Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 2 March 2019

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Lot 1 A Dinorwic Quarries Railway notice, DINORWIC QUARRYMEN'S TRAIN, RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THOSE USING THE RAILWAY, 1895, dual language. Enamel in original frame, overall 24¾"x20", excellent condition, just one tiny face chip. £300-500

Lot 2 A Tyers No 1 single line tablet, STURMINSTER-SHILLINGSTONE, (fibre/steel), from the southern end of the Somerset and Dorset route which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 3 A set of Midland Railway eye sight testing equipment in its original case marked Engineers Dept Skipton, comprising a wooden stand from which a set of coloured wools hang, each with lead weight, a wooden baton with patterns of black dots and two wooden covers, one for each eye. £200-350

Lot 4 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, POINTS IN DOWN SIDING TO PROVENDER STORES. Engraved brass, 14¼"x2¾" £100-200

Lot 5 A signal box diagram, MELTON CONSTABLE WEST, 1948, showing the station and routes to Kings Lynn, Cromer, Norwich and Yarmouth. The diagram is in its original frame, overall 43"x16¼". £300-500

Lot 6 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp, complete with interior and brass plate COLWICK LOCOMOTIVE JUNCT. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 7 A smokebox numberplate, 80006, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T built at Brighton. Allocated new on 24 November 1952 to Polmadie where it spent most of its working life except for a brief stay at Beattock and a final four years at St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1966 and sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. The plate is accompanied by its BR receipt. Repainted. £400-600

Lot 8 A signal box nameboard, OLD OAK JUNCTION, the box situated between Willesden Junction and Bollo Lane. Cast letters on wood, 73", original condition. £250-400

Lot 9 A station sign, SCOTCH TOURIST TICKETS, ALL CLASSES, displayed over a booking office window at one of the larger English stations. Enamel within wooden frame, overall 30"x9½", excellent condition. £200-350

Lot 10 A Wirral Railway wagon registration plate, 12 TONS, NO 36, 1912. Cast iron, 8½"x6¼", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 11 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2796, REBUILT, STRATFORD WORKS, 1912, from a Great Eastern Railway Class T26 2-4-0 No 1257 built at Stratford in July 1902 and renumbered 414 in 1920. It became LNER Class E4 No 7414 and was renumbered 2796 in 1946, becoming BR 62796. Allocated to Cambridge by January 1948, it moved in June 1949 to Norwich, returning in July 1955 to Cambridge from where it was withdrawn on 13 May 1957 and subsequently scrapped. We have been unable to establish the nature of the rebuilding referred to on the plate, not an uncommon feature of Stratford 9x5s. Cast brass, 9"x5", unpainted. £200-350

Lot 12 A single line key token, BAMPTON-TIVERTON, (alloy), from the northern section of the Exe Valley line which closed in 1963. The key is in its small GWR steel/alloy carrier. £150-300

Lot 13 A North Eastern Railway doorplate, STATION MASTER'S OFFICE. Enamel, 20"x8", chipping at top left and centre fixings only. £150-300

Lot 14 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway three aspect handlamp, the body and top stamped M&GNJR, with brass plate 612, THURSFORD, a station between Melton Constable and Fakenham which closed in 1959. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 15 A Kent and East Sussex Railway gate notice, K&ESR, SHUT THIS GATE, PENALTY FOR LEAVING OPEN 40 SHILLINGS. Engraved brass, 8¾"x2", lightly polished. £250-400

Lot 16 An LMS lamp tablet, HAY, from the Hereford to Three Cocks route. The station closed in 1962. Enamel, 17"x4½", excellent condition. £250-400

Lot 17 A GWR level crossing indicator for up and down lines, the usual small block bell mounted on top. Excellent original condition. £200-350

Lot 18 An English, Welsh & Scottish Railways cast emblem comprising Lion, Dragon and Stag, carried by 37401. Cast brass, 26"x14½", in ex loco condition with original maroon and yellow paintwork. £500-800

Lot 19 A Southern Railway target sign, EAST GRINSTEAD, from the Oxted to Lewes route, the southern section closing in 1958 after which the station became the branch terminus. The sign is on its original backboard, edge chipping/rusting as is usual. £300-500

Lot 20 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4687, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 715 built in December 1900. It became SR 1715 and BR 31715 and spent most of its BR days at Faversham before moving in June 1959 to Stewarts Lane from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 November 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 2 December 1961. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 21 A GWR signal lever plate, 51, HORSE LANDING TO LOOP/FROM DOWN PLATFORM LINE. Engraved brass, length 6½". £150-300

Lot 22 A nameplate, BIDEFORD, together with its WEST COUNTRY CLASS scroll,from the Southern Railway West Country Class 4-6-2 light pacific No 21C119 built at Brighton in December 1945, becoming BR 34019 and retaining its original streamlined casing to the end. Allocated new to Exmouth Junction and later Nine Elms, Brighton, Feltham, Eastleigh and finally back to Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 March 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 11 September 1967. Cast brass, length 63", the front repainted. £9000-12000

Lot 23 A BR(S) totem sign, WATERINGBURY, (f/f), from the Paddock Wood to Gravesend route. Two small edge chips neatly restored. £350-500

Lot 24 An LNWR & GWR Joint Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate L&NW and GWR, TFC DEPT, HOOTON, a station on the Chester to Birkenhead route, the body also stamped LNWR HOOTON, TFC. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 25 A shedplate 34A Kings Cross (1948 to June 1963). Top shed was home to over 160 locos in the early 50s, including no fewer than 17 A4s, the majority of which remained there until closure. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 26 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, SIDMOUTH JUNCTION-OTTERY ST MARY, (brass/steel), from the Sidmouth Junction to Sidmouth and Exmouth branch which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 27 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE & CO LTD, No 847, 1908, from a Rhymney Railway 0-6-0T No 112 built in July 1908. When the Railway was absorbed by the GWR in 1922 with its locos, it became GWR No 609 and was renumbered GWR 94 under the 1946 renumbering scheme. It was withdrawn from Cardiff East Dock on 17 May 1954 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 9 October 1954. Engraved brass, 6"x4½", the front cleaned, the back stamped 94. £300-500

Lot 28 An LNWR route indicator with combined bell, three plungers to the left side of the case and indicators TO TRAP SIDING, TO CREWE and TO WARRINGTON. The case is clearly stamped LNWR. Overall height 29". £350-500

Lot 29 A shedplate 84F Stourbridge Junction (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed was home to 85 locos in the 1950s, but by the time it was taken into the LMR as 2C in 1963 this number had dwindled to 35. The shed finally closed in July 1966. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 30 A single line key token, SKILLINGTON RD-STAINBY, (brass), from the Stainby branch, part of the ironstone railway system stretching from Highdyke on the East Coast Main Line to Colsterworth and Sproxton. £100-200

Lot 31 A smokebox numberplate, 42178, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T built at Derby and allocated new to Lostock Hall on 26 November 1948. Its later sheds included Watford, Kentish Town, Neasden and Woodford Halse from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 29 June 1963 and subsequently scrapped. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 32 A single line key token, CLIFFORD SIDINGS-ETTINGTON, (alloy), from the western end of the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction line, closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300

Lot 33 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway armband, L&YR HOLDER AUTHORISED TO BE ON THE RAILWAY NO 26. Enamel 4¼"x3", complete with straps and buckle. £100-200

Lot 34 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 1668, from a 1600 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon and allocated new to Taunton on 11 May 1955. It moved in July 1960 to Oswestry from where it was withdrawn on 17 January 1965 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 5 March 1965. Cast brass, repainted. £350-500

Lot 35 A London & North Western and Lancashire & Yorkshire Railways silver plated toast rack by Walker and Hall, the top marked L&Y&LNW RLY Cos, FLEETWOOD, length 7", to hold six slices. £80-120

Lot 36 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the body stamped BUSHEY TRAFFIC, complete with interior, repainted. £100-200

Lot 37 A London & North Western Railway hydrant plate, 8 IN S.V. TO SHUT OFF WATER TO SALTLEY LOCO 3 FT. Cast iron, 19"x13", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 38 A smokebox numberplate, 5566, from a GWR 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in January 1929. A long time Swindon engine, it was withdrawn from there on 26 January 1959 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 9 July 1959. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 39 A carriage board, MASTER CUTLER/SHEFFIELD PULLMAN, painted wood, length 60", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 40 A wagonplate, GWR, LOAD 20 CASKS WEST OF BODMIN ROAD, from an early china clay wagon. Cast iron, 13½"x7¼", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 41 A London Transport target sign, GREEN PARK, a Central London station with platforms on the Victoria, Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. Enamel within brass frame, 24"x20". £500-800

Lot 42 A nameplate SATURN with its matching worksplate HUDSWELL CLARKE, 967, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T new to John Summers & Sons Ltd, Shotton Steelworks, Flint. Scrapped on site around 1959. The nameplate cast brass, 25¾" long, the front repainted, the worksplate engraved brass, 13"x8", the front lightly polished (2) £700-1000

Lot 43 A BR(S) totem sign, AYLSHAM HALT, (f/f), from the Faversham to Dover route. A chip repair under the first L neatly restored. £350-500

Lot 44 A company nameplate, WALKER BROTHERS (WIGAN) LTD, PAGEFIELD IRONWORKS, WIGAN, probably from a mill engine or similar. The company was famous for building the County Donegal Railway railcars between 1934 and 1951. These carried circular worksplates, the wording the same as on this plate. Engraved brass, 29"x6½", bevelled. £250-400

Lot 45 A poster board header, WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY, from the narrow gauge Portmadoc to Dinas route which closed in 1936. Enamel, 48"x4½", minor chips at fixings. £150-300

Lot 46 A wagonplate, DORKING GREYSTONE LIME CO LIMITED, OWNERS, 52, BETCHWORTH, CARRY 8 TONS. Cast iron, 11½"x7½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 47 A GER signal box plunger box with brass plate REEDHAM SWING BRIDGE. Excellent original condition. £100-200

Lot 48 An LMS lamp tablet, WYLLIE HALT, from the Pontllanfraith to Nine Mile Point route, to the west of Risca. The Halt closed in 1961. Enamel, on its original wooden backboard, 15"x5", excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 49 An LBSCR three aspect handlamp, complete with S(B)R interior, the case stamped with the company initials and plated ENGRS DEPT, BARCOMBE MILLS, also a large LB&SCR embossed brass plate and L.M. Co RIDSDALE brass plate. The station was on the Lewes to Uckfield route and closed in 1969. The lamp has been restored. £250-400

Lot 50 A GWR signal box shelf plate, LLANGEINOR, from the Tondu to Blaengarw branch which closed to passengers in 1950 and freight in 1991. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 51 A shedplate 84C Banbury (1949 to September 1963), then Truro (September 1963 to November 1965). The ex GWR shed at Banbury housed between 50 and 70 locos during this period, before it was transferred to the LM region, becoming 2D. By the time the ex GWR shed at Truro had gained this code, it had lost its steam allocation and was being used as diesel stabling point. Closure came in November 1965. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 52 A wagonplate, THE BUTE WORKS SUPPLY CO LTD CARDIFF, BUILDERS. Cast iron, 8"x7", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 53 A Great Northern and North Eastern Joint Railways Dining Car nibbles bowl, probably by Mintons (the mark unclear), used on Kings Cross to Newcastle services. China, 12"x12½", excellent. £50-80

Lot 54 A worksplate, BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON CO DEL 238, 1962 from Class 27 D5395, later 27107 and 27051. New to Cricklewood in June 1962; withdrawn from Eastfield in July 1987 and cut up by Vic Berry in Leicester by October 1987. Cast brass, 4"x3", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 55 A Tyers key token instrument, a lighter version with alloy base, in original condition. £400-600

Lot 56 A worksplate, LB&SCR, BRIGHTON WORKS, No 90, 1912, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway I3 Class 4-4-2T No 90 which actually emerged from Brighton Works in March 1913. It became SR 2090 and BR 32090. Allocated to Eastbourne in 1948 for working the Heathfield line, it was withdrawn in November 1950 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass with engraved lettering, 16¼"x9¾", the front cleaned. £700-1000

Lot 57 A GWR signal lever plate, 5 START'G FROM DOWN MAIN TO SOUTH FORK, 26, 27, 28, ex Croes Newydd. Engraved brass, length 8¼". £150-300

Lot 58 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63402, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1919, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 built at Darlington in May 1919, NER/LNER No 2245, renumbered 3402 in 1946, becoming BR 63402. It was at Borough Gardens by January 1948 and later Blaydon and North Blyth from where it was withdrawn on 16 September 1964. It was sold for scrap but records vary as to whether the buyer was TW Ward, South Bank or George Cohen, Middlesbrough. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. The locomotive's previous number 3402 is visible under the renumbering strip. £150-300

Lot 59 A GWR signal box shelf plate, NEWBURY EAST JUNCTION MAIN LINE, from the Reading to Westbury route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 60 A tenderplate, BRIG, 1556, 1958, coupled new with BR standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92245 built at Crewe and allocated new to Ebbw Junction on 4 November 1958. Its later sheds were Old Oak Common, Cardiff Canton, Bath Green Park for three months in 1962, Oxford and Southall from where it was withdrawn on 26 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry. It was one of the so called Barry Ten locos still at the scrapyard when Dai Woodham retired and was saved for preservation by Vale of Glamorgan Council. Cast iron, 8"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 61 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TO LLANGOLLEN GOODS JUNCTION, from the northern end of the Ruabon to Barmouth route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 62 A nameplate, HUNTINGDONSHIRE, from a LNER D49 Shire Class 4-4-0 No 322 built at Darlington in July 1928, renumbered 2722 in 1946, becoming BR 62722. A long time Hull Botanic Gardens engine, it spent a final few months at nearby Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 20 October 1959 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, length 57", the front repainted. £6000-8000

Lot 63 A signal box nameboard, YORK YARD NORTH, cast letters on wood, length 76½", in original condition. £300-500

Lot 64 A North Eastern Railway armband, KNARESBOROUGH STATION, OUT PORTER, No 1, the station on the Harrogate to York route. Engraved brass,4¾"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £150-300

Lot 65 A smokebox numberplate, 31912, from a Southern Railway W Class 2-6-4T No 1912 built at Eastleigh in January 1932. Allocated to Stewarts Lane by January 1948 and later Hither Green, Eastleigh, Exmouth Junction, Norwood Junction and Feltham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 29 August 1964 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering. Ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 66 A station sign, TO TRAINS FOR TODMORDEN, BURNLEY AND YORKSHIRE DIRECTIONS, probably from Littleborough station. Wood with cast letters, 48"x21", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 67 A shedplate 87H Neyland (1949 to September 1963), then Whitland until December 1963. The ex GWR shed at Neyland had an allocation of 45 locos which at one time included 4 Counties, 4 Halls and a solitary Manor. On closure, sub shed Whitland used the code for its allocation of 15 locos until it too closed just three months later! Ex loco condition. £200-250

Lot 68 A briefcase used by Sir Ralph Wedgwood (1874-1956), Chief Officer of the LNER from 1923 until 1939, after whom the A4 Class locomotives 4469/66 were named. Leather with chromed fittings, the clasp engraved SIR R L WEDGWOOD, KINGS CROSS STATION, overall 16½"x13½". £100-200

Lot 69 A BR(M) totem sign, BLAKE STREET, (f/f), from the Birmingham New St to Lichfield City route. Minor blemishes only. £250-400

Lot 70 A worksplate, BUILT BY (AND ON LOAN TO) LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, DARLINGTON WORKS No 1958, 1945, from a Stanier type 8F 2-8-0 No 8551, BR 48551, built to Railway Executive Committee order and loaned new to the LNER at Heaton in April 1945, classified as their O6 Class, until transferred to the LMS at Crewe South in July 1947. Its BR sheds were Swansea Paxton Street, Willesden, Mold Junction, Crewe South and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 May 1968 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 1 August 1968. £250-400

Lot 71 A GNR three aspect handlamp with brass plate GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, NOTTINGHAM GDS, 39 and a relocation plate, BECCLES, a station on the Ipswich to Lowestoft route. Restored, non-matching top. £150-300

Lot 72 A Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway glass sugar shaker with silver plated top, 5¼" tall, the side marked with the company's coat of arms, £100-200

Lot 73 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, PONTELAND-CALLERTON, (brass/steel), from the North Eastern Railway branch to Darras Hall which lost its passenger services in 1929 though freight continued for another forty years until 1969. £200-350

Lot 74 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway signal box diagram, DOVER BRIDGE, dated 1909, showing the line towards Eastwood and Hebden Bridge. The box was on the Manchester to Leeds route. Original frame, overall 43"x21", in original condition other than the company initials at the top neatly altered to LMSR in the 1920s. £200-350

Lot 75 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7788, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1144, in December 1930. A long time Reading engine, it moved to Gloucester in 1960 and in February 1962 to Stourbridge from where it was withdrawn the following 7 July and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 17 September 1962. Cast brass, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 76 A BR(M) doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", a minor edge chip, otherwise excellent. £100-200

Lot 77 A ship's bell from the Southern Railway steamer INVICTA, built by William Denny of Dumbarton in 1939 for cross channel services and requisitioned by the admiralty for use as a troop ship. She returned to the Southern Railway in 1945, passing to British Railways in 1948, working on the Dover to Calais route until withdrawn and scrapped in 1972. The bell is mounted on a wooden stand, complete with clapper and description plate. The diameter of the bell is 7". £400-600

Lot 78 A group of GWR signal lever plates, descriptions include MAIN + OVER MAIN TO CROSS, SPUR SAFETY, MAIN FACINGS. Lengths 4", 3½". (4) £200-350

Lot 79 A shedplate 70D Basingstoke (1950 to September 1963) then Eastleigh (closed to steam July 1967). The ex LSWR shed at Basingstoke was most noted for being home to the Remembrance 4-6-0s in its small allocation in the 1950s. Eastleigh, also ex LSWR, took over the code when Basingstoke lost its allocation. Basingstoke however remained open for servicing until the end of SR steam. Eastleigh’s allocation of 100 locos contained no fewer than 36 Bulleid Light Pacifics during this period. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 80 A signal box nameboard, SHIREBROOK, from the Midland Railway Mansfield to Shireoaks route. Enamel in wooden frame, overall length 42½", beading absent lower right. £200-350

Lot 81 A worksplate, GNR(I) DUNDALK, 1917. No new locomotives were built at Dundalk during the First World War but all the AL Class 0-6-0 tender engines were rebuilt in the War years. This plate is most likely to be from AL Class No 58 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 3798, in 1896 and originally named KERRY (removed in 1912-13) which was rebuilt at Dundalk in September 1917 and withdrawn in October 1959. Cast brass, 8¼"x4½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 82 A carriage board, WHITCHURCH/LLANIDLOES, used on local trains on the Cambrian route. Painted wood, 32" long, in original condition. £100-200

Lot 83 A Pullman Car Company table lamp from IONE, a first class kitchen car built by the Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon Co in 1928, in service with the VSOE British Pullman. Cast brass, with switch and the Car name stamped in the side, length 19¾", the shade absent. £400-600

Lot 84 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DERSINGHAM-SNETTISHAM, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. £250-400

Lot 85 An entrance plate from Paddington station, GWR COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING. Enamel, 24" diameter with prominent roundel, a couple of minor face chips. £300-500

Lot 86 A Southern Railway signal box plunger with an enamel ring, BELL TO ST JOHNS, MID KENT LINE. St Johns is between New Cross and Lewisham. £100-200

Lot 87 A single line key token, BALA-BALA JCT, (alloy), from the Bala Junction to Blaenau Festiniog branch, closed in 1961, this short section to Bala surviving until 1965. £150-300

Lot 88 A BR(M) totem sign, STANLOW & THORNTON, (f/f), from the Birkenhead to Warrington route. Excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 89 A nameplate BRISTOL EVENING POST from Class 43 HST power car 43150. Originally named at Bristol Temple Meads station in October 1988 with black reflective plates. These were removed in 1992 and were replaced by silver reflective plates which were removed in 1994. Length 39½". £800-1200

Lot 90 A warning notice, SOUTH SHIELDS, MARSDEN & WHITBURN COLLIERY RAILWAY, re opening doors and alighting. A rare example from the line on the Durham coast. Enamel, 16½"x13", excellent condition, presented in a modern frame. £400-600

Lot 91 A one engine in steam train staff, CRUCKMEOLE G.F.-MINSTERLY, the branch west of Shrewsbury which closed to passengers in 1951 and freight in 1967. £200-350

Lot 92 A BR(M) station sign, REFRESHMENT MACHINES, (f/f). Enamel, 30"x18", a few minor blemishes. £100-200

Lot 93 A shedplate 61C Keith (1949 to January 1961 to steam, September 1966 completely). This former GNSR shed had 23 locos allocated in 1950, and in its final month had 26 locos on its books. On closure to steam the shed housed a small number of diesel shunters. Repainted, the casting pattern details visible on the back. £100-200

Lot 94 An M&GN station sign, SOUTH LYNN, from the Sutton Bridge to Fakenham section of the Joint line which closed in 1959. Enamel, within original wooden frame, "x". £350-500

Lot 95 An original painting, LMS Jubilee 45685 BARFLEUR at Bromsgrove on a Bristol to York express in the early 1960s, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 22"x14" within a 2" frame. £700-1000

Lot 96 A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway firebuckets notice. Cast iron, 15¾"x10", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 97 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1940, CREWE. The only locos recorded as being built by the LMS at Crewe in 1940 were streamlined Princess Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2s Nos 6240-4 which became BR 46240-4 and were named City of Coventry, City of Edinburgh, City of Glasgow, City of Lancaster and City of Leeds, the latter renamed King George VI in 1941. It has, however, emerged that several LMS Class 8F 2-8-0s recorded as built in 1941 actually carried 1940 plates. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition with much paint and soot. £800-1200

Lot 98 An LMS station direction sign, QUEENSFERRY, from the Chester to Flint section of the North Wales Coast route. The station closed in 1966. Enamel within original aluminium frame, overall 26½"x13½", in excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 99 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2889, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in March 1938. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later Ebbw Junction, St Philips Marsh, Severn Tunnel Junction, Canton again, Banbury and Reading from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 April 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the five days ending 21 June 1963. Cast iron, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 100 A GWR presentation solid silver shield, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, LOXDALE CHALLENGE AMBULANCE SHIELD, presented by Reginald J R Loxdale, Castle Hill, Llanilar, member of the GWR Audit Committee 1924. Thirty-three winner's shields attached for former Cambrian locations including Oswestry Loco, Caersws, Lampeter, Croes Newydd, Borth, Machynlleth, etc. Overall 17"x21", with hinged stand to the rear. £200-350

Lot 101 A signal box nameboard, KINNABER JUNCTION, the famous junction situated north of Montrose where the West Coast route from Euston, Perth and Forfar joins the East Coast route from Kings Cross, Edinburgh and Dundee. During the Victorian Railway Races to the North, at the height of East and West Coast competition for the Aberdeen traffic, the junction was a key point as the first train to approach Kinnaber was given the road north to Aberdeen. Enamel, length 57". The sign has been professionally restored, with chipping towards the right end neatly colour matched. £300-500

Lot 102 A single line key token, CARNO-TALERDDIG, (cast brass/steel), from the Moat Lane to Machynllyth section of the Cambrian main line. £150-300

Lot 103 A BR(E) totem sign, SOUTH TOTTENHAM, (h/f), from the Barking to Kentish Town route. A face chip restored below the second T. £2000-2500

Lot 104 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, RUFFORD JUNC-RUFFORD COLLY, (fibre). Rufford Junction was on the Southwell to Mansfield route. The colliery branch closed in 1971. £100-200

Lot 105 A coach builders plate, ASHBURY CO LD, MAKERS, 1882, MANCHESTER. Cast iron, 12¾"x3¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 106 A nameplate, CANADIAN PACIFIC, from the Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 Bulleid Pacific No 21C5 built at Eastleigh in December 1941 and named at a ceremony at Victoria station on 27 March 1942 by Mr F.W. Mottley the acting European manager of the shipping line. It became BR 35005 and was rebuilt without its streamlined casing in May 1959. Allocated new to Salisbury, it moved to Exmouth Junction in 1942, to Nine Elms in 1948, back to Exmouth Junction in 1951 and to Salisbury in 1957. It finished its days at Bournemouth and Weymouth from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 October 1965 and despatched for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 12 January 1966. Rescued for preservation, it was restored on the Great Central Railway at Loughborough and was used on main line steam specials. Currently it is being overhauled by the Mid-Hants Railway and was moved to Eastleigh Works in 2011. Cast brass with enamel flag, length 74¼", in ex loco condition. £35000-45000

Lot 107 A GWR wooden cased point indicator showing N/R (normal/reverse), with suspended needle, in original condition. £100-200

Lot 108 A smokebox numberplate, 48437, from a Stanier LMS type 2-8-0 built to Railway Executive Committee order by the GWR at Swindon in 1944. Allocated new to Chester WR on 3 May 1944, it later spent ten years at Rugby and a final eight years at Stockport from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 March 1968 and despatched for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge on 20 June 1968. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 109 A BR(W) totem sign, WREXHAM GENERAL, (f/f), from the Shrewsbury to Chester route. Slight loss of shine and edge rusting. £400-600

Lot 110 A worksplate, NEILSON REID & CO, 5701, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 695 built in July 1900, becoming SR 1695 and BR 31695. It spent all its BR days at Hither Green from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 June 1961 and cut up at Ashford Works by the following 15 July. Cast brass, 9"x6½", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 111 An LNER 5¾" dial mantel clock with gilt numerals, the face marked LNER 7743, the movement stamped Vette, Paris. £200-350

Lot 112 A Great North Eastern Railway coat of arms from East Coast Main Line Class 91 hauled stock. Cast brass, 22½"x19¾",condition as removed. £400-600

Lot 113 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped SHREWSBURY TIMBER DEPT, LNWR, complete with interior and in original condition. £150-300

Lot 114 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. £100-200

Lot 115 A hamper plate, CALEDONIAN RAILWAY CO, TEA ROOMS, CARSTAIRS STATION. Enamel, 12"x3", in excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 116 An owner's plate, SHROPSHIRE & MONTGOMERYSHIRE RAILWAY, SHREWSBURY, carried by the company's rolling stock. Cast iron, 10"x6", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 117 A cash bag, GNR, HUNSLET. The station was just south of Leeds, providing goods facilities. Leather with engraved brass plate. £100-200

Lot 118 A worksplate, BUILT 1963 CREWE, 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, 10¼"x6¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 119 A silver plated presentation samovar by Walker and Hall, TO MR W R SPODE, BY THE INSPECTORS, TIMEKEEPERS AND CLERKS OF LEEDS CITY TRAMWAYS ON HIS APPOINTMENT TO GENERAL MANAGER, PORTSMOUTH CORPORATION TRAMWAYS, 1902. An intricate design with ball feet, scroll decoration, lion heads and rings to the sides and acorn finial, overall height 20". £200-350

Lot 120 A smokebox plate, Z.A.S.M, as carried by locos operated by the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij (DZASM), a railway formed in the Transvaal in 1887, which was taken over by the Imperial Military Railways during the Boer Way and became part of the Central South African Railways in 1902 and of South African Railways following the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910. Cast brass, 19"x7", with 5" rear fixing at the corners, in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 121 A BR(W) totem sign, LAPWORTH, (f/f), from the Leamington Spa to Birmingham route. A little edge chipping and mottling in places. £300-500

Lot 122 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 63425, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1920, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2, LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 No 2268 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 16, in March 1920, renumbered 3425 in 1946, becoming BR 63425. Allocated to Newport NER by January 1948 and later Haverton Hill, Selby and Tyne Dock from where it was withdrawn on 15 April 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 123 A single line key token, MACHYNLLETH-CEMMES ROAD, (alloy), from the Dovey Junction to Moat Lane section of the Cambrian main line. £100-200

Lot 124 A shedplate 84D Leamington Spa (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed was home to between 20 and 30 locos in the 1950s and was noted for its solitary WD 2-8-0 throughout this period. The characters repainted. £150-300

Lot 125 A Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway free ticket, issued to B C Nicholson Esq, inscribed DUPLICATE in red. 1" diameter. £150-300

Lot 126 A BR(Sc) totem sign, RIDDINGS JUNCTION, (f/f), from the southern end of the Waverley route which closed in 1969, once the junction for the Langholm branch. Face chips and some mottling. £800-1200

Lot 127 A smokebox numberplate, 6158, from a GWR 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in March 1933. A long time Old Oak Common engine, it moved in 1961 to Severn Tunnel Junction and in 1963 to Aberdare from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 18 August 1964. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 128 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, DAVENPORT JUNCTION-CHEADLE VILLAGE, (steel), this short section a spur south of Stockport connecting to the CLC route at Northenden Junction. £100-200

Lot 129 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3788, S2, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class S2 0-8-0 shunting locomotive built by Krupp, Works No 3053, in 1952. The class was specifically designed for lightly laid harbour track and mainly worked in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, although latterly 3788 was allocated to Capital Park, Pretoria. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front original paintwork, cleaned. £200-350

Lot 130 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1065, 1906, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the contractors P. & W. Anderson and despatched to Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow, where it was probably used on a contract for the extension to the Goods Station. Sold around 1910 to the dealers Thos. W. Ward Ltd who resold it circa 1912 to the Kettering Iron & Coal Co. Ltd, Kettering Furnaces, Northamptonshire, where it became No 10. Rebuilt by Andrew Barclay in 1941. Sold in May 1960 to the Wellingborough Iron Co. Ltd, Wellingborough Ironworks, where it was scrapped in February 1963. Cast brass, 16½"x11¾", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 131 A GWR nameboard, MARLBOROUGH SIGNAL BOX, from the Swindon to Savernake section of the Midland and South Western Junction route which closed in 1961, the Marlborough section lasting until 1964. Cast iron, 86" long, in original condition. £500-800

Lot 132 A GWR Tyers circular semaphore distant signal repeater, complete with its backplate and stand, overall height 8½". £100-200

Lot 133 A BR(S) totem sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, (f/f), probably the most famous junction in the world. Restoration to the lower edge of the flange. £700-1000

Lot 134 A GWR signal box shelf plate, QUAKERS YARD WEST TUNNEL BOX, from the Nelson to Aberdare route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 135 A BR(S) sign, WATERINGBURY T. P. HUT, (flangeless), from the Paddock Wood to Gravesend route. Enamel, 26"x6", in excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 136 A coach or wagon plate, OSWESTRY & NEWTOWN RAILWAY COMPANY, OWNERS. The company became part of the Cambrian Railways in 1864. Cast iron, 10"x5¼", repainted. £200-350

Lot 137 A GER vomit pot by James Green & Nephew of London, bearing the GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY MARINE belted garter on the side and top. China, 8" diameter, in excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 138 A safety valve bonnet from (GWR) 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 7027 THORNBURY CASTLE built at Swindon and named after the Tudor castle in south Gloucestershire, now a luxury hotel. Allocated new to Newton Abbot on 26 August 1949 and later Laira, Old Oak Common for nine years, Worcester and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and sold to Woodham Bros at Barry on 30 April 1964. Saved for preservation, it is currently in the early stages of restoration at Williton on the West Somerset Railway. Brass, base diameter 29", top diameter 18½", height 16", the side ears to be added to these dimensions. Ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 139 A Tyers No 1 single line tablet, SHERINGHAM-RUNTON JC, (brass/steel), from the M&GN Melton Constable to Cromer route. £250-400

Lot 140 A worksplate, MARTYN BROTHERS, AIRDRIE, N.B. This firm built tank locomotives for collieries. They acquired Dick & Stevenson's patterns and drawings in 1890 after their works, also in Airdrie, closed and in the next ten years built at least two and possibly six locos from these designs. The only loco they built that lasted post-war was one supplied to the Alloa Coal Company which worked latterly at Devon Colliery, Sauchie, Clackmannanshire and just made it into NCB ownership in 1947. It went to Andrew Barclay's works at Kilmarnock later that year, where it was scrapped. Cast brass, 8"x5", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 141 A worksplate, R. HUDSON (INDIA) LTD, ENGINE NO (blank), 6 & 7 CLIVE STREET, CALCUTTA. Robert Hudson Ltd were light railway engineers based in Leeds who had an extensive export market for narrow gauge railway equipment. They did not build steam locomotives themselves, but offered a range of locomotives for narrow gauge railways that were normally constructed by Hunslet or Hudswell Clarke to which Hudson then attached their own worksplates, often with the Hunslet/Hudswell Clarke works number stamped on the plate. Cast brass, 10½"x5¾", the front lightly polished, the back in original condition. £250-400

Lot 142 A London & North Western Railway advertisement, ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, ALL PARTS, featuring the company's Britannia emblem. Enamel, framed, 32"x38", some restoration in places. £250-400

Lot 143 A nameplate, WALTER BURGH GAIR, from a Great Central Railway Class 11E Director 4-4-0 No 433 built at Gorton in October 1913 and named after a GCR Director who was also Deputy Chairman from 1918-22. It became LNER D11 Class No 5433 and was renumbered 2654 in 1946, becoming BR 62654. Allocated to Darnall by January 1948, it moved in October 1949 to Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn on 31 August 1953 and cut up at Gorton Works in the week ending 21 November 1953. Cast brass, length 58¼", the front repainted; brass ears on both ends. £6000-8000

Lot 144 A BR(Sc) totem sign, BARASSIE, (f/f), from the Ayr to Kilmarnock and Glasgow route. Loss of shine and slight fading. £200-350

Lot 145 A worksplate, NASMYTH WILSON & CO, 1267, 1918, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in October 1918, ROD No 1724. It saw service in France from December 1918 and, on returning to the UK, was loaned to the Great Central Railway. After return to the WD, it was stored at Morecambe until sold to the LNER in February 1927, entering traffic in April 1929 as their Class O4 No 6559, renumbered 3639 in 1947, becoming BR 63639. Allocated to Colwick by January 1948 where it spent most of its BR days except for two periods at Annesley. Withdrawn from Colwick on 19 December 1965, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 23 February 1966. Cast brass, 13½"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 146 A GWR silver plated sugar shaker by Mappin and Webb, overall height 5¾", the side marked with the company's roundel device. £80-120

Lot 147 A shedplate 66D Greenock Ladyburn (1949 to November 1966). This ex CR shed, formerly 27B from 1935 to 1949, was home to 40 locos throughout the 1950s. By 1965 this number had dwindled to just 12. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 148 A GWR signal box shelf plate, CAMBORNE, from the Cornish Main Line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½", the face polished. £100-200

Lot 149 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6657, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 945, in August 1928. A long time Leamington engine, it moved in 1960 to Barry and later Tondu and Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 June 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry on 28 July 1965. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 150 A Great Western Railway pre-grouping pocket watch, by Rotherhams. The back of the outer case is prominently marked GWR 1570, the face also marked with the company initials, running order. £200-350

Lot 151 A wagonplate, JT M & GN, 491-1 from a crane match wagon. Cast iron, 11¼"x6¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 152 A small LNWR handlamp, the side stamped WOLVERTON CARR DEPT, FIRE BRIGADE, LNWR, WH and brass plated H.P. Cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 153 A Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway gate notice, with full company title, C.L. Brooke, Sect. Cast iron, 19½"x10½", repainted. One other example is known, displayed at the Didcot Railway Centre. £1500-2000

Lot 154 A GWR 4½" early 20th century composite French brass drum clock. Overall height 4¾" excluding handle and feet. The brass case stamped 4843, the lid 3529 and the movement 4845. 8 day spring driven movement with platform escapement and stamped with a lion indicating the makers Duverdrey & Bloquel. Moon hands. The vitreous enamel dial written G.W.R. Kay & Co. Paris, indicating its origin, Kays were based in Worcester. Complete with combined winder/hand setter. £250-400

Lot 155 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALINDERRY-CRUMLIN, from the GNR(I) Antrim Junction to Lisburn route. £300-400

Lot 156 A wagon owner's plate, BIRMINGHAM WAGON COMPANY LIMITED OWNERS 1655. Cast iron, 14¾"x9¾", bevelled, the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 157 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, WALMER, (f/f), from the Dover Priory to Minster Thanet route. Enamel, 48"x12", several minor face chips to the lettering. £200-350

Lot 158 A Great Central Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, with large brass plate G.C.R., 16606, CHARWELTON, the case stamped with the same number. The drum and reflector are present, though the reservoir and one knob are absent. Neverthless, a fine example from the Woodford to Rugby section of the London Extension. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 159 A worksplate AVONSIDE ENGINE, 1867, 1921, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST named JUTLAND new to the Midland Ironstone Co, Ltd, Scunthorpe Ironstone Mines, Crosby Warren, Scunthorpe. Scrapped on site November 1963. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", repainted. £200-350

Lot 160 A single line key token, TRURO-FALMOUTH, (alloy), used on the Cornish branch after closure of the intermediate signal boxes. £100-200

Lot 161 A tenderplate, BR(W) 5-716, 5000 GALLONS, SWINDON, a GWR style plate fitted at Swindon Works to a Western Region allocated War Department Austerity 2-8-0. Cast iron, 8¼"x6", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 162 A wagonplate, CARDIFF ROLLING STOCK CO, BUILDERS, CARDIFF. Cast iron, 10¼"x8½", the front repainted £100-200

Lot 163 A shedplate 67C Ayr (1949 to October 1966 for steam). The ex G&SWR shed at Ayr was home to 60 locos in the 1950s, but within twelve months of closure this number was down to just 30. Some diesel shunters and DMU vehicles may also have carried this code. Ex loco condition. £150-250

Lot 164 A cash bag, LNER, BELSES, from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Leather, engraved brass plate. £150-300

Lot 165 A worksplate, G.M. LOCOMOTIVE GROUP, 968702-45 from Class 66 66045. New to Toton in 1998; currently based in France. Stainless steel, 12"x4", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 166 A BR(W) totem sign, WELSHPOOL, (h/f), from the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli route. Excellent condition. £400-600

Lot 167 A GWR coat of arms dating from 1904, carried on the splasher of a standard gauge locomotive. Cast brass, 11½"x12¾", cleaned and polished, the fixings filled. A sharp, high-quality casting! £250-400

Lot 168 A BR(E) totem sign, REEDHAM, (h/f), from the Norwich to Yarmouth and Lowestoft route. A crease repair to the left and face chips restored. £300-500

Lot 169 A carriage print, BLANKNEY, NORFOLK, by Acanthus, from the LNER post war series, original frame. £80-120

Lot 170 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7819, from the 7800 Manor Class 4-6-0 HINTON MANOR built at Swindon in February 1939 and named after an Elizabethan manor house at Hinton Waldrist, Oxfordshire. It spent most of its working life at Oswestry, working over Cambrian lines, moving late on to Machynlleth and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 16 December 1965. It was saved for preservation and has been at the Severn Valley Railway since August 2018, having been a static display for many years at a retail shopping outlet at Swindon. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £1500-2000

Lot 171 A Southern Railway target sign, BLACKFRIARS, the station outside Holborn Viaduct, formerly named St Pauls prior to 1937. Edge and face chips neatly restored. £300-500

Lot 172 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO 27880 1959 from Class 22 D6307. New to Plymouth Laira in October 1959; withdrawn from there in February 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works just ten months later. Cast brass, 12¾"x5½", polished, the red paintwork probably original. £400-600

Lot 173 A carriage print, CASTLE ACRE PRIORY, from a watercolour by Henry Rushbury R.A. LNER pre-war series. £300-400

Lot 174 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, HELLIFIELD, from the Leeds to Carlisle main line. Cast aluminium, length 48", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 175 A group of GWR signal lever plates, descriptions include DOWN BRANCH, YARD FACING, UP DOWN MAIN FACINGS, UP MAIN, SIDING, FPL. Engraved brass, lengths 6", 4¾", 4½". (4) £200-350

Lot 176 A Great Central Railway station name from a platform lamp, PEN-Y-FFORDD FOR LEESWOOD, from the Wrexham Mold and Connahs Quay route from Wrexham to Birkenhead. Engraved milk glass, 12¼"x4½", in original condition. £350-500

Lot 177 A worksplate GREENWOOD & BATLEY 3546, 1948 from a 2ft 6ins gauge battery locomotive which went new to the Admiralty, Trecwm Royal Naval Depot, Pembrokeshire, numbered YARD No B49. Later passed into preservation and currently in a private collection in Hertfordshire. Cast brass, 9"x5½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 178 A Midland Railway 12" dial trunk clock with fusee movement, carved ears and a decorative pendulum window, doors to the base and sides, the inside of the right door has the brass plate LMS 14116. The clock is in original condition, owned by H. C. Casserley. £400-600

Lot 179 A shedplate 67A Corkerhill (1949 to May 1967). This ex GSWR shed had a substantial allocation of around 90 locos during the 1950s, most notably a handful of elusive Jubilees. Even with the rundown of steam north of the border it still hosted around 30 locos in its final 18 months as a steam depot. Ex loco condition. £150-250

Lot 180 A station sign, TO BIRMINGHAM VIA SOHO ROAD BRANCH, TRAINS DOWN THE STAIRS, ex Walsall station. The branch closed to passengers in 1941. Cast letters on wood, 54½"x19", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 181 A single line key token, LLANDOVERY NO 2-LLANGADOG, (alloy), from the south western section of the Central Wales Line. £100-200

Lot 182 A nameplate, SIMOOM, CREWE WORKS JUNE 1904, from a LNWR Precursor Class 4-4-0 No 2 which was named when built after a hot dry wind which blows across Asiatic and African deserts. It became LMS No 5308 in October 1927 and was withdrawn on 24 October 1936. Engraved brass, 50¼". £5000-7000

Lot 183 A BR(M) totem sign, CAMDEN ROAD, (h/f), the station just east of Kentish Town Junction on the North London line, also served by suburban services from Watford Junction to Broad Street. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 184 A smokebox numberplate, 44315, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4315 built at St Rollox in 1927. It spent most of its earlier working life in Scotland, before moving just south of the border to Carlisle Kingmoor and later Rugby, Stoke, Sutton Oak and Buxton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 2 May 1964 and despatched for scrap to G. Slater at Beighton on 22 September 1964. Ex loco condition £300-500

Lot 185 A wagon owner's plate, HARRISON & CAMM, ROTHERHAM, 1266. Cast iron, 17¼"x12¼", in fine original condition. £100-200

Lot 186 A Great Eastern Railway signalling indicator showing CLEAR/OCCUPIED, a brass plate, No 2, above, a section of the case absent to the right rear. £100-200

Lot 187 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, LONGTOWN, (f/f), from the southern end of the Waverley route, closed in 1969. Enamel, 48"x8", in excellent condition. £400-600

Lot 188 A nameplate ROBERT ADLEY, from Class 91 91022. New in September 1990 to Bounds Green. Named at Kings Cross station in November 1993 after the pro-railway MP and author and removed in March 1997. Cast aluminium, length 52", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 189 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM SEVERN BRIDGE JC UP & DOWN PLATFORM LINE, from the Shrewsbury station area. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 190 A BR(Sc) totem sign, ABOYNE, (f/f), from the Deeside route from Aberdeen to Ballater which closed in 1966. Minor blemishes to the face. £600-900

Lot 191 A North British Railway/LNER block bell, with large trafolite plate CORROUR, used at Rannoch or Tulloch on the West Highland Line. £100-200

Lot 192 An East Coast Joint Stock chamber pot by Royal Doulton, used on sleeping cars on the Kings Cross to Edinburgh and Aberdeen route. China, 8½" diameter, gilt decoration, initials in a cartouche on the side. £100-200

Lot 193 A smokebox numberplate, 78031, from a BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 built at Darlington and allocated new to Lancaster MR on 16 September 1954. Its later sheds were Chester Northgate, Rhyl and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 October 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 10 January 1967. Repainted. £400-600

Lot 194 A carriage print, BOSTON, from an original etching by Cyril H. Barraud, LNER second series. £400-500

Lot 195 A GWR silver plated one pint tankard by Elkington, the side marked with the company's coat of arms, overall height 4¾". £100-200

Lot 196 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5602, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in December 1924. Allocated to Ebbw Junction by January 1948, its later sheds included Pontypool Road, Aberbeeg, Cardiff Canton, Llanelly and Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast iron, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 197 A BR(M) totem sign, BROAD STREET, (h/f), from the North London Railway terminus, close to Liverpool Street, closed in 1986. A crease repair to the right, edge chips restored and minor blemishes. £1500-2000

Lot 198 A smokebox numberplate, 31827, from a (South Eastern & Chatham Railway) N Class 2-6-0 No A827 assembled at Ashford Works in May 1924 from parts made at Woolwich Arsenal, which had spare capacity after the First World War, with the exception of the boiler which was constructed by the North British Locomotive Co. It later became SR 1827 and BR 31827. Allocated to Eastleigh by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Bricklayers Arms before moving late on to Stewarts Lane, Brighton and Redhill from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1964 and despatched for scrap to A. King at Norwich on 29 September 1964. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back. £400-600

Lot 199 A signal box nameboard, SHEFFIELD SOUTH NO 1, from a Great Central box south of Sheffield Victoria. Cast letters on wood, 43½"x13½", original condition. £300-500

Lot 200 A shedplate 29E Oban (1935 to 1940). This ex Caledonian Railway shed was allocated this LMS code which it used for just five years. It became 31C until BR came into existence in 1948. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 201 An original painting, BR Britannia Class 70030 at speed at sunset, in the foreground a postal worker attaches a mail pouch to the pick-up apparatus, his van in the lane below, by Malcolm Root. Oil on canvas, 24"x18", within a 2½" frame. £1000-1500

Lot 202 A Furness Railway Marine captain's cap badge, as used on steamers on Coniston Lake, 2¾"x2", gilt wire on coloured felt. £50-80

Lot 203 A single line key token, POOL QUAY-LLANYMYNECH, (alloy), from the Oswestry to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. £150-300

Lot 204 A cab plate, COASTING CUT-OFF, from the cab of the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4500. Built at Doncaster, Works No 1873, in April 1938, and named GARGANEY, renamed SIR RONALD MATTHEWS in March 1939 after the LNER Chairman. Always a Gateshead engine, it was withdrawn on 12 October 1964 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 5½"x4½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 205 An armband, OUTSIDE PORTER, LLANFAIRFECHAN, LM&S RAILWAY NO 1, the station between Conway and Bangor. Engraved brass, 5½"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £100-200

Lot 206 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles, the larger from 6018 King Henry VI, with description plate and a BR presentation letter stating its origin. The smaller whistle was removed from another member of the Class in 1969, probably at Barry. (2) £500-800

Lot 207 A carriage print, LINCOLN, from a watercolour by Fred Taylor R.I. LNER pre-war series. £250-400

Lot 208 A shedplate 70A Nine Elms (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR depot was London’s last bastion of SR steam. Home to around 100 locos in the 1950s, by 1965 it still had charge of 40 locos, which included seven 5MT namers, and a handful of West Countries. Ex loco condition, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back. £150-300

Lot 209 A BR(M) totem sign, STAFFORD, (f/f), from the Rugby to Crewe section of the West Coast Main Line. A face chip above the A neatly restored and minor blemishes. £2000-2500

Lot 210 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1930 CREWE. LMS locos built at Crewe in 1930 were Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13150-224 which were renumbered 2850-924 in 1934 and became BR 42850-924, and Class 7F 0-8-0 Nos 9600-2 which became BR 49600-2. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 211 A BR(S) totem sign, LOUGHBOROUGH JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Elephant and Castle to Herne Hill route. Two edge chips. £300-500

Lot 212 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles and associated fittings carried by 7014 CAERHAYS CASTLE, comprising knuckles, mounting bracket, baffle plate, feed pipes and seatings. Mounted on a polished wood block. £500-800

Lot 213 A London and North Western Railway Crewe Works Visitor's Ticket, No 23, engraved with decoration, 1½" diameter. £200-350

Lot 214 A GCR Tyers permissive block instrument with trafolite plate, BLOCK TO ORGREAVES COLLIERY. The colliery was on a short branch from the Sheffield to Retford route. £150-300

Lot 215 A tenderplate, BR2A, 1475, 1957, coupled new with BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 No 76090 built at Horwich and allocated new to Corkerhill on 7 June 1957 and later Parkhead and Motherwell before moving in August 1962 to Beattock where it was used as a banking engine on the famous incline. Withdrawn from Beattock on 31 December 1966, it was sold for scrap to Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane. Cast iron, 8"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 216 A signal box nameboard, SHILDON, from the Darlington to Bishop Auckland and Wearhead route. Cast letters on wood, length 40½", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 217 A ground frame key, WIDNEY MANOR G.F., (brass), the station on the Birmingham to Leamington Spa main line, just south of Solihull. £100-200

Lot 218 A smokebox numberplate, 5152, from a GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in February 1930. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948, it moved to Banbury in 1955 and later Kidderminster, Stafford Road and Worcester from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Broughton Lane on 30 December 1963. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 219 A Fowler locomotive whistle, complete with base and slide bar, overall height 14¼", diameter 4". £150-300

Lot 220 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1202, 8DW, from a Cape Government Railway 3ft 6ins gauge 8th Class 4-8-0 No 370 built by Neilson Reid, Works No 6288, in 1903, becoming SAR 1202 in 1912. The W suffix was added to the class designation when it was later fitted with a superheated boiler and inside admission piston valves. The 8 Class saw service on every system of the SAR and all were withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 221 A BR(E) totem sign, WOODGRANGE PARK, (h/f), from the Barking to Kentish Town route. Minor blemishes to the face. £800-1200

Lot 222 A nameplate, KITTIWAKE, from a Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60120 built at Doncaster, Works No 2037, in December 1948 and named in May 1950 after a species of seabird. Allocated new to Kings Cross on 10 December 1948, it moved in June 1950 to Copley Hill where it spent the remainder of its working life except for a final four months at York from where it was withdrawn on 20 January 1964 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, length 50", the front repainted. £8000-12000

Lot 223 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. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 224 A BR(W) station sign, R.T.O, with arrow. This directional sign, pointing to the Rail Transport Office (where forces personnel exchanged warrants and made travel arrangements), would be from one of the larger stations in the region. Enamel, 48"x12", minor rim chips. £100-200

Lot 225 A shedplate 32A Norwich Thorpe (1949 to April 1962 to steam, completely in 1992). The ex GER shed housed 130 locos in 1950. It was noted for its stud of 21 Britannias in the late 1950s. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 226 A Great Central Railway TRAIN FOLLOWING board, the back inscribed GCR TO BE RETURNED TO CHESTER LIVERPOOL ROAD. Painted wood, 25½"x22½", with steel hanger, in original condition. £100-200

Lot 227 A carriage print, HASTINGS, SUSSEX, from a watercolour by Frank Sherwin, R.I. From the BR(S) series B. £150-200

Lot 228 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, complete with interior, the side stamped ABERSYCHAN COACHING, also CHG DEPT ABERSYCHAN & T. The station was the terminus of the branch from Brynmawr, closing to passengers in 1941. The lamp is in original condition. £150-300

Lot 229 A Midland Railway 10" dial mantel clock by John Walker, No 3819, used at the Midland Grand Hotel, St Pancras. Original condition, overall 28"x24", some side decoration absent. The clock was purchased direct from the railway by H. C. Casserley. £350-500

Lot 230 A shedplate 1H Northampton (September 1963 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 2C, 4B, and 2E, was home to 25 locos when using this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 231 A BR(E) totem sign, WHITE NOTLEY, (h/f), from the Witham to Braintree branch. Face chips repainted neatly around the centre. £1500-2000

Lot 232 A nameplate MAIL from Class 86 86226. New to Crewe Electric as E3162 in August 1965; named in July 1979 after an historic Liverpool & Manchester Railway engine, and plates removed in January 1985. Withdrawn from Longsight in July 2002 and cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in July 2011. Cast aluminium, length 26", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 233 A shedplate 73A Stewarts Lane (1950 to June 1962). This ex SECR shed had an allocation of over 100 locos during this period. Of note were 7 King Arthurs, 6 Schools 13 Bulleid Light Pacifics and 3 Merchant Navies. In June 1962 it was recoded 75D, and lost its steam allocation in September 1963. It is still a Repair and Maintenance depot for diesel and electric locos and a servicing point for steam locos. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back. £200-300

Lot 234 A BR(W) totem sign, ELLESMERE, (f/f), from the Whitchurch to Oswestry route. Three face chips restored and slight loss of shine. £500-800

Lot 235 A smokebox numberplate, 82000, from a BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T, the first of the Class built at Swindon and allocated new to Tyseley on 4 April 1952. Its later sheds were Barry, Treherbert, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Machynlleth and Patricroft from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 December 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 21 April 1967. Ex loco condition. £1200-1500

Lot 236 A single line key token, BALA JUNC-LLANDDERFEL, (alloy), from the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1969. £100-200

Lot 237 A GWR signal lever plate, 110 DISC FOR NO 91, (listing five different movements). Engraved brass, length 22¾". £150-300

Lot 238 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, GORTON WORKS, MANCHESTER, 1922, from a GCR Director Class 11F No 511 built in December 1922, the last engine built by the GC, and named MARNE after the First World War battle which halted the German onslaught in 1914. It became LNER D11 Class No 5511 and was renumbered 2670 in 1946, becoming BR 62670. Allocated to Immingham by January 1948 and later Trafford Park, Lincoln GN and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 15 November 1960 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 10½"x6½", in ex loco condition; the engine number marked on the back. (See also next Lot) £700-1000

Lot 239 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2670, GORTON 1922, from the Great Central Railway Director Class 4-4-0 No 62670 MARNE. Cast iron, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. (See also previous Lot) £500-800

Lot 240 An original painting, LNER V2 60831 on an express on the Great Central main line on the outskirts of Nottingham, by Malcolm Root, 1992. Oil on canvas, 30"x24", within a 1¾" frame. £1500-2000

Lot 241 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, FELSTEAD-DUNMOW, (brass/steel), from the Bishops Stortford to Witham branch which closed to passengers in 1952, this central section closing to freight in 1966. £150-300

Lot 242 A smokebox numberplate, 45502, from the LMS Patriot Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5959 built at Crewe in 1932, renumbered 5502 in 1934, becoming BR 45502. It was named ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION by Mr Winston Churchill at Euston Station on 5 June 1937. Allocated to Preston by January 1948 and later Crewe North, Willesden, Camden and Carlisle Upperby from where it was withdrawn on 2 September 1960, the first of the Class to be withdrawn, and cut up at Crewe Works by 6 October 1960. Ex loco condition. The plate is accompanied by a photocopy of its BR sale documents £2500-3000

Lot 243 A Railway signal company single line key token, WEDNESBURY-PRINCES END, from the Wednesbury to Tipton route, north of Dudley, which closed in 1981. £150-300

Lot 244 A BR(M) totem sign, IRCHESTER, (f/f), from the Bedford to Wellingborough section of the Midland main line. Minor blemishes. £1000-1500

Lot 245 A London and North Western Railway 12" dial roundhead wall clock, with fusee movement, the original face marked LMS, JOYCE, WHITCHURCH, 675. Complete with pendulum and key. £300-500

Lot 246 A carriage print, EDWARD I AND ELEANOR OF CASTILE AT CONWAY CASTLE, by A.R. Whitear, from the BR(M) Historical Series. £80-120

Lot 247 A nameplate, SIR HENRY DOULTON, 1820-1897, from Mk3 DVT 82134, named in February 1997 to mark the centenary of the death of the founder of the Doulton china company of Stoke-on-Trent. Cast aluminium, length 65½", in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 248 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DOCKING-BURNHAM MARKET, (brass/steel), from the Wells-Next-The-Sea to Heacham branch on the Norfolk coast which closed to passengers in 1952 and to freight traffic in 1964. £250-400

Lot 249 A worksplate, VULCAN 4653, 1935, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5110 which became BR 45110. Allocated new to Crewe North on 29 May 1935, it then spent thirty years at Holyhead before moving towards the end to Stafford, Bolton and Lostock Hall from where it was withdrawn on 11 August 1968 after working the final leg from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street of the famous Fifteen Guinea Special 1T57. It thus became the last engine to haul a BR main line passenger train before a steam ban came into force the next day. It was sold for preservation and currently resides in the Engine House on the Severn Valley Railway. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 250 An LNWR notice, TIP CLOSETS, signed C HULL Estate Dept Euston 1895. Cast iron, 11½"x18", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 251 A nameplate, CALCUTTA, from a GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon, Works No 2051, in March 1904 and named after the capital city of the Indian State of West Bengal, one of a group of Bulldogs given names relating to the then British Empire. Originally numbered 3468, it was renumbered 3406 under a renumbering scheme introduced in 1912. Allocated new to Penzance, it was at Pontypool Road by January 1948, moving the following year to Hereford from where it was withdrawn on 31 January 1951 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 24 March 1951. The front repainted. (See also next Lot) £5000-7000

Lot 252 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3406, from the 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 CALCUTTA. Cast brass, the back repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £1000-1500

Lot 253 A GWR notice warning against examining or oiling machinery while in motion. Cast iron, 13"x9", on its original backboard, in original condition. £150-300

Lot 254 A Great Eastern Railway block instrument plate, MILLWALL JUNCTION, BE READY, from a box on the North Greenwich branch. Ceramic, length 3¾", fading to lettering. £100-200

Lot 255 A Methley Joint Committee viaduct plate, MJC 11, (casting B17), from the Lofthouse to Methley route. Cast iron, 17½"x13", repainted. £100-200

Lot 256 An LNER carriage plate indicating use as an ambulance coach during the second world war. Engraved brass, 8"x3", lightly polished. £100-200

Lot 257 A Railway Signal Company single line key token, SPELLOW-ATLANTIC DOCK JCN, (alloy/steel), from the Edge Lane to Bootle route, east of Liverpool. £100-200

Lot 258 A BR(E) totem sign, MILLHOUSES & ECCLESALL, (h/f), from the Chesterfield to Sheffield route. The station closed in 1968 and was situated just south of Sheffield Midland where the Millhouses loco sheds stood. One small edge chip at the base, neatly restored. £1800-2500

Lot 259 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, QUEENS PARK, 22185, 1919, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in May 1919, ROD No 2095. It was loaned to the Great Central Railway in October 1919 and, after return to the WD in August 1921, stored at Morecambe until sold to the LNER in February 1927, entering traffic in April 1929 as their Class O4 No 6629, renumbered 3873 in 1947, becoming BR 63873. Allocated to Annesley by January 1948, it moved in 1950 to Gorton and in 1954 to Colwick from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 January 1966 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering. Cast brass, 12¾"x5¼", the front cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 260 A LNER lamp tablet, RICCARTON JN, (f/f), from the famous Waverley route station, closed in 1969. Enamel, 16"x5¼", restoration to the face of the sign. £350-500

Lot 261 A North British Railway three aspect Bulpitts handlamp, with interior and maker's plate, the side stamped NBR, COCKBURNSPATH, a station between Berwick and Dunbar which closed in 1951. Repainted. £200-350

Lot 262 A British Pneumatic Railway Signalling Co banner repeater with combined lamp in/out indicator. Metal case with original paintwork. £100-200

Lot 263 A smokebox numberplate, 30434, from a London & South Western Railway L12 Class 4-4-0 No 434 built at Nine Elms Works in March 1905. It retained this number in SR days becoming BR 30434. Most were withdrawn in 1951; this was the last in service. It spent all its BR days at Guildford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 February 1955 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 13 August 1955. Repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back. £350-500

Lot 264 An LMS station sign, ROMAN BRIDGE, (flangeless), from the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Festiniog route. Enamel, 48"x26", in excellent condition. £250-400

Lot 265 A shedplate, 87B Duffryn Yard (1949 to March 1964). This ex PTR shed had an allocation of 60 locos throughout the 1950s. The front repainted, a weld repair at the left side. £100-200

Lot 266 A signal box nameboard, NEWBIGGIN, the terminus of the route from Newcastle and Ashington. Cast letters on wood, length 44", the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 267 An LMS notice, LMS CAR PARK, enamel, length 41¾", in excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 268 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 3774, 1918, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21845, in April 1918 to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 1868. Loaned to the GWR as their No 3084 in December 1919, it returned to the ROD in August 1922 and was stored at Beachley. It was sold to the LNER in December 1923, becoming their O4 Class No 6268 and renumbered 3774 in 1946, becoming BR 63774. Allocated to Retford GC by January 1948, it moved in August 1950 to Mexborough where it remained for eleven years before transferring to Langwith Junction and later Darnall and Staveley GC from where it was withdrawn on 10 March 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 269 A carriage print, DEGANWY, CAERNARVONSHIRE, by Montague B. Black, from the London Midland Region A Series. £80-120

Lot 270 A GWR signal lever plate, 44 BRANCH SIDING START'G, 27, 28, 25 PUT BACK 28 OR 27. Engraved brass, length 10". £150-300

Lot 271 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4290, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in September 1921. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later Aberbeeg, Pontypool Road, Aberdare, Llanelly and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 February 1963 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 31 July 1963. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500

Lot 272 A cash bag, GWR, RUSPIDGE & BILSON JUNCS, from the Newnham to Cinderford branch which closed in 1958. Leather with engraved brass plate. £150-300

Lot 273 A wagonplate, FLORENCE COAL & IRON CO LTD, OWNERS, TRENTHAM, N.S.R. Cast iron, 12"x7½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 274 A BR(M) totem sign, GOSPEL OAK, (f/f) from the North London line, the station situated between Hampstead Heath and Kentish Town, junction for the route to Barking. Two minor face chips neatly restored. £1800-2500

Lot 275 An LMS smokebox numberplate, 743, from a Midland Railway 2781 Class 4-4-0 No 833 built at Derby in 1904. It was renumbered 743 in 1907 and retained this number in LMS days, becoming BR 40743. Allocated to Derby by January 1948 and later Holbeck and Bedford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 July 1952 and cut up at Derby Works in the week ending 29 November 1952. The front repainted. £500-800

Lot 276 A single line key token, PONTSTICILL-TORPANTAU, (alloy), from the Brecon and Merthyr route, closed in 1964. £400-600

Lot 277 A North British Railway Bulpitts Patent three aspect handlamp, the body stamped NBR, 2518, FOGSIGNALMAN BRUNSTANCE PARK SIGNAL CABIN. The cabin was between Edinburgh Waverley and Portobello Junction. The lamp is complete and in original condition. £150-300

Lot 278 A nameplate LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY from DVT 82115. Named in 1996 to mark the restoration of the Liverpool North Western Hall for student accommodation at the former polytechnic. Plates removed when transferred to NR. Currently stored. Cast aluminium, length 51½", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 279 A London and North Western Railway Crewe Works Visitor's Ticket, No 1, engraved with decoration, 1½" diameter. £200-350

Lot 280 A worksplate, DUBS & Co, 3530, 1897, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 No 707 delivered new in June 1897 and allocated to Nine Elms. Renumbered 325 in 1898. Became Southern Railway 325 and superheated in 1925. Renumbered 30325 by British Railways in December 1950 when it was allocated to Guildford shed. Withdrawn from there in December 1962 andÊscrapped at Eastleigh in March 1963. Cast brass, 13¼"x5½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 281 A fingerboard, RHYL, PRESTATYN, CHESTER, ROCKFERRY, BIRKENHEAD, probably used at Colwyn Bay. Painted wood, length 55¼". £150-300

Lot 282 A worksplate, BUILT 1957 Horwich, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0 No 76094 allocated new to Corkerhill on 8 August 1957 and later Parkhead, Hurlford and Beattock where it acted as a banking engine on the famous incline. Withdrawn from Beattock on 1 May 1967, it was sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Cast iron, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 283 A BR(W) totem sign, SLOUGH, (h/f), from the Paddington to Reading main line. Edge chips in places. £300-500

Lot 284 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, TRESMERE-OTTERHAM, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 285 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, BURNSIDE, (f/f), a station on the Cathcart circle south of Glasgow. Enamel, 28"x13", a couple of face chips neatly restored. £450-700

Lot 286 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4080, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0, POWDERHAM CASTLE, built at Swindon in March 1924 and named after the country seat of the Earl of Devon eight miles from Exeter on the banks of the River Exe and resulting in the removal of the same name from the earlier 4-4-0 No 3301. Allocated to Bristol Bath Road by January 1948, it spent most of its days in the West Country, moving towards the end to Cardiff Canton and Cardiff East Dock and very briefly Old Oak Common and Southall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 August 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 23 October 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £3000-4000

Lot 287 A Great North of Scotland Railway three aspect handlamp with embossed company nameplate, a brass plate on top P.W. CRAIGELLACHIE, a station on the Keith to Elgin route which closed in 1968. Original condition. £200-350

Lot 288 A shedplate 56G Bradford Hammerton Street (July 1956 to December 1967). This ex GNR shed, formerly 37C, was transferred to the NER when it took on this code. It lost its steam allocation of 33 locos in 1958, and became a DMU depot. As well as many units, a number of Class 03 and 04 shunting locos carried this code. In July 1967 it became 55F and finally closed during 1985. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 289 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, 1548, 1922, from a GNR Class J23 0-6-0T No 225 built at Doncaster in November 1922. It became LNER J50 Class No 3225 and was renumbered 8924 in 1946, becoming BR 68924. Allocated to Stratford by January 1948, it moved the following year to Norwich, returning in 1960 to Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1961 and subsequently scrapped. Engraved brass, 12½"x7½, unpolished, the back stamped 3225. £600-900

Lot 290 An original painting, The Cambrian Coast Express 7820 Dinmore Manor climbing in the Welsh Hills, by Gerald Broom. Oil on canvas, 17½"x15", within a 1¾" frame. £400-600

Lot 291 A shedplate 60A Inverness (1950 to June 1962). This ex HR shed maintained over 50 locos in 1959. It became totally dieselised in June 1962, when many class 24s carried the code well into the 1970s. Repainted, the casting pattern details visible on the back. £150-300

Lot 292 A Great Eastern Railway block instrument plate, BARNWELL JUNCTION. The box was just north of Cambridge, junction for the Mildenhall branch. Ceramic, length 3¾". £100-200

Lot 293 A shedplate, 8F Springs Branch (February 1958 and closed to steam December 1967). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 10A, had an allocation of 60 locos when it adopted this code. It became a diesel depot using this code until 1973. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 294 A Railway Signal Company single line key token, BROOM NORTH-ALCESTER STN, (brass/steel), from the Barnt Green to Ashchurch route, closed in 1963. £200-350

Lot 295 A smokebox numberplate, 68032, from a War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7211, to Ministry of Supply order in April 1945, WD No 75281. In May 1946 the majority of the class were loaned to the LNER and subsequently taken into LNER stock as their J94 Class. This loco was numbered 8032 by the LNER and became BR 68032. Allocated to York by January 1948, it moved in 1959 to Darlington and in 1960 to West Hartlepool from where it was withdrawn on 25 May 1964 and subsequently scrapped. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 296 A North Eastern Railway silver plated candle holder, ROYAL STATION HOTEL, HULL, by Walker and Hall, 6" diameter with handle and snuffer. The name in a belted garter on the top. £80-120

Lot 297 A worksplate, No. 2106, DONCASTER, 1952, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43161, the last of the Class and the last Doncaster engraved worksplate used. Allocated new to Yarmouth Beach on 3 September 1952, its later sheds were Neasden, Norwich, Staveley GC, Grimesthorpe, Colwick and Staveley Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 20 June 1965 and subsequently scrapped. Engraved brass, 12½"x6½", the back stamped 3161 and marked Works Serial Number Plate. £400-600

Lot 298 A nameplate SAMSON, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5738 built at Crewe and named when built on 30 November 1936 after a pioneer locomotive built by Robert Stephenson for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1831. The nameplate was originally carried by the Royal Scot Class No 6135 which was renamed The East Lancashire Regiment in May 1935. Allocated new to Crewe North No 45738 spent most of its LMS days at Camden and most of its BR days at Bushbury before moving in 1959 to Carlisle Upperby and then nearby Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 December 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 28 February 1964. Cast brass, length 28¾", the front repainted. £7000-9000

Lot 299 A Southern Railway sign, TO THE TRAINS FOR WIMBLEDON, CLAPHAM JCT AND WATERLOO. Enamel, 72"x12", a chip at one fixing hole, otherwise superb condition. £150-300

Lot 300 A fingerboard, LOCAL TRAIN TO CHELTENHAM, probably used at Gloucester Central. Painted wood, 46"x5", original condition. £150-300

Lot 301 A BR(M) station sign, NOTTINGHAM, (f/f), used at Nottingham Victoria on the Great Central main line. Enamel, 44"x12", three minor face chips repainted. £300-500

Lot 302 A Hull and Barnsley wagon registration plate, 607, 1901, 10 TONS. Cast iron, 9"x5¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 303 An O gauge model by ACE TRAINS of LONDON of LNER A3 Pacific 60035 WINDSOR LAD, in BR 1950s blue livery. A fine example, presented in its original box. Excellent condition. £500-800

Lot 304 A BR(M) totem sign, STOCKPORT TIVIOT DALE, (f/f), from the town's Cheshire Lines station, closed in 1967. Two small face chips neatly restored. £2000-2500

Lot 305 A shedplate 88F Treherbert (1949 to March 1965). This ex TVR shed was home to 22 locos in the 1950s, but within twelve months of closure this number was down to just 5. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 306 A carriage print, FRESHWATER BAY, I.W, by Donald Maxwell, from the Southern Railway original series. £200-300

Lot 307 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BRIDGNORTH-COALPORT, from the central section of the Severn Valley Railway which closed in 1963. £200-350

Lot 308 A worksplate, HUDSWELL, CLARKE, D1020, 1956, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive, which went new to John Summers & Sons Ltd, Shotton Steelworks, Flint, numbered 41. Rebuilt 1972 by Hudswell Badger, Leeds, as a 0-4-0 diesel-hydraulic locomotive. It was preserved for a period at Queensway Leisure Centre, Shotton, but subsequently scrapped around 1995. Engraved brass, 12½"x8", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 309 A Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint three aspect sliding knob handlamp, dated 1915, the top stamped GN&GE, CHATTERIS DOCKS. Restored and complete with LNER-E interior. Chatteris was on the St Ives to March route. £150-300

Lot 310 A BR(M) totem sign, DALSTON JUNCTION, (f/f), from the North London line outside Broad Street. The station closed in 1986. A few minor blemishes to the face. £1200-1500

Lot 311 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, GORTON WORKS, 1903, from a GCR Class 9K 4-4-2T No 171 built in May 1903. It became LNER C13 Class No 5171 and was renumbered 7412 in 1946, becoming BR 67412. Allocated to Gorton by January 1948, it moved in December 1952 on loan to Wrexham GC from where it was withdrawn on 2 July 1954 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 6¾"x4½", cleaned and the front repainted, the back marked 5171 and 67412. £300-500

Lot 312 A North Eastern Railway signal box backplate from Sledmere and Fimber, MCKENZIE & HOLLAND, WORCESTER, FROM MALTON, FROM DRIFFIELD, DISTANT, HOME, POINTS. Sledmere was on the Malton to Driffield route which closed to passengers in 1950 and freight in 1958. Engraved brass with wax infill, mounted on original wooden backboard, overall length 37". (see following lot) £1000-1500

Lot 313 A signal box diagram, SLEDMERE AND FIMBER, 1948, showing the station, level crossings and the line towards Burdale and Wetwang on the Malton to Driffield route which closed to passengers in 1950 and freight in 1958. Presented in a modern 1¼" frame, 27"x15½". (See previous lot) £300-500

Lot 314 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4659, 1935, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5116 which became BR 45116. Allocated new to Crewe North on 12 June 1935, its later sheds included Carlisle Kingmoor, St Rollox, Leicester GC, Annesley, Woodford Halse and Springs Branch from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 29 July 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 19 January 1968. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 315 A single line key token, TALERDDIG-LLANBRYNMAIR, (engraved metal/steel), from the Moat Lane to Cemmes Road section of the Cambrian main line. £100-200

Lot 316 A speedometer, removed from a Bulleid Pacific en route from Salisbury to Barry Island for scrapping. Original condition, 9" diameter. £250-400

Lot 317 A smokebox numberplate, 5674, from a GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in August 1926. A long time Merthyr engine, it moved in 1961 to Treherbert from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 April 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 3 June 1964. The front repainted, the back marked Caerphilly, indicating that the loco was serviced at the Works there. £300-400

Lot 318 An LNWR teapot by Mintons, the side marked LONDON & N W RY CO, REFRESHMENT ROOMS, LANCASTER. China, height 3". £80-120

Lot 319 A shedplate and SC plate from 66F Beattock (July 1962 to May 1967). Formerly 68D, this ex CR shed was home to just 7 locos in 1965. The fronts repainted. £300-400

Lot 320 A Caledonian Railway 13" dial dropcase wall clock with fusee movement, the face marked CALEDONIAN RAILWAY Co, complete with pendulum and key. £400-600

Lot 321 A shedplate 9A Longsight (1935 to February 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to 130 locos in 1950, which included 13 Royal Scots, 15 Jubilees and 7 Patriots. In 1962 the dwindling number of passenger locos was supplemented by an influx of 7 Britannias. An LMS style plate, the front repainted, £100-200

Lot 322 A BR(W) totem sign, PILNING HIGH LEVEL, (f/f), from the South Wales Main Line between the current Bristol Parkway station and Severn Tunnel Junction. Restoration to the face. £800-1200

Lot 323 A nameplate THAMES VOYAGER from a Class 220 220007. Named by Virgin Trains in 2001; plates removed 2007. Cast aluminium, 24½"x15", in original condition. £500-800

Lot 324 A GWR nameboard, LLANBOIDY CROSSING GROUND FRAME, from a crossing just west of Whitland on the main line to Fishguard. Cast iron, length 19", with integral feet to secure. (S.20 pattern) £150-300

Lot 325 A nameplate LEW ADAMS, THE BLACK PRINCE, from Class 87 87022. New in April 1974, originally named COCK O' THE NORTH; renamed in 1998 after a former General Secretary of ASLEF, adding the name given him by a national newspaper during a railway strike. Exported to Bulgaria in October 2008. Cast aluminium, length 59", in ex loco condition. £700-1000

Lot 326 A Tyers No 1 single line tablet, QUEENSFERRY JC-DALMENY, a section of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway's South Queensferry Branch which closed in 1966. £300-500

Lot 327 A shedcode 9H Patricroft (September 1963 to July 1968). This ex LNWR shed, formerly 10C and 26F, had an allocation of 50 locos when using this code. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 328 A GWR nameboard, MENHENIOT SIGNAL BOX, from the Cornish main line between Saltash and Liskeard. Cast iron, 85" long, in original condition. £400-600

Lot 329 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1947 DERBY, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2274 which became BR 42274. Allocated new to Polmadie on 12 June 1947 where it spent most of its working life, moving in 1964 to Carstairs and then Motherwell from where it was withdrawn on 1 May 1967 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 330 A wagonplate, THE WIGAN WAGON CO LIMITED, BUILDERS, WIGAN. Cast iron, 13¼"x7¾", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 331 A shedplate 65E Kipps (1949 to January 1963). This ex NBR shed was home to 50 locos throughout the 1950s, the most notable being the quirky Y9 saddle tanks with the wooden wagons attached as extra coal space! The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 332 A nameplate, SHERBORNE, from the SR V Class Schools 4-4-0 built at Eastleigh in June 1930 and named after the public school in Dorset. Originally numbered E906 and in 1931 simply 906, it became BR 30906. At St Leonards by January 1948 and later Nine Elms, Guildford and Brighton from where it was withdrawn on 23 December 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in April 1963. Cast brass, length 45¼", the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £8000-10000

Lot 333 A smokebox numberplate, 30906, from the SR Class V Schools 4-4-0 SHERBORNE. Ex loco condition. (See previous Lot for loco history) £900-1200

Lot 334 A BR(S) carriage mirror map, early 1950s, still showing S&D branches to Bridgwater and Wells, bevelled edge, framed. £100-200

Lot 335 A smokebox numberplate, 92207, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Swindon and allocated new to St Philips Marsh on 1 June 1959 and later Southall and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 26 December 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 11 February 1965. Saved for preservation, it went from Barry in October 1986 to the East Lancashire Railway and in 2005 moved to the Shillingstone Railway Project in Dorset for restoration but is now believed to be at a privately owned site. Repainted. £350-500

Lot 336 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY-PAR BRIDGE, (alloy), from the branch to Par Harbour and Fowey, used for china clay traffic. (The key end replaced.) £100-200

Lot 337 A Great Eastern Railway signal box diagram, PRIORY CABIN, 1918, showing the sidings and main line towards Bradfield and Wrabness on the Manningtree to Harwich route. Rolled, 15"x32", linen-backed and in excellent condition. £200-350

Lot 338 A GWR cab notice warning against looking out when near tunnels, etc, Jan 1909. Cast iron, 12"x7½", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 339 A single line key token, ROGART-BRORA, (brass), from the Far North line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. £150-300

Lot 340 A BR(M) totem sign, MARPLE, (f/f), from the Manchester to Stockport and New Mills route. Restoration to face chipping. £500-800

Lot 341 A pair of lease hire plates, ON HIRE FROM NORTH CENTRAL WAGON CO, ROTHERHAM, and LEASED TO J. J. CHARLESWORTH, EWYUR, NO 187, 1901 10 TONS. The East and West Yorkshire Union Railway ran from Lofthouse to Rothwell, south east of Leeds, serving Beeston and Robin Hood Collieries. The Charlesworths were colliery owners. Each cast brass, 10"x4½", the fronts repainted. £250-400

Lot 342 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3835, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in January 1942. Allocated to Oxford by January 1948, it moved in 1954 to Banbury and later Reading, Cardiff Canton, Severn Tunnel Junction and Didcot from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 December 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £450-600

Lot 343 An LNER seat back plate, LEEDS CENTRAL, from the terminus station which closed in 1965. Cast iron, length 47", largely cleaned but unpainted, a vertical weld repair between the D and S. £300-500

Lot 344 A shedplate 63A Perth (1949 to May 1967). This extensive ex CR shed known as Perth South was home to 140 locos in the early 1950s. By 1965 this was reduced to just 30. Visitors to the depot at this time would marvel at the sight of several A4s either being serviced or in temporary store. Repainted, the casting pattern details visible on the back. £200-250

Lot 345 A headboard, THE TYNESIDER, as carried by the Kings Cross to Newcastle sleeping car train. The title was introduced on 5 June 1950 and the last titled run was on 4 May 1968, with this style of headboard being used throughout. Cast aluminium in original condition though little paint remaining, the top rim stamped EMPA 17/1. As usual the titles of other named trains appear on the back. £1500-2000

Lot 346 A carriage print, ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE, by Frank Sherwin, from the London Midland Region B Series. £80-120

Lot 347 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway oil can stamped with the company initials and plated LYMINSTER S.BOX, a crossing box between Ford and Angmering on the Sussex Coast route. Steel, height 7½". £100-200

Lot 348 A worksplate, VULCAN 618(6), IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROBERT STEPHENSON AND HAWTHORNS, 7448, 1952, from a metre gauge 2-8-2 built for East African Railways & Harbours, their Class 26 No 2611. It became part of East African Railways in 1969 and Kenya Railways in January 1978, still as 2611, and was subsequently withdrawn. Cast brass, 9¾"x5", the front repainted. There are three areas of damage probably caused by shrapnel; one affects the last digit of the Vulcan works number. £250-400

Lot 349 A set of emblems depicting the tunnel in cross section, as fitted to Class 37/6 locomotives for Euro Tunnel working. Cast aluminium, diameters, 28", 16½", 8¼", in ex loco condition. £900-1200

Lot 350 An Ivatt whistle, as fitted to an unidentified Standard Class 4 locomotive. Height 17", diameter 2½". £150-300

Lot 351 A nameplate THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES, SPAIN, 1936 - 1939, with badge, from Class 90 90015. New to Willesden in November 1988; its BBC NORTH WEST plates were exchanged for this name which was unveiled at Stoke on Trent station in February 1998 in memory of the anti-fascist foreign volunteers who fought on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War. While in service with Greater Anglia these plates were removed and the loco now carries COLCHESTER CASTLE plates. Cast aluminium, length 80¾", the badge 15¾" square, both in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 352 An original painting, Exmouth Junction Shed, 35003, Royal Mail, ready to leave for Exeter Central to take over the up Atlantic Coast Express, 30798 stands beside the Merchant Navy, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, 14"x18", within a 2" frame. £500-800

Lot 353 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1945 DERBY, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2694 which became BR 42694. Allocated new to Polmadie on 27 September 1945, it spent nearly ten years there before moving to St Rollox, then Dawsholm where it spent seven years before moving towards the end to Greenock Ladyburn and Carstairs from where it was withdrawn on 9 December 1966 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Carmyle. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 354 A BR(M) totem sign, NUNEATON, (f/f), from the Rugby to Stafford section of the West Coast Main Line. A small face chip above the first N and a little edge rusting. £300-500

Lot 355 A Caledonian Railway 13" dial long case clock from Ballachulish signal box, complete but requiring attention to the case, with weight, pendulum and key. Many notes are written inside the door including a reference to the storage of a whisky bottle and avoiding the pendulum when removing it. £400-600

Lot 356 A smokebox numberplate, 6139, from a GWR 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in November 1932. Allocated to Southall by January 1948, it moved in 1953 to Tyseley and later Oxford and Didcot before returning to Southall from where it was withdrawn on 27 November 1964 and despatched for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 3 January 1965. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 357 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 358 A signal box nameboard, BRAYTON, from the Maryport to Carlisle route. Cast letters on wood, 42½" long, in original condition. £400-500

Lot 359 A nameplate, LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 No 6166 built at Derby in 1930, named in late 1932 after the famous London Territorial Army Regiment, and rebuilt with taper boiler in January 1945, becoming BR 46166. Allocated new to Rugby on 7 October 1930, this much travelled engine's later sheds included Longsight, Holyhead, Crewe North, Carlisle Upperby and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in September 1964 and despatched for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon on 1 December 1964. The front repainted, 51½" long. £8000-12000

Lot 360 A Southern Railway target sign, CHILWORTH, from the Guildford to Dorking route. Enamel, some edge chipping and discolouration to the white and green enamel. £300-500

Lot 361 A shedplate 14B Kentish Town (1935 to April 1963), then Cricklewood diesel depot (September 1963 to March 1967). The ex MR shed at Kentish town was home to over 100 locos throughout the 1950s. However by late 1962 only 23 remained. Some of the 15 Class 08 shunters that worked from Cricklewood also carried this code. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 362 A Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Tyers permissive block instrument with cast brass plates FEATHERSTONE COLY and UP LOOP. £200-350

Lot 363 A Midland Railway Northern Counties Committee trespass notice. Cast iron, 19½"x11¾", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 364 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1074, 8, from a Cape Government Railway 3ft 6ins gauge 8th Class 4-8-0 No 360 built by Neilson Reid, Works No 6218, in 1902, becoming SAR 1074 in 1912. The 8 Class saw service on every system of the SAR and all were withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 365 An LNER double line block instrument with trafolite plate, WAVERLEY EAST FROM ST MARGARETS, from a box between Edinburgh Waverley and the engine shed at St Margarets. £250-400

Lot 366 A BR(S) totem sign, WOODSIDE, (f/f), from the Lewisham to Sanderstead route. Excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 367 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE & CO LIMITED, OWNERS, LEEDS. Hudswell Clarke attached these owners plates to locomotives that they hired out and possibly also to those sold on deferred terms to indicate they retained ownership until payment was completed. A scarce plate from the Ron Redman collection. Cast brass, 6½"x4¼", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 368 A Metropolitan Railway coat of arms transfer used between 1863 and 1906, mounted on a wooden panel, overall 22"x15¾". £100-200

Lot 369 A BR(E) totem sign, CRESSING, (h/f), from the Witham to Braintree branch. A little mottling to the face. £1500-2000

Lot 370 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, DUNMOW-BPS STORTFORD, from the Bishops Stortford to Witham branch which closed to passengers in 1952, the western section surviving for freight until 1969. £150-300

Lot 371 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1974, 15BR, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15B 4-8-2 built by the Montreal Locomotive Works, Works No 61427, in 1920. When new standard 2A boilers were subsequently fitted they were classified 15BR. Mainly worked on the Cape Midlands system but latterly moved to Cape Town and all were withdrawn by 1976. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 372 A BR(M) totem sign, WHITCHURCH, (f/f), from the Crewe to Shrewsbury route, once junction for the Cambrian line to Oswestry and Central Wales. Some blemishes to the face. £350-500

Lot 373 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM GREEN LANE GOODS RUNNING LOOP, from the Chester to Wrexham route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 374 A GWR silver plated drinks tray by Elkington, 10" diameter, sunburst design, the company's roundel device in the centre. £100-200

Lot 375 A smokebox numberplate, 6391, from a GWR 43XX Class 2-6-0 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3823, in November 1921. Allocated to Stafford Road by January 1948, its later sheds included Stourbridge, St Philips Marsh, Swindon and Reading from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 September 1962 and despatched for scrap to A. King at Norwich on 15 December 1963. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 376 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway rolling stock plate, RAILWAY SERVICE VEHICLE, FOR USE ON M&GN JOINT LINES ONLY, from a crane runner. Cast iron, 22"x4", repainted. £200-350

Lot 377 A smokebox numberplate, 73141, from a BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0, one of a batch of thirty built at Derby with Caprotti valve gear. Allocated new to Leicester MR on 6 December 1956, its later sheds were Derby, Rowsley and Patricroft from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 29 July 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 12 March 1968. The front repainted. £700-1000

Lot 378 A single line key token, OLD HILL JCT-HALESOWEN, (alloy), from the Dudley to Halesowen route. Regular passenger traffic ceased in 1927 with final closure coming in 1969. £150-300

Lot 379 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway P.W. Trolley tail lamp, complete with interior, the case stamped M&GNJR and brass plated HOLT P.W.D. M&GN TROLLEY, from the Melton Constable to Sheringham section. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 380 A BR(M) totem sign, TURVEY, (f/f), from the Bedford to Northampton route. The station closed in 1962. Minor blemishes in places. £1000-1500

Lot 381 A worksplate, BUILT 1952 BRIGHTON, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T No 80041 allocated new to Bletchley on 5 July 1952. In November 1959 it moved to the Southern Region, first at Ashford and later Tonbridge, Exmouth Junction and Templecombe from where it was withdrawn on 6 March 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 18 July 1966. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 382 A BR(M) totem sign, SILLOTH, (f/f), from the terminus of the branch from Carlisle that closed in 1964. A face chip repainted in the centre of the letter O. A rare example not seen in a railwayana auction previously. £1500-2000

Lot 383 An LSWR/SR armband, WATERLOO & CITY RAILWAY, OUTSIDE PORTER, CITY STATION, engraved brass 5½"x3½". £150-300

Lot 384 An LMS Scottish area trespass notice, in blue enamel, 22"x18", minor edge chips. £150-300

Lot 385 A carriage print, LUGGAGE IN ADVANCE, by Emett. A rare print by the renowned cartoonist. Two vertical creases. £400-500

Lot 386 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HONEYBOURNE WEST LOOP, the signal box was located on the Stratford on Avon to Cheltenham route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 387 An LMS lamp tablet, WEST KIRBY, from the terminus of the branch from Birkenhead. Enamel, 17½"x4½", restoration to face chips and some loss of colour to lettering. £100-200

Lot 388 A nameplate, FRESHFORD MANOR, from the GWR 7800 Manor Class 4-6-0 No 7813 built at Swindon in January 1939 and named after the 18th Century manor house five miles from Bath. Allocated to Oxley by January 1948, its later sheds included Newton Abbot, Laira, Tyseley, Reading and Didcot from where it was withdrawn on 7 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 16 June 1965. Ex loco condition. £6000-8000

Lot 389 A West Midland Railway director's pass, issued to William Lewis. The company was founded in 1860, an amalgamation of the Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton, Newport Abergavenny and Hereford and Worcester and Hereford companies, and was absorbed by the GWR in 1863. 1½" diameter. £200-350

Lot 390 A nameplate TINSLEY with its matching worksplate ANDREW BARCLAY, 2025, 1936, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST that went new to the Tinsley Park Colliery Co, Ltd, Kilmhurst Colliery, Yorkshire West Riding. Taken over by Manvers Main Colliery Co, Ltd, in 1945 and became NCB property in January 1947 with the running number 40. Overhauled at Elsecar Workshops in 1954. Transferred from Kilnhurst Colliery to Manvers Main Colliery in 1962 and scrapped there around July 1966. Cast brass, the nameplate 32" long, the front repainted, the worksplate 16¾"x11¾", in ex loco condition. (2) £700-1000

Lot 391 A single line key token, BANAVIE-ANNAT, (brass), from the West Highland extension from Fort William to Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 392 A tenderplate, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, SWINDON WORKS, 1943, JUNE 1914, 3500 GALLONS, from a standard Churchward tender, a type which was coupled with all Churchward's standard tender engines and also Dukes and, later, Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors. Engraved brass, 11¼"x8½", in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 393 A London Brighton and South Coast Railway Sykes butterfly banner repeater, brass case, the face marked W.R. SYKES, CLAPHAM, LONDON, LB&SCR, 1106. Fine original condition. £200-350

Lot 394 An LMS smokebox numberplate, 16690, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T built by Beardmore, Works No 355, in 1928. It was renumbered 7607 in 1934 and became BR 47607. Allocated to Gloucester LM in 1948, it moved in 1955 to Normanton and in 1958 to York from where it was withdrawn on 30 January 1961 and cut up at Crewe Works by 24 February 1961. The front repainted; the Crewe casting numbers on the back. £500-800

Lot 395 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, LONG MELFORD-CAVENDISH, (brass/steel), from the Cambridge to Haverhill and Sudbury route which closed in 1967. £250-400

Lot 396 A wagonplate, SOUTH WALES COAL COMP'Y, OWNERS, HEREFORD. Cast iron, 15"x7½", repainted. £150-300

Lot 397 A Mersey Railway free pass to W Jones of the Metropolitan District Railway. Brass, 1" diameter, with ring. £150-300

Lot 398 A shedplate 9D Buxton (1935 to September 1963), then Newton Heath (September 1963 to February 1968). The ex LNW shed at Buxton had 55 locos in the 1950s, before becoming 9L. The ex LYR shed at Newton Heath, formerly 26A, had 80 locos on its books. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 399 A BR(S) totem sign, EAST DULWICH, (f/f), from the Peckham Rye to Tulse Hill route. Edge chips restored and minor blemishes. £300-500

Lot 400 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1457, from a Collett 0-4-2T built at Swindon in August 1935, originally numbered 4857 but renumbered 1457 in December 1946 when the 48XX series were required for 2-8-0s converted to oil burning. Allocated to Croes Newydd by January 1948, it moved the following year to Birkenhead where it spent most of its BR days, moving late on to Kidderminster and Oswestry from where it was withdrawn on 16 February 1959 and sold for scrap to J.O. Williams at Barry on 15 September 1959. Cast brass, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 401 A release key, SHUNT TOWARDS CRIANLARICH UPPER, (brass), probably used at Ardlui (or Tyndrum Upper) to facilitate shunting movements. £150-300

Lot 402 An LNWR serving bowl, by Copeland and Sons, the side marked LONDON & N W RY CO, QUEENS HOTEL, BIRMINGHAM in maroon garter, with matching decoration. China, 8" diameter, some discoloration to the white china, otherwise excellent. £80-120

Lot 403 A Swiss Federal Railways locomotive headlamp, with brass plate, S.B.B. LOK 776. A fine example with brass and copper fittings, overall height 28", in excellent restored condition. No 709 was one of a batch of 109 four cylinder compound locos built by S.L.M. at Winterthur between 1902 and 1909. £300-500

Lot 404 A BR(M) totem sign, MARKET HARBOROUGH, (f/f), from the Kettering to Leicester section of the Midland main line. A couple of minor blemishes to the face. £1000-1200

Lot 405 A single line key token, GARVE-ACHNASHEEN, (brass), from the Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh route. £150-300

Lot 406 A shedplate 84B Oxley (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of around 60 locos in this period, including 17 Halls, 5 Granges, and a solitary Manor. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 407 A Snailbeach District Railway bridge weight notice. The 2' 4" gauge Shropshire line ran from Pontesbury on the branch to Minsterley. It passed into the Colonel Stephens empire in 1923, closing in 1947. A rare sign, the line having few bridges. Cast iron, 30"x16", the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 408 A BR(S) totem sign, OXTED, (f/f), from the South Croyden to Uckfield and East Grinstead route. A few minor blemishes. £300-500

Lot 409 A smokebox numberplate, 9747, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in February 1935. Allocated to Oxley by January 1948 and later Cardiff Cathays, Merthyr and Aberdare from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 January 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 1 June 1963. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 410 A silver plated presentation cruet set, TO M E ENDERBY, BY THE STAFF AT MARGATE WEST STATION, DEC 1st 1902. Overall height 8½". Margate West was the former London Chatham and Dover Railway station, renamed Margate in 1926. £100-200

Lot 411 An LNWR train describer, probably from Chester or possibly Crewe. Green cast case on wooden base, descriptions include GW Sheds, LNW Sheds, Engine Round Cutting, etc. £350-500

Lot 412 A worksplate HUNSLET ENGINE, 3196, 1945, from a standard gauge Austerity 0-6-0ST delivered new to the War Department at Longmoor in November 1944, numbered 5145, later 75145. Sent to France in May 1945 and returned to the United Kingdom via Dover in June 1947. Stored at Watnall Colliery, Nottinghamshire and sold to the NCB later in 1947. Overhauled at Moor Green Workshops, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and latterly worked at the nearby Moor Green Colliery with the number 33. Transferred to Ashington Colliery, Northumberland in May 1965 where it was renumbered 53. Fitted with a Giesl ejector during overhaul at Ashington workshops in February 1967 and latterly worked at Bates Colliery, Blyth. Sold to W. Willoughby of Ashington for scrap in December 1969. Cast iron, 11½"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £150-250

Lot 413 A nameplate, QUIDENHAM, from a LNER B17 Sandringham Class 4-6-0 No 2809 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23812, in December 1928 and named after a Carmelite Monastery in Norfolk. It was renumbered 1609 in 1946 and became BR 61609. Allocated to Stratford by January 1948 and later Ipswich, Yarmouth South Town, Norwich, Stratford again and finally back to Ipswich from where it was withdrawn on 23 June 1958 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, length 48½", the front repainted. £4000-5000

Lot 414 A BR(M) station sign, OVER THE BRIDGE FOR TRAINS TO LEICESTER AND NOTTINGHAM, (f/f), probably from Kettering or a station north thereof. Enamel, 24"x18", chipping to rim and lower right corner. £250-400

Lot 415 A Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway cast iron plate, WC&PR, probably indicating ownership of rolling stock. Cast iron, 19"x4¼", in original condition. £250-400

Lot 416 A wagonplate, MARPAL LTD (BLASTINE) HERODSFOOT, ST KEYNE CORNWALL, 83, WHEN EMPTY RETURN AT ONCE TO DOUBLEBOIS STATION GWR, from a gunpowder van owned by Marpals. Doublebois station was on the main line west of Liskeard. The plate is phosfor bronze, 10"x4", in original condition. £250-400

Lot 417 A smokebox numberplate, 4681, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1944. A long time Duffryrn Yard engine, it moved to the Southern Region in October 1959, at Nine Elms and then Feltham, before a final two months at Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn on 16 December 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 7 March 1964. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 418 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, VICTORIA, (f/f), from the London terminus. Enamel, 72"x12", a few minor rim chips. £350-500

Lot 419 A tenderplate, BRIB, 1290, 1955, coupled new with BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73108 built at Doncaster and allocated new to Eastfield on 30 December 1955 where it spent almost all its life working trains on the West Highland line. It moved in January 1966 to Carstairs from where it was withdrawn on the following 31 December and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Cast iron, 8"x6", in ex loco condition; the wording, BR Master Pattern, visible on the front of the plate. £150-300

Lot 420 A GWR signal box shelf plate, MARTOCK, from the Taunton to Yeovil route which closed in 1964. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 421 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9147, N.B. LOCO Co, 1912, from a North British Railway Class A 0-6-2T No 910 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 19831, in August 1912. It became LNER N15 Class No 9910 and was renumbered 9147 in 1946, becoming BR 69147. A long time St Margarets engine, it was withdrawn from there on 6 June 1958 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned and the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 422 A carriage print, CHARLES I AT THE TOP OF THE PHOENIX TOWER, CHESTER, by Winslade from the LMR Historical series of 1955. £80-120

Lot 423 A nameplate LEVIATHAN from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by Hawthorn Leslie, works number 3187 of 1916, that went new to the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London. Spent its entire life there until sold for scrap to John Cashmore Ltd, Great Bridge, Staffordshire in September 1961. Cast brass, length 41¼", the front repainted. £600-900

Lot 424 A road sign directing to HEMYOCK STATION, the terminus of the branch from Tiverton Junction which closed to passengers in 1963, freight traffic ceasing in 1975. Double sided cast iron, 26"x7", in original condition. £300-500

Lot 425 A bunker numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, E735, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway Stroudley Terrier 0-6-0T No 668 CLAPHAM built at Brighton as No 68 in 1874, one of two Terriers purchased by the London & South Western Railway from the LBSCR for working the Axminster & Lyme Regis Railway operated by the LSWR from its opening in 1903 until absorbed by them in 1907, becoming LSWR No 735 and later SR 735. The two Terriers were soon displaced from the A&LRR because their wheelbase was too long. No 735 was then employed on a number of minor duties, including Devon branch line working, finishing its days at Ashford where it was used as a Works pilot interspersed with periods on loan at Chislet Colliery. Withdrawn from Ashford in December 1936, it was cut up shortly afterwards. Brass oval, 13½"x7½", the front repainted. £1000-1500

Lot 426 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp case with name WHITEDALE in raised blue lettering on frosted glass. The station was on the Hull to Hornsea branch and closed in 1964. 24" tall in original condition. £200-350

Lot 427 A smokebox numberplate, 69686, from a LNER N7 Class 0-6-2T No 2646 built by Beardmore, Works No 309, in July 1927, renumbered 9686 in 1946, becoming BR 69686. A long time Stratford engine, it spent all its BR days there except for brief spells at Colchester and Parkeston. Withdrawn from Stratford on 10 September 1961, it was cut up at Stratford Works. Ex loco condition. £450-700

Lot 428 A North British Railway Bullpits Patent three aspect handlamp, the body stamped NBR, INVERESK, a station on the East Coast Main Line between Waverley and Drem. Complete with interior and repainted. £150-300

Lot 429 A smokebox numberplate, 3813, from a GWR 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in September 1939. It was one of the Class converted to oil burning and renumbered 4855 in July 1947 and re-converted in June 1949 when it regained its original number. Allocated to Laira by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Oxley with a final two years at Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 8 September 1965. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 430 A single line key token, FORSINARD-GEORGEMAS, (brass), from the Far North Line to Wick and Thurso £150-300

Lot 431 A shedplate 63C Forfar (1949 to November 1959, closure to steam July 1964). This former CR and LMS shed (29D), used this code until it became a sub shed of 63A Perth. During its coded period it was home to just 20 locos. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 432 A BR(M) notice, THE RINGING OF THIS BELL INDICATES THE APPROACH OF A TRAIN WHICH DOES NOT STOP AT THIS STATION, (f/f). Double sided, enamel, 36"x12", with hanging hooks. One side excellent, the other has a few minor chips. £300-500

Lot 433 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO Co, 23224, 1925, from the Southern Railway N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 778 SIR PELLEAS built in June 1925 and named after one of the four Knights to achieve the Holy Grail in Arthurian Legend. Allocated to Stewarts Lane by January 1948 and later Dover with a final six Years at Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 May 1959 and cut up at Eastleigh Works. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, cleaned but unpainted. £500-800

Lot 434 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BARNT GREEN S.L. JC-REDDITCH NORTH, (alloy), from the Barnt Green to Ashchurch route which closed south of Reddich in 1964. The face restored. £100-200

Lot 435 A BR(W) totem sign, LEDBURY, (h/f), from the Worcester to Hereford route. A couple of minor blemishes and edge rusting. £1200-1500

Lot 436 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, PORTERS, cast iron, length 17¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 437 A Midland Railway tray, by Royal Crown Derby, for toothbrush or other bathroom use. China, 7¼"x2½", excellent condition, with gilt decoration undamaged. £80-120

Lot 438 A BR(E) station direction sign, WANSTEAD PARK, (f/f), from the Kentish Town to Barking route. Enamel, 28"x13", rim and corner chips neatly restored. £500-800

Lot 439 A nameplate, HOGUE, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5683 built at Crewe and named when new on 16 January 1936 after the naval battle which took place off the French Coast in May 1692, becoming BR 45683. Allocated new to Crewe North, it spent most of its BR days at Millhouses before moving towards the end to Canklow and Darnall from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 26 March 1964. £6000-8000

Lot 440 A Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway firebuckets notice. Cast iron, 12¾"x8¾", in fine original condition. £150-300

Lot 441 A signal box nameboard, GRETNA GREEN, from the Glasgow and South Western main line north of Carlisle and just over the Scottish border. Cast letters on wood, 86", left end beading absent. £200-350

Lot 442 A BR(S) totem sign, WEYBRIDGE, (h/f). The station is on the West of England Main Line between Woking and Surbiton. A few blemishes to the face. £300-500

Lot 443 A shedplate 87C Danygraig (1949 to January 1960 for steam, March 1964 totally). This ex R&SBR shed was home to an exotic collection of pre-grouping tank engines throughout it BR days when its total allocation was never more than 30 locos. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 444 An LNWR block instrument with a trafolite plate, BUXTON No 1 STATION, complete with bell mounted below the case. £150-300

Lot 445 A wagonplate, GILDERSOME RAILWAY WAGON WORKS, REPAIRING DEPOT, ARDSLEY, 1881. Cast brass, 9¾"x4", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 446 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7303, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3835, in January 1922. Allocated to Gloucester by January 1948, its later sheds included St Philips Marsh, Weymouth and Taunton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 5 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on the following 14 October. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 447 A single line key token, LOGANS JCT-MAY PEN, (brass), a section of a Jamaican branch built to serve a U.S. military base during the second world war. £80-120

Lot 448 A GWR silver plated lobster pick by Elkington, length 7¼", the company's coat of arms in the centre. £80-120

Lot 449 A North Eastern Railway silver plated one pint tankard by Elkington, 4¾" tall, NER REFRESHMENT ROOMS, BRIDLINGTON, on the side. £100-200

Lot 450 A signal box nameboard, BLETCHLEY NO 1, from the southern end of the West Coast Main Line. Cast letters on wood, length 66", original condition though loss of beading to lower edge and ends and a little loss to the wooden board to the right. £200-350

Lot 451 An LNER 7½" dial brass drum clock with enamelled face, LNER, S.S. SHERINGHAM, the case stamped Earles, Hull, 1926. The ship was built in 1926 and worked on the Ipswich to Antwerp and Zeebrugge routes. She was transferred to the GWR Channel Island Service in 1940, taking part in the evacuation of Guernsey and Alderney. She returned to the LNER after the war and was scrapped in 1958. £350-500

Lot 452 An original painting, (GWR) Castle Class 4-6-0 Banbury Castle passing Radley, a 14XX stands in the bay with the Abingdon branch train, by Don Breckon, 1985. Oil on canvas, 30"x20", within a 1½" frame. £1000-1500

Lot 453 A Southern Railway doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x6", minor blemishes. £80-120

Lot 454 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped ENG WALSALL, complete with LNWR stamped interior. £150-300

Lot 455 A London and North Western Railway Marine captain's cap badge, 3"x2", gilt wire on coloured felt. £50-80

Lot 456 A GWR notice, NO WASTE OR SHAVINGS TO BE USED IN THESE CLOSETS, 1891. Cast iron, 18½"x9¾", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 457 A carriage board, AVIEMORE/INVERNESS, used on local services via Dava and Forres. Painted wood, length 28", in original condition. £80-120

Lot 458 A wagonplate, RETURN EMPTY TO SIX PIT JCT, LMS RLY, LLANSAMLET. The sidings were at the southern end of the Swansea Vale Railway. Cast iron, 13½"x6", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 459 A Southern Railway target sign, WOKING, from the West of England Main Line. Some chipping at the edges and fixings. £300-500

Lot 460 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 641, 1902, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T which went new to the Manchester Ship Canal Company for use on their extensive docks railway system. Numbered 23 and named BOSTON. Scrapped around 1962. Engraved brass, 12½"x8", the front cleaned, the back marked LOCO 23 (MSC). £250-400

Lot 461 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, ROSE STREET-CLACHNAHARRY, (brass), the first section of the Far North line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. £400-600

Lot 462 A BR(S) totem sign, LOWER SYDENHAM, (f/f), from the Lewisham to Shortlands Junction route. Several minor blemishes. £300-500

Lot 463 A Rhymney Railway Company wagon registration plate, 12 TONS, 1673, 1908. Cast iron, 8½"x6½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 464 A locomotive whistle from a Bulleid Pacific, complete with knuckle, operating lever spring and valve which is marked with the Brighton triangle. Original condition other than the valve painted green. £500-800

Lot 465 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, PENMAENMAWR, from the Chester to Holyhead main line. Cast aluminium, length 48", in original condition. £350-500

Lot 466 A worksplate, BALDWIN 72464, 1946, from a French Railways Class 141R 2-8-2, SNCF No 141R651, one of a class of 1340 locos built by American and Canadian companies. The last survivor made its final run in October 1975. Cast brass, 14½"x9½", the front cleaned but unpainted. The plate is accompanied by an official receipt. £250-400

Lot 467 A French Railways smokebox roundel, SNCF, probably carried by Class 141R 2-8-2 No 141R651. Cast metal, 13¾" diameter, in ex loco condition. The plate is accompanied by an official receipt. £150-300

Lot 468 An LNER (GER pattern) three aspect sliding knob handlamp, complete with GER interior, the top stamped LOWESTOFT. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 469 An LMS milk jug by Cauldon, the side marked GLENEAGLES HOTEL, china, 5¼" tall. £80-120

Lot 470 A single line key token, COPPLESTONE-MORCHARD RD, (alloy), from the Exeter to Barnstaple Junction and Ilfracombe route. £100-200

Lot 471 A 4½" gauge model coal wagon, W. WELFORD & SONS, COLLIERY AGENTS AYNHO, BANBURY & LONDON. A good quality model, length 18", with working handbrakes. £150-300

Lot 472 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6142, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in November 1932. A long time Old Oak Common engine, it spent a final month at Southall from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 14 October 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 473 A BR(W) totem sign, SOLIHULL, (f/f), from the Leamington Spa to Birmingham Snow Hill route. A couple of face chips and some mottling. £300-500

Lot 474 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 26595, 1948, from an (LNER) L1 Class 2-6-4T No 67756 new to Neasden on 22 December 1948 and later Hornsey, Kings Cross, Gorton and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 29 March 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 475 A BR(E) doorplate, GOODS ENQUIRIES, (flangeless). Enamel, 18"x6", minor edge chips and blemishes only. £150-300

Lot 476 A GWR cabside numberplate, 8740, from a 5700 Class 0-6-0PT built by Bagnall, Works No 2437, in May 1931. A long time Tondu engine, it was withdrawn from there on 6 February 1961 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 18 November 1961. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 477 A wagonplate, COOTE & WARREN, OWNERS & BUILDERS, PETERBORO. Cast iron, 10½"x7½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 478 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, BERRY BROW, from the Huddersfield to Penistone route. The station closed in 1966. Cast aluminium, length 48", original BR(NE) orange paint. £400-600

Lot 479 A GWR doorplate, SIGNAL LINEMAN'S HUT, cast iron, 20½"x5¼", repainted. £150-300

Lot 480 A North Staffordshire Railway porter's jacket, complete with buttons and NSR emblem on the lapels and label, J Hammond, Newcastle, Staffs NSR - J Collier Passenger Porter Rocester, in one of the pockets. £250-400

Lot 481 A Southern Railway destination plate from the Waterloo departure indicator, SURBITON. Enamel on wooden block. £100-200

Lot 482 An LMS Hotels silver plated cocktail shaker, 8½" tall, by Elkington. £100-200

Lot 483 A BR(NE) station sign, HALIFAX, BRADFORD, LEEDS, WAKEFIELD & NORMANTON. Enamel, 42"x12", small chips to the face. £300-500

Lot 484 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1324, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61324, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26225, in June 1948, and which carried its BR number from new. Allocated new to Kittybrewster on 1 June 1948, where it remained until moving in August 1961 to Dalry Road and then St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 12 October 1965 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 485 An LNER tail lamp, with brass plates LNER, C & W DEPT LINCOLN, 5, and NOT TO BE USED ON RUNNING TRAINS. Original red paintwork, the interior absent. £100-200

Lot 486 A BR(M) totem sign, SANDHILLS, (f/f), the first station out of Liverpool Exchange on the route to Southport. Some mottling and a small face chip restored above the first letter. £250-400

Lot 487 A station sign, TO TRAINS FOR RHYL & CHESTER, probably used at Abergele. Cast letters on wood, 23½"x15", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 488 A single line key token, HALWILL-ASHBURY, (chromed steel), from the Okehampton to Bude and Padstow route which closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 489 A shedplate 88G Llantrisant (January 1961 to October 1964). This ex GWR shed, formerly 86D, was home to just 14 locos during its final year. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 490 A Southern Railway target sign, NORBURY, from the Clapham Junction to East Croydon section of the Brighton main line. Edge chips and chip to the top right fixing. £250-400

Lot 491 A depot plaque, YORKSHIRE ROSE, for Tinsley, ex 47 298. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 492 A McKenzie & Holland signal finial, cast iron with spike, height 21½", in original condition, the manufacturer's initials on two sides. £100-200

Lot 493 A shedplate 1C Watford (1935 to March 1965). This ex LNWR shed had an allocation of 30 locos in the 1950s. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 494 A GWR Spagnoletti double line block instrument, with a pair of engraved brass plates FROM and TO CURRY RIVEL JUNCTION BOX, used at Athelney box east of Cogload Junction. Curry Rivel was the junction for the branch to Martock and Yeovil. £250-400

Lot 495 A set of GWR pewter tankards by Gaskell and Chambers of Birmingham, the sides marked GWR H&RRD, Quart, Pint and Half Pint and weights and measure stamp, each matching with brass band to the rim. (3) £150-300

Lot 496 An LNER seat back plate, PALMERS GREEN, the station at the southern end of the Hertford Loop. Cast iron, 40" long, in original condition. £300-500

Lot 497 A Tyers semaphore home signal repeater in wooden case, a brass plate 29.30 below, in original condition. £100-200

Lot 498 A worksplate, BUILT 1962 SWINDON, from a Class 52 Western in the number series D1001-D1014. Cast aluminium, 10½"x6", the front cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 499 A cash bag, LNER, NEWPORT (ESSEX) TO BPS STORTFORD, from the Liverpool Street to Cambridge main line. Leather with engraved brass plate. £80-120

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, SWANSCOMBE HALT, (f/f), from the Dartford to Gravesend section of the North Kent Coast route. A chip restored in the top panel. £300-500