Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 3 March 2018

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Lot 1 A BR(W) booking office notice, H.M. FORCES MUST PRODUCE IDENTITY CARDS WHEN BOOKING LEAVE TICKETS, (flangeless). Enamel, 9"x6", in excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 2 A small carriage board, LEEK-STOKE; services were withdrawn in 1964. Painted wood, length 28", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 3 A GWR roundel pattern tea pot by Ashworth, complete with lid, a hairline crack at one side, otherwise good. An unusual china example, most of the GWR teapots being silver plate. £100-200

Lot 4 A single line key token, HOOK NORTON-BLOXHAM, (alloy), from the Banbury and Cheltenham route which closed to passengers east of Chipping Norton in 1951; freight traffic continued to use this section until 1963. £150-300

Lot 5 A LNER lamp tablet, MORNINGSIDE ROAD, (f/f) from the Edinburgh South Suburban Line; the station closed in 1962. Enamel, 16"x5", rim chips top centre. £350-500

Lot 6 A worksplate PECKETT 1478, 1917, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST, new to City of Birmingham Electricity Supply Department, Nechells Power Station, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, their No 2. Transferred to Hams Hall Power Station, Coleshill, Warwickshire around 1950 and returned to Nechells in 1957. Sold for scrap in June 1972. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front characters repainted. £200-350

Lot 7 A GWR signal box shelf plate, GALTON JUNC L.M.& S., engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". The junction was on the Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton route where a spur connected to the Handsworth Junction to Kidderminster route. £100-200

Lot 8 A depot plaque, Crewe Electric, featuring an eagle. Cast aluminium, 17½" square, in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 9 An 0 gauge finescale kit built GWR Castle Class 4-6-0, 5092, Tresco Abbey, in BR green with box The loco is superbly built to the highest standard with all the fine detail expected of a superior model, more underframe detail than normal inc: working eccentrics, brake rods & a plethora of steam pipes, the tender with similar attention to fine detailing. All painted & lined to the highest standard. An exceptional model with superior cab, underframe & general fine work. One minus point, the left side steam point is detached and requires refixing, the pipe is present. £700-1000

Lot 10 A BR(W) double royal poster, TEIGNMOUTH IS DEVON, Anon. Edge nicks repaired. (PR69) £150-300

Lot 11 A shedplate 52G Sunderland (February 1958 to September 1967). Formerly 54A, this ex NER shed was recoded in 1958 when it was custodian to 45 locos. On closure it was, along with West Hartlepool, the final outpost of steam in the north east. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 12 An LNER seat back plate, WHEATHAMPSTEAD, from the Welwyn to Luton and Dunstable route; the station closed in 1965. This is the first example to appear at auction; the station did not have totems. Cast iron, length 50", the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 13 A South Eastern Railway coat of arms transfer mounted on a wooden board, with beading, 7"x10", overall 11¾"x14¾". £100-200

Lot 14 A Midland Railway, Engineers Department, firebuckets notice, cast iron, 13¾"x 9½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 15 A BR(S) totem sign, EXMOUTH, (f/f), the terminus of the branches from Exeter Central and Sidmouth Junction. Edge chips restored, otherwise excellent. £600-900

Lot 16 A smokebox numberplate, 63653, from a 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers to Robinson's Great Central Railway design by Kitson & Co, Works No 5194, in April 1918, ROD No 1612. It was shipped new to France where it worked until returning to the UK in December 1919 after hostilities had ceased when it was loaned to the London & North Western Railway as their No 2902. It was returned to the ROD in August 1921 and stored at Queensferry until acquired by the LNER in December 1923, as their O4 Class No 6370, renumbered 3653 in 1946, becoming BR 63653. Allocated to March by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Frodingham with a final six months at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 17 April 1966 and sold for scrap to Station Steel at Wath. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 17 A GWR fingerboard from Ruabon station, LLANGOLLEN, BALA, DOLGELLY & BARMOUTH. An early style with white metal letters on wood, some loss of lettering on each side, length 45½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 18 A shedplate 1D Devons Road Bow (1949 to August 1958 for steam, total closure October 1964). This ex NLR shed had an allocation of 50 in 1950. It became the first diesel only depot on the system; a number of the new diesels also carried this code. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 19 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, CAMP HILL DOWN GOODS HOME TO LAWLEY ST, engraved brass, 5"x4". £80-120

Lot 20 A BR(NE) sign, SMOKING PROHIBITED, (f/f). Enamel, 17¾"x10", a rim chip lower right, otherwise excellent. £150-300

Lot 21 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, NORTHERN SCOTLAND, NEAR INVERSHIN, SUTHERLAND, by Jack Merriott. A scene of the Far North Line. Minor edge chips repaired. (B24735) £150-300

Lot 22 A smokebox numberplate, 7907, from a (GWR) 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 HART HALL built at Swindon and named after a Hall attached to Hertford College, Oxford. Allocated new on 5 January 1950 to St Philips Marsh, it spent virtually all its working life either there or at the other Bristol Sheds, Bath Road and Barrow Road, finishing its days at Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 December 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 6 July 1966. Repainted. £500-800

Lot 23 A Great Central Railway silver plated tea pot by Walker & Hall, 6½" tall, with ball feet, the saloon number 1234 below the coat of arms. £150-300

Lot 24 A signal box plunger, EAST HAM No 2, from the London, Tilbury & Southend route. Brass with engraved ring, in original condition. £100-200

Lot 25 A nameplate, LORD KITCHENER, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Kitson, Works No 5158, in 1915, which went new to Walsall Wood Colliery Co Ltd, Walsall Wood Colliery, Staffordshire, as their number 5. Became National Coal Board property on 1 January 1947. It was repaired at Cannock Chase Central Workshops in 1951 and had a further protracted overhaul there between 1959 and 1963. Scrapped on site at Walsall Wood in April 1965 by L. Wallace. Cast brass, length 33¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £600-900

Lot 26 A set of GWR oil plates, PETROLEUM, BURNING OIL No 2, LOCO OIL, AXLE OIL, cast iron, 6”x5 1/2" with fixing lugs, an unusual pattern for such plates, in original condition.(4) £200-350

Lot 27 A smokebox numberplate, 7413, from a GWR 7400 Class 0-6-0ST built at Swindon in December 1936. Allocated to Neyland by January 1948 and later Swindon, Hereford, Tyseley and Stourbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Bilston on 27 October 1964. The front repainted. £300-400

Lot 28 A set of Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway automatic tablet exchange apparatus, comprising jaws, cabside fixings and adjusters. M&GN, 5" 4" ABOVE RAIL LEVEL cast in the side. Cast brass, 26"x20", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 29 A BR(M) direction sign, APPLEBY EAST & WEST STATIONS, (f/f), referring to the former North Eastern station on the Stainmore route and the Midland station on the Settle and Carlisle route. Enamel 28"x 13", a couple of small face chips, away from the lettering, and edge chips, all neatly restored. £500-800

Lot 30 A GWR two tier mahogany cased repeater indicating Lock and Bar, with On/Off flags and brass plate, 31, manufactured by Walters and Co, and used at Round Oak North Signal Box, original condition. £250-400

Lot 31 A nameplate, REITBOK, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1021, built at Darlington, Works No 2001, in March 1947, becoming BR 61021, and named when built after a species of antelope found in southern Africa. Allocated to Heaton by January 1948, it moved later the same year to Darlington where it spent most of its BR days before moving in September 1960 to York North from where it was withdrawn on 6 June 1967 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. Cast brass, length 42¾", in ex loco condition. £6000-7000

Lot 32 A BR(S) totem sign, ESHER, (f/f), from West of England main line, the station for Sandown Park. Minor rim chips. £250-400

Lot 33 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, stamped GER, WELLS, 11, with a brass LNER plate, SURFLEET added when the lamp was relocated. Complete with interior, repainted. £150-300

Lot 34 A BR speedometer from a Bulleid Pacific locomotive to register 0-100 mph, by Smiths Industrial Instruments Ltd. Overall diameter 9", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 35 A single line key token, HALWILL-HOLSWORTHY, (brass), from the Okehampton to Bude branch which closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 36 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, GORTON WORKS, 1907. Locos built by the GCR at Gorton in 1907 were all Class 9J 0-6-0 numbered between 283-318 which became LNER J11 Class, all surviving into BR days numbered in the 643xx and 644xx series. Cast brass 10¾"x5¼", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 37 A BR(NE) totem sign, MOORTHORPE, (f/f), from the Swinton and Knottingly Joint Line. Excellent condition. £1000-1500

Lot 38 A London, Brighton & South Coast Railway semaphore shunt signal repeater, with brass case, a loss to the paintwork at the top of the face. £100-200

Lot 39 A GWR quad royal poster, THE CAMBRIAN COAST, by Charles Pears, a classic 1930s image, laid down on linen to conserve. £800-1200

Lot 40 An early Midland Railway square fronted three aspect handlamp, the top and body bearing matching plates, 8416. Original condition, the door catch requires attention. £250-400

Lot 41 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, FERBANE-BANAGHER, from the Clara to Bangor branch, closed to passengers in 1947 and freight in 1963. £200-350

Lot 42 A carriage print, PETERGATE, YORK, by H Tittensor, from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200

Lot 43 A nameplate CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE from Class 43 43113 which was named at Newcastle Central station in April 1983. This plate was removed in March 1989 and eventually replaced in February 1993 with a black background and silver lettered plate. This was the first Inter City 125 power car to be named. Cast aluminium, length 45¼", the front repainted. £2000-3000

Lot 44 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GOLSPIE, (f/f), from the Far North Line, from Inverness to Wick and Thurso; the station is between The Mound and Brora, in the county of Sutherland. A minor blemish upper right, otherwise excellent. £800-1200

Lot 45 A Waterford & Tramore Railway cast iron gate notice. Cast iron, 12"x12", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 46 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25806, 1946, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1050 built in June 1946, becoming BR 61050. Allocated to Norwich by January 1948 and later Darnall, Canklow, Retford GN, Doncaster and Langwith Junction, it was one of fourteen B1s loaned to the Southern Region in May 1953 when the Bulleid Pacifics had to be taken out of service temporarily for axle examination. Withdrawn from Langwith Junction on 6 February 1966, it was transferred to Departmental Stock as DS 30 and used as a stationary boiler until sold for scrap on 2 October 1968 to W. Heselwood at Attercliffe and despatched to them from Derby on 31 October. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300

Lot 47 A late 19th century NER 16" double dial drum clock used at Sunderland. In oak case, now painted brown, mounted through an ogee shaped bracket with metal strap fixings so the clock projects from wall. Overall height excluding fixings: 41¼". Both dials now written LNER, rear of main dial with dial-writing instruction BR(NE) 12913. Hands to main dial replaced, those to slave dial probably original and typical of Potts of Leeds. Cast brass bezel with bevelled glass to main dial, replaced clip-in spun bezel to slave. Chain fusee movement with two opposing sets of motion work one driving the hands of the slave dial. Pendulum rod with oval insertion allowing it to swing over the slave motion work. Ex-LNER records show it was used in the North Booking Hall at Sunderland. Complete with pendulum, winder and copies of entry in LNER records. £500-800

Lot 48 An LMS Target sign, SHEPLEY & SHELLEY, from the Sheffield to Penistone and Huddersfield route, cast aluminium, length 63", original orange paint dating from the time the station became part of the North Eastern region. £400-600

Lot 49 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, DELABOLE-PORT ISAAC ROAD, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 50 A BR(W) totem sign, TAUNTON, (h/f), from the West of England main line. Edge rusting repainted. £500-800

Lot 51 A small carriage board, BOLTON-BLACKBURN, used on local services via Darwen. Wooden, length 28", original paintwork. £80-120

Lot 52 A BR(W) station sign, DRINKING WATER, (f/f). Enamel, 9"x6", in excellent condition. £80-120

Lot 53 A Great Central Railway, Worksop, china plate by Copeland, 7¾"x4", a couple of marks, otherwise excellent. £80-120

Lot 54 A smokebox numberplate, 45493, from a LMS Class 4 4-6-0 No 5493 built at Derby and allocated new to Longsight on 12 January 1944. It spent most of its BR days at Rugby from 1949 to 1963, moving late on to Holyhead, Bescot, Banbury, Shrewsbury and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull on 4 May 1968. Repainted; a weld repair to the left of the first number 4. £250-400

Lot 55 A London, Chatham & Dover Railway silver plated sugar bowl, by Elkington, 3½" tall; a little wear though the coat of arms reasonably clear. £50-80

Lot 56 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6961, 1948, from a 5ft 3ins gauge Great Northern Railway of Ireland 4-4-0 No 206 named LIFFEY after the Irish River. In 1953 ownership passed to the Great Northern Railway Board and when the railway was split in 1958 between the governments of Eire and Northern Ireland it became part of Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE)as their No 206N. It was withdrawn in 1960. Cast brass, 10"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350

Lot 57 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f), probably the most famous junction in the world. Several edge chips just into the green. £500-800

Lot 58 A single line key token, HELMSDALE-FORSINARD, (brass), from the Far North Line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. £150-300

Lot 59 A LMS double royal poster, EUSTON HOTEL, LONDON, REMODELLED & MODERNISED, featuring a striking image of the Euston Arch. Repairs and blemish upper left edge and damage to edge lower right. £100-200

Lot 60 A worksplate ANDREW BARCLAY 361, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM new to the War Department at Longtown Central Ammunition Depot, Cumberland as WD 46. Later to the Longmoor Military Railway and sent to France just after D-day, returning to Great Britain in 1946. Later renumbered 70046 and then 826. Worked at a number of Army depots, including a period in the Middle East between 1952 and 1955 and Germany between 1960 and 1969. Later returned to Bicester Depot, Oxfordshire. Sold in 1978 to Farthingstone Silos Ltd., Northampton. In 1988 it passed to the South Yorkshire Railway Preservation Society, Sheffield and in May 2001 moved to Booth Roe Metals, Rotherham, for scrap. Cast brass, 16½"x11¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 61 A signal box nameboard, STONEGATE, (f/f) from the Tunbridge Wells to Hastings route. Enamel, 60"x12", minor blemishes and rim chips. £150-300

Lot 62 A shedplate, 15A Wellingborough (1949 to September 1963), then Leicester Midland (September 1963 to June 1965). The ex MR shed at Wellingborough was home to around 70 locos in the 1950s. The ex MR shed at Leicester had just 25 locos in its final year of steam operation. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 63 A Hull & Barnsley Railway signal makers plate, SAXBY & FARMER Co., LONDON, CHIPPENHAM & CALCUTTA. Cast iron, 8½"x11½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 64 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1144, from a Swansea Harbour Trust 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, Works No 2781, in July 1909, SHT No 13. When the SHT and its locos was taken over by the GWR in July 1923, this loco became GWR 974 and was renumbered 1144 in September 1948. Apart from a few months at Swansea Paxton Street in 1955, it spent all its BR days at Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn on 8 January 1960 and sold for scrap to Woodfield & Way at Cardiff on 1 April 1960. Cast brass, the front repainted. £600-900

Lot 65 A GWR Hotels roundel pattern silver plated tea pot, three quarter pint size, by Walker & Hall. £80-120

Lot 66 A BR(M) totem sign, SEALAND, (f/f), from the Chester Northgate to Wrexham route; the station closed in 1968. Excellent condition. £350-500

Lot 67 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1411, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19B 4-8-2, one of a class of only fourteen locos built by Berliner Machinenbau, Works No 9837, in 1930. All were withdrawn by 1977. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front paintwork removed but unpainted and unpolished. £250-400

Lot 68 A Southern Railway destination plate, SURBITON, from the Waterloo departure indicator, the station on the Wimbledon to Weybridge section of the Southern main line. Enamel, 17"x2¼", minor edge chips. £80-120

Lot 69 A Neath & Brecon Railway trespass notice. Cast iron, 19½"x11½", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 70 A BR(W) double royal poster, HERTFORDSHIRE, ALDBURY VILLAGE, by Jack Merriott. Border loss top left and lower right, edge nicks and a split to the left and right repaired. (LM1949) £150-300

Lot 71 A shedplate, 53A Hull Dairycoates (1949 to February 1959). This ex NER shed had an allocation of around 150 loco during the 1950s. In February 1960 it was recoded 50B and finally closed to steam in June 1967. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 72 A fingerboard, NORTH WALSHAM, WROXHAM, NORWICH & LIVERPOOL STREET, used at Cromer Beach Station. Wooden, 41"x6¼", original paintwork with a little restoration to one side only. £100-200

Lot 73 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DINGWALL, (f/f), from the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh and Far North route. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 74 A nameplate, LITTLE WYRLEY HALL, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7913 built at Swindon in March 1950 and named after the Hall four miles south-east of Cannock in Staffordshire. Allocated new to Tyseley on 13 March 1950, its later sheds included St Philips Marsh, Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 March 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea the following 8 April. Extended backplate, in ex loco condition. (See also next Lot). £6000-8000

Lot 75 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 7913, from the 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 LITTLE WYRLEY HALL. Cast brass, the front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history). £1000-1500

Lot 76 A BR(M) double royal poster, LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL, by Greene. (LM16657) £150-300

Lot 77 A small carriage board, ROTHBURY-MORPETH, used on the Wansbeck route and Rothbury branch which closed in 1952. Painted wood, length 32½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 78 A nameplate YORKSHIRE CRICKET ACADEMY and badge from Class 43 43115 which was named at York station in June 1989. It carried this plate until 1993 when it was replaced with the silver background style. Stainless steel, length 55", the badge 9" square, in ex loco condition. £900-1200

Lot 79 A Southern Railway doorplate, ENQUIRIES AND SEAT RESERVATIONS. Enamel 18"x7¾", a chip at the top right screw hole otherwise excellent. £150-300

Lot 80 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway Coach plate LBSC, 20 TONS, 53. Cast iron, 9"x7", repainted. £100-200

Lot 81 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, ARDRAHAN-ATHENRY, from the Claremorris to Limerick route. £200-300

Lot 82 A wagon or coach plate, C. R. Co., BUILDERS 1898, ST ROLLOX WORKS. Cast iron, 6½"x4½", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 83 A carriage print TINTAGEL, NORTH CORNWALL, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. £100-200

Lot 84 A London & North Western Railway notice from Wolverton Works, 2" SOFT WATER VALVE TO CUT TRAVERSERS. Cast iron, 18¾"x13¼", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 85 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT FROM ELSTREE SLOW LINE, from the southern end of the Midland Main Line, engraved brass, 5"x4". £80-120

Lot 86 A shedplate 88D Merthyr (1949 to November 1964), then Rhymney (November 1964 to April 1965). The ex GWR shed at Merthyr had 55 locos in the 1950s. The ex RR shed at Rhymney had an allocation of 19 56xx 0-6-2T during its short time as a coded depot. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 87 A BR(W) double royal poster, STRATFORD-ON-AVON, Shakespearian Comedy at The Old Falcon, by Gordon Nichol. (PR126) £150-300

Lot 88 A smokebox numberplate, 32448, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway C2 Class 0-6-0 No 448 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 1415, in August 1894. It was rebuilt with a larger boiler and re-classified to C2X Class in November 1912. Allocated as BR 32448 to Bricklayers Arms by January 1948 and later Redhill, Stewarts Lane and Norwood Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 October 1961 and cut up immediately at Ashford Works. In ex loco condition, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £500-800

Lot 89 A crest, British Railways, lion over wheel. An early example applied and painted on the rear of a glass plate and framed. Overall 19¾" square. Edge loss to the base of the wooden frame. £100-200

Lot 90 A worksplate, W.G. BAGNALL, 2654, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new in February 1942 to Park Gate Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., Charwelton Ironstone Quarries, Northamptonshire, named CHERWELL. In January 1948 it moved to the nearby Byfield Ironstone Quarries. These quarries closed in February 1965 and in August 1966 the locomotive passed into preservation with Daventry Borough Council at a local recreation ground. In October 2001 it moved to its current location with the Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Cast brass, 8"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 91 A BR(W) lamp tablet, CULHAM, from the Didcot to Oxford route. Enamel, 20"x6", a chip repair in the centre and rim chipping at the top. £150-300

Lot 92 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3707, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1936. Allocated to Cardiff East Dock by January 1948 and later Abercynon and Merthyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry on 14 October 19645. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 93 A BR(W) double royal poster, SOMERSET, by L.A. Wilcox. Rolled. (PR123) £150-300

Lot 94 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER WORKS, 1256, 1910, from a GNR Class N1 0-6-2T No 1561 built in March 1910. Renumbered 4561 in 1926 and 9441 in 1946, it became BR 69441. A long time Hornsey engine, it moved in 1954 to Colwick and the following year to Bradford Bowling Junction from where it was withdrawn on 30 May 1955 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 17½"x9½", unpolished, the back stamped 1561. £1000-1500

Lot 95 A Great Central Railway Dewsbury, silver plated divided vegetable dish, 10 1/2" diameter, the side marked with the company coat of arms, Dewsbury. £150-300

Lot 96 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, stamped DARSHAM 6, a station between Saxmundham and Halesworth on the East Suffolk Line. Repainted and complete with GER vessel. £100-200

Lot 97 A set of Kent & East Sussex Railway carriage transfers, comprising characters K&ESR, 0-9, FIRST, THIRD, COMPT,GUARD. Presented on a brown wooden board with beading, overall 28½", the layout matching the transfer sheet supplied to the K&ESR. £100-200

Lot 98 A Taff Vale Railway bridge weight notice, To Drivers and Owners of Locomotives. Cast iron, 29¾"x18½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 99 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

Lot 100 A GWR signal box shelf plate, 4¾"x1½", FROM COSFORD, a box on the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury route. £100-200

Lot 101 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 686, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19A 4-8-2 built by the Swiss Locomotive Works at Winterthur, Works No 3311, in 1929, and designed for use on some of the more lightly laid branch lines. All were withdrawn by 1977. Cast brass 20¾"x14¼", cleaned and the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 102 A Glasgow & South Western Railway Hotels silver plated sweet bowl by Elkington, 5" diameter, the company name and coat of arms inside the bowl. £50-80

Lot 103 A small carriage board, BRADFORD-LONDON, as used on the South Yorkshireman and other services to the Capital. Wooden, length 32", original paintwork. £80-120

Lot 104 A Stratford on Avon & Midland Junction Railway gate notice, a small plate, the design unique to this company and the Isle of Wight Central Railway due to their shared manager, Russell Wilmott. Cast iron, 17"x3¼", repainted. £150-300

Lot 105 A smokebox numberplate, 40183 from a LMS Class 3 2-6-2T No 183 built at Derby and allocated new to Holbeck on 12 May 1938. Its later sheds were Manningham, Normanton, Hellifield, Lostock Hall and Lower Darwen from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 October 1961 and despatched for scrap to T. Burton at Middleton Goods Yard, Lancaster on 22 February 1962. Repainted; a neat weld repair to the left of the number 1. £300-500

Lot 106 A BR(W) double royal poster, WINDSOR, by Frank Sherwin. Edge nicks repaired. (PR58) £150-300

Lot 107 A nameplate, PRINCESS BEATRICE, from the LMS Princess Royal Class 8P 4-6-2 No 6209, BR 46209, built at Crewe and named when built after the fifth daughter (1857-1944) of Queen Victoria. Allocated new on loan to Crewe North on 23 August 1935, it moved the following month to Camden, returning to Crewe North in May 1942 and spending its best days there until September 1958. It finished its days at Camden from where it was withdrawn on 27 September 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 23 November 1962. Cast brass, length 46", the front repainted. £18000-22000

Lot 108 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, MELDON JUNC-ASHBURY, (fibre). From the Okehampton to Bude and Padstow route which closed in 1966. £200-350

Lot 109 An 0 gauge model of GWR Hall Class 4-6-0 loco 5905, Knowsley Hall, in GWR green livery, built to a very good standard, loco chassis and running gear need a little attention. Motor is 12 Volt D.C. running an 18-1 Lionel gearbox. Motor works but requires a 2 rail pick up, driving wheels are insulated on the right side. An excellent loco & tender, (tender loose weighted) requiring some work, but with good detail. £200-300

Lot 110 A cash bag, LNER, HAYMARKET, from the station west of Edinburgh Waverley. Leather with engraved brass plate. £50-80

Lot 111 A BR(M) double royal poster, SKIPTON CASTLE, by Greene. Rolled. (LM19258) £100-200

Lot 112 A small carriage board, EDINBURGH (PRINCES ST)- ABERDEEN. Painted wood, length 28", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 113 A worksplate PECKETT, 1903, 1936, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST, which was supplied new to South Wales Warehouses Ltd, Penarth Tidal Wharf, Cardiff. In October 1968 it passed for preservation to Mr T. Collins, Peterston Super Ely, Cardiff and is currently located at the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, Chatham, Kent. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8¼", the front lightly polished. £150-300

Lot 114 A Highland Railway Look-Out armband, enamel, 4"x3", with straps and buckle, a few minor surface marks. £50-80

Lot 115 A shedplate 85A Worcester (1949 – December 1965). This ex GWR shed was home to 80 locos in the 1950s, including Bulldogs, Stars, Castles, Halls and Granges. Even in its final year it hosted 6 Halls and 5 Granges in a total of 24 locos. Ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 116 A LSWR Sykes banner signal repeater with brass case, overall 3 3/4"x7". £100-200

Lot 117 A Southern Railway station sign, OVER THE BRIDGE FOR SANDWICH , RAMSGATE, CANTERBURY & ASHFORD, VIA MINSTER, used at Deal Station. Enamel, 24"x42", screw hole chips and top right corner damage, otherwise fine. £150-300

Lot 118 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, ROSSLARE STRAND-BALLYGEARY, a short section east of Rosslare Harbour. £100-200

Lot 119 A nameplate CLYDE VOYAGER from Class 220 220006 named in October 2001. The plates were removed when Virgin Railways lost the franchise to Cross Country trains. Cast aluminium, 24½"13½", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 120 A BR(M) mirror map showing the system in the late 1950s and including the Great Central Main line, Stainmore route and many closed branches. In excellent condition, 6"x11" with bevelled edge. £100-200

Lot 121 A worksplate HUNSLET ENGINE, 7307, 1973, from a standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel-hydraulic locomotive delivered new in May 1973 to the National Coal Board, Wheldale Colliery, Castleford, Yorkshire West Riding as No 40. In May 1988 it passed to its current location at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 122 A single line key token, FORSINARD-GEORGEMAS JCT, (brass) from the Far North Line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. £150-300

Lot 123 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5949, from the 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 TREMATON HALL, built at Swindon in April 1935 and named after the 19th Century Georgian house two miles west of the Saltash Bridge in Cornwall. Allocated to Bristol Bath Road by January 1948, it alternated between there and nearby St Philips Marsh until moving in September 1960 to Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 30 May 1961 and cut up at the adjacent Works in the week ending 23 September 1961. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 124 A BR(E) totem sign, HISTON, (f/f), from the Cambridge to St Ives branch. The station closed in 1970. Minor blemishes. £500-800

Lot 125 A M&GN Joint Railway quad royal poster, NORFOLK COAST, by Frank Mason. Edge wear, small losses from pins in top yellow border. £100-200

Lot 126 A 2½" gauge model Pullman Car, PHOENIX, with QUEEN OF SCOTS carriage board, presented to a former Pullman Car Company employee on his retirement. Wooden construction, length 30", standing on a section of rail, overall 36". £100-200

Lot 127 A single line key token, EGGESFORD-UMBERLEIGH, (alloy), from the Exeter to Barnstaple route, a section introduced after the removal of the loops at Kings Nympton and Portsmouth Arms. £100-200

Lot 128 A BR(W) lamp tablet, LEAMINGTON SPA, used at Leamington Spa Avenue Station, on the Coventry to Leamington and Rugby route. The station closed in 1965. The sign is in the style of an LMS target, in chocolate and cream, and is an intermediate or transitional design between the LMS target and BR totem. The size, 36"x13", the same length as a totem. £300-500

Lot 129 A smokebox numberplate, 52179, from a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 11 Class 0-6-0 No 1193 built at Horwich in February 1893, becoming LMS 12179 and BR 52179. Allocated to Bury by January 1935, its later sheds included Agecroft, Goole, Aintree and Rose Grove from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 August 1960 and cut up at Horwich Works in the week ending 11 March 1961. Ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 130 A London & North Western Railway toast rack for six slices, length 6½", with ball feet. £80-120

Lot 131 A BR(S) totem sign, QUEENS ROAD BATTERSEA, (f/f) the station between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction on the main line outside Waterloo. Rim chips repainted in places, otherwise excellent. £300-500

Lot 132 A worksplate HAWTHORN LESLIE 3930 of 1937 from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new in November 1937 to Richard Thomas & Co. Ltd., Victoria Works, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire where it was numbered 65. It spent all its working life there until scrapped around August 1966. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 133 A BR(S) double royal poster, TO THE CONTINENT BY RAIL, by Adelman. (AD6971/A215855) £80-120

Lot 134 A BR(W) station sign, TO LOOE BRANCH TRAINS OVER THE BRIDGE, (f/f) used on the down platform at Liskeard station, directing passengers to the branch platform set at ninety degrees to the main line, effectively a separate station. Enamel, 42"x18", very slight loss of shine, otherwise excellent. £300-500

Lot 135 A shedplate 83D Plymouth Laira (1949 to September 1963, recoded 84A, closed to steam April 1964). This ex GWR depot had between 80 and 100 locos during the period it used this code. At one time it had 18 Castles, 3 Counties, 1 star, 11 Halls, 2 Granges , 4 Manors and last but not least, 10 Kings. It was also home to Class 41/43 Warships and Class 52 Westerns, many being noted carrying these cast iron steam codes. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 136 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, HEPSCOTT STN BOX - CHOPPINGTON COLY JN, (fibre), from the Bedlington to Morpeth section of the Blyth and Tyne route, closed to passengers in 1950. £100-200

Lot 137 A LNER seat back plate, AIRDRIE, from the Glasgow to Edinburgh route, via Bathgate. Cast iron, length 25½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 138 A single line key token, POTTINGTON-BARNSTAPLE TOWN, (brass), a short section on the route to Ilfracombe which closed in 1970. £100-200

Lot 139 A wagon plate, LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY, 7686 To Carry 4 Tons. Cast iron, 14½"x9", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 140 A Great Central Railway Dining Cars silver plated sugar bowl, by Walker and Hall, 3½" tall, minor wear though a clear engraving. £80-120

Lot 141 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3687/D1082, 1967, from Class 20 D8306, later 20206. New to York in April 1967; withdrawn from Toton in April 1991 and cut up by CF Both Rotherham in March 2004. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", lightly cleaned. £400-600

Lot 142 A BR(NE) double royal poster, HEXHAM ABBEY, by Dennis Flanders. (NER 58) £150-300

Lot 143 A BR(W) cabside numberplate, 9471, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7622, and allocated new on 9 April 1952 to Gloucester WR where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964, it was sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry on the following 14 October. Cast brass, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 144 A BR(S) totem sign, KENT HOUSE, (h/f) from the Bromley South to Brixton route; rusting to the edge, otherwise excellent. £200-350

Lot 145 A shedplate 88D Merthyr (1949 to November 1964), then Rhymney (November 1964 to April 1965). The ex GWR shed at Merthyr had 55 locos in the 1950s. The ex RR shed at Rhymney had an allocation of 19 56xx 0-6-2T during its short time as a coded depot. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 146 A LNER three aspect handlamp with brass plate, HOLLOWAY YARD, sidings a little north of Kings Cross. Complete with interior and in original condition. £80-120

Lot 147 A nameplate CITY OF KINGSTON UPON HULL and badge carried by Class 43 43116. This silver reflective plate was carried from June 1991 until January 1997. This power car previously carried cast plates between May 1983 and August 1989. The nameplate, 51", the badge 9" square; loss of colour and detail to the Hull coat of arms. £800-1200

Lot 148 A LNER three aspect handlamp, the top with brass plate, ABERDEEN No. 26, the body stamped, FOG SIGNALMAN, GREENLAW LEVEL CROSSING. Original condition with brass makers plate, WINCOTT & SONS. Greenlaw is on the St Boswells to Reston route in the Scottish Borders. £150-300

Lot 149 A nameplate, SIR COLGREVANCE, with KING ARTHUR CLASS appendage below, from a Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 779, BR 30779, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23225, in July 1925, and named after Colgrevance of Gore, a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian Legend. Allocated to Nine Elms by January 1948 and later Eastleigh, Stewarts Lane and Dover, returning in June 1953 to Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 July 1959 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 19 September 1959. Cast brass, length 52¼", the front repainted but not skimmed at all, the ex loco back stamped 779. £6000-8000

Lot 150 An LNER seat back plate, NORTH BERWICK, the terminus of the short branch from Drem on the East Coast main line. Cast iron, length 40", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 151 A London & North Western Railway silver plated drinks slaver, by Elkington, 10½" diameter, with decorative feet, the garter coat of arms polished but clearly readable. £80-120

Lot 152 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DERBY BUILT, 1962, BRUSH, SULZER, from Class 46 D169, later 46 032. New to Gateshead in June 1962; withdrawn from there in April 1984 and cut up at Doncaster Works in March 1985. Removed from No 2 End. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 153 A GWR roundel pattern milk jug, 3" tall, by Bridgwood. £50-80

Lot 154 A LSWR destination plate from the departure indicator at Salisbury or Exeter Queen Street, BARNSTAPLE, BIDEFORD, ILFRACOMBE. Enamel, 16"x4", edge chips at fixings, minor blemishes. £100-200

Lot 155 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, DONARGHMORE-DUNGANNON JUNC, from the Great Northern Railway Portadown to Omagh route. £200-300

Lot 156 A signal box nameboard, MORPETH, from the East Coast main line north of Newcastle. Cast letters on wood, 39" long, unrestored with outer beading absent on three sides. £100-200

Lot 157 A wagonplate, WD, 3258, MAGOR, USA, 1942, from an American built wagon supplied during the second world war. Cast iron, 11"x6", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 158 A Southern Railway Target sign, BRADING, from the Ryde to Ventnor route on the Isle of Wight. Restoration to the edge and screw holes. A rare sign, last offered at auction twenty years ago. £1500-2000

Lot 159 A Pullman Car step tread, THE PULLMAN CAR COMPANY BUILDERS, (1928) ENGLAND, (the date erased). Cast brass, length 25½", cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 160 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, DUNSLAND CROSS-HOLSWORTHY, (brass/steel), from the Okehampton to Bude branch which closed in 1966. £300-500

Lot 161 A smokebox numberplate, 1019, from the GWR 1000 County Class 4-6-0, COUNTY OF MERIONETH, built at Swindon in April 1946 and named when built after the Welsh county. Allocated to Penzance by January 1948, its later sheds included Newton Abbot, Stafford Road, Swindon, Neyland and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 February 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 8 January 1964. Ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 162 A single line key token, INVERGORDON-TAIN, (brass), from the Far North Line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. £100-200

Lot 163 A Southern Railway target sign, St LEONARDS WEST MARINA, from the Hastings to Bexhill route. The station closed in 1967. Edge chipping restored affecting the middle three letters of the suffix. £500-800

Lot 164 A Great Eastern Railway splitter lamp, the body stamped G.E.R, AYLSHAM, 2, a station closed in 1952 on the Wroxham to County School route. The lamp is complete with interior fittings and in original condition. £100-200

Lot 165 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 6601, 1918, 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. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 166 A single line key token, MELDON JCN-MELDON QUARRY. (alloy). A short section on the Southern Main Line introduced after the singling of the Meldon Viaduct; the route west of Meldon Quarry closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 167 An East Coast Joint Stock silver plated bowl by Elkington, rim diameter, 5¾", the side marked with the garter device. £50-80

Lot 168 A shedplate A82 Bristol Bath Road (1960 – 1973). This alloy code was used by diesel hydraulics and diesel electric locos. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 169 A GWR Drawing Office paperweight, cast iron, 4”x2½", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 170 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5188, from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in April 1931. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948, its later sheds included Stafford Road, Ebbw Junction and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 19 July 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 14 November 1962. Cast iron, repainted; remains of the original fixing bolts still present. £500-600

Lot 171 A live steam model, 2½" gauge, North Eastern Railway, Worsdell S1 Class 4-6-0 locomotive and tender, later LNER B14. Twin cylinder, coal fired, with sight glass & blow down, pressure gauge, regulator, screw reverser and steam whistle. The once ventilated ashpan has had the bottom plate knocked out and is rough edged. Connecting rods, eccentrics, linkages and running gear all look clean and undamaged. North Eastern green lined black/white, white cab roof with sliding centre section and No.2005 on cabside numberplates, red underframe, sprung buffers and drop link coupling. Main oil reservoir is open type with access under the front curved section of running plate, (so please do not invert the loco). Six wheeled coal rail tender with central coal space, water tank, connecting tubes & hand operated water pump, (pump currently seized and missing the extension handle), sprung buffers & drop link coupling. Loco has not had a lot of use in the past and there is no boiler history or certificate, condition of the boiler is unknown. An fine model in excellent condition. £800-1200

Lot 172 A Southern Railway destination plate, EARLSFIELD, from the Waterloo departure indicator, the station on the Clapham Junction to Wimbledon section of the Southern main line. Enamel, 17"x2¼", minor edge wear. £80-120

Lot 173 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 4173, from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon and allocated new to Stourbridge on 28 October 1949. Apart from a couple of years at Kidderminster, it spent all its working life at Stourbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 December 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 2 April 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 174 A North British Railway three aspect fogmans handlamp, stamped DUNFERMLINE UPPER, NBR, complete with original interior and embossed brass Bulpitts Patent plate. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 175 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 2577, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GO 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt built by Henschel, Works No 28710, in 1954. A smaller version of the Class GMA Garratts, the GOs were much less successful and all were withdrawn by 1975. Cast brass, 20¾"x14¾", the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 176 A mid to late 19th century SER 12" dial walnut dropcase clock used at Betchworth, in ex-station condition with repairs, overall height 18". The box with damage to veneer on base and drop, and repaired splits to dial surround with strengthening to rear. Two side doors and bottom door lacking cockbead, closed with typical SER latch with large brass knob. Rear of box stamped 456 SE and brass plate with same number inside side door. 12" dial with some rubbing in upper half written BR(S) John Walker 1, South Molton St.. London 456 S.E. Replaced clip-in spun brass bezel. Chain fusee movement, front plate stamped and scratched 456. Complete with pendulum, bob stamped 456, winder and copy of entry in SR clock records showing use in Betchworth signal cabin. £500-800

Lot 177 A nameplate ADJUTANT, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Manning Wardle, works number 1913, in 1917. New to the War Department at the Royal Engineers depot, Purfleet, Essex. Circa 1919 it went to the Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Co Ltd, Cannock Wood Colliery, Staffordshire, retaining its name and numbered 6. In 1945 it was loaned to the Littleton Collieries Ltd and was still there when the National Coal Board took over in January 1947. Subsequently transferred back to Rawnsley locomotive shed on the Cannock & Rugeley collieries system, it was sent to Cannock Central Workshops in late 1960 or early 1961 and scrapped there in March 1962. Cast brass, length 42", the front cleaned but unpainted. £600-900

Lot 178 A BR(S) totem sign, ABBEY WOOD, (f/f), from the London Bridge to Dartford, via Plumstead, route. A chip in the upper panel and rim chips. £200-300

Lot 179 A shedplate, 16E Kirkby-in-Ashfield (September 1963 to October 1966). Formerly 16C and 16B, this ex MR shed was home to around 40 Stanier 8Fs and a handful of 4Fs in its final three years. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 180 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 69865, REBUILT DARLINGTON, 1935, from a LNER A8 Class 4-6-2T originally built by the North Eastern Railway at Darlington in March 1914 as a Class D 4-4-2T No 2158, becoming LNER Class H1. Rebuilt by the LNER at Darlington in May 1935 as a 4-6-2T and re-classified as A8 Class, it retained its NER number until renumbered 9865 in 1946, becoming BR 69865. Allocated to Blaydon by January 1948, it moved in May of that year to Whitby where it remained until withdrawn on 21 April 1958. It was cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £500-700

Lot 181 A Great Western Railway Restaurant Cars toast rack, by Elkington, a small four slice example with ball feet, of pre-grouping origin. £80-120

Lot 182 A BR(S) station sign, TRAINS TO SURBITON & WATERLOO UPSTAIRS. Enamel, 16" square, a small chip repainted within the letter U. £300-400

Lot 183 A smokebox numberplate, 30771, from a Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 771 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23217, in June 1925 and named SIR SAGRAMORE after Sagramore le Desirous, a Knight of Arthur's Court in Arthurian Legend. Allocated to Dover by January 1948 and later Stewarts Lane, Basingstoke, Bournemouth and Salisbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 April 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 6 May 1961. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £1000-1500

Lot 184 A BR(W) totem sign, KNIGHTON, (f/f) from the Central Wales line. A couple of minor blemishes and surface marks, otherwise excellent. £800-1200

Lot 185 A shedplate 88A Cardiff Cathays (1949 to December 1957), then Cardiff Radyr (December 1957 to October 1960), then Cardiff Canton (October 1960 to September 1962). The ex TVR shed at Cathays had an allocation of 80 locos, while ex GWR shed Radyr had 55 locos during this period. Ex GWR Canton’s allocation of 130 included 12 Britannias until September 1961. Canton closed to steam in September 1962 and became a diesel depot. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 186 A chronograph pocket watch, inscribed N.E.R, No1, part of the equipment on the North Eastern Railway dynomoniter car built in 1903, which became the main locomotive testing car of the LNER. The watch was acquired by Sir Vincent Raven, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the NER when the car was built and was used by Sir Nigel Gresley as his personal measuring instrument on locomotive performance tests. The watch was used during the world speed record run in 1938 where Mallard achieved 126 m.p.h. It is sold by the family of the late Mr Beresford, who worked with Gresley, and later O.V.S. Bulleid. A signed, framed photograph of Sir Nigel accompanies the lot. £500-800

Lot 187 A Southern Railway target sign, BICKLEY, from the London to Orpington route. Some edge chipping almost all on the green which could be restored, otherwise good with just minor discolouration. £200-300

Lot 188 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE EDEN VALLEY, The Eden at Bolton near Appleby, by Claude Buckle. (LM22059) £100-200

Lot 189 A worksplate, NEILSON REID & Co, 5800, 1900, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 4-8-0 built for Rhodesia Railways, their 7th Class No 20, which was soon changed to 23, becoming No 72 in 1906. It was withdrawn in 1963. Cast brass, 9"x6 1/2", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 190 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, MONONGHAN-GLASSLOUGH, from the Great Northern Railway, Armagh to Clones route. £150-300

Lot 191 A worksplate NASMYTH WILSON, 1018, 1913, from a 2ft 6ins gauge 2-8-2 tender locomotive new to the Bengal Nagpur Railway, India. Later passed to the North Western Railway of India as No 74. Cast brass, 14½"x5½", in ex loco condition. £500-600

Lot 192 A single line key token, WADEBRIDGE EAST-ST. KEW HIGHWAY, (alloy) from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 193 A nameplate, POULTON GRANGE, from a GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6843 built at Swindon in October 1937 and named after Poulton Grange Farm six miles east of Cirencester. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948 and later Carmarthen and Goodwick, it spent its final seven years at Llanelly from where it was withdrawn on 26 February 1964 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 24 April 1964. Original condition. £6000-8000

Lot 194 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway oil can with a steel plate, OCKLEY, a station between Horsham and Dorking. The can is stamped LB&SCR, repainted, and complete with lid and copper spout. £80-120

Lot 195 A nameplate KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY from Class 31 31444, later 31544. Named at Keighley station in August 1988. Plates were removed in December 1995 when the loco was withdrawn from Crewe Diesel and sent to Wigan for component recovery. Cut up by March 2001. Cast aluminium, 73"x17¾", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 196 A GWR running in board, DUNSTER, the first station outside Minehead on the branch from Taunton. This is an early style dating from the 1870s/80. Cast iron, 108"x24", repainted. This lot will not be on display at Stoneleigh and must be collected from Woodford Halse by arrangement. £300-500

Lot 197 A shedplate 86F Tondu (1949 to September 1960). This ex GWR shed was home to around 45 locos, and was recoded 88H in 1960, eventually closing in February 1964. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 198 An original painting, 46256, SIR WILLIAM A. STANIER F.R.S. passing Watford Junction with the up Royal Scot, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 26”x15½", framed, overall 29¾”x 20”. £800-1200

Lot 199 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 7924, from a 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in September 1950 and named THORNYCROFT HALL after the Hall at Chelford near Macclesfield now used as a conference centre. Allocated new to Westbury on 29 September 1950, where it spent nine years, and later Taunton, St Philips Marsh, Bristol Barrow Road and Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 24 May 1966. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 200 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, SHENFIELD & HUTTON JCT 5. Complete with GER vessel and interior, repainted. £100-200

Lot 201 A BR(M) totem sign, SHAP, (f/f), face fixing, from the Lancaster and Carlisle section of the West Coast main line. Excellent condition with a couple of minor blemishes. £1500-2000

Lot 202 A shed plate, 34G Finsbury Park (April 1960 to May 1973, closure 1983). This ER diesel depot, was famous for its nurturing of the popular Class 55 Deltics. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 203 A North British Railway signal box shelf plate, CRAIGINCHES NORTH, engraved brass, 5"x1¼". The box was situated south of Aberdeen close to Ferryhill shed. £50-80

Lot 204 A works plate BRUSH TRACTION No 139 1959, from Class 31 D5540 later 31122. New to Ipswich in July 1959; withdrawn from Carlisle Kingmoor in January 1987 and cut up at Stratford in August 1987. Cast aluminium, 9½"x5¾", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 205 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, ROUGHTON ROAD JUNCTION-OVERSTRAND, (alloy), with pouch, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Line between Cromer and North Walsham; this section closed in 1953. £250-400

Lot 206 A GWR cabside numberplate, 8793, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in March 1934. Allocated to St Philips Marsh by January 1948 and later Swindon, Weymouth and Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 14 December 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 25 February 1965. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 207 A BR(Sc) totem sign, FAIRLIE HIGH, (h/f), from the Ardrossan to Largs branch. Loss of colour and shine and face chip. £150-300

Lot 208 A headboard, ROYAL SCOT, as carried by Class 50 locos hauling the Euston-Glasgow express from May 1970 until 1974 when they were reallocated to the Western Region. Painted wood, 60"x24", in original condition complete with rear fixings. £800-1200

Lot 209 A signal box nameboard, TAIN, from the Far North line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. Wood with cast letters, 31½"x10½", in original condition. £300-500

Lot 210 A Vesta box, LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY, STATION HOTEL LIVERPOOL. Minor discolouration to outside, inside label excellent. £50-80

Lot 211 A single line key token, BLENCOW-PENRUDDOCK, (chromed steel), from the Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith route, the eastern section of the route closing in 1972. £150-300

Lot 212 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY 3136/D686.1961, from Class 40 D390, later 40190. New to Gateshead in July 1962; withdrawn from Longsight in May 1984 and cut up at Doncaster Works in January 1985. Chromed cast brass, 10 1/4"x4 1/2", the front repainted. £600-700

Lot 213 A carriage print, GRAND HOTEL BRITANNIA, FLUSHING, by H. Gawthorn, an LNER print promoting the Zeeland Shipping Company's Hotel, presented in an original cream bakelite frame, as used on the 1930s high speed services. £80-120

Lot 214 A BR(W) totem sign, HATTON, (f/f), from the Leamington Spa to Birmingham Snow Hill route. A couple of minor edge chips and edge rusting. £300-500

Lot 215 A LMS style quad royal poster, PERTH, by W. M. FRAZER. Rolled. Other than the absence of LMS coat of arms and ERO number, the style is identical to that of the company. £100-200

Lot 216 A worksplate, ASEA, 554, Motala 714, 1925, from a large class of standard gauge OHW 2-C-2 electrics built for SJ (Swedish State Rlys) of class Dg (the freight version), SJ No 128. Originally wooden bodied, with engines by ASEA and chassis etc by Motala, they were rebodied in steel by 1950s; this one withdrawn at Notviken in 1973. Cast brass, 14½"x7¾", the front lightly cleaned. £300-500

Lot 217 A small GWR policeman's lamp with brass plate, GWR KINGSWEAR RY. £100-200

Lot 218 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. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 219 A GWR signal box shelf plate, OLDBURY & LANGLEY GREEN EAST, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton route. £100-200

Lot 220 A BR(Sc) totem sign, NAIRN, (f/f), from the Inverness to Keith Junction and Aberdeen route. A chip and blemishes far right. £350-500

Lot 221 A worksplate, G.M. LOCOMOTIVE GROUP 978702-48, 11-98, from Class 66 66048. New to Toton in 1998; this loco was involved in the Carr Bridge derailment, north of Aviemore, running away after suffering a brake failure on the steep decent from Schlod Summit. The loco was subsequently cannibalised, the bodyshell is languishing at Longport. Steel, 12"x4", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 222 A GWR Loco Accounts Office paperweight, cast iron 4”x2½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 223 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 61625, Darlington, 1931, from a LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2825 built at Darlington in February 1931 and named RABY CASTLE after the castle near Staindrop in Co Durham owned by Lord Barnard. It was renumbered 1625 in 1946, becoming BR 61625. Allocated to Norwich by January 1948, it moved later that year to Cambridge and in 1953 to Ipswich, returning for a final few weeks to Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 3 December 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 224 A Southern Railway target sign, MAIDSTONE WEST, from the Gravesend to Paddock Wood route, edge chipping, otherwise good. £350-500

Lot 225 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6610, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in September 1927. A long time Oxley engine, it finished its days at Wrexham GC and finally Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn on 1 February 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 25 February 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 226 A Great Eastern Railway train staff, FORDHAM AND BURWELL, used in conjunction with staff and ticket working used on the southern section of the Cambridge to Mildenhall branch, closed in 1965, steel/brass, length 19". £250-400

Lot 227 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 3142/D692. 1961 from Class 40 D396 later 40196. New to Gateshead in July 1962; withdrawn from Longsight in May 1984 and cut up at Doncaster Works in January 1985. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 228 A London Transport target sign, KINGS CROSS St PANCRAS. Enamel, 26 3/4" square within aluminium frame, in original condition. £200-350

Lot 229 A nameplate LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL from Class 86 86229. Named by Virgin Trains in 1998 and plates removed in 2003. The loco is currently stored at Long Marston. Cast aluminium, 45½"x18", in ex loco condition. £800-1200

Lot 230 A LNER double royal poster, ISLE OF SKYE, by J. Torrington Bell, 1939. £200-350

Lot 231 A BR(M) totem sign, WESTHOUSES & BLACKWELL, (f/f), from the Nottingham to Chesterfield, Erewash Valley route. The station closed in 1967. A little mottling and a small chip on the edge of the letter U. £500-800

Lot 232 A Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway trespass, cast iron, 30"x17¾", in original condition. £300-500

Lot 233 A single line key token, SCOTSGAP JC-WANSBECK, (brass), from the Morpeth to Reedsmouth route which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. The key is in its leather pouch. £150-300

Lot 234 A Southern Railway target sign, DORKING NORTH, from the Leatherhead to Dorking route. Edge chipping in places, some repainted. £250-400

Lot 235 A smokebox numberplate, 44419, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4419 built at Derby in 1927. Allocated by January 1935 to Derby where it spent most of its working life, moving near the end to Rowsley and Saltley from where it was withdrawn on 23 August 1963 and subsequently scrapped, although no reliable disposal details are recorded. Repainted. £200-350

Lot 236 A BR(S) station sign, REFRESHMENTS, (f/f). Enamel, 24"x6", one tiny rim chip lower right, otherwise excellent. £100-200

Lot 237 A nameplate, CROMWELL'S CASTLE, from the (GWR) 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 7031 built at Swindon in June 1950 and named after the Castle on the Isle of Tresco built in 1651 to replace King Charles' Castle. Allocated new on 20 June 1950 to Laira where it spent most of its working life, moving in September 1959 to Swindon and in February 1962 to Worcester from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 July 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 11 May 1964. One of only a handful of GWR nameplates with an apostrophe, the plate is in ex loco condition. £12000-15000

Lot 238 A BR(W) double royal poster, PENZANCE, by Gyrth Russell. (PW 47) £200-350

Lot 239 A BR(E) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, GOODS STATION. Enamel, 28"x13", two face chips to the right and a chip on the letter T, all neatly restored. £300-500

Lot 240 A shedplate 20B Stourton (1935 to October 1956). This ex MR shed was home to 50 locos during its time in the LMR. It was transferred to the NER and became 55B, finally closing to steam in January 1967. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 241 A South Eastern Railway, Deal Hotel, silver-plated oval plate cover, 8"x6", by Walker & Hall. £80-120

Lot 242 A worksplate, REBUILT BY BRITISH RAILWAYS, CREWE, 1967, POWER EQUIPMENT BY ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIMITED, from Class 74 E6105, later 74005. Rebuilt from Class 71 E5019; this electro diesel was withdrawn from Eastleigh in December 1977 and cut up at Fratton depot by Pounds scrap merchants. Chromed cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £1500-1800

Lot 243 A BR(W) double royal poster LONDON, by Gordon Nichol. (PR40) £150-300

Lot 244 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BROOMHILL, (f/f), from the Aviemore to Forres route, closed in 1965. A small edge chip, just into the blue on the left side. £600-900

Lot 245 A GWR Refreshment Department soup bowl, by Grindley, 9½" diameter, a pre-group style. £80-120

Lot 246 A shedplate 84J Croes Newydd (1949 to October 1960). This ex GWR shed was home to around 50 locos during this period, before it became 89B, and finally LMR 6C. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 247 A signal box nameboard, CROWHURST, (f/f) from the Tunbridge Wells to Hastings route. Enamel, 72"x12", slight loss of shine and edge chips. £150-300

Lot 248 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6820, from a 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0, KINGSTONE GRANGE, built at Swindon in January 1937 and named after a former monastic grange, now a country house, at Thruxton, six miles south of Hereford. Allocated to Pontypool Road by January 1948, its later sheds included Ebbw Junction, Worcester and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 25 August 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1500-1800

Lot 249 A single line key token, CRAIGENDORAN-GARELOCHHEAD, brass, from the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig. The section on a plate riveted over the original inscription FASLANE-RHU. A section between Craigendoran and Garelochhead abolished with the closure of the Faslane branch and junction box and Rhu Station and box. The plate has been attached to the back of the key to reveal the original section. £150-300

Lot 250 A nameplate CENTAUR Warship Class, from Class 42 D808. New to Plymouth Laira in July 1959; withdrawn from Newton abbot in October 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works in February 1972. Cast aluminium, 34"x7¼", in ex loco condition. £5000-8000

Lot 251 A BR(S) totem sign, BODMIN NORTH, (H/F), the terminus of the branch from Wadebridge, closed in 1966; one of only four Southern Region green totems in Cornwall. £3000-3500

Lot 252 A worksplate PECKETT, 2042, 1943, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Royal Ordance Factory at Aycliffe, County Durham as No 8. Originally oil-fired but later converted to coal. Sold with the factory to North Eastern Trading Estates in October 1945, the site being converted to a trading estate. In July 1946 it moved to the company’s Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead where it remained until scrapped in January 1964. Engraved brass, 15"x8½", the front lightly polished. £300-400

Lot 253 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TAUNTON EAST LOOP, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 254 A BR(M) totem sign, HARPENDEN CENTRAL, (h/f), from the St Pancras to Luton section of the Midland Main Line. A couple of small face chips repainted. £350-500

Lot 255 A shedplate, 16B Peterborough Spital Bridge (1935 to August 1950), Kirkby-in-Ashfield (October 1955 to September 1963; Annesley (September 1963 to January 1966), and Colwick (from January 1966 to December 1966 for steam). The ex MR shed at Peterborough had an allocation of 55 and Kirkby had over 60 locos when using this code. The ex GCR shed at Annesley housed 70 locos at this time and the ex GNR shed at Colwick had 60 locos on its books. A LMS Derby casting from the late 1940s. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 256 A BR standard class locomotive whistle, complete with operating lever and valve. The thread of the hexagon cap to the valve requires attention and the lever lacks its pin. £150-300

Lot 257 A LNER hand painted coat of arms from the Carriage & Wagon Works at York, 24" square, a very detailed example. £100-200

Lot 258 A BR(M) totem sign, HEALD GREEN, (f/f), from the Wilmslow to Longsight route. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 259 A carriage print, CRAFNANT VALLEY, CAERNARVONSHIRE, by Charles Knight, from the LMR (B) series. £80-120

Lot 260 A BR(S) station sign, TRAINS TO PORTSMOUTH & ALTON THROUGH SUBWAY, (flangeless), enamel, 16" square, edge chips repainted at the lower corners. £300-400

Lot 261 A Southern Railway doorplate, PARCELS & CLOAKROOM, enamel, 19"x7", presented in a wooden frame. £80-120

Lot 262 A headboard, THE MERSEYSIDE EXPRESS, as carried on the Euston to Liverpool (Lime Street) express which included a single composite coach for Southport (Chapel Street). This style of headboard was introduced in about 1951. The train's last titled run was on 16 April 1966. Cast aluminium, 40"x19", in ex loco condition; a crack at the centre repaired with a steel plate riveted to the rear by BR. £1500-2000

Lot 263 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles mounted on a wooden stand. (2) £150-300

Lot 264 A BR(M) totem sign, LEIGH, (f/f), from Leigh (Lancs) on the route to Wigan Central. Face fixing, restoration to chips around screw holes. £350-500

Lot 265 A shedplate 87B Duffryn Yard (1949 to March 1964). This ex PTR shed had an allocation of 60 locos throughout the 1950s. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 266 A Great Western Railway oil and vinegar set, by Elkington, 8½" tall, with its pair of glass bottles, with stoppers. £100-200

Lot 267 A North Eastern Railway double royal poster, THE CHEVIOTS, by Grainger Johnson. Minor blemishes but generally good for its age. £150-300

Lot 268 A smokebox numberplate, 30327, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 No 709 built by Dubs & Co, Works No 3532, in June 1897 and renumbered 327 between June and August 1898. Allocated to Guildford by January 1948 and later Salisbury and Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 27 May 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works on 22 June 1961. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back; weld repairs to the rear, not really visible from the front. £400-600

Lot 269 A single line key token, HALWILL-ASHBURY, (chromed steel), from the Okehampton to Bude and Padstow route, closed in 1966. £100-200

Lot 270 A nameplate, TRANS-JORDAN, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5633, BR 45633, built at Crewe and allocated new to Crewe North on 21 November 1934. Named by 4 May 1936 after the Emirate of Trans-Jordan, a then British controlled territory, when British control ceased it was renamed ADEN after the then British Colony at a ceremony at Euston station on 4 September 1946. Its later sheds included Rugby, Longsight, Preston, Carnforth and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 October 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 15 March 1966. Cast brass, length 34½", the front repainted; the only Jubilee nameplate with a hyphen. £7500-9000

Lot 271 A signal box nameboard, BRILL & LUDGERSHALL, from the Princes Risborough to Bicester section of the Paddington to Birmingham main line. Cast iron, length 102", in original condition. £500-800

Lot 272 A nameplate INTERNATIONAL SPRING FAIR from DVT 82148. Named by Virgin Trains at Birmingham International station in 1996; the plates were removed when Pendolinos took over the West Coast service. The DVT is stored at Long Marston. Cast aluminium, 51½"x17½", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 273 A GWR double royal poster, MILFORD HAVEN, by Massey. A fine pre-group example, the base marked Felix Pole, General Manager/James Ward Milford Docks Manager. Minor edge nicks and marking to the top border edge only. £600-900

Lot 274 A Sponsors carriage plate, THE UNITED KINGDOM FLOUR MILLERS HOSPITAL TRAIN. The plate was fitted inside a wartime hospital train carriage. It was obtained by an employee at Swindon Works during the early 1950s. Cast aluminium, 12" x 7" original condition. £100-200

Lot 275 A Southern Railway lamp tablet, LAUNCESTON, from the North Cornwall Line, between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. Glass within original frame, 18"x6 1/4". £900-1200

Lot 276 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6324, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in March 1921. Allocated to Worcester by January 1948, its later sheds included Oxley and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 2 April 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the five days ending 29 June 1962. Cast brass, the front repainted, the beading stamped with the usual engine and boiler details. £500-800

Lot 277 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25142, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in July 1944 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 7271, later 77271. Loaned to the LNER in May 1947 and allocated to Newport NER, it was purchased by BR in December 1949, becoming No 90348. Its BR sheds were Rose Grove, Accrington, Mirfield, Wakefield and Sunderland from where it was withdrawn on 9 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. Cast white brass, 13¼"x5½", in ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 278 A shedplate 83A Newton Abbot as carried by WR diesel hydraulics based here in the 1960s. Alloy, repainted. £200-300

Lot 279 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2940, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 8430 allocated new on 8 January 1953 to Reading where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn in the week ending 27 April 1963, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 9 January 1964. Cast brass, 8"x5¼", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 280 A Southern Railway target sign, GROVE PARK, from the Lewisham to Bromley South route. Some edge chipping restored. £200-300

Lot 281 A worksplate HUDSWELL CLARKE, 533, 1899, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST, new in December 1899 to the contractor Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons at their Barrhead depot, Glasgow and named MONTGOMERY. It was used on a number of contracts in Scotland, including the construction of Provan Gasworks, Glasgow, completed in 1904. Later de-named it became No 16. Between 1922 and 1924 it worked on the contract to improve the Watling Street road between Rochester and Strood in Kent. By 1925 it was in use on the McAlpine contract to construct Wissington Sugar Factory, Norfolk for British Sugar Manufacturing Ltd. On completion of this it was sold to the sugar company (later British Sugar Corporation Ltd) and used for shunting the coal yard at Wissington. It later lost its running number 16 and carried the name MAC. Sold for scrap to J. Yallop of Wareham around July 1957 and cut up in April 1958. Engraved brass, 13¼"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £500-600

Lot 282 A 2½“ gauge live steam locomotive, LNWR, Whale Experiment Class, 4-6-0, 61, Atalanta, in plain unlined black. Twin inside cylinders, possibly gas fired, with, regulator, pressure gauge, screw reverser which works via closing wishbones on inner connecting rods, sight glass with drain down tap. Fuel input into coupling under cab floor cab thence into under boiler tubes via sealed boiler backhead, no visible means of filling the boiler so this needs exploring. Safety valve loose on boiler top and valve lifter missing, safety valve cover loose fitted. Six wheeled tender has water tank with hand feed pump (no extension handle) clear space in tender for a gas tank connected via hole in tender floor, flexible connectors missing. All buffers sprung and drop link couplings front and rear. A good condition model, some parts require securing. £300-500

Lot 283 An original painting, MIDLAND PULLMAN leaving Manchester Central, by P.J.Ashmore, 1959. The painting was commissioned for a poster but may not have been used, and was subsequently displayed at Euston until the station was rebuilt. Oil on canvas in a contemporary metal frame, 32"x20". £250-400

Lot 284 A Caledonian Railway three aspect handlamp, the body and original vessel stamped CALEDONIAN 256. The internal glasses absent and front lense cracked, otherwise complete and in original condition. £100-200

Lot 285 A BR(M) double royal poster, LANCASTER, by Leslie Carr. (LM6752) £150-300

Lot 286 A small carriage board, ALLOA-ALVA. Wooden, 32½"x3½", lettering restored otherwise original condition. Passenger services were withdrawn from the short North British branch in 1954. £100-200

Lot 287 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5241, 1945, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in April 1945 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 79298, and stored from new until purchased by BR in December 1949, becoming No 90722. Allocated first to Wakefield and then Normanton from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Parkgate & Rawmarsh. Cast brass, 9½"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 288 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, NOTTINGHAM No.3 and a steel relocation plate, BURNHAM MARKET, a station on the Wells-next-the-Sea to Heacham branch, closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1964. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 289 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BEATTOCK, (h/f), from the Carlisle to Carstairs section of the West Coast main line, the station south of the famous summit. Some discolouration and loss of shine but no chipping. £600-900

Lot 290 A smokebox numberplate, 48326, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8326 built at Crewe in 1944, becoming BR 48326. Allocated new to Crewe South on 21 March 1944, it moved in 1947 to Buxton where it spent eleven years and, later, Widnes, Nuneaton, Warrington Dallam, Birkenhead and Sutton Oak from where it was withdrawn on 16 July 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 19 November 1966. Repainted. £400-500

Lot 291 A BR(W) headboard from an inspection saloon, INSPECTION COACH, from Newport Ebbw Junction where the divisional offices of the Civil Engineer were based. An auto coach was kept for visiting all the lines in the South Wales area and the board was used on these workings. Painted steel, 13½" diameter, with rear fitting for a lamp bracket, in original condition. £350-500

Lot 292 A shedplate, 82E Yeovil Pen Mill (1949 – February 1958), then Bristol Barrow Road (February 1958 – November 1965). The ex GWR shed at Yeovil housed just 10 locos during this period. It was transferred from the WR to the SR becoming 71H, finally closing in January 1959. The ex Midland shed at Barrow Road, Bristol was transferred from the MR (22A) to the WR in 1958. At this time its allocation of around 50 locos included 3 Patriots and 9 Jubilees. However, by 1965 the depot had been “westernised” with an allocation that included 11 Halls and 2 Granges in its total of 40 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 293 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GLENGARNOCK, (f/f) from the Paisley to Ayr route; loss of colour and shine. £400-600

Lot 294 A worksplate BRITISH RAILWAYS CREWE BUILT 1960, BTH/SULZER from a Class 24 (ex D5076) in the series D5060 to D5065 and D5076 to D5093. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", in original condition. £300-500

Lot 295 A BR(M) totem sign, BUCKLEY JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Wrexham to Birkenhead route; a face chip and minor blemishes. £350-500

Lot 296 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9635, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in January 1946. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948, it moved in July 1960 to Truro and later Exeter and Taunton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 July 1964 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 29 October 1964. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 297 A signal box nameboard, SEDGEFIELD, from the Stockton to Ferryhill route; the station closed in 1952. Wood with cast lettering, length 47", in original condition. £250-400

Lot 298 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co/GENERAL ELECTRIC Co. 1959. from a Class 21/29 D6100 to D6137. Cast aluminium, 9½"x4", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 299 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway oil can with a steel plate, KINGSTON SIGNAL BOX, and a brass plate embossed with the full company name, as used for handlamps. The box was between Shoreham-by-Sea and Southwick. Overall height 12", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 300 A BR(M) totem sign, BOWKER VALE, (f/f), from the Manchester to Bury route. Considerable restoration. £300-500

Lot 301 A worksplate ANDREW BARCLAY 1741 of 1921 from a 3ft 9½in gauge 0-4-0ST with outside cylinders new in June 1921 to British Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd., Johnson’s Branch works, Greenhithe, Kent, with the name GOLIATH. The 3ft 9½in railway at Greenhithe was gradually replaced by standard gauge and finally closed around 1927. GOLIATH was rebuilt in 1927 by Andrew Barclay to standard gauge and continued to work at Johnson’s Branch (latterly without nameplates) until transferred to Wouldham Works, Essex in April 1960. It was scrapped on site there by W. Rice of Slades Green, Kent around July 1961. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £250-350

Lot 302 A nameplate, DORNEY COURT, from the GWR 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 No 2940 built at Swindon in December 1911 and named when built after the Court one mile north-west of Windsor. At Cardiff Canton by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 17 January 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending on 19 April 1952. The plate has been repainted. £6000-8000

Lot 303 A worksplate BRITISH RAILWAYS DERBY BUILT 1965 AEI/SULZER (ex 25 259) from Class 25 D7609, later 25259. New to Tinsley in April 1966; withdrawn from Crewe in August 1986 and cut up by MC Processors Glasgow in June 1995. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 304 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, ABBEYDORNEY-TRALEE, from the Waterford, Limerick and Western route from Tralee to Limerick. The key at end removed. £200-350

Lot 305 A worksplate, NYDQVIST OCH HOM, 1072, 1915, from a standard gauge 4-6-0 new to the Stockholm-Westeras-Bergslagernas Rly class J No 72, later Swedish State (SJ) class A6 No 1694. Cast brass, 9¾"x5", the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 306 A BR(S) double royal poster, NEWHAVEN-DIEPPE SERVICE, Anon. Edge nicks repaired. (AD9194/B7¼"/20262) £100-200

Lot 307 A LMS quad royal poster, NORTH WEST ENGLAND, by Freda Marston. A fine Lake District view. (ER053351) £350-500

Lot 308 A BR(E) totem sign, WOODGRANGE PARK, (h/f), from the Tottenham to Barking route. Several edge and face chips restored. £400-600

Lot 309 A cabside numberplate, MASHONALAND RAILWAY, 113, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 9th Class 4-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21476, in 1917 for the Mashonaland Railway Co which became part of Rhodesia Railways Co in 1927 and of Rhodesia Railways Ltd in 1936. It was re-boilered and re-classified to Class 9B in 1939 and transferred to Zambia Railways in July 1967 when the system was split between Zambia and Rhodesia. It was stabled in poor condition with no tender at Kabwe New Workshops in 2008, in the guise of No 84 with which it had switched identities. Cast brass, 19¼"x12¾", repainted. £300-500

Lot 310 A BR ground frame nameplate, HOLLOWAY CROSSING G.F. from the Barnstaple to Torrington branch closed to passengers in 1966. Embossed aluminium. 36"x4", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 311 A worksplate, EVANS, ANDERSON & PHELAN, BRISBANE, 152, 1917, from a Queensland Government Railways 3'6" gauge Class C16 4-8-0 No 21, delivered to QGR in June 1917. EAP built engines for Queensland Railways at a non rail connected factory at Kangaroo Point, near Brisbane. In 1949 it received a new boiler which lasted until the engine was withdrawn in March 1963. Cast brass, 14¾"x8", the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 312 A shedplate 61A Kittybrewster (1949 – July 1961). The ex GNSR shed was home to between 50 and 70 steam locos, until it became a short lived diesel depot when the area became dieselised. Notable residents were the GNSR D40 4-4-0s and the NBR D34 4-4-0s, along with the diminutive Z4 and Z5 0-4-2Ts. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 313 A GWR advertising sign, THE CORNISH RIVIERA, ENGLANDS NATIONAL HEALTH AND PLEASURE RESORT, enamel, 48"x43", framed. Chipping in places restored to a high standard. £800-1200

Lot 314 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5779, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in September 1929. Allocated to Truro by January 1948, it later spent eleven years at Taunton, finishing its days at St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 7 May 1962 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 25 June 1962. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500

Lot 315 A BR(S) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, STATION, screen printed aluminium, 22½"x10½", in excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 316 A nameplate WESTERN CHALLENGER and cabside numberplate D1019 from a Class 52 built at Swindon in May 1963. New to Old Oak Common; withdrawn from Laira in May 1973 and cut up at Swindon Works in October 1974. Cast aluminium letters and beading on steel backplate. Length 110". The loco was in a collision while in service and the lettering of the first word is scored, the third and fourth letters were lost and replaced. The nameplate has been restored on the front. The cabside is in similar condition, but undamaged, 32½"x10", the face repainted. (2) £5000-7000

Lot 317 A Southern Railway seat back plate, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, enamel, 40"x3", several edge and face chips. £150-300

Lot 318 A SR plate for the arrivals indicator at Waterloo, YARMOUTH I of W. Used for a train with connections from the island. Enamel, length 17½", chipping to top and lower edges, the lettering unaffected. £600-900

Lot 319 A smokebox numberplate, 30253, from a London & South Western Railway M7 Class 0-4-4T No 253 built at Eastleigh in June 1897. It spent most of its working life in the West Country and was allocated to Exmouth Junction by January 1948, moving in March 1951 to Barnstaple Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 October 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 18 November 1961. Repainted, a weld repair to the left of the first number. £500-800

Lot 320 A BR(W) totem sign, EALING BROADWAY, (h/f), from the Paddington to Reading section of the Great Western main line; edge chipping repaired at the top. This is one of the earlier examples of the Western Region totem, having no lower flange and being a development of the earlier lamp tablet. £300-500

Lot 321 A Level Crossing Ground Frame Block Bell as recovered from a GWR location. £50-80

Lot 322 A nameplate EDMUND BURKE from Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive number 7. Built in 1923 by Metropolitan-Vickers in Barrow in Furness, the loco was named in 1927 after the eighteenth century MP and philosopher who lived in Beaconsfield. The ornate brass plates were removed during the Second World War and replaced in 1953 by aluminium ones. The locomotives were used to trains between The City, Baker Street and Rickmansworth, where steam took over for the journey to Aylesbury. They are by far the oldest named main line electric locos. Withdrawal came in 1962 when it was stored at Mitre Bridge along with nos. 2, 16, and 18. Heavily vandalised they were eventually towed to Rugby where they were cut up in July 1966. A backboard is available to enable the plate to be wall mounted. Cast aluminium, 49½", ex loco condition. £2000-3000

Lot 323 A carriage print, OLD BRIDGE HOUSE, AMBLESIDE, WESTMORLAND, by Ronald A. Maddox, from the LMR (C) series. £80-120

Lot 324 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1902, from a Tasmanian Government Railway 3ft 6ins gauge A Class 4-4-0 express passenger engine. The first six of the Class were built by BP in 1892, the final two, Works Nos 4309 and 4310, running numbers A8 and A9, in 1902, and this plate is from one of the final two. These were rebuilt with Belpaire boilers between 1927 and 1932 and withdrawn in 1950. All were sold for scrap in 1956 except No A4, now preserved at the Don River Railway at Devonport. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", cleaned and the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 325 A nameplate, RALPH BROCKLEBANK, LNWR Co., CREWE WORKS, MAY 1913, from a London & North Western Railway Claughton Class 4-6-0 No 1159 which became LMS No 5906 and was withdrawn in February 1937. It was named in July 1913 after a Liverpool area Director (1882-1895) of the LNWR, a shipping magnate who was a partner in Brocklebank Line, the famous shipping company operating out of Liverpool. Engraved brass, length 73¼", lightly polished. £7000-9000

Lot 326 A shedplate 52A Gateshead (1949 to June 1965 for steam, May 1988 totally). This ex NER shed used these BRASS codes on its allocation of diesel locos, mainly Class 46 Peaks and the Class 55 Deltics. Brass, cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 327 A single line key token, PENRITH No. 1 CABIN-REDHILLS, (chromed steel), the first section of the Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith route, the eastern section of the route closing in 1972. The spur from Redhills to Eamont Junction, (which provided a direct route south from the CKPR line), closed in 1936. Redhill box was later closed and the section lengthened to become Penrith-Blencow. £200-300

Lot 328 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2291, from a 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in February 1938. Allocated to Carmarthen by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Gloucester and Swindon, moving briefly at the end to Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 28 September 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 11 January 1965. Cast iron, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 329 Original artwork, DURHAM, by Kenneth Steel, produced for a BR quad royal poster. A dramatic view of the Castle, Cathedral and River bridge by one of the most famous poster artists who produced numerous works for the LNER and British Railways. Pen and ink, 14½"x12", framed and mounted, overall 23½"x22. £250-400

Lot 330 A nameplate NUTTALL, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST built by Hunslet, works number 1685, in 1931, which went new to the contractors John Mowlem & Co Ltd, for use on the King George V Graving Dock contract at Southampton between 1931 and 1935. The contract was a joint one between Mowlem and Edmund Nuttall & Sons and the locomotive's name recorded the latter's involvement. On completion of the contract the locomotive passed into Nuttall’s ownership and was used on a number of their contracts around the country. During the period 1939-1947 it was employed in works for the construction of Royal Ordnance Factories in England and Wales and also on loan to collieries in Yorkshire. In 1948 it was sold to the National Coal Board, Walsall Wood Colliery, Staffordshire. It subsequently worked at a number of other collieries in the area before transfer to Lea Hall Colliery, Rugeley, where it was scrapped in August 1966. Cast brass, length 24", the front repainted. £700-1000

Lot 331 A signal box nameboard, DOVERCOURT BAY, from the Manningtree to Harwich Town branch, cast letters on wood, length 108", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 332 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7575, 1950, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 9438 allocated new to Banbury on 7 February 1951. It moved in October 1954 to Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 15 June 1959 after a working life of only nine years and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 23 November 1960. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £200-300

Lot 333 A 3½" gauge Fowler 4P, 2-6-4 Tank Locomotive, LMS maroon lined yellow and black with 2305 to bunker sides. Coal fired, twin cylinders, copper boiler with pressure gauge to 150, regulator, screw reverser, sight glass with blow down valve. The bunker has water tank with hand feed & space for coal. The cab roof is removable, as is the centre part of the cab rear to aid driving. Twin oil reservoirs, (these are dry) to front running plates, (one clip on cover is missing) and axel driven pump. The firebox and grate are clean, as are the smokebox interior and tubes, showing no signs of use, so despite outward appearances the loco has probably not been used. Usual equipment and adornments throughout the model, sprung buffers, drop link couplings, tank top oil boxes, brake gear, (non-operational) etc. A substantial and very well engineered model in lovely condition, length 36". The loco is accompanied by three LMS maroon coaches of wooden construction, each length 45". (4) £3000-4500

Lot 334 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4635, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in December 1942. A long time Merthyr engine, it moved in May 1964 to Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 July 1966 and sold for scrap to Garnham Harris at Chesterfield on 2 September 1966. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 335 An SNCF double royal poster, THE FRENCH RIVIERA, by Baille. (No94,1954). £200-300

Lot 336 A worksplate, No 2096, DONCASTER, 1951, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43151 allocated new to Melton Constable on the Midland & Great Northern Joint line on 9 November 1951. Its later sheds were Stratford, Colwick, New England, Barrow Hill and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 February 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 18 May 1967. Engraved brass, 12½"x6½", the back shows the wording, Serial Number Plate, which would have been transferred from the original wooden pattern when the plate was cast. £250-400

Lot 337 A Great Eastern Railway cast coat of arms attractively painted and presented within a free standing glazed display case, 26"x21", height 42". Formerly displayed in the General Manager's Office or Boardroom at Liverpool Street station. £250-400

Lot 338 A shedplate, 8A Edge Hill (1935 to May 1968). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 120 locos during the 1950s, which included 12 Patriots, 11 Jubilees, 10 Royal Scots and 7 Princess Royals. By the mid 1960s only 50 locos remained including the last named Black 5 in service, 45156. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 339 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, KILLYLEA-TYNAN, from the Great Northern Railway Amagh to Clones route. £200-300

Lot 340 An East African Railways nameplate, MOUNT NYIRU, 9203 FT, from an EAR Class 59 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt No 5921 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7652, in 1955. The Class just survived into 1980, by then part of Kenya Railways. The nameplate is accompanied by its brass cabside and front numberplates, the one 24½"x9", the other 17½"x6½", with some distortion, and brass EAR letters, each 8½" deep, mounted on a backboard, as attached to the bunker. (4) £2500-4000

Lot 341 A signal box nameboard, TAINUILT, from the western section of the Callander and Oban route. Replaced wood with beading, original cast letters. 42¾"x10½", repainted. £150-300

Lot 342 A smokebox numberplate, 42071, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T built at Brighton and allocated new to Stewarts Lane on 6 November 1950. Its later Southern Region sheds were Ashford, Ramsgate, Brighton and Three Bridges before it moved in November 1959 to the London Midland Region at Bletchley and later Willesden, Oxley and Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 March 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 15 August 1967. Repainted; a shorter than standard plate as fitted at Brighton Works. £300-500

Lot 343 A London Transport target sign, BANK, three enamel plates within aluminium frame with open half moons. Overall 24"x19½" £200-350

Lot 344 A BR(W) totem sign, WEST RUISLIP, (h/f), from the GW&GC Joint line, between Northolt Junction and Denham. Small edge chips and blemishes. £350-500

Lot 345 A shedplate, 16D Mansfield (1935 to October 1955), then Annesley (February 1958 to September 1963), finally Nottingham (September 1963 to April 1965). Ex MR Mansfield had an allocation of just 25 locos during the 1950s, Ex GCR shed Annesley, formerly 38B, was transferred to the LMR, and its allocation of 70 locos carried this code. Finally, ex MR Nottingham, formerly 16A, had around 60 locos on its books in 1964. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 346 A GWR double royal poster, CORNWALL, by S. I. Veale. A view of Newlyn looking towards Penzance. Edge nicks and minor losses to top border, a split repaired to the right side. £400-600

Lot 347 A worksplate ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS 7603 of 1949 from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new in December 1949 to the National Coal Board for use on the South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway in County Durham. It was fitted with Westinghouse brakes for the passenger service between Whitburn Colliery and Westoe Lane Station until these ceased in November 1953, when the Westinghouse brake gear was removed. The railway system was then incorporated into the NCB Harton Railways and the locomotive continued to work from Whitburn colliery, latterly numbered 6, until transferred to Boldon Colliery in July 1964. It made it final move in July 1968 to Derwenthaugh locomotive shed, Swalwell, where it was scrapped on site in October 1972 by D. Sep. Bowran. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 348 A BR(M) totem sign, EARLESTOWN, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Manchester main line. Rim chips, otherwise excellent. £200-350

Lot 349 A nameplate, THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6140, BR 46140, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23635, and allocated new to Crewe North on 8 October 1927. Originally named HECTOR after the 1839 Leicester & Swannington Railway engine, it was renamed on 12 May 1936 after the Regiment formed in 1755. Its later sheds included Edge Hill, Camden, Crewe North, Longsight, Kentish Town, Newton Heath and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 October 1965 and despatched for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston on 4 March 1966. Cast brass, double line plate, length 56½", the front repainted. £12000-16000

Lot 350 A poster, SIDMOUTH, Anon. A poster, SIDMOUTH,DEVON, The country resort by the sea. Rolled, 19 1/2"x29". £100-200

Lot 351 A nameplate, GUINNION, and its matching numberplate, D2008, from a 0-6-0DM built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No D218, in 1956 and supplied new to the Port of Bristol Authority at Avonmouth Dock. In about December 1973 it went to Romford Scrap Metal Co and in April 1975 to BR Stratford for repair. The following month it went to Howard-Doris at Stromeferry and was out of use when they closed in 1979. It was purchased by Alastair Bruce of Kirkwall and went to John Laurie (Aberdeen) Ltd for scrap, ending its days by May 1983 in the BR sidings at Evanton. Both plates cast brass, the nameplate, 20"x4½", the cabside 17½"x6", the fronts repainted. (2) £300-500

Lot 352 A single line key token, VENN CROSS-WIVELISCOMBE, (alloy) from the Taunton to Barnstaple route which closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 353 A BR(M) totem sign, WILNECOTE, (f/f), from the Birmingham to Derby route. A small face chip restored and loss of shine. £350-500

Lot 354 A double royal poster, SEE INDIA, by Horace Taylor, a 1930s image laid down on linen to conserve. £100-200

Lot 355 A single line key token, BLOXHAM-ADDERBURY, (alloy) from the Banbury and Cheltenham route which closed to passengers east of Chipping Norton in 1951. Freight traffic continued to use this section until 1963. £150-300

Lot 356 A LNER double royal poster, PASSENGERS OF THE PAST, JOHN GILPIN, by Austin Cooper, rolled. £150-300

Lot 357 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, BARNSTAPLE TOWN-POTTINGTON, (brass/steel) from the Barnstaple Junction to Ilfracombe route which closed in 1970. £250-400

Lot 358 An Isle of Wight Central Railway garter transfer, the larger size as used on locomotives, 12½"x 14½", mounted on a polished wooden board with beading, overall 16½"x18½". £150-300

Lot 359 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, REBUILT, 1920, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway Class E 4-4-0 No 497 built at Ashford in 1907. It was rebuilt by Beyer Peacock in 1920 and re-classified to Class E1, becoming SR 1497 and BR 31497. Allocated to Stewarts Lane by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Bricklayers Arms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 22 October 1960 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 26 November 1960. Cast brass, 10"x5 1/4 ", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 360 A GWR prototype two tier Signal Arm and Lamp repeater in mahogany case, manufactured by Walters Electrical Ltd as a one off proof of concept, the instrument not entering service. £150-300

Lot 361 A shedplate, 8G Sutton Oak (February 1958 to June 1967). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 10E then 10D, was home to 30 locos when it adopted this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 362 An original watercolour painting, LYN AT PARRACOMBE HALT, by Sean Bolan. A picturesque view of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, 15½"x19", mounted and framed, overall 24½"x29½" £400-600

Lot 363 A Southern Railway target sign, HOLSWORTHY, from the Okehampton to Bude branch which closed in 1966. Chipping to face and edge restored. £900-1200

Lot 364 A Midland Railway silver plated dish, by Elkington, 11" diameter, the rim marked with the Wyvern motif and THE MIDLAND GRAND HOTEL. £100-200

Lot 365 A worksplate, NEILSON REID & Co, 4464, 1892, from a Cape Government Railways 3ft 6ins gauge 7th Class 4-8-0 No M339. On the formation of South African Railways in 1912, it became their Class 7 No 974. Many of the Class were used until the late 1960s on branch line work and they were finally withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 9 1/2"x5 3/4", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 366 A BR(W) totem sign, WORCESTER FOREGATE STREET, (f/f). The station was served by trains on the route from Hereford to Birmingham and Oxford. Minor face chips restored, slight loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 367 A worksplate, WALKERS, MARYBOROUGH, 110, 1909, from a Queensland Government Railways 3'6" gauge Class PB15 4-6-0 No 465 delivered to QGR in August 1909. It was withdrawn in July 1962. Cast brass, 12½"x9¾", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 368 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, GOLDEN GROVE-NANTGAREDIG, from the Llandeilo to Carmarthen route which closed in 1963. £200-350

Lot 369 A smokebox numberplate, 63578, from a Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0 No 1231 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 19887, in November 1912, which became LNER O4 Class No 6231. In October 1945 it was rebuilt as an O1 and was renumbered 3578 in 1946, becoming BR 63578. Allocated to Gorton by January 1948, it moved in July 1950 to Annesley where it spent the remainder of its working life until withdrawal on 17 November 1962, for much of this time working the famous fast freights to Woodford Halse, nicknamed windcutters, until displaced by BR Standard 2-10-0s in 1957. It was subsequently scrapped although no reliable disposal details are recorded. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 370 A Great Eastern Railway Ross pop safety valve to operate at 180, 16s psi. Cast brass, height 10" complete with lever. £100-200

Lot 371 A BR(W) totem sign, STROUD, (h/f), from the Swindon to Gloucester route; one edge chip, just into the brown, neatly restored. £400-600

Lot 372 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VF 3318/817 1963, from Class 37 D6843, later 37143 and 37800. New to Cardiff Canton in May 1963; it was renumbered 37800 and named GLO CYMRU in September 1986 at Aberthaw Power station. This replacement plate was fitted at Crewe Works in 1964 when one cab was completely rebuilt following major collision damage. The loco is now owned by Europhenix and on hire to ROG at Leicester. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4 1/2", ex loco condition. The corners square as opposed to the original on which they were rounded. £400-600

Lot 373 A BR(Sc) totem sign, LINLITHGOW, (f/f), from the Edinburgh to Glasgow main line. Loss of colour and shine, a crease repair to the right. £250-400

Lot 374 A shedplate 21D Stratford upon Avon (1935 to February 1953), then Aston (June 1960 to September 1963). The ex SMJR shed at Stratford had just 8 loco when it lost this code. Ex LNWR shed Aston had 40 locos when using this code. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 375 A signal box nameboard, BIGGAR, from the Peebles to Symington route. The station closed in 1950, freight remaining until 1966. Cast letters on wood. £250-400

Lot 376 A worksplate, NOHAB, 1860, of 1931 is from a Turkish State Rlys (TCDD) standard gauge 2-8-0 No 45.029, one of a class of 62 locos based on an enlarged Prussian G8. Nohab (Nydqvist Och Holm Actie Bolaget) got a contract from the Turkish Government to supply most of the equipment for the line south from Sivas, built in the late 1920s, and the class worked there until withdrawal in the 1980s. Cast brass, 12"x6", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400

Lot 377 A BR(W) Annets key, CHOLSEY EAST G.F.,(brass), used to access the Wallingford branch which was retained to serve Pauls Malt Sidings, the branch being operated as a siding from Cholsey. £100-200

Lot 378 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7218, from a 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon in November 1934 with trailing axle and increased coal capacity from 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 5293 built at Swindon in October 1930. Allocated to Leamington by January 1948, its later sheds included Ebbw Junction, Oxford, Oxley and Banbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 14 November 1964. Cast iron, repainted. £500-600

Lot 379 A BR(W) totem sign, NEWPORT HIGH STREET, (h/f) from the South Wales main line; a crease to the right and chipping to the left, neatly restored. £300-500

Lot 380 A shedplate 4A Shrewsbury (1935 to 1949), then Bletchley (1950 to March 1952). The ex LNWR shed at Shrewsbury had an allocation of 60 during this period while ex LNWR Bletchley also had 60 locos. This is the LMS style plate, repainted. £500-700

Lot 381 A LNER seat back plate, LEVEN, from the Thornton Junction to St Andrews route. Cast iron, length 22", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 382 A LMS double royal poster, FLEETWOOD, by Blakeley. Wear at the edge of the top border. £200-350

Lot 383 A nameplate LIVERPOOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE from DVT 82120. Named by Virgin Trains in 1996, the plates were removed when Pendolinos took over the West Coast services. The DVT is stored at Long Marston. 51½"x13½", ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 384 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1884, ST ROLLOX. Locos built by the Caledonian Railway at St Rollox in 1884 were 171 Class 0-4-4T which became LMS 151xx, most withdrawn in the 1920s, the last in 1945, and 294 Class 0-6-0 Nos 349-54, all surviving into BR days numbered in the 572xx series. The likelihood is that this plate is from one of the six 0-6-0s built in 1884, so an early and rare plate. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 385 A BR(S) totem sign, TONBRIDGE, (f/f), from the Kent junction of the Redhill to Ashford and Sevenoaks to Hastings routes. Excellent condition. £400-600

Lot 386 A worksplate BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE AND WAGON No 153 1961 from Class 33 D6561, later 33043. New to Hither Green in July 1961; withdrawn from Stewarts Lane in September 1987 and cut up MC Processors in Glasgow in May 1991. Cast brass, 4"x3", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 387 A GWR notice from Swindon Works, NO UNAUTHORISED PERSON IS ALLOWED IN THIS SUBSTATION, BY ORDER. Cast iron, 16½"x8½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 388 A shedplate 19D Heaton Mersey (1935 to 1949). This ex Cheshire Lines shed was home to 50 locos when it finally lost this code to become 13C. An LMS pattern plate. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 389 A Great Western Railway Hotels, silver plated coffee pot by Elkington, overall height 9". £150-300

Lot 390 A worksplate, BUILT 1965, SWINDON, from Class 14 D9535. New to Cardiff Canton in March 1965; withdrawn from there in December 1968 and sold to NCB Ashington where it was cut up in January 1984. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition with original bolts. £250-350

Lot 391 A Webb & Thompson large train staff CLARA-STREAMSTOWN, from the Midland Great Western branch which ran south from the Athlone to Mullinger route. £200-300

Lot 392 A smokebox numberplate, 3646, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1939. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved the following year to Tyseley and in 1955 to Banbury, returning in 1961 to Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn on 8 June 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 8 August 1964. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 393 A late 19th century Caledonian Railway 13", wall-mounted, pine-cased, weight-driven longcase regulator clock. Believed to have been used in Auchenmade Signal Box. Overall height: 57¾" pine case, outside stripped, with circular, forward-sliding hood with top hinged, glazed door (old glass). Trunk with full length panelled door (hinges replaced) and concave moulding to the top supporting the hood (one section replaced). Trunk inner surfaces with the often-found pencil inscriptions by railwaymen in charge of the clock, difficult to read but include dates in the early 20th century and references to Auchretmade and Giffen (next station); would reward hours with good light and magnifier. Dial written McInnes Bros, Glasgow, rubbed. Regulator movement with deadbeat escapement and Harrison’s maintaining power. No slave drive, consistent with signal box use. Complete with ebonised wood rod pendulum with cylindrical brass cased lead bob and cast Iron weight with integral suspension wheel. £700-900

Lot 394 A single line key token, THETFORD WEST-BARNHAM, (brass/steel) from the Bury St Edmunds to Thetford branch which closed to passengers in 1953 and freight in 1960. A unique transfer key to hold four standard tokens which would be sent to the box at the opposite end of the section, correcting an imbalance of tokens between the two instruments. Cast brass, length 9 1/2". £300-500

Lot 395 A Southern Railway double royal poster, THE TOWER OF LONDON, by David Lewis, 1935. Advertising excursions from Brussels, Ghent, Bruges and Ostend. £150-300

Lot 396 A pair of Midland Railway signal lever plates,(1) ADVANCED STARTING TO BEDFORD EAST LINE and (2) DIST FROM CENTRE SIDING TO UP EAST LINE, both engraved brass, lengths 12½" and 14". (2) £150-300

Lot 397 A BR(M) totem sign, PINXTON SOUTH, (h/f), from the Pye Bridge to Kirkby in Ashfield route; the station closed in 1963. Some loss of shine and an edge chip above the third letter. £700-1000

Lot 398 A shedplate 68E Carlisle Canal (October 1951 – February 1958). This ex NBR shed was 12B in early BR days, but was soon transferred to the ScR becoming 68E. During this period it had around 60 locos including those elusive A3s Sir Visto, Bayardo, Coronach and Flamingo. In 1958 it was returned to the LMR, briefly becoming 12D then 12C. It closed in June 1963. The front repainted. £400-600

Lot 399 An advertising display, HOLIDAYS ON WIRRAL PENINSULA, featuring views of West Kirby, the new popular resort. Framed, 41¾"x26", a little restoration top centre affecting the last three letters of the word Railway. £100-200

Lot 400 A nameplate JOHN PEEL from Class 47 47813. Named at Bury St Edmunds station in October 2005; the plates were removed in August 2009. The loco is currently operational with ROG. The plate is accompanied by a framed print of John Peel and a copy of his autograph. Cast aluminium, length 45½", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 401 A shedplate 52B Heaton (1949 to June 1963). This ex NER shed had a star studded allocation of 120 locos in the 1950s, which included 10 A3s, 3 A1s, 6 A2s, and the two long named V2s. The shed remained in use as a repair and storage facility for at least another 18 months after losing its allocation. The front repainted, the back marked 60126. £100-200

Lot 402 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, KESH-PETTIGO, from the Great Northern Railway Bundoran Junction to Bundoran route, closed in 1957. £200-350

Lot 403 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6159, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in April 1933. It spent most of its working life at Old Oak Common, moving in October 1959 to Southall and in June 1960 to Didcot from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 June 1965 and despatched for scrap to Steel Supply (Western) at Swansea on 11 August 1965. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 404 A BR(W) black and white totem sign, HAYES & HARLINGTON, from the Paddington to Reading section of the Great Western main line. One of only four stations to have such totems. Excellent condition, a minor blemish far left. £1200-1500

Lot 405 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, DARLINGTON, 65808, 1908, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 1011 built in November 1908, renumbered 5808 in 1946, becoming BR 65808. A long time South Blyth engine, it was withdrawn from there on 15 March 1965 and sold for scrap to the nearby scrapyard, Hughes Bolckow. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 406 A LSWR three aspect handlamp, the case stamped, LSWR, OKEHAMPTON, from the Southern main line in North Devon, complete with LSWR vessel and BR/SR burner and in fine original condition other than lacking its blue glass. £100-200

Lot 407 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3253, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 23 4-8-2 built by Henschel, Works No 24207, in 1939, the last of the Class being placed in service less than a month before the outbreak of WWII. The whole Class was withdrawn in the 1970s. Cast aluminium, 20¾"x14½", the face polished, otherwise original condition. £100-200

Lot 408 A North Eastern Railway wooden cased semaphore signal repeater with a brass plate, FERRIBY DOWN SLOW, a box west of Hull on the main line to Selby and Doncaster. £150-300

Lot 409 A worksplate (LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY) 1861, DONCASTER, 1934, from the LNER A$ Class 4-6-2 No 4496 built at Doncaster in September 1937 and originally named GOLDEN SHUTTLE. It was officially renamed DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER in a ceremony at Marylebone station on 27 September 1945 after the American Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, later, of course, President of the USA. Allocated new to Doncaster, it soon moved to Kings Cross and spent almost all its working life either there or at Grantham, moving briefly at the very end to New England from where it was withdrawn on 20 July 1963 and presented to the American National Railroad Museum in Wisconsin where it resides today. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 4496, the Company title filled. £5000-7000

Lot 410 A BR(W) double royal poster, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, by Jack Merriott. (PR143a/61) £100-200

Lot 411 A nameplate, STANFORD HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5937 built at Swindon in July 1933. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved in September 1953 to Carmarthen where it spent its remaining years apart from brief spells at Cardiff Canton and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 18 September 1964. Note: There is no Swindon record as to the origins of the name although there are Halls so named near Stratford-upon-Avon, Lechlade and Lutterworth, the latter being the best known of the three. £5000-7000

Lot 412 A BR(E) totem sign, HEACHAM, (f/f), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route; closed in 1964. A couple of minor blemishes on the lettering neatly restored. £1000-1500

Lot 413 A worksplate GEC TRACTION LIMITED 5439 of 1977, from one of a batch of seven standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-electric locomotives ordered by the British Steel Corporation, Scunthorpe Works, Lincolnshire for use on the Blast Furnace Highline system. The order was placed with GEC Traction Ltd, who subcontracted construction to Baguley-Drewry Ltd of Burton-on-Trent. This plate is from the sixth locomotive in the batch, GECT 5439 and Baguley-Drewry 3739, originally numbered 6. The works is currently owned by Tata Steel Europe and this locomotive is still on site. Cast aluminium, 10¼"x4½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 414 A BR(S) totem sign, KEARSNEY, (h/f), from the Dover to Canterbury route, one edge chip just into the green. £300-500

Lot 415 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2531, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Borsig, Works No 14648, in 1937. A versatile Class, the 19Ds had extensive use on every system of the SAR and were one of the last steam classes to see regular service in South Africa. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", in ex loco condition with scoring in places. £250-400

Lot 416 A GWR signal box shelf plate, LAPWORTH RELIEF LINE, from the Birmingham to Leamington route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 417 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CARRON, (f/f), from the Speyside route between Boat of Garten and Craigellachie; the station closed in 1965. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 418 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1933, CREWE. Locos built by the LMS at Crewe in 1933 were Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 2945-57/60/63 which became BR 42945-57/60/63, Class 6P Patriot 4-6-0 Nos 5517-9/23/24/29-32/36-41 which became BR 45517-9/23/24/29-32/36-41 and the first two Princess Royal Class 8P 4-6-2 Nos 6200/1 which became BR 46200/1, so a good chance this plate is from a named loco. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 419 A single line key token, EGLOSKERRY-CAMELFORD, (brass), from the North Cornwall Line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 420 A smokebox numberplate, 47235, from a Midland Railway Class 3F 0-6-0T No 2756 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 1788, in 1902. It was renumbered 1935 in 1907, retaining this number in early LMS days. Renumbered by the LMS to 2735 in 1934, it became BR 47235. Allocated to Bromsgrove by January 1935, its later sheds included Grimesthorpe and Walton from where it was withdrawn on 10 October 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 17 September 1963. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 421 A signal box nameboard, ST LEONARDS WEST MARINA, (f/f), from the Hastings to Bexhill section of the Sussex coast route; the station closed in 1967. Enamel, two sections, each 72"x12", a few edge chips and blemishes, a small area of corrosion under the L. £200-350

Lot 422 A Pullman Car table lamp, type G, from Car, MAY a composite car, built in 1932 for the Brighton electrification, withdrawn in 1965, . Silver plated (replated). £350-500

Lot 423 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

Lot 424 An original painting, 30711 at Halwill Junction, by Phillip D. Hawkins. A classic scene of LSWR T9 Class on a North Cornwall/ Bude branch Train, framed, overall 15½"x13½". £1000-1500

Lot 425 A BR(W) totem sign, HENLEY-IN-ARDEN, (f/f) from the North Warwickshire line between Stratford-on-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill. Some loss of shine. £500-800

Lot 426 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, GLASSLOUGH-TYNAN, from the Great Northern Railway Armagh to Clones route. £150-300

Lot 427 A GWR fingerboard from Wolverhampton, WELLINGTON, SHREWSBURY, GOBOWEN, RUABON, WREXHAM, CHESTER & BIRKENHEAD. An early style with white metal letters on wood of which several are absent. Length 45½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 428 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co Ltd, 26405, 1949, from a 3ft 6ins gauge South African Railways Class 24 2-8-4 No 3693. The Class was introduced in 1948 and designed for light branch line duties. They were withdrawn during the 1980s. Cast brass, 13¾"x8½", the front cleaned but unpainted, the left point restored. £100-200

Lot 429 A BR(E) totem sign, KIVETON PARK, (h/f), from the Sheffield to Worksop and Retford route. Some loss of shine and restoration in places. £500-700

Lot 430 A large GWR roundel pattern milk jug by Bridgwood, 5½" tall, a little crazing to the base. £80-120

Lot 431 A LMS lamp tablet, HAMPTON-IN-ARDEN, from the Coventry to Birmingham New Street route. Enamel, 17"x4½", edge chips to the left, otherwise excellent. £150-300

Lot 432 A Wirral Railway presentation tea pot with stand, incorporating a small spirit burner. One side marked with the Wirral Railway coat of arms, the other inscribed, Presented to Miss Carr on the occasion of her marriage, April 20th 1898. Some wear to the wicker covering on the handle, otherwise good. An impressive piece, overall height 11". £100-200

Lot 433 A London Transport station sign, PLATFORM 2, with LT target emblem, used at White City station. Double sided, enamel, 15"x17¼". One side good with just minor blemishes, the other with a few chips. £100-200

Lot 434 A BR(Sc), totem sign, ROTHES, (f/f), from the Keith Junction to Elgin, via Craigellachie route, the station closed in 1968. Chips restored around the R, otherwise excellent. £500-800

Lot 435 A worksplate BRITISH RAILWAYS DARLINGTON AEI/SULZER 1963 from a Class 25 in the series D5176 to D5185, and D5223 to D5232. Cast aluminium, 13"x6 1/2", in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 436 A London, Brighton & South Coast Railway semaphore signal repeater with brass case, the face marked SR £100-200

Lot 437 A BR(M) totem sign, HAMMERWICH, (f/f), from the Walsall to Lichfield route; the station closed in 1965. Excellent condition with just a few minor blemishes. £500-800

Lot 438 A Southern Railway loco headlamp, a large three aspect type, 16" tall, with white bulls eye lens, in original condition though lacking interior and green glass. £150-300

Lot 439 A nameplate, GUNTON, from a LNER B17 Sandringham Class 4-6-0 No 2808 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23811, in December 1928, renumbered 1608 in 1946, becoming BR 61608. It was named when built after Gunton Hall, south of Cromer, Norfolk, once the residence of Baron Suffield but now converted into individual dwellings. Allocated to Cambridge by January 1948 and later Stratford and Colchester, returning towards the end to Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 14 March 1960 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, length 49", in ex loco condition. £4500-6000

Lot 440 A GWR signal box shelf plate, OXLEY SOUTH, from a box north of Wolverhampton, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", a blemish above the Y. £100-200

Lot 441 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7749, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23945, in February 1930. A long time St Philips Marsh engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 28 July 1962. It was then sold to the London Transport Executive on 30 July 1962, becoming their No L97, and scrapped in 1970. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 442 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2251, 1930, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 6727 built in April 1930. It spent the whole of its working life at Newport Pill from where it was withdrawn on 21 April 1958 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £350-500

Lot 443 A GWR coat of arms pattern coffee cup and saucer, 2½" tall, by Copeland Ashworth. £50-80

Lot 444 A smokebox numberplate, 9406, from a GWR 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in May 1947, one of the first ten of the Class built by the GWR at Swindon, the remaining 200 being built for BR by private contractors. Allocated new to Old Oak Common, it moved in May 1951 to Slough and in September 1963 to Southall, returning at the end to Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn in the two weeks ending 26 September 1964 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 27 November 1964. The front repainted. £300-400

Lot 445 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, BALLA-MANULLA JC, from the Claremorris to Westport route on the west coast of Ireland. £200-350

Lot 446 A shedplate 63A Perth (1949 to May 1967). This extensive ex CR shed known as Perth South was home to 140 locos in the early 1950s. By 1965 this was reduced to just 30. Visitors to the depot at this time would marvel at the sight of several A4s either being serviced or in temporary store. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 447 A single line key token, CEFN JUNCTION-NEWLANDS, (alloy) from the Tondu to Port Talbot route. £100-200

Lot 448 A Spratts Bonio advertising sign, SPRATTS BONIO, MIXED OVALS AND WEETMEAT. Enamel, flanged, 6"x18", minor edge chipping. £200-350

Lot 449 A South African Railways nameplate, VEREENIGING, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 No 3051 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25590, in 1946, although it may subsequently have been carried by other locos. This and several other Class 15F and 23 engines were named after various South African cities and towns in accordance with an instruction from the then Minister of Transport. Many were still in service in 1984. Cast brass, 50"x14¾", in ex loco condition, a repair to the right side, not really noticeable from the front. The plate has its sales paperwork. £1000-1500

Lot 450 A shed plate, 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

Lot 451 A carriage print, INGLETON VILLAGE, YORKSHIRE, by Frank Sherwin, from the LMR(B) series. £80-120

Lot 452 A South African Railways cabside numberplate. 2043, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15CA 4-8-2 built by the American Locomotive Co (ALCO), Works No 66990, in 1926, the A in the classification indicating the builder. Most of the Class were still in service in 1984. Cast brass, 20¾"x14¼", in ex loco condition but well polished during its working life. £250-400

Lot 453 A LSWR guards pocket watch by the American Waltham Co, key wound, engraved LSWR, PASSENGER, the enamel face inscribed LB&SCR, probably a replacement by the Southern Railway from stock. £150-300

Lot 454 A signal box nameboard, NEWBIGGIN, from the terminus of the Blyth and Tyne branch from Bedlington. Cast letters on wood, length 44". £100-200

Lot 455 A wagon plate, CONVERTED BY THE WIGAN WAGON Co. WIGAN. Cast iron, 9"x6¾", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 456 A BR(S) station sign, TELEPHONE, (f/f), enamel, 11¾"x6'. One tiny rim chip lower right otherwise excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 457 A GWR roundel pattern egg cup, 2½" tall. £50-80

Lot 458 An East African Railway locomotive whistle, complete with valve and operating lever. Cast brass, overall height 11", 1½" diameter, the side clearly stamped E.A.R. £150-300

Lot 459 A LMS double royal poster, IRELAND FOR HOLIDAYS, The Giants Causeway, by Norman Wilkinson, P.R.I. A small area of staining at the top centre border. £150-300

Lot 460 A Station Hotel Perth silver plated sugar bowl, 3½" tall, by Elkington, probably dating from the LMS era. £50-80

Lot 461 A signal box nameboard, UPTON MAGNA, from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury route, a wooden board with cast lettering from the GWR and LNWR Joint Line, 62½"long, in original condition. £200-350

Lot 462 A carriage print, JOHN BUNYAN, Anon, from the LMR historical series. £100-200

Lot 463 A Southern Railway target sign, ROBERTSBRIDGE, from the Tunbridge Wells to Hastings route. Significant restoration at each side of the central circle, affecting the letters E R and R I. £150-300

Lot 464 A fingerboard, TYSELEY & SPRING ROAD, used at Birmingham Snow Hill, wooden, 49¼"x8½", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 465 A shedplate 89D Oswestry (September 1960 to September 1963). During the time this ex Cambrian Railways shed used this code it had an allocation of around 40 locos. Formerly 89A, Oswestry came under the LMR in September 1963 when it became 6E; a code it used for just three months prior to closure in January 1964. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 466 A Pullman Car table lamp, type A, the side marked TC36, a third class parlour car built in 1926 for Brighton Line services, later working on the Continental services, including the Golden Arrow. The Car was remodelled in 1951 (when type A lamps were fitted) as a Guard/Parlour Car working in the Golden Arrow. £300-500

Lot 467 A Southern Railway signal instrument plate, LAUNCESTON, enamel 3½"x¾". The box was on the Halwill to Launceston section of the North Cornwall Line, closed in 1966. £80-120

Lot 468 A carriage board, GLASGOW-LEEDS-LONDON, used on the Thames-Clyde express up working. Painted wood, length 132", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 469 An 0 gauge finescale GWR 1400 (4800) Class 0-4-2 Auto Tank Loco by Masterpiece Models, in BR unlined black livery, brass cabside No. 1401 & early emblem to tank sides. Superbly made by this top maker with an impressive level of ultra fine detail including working eccentrics and much underframe detail. Sprung buffers, vacuum pipes, drop link couplings etc. has been fitted with a decoder, details of which are on the box outer mailer. Limited edition No. 108 of 120 built, mint condition in makers box. £500-800

Lot 470 A signal box nameboard, SHILTON, from the Rugby to Coventry section of the London and Birmingham main line; the station closed in 1957. Painted wood, 57½"x9", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 471 A bridge plate, LNER & LMS, 43, from the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple route, the Great Central and North Staffordshire Joint Line which closed in 1970. Cast iron, 17¾"x11½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 472 A GWR Hotels, roundel pattern silver plated bread basket, 12¾" wide, by Elkington. £100-200

Lot 473 A Southern Railway signal box plunger, KINGSWOOD, brass with enamel ring. The box was on the Purley to Tattenham Corner branch. £80-120

Lot 474 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3143, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26027, in 1948. Many were still in service in 1984. Cast brass , 20¾"x14¼", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 475 A BR(W) totem sign, CARDIFF QUEEN STREET, (h/f). The terminus serving the numerous routes through the Welsh valleys. Excellent condition. £400-600

Lot 476 A shedplate 56F Low Moor (September 1956 to October 1967). This ex L&Y shed, formerly 25F in LMS and early BR days, was transferred to the NER and housed over 70 locos, most notable being 3 B1 Antelopes and a solitary B1 Director. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 477 A North British Railways "B" Class 0-6-0 (later J35) 0 gauge loco and tender by Majestic Models. Built, painted & lined to a high standard in NBR black, lined yellow livery. Excellent cab interior detailing, finely detailed generally. Pick ups to all driving wheels. Cabside numberplate, North British Railway 124. Excellent tender with drop link coupling. (Note; paint blemish to left side of boiler). Superb model in original makers box. £250-350

Lot 478 A North Eastern Railway cash bag, BEBSIDE & BLYTH, from the Blyth and Tyne route which closed in 1964. Leather with engraved brass plate. £80-120

Lot 479 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, WADEBRIDGE-PADSTOW, (alloy), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 480 A London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Tyers one wire semaphore block instrument, in original condition though the face lacks green paint. £250-400

Lot 481 A Southern Railway destination plate, BUDE, from the Waterloo departure indicator. The Cornish branch terminus of the route from Okehampton. Enamel, 17"x2¼", edge chips, the name unaffected. £250-400

Lot 482 A GWR quad royal poster, PLYMOUTH, by Frank Newbould, 1946. Repairs to the lower left corner. (PW21) £100-200

Lot 483 An LMS Hotels silver plated ice bucket, 8½" tall, by Mappin and Webb. £100-200

Lot 484 A Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, Look Out armband, enamel, 4¼"x3", complete with straps. £50-80

Lot 485 A BR(W) station sign, REFRESHMENTS, (f/f) with directional arrow. Enamel, 60"x12", minor rim chips and a few blemishes, a small fixing hole at each end. £100-200

Lot 486 A GWR coat of arms pattern sugar bowl, by Mintons, 1¾" tall, 3" diameter, a hairline crack to the rim. £50-80

Lot 487 A LMS, Glasgow & South Western Section, dinner plate, 9½" diameter, by Dunn Bennett. £50-80

Lot 488 A Southern Railway target sign, SWANLEY, from the Bromley to Stroud route, chipping to the edge and base. £200-350

Lot 489 A London & North Western Railway, Marine Department, large silver plated sugar bowl, 3 3/4" tall, by Elkington. £80-120

Lot 490 A shed plate, 75A Brighton (1950 and closed to steam June 1964). This ex LBSCR shed had a 1950s allocation of around 75 locos, most notable being the Brighton Atlantics and a large number of the Schools 4-4-0s. A handful of West Country Pacifics were also maintained here. The front repainted, the back marked with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle. £100-200

Lot 491 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway three aspect handlamp with steel plates P WAY DEPT/ENGRS DEPT, E CROYDON and a large embossed brass plate, LM Co. SOLE OWNERS, RIDDLES RAILWAY LAMPS, LEONARD ST, CITY ROAD LONDON. The top and body each stamped LB&SCR. The blue glass absent otherwise complete with interior, S(B)R vessel, restored. £150-300

Lot 492 A Southern Railway doorplate, NO EXIT. Enamel, 18"x6", minor chips neatly restored at the right. £100-200

Lot 493 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25050, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in July 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 7179, later 77179. Loaned new to the LNER, it was allocated to Thornton Junction, returning to the WD in December 1944, when it was stored until purchased by BR in December 1949, becoming No 90163. Its BR sheds included Accrington, Wakefield, Warrington Dallam, Belle Vue and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 4 October 1963. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 494 A Highland Railway silver plated sugar bowl by Mappin & Webb, 3¾" tall, the side marked with the belted garter motif. £100-200

Lot 495 A BR(S) signal box diagram, GEORGEHAM GATES, 1958 from the Ilfracombe route, 31¼"x21¼", framed. The box was between Braunton and Mortehoe and closed in 1971. £100-200

Lot 496 A BR(S) double royal poster, BOURNEMOUTH, Anon. (AD7512/57/58) £100-200

Lot 497 A pair of worksplates, JOHN FOWLER & Co. (LEEDS) LTD 15218 and 15219, from a pair of Fowler Class BB1 16nhp steam compound ploughing engines built in 1918, registration numbers KE 3175 and KE 3167, and which always worked together in tandem. Both are preserved and were at one time recorded as owned by a Mr Neil Melhuish. Each engraved brass, 9¾"x5", in ex engine condition. (2) £100-200

Lot 498 A Rhymney Railway bridge plate, TAFF BARGOED, 16, from the GW and Rhymney Joint route. Cast iron, 12¾"x11", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 499 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HATTON NORTH MAIN LINE, engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", from the Birmingham to Leamington route. £100-200

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, WEST ST LEONARDS, (f/f), from the Hastings to Tunbridge Wells route. Several edge chips into the green, all restored. £250-400