Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 June 2019

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Lot 1 A Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Committee weighbridge notice, enamel, 24"x12", chipping to top left and right screw holes, wasting to top right hole, otherwise superb condition. £200-350

Lot 2 A GWR signal lever plate, 44 BACK'G FROM DOWN BRANCH (SELECTED), engraved brass, length 18¾". £150-300

Lot 3 A BR(Sc) quad royal poster, SCOTLAND FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS, by Terrance Cuneo, featuring the Forth Bridge with A4 Golden Plover crossing with an express. The poster has been laid down to conserve. £500-800

Lot 4 A BR(M) totem sign, BANK HALL, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Southport route. Edge chips and a few blemishes to the face. £350-500

Lot 5 A GWR signal box nameboard, CORWEN EAST BOX, from the Ruabon to Barmouth route, which closed in 1964. Cast iron, length 53", the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 6 A GWR signal lever frame backplate from Corwen East Box, three sections, covering levers 1-23. Wordings include LNWR Home, Detonators, Backing and other LNWR references relating to the route to Denbigh. 121"x4". £250-400

Lot 7 A Southern Railway target sign, AYLESFORD, from the Strood to Paddock Wood route. Edge chips, otherwise excellent condition with original backboard. A rare example, one sold thirty years ago. £400-600

Lot 8 A single line key token, LOCH AWE-DALMALLY, (brass), from the Callander and Oban route. Loch Awe station closed in 1965, the signal box closed and the crossing loop was removed in 1966. A small section has been milled out of the key to prevent misuse. We have never seen another key from this section. £300-500

Lot 9 A wagonplate, G. KYNOCH & CO LIMITED, GUNPOWDER MILLS, WORSBORO DALE, MS&L RY, 246, cast phosphor bronze, 11"x7", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 10 An LMS Tyers block instrument, the design widely used in Scotland, overall height 19". £150-300

Lot 11 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, WAITING ROOM 3RD CLASS, cast iron, 19"x8", original condition. £150-300

Lot 12 A CLC hanging lamp, with a large brass plate, CHESHIRE LINES, SKELTON JC SHUNTERS CABIN 171, from the Stockport to Glazebrook route. The lamp is complete with brass burner, glass chimney and top heat deflector/shade. £150-300

Lot 13 A builders plate, ATKINSON PATENT, FRENCHWOOD, PRESTON, No 481, from a 6 ton steam waggon built in 1925. The original owner is not known, but the vehicle was later with Shanks & McEwan Ltd of Motherwell. Cast brass, 8¾"x6", the front repainted red, the back retaining some original paintwork from the waggon, mounted on a wooden board together with an illustration of the waggon. £300-400

Lot 14 A station direction sign, LMS STATION, KINGS NORTON, from the Midland main line south of Birmingham. Double sided enamel within aluminium frame, overall 20"x11", excellent condition. £250-400

Lot 15 A worksplate, DUBS, 3535, 1897, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 No 712 built in June 1897, renumbered 350 in August 1898, retaining this number in SR days, becoming BR 30350. At Eastleigh by January 1948 it moved in 1953 to Guildford from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 24 March 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 16 A Tyers combined signal repeater and light indicator with red distant arm, the original face marked Tyers Patent, a brass plate below, UP DISTANT. £100-200

Lot 17 A Great Central and Midland Joint Railway trespass notice, cast iron, 20¾"x11¾, original condition. £300-500

Lot 18 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, TIVERTON-CADELEIGH, from the Exe Valley route which closed in 1963. The staff is complete with its circular steel hoop, an addition rarely seen. £300-500

Lot 19 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2268, INVERURIE, 1910, from a Great North of Scotland Railway Class V 4-4-0 No 31 built at Inverurie in June 1910, becoming LNER D40 Class 6831, renumbered 2268 in 1946, becoming BR 62268. Withdrawn in July 1956 and scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 20 A BR(S) signal box nameboard, BARNSTAPLE JUNCTION, from the Exeter to Ilfracombe and Torrington route. Enamel, 120"x12" (62" and 58" sections), a few minor face and edge chips. £250-400

Lot 21 A smokebox numberplate, 8441, from a (GWR) 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Bagnall, Works No 2951, and allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 8 April 1954. In December 1957 it moved to Cardiff Canton from where it was withdrawn on 5 December 1961 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 27 March 1962. The front repainted. £200-300

Lot 22 A Midland Railway pegging block instrument with brass plate, FROM WELLAND BRIDGE, a box at Spalding on the GN and GE Joint Line. Excellent restored condition. £150-300

Lot 23 A plate from the Waterloo departure indicator, PADSTOW, the terminus of the North Cornwall Line. Enamel, length 17", minor edge chipping. £200-300

Lot 24 A Linkenheimer 4" diameter whistle, complete with operating lever, mounted on a wooden stand, overall height 17½". £200-300

Lot 25 A wagonplate, LANCASTER RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON COMPANY LIMITED, LANCASTER, ENGLAND, removed from a Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway coach. Cast iron, 11"x5", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 26 A single line key token, BORTH-ABERYSTWYTH, (alloy), the final section of the Cambrian Coast route. £100-200

Lot 27 A BR(W) lamp tablet, TALGARTH, (h/f), from the Mid Wales route. The station was situated south of Three Cocks Junction and closed in 1962. Enamel, 20"x6", a minor chip top left. £250-400

Lot 28 A worksplate NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 27839, 1959, from an 0-4-0 shunter D2744. New to Dunfermline in April 1959; withdrawn from Leith Central in July 1967 and cut up at Shettleston by Argosy Salvage in November 1967. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 29 A BR(E) signal box diagram, LOWESTOFT CENTRAL, showing routes to Gorleston and toward Coke Ovens Junction. Original frame, 62½"x23½". £150-300

Lot 30 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KEITH TOWN, (h/f), from the Keith to Elgin (via Dufftowm) route. Slight loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 31 A single line key token, ETTINGTON-KINETON, (alloy), from the western end of the Stratford-on-Avon and Midland Junction Railway which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £200-300

Lot 32 A GWR 12" dial drop case wall clock with chisel base, used at Witham station on the West of England Main Line and acquired by the late Hugh Ballentyne after the closure of the station. The clock is complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key, ivorine numberplate, GWR 537, and cast brass bezel. The glass has been replaced, otherwise the clock is in original condition. £500-800

Lot 33 A dog's collecting box with brass plate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY SERVANTS ORPHANAGE, PLEASE HELP. Alloy body with leather straps and padding, 8"x6", complete with key and BR(S) tie-on label. £200-300

Lot 34 A Great Central Railway coffee cup and saucer, each marked with the company coat of arms and Car No 1608 in a scroll below, an attractive blue and gold design by Copeland Spode, a hairline crack in the centre well of the saucer, invisible when covered by the cup. (2) £80-120

Lot 35 A signal box nameboard, VULCAN BANK, from the Warrington to Earlstown route. Cast letters on wood, length 66½", original condition. £250-400

Lot 36 A smokebox numberplate, 34011, from the Southern Railway West Country Class Bulleid Light Pacific No 21C111 TAVISTOCK built at Brighton in October 1945, becoming BR 34011, one of the Class which was never rebuilt and retained its streamlined casing to the end. Allocated to Exmouth Junction by January 1948, it soon moved to Plymouth Friary and later Nine Elms and Exmouth Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 11 April 1964. Ex loco condition, the Eastleigh triangle cast on the back, two weld repairs expertly undertaken. £1500-2000

Lot 37 A Caledonian Railway signal instrument plate, COUPAR-ANGUS, NORTH LOOP LINE, from the Perth to Forfar route which closed to passengers in 1967 and freight in 1982. Cast brass, engraved lettering, 5½"x2". £150-300

Lot 38 A GWR weighbridge notice referring to steamrollers, enamel, 10"x14", a chip to the top left corner neatly restored. £150-300

Lot 39 A worksplate, L.M.S, BUILT 1875, DERBY. Locos built by the Midland Railway at Derby in 1875 included 6 Class 0-4-4T Nos 1226-35 the last of which survived until 1935. At this time most MR locos were built by outside contractors. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 40 A BR(E) totem sign, FELIXSTOWE TOWN, (h/f), a terminus station on the branch from Ipswich. Some face chipping restored. £400-600

Lot 41 A nameplate, FRANK BIBBY, from a GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 No 3416 built at Swindon in February 1903, named simply BIBBY when built but altered two months later to FRANK BIBBY, after the GWR Director 1897-1923, and renumbered 3364 under the GWR 1912 renumbering scheme. It was withdrawn from Westbury on 21 June 1949 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 8 October 1949. £4500-6000

Lot 42 A CLC small sliding knob handlamp, with brass plate, CHESHIRE LINES, AINTREE P.WAY, 20. The lamp is complete and in original condition, the vessel plated with the same wording as the lamp. The door catch and top hinge require repair. £200-350

Lot 43 A wagonplate, DARLINGTON WAGON & ENGINEERING COY LTD, BUILDERS, cast iron, 7" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 44 A signal box nameboard, SEVERN BRIDGE, from the Berkeley Road to Lydney route the central section of which closed in 1960, after damage to the bridge. Cast letters on wood, length 109½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 45 A worksplate ALSTOM EWS 67-042 2000 from Class 67 67002. New to Toton in 2000; currently operating in Arriva Trains unbranded livery. A pair of cast aluminium plates, each 7"x3", mounted on a steel backplate, overall 16¾"x3½", ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 46 A nameplate MARS together with its matching worksplate HUDSWELL, CLARKE, 968, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T new to John Summers & Sons Ltd, Shotton Steelworks, Flint. Spent its whole life at Shotton until scrapped around 1960. (2) £600-900

Lot 47 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3652, 24, from a 3ft 6ins gauge SAR Class 24 2-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26364, in 1949 for light branch line duties. Most were withdrawn during the 1980s. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 48 A Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway trespass notice, cast iron, 37¾"x18½", in original condition, and complete with all four corners. £100-200

Lot 49 A GWR signal box shelf plate, SOUTH MOLTON, from the Taunton to Barnstaple route which closed in 1966. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 50 A large signal box block bell, the case with base 24¾"x18", height 10", with 15" diameter brass bell and striker, overall height 23". £150-300

Lot 51 An O gauge finescale, kitbuilt, 12 volt electric locomotive and tender, LNER 4-6-2 A3 WINDSOR LAD No 2500. Beautifully built and painted, pick-ups to right side wheels, very detailed throughout with superb backhead, cab details, oilers, brake gear, etc. A superb model in all respects, possibly painted by Larry Goddard, builder unknown, boxed. £400-600

Lot 52 A fingerboard, ALL STATIONS TO LAPWORTH, EXCEPT WIDNEY MANOR, used on stopping trains from Moor Street or Snow Hill. Painted wood, length 49", original condition. £150-300

Lot 53 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, the top stamped GER RYBURGH, a station on the Wymondham to Fakenham route which closed in 1964. The body is stamped AA inside the door, LNER-E vessel, the lamp repainted. £150-300

Lot 54 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DAVA - GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY, (brass), from the Aviemore to Forres route which closed in 1965, the original route to Inverness via Dava Summit, 1052 feet above sea level. £200-350

Lot 55 A shedplate 89C Machynlleth (1948 to September 1963). This ex Cambrian Railways shed was home to 50 locos in the 1950s. Recoded 6F in 1963, it closed in December 1966. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 56 A BR(S) totem sign, ADISHAM, (f/f), from the Canterbury East to Dover route. Some face chipping restored. £250-400

Lot 57 A smokebox numberplate, 5614, from a GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in February 1925. It spent most of its BR days at Barry before moving in 1961 to Worcester and then Abercynon from where it was withdrawn on 29 August 1963 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 1 January 1964. The front repainted, a weld repair to the right side, the number 4679 painted on the back. £200-300

Lot 58 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CLONMEL JUNCTION-FETHARD, from the Waterford, Limerick and Western route from Waterford to Thurles. £200-350

Lot 59 A signal box nameboard, CROMER YARD BOX, from the Midland and Great Northern Joint Melton Constable to Cromer route. Cast letters on wood, length 73½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 60 A worksplate, CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVE CO, KINGSTON, ONT, 2209, 1945, from a Pakistan Railways CWD Class 2-8-2 No 5114. Cast iron, 11¼"x5¼", repainted. £150-300

Lot 61 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM BLACK PARK & BRYNKINALT SIDINGS, a box near Chirk on the Shrewsbury to Chester route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 62 An LNWR meat dish, LONDON & N.W. RY CO REFRESHMENT ROOMS, RUGBY, china, 18½"x14". £50-80

Lot 63 An owners plate, THE EDDISON STEAM ROLLING CO LTD DORCHESTER, as carried by one of the company's rollers. Cast brass, 16½"x6¼", original condition. £100-200

Lot 64 A signal box nameboard, NEW ENGLAND EAST CABIN A, from the yard and loco shed complex at Peterborough. Cast letters on wood, the name 66"x16½", the letter "A" 29"x22", the front repainted. The letter "A" is secured by two brackets easily unscrewed for transportation. £200-350

Lot 65 An LNWR three aspect handlamp with steel plate, LMS CHC DEPT WILLESDEN, the body and top both stamped L&NWR, the burner BR(M) WOL. The lamp has been repainted. £150-300

Lot 66 A nameplate, GREAT CENTRAL, from the Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60156 built at Doncaster, Works No 2050, in October 1949 and named in July 1962, one of five A1s named after LNER constituent companies. Allocated new to Kings Cross on 19 October 1949 and later Grantham, Doncaster and York from where it was withdrawn on 10 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Clayton Davie at Gateshead. The nameplate incorporates the GCR hand painted coat of arms in untouched ex loco condition. Cast brass, 49½"x21". £30000-40000

Lot 67 A London and North Western Railway notice, PUBLIC TELEPHONE CALL BOX, UNDER L&NWR CONTROL, enamel, 36"x12", edge chipping in places. £150-300

Lot 68 A Southern Railway or constituent locomotive whistle, 3¾" diameter, with large knob on top, overall height 16", ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 69 A GWR cabside numberplate, 1991, from a 850 Class 0-6-0 tank loco built at Wolverhampton, Works No 533, in 1891, as a saddle tank and rebuilt as a pannier tank in July 1927. It finished its days at Llanelly from where it was withdrawn on 26 January 1953 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 16 July 1955. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 70 A BR(E) station sign, THIS PLATFORM FOR CAMBRIDGE - OVER CROSSING FOR ELY, KINGS LYNN, MARCH AND NORWICH, probably from Waterbeach station. Enamel, 39"x30", three face chips and a little edge chipping. £250-400

Lot 71 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7303, 1949, from a Kenya-Uganda Railways 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratt No 102 which became East African Railways Class 59 No 5814. The Class have all been scrapped. Cast brass, 10½"x6¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 72 A Southern Railway signal box plunger, with brass ring, CRYSTAL PALACE EAST. £100-200

Lot 73 A signal box diagram, HOLLINWOOD GROUND FRAME, LYR, 1913, showing lines to Failsworth and Hollinwood on the Manchester Victoria to Oldham route. Original frame, overall 33"x18". £100-200

Lot 74 An LMS winged roundel from the front of a station that was rebuilt in the 1930s. Cast aluminium, 30½" diameter, overall length 60½". £400-600

Lot 75 A French cabside numberplate, S.N.C.F, 141.R.499, from a standard gauge Class 141.R 2-8-2 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Works No 72312, one of 260 of the Class built by Baldwin between July 1945 and May 1946. Cast brass, 22"x14½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 76 A BR(S) totem sign, BARNES, (h/f), from the Clapham Junction to Richmond route. Excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 77 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4125, from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in May 1938. A long time Birkenhead engine, its later sheds included Oxford, Leamington and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 19 June 1965 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 28 July 1965. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £300-400

Lot 78 A GWR safety valve bonnet from a pannier tank, top diameter 16½", the base 25½". £300-500

Lot 79 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DINGWALL-MUIR OF ORD, (alloy), from the Far North Line, the word "South" removed from the tablet after signalling at Dingwall was rationalised. £200-350

Lot 80 A Caledonian Railway trespass notice dated 1898, double sided within a wooden frame, one side exceptionally good with just two tiny chips restored, the other side still good but with a few small chips. Enamel, 18½"x24". £150-300

Lot 81 A smokebox numberplate, 44051, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4051 built at Derby in 1925, becoming BR 44051. A long time Cricklewood engine, it finished its days with brief stays at Kettering, Toton, Nottingham and Coalville from where it was withdrawn in December 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 82 A signal box nameboard, RHYL No 2, from the North Wales Coast route. Cast letters on wood, length 49½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 83 A nameplate, EDGEHILL, from a standard gauge 335hp 4wDH built by Thomas Hill (Rotherham) Ltd of Kilnhurst, their Steelman Royale type, Works No V321, in 1987 for the Ministry of Defence, MOD No 273. It went new to the Central Ammunition Depot at Kineton, Warwickshire on 17 December 1987 and was named after a local landmark. Following withdrawal it is believed to have gone to the Central Ordnance Depot, Bicester, Oxfordshire for disposal. Cast brass, 25"x5½", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 84 A BR(S) totem sign, MITCHAM JUNCTION, (f/f) from the Wimbledon to West Croydon route. Excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 85 A group of GWR signal lever plates, 5, DOWN LOOP, 7", 17, DOWN SIDING SAFETY, 6¼", 20, DOWN MAIN SAFETY FACING, 5½", 45, UP MAIN - GOODS RUNNING LOOP, 6¾". All engraved brass. (4) £150-300

Lot 86 A GWR intermediate token instrument, with cast iron body and base, steel cover, original condition. £150-300

Lot 87 A North Eastern Railway cash bag with brass plate, N.E.R, BRIDLINGTON STATION REFRESHMENT ROOMS, from the Hull to Scarborough route. £100-200

Lot 88 A shedplate, 71G Bath Green Park (1948 to February 1958) then Weymouth (February 1958 to September 1963). The ex S&D shed in Bath was home to over 50 locos including the famous S&D 2-8-0s. Transferred to the WR, becoming 82F, it exchanged codes with ex GWR Weymouth shed, whose 20 GWR locos now sported the SR code! In September 1963 the depot received SR locos and was recoded 70G. The back repainted and marked with the Eastleigh triangle. £250-400

Lot 89 A GWR double royal poster, HISTORIC, ROMANTIC, EXETER, showing the Guild Hall. Framed, glazed and ready to hang on your wall. £200-350

Lot 90 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 4851, DARLINGTON, 1934, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1468 built in March 1934. Renumbered 4851 in 1946, it became BR 64851. Allocated to Darlington by January 1948 and later Gateshead, Tyne Dock and Sunderland from where it was withdrawn on 3 December 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 91 A bridgeplate from the Great Central and North Staffordshire Joint Line, L.N.E. & L.M.S, 1. The route ran from Macclesfield to Marple and closed in 1970. Cast iron, 17¾"x11½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 92 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2890, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in April 1938. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948, its later sheds included Chester, Southall, Banbury, Swindon and Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 21 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 2 June 1965. Cast iron, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 93 A single line key token, LLANBRYNMAIR-CEMMES ROAD, (cast steel/engraved brass), from the Moat Lane to Machynlleth section of the Cambrian Main Line. £150-300

Lot 94 A GWR nameboard, SOUTH FRADDON GROUND FRAME, from the St Dennis Junction to Meledor Mill china clay branch in Cornwall. Cast iron, 19"x5", repainted. £100-200

Lot 95 A nameplate, INVINCIBLE, from a LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5715 built at Crewe and named when new on 3 July 1936 after the Royal Navy battlecruiser built in 1907, becoming BR 45715. It spent most of its career at Carlisle Kingmoor with a final few months at Bank Hall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 29 December 1962 and cut up at Cowlairs Works. £6000-8000

Lot 96 A GNR pegging block instrument, with a trafolite plate, FIRSBY STATION, from the Boston to Grimsby route which closed in 1970. £100-200

Lot 97 A BR(S) quad royal poster, TO PARIS BY THE NIGHT FERRY, by Walter Thomas, depicting the SS Twickenham ferry carrying Wagon Lit sleeping cars. Framed and glazed and ready to hang. £200-350

Lot 98 A single line key token, LLANDRINDOD WELLS-CRAVEN ARMS, (brass), from the Shrewsbury to Swansea Central Wales route. £100-200

Lot 99 A wagon registration plate, Hull And Barnsley Railway, 77, 1892, 10 TONS, cast iron, 10¼"x8", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 100 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9152, COWLAIRS, 1912, from a North British Railway Class F 0-6-0T No 152 built at Cowlairs in July 1912. It became LNER J88 Class No 9152 and was renumbered 8347 in 1946, becoming BR 68347. A long time Eastfield engine from where it was withdrawn on 25 August 1958 and subsequently scrapped. Cast iron, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 101 A Tyers No 1 single line tablet, FAIRMUIR JUN-AUCHTERHOUSE, (brass), a section on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. £250-400

Lot 102 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4663, 1935, from a LMS class 5 4-6-0 No 5120 which became BR 45120. Allocated new to Crewe North on 24 June 1935 and later Edge Hill, Inverness, Motherwell, Aintree and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 July 1967 and despatched for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw on 12 October 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 103 A BR(S) totem sign, FOLKESTONE EAST, (f/f). The station was situated on the Dover side of Folkestone Central and was formerly called Folkestone Junction. It was renamed in 1962 and closed in 1965. A few minor blemishes to the face. £250-400

Lot 104 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM UPTON SCUDAMORE BOX, from the Westbury to Salisbury route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 105 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO CO, 1962, from the cab of Class 22 D6347 (works number 27290). New to Bristol Bath Road in June 1962; withdrawn from Old Oak Common in March 1968 and cut up by J. Cashmore in November 1968. Cast aluminium, 10"x4", ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 106 A smokebox numberplate, 92039, from a BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to New England in December 1954. Its later sheds were Immingham, Doncaster, Colwick and Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 October 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh but actually cut up by Arnott Young at Parkgate in February 1966. Repainted. £350-500

Lot 107 A carriage print, HARROGATE, YORKSHIRE, by Cyril H. Barraud, a rather special item from the artist's studio sale. The etching was produced in 1936 for the LNER original series but was never used, remaining in the artist's estate. £400-500

Lot 108 An LNER lamp tablet, HEATON, (f/f), the station just to the north of Newcastle Central. Enamel, 16"x5", minor rusting to the rim. £150-300

Lot 109 A worksplate, CONSTRUCTED ASHFORD WORKS, SE&CR. Most locomotive classes built by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway at Ashford carried this style of plate. Cast brass, 11¼"x6", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £200-350

Lot 110 An LNWR and Furness Railways gate notice, (LNWR pattern), Euston Station 1883. Cast iron, 18¼" square, original condition. £150-300

Lot 111 A shedplate, 81E Didcot (1950 to April 1965). This ex GWR shed played host to 11 Halls and 3 Manors in its final year having once been home to around 50 locos in the 1950s. The front repainted, the back marked 5744. £100-200

Lot 112 A North British Railway three aspect Bullpitts Patent handlamp, the body stamped, NBR, DALKEITH, the terminus of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway. Restored, original vessel, though the burner absent. £100-200

Lot 113 A smokebox numberplate, 30698, from a London & South Western Railway 700 Class 0-6-0 No 698 built by Dubs & Co, Works No 3521, in April 1897. It retained this number in SR days and became BR 30698. Allocated to Feltham by January 1948 and later Nine Elms and Guildford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 19 May 1962 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 30 June 1962. The front repainted. £400-600

Lot 114 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KEITH JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Aberdeen to Elgin (and Inverness) route. Slight loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 115 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7211, from a 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon in November 1934 from an earlier 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 5286 built in September 1930. Allocated to Swansea East Dock by January 1948 and later Landore, Llanelly, Ebbw Junction and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 6 May 1964 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Morriston on 22 June 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 116 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, No 1519, 1921, from a GNR/LNER N2 Class 0-6-2 No 4607 built in April 1921, renumbered 9491 in 1946, becoming BR 69491. A long time Kings Cross engine, it was withdrawn from there on 26 January 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 12"x7½", lightly polished, the back stamped 4607. £400-600

Lot 117 A Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway (LNWR) staff and ticket box with large cast brass plate, GREENORE-CARLINGFORD, on top. The railway, on the east coast of Ireland, was owned by the London and North Western Railway before passing to the LMS. It closed in 1951. £250-400

Lot 118 A seat back, MIDDLEWOOD FOR HIGH LANE, from Middlewood Lower on the Stockport to Buxton route. This is the actual top bar of the seat. Cast letters on wood, length 88½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 119 A coach or van plate, L&SWR, 7442, NINE ELMS WORKS, cast iron, 13½"x7½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 120 A Southern Railway target sign, SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL, restoration to chipping at the edges and to the lower part of the suffix. £200-350

Lot 121 A nameplate, INVER, from a 3ft gauge Donegal Railway 4-6-0T No 6 built by Neilson, Works No 4575, in 1893 and named after a small town in County Donegal. It was taken into County Donegal Railways Joint Committee stock in 1906, their Class 2, and withdrawn in 1931. Cast brass, 13¾"x4½", the front repainted. £2000-3000

Lot 122 A BR(W) signal box nameboard, HEREFORD STATION. Embossed alloy, length 83", original condition. £150-300

Lot 123 A shedplate, 18A Toton (1935 to September 1963). This ex MR shed housed over 150 locos during the 1950s; itís most famous occupants being the 23 Beyer Garratt 2-6-6-2s. (LMS style). Repainted. £100-200

Lot 124 A GWR advertising sign, TO IRELAND, BY THE NEW FISHGUARD ROUTE, enamel, 50"x36", a number of face chips with small holes, the enamel generally good. £250-400

Lot 125 A tenderplate, LMS No 4482, 1932, from a 3500 gallon straight sided tender originally allocated to LMS Patriot Class 4-6-0 No 5510, which became BR 45510, although changes took place during the lifetime of a tender. Cast iron, 7¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £200-300

Lot 126 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DINNET, (f/f), from the Deeside line which closed in 1966. A few minor blemishes to the face. £400-600

Lot 127 A track circuit indicator, probably of SR origin, brass case, 4" diameter. £80-120

Lot 128 A saltglaze jar, the side marked, CALEDONIAN RAILWAY, CENTRAL STATION HOTEL GLASGOW, with the company coat of arms and an image of a turtle above. Height 7", with ceramic lid with metal twist closure. £100-200

Lot 129 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 7769, 1956, BUILT UNDER SUB-CONTRACT BY N.B.L. GLASGOW, from a South African Railways 3ft 6ins gauge GMAM Class 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt No 4103 built under sub-contract by the North British Locomotive Co, who allocated their own Works No 27695. The class were built for main line service, as indicated by the second M on the plate, and were the last class of Garratt in regular use on the SAR until withdrawal in 1984. Cast brass, 13¾"x6¾", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 130 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, GOREY-ARKLOW, from the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford route. £250-350

Lot 131 A BR(M) totem sign, BLETCHLEY, (h/f), from the southern end of the West Coast Main Line. Chipping restored, mottling and loss of shine. £300-500

Lot 132 An LNER locomotive whistle, group standard type from B1 class 61283. Cast brass, height 14" lightly polished. £150-300

Lot 133 A nameplate, KING GEORGE, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4023 built at Swindon in June 1909, one of a group of Stars named after Kings of England in reverse order. When the 6000 King Class was introduced in 1927, the King names were removed from the Stars which were renamed after various monarchs, No 4023 becoming (THE) DANISH MONARCH but losing its nameplates in November 1940. It was withdrawn from Landore on 12 July 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 4 October 1952. The nameplate is attractively restored and displays the early style of mounting used by the GWR, with keyways to the holes and fixings between the letters. The top beading is pin marked 'R', indicating right-hand side. £8000-10000

Lot 134 A coach builders plate, CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS CO, MAKERS, 1910, OSWESTRY, cast iron, 11"x7", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 135 A smokebox numberplate, 32408, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway E6 Class 0-6-2T No 408 built at Brighton in December 1904 and named BINDERTON after a hamlet near Chichester, although it lost its name in February 1911. It became SR 2408 and BR 32408. A long time Bricklayers Arms engine, it moved at the very end to Feltham and then Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 22 December 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 9 February 1963. Ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 136 A wagonplate, SPECIAL TRAFFIC, TO WORK ONLY BETWEEN MANVERS MAIN COLLIERY WATH-ON-DEARNE, LNER AND SOUTHALL GWR, used for wagons on regular runs supplying Southall Gas Works, via the GC route. Cast iron, 13"x6", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 137 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1884, ST ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 294 Class 0-6-0 No 354 built in January 1884, becoming LMS 17251 and BR 57251. A long time St Rollox engine, it was withdrawn from there in October 1962 and cut up at Inverurie Works. Cast brass 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 138 A carriage print, HITCHIN, HERTFORDSHIRE, by John C. Moody R.E, R.I, from the LNER pre-war series of 1937-1939. Corner damage repaired top right and a small border stain, though a rare print. £200-300

Lot 139 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, WILKINSTOWN-NAVAN JCTN, from the Midland Great Western Railway Kingscourt to Clonsilla route. £200-300

Lot 140 A signal box nameboard, WOLFERTON, from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. Cast letters on wood, length 65¾", original condition. £200-300

Lot 141 A shedplate, 70F Fratton (April 1955 to November 1959), then Bournemouth (September 1963 to July 1967).The ex LBSCR and LSWR joint shed housed just twenty locos while using this code. Ex LSWR shed Bournemouth was home to 40 locos including 7 Bullied Light Pacifics and 9 Merchant Navies. BR(S) Eastleigh triangle on the back, ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 142 A GWR & SR quad royal poster, SOUTH DEVON, by Frank Newbould, framed and glazed, ready to hang. £350-500

Lot 143 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1900. The company built locos in 1900 for the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina and in the UK two for the Wirral Railway. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 144 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CLONES-SMITHBORO, from the Portadown to Cavan route. £200-300

Lot 145 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5217, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in April 1924. Allocated by January 1948 to Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 24 May 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 18 September 1963. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 146 A BR(E) station sign, WISBECH EAST, (f/f), from the March to Kings Lynn route which closed in 1968. Enamel, double sided but the back is plain dark blue, 72"x24", some loss of shine though good colour. £200-300

Lot 147 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CAERNARVON-FELIN HELI, from the Bangor to Caernarvon route which closed in 1969. £200-300

Lot 148 A signal box nameboard, FOUR ASHES, from the Wolverhampton to Stafford main line. The station closed in 1959. Cast letters on wood, length 57½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 149 A worksplate, BRIGHTON WORKS, 1902, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway B4 Class 4-4-0 No 43 built at Brighton in June 1902 and named DUCHESS OF FIFE, although it had lost its name before the Grouping. It became SR 2043 and was rebuilt with a K-type boiler in 1923 and re-classified as Class B4X. Withdrawn from Eastbourne as BR 32043 in November 1951, it was cut up at Ashford Works. Engraved brass, 6½"x3¾", lightly polished. £500-800

Lot 150 An LNER double royal poster, LOST PROPERTY, ENQUIRE PROMPTLY, signed SAV.46. £80-120

Lot 151 A smokebox numberplate, 2841, from a GWR 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in October 1912. Allocated to Aberdare by January 1948, its later sheds included Shrewsbury, Oxley, Reading and Southall from where it was withdrawn on 16 December 1963 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 27 October 1964. Repainted. £200-300

Lot 152 A Scottish North Eastern Railway three aspect handlamp with brass makers plate, P&W McLENNAN, GLASGOW, with coat of arms, the body clearly stamped S.N.E.RY, repainted and complete with the original vessel. The company existed from 1856 until it became part of the Caledonian Railway in 1866. £250-400

Lot 153 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BENTLEY HEATH CROSSING DOWN LOOP LINE, from the Knowle to Dorridge section of the Leamington to Birmingham route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 154 A carriage print, NORTH DOWNS, SURREY, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series of 1936. £200-300

Lot 155 A Railway Signal Company key token, BROOM NORTH-ALCESTER STN, (brass/steel), from the Ashchurch to Redditch route which closed in 1963. £200-300

Lot 156 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 63390, DARLINGTON 1918, from a North Eastern Railway Class T2/LNER Q6 Class, 0-8-0 No 2233, built in August 1918, renumbered 3390 in 1946, becoming BR 63390. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 157 An SR double line block instrument with a trafolite plate, SIDMOUTH JUNCTION, from the West of England main line. £150-300

Lot 158 A BR(S) totem sign, PORTSLADE & WEST HOVE, (f/f), from the Brighton to Portsmouth route. An edge chip top left, otherwise excellent. £800-1000

Lot 159 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, BALLINHASSIG-CROSSBARRY, from the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. £150-300

Lot 160 An LNER seat back plate, WEST FERRY, from the Dundee and Arbroath Joint Line. The station closed in 1967. Cast iron, length 32", a weld repair, the front repainted. £200-300

Lot 161 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5177, GORTON 1901, from a Great Central Railway Class 9J 0-6-0 No 177 which became LNER J11 Class 5177 and was renumbered 4354 in 1946, becoming BR 64354. Allocated to Annesley by January 1948, it moved in 1957 to Colwick and later Tuxford, Langwith Junction, Staveley GC and Retford GC from where it was withdrawn on 21 October 1962 and subsequently scrapped. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £400-500

Lot 162 A shedplate, 88D Merthyr (1949 to November 1964), then Rhymney (November 1964 to April 1965). The ex GWR shed at Merthyr had 55 locos in the 1950s. The ex RR shed at Rhymney had an allocation of 19 56xx 0-6-2T during its short time as a coded depot. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 163 A 3½" gauge live steam model, 'Dunalastair III' 4-4-0 locomotive and eight wheeled tender in Caledonian livery, lined white/black with many brass details. Entirely scratchbuilt by Mr William Phelps of Treherbert - using the found materials of steel, copper and brass. Oil fired watertube boiler with twin inside cylinders, substantial brass eccentrics and connecting rods driving cast brass wheels, detailed backhead and cab with operating doors and other refinements. The coal tender with working brakes, water tank and hand pump, separate, removable oil tank in its own fitted rear compartment, both have brass feed tubes atop tender. This is a superb model that is in need of some work if operation is required, loco burner is missing, fuel and water connections are partly missing, as is the smokebox door handle and lock wheel, lock shaft is there. The model comes with a fair amount of original paperwork, posters and photographs describing the build, exhibiting and exploits of Mr & Mrs Phelps. This loco was part of an extensive, fully equipped working model colliery, with pit-head gear with electric winding engine, associated buildings and other foundry shops, all working and electrically lit, constructed by Mr Phelps (who was employed by the Great Western Railway Company) over a fifteen to twenty year period. Other model locomotives were built to operate on this large model which was 17 ft. by 7ft.6", they were electrically operated also. The whole model colliery, with miners' village weighing in at about two tons, lit by 200 or so miniature lamps, was exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 and was a huge success, also the Treherbert Colliery model was exhibited on many future occasions, packed into a van drawn by steam road locomotive and attracting many thousands of people to its delights. Overall length 44". £3000-5000

Lot 164 A carriage board, PORTLAND, used on the steam railmotor which operated on the GWR and LSWR Joint branch from Weymouth which closed to passengers in 1952. Painted wood with shaded gilt/yellow lettering, length 48", with base fixings, in original condition. £500-800

Lot 165 A Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway bridgeplate, C.K.&P.R, 1, cast iron, 12"x7¾", original condition. £150-300

Lot 166 A nameplate, THE LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT, from the LMS Class 7P Patriot 4-6-0 No 5987 built at Crewe in 1932, renumbered 5503 in 1934, becoming BR 45503. Named on 8 July 1938 by Brigadier General B.C. Dent at a ceremony held at Leicester London Road station, it was renamed without ceremony on 3 November 1948 as The Royal Leicestershire Regiment, using the original regimental badges. Allocated to sheds as far afield as Willesden and Carlisle, it was finally withdrawn from Upperby in August 1961 and taken to Crewe Works where cutting up was completed by the end of September. 52½" long, the front repainted. The nameplate is displayed with a replica badge in cast brass. £8000-10000

Lot 167 An LNWR hydrant plate, referring to Parachute Tank, Great Western Shed. Cast iron, 24"x18", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 168 A (GWR) cabside numberplate, 8430, from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Bagnall, Works No 2940, in January 1953. Allocated new on 8 January 1953 to Reading where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn in the week ending 27 April 1963, it was taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 9 January 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 169 An armband, ASHBY & NUNEATON PILOTMAN, from the Midland and LNWR Joint Line. Embroidered felt with straps and buckles. £300-400

Lot 170 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7802, from the 7800 Manor Class 4-6-0 BRADLEY MANOR built at Swindon in January 1938 and named after the 13th Century National Trust property near Newton Abbot. It spent most of its working life at Machynlleth on Cambrian lines duties with brief spells at Tyseley 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 rescued in 1979 by the Erlestoke Manor Fund based at the Severn Valley Railway originally for spares but restored and returned to active service in 1993. £2000-2500

Lot 171 A BR(Sc) totem sign, MELROSE, (h/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Some loss of shine, though good colour. £500-800

Lot 172 A worksplate, BEYER GARRETT, 1930, from a LMS Beyer Garratt 2-6-0+0-6-2. Those built by Beyer Peacock, Works Nos 6648-77, in 1930 were Nos 4967-96 which were renumbered 7967-96 in 1938 and became BR 47967-96. Cast brass, 18"x8½", in ex loco condition. £1200-1500

Lot 173 A single line key token, FOUR CROSSES-POOL QUAY, (cast steel/metal plate), from the Oswestry to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. £150-300

Lot 174 A shedplate, 65A Eastfield (1948 to November 1966 for steam). This ex NBR shed housed a star studded allocation of 170 locos in the early 1950s. Of note were K1, K2, and K4 2-6-0s, along with D11 and D34 4-4-0s. By 1965, however the total number of steam locos was down to single figures. Many of Eastfields diesel locos also carried this style of code well in to the 1970s. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 175 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1277, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST supplied new to the Llanelly Steel Co at Llanelly, their No 4 and named LINDSAY. It was scrapped there after June 1968. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £400-450

Lot 176 A Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway bridge weight restriction notice, the base reading S&M RAILWAY COMPANY, SHREWSBURY. Cast iron, 33"x47", original condition. £400-600

Lot 177 A Great North of Scotland Railway 12" roundhead wall clock by Alex Gill of Aberdeen, an ivorine plate, 16692, to the right side, a chain driven fusee movement marked W&H Sch (Winterhalder and Hofmeier). Complete with pendulum and key. £350-500

Lot 178 A Festiniog Railway coach plate, F. R. Co, QUARRY WORKMEN'S CARRIAGE, No 15, cast iron, 11¾"x9", repainted. £150-300

Lot 179 An LMS lamp tablet, AVONMOUTH DOCK, from the GW & Midland Joint Line north west of Bristol. Enamel, 17½"x4½", a few minor edge chips. £150-300

Lot 180 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 1637, DARLINGTON 1933, from a LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2837, THORPE HALL, built in March 1933 and named, in all probability, after the former manor house at Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex. It was renumbered 1637 in 1946 and became BR 61637. Allocated to Cambridge by January 1948 and later Norwich with a final six years at Ipswich from where it was withdrawn on 24 September 1959 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 181 A nameplate MARY KINGSLEY from Super Voyager Class 221 22134. Named by Virgin Trains in 2001; plates removed 2007. Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862 to 1900) was an English ethnographer and explorer. Cast aluminium, 37¾"x17½", original condition. £500-700

Lot 182 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, CASTLEBAR-WESTPORT, from the Claremorris to Achill route. £200-300

Lot 183 A BR(S) totem sign, WINCHESTER CITY, (h/f), from the Basingstoke to Southampton main line. Some face chipping neatly restored. £350-500

Lot 184 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO CO - GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, 1959, from the cab of a Class 21 D61xx. Cast aluminium, 9½"x4", ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 185 A smokebox numberplate, 45527, from a LMS Class 7P Patriot Class 4-6-0 No 5944 SOUTHPORT built at Derby in 1933, renumbered 5527 in 1934, becoming BR 45527, and named in by March 1938 after the Lancashire seaside resort. A long time Edge Hill engine, it moved late on to Llandudno Junction, Holyhead, Willesden, Carlisle Upperby and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in December 1964 and cut up at West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co at Troon between February and April 1965. Ex loco condition. £1500-2000

Lot 186 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp, with brass plate, NOTTINGHAM HIGH LEVEL, 2, and a steel plate, BURNHAM MARKET, the body and top both stamped GNR. The lamp has been repainted. £150-300

Lot 187 A shedplate, 65D Dawsholm (1949 to October 1964). This ex CR shed had a 1950s allocation of 50 locos, as well as custodianship of the four pre group preserved engines, which it passed on to 65C Parkhead on closure. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 188 A Cambrian Railway carriage window decorated with the company's coat of arms, complete with original wooden window frame, overall 20½"x30". £200-350

Lot 189 A nameplate, SHOTOVER, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2580, built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 23118, in November 1924 and named after the racehorse which won the 1882 Derby and 2000 Guineas. It was rebuilt and re-classified to A3 Class in February 1928, renumbered 81 in 1946, becoming BR 60081. It was allocated new to Heaton, then went on loan to Haymarket, and its later sheds were Gateshead, Heaton again, Neville Hill, York, Gateshead again and finally back to Neville Hill where it spent its final thirteen years up to withdrawal on 1 October 1962. It was cut up at Doncaster Works. The loco achieved fame when, on 1 May 1928, it hauled the inaugural south-bound non-stop running of the Flying Scotsman departing from Edinburgh Waverley at 10 a.m. with Flying Scotsman itself hauling the north-bound train. Cast brass, 56½", the base clearly stamped 2580. £10000-12000

Lot 190 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HOLE-HALWILL, (brass), from the Halwill to Torrington route which closed in 1966. £250-400

Lot 191 A smokebox numberplate, 44983, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4983 built at Horwich in 1946, becoming BR 44983. A long time Holbeck engine, from where it was withdrawn in October 1967 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 192 A single line key token, ARDLUI-ARROCHAR, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-300

Lot 193 A shedplate, 15C Leicester Midland (1948 to September 1963), then Kettering (September 1963 to June 1965). The ex MR shed at Leicester housed between 60 and 80 locos during this period. Ex MR shed Kettering had just over 50 locos on its books during 1964. Ex loco condition. £150-200

Lot 194 A traction engine nameplate, MINERVA, 1888. Engraved brass, 15½"x8", the face lightly polished. £200-350

Lot 195 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH (CENTRAL), from the Derby to Manchester route through the Peak District. The station closed in 1967. Cast aluminium, length 99", two sections each 49½", original condition. £300-500

Lot 196 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, TEMPLETON-SAUNDERSFOOT, from the Whitland to Pembroke Dock branch. £200-350

Lot 197 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, LIVERPOOL EX No 2. The terminus station served routes north and east of the city. Cast letters on wood length 72½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 198 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1945, HORWICH. Locos built that year were LMS Class 5 4-6-0 Nos (4)4932-43 and Class 8F Nos (4)8382-99 and (4)8490-95. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 199 A GWR signal box shelf plate, DIDCOT WEST END MAIN LINE, from the Reading to Swindon route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 200 A single line key token, HELMSDALE-FORSINARD, (brass), from the Inverness to Thurso/Wick, Far North Line. £150-300

Lot 201 A BR(S) double royal poster, WOOLACOMBE & MORTEHOE, by Harry Riley, framed, glazed and ready to hang. (AD8142) £150-300

Lot 202 A Midland and Great Northern Railway weighbridge notice, referring to Engines or Vehicles over eight tons. Cast iron, 25½"x15½", original condition. £150-300

Lot 203 An original painting, 45662, KEMPENFELT, heading away from Gloucester Eastgate with the Northbound Devonian, early 1950s, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas, overall 28"x17¾", within 1¾" frame. £1000-1200

Lot 204 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8756, DARLINGTON, 1919, from a tender coupled new with a North Eastern Railway Class T2 0-8-0 No 2243 built at Darlington in May 1919. It became LNER Q6 Class, still No 2243, and was renumbered 3400 in 1956, becoming BR 63400. Exchanges of tenders did, however, occur quite frequently during the life of a tender. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 205 A carriage print, BRITANNIA TUBULAR BRIDGE, NORTH WALES, by Kenneth Steel, R.B.A, S.G.A, from the Railway Architecture Series of 1951. £80-120

Lot 206 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3646, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1939. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948, it moved the following year to Tyseley and in 1955 to Banbury, returning in 1961 to Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn on 8 June 1964 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 8 August 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 207 A North British Railway cash bag with brass plate, N.B.R, COCKBURNSPATH STN. The station was on the Berwick to Dunbar section of the East Coast Main Line and closed in 1951. £100-200

Lot 208 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE 3658, 1926. From a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Denaby Main Colliery Co, Ltd, near Doncaster, named SPROTBOROUGH. Later became Amalgamated Denaby Collieries Ltd. Taken over by the NCB in January 1947 and numbered 38. Overhauled at Elsecar workshops around 1961 and continued to work at Denaby colliery until scrapped in June 1966. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £150-250

Lot 209 A BR(W) totem sign, BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS, (h/f). A rare totem from the city's main station. Chipping restored on the letter "B" and top right of the upper panel. Excellent colour and shine. £3000-4000

Lot 210 A shedplate, 1D, Devons Road Bow (1949 to August 1958 for steam, total closure October 1964). This ex NLR shed had an allocation of 50 in 1950. It became the first diesel only depot on the system; a number of the new diesels also carried this code. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 211 A group of three LNWR signal lever description plates referring to HALLATON, a station on the GN&LNWR Joint Line, also STAMFORD and WANSFORD, the latter a station on the Market Harborough to Peterborough route. Each cast iron, 5½"x 3¾", the front repainted. The back also repainted on the last listed. (3) £250-400

Lot 212 A Great Southern & Western Railway of Ireland worksplate, G.S.& W.R, No 46, 1878, from a 5ft 3ins gauge Class 2 4-4-0. Withdrawn in 1935. Cast iron, 10"x6", the front repainted, a hairline crack top right. £250-400

Lot 213 A BR(M) doorplate, TICKETS & ENQUIRIES, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", the flange deeper than usual. £100-200

Lot 214 A Furness Railway platform seat, the famous design on which the decorative supports feature a squirrel and a bunch of grapes. The seat is compete and has never been dismantled, the wood and cast iron supports are all in excellent condition. Length 94". £700-1000

Lot 215 A smokebox numberplate, 90439, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 5012, in March 1944 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77496. Following loans to the SR, GWR and LNER, it was purchased by the LNER becoming their O7 Class 3118, later BR 63118 and 90439 in 1951. A long time New England engine, it finished its days at Frodingham from where it was withdrawn in November 1965 and sold for scrap to W. George, Station Steel, Wath. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 216 A fingerboard, CREWE, STAFFORD, WOLVERHAMPTON, BIRMINGHAM. Painted wood, length 60", original condition. £200-300

Lot 217 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 4486, NB LOCO Co, 1909, from a North British Railway Class B 0-6-0 No 199 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 18882, in September 1909. It became LNER J35 Class No 9199 and was renumbered 4486 in 1946, becoming BR 64486. A long time St Margarets engine, from where it was withdrawn in September 1958 and cut up by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw in February 1960. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 218 An LMS lamp tablet, KENYON JCT, from the Liverpool and Manchester main line. The station closed in 1961. Enamel, 17"x4", edge rusting and chipping but complete with its small bracket. Overall height with bracket 18½". £100-200

Lot 219 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, stamped LEIGHTON, P WAY and overstamped WATFORD ENGINEERS. The lamp is repainted and complete with its LMS interior. £100-200

Lot 220 A single line key token, RANNOCH-CORROUR, (brass), from the West Highland route to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350

Lot 221 A BR(M) totem sign, PENMAENMAWR, (f/f), from the Bangor to Conway section of the North Wales coast route. Some marking to the face and a little loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 222 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CWMDU-NORTH'S COLLIERIES, from the GWR branch near Maesteg. We have not seen a staff from this section before, it may well be a unique survivor! £300-500

Lot 223 A signal box nameboard, AXMINSTER GATES, the box just east of Axminster station towards Chard Junction. Enamel, 134"x15" (69" and 64" sections), LSWR or very early SR vintage. £300-500

Lot 224 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 65786, R. STEPHENSON & CO, 1906, from a North Eastern Railway Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0 No 888 which, contrary to the information on the plate, was actually built at Darlington in June 1906. It was renumbered 5786 in 1946 and became BR 65786. A long time Blyth engine, it was withdrawn from there in April 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. £250-400

Lot 225 A BR(W) double royal poster, BRISTOL, GATEWAY TO THE WEST, by Isabel Saul, framed, glazed and ready to hang. (PR12) £200-350

Lot 226 A wagonplate, SOUTH KIRKBY COLLIERY CO LTD OWNERS, cast iron, bevelled, with a large star cast in the back, 11"x8", repainted. £100-200

Lot 227 An original painting, LOOE STATION, by Don Breckon, GWR 5502 stands at the platform having arrived with a branch train from Liskeard. Oil on canvas, overall 26¾"x20", within a 1¼" frame. The painting is accompanied by Don Breckon's written description card which he has signed. £1500-1800

Lot 228 A smokebox numberplate, 45005, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5005 built at Crewe in 1935, becoming BR 45005. Allocated new to Crewe North in March 1935, its later sheds included Inverness, Carlisle Kingmoor and Edge Hill, where it spent its final fourteen years until withdrawal in the week ending 27 January 1968, and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 9 May 1968. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 229 A BR(M) station sign, CARLISLE, (f/f), double sided enamel with hanging hooks, 72"x16", minor face chips, the other side has a little more chipping and blemishes. £400-600

Lot 230 A BR(S) totem sign, EAST FARLEIGH, (f/f), from the Strood to Paddock Woods route. A small edge chip repainted top right, otherwise excellent. £350-500

Lot 231 A shedplate, 88H Tondu (January 1961 to March 1964) Formerly 86F, this ex GWR shed housed around 40 locos during the early 1960s. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 232 A BR(W) signal box diagram, ST GERMANS, 1971, showing the station and lines towards Saltash and Menheniot. Original frame, 45"x21½". £150-300

Lot 233 A shedplate, 83C Exeter (1949 to October 1963). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 35 locos during the 1950s, but in the final 18 months of its life, this was down to single figures. Ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 234 A London, Tilbury and Southend Railway platform seat, the company initials in monogram within the cast iron ends. Length 96", the wood in good order. £400-600

Lot 235 A worksplate, SENTINEL, SOREFAME, ANDORA, 1966, from a 5ft 6in gauge Portuguese Railways Class 1150 0-6-0DH No 1170. Thirty-six were built by Sorefame under licence from Sentinel. They were given progressive numbers 462-497 by Sorefame but not given works numbers by Sentinel. Cast brass, 13¾"x9¾", cleaned but unpainted. £200-350

Lot 236 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CROSSDONEY JCT-KILLESHANDRA. The branch, which left the Midland Great Western Railway south of Cavan, closed in 1947. £200-350

Lot 237 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5572, from a 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in February 1929. Allocated to Bristol Bath Road by January 1948 and later Cardiff Cathays, Radyr, St Blazey and Laira from where it was withdrawn on 3 April 1962 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 6 July 1962. Acquired by the Great Western Society in August 1971 and restored, it is currently awaiting heavy repairs at Didcot, having reached the end of its ten year boiler certificate. Cast iron, in ex loco condition £300-400

Lot 238 A GWR notice advertising the company's Country Lorry Service, enamel, 18"x12", minor edge chipping in places. £250-400

Lot 239 A gunpowder van plate, JOHN ASTBURY & SON, EXPLOSIVES AGENTS, NORTHOP HALL SIDING, G.C.R, VIA BUCKLEY JUNCTION. Northop Hall was on the Shotton to Buckley Junction route which closed in 1962. Cast phosphor bronze, 11"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 240 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles mounted on a wooden stand. £300-400

Lot 241 An LNER three aspect handlamp with bull's eye lens and brass plate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, SUTTON BRIDGE, M&GN. The lamp has been repainted. £150-300

Lot 242 A single line key token, BUTTINGTON CROSSING-WESTBURY, (alloy), from the Shrewsbury to Welshpool route. £100-200

Lot 243 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5698, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 692 built in July 1900, becoming SR 1692 and BR 31692. Allocated to Faversham by January 1948, it moved in July 1951 to Hither Green from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 April 1960 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 7 May 1960. Cast brass, 9"x6½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 244 A BR(W) totem sign, NEWTOWN, (h/f), from the Cambrian route west of Shrewsbury. Several face chips at the edge of the brown and mottling. £350-500

Lot 245 A shedplate, 71A Eastleigh (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed housed eleven King Arthurs and eight Lord Nelsons among its 1950 allocation of 140 locos. By the time it changed code to 70D in 1963, fifteen West Country pacifics were present in a total of 100 locos. Closure to steam came in July 1967. The Eastleigh triangle cast on the back, the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 246 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1943, GWR, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 built to Railway Executive order. Locos built at Swindon in 1943 were Nos 8400-26 which became BR 48400-26. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 247 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, BARNSTAPLE JC-BARNSTAPLE TOWN, (brass/steel), from the Barnstaple to Ilfracombe route which closed in 1970. £300-500

Lot 248 A nameplate, WESTMORLAND, from the LNER D49 Shire Class 4-4-0 No 2760 built at Darlington in June 1929, renumbered 2735 in 1946, becoming BR 62735. Allocated to Carlisle Canal by January 1948 and later Starbeck, York and Scarborough from where it was withdrawn on 25 August 1958 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, length 46½". £6000-7000

Lot 249 A signal lever frame backboard makers plate, MCKENZIE AND HOLLAND SIGNAL ENGINEERS WORCESTER, PATENTEES, hand-cut engraved brass, 18"x6". £300-500

Lot 250 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7253, from a 7200 Class 2-8-2T, the last of the Class rebuilt at Swindon in December 1939 from an earlier 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 4245 built in March 1916. A long time Ebbw Junction engine, it moved in 1963 to Llanelly and later Aberdare and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 2 June 1965. Cast iron, cleaned and the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 251 A tailboard from an inspection saloon, painted steel, 16¼" diameter with bracket. A photo shows the board carried by DM45026, with a class 47 attached. £100-200

Lot 252 A wagonplate, BURN & CO LD, WAGON BUILDERS, HOWARTH IRONWORKS, 1903, cast iron, 9¼"x6½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 253 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, RATHDRUM-GLENEALY, from the Bray to Arklow section of the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford route. £200-350

Lot 254 A signal box nameboard, ST BOSWELLS SOUTH, from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Cast letters on wood, length 90", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 255 A nameplate, COUNTY OF DENBIGH, from the GWR 1000 County Class 4-6-0 No 1012 built at Swindon in February 1946 and named the following July after the Welsh county. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948 and later Laira and Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 24 April 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 29 September 1964. 78"x19½", ex loco condition. £7000-9000

Lot 256 A single line key token, TULLOCH-SPEAN BRIDGE, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 257 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 19232, 1910, from a Natal Government Railways 4-8-2 which became South African Railways Class 3 No 1466 in 1912. When it was re-boilered it was re-classified as Class 3R. Latterly used mainly for shunting, the Class were finally withdrawn in 1974. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 258 An LNER doorplate, TO KINGS CROSS SIGNAL BOX, cast iron, 12"x6½", fine original condition. £300-500

Lot 259 A smokebox numberplate, 42955, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13255 built at Crewe in 1933, renumbered 2955 in 1934, becoming BR 42955. Allocated to Crewe South by January 1948 and later Crewe North, Rugby, Nuneaton, Gorton and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 April 1966 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 7 July 1966. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 260 A Southern Railway double royal poster announcing the introduction of the company's new Lord Nelson class locomotives. Framed, glazed and ready to hang. £200-350

Lot 261 A shedplate, 73C, Hither Green (1948 to October 1961 for steam). This ex SR shed was home to around 50 locos during the 1950s. It became home to Class 24 and 33 diesels, many carrying this type of code. The BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 262 A BR(W) totem sign, GOBOWEN, (f/f), from the Shrewsbury to Chester route. Edge rusting, otherwise excellent. £300-500

Lot 263 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6316, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1921. A long time Croes Newydd engine, it finished its days at Carmarthen and Llanelly from where it was withdrawn on 25 July 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 11 February 1963. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 264 A North British Railway platform lamp with name, CAMERON BRIDGE, a station between Thornton Junction and Leven which closed in 1965. The lamp is complete with vessel, burner and glass chimney, NBR brass plate and Murray makers plate and has been restored. £250-400

Lot 265 A small carriage board, SALTBURN/MIDDLESBOROUGH, used on local stopping services. Painted wood, length 32", original condition. £100-200

Lot 266 A ships bell, ROULERS, HARWICH, from a Great Eastern Railway steam ship built in 1894 by Earles of Hull and named SS VIENNA. She worked the Harwich to Hook of Holland route and later Antwerp services. In 1920 she was transferred to the Harwich to Zeebrugge route and renamed ROULERS after the Belgian town situated twenty miles south of Bruges. She passed to the LNER in 1923 and was scrapped in 1930. Cast brass, 9" diameter, with a substantial brass stand, probably original, mounted on a wooden base. Overall height 20:. £600-900

Lot 267 A BR(W) totem sign, WOLVERHAMPTON LOW LEVEL, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Shrewsbury route. The station closed in 1972. Chipping restored. £800-1200

Lot 268 A single line key token, PORTKNOCKIE-PORTESSIE, (brass), from the Great North of Scotland coastal route between Carnie Junction and Elgin which closed in 1968. A small section has been milled out of the key end to prevent misuse. £100-200

Lot 269 A carriage print, BERWICK-ON-TWEED, NORTHUMBERLAND, by John C. Moody, R.E, R.I, from the LNER pre-war series of 1937-1939. £200-300

Lot 270 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT TO RUGBY, engraved brass, 14"x2¾". £100-200

Lot 271 An LMS 12" dial wall clock by John Walker, South Molton St, London, the face marked 13964, as is the back of the box, the pendulum and the back of the face, fusee movement complete with pendulum, cast brass bezel. £300-500

Lot 272 A BR(M) totem sign, LONGTOWN, (f/f) from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Minor blemishes, otherwise excellent. £500-800

Lot 273 A wagonplate, THE NORTH CENTRAL WAGON COMPANY LIMITED, ROTHERHAM, OWNERS, 25816. Cast iron, 11"x10", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 274 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, DRIMOLEAGUE JCT-DUNMANWAY, from the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway. £200-300

Lot 275 A worksplate, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, MAKERS DUNDALK, 60B, 1900, from a 2500 gallon tender, one of fifty two B1 type tenders built at Dundalk Works between 1897 and 1909 with works numbers 53B-103B. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 276 An LNER signal box nameboard, DONCASTER NORTH, (f/f), from the East Coast Main Line. Enamel, 84"x10", face chips and edge chipping repainted. £300-500

Lot 277 A GWR silver plated bottle holder by Elkington, the top marked with the company coat of arms, overall height 10". £100-200

Lot 278 A small oil can with brass plate, LNER PARAFFIN ONLY, WELLS ON SEA. The station was the terminus of the branch from Fakenham which closed in 1964. Overall height 11", complete with chain, bung and handle, lightly cleaned. £80-120

Lot 279 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CLONAKILTY JCT-BALLINASCARTHY JCT, from the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway's Clonakilty branch. £200-300

Lot 280 An LNWR quad royal poster, LAKE LUCERNE, by Polytechnic Swiss Tours. Some restoration and laid down to conserve. £700-1000

Lot 281 A smokebox numberplate, 44037, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4037 built at Derby in 1925, becoming BR 44037. Allocated to Wellingborough by January 1948 and later Toton and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 15 August 1961 and cut up at Crewe Works by 25 August. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 282 A BR(Sc) totem sign, HELENSBURGH UPPER, (h/f), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. A crease repair at each side and loss of shine. £400-600

Lot 283 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4958, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in November 1943, WD No 77142. Loaned new to the LNER, allocated to Newport NER, and to the GWR in September 1944, allocated to Pontypool Road, returning to the WD the following January. Loaned again to the GWR in March 1947, allocated to St Philips Marsh and purchased by BR as No 90589. Its BR sheds included Newton Heath and Woodford Halse from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 25 April 1964 and cut up at Crewe Works by 22 May 1964. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 284 A Caledonian Railway semaphore block instrument for double line. A substantial instrument, overall height 27½", with gong on top. £500-700

Lot 285 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1881, DERBY. Locos built at Derby that year included 1532 Class 0-4-4T, several of which survived into BR days numbered in the 580XX series, and 1492 Class 2-4-0 all of which were withdrawn by the 1930s. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 286 An Isle of Man Railway teapot by Dunn Bennett of Burslem, complete with lid and metal spout, the side marked with the Legs of Man emblem. £100-200

Lot 287 A single line key token, BURTON DASSETT-KINETON, (alloy), from the western section of the Stratford-on-Avon and Midland Junction Railway which closed to passengers in 1952. £200-300

Lot 288 A GWR quad royal poster, SPEED TO THE WEST, by Charles Mayo, framed, glazed and ready to hang. £500-800

Lot 289 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, CHINLEY STATION SOUTH JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Derby to Manchester route. Enamel, 120"x9" in two equal sections. £300-500

Lot 290 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7301, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3833, in December 1921. Allocated to Worcester by January 1948 and later Kidderminster, Hereford and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn on 8 September 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the five days ending 23 November 1962. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 291 A Midland Railway signal indicator, MR OAKHAM JUNCTION DOWN PASS'R DISTANT ON/OFF, from the Leicester to Peterborough route. Cast iron, overall 10½"x9", repainted. £150-300

Lot 292 A BR(E) totem sign, DRONFIELD (h/f), from the Chesterfield Midland to Sheffield route. The station closed in 1967. £1500-1800

Lot 293 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC 2084, 1955. From a 2ft 0in gauge flameproofed battery locomotive new to the NCB at Tilmanstone Colliery, Eythorne, Kent. The frames, wheels and bodywork were constructed by E.E. Baguley Ltd, Burton-on-Trent who allocated their works number 3432 to the order. Scrapped at Tilmanstone on an unknown date. Cast brass, 10"x4½", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 294 A 6" dial brass cased ships drum clock, BR(E) 12782, from the Lowestoft Tug Mess Point, supplied by Smiths c1948. Cast brass bezel and original face. £400-500

Lot 295 A BR(E) quad royal poster, SERVICE BY NIGHT, by David Shepherd, a view of Kings Cross station. Framed, glazed and ready to hang. £300-500

Lot 296 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HEACHAM-HUNSTANTON, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. £250-400

Lot 297 An LNER horseshoe lamp tablet, FAKENHAM, from the Wymondham to Wells branch which closed in 1964. Enamel, 14½"x9¼", double sided, minor edge rusting one side, small face chips the other. £150-300

Lot 298 A headboard, ROYAL SCOT, as carried by the Euston to Glasgow Central express. Cast aluminium backplate with lion rampant crest, letters riveted. Ex loco condition, well used though the unique tartan design paintwork bright. A classic headboard, 59"x25", the back clearly marked IB, CAMDEN. £3000-5000

Lot 299 A nameplate, KING'S OWN, from the LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 built at Derby and named in September 1930 with the nameplates prefixed by THE, renamed in June 1931 with the correct title of the Lancashire based regiment, both namings without ceremony. Allocated new to Longsight on 8 September 1930, it soon moved to Holyhead and its later sheds included Crewe North, Longsight, Preston and Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 26 November 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works by 13 December 1963. Cast brass, length 34½", the front repainted. £8000-10000

Lot 300 A shedplate, 65F Grangemouth (1949 to October 1965 for steam). This ex CR shed was home to around 30 locos for most of its life. Its most notable resident was WD 2-10-0 90773 North British. It continued as a diesel depot for another 30 years! The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 301 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, CREWE SORTING SIDINGS MIDDLE, UP SIDE, (f/f), from one of the boxes controlling the large freight yard. Enamel, 120"x13", (58" and 62" sections. £200-350

Lot 302 A London and South Western Railway policeman's jacket, complete with the company's brass buttons and the blue and white striped band to the left sleeve. A rare survivor. £250-400

Lot 303 A Southern Railway whistle from a Maunsell N class locomotive, polished and mounted on a wooden stand. £300-500

Lot 304 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY-ST BLAZEY BRIDGE, (alloy body/brass key), the first section of the Par to Newquay branch. £100-200

Lot 305 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 4090, from a 3ft 6ins gauge SAR Class GMAM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7756, in 1956 for main line work. The last class of Garratt in service with the SAR, they were withdrawn from regular service from the mid-1980s. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £400-600

Lot 306 A Somerset and Dorset Railway handbell, bearing the initials S&DR, pre-dating the formation of the Joint Railway in 1875. £400-600

Lot 307 A shedplate, 84E Tyseley (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR depot had well over 100 locos on its books during the time it used this code. It was transferred to the LMR and became 2A, finally closing to steam in November 1966. £200-250

Lot 308 A GWR cash bag with brass plate, GWR ST ERTH, and brass padlock. The station is the junction for the St Ives branch. £100-200

Lot 309 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, 1745, 1916, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Workington Iron & Steel Co. Ltd, Derwent Works, Workington, Cumberland as No 50. Later transferred to the Moss Bay Iron & Steel Works, Workington where it continued to work until scrapped around 1960. Cast brass, 10¾"x6½", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 310 An East Coast Joint Stock hors d'oeuvres dish, with the initials in monogram. £80-120

Lot 311 A signal box nameboard, NEW ST No 5, from Birmingham. Cast letters on wood, length 57½", original condition. £300-500

Lot 312 A shedplate, 8K Bank Hall (September 1963 to October 1966). This ex LYR shed, formerly 27A, was home to 4 Jubilees in its allocation of around 20 locos during this period. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 313 A small GWR silver plated teapot by Elkington, the side marked with the roundel device. £60-100

Lot 314 A smokebox numberplate, 60862, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4833 built at Darlington in June 1939, renumbered 762 and then 862 in 1946, becoming BR 60862. Allocated to New England by January 1948, it moved in March 1950 to Kings Cross where it remained for fourteen years before returning briefly to New England from where it was withdrawn on 16 June 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Ex loco condition. £700-1000

Lot 315 A BR(W) totem sign, SWINDON, (h/f). Minor chips restored. £400-600

Lot 316 An LNER, GNSR pattern, three aspect handlamp, with brass plate, INVERAMSEY No 3, and makers plate, ROBB, MOORE & NEILL. The station was between Inverurie and Insch and closed in 1951. The lamp has been repainted. £400-500

Lot 317 A signal box nameboard, GLAZEBURY, from the Earlstown to Eccles section of the Liverpool and Manchester main line. Cast letters on wood, length 55½", some loss at edges within beading, original condition. £200-300

Lot 318 A ship builders plate from an LMS Steamer, T.S.S. DUKE OF LANCASTER, BUILT WM DENNY, DUMBARTON, 1928, SHIP No 1193, ENG No 941. She was built for and operated the Heysham to Belfast route until withdrawn from service in 1956 and replaced by a new ship of the same name. Engraved brass, 21½"x11", in original condition. £600-800

Lot 319 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, WEXFORD NTH-ENNISCORTHY, from the southern end of the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford route. £200-300

Lot 320 A BR(S) totem sign, ERITH, (h/f) from the Lewisham to Dartford (via Plumstead) route. Excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 321 A nameplate, SANDWICH, from the LMS Jubilee Class 6P No 5641, later BR 45641, built at Crewe in 1934 and named on 5 May 1936 after the British Admiral, the 1st Earl of Sandwich. Allocated new to Edge Hill, its later sheds were former Midland Railway depots including Kentish Town, Nottingham and Burton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 19 September 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 5 May 1965. £6000-8000

Lot 322 A pair of carriage boards, THE BRISTOLIAN and PADDINGTON AND BRISTOL, painted wood, script lettering on straw colour background, length 132". (2) £250-400

Lot 323 A GWR double royal poster, TAUNTON, featuring the church and vignettes of surrounding places of interest, rolled. (No 152) £250-400

Lot 324 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, DREM JCT-NORTH BERWICK, (brass), from the short branch to the coast that leaves the main line south east of Edinburgh. £250-400

Lot 325 A wagonplate, BABBINGTON COAL COMPANY OWNERS, NOTTINGHAM, 149, TO CARRY 8 TONS, cast brass, 10½"x7¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 326 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 27462, 1955, from an East African Railways metre gauge Class 30 Tribal 2-8-4 No 3016, named MWERA after an African tribe. The class were all withdrawn by 1980. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", in ex loco condition. £150-350

Lot 327 A Highland Railway three aspect handlamp stamped with the company initials on the top and body, with brass plate, SEC 2, B-I, (Section Two), the vessel stamped HRy. The lamp is restored and has a Hendry Bros brass makers plate on top. £700-900

Lot 328 A smokebox numberplate, 30796, from the SR N15 King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No 796 SIR DODINAS le SAVAGE, built at Eastleigh in May 1926 and named after a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend, becoming BR 30796. Allocated to Stewarts Lane by January 1948 and later Dover and Hither Green with a final three years at Salisbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 March 1962 and cut up at Eastleigh Works on 20 March. In ex loco condition, the Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. £800-1200

Lot 329 A group of GWR signal lever plates, 21, UP TO DOWN BRANCH FACING, 6", 28, UP MAIN INNER HOME, 7½", 4, BACKING FROM DOWN MAIN TO SIDINGS, 7", 9, BACKROAD TO BRANCH SIDING, 7½". All engraved brass. (4) £150-300

Lot 330 A smokebox numberplate, 31218, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 218 built at Ashford in 1900, becoming SR 1218 and BR 31218. A long time Asford engine, it was withdrawn from there in April 1962 and cut up at the nearby Works. Ex loco condition, the BR(S) triangle cast on the back. £600-800

Lot 331 A Great Eastern Railway platform lamp with nameplate, WELNETHAM, in raised blue lettering. The station was on the Long Melford to Bury St Edmunds route and closed in 1961. £200-300

Lot 332 A shedplate, 82F Weymouth (1949 to February 1958), then Bath Green Park (February 1958 to March 1966). The ex GWR shed at Weymouth had 30 locos during this period including a Saint, a Castle and 9 Halls. It then swopped regions and codes with the ex MR and S&DJR joint shed at Bath Green Park, which had 50 locos during this period. Weymouth was again recoded in September 1963 to 70G and closed to steam in July 1967. The joint shed at Bath was noted for its S&DJR 2-8-0s and the diminutive Sentinel 0-4-0T 47191. Repainted, ex 53821. £200-300

Lot 333 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4603, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in October 1941. It spent most of its BR days at St Philips Marsh with a final spell at Pontypool Road from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 April 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 3 June 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 334 A GWR doorplate, SIGNAL LINEMAN'S HUT, cast iron, 20½"x5½", the front probably repainted. £150-300

Lot 335 A cabside plate 57305 and Pullman crest from Class 57 57305. Originally Class 47 D1758/47164/47571/47822; it was rebuilt as a Class 57 57305 in December 2002. Formerly named PRIDE OF SHREWSBURY, ALAN TRACEY, JOHN TRACEY and finally NORTHERN PRINCESS. Brass cabsides and crests removed during 2018. Loco now operated by ROG based at Leicester. Cast aluminium, 21½"x7" and 18" square, ex loco condition. £13000-15000

Lot 336 A shedplate, 62B Dundee Tay Bridge (1949 to May 1967). This ex NBR shed had a substantial allocation of around 100 locos in the 1950s, but by late 1965 this had dwindled to just 30! However, this did include the last three active LNER A2s Tudor Minstrel, Sayajirao and Blue Peter. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 337 A Tyers train describer, a receiving instrument from Chester, descriptions include Holyhead, Birkenhead, Crewe, Manchester, Marconi, LNWR light, GW coaches, etc. £250-400

Lot 338 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Coy, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24714, 1941, from a Stanier type 2-8-0 built for the War Department to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 506. Sent new to Persia as Iran State Railways No 41.216 and in 1944 to Egypt, becoming WD 70584. On returning to the UK in May 1948, it became Class 8F 48263 and was allocated to Crewe South and later Stafford, Nuneaton and Agecroft from where it was withdrawn on 27 August 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 30 January 1967. Cast brass, 7¾" diameter, lightly cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 339 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, PETWORTH-HARDHAM JCT, from the Pulborough to Midhurst route which closed to passengers in 1955 and to freight in 1966. £400-500

Lot 340 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. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 341 A BR(W) totem sign, MONTPELIER, (f/f), the first station on the branch to Avonmouth Dock and Severn Beach. Minor blemishes only. £1000-1500

Lot 342 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, DONCASTER, No 2024, 1948, from the Peppercorn A2 Class 4-6-2 No 60533 HAPPY KNIGHT named after the racehorse owned by Sir W. Cooke which won the 1946 2000 Guineas. Always a Southern Section engine, it was allocated new in April 1948 to New England, soon moved to Copley Hill but returned to New England where it spent about half its working life in several spells but was also at Grantham, Kings Cross and Doncaster. Withdrawn from New England in June 1963, it was cut up the following November at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13"x7¾", in ex loco condition with traces of green paint to the rim, the back stamped 533 in two places. £2500-3000

Lot 343 A Mersey Railway free pass issued to E R Dodd, the design featuring the Liver Bird, 1" diameter. £200-350

Lot 344 A Great Northern Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate, BOSTON, and makers plate, T. KNIGHT, BIRMINGHAM, complete and restored, the body and vessel stamped GNR. £150-300

Lot 345 A smokebox numberplate, 63717, from a 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers to Robinson's Great Central Railway design by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3745, in March 1919, ROD No 1697. Loaned to the GWR in July 1919, their No 3021, it was returned to the ROD in February 1922 and stored at Beachley. Acquired by the LNER in December 1923, it became their O4 Class 6314, renumbered 3717 in 1846, becoming BR 63717. Allocated to Mexborough by January 1948, it moved in 1950 to Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 4 April 1965 and taken for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge on 22 July 1965. Ex loco condition. £300-400

Lot 346 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 822, 1912. From a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Manvers Main Collieries Ltd, Wath upon Dearne as their number 6. Passed to the NCB with the colliery in 1947 and renumbered 22. Loaned to Barnburgh Colliery in the late 1940s but later returned to Manvers Main where it remained at work until scrapped in August 1966. Engraved brass, 13"x8", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 347 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, KILLORGLIN-CASTLEMAINE, from the Farranfore to Valentia Harbour branch in South West Ireland. £200-300

Lot 348 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1945 DERBY, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2688 which became BR 42688. Allocated new to Ardrossan and later Polmadie, Corkerhill and Greenock Ladyburn before moving to Beattock in January 1965 where it was used as one of the regular Shap banking locos for more than ten years. Withdrawn from Beattock on 8 May 1965, it was sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 349 A London and North Western Railway armband, L&NWR, KENILWORTH, OUT PORTER, No 1, engraved brass, 5½"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £150-300

Lot 350 A wagonplate, STANTON IRON WORKS LIMITED 850, OWNERS, EREWASH VALLEY RAILWAY, cast iron, 13"x7½", original condition. £150-300

Lot 351 A combined name and number plate, ORION, 3330, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, SWINDON WORKS, 1758, from a GWR 3300 Bulldog Class 4-4-0 built at Swindon, Works No 1753, in February 1900 and named after the mythological hunter. Numbered 3342 when built, it was renumbered 3330 under the 1912 renumbering scheme. Withdrawn in August 1938 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast brass, 26½"18½", the front repainted. The oval renumbering plate in the centre was missing when sold by Swindon in the 1930s. A quality copy has been added to the correct dimensions, so a fine original nameplate with reproduction renumbering plate added. £5000-6000

Lot 352 A Tyers train describer, a sending instrument from Chester, complete with clockwork mechanism. Descriptions include Mold, Birkenhead, GW, LNW, etc. Original paintwork to face with some alterations. £300-500

Lot 353 An original painting, AYR STATION, by Gerald Broom, an atmospheric view of BR Standard class 73137 and a Peak class diesel on a Stranraer express. Oil on board, framed, overall 33½"x22", within a 2½" frame. £600-800

Lot 354 A BR(Sc) totem sign, STRANRAER TOWN, (h/f). The station was situated on the Portpatrick branch and closed in 1966. Considerable face chipping restored. £400-600

Lot 355 A wagon or coach owners plate, NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE RAILWAY COMPANY, cast iron, 8½"x5½", the front repainted. £150-350

Lot 356 A BR(M) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, CENTRAL STATION, (f/f), enamel, 28"x13", rim chips repainted. £500-600

Lot 357 A shedplate, 85B, Gloucester Horton Road (1949 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed had 100 locos on its books in the 1950s, which included Castles, Manors, and Halls. In the final 12 months it still maintained four Castles and four Halls in an allocation of 35 locos. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 358 A GWR cash bag with brass plate, GWR, RHOS (NEAR RUABON). The station was on the Wrexham to Acrefair route and closed in 1930. £100-200

Lot 359 A single line key token, MALLAIG JCT-SPEAN BRIDGE, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William. £250-350

Lot 360 A worksplate, SUPER-SENTINEL 8640, from a DG6P road steam waggon with pneumatic tyres and tipping body. Supplied new in January 1932 to E. Hill & Sons, Haulage Contractors, Swindon, Wilts, registered WV562. No subsequent owners recorded. Cast brass, 5"x9¾", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 361 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, HILL OF DOWN-KILLUCAN, from the Mullingar to Dublin route. £200-300

Lot 362 A smokebox numberplate, 90351, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25151, in August 1944, WD No 77280. It was placed in store until purchased by BR in December 1949 when it was allocated to Farnley Junction and later Mirfield, Low Moor, Wakefield and Normanton from where it was withdrawn on 22 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Parkgate and Rawmarsh. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 363 A signal box nameboard, ABOYNE, from the Deeside route between Aberdeen and Ballater which closed in 1966. Cast letters on wood, length 37½", original condition. £300-400

Lot 364 A worksplate, (LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY), 1566, DONCASTER, 1923, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 4474 built in March 1923 and named VICTOR WILD after the racehorse owned by Mr T Wharton which won the 1896 Kempton Park Jubilee Handicap. It was rebuilt and re-classified as A3 Class in October 1942, renumbered 105 in 1946 and became BR 60105. Always a Southern Section engine, it was allocated new to Kings Cross and later Doncaster, Gorton and Leicester before returning to Kings Cross in 1942, moving in September 1951 to Grantham from where it was withdrawn in June 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 4474 and 105. The plate retains its original curved shape, most of these plates being hammered flat prior to re-location from boiler to cab side. £3000-3500

Lot 365 A Tyers wooden cased semaphore signal repeater, the original face marked Tyers Patent. £150-300

Lot 366 An industrial nameplate, CARBONISATION No 1, from a 0-6-0 fireless locomotive built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7847, in 1955. It went new to Manvers Main Colliery in September 1955 for use at their By-Product Benzine Plant at Wath-on-Dearne, Yorkshire and was scrapped in 1981. Cast brass, 42½" long, in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 367 A BR(W) double royal poster, CORNWALL, by Jack Merriott, framed, glazed and ready to hang. (PR122) £200-300

Lot 368 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 7805, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1907 from a Great Eastern Railway Class T26 2-4-0 No 496 built at Stratford in January 1895 and reboilered in 1907, which constituted the rebuilding referred to on this plate, becoming LNER Class E4 No 7496 in 1924. In 1942 it was intended to renumber the 18 surviving E4s as 7791-7808 in numerical order to clear blocks of numbers for new B1 4-6-0's. Only five of these were actually renumbered, but this included No 7496 duly renumbered 7805 in December 1942. It was subsequently renumbered 2788 in 1946 and became BR 62788. Withdrawn March 1958. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 369 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, TEBAY, from the Lancaster and Carlisle section of the West Coast Main Line. The station closed in 1968. Cast aluminium, length 48", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 370 A worksplate, GREAT CENTRAL RLY, REBUILT 1913, GORTON, from an unidentified Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway or early Great Central Railway locomotive, Cast brass, 10"x5¼", the lettering lightly polished. £800-1000

Lot 371 A BR(N) station sign, MOORTHORPE, from the Sheffield to Pontefract route. The sign was on the front of the signal box, situated on the platform. Enamel, 56½"x12½", with flanged base, minor chips. £400-600

Lot 372 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY 406 1956, from an 0-6-0 shunter 11181 later D2404. New to Lincoln in November 1956; withdrawn in January 1969 from Staveley Barrow Hill and cut up by C F Booths at Rotherham in May 1959. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 373 A BR(E) station sign, HERTFORD EAST, BISHOPS STORTFORD, (f/f), probably used at Broxbourne. Enamel, 36"x12". £400-600

Lot 374 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped LANCASTER ENGINEERS, LNWR, and plated NDPW125E (Northern Division Permanent Way). The lamp is complete with its LNWR vessel and is in original condition. £150-300

Lot 375 A BR(M) totem sign, GOSPEL OAK, (face fixing), from the North London Line. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 376 A single line key token, CORROUR-TULLOCH, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350

Lot 377 A BR(Sc) signal box nameboard, GOREBRIDGE, (f/f), from the northern end of the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Enamel, 72"x10", a face chip and chipping at ends. £300-500

Lot 378 A wagonplate, WHEN EMPTY TO BROCKHAM SIDING, BETCHWORTH, S. E. RY, cast iron, 11¾"x4", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 379 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. £150-250

Lot 380 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, TOWER HILL-LAUNCESTON, (fibre), from the Okehampton to Padstow route which closed in 1966. £100-200

Lot 381 A smokebox numberplate, 3814, from a GWR 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in March 1940. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948, its later sheds included Southall, Oxford, Severn Tunnel Junction and Didcot from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 December 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 11 February 1965. Saved for preservation, it is currently undergoing restoration at the Llangollen Railway. The front background repainted. £250-400

Lot 382 A nameplate, FALCON, from the LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4484 built at Doncaster, Works No 1849, in February 1937, renumbered 25 in 1946, becoming BR 60025. Allocated new to Haymarket, it moved to Kings Cross in 1939 where, apart from a couple of years at Grantham, it spent the remainder of its working life before moving for its final four months to New England from where it was withdrawn on 20 October 1963 and cut up at Doncaster Works in the week ending 4 January 1964. A famous Kings Cross A4 bird name and a very manageable 40½" long. £15000-20000

Lot 383 A North Lindsey Light Railway trespass notice signed P. R. Mayer. Cast iron, 20"x11¾", original condition. £250-400

Lot 384 A builders plate, SAXBY & FARMER, LONDON, CHIPPENHAM & CALCUTTA, cast iron, 8¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 385 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, SNETTISHAM-HEACHAM, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. £250-400

Lot 386 A worksplate, LMS BUILT (1945) DERBY, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2205 which became BR 42205. Allocated new to Huddersfield on 21 November 1945 and later Wigan L&Y, Accrington, Polmadie, Motherwell and Perth, moving in May 1954 to Beattock where it spent more than eight years as one of the regular Shap banking locos. Withdrawn from Beattock on 29 December 1962, it was sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 387 An original painting by Malcolm Root, 1981, of Britannia class 70030 WILLIAM WORDSWORTH on a Norwich to Liverpool Street express, taking water at Tivetshall troughs south of Norwich. Oil on canvas, overall 26¼"x22", within a 1¼" frame. £1000-1500

Lot 388 A BR(M) totem sign, NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS, (h/f), from the Liverpool and Manchester main line. A small face chip to the left end and edge rusting. £400-600

Lot 389 A cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, 657, from a London & South Western Railway X6 Class 4-4-0 No 657 built at Nine Elms Works in December 1895. Withdrawn in 1940, it was used as a stationary boiler until 1943 when it was cut up. Cast brass, 13¾"x7½", in ex loco condition. £800-1200

Lot 390 An Oldham, Ashton and Guide Bridge Joint Railway hydrant plate, F H, FOR PRACTICE ONLY. Cast iron, 17½"x12¾", original condition. £150-300

Lot 391 A South Eastern and Chatham Railway brass cased drum clock with 6¾" face, JOHN WALKER 1, SOUTH MOLTON ST, LONDON, 683 SE on the face and twice on the back. £400-600

Lot 392 A GWR cabside numberplate, 2260, from a 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in April 1930. Allocated by January 1948 to Machynlleth from where it was withdrawn on 3 November 1961 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 24 February 1962. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 393 A Great North of Scotland Railway loco headboard, KINTORE TRAIN FOLLOWING, painted steel, 18" diameter, original condition, the name Kintore stamped into the plate. £200-350

Lot 394 A carriage board, THE ROYAL SCOT, painted wood, tartan background, with thistle and crown motif at the ends. Length 132". £200-350

Lot 395 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, MILTOWN-SUGAR FACTORY, from the Claremorris to Tuam route. £200-350

Lot 396 A shedplate, 65C, Parkhead (1949 to October 1965). This ex NBR shed had a substantial allocation throughout the 1950s numbering around 60 locos. In 1962 it lost its allocation but in October 1964 it was charged with the upkeep of the Scottish regions four preserved examples of pre-group locos. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 397 A small wooden sign, OXLEY TO CREWE, CHESTER, BIRKENHEAD AND BRANCHES, probably from a stores van based at Oxley Shed north of Wolverhampton. Cast letters on wood with beading, 29½"x9", original brown paintwork. £100-200

Lot 398 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 24963, 1944, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in September 1944, WD No 77292. Loaned to the LNER in March 1947, allocated to Gorton, and purchased by BR as 90358. Its BR sheds included Colwick, Mexborough and Canklow from where it was withdrawn on 25 November 1963 and later scrapped. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5", in ex loco condition, the top rim stamped H.P.. £300-400

Lot 399 A single line gangers occupation key, DOVEY JN-ABERYSTWYTH, (brass), from the Cambrian Coast route. £150-300

Lot 400 A wagonplate, MIDLAND RY CARRIAGE & WAGON CO LTD OWNERS, BIRMINGHAM, 44824. Cast iron, 15¾"x13¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 401 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, GREYSTONES-WICKLOW, from the Dublin to Rosslare route. £150-300

Lot 402 A nameplate, UMTSHWAYELI, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Rhodesia Railways 15th Class 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt No 372 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7268, in 1948. It became part of the National Railways of Zimbabwe in 1980, retaining its RR number. Refurbished in 1981, it was named after a species of Sable Antelope, and was withdrawn in December 1994. Cast brass, length 44½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 403 A Southern Railway double royal poster featuring a new Bulleid Pacific locomotive, used as a stock poster including promotion of the new engines. Framed, glazed and ready to hang. £200-300

Lot 404 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1914. The late vendor's collecting interests would suggest that this plate may well be from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway L Class 4-4-0 although BP also built locos for South America, India and Japan in 1914. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 405 An original painting, 41316 on a Swanage branch train, by Malcolm Root, 1989. Oil on canvas, 26½"x20½", within a 1½" frame. £700-900

Lot 406 A GWR carriage roof or pot lamp, with brass plate, RETURN TO GENERAL STORES, SWINDON, 105, overall height 19", original condition. £100-200

Lot 407 A Rhymney Railway bridgeplate, ABER, 12, cast iron, 13"x11", repainted. £100-200

Lot 408 A BR(W) totem sign, PARSON STREET, (f/f), the station south of Bristol Temple Meads. A couple of minor face chips. £300-500

Lot 409 A carriage print, THE PEASANTS REVOLT 1381, AGAINST THE POLL TAX, by Edward Mortlemans, from the LNER Historical Series of 1955. £100-200

Lot 410 A small carriage board, KINGHAM/BROMYARD, used on local services, the end marked RETURN TO WORCESTER. Painted wood, length 32", original condition. £150-300

Lot 411 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4989, from a 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in February 1931 and named CHERWELL HALL after part of St Hilda's College in Oxford. A long time Reading engine, its later sheds were Gloucester, Southall, Pontypool Road, Westbury, Taunton and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 6th November 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 12 January 1965. Cast brass, cleaned and the front repainted. £900-1200

Lot 412 A pair of LNWR signal box train on line indicators, the instrument used to protect trains which had to be shunted to the slow lines on four-track routes. Engraved brass, each 10"x6¼". (2) £200-350

Lot 413 A BR(W) notice, PLEASE SHOW TICKETS, (f/f), enamel, 16"x10", minor rim chipping neatly restored. £150-300

Lot 414 An LBSCR three aspect handlamp with large embossed brass company nameplate and steel plate, ENGRS DEP, EASTBOURNE, on the top and body. The lamp is restored and complete with its S(B)R vessel. £150-300

Lot 415 A worksplate, BUILT BY (AND ON LOAN TO) LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co. 1945, DARLINGTON WORKS, No 1961, from a Stanier type 2-8-0 No 8554 built to Railway Executive Committee order and loaned new to the LNER at March in June 1945, classified as their O6 Class, until transferred to the LMS in July 1947, becoming BR Class 8F 48554. Its BR sheds included Widnes, Birkenhead, Bletchley and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 August 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 18 November 1966. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 416 A BR(W) totem sign, OXFORD, (f/f). Minor chips restored. £500-800

Lot 417 A smokebox numberplate, 48355, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8355 built at Horwich and allocated new to Kettering on 16 June 1944 and later Wellingborough, Westhouses Gorton and Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 September 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton, Sheffield. Ex loco condition. £300-400

Lot 418 A signal box nameboard, WALSINGHAM, from the Fakenham to Wells Next The Sea route which closed in 1964. Cast letters on wood, length 64", the front repainted. £200-300

Lot 419 A shedplate, 81C Southall (1949 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed was home to around 70 locos during the 1950s. By 1965 it had just 3 Halls and 39 other locos. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 420 A BR(Sc) totem sign, WORMIT, (f/f). The station was situated at the southern end of the Tay Bridge, on the branch to Tayport. A couple of small face chips and rim chips at the base. £350-500

Lot 421 A single line key token, LLANIDLOES-MOAT LANE, (cast steel/engraved brass), from the Mid Wales route from Moat Lane to Brecon which closed in 1962. £150-300

Lot 422 A smokebox numberplate, 53805, from a Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 2-8-0 No 85 built by the Midland Railway at Derby, Order No 4209, in August 1914. After the S&D's locos were absorbed into LMS stock in January 1930, it became LMS No 9675 and was renumbered 13805 in 1932, becoming BR 53805. Always a Bath engine, it was withdrawn from there on 21 March 1961 and cut up at Crewe Works by 21 April 1961. Repainted. The plate is accompanied by its original sales paperwork. £800-1200

Lot 423 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, MULLINGAR EAST-LEVINGTON CROSSING, from the Dublin to Athlone route. £200-300

Lot 424 A BR(W) totem sign, GLOUCESTER EASTGATE, (h/f), from the former Midland station on the Bristol to Birmingham main line, closed in 1975. Some face chipping restored. £400-600

Lot 425 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1150, 1908. From a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to Wath Main Colliery, Co, Ltd, near Rotherham, as their No 3. Passed to the NCB with the colliery in 1947 and renumbered No 46. Transferred to Manvers Main Colliery, Wath upon Dearne in 1965 and scrapped in 1966. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 426 A Midland Railway signal box shelf plate, WYMONDHAM. The box was between Oakham and Melton Mowbray. Engraved brass, 5½"x3¼". £100-200

Lot 427 A Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway boundary plate showing the company's initials. Cast iron, 9"x6", repainted. £100-200

Lot 428 A Tyers No 1 single line tablet, DRAYTON-LENWADE, (brass/steel), from the Melton Constable to Norwich City route which closed in 1959. £200-350

Lot 429 A BR(M) totem sign, MEOLS, (f/f), from the Liverpool to West Kirby route. Minor scratches in places. £200-350

Lot 430 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6163, from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1935. Allocated to Reading by January 1948, it moved in 1955 to Swindon and later Bristol Bath Road, Oxford, Old Oak Common and Southall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 25 September 1965 and despatched for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 30 November 1965. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 431 A nameplate, ROEDEER, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1040 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25796, in April 1946 and named after a type of antelope found mainly in the north of Scotland, the only member of the class named after a British species. Allocated new to Norwich, it moved in 1951 to Darlington and later York, Low Moor, Mirfield and Wakefield from where it was withdrawn in July 1966 and cut up by Kings at Norwich. Cast brass, length 42". £6000-8000

Lot 432 A Southern Railway ships bell, FALAISE, from the train ferry steamer built by Dennys of Dumbarton in 1946 for the cross Channel ferry services. She was converted to a car ferry in 1964 and transferred to the Newhaven to Dieppe route. Scrapped in 1974. Cast brass, 9½" diameter. £300-500

Lot 433 A worksplate, MANUFACTURED AT CREWE, BREL LIMITED, 1990, from Class 90 90026 later 90126. Built in March 1989; currently stored at Crewe. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5¼", ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 434 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, MONAGHAN-CLONES, from the GNR(I) Portadown to Cavan route. £200-300

Lot 435 An LNER double royal poster, SALZBURG, BIRTHPLACE OF MOZART, TRAVEL COMFORTABLY VIA HARWICH, by Austin Cooper. £100-200

Lot 436 A Metropolitan Railway season ticket holder, THIRD CLASS, METROPOLITAN RAILWAY, HARROW ON THE HILL & LIVERPOOL STREET VIA BAKER STREET. RH SELBIE, GEN MANAGER, enamelled brass, 1¼"x11¾". £100-200

Lot 437 A carriage print, BEVERLEY MINSTER, YORKSHIRE, by Sidney Causer, R.I, from the LNER post-war series of 1947. £100-200

Lot 438 A single line key token, TALERDDIG-CEMMES ROAD, (alloy), from the Cambrian main line. £100-200

Lot 439 A BR(S) totem sign, WEST CROYDON, (h/f), from the route to Croydon and Wimbledon. A face chip repainted above the "R". £200-350

Lot 440 A BR(W) nameboard, TURNCHAPEL GROUND FRAME A, from the terminus of the Southern branch from Plymouth Friary, closed in 1961. Embossed aluminium, length 45", original condition. £100-200

Lot 441 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, VIRGINIA ROAD-OLDCASTLE, from the GNR(I) Drogheda to Navan and Oldcastle route. £200-300

Lot 442 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8144, REBUILT STRATFORD 1937, from a Great Eastern Railway T77 Class 0-6-0 No 1144 built in October 1916, which became LNER J19 Class No 8144. It was rebuilt with a larger boiler in June 1937 and re-classified as J19/2, renumbered 4654 in 1946, becoming BR 64654. A long time Cambridge engine, it was withdrawn from there in January 1960 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-400

Lot 443 An LB&SCR signal repeater, showing the back of a distant arm. Brass case, 3½" diameter, original paintwork. £100-200

Lot 444 A nameplate REMUS together with its matching worksplate, HUDSWELL, CLARKE, 1399, 1920, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to John Summers & Sons Ltd, Shotton Steelworks, Flint. Sold in 1948 to Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Co. Ltd, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Sold again in April 1954 to Cudworth & Johnson Ltd, locomotive dealers and hirers of Wrexham and immediately sent on hire to Rea Ltd, Duke Street Wharf, Birkenhead. It was later hired to various other shunting contractors in the Birkenhead dock area until withdrawn in August 1965 and scrapped in April 1966. (2) £600-800

Lot 445 A Great Central Railway Appletons Patent three aspect handlamp with brass plate, GCR, CONNAHS QUAY, 13692, and Appletons brass plate, restored and complete with its GCR vessel. £250-400

Lot 446 A shedplate, 75C, Norwood Junction (1950 to June 1964 to steam, small allocation of diesel shunters until closure in 1966). In early BR days this ex SR shed had 40 locos, which was reduced to 18 in its final year. A small fleet of diesel shunters also carried this code; 3 03s, 15 08s and 3 of their SR forerunners. The BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back, ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 447 A small GWR notice board with enamel header, GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY PROVIDENT SOCIETY, the plate 13½"x4", overall 15½"x21", all in excellent condition. A note on the back states that it was removed from Malmesbury station. £200-350

Lot 448 A smokebox numberplate, 63923, from a Great Northern Railway/LNER O2 Class 2-8-0 No 3478 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 22692, in May 1921, renumbered 3923 in 1946, becoming BR 63923. Allocated to Langwith Junction by January 1948 and then New England before moving in March 1951 to Grantham from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan. Ex loco condition. £300-400

Lot 449 A coach plate, G S & W R, BUILT AT INCHICORE WORKS, 1910, cast iron, 11"x6¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 450 A group of GWR signal lever plates, 7, UP BRANCH TO LOOP INNER HOME, 11¼", 20, DOWN MAIN TO UP SIDING STARTING, 8¼", 31, DOWN MAIN INNER HOME, 7½". All engraved brass. (3) £150-300

Lot 451 A Rhymney Railway bridgeplate, NORTHERN EXTENSION, 2, cast iron, 13"x11", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 452 A GWR lamp tablet, PERRANWELL, from the Truro to Falmouth branch. Enamel, 17¼"x3", minor edge rust. £100-200

Lot 453 A worksplate, HUNSLET ENGINE Co, 2081, 1940, together with owners plate D.A.C. from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST new to Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries Ltd, at Hickleton Main Colliery, Thurnscoe, near Doncaster. Taken over by the NCB in January 1947 and numbered 33. Scrapped between July and October 1969. Cast brass, the worksplate 11½"x8", the owners plate 16"x6 1/2", in ex loco condition. (2) £200-350

Lot 454 A nameplate, FOUNTAINS HALL, from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7904 built at Swindon in April 1949 and named after the Hall close to Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire. Allocated new on 14 April 1949 to Old Oak Common where it spent almost all its working life, moving towards the end to Reading, Worcester, Bristol Barrow Road and Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 December 1965 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport, taken by them on 13 June 1966. £4500-6000

Lot 455 A Southern Railway target sign, ASH VALE, from the Woking to Aldershot route. Edge chipping neatly restored, discolouration to the white. £250-400

Lot 456 A smokebox numberplate, 69630, from a LNER N7 Class 0-6-2T No 473 built at Gorton in November 1925, renumbered 9630 in 1946, becoming BR 69630. A long time Stratford engine, from where it was withdrawn on 24 November 1960 and cut up at Stratford Works. Ex loco condition. (see following lot) £300-400

Lot 457 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 9630, GORTON 1925, Cast brass, 9"x5", cleaned but unpainted. (see previous lot for loco history) £250-400

Lot 458 A signal box nameboard, QUAINTON ROAD, from the Great Central main line north of Aylesbury, junction for the Met & GC branches to Verney Junction and Brill. Cast letters on wood, length 78", original condition. £250-400

Lot 459 A BR(W) totem sign, DIDCOT, (f/f). A few minor edge chips restored. £300-500

Lot 460 A shedplate, 89B, Brecon (1949 to November 1959). This ex B & M shed lost its allocation of 13 locos in November 1959 and became a sub shed of 89A Oswestry. For some reason the WR authorities decided to recode it 88K in January 1961, but no engines were ever allocated! It remained open until December 1962. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 461 A worksplate ENGLISH ELECTRIC 3524/D953 1965 from Class 37 D6964, later 37264. New to Tinsley in January 1965; sold into preservation from Wigan in July 2000 and now working on the NYMR. Chromed cast brass, 10"x4½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 462 A BR(S) totem sign, HASTINGS, (f/f), from the Sussex coastal route. A few chips restored. £300-500

Lot 463 An LNWR dinner plate, LONDON & NW CO RAILWAY HOTEL, GREENORE, by W. T. Copeland, 10" diameter, one tiny rim chip underneath, not visible from the front. £80-120

Lot 464 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1550, 12AR, from a 3ft 6ins gauge SAR Class 12A 4-8-2 built by Henschel, Works No 21432, in 1929 for goods traffic. It was later re-boilered and re-classified as Class 12AR and the Class were withdrawn by the mid-1980s. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 465 A Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Co step tread, probably from a Pullman car. Cast brass, 25"x4¼", original condition. £200-350

Lot 466 A BR(S) totem sign, FOLKESTONE WEST, (f/f), the station situated between Folkestone Central and Sandling, formerly called Shorncliffe and renamed in 1962. A minor blemish to the left of the "W". £250-400

Lot 467 A smokebox numberplate, 45211, from a LMS Class 4-6-0 No 5211 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1252, and allocated new to Low Moor on 11 November 1935. Its later sheds were Bank Hall, Newton Heath, Farnley Junction, Stourton and Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 17 May 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 4 November 1967. Repainted. £300-400

Lot 468 A single line key token, LLANUCHLLYN-BALA JCT, (alloy), from the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1965. £150-300

Lot 469 A worksplate, BUILT BY AND ON LOAN TO LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Co, 1945, DARLINGTON WORKS, No 1949, from a Stanier type 2-8-0 No 8543 built by the LNER to Railway Executive Committee order and loaned new to the LNER from January 1945 until March 1947 when it was transferred to the LMS, later becoming BR Class 8F 48543. Allocated to Coalville by January 1948 and later Wellingborough, Toton, Westhouses, Heaton Mersey and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 February 1966 and despatched for scrap to TW Ward at Beighton on 6 May 1966. Engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾" unpolished. £500-800

Lot 470 A BR(W) totem sign, SPRING ROAD, (f/f), from the Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon route. A couple of face chips repainted, a little mottling. £250-400

Lot 471 A single line key token, COPPLESTONE-EGGESFORD, (alloy), from the Southern route to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. £100-200

Lot 472 A worksplate, ORENSTEIN AND KOPPEL, 2353, from a 1674mm gauge 0-4-0T which worked at Junta de Obras del Puerto (JOP) the Huelva Port Authority in Spain, their number 6, later number 4. It is now preserved at Cargadero Torre Arenilla, the loading point for Huelva exterior port. Cast aluminium, 11¼"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 473 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM STRATFORD ON AVON EAST MAIN LINE, the box situated between Wilmcote and Stratford on Avon station. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £150-300

Lot 474 A BR(S) totem sign, WANDSWORTH COMMON, (h/f), the station south of Clapham Junction on the Brighton main line. Rim chips at the left end. £250-400

Lot 475 A South African Railways locomotive numberplate, E50, from a NGG13 Class 2ft narrow gauge electric. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 476 A BR(E) double royal poster, CAMBRIDGE, KINGS COLLEGE CHAPEL, by David Shepherd, rolled. £150-300

Lot 477 An LMS Steamers silver plated drinks tray by Elkington, with elaborate decoration of Grecian urns, fruit and leaves, 14" diameter. £80-120

Lot 478 A wagonplate, TO BE RETURNED EMPTY TO TROWSE STATION, G.E.R, cast iron, 9"x6", repainted. £100-200

Lot 479 A BR(S) totem sign, PECKHAM RYE, (f/f), from the Lewisham to Brixton route. Minor chips at left end and surface marks. £250-400

Lot 480 A nameplate, KINETON, from a standard gauge 335hp 4wDH built by Thomas Hill (Rotherham) Ltd of Kilnhurst, their Steelman Royale type, Works No V332, in 1988 for the Ministry of Defence, MOD No 277. It went new to the Central Ammunition Depot at Kineton, Warwickshire on 22 September 1988 and was named after the local village. Following withdrawal it is believed to have gone to the Central Ordnance Depot, Bicester, Oxfordshire for disposal. Cast brass, 25"x5½", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 481 An LNER doorplate, GOODS, PARCELS AND TICKETS, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x6", minor edge chips only. £100-200

Lot 482 A depot plaque, YORKSHIRE ROSE, for Tinsley Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 483 A shedplate, 8B Warrington Dallam (1935 to October 1967). This ex LNWR shed was home to 55 locos in the 1950s. At various times during the 1960s it had 10 Patriots, 18 Jubilees, and 2 Black 5 namers in its allocation. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 484 A bridgeplate, from the Halifax High Level Railway, H.H.L.R, 8, from the Holmfield to Halifax St Pauls branch. Passenger services ceased in 1916, though goods traffic lasted until 1960. Cast iron, 17¼"x13", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 485 A BR(W) totem sign, TRURO, (f/f), from the Cornish main line. Most totems from the station are half flanged. Minor chips restored. £400-600

Lot 486 A signal box plunger with engraved brass ring, REEDHAM STATION DOWN ADVANCE BACK LOCK, and white glass knob. Reedham is on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth route. £150-300

Lot 487 A worksplate, MANUFACTURED AT CREWE, 1989, BRITISH RAIL ENGINEERING LTD, from Class 90 90019. New to Willesden in January 1989; named PENNY BLACK in May 1990, re-plated in February 1996 after the original plates were removed in error. Currently carrying the name MULTIMODAL. Cast aluminium, 9¼"x5¼", ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 488 A direction sign, CAERWYS TOWN 2¼, CAERWYS STATION 3½. Cast iron, double sided, length 37½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 489 A GWR signal box shelf plate, HOCKLEY NORTH, RELIEF LINES, from the Birmingham Snow hill to Wolverhampton route which closed in 1970. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 490 A worksplate, BUILT 1951 SWINDON, from a BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 No 75018, allocated new on 7 March 1952 to Southport where it remained until moving to Nuneaton in May 1963 and later Bangor and Stoke from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 June 1967 and sold for scrap to J. Buttigieg at Newport on 24 August 1967. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", repainted. £150-300

Lot 491 A BR(NE) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, CENTRAL STATION, (f/f), ex Scarborough (matching the Londesborough Road signs). Enamel, 28"x13", a few edge and rim chips. £300-500

Lot 492 A GWR locomotive headlamp, complete with interior, red slide, etc, the company initials embossed on the front, original condition. £150-300

Lot 493 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3404, 25NC, from a 3ft 6ins gauge SAR Class 25 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27290, in 1953 with condensing apparatus. Most had their condensing apparatus removed between 1979 and 1982, including No 3404, and were re-classified to Class 25NC. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. (See also next lot) £350-500

Lot 494 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, 27290, 1953, from a South African Railways Class 25NC 4-8-4 No 3404. Cast brass, 13½"x5½", the front repainted. (See previous lot for loco history) £250-400

Lot 495 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 648, 1903, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST supplied new to the Bold Venture Lime Co. Ltd, Chatburn, near Clitheroe, Lancashire. Named KING EDWARD. Sold around 1938 to Thos. E. Gray & Co. Ltd, Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire. Sent to Hudswell, Clarke, Leeds for repair in October 1948, but these were not completed and the locomotive later scrapped. Engraved brass, 12½"x8", the front cleaned. £200-350

Lot 496 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3809, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in September 1939. A long time Cardiff Canton engine, it moved in January 1961 to Banbury and in April 1964 to Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 October 1964 and sold for scrap the following 14 December to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston. Cast iron, cleaned and the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 497 A North Eastern Railway doorplate, STATION MASTER, enamel, 19¾"x5¼", one face chip neatly restored. £100-200

Lot 498 A shedplate, 34G, Finsbury Park (April 1960 to May 1973, closure 1983). This ER diesel depot, was famous for its nurturing of the popular Class 55 Deltics. The front repainted blue, original yellow paint on parts of the back. £100-200

Lot 499 A large McKenzie and Holland signal post finial. Cast iron with zinc spike, overall height 45". £100-200

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, ELMSTEAD WOODS, (f/f), from the Lewisham to Sevenoaks route. Loss of shine. £250-400