Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 June 2018

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Lot 1 A BR(S) fascia sign, SOUTHERN, HELLINGLY STATION, from the Cuckoo Line between Eridge and Polegate; the station closed in 1965. Enamel, 52¾"x11¾", two small face chips and edge chipping. £700-1000

Lot 2 A North Eastern Railway, Zetland Hotel, Saltburn, silver plated coffee pot by Elkington. £150-300

Lot 3 A Great Western Railway notice from the station Gents, PLEASE ADJUST YOUR DRESS BEFORE LEAVING. Cast iron, 14¾"x9", original condition. £300-500

Lot 4 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1877, from a standard gauge New South Wales Government Railways C19 Class 0-6-0. Beyer Peacock supplied eighteen of this type, Works Nos 1643-8 and 1675-86, in 1877, running numbers 93-104 and 31-36N. Cast brass, 14¾"x7", repainted. £350-500

Lot 5 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO FENNY COMPTON, from the Banbury to Leamington main line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 6 A BR(Sc) totem sign, MUSSELBURGH, (f/f), the terminus of the short branch east of Edinburgh. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 7 A worksplate, BR-E, 60039, DONCASTER, 1934, from a LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No 2504 built at Doncaster, Works No 1794, in September 1934, and named SANDWICH after the racehorse owned by Lord Rosebery which won the 1931 St Leger. It was renumbered 39 in 1946 and became BR 60039. Allocated new to Gateshead in September 1934, it moved the following year to Doncaster and later Grantham, Leicester and Kings Cross from where it was withdrawn on 14 March 1963 and despatched for scrap to Doncaster Works on 3 April 1963. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £800-1200

Lot 8 A signal box nameboard, KINGS LANGLEY, from the southern section of the West Coast Main line. Cast letters on wood with beading, 70"x10¼", fine original condition. £150-300

Lot 9 A London and South Western Railway station handbell with engraved company initials, overall height 17". £400-600

Lot 10 A BR(W) lamp tablet, RADLEY, from the Didcot to Oxford route, the junction for the Abingdon branch. Enamel, 20"x6", a little loss of shine and rust hole below the left fixing. £150-300

Lot 11 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, LETTERKENNY-GLENMAQUIN, from the County Donegal Railways Strabane to Letterkenny route. £200-350

Lot 12 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4302, 1897, and its matching rebuild plate, SE&CR, REBUILT, ASHFORD WORKS, from a South Eastern Railway O Class 0-6-0 No 425 built in August 1897 and rebuilt by the SE&CR at Ashford with a new boiler and cab and re-classified as an O1 in May 1914 when the rebuild plate was fitted. It became SR 1425 and BR 31425 and was allocated to Bricklayers Arms by January 1948, moving the following year to Dover from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 29 August 1959 and cut up at Ashford Works during November 1959. (2) £600-900

Lot 13 A depot plaque, CHESHIRE CAT, from Crewe Diesel depot. Cast aluminium, 17½"x11½", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 14 A GWR signal lever plate, 11, DOWN MAIN, CRUMLIN BRANCH. Engraved brass, length 4½". £150-300

Lot 15 A Southern Railway notice, STEAMER BOOKING OFFICE, used at Ryde, Isle of Wight. Enamel, 30"x12", chipping at screw holes repainted. £400-600

Lot 16 A BR(W) totem sign, NEWTON ABBOT, (f/f), from the west of England main line to Plymouth and Torbay. Superb condition. £800-1200

Lot 17 A London Tilbury & Southend Railway wagon registration plate, LTSR, 539, 1908. Cast iron, 9"x6¾", in original unrestored condition. £150-300

Lot 18 A GWR silver plated, hexagonal mustard pot by Mappin and Webb. The side marked with the roundel device; the pot lacks its glass liner. £100-200

Lot 19 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63429, AW & Co LTD, 1920, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 No 2272 built by Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Works No 20, in May 1920, renumbered 3429 in 1946, becoming BR 63429. Allocated to Selby by January 1948 and later Blaydon, North Blyth and Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 1 July 1967 and sold for scrap to Clayton Davie of Gateshead. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 20 A BR(S) station sign, TRAIN DEPARTURES, (f/f), enamel, 32"x4", a couple of tiny rim chips. £150-300

Lot 21 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, NAVAN JCTN or NAVAN STN-KELLS, with key, from the Oldcastle branch, north west of Dublin. £200-350

Lot 22 A carriage print, NEW FOREST, by Hesketh Hubbard, from the Southern Railway series. £100-200

Lot 23 A GWR lamp glass, WISHING WELL HALT, closed 1957, from the Dorchester to Weymouth route. Frosted glass with blue lettering, 14½"3". £100-200

Lot 24 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DONCASTER, 1965, AEI, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, from Class 86 E3119, later 86229. New to Crewe Electric in October 1965; named SIR JOHN BETJAMAN at St Pancras station in June 1983, then renamed LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL in 1998 until withdrawal in 2003. Currently stored at Long Marston. Cast aluminium, 8½"x5¾". The front repainted, the back stamped 86 229. £500-800

Lot 25 A LNER setback plate, MALTON, from the York to Scarborough route. Cast iron, length 23½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 26 A shed plate, 87K Swansea Victoria (1949 to August 1959). This ex LNWR shed, formerly coded 4A by the LMS, became part of the WR in 1949, when it was home to 50 locos. It retained a substantial allocation of 55 locos right up to closure. £150-300

Lot 27 A BR(W) totem, WINDSOR & ETON CENTRAL, (h/f), the terminus of the branch from Slough. Two edge chips restored, just into the brown. £500-800

Lot 28 A BR(W) DMU destination indicator with roller blind housed within a wooden case, complete with integral winder, key to open and electrics to illuminate. Destinations all across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset included inc Calne, Clevedon, Bridport, Barnstaple, Devizes, Portishead, Wells etc. £200-350

Lot 29 A London and Birmingham Railway numberplate, L&BR 945, from one of the company's houses. Cast iron, 9¼"x7", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 30 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5454, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1920, from a Great Eastern Railway Class Y14 0-6-0 No 556 built at Stratford in June 1906, becoming LNER J15 Class No 7556, renumbered 5454 in 1946, BR 65454. The rebuilding date on this plate probably consisted only of fitting a new boiler. Allocated to Stratford by January 1948 and later Colchester and Ipswich from where it was withdrawn on 22 May 1959 and noted at Stratford Works on 29 June 1959. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 31 A Southern Railway target sign, PARKSTONE, from the Bournemouth Central to Poole section of the main line to Weymouth, also served by Somerset and Dorset route trains to Bournemouth West. Considerable restoration and loss of shine although the lettering unaffected. £500-800

Lot 32 An original painting, THE ROYAL SCOT, by Victor Welch, a view of 46248, CITY OF LEEDS passing Scout Green Box. Framed and glazed, overall, 28"x23". £350-500

Lot 33 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, OTTERHAM-CAMELFORD, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 34 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL Ry, GORTON, 1914, from a Great Central Railway Class 1A 4-6-0 No 444 ex Works in October 1914. It became LNER Class B8 No 444C in 1923, and was renumbered 5444 in 1925 and 1355 in 1946. Withdrawn in September 1948 from Darnall, it was cut up at Dukinfield Works. Cast brass, 10½" x 6⅝", repainted, the number 5444 painted on the back. Note: The boltholes have been reduced in width by the railways at some time using brass infill. £400-600

Lot 35 A Lynton and Barnstaple Railway poster board header. Edge chips restored affecting the R of Railway and a small face chip restored. The narrow gauge line closed in 1935. Enamel, 20¼"x5". £500-800

Lot 36 A signal box nameboard, LUTON WEST, from the Welwyn to Luton and Dunstable route, which closed in 1965. Cast letters on wood, length 65". £250-400

Lot 37 A BR(S) totem sign, WHITSTABLE & TANKERTON, (f/f) from the North Kent Coast route between Faversham and Ramsgate. A chip repair to the K and at the left end, some loss of shine. £300-500

Lot 38 A smokebox numberplate, 70012, from the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 JOHN OF GAUNT built at Crewe and allocated new to Norwich on 21 May 1951 and later Stratford, Yarmouth South Town, March, Willesden, Crewe North, Crewe South, Llandudno Junction and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 December 1967 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 21 March 1968. Ex loco condition. £1500-2000

Lot 39 A GWR Hotels silver fruit bowl by Walker & Hall, the centre design featuring a bunch of grapes, diameter 8½". £150-300

Lot 40 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, ROWFANT-EAST GRINSTEAD, from the Three Bridges to East Grinstead route which closed in 1967. £200-350

Lot 41 A worksplate, SCHWARTZKOPFF, 6958, BERLINER MACHINENBAU, 1919, from a 5ft gauge 4-6-0 No 580, the second of a batch of fifteen locos of this type built by the company for Finnish State Railways (VR) in 1919. Cast brass, 16¼"x9¾", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 42 A nameplate, EIRE, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5572, BR 45572, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24130, and allocated new to Crewe North on 25 August 1934. Originally named IRISH FREE STATE on 24 March 1936, this was changed to EIRE on 19 July 1938, without publicity, by agreement between the governments of the UK and Ireland. Its later sheds included lengthy periods at both Trafford Park and Bristol Barrow Road from where it departed in 1961 to Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 January 1964 and cut up by A. Loom at Spondon, Derby on 16 July 1964. Cast brass, 28¾" long, the front repainted. £7000-9000

Lot 43 A GWR warning notice from the cab of a steam auto coach, the plate similar to the 1909 notice but this referring to the step of the car rather than the cab. Cast iron, 12"x7½", repainted. (H C Casserley Collection) £400-600

Lot 44 A smokebox numberplate, 58123, from a Midland Railway 1142 Class 0-6-0 No 1160 built by Kitson & Co, Works No 2020, in September 1875. It was renumbered 2918 in 1907 and 22918 in 1934, becoming BR 58123. Allocated by January 1935 to Bescot, it spent most of its later years there and at Walsall. Withdrawn from Bescot in the week ending 7 July 1962, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 12 October 1962. Ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 45 An advertising sign, CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMERS. Enamel, 17"x13", excellent condition. £200-350

Lot 46 A Southern Railway target sign, WOKING, from the West of England main line. Edge rusting, otherwise excellent. £350-500

Lot 47 A nameplate, CITY OF BRADFORD, from Class 43 power car 43085. Named at Bradford Interchange station in June 1983; this cast plate was replaced by a silver reflective plate in April 1991. Cast aluminium, 34¾", the front repainted. £1500-2000

Lot 48 A County of Somerset bridge weight notice signed H.T. CHAPMAN, BATH, COUNTY SURVEYOR. Cast iron, 19¾"x18¼", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 49 A BR(W) totem, WESTBURY WILTS, (h/f) from the West of England main line. Chipping restored above and below the letter R, surface wear to the far right end. £500-800

Lot 50 A London and North Western Railway hydrant notice, TO GRAND JUNCTION SIGNAL BOX & EXCHANGE SIDINGS. The junction is north of Birmingham New Street, the name referring to the early company which worked north from Birmingham. Cast iron, 23¾"x14½", repainted. £200-350

Lot 51 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1891, from a standard gauge Class P6 4-6-0 (BP 3404 of 1891) built for the New South Wales Government Railways, NSWGR No P11, the 5th in a very successful class of 191 locomotives, of which BP built the first 106. From 1924 it was renumbered C3205 of class C32 and lasted into the late 1960s. Four are preserved including C3203, but not this one. The class seem to have lost the oval builder's plate on the engine splasher early on, but maker's plates were retained, as originally fitted, on the tender. The letters TAB on the obverse refer to the tender; TAB 11 was a 6-wheel tender, rather than a double bogie type which many had.(TAB11-3205). Cast brass, 16½"x7¾", the front lightly cleaned. This lot is accompanied by the vendor's more detailed research notes and an official works photograph of one of the class. £400-500

Lot 52 A Highland Railway silver plated vegetable dish, the cover marked with the full company name within a belted garter, the divided base unmarked. £80-120

Lot 53 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5752, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in April 1929. A long time Didcot engine, it was withdrawn from there on 24 February 1957 and sold to the London Transport Executive, becoming their No L91. Withdrawn by LT in 1960 and subsequently scrapped, it was replaced as L91 by 5757 of the same class. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 54 A BR(Sc) totem sign, MAXTON, (f/f), from the Berwick-on-Tweed to St Boswells route. The station closed in 1964. Considerable restoration but an obscure location in Roxburghshire just east of the Waverley Route. £400-600

Lot 55 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 Cantonís allocation of 130 included 12 Britannias until September 1961. Canton closed to steam in September 1962 and became a diesel depot. Ex loco condition, the back marked 5081. £100-200

Lot 56 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, TUBBERCURRY-CHARLESTOWN, with key, from the Claremorris to Collooney and Sligo route. £200-350

Lot 57 A LNER seat back plate, ST NEOTS, from the southern section of the East Coast Main Line. Cast iron, 28", original condition. £600-700

Lot 58 A carriage print, RICHMOND, YORKSHIRE, by H. Tittensor, from the LNER Pre-War series. £150-300

Lot 59 A BR(M) totem sign, BIRKDALE (face fixing), from the Southport to Liverpool route. Minor blemishes. £450-600

Lot 60 A smokebox numberplate, 76062, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 built at Doncaster and allocated new on 15 July 1955 to Redhill. In June 1959 it moved to Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 October 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport in December 1965. Ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 61 A single line key token, PORT ISAAC ROAD-ST. KEW HIGHWAY, (brass), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow which closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 62 A worksplate, SENTINEL, 9609, from a 200HP standard gauge chain-drive steam locomotive new in 1956 to the Millom & Askham Hematite Iron Co Ltd, Millom Ironworks, Cumberland as No 6. Scrapped on site by S. Morgan & Sons Ltd. of Barrow-in-Furness in December 1968. Cast brass, 5"x4", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200

Lot 63 A SR block instrument by Tyer and Co, with enamel Up and Down Line plates. £150-300

Lot 64 A cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, 1101, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway B Class 4-4-0 No 101 built at Ashford in 1898. It was re-boilered in 1913 and re-designated as B1 Class, becoming SR 1101 and BR 31101. Along with several others of the class, it was immobilised for some months during World War II and made to serve as an air raid shelter. Cast brass, 13½"x7½", the front repainted. £800-1200

Lot 65 A BR(W) double royal poster, HEREFORDSHIRE, by A. J. Wilson. (PR171/60) £150-300

Lot 66 A Nameplate ARUNDEL CASTLE, from a 400HP standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel-electric locomotive, built by Hudswell Clarke, Works No DE1076 of 1959. Built in association with Brush Electrical Engineering of Loughborough, who supplied the generator and electrical equipment. New to the Manchester Ship Canal Co. as their D4002. Later passed into preservation with the East Lancashire Light Railway at Bury, where it still remains. Cast brass, length 38¼", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 67 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, QUEENS PARK WORKS, 23927, 1929, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 7731 built in December 1929. A long time Southall engine, it was withdrawn from there on 6 April 1959 and cut up at Swindon Works during the week ending 2 January 1960. Cast brass, 15¼"x6¼", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 68 A BR(NE) double royal poster, BRIDLINGTON, by Tatt. Damage to the edge of the left border. (NE59) £100-200

Lot 69 A Great North Eastern Railway carriage crest carried on the centre of the coaches on the East Coast Main Line, post privatisation. Cast brass, 19½"x22½", in fine original condition. £500-800

Lot 70 A Southern Railway target sign, CRAWLEY, from the Three Bridges to Horsham route. Minor edge chips. £250-400

Lot 71 A nameplate, OBERON, from a London & North Western Railway Precursor Class 4-4-0 No 2164 which became LMS 5277 and was renumbered 25277, withdrawn in August 1946. It was named after the Mythical King of the Fairies, the husband of Titania. Engraved brass, 50¼" with additional stamping, Superheated, 1/13. The original purchase receipt, to H. C. Casserley, dated 1946, accompanies the lot. £7000-8000

Lot 72 A Mumbles Railway doorplate from the company's registered offices. Engraved copper, 10½"x3½". £200-350

Lot 73 A smokebox numberplate, 30522, from a (London & South Western Railway) N15 Class 4-6-0 No 522, BR 30522, built after Grouping by the Southern Railway at Eastleigh in July 1924. Allocated to Eastleigh by January 1948 and later Nine Elms and Salisbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 September 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 4 November 1961. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £400-600

Lot 74 A BR(M) sign, SUDBURY, (f/f), from the Derby to Uttoxeter route; the station closed in 1966. An edge chip to the right end, into the maroon, a further chip top left to the white rim. £500-800

Lot 75 A GWR lever plate from Oswestry signal box, 11, BRANCH TO DOWN MAIN CALLING ON. Engraved brass, length 11", unpolished. £80-120

Lot 76 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4275, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in March 1920. Allocated to Pontypool Road by January 1948 later Cardiff Canton, Severn Tunnel Junction and Neath Court Sart from where it was withdrawn on 6 January 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works by Hayes of Bridgend in the four weeks ending 18 April 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 77 A GWR warning notice from Swindon Works concerning the reporting of fires. Enamel, 11½"x13", excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 78 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6366, from a 53xx Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in October 1925. A long time Reading engine, its later sheds were Swindon, Pontypool Road, Tredegar, Ebbw Junction and Cardiff Canton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 September 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 10 July 1963. Cast iron, the front repainted. £500-600

Lot 79 A Wye Valley Railway trespass notice; the line ran from Chepstow to Monmouth, opening in 1876 and was absorbed by the GWR in 1905. Cast iron, 28¾"x19½", the front repainted. A rare sign, only a handful of examples are known to survive. £1500-2000

Lot 80 A shedplate, 4D Abergavenny (1935 to 1949). This ex LNWR shed was home to 40 locos in LMS times which included 14 0-6-2 Webb Coal Tanks. It was transferred to BR(W) and became 86K; finally closing in January 1958. LMS pattern. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 81 A Tyers LSWR train describer, an early example with routes including, Southampton Terminus, Northam, Mails, Dorset Line, Weymouth, Bevois Park etc. Excellent original condition. £700-1000

Lot 82 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9178, COWLAIRS WORKS, 1913, from a North British Railway Class D 0-6-0 No 178 built at Cowlairs in January 1884. It was rebuilt at Cowlairs with new boiler, officially in April 1912, but probably not completed until the following year, hence the date on this plate. It became LNER J33 Class No 9178 in October 1924, when this plate would have been fitted, and was withdrawn in January 1927, so a rare survivor. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. Note: The LNER N19 Class 0-6-2T No 9178 built at Cowlairs in December 1923 was not so numbered until 1946. £250-400

Lot 83 A SR signal box plunger with enamel ring, ALLBROOK JUNC. The box was on the Winchester to Eastleigh route. £100-200

Lot 84 A BR lion and wheel emblem from a West Coast AC electric locomotive. Cast aluminium, 18"x18", ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 85 A LMS double royal poster, HONISTER CRAG, by A. Talmage, R. A. A little discolouration top centre. (ER053350) £200-350

Lot 86 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944 SR, from a (LMS) Class 8F 2-8-0 built to Railway Executive Committee order. Those built by the Southern Railway in 1944 were (4)8661/2 at Eastleigh, (4)8663-70/75-78/81-704 at Brighton and (4)8672-4 at Ashford. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted, the number 48700 chalked on the back. £150-300

Lot 87 A original oil painting, ALONG THE TAMAR, by Don Breckon, 1976. A view of SR Battle of Britain class, 34051, WINSTON CHURCHILL, on the up Brighton express between St Budeaux and Bere Alston. Oil on canvas, 30"x20", framed, overall, 33"x23". £2000-3000

Lot 88 A worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co DEL, 117, from Class 33 D6525 later 33109. New to Hither Green in October 1960; it was named CAPTAIN BILL SMITH RNR at Kensington Olympia station in July 1993. Plates removed in September 1996. Withdrawn and sold into preservation, currently at the East Lancs Railway, Bury. As fitted in the cab. Cast brass, 4"x3", ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 89 A London and South Western Railway Preece switch used in conjunction with block instruments. £200-350

Lot 90 A worksplate, No. 2135, DARLINGTON, 1950, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43093. Allocated new to South Lynn on 20 December 1950 and later Boston, Colwick and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 17 January 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Broughton Lane. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½", the front lightly polished. £300-500

Lot 91 A single line key token, OXLEY BRANCH JCT-WOMBOURN, (alloy), from the Wolverhampton to Stourbridge Junction route, built by the GWR in 1925 and closing in 1965. Passenger services lasted for only seven years. £150-300

Lot 92 A BR(W) totem sign, LAPWORTH, (f/f), from the Leamington Spa to Birmingham main line. A couple of face chips restored and the edge repainted in places. £250-400

Lot 93 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3704, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1936. A long time Southall engine, it was withdrawn from there on 12 January 1961 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 27 March 1961. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 94 A GWR signal box shelf plate, DUNSTALL PARK the first station north of Wolverhampton on the main line to Shrewsbury. Engraved brass, 4¾"x½". £80-120

Lot 95 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 had 60 locos. This is the later pattern of LMS codes. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 96 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CRANLEIGH-BAYNARDS, from the Guildford to Horsham and Shoreham route which closed in 1965. £200-350

Lot 97 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1887, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14C 4-8-2 built by the Montreal Locomotive Works, Works No 60261, in 1919. In the early 1930s some of the class, including this one, were re-balanced to enable them to be used on branch lines and they were re-designated Class 14CB, the B indicating branch line usage. After reboilering it was again re-designated as Class 14CRB, the R indicating the rebuilding. The class were all withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front original paintwork, cleaned. £400-600

Lot 98 A Stratford-Upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway bridge weight restriction notice. Cast iron, 16¼"x11½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 99 A worksplate, HUNSLET ENGINE, 7159, 1969, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-hydraulic locomotive new in November 1969 to Bradford Corporation Water Pollution Control Department, Esholt Purification Works, near Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding. Named PRINCE OF WALES. Sold to Crossley Brothers (Shipley) Ltd. Metal Merchants, Shipley, near Bradford in December 1981, for shunting their yard. The company later became Crossley-Evans Ltd. and the locomotive was still on site in 2017. Cast brass, 11¼"x8", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 100 A single line key token, WREXHAM CENTRAL-WREXHAM EXCH, (alloy), the final section on the Dee Marsh Junction to Wrexham route, opened by the Wrexham, Mold and Connahs Quay Railway before becoming part of the Great Central. £100-200

Lot 101 A BR(E) totem sign, KIRTON, (h/f), from the Boston to Spalding route; the station closed in 1961. Minor discolouration to the lettering. £500-800

Lot 102 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1889, HORWICH. Locos built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Horwich in 1889 were 1093 Class 4-4-0s, all scrapped in the 1930s, 1008 Class 2-4-2T, some surviving into BR days numbered in the 506XX series, and 11 Class 0-6-0, some surviving into BR days numbered in the 52XXX series. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 103 A shedplate, 8H Birkenhead (September 1963 to closed to steam November 1967). This ex LNWR and GWR joint shed, formerly 6C, was home to around 75 steam locos when it used this code. It continued as a diesel depot until November 1985. At some time its allocation of shunting locos also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 104 A nameplate, DEVIZES CASTLE, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 7002 built at Swindon in June 1946 and named after the Medieval fortification in the Wiltshire town, on a site now occupied by a Victorian era castle. The nameplate was previously carried by two earlier Castles, first by No 5050 built at Swindon in May 1936 (renamed Earl of St Germans in August 1937), then by No 5075 built in August 1937 (renamed Wellington in October 1940). Allocated to Landore by January 1948 No 7002 moved to Carmarthen in November 1956 and back to Landore in June 1958 before moving in November 1959 to Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 10 March 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 3 June 1964. (See also next two Lots). £12000-15000

Lot 105 A cabside numberplate, 7002, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, DEVIZES CASTLE. Cast brass, the front repainted. (See previous Lot for engine history and also next Lot) £3000-4000

Lot 106 A smokebox numberplate, 7002, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, DEVIZES CASTLE. The front repainted. (See also previous two Lots) £1500-2000

Lot 107 A GWR Hotels silver plated toast rack by Walker and Hall. Length 3¾", coat of arms pattern. £80-120

Lot 108 A LMS lamp tablet, AVONMOUTH DOCK, from the Bristol to Avonmouth route, the Midland and GWR Joint Line. Enamel, 17½"x4¼", a chip lower right. £200-350

Lot 109 A BR(S) totem sign, EASTBOURNE, (f/f) from the Sussex Coastal terminus. A small chip to the top panel, repaired, loss of shine. £350-500

Lot 110 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1593, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14A 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 20585, in 1914. When a new boiler was fitted, it was re-classified as Class 14R, the A suffix being ground off the cabside and replaced by an R indicating it had been rebuilt. All were withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £200-350

Lot 111 A SNCF double royal poster, FRANCE, THE GORGES OF THE TARN. Nicks and wear to the border in places. £100-200

Lot 112 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24353, 1936, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2597, which became BR 42597. Allocated new to Shrewsbury on 9 November 1936, its later sheds included Warrington Dallam, Edge Hill and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 October 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 17 January 1966. Engraved brass, 6¼" diameter, the front lightly polished. £400-500

Lot 113 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, HALWILL-DUNSLAND CROSS, (brass/steel), from the Okehampton to Bude route which closed in 1966. £300-500

Lot 114 A nameplate QUADRANT and badge, from Class 73 73105. Named at Victoria station in November 1987; plates removed August 1989. The loco, now 73969, is operating with Scotrail. Cast aluminium, length 39½", the badge, 14¾"x17", each in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 115 A GWR DRAWING OFFICE paperweight, cast iron, 4"x2½", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 116 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 1803, 1918, from an 0-4-0ST named ASTEROID ex works in November 1918 to British Thomson-Houston Co Ltd at their Rugby works, their No 2. It worked there all its life until scrapped on site by A.T. Arnold (Wednesbury) Ltd in November 1962. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 117 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway firebuckets notice. Cast iron, 15¾"x9¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 118 A decorative arrow carried on the side of a Bulleid pacific locomotives hauling the GOLDEN ARROW. Gold and green fibreglass with steel fittings to the rear. Length, 60", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 119 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, ENNISCORTHY-WEXFORD NORTH, with key, from the Dublin to Rosslare route. £200-350

Lot 120 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 6379, 1925, from a LNER D11 Class 4-4-0 No 6379 built by Kitson & Co, Works No 5380, in August 1924 and named BARON OF BRADWARDINE after a Scottish nobleman in Sir Walter Scott's novel Waverley. It was renumbered 2672 in 1946, becoming BR 62672. A long time Eastfield engine, it was withdrawn from there on 8 August 1961 and cut up at Heatheryknowe. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £700-1000

Lot 121 A BR(M) totem, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, (f/f), from the southern end of the West Coast main line. A couple of small edge chips restored, just into the maroon. £350-500

Lot 122 A speedometer from a Bulleid pacific locomotive, by Smiths Industrial Instruments, 1-100, overall diameter 9". £600-900

Lot 123 A worksplate, KERR STUART, 4354, 1925, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4104 which became BR 44104. A long time Staveley (Barrow Hill) engine, it was withdrawn from there on 14 May 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 3 August 1962. Cast brass, 12¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £550-600

Lot 124 A single line key token, BUTTINGTON CROSSING-POOL QUAY, (alloy), from the Welshpool to Oswestry route which closed in 1965. £100-200

Lot 125 A Southern Railway target sign, BROADSTONE, from the southern end of the Somerset and Dorset route, the junction for Salisbury and Ringwood. Excellent condition. £500-800

Lot 126 A shedplate, 71A Eastleigh (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed housed 11 King Arthurs and 8 Lord Nelsons among its 1950 allocation of 140 locos. By the time it changed code to 70D in 1963, 15 West Country Pacifics were present in a total of 100 locos. Closure to steam came in July 1967. Ex loco condition, the back marked with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle. £100-200

Lot 127 A Southern Railway seat back plate, FREMINGTON, from the Barnstaple to Torrington branch which closed in 1966. Enamel, 48"x3", edge chips and a chip above the left of the first letter, neatly restored, otherwise excellent, mounted on a wooden backboard. £300-500

Lot 128 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2721, DONCASTER, 1929, from a LNER D49 Shire Class 4-4-0 No 320 built in May 1928 and named WARWICKSHIRE. It was renumbered 2721 in 1946 and became BR 62721. A long time St Margarets engine from where it was withdrawn on 18 August 1958 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 129 A BR(M) double royal poster, NEW BRIGHTON, by Felix Kelly. (LM14856) £150-300

Lot 130 A BR(M) totem sign, AINTREE SEFTON ARMS, (f/f) from the Liverpool to Ormskirk and Preston route, Edge rusting and a few minor blemishes. £350-500

Lot 131 A nameplate THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY from Class 31 31428. Named at Grosmont station in April 1988. The plates were removed in March 1992 some fourteen months after withdrawal from Crewe Diesel. The loco was cut up by HNRC at Kingsbury in December 2001. Cast aluminium, 73"x17½", the front repainted. £1000-1500

Lot 132 A shedplate, 88J Aberdare (September 1960 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed was originally coded 86J. Under its new code it housed nearly 50 locos. Ex loco condition, a rim chip to the right. £100-200

Lot 133 A BR(M) totem sign, BENTHAM, (h/f), from the Skipton to Carnforth route. Loss of shine and blemishes in places. £400-600

Lot 134 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24809, 1942, from a Stanier 8F type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department, WD No 623. Loaned new to the LMS in September 1942, it was sold to them in November 1943, becoming Class 8F No 8285 and BR 48285. A long time Kettering engine from 1942 till 1964, it finished its days at Wellingborough and Leicester LM from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 September 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 23 November 1965. Cast brass, 7¾", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 135 A GWR signal box shelf plate, STRATFORD-ON-AVON WEST. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 136 An attractive mid-19th century LNWR 12" oak drop case clock. Overall height: 21" The box with side and bottom doors, oval glazed pendulum window with moulded surround and fan shaped ears with lobed drops. Standard oval brass LMSR plate numbered 8925 fixed partly over two plugged holes. One-piece dial surround with repairs, containing an old style spun brass bezel with separate sight ring now soldered in place. Dial overwritten L.& N.W.R. J. Sewill 61 South Castle St. 1868 Liverpool, with the original writing discernible under. Blued spade hands. Wire fusee movement between plates with feet and shaped shoulders, knopped pillars and shaped backcock. Surviving LMS records donít include 1868 or 8925; LNWR clocks were numbered up to about 5500 and this series was adopted as the start of the LMS numbering thus 8925 would not normally be ex-LNWR, however the plugged screw holes suggest the LMS plate may replace an earlier LNWR rectangular vitreous enamel plate (perhaps damaged or unreadable) which would fit the plugged holes while the replacement oval had to be fixed slightly lower to clear the pendulum window moulding. Complete with pendulum, bob scratched 1868 recently and 639 and 8925 earlier and altered rod (both possibly replaced), winder and a receipt recording its sale by Gardiner Houlgate in their disposal of the late I. Lymanís clocks in 2014. £1000-1500

Lot 137 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3825, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in September 1940. Allocated to Banbury by January 1948 and later Croes Newydd, Oxley, Stourbridge, Banbury again and Oswestry from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 19 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 5 November 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 138 A BR(M) totem sign, GOOSTREY, (f/f), from the Sandbach to Wilmslow section of the Crewe to Manchester main line. Loss of shine and rust discolouration to the white enamel. £300-500

Lot 139 A single line key token, ARROCHAR-GLEN DOUGLAS, (brass), from the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 140 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 2494, 1909, from a 5ft 6ins gauge 2-8-0 supplied new to the North Western Railway of India, their No 1631. It later became East India Railway No 2072, then India Railways No 26935 and finally HGS Class No 26744 from which this plate was removed at Sitarampur shed in November 1975 when the engine was still in service. Cast brass, 9½"x5½", repainted, the back marked with the locomotive history. £150-300

Lot 141 A GWR Hotels silver plated tray by Walker and Hall, 18"x13½", a little wear from normal use but a good clear engraving. £100-200

Lot 142 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 143 A GWR semaphore home signal repeater, height 9½", original condition. £150-200

Lot 144 A smokebox numberplate, 2092, from a GWR 2021 Class 0-6-0 tank loco built at Wolverhampton, Works No 696, in April 1901, originally as a saddle tank but converted to a pannier tank in October 1930. Allocated to Stourbridge by January 1948, it moved in June 1950 to Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn on 24 August 1955 and sold from Swindon Works on 29 November 1955 to the National Coal Board at Bargoed. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 145 A set of GWR letters from the running board, MELCOMBE REGIS, from the Weymouth to Portland and Easton branch which closed in 1965. Each cast iron, height 12", original condition. £100-200

Lot 146 A nameplate, SIR IRONSIDE, from the SR N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 799 built at Eastleigh in July 1926 and named after the Noble Knight of the Red Launds in Arthurian Legend, becoming BR 30799. A long time Bricklayers Arms loco, it moved in June 1959 to Salisbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 25 February 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works the following 23 March. Cast brass, the front repainted. £6000-8000

Lot 147 A GWR Tyers train describer from Birmingham, routes include North Warwickshire, Snow Hill, Stourbridge, Moor St, Tyseley etc. Fine original condition with the clockwork mechanisms in working order. £600-900

Lot 148 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60949, DARLINGTON, 1942, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 3651 built at Darlington in June 1942, renumbered 949 in 1946, becoming BR 60949. Allocated to Heaton by January 1948, it moved in 1951 to Gateshead where it stayed for ten years before finishing its days at Tweedmouth from where it was withdrawn on 26 November 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 149 A North British Railway Bulpitts patent three aspect fogmans handlamp, the side stamped SPEAN BRIDGE, a station near Fort William on the West Highland Line; repainted. £200-350

Lot 150 A BR(M) double royal poster, CHESTER, by Felix Kelly. Corner loss lower right. ( LM9653) £150-300

Lot 151 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co., HYDE PARK WORKS, 23825, 1928, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built in February 1929. A long time Tondu engine, it was withdrawn from there on 17 March 1959 and sold for scrap to J.O. Williams at Barry on 15 September 1959. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front lightly polished. £200-350

Lot 152 A BR(S) sign, DORCHESTER SOUTH, (f/f), from the Bournemouth Central to Weymouth route. A small rim chip to the base. £400-600

Lot 153 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7713, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by Kerr Stuart, Works No 4448, in March 1930. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948 and later Didcot, Tyseley and Taunton from where it was withdrawn on 16 August 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 21 October 1963. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 154 A Southern Railway target sign, GILLINGHAM, from the Salisbury to Templecombe section of the west of England main line. Edge chips and a little loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 155 A smokebox numberplate, 30917, from the Southern Railway V Class Schools 4-4-0 No 917 ARDINGLY built at Eastleigh in May 1933 and named after Ardingly College, an independent school in West Sussex. A long time Ramsgate engine, it finished its days at Nine Elms and Brighton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 November 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 27 April 1963. The front repainted. £1200-1500

Lot 156 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BOSCARNE JUNCTION-BODMIN TOWN, from the Bodmin Road to Wadebridge and Padstow route, passenger services were withdrawn in 1967 with final closure in 1983. £250-400

Lot 157 A shedplate, 87A Neath (1949 to June 1965). This ex GWR shed was home to 60 locos during the 1950s. In its final few months this had dwindled to just 10. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 158 A builders plate, GN OF S Ry, BUILDERS OF ABERDEEN. Cast iron, 6"x4", repainted. £250-400

Lot 159 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, WHITTINGTON HIGH LEVEL-OSWESTRY, (alloy), from the Whitchurch Salop to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. £250-400

Lot 160 A smokebox numberplate, 48463, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8463 built to Railway Executive Committee order by the GWR at Swindon and loaned new to the GWR at Cardiff Canton in December 1944. It was then loaned to the LMS in April 1947 at Huddersfield and taken into BR stock the following year. Its later sheds included Toton, Hereford, Swansea Paxton Street, Llanelly, Gloucester LM and Bath Green Park from where it was withdrawn on 25 June 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 15 December 1964. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 161 A London & North Western Railway armchair from one of the company's directors saloons. Mahogany with red leather upholstery in excellent original condition. £200-350

Lot 162 A nameplate MARKHAM COLLIERY from Class 58 58003. Named at the colliery in November 1988; the plates were removed after withdrawal in November 1999 and the loco cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in August 2010. Cast aluminium, 52"x17½", ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 163 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BURNTISLAND, (f/f), from the Edinburgh to Dundee route. A couple of minor face chips restored, loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 164 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, ATLAS WORKS, 22239, 1919, 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 in June 1919, ROD No 2149. Loaned new to the LNWR as LNWR 2843 until August 1921, it went into store at Queensferry until December 1923 when it went to the LNER as Class O4 No C6300. It was renumbered 3894 in 1946, becoming BR 63894. Allocated to Annesley by January 1948 and later Colwick and Mexborough from where it was withdrawn on 11 July 1960 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 20 August 1960. Cast brass, 9½"x6¼", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 165 A Southern Railway target sign, TORRINGTON, from the Barnstaple Junction to Torrington and Halwill route which closed in 1966. Face and edge chips neatly restored otherwise in original condition with backboard. £1000-1500

Lot 166 A shedplate 52F North and South Blyth (1949 to 1967). These two ex NER sheds on either side of the River Blyth had a combined total of around 40 locos during the 1950s. The South shed closed in May 1967 and the North shed followed in September of that year. Many will remember using the small ferry to get to the North Shed in order to save a long car journey!! The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 167 A LMS lamp tablet, KIDSGROVE LIVERPOOL ROAD, from the Kidsgrove Junction-Tunstall-Pitts Hill-Stoke Loop; the station closed in 1964. Enamel, 16¾"x4½", face chipping restored. £100-200

Lot 168 A Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Committee trespass notice. Cast iron, 23½"x12¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 169 A shedplate 86A Cardiff Canton (1963 to 1973). This alloy code was used by diesel hydraulic and diesel electric locos. £100-200

Lot 170 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 3266/8381, 1963, from Class 37 D6821, later 37121 and 37677. New to Cardiff Canton in April 1963; withdrawn from Toton in February 2008 and cut up by C F Booth at Rotherham in October 2008. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", lightly cleaned. £400-600

Lot 171 A brass safety valve bonnet from the H.C. Casserley collection, believed to be of Midland Railway origin, height 24½", base diameter 14¼", with three cutouts and two cross shaped vents. £300-500

Lot 172 A Great North of Scotland Railway brass rack from a compartment coach. Length 16½", the company initials shown in each end. £300-500

Lot 173 A BR(S) totem sign, ALDRINGTON HALT, (f/f), from the Brighton to Portsmouth route, the Halt situated between Hove and Portslade. A minor blemish far right. £400-600

Lot 174 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3430, from a 3ft 6ins Class 25NC 4-8-4 built by Henschel, Works No 28749, in 1953 without condensing apparatus, hence the initials NC alongside the Class on the cabside numberplate. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £700-1000

Lot 175 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS Ltd, 7557, 1950, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No 9420 allocated new to Reading on 26 June 1950. It moved in May 1951 to Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn on 10 March 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 5 September 1964. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 176 A LMS double royal poster, HOLYHEAD (HOLY ISLAND), by Claude Buckle. Laid down on linen to conserve. £300-500

Lot 177 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, MANULLA JN-BALLINA, with key, from the Killala branch in Western Ireland. £200-350

Lot 178 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY-ST BLAZEY BRIDGE CROSSING, the first section of the branch from Par to Newquay. £150-200

Lot 179 A smokebox numberplate, 41090, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1090 built at Derby in 1946. Allocated to Trafford Park by January 1935, its later sheds included Willesden, Rugby, Monument Lane and Derby from where it was withdrawn on 17 December 1958 and subsequently scrapped. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 180 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1925, DERBY, from the LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1113 which became BR 41113. It spent most of its BR days at Rugby, moving at the very end to Lancaster (Green Ayre) from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 December 1958 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition, the number 1113 on the back. £200-350

Lot 181 A nameplate, CASTLE HEDINGHAM, from an LNER B2 Class 4-6-0 No 2814 built at Darlington in October 1930 as a B17, and named after the village near Halstead in Essex where the Norman Hedingham Castle is located. It was rebuilt and re-classified to B2 Class in November 1946 and re-numbered 1614 the following month, becoming BR 61614. As a result of the rebuilding, the centre splasher supporting the nameplates was removed, so metal plates were fitted to the top of the running plate to which the nameplates, with their rear fixing brackets removed, were bolted directly. It was at Colchester by January 1948 and later Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 8 June 1959 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, length 59¼", the front repainted over the bolts and two wooden brackets attached to the rear. £5000-7000

Lot 182 A BR(W) totem sign, WHITLAND, (f/f), from the main line west of Carmarthen, junction for Pembroke Dock and Cardigan. A couple of small face chips restored in the lower panel. £300-500

Lot 183 A shedplate 84A Plymouth Laira (September 1963 to 1978). This alloy code was carried by Laira's allocation of diesel hydraulics. £80-120

Lot 184 A BR(M) doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", a minor rim chip repair top left otherwise superb condition. £350-450

Lot 185 A BR(E) double royal poster, SUFFOLK, Avocets and Ringed Plover, Havergate Island, by Talbot Kelly. (PP1176) £100-200

Lot 186 A GWR signal box nameboard, BULLO PILL EAST SIGNAL BOX, from the junction of the Cinderford branch, situated south of Newnham on the Gloucester to Chepstow route. Cast iron, length 76½", the front repainted, a weld repair between the last two words. £400-600

Lot 187 A worksplate, BUILT 1958, CREWE. Steam locos built by BR at Crewe in 1958 were all Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 Nos 92163-67/70-76/221-50 plus 08 diesel shunters Nos D3419-38/573-92. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 188 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, LEYNY-TUBBERCURRY, with key, from the Claremorris to Collooney and Sligo route. £200-350

Lot 189 A shedplate, 75B Redhill (1950 to May 1965). This ex SECR shed was home to around 25 locos in the 1950s. Its final allocation of 18 BR standard 2-6-4Ts was moved away in early 1965, making this the final Central Division depot to close to steam. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 190 A BR(Sc) totem sign, COATBRIDGE SUNNYSIDE, (f/f), from the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Airdrie route. Excellent condition. This is the only example offered at auction, previously sold in 2000. £1000-1500

Lot 191 A wagonplate, FESTINIOG RAILWAY, 73, from a 2-ton wood bolster. Cast iron, 10"x7¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 192 An original painting, LEANDER AT BLACKWELL, by Phillip D. Hawkins, 1980. A view of Jubilee Class 5690 at the top of Lickey Incline. Oil on canvas, 30"x20", framed overall 35"x25". £800-1200

Lot 193 A cabside numberplate, D1028, from a class 52 diesel hydraulic, WESTERN HUSSAR. Built at Swindon in February 1964 and allocated to Bristol Bath Road. Withdrawn from Laira in October 1976 and cut up at Swindon Works in June 1979. Repainted, the rim unrestored. £800-1200

Lot 194 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3141, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26025, in 1948. The class saw service in every system in South Africa and many were still working as late as 1984. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 195 A shedplate, 81E Didcot (1950 to April 1965). This ex GWR shed played host to 11 Halls and 3 Manors in its final year having once been home to around 50 locos in the 1950s. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 196 A BR(S) station sign, WAY OUT, (f/f), rim chips restored, minor blemishes. Enamel, 23¾"x5". £100-200

Lot 197 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1782, DONCASTER, 1933, from a LNER O2 Class 2-8-0 No 2431 built in December 1933, renumbered 3956 in 1946, becoming BR 63956. Allocated to March by January 1948 and later Doncaster and Grantham from where it was withdrawn on 8 September 1963 and sold for scrap to William Rigley & Sons at Bulwell Forest. Fully engraved brass, 13¾"x7¾", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 3956. £200-350

Lot 198 A Southern Railway target sign, THORNTON HEATH, from the Thornton Heath to Clapham Junction route. Edge chipping and a few minor blemishes. £250-400

Lot 199 A front or bunker numberplate, 769, from a 5ft gauge Finnish State Railways (VR) Class Pr1 2-8-2T built by Tampereen in 1926, a class of sixteen engines designed for suburban services out of Helsinki. Cast brass, 20½"x10", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 200 A Finnish Railways electric locomotive headlamp as mounted at the top of the smokebox, steel body with glazed front. £100-200

Lot 201 A GWR signal box shelf plate, WEST BROMWICH. Engraved brass, from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level route which closed in 1970. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £80-120

Lot 202 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 3409, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT, the last of the class built by the Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2584, as sub-contractors for the Hunslet Engine Co, who also allocated their own Works No 3739. Allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 12 October 1956 and later Radyr from where it was withdrawn on 23 October 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 18 February 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. The plate is accompanied by paperwork relating to its purchase from Swindon Works £400-600

Lot 203 A Southern Railway station indicator plate from the Victoria arrivals indicator, MIDHURST. The station was on the Pulborough to Petersfield and closed in 1955. Enamel, 17"x2½, on its original wooden block. £200-350

Lot 204 A worksplate, BUILT BY LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co. DARLINGTON, 1974, 1945, from a (LMS) Class 8F 2-8-0 built to LNER order, their O6 Class No 3132, renumbered 3532 in 1947, becoming BR 48737. Allocated new to Mexborough on 30 November 1945, its later sheds included Swansea Victoria and Shrewsbury. In December 1961 it moved to Bath Green Park from where it was withdrawn on 21 May 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 22 July 1965. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x8", the front polished. (Hugh Ballantyne collection) £500-800

Lot 205 A LNWR slot indicator, DENTONHOLME NORTH JUNCTION, No.5 SIGNAL SLOT, ON/OFF. From a box on the Carlisle Goods Lines. Cast iron, 9"x9¾", original condition. £100-200

Lot 206 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DARLINGTON BUILT, 1961, AEI, SULZER from a Class 25 in the series D5151 to D5170. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", the front repainted. £500-600

Lot 207 A LNER seat back plate, BUCKIE, from the Great North of Scotland coast route which closed in 1968. Cast iron, length 22", original condition. £300-500

Lot 208 A smokebox numberplate, 30248, from a London & South Western Railway M7 Class 0-4-4T No 248 built at Eastleigh in May 1897. A long time Nine Elms engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 22 July 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works on 11 August 1961. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £400-600

Lot 209 A pair of Midland Railway signal lever plates, HOME FROM LONDON CENTRE LINE and DISC FROM UP SIDING TO DOWN LINE, from the St Albans area. Engraved brass, length 14" and 11¾". (2) £100-200

Lot 210 A ground frame key, SHUNT TOWARDS BRIDGE OF ORCHY, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £100-200

Lot 211 A shed plate, 60A Inverness (1950 to June 1962). This ex HR shed maintained over 50 locos in 1959. It became dieselised in June 1962, when many class 24s carried the code well into the 1970s. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 212 A North Staffordshire Railway free pass, No 44, featuring the company coat of arms. Bronze, 1¼" diameter. £150-300

Lot 213 A BR(E) totem sign, CHESTERFIELD MIDLAND, (h/f), from the Sheffield to Derby and Nottingham route. A couple of edge chips restored, just into the blue. £1000-1500

Lot 214 A worksplate, LOKOMO, TAMPERE, 48, 1925, from a 5ft gauge Finnish State Railways (VR) engine, either a 2-8-0 tender engine of Class Tv1, Nos 685-6 or 722-3, or a 2-8-2T of Class Pr1, No 771. Cast brass, 15"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 215 A LMS quad royal poster, TROON, the popular seaside and golfing resort. £250-400

Lot 216 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BALLYMONEY-BALLYBOYLAND, (alloy), from the Antrim to Londonderry and Portrush route. The tablet has been broken and repaired. £200-350

Lot 217 A nameplate, CITY OF HEREFORD, from the LMS Princess Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 No 6255 built at Crewe in October 1946 and named when built without ceremony, becoming BR 46255. Allocated new to Camden on 16 October 1946 and later Carlisle Upperby, Crewe North and Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 September 1964 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. Cast brass, 75" long, the front repainted. £15000-18000

Lot 218 A BR(W) double royal poster, DEVON, by Wootton. Edge nicks at the lower border. (PR25) £150-300

Lot 219 A worksplate, COALBROOKDALE COMPANY, SHROPSHIRE. Although the Company has claimed to have built the first railway locomotive, for Richard Trevithick in 1802, this has never been established with any certainty. It did, however, build six 0-4-0STs in the 1880s for its own 2ft 4ins gauge system, one of which is preserved at Coalbrookdale. This plate is from one of the other five. Cast brass, 8¾"x6", lightly cleaned but unpainted, the ends trimmed. £600-900

Lot 220 A BR(NE) station sign, TO THE BOOKING OFFICE AND TRAINS FOR NEWCASTLE AND THE SOUTH, (f/f), used at Morpeth or Alnmouth. Enamel, 48"x12", excellent condition. £400-600

Lot 221 A GW and GC joint line lamp tablet, WEST WYCOMBE, the station was situated north of High Wycombe and closed in 1958. Engraved milk glass in copper frame. Overall 12"x3 ". £150-300

Lot 222 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8144, REBUILT STRATFORD WORKS, 1937, from a Great Eastern Railway T77 Class 0-6-0 No 1144 built at Stratford in October 1916, becoming LNER J19 Class No 8144, renumbered 4654 in 1946, becoming BR 64654. It appears that the rebuilding in 1937 referred to on the plate consisted only of alterations to the grate and superheater dimensions. A long time Cambridge engine, it was withdrawn from there on 25 January 1960 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 223 A single line key token, CRAIGENDORAN-GARELOCHHEAD, (brass) from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 224 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 9677, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 18 March 1949. Its later sheds were Goodwick, Swansea East Dock, Neath Court Sart and Llanelly from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 31 October 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 12 January 1965. Cast brass. (See also next Lot) £500-600

Lot 225 A smokebox numberplate, 9677, from a (GWR) 8750 Class 0-6-0PT. (See previous Lot for engine history). £350-500

Lot 226 A worksplate, G.M. LOCOMOTIVE GROUP, 968702-104, from Class 66, 66104. Stainless steel, 12"x4", ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 227 A nameplate SIR CHARLES HALLE from Class 86 86237. Named at Manchester Piccadilly station in November 1983, after the founder of the world famous Halle Orchestra, still based in the city: the plates removed June 1993. Withdrawn in April 2004 and cut up by Sims Metals of Cardiff in October 2004. Cast aluminium, length 58¾", ex loco condition. £1500-1800

Lot 228 A LNER Group Standard locomotive whistle. 3¼" diameter, height 13", ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 229 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4712, 1936, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8035 which became BR 48035. Allocated new to Wellingborough on 25 August 1936, its later sheds included Royston, Derby, Kettering and Rugby with a final short stay at Oxley from where it was withdrawn on 5 March 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 25 July 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 230 A BR(W) totem sign, WOLVERHAMPTON LOW LEVEL, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Shrewsbury route; the station closed in 1970. A couple of minor blemishes neatly restored. £2000-2500

Lot 231 A BR(W) direction sign, LOW LEVEL STATION, (f/f), from the approach to Wolverhampton Low Level station, closed in 1970. Enamel, 28"x13", minor blemishes. £800-1000

Lot 232 A LMS smokebox numberplate, 1429, from a Midland Railway Johnson 0-4-4T built by Dubs, Works No 3916, in 1900 with running number 2629. Renumbered under the 1907 scheme to 1429. Rebuilt 1927. To LMS with same number, becoming BR 58090. Allocated to Derby by January 1948 and later Royston and Skipton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 February 1953 and cut up at Derby Works on 29 March 1953. Ex loco condition. £700-1000

Lot 233 A Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway block instrument with enamel plate, DOWN TRAIN. £200-350

Lot 234 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6150, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in February 1933. A long time Slough engine, it spent its final four years at Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 March 1965 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast iron, repainted. £350-500

Lot 235 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, BOSCARNE JUNC-WADEBRIDGE EAST, (fibre), from the Bodmin North branch at the south end of the North Cornwall line closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 236 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 26109, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1208, which became BR 61208. It spent most of its working life at Retford GC with short stays at the end at Retford GN and Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 26 September 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £200-300

Lot 237 A shedplate, 10A Springs Branch, Wigan (1935 to February 1958), then Carnforth (September 1963 to August 1968). This ex LNWR shed at Wigan had over 50 locos during this period. The ex LNWR shed at Carnforth, formerly 11A and 24L, had just 3 Jubilees when it adopted this code, but its most famous charge was undoubtedly the last Britannia, 70013, which worked 1T57 on the final day of mainline steam. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 238 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1403, 1937, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5348 which became BR 45348. Allocated new to Chester LM and later Carlisle Upperby, Crewe North, Llandudno Junction and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 August 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 26 November 1966. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", cleaned and the top left corner replaced, the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 239 A carriage print, SCARBOROUGH, YORKSHIRE, by Henry Rushbury R.A, from the LNER post war series. £80-120

Lot 240 A nameplate, WEST COAST RAIL 250,from Class 90 90011. Named at Euston in April 2000 by Virgin Trains; the plates were removed in 2004. This was the second name carried; to date this loco has now had four different names. Cast aluminium, length 65½", ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 241 A BR(S) totem sign, HILDENBOROUGH, (f/f), from the Sevenoaks to Tunbridge section of the main line from London to Hastings. A little mottling. £350-500

Lot 242 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1940, CREWE. The only locos built by the LMS at Crewe in 1940 were streamlined Princess Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2s Nos 6240-4 which became BR 46240-4 and were named City of Coventry, City of Edinburgh, City of Glasgow, City of Lancaster and City of Leeds, the latter renamed King George VI in 1941. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 243 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway three aspect handlamp with steel plate, ENGRS DEPT, EAST CROYDON, and an embossed brass LB&SCR owners plate, the top has a large plate SR640, restored. £150-300

Lot 244 A Shropshire and Montgomery Railway bridge weight notice, from Belle Vue road bridge near Shrewsbury West station, S&M RAILWAY, SHREWSBURY at the base. Cast iron, 32"x47", repainted. £400-600

Lot 245 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9610, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in July 1945. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948 and later Bristol Bath Road, St Philips Marsh, Wrexham GC and Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 September 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 12 January 1967. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500

Lot 246 A worksplate ANDREW BARCLAY, 2008, 1935, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 fireless steam locomotive new to the Boots Pure Drug Co Ltd, Beeston, Nottingham as their No 2. In January 1882 it passed to the Midland Railway Trust Ltd. at Butterley, Derbyshire, where it still resides. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 247 A Tyers single line tablet, SUTTON-ON-SEA, MABLETHORPE, (brass) from the East Lincolnshire coastal loop line between Willoughby and Louth which closed in 1970. £250-400

Lot 248 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, DARLINGTON BUILT, 1960, BTH, SULZER from a Class 24 in the series D5094 to D5119. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", ex loco condition with green paintwork. £300-500

Lot 249 A Pullman chair used on a car working on the East Coast Main Line, original blue moquette, with a little wear in places but generally good. This chair was purchased by the late Dick Hardy who used it in his study for over five decades. Hardy started work with the LNER as a premium apprentice, later becoming shedmaster at Woodford Halse and later Stratford. A fine example in its own right, its later history is the ownership of a prominent and much loved railwayman and author makes this a rather special item. £800-1200

Lot 250 A Pullman Car chair, as previous lot, East Coast origin later owned by Dick Hardy. £800-1200

Lot 251 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 252 A BR(W) totem sign, EARLSWOOD LAKES, (f/f) from the North Warwickshire line between Statford-Upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill. A couple of minor face chips, slight loss of shine. £300-500

Lot 253 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, DENBIGH-FORYD JUNCTION, from the Rhyl to Denbigh branch which closed in 1968. £150-300

Lot 254 A nameplate, CUDWORTH, with REMEMBRANCE CLASS appendage below, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway 4-6-4 Baltic tank No 330 built at Brighton in December 1921, becoming SR 2330 and BR 32330. In September 1934 it was reconstructed at Brighton as a 4-6-0 tender engine and re-classified to N15X Remembrance Class. At the same time it was named after James l'Anson Cudworth, the Locomotive Superintendent of the South Eastern Railway from 1845-76. In mid-1947 all of this small class of seven locos were allocated to Basingstoke and Cudworth was withdrawn from there in the week ending 13 August 1955 and cut up at Eastleigh Works by the following 24 September. Cast brass, length 31½", the front repainted. £7000-9000

Lot 255 A BR(S) totem sign, WATERLOO, (f/f), several small face chips neatly restored, some loss of shine though good colour. £1500-2000

Lot 256 An advertising sign, FRYS CELEBRATED CHOCOLATE. Enamel, 40"x7", superb condition with just minor edge rust. £100-200

Lot 257 A single line key token, MONTGOMERY-ABERMULE, (cast steel/alloy), from the Welshpool to Moat Lane section of the Cambrian main line. £150-300

Lot 258 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1921, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, from a Caledonian Railway Class 72 4-4-0 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works Nos 111-120, in the Caledonian number series 82-91, becoming LMS 14487-96 and BR 54487-96. Cast brass, 10¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 259 A LNER double royal poster, WHITBY, Then and Now, by Andrew Johnson. £100-200

Lot 260 A worksplate W.G. BAGNALL 2084, from a 3ft 0in gauge 0-4-0ST new in 1918 for the Ministry of Munitions for use by the Board of Trade Timber Supply Co. By September 1919 it was located at Longtown Sawmills, Longtown, Cumberland. Sold by auction in June 1924 to William Wear & Co Ltd. dealers of Hexham. They resold it around January 1925 to Dorman Long & Co Ltd. Port Clarence Works, Co. Durham, where it was overhauled and sent to work at Dorman Longís Burley Ironstone Quarries, Oakham, Rutland. Resold around May 1929 to the Consett Iron Co Ltd, Butsfield Ganister Quarry, Co. Durham where it was scrapped in October 1951. Cast brass, 6¼"x4", in ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 261 A GWR weighbridge notice re Steam Rollers, Traction Engines and Lorries not crossing the weighbridge. Enamel, 10"x14", chipping to corners and two minor face chips. £200-350

Lot 262 A shedplate 4E Tredegar (1935 to 1949). This ex LNWR shed had an allocation of just 6 LNWR 0-8-0s while using this code. It was transferred from the LMR to WR in 1949, becoming 86K and closed in June 1960. Ex loco condition. £500-600

Lot 263 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24712, 1941, from a Stanier type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order for the War Department in October 1941, WD No 504, later 70504. It was shipped new to Middle East Forces in Persia (Iran) as their No 41.159. On return to the UK in April 1948 it was sold to BR, becoming Class 8F No 48259. It spent most of its BR days at Mold Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 June 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 19 October 1965. Cast brass, 7¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 264 A small McKenzie and Holland signal finial from a calling arm on a gantry. Cast iron with zinc spike, loss at top, height 19½", repainted. £200-250

Lot 265 A worksplate, LMS BUILT, 1931, CREWE. Locos built by the LMS at Crewe in 1931 were Class 2P 4-4-0 Nos (40)636-60, Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13225-34, later (4)2925-34 and Class 7F 0-8-0 Nos (4)9603-32/34/5. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 266 A Midland Great Western Railway builders plate, MGWR, 56 BROADSTONE, 1891, from a thirty foot, six wheeled, five compartment coach. Cast brass, 7¼"x5¾", lightly cleaned. £100-200

Lot 267 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4663, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1943. Allocated to Southall by January 1948 and later Taunton, Tondu, Swansea East Dock, Aberbeeg and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Wards at Briton Ferry. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 268 A Great Eastern Railway lamp glass, CLACTON-ON-SEA, from the terminus of the branch from Colchester. Frosted glass with blue lettering, 14¾"x3". £100-200

Lot 269 A worksplate LMS, BUILT 1907, ST ROLLOX. Locos built by the Caledonian Railway at St Rollox in 1907 were a 140 Class 4-4-0 No 923 which became BR 54438, 439 Class 0-4-4T numbered between 424 and 470, some of which survived into BR days numbered in the 551XX series and 782 Class 0-6-0T numbered between 128 and 669, all of which survived into BR days numbered in the 563XX series. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted, restoration at bolt holes. £250-400

Lot 270 A Southern Railway target sign, PENHURST, from the Redhill to Ashford route. Chips at fixings and discolouration to lettering. £250-400

Lot 271 A front or bunker numberplate, 1409, from a 5ft gauge Finnish State Railways Class Vr4 non-superheated 0-6-0ST built by Vulcan Iron Works, Works No 4639, in 1945. All 24 of the class were rebuilt into superheated 0-6-2Ts between 1950 and 1955 and re-classified Vr5. Cast brass, 26"x10", in ex loco condition. A worksplate from one of these engines was sold in our October 2013 sale. £200-350

Lot 272 A kit built fine scale O gauge model, GWR, 4090 DORCHESTER CASTLE with Hawksworth tender, BR green livery, double chimney, nicely made with heavy duty flywheel motor, substantial gearing & pick ups to live side only, excellent backhead detail & sprung buffers. Excellent condition but with slight dent to left side front smokebox near handrail. £500-800

Lot 273 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8110, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1916, from a Great Eastern Railway S44 Class 0-4-4T No 1110 built at Stratford in October 1899, becoming LNER G4 Class No 8110. It was withdrawn in April 1932. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 274 A LNER seatback plate, HITCHIN, from the southern section of the East Coast Main Line. Cast iron, length 25½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 275 A worksplate, BUILT 1951, BRIGHTON. Locos built by BR at Brighton in 1951 were (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T Nos 42079-95, BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T Nos 80010-26 and the final (SR) Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No 34110 66 Squadron. Cast iron, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 276 A GWR double royal poster, HISTORIC, ROMANTIC EXETER, a view of the Guildhall. £150-300

Lot 277 A shedplate 20F Skipton (1935 to June 1950 and October 1951 to February 1957). This ex MR shed has used four different codes over thirty three years; this code being used for the majority of this period. It has also used 23A, 24G, and 10G! As 20F, it housed around 35 locos. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 278 A pair of Walkers train describers, sending and receiving instruments, used at Redhill. Descriptions include Brighton, Reading, Tonbridge, Quarry Line, Lewis (sic), Gatwick etc. Diameter 10" with brass bezel. (2) £400-600

Lot 279 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3531, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 25 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27391, in 1954 and built with condensing apparatus. Almost the whole class had their condensing apparatus removed between 1979 and 1982, including No 3531, and were re-classified as Class 25NC with the NC initials added after the class on the cabside numberplate. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front cleaned and repainted. £500-800

Lot 280 A BR(Sc) totem sign, PERTH, (h/f), from the main line to Aberdeen and Inverness. An uncommon totem, not offered at auction for a decade. Two tiny blemishes to the face otherwise excellent. £1500-2000

Lot 281 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY, 3084/D634, 1961, from Class 40 D338, later 40138. New to Crewe in April 1961; withdrawn from Kingmoor in August 1982 and cut at Crewe Works in February 1984. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front lightly cleaned. £600-900

Lot 282 A Russian hammer and sickle emblem as carried on locomotives and rolling stock, an earlier cast iron example, 8"x15½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 283 A GWR and LMS double royal poster, GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, by Claude Buckle. Marks to top left corner. £250-400

Lot 284 A nameplate THE NEWSPAPER SOCIETY FOUNDED 1836 and badge from Class 43 power car 43196. This plate was carried from February 1991 until March 2004. Length, 47½", the badge with repainted detail 9" square. £500-800

Lot 285 A BR(S) totem sign, TAVISTOCK NORTH, (h/f), from the Okehampton to Plymouth section of the West of England main line; the station closed in 1966. Excellent condition. £2500-3000

Lot 286 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1296, 1936, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5241, which became BR 45241. Allocated new to Chester LM on 31 August 1936, its later sheds included Perth, Carlisle Kingmoor, Carnforth, Crewe North, Stoke and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 September 1967 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 20 November 1967. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the four corners replaced and the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 287 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co. 25190, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25190, in May 1943, WD No 77310. Loaned new to the LMS, it was allocated to Polmadie, Carlisle Kingmoor and Wellingborough. It was returned to the WD in December 1944 and saw war service in Belgium. On returning to the UK in April 1947 it was loaned to the GWR and allocated to Neath Court Sart and Llanelly. It was then purchased by BR becoming No 90225. Its BR sheds included Ebbw Junction, Mexborough, Doncaster and Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 11 April 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 29 June 1965. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300

Lot 288 A signal box nameboard, PORTLAND, from the Weymouth to Easton branch which closed in 1965. Cast letters on replacement wood. £150-300

Lot 289 A shed plate, 9A Longsight (1935 to February 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to 130 locos in 1950, which included 13 Royal Scots, 15 Jubilees and 7 Patriots. In 1962 the dwindling number of passenger locos was supplemented by an influx of 7 Britannias. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 290 A nameplate, PRINCE ALBERT, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4042 built at Swindon in May 1913 and named after the second son of King George V who was to become King George VI. It spent its BR days at Bristol Bath Road from where it was withdrawn on 8 November 1951 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 29 December 1951. The right hand side plate, the top beading punch marked R4042. £8000-12000

Lot 291 A BR(W) totem sign, EXETER ST DAVIDS, (h/f), from the west of England main line. Excellent condition. £800-1200

Lot 292 Withdrawn from sale.

Lot 293 A Great Southern Railway cabside numberplate, G.S.R.7, INCHICORE WORKS, 1894, from a 5ft 3ins gauge GSR Class 2 4-4-0 No 7. It was rebuilt with Belpaire saturated boiler in 1932, taken into Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE) stock in 1945 and withdrawn in 1953. Cast iron, 25¾"x10½", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 294 A single line key token, LLANBADARN CROSSING-BOW STREET, (steel/alloy), from the Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth route. £100-200

Lot 295 A smokebox numberplate, 9776, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in March 1936. Allocated to Gloucester by January 1948, its later sheds included Cardiff East Dock, Merthyr and Oxley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 April 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 14 July 1966. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 296 A LMS Cars four pint, silver plated Art Deco coffee pot by Gladwins. £100-200

Lot 297 A shedplate, 82A Bristol Bath Road (1960 to 1973). This alloy code was used by diesel hydraulics and diesel electric locos. Ex loco condition. £80-120

Lot 298 An original painting by Barry Price, THE YORKSHIRE PULLMAN, 1959, hauled by A4 Class 60007, Sir Nigel Cresley, departing from Kings Cross. Oil on canvas, 22"x12", framed, overall 26"x16" £900-1200

Lot 299 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, ENNIS JUNCTION LIMERICK-LONGPAVEMENT, with key, from the Limerick to Athenry route. £200-350

Lot 300 A worksplate PECKETT 1508, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST, new to Foster, Blackett & Wilson Ltd, Tyne Lead Works, Hebburn-on-Tyne, Co. Durham. Sold in April 1932 to Priestman Whitehaven Collieries Ltd. Wellington Colliery, Whitehaven, Cumberland where it was named THURNHAM. Transferred to William Colliery, Whitehaven by August 1933 and passed with the colliery to the NCB in January 1947. Loaned at various times to Ladysmith washery until transferred towards the end of 1965 to St. Helens Colliery, Siddick. Scrapped on site by John Roper (Workington) Ltd in April 1968. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8½", lightly polished, surface marked. £250-400

Lot 301 A BR(S) sign, MARDEN, (f/f), from the Redhill to Ashford route. Edge chips to the right and left, into the green, neatly restored. £400-600

Lot 302 A GWR lamp glass, GWINEAR ROAD, from the Truro to Penzance main line, the junction for the Helston branch. 15"X3". Frosted glass with raised blue lettering. £100-200

Lot 303 A late 19th or early 20th century wall-hanging, weight-driven, Scottish longcase regulator clock claimed ex-NBR from Dalmeny. Overall height: 61". Mahogany case with replacements and modifications, stripped and re-finished. Full-length panelled door with lock (no key) and shaped base. Forward sliding hood with top-hinged, glazed dial surround without sight ring. No evidence of the normal LNER Ivorine number plate. Brass plate to base of trunk engraved: Station clock from Dalmeny station Scotland c. 1890. 13" dial written Jas. Ritchie & Son Edinburgh with seconds ring. Substantial regulator movement with deadbeat escapement and Harrisonís maintaining power, fitted with slave drive (no corresponding hole in backboard), synthetic gut line and winding at 3 oíclock. Complete with cast iron weight, wood rod seconds pendulum with unusually substantial cylindrical brass cased lead bob and winder. £800-1200

Lot 304 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co. QUEENS PARK WORKS, 23936, 1929, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 7740. Allocated to Aberbeeg by January 1948, it moved the following July to Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn on 23 December 1960 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 27 March 1961. Cast brass, 15"x6¼", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400

Lot 305 A BR(M) totem sign, KINGSBURY, (f/f), from the Birmingham New Street to Derby main line; the station closed in 1968. A minor blemish in the top panel. £350-500

Lot 306 A BR(NE) double royal poster, YORKSHIRE BY TRAIN, by A Carr Linford, views of DMUs near Ravenscar, Newtondale and Knaresborough. (P1/63) £100-200

Lot 307 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 8474 from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by the Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2467, in October 1951. Allocated new to Llanelly where it spent all its working life, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 8 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea on 16 June 1965. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £500-600

Lot 308 A London and South Western Railway Preece block instrument, with enamel plate, Down Line. £400-600

Lot 309 A smokebox numberplate, 65583, from a Great Eastern Railway G58 Class 0-6-0 No 1233 built at Stratford in November 1910. It became LNER J17 Class No 8233 and was renumbered 5583 in 1946, becoming BR 65583. It spent most of its BR days at March with spells at South Lynn, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich from where it was withdrawn on 11 February 1962 and subsequently scrapped. The front repainted. £600-800

Lot 310 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, LLANSAINTFFRAID-LLANFYLLIN, (alloy), from the Cambrian branch between Llanymynech and Llanylyllin which closed in 1965. £250-400

Lot 311 A nameplate NATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL GATESHEAD 1990 from Class 43 43114 which was named at Kings Cross station in August 1989. It was replaced by the silver reflective style of plate sometime around 1991. Stainless steel, black background, 47"x10". £800-1200

Lot 312 A LSWR destination plate from the departure indicator at Salisbury or Exeter Queen Street, FREMINGTON, INSTOW, BIDEFORD & TORRINGTON. Enamel, 6¾"x3¾", a small chip below the second name. £100-200

Lot 313 A smokebox numberplate, 7921, from a (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in September 1950 and named EDSTONE HALL after the Hall near Stratford-upon-Avon. Allocated new to Chester on 12 September 1950 and later Shrewsbury, Laira and Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn on 16 December 1963 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 3 June 1964. The front repainted. £800-1200

Lot 314 A GWR silver plated, hexagonal pepper pot, by Elkington, coat of arms pattern. £80-120

Lot 315 A Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway trespass notice. Cast iron, 21"x15", with wording on both sides, repainted. £500-800

Lot 316 A shed plate, 5B Crewe South (1935 to November 1967). This ex LNWR shed was responsible for the freight locos serving the adjacent marshalling yards. Its allocation of 115 in 1959 was briefly enhanced by the arrival of 10 Jubilees in the early 60s. Between the summers of 1965 and 66 it was home to 24 Britannias out of a total allocation of 60 locos allocated. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 317 A nameplate READING EVENING POST and badge, from Class 43 power car 43161. Named at Reading General station in April 1991; plates removed May 1999. Silver reflective, length 43¼", attractively mounted on a good quality backboard. £700-1000

Lot 318 A worksplate, BUILT 1951, CREWE, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-2T No 41296. A well known Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway engine, its sheds included Highbridge, Bath Green Park and Templecombe from where it was withdrawn on 7 March 1966 and sold for scrap to Cohens at Morriston on 6 April 1966. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front cleaned and repainted. (Hugh Ballantyne Collection) £200-350

Lot 319 A BR(E) totem sign, WELWYN GARDEN CITY, (h/f), from the southern end of the East Coast Main Line. Restoration to edge chips. £1000-1500

Lot 320 An East African Railway cabside numberplate, 2419, from a metre gauge 24 Class 4-8-0 built for the Uganda Railway, their GD Class No 180, later Kenya Uganda Railway Class EB3, still No 180. On the formation of East African Railways in 1948, it was classified as Class 24 and numbered 2419. Cast brass, 25"x8¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 321 A depot plaque, EAGLE for Crewe International Electric depot. Cast aluminium, 17½" square, ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 322 A nameplate, BYRON, from the BR Standard Britannia Class 7 4-6-2 No 70031 built at Crewe and allocated new to Holywood on 29 November 1952. It moved to Longsight two months later where it remained for eight years. Its later sheds included Aston, Willesden, Carlisle Upperby and Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 November 1967 and despatched for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston on 7 March 1968. Cast brass, length 22½", the front repainted. £8000-10000

Lot 323 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK (HYMEK) LTD, 7976, 1963, from Class 35 D7072. New to Bristol Bath Road in March 1963; withdrawn from Cardiff Canton in October 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works in September 1972. Cast aluminium, 12¾"x5", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 324 A BR(S) fascia sign, SOUTHERN, HONITON STATION, from the Axminster to Exeter section of the West of England main line. Enamel, 52¾"x11¾", excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 325 An eagle emblem from the Royal Prussian Railways as carried by one of the company's steam locomotives. Cast steel, 10" diameter, in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 326 A single line key token, PORTSMOUTH ARMS-UMBERLEIGH, (alloy), from the Exeter to Barnstaple Junction route. £150-300

Lot 327 A worksplate, VULCAN, 5540, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1182 built in July 1947, becoming BR 61182. Its BR sheds included Immingham, Stratford, Cambridge and March from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co, Wigan on 2 July 1963. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 328 A Southern Railway target sign, LYDFORD, from the Okehampton to Tavistock section of the main line to Plymouth which closed in 1966. Edge chipping at fixings, slight loss of shine. £800-1200

Lot 329 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1447, from a Collett 0-4-2T built at Swindon in April 1935 and originally numbered 4847 but renumbered 1447 in November 1946 as the 48xx series were required for 2-8-0 tender engines converted to oil burning. A long time Reading engine, it spent its later years at Oxford, Slough, Radyr, Croes Newydd, Hereford and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 17 March 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works during the four weeks ending 11 July 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £700-1000

Lot 330 A locomotive headboard, THE THAMES-CLYDE EXPRESS, as carried by the St Pancras to Glasgow (St Enoch) express, diverted to Glasgow (Central) from June 1966 following the closure of St Enoch. This style of headboard was carried from Summer 1951. Cast aluminium, 39"x17", original condition with a BR receipt. £1800-2500

Lot 331 A depot plaque, YORKSHIRE ROSE for Tinsley depot. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 332 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO COTON HILL NORTH BX. The box was north of Shrewsbury on the route to Chester. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1¾". £100-200

Lot 333 A South African Railway cabside numberplate, E247, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 4E electric loco built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26887, in 1952. The class were withdrawn during the 1980s having spent their whole careers double heading across the Hex River railway pass. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 334 A builders plate, PATENT SHAFT & AXLETREE Co., 1897, ENGINEERS, WEDNESBURY, removed from the boiler room in Oldbury Carriage & Wagon Works. Cast iron, 9"x5½", original condition. £50-80

Lot 335 A Great Western Railway, Social and Educational Union sporting cap. Maroon with silver piping and a substantial silvered tassel the front embroidered GWR S&EU, 1927. Good used condition and a great rarity. £250-400

Lot 336 An original painting, FOOTPLATE, by Phillip D. Hawkins. A view of GWR Manor class, 7812, Erlestoke Manor. The painting featured on the cover of The Engine Drivers Manual by Brian Topping, OPC, 1998. Oil on canvas, 20"x16", framed, overall 24"x20". £1000-1500

Lot 337 A BR(M) double royal poster, CHESTER, by S.R. Badmin, a version produced for the North American and Canadian market. Dusty at the right edge. (LM5751) £150-300

Lot 338 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, D, REBUILT STRATFORD WORKS 1909, from a Great Eastern Railway 204 Class 0-6-0T No 206 built by Ruston & Procter of Lincoln in 1868 and rebuilt as a crane tank for use at Stratford Works in 1893, together with two others of the same class Nos 204 and 205. In 1894 the three crane tanks lost their running numbers and were designated B, C and D in their former numerical order, No 206 becoming D. It was re-boilered in June 1909 when this rebuilt plate would have been fitted, and re-classified as Class J92 in 1927 but did not receive a LNER running number until 1946 when it became LNER No 8669, then BR 68669 in March 1950. It spent all its working life as a crane tank in and around Stratford Works and was withdrawn on 16 October 1950 and cut up at the Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £600-900

Lot 339 A BR(S) totem sign, YEOVIL PEN MILL, (h/f), from the Castle Cary to Dorchester and Weymouth route. Excellent condition. £700-1000

Lot 340 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, HELSTON-NANCEGOLLEN CROSSING PLACE, from the Gwinear Road to Helston branch which closed to passengers in 1962 and freight in 1964. £400-600

Lot 341 A smokebox numberplate, 32449, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway C2 Class 0-6-0 No 449 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 1416, in October 1894. It was rebuilt with reduced boiler mountings and reclassified to Class C2X in January 1912 and became SR 32449 and BR 32449. Allocated to Horsham by January 1948 and later Redhill, Brighton and Three Bridges from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 June 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works within a fortnight. Ex loco condition. £450-700

Lot 342 A BR(W) totem sign, GORSEINON, (f/f), from the Swansea Victoria to Pontardulais route at the southern end of the Central Wales Line. Slight loss of shine. £500-800

Lot 343 A worksplate, SWINDON BUILT 1964, from Class 14 D9510. New to Cardiff Canton in September 1964; withdrawn from Hull Dairycoates in April 1964 and sold to BSC for use at Corby where it was cut up in September 1982. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 344 A Southern Railway Sykes lock and block instrument, Down Line to C Box with semaphore and repeater. £150-300

Lot 345 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 69819, GORTON WORKS, 1917, from a Great Central Railway Class 9N, LNER A5 Class, 4-6-2T, GCR No 411, LNER 5411, renumbered 9819 in 1946, becoming BR 69819. At Neasden by January 1948 and later Immingham, Boston and Lincoln GN from where it was withdrawn on 3 March 1958 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400

Lot 346 A LNER seat back plate, CRAIGENDORAN, from the junction station with platforms on the West Highland Line and the branch to Helensburgh Central. Cast iron, length 40", original condition. £500-600

Lot 347 A shed plate, 33A Plaistow (1948 to November 1959). This ex LTSR shed had over 80 locos in 1950, and by the time it lost its code, becoming a sub shed of 33B Tilbury, it still had 40 locos on its books. It finally closed in June 1962. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 348 An early 20th century German striking wall clock used in Dunkeld signal box on the Highland main line. Overall height: 28¾". In rectangular oak case rear branded HR, with glazed full length door. Arabic dial. 8-day lever movement mounted on an iron support with Muel Sch., cast in. Striking hours and halves on a gong. With pendulum and winder. £300-400

Lot 349 A smokebox numberplate, 32415, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway E6 Class 0-6-2T No 415 built at Brighton in October 1905, becoming SR 2415 and BR 32415. A long time Bricklayers Arms engine, it spent a final few months at Dover from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 September 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 2 December 1961. Repainted, the BR(S) triangle on the back. £350-500

Lot 350 A Southern Railway door plate, WAITING & LADIES ROOM, enamel, 18"x6", excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 351 A shedplate 70C Guildford (1948 to July 1967). This ex LSWR shed was home to 45 locos in the 1950s and towards the very end of SR steam, it still looked after a good number including several 73xxx standard namers. £150-300

Lot 352 A BR totem sign, SWANSEA HIGH STREET, (h/f). Minor restoration to lower edge, just into the brown. £1200-1500

Lot 353 A carriage print, RAVENGLASS, CUMBERLAND, by David Cobb, from the London Midland Region B series. £80-120

Lot 354 A nameplate, MINORU, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2561 built at Doncaster, Works No 1617, in May 1925 and named after the racehorse owned by King Edward VII which won the 1909 Derby and 2000 Guineas. It was rebuilt and reclassified as an A3 in June 1944, renumbered 62 in 1946 and became BR 60062. Always a Southern area engine, it was allocated new to Gorton and later Doncaster, Grantham, Kings Cross, New England and Copley Hill. It was withdrawn from New England in December 1964 and cut up by Kings at Norwich in March 1965. Cast brass, length 47½", the front repainted. £6000-9000

Lot 355 A BR(M) sign, PENKRIDGE, (f/f), from the Wolverhampton to Stafford main line. A few minor blemishes to the face. £400-600

Lot 356 A carriage print, LAVENHAM, SUFFOLK, by Roland Hilder, from the LNER Pre-War series. £100-200

Lot 357 A classic early 20th century GWR 3½" French, brass drum clock in unusually good, complete condition possibly used at Tirydail. Overall height: 5" with feet and hanger. Case, lid and movement all stamped 4842. 8 Day, lever movement between round plates stamped with lion trademark. Dial written G.W.R. Kay & Co. Paris, indicating the retailers (actually of Worcester) while acknowledging its French manufacture. The record card for this number survives, marked two timepieces bear this number, noting its sale in 1964. Complete with copy of record card, and winder. £450-500

Lot 358 A Great Northern Railway large three aspect handlamp with brass plate, COLWICK LOCO JUNCTION. The loco sheds at Colwick are east of Nottingham. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 359 A BR(M) totem sign, HAWARDEN BRIDGE, (f/f), from the Wrexham to Birkenhead route, a face chip restored between the R and D, otherwise excellent. £300-500

Lot 360 A smokebox numberplate, 80135, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T built at Brighton and allocated new to Plaistow on 30 April 1956 and later Tilbury, Oswestry and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry. The front repainted. £600-800

Lot 361 A Southern and Great Western Railway trespass notice from the Portland branch. Cast iron, 29½"x20½", the front repainted, a hairline crack to the right side. £400-600

Lot 362 A shedplate, 16D Mansfield (1935 to October 1955); 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. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 363 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, MEDSTEAD-ALRESFORD, (brass/steel), from the Alton to Winchester route which closed in 1973. £250-400

Lot 364 A LMS Hawkeseye target sign, BERRY BROW, from the Huddersfield to Penistone route; the station closed in 1966. Cast aluminium, length 48", original BR(NE) tangerine paintwork. £400-600

Lot 365 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 830, GORTON, 1926, from a LNER N7 Class 0-6-2T No 830 built at Gorton in March 1926, renumbered 9636 in 1946, becoming BR 69636. A long time Stratford engine, it was withdrawn from there on 24 November 1960 and cut up at the nearby Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 366 A BR(M) quad royal poster, THREE NEW SHIPS FOR HEYSHAM TO BELFAST ROUTE, by L. A. Wilcox, a view of the Duke of Lancaster. (LM13856) £150-300

Lot 367 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 8475, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by the Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2468. Allocated new to Llanelly on 22 November 1951 and later Danygraig, Swansea East Dock, Neath Court Sart and Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 19 November 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 368 A nameplate MYRDDIN EMRYS and badge from Class 47 47145. This plate was fitted in 2004 by Fragonset Railways. Withdrawn and flirted with preservation before being cut up by T.J. Thomson at Stockton in August 2009. Cast aluminium, length 47½", in ex loco condition. £1200-1500

Lot 369 A smokebox numberplate, 5407, from a GWR 5400 Class auto-fitted 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in January 1932. A long time Banbury engine, it was withdrawn from there on 30 June 1960 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 23 November 1960. The front repainted. £500-600

Lot 370 A nameplate, THE ENGLISH RIVIERA, TORQUAY, PAIGNTON, BRIXHAM, carried by Class 43 power car 43153. Named at Leeds City station in June 1997; plates removed December 2004. Cast aluminium, 62¾", in ex loco condition. £600-900

Lot 371 A shed plate, 9E Trafford Park (May 1950 to December 1956, then February 1958 to March 1968). This ex Cheshire Lines Railway shed was home to over 70 locos in the 1950s including 6 Jubilees and 8 ex GCR Directors. By 1960 it had also taken on 2 Patriots, 7 Royal Scots and 9 Britannias. However, within five years it hosted only a few Stanier Black 5s and 8Fs. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 372 A worksplate HUNSLET 1692, 1936, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the Austin Motor Co Ltd, Longbridge, Warwickshire as AUSTIN II. Company became part of British Leyland (Austin Morris Division) in 1968 and the locomotive was scrapped in December 1970. Cast brass, 11½"x8¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 373 An LNER cab plate from A4 class 60004. Coasting Cut Off, When Regulator is Closed at Speeds Exceeding 25 MPH, The Gear Must be Put on 25% Cut Off. The plate is stamped "4" in each of the corners and was carried by 60004. Identical plates with stampings can be seen in the cabs of preserved A4 locos. Cast brass 5"x3¾". £400-600

Lot 374 A smokebox numberplate, 34055, from the Southern Railway Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No 21C155 built at Brighton in July 1947, officially the 1,000th engine built there, and named FIGHTER PILOT, becoming BR 34055. Allocated to Stewarts Lane by January 1948 and later Nine Elms, Exmouth Junction, Salisbury and Brighton. It spent its last three years from March 1963 officially unallocated until it was withdrawn in the week ending 22 June 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 2 May 1964. Ex loco condition. £2500-3000

Lot 375 A BR(S) facia sign, SOUTHERN, TISBURY STATION, from the Salisbury to Templecombe section of the West of England main line. Enamel, 52¾"x11¾", several face chips neatly restored. £400-600

Lot 376 An original painting, RUBERY STATION, by Phillip D. Hawkins, a view of GWR pannier tank 7403 crossing a LMS freight on the Longbridge to Halesowen and Old Hill route. Oil on canvas, 30"x20", framed overall 35"x25". £800-1200

Lot 377 A worksplate, CLYDE ENGINEERING, 196, 1916, from a standard gauge 2-8-0 built for New South Wales Government Railways, their No 1097, after the 1924 renumbering becoming NSWGR No 5436 of the D53 class, a large class of 190 standard goods locos of which Clyde built 160. Cast brass, 11½"x9¾", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 378 A Southern Railway target sign, CHESSINGTON NORTH, from the Motspur Park Junction to Chessington South branch. Edge chipping above the G, otherwise excellent. £300-500

Lot 379 A worksplate, No 1040, GORTON, 1952, from Class 76 E26033, later 76033. New to Gorton in January 1952; withdrawn from Reddish in July 1981 and cut up by Coopers Metals at Brightside in March 1983. Engraved brass, 12"x6½", the front lightly polished. £800-1200

Lot 380 A BR(W) double royal poster, STRATFORD-ON-AVON, by Claude Buckle, a view of the Garrick Inn. An edge nick to the right side. (PW62) £150-300

Lot 381 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1903, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J 0-6-0 No 218 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 4544, which became LNER J11 Class No 5218 and was renumbered 4340 in 1946, becoming BR 64340. A long time Retford GC engine, it was withdrawn from there on 4 August 1958 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 11 October 1958. Cast brass, 6½"x4¼", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 382 A BR(W) totem sign, BEARLEY, (f/f), from the Stratford-on-Avon to Hatton route. Edge and face chips and blemishes, though good colour and shine. £300-500

Lot 383 A shedplate 55G Huddersfield (February 1957 to January 1967), then Knottingly diesel depot (December 1967 to June 1973). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 25B, had an allocation of around 25 locos when using this code. Knottingly diesel depot adopted this code, but it is unknown if any of its allocation carried such a plate. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 384 A single line key token, GLEN DOUGLAS-GARELOCHHEAD, (brass), from the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig £250-400

Lot 385 A nameplate, THE RED DEVILS, from Virgin Trains DVT 82147. Named in Canon Hill Park, Birmingham in May 1997 and paraded through the streets as part of the Lord Mayor's Show! Plates removed in 2004. Cast aluminium, length 40", ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 386 A Southern Railway block instrument with enamel plate, SEATON JUNCTION, used at Axminster or Honiton Incline boxes on the West of England main line. £300-500

Lot 387 A signal box nameboard, KINNABER JUNCTION, the famous junction situated north of Montrose where the West Coast route from Euston, Perth and Forfar joins the East Coast route from Kings Cross, Edinburgh and Dundee. During the Victorian Railway Races to the North, at the height of East and West Coast competition for the Aberdeen traffic, the junction was a key point as the first train to approach Kinnaber was given the road north to Aberdeen. Enamel, length 57", some chipping and a crease towards the right end. £300-500

Lot 388 A carriage print, SOUTHAMPTON, BARGATE, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. Water marking to left border. £80-120

Lot 389 A shedplate, 75E Three Bridges (1948 to June 1964). This ex LBSCR shed had 30 locos on its books in the 1950s, which dwindled to just 14 within a few months of closure. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 390 A ships bell and bridge wheel from the British Railway cross channel steamers, MAID OF KENT. The bell base diameter 6¾", lacking its clapper, on a wooden stand. The wheel 30" diameter with makers name Brown Brothers, Rosebank Ironworks, Edinburgh on the central boss. A plate added, Maid of Kent, Bridge Wheel, 1959-1972. Also a makers plate, Babcock and Wilcox ship No. 1492 manufactured by William Denny and Brothers, aluminium, 13"x8". The ship was owned by British Railways, (Southern Region) and used on the Cross Channel routes between 1958 and 1972. (3) £600-900

Lot 391 A Southern Railway posterboard header, SR MONTHLY BULLETIN. Enamel within wooden frame, overall 53"x6¼", some restoration to enamel. £150-300

Lot 392 A GWR lamp glass, ST ERTH, from the Truro to Penzance main line, the junction for St Ives. 11"X3". Frosted glass with raised blue lettering. £100-200

Lot 393 An electric headlamp from a Bulleid Pacific locomotive, brass case, in original condition with green paintwork. £150-300

Lot 394 A nameplate, WYKE HALL, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7929, the last of the class built at Swindon in November 1950 and named after the Hall four miles north-west of Shaftesbury. Allocated new to Tyseley on 7 November 1950 where it spent most of its working life with spells at St Philips Marsh, Croes Newydd, St Blazey and Banbury before returning to Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bridgend on 1 October 1965. (See also next two Lots). £4600-6000

Lot 395 A cabside numberplate, 7929, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0, WYKE HALL. Cast brass, the front repainted. (See previous Lot for locomotive history and also next Lot). £1000-1500

Lot 396 A smokebox numberplate, 7929, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 WYKE HALL (See also previous two Lots) £600-900

Lot 397 A shedplate, 12B Carlisle Upperby (1935 to June 1950), then Carlisle Canal (June 1950 to July 1951), then Penrith (October 1955 to February 1958), and finally Carlisle Upperby (February 1958 to closure to steam January 1968). This code is probably best known for its use as Carlisle Upperby, the ex LNWR shed having around 90 locos at the height of its importance. The ex NBR shed at Canal had the distinction of having four A3s and five D49s carrying this LMR code among its 60 occupants. Out of use between 1951 and 1955, only six locos at Penrith carried 12B until Upperby regained it in 1958. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 398 A GWR lamp glass, UPWEY, from the Upwey Junction to Abbotsbury branch which closed 1952. Frosted glass with blue lettering, 15"X3". £80-120

Lot 399 A LNER seatback plate, ECCLES ROAD, from the Thetford to Wymondham section of the Ely to Norwich route. Cast iron, length 36", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400

Lot 400 A BR(W) totem sign, LLANELLY, (f/f), from the main line to West Wales. Several small face chips restored, a chip at the left of the lower panel and a little distortion. £400-600

Lot 401 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, TOWER HILL-LAUNCESTON, (fibre), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £200-350

Lot 402 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6374, from a 53xx Class 2-6-0 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3806, in May 1921. Allocated to Swindon by January 1948 and later Bristol Bath Road, St Philips Marsh, Didcot, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 August 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 8 January 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £500-600

Lot 403 A BR(S) totem sign, ASH VALE, (f/f), from the Aldershot to Woking route, the junction for Ascot. Three small face chips neatly restored. £300-500

Lot 404 A smokebox numberplate, 33026, from a SR Bulleid Q1 Class 0-6-0 No C26 built at Ashford in July 1942, becoming BR 33026. Allocated to Tonbridge by January 1948, its later sheds included Feltham, Three Bridges, Guildford and Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 25 September 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 21 January 1966. Repainted. £500-800

Lot 405 A BR(E) double royal poster, NORWICH, THE CATHEDRAL CLOISTERS, by Kenneth Steel. Wear and discolouration to the border in places. (PP1111) £80-120

Lot 406 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3634, DARLINGTON, 1915, from a 3'6" gauge 4-8-2 new to South African Railways as Class 14 No 1735. One of the 3rd batch of this powerful freight class which were later rebuilt with larger boilers to class 14R. 1735 was sold in the late 1970s to Rustenburg Platinum Mines at Bleskop for industrial use, but was out of use by 1983. It survived stored at Krugersdorp until scheduled for scrapping in 2010 due to vandalism and theft of parts. Cast brass, 11¼"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned. £350-500

Lot 407 A LNER double royal poster, ULLSWATER, by Kenneth Steel. £150-300

Lot 408 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1936, CREWE, cast brass, 10½"x6", the front lightly cleaned, together with its matching tenderplates, WATER CAPACITY 4000 GALLONS, cast brass, 10½"x6", the front lightly cleaned and LMS No 9369, 1936, cast iron, 7¾"x5¾", the front repainted. All three plates from the LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No 5735 Built at Crewe and named COMET, a re-use of the name used on the Royal Scot No 6129. One of two Jubilees rebuilt with new boilers and exhaust systems in 1942 and fitted with smoke deflectors in 1950. Allocated new to Crewe North on 16 November 1936, is later sheds included Edge Hill, Camden, Willesden and Annesley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 October 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 14 January 1965. (3) £500-700

Lot 409 A BR(S) double royal poster, CHICHESTER, by Claude Buckle. (AD6989/AD30855) £150-300

Lot 410 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC/VULCAN FOUNDRY, 3394/D860, 1963, from Class 37 D6916, later 37216. New to Landore in January 1964, the loco was named GREAT EASTERN from March 1992 until withdrawal in October 2003. Sold into preservation at Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. Chromed cast brass, 10¼"x4½", the front lightly cleaned, the back in original condition. £500-800

Lot 411 A fingerboard from the Waterloo to Weymouth Quay, Channel Island Boat Train, SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL, BOURNEMOUTH CENTRAL, FRONT PORTION, JERSEY, GUERNSEY. Painted wood, length 48", original condition. £150-300

Lot 412 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9026, from a 9000 Earl Class 4-4-0 built in June 1939 using the original frames of the earlier Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3390 and replacing the scrapped Duke Class 4-4-0 No 3270. Numbered 3226 when built, it was renumbered 9026 in August 1946. Allocated to Oswestry by January 1948, it had brief spells at Machynlleth and Bristol Bath Road, before returning to Oswestry from where it was withdrawn on 7 August 1957 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 5 October 1957. Cast brass, the front repainted. £700-1000

Lot 413 A LMS lamp tablet, WOOLFOLD, from the Bury to Holcombe Brook branch, closed in 1952. Enamel, 16"x4½", minor edge chips. £100-200

Lot 414 A Rhodesia Railways cabside numberplate, 371, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 15th Class 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7267, in 1949. Between 1979 and 1982 the remaining 15th Class locos were extensively refurbished, including No 371 which was then named INKOLONGWANE, the Afrikaans name for the Hartebeest, a species of antelope. Cast brass, 19"x13", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 415 A London and South Western Railway Preece plunger for use in conjunction with block instruments. £100-200

Lot 416 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1911, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4367, which became BR 44367. Its sheds included Mold Junction, Rhyl and Barrow from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 September 1964 and despatched for scrap to Clayton Davie at Gateshead on 19 January 1965. Cast brass, 9½"x7", the front repainted. £550-600

Lot 417 A London and North Western Railway hydrant notice, LNWR, TO L'POOL ROAD STATION. Cast iron, 19"x13", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 418 A Great Eastern Railway sliding knob handlamp, BLACK BANK, on the March to Ely route, the station closed in 1963. £100-200

Lot 419 A nameplate, LINETTE, from the BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73087 built at Crewe and allocated new to Stewarts Lane on 26 August 1955. It was named in June 1961 after the sister of Lyonnesse in Arthurian Legend, a re-use of the name but not the nameplates of King Arthur Class No 30752. Its later sheds included several spells on loan at Bath Green Park and also Nine Elms and Guildford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 October 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 19 June 1967. Cast brass, length 31¼", the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £4000-5000

Lot 420 A smokebox nameplate, 73087, from the BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 LINETTE. The front repainted. (See also previous Lot) £800-1200

Lot 421 A Stratford-Upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway bridge plate, 48, cast iron, 11"x8¾", repainted. £150-300

Lot 422 A cabside numberplate, E3032, from Class 83 later numbered 83009. New to ACL in November 1960, (EE.VF 2936/E272); withdrawn from Willesden in March 1989 and cut up by M C Metals Glasgow in August 1993. £1500-2000

Lot 423 A GWR pre-grouping pocket watch, the back clearly engraved GWR, 2318, on the outer case, the face also marked GWR, the movement marked Rotherams, London. Running order. £250-400

Lot 424 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BORDESLEY SOUTH RELIEF LINE, from a box on the main line outside Birmingham Snow Hill. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 425 A Southern Railway target sign, TOPSHAM, from the Exeter Central to Exmouth branch. Edge chipping top left, otherwise excellent. £500-800

Lot 426 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1914, DERBY, from an unidentified loco rebuilt by the Midland Railway at Derby in 1914. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 427 A Southern Railway quad royal poster, SOUTHSEA, ON THE SILVERY SOLENT, by Gregory Brown. A split at the right side neatly repaired. £300-500

Lot 428 A shedplate, 88G Llantrisant (January 1961 to October 1964). This ex GWR, formerly 86D, was home to just 14 locos during its final year. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 429 A London and North Western Railway inspection lamp with a brass makers plate, LNWR Locomotive Dept, Crewe and LNWR marked burner. £100-200

Lot 430 A carriage print, GOLDEN ARROW, CONTINENTAL EXPRESS, by Richard Ward, from the Southern Region B series. £100-200

Lot 431 A group of GWR signal lever plates from Mendalgief East Box near Newport, wordings refer to NORTH QUAY MAIN, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th ROAD, the longest 10½". (4) £150-300

Lot 432 A worksplate, BRITISH RAILWAYS, CREWE BUILT 1966, BRUSH SULZER from a Class 47 in the series D1985 to 1999 and D1100 to D1106. Cast aluminium, 13"x6½", ex loco condition with green paintwork. £300-500

Lot 433 A nameplate, EARL ROBERTS, from a War Department 4-4-2T, WD No 72400, which started life as a London, Brighton & South Coast Railway I2 Class tank No 13 built at Brighton in April 1908 which became SR No 2013. Condemned in January 1939, it was sent to Eastleigh Works along with sister engine 2019, but, because of the expected war, they were not broken up but stored in case further use could be made of them. This arose, although not in the manner anticipated, for, in October 1939, both were towed to Bournemouth shed and, with the aid of sandbags, converted into an air raid shelter. After permanent shelters were provided both were returned to Eastleigh where they came to the attention of the WD who purchased them both and, after overhaul at Ashford Works, this loco was renumbered 2400 and sent to Longmoor in April 1942 where it was renumbered 72400 and received its name, spending the rest of the war working local passenger trains to and from Longmoor. It was officially withdrawn in October 1946 and broken up in a siding at Guildford in July 1949. Cast brass, 50"x6½", the front repainted. £2500-3000

Lot 434 A Southern Railway signal instrument plate, ASHWATER. The box was on the Halwill to Launceston section of the North Cornwall Line which closed in 1966. Enamel, 2½"x½". £80-120

Lot 435 A pair of Midland Railway S&DJR block instruments from Bath Junction signal box pegging and non pegging. Each stamped MR with a receipt of purchase by a gentleman in Warmley near Bath. (2) £300-500

Lot 436 A BR(S), totem sign, VAUXHALL, (f/f), the first station outside Waterloo. Minor rim chips only. £250-400

Lot 437 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 23460, 1926, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4386, which became BR 44386. Its sheds included Plodder Lane, Alsager, Carlisle Kingmoor and Carnforth from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 22 May 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 25 September 1965. Cast brass, 14¾", cleaned and three damaged fixings restored. £300-350

Lot 438 A single line key token, BANAVIE-ANNAT, (brass), from the West Highland Extension from Fort William to Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 439 A BR(S) totem sign, DORCHESTER WEST, (f/f), the former Great Western Station on the Weymouth to Yeovil and Castle Cary route. Two tiny face chips on the second and third letter E, otherwise excellent. £500-800

Lot 440 A smokebox numberplate, 45074, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5074 built at Crewe and allocated new to Crewe North in June 1935. Its later sheds included Aston, Crewe South and Stoke from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 September 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 27 January 1966. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 441 A Southern Railway seatback plate, CHESSINGTON NORTH. Enamel, length 48", edge and minor face chips. £100-200

Lot 442 A nameplate, NANHORAN HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 4947 built at Swindon in August 1929 and named after the Hall six miles south-west of Pwllheli. Allocated to Penzance by January 1948, it spent most of its later years at Bristol Bath Road and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 23 August 1963. An early fully beaded Hall, £4500-6000

Lot 443 A BR(NE) totem sign, WETHERBY, (h/f), from the Harrogate to Cross Gates route; the station closed in 1964. Excellent condition. £1500-2000

Lot 444 A GWR cabside numberplate, 8106, from a 8100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in June 1939, one of a small class of only ten locos. A long time Worcester engine, it was withdrawn from there on 28 December 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 14 March 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £600-900

Lot 445 A GWR signal box nameboard, BYNEA SIGNAL BOX, from the Llanelly to Pontardulais route at the southern end of the Central Wales Line. Cast iron, length 66", in original condition. £500-600

Lot 446 A BR(S) signal box diagram, WADEBRIDGE WEST, 1961, from the southern end of the North Cornwall Line, 40"x30", rolled. £100-200

Lot 447 A smokebox numberplate, 45263, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5263 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1318, and allocated new to Trafford Park on 21 October 1936. Its later sheds included Leicester MR, Derby, Nottingham, Saltley, Oxley and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 October 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 14 May 1968. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 448 A United States Lines entrance plate from their European Executive Offices. Engraved copper with enamel fill, loss in places, copper rim and enamel badge. Overall 20"x15", the rim lifted at the top left. £200-350

Lot 449 A smokebox numberplate, 90192, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25093, in September 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77222. It was loaned new to the LNER and allocated to Tyne Dock and Newport. It was returned to the WD in January 1947 and saw war service in France. On returning to the UK, it was loaned again to the LNER in August 1947, allocated to Eastfield, and then purchased by BR becoming No 90192. Its BR sheds included Cardiff Canton, Pontypool Road, Birkenhead, Widnes and Springs Branch from where it was withdrawn on 3 May 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 27 September 1963. The front repainted. £350-500

Lot 450 A BR(NE) double royal poster, SCARBOROUGH, by Peter Kesteven, (NE2/60) £100-200

Lot 451 A BR(W) totem sign, SOHO & WINSTON GREEN, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton main line, which closed in 1970. One tiny chip between the letters S and O. £400-600

Lot 452 A single line key token, LLANIDLOES-MOAT LANE EAST, (brass/steel), from the Moat Lane to Three Cocks route which closed in 1967. £150-300

Lot 453 A smokebox builders plate, JOHN FOWLER & Co (LEEDS) LTD/ ENGINEERS, ENGLAND, from a traction engine. Cast brass, length 19½" and 16", the front of the plates repainted. £200-350

Lot 454 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BARMOUTH SOUTH. From the Cambrian Coast route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x½". £100-200

Lot 455 A Southern Railway target sign, HAMWORTHY JUNCTION, from the Poole to Wareham section of the main line to Weymouth. Edge and screw hole chipping, one small face chip in the upper half moon. £500-800

Lot 456 A shed plate, 21C Bromsgrove (1935 to February 1958). This ex Midland Railway shed was home to just 10 locos, including the famous Big Bertha and the LNER Beyer-Garratt. It was transferred to the WR, becoming 85F then 85D and finally closed in September 1964. Late LMS pattern. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 457 A LMS Northern Counties Committee 1935 solid silver cigarette case. The interior hallmarked, 3" square, curved to fit pocket. £80-120

Lot 458 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co Ltd, 27934, 1962, from a standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel-hydraulic locomotive new to Guest Keen Iron & Steel Co Ltd. East Moors Works, Cardiff, Glamorgan, numbered 102. Passed with the works to the British Steel Corporation in 1968 and scrapped around 1975. Cast brass, 13¼"x5½", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 459 A nameplate, THOR HEYERDAHL, Super Voyager from Class 221 221138. Named in 2002; plates were removed when Virgin Trains lost the Cross Country franchise in 2007. Cast aluminium, 29¼"x22½", ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 460 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, NEWBLISS OR SHANTONA JCT-BALLYBAY, with key, from the Dundalk to Clones route. £200-350

Lot 461 A worksplate, BUILT 1954, DERBY, from a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73054 allocated new to Holbeck on 9 June 1954. Its later sheds were Derby, Bristol Barrow Road, Gloucester LM and Bath Green Park where it spent more than four years before being withdrawn from there on 2 August 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 16 October 1965. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front cleaned and repainted. (Hugh Ballantyne Collection) £200-350

Lot 462 A Highland Railway silver plated coffee pot by HW & Co. The side marked with the full company name in the garter motif. Overall height 8¾". £100-200

Lot 463 A BR(W) double royal poster, ST IVES, CORNWALL, a classic view . Though the top right corner detached and taped back, damage could be restored. (PR114) £100-200

Lot 464 A London and North Western Railway vacuum gauge for Train Pipe and Reservoir, each 1-30, diameter 6", fine original condition. £50-80

Lot 465 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, BARCOMBE MILLS, (f/f), from the Oxted to Uckfield and Lewes route, the station closing in 1969. Enamel, 96"x12", edge chipping in places. £400-600

Lot 466 A pair of cab spectacle plates as fitted to a Southern Railway 02 Class tank working on the Isle of Wight, and obtained from the Ryde scrapyard by the vendor. Cast brass frames with plate glass, diameter 18". (2) £200-350

Lot 467 A shedplate 55E Normanton (October 1956 to October 1967). This ex LYR shed was originally in the LM region being 20D. Transferred to the NER it became 55E, with an allocation of 40, which became 20 by the year of closure. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 468 A BR(E) totem sign, MISTLEY, (h/f), from the Manningtree to Harwich branch. A crease repair to the left and two smaller areas of restoration. Excellent colour and shine. £300-500

Lot 469 A smokebox numberplate, 42125, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T built at Derby and allocated new to Motherwell on 26 October 1949 where it remained until moving in May 1964 to Carstairs from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1966 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 470 A GWR roundel pattern china milk jug, 2¾" tall, by Minton. £50-80

Lot 471 A single line key token, MORFA MAWDDACH-BARMOUTH SOUTH, (alloy), from the Cambrian Coast route. £100-200

Lot 472 A street sign, CITY OF LONDON, UPPER THAMES STREET, EC4, a road on the north bank running between London Bridge and Blackfriars. Engraved milk glass, within metal frame, 36"x15", original condition. £150-300

Lot 473 A BR(W) totem sign, HALL GREEN, (f/f), from the North Warwickshire line between Stratford-Upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill. Slight loss of shine and edge rusting. £250-400

Lot 474 A nameplate YORKSHIRE POST from Class 43 43193 which was named at Leeds City station in December 1983. This plate was removed in May 1991. Cast aluminium, 34¾", ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 475 A set of GWR oil plates, ENGINE, CLEANING, RAPE, CYLINDER. Each cast iron, 6"x3½", original condition. (4) £200-350

Lot 476 A worksplate, TAMPEREEN, 420, 1929,from a 5ft gauge Finnish State Railways (VR) Class Tv3 2-cylinder superheated 2-8-0, numbered between 837-844 or 871-884. Cast brass, 11"x8", the front lightly cleaned and the characters polished. £250-400

Lot 477 A fingerboard, LEICESTER, KETTERING, BEDFORD, LONDON. Painted wood, 48½"x6½", original condition. £150-300

Lot 478 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM, (f/f), the station situated between Brixton and Wandsworth Road on the road south from Victoria. Chipping to the left end and a small face chip, some loss of shine. £300-500

Lot 479 A Bulleid Pacific locomotive whistle with finial and base knuckle. Cast brass, 3" diameter, height 15". £400-600

Lot 480 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway oil can with steel plate, LBSCR STANNERHAM BOX, HORSHAM, height 7¾". £100-200

Lot 481 A shedplate, 73A Stewarts Lane (1950 to June 1962). This ex SECR shed had an allocation of over 100 locos during this period. Of note were 7 King Arthurs, 6 Schools 13 Bulleid Light Pacifics and 3 Merchant Navies. In June 1962 it was recoded 75D, and lost its steam allocation in September 1963. It is still a Repair and Maintenance depot for diesel and electric locos and a servicing point for steam locos. Ex loco condition, the back marked with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle and 34091, the number of West County Class, Weymouth. £100-200

Lot 482 A BR(S) totem sign, BOURNEMOUTH WEST, (f/f), from the town's terminus station served by services from Waterloo and the Somerset and Dorset route. Excellent condition. £900-1200

Lot 483 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6681, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 969, in October 1928. Allocated to Gloucester by January 1948, its later sheds included Hereford, Stourbridge, St Philips Marsh and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 October 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 18 December 1965. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 484 A fingerboard, FOR RHYL. Painted wood, 48½"x6½", original condition. £100-200

Lot 485 A Southern Railway target sign, ALDERSHOT, from the Woking to Farnham route. A few minor edge chips. £250-400

Lot 486 A smokebox numberplate, 92213, from a BR Standard Class 9 2-10-0 built at Swindon and allocated new on 22 October 1959 to Banbury where it spent all its working life except a final month at Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 November 1966 and despatched for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston on 27 January 1967. Ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 487 A BR(M) totem sign, ST LUKES, (f/f), from the Southport to Preston and Wigan routes; the station closed in 1968. Edge chips and a small face chip repainted. £500-800

Lot 488 A worksplate BRITISH THOMSON-HOUSTON, 1016, 1953, from a batch of eighteen 3ft 6in gauge diesel electric locomotives supplied to the Western Australian Government Railway, numbered Y1106. The class was first used on suburban services around Perth and latterly on shunting and branch line work. Scrapped at an unknown date. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted, the back marked Y1106. £150-300

Lot 489 A nameboard, BLAENAU FESTINIOG No.3 GROUND FRAME, from the terminus of the branch from Llandudno Junction. Cast letters on wood, 48"x12", original condition. £100-200

Lot 490 A carriage print, CROMWELL, THE LORD PROTECTOR, by Sauger, for the London Midland Region historical series. £80-120

Lot 491 A smokebox numberplate, 47602, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16685 built by Beardmore, Works No 350, in 1928, renumbered 7602 in 1934, becoming BR 47602. Allocated to Speke Junction by January 1935 and later Crewe South, Alsager, Carlisle Upperby, Bury, Fleetwood and Skipton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 January 1966 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 22 April 1966. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 492 A GWR roundel pattern china egg cup, 2½" tall. £50-80

Lot 493 A shedplate 88H Tondu (January 1961 to March 1964) Formerly 86F, this ex GWR shed housed around 40 locos during the early 1960s. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 494 A LNER, GER pattern sliding knob hand lamp, the top stamped, ILFORD, repainted. £100-200

Lot 495 A shedplate 52A Gateshead (1949 to June 1965 for steam, May 1988 totally). By the end of the 1950s this shed had a star studded allocation of 90 locos, including 8 A4s, 13 A3s, 14 A1s, 4 A2s, 2 Antelope B1s and 2 named V2s. After closure to steam some of its diesel allocation carried this style of code, which was often made of brass. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 496 A pair of LMS china tea plates from the company's Gleneagles Hotel, 8½" diameter, by Royal Cauldron. (2) £80-120

Lot 497 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25049, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in July 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 7178, later 77178. Loaned new to the LNER as their Class O7, it was allocated to Thornton Junction, returning to the WD in December 1944, and loaned again to the LNER in September 1947, allocated to Annesley, before being purchased by BR in December 1949, becoming No 90162. Its BR sheds included Immingham, New England, Langwith Junction and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 24 February 1964 and subsequently scrapped. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 498 A single line key token, THETFORD-BARNHAM, (alloy), from the Thetford to Bury St Edmunds route which closed in 1960. £150-300

Lot 499 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HANDSWORTH JUNCTION, engraved brass, 4¾"x 1 1/2", from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level route, which closed in 1970. £80-120

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, WINDSOR & ETON RIVERSIDE, (h/f) the terminus of the branch from Staines. A little mottling though excellent colour and shine. £400-600