Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 December 2017

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Lot 1 A fascia sign, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, DUNSLAND CROSS STN, from the Okehampton to Bude branch which closed in 1966. Enamel, 26½"x11½", minor chips to screw holes repainted, otherwise excellent condition. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 2 A smokebox numberplate, 78002, from a BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 built at Darlington and allocated new to Oswestry on 24 December 1952. A well known Cambrian lines loco, it moved in June 1953 to Machynlleth where it remained for ten years before spending its final days at Wigan L&Y, Bank Hall and Lostock Hall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 June 1966 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 30 September 1966. Ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 3 A GWR lions head from the canopy of a Brunel designed station on the Oxford to Banbury route. Cast iron, 16"x25", the head covered with gold leaf when restored,which unlike gold paint will not fade. £400-600 - Sold for £210.

Lot 4 A pair of Midland Railway silver plated nutcrackers by Elkington, length 5¼", the handle marked with the MIDLAND GRAND HOTEL device. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 5 A Great Central and North Staffordshire Joint Railway trespass notice, used on the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple route which closed in 1970. Cast iron, 26½"x16½", repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 6 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3054/D716 1962 from Class 37 D6762 later 37062. New to Thornaby in October 1962; withdrawn from Tinsley due to accident damage, and cut up by Vic Berry Leicester in April 1990. This loco was named British Steel Corby at BSC Lackenby in September 1985 and the plates were removed by March 1987. Cast chromed brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £660.

Lot 7 A GWR signal lever plate, 47, FROM LNER TO DOWN RELIEF DISTANT, engraved brass, 8¼". Possible locations could be the Northolt area or Banbury. £150-300 - Sold for £980.

Lot 8 A M&GN Joint Railway signal box diagram, WRYDE GROUND APPARATUS, May 1906, from the Peterborough to Wisbech section, showing the line towards Thorney and Murrow, sidings and lie by. The ground apparatus by the down main was used for automatic tablet exchange. Original frame, 23½"x12½". £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 9 A Southern Railway quad royal poster, SUSSEX RESORTS, WHERE THE SOUTH DOWNS SLOPE TO THE SEA, by Gregory Brown 1938. (15Ad, 4672) £250-400 - Sold for £820.00.

Lot 10 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, BARNSTAPLE JUNC-BARNSTAPLE TOWN, (brass/steel), from the Southern route to Ilfracombe route which closed in 1970. The section includes the famous viaduct over the River Taw. £250-400 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 11 A SR destination plate from the departure indicator at Waterloo, NEW MALDEN, a station between Wimbledon and Surbiton. Enamel, length 17½", minor edge rusting, one tiny blemish on the top of the L. £80-120 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 12 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BENTLEY HEATH CROSSING, MAIN LINE, from the Leamington to Solihull route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 13 An Isle of Wight Central Railway mounted garter transfer as used on the company's coaches from 1893. A rare example mounted on a wooden panel, overall 13½"x15½". £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 14 A London & South Western Railway, four aspect handlamp complete with BR(S) interior, but lacking orange glass. The top and body both stamped L&SWR, the body also stamped, CARR DEPT EXAMINERS, WADEBRIDGE. The lamp is in original condition and was used on the North Cornwall line which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 15 A set of GWR HOTELS roundel pattern coffee cups and saucers, overall height, 2½". (4) £80-120 - Sold for £530.

Lot 16 A BR(NE) double royal poster, TEESDALE, The Tees at Barnard Castle, by Jack Merriott. (NER 58) £150-300 - Sold for £410.

Lot 17 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1006, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Cape Government Railways 7th Class 4-8-0 built by Dubs, Works No 3360, in 1896, CGR No 723. In 1902 it became part of Central South African Railways, their No C527, and in January 1912, following the formation of South African Railways, it became their Class 7A No 1006. All were withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 18 A GWR signal lever plate, DOWN ROATH BRANCH, NIL OR 59 from a box just north east of Cardiff. Engraved brass, length 6". £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 19 A BR(M) doorplate, GOODS & ENQUIRY OFFICE, (f/f). Enamel, 18"x6", a small chip on the second letter and corner chips. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 20 A BR(S) totem sign, WITHYTHAM, (f/f) from the East Grinstead to Tunbridge Wells route which closed in 1967. Excellent condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £3900.

Lot 21 A LNER silver plated cake stand, TEA ROOM, LNER, MARYLEBONE, prominently engraved on the side of the stand, decoration to the edges, top diameter, 12", overall height 8". £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2893.

Lot 22 A BR(S) station sign, LONDON TRAINS, FIRST LEFT UNDER BRIDGE, (f/f). Enamel, 18"x24", rim chips and minor blemishes. £200-350 - Sold for £460.

Lot 23 A LNER lamp tablet, HERTFORD NORTH, (f/f), from the Wood Green to Stevenage, Hertford Loop. Enamel, 16"x5", slight loss of shine at the ends, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £700 to commission or postal bidder number 3556.

Lot 24 A cabside numberplate from a Tasmanian Government Railways 3ft 6ins gauge 4-4-0 No B 15 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 3131, in 1890. This was the last of 15 engines in a class of lightweight passenger locomotives, first built in 1884, for the Tasmanian Government initiative to bring the private Tasmanian companies up to date. The B class was effectively a 4-4-0 class of the very widely used Beyer Colonial Mogul. All B class were withdrawn and scrapped by 1960, most of them in the early 1950s. Cast brass, 12¾"x8", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 25 A carriage print, FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE, SUFFOLK, by H. Tittensor, from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 26 A small carriage board, LARBERT & BO'NESS/BO'NESS & LARBERT. The Bo'ness branch on the south shore of the Firth of Forth lost its passenger services in 1956. Wooden, 32½"x3½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 27 A BR(E) double royal poster, LINCOLN, by Kerry Lee. (PP1200) £200-350 - Sold for £150.

Lot 28 A Southern Railway, LBSCR pattern, locomotive headlamp in original condition with SR brass plate. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 29 A GWR warning sign, Notice, Cleaners not to move engines in steam. Cast iron, 26¾"x17¾", in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 30 A North Eastern Railway silver plated coffee pot by Elkington. The side engraved with the, NER, REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT, DARLINGTON, belted garter within a decorative shield.. The shield on the other side, originally plain has had a later presentation inscription added. To Prue Leith from her friends in Travellers Fare, Sept 1985. Overall height 7½". Prue Leith was on the Board of Directors of British Transport Hotels and spearheaded a campaign by BR to introduce improved catering and famously to bury the image of the curly sandwich. £150-300 - Sold for £560.

Lot 31 A BR(S), totem sign, EASTBOURNE, (f/f), from the Sussex seaside terminus on the Brighton to Hastings route. A couple of tiny face chips restored. £300-500 - Sold for £880.

Lot 32 A nameplate ALFRED PAGET, from a standard gauge 0-4-2ST built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 204, in 1861, which went new to the Cannock Chase Colliery Co, Chasetown, Staffordshire. It passed to the National Coal Board on 1st January 1947 and was scrapped between October 1951 and May 1952 after a working life of more than ninety years. Cast brass, length 42¾", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 33 A South Eastern & Chatham Railway pocket watch by Waltham, the back of the case engraved SE&CR, 1261. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 34 A BR(W) station direction sign, AMMANFORD AND TIRYDAIL, (f/f) from the southern end of the Central Wales route. Enamel, 28"x13", excellent colour though slight loss of shine. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 35 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2353, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 4-8-2+2-8-4 Class GL Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6640, in 1930 for working goods trains on the Natal main line. All were withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 36 A Great North of Scotland Railway Look Out armband. Enamel, 4¼"x3", complete with straps and buckle. £50-80 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 2004.

Lot 37 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, RUDGWICK, (f/f) from the Christ's Hospital to Guildford route which closed in 1965. Enamel, 60"x12", minor rim chips. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 38 A GNR three aspect handlamp with brass plate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, LUTON, 24, a larger pattern lamp with fixed vessel, LNER burner, (no reflector), the lamp repainted. Luton (Bute Street) was on the Welwyn to Luton and Dunstable route; the station closed in 1965. £200-350 - Sold for £380.

Lot 39 A nameplate, ISLE OF MAN, with its badge above, from the LMS Class 6P Patriot 4-6-0 No 5942 built at Crewe, Works No 65, in 1932. It was renumbered 5511 in 1934 and named without ceremony by January 1938 with a plaque displaying the ancient Manx symbol of three conjoined armed legs added above the nameplates on 14 May 1938. It became BR 45511. Allocated new to Crewe North on 31 August 1932, its later sheds included Edge Hill, Willesden and Carlisle Upperby from where it was withdrawn on 6 February 1961 and cut up at Crewe Works by 10 March 1961. Cast brass, the nameplate 34½" long, the badge 9½" diameter, the fronts restored, and attractively mounted on a backplate ready to display on the wall. £20000-25000 - Sold for £26000.

Lot 40 A Great Northern Railway cash bag, GNR, MORETON, leather with engraved brass plate. The station was on the Bourne to Sleaford route which closed to passengers in 1930 and was renamed Moreton Road in 1895. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 41 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, 1994, DARLINGTON, 1946, from the LNER BI Class 4-6-0 No 1014, BR 61014, named ORIBI after a small beige antelope found in Southern Africa. Allocated to Gateshead by January 1948 and later Tweedmouth, Tyne Dock, Low Moor and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1966 and sold to Hughes Bolckow, the local scrap merchant. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", in original condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £1700.

Lot 42 A BR(W) totem sign, BRISTOL STAPLETON ROAD, (f/f), from the main line north from Bristol Temple Meads to South Wales and Birmingham. A small chip in the lower panel under the first A restored, a blemish between the T and O, otherwise excellent. £500-800 - Sold for £960.

Lot 43 A GWR splasher coat of arms as fitted to early locomotives, three sections mounted on a polished wood shield, overall 14½"x18½". A number of these coats of arms were presented to directors of the GWR. Each piece cast brass, cleaned and polished for presentation, one stamped 3047 on the back, the number of a 4-2-2 locomotive named Lorna Doone, withdrawn in 1912. £300-500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 44 A wagon plate, TO BE RETURNED TO ANGERSTEIN WHARF. Removed from a SE&CR twin bolster at Longparish (Hurstbourne to Fullerton, LSWR branch) in July 1958. Enamel, 18"x4", chips at right bolt hole. £100-200 - Sold for £65.

Lot 45 A Railway Signal Company single line key staff, WICKLOW-NEWCASTLE from the Dublin to Rosslare route, together with a small brass plate and key attached, stamped, WICKLOW JCT INSTRUMENT HUT, TO BE RETURNED TO NEWCASTLE. (2) £150-300 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 486.

Lot 46 A smokebox numberplate, 6949, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in December 1942 and named HABERFIELD HALL in May 1947 after the Victorian country house near Bristol. It was one of eleven Halls converted to oil burning and was renumbered 3955 when converted in May 1947, reverting to its original number when re-converted in April 1949. Allocated to Laira by January 1948 and later Swindon, Stafford Road, Banbury, Taunton and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 12 May 1961 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 3 June 1961. The front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 7673.

Lot 47 A BR(NE) quad royal poster, SERVICE TO INDUSTRY, ICI Billingham Works, by Terence Cuneo. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 48 A LB&SCR three aspect handlamp with embossed brass plate showing the full company name and initials on the side, further steel plates stamped, PULBOROUGH PER WAY, on the side and top. The lamp is from the Horsham to Bognor Regis route, it is in fine original condition though the front (cracked) lens requires replacement. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 49 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KILPATRICK, (f/f) from the Glasgow to Dumbarton section of the route to Helensburgh and Fort William. Excellent condition with just one minor edge chip and a tiny blemish above the R. £300-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 50 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway signalmans oil can, stamped BEEDING BOX, BRAMBER, LB&SCR. From the Christ's Hospital to Shoreham route which closed in 1966. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 51 A cabside numberplate, J MARTIN & Co, 207, GAWLER, S.A. 1912, from a South Australian Railways 3ft 6ins gauge T class 4-8-0 built by James Martin of Gawler, Works No 209, in 1912. The class of 78 engines by four different Australian builders was designed at Islington workshops for the Broken Hill ore traffic, and were amongst the last S.A.R. steam engines in service. No 207 latterly worked on the very remote and isolated Eyre Peninsula system, withdrawn there in October 1968 and scrapped at Port Lincoln in June 1969. This type of plate carries the builder's details as well as the running number, which is in the S.A.R. narrow gauge sequence. Cast brass, 17¾"x9½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £950.

Lot 52 A BR(S) doorplate, PARCELS, (f/f), enamel, 29"x5" with 1" flange, minor edge chips and a blemish to the far right. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 53 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943, SR, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0. Locos built by the SR in 1943 were (4)8600-9/50-60 at Eastleigh, (4)8610-2/18-24/71 at Ashford and (4)8613-7/25-49/79/80 at Brighton. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 54 A Tyers GER plunger box with glass bead set in the handle, overall 9¼"x5½", in fine original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 55 A BR(E) double royal poster, BOSTON, by Freda Marston. (AR1109) £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 56 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3118/D668 1961 from Class 40 D372 later 40172. New to Longsight in January 1962; withdrawn from Crewe in September 1983 and cut up at Doncaster Works in February 1984. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £780.

Lot 57 A Tyers single line tablet, CROSS KEYS BRIDGE, (brass), a section on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway at Sutton Bridge where the line crossed the River Nene on a swing bridge, closed 1959. The tablet is contained in its original pouch, designed for automatic exchange. £200-350 - Sold for £520.

Lot 58 A shedplate, 16A Nottingham (1935 to September 1963), then Toton (September 1963 to December 1965 for steam, then used by the diesel depot until July 1973). The ex MR Nottingham shed housed almost 150 locos in the 1950s. When ex MR shed Toton, formerly 18A, used this code it had around 75 steam locos, and also some of its diesel allocation also carried these plates. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 59 A signal box nameboard, WINNING, from a box on the Blyth and Tyne route, north of Bedlington. Cast letters on wood, 43"x10½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 60 A LNWR three aspect handlamp, the body stamped, LNWR, BODORGAN, COACHING, a station in Anglesey on the Chester to Holyhead route. The lamp is repainted, the door catch replaced. £100-200 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 8625.

Lot 61 A notice, L&NWR, HYDRAULIC SLUICE VALVE. Cast iron, 23¾"x14¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 62 A signal box nameboard, DUTCH RIVER. The box was situated south of Goole, on the route to Doncaster. Cast letters on wood, 55"x10", unrestored, loss of lower and right beading and to lower edge of the board. £100-200 - Sold for £140.00 to commission or postal bidder number 3713.

Lot 63 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 69101, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1902, from a North Eastern Railway Class U, LNER N10 Class, 0-6-2T No 1148 built at Darlington in December 1902, renumbered 9101 in 1946, becoming BR 69101. Allocated to Northallerton by January 1948 and later Sunderland, Tyne Dock and Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 9 April 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 1061.

Lot 64 A seal THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, LOCOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT, HITCHIN, from the Shedmaster's office. Engraved brass head, turned wooden handle, height 3¼". £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 65 A smokebox numberplate, 6648, from a GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in September 1928. Allocated to Cardiff Cathays by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Treherbert and Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 16 June 1965. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 1176.

Lot 66 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, BROADSTONE, (f/f) from the southern end of the Somerset and Dorset route, closed in 1966, junction for Salisbury and Ringwood. Engraved, 60"x12", minor rim chips. £400-600 - Sold for £1800.

Lot 67 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BALGREEN HALT, (h/f). The station was on the Edinburgh to Corstorphine branch and closed in 1967. Slight loss of shine; the only Scottish region totem with the Halt suffix. £500-800 - Sold for £620.

Lot 68 A London & North Western Railway Marine Department silver plated mustard pot. £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 69 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway semaphore signal repeater, the bezel engraved with the makers name, W R SYKES, INTERLOCKING SIGNAL Co. LONDON. Brass case, 3¾" diameter, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 70 A Southern Railway signal box instrument plate, BUDE, from Whitstone and Bridgerule box west of Holsworthy. Enamel, 3½"x¾". £80-120 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 608.

Lot 71 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7412, from a 7400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in December 1936. A long time Oxford engine, where it was for many years a regular performer on Fairford branch services, it was withdrawn from there on 2 July 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 31 August 1963. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. The plate is accompanied by two framed photographs of the loco at Fairford. £600-850 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 72 A BR(NE) totem sign, MIRFIELD, (h/f) from the Dewsbury to Huddersfield section of the Leeds to Manchester main line. Edge chipping repainted and restoration to chips at ends. £600-900 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 4115.

Lot 73 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway trespass notice, signed J. J. Brewer, Sect, London Bridge, 1899. Cast iron, 25¼"x20¾", repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 74 A shedplate, 14D Neasden (February 1958 to June 1962). This ex GCR shed was transferred from the ER (34E) to the LMR. Its allocation of 70 locos at one time included 4 ex GWR tank engines alongside Jubilees, Britannias and the ever present B1 Umseke!. It also played host to visiting locos from other regions that had brought in special excursions for events at nearby Wembley Stadium. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £700.

Lot 75 A BR(W) totem sign, NEWBURY, (f/f), from the Reading to Westbury section of the West of England main line, once junction for Southampton, Didcot and Lambourn. Excellent condition. £400-600 - Sold for £740.

Lot 76 A worksplate, VULCAN IRON WORKS, WILKES BARRE, 4377, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T, numbered as British War Department No 1279 and shipped to Britain. In 1947 fourteen of this large class of American war department standard shunting engines were purchased by the Southern Railway. This example became SR 66, later BR 30066. It was allocated to Southampton Docks, spending short periods on loan to Bank Hall and Fleetwood in 1955, and in December 1962 was transferred to Departmental Service, renumbered DS 235, and allocated to Lancing Carriage Works. Withdrawn from Lancing in the week ending 3 July 1965 it was cut up at Eastleigh MPD in the week ending 21 August 1965. Cast iron, 9¼" diameter, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £860.

Lot 77 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, SNETTISHAM-HEACHAM, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. £150-300 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 1702.

Lot 78 AN 0 gauge model or a North British Railway, S Class, 0-6-0, (later J37), by Majestic Models, built, painted and lined to a high standard in NBR black livery. Excellent cab interior, detail and fine detailing throughout; pick ups to all loco wheels. The tender with drop chain coupling and original box. Excellent but for minor defects to number transfer, hardly noticeable. £200-350 - Sold for £270.

Lot 79 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp glass, LOWTHORPE, from the Hull to Bridlington route. The station was north of Driffield and closed in 1970. Raised blue lettering on frosted glass, 12"x3". £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 2257.

Lot 80 A BR(S) totem sign, ROWFANT, (f/f) from the Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells route which closed in 1967. Excellent condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £3400.

Lot 81 A Midland & South Western Junction Railway cash bag with engraved brass plate, M&SWJR, WEYHILL, from the Cheltenham to Andover route. The station was situated between Ludgershall and Andover Junction and closed in 1961. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 82 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CROXLEY GREEN JUNCTION-RICKMANSWORTH STATION, from the Watford and Bushey to Rickmansworth Church Street branch which closed to passengers in 1950 and freight in 1972. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 83 A small carriage board, ABERDEEN-EUSTON, wooden, 28"x3¼", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 84 A smokebox numberplate, 63806, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21892, in May 1918 for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 1915. Loaned to the London & North Western Railway in September 1919 as their No 2884, it was returned to the ROD in August 1921 and stored at Queensferry. Acquired by the LNER in February 1927, it became their No 6601. It was rebuilt with Thompson B1 type boiler and re-classified as O1 Class in August 1944, renumbered 3806 in 1946 becoming BR 63806. After rebuilding it was allocated to Thornton but in January 1949 moved to Annesley where it was joined by fifty other O1s for working the famous fast coal trains to Woodford Halse known as windcutters. Withdrawn from Annesley on 21 November 1962, it was despatched for scrap to Derby Works on 15 October 1963. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £380.

Lot 85 A Caledonian Railway silver plated footed drinks salver, by Elkington. The centre marked with the coat of arms with a little wear, 14" diameter, rim slightly out of true. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 86 A single line key token, PORT ISAAC ROAD-ST. KEW HIGHWAY, (brass) from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 1746.

Lot 87 A nameplate BARABEL, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST with outside cylinders built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No 1868, in 1953, which went new to the Oxfordshire Ironstone Co Ltd for work at their Wroxton quarries, near Banbury. The name derives from the wife of Mr A.C. Stewart, Chairman of Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd, parent owners of the Oxfordshire Ironstone company. The locomotive was withdrawn in 1964 and sold for scrap to G. Cohen Sons & Co. Ltd. Cransley, Northants in 1965. The nameplates were transferred to a new Sentinel diesel-hydraulic locomotive, Works No 10202, new to Wroxton quarries in December 1964. In July 1967 it was transferred to Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd, Bromford Tube Works, Birmingham and later passed to Round Oak Rail Terminal at Brierley Hill, West Midlands. In March 2006 it passed to its current location with the Nene Valley Railway at Wansford. Cast brass, length 31", the front cleaned but unpainted. £500-800 - Sold for £460.

Lot 88 A Great Northern Railway mid-nineteenth century 12" roundhead clock probably used at Leicester Belgrave Road. Overall height: 14¼". The mahogany case with side and bottom doors the latter originally with a lock now replaced by a latch; no evidence of any LMS number plate. Dial surround retaining original bezel lock and holding a replacement old style spun brass bezel hinged on the left. Dial written John Walker 1, South Molton St. London with the shadow of BR (LM) around the top and (probably) the number 9381 with the central digits crudely reinstated at the bottom. Good early Walker style chain fusee movement with saddle backcock. LNER records have this clock in the Inwards Office at Belgrave Road and annotated recording its transfer to the LM region in 1950. This is a typical Walker clock; Walkers regularly supplied the GNR but not the MR. An LM Region Census in the late 1960s shows 9381 (with no indication that this is an ex-LNER number) at Aylestone Jct. Signal Box on the other side of Leicester. Complete with pendulum, winder and copy of entry for 9381 in the LNER records. £400-600 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 8641.

Lot 89 A worksplate BEYER PEACOCK 6577, 1929 from Central Uruguay Railway S class 2-8-0 No 151, one of a class of three cylinder standard gauge engines which were the mainstay of this British-owned railway's goods service of beef and wheat exports until the end of steam in the early 1980s. The plate itself is one of the earliest examples after Beyer Peacock started to show the progressive (or works) number on the plate. Cast brass 10" x 5¾", the front repainted, the back ex-loco. Mounted on a wooden board with a picture of the loco. £250-400 - Sold for £240.

Lot 90 A BR(E) double royal poster, SUFFOLK, The Old Mill, Woodbridge, by J. T. Meadows. (PP1195) £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 91 A single line key token, WHITCHURCH TOWN-BURGHCLERE, (alloy/brass plate), from the Newbury to Winchester section of the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton route which closed to passengers in 1960 and freight in 1964. Prior to Jan 1955 the section was split by Litchfield box, and one of the former sections is likely to be shown underneath the brass plate. £150-300 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 1978.

Lot 92 A BR(Sc) totem sign, STIRLING, (h/f), from the main line to Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness. Edge repainted otherwise excellent, one of the best we have seen from this station where the signs often faded and discoloured. £400-600 - Sold for £680.

Lot 93 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2468, from a 2301 Dean Goods Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in February 1896. It spent all its BR days alternating between Brecon and Oswestry. Withdrawn from Brecon on 12 January 1953, it was cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 18 April 1953. Cast brass, the front repainted, the beading stamped with the usual engine and boiler details. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 94 A GWR fingerboard from Birmingham Snow Hill, ALL STATIONS TO KNOWLE. Wooden, 49¼"x8¼", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 95 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, LONG SUTTON-GEDNEY, (alloy), from the Spalding to Kings Lynn section of the M&GN Joint Line which closed in 1959. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 96 A single line key token, GARVE-ACHNASHEEN, (brass) from the Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh route. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 97 A Glasgow & South Western Railway Steamers silver plated toast rack by Walker and Hall, with ball feet, length 8", the company coat of arms at each end. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 98 A GWR double royal poster, BRISTOL, Haunt of Long John Silver, by Jackson Burton. A street view with docks in the background. A couple of edge nicks repaired, a nick to the top border. (PW17) £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 99 A BR(S) double royal poster, SOUTHERN ENGLAND, Butlers Hard, by Langhammer. (AD8328, A5/160) £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 100 A worksplate, PECKETT, 2012, 1941, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Royal Ordnance Factory at Creekmoor, Poole, Dorset. Transferred between 1943 and 1945 to the Royal Ordnance Factory at Llanishen, Cardiff. Sold in the late 1950s to J.W. Hardwick, Sons & Co. Ltd, West Ewell, Surrey. In April 1967 it passed into preservation and is currently located at the Chasewater Light Railway, Brownhills, Staffordshire. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8½", the face lightly polished. £200-350 - Sold for £480.

Lot 101 A Southern Railway target sign, BRASTED, from the Dunton Green to Westerham branch which closed in 1961. The station was de-staffed and renamed Brasted Halt in 1955. It had a single platform and a few signs; only one target has been sold before at auction. Enamel, length, a chip to the lower left screw hole, discolouration to lettering, otherwise excellent. £3000-4000 - Sold for £4200.

Lot 102 A nameplate, ROOD ASHTON HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 4965 built at Swindon in November 1929 and named after the country house at West Ashton near Trowbridge in Wiltshire, once the residence of GWR Director Viscount Long but demolished in the 1970s. Allocated to St Philips Marsh by January 1948, its later sheds included Penzance, Laira, Reading and Didcot from where it was withdrawn on 26 March 1962 and officially recorded as cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 28 April 1962. Subsequently it was discovered that, following an exchange of parts between 4965 and sister engine 4983 Albert Hall, it was 4983 scrapped at Swindon while 4965 eventually found its way to Woodham Bros at Barry from where it was acquired for preservation and now resides at Tyseley. Superb ex loco condition. £6500-8000 - Sold for £6000.

Lot 103 A BR(S) signal box diagram, YEOFORD, dated Wimbledon 1962, from the Exeter to Plymouth main line. The diagram shows the station, sidings and line to Crediton and Coleford Junction, with that box's down distant from the Plymouth and Barnstaple routes. Original frame, 57½"x21½". £100-200 - Sold for £280.

Lot 104 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1417, from a Collett 0-4-2T built at Swindon in April 1933 and originally numbered 4817 but renumbered 1417 in October 1946. Allocated to Oswestry by January 1948 and later Birkenhead, Kidderminster and Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 16 February 1959 and cut up at the nearby Works in the week ending 18 April 1959. Cast brass, the front repainted. £900-1200 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 4037.

Lot 105 A BR(W) double royal poster, SOMERSET, by Wootton. (PR27) £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 106 An early Southern Railway lamp tablet, BIDEFORD, from the Barnstaple to Torrington branch, closed in 1966. Glass within wooden frame in original condition, 17¾"x6½". The station had no targets or totems so a rare opportunity to acquire a sign with this name. £300-500 - Sold for £1650.

Lot 107 A Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway bridgeplate, CK&P RAILWAY, 41. The bridge was half a mile east of Braithwaite station where the line crossed Newlands Beck. Cast iron, 12"x8", repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 108 A BR(NE) totem sign, SOUTH SHIELDS, (h/f), the terminus of the branch from Pelaw Junction. A few minor face chips repainted, some discolouration to the orange background. £700-1000 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 109 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3588/E358 1965 from Class 73 E6026, later 73120, 73209 and 73961. New to Stewarts Lane in April 1966, now owned by GBRF and running as 73961 ALISON. Cast chromed brass, 10¼"x4½", cleaned but unpainted. £400-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 110 A Taff Vale Railway signal finial, the side marked, TVR, ED, GW. Cast iron, height 36¾", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 111 A seal, M&GN, SUTTON BRIDGE. The station was on the Spalding to Kings Lynn section of the Joint Line which closed in 1959. Engraved brass head, turned wooden handle, height 3". £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 1729.

Lot 112 A BR(S) signal box diagram, HORSTED KEYNES, dated 1962, from the East Grinstead to Lewes route. The lines north and south are shown as closed but with track in situ, the station area and route to Ardingly fully signalled. Rolled, 30"x16¼". £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 113 A Metropolitan Railway carriage door lock inscribed, LIVE IN METROLAND. Brass, 4¾"x5¾", the slogan engraved in script lettering. £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4778.

Lot 114 A shedplate, 82B St Philips Marsh (1950 to June 1964). This ex GWR shed in Bristol had a substantial allocation of over 140 locos in the 50s, including a large number of Halls and Granges. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £400.

Lot 115 A GWR Tyers permissive block instrument, in original condition though with some loss of paint to the green face. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 116 A smokebox numberplate, 9462, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7613, and allocated new to Penzance on 14 December 1951. It moved two months later to Newton Abbot where it remained until withdrawal on 9 November 1960 after a working life just short of nine years. It was sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 27 February 1961. The characters repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 3059.

Lot 117 A carriage print, KIPLING COUNTRY, POOKS HILL, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 118 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BRIDGNORTH-COALPORT, the first closed section of the Severn Valley line north of Bridgnorth on the route to Shrewsbury, the key probably for a private siding at Coalport West. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 119 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6126, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1931. Allocated to Slough by January 1948 and later Southall, Reading, Slough again, Gloucester, Didcot and Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 9 June 1966. Cast iron, the front repainted, a weld repair between the first two numbers. £250-400 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 4037.

Lot 120 A Nameplate FOGGO, 1946, from a standard gauge 0-4-2ST built at the Chasetown workshops of the Cannock Chase Colliery Co Ltd in 1946, using parts supplied by Beyer Peacock, together with spare parts accumulated over the years from similar locomotives already at work at the colliery. The name derives from Mr. Foggo, the General Manager of the company at the time and the nameplate incorporates the year of build. It became National Coal Board property on 1st January 1947. Transferred to Coppice Colliery in early 1954 and to Brereton Colliery later the same year. Scrapped by W.H. Arnott Young in January 1961. Cast brass, 21½"x8¾", the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £500-800 - Sold for £520.

Lot 121 A worksplate, CANNOCK CHASE COLLIERY ENGINEERING DEPT, from a standard gauge 0-4-2ST named FOGGO 1946. Cast brass, 16½"x3¼", the front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 122 A GWR Dining Cars silver plated milk jug by Elkington, 3¼" tall, the side marked with the company's pre-grouping garter device. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 1849.

Lot 123 A worksplate, BUILT 1954, SWINDON, from a BR Standard Class 3 2-6-0 No 77009 allocated new to Perth on 14 May 1954. It moved the following November to Polmadie where it spent almost nine years before moving to Carstairs, Grangemouth and Motherwell from where it was withdrawn on 12 May 1966 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 124 A BR(M) double royal poster, BUXTON by John Canning. A little wear to lower right border. (LM7452) £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 125 A shedplate, 84G Shrewsbury (1950 to September 1960). The ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed had used 4 different BR codes by the time it closed to steam in November 1967. Formerly LMS 4A, a code which BR used until 1950; it became WR 84G then 89A, and finally 6D on transfer to the LMR in 1963. The late 1950s allocation using this code included 7 Counties, 15 Halls, 4 Castles and a pair of Manors. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 126 A worksplate MANNING WARDLE 1717, 1907, from a 3ft 10¾in gauge 0-4-2ST, which was new to the Low Moor Co Ltd near Bradford, Yorkshire WR, named HENRY WOODCOCK. One of three Manning Wardle locomotives to this unusual gauge supplied to this company. It was scrapped between 1948 and 1950. Cast brass, 10¾"x6¼", the front lightly cleaned. £300-500 - Sold for £680.

Lot 127 A Southern Railway target sign, ARDINGLY, from the Haywards Heath to Horsted Keynes route. The station closed in 1963. Enamel, length 24", on its original backboard. Excellent condition with just very minor edge chips. £700-1000 - Sold for £850.

Lot 128 A smokebox numberplate, 5182, from a GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in March 1931. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948 and later Leamington, St Philips Marsh, Westbury and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 25 May 1962 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 129 A GWR cast iron notice warning against riding bicycles etc on the towing path. Cast iron, 16"x10½", broken and welded, otherwise original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £290 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 130 A BR(M) totem sign, STRETTON, (f/f), from the Derby to Chesterfield route, the station for Ashover and the Light Railway. Several face chips neatly restored and a few blemishes. £500-800 - Sold for £860.

Lot 131 A LNER quad royal poster, THE NORFOLK BROADS, by Tom Purvis. Some discolouration and wear in places though a classic 1930s image. £300-500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 132 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, SOUTH ELMSALL - MOORHOUSE JCT, (fibre), from the Hull & Barnsley Railway Wrangbrook to Wath branch which served Frickley Colliery. It closed in 1977. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 133 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, REBUILT 1921, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway D Class 4-4-0 No 247 built by Dubs & Co, Works No 4338, in April 1903. It was rebuilt and re-classified as D1 Class by Beyer Peacock, Works No 01973, in April 1921. It became SR A247 and later 1247, becoming BR 31247. Allocated to Stewarts Lane by January 1948 and later Dover, Faversham, Guildford, Bricklayers Arms and Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 22 July 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 2 September 1961. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 4778.

Lot 134 A small carriage board, MANCHESTER-LONDON, wooden, 32"x3", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 904.

Lot 135 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 2904/D620 1962 from class 37 D6741, later 37041 and 37520. New to Hull Dairycoates in June 1962, withdrawn from Crewe in June 2002 and cut up by T.J. Thomson at Stockton in October 2007. Cast chromed brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £980.

Lot 136 A BR(S) totem sign, WALMER, (f/f) from the Dover to Deal route. A chip in the centre of the lower panel, repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 137 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2879, from a 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in March 1919. Allocated to Newport Ebbw Junction by January 1948, its later sheds included St Philips Marsh, Swindon, Reading and Southall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 August 1964 and scrapped by Cashmores at Newport. Cast brass, the front repainted, the beading clearly stamped with the usual engine and boiler details. £600-900 - Sold for £900.

Lot 138 An Eastern Counties Omnibus Co. notice referring to the cycle store at a bus depot. Enamel, (f/f), 24"x10", a rim chip lower right. £100-200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £200.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 139 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway Sykes lock and block instrument, the face marked, TO STATION BOX, with cast brass plate above, LB&SCR No. 874. £250-400 - Sold for £180.

Lot 140 A worksplate BRUSH SULZER 706 1966 from Class 47 D1944, later 47501. New to Crewe diesel Depot in 1966, named CRAFTSMAN in October 1987 at Paddington Station and now operating from Crewe Diesel Depot. Cast aluminium, 8¼"x5½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 141 A GWR signal box nameboard, VICARAGE CROSSING GROUND FRAME, from the Wrexham to Brymbo and Minerva branch. A passenger Halt adjacent to the crossing opened in 1905, closing in 1930. Cast iron, 59½"x15", partly repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 142 An O gauge fine scale kit built model, BR Modified Hall, class 4-6-0, 7918, RHOSE WOOD HALL, and Hawkesworth tender. B.R green, lined orange/black with early tender emblem. Two rail electric and D.C.C. Built to an exceptional standard throughout with ultra fine detail, full brake gear, sanding pipes, sprung buffers, vacuum pipes, lamps etc, and full cab interior. An exceptional model. £800-1200 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 143 A shedplate, 9B Stockport Edgeley (1935 to May 1968). The ex LNWR shed at Stockport housed only 25 locos in the 1950s, but this increased to 35 during the twilight of steam in the 1960s. Most famous resident was undoubtedly the double chimney Jubilee 45596 Bahamas. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 8608.

Lot 144 A Southern Railway target sign, BARNSTAPLE JUNCTION, once a major North Devon junction on the route from Exeter with services to Ilfracombe, Torrington and Taunton. Enamel, length 34", edge chipping repainted, the name unaffected other than the tips of the first and last letters of the suffix. £800-1200 - Sold for £1700 to commission or postal bidder number 4845.

Lot 145 A worksplate AVONSIDE ENGINE 1937, 1924, from a 5ft 6in gauge 0-6-0ST exported to the Calcutta Port Commissioners, India, their class G, with the running number 65. Scrapped by 1980. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 1908.

Lot 146 A BR(E) totem sign, DAGENHAM EAST, (h/f) from the London, Tilbury and Southend route. Slight loss of shine and rim chips repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £850 to commission or postal bidder number 1988.

Lot 147 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61218, N.B. LOCO, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1218 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26119, in August 1947. Allocated new to Neville Hill where it remained until moving in February 1961 to Thornaby and later Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 3 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Ellis Metals at Swalwell. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4115.

Lot 148 A group of Midland Railway signal lever plates, longer type as fitted to the lever side. Wordings refer to Sidings, Shunting Line, Goods etc. Possibly from the St Albans Area. (3) £300-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 149 A LB&SCR wagon plate, 8074, 8 Tons. Cast iron, 14¾"x9", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £540.

Lot 150 A shedplate 1E Bletchley (March 1952 to July 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 60 locos in the 1950s, and even in its final year it housed 34. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 151 A Southern Railway signal box plunger, ANDOVER JUNC EAST. The box was on the West of England main line. Brass with enamel ring. £150-300 - Sold for £540.

Lot 152 A worksplate SENTINEL 9612, from a 200HP standard gauge chain-drive steam locomotive new in July 1957 to Pilkington Brothers Ltd, St. Helens, Lancashire, and named SENTINEL No 1. Scrapped around 1964. Cast brass, 5¼"x4", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 1797.

Lot 153 A Great Eastern Railway silver plated coffee pot by Alex Clark of London, 8½" tall, the side marked with the company monogram and bats wing device. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 154 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65720, GATESHEAD, 1902, from a North Eastern Railway Class P1, LNER J25 Class, 0-6-0 No 2134 built at Gateshead in August 1902. It was renumbered 5720 in 1946 and became BR 65720. Allocated to Heaton by January 1948 and later Darlington, Northallerton, Middlesbrough and Thornaby from where it was withdrawn on 9 April 1962, one of the last of the Class to go, and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £290.

Lot 155 An LB&SCR bridge parapet decoration from the South Bermondsey to Peckham Rye and Sutton route, featuring the coat of arms of the company and those of Edward Alleyn, born 1566, a successful actor-manager associated with Shakespeare, who in retirement provided land and set up a school which later became Dulwich College. The line traversed this land between Tulse Hill and East Dulwich. Cast iron, 59"x23½", the front restored and painted. Due to the weight, this item will not be on display at Stoneleigh and should be collected from Woodford Halse. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 156 A single line key token, KINGHAM STN-CHIPPING NORTON (alloy), from the eastern section of the Banbury and Cheltenham route, the line west of Chipping Norton closing in 1964. £150-300 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 157 A depot plaque STAR AND GARTER for Immingham. Cast aluminium, 17¾"x17¾", in ex loco condition. £200-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 158 A Southern Railway target sign, FREMINGTON, the first station on the Barnstaple Junction to Torrington branch, closed in 1966. Edge chips and one small face chip neatly restored, the lettering unaffected. £1500-1800 - Sold for £1900 to commission or postal bidder number 1591.

Lot 159 A South Eastern & Chatham Railway inspection lamp, with brass plate, SE & CR, F2987, complete with interior, the vessel stamped SAR. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 160 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2621, 1956, from a 200HP 0-4-0DE new in November 1956 to Stanton & Staveley Ltd, Stanton Ironworks, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, as STANTON No 43. Later transferred to the British Steel Corporation at Teesside Complex, Middlesbrough. Out of use in 1977, it was scrapped by October 1978. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 161 A BR(S) totem sign, MORDEN SOUTH, (f/f), from the Wimbledon to Sutton route. Flange chips repainted, slight loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 162 A Highland Railway one engine in steam train staff, BETWEEN THE MOUND AND DORNOCH, used on the Dornoch Light Railway in Sutherland. The signalling and staff were provided by McKenzie and Holland of Worcester and, although worn, their name is visible on the rim of the staff. The section is engraved on both sides of the head. The branch opened in 1902 and closed in 1960. In its final years ex GWR Pannier tanks worked the branch. Engraved cast brass, the head 3¼"x4", overall length 10", in original condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 163 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 2802/D517 1960 from Class 40 D280, later 40080. New to Gateshead in June 1960; withdrawn from Longsight in September 1983 and cut up at Doncaster Works in August 1984. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 2505.

Lot 164 A BR double royal poster, REMEMBER MY TICKET, by Studio Seven, an image of a Scottie dog beside luggage. (57/1) £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 165 A LNER lamp tablet, HOE ST, from the Chingford branch. The station was renamed Walthamstow Central in 1968. Enamel, 16"x5½", double sided, one side excellent the other has a chip and blemishes to the face. £250-400 - Sold for £420.

Lot 166 A Midland Railway signal box diagram, DIDSBURY GOODS YARD, showing the routes to Stockport and Manchester, 42"x16¾", within its original glazed frame. Some staining to the base. £100-200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 167 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, HAILSHAM-HORAM, from the Cuckoo Line between Eridge and Polgate which closed to passengers in 1965, freight traffic being withdrawn the following year. £350-500 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 168 A GWR Manor House Hotel, Private Fishing notice. Cast iron, 27¼"x19½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 169 A shedplate 6D Chester Northgate (1949 to January 1960) then Shrewsbury (September 1963 to March 1967). The ex CLC shed at Chester had an allocation of just 10 locos. When the ex GWR/LNWR joint shed at Shrewsbury was transferred from the WR (formerly 84G and 89A), the LM region adorned its allocation of around 50 locos with this code. Of note were the 7 Manors used on the Cambrian Coast Express. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 170 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f), probably the most famous junction in the world. Chipping repainted to the right end. £600-900 - Sold for £900.

Lot 171 A GWR Refreshment Department pre-grouping soup bowl, 9" diameter, by Grindley. £50-80 - Sold for £160.

Lot 172 A nameplate, CALLINGTON, together with its matching WEST COUNTRY CLASS scroll, from the SR Bulleid Light Pacific 4-6-2 No 21C147 built at Brighton in November 1946, becoming BR 34047 and rebuilt at Eastleigh without its streamlined casing in October 1958. Allocated new on loan to Salisbury, its first permanent allocation was to Exmouth Junction. It moved in June 1951 to Brighton where it spent seven years and, following a brief spell at Nine Elms, its final eight years at Bournemouth from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1967 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport. Cast brass, length 69", in ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £12000-15000 - Sold for £12000.

Lot 173 A smokebox numberplate, 34047, from the SR West Country Class 4-6-2 CALLINGTON. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast in the back. (See previous lot for loco history) £2500-3000 - Sold for £3000.

Lot 174 A BR(S) double royal poster, THE BRUSSELS NIGHT FERRY, by Greene. (AD7612). £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 175 A Great Eastern Railway splitting lamp, the body stamped GER, BUXTON LAMAS. Original condition and complete with interior, the vessel stamped GER.P. The station was on the Wroxham to Dereham route and closed in 1952. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 176 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, ABERAYRON-FELIN FACH, the final section of the branch from Lampeter, on the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen route. The branch closed to passengers in 1951 and freight in 1965. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 177 A GWR nameboard, TEMPLE MEADS GOODS YARD SIGNAL BOX, from the Bristol box close to the main station. Cast iron, length 111", the front repainted. £700-1000 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 178 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY, 27733, 1957, from a 0-4-0DH new to British Acheson Electrodes Ltd at Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield. It ended its days at Queenborough Rolling Mills on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and was broken up on site by Queenborough Shipbreakers. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 179 A GWR Dining Cars silver plated tea pot by Elkington, 5¾" tall, the side marked with the pre-grouping garter device. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 180 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CLONAKILTY JUNCTION-BALLINEEM, with cast brass plates and key. From the Cork, Bandon and South Coast route to Bantry which closed in 1961. £200-350 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 486.

Lot 181 A Southern Railway doorplate, GENTLEMEN, (flangeless), enamel, 19"x7¼", presented in a wooden frame. £80-120 - Sold for £310 to commission or postal bidder number 963.

Lot 182 A shedplate, 75D Horsham (1950 to July 1959), then Stewarts Lane (June 1962 to September 1963 for steam). This ex LBSCR shed had 15 locos when it lost its code and became a sub shed of Three Bridges and then Brighton. The ex SECR shed at Stewarts Lane had 45 locos when using this code. On becoming a diesel and electric depot, several of its allocation also carried this code. Cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £130.

Lot 183 An NER early twentieth century mantel clock used at Dunston Yard. Overall height: 12½"inches. 5" silvered brass dial written LNER, the rear marked LNER 1267. Simple rectangular mahogany case with moulding to top and bottom and raised on block feet. Nicely shaped cast brass bezel holding a bevelled glass and closed by a button operated latch. Rear door closed by a replaced key-operated lock and bearing a red print LNER (NE Area) regulation notice marked Gateshead Mineral Yard (crossed out), 1269 Sunderland and with repair notes dated from 1924. Plain 20th century chain fusee movement, rear plate stamped 9817 Ė a makerís reference number. NER number 1269 became LNER 2819 and appears in LNER records at Dunston Yard Master, Private Office. Complete with pendulum, winder, door key and copies of records. £450-600 - Sold for £940.

Lot 184 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4236, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in October 1914. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948, it moved the following year to Tondu where it spent more than twelve years with a final year at Aberdare from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 26 August 1963. Cast brass, the front repainted, the beading stamped with the usual engine and boiler details. £400-600 - Sold for £920.

Lot 185 A single line key token, COWLEY BRIDGE-CREDITON, (alloy), a section introduced after the rationalisation of the former Southern Lines west of Exeter. £100-200 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 2144.

Lot 186 An Irish cabside numberplate, 100, from a LMS (NCC) W Class 2-6-0 QUEEN ELIZABETH built by the Company at its York Road Works at Belfast in January 1939. It was scrapped in December 1959. Cast brass, 16¾"x9¾", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £600.

Lot 187 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, EDINBURGH, The Scott Monument, by Claude Buckle. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 188 A cab worksplate BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE AND WAGON, DEL 60, 1959 from Class 26 D5315, later 26015. New to Hornsey in February 1959, withdrawn from Eastfield in June 1991 and cut up by M C Metals Glasgow in September 1994. Cast brass, 4"x3", in ex loco condition. £300-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £400.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 189 A Southern Railway target sign, BOXHILL, from the Leatherhead to Horsham route. Enamel, a chip repair above the two Ls, some discolouration to the white. £250-400 - Sold for £540.

Lot 190 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1653, 1920, from a 0-4-0ST new to Gibbons (Dudley) Ltd, Dibdale Fireclay Works, Gornal, Staffordshire and named GIBBONS. Later sold to John Cashmore & Co. Ltd, Great Bridge, Staffordshire. Sold in 1947 via Andrew Barclay to the NCB Scottish Division, Auchlochlan Colliery, Coalburn, Lanarkshire, as No 12. Transferred to Lugar locomotive shed and workshops, Ayrshire in August 1953. Worked at several other collieries in Ayrshire before returning to Lugar in March 1968 and scrapped there November 1968. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", cleaned and the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 8631.

Lot 191 A small Great Western Railway notice referring to Steamrollers Not Crossing Weigh Bridges. Enamel, 10"x14", in superb condition. £400-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 192 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1208, (undated) from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new in June 1916 to the Ministry of Munitions, Gretna Factory as DES 3. Fitted with vacuum brakes at Gretna for working passenger trains within the munitions complex. Sold by 1922 to Bradford Corporation for use on the Nidd Valley Light Railway, Nidderdale, Yorkshire West Riding. Used on the Scar House reservoir project and named MITCHELL after the chief waterworks engineer and later renamed ILLINGWORTH. Sold to Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd in late 1936 and overhauled by Hudswell Clarke when it is believed the undated worksplates were fitted. Delivered to McAlpine in April 1937 as No 88. Worked on a number of contracts until sold in May 1940 to John Mowlem & Co. Ltd. They also used it extensively on contract work until it was sold around May 1957 to J.W. Hardwick, Sons & Co. Ltd, West Ewell, Surrey. It languished in their yard until sold for preservation in March 1973. Currently located at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", the front lightly polished. The year of build is not shown on the face but has been crudely engraved on the back. £200-350 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 4746.

Lot 193 A BR(S) totem sign, CHARING CROSS, (f/f), the former SE&CR terminus on the north bank of the Thames. An edge chip repainted at the left end, blemishes in the upper and lower panel. £700-1000 - Sold for £620.

Lot 194 A Great Southern and Western Railway double royal poster, LIVERPOOL OVERHEAD RAILWAY, Visitors should not fail to take a trip. £150-300 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 195 A smokebox numberplate, 45116, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5116 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4659, and allocated new to Crewe North on 12 June 1935. Its later sheds included Carlisle Kingmoor and then St Rollox for over fifteen years before moving south of the border with a spell on the Great Central between 1959 and 1963 at Leicester, Annesley and Woodford Halse. Withdrawn from Springs Branch in the week ending 29 July 1967, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 19 January 1968. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 2212.

Lot 196 An original painting, PRINCESS ROYAL ON BUSHEY TROUGHS, by Barry Freeman. A spectacular view of 46207, Princess Arthur of Connaught, taking water on Bushey Troughs in the 1950s. Oil on canvas, 36"x24", framed, overall 41½"x30". £4000-5000 - Sold for £5200 to commission or postal bidder number 4563.

Lot 197 A smokebox numberplate, 8487, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7457, in July 1952 as sub-contractors for Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd who also allotted their own Works No 1835. Allocated new to Gloucester on 2 July 1952 where it spent most of its career with a break in 1961/2 at Bromsgrove where its duties were as one of the Lickey bankers. It spent its final months at Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and quickly despatched for scrap to Meyer Newman at Blackwall on 19 November. Original red paint, probably done during its time at Bromsgrove. £350-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3059.

Lot 198 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, ASHBURY, (f/f), from the Okehampton to Halwill section of the North Cornwall Line which closed in 1966. Enamel 48"x12", minor edge chips repainted. The station did not have totems or targets. (See also next Lot) £400-600 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 1591.

Lot 199 A BR(S) signal box diagram, ASHBURY, from the Okehampton to Halwill section of the North Cornwall Line, which closed in 1966. A 1949 diagram showing the station and siding, 31½"x21", in original frame, reglazed. (See also previous Lot) £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 200 A BR(NE) double royal poster, YORK, by A Carr Linford. A view of the Shambles. (1/62) £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 7842.

Lot 201 A Pullman Car table lamp from car DAISY. Silver plated, 22" tall, in original condition complete with switch. The car was built in 1932 and worked on the Brighton Belle. £300-500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 202 A Pullman coat of arms, CAR DAISY, which was fitted to the bulkhead, diameter 10", mounted on polished wood mount, overall 12" diameter. The car was built in 1932 and worked on the Brighton Belle. £150-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 1634.

Lot 203 A BR(S) totem sign, DEVONPORT KINGS ROAD, (h/f), from the Okehampton to Plymouth section of the Southern main line. The station closed in 1964. Several tiny face chips hardly noticeable after restoration. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 204 A single line key, HARVINGTON-BROOM NORTH, (brass), from the Barnt Green to Ashchurch loop via Evesham, closed in 1963, Broom was the junction for the SMJR route to Blisworth. £150-300 - Sold for £330.

Lot 205 A small carriage board, MANCHESTER (CEN)-DERBY, used on local trains through the Peak District. Wooden, 32"x3", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £440.

Lot 206 A Southern Railway target sign, HAMPTON COURT, the terminus of the short branch which left the South Western main line west of Surbiton, serving the famous Palace and Park. £350-500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 207 A worksplate, DUBS, 3523, 1897, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 which, although numbered 700, was not the first built when it emerged from works in May 1897. Still No 700 in SR days, it became BR 30700. Allocated to Bournemouth by January 1948 and later Eastleigh, Nine Elms, Guildford and Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 November 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 2 May 1964. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1400 to commission or postal bidder number 221.

Lot 208 A BR(S) totem sign, CHISLEHURST, (f/f), from the Hither Green to Orpington section of the South Eastern Railway main line to Hastings. Face and edge chips restored by the letter H. £300-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 3818.

Lot 209 A Great Central Railway Dining Cars silver plated sugar bowl, 3½" tall, by Walker & Hall. £80-120 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 2782.

Lot 210 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, ELGIN CATHEDRAL, by Jack Merriott. Pin holes at corners. (B32 992) £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 211 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7523, 1950, from a (LNER) L1 Class 2-6-4T No 67789 built in May 1950. Allocated new to Norwich and later Neasden and Kings Cross, it moved in April 1955 to Woodford Halse where it was a regular performer on local services to Banbury. It was withdrawn from Woodford Halse on 8 October 1962 when replaced by ex LMS 2-6-4Ts and subsequently scrapped. Engraved brass, 11½"x5½", the face lightly polished. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 212 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, CAMELFORD-PORT ISAAC ROAD, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £200-350 - Sold for £370.

Lot 213 A worksplate BRUSH TRACTION 289 1961 from Class 31 D5688, later 31260. New to Tinsley in February 1961, withdrawn from Thornaby in January 1990 and cut up by M C Processors Glasgow in December 1991. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition, complete with original bolts. £500-600 - Sold for £880.

Lot 214 A LNER three aspect handlamp with brass plate, SPALDING, in original condition complete with its LNER vessel. £80-120 - Sold for £90.

Lot 215 A smokebox numberplate, 68959, from a LNER J50 Class 0-6-0T No 1037 built at Doncaster, Works No 1656, in November 1926, renumbered 8959 in 1946, becoming BR 68959. A long time Bradford Bowling Junction loco, it moved in 1957 to Ardsley and later Darlington, West Auckland, Wakefield and Low Moor from where it was withdrawn on 31 August 1961 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £310.

Lot 216 A BR(S) double royal poster, WEYMOUTH, by Dobson Broadhead, laid down on linen to conserve. (AD6732/B25) £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 217 A nameplate, HAYDON HALL, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5932 built at Swindon in June 1933 and named after the former home of the Dowager Countess of Derby three miles from Uxbridge in Middlesex, demolished in 1967. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948, its later sheds included Southall, Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 October 1865 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 29 January 1966. £5500-7000 - Sold for £4500.

Lot 218 A District Railway Garden Competition vase cover, cast brass, 7½"x6" with floral pattern. The plate is designed to cover a rectangular holder, with flowers in the centre within the wording. £80-120 - Sold for £80.

Lot 219 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6651, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 939, in August 1928. Allocated to Pontypool Road by January 1948, it moved at the end of the year to Aberdare where it spent fourteen years before spending its final years at Pontypool Road and Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 October 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 6 February 1966. Cast brass, the front repainted. £450-700 - Sold for £480.

Lot 220 A travel agents illuminated display, BUY YOUR RAIL TICKETS HERE AT STATION PRICES, with image of a Warship Class diesel in green livery and totem, wooden case with perspex type front, 15½"x15", depth 8". £100-200 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 789.

Lot 221 A nameplate, WAMIA, from a metre gauge East African Railways Tribal Class 31 2-8-4, the last of the Class, built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 6273, in 1955, EAR No 3146, and named after a local African tribe. Cast brass, 31"x6½", the front repainted. £500-800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £600.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 222 A GNR three aspect handlamp with brass plate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, NOTTINGHAM GOODS 3, and a relocation plate, COUNTY SCHOOL, a station on the GER Dereham to Fakenham route, closed in 1964. The lamp is in original condition, though lacks its burner. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 223 A Caledonian Railway signal box nameboard, BARNHILL, from the Broughty Ferry to Forfar route, closed in 1955 to passengers and freight in 1967. Enamel, 19¼"x5, mounted on a wooden backing giving a 1" surround, excellent original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 224 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, ASHWATER-TOWER HILL, (fibre), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 225 A SR plate from the arrivals indicator at Waterloo, ISLE OF WIGHT, used for a train with connection from the island. Enamel, length 17½", a chip top left, otherwise excellent. £1000-1200 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 226 A GWR tenderplate, GWR 2347, 3500 GALLONS, SWINDON from a Standard Churchward tender which served all Churchward's standard tender locos and also Dukes and, later, Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 227 A LNER double royal poster, MABLETHORPE & SUTTON-ON-SEA, by Brian. A classic beach scene. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 228 A coat of arms from the roof supports of Derby Midland Station, removed during reconstruction work in the 1950s, cast iron, 19½"x18¼", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 4852.

Lot 229 A shedplate 63D Fort William (1949 to April 1955 then recoded 65J and 63B until closure in June 1962). During the early years of BR, this ex NBR shed hosted 7 Lochs and 2 K4s in a total allocation of just 12! The front repainted. £500-700 - Sold for £800.

Lot 230 A BR(W) totem sign, RISCA, (f/f), from the Newport to Ebbw Vale route. The station closed in 1962. Several minor edge chips restored and slight mottling. £600-900 - Sold for £600.

Lot 231 A Southern Railway signal box plunger, HORLEY NORTH LOCAL, brass with enamel ring, from the Brighton main line. £80-120 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 4778.

Lot 232 A SNCF double royal poster, BOURGOGNE, by H Sc Waroquier. A mark centre base otherwise excellent. (SNCF, 1949, No. 38) £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 233 A BR(M) totem sign, OXFORD ROAD, (f/f), from the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham route. A small face chip neatly restored in the lower panel. £800-1200 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £850.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 234 A smokebox numberplate, 2184, from a GWR 0-6-0 tank originally built at Wolverhampton, Works No 749, in May 1904 as a 2101 Class 0-6-0 saddle tank No 2145. It was converted to a pannier tank in February 1929 and further converted with increased brake power in June 1939 when it was re-classified to 2181 Class and renumbered 2184. It survived into BR days at Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn on 30 October 1950 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 27 January 1951. The front repainted. £600-800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £550.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 235 A LNER sorbet glass, the upper part of the body frosted and marked with the company monogram, 3½" tall, rim diameter 2¾". £50-80 - Sold for £75 to commission or postal bidder number 3418.

Lot 236 A nameplate, NEWCASTLE, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 2450, in 1899. It went new to the Admiralty at Chatham Dockyard, Kent, as their No 15, where it spent all its working life. Following withdrawal it went to T.W. Ward for scrap in October 1957. Cast brass, 38"x4½", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 237 A shedplate 55G Huddersfield (February 1957 to January 1967), then Knottingly diesel depot (December 1967 to June 1973). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 25B, had an allocation of around 25 locos when using this code. Knottingly diesel depot adopted this code, but it is unknown if any of its allocation carried such a plate. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 238 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, GLASSLOUGH-MONAGHAN, from the Great Northern of Ireland route between Armagh and Clones which closed in 1959. £200-300 - Sold for £120.00.

Lot 239 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6946, from the 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in December 1942 and named HEATHERDEN HALL in March 1946 after the Hall adjacent to Pinewood Film Studios at Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948, it moved in January 1958 to Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 18 August 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1850 to commission or postal bidder number 4933.

Lot 240 A LNER Kesick pattern serving dish with three compartments, base marked 1934. China, approx 11"x11", a couple of hairline cracks at the edge though an unusual piece. £50-80 - Sold for £100.

Lot 241 A BR(NE) totem sign, KNARESBOROUGH, (f/f), from the Harrogate to Northallerton and York route. A well known location, famous for the castellated viaduct over the River Nidd close to the station. Superb condition. £2500-3000 - Sold for £3200 to commission or postal bidder number 8498.

Lot 242 A worksplate, ALCO, GEC, SCHENECTADY, 78599, 1951, from one of a batch of eleven 1600hp standard gauge Bo-Bo switchers of a standard design built for the New York Central Railroad, running number 8235. Cast iron, 12¼"x6¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 243 An original painting, BOX STATION, by Sean Bolan. A view from the station approach, showing the station and tunnel mouth with an express approaching. Watercolour, 23"x16", mounted and framed, overall 30¼"x23¾". £300-500 - Sold for £180.

Lot 244 An ashtray, SCOTLAND BY LMS, a promotional item probably used in station refreshment rooms. Blue china, 4¼" diameter. £50-80 - Sold for £150.

Lot 245 A BR(E) poster, HARWICH, Gateway to the Continent, depicting a ship and locomotive, Anon. Rolled, 20"x30", a repair to lower right corner.(PP155040) £80-120 - Sold for £35.

Lot 246 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, No 2024, 1948, from the Peppercorn A2 Class 4-6-2 No 60533 HAPPY KNIGHT named after the racehorse owned by Sir W. Cooke which won the 1946 2000 Guineas. Always a Southern Section engine, it was allocated new in April 1948 to New England, soon moved to Copley Hill but returned to New England where it spent about half its working life in several spells but was also at Grantham, Kings Cross and Doncaster. Withdrawn from New England in June 1963, it was cut up the following November at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13"x7¾", in ex loco condition with traces of green paint to the rim, the back stamped 533 in two places £3500-4000 - Sold for £2900.

Lot 247 A LSWR destination plate from the departure indicator at Salisbury or Exeter Queen Street, WRAFTON, BRAUNTON, MORTEHOE, ILFRACOMBE. Enamel, 6½"x3½", in excellent condition. £80-120 - Sold for £380.

Lot 248 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH-DALMALLY, (brass), from the western section of the Callander and Oban route. £150-250 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 249 A BR(W) sign, SEAT RESERVATIONS, (f/f). Enamel 29"x9", a chip on the last letter, neatly restored, the plate slightly bowed. £200-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 250 A smokebox numberplate, 67632, from a LNER V1 Class 2-6-2T No 2932 built at Doncaster, Works No 1804, in March 1935, renumbered 7632 in 1946, becoming BR 67632, reboilered and re-classified as V3 Class in May 1957. A long time Parkhead engine, it was withdrawn from there on 29 December 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 251 A BR(E) totem sign, BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH, (h/f), from the Wickford to Southminster branch. A couple of tiny chips neatly restored. A rare example not offered at auction before. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 583.

Lot 252 A cabside numberplate, E3034 from Class 83 loco built by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry No. 2938/E274. New to ACL in February 1961, this plate was removed in February 1972 when the loco became 83011. Withdrawn from Longsight in August 1983 and cut up by V Berry Leicester in September 1984. Polished steel numbers on a steel backplate, 32¼"x7½", in superb ex loco condition. £1200-1500 - Sold for £3150.

Lot 253 A totem sign, BILSTON (CENTRAL), (f/f) from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level route which closed in 1970. A chip repair lower left of the first neatly undertaken. £600-900 - Sold for £800.

Lot 254 A shedplate, 81A Old Oak Common (1949 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed had a star studded allocation of nearly 200 locos in the 1950s, including 8 Counties, 30 Castles, 13 Kings and 37 Halls, making it the largest shed in the Western region. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 255 A GWR pre-grouping door plate, POSTAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE, cast iron, 29¾"x6", in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 256 A smokebox numberplate, 90195, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25098, in October 1943, WD No 77227. Loaned new to the LNER, it returned to the WD in January 1945, was again loaned to the LNER in November 1947 and then acquired by BR, becoming 90195. A long time Mexborough engine, it ended its days at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 3 October 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 15 January 1966. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 1103.

Lot 257 A Southern Railway target sign, MAIDSTONE BARRACKS, from the Gravesend to Paddock Wood route. Enamel, length 30¼", considerable restoration though an uncommon example. £350-500 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 4934.

Lot 258 A BR(S) double royal poster, SIDMOUTH, SOUTH DEVON, by Sykes. (AD8018, B337, 1959/60) £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 259 A signal box nameboard, NEWTON LONGVILLE. The box was situated west of Bletchley on the Oxford to Cambridge route, closed to passengers in 1970 and retained for freight and diversionary traffic. Wood with cast lettering, 82"x8", lacking beading and with some loss around end. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 260 A worksplate NASMYTH WILSON, 1426, 1924, from a 5ft 3in gauge 4-4-2T, one of ten supplied by Nasmyth Wilson to the Great Northern Railway of Ireland (GNR(I)), running number 116, and used on both passenger and freight work. When the GNR(I)) was dissolved in 1958 the locomotive passed to the Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE) as 116N and was withdrawn in 1961. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £600-800 - Sold for £600.

Lot 261 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, DAVA-GRANTOWN ON SPEY WEST, (brass), from the Aviemore to Forres route which closed in 1966. £200-350 - Sold for £390 to commission or postal bidder number 2994.

Lot 262 A LB&SCR train waiting banner indicator, brass cased, 4" diameter, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 263 A BR(W) double royal poster, PAIGNTON, by Eckersley. Rolled (PR158.60) £200-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 264 A BR(S) totem sign, MORDEN ROAD HALT, (h/f) from the Wimbledon to West Croydon route. Face chipping and a crease to the left side neatly restored. £500-800 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 265 A cab worksplate BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE AND WAGON Del 205 1961 from Class 27 D5362, later 27016. New to Eastfield in November 1961, withdrawn from there in April 1984 and cut up by Vic Berry Leicester in July 1987. Cast brass, 4"x3", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 266 A single line key token, HELMSDALE-FORSINARD, (brass) from the Inverness to Wick and Thurso, Far North Line. £150-300 - Sold for £370 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 267 A signal box diagram LNER (GER Pattern) BARTLOW JUNCTION, 1924, showing the station, box and route towards Cambridge and Haverhill, also with branch to Saffron Waldon with its separate platform. The station was on the Cambridge to Haverhill and Marks Tey route which closed in 1967, the branch to Saffron Waldon and Audley End closing in 1964. 60"x24", displayed between two sheets of perspex. £200-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 268 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2063 from a Class 15CB 4-8-2 built by Baldwin, Works No 58709, in 1926. Originally classified 15C but re-classified to 15CB, the B indicating the builder, Baldwin. Most of the Class were still in service in 1984. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4403.

Lot 269 A BR(W) totem sign, LANDORE, (f/f), from the South Wales main line east of Swansea. The station closed in 1964, and was adjacent to the locomotive sheds of the same name. Excellent condition. £700-1000 - Sold for £1650 to commission or postal bidder number 4824.

Lot 270 A shedplate 3A Bescot (1935 to June 1960). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 80 locos in 1960 when it was recoded to 21B. It closed to steam in March 1966. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 271 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CROSSDONEY JUNCTION-CAVAN, with large triangular cast brass head and key, a section on the Midland Great Western Cavan to Mullingar route which closed in 1960. £200-350 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 272 A nameplate, BRIGHTON, from EMU Class 319 319217 car 71788. Named at Brighton Station in January 1997 to mark the 100mph Connex Express service. The plate was purchased by the vendor from the owning company. Cast aluminium, 23½"x7½", in ex loco condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 273 A BR(M) totem sign, MAGHULL, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Preston via Ormskirk route. Several face chips restored, blemishes in places. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 274 A GWR semaphore signal repeater with red distant arm on finialed post, wooden case, 8½" tall, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 275 A smokebox numberplate, 84002, from a BR Standard Class 2 2-6-2T built at Crewe and allocated new to Plodder Lane on 7 August 1953. Its later sheds were Wrexham GC, Chester Northgate and finally in 1956 Bletchley where it was a regular engine on the branch to Banbury (Merton Street) until displaced by diesel railcars, whereupon it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 April 1965 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 27 January 1966. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 846.

Lot 276 A Southern Railway target sign, HORLEY, from the Brighton main line, the station just north of Three Bridges. Enamel, edge and screw holes neatly repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 277 An early twentieth century 8" brass drum clock from Brighton Belle Pullman Car Vera. Overall height: 11½". Silvered brass dial engraved made in England by H. Williamson Ltd, London, Vera, Pullman 1229, with normal chapter and red 24 hour numerals both in Arabic and with regulation lever below XII. Eight day going barrel movement with platform escapement stamped with Williamsonís Astral trademark. Set in a backless iron drum stamped 1229 around the rim and covered by a thick bevelled glass held in a heavy cast brass bezel with integral silvered sight ring, secured by a thumbscrew. The whole now mounted as a mantel clock in a varnished mahogany, art deco style, free standing case. Vera was a 1st class Kitchen Car made by Metro Cammell in 1932, a likely date for this clock and about the time that Williamsons failed and were bought by what became Smiths Ltd. Complete with winder. £600-800 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 278 A GWR double royal poster, CORNWALL, by Frank Sherwin. (PW8) £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 279 A BR(M) totem sign, BOOTLE, (f/f), from the Cumbrian Coast route, the station situated south of Ravenglass. Excellent condition. £350-500 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 8293.

Lot 280 A wagon plate, THE METROPOLITAN AMALGAMATED RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co, BRITANNIA WORKS, BIRMINGHAM, 1906. Cast iron, 9¼"x6", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £320.

Lot 281 An 0 gauge model of a GWR Saint Class, 4-6-0, TAPLOW COURT, No. 2950, kit built and painted to a good standard, twelve volt light duty motor with pick ups to all driving wheels, good cab detail. The tender with very good level of detail, coal load, minor blemish to letter G, otherwise excellent. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 282 A Midland Railway late nineteenth century twelve" mahogany drop case clock in good condition. Used in Derby, one of many similar clocks supplied to the MR by John Smith & Sons of that town. Overall height: 22¾". Box with two side doors, bottom door (replaced and secured by a latch) and glazed pendulum window surrounded by a shaped moulding. Original ears lacking. Dial surround of standard sectional construction and containing a glass held in a spun brass bezel by a silvered sight ring plastered in place. Dial written John Smith & Sons, Midland Clock Works, Queen St., Derby. Typical Smiths hands. Gut fusee movement with feet and shaped shoulders. As usual, neither dial nor case bear any reference to the Midland Railway but the right side of the box bears a standard oval brass plate stamped L.M.S. 11113. Its LMS record does not survive but it is numbered among many used at Derby. Complete with typical Smiths pendulum with round steel rod, winder and notes from a restorer and a repairer together with replaced parts. £800-1000 - Sold for £780.

Lot 283 A single line key token, CORROUR-TULLOCH, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 284 A shedplate 65B St. Rollox (1949 to November 1966). The ex CR shed was noted for being home to all four named Black 5s in the early 1950s when its allocation numbered around 80 locos. In its final year it had just 13 locos, one of them being A4 60031 Golden Plover. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 285 A BR(Sc) totem sign, HERIOT, (f/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Excellent colour though some loss of shine. £800-1200 - Sold for £750.

Lot 286 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 3723, 1954, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 9493 actually built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2547, in June 1954, as sub-contractors for Hunslet, both companies allotting their own works numbers. Allocated new to Cardiff Canton on 24 June 1954. It moved in April 1961 to Bromsgrove where it was employed as a banker on the Lickey incline. Withdrawn from Bromsgrove in the week ending 5 September 1964, it was taken for scrap by T. W. Ward at Briton Ferry on 23 February 1965. Cast brass, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 287 A BR(M) totem sign, HOPE VILLAGE, (f/f), a former Great Central station on the Wrexham to Bidston route. A couple of face chips repainted and blemishes to the right. A rare totem, only once in auction, in 1995, this being the example which was sold then. £400-600 - Sold for £460.

Lot 288 A Caledonian Railway trespass notice signed John Blackburn, Sect, Glasgow, 1898. Enamel, 16¾"x22½", a remarkably good example with just minor edge chipping. £350-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 289 A (GWR) cabside numberplate 7010 from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 AVONDALE CASTLE built at Swindon in June 1948 and named after a ruin and mound in the centre of Strathavon in South Lanarkshire, a Scheduled Ancient Monument 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 short stay 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. Cast brass, the front repainted. £3000-4000 - Sold for £5200.

Lot 290 A single line key token, CYMMER AFAN-CAERAU, (alloy), from the Tondu to Cymmer route which closed in 1970. £100-200 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 301.

Lot 291 A shedplate, 31B March (1949 to December 1963 for steam). This ex GER shed was home to 160 locos in the 1950s including 10 B17 Sandringhams. Shortly before closure it was also home to 14 Britannias. Many of its diesel allocation also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £150-250 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £150.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 292 A BR(S) totem sign, BELTRING AND BRANBRIDGES HALT, (f/f), from the Gravesend to Paddock Wood route. Mottling in places. £600-900 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £800.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 293 A smokebox numberplate, 48108, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8108 built at Crewe and allocated new to Willesden on 8 February 1939. Its later sheds included Kirkby, Nottingham, Warrington Dallam, Aintree and Buxton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 September 1967 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 9 April 1968. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 8629.

Lot 294 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, ESHER, (f/f) from the Surbiton to Woking section of the Southern main line to Weymouth and the West of England. Enamel, 36"x12", minor rim chips. £200-350 - Sold for £330.

Lot 295 A pair of LNWR and North Eastern Railway coats of arms from the joint station in Leeds, (Leeds New Station), which opened in 1869. When rebuilt in the 1960s, these arms were removed. Cast iron, double sided, the LNWR 26"x21", the NER 35"x22", both repainted. (2) £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 296 A Great Eastern Railway notice, LIVE DOG, WITH CARE, from a wooden crate used to transport dogs. Enamel, 6"x4", edge chips. £150-250 - Sold for £140.

Lot 297 A carriage print, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE, by Henry Rushbury, R.A., from the LNER pre-war series. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 298 A nameplate, HOWARD OF EFFINGHAM, from the LMS 6P Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No 5670 built at Crewe in 1935 and named on 1 March 1937 after Admiral Charles Howard (1536-1624). Allocated new to Crewe North on 17 December 1935 and later Carlisle Upperby, Patricroft, Edge Hill, Willesden, Rugby, Derby and Stockport from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 October 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 28 January 1965. Cast brass, 52½", the front restored. £9000-12000 - Sold for £9000.

Lot 299 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway Tyers one wire semaphore block instrument, complete with block bell and plunger box, all mounted on the original backboard, a brass plate on the front, CRAY LANE, a crossing box just north of Pullborough station on the Arun Valley Line. £800-1200 - Sold for £2200 to commission or postal bidder number 7925.

Lot 300 A BR(M) totem sign, RUGELEY TOWN, (f/f) from the Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley route. The station closed in 1965. Edge chipping restored at the left end, blemishes in places. £600-700 - Sold for £600.

Lot 301 A nameplate, NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM, THE FIRST TEN YEARS, carried by HST power car 43038. It was named at the NRM York in September 1985 and the plates were removed in November 1989. The power car regained the name in February 1992 carrying stainless steel versions. Cast aluminium, length 59¼", in ex loco condition. The plate is accompanied by a copy of the BR Collectors Corner receipt. £2000-3000 - Sold for £2500 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 302 A small Great Western Railway ticket rack from Bristol Stapleton Road booking office. Wooden body 15¾"x32½", 8" deep, the interior has five rows of eight slots and is complete with its wood and slate description bars. Each slot holds a bundle of GWR tickets, unused examples from across the system. (Nothing rare!) £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 303 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3268, from a Class 23 4-8-2 built by Henschel, Works No 24222, in 1939. This class was designed as a general utility locomotive. The whole class was withdrawn in the 1970s. Cast aluminium, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 304 A small carriage board, BLACKBURN-BOLTON, wooden, 28"x3¼", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 305 A nameplate, AUSTIN II, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Hunslet, Works No 1892, in 1936, and new to the Austin Motor Co Ltd at Longbridge Works, Birmingham. The Works and its locos became part of British Leyland (Austin Morris Division) Ltd in 1968 and this loco was scrapped in December 1970. Cast brass, 28¼"x6½", the front repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £2900.00.

Lot 306 A BR(W), double royal poster, LONDON, LORD MAYORS PROCESSION AT THE LAW COURTS, by J. Berry, 1951. (PR11) £150-300 - Sold for £80.

Lot 307 A Southern Railway target sign, CRAWLEY, from the Three Bridges to Horsham and Bognor Regis route. Enamel, length 32", a chip on the R and edge chipping neatly restored £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 308 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 49555, AUGUST 1918, from a 2ft 3¾inch gauge loco built as an 0-6-0 for the Central Narciso Railway in Cuba, their No 13, which was originally part of the Caibarien & Moron Railway. It was subsequently rebuilt as a 2-6-0 and renumbered in the all-Cuba sugar industry as MINAZ No.1137 when the system at Obdulio Morales Sugar Mill in Sancti Spiritus province became one of the last remaining lines of that gauge. By 1994 it was reported as derelict at Obdulio Morales, where it had worked latterly. Cast brass, 8¼" diameter, the front repainted. £350-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £350.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 309 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, KILMESSAN JUNCTION-NAVEN JUNCTION, with large triangular cast brass head, from the Midland Great Western, Dublin to Kingscourt route, which closed in 1963. £200-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 310 A BR(E) totem sign, FRINTON-ON-SEA, (h/f) from the Colchester to Walton on Naze branch. Loss of colour and shine, restoration in places expertly undertaken £1700-2000 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 311 A shedplate 68A Carlisle Kingmoor (1949 to February 1958). This ex CR shed, formerly 12A from 1935, was home to 140 locos during the period it used this code. Most noted was the batch of 14 Jubilees. In 1958 the shed was transferred to the LMR as 12A and finally closed to steam in January 1968. The front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £460.

Lot 312 A Tyers No.6 single line key, SHELFORD JCT-LINTON, (fibre), from the Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge route which closed to passengers in 1968. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 313 A group of GWR signal lever plates, wording includes FROM LOW LEVEL, DOWN MAIN REFUGE, SIDING, UP SIDING/DOWN MAIN, MAIN TO CROSS. Lengths, 8", 7", 5¼", 4¼", 4". (5) £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 314 A smokebox numberplate, 67735, from a (LNER) L1 Class 2-6-4T built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26574, and allocated new on 5 November 1948 to Stratford where it spent all its working life. It was withdrawn from Stratford on 16 September 1962 and subsequently scrapped. Repainted. £400-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 315 A Lion, Wheel and Crown emblem as attached to AC electric locomotives when introduced on the West Coast Main Line. Cast aluminium, 18"x18", the front lightly cleaned, the back in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 316 A single line key token, THETFORD-BARNHAM, (alloy), from the Bury St Edmunds to Thetford branch which closed to passengers in 1953 and freight in 1960. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 317 A Southern Railway bunker numberplate, A5, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway H class 0-4-4T No 5 built at Ashford in 1907. It became SR No A5 and this plate was fitted in 1924 following a general repair. Renumbered 1005 in 1931 (when the plate was probably removed) it became BR 31005. Allocated new to Bricklayers Arms, it was at Stewarts Lane by January 1948 and later Ashford, Tonbridge, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Three Bridges from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 September 1963 and cut up by Woods at Queenborough in May 1964. Cast brass, 13½"x7½", the front repainted. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1400.

Lot 318 A stamp, BRAMBER STATION, LB&SCRy, from the Christs Hospital to Shoreham route which closed in 1965, brass with turned wooden handle, height 3½". £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 319 A worksplate, HUNSLET, 7286, 1972, from a 2250hp centre cab DE new to the British Steel Corporation at its Appleby-Frodingham Works at Scunthorpe, their No 75 and named LULU. The Works and its locos was acquired by Corus in 1999 and by Tata Steel in 2007. Tata sold the Works for £1 in 2016 to Greybull who re-branded the business as British Steel. This loco, by now radio remote controlled, was noted still at Scunthorpe earlier this year. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 320 A nameplate, DAUNTLESS from Class 50 D448 later 50048. New to Crewe in December 1968, it was named at Reading Station in March 1978. Withdrawn from Plymouth Laira in July 1991 and cut up by MC Processors Glasgow in April 1992. Cast aluminium, length 45½", in ex loco condition. A BR receipt is provided. £5000-7000 - Sold for £7400 to commission or postal bidder number 4201.

Lot 321 A BR(S) totem sign, ST HELIER, (f/f), from the Wimbledon to Sutton route. Minor rim chips. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 322 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9778, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in April 1936. A long time Cardiff Canton loco, it moved in 1962 to Llantrisant and two years later to Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 31 October 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 12 January 1965. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 323 A LB&SCR signal indicator, R. BAR OCCUPIED LOCKS 35, BAR CLEAR LOCKS 36, with white/green flag. Brass case, 3¾"x5¼", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 324 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1927 DERBY. Locos built that year were Class 4F 0-6-0 Nos 4288-301/4407-436 which became BR 44288-301/4407-436, Class 3P 4-4-2T Nos 2125-34, renumbered 1943-52 in 1947, becoming BR 41943-52, and Class 4P 2-6-4T Nos 2300-3 which became BR 42300-3. Cast brass, 10¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 8571.

Lot 325 A BR(S) trespass notice, the small type often displayed by the booking office window. Enamel, 5"x4", excellent (ex stores) condition. £80-120 - Sold for £220.

Lot 326 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 £240 to commission or postal bidder number 4056.

Lot 327 A carriage print, BEAUMARIS, ANGLESEY, by David Cobb, from the LMR (B) series. £80-120 - Sold for £120 to commission or postal bidder number 3441.

Lot 328 A shedplate 56G Bradford Hammerton Street (July 1956 to December 1967). This ex GNR shed, formerly 37C, was transferred to the NER when it took on this code. It lost its steam allocation of 33 locos in 1958, and became a DMU depot. As well as many units, a number of Class 03 and 04 shunting locos carried this code. In July 1967 it became 55F and finally closed during 1985. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 329 A LNER doorplate, PARCELS AND BOOKING OFFICE. Cast iron, 19"x6½", an unusual three line example in original condition. £250-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 330 A LNER double royal poster, NORWICH, by Roland Hilder. Edge nicks repaired. £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 331 A BR(W) totem sign, BAPTIST END HALT, (f/f) from the Dudley to Old Hill branch, east of Stourbridge, which closed to passenger traffic in 1964. A rare example not offered at auction before. Several face chips neatly restored. £2500-4000 - Sold for £5600 to commission or postal bidder number 1043.

Lot 332 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3406, from the 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon in March 1904, numbered 3468 when built and renumbered 3406 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme. It was named CALCUTTA when built, one of a group of Bulldogs named after countries and states of the British Empire. Allocated to Pontypool Road by January 1948, it moved the following year to Hereford from where it was withdrawn on 31 January 1951 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending 24 March 1951. Cast brass, in ex loco condition, the beading stamped with the usual engine and boiler details. £1500-2000 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 333 A BR(E) poster board header, BRITISH RAILWAYS, LONG MELFORD, (flangeless) from a board situated at the station entrance. Long Melford was the junction north of Marks Tey where the routes to Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge diverged. Enamel, 104"x6", several chips to the edge and face, otherwise good. The sign has a degree of flexibility and the buyer would not need a vehicle with space to accommodate the full length of the sign. £200-350 - Sold for £950 to commission or postal bidder number 8213.

Lot 334 A GWR notice, warning passengers not to cross the line on the level. A style of sign unique to the Cambrian section. Cast iron, 24½"x17½", a vertical weld repair, otherwise original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 335 A smokebox numberplate, 47513, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16596 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4215, in 1928, renumbered 7513 in 1934, becoming BR 47513. A long time Grimesthorpe loco, it was withdrawn from there on 9 May 1961 and cut up at Crewe Works by the following 2 June. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 336 A one engine in steam train staff, BARNSTAPLE SOUTH JUNCTION AND BARNSTAPLE JUNCTION SOUTHERN RAILWAY, used on the GWR connection between the Taunton to Barnstaple (Victoria Road) route closed 1966 and the Southern Line. An additional steel key attached, inscribed BARNSTAPLE SOUTH JUNCTION & BARNSTAPLE SOUTH WESTERN JUNCTION. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 337 A set of rings as fitted to Class 37/6 locomotives for Euro Tunnel working. Cast aluminium, diameters, 28", 16½", 8¼", ex loco condition. A DRS receipt is provided with this lot. £900-1200 - Sold for £900.

Lot 338 A GWR pre-grouping pocket watch, by Rotherhams of London. The back of the outer case engraved GWR, 1424 (well polished, but clear), the face marked with company initials. Running order. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 339 A shedplate 65E Kipps (1949 to January 1963). This ex NBR shed was home to 50 locos throughout the 1950s, the most notable being the quirky Y9 saddle tanks with the wooden wagons attached as extra coal space. Repainted, the pattern description visible on the back. £200-350 - Sold for £580.

Lot 340 A BR(M) double royal poster, COLWYN BAY, by A. J. Wilson. (LM19458) £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 341 A worksplate PECKETT 1038, 1906, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named LANCE, which went new to James Pain Ltd, Market Overton Ironstone Quarries, Rutland. Sold in 1917 via T. W. Ward to Whitecross Co Ltd, Warrington, Lancashire. In October 1966 it passed to the Railway Preservation Society at Chasewater, Staffordshire, where it was scrapped in March 1972. Engraved brass, 11½"x8¼", the front characters repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £680.

Lot 342 A GWR nameboard, KEYNSHAM & SOMERDALE EAST SIGNAL BOX, from the Bristol to Bath Main Line. Cast iron, length 114", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 4629.

Lot 343 A M&GN Joint Railway signal box diagram, MASSINGHAM, from the Kings Lynn to Fakenham section, closed in 1959, the diagram stamped, Engineers Section, Melton Constable, Feb 1907. It shows the line to Hillington and East Rudham Station, Crossing and Gate Box. Original frame, 32¼"x14½". £150-300 - Sold for £800.

Lot 344 A nameplate, BRITISH MONARCH, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4021 built at Swindon in June 1909 and originally named KING EDWARD. When the King Class was introduced in 1927, it was renamed THE BRITISH MONARCH in June of that year but the nameplates were altered without THE later the same year. Allocated in BR days to Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 10 October 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 27 December 1952. £12000-16000 - Sold for £13800.

Lot 345 A LMS Hawkseye target sign, WAENAVON, from the Brynmawr to Abersychan branch in the Eastern Welsh Valleys. Passenger services were withdrawn in 1941 and the section of line closed to freight in 1954, a surprising survivor. Cast aluminium, length 48", partly restored. The name on the back is that of the person who probably obtained the sign originally, not that of the later owner. £400-600 - Sold for £980 to commission or postal bidder number 8634.

Lot 346 A direction sign, TO TRAMWAY STOPPING STATION. Although the original location of the sign is not known, it was obtained in East Anglia. Enamel, 18½"x12", curved to fit pillar or post, in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 347 A BR(S) totem sign, SEVENOAKS, (f/f), from the Orpington to Tonbridge section of the main line to Hastings. A minor blemish under the K, otherwise excellent. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 348 A worksplate, L&NER, 4366, DONCASTER, 1899, from a Great Northern Railway D1 Class, LNER D2 Class, 4-4-0, No 1366, built at Doncaster, Works No 903, in October 1900, the year following the date on the plate. It became LNER 4366 and was renumbered 2170 in 1946 but was withdrawn in August 1947 just a few months short of receiving its intended BR number 62170. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 349 A depot plaque KINGFISHER for Thornaby ex Class 37 37521. Cast aluminium, 17¾"x17¾", the front repainted, the back original condition with plenty of oxidisation. £700-800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £700.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 350 A wagonplate, U.S.A. 428839, 20 Tons, MFR GAT C 1944, from a wagon imported during WW11. Cast iron, 11"x6", the front repainted. £80-120 - Sold for £90 to commission or postal bidder number 8362.

Lot 351 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BLANTYRE, (h/f), from the Glasgow to Hamilton Central route. A couple of face chips restored, reasonable colour, though loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 352 A single line key token, DALMALLY-TAYNUILT, (brass), from the western section of the Callander and Oban route. £150-250 - Sold for £260.

Lot 353 A BR(M) totem sign, WILLESDEN JUNCTION, (f/f), from the southern end of the West Coast main line, on the approach to Euston. A minor blemish to the left, otherwise excellent. £350-500 - Sold for £590.

Lot 354 A BR(M) quad royal poster, NORTH WALES, Anon. A colourful depiction of the coast from Prestatyn to Caernarvon. Rolled, edge nicks in places. (LM17057) £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 904.

Lot 355 A LNER seat back plate, MORNINGSIDE ROAD. The station, which closed in 1962, was on the Edinburgh south suburban line between Haymarket and Portobello. Cast iron, length 50", in original condition. £600-900 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 356 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, STARTING TO WALSALL WOOD, (the back marked, Down Line Detonator) used in Aldridge box on the Castle Bromwich to Wolverhampton route, Walsall Wood was on the branch to Brownhills (Watling Street) and Conduit Colliery. Engraved brass, 4"x5". £80-120 - Sold for £230.

Lot 357 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY 3073/D623 1960 from Class 40 D327, later 40127. New to Crewe in December 1960, withdrawn from Springs Branch in February 1982 and cut up at Swindon Works in October 1983. Cast chromed brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £600-700 - Sold for £900.

Lot 358 A SR destination plate from the indicator at Waterloo, BYFLEET & NEW HAW, a station between Weybridge and Woking. This is an unusual BR(S) replacement plate fitted in 1961 when the name was changed from West Weybridge. The usual style enamel, on wooden block, length 17½", in excellent condition. £80-120 - Sold for £100.

Lot 359 A shedplate 60B Aviemore (1949 to July 1962). This ex HR shed was home to a maximum of 12 locos during the 1950s. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £1650.

Lot 360 A North British Railway trespass notice, signed W. F. Jackson, Edinburgh, 1894. Enamel, 27"x20", above average condition, one face chip and several edge chips with minor damage to the edge of the text in places. £350-500 - Sold for £360.

Lot 361 A LNER lamp table, ASHINGTON, from the Bedlington to Newbiggin branch. The station closed in 1964. An unusual design, painted steel, 22"x7½", white lettering on North Eastern Region orange. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 362 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7177, 1946, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways GEA Class 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garrett No 4010, one of a class of fifty locos built to the British Government's Ministry of Supply order and designed for goods traffic. All were withdrawn by 1976. Cast brass, 10"x8¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 363 A Caledonian Railway semaphore block instrument, complete with gong and Up Train indicator. Overall height 27½". £500-800 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £500.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 364 A shedplate, 83H Plymouth Friary (February 1958 to May 1963). This ex LSWR shed, formerly in the SR as 72D, was home to just 11 locos at the end of the 1950s. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 365 A GWR Hotels silver plated gravy boat by Elkington, length 7¾", the side marked with the company's roundel device. £100-200 - Sold for £360.

Lot 366 A worksplate, SUPER-SENTINEL 5471, from a Super-Sentinel steam waggon of 1924, registered No. HO 6314, and fitted with a dropside body. Supplied new to Fred Dyke, Contractor, Fareham, Hampshire, their No 11. Converted to pneumatic tyres in 1934 and later sold to Fred Goymer, Barking, Essex. Sold in 1944 to James & Son (Grain Merchants) Ltd., Bermondsey, London. Passed to J.W. Hardwick, scrap merchants, Ewell, Surrey in 1955. The plate was purchased from Hardwick's by the vendor on 24 May 1964 for £3. The chassis of the waggon was cut in two, but has since been preserved. Cast brass, 5¼"x10", the front repainted, the back in totally ex vehicle condition. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 367 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CHERRYVILLE JUNCTION-ATHY, from the Great Southern & Western Railway's Kildare to Kilkenny route. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 368 A worksplate, THE ENGLISH ELECTRIC Co, AUSTRALIA Pty Ltd, ROCKLEA WORKS, QUEENSLAND, No. A.167, 1967, from a Western Australia Government Railways Class R diesel electric No R.1902, the second of a class of only two locos designed mainly for bauxite traffic. It entered service on 15 March 1968 and its last owner was Greentrains, a leasing company based in Perth. It was scrapped at Bellevue on 28 May 2016. Cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £250-350 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £250.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 369 A BR(S) double royal poster, DORSET, by Alan Durman, laid down to conserve. (AD6699/A3) £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 370 A smokebox numberplate, 61115, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1115 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25871, in January 1947. It spent its first eleven years at York before moving in June 1958 to Copley Hill and later Mirfield, Low Moor and Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 8 May 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Parkgate & Rawmarsh on 21 July 1967. The front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £540.

Lot 371 A Midland Railway double royal poster, THE ISLE OF MAN & IRELAND, VIA HEYSHAM, a colourful presentation with coat of arms at the top, the base marked John Mathieson Derby. A little edge wear in places, generally good. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 372 A nameplate, MORFA GRANGE, from the GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6866 built at Swindon in March 1939 and named after a Cistercian monastic grange attached to Strata Florida Abbey in Cardiganshire. A long time Tyseley engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 29 May 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 20 August 1965. £6000-8000 - Sold for £5600.

Lot 373 A small carriage board, DINGWALL-INVERNESS, wooden, 28"x3½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 374 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS CREWE SULZER/CROMPTON PARKINSON 1962, from a Class 45 Peak numbered in the series D51 to D67. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition. £500-700 - Sold for £880.

Lot 375 A BR(W) double royal poster, BATH, by Chris D. Watkiss. (PR24) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 376 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6317, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1921. Allocated to Taunton by January 1948 and later Pontypool Road, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge, Banbury and Kidderminster from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 25 March 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £500.

Lot 377 A Southern Railway target sign, HORSTED KEYNES, from the East Grinstead to Lewes route which closed in 1958. The station continued to be served by services on the branch from Haywards Heath until 1963. Enamel, length 32", restoration to the edges and fixings, the name unaffected. £500-800 - Sold for £300.

Lot 378 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co Ltd, HYDE PARK, 24773, 1942, from a Stanier LMS type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department in May 1942, WD No 70560. Loaned new to the LMS in June 1942, it returned to the WD in July 1943 and was sold to the LMS in December 1943, LMS No 8273, becoming BR 48273. Allocated first to Wellingborough in December 1943 and later Coalville, Derby, Crewe South, Toton and Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 August 1965 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 25 November 1965. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £230.

Lot 379 A BR(W) totem sign, PARSON STREET, (f/f) the second station south of Bristol Temple Meads on the main line to Taunton. Excellent condition. £500-700 - Sold for £640.

Lot 380 A smokebox numberplate, 62032, from a Peppercorn K1 Class 2-6-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26636. Allocated new to March on 26 August 1949, it moved in January 1960 to Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1963 and sold for scrap to William Rigley & Sons at Bulwell Forest. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 381 A BR(NE) double royal poster, SCARBOROUGH, Anon, a few edge tears repaired and discolouration at the base. (NER 58/59) £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 382 A shedplate 18A Toton (1948-September 1963 for steam). 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 £100.

Lot 383 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, TISTED-WEST MEON, (fibre), from the Alton to Farnham, Meon Valley route, which closed in 1955. £150-300 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 384 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway armband, M & G N J R, PILOTMAN, cloth, 15¾"x3½", with leather straps and buckles. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 385 A LMS silver plated desk top bell from the reception of a hotel, 4½" diameter, the side marked with the full coat of arms. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 386 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 1202, 1916, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Brown Bayley's Steel Works Ltd, Sheffield, their No 6, where it spent all its working life. Dismantled in 1970, it was scrapped by 1977. Engraved brass, 13"x8", the front polished. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 387 A pair of GWR Dining Car silver plated sugar tongs with claw feet by Elkington, 5½" long, the handle marked with the pre-grouping garter device. £50-80 - Sold for £170.

Lot 388 A shedplate, 2E Northampton (March 1952 to September 1963), then Saltley (September 1963 to March 1967, closed to steam). The ex LNWR shed at Northampton was home to 40 locos during the period it used this code. It then became 1H. The ex Midland shed at Saltley, formerly 21A, had an allocation of 50 in the mid 1960s. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 389 An early BR(W) totem sign, BATH SPA, with top flange, a transitional design produced between the BR(W) chocolate and cream lamp tablets and the half flanged totems. Enamel, 36"x6¼" some restoration. £600-900 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 1695.

Lot 390 A shedplate, 2C Warwick (1950 to November 1958), then Stourbridge Junction (September 1963 to July 1966). The ex LNWR shed at Warwick had a small allocation of around 15 locos in the 1950s, and when the ex GWR shed at Stourbridge was absorbed into the LMR taking over this code, it maintained over 30 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 391 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 930 from a Central South African Railway Class 11 2-8-2 No 718 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 16267, in 1905, for goods traffic. On assimilation into the SAR system in 1912, it was renumbered 930 but retained its class number 11. It was withdrawn in 1975. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £470.

Lot 392 A carriage print, LADY GODIVA, by Winslade, from the LMR Historical series. £80-120 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 3500.

Lot 393 A Southern Railway target sign, TISBURY, from the Templecombe to Salisbury section of the West of England main line. Edge chips and chipping in the area of the letter R, all neatly restored £450-700 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 1139.

Lot 394 A LNWR inspectors handlamp, smaller size, three aspect complete with LMS interior, a plate on the top, WOVERTON (sic), wasting to the base rim on the left side, otherwise fine restored condition, overall height 11¼". £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 395 A BR(S) double royal poster, DOVER, by Studio Seven. (AD7817/58-59, A2¾) £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 396 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway signal box nameboard, CLENCHWARTON, from the Kings Lynn to Spalding section which closed in 1959. Enamel, within original frame, on backboard, overall 48"x8¾", a couple of chips to the lower edge, otherwise excellent. £250-400 - Sold for £220.

Lot 397 An East African Railways cabside numberplate, 3124, from a metre gauge Tribal Class 31 2-8-4 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 6251, in 1955 and named CHOPE after a local African tribe. Cast brass, 24½"x8¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £220.

Lot 398 A shedplate 40A Lincoln (1949 to January 1964). This ex GNR shed was the largest of three sheds in the city. The 1950 allocation was a substantial 64 locos, and by 1959 it had three B1 namers in its total of 51 locos. The shed closed in 1964, but the DMU and shunter allocation continued carrying the code, although they were maintained at the former GCR shed. This closed in October 1987. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 399 A small carriage board, BRISTOL-LEICESTER, wooden, 28"x3¼", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £170.

Lot 400 An original painting , THE CORONATION SCOT, by Barry Price. A view of the down express passing Lichfield Trent Valley in 1938. Oil on canvas, 26"x16" , framed, overall 30"x20". £1200-1500 - Sold for £1500 to commission or postal bidder number 7130.

Lot 401 A GWR HOTELS roundel pattern china egg cup, 2¼" tall, by Ashworth. £50-80 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 402 A BR(S) totem sign, ILFRACOMBE, (f/f), from the terminus of the route from Exeter and Barnstaple which closed in 1972. A chip restored in the upper panel, top left 3½" along the white rim. £900-1200 - Sold for £1600.

Lot 403 A smokebox numberplate, 45374, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5374 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1429, and allocated new to Barrow on 21 June 1937. Its later sheds included Crewe North and South, Rugby, Willesden, Aston and Carnforth from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 November 1967 and despatched for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston on 25 April 1968. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 8293.

Lot 404 A GWR signal box shelf plate, SOLIHULL, from the Leamington to Birmingham Snow Hill Main Line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £250 to commission or postal bidder number 2893.

Lot 405 A shedplate, 67C Ayr (1949 to October 1966 for steam). The ex G&SWR shed at Ayr was home to 60 locos in the 1950s, but within twelve months of closure this number was down to just 30. Some diesel shunters and DMU vehicles may also have carried this code. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 406 A Southern Railway doorplate, PARCELS & CLOAKROOM, (flangeless), enamel, 19"x7¼", presented in a wooden frame. A chip repair over the first O, neatly restored. £100-200 - Sold for £620.

Lot 407 A BR(S) fascia sign, SOUTHERN, WANBOROUGH STATION, from the Reading to Guildford route. Enamel, 52½"x 11¾", a minor chip at one of the end screw holes. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 408 A London Transport double royal poster, RICHMOND, The River Thames, by Graham Clarke. (272/1535M/6000) £100-200 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 8125.

Lot 409 A BR(S) totem sign, WEST EALING, (f/f), from the Paddington to Reading main line. A rare fully flanged example unrecorded in the totem guide. A face chip far right and tiny chip in upper panel, neatly restored. £300-500 - Sold for £750 to commission or postal bidder number 3564.

Lot 410 A LB&SCR silver plated coffee pot, NEWHAVEN-DIEPPE SERVICE, 7¼" tall, by Turner of Sheffield. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 411 A SNCF double royal poster, PARIS, by Nathan. (SNCF 1957, No. 89) £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 412 A GWR whistle, the side marked, GWR, LOCO DEPT, 1803, complete with chain and hook. £50-80 - Sold for £100 to commission or postal bidder number 1696.

Lot 413 A single line key token, HALWILL Jc.-LAUNCESTON, (brass) from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 414 A BR(E) platform sign from Barking, directing passengers to platforms for Southend, Tilbury and Fenchurch Street. Enamel, (f/f), 72"x27", edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 415 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CASTLEBAR-MANULLA JCTN, with square brass head and key. From the Midland Great Western, Claremorris to Westport route. £200-350 - Sold for £180.

Lot 416 A BR(S) totem sign, OXSHOTT, (f/f), from the Surbiton to Guildford route. Excellent condition. £250-400 - Sold for £190.

Lot 417 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25382, 1945, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in January 1945, WD No 78621. It was placed in store until purchased by BR in July 1950 and numbered 90406. Allocated to Sowerby Bridge on 22 July 1950, its later sheds were Wakefield, Low Moor, Darlington, Thornaby and Goole from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 23 December 1967. Cast white brass, 13½"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 418 A GWR&LMS double royal poster, HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, by Claude Algenon Buckle. Laid down to conserve (ERO53350) £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 419 A North Eastern Railway cash bag, NER, DRAX HALES, leather with engraved brass plate, from the Selby to Goole route which closed in 1964, £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 420 A GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, WORKSOP, oval china sweet dish, 7¾"x5½", by Copeland. £50-80 - Sold for £120.

Lot 421 A Pullman Car table lamp from AURELIA, a car built in 1924 which worked on the Southern Railway and later the Southern and Western Regions. Ornate hexagonal design with ribbing to the shade support. Brass, overall height 21¼", complete with switch. £400-600 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 1529.

Lot 422 A BR(W) totem sign, WESTON MILTON, (f/f), the first station north of Weston-super-Mare on the route north to Bristol. Tiny face chips neatly restored. £500-800 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 4995.

Lot 423 A cab worksplate BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE AND WAGON Del 118 1960 from Class 33 D6526, later 33017. New to Hither Green in October 1960; withdrawn from Eastleigh in January 1988 and cut up by Vic Berry Leicester in November 1990. Cast brass, 4"x3", in ex loco condition. £300-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 424 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, EGGESFORD-KINGS NYMPTON, (fibre), from the Exeter to Barnstaple route. Kings Nympton station was formerly called South Molton Road, changing in 1950 at which time the name on the tablet was altered. Key tokens replaced the tablets during the early 1950s. £150-300 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 3794.

Lot 425 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL Ry, GORTON, 1913, from a GCR Class 11E, LNER D10 Class, 4-4-0 Director No 429, the first of the Class, which became LNER 5429 and was renumbered 2650 in 1946, becoming BR 62650. Originally named SIR ALEXANDER HENDERSON, it was renamed SIR DOUGLAS HAIG in 1917 and was given its final name PRINCE HENRY in about 1920. It spent all its BR days at Northwich from where it was withdrawn on 15 February 1954 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 13 March 1954. Cast brass, 10¾"x6¾", the front repainted, the back marked with the engine name long ago. £500-800 - Sold for £920.

Lot 426 A Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway signal box block indicator with brass plate, TO FRENCH DROVE. The box was on the March to Spalding section of the route, and the station closed in 1961. Height 11", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 427 A smokebox numberplate, 30783, from a SR N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 783 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23279, in August 1925 and named SIR GILLEMERE after a Knight of the Round Table slain by Sir Launcelot in Arthurian Legend. Allocated to Nine Elms by January 1948 and later Eastleigh and Bournemouth where it spent over nine years with a final brief stay at Salisbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 March 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 1 July 1961. Repainted, cast with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle in the back. £700-1000 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 428 A single line key token, TAYNUILT-OBAN, (brass), from the western section of the Callander and Oban route. £150-250 - Sold for £1250 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 429 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3816, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in March 1940. Allocated to Newport Ebbw Junction by January 1948 and later Cardiff Canton, Banbury, Stourbridge, Tyseley, Aberdare, Neath Court Sart and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 25 August 1965. Cast iron, repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4103.

Lot 430 A BR(E) signal box diagram, PRIORY, (1954), from the Felixstowe branch. The box was between Bradfield and Wrabness. 36½"x18½" in its original frame though this is slightly longer than the diagram. £80-120 - Sold for £45.

Lot 431 A tender plate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 1808, SWINDON, JUNE 1911, 3500 Gallons, from a Standard Churchward tender which served all Churchward's standard tender locomotives and also Dukes and, later, Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8¼", the front lightly polished. £600-800 - Sold for £760.

Lot 432 A Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway 'in tray' from one of the company's offices. The company initials on the end in gilt lettering with black shading. Wooden, 16½"x11¾", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £70.

Lot 433 A London & North Western Railway silver plated tea pot by Elkington, 4¾" tall, with decorative bone handle to the lid, the side marked with the Britannia emblem within a belted garter. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 434 A Southern Railway seat back plate, RAMSGATE, from the Margate to Minster section of the North Kent coast route. Enamel, 48"x3", minor screw hole chips, otherwise excellent. £100-200 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 1616.

Lot 435 A shedplate 60A Inverness (1950 to June 1962). This ex HR shed maintained over 50 locos in 1959. It became totally dieselised in June 1962, when many class 24s carried the code well into the 1970s. Cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 8639.

Lot 436 A signal box nameboard, HARPENDEN STATION, from the southern end of the Midland Main Line. Cast letters on wood, 86"x10", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 437 A nameplate, KINGSTHORPE HALL, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 6950 built at Swindon in December 1942 but not named until April 1947 after the Hall in Northampton owned by Northampton Borough Council and now used as a community centre, one of only a handful of un-modified Halls whose nameplates have extended backplates. Allocated to Worcester by January 1948, it moved to Carmarthen in June 1961 and later Cardiff Canton and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 July 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 25 November 1964. (See also next Lot) £5500-7000 - Sold for £6000.

Lot 438 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6950, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 KINGSTHORPE HALL. Cast brass, repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £800-1200 - Sold for £1850 to commission or postal bidder number 4778.

Lot 439 A single line key token, CHIPPING NORTON-HOOK NORTON, (alloy),from the eastern end of the Banbury and Cheltenham route which closed to passengers in 1951. This section closed to freight in 1958. £150-300 - Sold for £460.

Lot 440 A BR(S) totem sign, KINGSTON, (f/f), from the New Malden to Twickenham route. Rim chips repainted otherwise excellent. £250-400 - Sold for £290.

Lot 441 An East African Railways & Harbours numberplate, 9041, from an EAR&H metre gauge Class 90 1Co-Co1 diesel electric built by English Electric and Vulcan Foundry, Works Nos 3836 and D1222, in 1968. From June 1969 the administration of the Railways passed to the East African Railways Corporation who re-designated Class 90 to Class 87 and this loco was renumbered 8741. Cast brass, 20"x8¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £20.

Lot 442 A SR signal box plunger with enamel ring, BRIDESTOWE, a station west of Okehampton on the Exeter to Plymouth main line. £150-300 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 4778.

Lot 443 A smokebox numberplate, 61348, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0, one of only ten of this large Class built at Gorton, Works No 1006. Allocated new to Kittybrewster on 9 June 1949, where it spent nearly eight years before moving south of the border to Peterborough Spital Bridge and later March, Lincoln, Retford GN & GC, Doncaster, Frodingham and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 26 December 1965 and despatched for scrap to Garnham Harris at Chesterfield on 15 March 1966. Ex loco condition. £450-600 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 1844.

Lot 444 A Southern Railway target sign, BILLINGSHURST, from the Horsham to Bognor Regis/Littlehampton route. Wooden, length 36", a rare target, the only other sold by us in 1991. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 445 A worksplate ANDREW BARCLAY 1928, 1927, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 crane tank which went new to Stanton Ironworks Co Ltd, Stanton, Derbyshire, named STANTON No 26. In 1960 the company became part of Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd and in June 1962 it became Stanton & Staveley Ltd and part of the British Steel Corporation in 1967. Scrapped around 1970. The front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £320.

Lot 446 A BR(W) double royal poster, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, by Claude Muncaster. (PR170/60) £100-200 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 4827.

Lot 447 A worksplate BREL DONCASTER 1978 from Class 56 56045, later 56301. New to Toton in June 1978; now running as 56301 with UKRL. Cast aluminium, 7"x4¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 448 A workplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65792, GATESHEAD, 1906, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 1018 built at Darlington in September 1906. The initial order for the first twenty J27s, including this one, was placed in June 1905 to be constructed at Gateshead, hence the works name on the plate, but the order was transferred to Darlington. It was renumbered 5792 in 1946, becoming BR 65792. A long time North Blyth engine, it was withdrawn from there in May 1965 and sold for scrap to Clayton & Davis at Dunston on Tyne in November 1965. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 7980.

Lot 449 A shedplate 88B Cardiff East Dock (1949 to March 1958), then Radyr (October 1960 to July 1965). The former GWR depot at East Dock was home to 60 locos in the 1950s which included an exotic collection of antiquated tank engines. The depot was run down and lost its allocation in 1958, but was to rise from the ashes in September 1962, now coded 88L, when it inherited all of Cardiff Cantons steam allocation; Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors now graced the shed. Ex GWR shed Radyr had taken this code over in 1960 which had around 50 locos during this period. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 450 A Southern Railway target sign, BETCHWORTH, from the Dorking to Redhill route. Enamel, a chip to the top right corner, discolouration to the white. £250-400 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3070.

Lot 451 A BR(W) totem sign, WHITLAND, (f/f) from the Swansea to Fishguard main line, junction for Cardigan and Pembroke. A small chip on the lower panel and two tiny face chips neatly restored. £300-500 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 8524.

Lot 452 A BR(W) locomotive gauge indicating the pressure required relative to the number of coaches. Brass case, 5" diameter, in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £180.

Lot 453 A Midland Railway Engineers Department Fire Buckets notice. Cast iron, 13½"x9¼", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 2409.

Lot 454 An industrial locomotive numberplate C.B.E.S. No 8, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Newcastle, Works No 7067, in 1942, and supplied new to the City of Birmingham Electricity Supply Department, Hams Hall Power Station, Coleshill, Warwickshire as their No 8. The company was nationalised on 1st April 1948 and eventually became part of the Central Electricity Generating Board. Transferred in December 1966 to Nechells Power Station, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, and sold for scrap in June 1972. Cast brass, 30"x10½", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 455 A Great North of Scotland Railway silver plated candle stick holder, 5½" diameter, complete with snuffer mounted on the handle, the top of the surround marked with the belted garter motif. £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 456 A shedplate, 86B Newport Pill (1949 to September 1963), then Newport Ebbw Junction (September 1963 to October 1965). This tiny ex ADR two road shed in the docklands area of Newport was home to about 60 locos in the 1950s. On closure the code was adopted by Ebbw Junction (86A) Having once been home to 150 locos in the 1950s, it now housed around 80 which included a handful of Halls and Granges. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 457 A London & North Western Railway porters jacket, LNWR cloth badges to the lapels and LNWR buttons, a makers label inside, John Hammond and Co. Newcastle Staffs. £80-120 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 305.

Lot 458 A BR(S) double royal poster, ILFRACOMBE, (photographic). (AD7853, A2, 58/59) £100-200 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 4851.

Lot 459 A BR(W) totem sign, YATTON, (f/f), from the Bristol to Taunton main line. Slight loss of shine. £500-800 - Sold for £950 to commission or postal bidder number 3550.

Lot 460 A Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Committee trespass notice used on the routes from Baker St to Aylesbury and Quainton Road, as well as the Brill and Verney Junction branches. Cast iron, 20"x11¾", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 7953.

Lot 461 A shedplate, 88J Aberdare (September 1960 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed was originally coded 86J. Under its new code it housed nearly 50 locos. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 462 An LNER three aspect hand lamp with brass plate, P JOLLEY, HUNTINGDON, complete with interior and in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 4349.

Lot 463 A carriage print, TOWNSEND, NEAR AMBLESIDE, WESTMORELAND, by Ronald A. Maddox, from the LMR (C) series. £80-120 - Sold for £55.

Lot 464 A Railway Signal Company single line staff, WATFORD-ST ALBANS, for the Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey branch. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 465 A worksplate, No 2068, DARLINGTON, 1949, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60149, AMADIS, built at Darlington, Works No 2068, in May 1949 and named in December 1950 after the racehorse owned by Lord Falmouth which won the 1909 Doncaster Cup. Allocated new to Grantham on 31 May 1949, it spent its first nine years alternating between there and Kings Cross before moving in September 1958 to Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 7 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks at Wadsley Bridge. Engraved brass, 12"x6½", the front lightly polished, the number 149 on the back. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 466 A GWR semaphore signal repeater with red home arm on finialed post and brass plate, 5, wooden case, height 8½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £110.

Lot 467 A LNER flower vase, used in one of the company's hotels, glass, 6", the side marked with the company monogram. £30-50 - Sold for £30.

Lot 468 A cash bag with brass plate, LNER, NORTH THORESBY TO LOUTH, from the northern section of the East Lincolnshire line which closed in 1970. £100-200 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 3538.

Lot 469 A Southern Railway brass cased signal box plunger with engraved brass ring, HONOR OAK PARK. £80-120 - Sold for £380 to commission or postal bidder number 4778.

Lot 470 A BR(M) totem sign, RADLETT, (f/f) from the southern section of the Midland Main Line, south of St Albans. Face and edge chips restored, blemishes to the face in places. £250-400 - Sold for £350.

Lot 471 A London & North Western Railway Fletchers block instrument for double line, with trafolite plates, SANDYCROFT, and SLOW LINE. From a box between Chester and Flint on the main line to Holyhead. Height 24¼", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 4555.

Lot 472 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, ARDEE-DROMIN, from the short branch which ran west from the Dundalk to Drogheda GNR main line. Passenger services ceased in 1934, though occasional freight continued until the 1970s. £150-300 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 3468.

Lot 473 A nameplate YORK FESTIVAL '88 from HST power car 43093. Named in February 1988 at Kings Cross station by the Duchess of Kent. This plate was removed in January 1997. A reflective stainless steel plate, length 35½". £400-600 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 4434.

Lot 474 A London & North Western Railway silver plated Marine Department sugar bowl by Elkington, 4" tall, the side marked with the Britannia motif within a belted garter with M.D. initials. £80-120 - Sold for £30.

Lot 475 A shedplate, 5E Alsager (1935 to June 1962), then Nuneaton (September 1963 to June 1966). The ex NSR shed at Alsager had an allocation of around 18 locos towards the end of its life. The ex LNWR shed at Nuneaton, formerly 2B, had nearly 40 locos during the period it used this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 476 A GWR DRAWING OFFICE paperweight, cast iron 4"x2½", in original condition. £80-120 - Sold for £160.

Lot 477 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3214, 1916, from a 0-6-0ST delivered new in January 1917 to Brymbo Steel Co. Ltd, Brymbo Colliery, Ironworks & Steelworks, Denbighshire and named ANZAC. It spent its whole life there until scrapped around February 1965. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £110.

Lot 478 A LNER seat back plate, THORPENESS, from the Saxmundham to Aldeburgh branch on the Suffolk coast, which closed in 1966. Cast iron, length 35¾", repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £1450 to commission or postal bidder number 335.

Lot 479 A North Eastern Railway McKenzie & Holland signal finial, the side marked McK&H,WE. Cast iron with zinc spike, overall height 44¼", an excellent example, repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 4589.

Lot 480 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2543, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Borsig in Germany, Works No 14660, in 1937. The 19Ds were the most numerous type of branch line locos ever built by the SAR and saw service until right at the end of the South African steam era. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £120.

Lot 481 A single line key token, EMNETH-MIDDLE DROVE, (chromed steel), from the Wisbech to Kings Lynn route which closed in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 482 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4942, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in October 1943, WD No 77126. Loaned to the LNER in October 1943, it returned to the WD November 1944 and was placed in store until purchased by BR and allocated to Wakefield on 11 June 1949. Except for five months at Sowerby Bridge in 1953, it spent all its BR days at Wakefield from where it was withdrawn on 24 November 1964 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 483 A BR(S) totem sign, WEYMOUTH, (h/f), from the Dorset seaside terminus of the main line from Waterloo. Rusting to the edges and a chip in the top panel all neatly restored; mounted on a back board by two small and unobtrusive screws. £600-900 - Sold for £730.

Lot 484 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway signal lever collar, STOP AND THINK, cast brass, 3½"x2¼", repainted and mounted on a wood block. £80-120 - Sold for £80 to commission or postal bidder number 2257.

Lot 485 A LNER departure board from Scarborough, CHESTERFIELD, DERBY, BIRMINGHAM, (pointing hand visible under paintwork). Wooden, 42"x4¾", in original condition. £50-80 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 8524.

Lot 486 A GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY GRIMSBY, china plate by Copeland, 9" diameter, gilt banding and decoration to the edge. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 487 A smokebox numberplate, 44137, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4137 built at Crewe in 1925. Allocated to Skipton by January 1935 and then Hellifield and Holbeck, it later spent over twenty years at Saltley before finishing its days as a shunter at Crewe Works from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 27 February 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 488 A Caledonian Railway milepost, ALMOND JUNCTION 15. The junction for the Methven and Crieff branch was situated north of Perth on the main line to Aberdeen. Cast iron, 12¼"x10½", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £310.

Lot 489 A shedplate 82C Swindon (1949 to April 1965 to steam, completely 1970). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 120 in the 1950s. During this period it was home to 7 Castles 7 Saints, 4 Bulldogs, 6 Stars, 7 Castles and 12 Halls. In its final year its most famous loco was the last active County, 1011 County of Chester. Ex loco condition, a rim chip below the C. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 490 A BR(M) totem sign, MILES PLATTING, (f/f), from the station just east of Manchester Victoria on the routes to Stalybridge, Oldham and Standedge. A small face chip repainted in the lower panel, blemishes to the face. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 491 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9658, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1946. A long time Old Oak Common loco, it moved to Stafford Road in 1963 and then spent its final three years at Oxley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 October 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 27 January 1967. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 492 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway horse brass, engraved, 2¾" diameter. £50-80 - Sold for £170 to commission or postal bidder number 973.

Lot 493 A shedplate 1F Rugby (September 1963 to May 1965). By the time this ex LNWR shed acquired this code it was home to a handful of Black 5s and 8Fs, 15 in all. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 494 A worksplate, SOCIETE SUISSE, 731, WINTERTHUR, 1892, from one of a batch of nine 5ft gauge 2-6-0s built for VR, the Finnish State Railways, running number 174. Cast brass, 15"x5¼"; rim knocks or repairs at the top, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £620.

Lot 495 A GWR Hotels silver plated bread basket by Elkington, length 12¾", the side marked with the company coat of arms. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 496 A pair of GWR brass locomotive whistles, large and small, mounted on a wooden stand. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 497 A Southern Railway target sign, ST HELIER, from the Wimbledon to Sutton route, fitted when the new line opened in 1930. A rare example not offered for sale in a railwayana auction before. Enamel, 27", a number of chips though the name almost unaffected. £150-300 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 2962.

Lot 498 A LSWR Refreshment Department one gallon copper jug, the side marked REFT DEPT, SWR, 1 GALLON, 9¼" tall, unpolished. £80-120 - Sold for £140 to commission or postal bidder number 572.

Lot 499 An O gauge fine scale kit built King class loco & tender "KING HENRY VIII", No.6013 in B.R. livery. Two rail twelve volt D.C, built to the highest standard by Peter Roles, with an exceptional level of fine detail throughout, including much underframe workings, detailed cab and backhead, full tender detailing with firing irons. Superbly painted and lined. This double chimney version is an exceptional model in all respects. With box. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, SITTINGBOURNE AND MILTON REGIS, (f/f), from the Chatham to Faversham route, junction for Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppy lines. A chip on the letter B and a small edge chip below the penultimate letter, all neatly restored. £350-500 - Sold for £620.