Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 7 September 2019

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Lot 1 A BR(NE) doorplate, ENQUIRIES AND RESERVATIONS, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", minor rim chips and a small flake from the lower right screw hole. £300-500 - Sold for £1650.

Lot 2 An Isle of Wight Railway silver plated toast rack made by Walker and Hall, the top marked with the company garter. £250-400 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 4323.

Lot 3 A signal box nameboard, NORTH WOOTTON, from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. Cast letters on wood, length 86", original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 4 A GWR signal box shelf plate, LLANGOLLEN LINE JC. The junction was south of Ruabon station where the route to Barmouth diverged. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 5 A BR(S) totem sign, SITTINGBOURNE AND MILTON REGIS, (f/f), from the Gravesend to Canterbury route. A few minor blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 6 A Tyers No 1 single line tablet, CROSS KEYS BRIDGE, (brass/steel) from the Spalding to Kings Lynn section of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Line, this section closing to freight in 1965. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 2997.

Lot 7 A locomotive whistle from a class 71 electric locomotive, complete with base valve, feed pipe and bracket. Cast brass, height 9¼", chromed body, some evidence of BR blue paint. £300-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 8 An early station direction sign, TO ICKENHAM METRO STATION, ELECTRIC TRAINS TO ALL PARTS. The station was on the Metropolitan Railway's Uxbridge branch. Double-sided enamel, 22"x9". £400-600 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 9 A single line key token, CLIFFORD SIDINGS-ETTINGTON, (alloy), from the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction route which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 10 A London and South Western Railway guard's pocket watch, by the American Waltham Watch Co, the back of the outer case clearly engraved LSWR, PASSENGER, 347. In running order. £200-350 - Sold for £180.

Lot 11 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 3522 from a 3ft 6 ins gauge Class 25 4-8-4 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 27382, in 1954 with condensing apparatus. Most had their condensing apparatus removed between 1979 and 1982, including No 3522, and were re-classified to Class 25NC. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £600 to commission or postal bidder number 3586.

Lot 12 A fingerboard, ALL STATIONS TO BANGOR (EXCEPT ABER), painted wood, 60"x6", original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 13 A GWR signal box lever plate, 92, TO CREWE ADVCD START'G (SLOT), from a box on the Wellington to Nantwich route. Engraved brass, length 5½". £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 14 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8568, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1916, from a Great Eastern Railway Class R24, LNER J69/1, 0-6-0T, built at Stratford in January 1896, GER No 392, LNER 7392, renumbered 8568 in 1924, becoming BR 68568. Although the loco was rebuilt in 1904, we cannot trace any further rebuilding in 1916 as shown on this plate, although Stratford were well known for their liberal interpretation of what constituted a rebuild. The loco was at St Margarets by 1948 and later at Aberdeen Ferryhill and Kittybrewster before returning to England in 1952, first at Lincoln, then Norwich, Plaistow and Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 8 May 1958 and cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 15 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GALASHIELS, (h/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Minor edge rust repainted. £400-600 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 16 A smokebox numberplate, 2278, from a GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 built at Swindon in September 1934. A long time Worcester engine, it moved in 1955 to Gloucester and in 1957 to Goodwick from where it was withdrawn on 14 September 1959 and sold for scrap from Swindon Works to Round Oak Steelworks at Round Oak on 5 February 1960. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 17 A destination plate from the Waterloo departure indicator, WIMBLEDON, enamel, 17"x2½", on its wooden block. Some chipping above the letter 'O' and at the base. - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 18 A wagonplate, HALL & CO, OWNERS, VICTORIA WHARF, CROYDON. The company had gravel pits and quarries at Merstham, with their rail connected yards at Victoria Wharf where several industrial locos were based. Cast iron, 14½"x9", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 19 A GWR nameboard, POOL QUAY SIGNAL BOX, from the Oswestry to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. Cast iron, length 72", original condition. £500-800 - Sold for £650.

Lot 20 A Metropolitan Railway signal box door notice, untitled, signed by John Bell, Managing Directors Office, 32 Westbourne Terrace. Enamel, 10"x7", minor edge rust repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 21 A GWR double track Level Crossing Ground Frame Indicator with repeating bell mounted on the top of the mahogany case, fine ex service condition. £200-350 - Sold for £580.

Lot 22 A Londonderry and Lough Swilly wagon registration plate, L&LSR NO 3, 1932. Cast iron, 9"x6½", original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 23 A BR(Sc) totem sign, HERIOT, (f/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. A little loss of shine though colour good. £500-800 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 24 A Barrow Steamship Company double royal poster, SCOTLAND & ISLE OF MAN, via English Lakeland and Barrow in Furness. A colourful poster featuring the steamer Duchess of Devonshire. Laid down to conserve. £250-400 - Sold for £700.

Lot 25 A worksplate, BRUSH TRACTION, 1092, 1995 from Class 92 92034 currently running as 88034 in Bulgaria. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £1050.

Lot 26 A BR(S) doorplate, LADIES ROOM, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", minor rusting to the edge of the rim. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 27 A London Transport target sign, OXFORD CIRCUS, enamel within brass frame, 24¼"x19¾", mounted on a wooden backboard. £500-800 - Sold for £1550 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 28 A shedplate 88B Cardiff East Dock (1949 to March 1958), then Radyr (October 1960 to July 1965). The former GWR depot at East Dock was home to 60 locos in the 1950s which included an exotic collection of antiquated tank engines. The depot was run down and lost its allocation in 1958, but was to rise from the ashes in September 1962, now coded 88L, when it inherited all of Cardiff Cantons steam allocation; Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors now graced the shed. Ex GWR shed Radyr had taken this code over in 1960 which had around 50 locos during this period. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 29 A GWR lamp tablet, HORSEHAY AND DAWLEY, from the Wellington to Buildwas route. The station closed in 1962. Enamel, 17¼"x3", chipping top right and at left end. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 30 A London and South Western Railway china milk jug, height 3". £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 31 A smokebox numberplate, 42941, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-0 No 13241 built at Crewe in 1932, renumbered 2941 in 1934, becoming BR 42941. Its BR sheds were Nuneaton, Crewe South, Speke Junction, Mold Junction, Birkenhead and Stockport from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 May 1965 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 30 July 1965. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £480.

Lot 32 A Dinorwic Quarries Railway trespass notice in English and Welsh language. Enamel, 23"x17", in excellent condition. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 33 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4047, 1894, from a Barry Railway B1 Class 0-6-2T No 76 built in December 1894. After the Railway and its locos was absorbed by the GWR in 1922, it became GWR No 258. At Cardiff Cathays by January 1948 and then Barry from where it was withdrawn on 24 November 1949 and cut up at Swindon Works by 16 May 1953. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted, the back stamped 258. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 34 An LSWR three aspect handlamp, with brass makers plate JOHN & EDWIN WRIGHT, UNIVERSE WORKS, LONDON & BIRMINGHAM, also LSWR Co embossed brass plate and location plate NEWTON TONEY. The station was on the branch to Amesbury and Bulford which closed to passengers in 1952. The spelling was altered to Newton Tony in October 1903. The lamp is complete and probably repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £480.

Lot 35 A Mashonaland Railway cabside numberplate, 112, from a 9th Class 4-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21475, in 1917 for the Beira & Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways which became part of Rhodesia Railways in 1927. This loco was one of four of the class not reboilered and all were sold to the Zambesi Sawmills Railway in 1963-4. It was still in service at Livingstone in 1973. Cast brass, 19¼"x13", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 4403.

Lot 36 An early Southern Railway lamp tablet, AXMINSTER, from the West of England main line. Glass within its original wooden frame, 18"x6½", original condition. The station had no targets or conventional totems. £250-400 - Sold for £780.

Lot 37 A London and North Western Railway 8" roundhead wall clock, the original face marked BR(LM) JOHN WALKER, 1 SOUTH MOLTON ST, LONDON, 15510, a brass nameplate, LMS 15510, on the right side. Complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key and lock and key to lower door. Good original condition. £500-800 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 8545.

Lot 38 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, TICKET COLLECTOR, cast iron, 23¾"x3½", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 39 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2442, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 8745 built in June 1931. Allocated to Westbury by January 1948, it moved the following July to Yeovil Pen Mill and in January 1959 to Yeovil Town, moving in November 1963 to Bath on the Somerset & Dorset Joint line, finishing its days at Gloucester from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 August 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 22 December 1965. Cast brass, 8"x5½", the front cleaned and lettering repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 40 An LNER double royal poster, YORK, THE SHAMBLES, by H. Tittensor. Laid down to conserve, a little dusty to the border. £250-400 - Sold for £180.

Lot 41 A Southern Railway signal box plunger, BASINGSTOKE WEST, brass case with enamel ring. £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 42 A nameplate METEOR first carried by the LMS Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 No 6128, named after a pioneer engine built by Robert Stephenson for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. When No 6128 was renamed THE LOVAT SCOUTS the nameplates were transferred to the newly built Jubilee Class 5XP 4-6-0 No 5734 on 11 November 1936 and it became BR 45734. Allocated new to Crewe North its later sheds included Longsight, Bushbury, Carlisle Upperby and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 December 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 17 April 1964. Cast brass, length 34½", the front repainted. £6000-8000 - Sold for £8200.

Lot 43 A wagonplate, REPAIRS ADVISE FRANCIS T. WRIGHT, BAGTHORPE, NOTTINGHAM. Cast iron, 8¼"x4½", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 44 A tenderplate, G.W.R. 2268 SWINDON, 3500 GALLONS, from a Collett pattern flush-bottom tender which, although used with other classes, were associated mainly with Halls, Saints and, latterly, Granges. Cast iron, 8¼"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 7378.

Lot 45 An LSWR locomotive whistle from an M7 class locomotive number 254. 3¼" diameter, complete with base valve and operating rod. £300-500 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 9058.

Lot 46 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 - Sold for £190.

Lot 47 A London and South Western Railway ship captain's cap badge featuring the company's coat of arms. £50-80 - Sold for £140.

Lot 48 A Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway trespass notice, 24½"x11¾", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 49 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 4812, DARLINGTON, 1929, from a LNER J39 Class 0-6-0 No 1418 built at Darlington in December 1929, renumbered 4812 in 1946, becoming BR 64812. Allocated to Darlington by January 1948 and later Blaydon, Gateshead, Tyne Dock and Sunderland from where it was withdrawn on 3 December 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9"x5", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £200.

Lot 50 A Rhymney Railway bridgeplate, WALNUT TREE, 3, cast iron, 13"x11", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £270.

Lot 51 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 4082 from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GMAM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Beyer Garratt built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 7680, in 1956, the second M indicating that the engine was designated for main line duties. The Class was withdrawn from regular service from 1984. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £540.

Lot 52 A signal box nameboard, ABERGELE, from the Chester to Holyhead main line. Cast letters on wood, length 40", replacement beading, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £190.

Lot 53 A cash bag with brass plate, NBR, STOBS STN, from the Riccarton Junction to Hawick section of the Waverley route which closed in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £450.

Lot 54 A set of departure indicator plates from Reading Southern, (a) READING - TRAINS FROM THIS STATION, 44¾"x14½", (b) EARLEY, WINNERSH HALT, WOKINGHAM, (c) BRACKNELL, listing stations to Waterloo, each 21¾"x18½", all enamel, the second with chipping to the top right corner. £350-500 - Sold for £220.

Lot 55 An LNER four aspect handlamp with brass plate LNER HAWTHORNE BANK, a box at Spalding. The lamp is complete with its interior and is in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 56 A single line key token, BORTH-LlANDRE, (cast steel/engraved brass), from the Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth route. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 57 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 60896, DARLINGTON, 1940 from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4867 built at Darlington in February 1940, renumbered 898 in 1946, becoming BR 60896. Allocated to Doncaster by January 1948 and later Ardsley and Grantham before returning to Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 23 September 1962 and cut up at the Works nearby. This was one of six V2s loaned to the Southern Region at Nine Elms from 14 May 1953 until 28 June 1963 following the temporary withdrawal of the whole Merchant Navy Class for their driving axles to be examined. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 58 A BR(M) totem sign, TAMWORTH, (f/f), from the station on the Trent Valley main line and Birmingham to Derby route. Mottling and a chip repair in the upper panel. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 59 A shedplate, 66B Motherwell (1949 to July 1967). This ex CR shed was home to 115 locos during the 1950s. By 1965 this number had reduced to just 20. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 60 A Southern Railway notice, PLEASE PULL CHAIN AFTER USING URINAL, (flangeless), enamel, 10"x6", two tiny face chips, otherwise excellent. £150-300 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 3509.

Lot 61 A smokebox numberplate, 60886, from a LNER V2 Class 2-6-2 No 4857 built at Darlington in November 1939, renumbered 886 in 1946, becoming BR 60886. Allocated by January 1948 to Heaton where it spent most of its working life with brief spells at Tweedmouth and Gateshead before moving in December 1962 to York from where it was withdrawn on 10 April 1966 and sold for scrap to Clayton Davie at Gateshead. The front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £920.

Lot 62 A GWR signal box lever plate, 11, No 1 DEPARTURE BAY TO DOWN RELIEF START'G. Engraved brass, length 12". £150-300 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 63 A traction engine nameplate, FRIENDSHIP, engraved brass, 23½" wide, 3¼" deep, lightly polished. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 64 A 4¼" gauge model coal wagon, CARLTON COLLIERIES ASSOCIATION, overall length 19½", with working handbrakes, sprung buffers and opening doors. £250-400 - Sold for £600.

Lot 65 A nameplate, TREMORFA STEELWORKS, from Class 37 37711. New to Gateshead as D6785 in December 1962; named at Cardiff Tidal Sidings in November 1988. Plates removed in January 1993 and transferred to Class 56 56073 in March 1993. Withdrawn from Thornaby in June 2002 and cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in April 2012. Cast aluminium, length 73¾". £800-1200 - Sold for £1100 to commission or postal bidder number 7237.

Lot 66 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM FARNHAM ROAD AVOIDING LINE. The box was between Slough and Burnham on the Paddington to Reading main line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 67 A Southern Railway target sign, MALDEN, from the Wimbledon to Surbiton section of the Southern main line. The station was renamed New Malden in 1957. This is the first example to be offered at auction. Some chips at the edge but generally ex station condition with original backboard. £400-600 - Sold for £960.

Lot 68 A GWR nameboard, PLEALEY ROAD WEST GROUND FRAME, from the Minsterley branch, west of Shrewsbury, which closed to passengers in 1951 and freight in 1967. Cast iron. £200-350 - Sold for £290.

Lot 69 A wagonplate, REPAIRS ADVISE J.B. BEADMAN SONS & CO WAGON BUILDERS, KEIGHLEY. Cast iron, 9¼"x6", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 70 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GLENGARNOCK, (f/f), from the Glasgow to Ayr route. Loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 8668.

Lot 71 A carriage board, WREXHAM - BALA, used on the northern end of the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed to passengers in 1964. Painted wood, length 32", a little wear to one side. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 72 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, OTTERHAM-CAMELFORD, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall Line which closed in 1966. The face is stamped OUT OF USE. £200-350 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 2582.

Lot 73 A smokebox numberplate, 58066, from a Midland Railway 1823 Class 0-4-4T No 2020 built by Dubs & Co, Works No 1840, in 1892, renumbered 1368 in 1907, retaining this number in BR days, and becoming BR 58066. Its BR sheds were Derby, Skipton and Royston from where it was withdrawn on 2 October 1958 and cut up at Crewe Works by 23 September 1959. Repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 9066.

Lot 74 A station sign, G.W.R. PARK HALL HALT, from the Oswestry to Gobowen route which closed to passengers in 1966. Cast letters on wood,28"x17", some beading and back replaced, the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £750.

Lot 75 A wagonplate, YORKSHIRE RAILWAY WAGGON CO LD WAKEFIELD OWNERS NO 179. Engraved brass, 6"x3¾", the front lightly polished. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 76 A BR(W) totem sign, KINGHAM, (h/f), from the Oxford to Worcester route, once junction for Banbury and Cheltenham. Edge rusting repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 77 A Midland Railway gate boss displaying the company's early coat of arms, 12½"x13", cast in lead, the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 78 A shedplate 88J Aberdare (September 1960 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed was originally coded 86J. Under its new code it housed nearly 50 locos. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 79 A signal box nameboard, WIMBLINGTON, from the Cambridge to St Ives and March route. The box closed in 1967. Cast letters on wood, length 70", original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 80 A nameplate, KING'S COURIER, from a Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60144 built at Darlington, Works No 2063, in March 1949 and named in January 1951 after the racehorse, owned by Mr J.A. Drake which won the 1900 Doncaster Cup. Allocated new to Doncaster on 8 March 1949 and later Copley Hill, Kings Cross, Ardsley and Grantham with a final five years or so back at Doncaster from where it was withdrawn on 30 April 1963 and cut up at the nearby Works. Cast brass, length 71", the back marked with the names of a number of other locos. £8000-10000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £ plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 81 A brass nameplate, GOOLE STEAM SHIPPING-LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, advertising the Antwerp to Goole services and displaying the LMS coat of arms and shipping flag. Engraved brass, 17½"x42½". The Goole Steamship Company was founded in 1864 and acquired by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1905, passing to the LMS in 1923, becoming part of the Associated Humber Lines in 1935. £300-500 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 248.

Lot 82 A GWR cabside numberplate 5368 from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in June 1919. Modified with a heavier front buffer beam and renumbered 8368 in February 1928, it reverted to its original condition and running number in June 1944. Allocated to Neyland by January 1948 and later Gloucester, Laira, Westbury and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 25 September 1958 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 8 November 1958. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £340.

Lot 83 A destination plate from the Brighton departure indicator, PLYMOUTH FRIARY. Enamel, 12"x1½", blue lettering. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 84 A worksplate BRUSH/HAWKER SIDDELEY, 948, 1990, from Class 60 60046 WILLIAM WILBERFORCE named after the slavery reformer. New to Stewarts Lane in February 1991,and now stored OOS at Toton. Engraved aluminium, 9¾"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £1500.

Lot 85 A North Eastern Railway armband, NER JARROW STATION, No 2, OUT PORTER, an unusual shield shaped design, engraved brass, 2"x2", complete with original strap and buckle. £150-300 - Sold for £290.

Lot 86 A worksplate ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7052 of 1942. From a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, Agricultural Division, Mossend, near Motherwell, Lanarkshire. This factory closed in December 1967 and the locomotive scrapped on site by Fermac Limited around July 1968. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 87 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect handlamp, the top stamped YARMOUTH SOUTH TOWN, 31. The lamp is complete with its interior and GER vessel and has been repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 88 A shedplate 86C Cardiff Canton (1948 to January 1961) and Hereford (January 1961 to November 1964). The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 89 A BR(M) totem sign, HOLYWELL JUNCTION, (f/f), from the Chester to Holyhead route. Minor blemishes only. £300-500 - Sold for £600.

Lot 90 A shedplate 26A Newton Heath (1935 to September 1963, then recoded 9D with closure to steam in February 1968). This ex LYR shed had a 1950s allocation of 170 locos. Of note were 8 Jubilees and two of the four named Black 5s. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 91 A one engine in steam train staff, STANLEYS SIDINGS-GRIFF OLD COLLIERY. The LNWR branch ran from Griff Junction north of Bedworth, on the Coventry to Nuneaton route, to Stanleys Brick Sidings near Stockingford and closed in 1961. Wood with brass plates, length 21". £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 92 A BR(S) double royal poster, MAIDSTONE, Anon. Pin holes at corners. (AD6988) £200-350 - Sold for £250.

Lot 93 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, PARCELS AND CLOAK ROOM, an unusual double line example, cast iron, 19"x8", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 94 A smokebox numberplate, 6800, from a GWR Grange Class 4-6-0, the Class leader built at Swindon in August 1936 and named ARLINGTON GRANGE after a former country house near Thatcham, Berkshire. Allocated to Landore by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Penzance before moving in 1962 to Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 18 August 1964. Repainted. £600-900 - Sold for £2000.

Lot 95 A station direction sign, SOUTHERN ELECTRIC, complete with bracket. Enamel, double-sided, 20"x15", one side excellent the other has a few small chips. £250-400 - Sold for £900.

Lot 96 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2220, 1928, from a LNER N2/3 Class 0-6-2T No 2682 built in September 1928, renumbered 9588 in 1946, becoming BR 69588. Allocated to Hatfield by January 1948, it spent its BR days alternating between there and Kings Cross. Withdrawn from Hatfield on 29 February 1960, it was cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 11"X6", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500.

Lot 97 A North Eastern Railway cash bag with brass plate, N.E.R, ACKWORTH MOOR TOP, a goods station on the Brackenhill Light Railway which opened in 1914 to serve Hemsworth Colliery. £100-200 - Sold for £50.

Lot 98 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, HOO JUNC-CLIFFE, (fibre) the first section of the branch to Allhallows-on-Sea. £100-200 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 2582.

Lot 99 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1392, 1937, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5337 which became BR 45337. Allocated new to Blackpool Central on 30 March 1937 and later Newton Heath, Bank Hall, Low Moor, Agecroft from October 1947 until August 1963, Southport and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 February 1965 and despatched for scrap to Woodham Bros at Barry on 25 November 1965 from where it was rescued for preservation and now resides at the North Norfolk Railway. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the front lightly cleaned, a neat repair to the right bolt holes, almost invisible. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 100 A Midland Railway captains chair, with turned supports and the company initials carved in the top rail. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 101 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6854, from a 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in November 1937 and named ROUNDHILL GRANGE after the country house near Wincanton in Somerset. Allocated to Banbury by January 1948, its later sheds included Oxley, Oxford and Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 25 September 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors on 28 October 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1500-1800 - Sold for £2300 to commission or postal bidder number 1561.

Lot 102 A BR(S) totem sign, FORD, (f/f), from the Brighton to Portsmouth route, the junction for Littlehampton. Loss of shine, several face chips restored. £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 103 A GWR signal box instrument plate, MOLLAND, from the Taunton to Barnstaple route which closed in 1966. Engraved brass, 4½"x1", probably from a key token instrument. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 104 A Southern Railway target sign, GREENWICH, from the North Kent Coast route. The usual edge chipping as illustrated, otherwise excellent. £400-600 - Sold for £620.

Lot 105 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CLAREMORRIS-MILLTOWN, from the Athenry to Sligo route. £200-350 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 4934.

Lot 106 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, CAMDEN ROAD JUNCTION, (f/f), a box north of St Pancras on the Midland Main Line. Enamel, 52"x18", slight discolouration in places. £250-400 - Sold for £520.

Lot 107 A shedplate, 65B St. Rollox (1949 to November 1966). The ex CR shed was noted for being home to all four named Black 5s in the early 1950s when its allocation numbered around 80 locos. In its final year it had just 13 locos, one of them being A4 60031 Golden Plover. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 8947.

Lot 108 An LNER station sign, WATTON AT STONE, (flangeless). The station, which was at the north end of the Hertford loop, opened in 1924 and closed in 1939. Enamel, 60"x16 ½", some edge chips repainted and blemishes to the face. £200-350 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 7416.

Lot 109 A London and South Western Railway armband, OUTSIDE PORTER, LSWR, VAUXHALL, engraved brass, 5½"x3¾", the front lightly polished. £200-350 - Sold for £300.

Lot 110 A BR(M) totem sign, FOUR OAKS, (f/f), from the Birmingham to Lichfield route. Minor blemishes to white border. £350-500 - Sold for £650 to commission or postal bidder number 8464.

Lot 111 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1906, from a collection of plates from British based locos, so this plate is likely to be from a 4-6-0 built for the Great Central Railway in 1906 either BP 4806-4815 that became LNER Class B9, GCR numbers 1105-1114, or BP 4816-4825 that became LNER Class B4, GCR numbers 1095-1104, examples of both classes surviving into the late 1940s. Also there were two 4-4-0ís built in 1906 for the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, BP 4736 & 4737 which were numbered 106 and 107 and when the GNR(I) was wound up in 1958 106 went to the CIE and 107 to the UTA, with the latter withdrawn in 1958. Cast brass, 9¾"x5½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 112 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, PREES, from the Crewe to Shrewsbury route. Cast aluminium, length 48", original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £400 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 113 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped THRAPSTONE PT WAY, complete with interior and LNWR ceramic burner and in original condition. The station was on the Northampton to Peterborough route which closed in 1964. Note the early spelling with the 'E' at the end. £150-300 - Sold for £120.

Lot 114 A smokebox numberplate, 6137, from a GWR 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1932. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948 and later Bristol Bath Road, Gloucester, Tyseley and Stourbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 November 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 6 March 1965. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £200.

Lot 115 A North Eastern Railway metal train staff ticket, EVERINGHAM-HIGHFIELD, from the Driffield to Selby route which closed to passengers in 1954 and freight in 1965. £50-80 - Sold for £180.

Lot 116 A tender plate, BR 1, 853, 1952, from a 4250 gallon tender paired with BR Britannia Class 7 4-6-2 No 70034 THOMAS HARDY from new on 20 December 1952 and with No 70044 EARL HAIG from 5 September 1964, although other changes may have occurred. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 117 A carriage print, CONSTABLE COUNTRY, FLATFORD BRIDGE AND COTTAGE, by Edwin Byatt R.I, from the LNER pre-war series. A crease to the centre really only visible on the white border. £300-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 118 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3336, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, named VENUS. Sold in April 1962 to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Devonshire Dock, Barrow, and scrapped the following July. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 119 A Southern Railway target sign, STREATHAM COMMON, from the Clapham Junction to East Croydon section of the Brighton main line. Considerable restoration though rare, no examples having been offered at auction previously. £250-400 - Sold for £240.

Lot 120 A nameplate, AYLBURTON GRANGE, from a GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 No 6801, the second of the Class built at Swindon in August 1936 and named after a Monastic Grange near Dymock in Gloucestershire attached to Llanthony Abbey. It spent all its BR days at Penzance from where it withdrawn on 27 October 1960, the first of the Class to go, and was cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 26 November 1960. (See also next Lot) £5000-6000 - Sold for £4500.

Lot 121 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6801, from a 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 AYLBURTON GRANGE. Cast brass, the front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £1000-1500 - Sold for £2500.

Lot 122 A GWR notice threatening instant dismissal to those interfering with electric gear, Swindon 1910. Enamel, 11¼"x10", edge chipping and damage to lower right. £250-400 - Sold for £550.

Lot 123 A BR(M) totem sign, SQUIRES GATE, (f/f), from the Preston to Blackpool South route. Minor face chips and a few blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £440.

Lot 124 A smokebox numberplate, 33013, from a SR Bulleid Q1 Class 0-6-0 No C13 built at Brighton in October 1942, becoming BR 33013. Allocated to Guildford by January 1948, it moved the following March to Feltham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 July 1963 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 23 March 1964. Repainted; the rear lugs have been reduced. £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 125 A GWR quad royal poster, CATHEDRALS, by Fred Taylor. A dramatic view promoting the GWR publication of the same name. Laid down to conserve, a little damage/loss in places. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 126 A shedplate 87E Landore (1949 and closed to steam June 1961). This ex GWR shed had 70 locos on its books at the end of the 1950s, which included 20 Castles. Upon closure the depot was demolished and a purpose built diesel depot opened in 1963, when some locos carried these plates before the introduction of alloy examples. Alloy, repainted. £200-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 127 A Southern Railway target sign, ASCOT, from the Waterloo to Reading route. Some loss of shine and edge chips repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £800 to commission or postal bidder number 8868.

Lot 128 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1926, ST ROLLOX from a Class 60 4-6-0 designed by Pickersgill for the Caledonian Railway, LMS No 14648 becoming BR 54648. It spent most of its brief BR career based at Hamilton from where it was withdrawn on 21 November 1951 and cut up at Kilmarnock Works. Cast brass, 10½"x6", repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £270.

Lot 129 A BR(M) totem sign, OLDHAM CENTRAL, (f/f), from the Manchester to Oldham and Rochdale route. The station closed in 1966. Chip repairs at the face fixing holes. £300-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 130 A wagonplate, REPAIRS ADVISE SETTLE SPEAKMAN, ALSAGER STOKE ON TRENT. Cast iron, 9¼"x4¼", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 131 An LNER lamp tablet, FILEY HOLIDAY CAMP, the terminus of the short branch from the Hull to Scarborough route built to serve Butlins. The station closed in 1977. Enamel, double-sided, 16"x5½", restoration to the name Filey on both sides, expertly undertaken. £100-200 - Sold for £380.

Lot 132 A set of cabside figures, D7067, from Class 35 Hymek, Beyer Peacock 7971 of 1963. New to Cardiff Canton in February 1963; withdrawn from there in October 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works in August 1972. Mounted on an aluminium backplate, 23¾"x8". £250-400 - Sold for £400.

Lot 133 A North Eastern Railway Westinghouse section indicator, also known as a No Block Recorder, used on goods lines. An uncommon instrument, this example was used at Potters Grange box. £100-200 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 134 A GWR cabside numberplate 2853 from a 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in February 1913. Converted to oil burning and renumbered 4810 in November 1947, it reverted to its original number when the oil burning apparatus was removed in June 1949. Allocated to St Philips Marsh by January 1948 and later Banbury, Croes Newydd, Southall, Stourbridge and Reading from where it was withdrawn on 7 May 1962 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 22 September 1962. Cast brass, the front repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £740 to commission or postal bidder number 7540.

Lot 135 A BR(W) totem sign, WARGRAVE, (f/f), from the Twyford to Henley-on-Thames branch. One tiny chip repair on the upper cream line, almost invisible. £400-600 - Sold for £1300 to commission or postal bidder number 2848.

Lot 136 A nameplate, NIM, together with its matching number plate, Lysaghtís Scunthorpe Wks No 12. Both from a standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel hydraulic, Sentinel 10108 of 1963 which went new to John Lysaghtís Normanby Park Steelworks, Scunthorpe. Became British Steel Corporation in July 1967. Overhauled by Thomas Hill at Kilnhurst in 1977 and transferred to Tinsley Park Works, Sheffield in 1978. Subsequently operated as a hire locomotive by a number of companies until scrapped by EMR at Kingsbury in August 2017. (2) £350-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 137 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CRAUGHWELL-ARDRAHAN, from the Limerick to Athenry route. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 138 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, QUEEN'S PARK WORKS, 22037, 1918, from a Robinson Great Central Railway type 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Munitions order for the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers in November 1918, ROD No 1979. It was loaned to the LNWR in September 1919, their No 2893, and, after return to the WD in August 1921, stored at Queensferry until sold to the LNER in February 1925, entering traffic in January 1926 as their Class O4 No 6523, renumbered 3837 in 1946, becoming BR 63837. Allocated to Langwith Junction by January 1948 and later Tuxford, Immingham and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 29 December 1962 and sold for scrap to Round Oak Steelworks at Round Oak. Cast brass, 12¾"x9¾", the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 139 A GWR three aspect handlamp, an early style with thin brass collar, brass plate on top, G.W.R. No. SWINDON. Initials also on the side and on the original vessel, the burner absent. Repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 140 A BR(M) doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), enamel, 18"x6", minor blemishes to the edge of the rim. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 141 A carriage print, LLANRWST, DENBIGHSHIRE, by Charles Knight, from the LMR B Series. £80-120 - Sold for £50.

Lot 142 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. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 143 A BR(S) totem sign, GILLINGHAM, (f/f), from the Gravesend to Canterbury route. A rare dark green example with black flange. Minor blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 144 A small carriage board, QUEEN OF SCOTS, used on the Queen of Scots Pullman. Painted wood with steel ends, length 60". £150-300 - Sold for £880.

Lot 145 A worksplate, HENSCHEL & SON, 27399, 1952, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Rhodesia Railways 19th Class 4-8-2 No 329. One of the last two of the Class still in service, it was working at Lobatse in 1978 and withdrawn shortly afterwards. Cast brass, 8"x4", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 3586.

Lot 146 A BR(S) totem sign, SOLE STREET, (f/f), from the Swanley to Faversham route. Excellent condition. £300-500 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 8585.

Lot 147 A Cheshire Lines Committee bill poster warning notice. Cast iron, 21"x13", in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 148 A BR(M) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, NORTHAMPTON CASTLE STATION, (f/f). Enamel, 28"x13", minor edge chips only. £500-800 - Sold for £2400.00.

Lot 149 A single line key token, SPEAN BRIDGE-TULLOCH, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £230.

Lot 150 An LNER seat back plate, HERTFORD EAST, from the former Great Eastern station. Cast iron, length 45", in original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 3556.

Lot 151 A GWR cabside numberplate 9712 from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1934. A long time Aberdare engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 22 September 1962 and cut up at Caerphilly Works in the four weeks ending 23 March 1963. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £260.

Lot 152 A single line key token, LOUDWATER-WOOBURN GREEN, (alloy), from the Maidenhead to High Wycombe branch, the northern section closing in 1970. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 153 A BR(W) totem sign, BOURNE END, (f/f), black and white, from the Maidenhead to High Wycombe branch. Minor blemishes. £700-1000 - Sold for £1450.

Lot 154 A BR(W) double royal poster, MINEHEAD, by Studio Seven. (PR221.62) £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 155 A GWR Hotels roundel pattern glass vase with heavy base, overall height 8¾". £200-350 - Sold for £280.

Lot 156 A worksplate, NEILSON REID, 5815, 1900, from a 3ft 6ins gauge 4-8-0 supplied to the Imperial Military Railways of South Africa as their No 108. On the formation of South African Railways in 1910, it became their Class 7B No 1037. Many of the Class were still at work in the late 1960s but all were withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 9"x6½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 3023.

Lot 157 A BR(Sc) totem sign, NEWTON-ON-AYR, (h/f), the first station north of Ayr on the route north to Glasgow. This is the first totem from the station to be offered at auction. Loss of shine, some blemishes, reasonably good colour. £400-600 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 158 An LNER four aspect handlamp with brass plate LNER-C, 16148, ENG DEPT, LEICESTER. Complete with interior and repainted. Used at Leicester Central, GCR. £100-200 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 8843.

Lot 159 A worksplate, NICOLA ROMEO, No 704, 1922, an Italian company formed in 1911 which manufactured machines and equipment for the mining industry and later acquired the Alfa Romeo car company. They do not appear to have built any locomotives. Cast brass, 16"x10½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 1471.

Lot 160 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, GREYSTONES-WICKLOW, from the Dublin to Wicklow route. £200-350 - Sold for £180.

Lot 161 A GWR nameboard, WOLVERHAMPTON SOUTH SIGNAL BOX, from the main line south of Low Level station. Cast iron, length 110", original condition. £500-800 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 162 A nameplate, ISINGLASS, from the LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 2562 built at Doncaster, Works No 1618, in July 1925 and named after the racehorse which won flat racing's triple crown of Derby, 2000 Guineas and St. Leger in 1893. It was rebuilt and re-classified to A3 Class in April 1946 and at the same time renumbered 531, only to be renumbered three months later to 63, becoming BR 60063. Allocated to Doncaster by January 1948 and later Kings Cross, Grantham, Neasden on the Great Central for two years, and finally New England from where it was withdrawn on 28 June 1964 and sold for scrap to A. King at Norwich on 26 August 1964. The nameplate is accompanied by a good quality wooden display splasher. Cast brass, length 57". (See also next Lot) £8000-9000 - Sold for £8000 to commission or postal bidder number 1030.

Lot 163 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY CO, 1618, DONCASTER 1925, from the LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No 60063 ISINGLASS. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7½", the front lightly polished, the back stamped 2562 and 63. (See previous Lot for engine history) £3000-4000 - Sold for £5200.

Lot 164 A smokebox numberplate, 48113, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8113 built at Crewe and allocated new to Warwick on 7 March 1939. In November 1941 it moved to Royston where it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn on 2 October 1967, it was cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 17 February 1968. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £510.

Lot 165 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, WICKLOW-RATHDRUM, from the Dublin to Wicklow route. £200-350 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £200.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 166 A BR(M) totem sign, WHITCHURCH, (f/f), from the Crewe to Shrewsbury route, junction for the Cambrian route to Oswestry and Mid Wales. Excellent condition. £300-500 - Sold for £740.

Lot 167 A North British Railway three aspect handlamp, the side stamped NBR TYNEHEAD NATHERCARSE and ARBROATH, following relocation. The lamp is complete with its interior. Tynehead was on the Waverley route which closed in 1969. £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 638.

Lot 168 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5070, from the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 SIR DANIEL GOOCH built at Swindon in June 1938 and named after the Company's Locomotive Superintendent and later Chairman. A long time Stafford Road engine, it later moved to Shrewsbury and Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn on 20 March 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 3 June 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. Note: Both nameplates and the other cabside from this engine are owned by public museums. £3000-4000 - Sold for £4900.

Lot 169 An original painting by Gerald Broom, GWR Castle Class 5070, Sir Daniel Gooch, on an up express near Badminton. Oil on board, framed, overall 32"x22". £1000-1500 - Sold for £1000.00.

Lot 170 A shedplate 84F Stourbridge Junction (1948 to September 1963 when it was recoded 2C). Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 171 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BELVIDERE, a box outside Shrewsbury on the route to Wolverhampton. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £300.

Lot 172 A single line key token, BISHOPS LYDEARD-CROWCOMBE, (cast steel, engraved white metal), from the Taunton to Minehead route which closed in 1972. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 173 A BR(S) double royal poster, GOLDEN ARROW, by A.D. Wolstenholme, 1950. Framed. (GA1) £250-400 - Sold for £560.

Lot 174 A London, Chatham and Dover Railway silver plated fruit bowl by Embassy, 12½"x9½", with ribbed decoration to the lip and the full coat of arms prominent, an oval foot below giving a height of 3½". £150-300 - Sold for £280 to commission or postal bidder number 8807.

Lot 175 A shedplate 75A Brighton (1950 and closed to steam June 1964). This ex LBSCR shed had a 1950s allocation of around 75 locos, most notable being the Brighton Atlantics and a large number of the Schools 4-4-0s. A handful of West Country Pacifics were also maintained here. Ex loco condition. £200-300 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 176 A GWR weighbridge notice referring to steam rollers and traction engines. Enamel, 10"x14", chipping at three corners, lettering unaffected. £200-350 - Sold for £340.

Lot 177 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1906 HORWICH. Locos built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway at Horwich in 1906 were 260 Class 0-4-0ST most of which survived into BR service numbered in the 512XX series, 41 Class 0-6-0 many of which survived into BR service numbered in the 52XXX series, and 1451 Class 0-8-0 all of which were withdrawn by the late 1930s Cast brass, 10½"x6" the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 178 A BR(E) totem sign, DOWNHAM, (f/f), from the Ely to Kings Lynn route. Excellent condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £1450 to commission or postal bidder number 7494.

Lot 179 A GNR three aspect handlamp with brass plate LNER SHAFTHOLME JUNCTION. The junction was situated north of Doncaster. The lamp is complete with GNR interior, stamped top and has been repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 180 A single line key token, TALERDDIG-MACHYNLLETH, (alloy), from the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 181 A worksplate, BUILT 1959 SWINDON, from a Class 03 in the number series D2034 to D2043 and D2114 to D2117. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 182 A Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway small carriage board, LANGWITH JCT - MANSFIELD, used on trains to Mansfield Central via Clipstone, the route closing in 1956. Langwith Junction was renamed Shirebrook North in 1924. Painted wood, length 30¾", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 183 A carriage print, SIR WALTER SCOTT, by Edward Mortlemans, from the LMR historical series. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 184 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 3846, 1925, from a LMS Class 4P 4-4-0 No 1173 which became BR 41173. Its BR sheds included Crewe North, Brunswick, Trafford Park and Derby from where it was withdrawn on 26 January 1959 and sold for scrap to A. Loom at Spondon. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 185 An LNER quad royal poster, SCOTLAND, by Montague B. Black. A bird's eye view from Ayr and Berwick northward to Ullapool and Tain. Laid down to conserve. £250-400 - Sold for £160.

Lot 186 A BR(S) totem sign, IFIELD, (f/f), from the Three Bridges to Horsham route. £400-600 - Sold for £680.

Lot 187 A Caledonian Railway wagon registration plate, 26261 14 TONS 1916, together with its matching star plate, each cast iron, 9"x6½" and 6½"x7½", each repainted. (2) £80-120 - Sold for £200.

Lot 188 A signal box nameboard, WISBECH STATION, from the March to Kings Lynn route which closed in 1968. Cast letters on wood, length 46½" and 47", original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £3000 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 189 A (GWR) cabside numberplate 8471 from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Yorkshire Engine Co, Works No 2464. Allocated new to Merthyr on 21 May 1951 and later all four Cardiff sheds, Cathays, Radyr, Canton and East Dock, before finishing its days at Gloucester and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 June 1965 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry on 16 August 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. £350-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 190 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALLYWILLAN-FLOAT, with triangular cast brass head, from the Inny Junction to Cavan route. £200-350 - Sold for £200.

Lot 191 A shedplate 65I Balloch (1950 to March 1961). This ex NBR shed was home to just four locos in 1950 and was down to two in 1959. The front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £2100.

Lot 192 A Midland Railway signal box light repeater indicating In/out, the top of the case clearly stamped MR Co 1894. Excellent original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 193 A smokebox numberplate, 44007, from a Midland Railway 3987 Class 0-6-0 No 4007 built at Derby in 1921, becoming LMS Class 4F still numbered 4007, and BR 44007. Allocated to Skipton in November 1941 where it spent the remainder of its working life. Withdrawn in the week ending 11 July 1964, it was despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 27 October 1964. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 846.

Lot 194 A BR(M) totem sign, WATERLOO, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Southport route. A few tiny edge chips restored, almost invisible. £600-900 - Sold for £920.

Lot 195 A GWR mahogany cased slot indicator, brass plated No.7, with battery switch, unusually the original paper working observation notice in place, in fine ex signal box condition. £150-300 - Sold for £220.

Lot 196 A nameplate, IMPERIAL, from Class 37322, later 37049 and 37343. New to Sheffield Darnall as D6749 in August 1962 works number EE/VF 3341/D703; named between July 1986 and June 1996. Stored March 1995 from Immingham and cut up by HNRC at Toton in December 2003. Cast aluminium, length 33¼", ex loco condition, though the bottom left-hand corner replaced. £800-1200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 197 An LNER seat back plate, DANBY, from the Esk Valley line between Battersby and Whitby. Cast iron, length 22", original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £640.

Lot 198 A signal box nameboard, DANBY, from the Esk Valley line between Battersby and Whitby. Cast letters on wood, 37½"x10", repainted, a new section of beading at the base. £150-300 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 9059.

Lot 199 A GWR signal box shelf plate, PREESGWEENE, from the Shrewsbury to Chester route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 200 A smokebox numberplate, 9712, from a GWR 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1934. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 201 A nameplate COUNTY OF DORSET from the 1000 County Class 4-6-0 No 1013 built at Swindon in February 1946 and named in January 1947. Allocated to Bristol Bath Road by January 1948, it spent most of its BR days at Shrewsbury with spells at Laira, Truro, Penzance, Stafford Road and Swindon from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 July 1964 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 4 September 1964. The left hand side plate, in fine original condition as received from Swindon Works. £8000-10000 - Sold for £12200 to commission or postal bidder number 612.

Lot 202 A single line key token, DRWS-Y-NANT-GARNEDDWEN, (alloy), from the Ruabon to Barmouth route which closed in 1965. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 203 A GWR cabside numberplate 3628 from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in June 1939. A long time Pontypool Road engine, it was withdrawn from there on 21 January 1963 and cut up at Stafford Road Works in the week ending 16 March 1963. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £270.

Lot 204 A nameplate, SADDLEBACK, from Class 60 60048, named after a mountain near Keswick. New to Toton in March 1991; plates removed September 1997 and currently stored out of service at Toton. Cast aluminium, length 45½". £2000-3000 - Sold for £3100.

Lot 205 A pair of Midland Railway signal lever description plates, STARTING TO BEDFORD WEST LINE and ADVANCED STARTING TO BEDFORD WEST LINE, each 14¼"x2½". (2) £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 206 A smokebox numberplate, 44362, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4362 built by Andrew Barclay, Works No 1906, in 1927, becoming BR 44362. Its BR sheds were Bedford, Saltley, Toton and Westhouses from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 October 1964 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Rotherham on 3 March 1965. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300 to commission or postal bidder number 3502.

Lot 207 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2241 of 1948. From a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to Gypsum Mines Ltd, Mountfield Works, Sussex, named KEMP. Spent its whole life at this location until scrapped on site by Thos. W. Ward in September 1967. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 1620.

Lot 208 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALLINA-MANULLA JCN, (triangular cast brass head), from the Manulla Junction to Killala branch in north west Ireland. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 209 A BR(S) totem sign, ROCHESTER, (f/f), from the Gravesend to Canterbury route. £400-600 - Sold for £520.

Lot 210 A shedplate 82A Bristol Bath Road (1960 to 1973). This alloy code was used by diesel hydraulics and diesel electric locos. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 211 A cash bag with brass plate, GWR BLAENGWYNFY, a station on the Cymer Afan to Treherbert route which closed in 1966. The brass plate bent but undamaged. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 212 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1586 of 1922, from a standard gauge Class X2 0-6-0ST which went new to Newdigate Colliery (1914) Ltd, Newdigate, Bedworth, near Nuneaton Warwickshire as their No 3. Passed with the colliery to the NCB in January 1947 and scrapped on site by George Cohen, Sons & Co. Ltd. in June 1968. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front lightly polished. £150-300 - Sold for £440.

Lot 213 A Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway water carafe, the side marked with the company's coat of arms, height 7¾". £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 214 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway coach plate, LB&SC, COMPOSITE 19. Cast iron, 9½"x5¾", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 7772.

Lot 215 A smokebox numberplate, 48548, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8548 built to Railway Executive Committee order by the LNER at Darlington, Works No 1955, and allocated new on loan to the LNER at Gorton on 21 March 1945. Its later sheds were Mexborough, Immingham, Canklow, Rugby, Stoke and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 April 1967 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 9 December 1967. Ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £340.

Lot 216 A worksplate, MANNING WARDLE, 241, 1867, from a standard gauge Class ĎOld Ií 0-6-0ST which went new on 4 January 1868 to Newton Chambers & Co, Thorncliffe Ironworks & Collieries, Thorncliffe, near Chapletown, Yorkshire West Riding, named THORNCLIFFE. Rebuilt by Manning Wardle in 1902 and again by Newton Chambers in 1932. Sold July 1946 to Ferens & Love (1937) Ltd, Cornsay Colliery and Brickworks, County Durham. Sold for scrap around March 1952. Engraved brass, 23½"x5¾", the front lightly polished. £2500-4000 - Sold for £4700.

Lot 217 A wooden notice, GENERAL ENQUIRIES AND CORONATION SCOT SEAT RESERVATIONS, probably from Euston or Glasgow Central. Painted wood, 18"x18", in original condition. Originally from the John Bourhill collection. £200-350 - Sold for £100.

Lot 218 A single line key token, CARNO-TALERDDIG, (cast steel, cast brass), from the central section of the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth and Pwlhelli. £150-300 - Sold for £130.

Lot 219 A shedplate 88C Barry (1949 to September 1964). This ex Barry Rly shed was home to over 80 locos in the early 1950s but by 1960 this had dwindled to just 25. Noted for its pre group 0-6-2Ts in the 1950s, it received 10 BR 82XXX 2-6-2Ts for just one year in 1957. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 220 An LNER seat back plate, GLAISDALE, from the Esk Valley line between Battersby and Whitby. Cast iron, length 32", repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £330.

Lot 221 A destination plate from the departure indicator at Salisbury, DOWNTON, FORDINGBRIDGE, WIMBORNE, POOLE, BOURNEMOUTH, for trains on the Salisbury and Dorset route which closed in 1964. The plate is of LSWR or early SR vintage. Enamel, 10½"x8", in fine original condition. A note on the back states that it came from the Benn and Cronin indicator in Salisbury Booking Hall. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 222 An LNER double royal poster, KINGS CROSS FOR SCOTLAND, LNER, SHORTEST, QUICKEST, by Austin Cooper. Laid down to conserve. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 223 A BR(E) station sign, THIS PLATFORM FOR STATIONS TO IPSWICH - OVER CROSSING FOR STATIONS TO CAMBRIDGE, (f/f), Enamel, 39"x24", minor rim chips. £300-500 - Sold for £1150.

Lot 224 A shedplate, 70A Nine Elms (1950 to July 1967). This ex LSWR depot was Londonís last bastion of SR steam. Home to around 100 locos in the 1950s, by 1965 it still had charge of 40 locos, which included seven 5MT namers, and a handful of West Countries. The front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 225 A carriage print, BARNARD CASTLE, CO DURHAM, by John C. Moody, R.E, R.I, from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 226 A single line key token, LLANDILO-LLANGADOCK, (alloy) from the southern end of the Central Wales Line. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 227 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1933, CREWE, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13252 which was renumbered 2952 in 1934 and became BR 42952. Allocated new to Carlisle Kingmoor on 21 December 1933, it was allocated from 1941 until 1962 to Crewe South and later Stoke, Birkenhead, Mold Junction, Agecroft, Aintree and Spring Branch from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 September 1964 and despatched for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan on 10 October 1964. Cast brass, 10½"x6", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 228 A BR(S) double royal poster, WOOLACOMBE AND MORTEHOE, by Harry Riley. (AD8142) £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 229 A shedplate 86G Pontypool Road (1949 to January 1966). The ex GWR shed had an allocation of 90 locos throughout the 1950s. The front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 230 A smokebox numberplate, 5240, from a GWR 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in August 1924. Allocated to Llanelly by January 1948 and later Swindon, St Blazey and Aberdare from where it was withdrawn on 14 February 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 24 August 1964. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 231 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, TYNAN-GLASSLOUGH, from the Portadown to Clones route. £200-350 - Sold for £230 to commission or postal bidder number 1984.

Lot 232 A BR(W) totem sign, WELLINGTON SALOP, (h/f), from the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury route. Edge rusting and blemishes to the face. £400-600 - Sold for £420.

Lot 233 A BR(NE) sign, STATION MASTER, (f/f), used at Filey, enamel, 18"x24", one edge chip and a minor blemish restored. £500-800 - Sold for £660 to commission or postal bidder number 4072.

Lot 234 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, KNIGHTON, from the northern end of the Central Wales line. Cast aluminium, length 48", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 235 An LBSCR three aspect handlamp, with brass company nameplate and steel plate GROOMBRIDGE PER WAY on top and body. Complete with interior and S(B)R vessel, repainted. The station was on the Tunbridge Wells to Eridge route. £250-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 236 A 19th century eight day pine longcase clock by James Ritchie of Edinburgh, as supplied to Scottish companies. 12" dial, complete with pendulum with wooden rod, and cast iron weight. The clock has been fully restored and is in running order. £500-800 - Sold for £400.

Lot 237 An LNER lamp tablet, ALNWICK, (f/f), the terminus of the short branch from Alnmouth on the East Coast Main Line. It closed in 1968. Enamel, 16"x5", minor rim chips only. £150-300 - Sold for £520.

Lot 238 A Mutoscope (or What The Butler Saw) machine as once seen at seaside piers in Victorian and Edwardian times. The cast iron body and detachable display frame stand 76" high. A brass plate lists patents 1895-1900, property of American Mutoscope & Biograph Co, New York. The machine, which is in working order, is electrically lit and takes a 6d coin. It is operated by winding a brass handle to view dancing girls through a glass aperture. When the top display, with its replacement card advert, is removed the height is 55". £3000-4000 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £3000.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 239 A worksplate, AVONSIDE ENGINE Co, BRISTOL, 1874, 1921, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Bombay Investment Trust in India. On returning to the UK it was sold by T.W. Ward of Grays to APCM Crown & Quarry Works in Kent, where it was scrapped or sold for scrap in about 1964. Cast brass 11"x 6½", in ex loco condition. £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 240 A single line key token, FORT WILLIAM-MALLAIG JCT, (brass), the final section of the West Highland Line. The key has at one time been overplated. £200-350 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 1380.

Lot 241 An LMS Engine Casualties shield, Fifth Place, depicting a Princess Royal class locomotive. Chromed copper, 12¼"x21½". £100-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 242 A coach builders plate, CALEDONIAN RAILWAY ST ROLLOX WORKS, BUILDERS, 1902. Cast iron, 7"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £420.

Lot 243 A nameplate, SHREWSBURY, with its Schools Class appendage below, from the Southern Railway Schools Class V 4-4-0 No 921 built at Eastleigh in October 1933, becoming BR 30921. Allocated to Bricklayers Arms by January 1948 and later Ramsgate, Dover, Stewarts Lane and Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn on 30 December 1962 and despatched for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering on 24 March 1964. 45" long, the front repainted. (See also next Lot) £7000-9000 - Sold for £11600.

Lot 244 A smokebox numberplate, 30921, from SR Schools Class 4-4-0 SHREWSBURY. The front repainted, the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle cast on the back. (See previous Lot for engine history) £800-1200 - Sold for £2200.

Lot 245 A BR(Sc) totem sign, TAYPORT, (f/f), the terminus of the branch from Dundee which once extended to Leuchars Junction. It closed in 1969. A small chip repair at the top, minor blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £820.

Lot 246 A GWR mahogany cased distant signal repeater (original red arm), brass plated 202, Tyers pattern in ex signal box condition. £150-300 - Sold for £380.

Lot 247 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KILWINNING, (h/f), from the Glasgow to Ayr route. Good colour though surface scratches in places. £400-600 - Sold for £560.

Lot 248 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO CO, QUEEN'S PARK WORKS, 23473, 1926, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4399 which became BR 44399. Allocated to Workington by January 1948 and later Carnforth from 1948 to 1962, Carlisle Upperby and Trafford Park from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 February 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 30 March 1965. Cast brass, 14¾"x6", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 249 A tinplate ashtray, screenprinted L&Y and LNW RYS, TO THE NORTH OF IRELAND, VIA FLEETWOOD, with an illustration of a steamer and coats of arms of the two companies. 4¾"x3½", in generally pretty good condition. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 250 A GWR mahogany cased lock indicator, traffolite plated 23, manufactured by Walters Electrical, in ex signal box condition. £150-300 - Sold for £240.

Lot 251 A BR(NE) direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, WAY OUT TO NETHERFIELD ROAD, (f/f), from Guiseley station. Enamel, 28"x13", edge chips and a couple of minor face chips restored. £400-600 - Sold for £360.

Lot 252 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect handlamp, the top stamped POSTLAND, a station on the GN and GE Joint line between Spalding and March which closed in 1961. The lamp has been repainted and lacks its burner. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 253 A BR(Sc) totem sign, NEWPORT-ON-TAY EAST, (f/f), from the Dundee to Tayport branch which closed in 1969. Slight discolouration and a few blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £380.

Lot 254 A BR standard class locomotive whistle, complete with base valve and operating lever. Overall height 13½", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £650 to commission or postal bidder number 9058.

Lot 255 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, 1915. Judging by the deceased vendor's collecting interests, this is most likely to be South African. The only locomotives Beyer Peacock supplied to South Africa in 1915 were Class 14B 4-8-2ís 1746-1760, Beyer Peacock 5877-5891, although some are listed as 1914. In 1915 Beyer Peacock also supplied locomotives to most countries in South America, together with The Netherlands and one to Ireland. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 256 A small London, Chatham and Dover Railway china cream jug by Booths, height 2". £50-80 - Sold for £210.

Lot 257 A (GWR) cabside numberplate 7907 from a 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon and named HART HALL after the Hall in Oxford which is attached to Hertford College. Allocated new to St Philips Marsh on 5 January 1950, it spent almost its whole life there and the other Bristol sheds, Bath Road and Barrow Road, moving at the very end to Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 December 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 6 July 1966. Cast brass, in ex loco condition. £1000-1500 - Sold for £1350.

Lot 258 An LNER station sign, HARPENDEN, (flangeless), from the Welwyn Garden City to Dunstable route. The station became Harpenden East in 1950 and closed in 1965. Enamel, 41¼"x10¼", edge chips repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £480.

Lot 259 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, DRUMREE-CLONSILLA, from the Dublin to Kingscourt branch. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 260 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway poster board header, enamel, 29"x5¾", edge chips and minor blemishes. £150-300 - Sold for £620 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 261 A smokebox numberplate, 44814, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4814 built at Derby in 1944, becoming BR 44814. Allocated new to Saltley on 28 October 1944 where it spent most of its working life before moving to Rugby in April 1964 and later Woodford Halse, Holyhead, Shrewsbury and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 September 1967 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 20 November 1967. The front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £700.

Lot 262 An LNER, North British pattern, three aspect handlamp, the side stamped FOG SIGNALMAN, LONDON ROAD JUNCTION (EDINBURGH). The lamp is complete with its interior and is in original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £330 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 263 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8120, COWLAIRS, 1899, from a North British Railway Class G 0-4-0ST No 308 built in July 1899 which became LNER Y9 Class No 9308 and was renumbered 8120 in 1946, becoming BR 68120. A long time Kipps engine, it was withdrawn from there on 10 August 1955 and subsequently scrapped. Although a saddle tank, this was one of many of the class permanently attached to a wooden 4-wheeled tender. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 264 A single line key token, PWLLHELI EAST-PENYCHAIN, (alloy), the final section of the Cambrian Coast route from Dovey Junction. £100-200 - Sold for £230.

Lot 265 An 8" dial drop case wall clock with fusee movement, the dial lettered BR 6561. LNER/BR clock records and a note on the inside of the side door show this was the clock from Wylam signalbox on the Newcastle and Carlisle line. Complete with pendulum and key and in working order. £400-600 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 266 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7813 of 1954, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd, Holborough Chalk Quarry, Snodland, Kent, named TUMULUS. In 1972 it moved to the adjacent Holborough Cement Works where it was scrapped in August 1974. Cast brass, 13"x8½", the front repainted; the wording has circular Os instead of the more usual oval style. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 267 A Southern Railway target sign, EXETER CENTRAL, a rare longer example with the name on one line. These were only used on the concrete lamp post at the far end of Platform 3. The surface is a little mottled as it was at this point that up expresses changed engines. A few edge chips restored, almost unnoticeable. £1000-1500 - Sold for £2150 to commission or postal bidder number 3070.

Lot 268 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. Repainted, the back now stripped. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 9047.

Lot 269 A GWR signal box shelf plate, TONDU CENTRE BOX MAIN LINE, from the Bridgend to Maesteg route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £560.

Lot 270 A Southern Railway target sign, WIMBORNE, from the Bournmouth to Salisbury route which closed in 1964. As removed condition, uncleaned, a chip upper left and discolouration to white. £500-800 - Sold for £520.

Lot 271 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6664, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 952, in September 1928. Allocated to Cardiff Cathays by January 1948 and later Barry, Southall, Slough, Oxford, St Philips Marsh, Didcot and Aberdare from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 December 1963 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Briton Ferry on 28 February 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 272 An LNER carriage board, STOCKTON - MIDDLESBROUGH, painted wood, length 32½", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £460.

Lot 273 A wagonplate, THE NEW HUCKNALL COLLIERY CO MANSFIELD, OWNERS, NO 701. Cast iron, 10¼"x7", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 274 A BR(S) totem sign, WIVELSFIELD, (f/f), from the Brighton main line. A couple of face chips to the right lower side restored. £300-500 - Sold for £250.

Lot 275 A shedplate 84A Plymouth Laira (September 1963 to 1978). This alloy code was carried by Laira's allocation of diesel hydraulics. £100-200 - Sold for £180.

Lot 276 A single line key token, SPRINGS BRANCH-BICKERSHAW, (alloy), from the Wigan to Tyldesley route. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 277 A Southern Railway station sign, SOUTHERN ELECTRIC, CHESSINGTON SOUTH, the terminus of the new branch east of Epsom, built in 1938/1939. Enamel, 48"x18", some chipping at the edges restored. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 8650.

Lot 278 A worksplate, PECKETT, 1405 of 1915, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST, Class R2 with a reduced cab height of 9ft 0in. New to the British Gas Light Co, Ltd, Sculcoates Gas Works, Hull. Taken over by the North Eastern Gas Board in 1949 and scrapped on site in March 1966. Engraved brass, 12"x8½", the front lightly cleaned though some scoring from its time in service. £350-500 - Sold for £320.

Lot 279 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, ROSSLARE STRAND-BALLYGEARY, a section just outside Rosslare Harbour. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 280 A nameplate, BBC WALES TODAY, from Class 43 HST power car 43149. Named at Cardiff Central in September 1988 with black reflective plates. These were replaced by silver reflective examples in 1992 and these were removed in July 2007. Steel, 35½". £500-800 - Sold for £580.

Lot 281 A North British Railway three aspect handlamp by Bulpitts, the side stamped N.B.R. LUTHRIE. Complete with interior and in original condition. The station was on the Newburgh and North Fife Railway between Newburgh and St Fort which closed in 1951. £250-400 - Sold for £320 to commission or postal bidder number 1053.

Lot 282 A nameplate, EVERTON, from the LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 No 2863 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 4125, in February 1937, renumbered 1663 in 1946, becoming BR 61663. Allocated to Cambridge by January 1948, it moved to Stratford in June 1953 and to Colchester in December 1958, returning in November 1959 to Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 20 February 1960 and cut up at Doncaster Works. The nameplate is cast brass, 59" long, and complete with its matching brass football, both mounted on a metal backplate painted in the club colours. £20000-25000 - Sold for £25000 to commission or postal bidder number 9065.

Lot 283 A BR(SC) totem sign, DALRY, (h/f), from the Paisley to Ayr route. Edge chips into the blue repainted, discolouration and loss of shine. £250-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 1837.

Lot 284 A GWR cabside numberplate, 3823, from a 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in May 1940. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948 and later St Philips Marsh Southall, Oxford, Neath Court Sart and Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn on 2 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Long Marston on 25 August 1965. Cast iron, £400-500 - Sold for £400.

Lot 285 A brass 6" dial lever movement GWR ships clock, with wooden wall mounting plate. Although the dial is lettered BR S, the Southern Region latterly absorbing Weymouth and the port's railway shipping, this is a GWR origin clock. As fitted in the bridge of the GWR's Weymouth - Channel Islands cargo vessels, either TSS Roebuck or TSS Sambur, which ship is unclear. When detached from the wood mounting plate, close inspection of the rear of the rim at the XX:45 position shows a scratched-in and feint number 'GW 4089'. On the top of the drum are four screws where the ivorine number plate would be located. The clock is complete with key and is in working order. £400-600 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 2618.

Lot 286 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 3727, 1891, from a London Chatham & Dover Railway R Class 0-4-4T No 204 built in October 1891. It became part of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway as their No 663 in January 1912 and was reboilered in October 1915, becoming SR 1663 and BR 31663. Allocated to Gillingham by January 1948, it moved in February 1953 to Faversham, returning three months later to Gillingham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 June 1953 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 15¾"x8", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 287 A BR(W) quad royal poster, OXFORD, by A. Carr Linford. Some edge wear and split repairs. (PR127) £250-400 - Sold for £450.

Lot 288 A smokebox numberplate, 43075, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 built at Darlington, Works No 2117 and allocated new to Darlington on 27 September 1950. Its later sheds included Ardsley, Wakefield, Thornaby and Neville Hill from where it was withdrawn on 29 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Ellis Metals at Swalwell. Ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 289 An LNER seat back plate, INVERURIE, from the Aberdeen to Keith Junction and Inverness route, the location of the Great North of Scotland Railway's locomotive works. Cast iron, length 28", original condition. £250-400 - Sold for £880 to commission or postal bidder number 892.

Lot 290 A wagonplate, TINSLEY PARK COLLIERY CO, OWNERS, 418. Cast iron, 11"x6¼", repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £200.

Lot 291 A carriage print, PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL, by Fred Taylor, R.I, from the LNER pre-war series. £150-200 - Sold for £130.

Lot 292 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp case, AKELD, from the Alnwick to Coldstream route which closed to passengers in 1930. The lamp lacks its top finial, overall height 26". £300-500 - Sold for £560 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 293 A nameplate, TRANSMARK, and badge from Class 47 47314. New to Tinsley as D1795 in January 1965; named in December 1990 at Paddington Station. Plates removed February 1999 when sold to Fragonset; cut up by EMR at Kingsbury in April 2008. Cast aluminium, length 45½", the front repainted. The badge 12" diameter, ex loco condition. £900-1200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 294 A BR(S) station sign, CATFORD, ORPINGTON AND SEVENOAKS. Enamel, 36"x24", small face chips restored. £250-400 - Sold for £240.

Lot 295 A locomotive headboard, THE MANXMAN, for the Euston to Liverpool (Lime Street) express which operated during the summer timetable only and ran in conjunction with sailings from Liverpool Pier Head to the Isle of Man. The title was first introduced in July 1927 but withdrawn during wartime. This style of headboard was used from the title's re-introduction in July 1951 until its last titled run in April 1966. £1800-2500 - Sold for £2750.

Lot 296 A shedplate 81A Old Oak Common (1949 to March 1965). This ex GWR shed had a star studded allocation of nearly 200 locos in the 1950s, including 8 Counties, 30 Castles, 13 Kings and 37 Halls, making it the largest shed in the Western region. Alloy, repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 297 A Great Northern Railway station handbell, the side prominently engraved with the company initials. Overall height 14". £250-400 - Sold for £80.

Lot 298 A one engine in steam train staff, CORBY WORKS BRANCH, from the famous Stewarts & Lloyds steel works situated east of Kettering. Cast aluminium, length 17½". £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 299 A worksplate, LB&SCR, BRIGHTON WORKS, No 78, 1910, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway I3 Class 4-4-2T No 78 built at Brighton in November 1910, becoming SR 2078 and BR 32078. Allocated by January 1948 to Three Bridges from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 January 1951 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, engraved characters, 16"x9¾", the front lightly polished. £700-1000 - Sold for £1300.

Lot 300 A BR(W) totem sign, DANZEY FOR TANWORTH, (f/f), from the North Warwickshire line between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham. A face chip to the left of the first 'N' and some mottling. £400-600 - Sold for £580.

Lot 301 A smokebox numberplate, 48623, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8623 built to Railway Executive Committee order by the Southern Railway at Ashford in 1943, becoming BR 48623. Allocated new to Perth on 3 December 1943 and later Westhouses, Leicester MR, Nuneaton, Birkenhead and Sutton Oak from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 October 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 11 March 1967. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £300.

Lot 302 An original painting by Barry Price, 6229, running as 6220 CORONATION, hauling the Coronation Scot on January 9th 1939 prior to its American tour. Oil on canvas, 28¼"x14", within 2" frame. £1200-1500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £1250.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 303 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, WHITCHURCH-FENNS BANK, (alloy), the first section of the Cambrian route to Oswestry and Welshpool. £250-400 - Sold for £720.

Lot 304 A station direction sign, GREAT BRIDGE, LMS STATION. The station was on the Dudley to Bescot route and was later named Great Bridge North. It closed in 1964. A cast aluminium sign by the Hawkseye Company, 47½"x27", original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £360.

Lot 305 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, PALACE EAST-BORRIS, from the Kildare to Wexford route. £200-350 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 486.

Lot 306 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1943, SR, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8638 built by the Southern Railway at Brighton to Railway Executive Committee order, becoming BR 48638. Allocated new to Toton on 13 September 1943 where it remained until moving in November 1957 to Westhouses and later Cricklewood and Nottingham, returning at the end to Westhouses from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 22 January 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 8 April 1966. Cast brass, 10½"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £250.

Lot 307 A BR(W) totem sign, DIDCOT, (f/f). Minor blemishes only. £400-600 - Sold for £460.

Lot 308 A GWR cabside numberplate 6129 from a 6100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in November 1931. Allocated to Old Oak Common by January 1948, it went on loan to Neasden in November 1949, before moving to Reading in May 1951 and later Oxford, Banbury and Stourbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 18 September 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea on 28 November 1965. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £520.

Lot 309 A single line key token, CRIANLARICH-DALMALLY, (brass), from the western end of the Callander and Oban Line. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 310 A combined nameplate and numberplate, No 5 RHODES, from a 4-6-0 tender engine built by Kitson & Co, Works No 4244, in 1903 for the Shire Highlands Railway in Malawi, one of three of this type built for the Railway, the others being No 3 Salisbury and No 4 Livingstone. It became Nyasaland Railways B Class and was saved for preservation but later scrapped. Cast brass, 21"x8½", in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £660.

Lot 311 A shedplate 1A Willesden (1935 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 130 locos in the 1950s and in its final few months still maintained 70. Repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 312 A carriage print, BRITANNIA TUBULAR BRIDGE, NORTH WALES, by Kenneth Steel, from the LMR Railway architecture series. £80-120 - Sold for £110.

Lot 313 A wagonplate, NORTH BRITISH, 12924. Cast iron, 13¼"x6¾", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 314 A Southern Railway signal box plunger, STREATHAM NORTH, from the Peckham Rye to Mitcham Junction route. £100-200 - Sold for £160 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 315 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5955, from the 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in December 1935 and named GARTH HALL, the location of which is not stated in Swindon records but is most probably a country house north of Welshpool demolished in 1947. It was one of the Halls converted to oil burning in June 1946 and renumbered 3950, reverting to its original condition and number in October 1948. Allocated to Bristol Bath Road by January 1948, its later sheds included Landore, Oxford and Bristol Barrow Road from where it was withdrawn on 30 April 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 2 June 1965. Cast brass, the front repainted. Sold with an 00 gauge model and photo/slides of the loco and booklet on oil fired locos. £900-1200 - Sold for £1000.

Lot 316 A BR(E) totem sign, DAGENHAM HEATHWAY, (h/f), from the London, Tilbury and Southend route. A few minor edge chips just into the blue, neatly restored. £600-700 - Sold for £600.

Lot 317 A small carriage board, DENBIGH-CHESTER, used on local trains via Mold, the route closing to passengers in 1962. Painted wood, 28" long, in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £90.

Lot 318 A carriage print, FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE, by Fred Taylor, R.I, from the LNER pre-war series. A crease to the centre of the print. £100-200 - Sold for £270.

Lot 319 A 3½" gauge live steam locomotive, GWR Castle class 4-6-0, 4079, PENDENNIS CASTLE. A well detailed working model with early tender. Coal fired with working inside cylinders and eccentric gear, and copper boiler. Nicely detailed cab and backhead with sight glass, pressure gauge, reverser, regulator and firebox door all working. Tender with hand operated water pump, all sprung buffers. Beautifully built by Severn Lamb, superb condition throughout, has been test fired only. Length 49½", in wood and glass showcase with display track and descriptive plaque. Overall length 59½", loco and tender locked down to track with J bolts. £3500-4500 - Sold for £3900 to commission or postal bidder number 3867.

Lot 320 A Southern Railway target sign, BALCOMBE, from the Brighton main line. Just very minor edge chipping neatly restored. £400-600 - Sold for £250.

Lot 321 A smokebox numberplate, 44110, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4110 built at Crewe in 1925, becoming BR 44110. Allocated to Toton by January 1935, its later sheds included Grimesthorpe, Heaton Mersey, Spital Bridge and Buxton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 March 1964 and despatched for scrap to Slag Reduction at Rotherham on 21 September 1964. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £380.

Lot 322 A nameplate HINDERTON HALL from a GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5900 built at Swindon in March 1931 and named after the country house near Neston in Cheshire, once the home of GWR Director Sir Percy Bates. Allocated to Westbury by January 1948 and later Tyseley, Oxley and St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 November 1963 and sold to Woodham Bros at Barry on 30 April 1964. Rescued for preservation by members of the Great Western Society, it went to Didcot Railway Centre in 1971 and is currently at Didcot awaiting overhaul after considerable main line service. £4000-5000 - Sold for £3800.

Lot 323 A Cardiff Railway notice prohibiting smoking in or about warehouses. The wording quotes the Cardiff Railway bye-laws and is signed C.S. Denniss, Bute Docks. Enamel, 21"x19½", a few minor edge chips. £250-400 - Sold for £360.

Lot 324 A BR(W) doorplate, STAFF ONLY, (f/f), enamel, 18"x3½", minor rim chips. £150-300 - Sold for £600.

Lot 325 A shedplate 73B Bricklayers Arms (1948 to June 1962). This ex SECR shed had a substantial allocation in the 1950s numbering around 140 locos. It was mostly noted for its allocation of 13 Schools 4-4-0s and a varying number of Light Pacifics. The front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £500.

Lot 326 An LNWR desk cabinet with double doors and internal racks. Height 16", width 19", depth 9", the front marked with the company name in gilt lettering. £300-500 - Sold for £460.

Lot 327 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24304, 1936, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2548 allocated new to Leicester on 1 July 1936. Its BR sheds were Accrington, Lostock Hall, Newton Heath and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 4 February 1967 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 16 May 1967. Engraved brass, 6¼" diameter, the front lightly polished. £500-800 - Sold for £500.

Lot 328 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CHARING CROSS, (f/f). The station is just west of Glasgow Queen Street on the route to Dumbarton and Helensburgh. A face chip repair on the 'N' and in the upper panel. £400-600 - Sold for £350.

Lot 329 A shedplate 1A Willesden (1935 to September 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 130 locos in the 1950s and in its final few months still maintained 70. This is the LMS pattern from 1935. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 330 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, LONGPAVEMENT-BALLYCAR, from the Limerick to Athenry and Claremorris route. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 331 A shedplate 73E Faversham (1948 to June 1959). This ex SECR shed was home to 30 locos during the 1950s. The front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £540 to commission or postal bidder number 1831.

Lot 332 A BR(E) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, THORPE BAY STATION, from the Southend to Shoeburyness section of the LT and SR route. Enamel, 28"x13", minor edge chips restored. £600-800 - Sold for £1200 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 333 An LMS lamp tablet, KENTISH TOWN WEST, from the North London Line. Enamel, 17"x4½", with hanging bar, rusting at fixings. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 334 A worksplate YORKSHIRE ENGINE, 2529 of 1953. From a standard gauge 275HP 0-4-0 diesel electric locomotive built in 1953, but not delivered until May 1954 when it went to Samuel Fox & Co, Ltd, Stocksbridge Steelworks, Yorkshire West Riding as No 22. Later became British Steel Corporation and transferred to the Special Steels Division at Ickles Works, Rotherham as their No 6. Around April 1972 it was transferred to Redpath Engineering Ltd, Cambuslang, Glasgow, still as No 6. Scrapped in April 1987. Cast brass, a hairline crack at the centre base, 11"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £240.

Lot 335 A pair of Furness Railway platform seat ends, a classic design incorporating a squirrel and a bunch of grapes. Cast iron, unrestored with old green paintwork. (2) £600-900 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 336 A worksplate, SENTINEL, 9371, from a standard gauge 100HP chain-drive geared steam locomotive supplied in 1947 to Sheffield Corporation Electricity Department at Neepsend Power Station, numbered N2. Later became Central Electricity Generating Board. In 1965 sent to Thomas Hill (Rotherham) Ltd, Kilnhurst, Yorkshire where the frame and wheelsets were used in the building of a Thomas Hill Vanguard diesel-hydraulic locomotive, the steam parts being scrapped. Cast brass, 5¼"x4", in ex loco condition. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 337 A smokebox numberplate, 46446, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Crewe North on 4 March 1950. Its later sheds were Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Machynlleth, where it worked over Cambrian lines, and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 December 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Newport on 7 July 1967. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £720.

Lot 338 A GWR signal box lever plate, 174, INTERLOCKING LEVER WITH WEST BOX FOR DOWN MAIN AND UP RELIEF CROSSOVER. Engraved brass, length 10½". £150-300 - Sold for £2600.

Lot 339 An LMS Highland pattern three aspect handlamp, the body stamped MUIR OF ORD and a brass plate on top LMS PASSR, MUIR OF ORD, No 1. Complete with interior, repainted. The station is on the Inverness to Dingwall section of the Far North Line. £250-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 705.

Lot 340 An LNER seat back plate, MONIFIETH, from the Dundee and Arbroath section of the Edinburgh to Aberdeen main line. Cast iron, length 28", a weld repair between the 'F' and 'I', the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £150.

Lot 341 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6356, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in November 1923. Allocated to St Blazey by January 1948 and later Newton Abbot, St Philips Marsh and Westbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 January 1963 and despatched for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 11 June 1964. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 3403.

Lot 342 A GNR three aspect handlamp, with brass plate, PAXTON, a signal box on the East Coast Main Line between Abbots Ripton and Stevenage. £150-300 - Sold for £170.

Lot 343 A BR(W) totem sign, MORFA MAWDDACH, (f/f), from the Cambrian Coast route. The station, formerly Barmouth Junction until being renamed in 1960, is at the south end of Barmouth Bridge. Considerable restoration in the upper panel. £1200-1500 - Sold for £1250.

Lot 344 A Midland Railway 12" dropcase wall clock, the original face marked JOHN SMITH & SONS, MIDLAND CLOCK WORKS, QUEEN ST, DERBY, a brass plate on the right side LMS, 11599 and a circular metal plate 64. The clock is complete with fusee movement, pendulum and key. £500-800 - Sold for £780.

Lot 345 A signal box slot indicator, GARNQUEEN SOUTH. The box was on the historic Monkland and Kirkintilloch route opened in 1826, the junction for the Caledonian to Larbert. Cast iron, 9"x10", original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 346 A worksplate ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7099 of 1943. From a standard gauge Austerity 0-6-0ST numbered 75063 which went new to the War Department at Shoeburyness, Essex. Transferred to Tidworth Depot, Hampshire in April 1947 and subsequently worked at a number of other Army depots, latterly with the running number 125. In February 1957 it was transferred to the WD Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. In March 1960 it went to Bicester Depot, from where it was sold in October 1960 to the NCB at Tredegar workshops, Monmouthshire. Transferred to Elliott Colliery, New Tredegar in 1964 and then to Celynon South Colliery, Abercarn in 1967. To Maerdy Colliery, Maerdy later in 1967. Scrapped on site at Maerdy by John Cashmore Ltd, March 1971. Cast iron, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £300-500 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £300.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 347 An original painting by Barry Price, LMS 5552 SILVER JUBILEE passing Tamworth with the down Mancunian in 1936. Oil on canvas, 18"x10", within a 1¾" frame. £300-500 - Sold for £820 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 348 A nameplate, NANCY, from Class 20 20901. New to Norwich in November 1959, and renumbered in March 1989. Named after the secretary to the Managing Director of Hunslet-Barclay in June 1989 and currently running with GBRF from Barrow Hill. Cast brass, length 23¼". £500-800 - Sold for £600.

Lot 349 A carriage print, ABERGELE, DENBIGHSHIRE, by Montegue B. Black, from the LMR(A) series. £80-120 - Sold for £60.

Lot 350 A shedplate 9D Buxton (1935 to September 1963), then Newton Heath (September 1963 to February 1968). The ex LNW shed at Buxton had 55 locos in the 1950s, before becoming 9L. The ex LYR shed at Newton Heath, formerly 26A, had 80 locos on its books. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 351 A Southern Railway target sign, RAVENSBOURNE, from the Nunhead to Bromley South route. Minor edge chips, complete with original backboard. £250-400 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 987.

Lot 352 A nameplate MADDEN from the LMS Class 5XP Jubilee No 5668 built at Crewe in December 1935 and named on 4 February 1937 after Admiral Sir Charles Edward Madden who died in 1937, becoming BR 45668. Allocated new to Crewe North on 2 December 1935 and later Longsight, Camden, Bushbury, Patricroft, Derby and Burton from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 December 1963 and cut up at Crewe Works by 31 January 1964. Cast brass, length 28¾", the front repainted. £6000-7000 - Sold for £5100.

Lot 353 A BR(M) totem sign, ST ALBANS CITY, (h/f), from the St Pancras to Bedford section of the Midland Main Line. A face chip repainted left of the first letter, edges restored. £400-600 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 354 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, WHELLEY JCT-HAIGH JCT, from the Hindley to Chorley route, west of Wigan. £100-200 - Sold for £220 to commission or postal bidder number 2782.

Lot 355 A signal box nameboard, LOWTON JUNCTION, from the Wigan to Newton-Le-Willows route. Cast letters on wood, length 49", original condition, though lacks beading. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 356 A worksplate, NEILSON, 2749, 1881, from a London & South Western Railway 0395 Class 0-6-0 No 397 built in December 1881, becoming SR 3397 and BR 30571. Allocated to Eastleigh by January 1948, it moved in June 1951 to Feltham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1953 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £500.

Lot 357 A Great Central Railway three aspect handlamp with large brass plate GCR RUGBY, 21015. The lamp is complete with its interior and LNER-C vessel and has been repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £440.

Lot 358 A shedplate 85D Kidderminster (1949 to September 1960) then Bromsgrove (September 1960 to September 1964). Ex GWR shed Kidderminster housed 20 locos in the 1950s, and then Bromsgrove, ex LMS shed (21C, then 85F) adopted the code and had 17 locos allocated in early 1964. Repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 8153.

Lot 359 A BRISTOL JOINT STATION china tea plate, decorated with the coat of arms, 8½" diameter, some crazing to the glaze and an area of discolouration at the top. £100-200 - Sold for £520.

Lot 360 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 1734/E7490, 1951, from a New Zealand Government Railways Class EW 1800hp Bo-Bo-Bo articulated electric loco No EW 1804, one of seven built to serve Wellington's suburban system. It entered service in October 1952, was renumbered EW 159 in about 1978, withdrawn in 1983, written off at Woburn Railway Workshops, Wellington on 28 February 1987 and scrapped in about July 1987 at Seaview Sims Pacific Steel. Cast brass, 16¾"x10¼", in ex loco condition. £250-400 - Sold for £580.

Lot 361 A worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON & HAWTHORNS, 7739 of 1952, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to the National Coal Board at Seaton Delavel locomotive sheds, Northumberland as No 40. In April 1959 it was transferred to NCB Ladysmith Washery and Railways, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Sent to Walkden Workshops, Manchester in March 1967 and scrapped there November 1968. Cast iron, 13"x8½", the front repainted. £300-400 - Sold for £320.

Lot 362 A doorplate, JOHN FOWLER & CO (LEEDS) LIMITED CHAIRMAN'S OFFICE, engraved brass, 10¾"x1½". £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 363 A Rhodesia Railways cabside numberplate, 69. Two RR locos were numbered 69 at different times and it is likely that both carried the same numberplates. First was an 8th Class 4-8-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 19359, in 1910 for the Beira & Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways. It became part of Rhodesia Railways in 1927 and this loco was renumbered 76. It was sold to the Zambesi Sawmills Railways in 1938 and was last reported abandoned at Mulobezi. The second loco was a 7th Class 4-8-0 built by Neilson Reid, Works No 5791, in 1900 which was also sold to the ZSR and is currently preserved in Livingstone Museum. Cast brass, 19¼"x13¼", repainted, the back marked 390. £300-500 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 4403.

Lot 364 An LNER/BR(E) notice, NO NAKED LIGHTS, (flangeless), enamel, 24"x6", minor edge and screw hole chips. £100-200 - Sold for £220.

Lot 365 A smokebox numberplate, 44235, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4235 built at Derby in 1926, becoming BR 44235. Its BR sheds were Gloucester, Bath, when it worked on the Somerset & Dorset Joint line, Saltley, Kentish Town, Wellingborough, Toton, Hasland and Westhouses from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 12 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 10 March 1965. Repainted. £500-800 - Sold for £280.

Lot 366 A BR(E) totem sign, DISS, (f/f), from the Ipswich to Norwich route. Three small edge chips restored, just into the blue. £600-900 - Sold for £1750.

Lot 367 A Cheshire Lines wagonplate, CLC, 901. Cast iron, 13"x6", in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £260.

Lot 368 A smokebox numberplate, 90283, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Railway Executive Committee order by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 25277, in December 1943, WD No 77407. Loaned new to the LNER and allocated to Colwick, it was returned to the WD in November 1944 and loaned to the GWR in May 1947, allocated to Neath Court Sart. Its later sheds were Llanelly, Rose Grove, Newton Heath, Aintree, Springs Branch and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 3 October 1965 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 22 January 1966. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £280.

Lot 369 A single line key token, GRAVESEND WEST-FARNINGHAM RD, (brass), from the Gravesend West Street branch which closed to passengers in 1953 and freight in 1968. £100-200 - Sold for £170.

Lot 370 A BR(E) doorplate, TELEGRAMS, (flangeless), enamel, 18"x3½", minor edge chips repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 371 A Tyers single line tablet, WOODA BAY-LYNTON, (brass/steel), from the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway which closed in 1935. The name was altered to Woody Bay in 1901. £800-1200 - Sold for £2600 to commission or postal bidder number 3451.

Lot 372 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 4310, 1947, from a tender originally allocated to B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61320 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26221, in May 1948 although there was considerable circulation of tenders amongst members of the class. Cast iron, 9"x5", in ex loco condition, a weld repair to the left side. £100-200 - Sold for £30.

Lot 373 An LNER carriage print, GRAND HOTEL BRITANNIA, FLUSHING, by H.G. Gawthorn. Edge nicks in places. £80-120 - Sold for £120.

Lot 374 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 1787 from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15AR 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 20849, in 1914. Classified as 15A when built, it was later re-boilered and re-classified to Class 15AR. Most were withdrawn during the 1980s. Cast brass, 20¼"x14", £250-400 - Sold for £520 to commission or postal bidder number 4120.

Lot 375 A BR(W) double royal poster, PORTHCAWL, by Harry Riley. Edge splits repaired. (PW.71) £250-400 - Sold for £580 to commission or postal bidder number 8122.

Lot 376 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, BALLYGLUNIN-TUAM, from the Athenry to Claremorris route. £100-200 - Sold for £190 to commission or postal bidder number 2806.

Lot 377 A worksplate, DUBS, 3360, 1896, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Cape Government Railways 4-8-0 No 723 which became part of the Central South African Railways in 1902 and part of South African Railways in 1910, becoming SAR Class 7A No 1006. Many of the Class were still at work until the late 1960s but all were withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 12½"x5½", the front cleaned but unpainted. £250-400 - Sold for £230.

Lot 378 A GWR advertising sign, CORNISH RIVIERA, Enamel, 46"x41", chips at edges, face good with a little loss of shine and minor blemishes. £300-500 - Sold for £420.

Lot 379 A Caledonian Railway signal box nameboard, FORTH BRIDGE, from the Larbert to Alloa route, the swing bridge over the Forth being situated just north of Throsk station. £200-350 - Sold for £720.

Lot 380 A smokebox numberplate, 52501, from a Furness Railway 1 Class 0-6-0 No 20 built by Kitson & Co, Works No 5196, in 1918 which became LMS Class 3F No 12501 and BR 52501. Allocated to Workington from 1935 until 1955 when it moved to Barrow and then Carnforth from where it was withdrawn on 27 June 1957 and cut up at Horwich Works on 2 August 1957. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £940.

Lot 381 A London, Chatham and Dover Railway steamer captain's cap badge featuring a gilt wire anchor and the company initials. The back shows the maker's name, R Abraham and Sons. £50-80 - Sold for £190.

Lot 382 A tenderplate, BR 5, 75, 1950, from a tender coupled with a former War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No 90074 when it went through works in 1950, although changes of pairing often occurred. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 4469.

Lot 383 A BR(S) station sign, NO PARKING, (f/f), enamel, 24"x12", edge chips restored, blemishes to surface on left side. £100-200 - Sold for £210.

Lot 384 A shedplate 83D Plymouth Laira (1949 to September 1963, recoded 84A, closed to steam April 1964). This ex GWR depot had between 80 and 100 locos during the period it used this code. At one time it had 18 Castles, 3 Counties, 1 star, 11 Halls, 2 Granges , 4 Manors and last but not least, 10 Kings. It was also home to Class 41/43 Warships and Class 52 Westerns, many being noted carrying these cast iron steam codes. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £140.

Lot 385 A BR(S) totem sign, BEARSTEAD & THURNHAM, (f/f), from the Maidstone East to Ashford route. A crease repair to the right side and chipping in the lower panel all restored. £200-350 - Sold for £400.

Lot 386 A (GWR) cabside numberplate 4166 from a 5101 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon and allocated new to Tyseley on 18 October 1948. Its later sheds were Newton Abbot, Bristol Bath Road, Neyland, Westbury, Weymouth and Radyr from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 13 June 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 18 August 1964. Cast brass, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £840.

Lot 387 A BR(S) station sign, LONDON TRAINS OVER BRIDGE, (f/f). Enamel, 24"x18", a couple of minor blemishes and chipping repainted lower left. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 388 A worksplate, PECKETT, 823, 1899, from a standard gauge Metropolitan Railway 0-6-0ST No 102, one of two built to a standard Peckett design and used for shunting at Neasden, Harrow and Finchley Road. In 1933 it was absorbed into the newly created London Passenger Transport Board, becoming their No L54, and was withdrawn in 1961. Engraved brass, 10¾"x7¼", the front lightly polished. £300-500 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 412.

Lot 389 A GWR mahogany cased home signal repeater, brass plated 50,55, Tyers pattern, ex Signal Box condition. £150-300 - Sold for £300.

Lot 390 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, ST ANDREWS, by Mackintosh Patrick. Edge wear to left side. (B28528) £200-350 - Sold for £540.

Lot 391 A Great Eastern Section suburban destination board, CHESHUNT/HERTFORD, as carried on the buffer beam of tank locos. Enamel, 38"x8", chipping in places through general use. £150-300 - Sold for £460 to commission or postal bidder number 3556.

Lot 392 A South Eastern Railway 14" dial wall clock number 247SE, used at Folkestone Junction up booking hall. The back of the case is branded with the clock number, the rod and bob are also stamped and there is a small brass numberplate on the inside of the side door. The clock is complete with pendulum and key, chain driven fusee movement and cast brass bezel. £500-800 - Sold for £1050 to commission or postal bidder number 1471.

Lot 393 A smokebox numberplate, 78034, from a BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 built at Darlington and allocated new to Rhyl on 6 October 1964 and later Widnes, Nuneaton, Bangor, Watford, Willesden and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 8 January 1966 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh on 4 April 1966. Ex loco condition. £350-500 - Sold for £580.

Lot 394 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped COPLEY HILL TRAFFIC. The lamp is complete with its interior and is in original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 395 A single line key token, FENNY COMPTON-BURTON DASSETT, (alloy), from the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction route which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 396 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, PORTADOWN JCT-KEADY OR TYNAN, from the Portadown to Clones route. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 782.

Lot 397 A nameplate, TREMATON HALL, from the GWR 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 No 5949 built at Swindon in April 1935 and named after the 19th Century Georgian house two miles west of the Saltash Bridge in Cornwall. Allocated to Bristol Bath Road by January 1948, it alternated between there and nearby St Philips Marsh until moving in September 1960 to Swindon from where it was withdrawn on 30 May 1961 and cut up at the adjacent Works in the week ending 23 September 1961. (See also next Lot) £3500-4500 - Sold for £3000.

Lot 398 A GWR brass cabside numberplate 5949 from a 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 TREMATON HALL. (See previous Lot for loco history) £900-1200 - Sold for £800.

Lot 399 A BR(M) totem sign, NORTH WEMBLEY, (h/f), from the Euston to Watford Junction section of the West Coast Main Line. Minor blemishes. £400-600 - Sold for £720 to commission or postal bidder number 928.

Lot 400 A worksplate, LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY CO, No 1666, DONCASTER, 1927, from a LNER J50 Class 0-6-0T No 1081 in the 583 series (J50/3) new in March 1927, renumbered 8969 in 1946, becoming BR 68969. A long time Bradford Bowling Junction loco, it moved in January 1958 to Low Moor from where it was withdrawn on 22 February 1960 and cut up at Doncaster Works. Fully engraved brass, 13¼"x7¾", the front lightly polished, the back in original condition stamped 1081. £150-300 - Sold for £840.

Lot 401 An LNER seat back plate, WOOD GREEN, from the East Coast Main Line, in North London, the junction for the Hertford loop. Cast iron, length 36", a break between the third and fourth letter. The plate is screwed to a wooden board. £150-300 - Sold for £400.

Lot 402 A worksplate, HUNSLET ENGINE CO, 2895 of 1943, from a standard gauge Austerity 0-6-0ST numbered 5046 and later 75046. New in January 1944 to the War Department, Longmoor Military Railway, Hampshire. Later in 1944 it moved to Stratton Engineers Stores Depot, Swindon where it worked until sold in 1947 to the NCB for use at Granville and Hollinswood Collieries, Oakengates, Shropshire. Sold for scrap in April 1970 to John Cashmore Ltd, Great Bridge, Staffordshire. Cast iron, 11½"x8", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £310.

Lot 403 A destination plate, MOORGATE ST. / VERNEY JUNCTION, used on Metropolitan Railway services. The Verney Junction branch closed in 1930. Enamel, double-sided, the maker's name, Wildman and Meguyer, at the base. A few minor face chips. £200-350 - Sold for £1550.

Lot 404 A wagonplate, RETURN EMPTY TO HALLEN MARSH SIDINGS, AVONMOUTH, GWR. Cast iron, 13½"x6", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 405 A Caledonian Railway signal instrument plate, LUNCARTY, a box on the main line between Perth and Stanley Junction. Cast brass, 5½"x2". £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 406 A North British Railway half pint glass, height 4¼", the side marked with the company's coat of arms. £80-120 - Sold for £150.

Lot 407 An LSWR Preece signal box plunger, the base 5" diameter. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 408 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8685, REBUILT DARLINGTON, 1945, from a North Eastern Railway Class E1 0-6-0T No 1741 built at Darlington in March 1899. It became LNER J72 Class, still numbered 1741, and was renumbered 8685 in 1946, becoming BR 68685. Allocated to West Hartlepool by January 1948, it moved in April 1956 to West Auckland from where it was withdrawn on 3 October 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. There is no record of any rebuilding in 1945 as shown on the plate so this may have been no more than a boiler change. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £180.

Lot 409 A BR(M) totem sign, MATLOCK, (f/f), from the Derby to Manchester route, now served by local services from Derby. Excellent condition. £400-600 - Sold for £3500.

Lot 410 A GWR signal box nameboard, TREWERRY CROSSING GROUND FRAME, from the Newquay to Chacewater route which closed in 1963. Cast iron, 59 1/2" x 14 3/4", in original condition. £300-500 - Sold for £500 to commission or postal bidder number 320.

Lot 411 A Great Central Railway warning notice as to the use of goods yard cranes. Cast iron, 30"x6", repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £350.

Lot 412 A smokebox numberplate, 7815, from a GWR 7800 Manor Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1939 and named FRITWELL MANOR after the 17th Century manor house near Bicester, Oxfordshire. Allocated to Gloucester by January 1948, its later sheds included Laira, Worcester and Machynlleth, finishing its days back at Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 23 October 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend on 10 December 1964. Ex loco condition, though the numbers devoid of paint. £700-1000 - Sold for £900 to commission or postal bidder number 4056.

Lot 413 A Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway pilotman's armband, embroidered felt with original straps and buckles, 14½"x2¾". £80-120 - Sold for £110 to commission or postal bidder number 2159.

Lot 414 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE CO, 2141 of 1926, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST which went new to Appleby Iron Co, Ltd, Frodingham, Lincolnshire as No 13. Taken over with the works by Appleby-Frodingham Steel Co, Ltd, in October 1934 and later renumbered 43. Repaired by the Yorkshire Engine Company in 1944 and 1948 and finally scrapped in October 1955. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £280.

Lot 415 A shedcode 1E Bletchley (March 1952 to July 1965). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 60 locos in the 1950s, and even in its final year it housed 34. Ex loco condition. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 416 A single line key token, LISKEARD-COOMBE JUNCTION, (alloy), the first section of the branch to Moorswater and Looe. £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 417 A signal box nameboard, STALYBRIDGE STATION NO 3, from the Manchester to Huddersfield route. Cast letters on wood, length 91", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £260.

Lot 418 A worksplate W.G. BAGNALL, 2766, from a standard gauge Austerity 0-6-0ST numbered 75178 which went new in January 1945 to the War Department at Longmoor Camp, Hampshire. In May 1945 it was transferred for service in France, returning via Dover in May 1947. In July 1947 is was sold to the NCB and entered service on the Treorchy Railways system in Glamorgan as No 2. When the Treorchy system closed in 1970 it was transferred to the Maesteg Railways system. Subsequently passed into preservation in March 1977 and currently located on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in Cornwall. Cast brass, 8"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 419 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BAGNALSTOWN-PALACE EAST, from the Kildare to Wexford route. £250-350 - Sold for £420.

Lot 420 A BR(M) totem sign, GLOSSOP CENTRAL, (h/f), the terminus of the branch from Dinting. A chip repair in the lower panel. £300-500 - Sold for £1150 to commission or postal bidder number 7342.

Lot 421 A Caledonian Railway milepost, DUNDEE, 1, cast iron, 12"x10½", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £360.

Lot 422 A Mersey Railway electric line warning and trespass notice, enamel, 25"x20". minor edge chips. £200-350 - Sold for £110.

Lot 423 A carriage print, CHALDON, SURREY, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series. £200-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 424 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 2739 from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7252, in 1946. A versatile Class, they were one of the last steam types to see regular use in South Africa. Cast brass, £250-400 - Sold for £270.

Lot 425 A GWR mahogany cased points indicator, ivorine plated Points No 44, manufactured by Walters Electrical, fine ex Signal Box condition. £150-300 - Sold for £440 to commission or postal bidder number 1179.

Lot 426 A worksplate, BUILT 1951, HORWICH, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43127 allocated new to Hull Dairycoates on 12 October 1951 and later Neasden, New England, Spital Bridge, Retford GC and Barrow Hill from where it was withdrawn on 10 January 1965 and sold for scrap to Garnham Harris at Chesterfield. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £160.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 427 A single line key token, ST BLAZEY BRIDGE-GOONBARROW JCT, (alloy), from the Par to Newquay branch. £100-200 - Sold for £320.

Lot 428 A BR(M) totem sign, RUGELEY TRENT VALLEY, (f/f), from the Rugby to Stafford main line. A chip repair in the lower panel, surface marks and blemishes in places. £350-500 - Sold for £1000 to commission or postal bidder number 8358.

Lot 429 A wagonplate, TO BE SENT TO BARDON HILL, MR, FOR REPAIRS. Cast iron, 9"x5", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £120.

Lot 430 A single line key token, MALLAIG JCT-SPEAN BRIDGE, (brass), from the West Highland Line to Fort William and Mallaig. £200-350 - Sold for £160.00.

Lot 431 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 7110, REBUILT STRATFORD, 1913, from a Great Eastern Railway M15 Class 2-4-2T No 110 built at Stratford in January 1906 and rebuilt with a higher pressure boiler in July 1913. It became LNER F5 Class No 7110 and was renumbered 7211 in 1946, becoming BR 67211. It spent all its BR days at Stratford from where it was withdrawn on 31 October 1956 and subsequently scrapped. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £220.

Lot 432 A Webb & Thompson large train staff, MANULLA JUNC-CASTLEBAR, from the Claremorris to Westport route. £250-400 - This lot did not sell at the auction. It may still be available to purchase for the reserve price of £250.00 plus 18% commission and VAT. If you are interested in purchasing this Lot, please contact the GCR office without delay.

Lot 433 A smokebox numberplate, 44596, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 built at Derby and allocated new to Crewe South on 17 November 1939. Becoming BR 44596, its sheds were Northampton, Workington, Stoke, Carlisle Upperby, Buxton and Sutton Oak from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 17 August 1963 and cut up by T.W. Ward at Barrow on 25 July 1964. Repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £250.

Lot 434 A North Eastern Railway doorplate, GENERAL ROOM & BOOKING OFFICE. Enamel, 20"x5¼", minor edge chips. £100-200 - Sold for £150.

Lot 435 A GWR cabside numberplate 7231 from a 7200 Class 2-8-2T rebuilt at Swindon in December 1935 from an earlier 4200 Class 2-8-0T No 5266 built in March 1926. A long time Ebbw Junction engine, it moved to Barry in September 1962 and later Radyr and Llanelly from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 October 1964 and sold for scrap to Steel Supply (Western) at Swansea on 19 November 1964. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £620.

Lot 436 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway umbrella stand, incorporating the company initials, complete with drip tray. Cast iron, overall height 28". £300-500 - Sold for £300.

Lot 437 An LB&SCR presentation pocket watch, by the American Waltham Watch Company, with hallmarked silver case, the inside cover engraved, Presented To Mr William Phipps, 27 Years' Service With The LB&SCRy, August 1911, the outer case engraved with the monogram W.P. In running order. £150-300 - Sold for £150.

Lot 438 A Southern Railway target sign, BURGESS HILL, from the Brighton main line. Just minor edge chips neatly restored. £500-800 - Sold for £720.

Lot 439 A signal box nameboard, PYEWIPE WEST SIDINGS, the box situated west of Lincoln. Cast letters on wood, length 90", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £420 to commission or postal bidder number 3023.

Lot 440 A group of GWR signal box lever plates, wordings included are CARRIAGE SIDINGS, YARD, UP PLATFORM, etc. Engraved brass, lengths 4½" and 5¼". (4) £150-300 - Sold for £800.

Lot 441 A London and North Western and Midland Railway Joint jacket with lapel badges and six joint buttons, used on the Nuneaton and Ashby joint line which ran from Nuneaton to Coalville and Moira. £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 442 A nameplate, SAINT BERNARD, from a GWR 2900 Saint Class 4-6-0 No 2917 built at Swindon in August 1907 and named when built, probably after the Twelfth Century Cistercian Abbot of Clairvaux in France, an order which founded over fifty religious houses in England and Wales. Allocated new to Old Oak Common, it was withdrawn from Cardiff Canton in October 1934 and cut up at Swindon Works. £4000-6000 - Sold for £3500 to commission or postal bidder number 2661.

Lot 443 A BR(M) totem sign, HARWARDEN BRIDGE, (h/f), from the Birkenhead to Wrexham route. £200-350 - Sold for £660.

Lot 444 A small GER signal box plunger with wooden case and brass plate, THORPE JUNCTION, Norwich area. £80-120 - Sold for £780 to commission or postal bidder number 2521.

Lot 445 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, SELLAFIELD-BECKERMET MINES JCT, from the southern end of the Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont route. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 446 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1884, ST ROLLOX, from a Caledonian Railway 294 Class 0-6-0 No 682 which was acquired in November 1917 by the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers, ROD No 5682, but re-purchased by the CR in July 1919 and renumbered 1682. It became LMS 17271 and BR 57271. Allocated to Ayr from at least 1935 until moving in April 1950 to Polmadie from where it was withdrawn on 2 October 1961 and sold for scrap to J.N. Connell at Coatbridge. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £320.

Lot 447 A Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway fire buckets notice. Cast iron, 13"x8½", original condition though unpainted. £200-350 - Sold for £140.

Lot 448 A shedplate 21A Saltley (1935 to September 1963). This ex MR shed was home to almost 200 locos in the early 1950s. By the time it was recoded 2E in 1963, it still had 100 locos on its books. It finally closed to steam in March 1967. The front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £250.

Lot 449 A single line key token, BURTON DASSETT-KINETON, (alloy), from the Stratford on Avon and Midland Junction route which closed to passengers in 1952 and freight in 1966. £150-300 - Sold for £210.

Lot 450 A smokebox numberplate, 47385, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T No 16468 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 3956, in 1926. Renumbered 7385 in 1934, it became BR 47385. A long time Edge Hill engine, it moved in 1958 to Bescot and later Monument Lane and Nuneaton before spending a final twenty months as a shunter at Wolverton Works from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 28 March 1964 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 14 October 1964. The front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £270.

Lot 451 A station direction sign, LNER & LMS, CENTRAL & CITY STATIONS, (flangeless), from Leeds. Enamel, 24½"x9½", one side good the other has a little discolouration. £300-500 - Sold for £760 to commission or postal bidder number 215.

Lot 452 A North Eastern Railway condiment tray, the front marked NER, REFRESHMENT ROOMS, YORK, china, length 10½". £80-120 - Sold for £140.

Lot 453 A BR(S) doorplate, STATION MASTER, (f/f), face chips restored to the right side, away from the lettering. £150-300 - Sold for £450 to commission or postal bidder number 928.

Lot 454 A wagonplate, THE UNITED WESTMINSTER AND WREXHAM COLLIERIES, OWNERS. Cast iron, 9"x4¼", the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 455 A Cheshire Lines Committee station sign, PADGATE, from the Manchester to Liverpool via Warrington Central route. Cast letters on wood, 76"x17", ornate lettering, end beading absent and one piece of horizontal beading detached. Unrestored condition. £150-300 - Sold for £110.

Lot 456 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, ROSE STREET-CLACHNAHARRY, (brass), the first section of the Far North Line from Inverness Rose Street to the Caledonian Canal swing bridge at Clachnaharry. £250-400 - Sold for £260.

Lot 457 A Southern Railway carriage advertisement, THE ROUTE TO HEALTH, HOVIS, a classic image showing SR 2BIL units with the headcode letters spelling Hovis. Original frame. £250-400 - Sold for £820.

Lot 458 A worksplate, No 2094 DONCASTER 1951, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43149 allocated new to Melton Constable on 24 October 1951. Its later sheds included Stratford, Cambridge, Lincoln and Langwith Junction from where it was withdrawn on 14 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Cox & Danks of Wadsley Bridge. Cast brass, 12½"x6½", in ex loco condition with delivery label to Central Stores Peterborough still attached. £350-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 459 A single line key token, CYMMER-CAERAU, (alloy), from the Maesteg to Cymmer Afan route, closed to freight in 1977. £100-200 - Sold for £190.

Lot 460 A BR(Sc) double royal poster, DUNFERMLINE, by Mackintosh Patrick. Pin holes at corners. (B19089. 57/58) £150-300 - Sold for £160.

Lot 461 A GWR cabside numberplate 9763 from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in September 1935. A long time Reading engine, it spent a final month or so at Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 September 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 30 November 1963. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 462 A London and North Western Railway Locomotive Dept chamber pot, by Dunn Bennet. £100-200 - Sold for £160.

Lot 463 An LSWR carriage panel, by the Photocrom Company, Tavistock Guildhall Square, St Michael's Church Farnborough and Dorchester High Street, colour views displayed within titled mount. £100-200 - Sold for £70.

Lot 464 A Southern Railway block instrument, NEWCOURT, used at Exmouth Junction box. Newcourt was a small ground frame housed in a concrete hut which controlled access to the Admiralty sidings situated north of Topsham on the Exmouth branch. £150-300 - Sold for £340.

Lot 465 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 5246, COWLAIRS, 1891, from a North British Railway Class C 0-6-0 No 45 which became LNER J36 Class No 9045 and was renumbered 5246 in 1946, becoming BR 65246. Allocated to Polmont by January 1948 and later Grangemouth and Parkhead from where it was withdrawn on 11 January 1962 and cut up at Inverurie Works on 2 February 1962. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £330.

Lot 466 A Caledonian Railway signal instrument plate, NEWHAVEN JUN LOOP LINE, from the North Leith branch in Edinburgh. Cast brass with engraved lettering, 5½"x2". £100-200 - Sold for £600.

Lot 467 A BR(S) totem sign, ARUNDEL, (f/f), from the Horsham to Littlehampton route. Face chips and chipping to the left end all restored. £250-400 - Sold for £480 to commission or postal bidder number 335.

Lot 468 A South African Railways cabside numberplate 1539 from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 12A 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21757, in 1919. The Class was the first design to originate from the SAR after its formation and was designed for goods traffic, mainly coal trains. All were withdrawn during the 1980s. Cast brass, 20¼"x14", in ex loco condition. £300-500 - Sold for £330.

Lot 469 A signal box nameboard, LONDON ROAD JUNCTION. The box was outside Carlisle on the route to Newcastle. Cast letters on wood, 62½"x20¾", in original condition. £200-350 - Sold for £100.

Lot 470 A GWR cabside numberplate 4565 from a 4500 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in October 1924. A long time St Blazey engine, it was withdrawn from there on 3 October 1961 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport on 6 February 1962. Cast iron, in ex loco condition. £400-600 - Sold for £680 to commission or postal bidder number 2797.

Lot 471 An LMS notice, PRIVATE ROAD AND/OR FOOTPATH, enamel, 16½"x9½". £80-120 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 3550.

Lot 472 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, GORTON, 1892, a plate reputedly from a loco exported to Australia. In 1906 the company built standard gauge 4-6-0s for New South Wales and also locos for the Tasmanian Government, Silverton Tramway and McDonald Scales & Co. Cast brass, 16½"x7¾", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £360 to commission or postal bidder number 2994.

Lot 473 A BR(M) enamel sign, NO ENTRY, PARCELS OFFICE ENTRANCE ON STATION FRONT, (f/f), enamel, 22"x17", edge chips in places. £100-200 - Sold for £340 to commission or postal bidder number 3550.

Lot 474 An LNER locomotive whistle, group standard pattern, as fitted to a variety of classes. Overall height 13¾". £150-300 - Sold for £100.

Lot 475 A shedplate 8A Edge Hill (1935 to May 1968). This ex LNWR shed was home to over 120 locos during the 1950s, which included 12 Patriots, 11 Jubilees, 10 Royal Scots and 7 Princess Royals. By the mid 1960s only 50 locos remained including the last named Black 5 in service, 45156. An LMS style plate, the front repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £270 to commission or postal bidder number 2319.

Lot 476 A BR(S) totem sign, GUILDFORD, (f/f). One small edge chip neatly restored. £300-500 - Sold for £280.

Lot 477 A Great Northern Railway mounted coat of arms transfer. An uncommon example presented on a hardwood board, overall 21½"x19½". £100-200 - Sold for £260 to commission or postal bidder number 2795.

Lot 478 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, FELIXSTOWE TOWN-BEACH, (fibre), a section on the branch to Felixstowe Beach. £100-200 - Sold for £210 to commission or postal bidder number 8804.

Lot 479 A destination plate from the Waterloo departure indicator, SWANAGE, the terminus of the branch from Wareham which closed in 1972. Enamel, on its polished wooden block, 17"x2½". £250-400 - Sold for £1100.

Lot 480 A signal instrument plate, NEWTOWN, GWR or Cambrian origin. Engraved brass, 6"x1¼". £100-200 - Sold for £60.

Lot 481 An LNWR handlamp, the side stamped WATFORD JCT COACHING, complete with interior, LMS burner and top. The lamp has been cleaned but is unpainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 482 A BR(S) totem sign, CLANDON, (h/f), from the Leatherhead to Guildford route. £300-500 - Sold for £200.

Lot 483 A group of GWR signal box lever plates, DISC. Engraved brass, 16¼", 7½" and 6¼". (3) £100-200 - Sold for £500.

Lot 484 A cash bag with brass plate, G.W.R, HARLECH, from the Cambrian Coast route between Dovey Junction and Pwllheli. £150-300 - Sold for £370.

Lot 485 An LB&SCR oil can plated COOKSBRIDGE and stamped with the company initials. The station is between Lewes and Haywards Heath. Overall height 7½", complete with hinged lid and ring and copper pourer. £100-200 - Sold for £100.

Lot 486 A worksplate, BALDWIN, 72338, NOV 1945, from a standard gauge French Railways Class 141.R 2-8-2, SNCF No 141.R.525, one of a batch of 250 from Baldwin for French Railways to assist with post war recovery of the French system. It was withdrawn in 1969. Cast brass, 14½"x9½", the front repainted. £200-350 - Sold for £210.

Lot 487 A destination plate from the Waterloo departure indicator, LYME REGIS, the terminus of the branch from Axminster, closed in 1966. Enamel, 17"x2½". £300-500 - Sold for £640 to commission or postal bidder number 1650.

Lot 488 A single line key token, DOLCOATH SIDINGS G.F, (brass), located on the Cornish main line between Camborne and Redruth. £150-300 - Sold for £260.

Lot 489 A carriage print, TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, by Claude Buckle, from the Western Region series. £80-120 - Sold for £130 to commission or postal bidder number 301.

Lot 490 A London and South Western Railway face plate from a pull bar platform ticket machine. Enamel, 4½"x19", edge chipping and rusting in places. £400-600 - Sold for £640.

Lot 491 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway three aspect handlamp, the side stamped LYR, SANDHILLS, a station on the Liverpool to Southport route. The lamp is complete with its interior and LYR rear catch and has been repainted. £100-200 - Sold for £80.

Lot 492 A BR(E) quad royal poster, SERVICE BY NIGHT, by David Shepherd. A view of Kings Cross. Rolled, a small split repaired at the left edge. (PP1155) £300-500 - Sold for £840 to commission or postal bidder number 8322.

Lot 493 A depot plaque, YORKSHIRE ROSE, for Tinsley. Cast aluminium, 17½" square, ex loco condition, the back marked 47 306. £150-300 - Sold for £200 to commission or postal bidder number 320.

Lot 494 A signal box nameboard, GLENFINNAN, from the West Highland Extension between Fort William and Mallaig. Cast letters on wood, length 57", with chamfered edges, cleaned and repainted. £300-500 - Sold for £900.

Lot 495 A single line key token, WILLERSEY-HONEYBOURNE WEST, (alloy), from the Honeybourne to Cheltenham route, a section introduced during prolonged permanent way work on the route. £100-200 - Sold for £350 to commission or postal bidder number 301.

Lot 496 A signal box nameboard, EUXTON NO 2, from the main line south of Preston. Cast letters on wood, length 60", original condition. £150-300 - Sold for £180 to commission or postal bidder number 2301.

Lot 497 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 3155, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 15F 4-8-2 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26039, in 1948. The Class saw service on every system in South Africa and many were still working as late as 1984. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £250-400 - Sold for £100.

Lot 498 An LNER block repeater with decoration around the circular aperture and a hinged rear door. The paper face label has faded, otherwise original condition. £100-200 - Sold for £840 to commission or postal bidder number 1179.

Lot 499 A worksplate, SKODOVY ZAVODY, 325, 1925, from a standard gauge 4-cylinder compound 2-8-0 built at the Skoda works and exported to Bulgaria, their No 864. After a new numbering scheme was introduced in 1931, it became BDZ 17.61. Cast brass, 13¾"x6", the front repainted. £150-300 - Sold for £240 to commission or postal bidder number 2905.

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, MARTIN MILL, (f/f), from the Dover to Sandwich route. Mottling in places, an edge chip repainted lower right. £300-500 - Sold for £800.