Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 December 2018

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Lot 1 A BR(M) notice, PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED FOR VEHICLES TO PASS OVER THE WEIGHBRIDGE, (f/f), used at Derby. Enamel, 12"x9", a couple of minor rim chips, otherwise excellent. £150-300

Lot 2 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, GUARDS. Cast iron 17¼"x3½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 3 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped OXENHOLME, ENGINEERS, the top, vessel and ceramic burner all marked with the company initials. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 4 A BR(M) totem sign, TIBSHELF TOWN, (f/f), from the Great Central main line, north of Nottingham. Excellent colour and shine. A rare totem not offered for sale at auction before. £700-1000

Lot 5 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, WOLFERTON-DERSINGHAM, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. £250-400

Lot 6 A Halifax High Level Railway viaduct plate, HHLR, 1, (B19 casting). Cast iron, 14¼"x10¼", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 7 A Midland Railway weight bar indicator, the face marked with the company initials and Wyvern, the brass surround engraved BATH JUNCTION CONTROLLING LEVER, TOWARDS MANGOTSFIELD. Overall diameter 7½". £400-600

Lot 8 A fingerboard, NO 3 PLATFORM FOR BURNLEY, NELSON & COLNE, probably used at Rose Grove. Painted wood, 55"x5½", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 9 A wagon plate, JONATHAN DUNN & Co, LANCASTER WAGON WORKS, BUILT FOR GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY. Cast brass, 11½"x9", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 10 A Great Eastern Railway platform wall lamp, the name ELSENHAM FOR THAXTED LINE in raised blue glass lettering. The station was between Stansted and Audley End. The Elsenham and Thaxted Light Railway opened in 1913 and closed in 1953. Height 21" £400-600

Lot 11 An LNWR route indicator from the Birmingham area. The instrument is plated SHEEPCOTE LANE, a box between New Street and Monument Lane. Descriptions include Stour Valley Bay, Engine, etc. Overall 16½"x13½". £300-500

Lot 12 A worksplate, KITSON, 1912, from a Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0 No 1198 built by Kitson, Works No 4906, in September 1912. It became LNER O4 Class No 6198 and was renumbered 3545 in 1946 and 3719 in 1947, becoming BR 63719. Allocated to Doncaster by January 1948, it moved in May 1960 to Gorton from where it was withdrawn on 1 August 1961 and cut up at nearby Gorton Works in the week ending 9 September 1961. Engraved brass, 10½"x6¼", the front lightly polished. £250-400

Lot 13 A pass, GRAND JUNCTION RAILWAY WORKS CREWE / VISITORS TICKET, dating from the 1837-1842 period, 1¾" diameter. £300-500

Lot 14 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY-ST BLAZEY BRIDGE CROSSING, (alloy), from the Par to Newquay branch. £100-200

Lot 15 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, SHAP QUARRY, (f/f). The box was just north of Shap Summit. Enamel, 78"x12", blemishes in places and several small chips. £800-1200

Lot 16 A London Brighton & South Coast Railway three aspect handlamp, complete with S(B)R interior, LB&SCR brass plate, the body stamped EAST CROYDON. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 17 A GWR signal lever plate, 6, TO ASHENDON START'G, from Aynho Junction box, south of Banbury, Ashendon being the junction with the Great Central route. Engraved brass with red wax infill, length 3½". £200-350

Lot 18 A shedplate, 15B, Kettering (1935 to September 1963), then Wellingborough (September 1963 to June 1966). The ex MR shed at Kettering was home to 40 locos while ex MR Wellingborough had around 20 locos when using this code. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 19 A carriage print, HIGH FORCE, TEESDALE, from a watercolour by E W Haslehurst, R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. £150-300

Lot 20 A Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway platform lamp, MUNDESLEY ON SEA, the name at the front engraved on milk glass. The station was on the Cromer Beach to North Walsham route and closed in 1964. Overall height 36", original condition, converted to electric power. £300-500

Lot 21 A BR(NE) totem sign, MOORTHORPE, (f/f), from the Swinton and Knottingley Joint Line. Excellent colour and shine. £1000-1500

Lot 22 A Great Western Railway cash bag with brass plate, GWR, MAESTEG CASTLE STREET, from the Bridgend to Cymmer Afan route. £100-200

Lot 23 A Great Northern Railway Ireland poster board header. Cast iron, four sections, overall length 41", repainted. £300-500

Lot 24 A BR(M) notice, BRITISH RAILWAYS, AINTREE MOTIVE POWER DEPOT. Enamel, 62"x16", a couple of minor face chips, slight discolouration to the lettering. £300-500

Lot 25 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1906, N B LOCO, from a Highland Railway Small Ben Class No 47 BEN A'BHUIRD built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 17400, in 1906, becoming LMS 14416. A long time Inverness loco, it just survived into BR days, withdrawn in the week ending 21 August 1948 and cut up immediately at Lochgorm Works. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 26 A small carriage board, SKIPTON-MANCHESTER VIC. Painted wood, length 32", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 27 A signal box nameboard, GLENWHILLY, a Glasgow and South Western Railway plate from the Ayr to Stranraer route. The station closed in 1965. £150-300

Lot 28 A Great Central Railway dinner plate, by Copelands, 10¼" diameter, decorative, with gold leaf. £100-200

Lot 29 A nameplate, SIR DINADAN, from the Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 795, BR 30795, built at Eastleigh in April 1926 and named after a Knight of the Round Table, companion of Sir Tristram, in Arthurian Legend. Allocated by January 1948 to Stewarts Lane where it spent most of its BR years, moving late on to Feltham and Basingstoke from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 August 1962 and cut up the same week at Eastleigh Works. Cast brass, length 39¼", the front repainted. £6000-7000

Lot 30 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway cooperative permissive block instrument with cast brass plate DOWN LOOP and FEATHERSTONE COLL'Y. The box was on the Wakefield to Pontefract route. Overall height 19". £200-350

Lot 31 An LNER seat back plate, STOBS, from the Riccarton to Hawick section of the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Cast iron, length 22", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 32 A shipbuilders plate, CHARLES HILL & SONS 446, 1964. An unusual plate featuring an image of the Clifton Gorge and Suspension Bridge and the motto, Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion. Cast brass, 10¾"x12½", lightly cleaned and displayed on a polished wood mount. £300-500

Lot 33 A GWR cast iron notice warning against riding bicycles or tricycles on the canal towpath. 23½"x15", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 34 A GWR gangers occupation key, BUILTH WELLS-ERWOOD, (brass), from the southern section of the Mid Wales Railway which closed in 1962. £250-400

Lot 35 A worksplate, NASMYTH WILSON, 1452, 1925, from a LMS Class 3P 4-4-2T No 2124, allocated the number 1942 in 1947 but renumbered directly to 41942 by BR. Built specifically for use on the London Tilbury & Southend line, it was at Shoeburyness by January 1935, moving in 1939 to Tilbury and in 1945 to Plaistow, before returning to Tilbury and finishing its days at Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1956 and cut up at Derby Works during the week ending 5 January 1957. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 36 A BR(NE) doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", rim chipping top left. £350-500

Lot 37 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, HOME FROM EVERCREECH, used in Bath Junction signal box just outside Green Park station. Engraved brass, 4"x5". £250-400

Lot 38 A Southern Railway ships bell from the Isle of Wight paddle steamer RYDE, built by William Denny in 1937. Requisitioned during the second world war she worked as a minesweeper in the Straits of Dover then sailed to Normandy on D-Day, later returning to Isle of Wight service. She was retired by British Rail in 1969. Cast brass, 7½" base diameter, with mounting bracket, the bell engraved PS, RYDE, SR. £300-500

Lot 39 A good quality teak-cased mid-19th century GWR 12" drop case clock used at Wrexham Central, typical of those supplied by John Walker while they held the GWR clock contract between 1853 and 1871. Overall height: 25½" . The all-solids teak case with chisel base and moulding around the break. Box with single side door with repair note dated 1919 inside, hinges replaced, one stamped GWR. Replaced mahogany bottom door lacking the normal GWR sprung ball latch. Left side with standard Ivorine number plate marked G.W.R. 47. Ogee moulded one-piece dial surround containing a replaced old-style spun bezel with sight ring now soldered in position. Dial repainted and written G.W.R. with normal Roman figures and full minute ring. Typical broad GWR hands. Eight-day chain fusee movement between rectangular plates with wide, shallow feet and shaped, saddle backcock. Rear plate and pendulum rod stamped 2134 and 13314, believed to be early workshop references and frequently found on ex-GWR movements. An LMS region clock census carried out in the late 1960s records this as a GWR clock in use in Wrexham Central signal box (by then in LMS territory following boundary changes). Complete with winder and original pendulum. £600-900

Lot 40 A smokebox numberplate, 90063, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24911, in May 1944 to Ministry of Supply Order, WD No 70841. Loaned to the LNER in December 1945 and purchased by them in February 1947, their 07 Class No 3063, it became BR 63063 and 90063 in 1950. Following spells at St Margarets and Carlisle Canal, it moved in August 1950 to Spital Bridge where it spent nearly ten years before moving to March with a final six years at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 17 April 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 3 September 1966. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 41 A BR(S) totem sign, SWALE HALT, (f/f), from the Sittingbourne to Sheerness route. Excellent colour and good shine. £300-500

Lot 42 A builders plate, LONDON, TILBURY & SOUTHEND RAILWAY PLAISTOW WORKS, 1906, carried by one of the company's carriages or wagons. Cast iron, 14¾"9¼", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 43 A North Staffordshire Railway roll of honour to the company's employees serving in the first world war. Framed, 24"x29", colourful with vignettes of railway scenes. £200-350

Lot 44 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1925 HORWICH. Locos built by the LMS at Horwich in 1925 were Class 4P 4-4-0 Nos 1115-30, all of which survived into BR days as 41115-30, and Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway designed Class 5 4-6-0 Nos 10471-4, all of which were scrapped in the 1930s. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted, the left bolt hole enlarged. £150-300

Lot 45 An LMS leaflet rack, LMS, THE BEST WAY, PLEASE TAKE ONE, wooden, 24½"x4½", height 15". £100-200

Lot 46 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 7913, from a 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 LITTLE WYRLEY HALL built at Swindon in March 1950 and named after the Hall four miles south-east of Cannock in Staffordshire. Allocated new to Tyseley on 13 March 1950, its later sheds included St Philips Marsh, Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 March 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea the following 8 April. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1200-1500

Lot 47 An LNER seat back plate, BANFF BRIDGE, from the Inveramsey to Macduff branch which closed to passengers in 1951. Cast iron, length 39¾", in original condition. £500-800

Lot 48 An early 20th century brass drum clock supplied by Williamsons for use in the Pullman car Rita. Overall height: 10½ inches. Case of typical nautical style attached to the wall by three screws through the peripheral flange. Rear scratched USD. Silvered brass 8" dial engraved with Arabic numbers, 1-12 filled with black wax, 13 to 24 with red wax and with a slit under 24 for a regulation lever annotated S and F. Also engraved Rita Pullman 1216 centrally and made in England by H. Williamson Ltd. London around the top edge. The 8"dial covered by a bevelled glass held in a substantial cast brass bezel. The bezel a push fit onto the case assisted by a brass knob. Spring driven 8 day lever movement marked Astral Coventry. Williamsons started in 1871 and amalgamated with Grimshaw & Baxter in the early 1920s after which the Astral trade mark was adopted and used by various subsequent owners until the 1950s. Rita was built in 1932 for the Brighton Belle; this clock was probably original equipment. Complete with winder. £500-800

Lot 49 A BR(W) totem sign, SHREWSBURY, (f/f), a scarce fully flanged example with an edge chip lower right, a little mottling. £500-800

Lot 50 A shedplate, 83H, Plymouth Friary (February 1958 to May 1963). This ex LSWR shed, formerly in the SR as 72D, was home to just 11 locos at the end of the 1950s. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 51 A South Eastern & Chatham Railway notice listing times for delivery of parcels to the station. Enamel, 42"x26", a few minor edge and face chips though generally good. £150-300

Lot 52 A BR(W) totem sign, WREXHAM EXCHANGE, (f/f), from the Birkenhead to Wrexham Central route. Excellent colour and shine. £400-600

Lot 53 A GWR registration plate, REGISTERED BY THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY CO, No 120, 1922. This plate was carried by a 0-4-0ST named George owned by the New Westbury Iron Co Ltd and built by Andrew Barclay, Works No 1281, in 1912, and indicated that it was allowed to work in the GWR yard sidings at Westbury. Cast iron, 11¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £80-120

Lot 54 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 62706, DARLINGTON, 1927, from a LNER D49 Class 4-4-0 No 266 built at Darlington in December 1927 and named FORFARSHIRE. It was renumbered 2706 in 1946 and became BR 62706. A long time Haymarket engine, it moved in April 1957 to Thornton Junction from where it was withdrawn on 3 February 1958 and later scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 55 A late 19th century 8" LSWR mahogany roundhead clock from Walkers and typical of this supplier; used in Bollo Lane Box, Gunnersbury. Overall height: 10". The box with single side door and bottom door with lock; rear stamped S.W 2820 below what appears to be the same number gouged out. Convex moulded one-piece dial surround containing a replaced spun bezel with clip in sight ring. Dial written S.R John Walker 1, South Molton St. London 2820. S.W. in standard SR style, now in poor condition and covered by a secondary dial written similarly. Typical early Walker wire fusee movement between rectangular plates with wide shallow feet and shaped backcock. Complete with original pendulum, winder, door key and copy of entry in SR records. £500-800

Lot 56 A wagon plate, EMPTY TO SWINDEN SIDINGS, YORKSHIRE DALES RAILWAY, VIA SKIPTON. Cast iron, 15¼"x7½", the front repainted, a vertical weld repair invisible from the front. £150-300

Lot 57 A Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway four aspect handlamp with a large brass plate, WEYBOURNE FOG, M&GNJR, 1705, BR interior, the body side stamped M&GNJR. The station was between Sheringham and Melton Constable and closed in 1964. £350-500

Lot 58 A nameplate MONA, from a 3ft 0ins gauge 2-4-0T, built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 1417, in 1874 which went new to the Isle of Man Railway as their No 5. Withdrawn from service in 1970 and placed in store, where it still remains. Cast brass, 15¼"x5", in original condition. £3000-5000

Lot 59 A GWR nameboard, AYNHO JUNCTION SIGNAL BOX. The box was south of Banbury where the routes to Oxford and High Wycombe diverge. Cast iron, length 81", in original condition. £400-600

Lot 60 A single line key token, EGGESFORD-KINGS NYMPTON, (alloy), from the Exeter to Barnstaple Junction and Ilfracombe route. £100-200

Lot 61 A BR(W) totem sign, BEDMINSTER, (f/f) the first station south of Bristol Temple Meads on the route to Taunton. A couple of edge chips into the brown in the top panel. £250-400

Lot 62 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM SOLIHULL, used in a box on the Birmingham to Leamington route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 63 A North Eastern Railway wash stand jug, by Bishop and Stonier, china, height 11½", with multicoloured coat of arms on the side. £80-120

Lot 64 A worksplate, CONSTRUCTED AT ASHFORD WORKS, SE&CR, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway H Class 0-4-4T No 519 built at Ashford in July 1909, which became SR 1519 and BR 31519. Allocated to Tonbridge by January 1948 and later Ramsgate, St Leonards, Faversham and Ashford, finally returning to Tonbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 March 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 3 June 1961. Cast brass, 11¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 65 A GWR signal box water tank indicator showing the level as high or low, height 9½". £150-300

Lot 66 A Great Northern Railway platform lamp, HUBBERTS BRIDGE, the name on two sides, one name in poor condition, the other good. The station is on the Sleaford to Boston route. Overall height 34" with stand. Probably from the footbridge. The top finial absent. £250-400

Lot 67 A builders plate, THE METROPOLITAN AMALGAMATED RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co, SALTLEY WORKS, BIRMINGHAM, 1905. Cast iron, 9¼"x6", repainted. £100-200

Lot 68 A London & North Western Railway, Broad Street Station Refreshment Rooms china meat dish, 17"x13". £100-200

Lot 69 A GWR nameboard, CARN BREA SIGNAL BOX, from the Camborne to Redruth section of the Cornish main line. Cast iron, length 85½", in original condition. £400-600

Lot 70 A BR(Sc) station sign, TRAINS TO CARLISLE AND THE SOUTH, (f/f), used at Hawick station on the Waverley route. Enamel, 30"x24", minor blemishes, rim chips only. £300-500

Lot 71 A nameplate, CUNARD WHITE STAR, from the Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 Pacific No 21C4 built at Eastleigh in October 1941 and named after probably the most famous shipping line in the world at a ceremony held at Charing Cross station on New Year's Day 1942 by Cunard's Chairman Sir Percy E. Bates. It became BR 35004 and was rebuilt without its streamlined casing in July 1958. Allocated new to Salisbury, it moved in 1942 to Exmouth Junction, returning to Salisbury in 1948 and to Exmouth Junction in 1950, Salisbury again in 1957, finishing its days at Bournemouth from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 October 1965 and cut up at Eastleigh shed by a Ringwood based scrap merchant. Cast brass, length 73¼", in ex loco condition. £30000-40000

Lot 72 A worksplate, OXFORD STEAM PLOUGH CO, COWLEY, OXFORD, MARCH 1909, 73, from a ploughing engine constructed from parts of an old Fowler locomotive. The Company was formed in 1897 and was originally known as Eddison and Nodding after its founders. Cast brass, 13"x8", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 73 A smokebox numberplate, 90280, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25272, in December 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77402. Loaned new to the LNER, it returned to the WD in November 1944 and was again loaned to the LNER in March 1947 before purchase by BR, becoming 90280. Allocated to Mexborough by January 1948 and later March, Immingham, Retford, both GC and GN sheds, and finally Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 5 September 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the six days ending 18 December 1965. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 74 A BR(S) totem sign, BRACKNELL, (f/f), from the Waterloo to Reading route. Excellent colour and shine. £300-500

Lot 75 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, WESTERN HIGHLANDS, NEAR BALLACHULISH, by Kenneth Steel. (B21876) £150-300

Lot 76 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, THREE BRIDGES-ROWFANT, from the Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells route, the western section closing in 1967. £150-300

Lot 77 A BR(M) totem sign, BULWELL COMMON, (f/f), from the Great Central main line, north of Nottingham Victoria. The station closed in 1963. Excellent colour and shine, minor blemish and a small edge chip. £600-900

Lot 78 An original painting, Britannia Class 70033 CHARLES DICKENS climbing towards Shap with a northbound express, by Don Breckon, 1988. Oil on canvas, 24"x18", framed, overall 26½"x20½". £1000-1500

Lot 79 A Great Eastern Railway signal box diagram, WISBECH HARBOUR JUNCTION, 1913. The box was on the route to Kings Lynn. The diagram includes the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway, Wisbech station, canal and crossings. Original frame, 32½"x16½". £250-400

Lot 80 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 itís most famous charge was undoubtedly the last Britannia, 70013, which worked 1T57 on the final day of mainline steam. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 81 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, ARDINGLY-HORSTED KEYNES, from the Horsted Keynes to Haywards Heath route which closed in 1963. £200-350

Lot 82 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, BY RAIL TO THE HIGHLANDS, MONESSIE GORGE, by Terence Cuneo. A view on the West Highland Line from a train climbing south of Spean Bridge. Edge restoration in places. £250-400

Lot 83 A North Staffordshire Railway double line block instrument with plate ALSAGER YARD SOUTH, together with a block bell, the pair mounted on the original backboard. £350-500

Lot 84 An LNER ice bucket stand, by Walker & Hall, the LNER scroll initials on the base of one of the feet. A little out of true in places, but could easily be rectified. £100-200

Lot 85 A Hull & Barnsley Railway directors pass issued to W. G. Brooks. Silver, 1" diameter, featuring the company's coat of arms. £250-400

Lot 86 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8127, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1914, from a Great Eastern Railway Class B74, LNER Y4 Class, 0-4-0T No 226 built at Stratford in September 1914, becoming LNER 7226, renumbered 8127 in 1946, BR 68127. A long time Stratford loco, it was withdrawn from there on 23 April 1956 and later scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 87 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, TIVERTON-CADELEIGH, from the Exe Valley line which closed in 1963. £200-350

Lot 88 An entrance sign, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, FRIMLEY STATION, FOOTPATH TO BOOKING OFFICE, (flangeless), from the Ascot to Guildford route. Enamel, 52½"x12", a little loss at edges, mounted on board. £200-350

Lot 89 A Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway invoice box, probably used to collect water tickets from loco crews of another company. Cast iron, 12"x3½", the lid and side with S&HR INVOICE BOX cast in, a small crack at the left end. The box is displayed on a wooden stand. £200-350

Lot 90 A BR(M) doorplate, CHIEF INSPECTOR, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", chip to the edge top centre and a flake from the lower right fixing. £200-350

Lot 91 A signal box nameboard, WROXHAM, from the Norwich to Cromer route. Cast letters on wood, 48¾"x12½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 92 A Southern Railway Sykes Brighton Line block bell, dating from the 1930s electrification scheme, complete with maker's plate. £100-200

Lot 93 A worksplate, BUILT CREWE 1963, from Class 52 D1052 WESTERN VICEROY. New to Cardiff Canton in February 1963; withdrawn from Laira in October 1975 and cut up at Swindon Works in April 1976. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 94 A BR(E) totem sign, MELTON CONSTABLE, (f/f), from the Midland & Great Northern Joint Line. The station closed in 1964. Excellent colour and shine. £2500-4000

Lot 95 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1019, from the 1000 County Class 4-6-0 COUNTY OF MERIONETH built at Swindon in April 1946. Allocated to Penzance by January 1948, its later sheds included Newton Abbot, Stafford Road, Neyland, Swindon and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 February 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 8 January 1964. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £2000-3000

Lot 96 A small GWR silver plated cream jug by Elkington, height 3". £50-80

Lot 97 A shedplate, 65J, Fort William (April 1955 to April 1960), then Stirling (April 1960 to June 1966). Fort William had an allocation of 17 locos during this time, numbering just 1 Loch and the famous MacCailin Mor. When Stirling adopted this code it had 30 locos, which had dwindled to just 9 Black Fives in its final year. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 98 A worksplate, SENTINEL 6 TON STEAM WAGGON, A2770, from a Sentinel road steam waggon built in 1919, registered as AW 6065, which worked for H.S. Marsh of Reading. No subsequent owners are recorded. Cast brass, 5"x9¾", the front lightly cleaned. £200-350

Lot 99 An LNWR double royal poster, KENDAL, THE GATEWAY TO THE ENGLISH LAKES. Wear and restoration in places. £150-300

Lot 100 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5806, from a Collett 0-4-2T built at Swindon in January 1933. A long time Oswestry engine, it was withdrawn from there on 14 June 1957 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 10 August 1957. Cast iron, the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 101 An LMS & LNER Joint trespass notice in LMS colours. Enamel, 24"x18", the yellow excellent, a little mottling to the black. £250-400

Lot 102 An LNWR block instrument with plate PLECK JUNCTION, near Walsall, complete with bell mounted below the case. £150-300

Lot 103 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, GRINDLEY BROOK, from the Whitchurch to Chester route. The station opened in 1938 and closed in 1957, the route closing in 1964. Cast aluminium, 48" long, original paintwork, some corrosion at the right end. £300-500

Lot 104 A builder's plate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE, BRITISH THOMPSON HOUSTON, ROLLS ROYCE. Cast aluminium, 17"x7½", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 105 A single line key token, RHYDYCAR JC-ABERCANAID, (alloy/cast steel), from the Merthyr to Quakers Yard route which closed in 1954, the short northern section being retained for colliery traffic until 1960. £150-300

Lot 106 A nameplate, WALSINGHAM, from the LNER B17 Sandringham Class 4-6-0 No 2802 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23805, in November 1928. This was the first B17 to enter traffic at Eastfield depot and was swiftly returned to NBL to have the nameplate moved from the leading splasher to the centre one. The ten locos built by NBL have a unique lettering style. Renumbered 1602 in 1946, it became BR 61602. At Ipswich by January 1948 and later Stratford and Yarmouth South Town from where it was withdrawn on 13 January 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. The nameplate is 48¼" long, the front repainted. £6000-8000

Lot 107 A BR(W) totem sign, OSWESTRY, (h/f), from the Whitchurch to Welshpool route. A face chip below the S and edge chip top centre, excellent colour and shine. £400-600

Lot 108 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1900, ST ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 264 Class 0-4-0ST No 622 which became LMS 16031 and BR 56031. It spent most of its working life at Greenock Ladyburn before finishing its days at Motherwell from where it was withdrawn on 2 April 1962 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. In its later years it was hired to various industrial concerns in central Scotland as cover for temporary motive power shortages. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. This Lot is accompanied by its BR receipt. £200-350

Lot 109 A Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway platform wall lamp, the name WEYBOURNE in raised blue glass lettering, a station between Sheringham and Melton Constable. The lamp is complete with its interior, overall height 26", repainted and an electric supply neatly installed. £250-400

Lot 110 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, ELLESMERE-WHITTINGTON H. LEVEL, (alloy), from the Whitchurch to Oswestry route which closed in 1965. £350-500

Lot 111 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8340, COWLAIRS, 1912, from a North British Railway Class F 0-6-0T No 116 built in May 1912. It became LNER J88 Class No 9116 and was renumbered 8340 in 1946, becoming BR 68340. Withdrawn from St Margarets on 28 February 1958, it was scrapped at Kilmarnock Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 112 A Southern Railway target sign, BROOKWOOD, from the Woking to Basingstoke section of the West of England main line. Restoration to chipping at the edges and fixings. The sign has its original backboard. £300-500

Lot 113 A winged springbok emblem carried by the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4488/9/60009, UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA, the body engraved, PRESENTED BY MR C J I FOURIE OF THE FRIEND NEWSPAPERS LTD, BLOEMFONTEIN SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 1953. Only one emblem was fitted, to the left hand side of the streamlined casing, and, although presented in December 1953, it was not fitted until 20 April 1954 when the engine was at Doncaster Works in the course of normal repair. The loco spent most of its career at Haymarket before moving in May 1962 to Aberdeen Ferryhill from where it was withdrawn on 1 June 1966 and sold for preservation to Mr John Cameron. Copper, 13"x12", mounted on a wooden board, overall 17"x15½". A little damage at the base of the wing, evidence of original green paint on the top rim. £3000-5000

Lot 114 A Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway wagon registration plate, MS & LR Co, 1074, 1890, 12 Tons. Cast iron, larger size, 10½"8", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 115 A LNER lamp tablet, TYNEMOUTH, from the North Tyne Circular route. Enamel, 16"x5", chipping to the top centre edge neatly restored. £150-300

Lot 116 A GWR three aspect copper top handlamp, complete with GWR stamped interior, the body marked GWR SWINDON and initials on the front glass. £150-300

Lot 117 An LNER doorplate, SHUNTERS, used at Whitemoor Yard at March. Cast iron, length 19", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 118 A shedplate, 36A, Doncaster (1949 to May 1966 to steam). This ex GNR shed had a handful of A3s and B1 Antelopes and Directors in its 1950 allocation of over 180 locos. By the end of steam it had also hosted 13 A1s and the ever present V2 namer 60872. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 119 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1878. In 1878 BP supplied locos to a number of Railways in Australia (29 in total) as well as lesser numbers to South Africa, Ireland, Spain and some to UK purchasers. The numbers involved and the late vendor's known collecting interests would suggest this plate is most likely to be from an Australian loco. Cast brass, 14¾"x7", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 120 A BR(M) totem sign, WHITCHURCH, (f/f), from the Crewe to Shrewsbury route. Excellent colour and shine. £350-500

Lot 121 An original painting, 6133 The Green Howards on a northbound express in Ribblesdale in 1943, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 22"x16", framed, overall 26½"x20½". £500-800

Lot 122 An NER silver plated sauce boat by Elkington, NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY REFRESHMENT ROOMS, DARLINGTON. Length 7". £100-200

Lot 123 An LNWR tea plate, with central blue garter, LNWR LOCO DEPT, diameter 9¼". £50-80

Lot 124 A single line key token, BRIDGE OF ORCHY-RANNOCH, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-300

Lot 125 A GWR signal box shelf plate, QUAKERS YARD HIGH LEVEL STATION BOX, MAIN LINE, from the Nelson to Aberdare route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 126 A Caledonian Railway wagon numberplate, 70784. Cast iron, 15½"x8¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 127 A shedplate, 84G, Shrewsbury (1950 to September 1960). The ex GWR/LNWR Joint shed had used 4 different BR codes by the time it closed to steam in November 1967. Formerly LMS 4A, a code which BR used until 1950; it became WR 84G then 89A, and finally 6D on transfer to the LMR in 1963. The late 1950s allocation using this code included 7 Counties, 15 Halls, 4 Castles and a pair of Manors. Ex loco condition, the back marked 1311. £100-200

Lot 128 A Highland Railway carriage window displaying the company's name within a belted garter, with decoration to the edge. Fine original condition within its original frame, overall size 21¼"x30". £300-500

Lot 129 A BR(M) totem sign, MIDDLETON JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Manchester to Rochdale route. The station closed in 1966. Good colour and shine, one small face chip repainted. £400-600

Lot 130 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 4174, from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon and allocated new to Gloucester on 2 November 1949. Its later sheds were Exeter, Newton Abbot, Laira, Westbury and Pontypool Road, from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 18 August 1964. Cast brass, repainted. £300-500

Lot 131 A Great Northern Railway (Ireland) lamp tablet, DUNGANNON, from the Omagh to Portadown route. The station closed in 1965. Cast iron, length 16", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 132 An LNWR carriage window, engraved with the company coat of arms and contained within its original wooden frame. 21¼" square. £200-350

Lot 133 A worksplate, CLYDE, GM, G8/55-76, from a Victorian Railways 5ft 3ins gauge BB Class G8 diesel No T326 built by Clyde in 1955. Victorian Railways bought 89 engines of this American designed type between 1955 and 1968, some built by Clyde in New South Wales. £100-200

Lot 134 A Great Western Railway weighbridge notice referring to steam rollers and traction engines, used at Blenheim and Woodstock station which closed in 1954. Enamel, 10"x14", chipping restored at top left and right affecting the tops of the first and last three letters, also a chip restored at the base and right edge. £200-350

Lot 135 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5918, from a 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0, WALTON HALL, built at Swindon in July 1931 and named after the Hall at Wellesbourne near Stratford-upon-Avon, now a hotel. Allocated to Oxley by January 1948 and later Old Oak Common, Southall for nine years, Didcot and Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and despatched for scrap to A.King at Norwich on 29 November 1963. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 136 A Midland Railway wyvern and garter. Cast iron, the garter around 42"x47", a small repair to the horn of the wyvern. £500-800

Lot 137 A BR(W), totem sign, INSTOW, (h/f) from the former Southern Railway branch between Barnstaple Junction and Torrington. The lines west of Exeter had been transferred to the Western Region at the time the station was resigned. A crease repair to the left and one small face chip restored. £1000-1500

Lot 138 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway platform gas lamp. A stylish elongated design in copper with a separate enamelled steel roof and complete with cradle. The lamp was used at Heywood on the Bury to Castleton route. Height 18", the body 19" square, cleaned and polished. £150-300

Lot 139 A GNR three aspect handlamp with brass plate, RED BANK SIGNAL BOX, (Doncaster area), complete with slide-in vessel but lacking a few glass slats, cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 140 A wagon plate, APEDALE SLAG AND TAR MACADAM Co EMPTY TO APEDALE SIDINGS, N.S.R. Enamel, 24"x12". Restoration in places and at right and left edges. £100-200

Lot 141 A BR(Sc) totem sign, TYNEHEAD, (f/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Some loss of shine, colour reasonable, an edge chip repainted top centre. £500-800

Lot 142 A shedplate, 39A, Gorton (1949 to February 1958). Throughout the time this ex GCR shed used this code it had around 150 locos on its books. Transferring from the ER to MR in 1958, it became 9G and finally closed in June 1965. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 143 A Southern Railway doorplate, GENERAL ROOM, enamel, 18"x6¼". £100-200

Lot 144 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, QUEENS PARK WORKS, 23237, 1925, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1143 which became BR 41143. After many years at Carlisle Kingmoor, it spent most of its BR days at Nottingham and Derby from where it was withdrawn on 27 February 1959 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 13"x5¼", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 145 A group of plates from the departure indicator at Thornton Junction, including Cowdenbeath, St Andrews and Bath, with AM and PM plates, all within a wooden frame. Overall 7½"x26¾". £100-200

Lot 146 A smokebox numberplate, 30503, from a London & South Western Railway S15 Class 4-6-0 No 503 built at Eastleigh in August 1920, retaining this number in SR days and becoming BR 30503. A long time Feltham engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 22 June 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 5 October 1963. The front repainted. £400-600

Lot 147 A Canadian Pacific double royal poster, 1961-1962 CRUISES FROM NEW YORK TO THE WEST INDIES AND SOUTH AMERICA. Laid down on linen to conserve. (P2339) £150-300

Lot 148 A London Transport target sign, SHEPHERDS BUSH, from the Hammersmith and City route, formerly GWR and Metropolitan Joint. Enamel, 24¼"x19¾", within a brass frame. £350-500

Lot 149 A nameplate, WINDWARD ISLANDS, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5637 built at Crewe and allocated new to Crewe North on 19 December 1934 but not named until March 1936, becoming BR 45637. Its later sheds included Patricroft, Carlisle Upperby, Crewe North and Edge Hill where it was shedded when involved in Britain's worst peacetime railway disaster at Harrow & Wealdstone station on 8 October 1952 involving three trains, one a Euston to Liverpool express double headed by Princess Royal No 46202 piloted by 45637. Both engines were damaged beyond repair and 45637 was cut up at Crewe Works by 23 January 1953. The nameplate has survived in fine original condition. Cast brass, length 49¾". £10000-15000

Lot 150 An LSWR tail lamp with a large copper plate, IRON BRIDGE EXAMINER, EXMOUTH JUN and LSWR. The lamp is complete with interior, the body stamped L&SWR, 192, overall height 19", repainted. £300-500

Lot 151 A single line key token, LEIGH BRIDGE-WILLITON, (brass/cast steel), from the Taunton to Minehead route. Leigh Bridge was an intermediate loop between Crowcombe and Williton. The line originally closed in 1971. £150-300

Lot 152 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, DRIMOLEAGUE JUNCTION-SKIBBEREEN, from the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway's Baltimore branch which closed in 1961. £200-350

Lot 153 A BR(S) totem sign, SOUTHBOURNE HALT, (f/f), from the Portsmouth to Brighton route. Minor edge chips, good colour though loss of shine. £300-500

Lot 154 A worksplate, No 2054 DONCASTER 1949, from a Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60160 built at Doncaster in December 1949 and named AULD REEKIE in March 1951 after a nickname for Edinburgh. Allocated new to Haymarket on 2 December 1949 where, apart from very brief spells at Polmadie and St Margarets, it spent all its working life. Withdrawn from St Margarets on 12 December 1963, it was cut up at Darlington Works. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", in ex loco condition, the back stamped 160. £1200-1500

Lot 155 A carriage print, ST IVES, HUNTINGDONSHIRE, from a watercolour by A Tittensor R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. MInor defect to the border. £300-500

Lot 156 A carriage board, BRIGHTON BELLE, in Pullman Car colours. Painted wood, length 132", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 157 A smokebox numberplate, 75018, from a BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 built at Swindon and allocated new on 7 March 1952 to Southport where it spent eleven years before moving to Nuneaton, Bangor and Stoke from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 June 1967 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 24 August 1967. The front repainted. £400-600

Lot 158 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, NARBOROUGH, (f/f), from the Nuneaton to Leicester route. Enamel, 70"x12", in excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 159 A nameplate SENTINEL, together with its matching worksplate SENTINEL 9547, from a 200HP standard gauge chain-drive Sentinel steam locomotive new in 1952 to Tunnel Portland Cement Co. Ltd, Pitstone Works, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Scrapped on site by R. Fenwick & Co. Ltd circa July 1967. Both cast brass, face restored and mounted on a wooden board painted in the locomotive's livery of dark green lined in black, overall 29½"x17½", the nameplate 26½"x8¾", the worksplate 5"x4". (2) £250-400

Lot 160 An owner's plate, KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY, as fitted to the company's locomotives Cast iron, 10"x6", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 161 A BR(M) totem sign, OLD DALBY, (f/f), from the Kettering to Nottingham (via Melton Mowbray) route. The station closed in 1966. Excellent colour and shine, a minor blemish top centre. £800-1200

Lot 162 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, GLENBEIGH-KILLORGLIN, from the Great Southern and Western Railway's Valentia Harbour branch which closed in 1960. £200-350

Lot 163 A single line key token, HELMSDALE-FORSINARD, (brass), from the Far North Line to Wick and Thurso. £200-300

Lot 164 A worksplate, VULCAN, 5521, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1163 built in May 1947, becoming BR 61163. Allocated new to Neasden, where it spent more than six years, and later Leicester GC and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1962 and sold for scrap to A.Loom at Spondon. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300

Lot 165 An Orient Line double royal poster, CRUISES TO NORWAY. Loss to left edge of text restored and some edge marks. £200-350

Lot 166 A shedplate, 64C, Dalry Road (1950 to October 1965). This former CR shed hosted around 40 locos in the 1950s, but during its final year it looked after only 16, which included the elusive B1 Director Murray of Elibank. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 167 A carriage print, EDINBURGH, from a watercolour by Edwin Byatt R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. £200-350

Lot 168 A single line key token, LLANBADARN CROSSING-BOW STREET, (alloy/cast steel), the final section of the Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth route. £150-300

Lot 169 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4052, from the 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in June 1914 and named PRINCESS BEATRICE after a daughter (1857-1944) of Queen Victoria who became Princess Henry of Battenberg. Allocated to Oxford by January 1948, it spent its final years at Hereford, Worcester and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn on 30 June 1953 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 5 September 1953. Cast brass, the front repainted. £3000-4000

Lot 170 An LNER double royal poster, RICHMOND, by Fred Taylor. £150-300

Lot 171 A fingerboard, CORWEN TRAIN, probably used at Denbigh station and of pre-grouping origin, Painted wood, 60"x5¾", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 172 A single line key token, TORPANTAU-PENTIR RHIW, (alloy), from the Brecon and Merthyr route which closed in 1964. £400-600

Lot 173 A BR(M) station sign, FOR TRAINS TO BLACKPOOL CENTRAL ONLY, used at Blackpool South prior to the closure of the Central station in 1964. Enamel, 36"x24", with hanging hooks, a couple of minor blemishes. £250-400

Lot 174 A BR(M) totem sign, KIBWORTH, (f/f), from the Leicester to Market Harborough section of the Midland main line. The station closed in 1967. Excellent colour and shine. £900-1200

Lot 175 An LNWR permissive block instrument with a plate RIBBLE SIDINGS, a box at Preston. Overall height 24¾", complete with its cast plate ABSOLUTE/PERMISSIVE, to the left. £150-300

Lot 176 A GWR time clock by The National Time Recorder Company with its ivorine plate, GWR, 1951, Excellent condition. £200-350

Lot 177 A worksplate, BUILT 1954, DARLINGTON. Locos built that year were BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 Nos 78012-44 and BR Class 08 shunters Nos 13077-81/127-36. Cast iron, 10¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 178 A shedplate, 52J, Borough Gardens (October 1958 to June 1959), then South Gosforth diesel depot (February 1964 to May 1973). In the short time this ex NER shed, situated in Gateshead, used this code it had 44 locos on its books. The code was then later adopted by the diesel depot at South Gosforth where many DMU trailers carried such plates. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 179 A signal box nameboard, KINGENNIE, from the Dundee to Forfar route which closed in 1955. Enamel, 40"x8", several edge chips, lettering unaffected. £200-350

Lot 180 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6376, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3808, in June 1921. A long time Birkenhead engine, it moved in December 1958 to Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 May 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 15 September 1962. Cast iron, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 181 An LNER seat back plate, LUMPHANAN, from the Aberdeen to Ballater, Deeside route which closed in 1966. Cast iron, length 35¾", unrestored condition. £500-700

Lot 182 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway wagon numberplate, S & DJR, 1225. Cast iron, 10"x6¾", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 183 A Canadian Pacific double royal poster, LAKE LOUISE IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. A little edge loss at the top. (2152) £200-350

Lot 184 A GWR signal box shelf plate, ATHELNEY, from the Taunton to Castle Cary route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 185 A GWR Locomotive Accounts Office paperweight, the top marked GWR Loco A/C. Cast iron, 4"x2½", height 1¼". £150-300

Lot 186 A BR(S) totem sign, SURBITON, (f/f), from the Waterloo to Woking route. Two edge and one face chip repainted. £100-200

Lot 187 A Mountsorrel Railway notice, NO ROAD. The company's quarry line ran from Swithland Sidings on the GCR main line north of Leicester to Barrow on the Midland main line to the east. This is the only example known, possibly a unique survivor. Enamel, 24"x15", two face chips and some edge chipping affecting the first two letters. £300-400

Lot 188 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway umbrella stand. Cast iron, height 28", the top displaying the company initials. £350-500

Lot 189 A carriage print, ECCLESTON FERRY, CHESHIRE, by Charles Knight, from the LMR (B) series. £80-120

Lot 190 An original painting, LMS Jubilee Class 45608 GIBRALTER hauling a northbound express at Dent Head on the Settle to Carlisle route, by Malcolm Root, 2003. Oil on canvas, 30"x20", framed, overall 35"x25". £800-1200

Lot 191 A locomotive headboard, THE NORTHUMBRIAN, with two shields depicting the arms of London (left) and the ancient Kingdom of Bernicia, the northern part of Northumberland (right), carried on the King's Cross to Newcastle express which made its first titled journey on 26 September 1949 and its last on 13 June 1964. 41½"x15½", the face probably repainted. The board is complete with its enamel crests and is stamped The North Briton on the back, a train whose board would be of the same dimensions. £2000-3000

Lot 192 A smokebox numberplate, 48629, from a Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8629 built by the SR at Brighton to Railway Executive Committee order in 1943 and allocated new to the LMS on 9 June 1943 at Willesden where it spent most of its working life with a final three years at Saltley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 August 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 15 November 1966. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 193 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, NAVAN JUNCTION-NAVAN, a section between the GNR(I) station at Navan on the Drogeda to Oldcastle route and the MGWR junction station on the Dublin to Kingcourt route. The stations closed in 1958. £200-350

Lot 194 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f), probably the most famous junction in the world. Excellent colour and shine, an edge chip far right. £500-800

Lot 195 A nameplate, GLASTONBURY ABBEY, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4061 built at Swindon in May 1922 and named after the ruined Abbey in the Somerset town. Allocated to Shrewsbury by January 1948, it moved in 1950 to Stafford Road from where it was one of the last of the class to be withdrawn on 11 March 1957 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 18 May 1957. Original paintwork. £9000-12000

Lot 196 A shedplate, 16F, Burton (September 1963 to September 1966). This ex MR shed was home to 35 locos. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 197 A signal box nameboard, FORSINARD, from the Far North Line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso, a remote location just south of the Sutherland/Caithness border. Cast letters on wood, 60½"x9", in original condition, the board's history noted on the back. £500-800

Lot 198 A BR(W) lamp tablet, HARTLEBURY, from the Worcester to Kidderminster route. Enamel, 20"x6", a chip to the top left corner. £150-300

Lot 199 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2245, from a 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in April 1945. Allocated to Reading by January 1948, it moved in December 1959 to Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 23 May 1963 and sold for scrap to Cooper's Metals at Sharpness on 31 December 1963. Cast iron, repainted. £350-500

Lot 200 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, THE WEST HIGHLAND LINE, observation coach train on the Lochy Viaduct near Fort William, by Jack Merriott. Laid down on linen to conserve. (B30521) £500-800

Lot 201 A worksplate, BUILT SWINDON 1962, from a Class 52 Western in the number series D1001 to D1014. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted, the back in original condition. £300-500

Lot 202 A set of drawing office instruments owned by H A Ivatt and produced by the prestigious maker W H Harling, Finsbury Pavement, London. A set of the highest quality, a plate, H A IVATT, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, set into the lid. The box 14½"x6", height 4". £300-500

Lot 203 A Neath & Brecon Railway wagon registration plate, N & BRY, 25222, 1910, 12 TONS. Cast iron, 8¼"x6¼", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 204 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, DUNSLAND CROSS-HOLSWORTHY, (brass/steel), from the Okehampton to Bude branch which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 205 A Great Central & Midland Joint Line trespass notice. Cast iron, 26½"x23", in original condition. £250-400

Lot 206 A GNR combined block instrument with the indicator for one line in a rectangular display below the circular dial. Overall height 19". £200-350

Lot 207 A North Eastern Railway silver plated sugar bowl by Elkington, NER REFRESHMENT ROOMS, MIDDLESBROUGH. Height 3½". £80-120

Lot 208 A BR(E) totem sign, BLACK HORSE ROAD, (h/f), from the South Tottenham to Barking route, a minor blemish restored. £700-1000

Lot 209 A Great North of Scotland wagon plate, G.N.S. Ry RETURN TO DYCE, (station between Aberdeen and Inverurie). Cast iron, 7¾"3¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 210 A GWR & LMS signal box diagram, MICKLE TRAFFORD, from the Chester to Warrington route. Original frame, 55"x27", a little damage centre base. £150-300

Lot 211 A worksplate, HENSCHEL, 28706, from a South African Railways Class GO 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt No 2573 built by Henschel in 1954, a smaller variant of the Class GMA suitable for use on lighter branch lines. All had been withdrawn by 1975. £300-400

Lot 212 A BR(W) totem sign, DENHAM, (f/f), from the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line. Several face and edge chips restored, a little loss of shine. £300-500

Lot 213 An LNER quad royal poster, HOLIDAY ON THE CLYDE, by Frank H. Mason, featuring paddle steamer and yachts. £100-200

Lot 214 A shedplate, 5A, Crewe North (1935 to May 1965). This ex LNWR shed with its predominance of express passenger engines was a spotterís Valhalla. Patriots, Jubilees, Royal Scots, Princesses, Coronations, and in the final years Britannias, all graced this depot. 130 locos were allocated here in the 50s and in its final months around 40 locos carried this code. The front repainted. £150-250

Lot 215 A carriage builders plate, THE ASHBURY RAILWAY CARRIAGE AND IRON Co, MANCHESTER. Cast iron, 11¼"x7", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 216 A smokebox numberplate, 1012, from a GWR 1000 County Class 4-6-0 COUNTY OF DENBIGH built at Swindon in February 1946 and named the following July. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved to Laira at the end of 1950 and in October 1956 to Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 24 April 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 29 September 1964. The front repainted. £1000-1500

Lot 217 A carriage print, LONDON, BLACKFRIARS, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. Minor blemishes to border. £200-300

Lot 218 A worksplate, DUBS, 4343, 1903, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway D Class 4-4-0 No 501 built in May 1903, becoming SR 1501 and BR 31501. Allocated to Faversham by January 1948 and later Hither Green and Gillingham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 March 1953 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", lightly cleaned, unpainted. £300-500

Lot 219 A single line key token, EVERCREECH JCT NORTH-GLASTONBURY & STREET, (alloy), from the Somerset and Dorset branch to Highbridge which closed in 1966. £500-800

Lot 220 A nameplate RICHARD FEARN from Class 87 87032. New in July 1974; named KENILWORTH from 1978 until 2003 when it received this plate. Removed in 2004 when the loco was withdrawn from Willesden, and cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in November 2010. Cast aluminium, length 51½", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 221 A Great Northern & North Eastern Railways Dining Car nibbles bowl, 10½" diameter. £80-120

Lot 222 A Hedjaz Railway cabside numberplate, 103, from a 1050mm gauge 2-8-0 built by Hartmann of Chemnitz, works number 3463, in 1910. Originally number 62, but renumbered 103 before World War One, during which this famous pilgrim railway in the Ottoman Empire was within the Central Powers' territory. The line provided a strategic link to Mecca and came under attack from British & Arab irregulars led by Col. T.E. Lawrence; no. 110 of this class still lies where it was derailed in the Saudi desert in 1917. No. 103 survived the breakup of the Hedjaz system and entered Palestine Railways stock (class 2H) by 1926. In the Second World War, P.R. was operated by the Royal Engineers, but the 1050mm gauge lines fell into disuse by the time of the formation of the State of Israel, 103 being withdrawn by April 1947 and subsequently scrapped at Qishon works, Haifa. Cast brass, 8¾"x7¼", lightly polished. £100-200

Lot 223 A fingerboard, HENLEY-IN-ARDEN & STRATFORD-ON-AVON, used at Birmingham Snow Hill. Painted wood, 49"x8", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 224 A nameplate, DORCHESTER, with its enamel badge depicting the Dorset town's coat-of-arms, from the Southern Railway West Country Class 4-6-2 light pacific No 21C142 built at Brighton in October 1946, becoming BR 34042 and rebuilt without its streamlined casing in January 1959. Allocated new to Exmouth Junction, it later had lengthy spells at Bath on the Somerset & Dorset Joint line and Bournemouth before finishing its days at Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 October 1965 and despatched for scrap to J.Buttigieg at Newport on 3 January 1966. Cast brass, length 75", in ex loco condition. £30000-35000

Lot 225 A Southern Railway destination plate from the Waterloo indicator, WOKING. Enamel on wooden block, length 17½", minor edge chips. £100-200

Lot 226 A shedplate, 72C, Yeovil Town (1948 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed was home to 15 locos during the 1950s. It then became 83E and closed in 1965. Ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 227 A shedplate, KING'S CROSS. An LNER example from Top Shed. Enamel, length 10", minor chips by fixing holes. £300-500

Lot 228 A GWR signal lever plate from Pontypool Road box, 63, BACKING FROM UP MAIN TO RELIEF (DISC), engraved brass, length 26". £150-300

Lot 229 A worksplate, G.M. LOCOMOTIVE GROUP, 968702-207 from Class 66 66207. New to Toton in 2000 and in DBCs active fleet. Stainless steel, 12"x4", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 230 A BR(Sc) totem sign, PITTENWEEM, (f/f), from the Thornton Junction to St Andrews route. The station closed in 1965. Loss of shine and some discolouration, three face chips repainted. £500-800

Lot 231 An LNER lamp tablet, ABERLOUR, (f/f), from the Craigellachie to Boat of Garten route which closed in 1966. Enamel, 16"x5", slight loss of shine. £200-350

Lot 232 A single line key token, PENRYN-FALMOUTH, (alloy), from the Truro to Falmouth branch. £100-200

Lot 233 An LNER seat back plate, BALLATER, from the terminus of the Deeside route from Aberdeen which closed in 1966. Cast iron, length 27¾", unrestored condition. £800-1200

Lot 234 A GWR platform lamp, LAWLEY BANK, the name in raised blue glass lettering, from the Wellington to Coalbrookdale route. The station closed in 1962. Overall height 30" £300-500

Lot 235 A wagon builders plate, DARLINGTON WAGON & ENGINEERING Co. Cast iron, 7" diameter in shape of a wheel, the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 236 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, BARNHAM, (f/f), from the Brighton to Portsmouth route, the junction for Bognor Regis. Enamel, 54"x12", in excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 237 A depot plaque EAGLE for Crewe Electric depot. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition, a crack by one bolt hole. £200-350

Lot 238 A shedplate, 62B, Dundee Tay Bridge (1949 to May 1967). This ex NBR shed had a substantial allocation of around 100 locos in the 1950s, but by late 1965 this had dwindled to just 30. However, this did include the last three active LNER A2s Tudor Minstrel, Sayajirao and Blue Peter. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 239 A nameplate CATCLIFFE DEMON from Class 47 47186. Named at Tinsley depot in April 1993 as the loco was fitted with a special monitoring device. Withdrawn from Bescot in July 2002 and sold to Fragonset. Cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in December 2007. Cast aluminium, length 65¼", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 240 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH UPPER-ARDLUI, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-300

Lot 241 An LNWR three aspect handlamp with brass plate, L&NW SIG DEPT, WATFORD, complete with interior, repainted. £150-300

Lot 242 A worksplate, LMS BUILT HORWICH, 1889, from a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1008 Class 2-4-2T No 1313 built in June 1896, re-boilered in 1918, becoming LMS Class 2P No 10746 and BR 50746. Allocated to Southport by January 1948 and later Blackpool Central and Lower Darwen, returning in 1954 to Southport from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 February 1961 and cut up at Horwich Works on 14 April 1961. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 243 A BR(W) double royal poster, ISLES OF SCILLY, by John S Smith. Rolled. (PR99a) £150-300

Lot 244 A shedplate, 83A, Newton Abbot (1949 to January 1963 for steam). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 70 locos which included 14 Castles throughout the 1950s. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 245 A smokebox numberplate, 42776, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13076 built at Crewe in 1927, renumbered 2776 in 1934, becoming BR 42776. A long time Longsight engine, it moved in 1954 to Crewe South and later Crewe North and Lancaster from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 June 1964 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 20 October 1964. £500-700

Lot 246 A Great Central Railway platform wall lamp, the name RUSHCLIFFE HALT in engraved milk glass, a station on the main line between Loughborough Central and Nottingham Victoria, closed in 1969. Overall height 24", in original condition. £300-500

Lot 247 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM COTON HILL NORTH BX. The box was north of Shrewsbury on the route to Chester. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 248 A Southern Railway target sign, YEOVIL JUNCTION, from the West of England main line. The usual minor edge chips, otherwise excellent, presented on its original backboard. £1200-1500

Lot 249 A Cheshire Lines Committee pegging block instrument indicating routes for STOCKPORT, FALLOWFIELD, NEW UP LINE. Overall height 20", the face marked with the CLC scroll and the top of case stamped CLC. £200-350

Lot 250 A Great Western Railway advertising map, THE CORNISH RIVIERA, ENGLAND'S NATIONAL HEALTH AND PLEASURE RESORT. Enamel, 46"x40", chipping affecting the red border, the rest in excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 251 A nameplate, THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT, with its matching regimental badge, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6147 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23642, in 1927 and which became BR 46147. Originally named Courier after the pioneer loco, it was renamed on 17 October 1935 at a ceremony at Northampton Castle station by Lady Knox, the wife of the Regiment's Colonel in Chief, in the presence of several detachments of the Regiment and local dignatories. Allocated to Crewe North by January 1948, its later sheds included Carlisle Upperby, Camden, Holyhead, Millhouses, Canklow and Willesden from where it was withdrawn on 27 November 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 7 March 1963. The nameplate 52" long, the front repainted, the badge 11" diameter, the pair attractively mounted on a wooden backboard. £9000-12000

Lot 252 A Tyers No. 1 single line tablet, LENWADE-WHITWELL, (brass/steel), from the M&GN Norwich City to Melton Constable route which closed in 1959. £250-400

Lot 253 A builder's plate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE, BRITISH THOMPSON HOUSTON, ROLLS ROYCE. Cast brass, 17"x7½", original paintwork. £100-200

Lot 254 A McKenzie & Holland signal finial, smaller size. Cast iron body with spike, overall height 30½". £100-200

Lot 255 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, NEWCASTLE-CASTLEWELLAN, (brass/steel), from the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) Banbridge to Newcastle route. The line closed in 1955. £250-400

Lot 256 A mid to late 19th century LNWR oak-cased wall long case regulator clock used at Nantwich. Overall height: 52½". Trunk with pediment supporting hood, arch topped door with repairs and lacking lock. Original shaped base now flat. Top of backboard reinforced with old wood and incorporating and old hanging plate. Forward sliding hood housing a replaced modern spun brass bezel; standard early LNWR vitreous enamel number plate marked 2669 on the front. 12" dial, attached to the movement via a false plate, repainted and written Joyce Whitchurch 2669. Hour hand replaced. Regulator movement between plain tapered plates with deadbeat escapement, Harrisonís maintaining power and six-spoked wheelwork. Wire line to replaced 9 lb cast iron weight, with drive for slave dial and corresponding hole in the backboard to take the rod. An LMS region clock census in the late 1960s records this clock in the Booking Hall at Nantwich. Complete with seconds-beating pendulum with steel rod and brass fronted circular bob, weight and winder. £800-1200

Lot 257 A single line key token, PWHELLHI-CRICCIETH, (brass), the final section of the Cambrian Coast route from Dovey Junction. £150-300

Lot 258 An LNER seat back plate, ROTHBURY, from the terminus of the Northumberland branch from Scotsgap. Passenger services ceased in 1952. Cast iron, length 28", in original condition. £400-600

Lot 259 A GWR presentation tray engraved, Presented to Mr Geo. Watkin together with a Coffee Service and Clock by the employees of the Locomotive Dept Pontypool Road as a token of their esteem on his leaving them May 24th 1875. Silver plate, 29½"x19½", a large, early and decorative piece. £150-300

Lot 260 An original painting, Dean Goods, 2538, on a local pick up freight, by Don Breckon. Oil on canvas, 24"x19¾", framed, overall 30½"x25". £500-800

Lot 261 A shedplate, 83B, Taunton (1949 to October 1964). This ex GWR shed was home to around 60 locos in the 1950s which included a handful of pre group saddle tanks as well as a dozen Halls. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 262 A GWR nameboard, BRYMBO MIDDLE CROSSING SIGNAL BOX, from the Wrexham to Minera and Coed Talon branch. Cast iron, length 110", in original condition. £400-600

Lot 263 A BR(S) totem sign, GROVE PARK, (f/f), from the New Cross to Orpington route. Excellent colour and shine, a minor edge chip restored lower centre. £300-500

Lot 264 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1920 ST. ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 72 Class 4-4-0 No 81 built at St Rollox in September 1920, becoming LMS Class 3P No 14486 and BR 54486. A long time Forfar loco, it moved in November 1958 to Perth from where it was withdrawn on 12 March 1962 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 265 A worksplate, HAWTHORNS & Co LTD, ENGINEERS & SHIPBUILDERS, LEITH, an early plate carried by a ship named YARTA. Engraved brass, 16½"x9¾", the face lightly cleaned. £300-500

Lot 266 An LNWR Tyers block instrument with ivorine plate CAMBRIAN JC and UP THROUGH GOODS and retaining its enamel plate LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY, TYERS PATENT. The instrument is from Whitchurch. Overall height 18½", some beading absent from the front glass, easily replaced. £200-350

Lot 267 An LNER double royal poster, OUTINGS ON THE LNER, by Gladys Peto. A striking magical scene of a 1930s picnic. A small area of restoration to the right, laid down on linen to conserve. £500-800

Lot 268 An LNER three aspect handlamp from Leicester Belgrave Road, complete with slide-in vessel and brass plate LEICESTER B. RD. £100-200

Lot 269 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6421, from a 6400 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in August 1925. It spent virtually all its BR days at Laira with brief spells at Banbury and Wellington. Withdrawn from Laira in the week ending 5 January 1963, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 7 February 1964. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500

Lot 270 A GWR direction sign, GWR TO STATION, as fitted below one of the company's private path notices. Cast iron, 24¾"x7½". £300-400

Lot 271 A worksplate, BRITISH RAIL ENGINEERING LIMITED, DONCASTER, 1982, from Class 56 56114. New to Healey Mills in January 1983; named MALTBY COLLIERY from July 1992 until January 1997; withdrawn from Immingham in December 2003 and cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in March 2012. Cast aluminium, 7"x4¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 272 A wagon plate, AIRDALE RAILWAY WAGON WORKS, KIRKSTALL, LEEDS. Cast brass, 14½"x4¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 273 A North British Railway Bulpitts Patent three aspect handlamp, the side stamped TYNDRUM, a station on the West Highland line between Crianlarich and Bridge of Orchy. Complete with interior, repainted. £200-350

Lot 274 A shedplate, 84A, Wolverhampton Stafford Road (1949 to September 1963), then Plymouth Laira (September 1963 to June 1973). The ex GWR shed at Wolverhampton had a star studded allocation throughout its BR life. In 1950 its allocation of 66 locos included 5 Counties, 10 Castles, 6 Stars, 6 Kings, 8 Halls and 2 Granges. By 1959, while the overall total had reduced to 47, its King allocation had gone up by 2. Plymouth Laira, formerly 83D, used this code for 7 months before it lost its steam allocation. However some of its diesels were known to have carried this style of plate. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 275 A single line key token, CHEPSTOW-WYE VALLEY JCT, (alloy), from the Chepstow to Monmouth route which closed to passengers in 1959, the southern section remaining in use for quarry traffic until 1986. £150-300

Lot 276 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60825, DARLINGTON, 1938, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4796 built in January 1938, renumbered 825 in 1945, becoming BR 60825. Allocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill by January 1948, it moved the following year to St Margarets where it spent almost the remainder of its working life with a final brief stay at Dundee Tay Bridge from where it was withdrawn on 27 April 1964 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the face cleaned but unpainted. £250-400

Lot 277 A BR(M) totem sign, DESFORD, (f/f), from the Leicester to Burton route. The station closed in 1964. Excellent colour and shine. £900-1200

Lot 278 A smokebox numberplate, 47235, from a Midland Railway 2441 Class 0-6-0T No 2756 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 1788, in 1902, renumbered 1935 in 1907 and 7235 by the LMS in 1934, becoming BR 47235. It spent its BR days at Grimesthorpe and Walton from where it was withdrawn on 10 October 1962 and despatched for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge on 20 September 1963. The front repainted. £200-350

Lot 279 A LNWR dinner plate by Maple & Co. with gilt coat of arms and border, diameter 10". £50-80

Lot 280 A BR(M) totem sign, DIGGLE, (f/f), from the Stalybridge to Huddersfield route. Slight discolouration to the white enamel in places. £600-900

Lot 281 A Midland Railway brass safety valve bonnet for a Johnson Locomotive, 24½" high, 28¾" base diameter, with hidden wooden base to make the bonnet free standing. £400-600

Lot 282 A carriage print, THE GUNPOWDER PLOT CONSPIRATORS, by Whitear, from the LMR historical series. £80-120

Lot 283 A GWR notice, ELLERDINE GROUND FRAME, from the Wellington to Nantwich route which closed to passengers in 1963 and freight in 1967. Cast iron, 16¼"x4¼", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 284 A nameplate badge from Class 47 47712, ARTEMIS. Named at Tyseley in January 2001 when part of the FRAGONSET fleet of locos. Plates removed and loco sold into preservation at Crewe Heritage Centre. Cast aluminium, 11¾" diameter, ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 285 A BR(E) totem sign, BARNETBY, (h/f), from the Doncaster to Grimsby route. Excellent colour, slight loss of shine, minor blemishes repainted. £500-800

Lot 286 A nameplate, ANDREW K. McCOSH, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4494 built at Doncaster, Works No 1859, in August 1937 and originally named Osprey but officially renamed at Kings Cross station on 29 October 1942 in honour of the Chairman of the Locomotive Committee of the LNER Board of Directors, one of only five Directors who served all the 25 years of the LNER. Renumbered No 3 in 1946, it became BR 60003. Allocated new to Heaton, it was at Kings Cross by May 1939 and spent the remainder of its working life there except for two very brief stays at Grantham. Withdrawn from Kings Cross on 29 December 1962, it was despatched to Doncaster Works for scrap on 12 January 1963. Cast brass, length 87". (See also next Lot) £15000-20000

Lot 287 A smokebox numberplate, 60003, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-0, ANDREW K. McCOSH. Repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £4000-6000

Lot 288 A 2¾ gauge model coach, to a design of Sir Charles Newton, 1945. A first class compartment coach with cross corridor access to the compartments. 32" long with good internal detail, mounted on plinth 38½"x7", with wooden carrying case 44"x8¼". £250-400

Lot 289 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4291, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in September 1921. A long time Newport Pill engine, it moved in January 1958 to Aberbeeg from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 September 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 17 November 1962. Cast iron, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 290 A carriage print, GETTING OFF THE TRAIN, by Roland Emett, with verse about closing doors, vertical creases, original frame. £400-600

Lot 291 A Cleator & Workington Junction Railway bridgeplate, C&W JCT RLY. Cast iron, 14"x10", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 292 A shedplate, 75D, Horsham (1950 to July 1959), then Stewarts Lane (June 1962 to September 1963 for steam). This ex LBSCR shed had 15 locos when it lost its code and became a sub shed of Three Bridges and then Brighton. The ex SECR shed at Stewarts Lane had 45 locos when using this code. On becoming a diesel and electric depot, several of its allocation also carried this code. Ex loco condition, the back marked with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle. £100-200

Lot 293 A BR(M) totem sign, RUGBY CENTRAL, (h/f), from the Great Central main line. The station closed in 1970. Excellent colour and shine, a rare half flanged version used before the station was modernised. £2500-3000

Lot 294 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 7492, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1924, from a Great Eastern Railway Class T26 2-4-0 No 492 which became LNER E4 Class No 7492. It was allotted a new number 7803 in 1942 but this was never carried and it was later renumbered 2786 in 1946 and became BR 62786. The rebuilding referred to on the plate appears to have consisted of fitting a new boiler. Allocated to Cambridge by January 1948, it moved to Bury St Edmunds the following year, returning in 1952 to Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 30 July 1956 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted, brass plugs soldered to bolt holes. £200-350

Lot 295 A single line key token, TYNDRUM UPPER-BRIDGE OF ORCHY, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 296 A Worksplate, No 2100 DONCASTER 1951, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43155 allocated new to Melton Constable on 28 December 1951. It moved in 1959 to Boston and then Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 10 January 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 1 January 1966. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½", the front cleaned and polished £300-500

Lot 297 A station direction sign, LMS STATION, BOURNVILLE, from the Birmingham to Bristol main line. Enamel, with aluminium frame, 27"x10½", in excellent condition. £250-400

Lot 298 A wagon plate, STONEY STANTON JUNCTION, as attached to a wagon owned by Stoney Stanton Quarries, Leicestershire. The junction and exchange sidings with the company's line were between Leicester and Nuneaton. Enamel, 30"x13", areas of chipping sympathetically restored. £250-400

Lot 299 An early 20th century SECR 12" drop case clock used at Orpington. Overall height: 20". Oak case now veneered in mahogany on all show parts. Curved base with door closed by turn with large brass knob, standard with SECR clocks. Side door with brass number plate inside marked 1372. Box rear stamped 1372 S.E. Bezel replaced. Dial written in normal John Walker/BR(S) style including red Arabic 24 hour markings, railway identifiers rubbed, rear stamped 1732 S.E., probably an error. Chain fusee movement stamped G&B indicating the makers Grimshaw & Baxter and SE&CRy both within cartouches. Movement complete but needs attention. Ex-SR records shows this clock at Orpington, carriage cleaners, later moved to Grove Park, local line platform. Complete with pendulum, bob stamped 1372, winder and copy of entry in records. £500-800

Lot 300 A Furness Railway captain's chair with upholstered seat, the company's initials prominent on a carved shield. Restored and in fine usable condition. £250-400

Lot 301 A nameplate CARLISLE CATHEDRAL from DVT 82121. Named in September 1997. The plates were removed on transfer to Greater Anglia. Cast aluminium, length 65¼", in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 302 A GWR lamp tablet, KEMBLE, from the Swindon to Gloucester route, junction for Cirencester and Tetbury. Enamel, 24"x6", minor blemishes and a few edge chips. £150-300

Lot 303 A Brecon & Merthyr Railway uniform comprising double-breasted jacket and overcoat, each with B&MR woven on the lapels and each with ten B&MR large buttons, together with a pair of trousers with braces. The uniform and the following two lots come from the family of a former Brecon & Merthyr employee. (3) (see also next two Lots) £250-400

Lot 304 A Brecon & Merthyr Railway guard's pocket watch by Waltham. The back of the outer case is marked with the full company name and No 3, the face is also marked B&MR. The watch is in running order. (see previous lot) £600-900

Lot 305 A Brecon & Merthyr Railway three aspect handlamp by Linley and Co 1917, plated B&MR, 3730, the brass collar stamped TALYLLYN JUNC STN. Repainted. (see two previous Lots) £5000-6000

Lot 306 An LNER notice requesting passengers to padlock the rear wheels of their bicycles. Enamel, 11¾"x8½", a chip to the top right corner. £200-350

Lot 307 A smokebox numberplate, 42842, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13142 built at Horwich in 1930, renumbered 2842 in 1934, becoming BR 42842. Having spent most of its working life at Fleetwood, it was withdrawn from Stockport in the week ending 27 June 1964 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 11 November 1964. Repainted. £350-500

Lot 308 A wagon owners plate, EMBOROUGH STONE Co (1928) Ltd No 547, EMBOROUGH, Nr BATH. Cast iron, 12¼"x6¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 309 A BR(E) doorplate, TICKET OFFICE, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x6". £150-300

Lot 310 A Midland Railway Hotels chamber pot, by Dunn Bennett of Burslem, the company name prominent on the side, with gold bands to the rim and base. £100-200

Lot 311 A BR(E) totem sign, WALTHAMSTOW, (h/f), from the South Tottenham to Barking route. £1000-1500

Lot 312 A worksplate, JAMES MATTHEWS, BRISTOL, from a 2-2-0 steam tram built between 1879 and 1881 and sold to the Wantage Tramway in 1885, becoming their No 6, and withdrawn on the cessation of passenger traffic on 31 July 1925. Although James Matthews patented a steam tram in 1879, they did not carry out any building. One theory is that it was possibly built by Fox Walker of Bristol, the other, in the history of the Tramway, that the builder was Kingsbury Ironworks of London. The plate, originally acquired by C. Hamilton Ellis, is accompanied by a photograph of the tram showing the position of the plate on the front buffer beam, although the wording is not legible. Engraved brass, 8"x5", the face polished. £500-800

Lot 313 A LMS (NCC) cabside numberplate, 84, from a U2 Class 4-4-0 built by the NCC at York Road Works in December 1929, using parts from A Class compound 4-4-0 No 20, and named LISSANOURE CASTLE in September 1931. Withdrawn from service in 1960, it was scrapped in December 1961. Cast brass, 16½"x9½", in ex loco condition. £400-500

Lot 314 A BR(W) totem sign, SWINDON, (h/f), from the Great Western main line to Bristol and South Wales. Excellent colour and shine, minor blemishes. £500-800

Lot 315 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5240, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in August 1924. Allocated to Llanelly by January 1948 and later Swindon, St Blazey and Aberdare from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 24 April 1964. Cast iron, repainted, a very old weld repair to the top left corner. £300-500

Lot 316 A builder's plate, THE PULLMAN CAR COMPANY LIMITED, BUILT BY METROPOLITAN CAMMEL, SALTLEY, 1932, fitted to the cab step of a 5PUL, Brighton Belle Driving Car. Cast brass, 18¼"x3½", original condition with traces of BR blue paint on the edge in places. £300-500

Lot 317 A locomotive headboard, THE CORNISHMAN, carried on the Wolverhampton (Low Level) to Penzance service via Stratford-upon-Avon. This style of headboard was carried until September 1962 when the train was re-routed to commence at Sheffield (Midland). Cast aluminium, 35½"x13¾", in original condition. The back shows the names of ER, Sc, LMR and WR named trains whose headboards were of the same dimensions. £2500-3000

Lot 318 A Great Central Railway double royal poster, BLACKPOOL, by S J Dalloway. Some restoration and laid down on linen to conserve. £250-400

Lot 319 A worksplate, F.C. HIBBERD, PLANET, 2370, from a class C road truck built in 1941 and supplied new to the Ministry of Supply, initially for Bridgend, but possibly actually to Chorley, Lancs. The plates (only one) fitted to these were identical to those fitted to narrow gauge Planet locomotives and they were all in one numerical sequence. Cast brass, 6"x3¾", the front detail polished. £100-200

Lot 320 A GWR signal box shelf plate, MORETON ON LUGG, the first station north of Hereford on the route to Craven Arms and Shrewsbury. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 321 A nameplate, ETARRE, from a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73114 built at Doncaster in 1955 and named at Eastleigh Works on 2 April 1960 after the unfaithful lover of Sir Pelleas in Arthurian Legend, a re-use of the name but not the nameplates originally carried by King Arthur Class No 30751. Allocated new on 3 November 1955 to Nine Elms, where it spent almost nine years, and later Eastleigh and Weymouth from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 June 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 23 September 1966. Cast brass, length 31¼", the front repainted. £4500-6000

Lot 322 A GWR nameboard, CRUGWALLINS SIDING GROUND FRAME, from the Cornish china clay branch from Burngullow to St Dennis Junction. Cast iron, 17½"x5". £100-200

Lot 323 A shedplate, 85B, Gloucester Horton Road (1949 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed had 100 locos on its books in the 1950s, which included Castles, Manors, and Halls. In the final 12 months it still maintained four Castles and four Halls in an allocation of 35 locos. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 324 An original painting, THE BRISTOLIAN, by Sean Bolan, a view of the up train near Winterbourne hauled by 7018 Drysllwyn Castle in 1958. Watercolour, 22"x16", framed and glazed, overall 29"x22". £400-600

Lot 325 A Great North of Scotland Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, BALLATER, and company name plate. Complete with vessel stamped GNSR, the initials also on the body of the lamp. £250-400

Lot 326 An LMS lamp tablet, WIGAN N W, used at Wigan North Western station on the West Coast Main Line. Enamel, length 16", minor edge chips. £100-200

Lot 327 A single line key token, MWYNDDY JUNC-GELLYRHAIDD, (alloy), from the Llantrisant to Penygraig route which closed in 1967. £100-200

Lot 328 A GWR trespass notice, enamel, 32"x23½", in its original frame. It is very unusual to find an example in such good undamaged condition. £150-300

Lot 329 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, ROBERT STEPHENSON HAWTHORNS 2257/E7824, 1955, from a New Zealand Railways Class DG A1A-A1A diesel electric No 753 built in December 1955 and renumbered 2042 with the introduction of the TMS system in 1980. It was withdrawn in February 1981 and later scrapped. Cast brass, 16¾"x10½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 330 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Committee notice referring to the conditions on which tickets are issued, as fixed by the booking office window. Enamel, 9"x7", in excellent condition. £1000-1500

Lot 331 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4254, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in March 1917. Allocated to Llanelly by January 1948 and later Swindon, Cardiff Canton, Newport Pill, Severn Tunnel Junction and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 30 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 2 June 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 332 A Callander & Oban Railway platform wall lamp, the name LUIB in raised blue lettering, a station between Crianlarich and Callander that closed in 1965. A substantial lamp, overall height 32", complete with interior. £400-600

Lot 333 A shedplate, 34A, Kings Cross (1948 to June 1963). Top shed was home to over 160 locos in the early 50s, including no fewer than 17 A4s, the majority of which remained there until closure. This example was removed from one of the A4s that were transferred to New England in 1963 (see paperwork). Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 334 An LNER seat back plate, CORNHILL, from the Cairnie Junction to Elgin coast route which closed in 1968. Cast iron, length 27¾", in unrestored condition. £500-700

Lot 335 A smokebox numberplate, 2876, from a GWR 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in January 1919. Allocated to Ebbw Junction by January 1948, it moved in 1953 to Aberbeeg where it spent ten years, returning to Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 December 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 22 March 1965. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 336 A shedplate, 10D, Plodder Lane (1935 to October 1954), then Sutton Oak (October 1954 to February 1958), and Lostock Hall (September 1963 to August 1968). The ex LNWR shed at Plodder Lane had just 17 locos on its books. On closure the code was adopted by ex LNWR shed Sutton Oak, formerly 10E, which looked after 35 locos. It became 8G and closed in June 1967. Finally, ex LYR shed Lostock Hall, formerly 24C, had an allocation of 30 when using this code. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 337 A London & North Western Railway wagon numberplate, LOCO WORKS CREWE, 632, L.N.W. Ry. Cast iron, 12¾"x7½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 338 A BR(W) totem sign, WESTON MILTON, (f/f), from the Bristol to Taunton route. The Halt was situated on the Weston-Super-Mare loop. Neat restoration to a few minor face chips, excellent colour and good shine. £900-1200

Lot 339 A smokebox numberplate, 92244, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Ebbw Junction on 28 October 1958. Its later sheds were Old Oak Common, Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock, Ebbw Junction, Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester Horton Road from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 11 February 1966. Repainted. £600-900

Lot 340 A BR(S) sign, STURRY SUB STATION, (flangeless), from the Canterbury to Ramsgate route. Enamel, 26"x6". £80-120

Lot 341 A worksplate, HENSCHEL, 20425, 1924, from one of two rotary snow blowers or ploughs (schneeschleuder) supplied by Henschel to Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) and believed to have been numbered OBB 985.000. A similar machine is preserved in Germany. Cast brass, 15"x9", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 342 A group of GWR signal lever plates from Soho and Winson Green box, UP SIDING SAFETY, DOWN GOODS/RELIEF, UP RELIEF, FPL. Engraved brass, lengths 6¾", 6" and 4". (4) £200-350

Lot 343 A Southern Railway target sign, MARTIN MILL, from the Dover Priory to Minster Thanet route. Edge rusting and some loss of shine. £500-800

Lot 344 A single line key token, ABERMULE-NEWTOWN, (alloy/cast steel), from the Welshpool to Moat Lane section of the Cambrian main line. £150-300

Lot 345 A nameplate EBBW VALE, together with worksplate PECKETT 1016, 1904. The nameplate was carried by a standard gauge 0-6-0ST, Peckett 1015 of 1904, new to Ebbw Vale Co, Ebbw Vale Steel & Iron Works, Monmouthshire. Taken over by Richard Thomas & Co. Ltd. in 1935. In 1956 the locomotive was rebuilt with the frames of sister locomotive SIRHOWY, Peckett 1016, 1904, and it henceforward carried the latterís worksplates. Scrapped at Ebbw Vale around September 1961. The nameplate cast brass, length 36", the worksplate engraved brass, 11½"x8¼", the set displayed on a wooden mount, the front repainted. (2) £700-1000

Lot 346 A BR(E) double royal poster, THE FLYING SCOTSMAN, by A. N. Wolstenholme, June 1950. (FS1) £150-300

Lot 347 A BR(W) totem sign, BUILDWAS, (f/f), from the Shropshire junction serving Wellington, Bridgenorth, Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury. Excellent colour and shine. £1500-1800

Lot 348 A shedplate, 31B + SC, March (1949 to December 1963 for steam). This ex GER shed was home to 160 locos in the 1950s including 10 B17 Sandringhams. Shortly before closure it was also home to 14 Britannias. Many of its diesel allocation also carried this code. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 349 A Port Talbot Railway & Dock Company trespass notice. Cast iron, 30"x21", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 350 A London and North Western Railway ships bell from the Holyhead to Dublin steamer CAMBRIA. The first ship to carry the name operated between 1848 and 1894. This bell is from the ship built in 1897. Following the renaming of the ship the bell was transferred to a new vessel in 1920, which was scrapped in 1949. Cast brass, 12" base diameter, the top stamped L&NWR. An LNWR postcard of the ship accompanies the lot. (see the two following lots) £250-400

Lot 351 An LNWR ships wheel from the steamer CAMBRIA, wooden with brass hub. The wheel is clearly stamped L&NWR. An LNWR postcard of the ship accompanies the lot. £100-200

Lot 352 An LNWR ships lamp with upper body stamped with the company initials, complete with interior and a small plate CAMBRIA on the side of the case. £100-200

Lot 353 A Southern Railway target sign, WOKINGHAM, from the Reading to Guildford and Ascot route. Several repairs in the lower panel neatly undertaken, the name unaffected. £250-400

Lot 354 A London, Brighton & South Coast Railway coach plate, L.B. & S.C, SECOND CLASS, 267. Cast iron, 11¼"5½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 355 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, LLANSAINTFFRAID-LLANYMYNECH, (alloy), from the Cambrian Railways Llanfyllin to Llanymynech branch which closed in 1965. £300-500

Lot 356 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6102, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in May 1931. Allocated to Southall by January 1948 and later Bristol Bath Road, Severn Tunnel Junction, Ebbw Junction and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 17 August 1959 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 19 December 1959. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 357 A North Eastern Railway silver plated tea pot by Elkington, NER REFRESHMENT ROOMS, SCARBOROUGH on the side, height 7". £200-350

Lot 358 A shedplate, 1F, Rugby (September 1963 to May 1965). By the time this ex LNWR shed acquired this code it was home to a handful of Black 5s and 8Fs; 15 in all. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 359 A nameplate, SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, from Class 87 87016. Named in April 1978 and plates removed in June 1988. Withdrawn from Willesden in July 2004 and cut up by JT Landscapes at MoD Caerwent in December 2004. Cast aluminium, length 64", the front repainted. £800-1200

Lot 360 A fingerboard from Sheffield Victoria, for a service to Retford, Lincoln, Gainsborough and Boston. Painted wood, 62"x8", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 361 A Tyers train describer from Chester. A sending instrument, the descriptions include Holyhead, Mold, Birkenhead, GW & LNW Light Engine, etc. Overall height 19½". £500-800

Lot 362 A Caledonian Railway, Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh, china meat dish, by T Till and Son, Shanghai pattern, 21¾"x17¼". £80-120

Lot 363 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1281, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, named GEORGE. Sold circa October 1921 to New Westbury Iron Co Ltd, Westbury, Wiltshire. Sold 1939 to T.W. Ward Ltd, Grays, Essex and resold almost immediately to Thurrock Chalk & Whiting Co. Ltd., West Thurrock. Sold for scrap in March 1966 to T.W. Ward Ltd, Grays, Essex. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 364 A GWR nameboard, NEWTON ABBOT EAST BOX. The signal box was at the Exeter end of the station and controlled the junction with the Moretonhampstead branch. Cast iron, length 91", in original condition. £500-800

Lot 365 An armband, L&NWR NO 1, OUTSIDE PORTER, L'POOL EDGE HILL. Engraved brass, 5½"x3¾" complete with straps and buckle. £150-300

Lot 366 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 3404, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2579, in March 1956 as sub-contractors for the Hunslet Engine Co, who also allocated their own Works No 3734. Allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 27 March 1956, it moved the following year to Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 7 July 1962 after a working life of only six years and cut up at Swindon Works in the five days ending 26 October 1962. Cast brass, ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £400-600

Lot 367 A smokebox numberplate, 3404, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT. Repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £300-500

Lot 368 A BR(W) totem sign, EALING BROADWAY, (h/f), from the Paddington to Reading main line. Excellent colour and shine, restoration to chips on the A and I. £300-500

Lot 369 A LB & SCR wagon plate, LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY, 29, 8 TONS. Cast iron, 14¼"x9¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 370 A BR(M) station sign, PLEASE SHOW TICKETS, (f/f), double-sided, retaining its hanging hooks. Enamel, 16"x10", minor rim chips and tiny face chips on one side. £200-350

Lot 371 A shedplate, 5B, Crewe South (1935 to November 1967). This ex LNWR shed was responsible for the freight locos serving the adjacent marshalling yards. Its allocation of 115 in 1959 was briefly enhanced by the arrival of 10 Jubilees in the early 60s. Between the summers of 1965 and 66 it was home to 24 Britannias out of a total allocation of 60 locos allocated. An LMS style plate, repainted. £100-200

Lot 372 An LNWR double royal poster, ULLSWATER, ENGLISH LAKES, produced for the French market, by Clement Aunston. Laid down on linen to conserve. £500-600

Lot 373 A Southern Railway cabside numberplate 1231, from a South Eastern Railway F Class 4-4-0 No 231 built at Ashford in October 1893, rebuilt by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway and re-classified to F1 Class in July 1907. It became SR 1231 and BR 31231. Allocated to Faversham by January 1948, it moved towards the end of that year to Reading SR from where it was withdrawn on 8 March 1949 and cut up at Ashford Works on 23 July 1951. Cast brass, 13½"x7½", the characters polished otherwise original condition. £800-1200

Lot 374 An East Yorkshire Road Services bracket sign, PARCELS DEPOT. Enamel, 15"x10", minor edge chips, otherwise excellent. £200-300

Lot 375 A nameplate NEPTUNE, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T built by Hudswell Clarke, Works Number 926, in 1911. New to John Summers & Sons Ltd, Hawarden Bridge Steelworks, Shotton, Flint. Scrapped there in July 1962. Cast brass, length 28½", the front repainted. £600-900

Lot 376 A BR(W) doorplate, GOODS OFFICE, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", minor flaking at left fixings. £200-350

Lot 377 A worksplate, BUILT BY AND ON LOAN TO LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, DONCASTER WORKS, No 1968, 1944, from a Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8520 built to Railway Executive Committee order and loaned new to the LNER at Gorton in October 1944, classified as their O6 Class, until transferred to the LMS at Wakefield in November 1946, becoming BR 48520. Its BR sheds were Warrington Dallam and Speke Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 October 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 25 February 1967. Cast iron, 13½"x8", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 378 An LMS lamp tablet, GARSTON (CHURCH ROAD), from the Liverpool to Garston Dock route. The station closed in 1939. Enamel, 17"x4½", a little edge chipping. £150-300

Lot 379 A nameplate, CHARLES J HAMBRO, from a GWR 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 No 178 built at Swindon, Works No 2112, in April 1905 and originally named KIRKLAND after the racehorse owned by the GWR Director Frank Bibby which won the 1907 Grand National. It was renumbered 2978 in December 1912 and renamed in May 1935 after the GWR Director who became Chairman in 1940. Allocated new to Bristol Bath Road, it was withdrawn from Swindon in August 1946 and cut up at Swindon Works. The plate has been repainted, the re-used backplate clearly showing the position of the letters of the original name. Repainted £4500-5000

Lot 380 An LNER seat back plate, SHILDON, from the Darlington to Wearhead and Barnard Castle route. Cast iron, length 23¾", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 381 A GWR coat of arms from a 3031 or Achilles Class 4-2-2 Single built at Swindon, Works No 1419, in April 1895 to William Dean's design and named VOLTIGEUR, most likely after a mid 19th century racehorse, but renamed JOHN W. WILSON in March 1908 after a GWR Director (1908-1932). Brass coats of arms were fitted to both splashers below the nameplates. It was withdrawn in June 1913 and scrapped at Swindon Works. Cast brass, 11½" diameter, in ex loco condition. The plate is hollow to the rear within the area of the shield. The back is clearly stamped with the engine number, 3059. £500-800

Lot 382 An original painting, The Elizabethan leaving Edinburgh Waverley, hauled by 60014 Silver Link, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 22"x14", framed, overall 26"x18". £1200-1500

Lot 383 A Pullman Car step tread, CLAYTON WAGONS LIMITED, BUILDERS 1920 LINCOLN. Cast brass incorporating step and side panels, overall 32¾"x13½", in original condition. £350-500

Lot 384 A BR(Sc) totem sign, HAWICK, (f/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Good colour though a little loss of shine and minor blemishes £500-800

Lot 385 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1404, 1915, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to the New Bagworth Coal Co Ltd, Bagworth, Leicestershire. Passed to the NCB with the colliery in January 1947. Sold for scrap to John Cashmore Ltd and taken on 14th July 1967 to their Great Bridge yard, Staffordshire. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front lightly polished. £150-300

Lot 386 A (BR(E) double royal poster, ESSEX, ST OSYTH'S PRIORY, by R Sharps. (PP1125) £150-300

Lot 387 A Great Central Railway coat of arms, a large wooden example probably displayed at Marylebone from the time of the opening. 49"x30½", carved wood with original paintwork, constructed in two sections, joined by dowels (these replaced). Excellent original condition. £300-500

Lot 388 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2299, from a Class GM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 6891, in 1938 for working on the Johannesburg-Zeerust-Mafeking line. They were all withdrawn from Pietersburg in 1974. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", cleaned and the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £400-600

Lot 389 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 6891, from a South African Railways Class GM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garrett No 2299. Cast brass, 18"x8½", the front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £400-500

Lot 390 A Great Central & North Staffordshire Joint Railway trespass notice. Cast iron, 26¾"x16½", a crack to the plate, the face repainted. £300-500

Lot 391 A BR(S) totem sign, SEATON, (f/f), the terminus of the short East Devon branch line from Seaton Junction which closed in 1966. A small chip lower right. £2000-2500

Lot 392 A single line key token, DOVEY JCT-GLYNDYFI, (cast brass/cast steel), the first section of the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth. £150-300

Lot 393 A smokebox numberplate, 5030, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 SHIRBURN CASTLE, built at Swindon and named after the Castle near Watlington in South Oxfordshire. Allocated new to Exeter on 1 June 1934, it spent most of its working life from 1936 at Cardiff Canton, moving in 1958 to Carmarthen from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend the following 26 November. The front repainted. £800-1200

Lot 394 A BR(W) totem sign, MACHYNLLETH, (f/f), from the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth and Pwhelli. Excellent colour and shine, a couple of minor blemishes. £400-600

Lot 395 A nameplate, CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, from Class 221 Super Voyager 221128. Named after this 16th Century explorer during 2002 and plates removed 2007. Cast aluminium, 34¼"x22½", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 396 A Cheshire Lines Committee three aspect sliding knob handlamp with brass plate, CHESHIRE LINES, No 8 GANG P.WAY, the case also stamped C.L.C P. WAY and D.E. Complete with interior stamped LNE-E, repainted. £300-500

Lot 397 An LMS Buffet emblem, featuring a tea cup and corkscrew. Cast aluminium, 6¾" square, in original condition. £150-300

Lot 398 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 865, GORTON WORKS, 1926, from a LNER N7 Class 0-6-2T No 865 built at Gorton in October 1926, renumbered 9646 in 1946, becoming BR 69646. A long time Stratford engine, it was withdrawn from there on 16 September 1962 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 399 A one engine in steam train staff, BARNSTAPLE EAST JUNCTION AND BARNSTAPLE G.W STATION, with key attached. The staff was used on the single line which connected the Southern route at Barnstaple Junction with the GWR terminus at Barnstaple Victoria Road. £300-500

Lot 400 A shedplate, 81A, Old Oak Common (1949 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed had a star studded allocation of nearly 200 locos in the 1950s, including 8 Counties, 30 Castles, 13 Kings and 37 Halls, making it the largest shed in the Western Region. Ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 401 A wagon builders plate, TAFF VALE RAILWAY, CATHAYS WORKS, JUNE, 1893. Cast iron, 7¾"x5½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 402 A Great Northern Railway double royal poster, LONDON AND BRADFORD, showing views of Kings Cross station, issued for the 1909-1910 timetable. Some wear at the folds. £150-300

Lot 403 A tenderplate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 943, SWINDON WORKS NOV 1890, 3000 GALLONS, from a type of tender used with Singles, 2-4-0s, all classes of double-framed 4-4-0, Atlantics, 2301 Class, Aberdares and 2800 Class. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8¼", unpolished. £400-600

Lot 404 A BR(M) totem sign, HUMBERSTONE ROAD, (f/f), from the Leicester to Loughborough section of the Midland main line. The station closed in 1968. Excellent colour and shine. £800-1200

Lot 405 A nameplate, THE TERRITORIAL ARMY 1908-1958, from a BR Standard Britannia Class 7 4-6-2 No 70048 built at Crewe in 1954 and named by the Duke of Norfolk at a ceremony at Euston station on 22 July 1958 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the TA. Allocated new to Holyhead on 8 July 1954, where it spent its first five years, its later sheds included Newton Heath, Neasden, Annesley and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 May 1967 and despatched for scrap to J.McWilliam at Shettleston on 12 September 1967 with three other Britannias. Cast aluminium, 65½"x11", the front repainted. £6000-8000

Lot 406 A signal box nameboard, THRAPSTON BRIDGE ST, from the Northampton to Peterborough route which closed in 1964. Cast letters on wood, 94¾"x10½", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 407 A wagon owners plate, BRIDGWATER TRUSTEES, OWNERS. Cast iron, 12¼"x9", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 408 A single line key token, WREXHAM CTL STATION-MARCHWEIL STN, (alloy), from the Wrexham to Ellesmere route which closed to passengers in 1962, the northern section surviving for freight until 1971. £150-300

Lot 409 A worksplate, PECKETT, No 1933, 1937, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST, new to Gas Light & Coke Co at Beckton Gas Works, Essex as No 6. Passed to the North Thames Gas Board with the Works in 1949 and scrapped on site in May 1960 by George Cohen, Sons & Co Ltd. Engraved brass, 15¼"x8½", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 410 A British Railways Staff Association solid silver trophy, Inter Regional Cricket Championship, Presented by F A Mitchell Hedges Esq., the winning regions listed 1953-1991. Solid silver, hallmarked, overall height 23", weight around 15 lbs!! £2000-3000

Lot 411 A worksplate, F.C. HIBBERD, PLANET LOCO, 3673, from a standard gauge 4-wheel chain-drive diesel locomotive. New to Standard Railway Wagon Co Ltd, Heywood, near Manchester, where it spent its whole working life until scrapped around 1980. Cast brass, 12"x7½", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200

Lot 412 An LNER quad royal poster, SCOTLAND, THE SECRET SIGNING OF THE ARTICLES OF UNION IN 1706, by Doris Zinkensen. Laid down on linen to conserve. £500-600

Lot 413 A hanging notice, GW AND LMS RAILWAY TICKETS ISSUED HERE, enamel, 24"x18", with brass surrounds to top fixings. Minor edge rust only. £200-350

Lot 414 A nameplate YORKSHIRE EVENING PRESS from Class 43 43109. This silver reflective plate replaced the earlier black background plate in 1993. This plate was removed in March 1997. Length 47¼", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 415 An LNWR pass, engraved LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY CREWE WORKS, VISITOR'S TICKET, NO 9, circular, 1¾" diameter, issued to those having business or viewing the works. £250-400

Lot 416 A BR(M) totem sign, BEESTON CASTLE & TARPORLEY, (f/f), from the Crewe to Chester route. The station closed in 1966. Excellent colour and shine, a couple of minor edge chips. £400-600

Lot 417 A GWR horse box lamp with brass plate, RETURN TO NEWBURY, designed to fit into the vehicle's roof from outside. Overall height 17". The lamp was used for horse boxes from the Lambourn Valley branch. £150-300

Lot 418 A BR(Sc) doorplate, PARCELS, (f/f), enamel, a tiny blemish on the L and a rim chip to the left, 18"x3½". £100-200

Lot 419 A worksplate, L&NER, 1791, 1921, from a Great Northern Railway Class H3 2-6-0 No 1701 built by Kitson & Co, Works No 5351, in August 1921. It became LNER K2 Class No 1791 and, following its transfer to Scotland, was named LOCH LAGGAN in May 1933 after the Loch near Tulloch. It was renumbered 1791 in 1946 and became BR 61791. Apart from three months at Eastfield in 1953 it spent all its BR days at Fort William from where it was withdrawn on 22 March 1960 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 420 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp, with the name HAMMERTON in raised blue glass lettering. The station is on the York to Harrogate route. Overall height 28", repainted. £200-350

Lot 421 A shedplate, 74A, Ashford (1950 to October 1958). This ex SR shed had six King Arthurs in an allocation of 60 in 1950. By the time it was recoded 73F in 1958, the total number of locos was down to 40. It finally closed to steam in June 1962. The front repainted. £200-300

Lot 422 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, NORTHFIELD, from the Birmingham to Gloucester route. An unusual enamel example, length 48", from the suburb south of New Street, presumably an experimental pattern. £300-500

Lot 423 A locomotive headboard, THE PALATINE, carried on the St Pancras to Manchester (Central) express. The title was introduced in 1938 but withdrawn during WWll and not re-introduced until 16 September 1957. Its last titled run was on 13 June 1964. This style of headboard was used from about 1961. 33¼"x16¼", in fine original condition. £2500-3000

Lot 424 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, BLACKROCK-PASSAGE, from the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway. The line closed in 1932. £200-350

Lot 425 A smokebox numberplate, 4977, from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 WATCOMBE HALL built at Swindon in January 1930 and named after the mansion near Torquay designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and now a hotel & conference centre known as Brunel Manor. Allocated to Gloucester by January 1948 and later Oxley, Banbury, Laira, Old Oak Common, Reading and Cardiff Canton from where it was withdrawn on 8 May 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the five days ending 29 June 1962. The front repainted. £500-800

Lot 426 A BR(S) signal box diagram, NEW FISHBOURNE CROSSING, from the Portsmouth to Chichester route. Original frame, 39½"x21". £100-200

Lot 427 A worksplate, No 2113 DARLINGTON 1950, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43071 allocated new to Darlington on 6 September 1950. Its later sheds included West Auckland, Tweedmouth (sub-shedded at Alnmouth), Thornaby, York North and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 6 March 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Fighting Cocks. Engraved brass, 12½"x6½", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 3071. £250-400

Lot 428 A BR(M) totem sign, KIRKBY BENTINCK, (f/f), from the Great Central main line, north of Annesley. The station closed in 1963. Excellent colour and shine, a minor blemish top left. £600-900

Lot 429 A London, Chatham & Dover Railway china meat dish, by E. J. Co of Stoke-on-Trent, 18"x14". £100-200

Lot 430 A nameplate CROXLEY originally carried by Peckett No 770 of 1899, a standard gauge 0-4-0ST supplied new to John Dickinson & Co, Croxley Green Paper Mills, Hertfordshire. When this locomotive was scrapped in 1937 the nameplates were transferred to an Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 fireless locomotive, works number 1434 of 1915. This had been supplied new to the Ministry of Munitions at Queensferry, Flint and acquired by John Dickinson for work at Croxley Green in late 1923 or early 1924. It was scrapped in June 1962. Included in this Lot is a worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2049 of 1937, from another 0-4-0 fireless locomotive purchased new by John Dickinson in 1937 and scrapped in April 1967. The nameplate, length 30", the worksplate 16¾"x11½", the fronts repainted, the two displayed on a wooden mount. (2) £700-1000

Lot 431 A London & North Western workshop handlamp with square front, one side stamped WILLESDEN CARR REPAIR SHOP, the other stamped L&NWR CAR DEPT WOLVERTON. The lamp is complete with its original rectangular slide-in vessel and is in original condition. £100-200

Lot 432 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM EXMINSTER BOX, from the Exeter to Starcross section of the Devon main line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 433 A London & North Eastern Railway cash bag with brass plate, LNER, WEAVERTHORPE, from the York to Scarborough route. The station, east of Malton, closed to passengers in 1930. £80-120

Lot 434 A single line key token, CYMMER AFAN-BLAENGWYNFI, (alloy), from the Aberaman to Treherbert route which closed in 1970. £100-200

Lot 435 A showcard, WILLS'S GOLD FLAKE CIGARETTES, featuring a GWR Express hauled by 6000, KING GEORGE V, framed, overall 16½"x21¼". £150-250

Lot 436 An original painting, CANBERRA, by Malcolm Root, 1999. Oil on canvas, 26"x20", framed, overall 31"x25". £350-500

Lot 437 A nameplate, ICKENHAM HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5944 built at Swindon in March 1935 and named after the Georgian mansion three miles from Uxbridge in Middlesex, now local authority owned and known as the Compass Theatre & Arts Centre. Allocated to Stafford Road by January 1948 and later Oxley for ten years, then Stourbridge, Worcester and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 March 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 8 June 1964. Ex loco condition. £4000-5000

Lot 438 A Caledonian Railway semaphore block instrument with gong on the top of the case. The glass is absent from the case, but the beading is present. £400-600

Lot 439 A shedplate, 84K, Chester (GWR) (1948 to February 1958), then Wrexham Rhosddu (February 1958 to January 1960). The ex GWR shed at Chester had around 55 locos while using this Western Region code. It was transferred to the London Midland, becoming 6E, and closing in April 1960. The ex GCR shed at Wrexham Rhosddu, formerly 6E, exchanged places with Chester, and also had around 55 locos. It closed to steam in January 1960. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 440 A signal box nameboard, MALTON, from the York to Scarborough route. The box was close to the station. The existing box was formerly Malton East. Cast letters on wood, 33½"x10½", in original condition. £500-600

Lot 441 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 412, 1957, from a standard gauge 0-4-0DM which went new to Oilbank Oil Co Ltd, Gavieside Refinery, near West Calder, Midlothian as their No 2. Later became part of British Petroleum Ltd and transferred in 1963 to their Grain Refinery, Kent. Sold in January 1982 to Ashmores Ltd. Plant Dealers, Dudley, West Midlands and scrapped there the following March. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 442 A BR(M) double royal poster, THE ROYAL SCOT, by A. N. Wolstenholme, June 1950. Some marking and defects to the face, laid down on card to conserve. (RS.1) £150-300

Lot 443 A worksplate, AVONSIDE, 1865, 1922, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the South Suburban Gas Co, Lower Sydenham gas works, London, named ELIZABETH. Passed to the South Eastern Gas Board in May 1949 and transferred to Waddon Marsh gas works in June 1955. Passed into preservation in July 1969 and last recorded at the Old Railway Station, Rippingale, Lincolnshire. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 444 A GWR silver plated bread basket by Elkington, length 13". £100-200

Lot 445 An LMS lamp tablet, WARDLEWORTH, from the Rochdale to Bacup route. The station closed in 1947. Enamel, 20"x4", in excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 446 A wagon plate, EMPTY TO GREYSTONE COLLIERY, GILDERSOME, GNR, FOR PEARSONS & MOODY. Enamel, 12"x9", edge chipping in places, otherwise excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 447 An early BR travel agents illuminated display featuring one of the Southern Region diesel locomotives. 18"x13½", comprising glass plate with mechanism box behind. £250-400

Lot 448 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6618, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in December 1927. A long time Cardiff Cathays engine, its later sheds were Radyr, Worcester and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn on 13 November 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 11 January 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 449 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BELLSHILL, (f/f) from the Edinburgh to Glasgow (via Holytown) route. Excellent colour and shine, a couple of face chips repainted. £500-600

Lot 450 A smokebox numberplate, 5502, from a GWR 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in May 1927. It spent all its BR days at St Blazey from where it was withdrawn in the fortnight ending 17 March 1956, only to be reinstated until finally withdrawn on 14 July 1958 and despatched for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 6 April 1959. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 451 An armband, GWR FIRE BRIGADE, NO 4. Engraved brass, 3¾"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £150-300

Lot 452 A nameplate JOHN H CARLESS V.C. and plaques from Class 31 31107. Named at Bescot Open Day in August 1992; plates were removed in July 1995 when the loco was withdrawn from Bescot. Taken to Ron Hull Jr at Rotherham and cut up by May 2009. Cast aluminium, length 80½", with two additional plaques 16½"x13" and 28"x10". Ex loco condition. £1500-2000

Lot 453 A five inch gauge model of a Gloucester Carriage and Wagon Co coal wagon for the Borough of Cheltenham Electricity Department. Overall length 19", wooden body, steel detail, sprung buffers and wagonplate detail. £150-300

Lot 454 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8437, GATESHEAD, 1905, from the tender coupled with North Eastern Railway Class P2 0-6-0 No 406 built at Gateshead in June 1905 which became LNER J26 Class No 5761 and BR 65761, although in later years tenders were frequently exchanged. No 65761 was long time Newport NER engine until moving in June 1958 to the new Thornaby shed from where it was withdrawn on 18 June 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 455 A carriage print, FELIXSTOWE, from a watercolour by Henry Rushbury, R.A., from the LNER pre-war series. £400-600

Lot 456 A shedplate, 88H, Tondu (January 1961 to March 1964). Formerly 86F, this ex GWR shed housed around 40 locos during the early 1960s. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 457 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61269, N.B. LOCO Co. 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1269 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26170, in December 1947, becoming BR 61269. Allocated new to Lincoln and later Colwick, Leicester GC, Agecroft, Woodford Halse and Gorton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 December 1963 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 27 January 1965. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 458 A small carriage board, PRESTON - BOLTON, painted wood, length 28", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 459 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3601, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in December 1938. Allocated to Hereford by January 1948, it moved the following year to Kidderminster where it remained until a final few months at Stourbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 October 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 30 January 1965. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500

Lot 460 A BR(S) totem sign, EPSOM DOWNS, (f/f), the terminus of the branch from Sutton. Excellent colour and shine. £300-500

Lot 461 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN Ry Co, No 1445, DONCASTER WORKS 1914, from a GNR Class J22 0-6-0 No 585 which became LNER J6 Class No 3585, renumbered 4234 in 1946, becoming BR 64234. Allocated to Hornsey by January 1948, it moved in March 1951 to Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 19 December 1959 and later scrapped. Engraved brass, 12¼"x7½", in ex loco condition, the back stamped 3585 and 4234. £350-500

Lot 462 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, KINGMOOR, (f/f), from a box north of Carlisle, the location famous for the engine sheds and marshalling yard. Enamel, 38"x10", in excellent condition. £500-800

Lot 463 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BALLYMENA-BALLYBOLEY, (alloy), from the 3 foot gauge Ballymena Railway in County Antrim. The route closed in 1940. A little wear to the lettering. £200-350

Lot 464 A shedplate, 83D, Plymouth Laira (1949 to September 1963, recoded 84A, closed to steam April 1964). This ex GWR depot had between 80 and 100 locos during the period it used this code. At one time it had 18 Castles, 3 Counties, 1 star, 11 Halls, 2 Granges, 4 Manors and last but not least, 10 Kings. It was also home to Class 41/43 Warships and Class 52 Westerns, many being noted carrying these cast iron steam codes. Cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 465 A BR(S) totem sign, EASTLEIGH, (h/f), from the Basingstoke to Southampton route. Excellent colour and shine, an edge chip neatly restored lower left. £400-600

Lot 466 An early GWR three aspect handlamp with piecrust top and brass collar, the side and original vessel stamped GWR, the front glass cracked. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 467 A BR(W) doorplate, LADIES ROOM, (f/f), enamel, 18"x3½", a few minor blemishes and a couple of rim chips at the base. £100-200

Lot 468 A North Eastern Railway tail lamp, with copper plate BRAKE. GAS. DEPT HULL, NER No 4. The lamp is complete with its original interior and is repainted. £100-200

Lot 469 A cabside numberplate, CAMINHOS DE FERRO, MOCAMBIQUE, 57, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 0-8-2T built by Henschel, Works No 28385, in 1950 and used for dock shunting at Lourenco Marques. Cast brass, 21"x14¾", the front repainted, some scoring to the face. £300-500

Lot 470 A BR(M) totem sign, MOSTYN, (f/f), from the Flint to Prestatyn section of the Chester and Holyhead main line. The station closed in 1966. Excellent colour and shine. £350-500

Lot 471 A worksplate, BUILT 1954, SWINDON, from a BR Standard Class 3 2-6-0 built for the Scottish Region, Nos 77005-09 and 77015-19. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 472 A Leeds High Level bridge plate, LHL, 1, from a viaduct arch on the approach to Leeds Central. Cast iron 14"x10", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 473 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1925, ST ROLLOX, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4181 which became BR 44181. It spent over twenty years at Carlisle Kingmoor before moving in November 1963 to Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 August 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 27 November 1965. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 474 An LNER locomotive whistle, Group Standard Pattern, complete with wheel and base, overall height 13¼". £150-300

Lot 475 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7128, 1944, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend Shipyard, Northumberland, numbered 2510. It spent its whole life there until scrapped around 1970. Cast iron, 13"x8½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 476 A Southern Railway doorplate, LADIES ROOM, enamel, 19"x7¼", presented in a wooden frame, minor blemishes. £100-200

Lot 477 A Great Eastern Railway sliding knob handlamp, SNAPE, from the terminus of the Suffolk goods branch. Complete and in original condition. £150-300

Lot 478 A worksplate, HUNSLET 10053, 1961, REPAIRED 1996, from a standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel locomotive originally built by Sentinel, works number 10053 and new to Dorman Long Ltd. Lackenby Steel Works, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire North Riding. It later worked at a number of other locations including Alstom Transport, Washwood Heath, West Midlands. Repaired by Hunslet in 1996 when this plate was attached. In 2003 it moved to Staffordshire Locomotives Ltd. and in 2006 to T.J. Thomson & Son Ltd. Stockton for scrap. Cast brass, 11"x7¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 479 A North Staffordshire Railway oil can with steel plate, WATERHOUSES SIGNAL BOX, POINT OIL, 92 GANG. The station was the terminus of the branch from Leek and closed in 1943; it was also the terminus of the Leek and Manifold Railway, which closed in 1934, Height 16", the side stamped N.S.R., the can painted. £100-200

Lot 480 A single line key token, COPPLESTONE-EGGESFORD, (alloy), from the route to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. £100-200

Lot 481 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, NEWMARKET-KANTURK, from the Great Southern & Western Railway's Banteer to Newmarket branch. The branch closed to passengers in 1947 and freight in 1963. £200-350

Lot 482 A BR(NE) totem sign, HALIFAX TOWN, (h/f), from the Bradford to Manchester route. Reasonable colour, loss of shine, face chipping restored. £500-800

Lot 483 A worksplate, BUILT BREL SWINDON, SUPPLIED BY BRE-METRO LTD 9030, 1979, from a metre gauge 0-8-0DH, one of 20 built at Swindon in conjunction with the Hunslet Engine Company for the Kenya Railways, running number 4730. Cast brass, 11½"x8". £200-350

Lot 484 A single line key token, DRWS-Y-NANT-LLANUWCHLLYN, (alloy/cast steel), from the central section of the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1965. £100-200

Lot 485 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2947, from the 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 MADRESFIELD COURT built at Swindon in June 1912 and named after the Court three miles from Great Malvern. At Swindon by January 1948, it was withdrawn from there on 26 April 1951 and cut up at the nearby Works by the following 3 November. Cast brass, the front repainted, the beading stamped with the usual engine and boiler details and also the word Saint to the top left. £1500-2000

Lot 486 A Great Eastern Railway silver plated one pint tankard by Elkington, the batswing device and monogram on the side. Height 4¾". £50-80

Lot 487 A BR(M) double royal poster, LONDONDERRY, by Kerry Lee. (LM9453) £100-200

Lot 488 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, BURDETT ROAD, £150-300

Lot 489 A Glasgow & South Western Railway silver plated sugar bowl, by Elkington, rim diameter 5". £50-80

Lot 490 A LMS Hawkeseye target sign, LOCKWOOD, for the Huddersfield to Meltham and Penistone route. Cast aluminium, length 48", a section broken and welded at the top left corner, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 491 A nameplate WILLIAM SPIERS BRUCE from Class 221 Super Voyager 221132. New in July 2002 and named after the Scottish scientist and oceanographer. Plates removed when Cross Country took over from Virgin. Cast aluminium, 34¼"x22½", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 492 A GWR and LMS double royal poster, LLANDRINDOD WELLS, by Ralph and Brown. Laid down on linen to conserve. £150-300

Lot 493 A BR(S) signal box diagram, PORTSMOUTH ARMS, 1949, from the Exeter to Ilfracombe route. Framed, 30½"x21", some repairs and discolouration. £150-300

Lot 494 A station sign, TRAINS FOR BANGOR & HOLYHEAD. Cast letters on wood, 23½"x15", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 495 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2475, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 0-6-0T which went new in 1932 to the Union Cold Storage Co Ltd at Tomoana Freezing Works, Hastings, New Zealand. Now preserved by Mainline Steam Excursions, Auckland, New Zealand. Cast brass, 8"x5½", cleaned but unpainted, a score mark at the base. £100-200

Lot 496 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 25177, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built in May 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77312. Loaned new to the LMS, it returned to the WD in January 1945 and was loaned to the LNER in September 1947 before purchase by BR, becoming No 90227. Allocated to St Margarets by January 1948, its later sheds included Mold Junction and Staveley Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 26 September 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 23 November 1965. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 497 A BR(W) totem sign, BORDESLEY, the first station south of Birmingham Snow Hill on the routes to Leamington and Stratford. Blemishes to the face and a small chip in the lower panel restored. £300-500

Lot 498 A depot plaque YORKSHIRE ROSE for Tinsley. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 499 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1223, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to the Midland Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. Ltd, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, later part of Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon & Finance Co Ltd. Sold in 1927 to Howley Park Coal & Cannel Co. Ltd., Batley, Yorkshire, West Riding. They sold it in 1930 to Swanwick Collieries Ltd, Ripley, Derbyshire, where it became No 3. Later with Furnace Hill & Renishaw Park Collieries Ltd, Derbyshire. To NCB with colliery in January 1947. Scrapped at Renishaw Park around 1963. Engraved brass, 12"x8½". £150-300

Lot 500 A BR(M) totem sign, CARPENDERS PARK, (flangeless), from the Harrow To Watford Junction section of the West Coast Main Line. Excellent colour and shine, edge rusting. £300-500