Margam Abbey which was closed by Henry VIII. At Banbury by January 1948 and later Birkenhead, St Philip's Marsh, Southall and Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 3 June 1965 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston 28 July 1965. (see also next Lot) £5500-7000 - Sold for £5900 to commission or postal bidder number 4115.

Lot 182 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6841, from the 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 MARLAS GRANGE. Brass, in ex loco condition. (see previous Lot for loco history) £1500-1800 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 183 A GWR Coppertop hand lamp with copper lens surround, metal glass retaining edge, the glass marked GWR, the side has a brass plate, 3420, and is stamped Swindon S. The brass door clip is stamped GWR, as is the aspect ring and the Sherwood burner. The vessel is marked T.E Blaydon, 1938 and GWR. The lamp has been beautifully restored. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 184 A Tyers single line tablet, PETROCKSTOW-HATHERLEIGH, (brass), from the North Devon and Cornwall Junction Railway, between Torrington and Halwill, closed in 1966. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 185 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway dinner plate, by H.G.Stephenson of Manchester, Royal Worcester china, 9" diameter with the full L & LYR coat of arms in gold and maroon; one small rim chip. £80-120 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 7441.

Lot 186 A GWR pre-grouping station sign, PARCELS OFFICE AND CLOAK ROOM, (flangeless), enamel, 34"x10", edge chipping repainted, otherwise fine. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 187 A Great Western and Midland Railways trespass notice from the Severn and Wye Joint Railway, cast iron, 27"x23", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 188 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 26871, 1952, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 4E 3kV DC 1Co-Co1 Class 4E electric locomotive No E231, one of a class of forty designed by the General Electric Company and built by the North British Locomotive Company between 1952 and 1953. They were delivered between 1952 and 1954 and were numbered in the range from E219 to E258. The Class 4E were amongst the most powerful electric locomotives in the world at that time. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 189 A London General Omnibus Company double royal poster, SPRINGTIME ON THE DOWNS, Westerham, Caterham, etc., by Ruth M Hutchings. Rolled, a little foxing at the top. (681. 1000 4/7/22) £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 190 A worksplate, BUILT 1951 CREWE, from a BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2. Those built at Crewe in 1951 were Nos 70000-24. Cast iron, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 191 A LSWR Sykes lock and block instrument. DOWN BLOCK TO MOUNT PLEASANT, with brass makers plate. Some flaking at base of face, unrestored. £150-300 - Sold for £130.

Lot 192 A shedplate 32B Ipswich (1949 to October 1959 steam, 1988 totally). The ex GER shed housed 10 B17 Sandringhams in its 1950s allocation of almost 100 locos. It still had 50 steam locos on its books when it finally became a "diesel only" depot in 1959. Many Class 31s carried cast 32B plates. The front repainted, the back marked D5523. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 7556.

Lot 193 An early 20th century LNER 12" fusee roundhead clock in a mahogany case, overall height: 15". The dial now written B.R. (NE) 11004), covered by a glass held in a spun brass bezel with clip-in sight ring. The rear of the dial marked "BR( ) 11004 75/1 stock" The chain fuse movement stamped "Stockmar" on the rear plate indicating the Clerkenwell firm of Stockall & Marples and with "1213", the makers reference number. This number suggests a supply date in the early to mid 1920s. The case in good condition with a key-operated lock in the bottom door. LNER records indicate that it was used at Kings Cross, Hadley Wood and finally at Leeds City, Passenger Dept. Complete with pendulum, old winder and door key, plus Collector's Corner receipt. Additional notes on this clock are provided in the online catalogue. £400-600 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2777.

Lot 194 A nameplate, SGT. J SMITH V.C., BENGAL SAPPERS & MINERS, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8021 built at Crewe in 1937. Requisitioned by the War Department in 1941, it became WD 70575 and, after conversion to oil burning, was sent to Persia in November 1941 and in 1946 transferred to 10 Railway Squadron R.E. in Egypt. In August 1952 it returned to England in a very sorry state and was rebuilt by BR at Derby in 1952-4. It went in May 1955 to Longmoor Military Railway where it was named and renumbered WD 511. Moving to Cairnryan Military Railway in south-west Scotland in 1956, it was withdrawn on the closure of the Railway and sold for scrap in 1959 to J.N. Connell at Coatbridge. Note: Sgt Smith was one of three soldiers awarded the V.C. for the storming of the Kashmir Gate at Delhi on 14 September 1857 during the Indian Mutiny. Cast brass, overall 50"x19½", in ex loco condition. The plate is from the Hugh Ballantyne collection. £3000-5000 - Sold for £7600.

Lot 195 A BR(W) totem sign, SHIFNAL, (h/f), brown flange, from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury main line. Face chips repaired. £350-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 196 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3686, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in December 1940. A long time Laira engine, it moved to Aberbeeg in January 1962 and went on loan to the National Coal Board for six months from August 1964 before a final short spell at Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 21 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 7 September 1965. Cast iron, the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £310.

Lot 197 A carriage print, BRAEMAR CASTLE, ABERDEENSHIRE, by E.W Haslehurst R.I. from the LNER pre-war series. £200-300 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 556.

Lot 198 A Southern Railway Marine Department silver plated toast rack by Elkington. £50-80 - Sold for £75.

Lot 199 An LNER quad royal poster, EAST COAST INDUSTRIES, STEEL MAKING, by Frank Mason, Restoration at lower left corner. Laid down to conserve. £350-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 200 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 819, 1907, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new on 14 October 1907 to C. Tennant, Sons & Co Ltd, London and sent to E.L./L.F.T in Trinidad where it was named PAMELA. Cast brass, 13½"x7¾", in ex loco condition; damage and rim loss top left and scoring to name. £250-400 - Sold for £490.

Lot 201 A BR(W) totem sign, HANWELL, (f/f) from the Reading to Paddington main line. Superb condition. £600-900 - Sold for £700.

Lot 202 A smokebox numberplate, 5726, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23844, in January 1929. A long time Stourbridge loco, it moved in May 1953 to Oswestry from where it was withdrawn on 2 October 1959 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 26 December 1959. In ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 203 An LNER seat back plate, ELY, cast iron, 19"x4½", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £580.

Lot 204 A shedplate 6B Mold Junction (1935 to April 1966). This ex- LNWR shed was home to around 40 locos throughout the 1950s, and in its final year was home to 11 LMS Black 5s and 15 8Fs. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 205 A folder of artwork by Frank Newbould, produced for a poster entitled Examine all vehicles to ensure they are in a satisfactory condition for use. Original sketch, artwork and proof poster. Also a similar image about completing paperwork. £100-200 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 1877.

Lot 206 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 23276, HYDE PARK WORKS, 1925, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4079 which became BR 44079. At Bletchley by January 1935, its later sheds included Sutton Oak, Alsager and Stoke from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 November 1964 and despatched for scrap to Wards at Beighton, Sheffield on 15 February 1965. Cast brass 8" diameter, the front lightly polished. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 207 A group of GWR signal lever plates for Oxley Branch Junction Box: (a) 22 Branch to Down Main Home, 6¾"; (b) 17, Disc for No. 15, 5¾"; (c) 2, Up Main Home, 4½", and (d) 1 , Up Main Distant, 4½". (4) £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 208 A carriage print, WILLIAM WILBERFORCE, British Reformer, by Whitear, from the London Midland Region History series. £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 209 An armchair from a Pullman or Waggons Lit Car, original red upholstery, just minor wear to the ends of the arms. £800-1200 - Sold for £800.

Lot 210 A Cambrian Railways First World War Railway Service badge, enamel 1" diameter, issued to staff in reserved occupations. £250-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 211 A Southern Railway target sign, HAMWORTHY JUNCTION, from the Bournemouth to Dorchester route, junction for Broadstone. One face chip and minor edge chipping all restored. £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 212 A late 19th century GWR 12 inch drop dial clock in a mahogany case possibly from Goring. Height: 26 ¾ inches. The case of standard Skarrat/Kay style for the GWR with incurved base including a replaced door with lock, key-hole now filled and housing a brass knob. Attractively veneered trunk bearing a standard Ivorine number plate marked G.W.R.730. Remains of an old label inside backboard, visible through the bottom door marked with what could be Goring. Normal sectional dial surround containing an old spun bezel with sight ring now soldered in place. Dial repainted and written in normal GWR style with the roundel. Hands of typical broad GWR pattern. Chain fusee movement between shaped plates with feet. Complete with original pendulum (replaced rating nut) and winder. Further notes on line. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 3808.

Lot 213 An LMS double royal poster, HOLYHEAD (HOLY ISLAND), by Claude Buckle, rolled. A rare subject. (ERO53350) £400-600 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 2616.

Lot 214 A GWR station lamp tablet, LLANDILO, from a station at the southern end of the Central Wales route to Shrewsbury. Enamel, 17 ¼"x3", with top flange, superb condition, one chip repair to the right. £150-300 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1460.

Lot 215 A cash bag, ROTHIE NORMAN, an early example from the Great North of Scotland Railway's Aberdeen to Turriff and Macduff branch. The station closed in 1951. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 216 A BR(M) totem sign, WYRLEY & CHESLYN HAY, (f/f), from the Walsall to Cannock and Rugeley route; the station closed in 1965. A small chip restored beneath the lower Y. £800-1200 - Sold for £800.

Lot 217 A worksplate, DUBS, 1555, 1881, from a 5ft 6ins gauge long boiler 0-6-0 from a class of five for the Aranjuez-Cuenca Railway in Spain, their No 41 and named OCANA. It became part of the Madrid, Zaragosa & Alicante Railway in 1883, their No 442, and finally RENFE 030-2388. It was withdrawn in the late 1950s. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", in ex loco condition, the number 442 on the back. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 218 An LNER seat back plate, INNERLEITHEN, from the Galashiels to Peebles and Edinburgh route which closed in 1962, cast iron, 40"x4½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 219 A pair of miniature signal lever assemblies for a power signal box, each with two levers. (2) £200-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 220 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 21909, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM which worked at J Crossfield & Sons Ltd of Warrington. It was named CHARLES HUFFAM but was later renamed MERSEY which name had previously been carried by 0-4-0DM, John Fowler 22894 of 1940. The loco was sold in March 1959 to N Greening and Sons Ltd, Britannia Wire Cloth Works, Warrington. In 1966 it passed to T W Ward Ltd, Brindle Heath Scrap Yard, Salford, and was scrapped circa 1967. Cast brass, 12"x8", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £290.

Lot 221 A single line key token, PENRITH No 1-BLENCOW, (chromed steel, brass plate) from the Cockermouth Keswick and Penrith route which closed east of Keswick in 1972. £250-300 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £300.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 222 A Tyers single line tablet, BURES-SUDBURY, (alloy), from the branch between Marks Tey and Sudbury which once extended to Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. £100-200 - Sold for £140.00.

Lot 223 A French tender plate, SNCF, 30.R.975, from the tender paired with a Class 141R 2-8-2. All were withdrawn by 1975. Cast brass, 21¾"x12¼", unrestored, lightly polished. £100-200 - Sold for £280.00 to commission or postal bidder number 7370.

Lot 224 A shedplate 34F Grantham (February 1958 to September 1963). This ex GNR shed, formerly 35B, was home to 12 A3s and 3 A2s in a total of 40 locos in 1958. It was also home to the O2s that worked the High Dyke branch. The characters and rim repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 364.

Lot 225 A Southern Railway notice, CARS FOR CLEARANCE THIS WAY, (dual language) used at Dover Marine, enamel, 27"x21", within original wooden frame, restoration to the centre of the sign. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 226 A BR(E) totem sign, ALTHORPE, (h/f) from the Doncaster to Cleethorpes route. A minor blemish, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3741.

Lot 227 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 6676, 1910, a rebuild plate from an industrial loco. The builders' number is not from within their series of numbers used for new builds but from a separate series used by Barclay for other work such as rebuilds. A rare plate but unfortunately it has not been possible to ascertain its origins as the original job list for 1910 no longer exists. Cast brass, 9½"x7", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 228 A BR(M) double royal poster advertising new diesel services in Cumbria, by Barber. (LM11755) £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1929.

Lot 229 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 1506, from a 1500 Class 0-6-0PT, one of a class of only ten locos built at Swindon, and allocated new to Old Oak Common on 1 September 1949. Two months later it moved to Newport Pill where it spent ten years until moving in 1959 to nearby Ebbw Junction. In May 1962 it returned to Old Oak Common and was used for shunting empty carriage stock in and out of Paddington. Withdrawn from Old Oak Common in the week ending 30 November 1963 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend. Brass, the front repainted. £1500-1800 - Sold for £3100.

Lot 230 A BR(S) double royal poster, GUERNSEY, by Nevin. Repairs to the left edge. (AD6949/A2) £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 231 A London Chatham and Dover Railway pocket watch, the back marked, LC & DR, GOODS, 130 A. The movement by Waltham, Mass. The engraving a little worn from daily use but readable. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 232 A carriage print, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, by Frank H Mason, R.I. from the LNER original etchings series. £300-400 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 233 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, 779, DONCASTER 1898, from a GNR Class J5, LNER J4 Class, 0-6-0 No 331 built at Doncaster in September 1898. It became LNER 3331 and was renumbered 4132 in 1946, becoming BR 64132. At Boston by January 1948 and later Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 14 June 1954. Cast brass, 12¼"x7½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 764.

Lot 234 A signal box name board, BEITH NORTH, cast letters on wood, 61½"x10¾", the front repainted. The box was on the Paisley to Ayr route. £150-300 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 1604.

Lot 235 A nameplate, WAVERLEY, from a LNER A2 Class 4-6-2 No 3698 built at Darlington, Works No 1944, in November 1944 and named in October 1946 after Sir Walter Scott's famous series of novels. Renumbered 509 in 1946, it became BR 60509. It spent almost the whole of its working life at Haymarket from where it was withdrawn on 15 August 1960 and cut up at Doncaster Works. 41" long, in ex loco condition. £9000-12000 - Sold for £10600 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 236 An LNER Three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, BECKINGHAM, the case embossed LNER, in original condition. The station was on the Doncaster to Gainsborough section of the GN and GE Joint Line and closed in 1959. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 237 A BR(W) double royal poster, TORQUAY, by Bishop. A loss to the top right corner of the border. (PR23) £200-350 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 8091.

Lot 238 A street sign comprising a lighted box, with instruction to KEEP LEFT, 14"x14" with post, overall height 50". £50-80 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 8091.

Lot 239 A shedplate 6F Bidston (1949 to February 1963) then Machynlleth including Aberystwyth CR and VoR sheds (September 1963 to April 1965). The ex GCR shed situated in Bidston Docks was noted for its 2F 0-6-0s (47160 etc) and handful of BR 9Fs. Allocation rarely exceeded 15 locos. The ex Cambrian shed at Machynlleth, formerly 89C, had just 13 locos plus the three VoR engines during this period. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 240 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, BINTON, from the Stratford-upon-Avon to Broom Junction section at the western end of the SMJR. The station closed to passengers in 1952. Cast aluminium, 48" long, the front repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 721.

Lot 241 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3903, 1925, from a LNER N7 Class 0-6-2T No 935 built in October 1925, renumbered 9658 in 1946, becoming BR 69658. A long time Stratford engine, it was withdrawn from there on 7 April 1961 and cut up at Stratford Works. Engraved brass, 11½"x5¼", the front lightly polished. £250-400 - Sold for £940.

Lot 242 A BR(M) totem sign, CHINLEY, (h/f) from the Sheffield to Manchester Midland main line. Mottled, loss of colour and shine. £300-500 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 7963.

Lot 243 A set of Southern Railway signal lever description plates. Wordings include CRYSTAL PALACE SPUR, OLD SIDING, FORK ARRIVAL ROAD. Each engraved brass, 2¼"x7", mounted on a polished wooden board. (10) £100-200 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 4538.

Lot 244 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway track gauge for water troughs, the side stamped, WHITLEY BRIDGE WATER TROUGHS. Wood with steel fittings, 62" long. £50-80 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 980.

Lot 245 An original painting, LMS, DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 18¼"x14", framed, overall 20"x16¼". £500-700 - Sold for £300.

Lot 246 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM RUABON SOUTH, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The box was on the Shrewsbury to Chester route, junction for Barmouth. £100-150 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 247 A worksplate, DREWRY CAR Co/VULCAN FOUNDRY 1955, No 254/D275, from a BR Class 04 0-6-0DM No 11132, renumbered D2226 in February 1962. Allocated new to Stratford in November 1955, it was withdrawn from Newton Heath in April 1968 and cut up by Drapers at Hull the following August. Cast brass, 8"x5", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 248 A Southern Railway cap badge, GOLDEN ARROW, PULLMAN, enamelled brass, 2¼"x2", in fine original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £270.

Lot 249 An LMS (Glasgow and South Western Railway pattern) carthorse britchen complete with four large nickel buckles, together with similar Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway example, the brass buckles stamped L&YR. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £90.

Lot 250 A single line key token, PRINCES RISBOROUGH-THAME (alloy) from Oxford to Princes Risborough route which closed to passengers in 1963, this section surviving until 1991 for freight traffic. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 251 A brass cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, 2038, from the London Brighton & South Coast Railway Class H1 4-4-2 Marsh Atlantic No 38, PORTLAND BILL, 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, 13¾"x7¾", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2800.

Lot 252 A BR(M) double royal poster, OLD WORLD ENGLAND, BREDON, WORCESTERSHIRE, by Ronald Lampitt. (LM14456) £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 253 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1283, 1912, from an 0-4-0ST built to the unusual gauge of 4ft 4in for the Fordell Railway which ran from Cowdenbeath and Crossgates to St David's Harbour on Inverkeithing Bay. The railway closed in 1946 and the loco moved into the ownership of the National Coal Board on 1 January 1947, being converted to Standard Gauge and given the fleet number 37. During its career with the NCB it worked at Cowdenbeath No.7 Colliery, Minto Colliery, Bowhill Colliery, Tulligarth Sidings and Bowhill Coal Preparation Plant. It was sent to J N Connell Ltd at Coatbridge for scrap in June 1968. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 254 A BR(E) station direction sign, WALTHAM CROSS STATION, (f/f), from the Liverpool Street to Cambridge main line, enamel, 28"x13" £500-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 255 A smokebox numberplate, 44662, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Nottingham on 10 June 1949. The following December it moved to Holbeck where it spent almost all its working life with a final few months at Low Moor from where it was withdrawn on 30 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Wards at Beighton, Sheffield. In ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 894.

Lot 256 A BR(E) doorplate, TICKET COLLECTOR, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x6", minor surface marks, otherwise excellent. £400-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 257 A single line key token, PONTSTICILL-TORPANTAU, (alloy), from the Brecon and Merthyr route which closed in 1964. £150-300 - Sold for £620.

Lot 258 An early china mug showing a Liverpool and Manchester Railway train, with first class coaches and locomotive, EXPRESS, the makers name B&L on the base, height and diameter 4". £50-80 - Sold for £130.

Lot 259 A Brecon and Merthyr Railway signal lever description plate, FROM DOWLAIS AUXIL'Y, engraved brass, 11½"x3¼", the front lightly polished. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 260 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 68313, DARLINGTON, 1895, from a North Eastern Railway Class E, LNER J71 Class, 0-6-0T No 1689 built in October 1895, renumbered 8313 in 1946, becoming BR 68313. At Selby by January, it moved the following June to York North from where it was withdrawn on 3 September 1956 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted; mounted on wood with brass description plate. £300-400 - Sold for £280.

Lot 261 An LMS & LNER quad royal poster, DUNOON, THE GATEWAY FOR CLYDE PLEASURE SAILINGS, by W Lee Hankey. £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 8125.

Lot 262 A ground frame name board, CRANK, from the St Helens to Ormskirk route, the station closed in 1951, cast letters on wood, 27"x7½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 263 An LNER seat back plate, PALMERS GREEN, from the Wood Green to Enfield and Hertford route. Cast iron, 40" long, in original condition. £400-600 - Sold for £450.

Lot 264 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway Walker switch, UP LINE TRAIN IN SECTION/BLOCKED/CLEAR, with original ivorine plate, RING SLOW AND DISTINCT. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 265 A North British Railway large wagon registration plate, NBR Co, 12 tons, 1909, cast iron, 10½"x8", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 266 A group of four '0' Gauge GWR fine scale goods vans by D.J.B. Engineering: (a) Siphon F 18 tons, brown-white roof; (b) Siphon C. 10 tons, brown-white roof; (c) Fruit D Passengers XP 10 tons, brown-white roof, and (d) Goods Fruit van A. XP 12 tons, brown-white roof. All superb, built with slightly heavier wheel sets for outdoor running, with box for all four, not original. (4) £200-300 - Sold for £500.

Lot 267 A shedplate 87J Fishguard Goodwick (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed had a small allocation of just 14 locos throughout the 1950s which included the ever present 59xx Halls, Knowsley, Moreton and Haddon. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £560.

Lot 268 A GWR wooden fireplace screen from Paddington Station offices, 26"x29½", the early style coat of arms applied to the panel. £80-120 - Sold for £230.

Lot 269 A smokebox numberplate, 31813, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway N Class 2-6-0 No 813 built at Ashford in September 1920. It became SR A813, later 1813, and BR 31813. At Stewarts Lane by January 1948, its later sheds were Fratton followed by ten years at Salisbury and finally Guildford from where it was withdrawn on 20 October 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 14 December 1963. The front repainted, the back marked with the BR(S) triangle. £400-600 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 270 A road sign, B3212, MORETONHAMPSTEAD, PRINCETOWN, HILLS 1 IN 6, UP AND DOWN, embossed aluminium, 22½"x21½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 271 A carriage print, ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE, by Frank Sherwin, from the London Midland Region B series; a blemish at the lower right border. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 272 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7139, 1944, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to the War Department as their No 75189 (later No 152) and delivered to Didcot, later moving to Steventon and the Longmoor Military Railway. It was at Hunslet for repairs in 1950 and when it returned to Longmoor it was named RENNES. In June 1953 it was sent to Marchwood where it remained for three years before returning to Longmoor. In November 1960 it was sold to Hunslet and rebuilt as their No 3880/1961 and then sold to the National Coal Board for use in the Mountain Ash area. Following withdrawal circa 1980 it was stored for the Big Pit Mining Museum at Blaenavon but today is a resident on the Severn Valley Railway. Cast iron, 13"x8½", in ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £360.

Lot 273 A BR(M) totem sign, TRENCH CROSSING, (f/f), from the Wellington Salop to Stafford route; the station closed in 1964. Excellent condition. £2500-3000 - Sold for £2900.

Lot 274 An LNER quad royal poster, NORTH EAST EXHIBITION, NEWCASTLE, 1929, by Septimus Scott; a couple of minor blemishes, otherwise fine. £250-400 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 556.

Lot 275 A shedplate 82A (alloy), Bristol Bath Road, carried by this shed's diesel locos between 1960 and 1973. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 276 A Great Central Railway signal finial, cast iron, 31"high, complete with wooden plug to the top. £80-120 - Sold for £260.

Lot 277 A late 19th century, floor-standing longcase clock believed to be ex-NER from Wellington Street Leeds, clock records pointing to its use in Geldard Signal Cabin. Overall height: 81 inches. The vendor states that the clock was bought through Rail Curios at York in a poor condition. The pine Grandfather case with removable hood, trunk with door and base has since been stripped, repaired and refinished and bears a brass plate with details of its origin. The 12 inch dial written W. Potts & Sons Leeds and attached to the movement via a false plate. The weight driven movement with recoil escapement. Complete with steel-rod, seconds-beating pendulum with lenticular brass faced bob, brass cased lead weight and winder. Further notes on line. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 803.

Lot 278 An LNER (GER pattern) sliding knob, three aspect handlamp, the case stamped PETERBOROUGH, complete with LNER vessel and burner, the back handle removed as is normal. £150-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 279 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1918, DERBY, from an unidentified ex Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby in 1918. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-250 - Sold for £60.

Lot 280 A Southern Railway station sign, BOOKING OFFICE & TELEPHONE, (flangeless) enamel, 24"x12", minor chips at the screw holes only. £100-200 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 281 A Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Committee axle box cover, cast iron, 8¾"x5½", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 282 A BR(W) double royal poster, TEIGNMOUTH, by Harry Riley; a little wear to the top left border, otherwise fine. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 283 A pair of LNER silver plated grape scissors, 7½" long, by Walker and Hall. £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 284 A South Yorkshire Joint Line Committee trespass notice, cast iron, 20½"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 285 A BR(W) totem sign, KNIGHTON, (f/f) from the northern end of the Central Wales route. One tiny blemish, otherwise excellent. £700-1000 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 8086.

Lot 286 A wagon plate, METROPOLITAN CARRIAGE WAGON AND FINANCE Co, SALTLEY WORKS, 1921, cast iron, 9½"x6¼", in original condition. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 287 An original painting, KING GEORGE V, by Michael Jefferies, oil on canvas, 30¼"x20" framed, 32½"x22½" overall. £300-500 - Sold for £350.

Lot 288 A nameplate, WINSLOW HALL, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5975 built at Swindon in May 1937 and named after the Grade 1 listed mansion near Buckingham built in 1700 which has in recent years hosted the Stowe Opera Festival. At Pontypool Road by January 1948, its later sheds included Westbury, Swindon, St Philips Marsh and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn on 24 July 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 19 May 1965. £5000-7000 - 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 289 A single line key token, MALLAIG JCT-ANNAT, (brass) from the West Highland Extension, between Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300 - Sold for £60.

Lot 290 An LNER viaduct numberplate in Great Central Railway style, LNER, 374 (22), from the GCR viaduct at Leicester. Cast iron, 13½"x11¾", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 291 A BR(W) double royal poster, BRIXHAM, by Parton; damage to corners of borders. (PR67) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 292 A Tyers single line tablet, NUNTHORPE-BATTERSBY,(fibre), from the Esk Valley route between Middlesbrough and Whitby. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 1400.

Lot 293 A headboard THE HULL EXECUTIVE, used on the Kings Cross to Hull service from May 1979 to January 1981. This Deltic hauled express achieved a record average speed of 91.3mph between KX and Retford and this headboard was a consequence of this. Painted steel, with rear bracket, width 41"; the back marked, Return to DMPS Kings Cross. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 8121.

Lot 294 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, SANDY-BLUNHAM, for the Oxford to Cambridge route, this section east of Bedford closing in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 295 A shedplate 64F Bathgate (1949 to August 1966). This ex NBR shed was home to around 40 locos in the 1950s. By 1965 this number was down to just 14, which included celebrity J36 65243 Maude. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 296 An LNER quad royal poster, THE CORONATION, on the East Coast Entering Scotland, by Frank Mason, a classic image. £2000-3000 - Sold for £5500.

Lot 297 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 2038, 1929, from a 2ft gauge 0-4-0T which worked at Huletts in South Africa and was used at their Darnall Sugar Mill and possibly elsewhere. Following withdrawal it was placed as a feature at the Mill's recreation club and was later acquired by Inchanga Nursery who intended to restore it and use it on their internal rail system. This did not happen and in 2004 it passed to Paton's Country Narrow Gauge Railway at Ixopo who funded completion of its restoration. Cast brass, 11"x6½", cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £190.

Lot 298 A GWR ammeter, the face engraved, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, H Izant & Co Makers, 4" diameter with polished brass face and case. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 299 A Caledonian Steam Packet Co quad royal poster, T.S.S. CALEDONIAN PRINCESS, by Johnson, 1964; loss to lower right corner. (B33951) £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 300 An original painting, THE INTER-CITY, by Barry Price, 6026 King John heading north through Gerrards Cross, 1960. Oil on canvas, 21½"x16", framed, overall 28½"x20¼". £800-1200 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 301 A BR(E) totem sign, SWINDERBY, ( h/f) from the Newark Castle to Lincoln St Marks route. Minor face chips restored and a few blemishes. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 302 A BR(M) double royal poster, NORTH WALES, Snowdon Mountain Railway, by David Cobb. Repairs and some discolouration. (LM5952) £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 303 A BR(W) station direction sign, TUCKER STREET STATION, (f/f), enamel, 28"x13", from Wells, Somerset, a station on the Cheddar Valley line, which closed in 1963. £400-600 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 304 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, QUEENS PARK WORKS, 23458, 1926, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4384 which became BR 44384. At Workington by January 1948, its later sheds included Willesden, Alsager, Plodder Lane and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 October 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton, Sheffield on 12 February 1965. Cast brass, 14½"x6", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 305 A London County Council Tramways warning sign, from the upper deck of an open top tram; enamel, 54"x3½", edge chipping. £150-300 - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 698.

Lot 306 Artwork for a carriage print, YORK, by Cyril. H. Barraud, produced for the first series of LNER etchings, framed and mounted in carriage print style. £350-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 307 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D1388, 1967, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DH new to the National Coal Board at Avenue Carbonisation Plant at Wingerworth as their AVENUE No 4. Following withdrawal it was acquired for preservation and can currently be found on the Cambrian Heritage Railways at Oswestry where it is named CLAIRE. Cast brass, 12¾"x8¼", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 308 A BR(M) double royal poster, CHESTER, by Claude Buckle; rolled, edge nicks repaired. (LM17257) £150-300 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 8112.

Lot 309 A GWR station sign, ST ERTH, from the Cornish main line, junction for the St Ives branch, enamel, 58½"x10½", several areas of restoration. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 8119.

Lot 310 A smokebox numberplate, 48274, from a Stanier type 8F 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24776, in June 1942, WD No 561. Loaned new to the LMS at Toton, it returned to the WD in June 1943 and was taken into LMS stock the following December, becoming LMS Class 8F No 8274 and allocated to Normanton. Its later sheds included Mirfield, Royston and Stourton from where it was withdrawn on 4 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, taken by them on 8 March 1967. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 311 A BR(E) totem sign, HYKEHAM, (h/f) from the Newark Castle to Lincoln St Marks route. Superb condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 312 A shedplate 40B Immingham (1949 to February 1966 for steam). The ex GCR shed housed over 120 locos in the 1950s being noted for its GCR D11 4-4-0s. It was one of the last sheds on the Eastern Region to have a steam allocation. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 7829.

Lot 313 An LNER tail lamp with brass plate, LNER NEWCASTLE, an early style though lacking internal fittings and door catch, overall 19" high, repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £55.

Lot 314 A carriage print, LYMPNE, KENT, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. £80-120 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 921.

Lot 315 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1777, 1944, a Hunslet style plate from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the Ministry of Defence in July 1943 as WD 71500. Later worked for the Manchester Collieries Ltd at Walkden and was named ALLEN, becoming National Coal Board property on 1 January 1947. It is known to have worked at Astley Green Colliery. Scrapped in September 1968. Cast iron, 11½"x8¼", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 316 A pair of Great Eastern Railway silver plated sugar tongs, 4½" long, by Elkington, £50-80 - Sold for £70.

Lot 317 A nameplate, HOLWELL No 15, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No 1321, in 1917 and new to Holwell Iron Works at Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray. It was rebuilt there in 1950 and scrapped on site in February 1971 by F. Berry of Leicester. Cast brass, 30¾"x5½", cleaned and the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £780.

Lot 318 A Great Northern Railway three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, RETFORD, complete with LNER slide-in vessel and BR burner, the body and top stamped GNR with non matching numbers. Cleaned but unpainted. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 319 A worksplate, BRUSH SULZER 665 1965 from Class 47 D1903, later 47227. New to Cardiff Canton in September 1965; withdrawn from Tinsley in May 1993 and cut up by Coopers Metals at Sheffield in March 1994. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 320 A BR(M) station direction sign, SUTTON COLDFIELD STATION, (f/f), enamel, 28"x13", from the Birmingham New Street to Lichfield route £500-600 - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 3823.

Lot 321 A BR(NE) quad royal poster SERVICE TO INDUSTRY, I.C.I. Billingham, by Terence Cuneo. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 7298.

Lot 322 A Southern Railway poster, SHANKLIN, ISLE OF WIGHT, by D.W. Burley. A rare image, size 30"x40", a little smaller than the standard quad royal. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 323 A BR(M) totem sign, CAERNARVON, (h/f), from the Bangor to Afon Wen route. Several small face chips. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 324 An LNER horse bridle used by a shunting horse at Wrexham, complete with a pair of brasses, Hawthorne 95. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 325 A smokebox numberplate, 30918, from the SR Class V Schools 4-4-0 No 918 HURSTPIERPOINT, built at Eastleigh in June 1933 and named after the public school near Hassocks in West Sussex. Becoming BR 30918, it spent most of its BR days at Ramsgate with spells at Bricklayers Arms, Dover, Brighton and Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn in October 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by 2 December 1961. The front repainted, the back marked with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2800.

Lot 326 A matching pair of GWR crane and match truck numberplates, GWR LOCO DEP No. 340, 10¾"x5¾", also GWR MATCH TRUCK, CRANE No. 340, 15"x6¼", each cast iron in original condition. (2) £200-350 - Sold for £350.

Lot 327 A tender plate, WATER CAPACITY, 4000 GALLONS, from the tender paired new with LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No 5601, BRITISH GUIANA, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24159, in 1935 and which became BR 45601. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 328 An LNER china wash stand jug, by Mintons, with blue and straw decoration, overall height 11". £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 329 A nameplate, AVONDALE CASTLE, from a (GWR) 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 7010 built at Swindon in June 1948 and named after a ruin and mound in the centre of Strathavon in South Lanarkshire which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and more often known as Strathavon Castle. Allocated new to Old Oak Common it moved in July 1948 to Oxford, returning in 1952 to 81A where it spent the remainder of its working life with a final couple of months at Reading from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 March 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 23 April 1964. (see also next Lot) £12000-15000 - Sold for £11600.

Lot 330 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7010, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 AVONDALE CASTLE. Brass, the front repainted. (see previous Lot for loco history). £3000-4000 - Sold for £5200 to commission or postal bidder number 3890.

Lot 331 A BR(W) double royal poster, PENZANCE from Newlyn, by Harry Riley. Loose mounted in oak frame. (PR84. 56-57) £350-500 - Sold for £540.

Lot 332 A Highland Railway bridge weight restriction notice referring to the Highland Railway Company in the text, signed Robert Park 1st August 1908. Cast iron 29"x19½", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £680.

Lot 333 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & Co, 3896, 1925, from a Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 2-8-0 No 90 built in August 1925 After the S&D locos were absorbed into LMS stock in January 1930, it became LMS 9680 and was renumbered 13810 in 1932, becoming BR 53810. Always a Bath engine, it was withdrawn from there on 18 November 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport. Engraved brass, 11¼"x5¼", cleaned and the front polished. This plate is from the collection of the late Hugh Ballantyne. £1000-1500 - Sold for £3300 to commission or postal bidder number 4803.

Lot 334 An enamel advertising sign, SPRATTS, (f/f), 20"x4", retaining its brass spacers at the fixing holes. £300-500 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 2204.

Lot 335 A Butlins poster, EARLY HOLIDAYS, Luxury Holiday Camps, 1946 Season, by Orr. The size a little less than the usual double royal. £150-300 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 3808.

Lot 336 A BR(S) quad royal poster, ISLE OF WIGHT, by Lander. Laid down to conserve. (AD8790.A2,61-64) £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 337 An early china bowl showing a Liverpool and Manchester Railway train, the locomotive, MAIL, hauling four coaches and a flat wagon with road carriage. Diameter 5½", the base marked, &R (sic) Railway. £50-80 - Sold for £55.

Lot 338 A BR(M) totem sign, SUTTON PARK, (f/f) from the Wolverhampton to Castle Bromwich route; the station closed in 1965. Two tiny face chips expertly restored. £900-1200 - Sold for £950.

Lot 339 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate, HOME FROM SELLY OAK, engraved brass 4"x5", used in Bournville signal box. £50-80 - Sold for £80.00.

Lot 340 A worksplate, SUPER SENTINEL, 8097, from a 100HP BE type standard gauge chain-drive steam locomotive ordered October 1929 by Staveley Coal & Iron Co. Ltd. for use at Staveley Foundry, Derbyshire. Fitted with block buffers as were most locomotives that worked at Staveley Foundry. Later sold to R. & J. Garroway Ltd., Chemical Works, Camlachie, Glasgow. Out of use by 1961 and scrapped sometime after June 1965. Cast brass, 5"x9¾", the front cleaned but unpainted, a minor repair by the top left bolt hole. £200-350 - Sold for £620.

Lot 341 A BR(M) station sign, TICKETS, (f/f), enamel, 21"x6", rim chips in places. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 342 A pair of SR Marine Department silver plated sugar tongs, 4½" long, by Mappin and Webb. £30-50 - Sold for £40 to commission or postal bidder number 928.

Lot 343 A Stockton and Darlington Railway ceramic number plaque I 2, 9½"x10½". The plaques were fitted by the company to identify buildings for the purpose of rent collection; a few survive in situ to this day. This example was used at Bishop Auckland and is accompanied by its sales paperwork issued just prior to the demolition of the building. £800-1200 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 344 An armband, L&NWR OUTSIDE PORTER, RHYL, No 2, engraved brass, with straps, 5½"x3¼", well polished over time. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 345 A platform departure board, EAGLESCLIFFE, DINSDALE, DARLINGTON, used at Thornaby station. Painted wood, 30½"x15", double sided with steel hangers. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 346 A late 19th century NER 10 inch oak-cased roundhead fusee clock from Carville in largely original, untouched condition. Height: 13½". The box with two side doors and bottom door with original lock. Dial surround of standard sectional construction and containing a replaced spun brass bezel with clip-in sight ring. The dial written B.R. (NE) 2526. Wire fusee movement between plates with feet and shaped shoulders. Clock number repeated on back of dial and backboard inside box. Ex-LNER records show it was used in Pontoon Signal Cabin at Carville. Complete with original pendulum, winder, door key and copies of relevant records. £400-600 - Sold for £350.

Lot 347 A Great Northern Railway (Ireland) lamp tablet, GLENAVY, from the Antrim Junction to Lisburn route. Cast iron, 14'x3¾", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 348 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/RSH, 3265/8380-1963, from Class 37 D6820, later 37120 and 37887. New to Cardiff Canton in March 1963, it was named CASTELL CAERFFILI/CAERPHILLY CASTLE at Cardiff Canton in September 1992. Plates were removed in August 1997 and the loco was sent to France in May 2004, returning in May 2007. Sold for scrap to C F Booth Rotherham where it was cut up by April 2008. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 349 A Southern Railway carriage print, NORTH CORNWALL, by Allinson, presented in an original SR frame. £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 419.

Lot 350 A large early-20th century GWR drum shaped double dial clock now converted to a wall-hanging single dial roundhead with one side, now the back, blanked off with plywood. Overall height: 23 inches. The 18 inch dial repainted and written G.W.R. The solid oak case with original doors to bottom and right side secured by turns and a later door in the top. The left side with Ivorine number plate marked GWR 3153. Cast brass bezel with integral sight ring, lacking glass. Driven by a substantial chain fusee movement with remains of a drive to the second/slave dial. Complete with original steel rod pendulum and winding key. £500-700 - Sold for £1400 to commission or postal bidder number 4954.

Lot 351 An LMS glazed notice board, initials repainted, 16¾"x25½", displaying a summer 1959 time table card and fares notice for Bath Green Park, Weekdays and Sundays, The Pines Express included. The item was part of the Hugh Ballantyne collection. £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 352 A carriage print, ROYAL DEESIDE, by Cyril H. Barraud, from the LNER original etching series. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 353 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 2563, 1903, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named FROSTERLEY which was new to Pease & Partners Ltd and worked at their Frosterley and Rogerley quarries. In 1947 it was acquired by Bradley's (Weardale) Ltd together with the quarries and later the set-up transferred to Durham & Yorkshire Whinestone Co Ltd. The loco was scrapped circa January 1960. Cast brass, 12"x7¾". £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 354 A BR(NE) totem sign, BACKWORTH, (f/f) from the North Tyne loop, now part of the Newcastle Metro. A small chip above the W, otherwise excellent. £800-1200 - Sold for £1700 to commission or postal bidder number 1820.

Lot 355 A North Eastern Railway booking office grille in ornate style. Cast iron, 17½"x35", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 356 An original painting, ALCAZAR, passing Wakefield Westgate, by Gerald Broom, oil on board, framed, overall, 27¾"x20¾". £600-900 - Sold for £600.

Lot 357 A shedplate, 8A Edge Hill (1935 to May 1968). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 120 locos during the 1950s, which included 12 Patriots, 11 Jubilees, 10 Royal Scots and 7 Princess Royals. By the mid 1960s only 50 locos remained including the last named Black 5 in service, 45156. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 358 A late 19th century 12 inch mahogany-cased GNR roundhead clock supplied by Smiths of Derby, used at Basford. Height: 15¾". Top edge of box stamped LNER 9255, rear of box with remains of two LNER labels and top of box with some scratched writing all difficult to read. Dial surround of standard sectional construction with repair by the hinge and housing a replaced clip-in spun brass bezel. Wire fusee movement between rectangular plates. Dial recently repainted and written with Smiths details and GNR 1116. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and paperwork relating to work carried out for the vendor by Smiths of Derby. Further notes on line. £300-500 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 8116.

Lot 359 A poster, THE MATLOCKS, by George Ayling, rolled, dimensions slightly less than the usual double royal size. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 556.

Lot 360 A nameplate, SIR MASSEY LOPES, from the GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3423 built at Swindon in March 1903 and renumbered 3371 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme. Although originally named SIR MASSEY, which may never have been carried, it carried from October 1903 nameplates bearing the full name of the GWR Director (1883-1908). It was withdrawn in November 1944 and cut up at Swindon Works. Note: The other nameplate from this loco is owned by the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society and is currently displayed in the Engine House at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway. £6000-8000 - Sold for £7800 to commission or postal bidder number 8120.

Lot 361 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4442, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 7707 built in March 1930. At Hereford by January 1948 and later Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 9 November 1960 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 27 February 1961. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 362 A BR(W) totem sign, MELKSHAM, (f/f) from the Chippenham to Bradford on Avon route; the station closed in 1966. A couple of minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £500-800 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 363 A group of Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway lever description plates from Kineton signal box, wordings include Up Line and Trap, Dwarf Signal etc, engraved brass, each 6" long. The station closed in 1952, with final closure in 1966. (3) £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 364 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway semaphore signal repeater, with brass case and original face. £200-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 7545.

Lot 365 An LNWR large silver plated ladle by Elkington, 12" long, a minor blemish to the handle. £50-80 - Sold for £65.

Lot 366 An owners plate CRAMLINGTON COLLIERY 1872, with rear fittings, engraved brass 5¾"x7¾", polished. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 367 A BR(M) station direction sign, LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY STATION, 1¼" MILES, enamel, 28"x13". The station is on the Rugby to Stafford section of the West Coast Main Line. £600-800 - Sold for £860 to commission or postal bidder number 7296.

Lot 368 A locomotive numberplate, No 2, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 2458, in 1900 and which started life at Holwell Iron Works at Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray. It was broken up on site in February 1971 by F. Berry of Leicester. Cast brass, 15"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 369 A Caledonian Railway headboard, carried by the Royal Train when conveying the Prince of Wales on the Carlisle to Aberdeen section. The headboard, 26½"x21½", is hand painted on steel, with a brass plate added to the base reading as follows:- This headpiece representing the insignia of the Prince of Wales was carried on the locomotive when journeys were made over the Caledonian Railway by the late King Edward VII when he held the title of Prince of Wales until ascending the throne in 1901. Painted by John Turner, an employee of the old Caledonian Coy at St Rollox Works. It is believed that the headboard was also carried briefly during the filming of the Railway Roundabout series in the 1960s. £2000-3000 - Sold for £3200 to commission or postal bidder number 7541.

Lot 370 A shedplate 5D Stoke (1935 to August 1967). This ex NSR shed had an allocation of over 100 locos in the 50s and in its final few months still retained a substantial number of locos. Ex loco condition. £150-250 - Sold for £330.

Lot 371 An LNER three aspect handlamp, stamped ORWELL, complete with BR(E) vessel, the body embossed with company initials. The station was on the Ipswich to Felixstowe branch and closed in 1959. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 2862.

Lot 372 A BR(W) totem sign, BARMOUTH, (h/f) from the Cambrian Coast route. Excellent colour and shine, edge rusting repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £1150 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 373 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, LLANSAINTFFRAID-LLANYMYNECH, (alloy), from the Llangynog Branch which closed in 1965. £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 374 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, MOSSPARK WEST STATION, enamel, 28"x13", from the Glasgow to Paisley route, in excellent condition. £500-600 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1149.

Lot 375 A GWR portable Naptha lamp with integral fuel tank, designed to be hung up where required. Overall length 24", the tank stamped GWR SWINDON T S. £80-120 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £120.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 376 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1899, ST ROLLOX, most likely from either a Caledonian Railway 812 Class 0-6-0, all of which survived into BR days numbered in the 57XXX series and one of which, CR 828, survives in preservation on the Strathspey Railway, or a 782 Class 0-6-0T all of which survived into BR days numbered 56246-53. Other CR classes built in 1899 had gone before 1940. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 377 A Railway Signal Company key token AYLESBURY-CLAYDON, (brass) from the Great Central main line, the section closed to passengers in 1966 and retained to connect with the Oxford to Bletchley route at Claydon LNE Junction. £100-200 - Sold for £310.00 to commission or postal bidder number 4205.

Lot 378 A worksplate, BRUSH SULZER 626 1965, from Class 47 D1864, later 47214. New to Tinsley in May 1965, it was unofficially named ANTAEUS in May 1982, then TINSLEY TRACTION DEPOT in September 1987. These plates were removed in December 1989. It was then named DISTILLERS MG at their depot at Willesden Junction in November 1990. Plates were removed in June 1993 and the loco was withdrawn in December 1994 and cut up by Booth Roe in Rotherham in July 1998. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 364.

Lot 379 A shedplate 66B Motherwell (1949 to July 1967). This ex CR shed was home to 115 locos during the 1950s. By 1965 this number had reduced to just 20. Ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 570.

Lot 380 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY 1907, GORTON WORKS, a plate from an unidentified member of the Great Central Railway Class 9J 0-6-0s in the number series 5283-5309/5311-5318 later becoming LNER Class J11 43984432 and British Railways 6439864432. Cast brass, 10¾"x5¼", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 381 A carriage print, BOURNEMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, by Frank Sherwin R.I from the Southern Region B series. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 382 A Midland Railway silver plated half pint tankard, 3½" tall, by Elkington, the side marked MIDLAND HOTEL DERBY. £80-120 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 4792.

Lot 383 A double crown poster, FOLKESTONE, by Harris, a general promotional poster for the resort. £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 4140.

Lot 384 A locomotive headboard, THE DEVONIAN, a Western Region style headboard as carried by the Bradford to Paignton express on the final part of its journey south of Bristol from summer 1951. In ex loco condition, 36" wide, the bracket removed from the rear although its outline clearly visible. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1700 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 385 A BR(E) totem sign, KILNHURST CENTRAL, (h/f), from the Rotherham Central to Mexborough route; the station closed in 1968. Mottled, loss of shine, face chip repairs. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 386 A BR(NE) quad royal poster, EXPLORE THE YORKSHIRE COAST, by Lander. (P.2/63) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 387 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3881, 1924, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 4-6-0, the first of a batch of five locos supplied new to the Gold Coast Government Railway (now Ghana). Engraved brass, 11¼"x5¼", lightly polished, a few service marks. £300-500 - Sold for £240.

Lot 388 A nameplate, DEFENCE, from a LMS Class 6P Jubilee No 5722 built at Crewe and named after a Royal Navy cruiser built in 1907 and lost at the Battle of Jutland in 1915. Allocated new to Blackpool Central on 24 August 1936, its later sheds included Crewe North, Camden, Willesden and Rugby from where it was withdrawn on 27 November 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 19 July 1963. 28¾" long, in ex loco condition. £7000-8000 - Sold for £5600.

Lot 389 A smokebox numberplate, 4643, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in January 1943. At Tondu by January 1948, its later sheds were Aberbeeg, Newport Pill and Newport Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 2 June 1965. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 602.

Lot 390 A mid-20th century solid oak 12 inch LNER roundhead clock in good condition used at Scunthorpe. Height: 15 ¼ inches. With gut fusee movement, the front plate stamped 15154, the rear plate similarly marked but the number now obliterated. The box with an unusual angular base containing a door secured by a turn. Dial written LNER 12268 and covered by a glass held in a clip-in spun brass bezel. Records show this number was issued in 1944 for use in Scunthorpe C&W foreman's office. Complete with pendulum and winder. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 391 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 3998, 1927, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1185 which became BR 41185. At Low Moor by January 1935, its later sheds included Nottingham, Rowsley and Derby from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 October 1957 and cut up at the nearby Works. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 392 A BR(S) double royal poster, WEYMOUTH, by Claude Buckle. Loose mounted in oak frame. (AD7304. 57-8) £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 393 A shedplate 89C Machynlleth (1948 to September 1963). This ex Cambrian Railways shed was home to 50 locos in the 1950s. Recoded 6F in 1963, it closed in December 1966. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £420.

Lot 394 A BR(W) totem sign, ALBRIGHTON, (h/f) from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury main line. Restoration to face chips and a partial crease to the left side. £500-800 - Sold for £480.

Lot 395 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6916, 1938, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 4-6-2, one of a batch of seven locos supplied new to the Gold Coast Government Railway (now Ghana). Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £460.

Lot 396 A South Eastern Railway, Deal Hotel silver plated preserve jar holder, 7" tall, by Walker and Hall. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 397 A description plate from a tablet instrument, HATHERLEIGH-PETROCKSTOW, engraved brass, 8"long, showing the section of line on the North Devon and Cornwall Junction route between Torrington and Halwill. £100-150 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 541.

Lot 398 A coach builders plate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, cast iron, 11½"x6¾", the front repainted. £50-80 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 480.

Lot 399 A Liverpool Overhead Railway double royal poster, by W.T. Rolled, a couple of minor edge nicks, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 8092.

Lot 400 An original painting, RYDE PIER, by Chris Woods. A view of 02 class No. 20, leaving the station, oil on canvas, 21"x18", with a modern gilt frame, overall 29½"x23". £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 401 A worksplate, HUNSLET 5663 1961 from Class 05 D2614. New to Goole in February 1961 and withdrawn from there in March 1967. Cut up by A Draper at Hull in December 1967. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £820.

Lot 402 A BR(S) totem sign, WANDSWORTH ROAD, (f/f) from the Clapham Junction to Brixton route, minor face chips restored. £400-500 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 3487.

Lot 403 An LNER three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, HITCHIN, complete with slide in vessel, LNER burner, the top stamped LNER. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 404 A worksplate, North British Loco 27834 1958, from 0-4-0 shunter D2739. New to Stirling in December 1958; withdrawn from Eastfield in March 1967 and cut up by Birds at Long Marston in December 1969. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 405 A description plate from a tablet instrument, HOLE-HATHERLEIGH, engraved brass, 8" long, showing the section of line on the North Devon and Cornwall Junction route between Torrington and Halwill. £100-150 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 608.

Lot 406 An LNER three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, LINCOLN YARD, complete with slide-in vessel and BR burner, the top of the lamp stamped GNR. Original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 1729.

Lot 407 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 2897, 1943, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to the War Department as their No 75048 (later No 123) and delivered to Longtown in December 1943. It transferred to the Cairnryan Military Railway near Stranraer in 1947 and was overhauled by Hunslet in 1953 after which it returned to Cairnryan later that year before being moved to Boughton Depot in Nottinghamshire in the November. It returned to Cairnryan in July 1957 but by the summer of 1958 was at Bisley. In October 1962 it was sold to Hunslet who rebuilt it as their No.3886/1962 and later sold it to the National Coal Board where it became COAL PRODUCTS No 7 at Glasshoughton Coking Plant. Scrapped by T.W.Ward in November 1974. Cast iron, 11½"x8¼", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £40.

Lot 408 A BR(S) double royal poster, BRITTANY, by Lander, rolled, a tiny loss top centre. (AD7286/B15) £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 409 A BR(M) totem sign, KILSBY & CRICK, (f/f) from the Rugby to Northampton route; the station closed in 1960. Excellent condition. £1200-1500 - Sold for £3600.

Lot 410 A carriage print, SOUTH DOWNS, SUSSEX, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. £80-120 - Sold for £95.

Lot 411 A carriage board, ABERDARE LOW LEVEL-ABERCYNON, painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 412 A single line key token, ROGART-LAIRG, ( brass), from the Inverness to Wick, Far North Line. £150-300 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 413 A BR(M) totem sign, FRODSHAM, (f/f, face fixing), from the Chester to Warrington route. Superb condition. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 414 A West Coast Dining Saloon silver plated salt spoon, 2½"long, by Elkington. £50-80 - Sold for £55.

Lot 415 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 1621, GATESHEAD WORKS, 1893, from a North Eastern Railway Class M1, later M, LNER D17 Class, 4-4-0,No 1621 built at Gateshead in March 1893 and withdrawn in July 1945 before its allocated number 2108 under the 1946 renumbering scheme was applied. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - This item was withdrawn from the auction.

Lot 416 A BR(E) totem sign, MARKET RASEN, ( h/f) from the Lincoln to Barnetby route. Some mottling and discolouration, two edge chips at the top. £500-800 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 7313.

Lot 417 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, 1973, 1920, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which was acquired for preservation from Barton Power Station in Lancashire. It has resided at a number of homes since then including the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Flying Scotsman Enterprises and then the Market Overton Railway Association, both of which were based at Market Overton, and the Rutland Railway Museum. It can currently be found on the premises of John Scholes at Rippingale near Bourne where it carries the name DORA. Cast brass, 11"x6½", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £120.

Lot 418 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2206, 1946, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Fife Coal Co Ltd at Comrie Colliery as their No.9. It was absorbed by the National Coal Board in January 1947 becoming No 19. It later worked at Blairhill Colliery and Lumphinnans No. 11 Colliery and was scrapped at Cowdenbeath Central Workshops in December 1968. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 419 An LB&SCR silver plated sugar bowl, NEWHAVEN-DIEPPE SERVICE, 3½" tall, by Mappin and Webb. £50-80 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 928.

Lot 420 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 24783, HYDE PARK WORKS, 1942, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8202, BR 48202, allocated new to Toton on 7 July 1942. Its later sheds included Normanton, Mirfield and Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 21 September 1967. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 421 An LMS double royal poster, THORNTON CLEVELEYS, by Lambert. Restoration to right, laid down to conserve. (ERO53350) £300-500 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 8128.

Lot 422 An Aster Gauge 1 Live Steam Loco and Tender S.R. unrebuilt Battle of Britain Class 'Sir Eustace Missenden' No 21C190. Malachite green. C Type water tube boiler, spirit fired, at 3-4kg/sq Cm pressure, with axle driven pump. Twin safety valves, pressure gauge, water sight glass, regulator valve, blower valve and super heater. Boiler has been compressed air tested. Tender with hand operated feed pump, 190cc spirit capacity, removable spirit tank and pump cover, approx 200cc water capacity. Superb condition, Nameplate temporarily affixed, with all instructions, paperwork, syringes, filler and operating bits. Boxed with all packaging and display track. £2500-3000 - Sold for £3300.

Lot 423 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5080, from a 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in May 1939 and named OGMORE CASTLE when built but renamed DEFIANT in January 1941 when the GWR decided to replace a group of Castle names with the names of aircraft which had become household words during the Battle of Britain, the Defiant being a night fighter built by Boulton Paul. At Cardiff Canton by January 1948, its later sheds were Carmarthen, Landore and Llanelly from where it was withdrawn on 11 April 1963 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry. It was sold by Woodhams to the Standard Gauge Steam Trust (since renamed Tyseley Locomotive Works), initially for spare parts for 7029 Clun Castle, and left as the 62nd departure from Barry in August 1974. Its restoration was completed in June 1988, and it ran for a number of years. After its boiler certificate expired, it was sent to be displayed at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton where it remains today. Brass, the front repainted. £3000-4000 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 424 A presentation coffee mug for The Royal Train, decorated with RT and Crown emblem, complete with matching box. Presented to staff and dignitaries who met the Royal Family on the train. £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 425 A Royal Train attendant's jacket with gilt wire and felt badge showing the train's insignia displayed on the breast pocket. £100-200 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 426 A album containing photographs of the interior of the Royal Train. Nineteen interior shots of berths, lounges, offices as well as external views and staff group. £50-80 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 427 A Royal Train decanter marked with the initials and crown, 9" high, complete with stopper. £80-120 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 428 A BR 9F class locomotive whistle mounted on a wooden base, height 7¼", diameter 2¾". £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 429 An armchair from a pullman or Wagons Lits Car. Original red upholstery, just minor wear to the end of the arms. £800-1200 - Sold for £620.

Lot 430 A GWR nameboard, SOMERSET STONE QUARRIES SOUTH GROUND FRAME, from the southern end of the Cheddar Valley line, cast iron, 72"x20", in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £440.

Lot 431 A Cambrian Railways guards whistle, the side clearly marked CAM RLY Co. £80-120 - Sold for £190.

Lot 432 A pair of Great Northern Railway horse brasses. (Hawthorne 34, 103) £80-120 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 973.

Lot 433 A BR(M) doorplate, GOODS AGENT, (f/f), enamel, 18½"x3½", a minor rim chip at the base otherwise excellent. £300-500 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 2292.

Lot 434 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65731 DARLINGTON WORKS, 1904, from a North Eastern Railway Class P2, LNER J26 Class, 0-6-0 No 243 built in June 1904. It retained its NER number in LNER days until it was renumbered 5731 in 1946 and became BR 65731. At Newport by January 1948, it moved in 1955 to West Auckland from where it was withdrawn on 18 June 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5" with brass renumbering strip, the front lightly cleaned. £200-350 - Sold for £150.

Lot 435 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH-TYNDRUM UPPER, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300 - Sold for £800.

Lot 436 A BR(M) totem sign, CHEADLE HULME, (f/f), from the Crewe to Manchester man line, the junction for the route via Stoke. Discolouration to the white. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1200.00.

Lot 437 A nameplate, LILFORD HALL, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 6927 built at Swindon in November 1941 but not named until June 1948 after the Grade 1 listed Tudor stately home in east Northamptonshire. At Ebbw Junction by January 1948 and later Old Oak Common, Carmarthen, Reading and Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 February 1965, only to be reinstated the following month before final withdrawal in the week ending 18 September 1965. £5000-6000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £5000.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 438 A BR(M) station sign, WAY OUT, PLATFORMS 1,2,&3,(f/f), enamel, 24"x18", a few face and edge chips expertly restored. £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 439 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1935, CREWE. Locos built at Crewe in 1935 were Class 5 4-6-0 (4)5070-4 and (4)5000-19, Jubilee 4-6-0 (4)5647-54 and 65-81, Class 8F (4)8000-11 and the Turbo-motive (4)6202. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", a repair to the left bolt hole. £150-300 - Sold for £50.

Lot 440 A BR(E) totem sign, DEEPCAR, (h/f) from the Sheffield to Manchester, Woodhead route. The station situated south east of Penistone, closed in 1954. Mottled, loss of colour and shine. £400-600 - Sold for £740.

Lot 441 A BR(M) double royal poster, RHYL, by Leonard, a repair lower right. (LM27061) £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 442 An LNER seat back plate, BATTERSBY, from the Esk Valley line station on the route to Whitby. Cast iron, 31½"x4¼", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 443 A BR(E) doorplate, STATION MASTER, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x6", chipping restored at the lower centre screw hole. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 444 A BR(M) station sign, TRAINS TO ROCK FERRY, NEW BRIGHTON & WEST KIRBY, (f/f), enamel, 54"x24", edge chipping and face chips repaired. The sign was used at a station in the Wirral area. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 419.

Lot 445 A BR(NE) quad royal poster, SERVICE TO THE FISHING INDUSTRY, Unloading the catch at St Andrews Dock, Hull, by Jack Merriott. A few minor marks at the centre base. £150-300 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 8118.

Lot 446 A Great Western Railway notice, outlining the lifting capacity of a crane. The notice has been attached and riveted to a steel backplate. Cast iron, 10¾"x7", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 447 A BR(S) signal box diagram, CROWHURST, showing the lines towards Battle, Bopeep Junction and Sidley, and including the centre roads at the station, though marked but not in use. 48"x21", rolled. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 448 A shedplate 21B Bournville (1935 to February 1960) then Bescot (June 1960 to September 1963). The ex Midland shed at Bournville was home to a variety of ex LMS locos numbering 22 in the final few months of its life. The code then passed to the former LNWR shed at Bescot when its allocation was around 80 locos. Ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 449 A North Eastern Railway running in board, CHATHILL FOR SEAHOUSES, cast letters on wood, 168"x20". The wooden backboard replaced. The lot is accompanied by a photograph of the board in situ, posts and mountings. £300-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1094.

Lot 450 An LNWR floral pattern teaplate, by Mintons, 7½" diameter, grey decoration £50-80 - Sold for £75.

Lot 451 A single line key token, WINSTON-BROOMIELAW, (brass) from the Darlington to Barnard Castle section of the Stainmore route. The section closed in 1965. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 452 A Southern Railway target sign, ELMERS END, from the new Beckenham to Croydon route, the junction for the Hayes branch. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 453 A BR three aspect handlamp with a brass plate added by a member of staff at the station, BR BILBSTER STATION, from the Georgemas Junction to Wick route; the station closed in 1960. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 454 A GWR signal box indicator comprising a brass cased semaphore repeater in a wooden case, a brass plunger on top with ivorine plate, KLAXON HORN. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 455 A Great Eastern Railway mustard pot, 2¾" tall, by Elkington, complete with its blue glass liner. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 456 A worksplate, VULCAN, 5279, 1945, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to the War Department as their No 75289 and delivered in June 1945 to the Longmoor Military Railway. By July 1946 it was at Newman Industry Ltd at Yate, Bristol. It then went to Butterley Co Ltd at Ripley Colliery as their No 37 in December 1946 and in January 1947 became National Coal Board property, later working at Moor Green Colliery and Coppice Colliery. It was rebuilt by Hunslet in 1964 and saw further use at Ashington Loco as their No 55 and Newbiggin Colliery. Scrapped in September 1969. Cast brass, 9½"x5¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 457 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER, STOCKTON, PARCELS. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 458 A Brecon and Merthyr Railway signal lever description plate, FOCHRIEW BRANCH, engraved brass, 11½"x3¼", the front lightly polished. £50-80 - Sold for £270.

Lot 459 A BR(W) double royal poster, LONDON, by Nichol, rolled, borders faded. (PR40) £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 4544.

Lot 460 An LNER lamp tablet, NEWINGTON, from the Edinburgh south suburban line, enamel, 16"x5¼", a small chip top centre. The station closed in 1962, £150-300 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 461 A shedplate, 12B Carlisle Upperby (1935 to June 1950), then Carlisle Canal (June 1950 to July 1951), then Penrith (October 1955 to February 1958), and finally Carlisle Upperby (February 1958 to closure to steam January 1968). This code is probably best known for its use as Carlisle Upperby, the ex LNWR shed having around 90 locos at the height of its importance. The ex NBR shed at Canal had the distinction of having four A3s and five D49s carrying this LMR code among its 60 occupants. Out of use between 1951 and 1955, only six locos at Penrith carried 12B until Upperby regained it in 1958. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 3997.

Lot 462 A bridge builders plate, CONSTRUCTED FOR THE COMMISSIONERS OF HER MAJESTY'S WOODS AND WORKS, 1851, Thomas Page Engineer, J & C Rigby Constructors, the reverse side reads, THE VICTORIA BRIDGE SO CALLED BY PERMISSION OF HER GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA 1851. The bridge is a road crossing on the Thames at Datchet, its construction was part financed by the Windsor, Staines and Richmond Railway, resulting in the Southern Railway and later BR being responsible for its maintenance. Cast iron, 16½"x28½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 463 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, LIMERICK CHECK-BALLINGRANE, (alloy) from the Limerick to Tralee route. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 464 A BR(M) totem sign, WINDERMERE, (h/f) from the terminus of the branch from Oxenholme, on the West Coast Main Line. Face chips repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 4493.

Lot 465 A Great Central Railway wax seal to impress the company's coat of arms, 2¾" tall, with wood handle, the steel head 1½"x1¼". £100-200 - Sold for £330.

Lot 466 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway liqueur glass, 4" tall, marked with the full company coat of arms. £50-80 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 1972.

Lot 467 A tenderplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1908. It seems likely that this plate came from a tender which was latterly behind standard gauge New South Wales Government Railways Class D53 2-8-0 No 5310 built by Clyde Engineering in 1912 but which started life attached to one of the thirty D50 2-8-0s built by Beyer Peacock in 1908. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition, marked 5310 on the back. £250-400 - Sold for £60.

Lot 468 A pair of tinplate wagonplates: (a) Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery, Tankersley Jcn, and (b) Rufford Colliery, each tinplate, 6½"x3½". (2) £50-80 - Sold for £65.

Lot 469 A BR(W) double royal poster, RELAX BY RAIL, Anon. Rolled. (PR95) £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 8112.

Lot 470 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5116, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by Vulcan to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 78715. It was loaned to the LNER in October 1947 and allocated to Mexborough and acquired by BR the following year. Its later sheds included New England, Colwick and Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 27 October 1962. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 1103.

Lot 471 A Tyers key token instrument, for single line working, lacks glass to the front indicator. £400-600 - Sold for £1800 to commission or postal bidder number 1074.

Lot 472 A Southern Railway target sign, CRAWLEY, from the Three Bridges to Horsham route. Edge chips as is usual. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 473 A shedplate, 36A Doncaster (1949 to May 1966 for steam). This ex GNR shed had a handful of A3s and B1 Antelopes and Directors in its 1950 allocation of over 180 locos. By the end of steam it had also hosted 13 A1s and the ever present V2 60872 KOYLI. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3224.

Lot 474 A BR(Sc) totem sign, STIRLING, (h/f), from the main line to Perth. Face and edge chips repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £840.

Lot 475 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3835, 1955, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the National Coal Board at New Monckton Colliery at Royston where it carried the title NCB MONCKTON No 2. It was scrapped on site by Roe Brothers & Co Ltd of Sheffield in November 1972. Cast brass, 11½"x8", in ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 4383.

Lot 476 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway hame plate, engraved brass, 6"x2", one rear fixing detached but present. (Hawthorn 45) £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 477 A London, Chatham & Dover Railway signal finial, cast iron, 25¾" high, the side marked with company initials. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 478 A single line key token, BRORA-HELMSDALE, (chromed steel) from the Inverness to Wick, Far North route. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 3246.

Lot 479 A shed plate 83A (alloy), Newton Abbott (1960 to 1973). These alloy plates were carried by the depot's diesel hydraulics. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1083.

Lot 480 A LSWR Sykes lock and block instrument, TO OVERTON, with brass makers plate, in original condition. The box was between Basingstoke and Salisbury. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 481 An armchair from a Pullman or Waggons Lits Car, original red upholstery, just minor wear to the end of the arms. £800-1200 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 8100.

Lot 482 A BR(W) totem sign, BRIDGEND, (f/f) from the South Wales main line. Loss of shine though no chips. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 483 A North Eastern Railway leather cash bag with brass plate, NER, WEST CLIFF, used at Whitby West Cliff station on the Middlesbrough to Scarborough coastal route; the station closed in 1958. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 484 An LNWR silver plated half pint tankard, 4" tall, by Elkington, the side marked V R. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 485 A Marshalls emblem from a traction engine or roller, cast brass, 10½" diameter. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 486 A LNWR signal repeater, the case marked SIGNAL REPEATER FLETCHERS SYSTEM, LNWR TELE DEPT, STOCKPORT, 9¾" tall, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 487 An LMS brass seal for cashbags, LMS PORT GLASGOW UPPER. The station was on the Paisley to Gourock route on the south bank of the Clyde. £50-80 - Sold for £65.

Lot 488 A GWR Spagnoletti block indicator, the face restored. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 489 A front plate for an early wooden letter box, G.R, POST OFFICE LETTER BOX, enamel, 12"x14", screw hole chips and one small face chip to the left. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 490 A signal box name board, TINSLEY EAST Jc. The box was on the Rotherham to Sheffield Victoria route, the junction for Barnsley. Cast letters on wood, 84"x9½", in original condition, the left end beading absent. £100-200 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 1770.

Lot 491 A Tyers single line tablet, LYMINGTON TOWN-LYMINGTON PIER, (fibre), from the last section of the branch from Brockenhurst, a rare example as tablets are mainly inscribed Town-Pier only. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 572.

Lot 492 A North Eastern Railway boundary post, 44½" tall, cast iron with spherical top, 5" diameter, bearing the company initials. £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 493 A BR(W) lamp tablet, CHOLSEY & MOULSFORD, enamel, 20"x6", with top flange, from the Didcot to Reading main line, junction for Wallingford. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 494 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DUMFRIES, (h/f) from the Carlisle to Glasgow (via Kilmarnock) route. Loss of shine. £300-500 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 495 A North British Railway platform wall lamp with the name, ANGERTON, on a white milk glass panel, a station on the Wansbeck line between Reedsmouth and Morpeth. The lamp is complete with its original vessel, burner and reflector. Unrestored, 14½"x20", in ex station condition. £150-300 - Sold for £620.

Lot 496 A Midland Railway pegging block instrument with ivorine plate, BORWICK, a station on the Wennington to Carnforth route. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 497 A builders plate, WALLIS & STEEVENS, BASINGSTOKE. The company built traction engines, portable steam engines and steam rollers at their works in Station Hill, Basingstoke. From 1940 they concentrated on the production of diesel rollers. Engraved brass, 10"x6", the front lightly polished. £40-60 - Sold for £130.

Lot 498 A GWR Living Van notice, cast iron, 17¾"x21½", outlining instructions to be carried out when a van arrives at a station, mainly exhibiting red lamps on flags. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 8077.

Lot 499 A Midland Railway signal lever description plate, HOME FROM UP OUTSIDE LINE TO NORMANTON, engraved brass, 4"x5", lightly polished. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 500 A small SR block bell, by Sykes, split case design with external striker. £100-200 - Sold for £150 to commission or postal bidder number 2771.