Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 7 March 2020

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Lot 1 A BR(NE) trespass notice, BRITISH RAILWAYS, NO ADMISSION EXCEPT ON BUSINESS, TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED, RAILWAY EXECUTIVE. Enamel, 18"x15", superb condition. £300-500

Lot 2 A single line key token, THAME-PRINCES RISBOROUGH NORTH, (cast steel/brass), from the Oxford to Princes Risborough line which closed as a through route in 1963. £150-300

Lot 3 A Great Central Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, with a large brass plate GCR 27730 IMMINGHAM, the number also stamped on the body. The lamp is complete with its interior fittings and has been repainted. £250-400

Lot 4 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, HEACHAM-HUNSTANTON, (brass/steel), from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. £250-400

Lot 5 A BR(Sc) totem sign, MARYHILL CENTRAL, (f/f), from the Partick to Rutherglen route. The station closed in 1964. The first example to be offered for sale at auction. Edge chips restored. £500-800

Lot 6 A Great Eastern Railway leaflet rack, HARWICH FOR THE CONTINENT, wooden, 16"x13", depth 5", in excellent original condition. £250-400

Lot 7 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM COTON HILL SOUTH BOX MAIN LINE, from a box just north of Shrewsbury on the route to Chester. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 8 A signal box nameboard, SHAP SUMMIT, from the Lancaster to Carlisle section of the West Coast Main Line. The original style of sign dates to before the BR enamel nameboards were fitted. Cast letters on wood, length 104½", original condition with a little loss at lower left end. £500-800

Lot 9 A Midland Railway belt with white metal buckle with prominent wyvern and company name. £80-120

Lot 10 A worksplate, No 2163, DARLINGTON, 1951, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-0 No 46471 built at Darlington and allocated new to Kirkby Stephen on 18 July 1951 and later West Auckland, Northallerton, North Blyth, Gateshead and Tweedmouth from where it was withdrawn on 18 October 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6¼", in ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 11 A LNWR Crewe Refreshment Room silver plated half pint tankard, by Elkington, 4" tall, the side marked ½ pint with GR excise stamp. £80-120

Lot 12 A BR(E) doorplate, STATION MANAGER, (f/f). Enamel, 18"x6", a small rim chip and minor marks. £200-350

Lot 13 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, SHANTONA JUNCTION-COOTEHILL, from the short branch which ran south from the Clones to Dundalk route. The branch closed in 1947. £200-350

Lot 14 A worksplate, BEYER PEACOCK, REBUILT, 1920, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway E Class 4-4-0 No 166 built at Ashford in July 1907, becoming SR 1166. In December 1920 it was re-boilered, the rebuilding referred to on the plate, and became BR 31166. Allocated to Bricklayers Arms by January 1948 and later Ramsgate, Faversham and Tonbridge from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 21 May 1955 and cut up at Ashford Works in the week ending 23 July 1955. Cast brass, 10"x5¾", the front repainted, the back stamped 1166. £200-350

Lot 15 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway three aspect handlamp plated BRIGHTON P. WAY and with its large embossed brass company nameplate. The lamp is complete with interior fittings, small brass plate, B (Brighton), and has been repainted. The owner's nameplate F Bravery is on the top and body. £200-350

Lot 16 A wagonplate, OSWESTRY & NEWTOWN RAILWAY COMPANY. Cast iron, 9¾"x5½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 17 A Southern Railway Charing Cross Hotel china milk jug, by Royal Doulton. Overall height 3½". £80-120

Lot 18 A Caledonian Railway signal instrument plate, NEWHAVEN JUN, from the route between Edinburgh Princes Street and Leith, the junction for North Leith and Leith Docks, closed in 1967. Cast brass, with engraved name, 5½"x1¾". £100-200

Lot 19 A smokebox numberplate, 44349, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4349 built by Kerr Stuart, Works No 4377, in 1927. Allocated to Longsight by January 1935, it later spent most of its BR days there with spells at Alsager, Stoke and Warrington Dallam from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 July 1965 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Killamarsh. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 20 A signal box nameboard, FOUR OAKS, (f/f), from the Birmingham New Street to Lichfield route. Enamel, 72"x12", a few edge chips. £250-400

Lot 21 A cash bag, GWR CRICCIETH, from the Cambrian Coast route. Leather with brass plate. £100-200

Lot 22 A carriage print, HIGH FORCE, TEESDALE, by E.W. Haslehurst, R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200

Lot 23 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1926, HORWICH, from a LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No 13005 which was renumbered 2705 in 1934 and became BR 42705. Allocated to Rose Grove by January 1935 and later Newton Heath, Bolton, Gorton and Birkenhead from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 26 December 1964 and despatched for scrap to T.W. Ward at Beighton on 16 March 1965. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 24 A Great Central Railway china dinner plate, by Copelands, with exquisite blue and gold design to the border and prominent coat of arms. 9" diameter, a half moon shape hairline crack in the centre. £80-120

Lot 25 A worksplate, MARSHALL SONS & CO, GAINSBOROUGH, No 14873. The works number for this plate dates this to June 1887, but there is no record for it in the Marshall list which is not uncommon as, in this period, they made a lot of equipment other than traction engines. It is most likely from a portable steam engine or a stationary engine or boiler built for export of which Marshalls made tens of thousands. Engraved brass, 5¾"x3½", the front lightly polished. £100-200

Lot 26 A Great Central Railway Dining Car silver plated biscuit barrel, by Walker and Hall, 8" tall, with prominent coat of arms. £300-500

Lot 27 A BR(NE) doorplate, LEFT LUGGAGE, (flangeless). Enamel, 18"x3½", a little chipping at the right end fixing. £300-500

Lot 28 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, PROSPECT HILL-BOG HALL, (fibre), from the route between Whitby Town and West Cliff, a short, steeply graded section linking the Esk Valley Line with the coastal route, closed in 1965. £150-300

Lot 29 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4314, 1897, from a South Eastern Railway O Class 0-6-0 No 437 built in October 1897, becoming part of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway in January 1899. Rebuilt and re-classified to O1 Class in March 1914, it became SR 1437 and BR 31437. Just surviving into BR service, it was withdrawn from Tonbridge in the week ending 23 October 1948 and cut up at Ashford Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 30 A Great Eastern Railway Tyers one wire two position block instrument complete with all reminder flaps & plungers, mahogany case, 18½" tall, an impressive instrument in ex service condition. £250-400

Lot 31 A BR(S) totem sign, BOURNEMOUTH WEST, (f/f), from the town's terminus station which closed in 1965. Minor edge chips on the white rim. £700-1000

Lot 32 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, INVERAMSAY-ROTHIENORMAN, (brass/steel), from the Inveramsay to Macduff branch which closed to passengers in 1951 and to freight in 1966. £400-600

Lot 33 A wagonplate, METROPOLITAN RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON CO, SALTLEY WORKS, BIRMINGHAM, from a North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway vehicle. Cast iron, 6¾"x4", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 34 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6969, from a 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in September 1944 and named WRAYSBURY HALL in June 1947 after a country house at Staines in Middlesex, now the Clarendon Wraysbury Hall Hotel. Allocated to Cardiff Canton by January 1948, it moved in February 1958 to Didcot from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 February 1965 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1200-1500

Lot 35 A company nameplate, MID-WALES RAILWAY, OFFICES, probably from the company's offices at Llanidloes. Engraved brass, 32½"x8", lightly polished. £1000-1500

Lot 36 A nameplate, ALWILDA, cast brass, 30½" long, the front repainted, together with its matching worksplate, PECKETT 798, 1899, engraved brass, 10¾"x7¼", from a Peckett Class M4 0-4-0ST new to S. Pearson & Son, Contractors, for construction of the Banbury & Lockwood reservoirs, Walthamstow. By March 1901 it was at Wouldham Cement Co, Grays, Essex which became part of British Portland Cement Manufacturers in 1911, their No 7. Sold for scrap to W. Rice of Slades Green, Kent in about July 1961. (2) £800-1200

Lot 37 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DISTANT FROM REDDITCH, probably from Barnt Green Single Line Junction box. Early hand engraved brass, 4"x5". £80-120

Lot 38 A North Eastern Railway Tyer & Co pattern distant signal repeater in mahogany case 8" tall, ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 39 A Great Eastern Railway signal box nameboard, LONG MELFORD JUNCTION BOX, from the Sudbury to Haverhill route, the junction for Bury St Edmunds. The box closed in 1967. Enamel, length 71½", some restoration, a chip on the 'T' of the word JUNCTION. £400-600

Lot 40 A shedplate 14C St. Albans (1935 to January 1960), then Bedford Diesel Depot (September 1963 to the end of 1964). The ex MR shed at St Albans was home to around 20 locos in BR days. Bedford diesel depot used the code but its allocation of diesel railcars were unlikely to have carried plates. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 41 A signal box nameboard, BRAUNSTON CROSSING. The box was just south east of Oakham station on the Leicester to Peterborough route. The wooden board was replaced with a BR(M) enamel sign in the 1950s. Wood with cast letters, 55½"x19', original condition. £250-400

Lot 42 A cabside numberplate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY B 207, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway B2 Class 4-4-0 No 207 built at Brighton in June 1897 and named BRUNEL. It was rebuilt with a larger boiler in July 1909 and re-classified to B2X class, becoming SR B207, by which time it had lost its name. It was withdrawn by the SR in October 1931 and its tender was rebuilt at Ashford Works as a brake van No 55180 for use on the Folkestone Harbour branch. Cast brass, 13½"x7½", in ex loco condition. £1000-1500

Lot 43 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, LNWR ABERGAVENNY TRAFFIC stamped on the side. The lamp is from Abergavenny Brecon Road Station, closed in 1958, on the route from Merthyr and Tredegar. Complete with interior fittings and in original condition. £150-300

Lot 44 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GREENOCK WEST, (f/f). The station is between Gourock and Greenock Central on the south bank of the Clyde. Minor rim chips restored, otherwise excellent. £600-900

Lot 45 A wagonplate, MADRAS RAILWAY CO, 1888, STABLEFORD & CO, COALVILLE. Cast iron, 9"x5¾", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 46 A signal box nameboard, DERSINGHAM, from the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton route which closed in 1969. Cast letters on wood, length 68¾", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 47 A cabside numberplate and matching plate from Class 31, 31 430 SISTER DORA. Named at Bescot depot on 9 October 1988 by the Vice Chairman of Walsall Heath Authority to commemorate the work of Dorothy Windlow Pattison (1832 to 1878), a local nurse who administered to the sick during a smallpox epidemic in the West Midlands. She was affectionately known as Sister Dora. The plates were removed in February 1996. Each cast brass, the oval plate 10¼"x6", ex loco condition, the rectangular plate 22"x6½", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 48 A Midland Railway signal light in/out indicator with on switch, Midland Rly test label on underside dated 1911, mahogany case, 7½" tall, in fine ex service condition. £150-300

Lot 49 A nameplate, CITY OF WINCHESTER, from the GWR 3700 City Class 4-4-0 No 3441 built at Swindon in May 1903 and renumbered 3718 in 1912. One of ten locos named after cities served by the GWR, it was a sister engine of the preserved City of Truro. It was the first of its class to be withdrawn in October 1927, so a remarkable survivor. This is the right hand plate, the top of the beading pin-punched R. Totally ex loco condition, its narrower than standard splasher still has its original paint. £8000-12000

Lot 50 A Tyer & Co No 9 key token instrument, the later & lighter version with case handles, complete, ex service condition. £700-1000

Lot 51 A GWR signal box nameboard, SEVERN TUNNEL JC, UP HUMP YD CONTROL BOX. An unusual double line sign notable for its use of the word 'control' instead of 'signal'. Cast iron, 73"x15", the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 52 A North British Railway three aspect handlamp, NBR, KELSO JUNCTION stamped on the side. Complete with interior fittings, repainted. £150-300

Lot 53 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, HOLE-HALWILL, (brass/steel), from the North Devon and Cornwall Junction route from Torrington to Halwill which closed in 1966. £300-500

Lot 54 A BR(Sc) totem sign, ESKBANK AND DALKEITH, (f/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Good colour though loss of shine. £800-1200

Lot 55 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1944 HORWICH. Locos built at Horwich in 1944 were all LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 Nos 8338-81 which became BR 48338-81. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 56 A Great Eastern Railway cast iron cased bell, GER cast into top face of case, 10" tall, an unusual item, ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 57 An LNER seat back plate, BELSES, from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Cast iron, length 23¾", original condition. £300-500

Lot 58 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, 941 of 1911, from a standard gauge 0-6-0T which went new to the Manchester Ship Canal at Salford Docks, Manchester as their No 53 with the name SWEDEN. Scrapped in April 1966. Engraved brass, 13"x8¼", the front lightly polished with some service marks, the back marked 53 in script. £150-300

Lot 59 A North Eastern Railway signal lever plate, 34, TO S & D PLATFORM PLUNGER, referring to the Stockton and Darlington line. Engraved brass, 3¼"x4¾". £100-200

Lot 60 An LNWR inspection lamp with large brass plate LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY, MAKERS, LOCOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT CREWE. The body and ceramic burner are marked LNWR. Repainted. £80-120

Lot 61 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1931, CREWE. Locos built at Crewe in 1931 were Class 2P 4-4-0 Nos 636-60 which became BR 40636-60, Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13225-34 which were renumbered 2925-34 and became BR 42925-34 and Class 7F 0-8-0 Nos 9603-32/34/5 which became BR 49603-32/4/5. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 62 A Webb and Thompson large single line staff, BALLYWILLAN-FLOAT, from the section between Cavan and Inny Junction. £100-200

Lot 63 A worksplate, HUDSWELL CLARKE, D 844, 1954, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive which went new to Guest, Keen & Nettlefords Ltd, Castle & Tremorfa Works, Cardiff, with the running number 396. Disposed of for scrap in 1973. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", the front polished. £100-200

Lot 64 A BR(Sc) totem sign, NAIRN, (f/f), from the Inverness to Aberdeen route. Several face chips repainted, loss of shine. £350-500

Lot 65 A shedplate 74B Ramsgate (1950 to October 1958). This ex SR shed had a star studded allocation in the 1950s comprising 8 Schools, 5 West Countries and 11 Battle of Britains. It became 73G in October 1958, and closed to steam in June 1959. Ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 66 A single line key token, ROCHE-TREGOSS, (alloy), from the Par to Newquay branch. £150-300

Lot 67 A Great North of Scotland Railway four aspect handlamp with a brass plate AUCHTERLESS and its GNSR embossed brass plate. The station was on the Macduff branch which closed in 1950. The lamp is in original condition. £200-350

Lot 68 A CITY AND SOUTH LONDON RAILWAY brass plaque from the company offices, 16"x18", curved to fit a pillar. £500-800

Lot 69 A Tyer & Co Permissive non pegging instrument, traffolite plate Brewery Sidings, mahogany case 18½" tall, ex service condition. £80-120

Lot 70 A BR(W) totem sign, BEDMINSTER, (f/f), the first station south of Bristol Temple Meads. Loss of shine and restoration to chipping in the upper panel. £400-600

Lot 71 A Great Northern Railway slot repeater in brass case, original dial with slight loss of paint, ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 72 A signal box nameboard, KIRKCALDY, from the Edinburgh to Perth route. Cast letters on wood, 97" long, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 73 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BALLYSHANNON-BELLEEK, from the Bundoran Junction to Bundoran branch which closed in 1957. £200-350

Lot 74 A worksplate, LMS, REBUILT 1906, DERBY, from an unidentified ex Midland Railway loco rebuilt at Derby Works that year. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front lightly cleaned.

Lot 75 A London and North Western Railway refreshment basket with an enamel plate, LNWR Co REFRESHMENT ROOM DEPT CREWE OR EUSTON. Wicker, 15½"x13½", depth 5". The basket contains two LNWR china dishes, an LNWR beer bottle and a copy of an article by the LNWR Society on refreshment baskets and their contents. £150-300

Lot 76 A smokebox numberplate, 5400, from a GWR 5400 Class 0-6-0PT, the class leader numerically although not the first built, the prototype for the class being a rebuild of the earlier 2021 class No 2062 in August 1930 and given the number 5400. In June 1932 the prototype was dismantled and an entirely new loco built and numbered 5400. Allocated to Landore by January 1948 and later Goodwick, Carmarthen and Oswestry from where it was withdrawn on 22 April 1959 and cut up at Swindon Works in the week ending 20 June 1959. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 77 A BR(S) totem sign, KENLEY, (f/f), from the Purley to Caterham branch. Some staining and loss of shine to the right side. £300-500

Lot 78 A London & South Western Railway home signal repeater, brass case, original face states Wrong Adjust between On & Off, 7" tall in ex service condition. £150-300

Lot 79 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 26158, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1257 built in November 1947 which became BR 61257. Allocated new to Neville Hill, where it spent over eleven years, before moving to Thornaby and West Hartlepool from where it was withdrawn on 4 October 1965 and sold for scrap to Hughes Bolckow at Blyth. Cast white brass, 13½"x5½", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300

Lot 80 A Great Eastern Railway mirror, framed, with bevelled glass and company monogram, overall size 16"x18". £100-200

Lot 81 A smokebox numberplate, 40163, from a LMS Class 3 2-6-2T No 163 built at Derby and allocated new to Huddersfield on 16 November 1937. Its later sheds were Burton, Nottingham, Bristol Barrow Road, Hellifield, Lower Darwen and Southport from where it was withdrawn on 18 November 1959 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 82 A fingerboard for a Manchester to Cardiff train, CREWE, WHITCHURCH, SHREWSBURY, HEREFORD, PONTYPOOL ROAD, NEWPORT, CARDIFF. Painted wood, length 59½", the metal end absent, the paintwork in original condition. £80-120

Lot 83 A nameplate THE SURREY HILLS from Class 319 319013. This name was carried from May 1999 to August 2001; transferred to 319001 in September 2001 and then returned to 319013 in December 2012. Cast aluminium, length 42", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 84 A London South Western Railway brass signal box plunger with enamel ring Push to Release Up Windsor Plunger, fine ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 85 A tenderplate, G.W.R, 2245, 3500 GALLONS, SWINDON, Cast iron, 8¼"x6", repainted. £200-350

Lot 86 A GWR signal box shelf plate, ABERCYNON UP & DOWN LINE, from the Cardiff to Merthyr and Aberdare route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 87 A depot plaque, YORKSHIRE ROSE, for Tinsley, cast aluminium, 17¼" square, the back marked 47 307. £150-300

Lot 88 A signalling key, DINGWALL No 2 GATES, (brass), from the Far North line to Wick and Thurso. £100-200

Lot 89 A smokebox numberplate, 48712, from a Stanier type 8F 2-8-0 built to LNER order by the Southern Railway at Brighton in July 1944, becoming LNER O6 Class No 7658 and allocated to Heaton. It was renumbered 3107 in 1946 and 3507 in March 1947 and, on transfer to the LMS in October 1947, became their 8712 and BR 48712 the following year. It spent most of its working life at Buxton before moving in 1963 to Carnforth and later Rose Grove from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 10 June 1967 and sold for scrap to J. McWilliam at Shettleston on 24 August 1967. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 90 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BLOWERS GREEN JUNCTION, from the Dudley to Stourbridge route, junction for Old Hill and Halesowen. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 91 A nameplate KENT YOUTH MUSIC from Class 73 E6043, later 73136, delivered by English Electric works number 3715/E375 in September 1966 to Stewarts Lane. Named at Waterloo station in May 1992 by the chairman of Kent County Council; plates removed and now running with the name MHAIRI. Cast aluminium, length 63", in ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 92 A Tyer & Co co-operative permissive block instrument used by the Great Central, Lancashire & Yorkshire, MS&LR Railways, ivorine plated Up Line, mahogany case 19½" tall, in ex service condition. £150-300

Lot 93 A GWR notice warning that those authorised to leave cycles in the works do so at their own risk, signed F.W. Hawksworth, Jan 1945, almost certainly from Swindon Works. The sign is stove enamelled, 10"x14½", with a few surface blemishes. £150-300

Lot 94 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1741, 1921, from a 3ft 9½in gauge 0-4-0ST new in June 1921 to British Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd, Johnson’s Branch works, Greenhithe, Kent, named GOLIATH. Rebuilt by Andrew Barclay in 1927 and converted to standard gauge and continued to work at Johnson’s Branch until transferred to Wouldham Works, Essex in April 1960. Scrapped on site there by W. Rice of Slades Green, Kent around July 1961. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 95 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, PETTIGO-CASTLECALDWELL, from the Bundoran Junction to Bundoran branch which closed in 1957. £200-350

Lot 96 A Tyers No 6 single line tablet, STANHOPE-WALSINGHAM, (fibre), from the Darlington to Wearhead branch which closed to passengers in 1952. The line to Eastgate, including this section, was retained for freight traffic. £80-120

Lot 97 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 1766, 14CRB, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 14C 4-8-2 built by the Montreal Locomotive Works, Works No 58642, in 1918. In the early 1930s some of the class including this one were re-balanced to enable them to work on branch lines and they were re-designated as Class 14CB, the B indicating branch line usage. After re-boilering it was again re-designated as Class 14CRB, the R indicating the rebuilding. The class were all withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front centre cleaned but unpainted. £300-500

Lot 98 A nameplate THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE PRINCE OF WALES'S) from Class 45 D71, later 45049. Built at Crewe in November 1969; delivered to Crewe North and named without ceremony at Derby works in May 1966. Withdrawn from Tinsley in February 1988 and cut up by MC Processors in Glasgow in April 1989. The left-hand side plate, cast aluminium, complete with crest and backplate, 61" long, in ex loco condition. £10000-12000

Lot 99 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, ROSSLARE STRAND-BALLYGEARY, a section outside Rosslare Harbour on the route to Dublin and Limerick. £100-200

Lot 100 A smokebox numberplate, 7818, from a GWR 7800 Manor Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1939 and named GRANVILLE MANOR after a 16th Century country house at Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, known locally as Grenville Manor. Allocated to Gloucester by January 1948 and later Oxley, Tyseley, Newton Abbot and Machynlleth with a final two years back at Tyseley from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 January 1965 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 5 April 1965. Repainted. £600-900

Lot 101 A BR(M) station sign, PASSENGERS MUST CROSS THE LINE BY THE BRIDGE (f/f). Enamel, 24"x18", excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 102 A worksplate, ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH, 1319, 1936, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5264 which became BR 45264. Allocated new to Trafford Park on 23 October 1936, its many and varied later sheds included Bath Green Park in 1947 and later Cricklewood, Millhouses, Derby, Burton, Leicester MR, Saltley, Oxley, Tyseley and Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 16 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast brass, 8¼"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 103 A carriage print, MONSAL DALE VIADUCT, DERBYSHIRE, by Kenneth Steel, R.B.A., S.G.A, from the LMR Railway Architecture Series of 1952. £80-120

Lot 104 A wagonplate, THE ASHBURY RAILWAY CARRIAGE & IRON COMPANY, MANCHESTER, bevelled cast iron, 10¼"x6½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 105 An LNWR china soup bowl, by Dunn Bennett & Co of Burslem, 9½" diameter, with blue band to the rim. £50-80

Lot 106 A GWR cabside numberplate, 4264, from a 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon in October 1919. Allocated to Aberdare by January 1948 and later Neath Court Sart, Newport Pill and Swansea East Dock from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 20 July 1963 and sold for scrap to Cohens at Morriston. Cast brass, the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 107 Original artwork for an LNWR poster, EASTER EXCURSIONS - THE LAKES, by Claude Nicholson. An unframed watercolour, 17"x10½". £80-120

Lot 108 A shedplate 65J Fort William (April 1955 to April 1960), then Stirling (April 1960 to June 1966). Fort William had an allocation of 17 locos during this time, numbering just 1 Loch and the famous MacCallin Mor. When Stirling adopted this code it had 30 locos, which had dwindled to just 9 Black Fives in its final year. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 109 An advertising sign, SARGEANTS PORK BUTCHERS, SHEAF ST, DAVENTRY. Enamel, 8½"x12", curved to fit a pillar or telegraph post, a chip at right base. £100-200

Lot 110 A smokebox numberplate, 90581, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built by Vulcan Foundry, Works No 4942, in October 1943 to Ministry of Supply order, WD No 77126. Loaned new to the LNER, it returned to the WD in November 1944 and was stored until purchased by BR in December 1949 and allocated to Wakefield where, with the exception of five months at Sowerby Bridge in 1953, it remained until withdrawal on 24 November 1964. It was cut up at Darlington Works. The front repainted. £300-400

Lot 111 A BR(Sc) totem sign, CLEGHORN, (h/f), the first station north of Carstairs on the main line to Glasgow. Rim chips repainted, otherwise excellent. £350-500

Lot 112 A shedplate 56A Wakefield (October 1956 to June 1967). This former L&Y shed, originally numbered 25A, had 90 locos when it took on this code. It will be remembered for its handful of Jubilees and B1 Antelopes and its substantial allocation of WD 2-8-0s. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 113 An LNER double royal poster, ESSEX, by Terence Cuneo, thought to be his first railway poster. (AR1025) £250-400

Lot 114 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1348, 1913, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to the Carron Iron Co at Falkirk, Stirlingshire, running number 6. It spent all its life at Falkirk until scrapped in April 1963. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 115 A pair of headlamps, white and red aspects, from the locomotive DUNROBIN, a tank engine provided for hauling the Duke of Sutherland's saloon and shedded at Brora. The long time driver's name A RHIND and BRORA are clearly shown on the top of each lamp. Complete with vessel, triple burners and makers plate John & Edwin Wright, Universe Works London and Birmingham. Overall height 21". (2) £500-800

Lot 116 A Cheshire Lines Committee Look-Out armband, enamel, 3¾"x3", a little chipping at ends. £50-80

Lot 117 A BR standard locomotive whistle, complete with base valve and fittings, in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 118 A GWR pre-grouping doorplate, TICKETS, cast iron, 15¾"x2¾", unrestored. £80-120

Lot 119 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, LNWR BRAKE SHOP, WOLVERTON CARR DEPT stamped on the side. Complete with interior fittings, in original condition. £150-300

Lot 120 A single line key token, PORTKNOCKIE-PORTESSIE, (brass), from the Cairnie Junction to Elgin coast route which closed in 1968. £150-300

Lot 121 A worksplate, LNER, BUILT 1944, SR, from a Stanier Class 8F type 2-8-0 built to LNER order by the Southern Railway at Brighton in 1944 and loaned to the LNER, their Class O6 No 7655, renumbered 3104 in 1946 and 3504 in 1947. On transfer to the LMS in 1947 it was numbered 8709 and became BR 48709 the following year. Its later sheds included Widnes and Speke Junction from where it was withdrawn in July 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 122 A nameplate, DIGNITY, thought to be from a stationary engine in a mill. Engraved brass, 18¾"x6", lightly polished. £100-200

Lot 123 A Southern Railway target sign, TISBURY, from the Salisbury to Templecombe section of the West of England Main Line. Good colour though loss of shine, restoration to the left side. £400-600

Lot 124 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, LAUNCESTON-EGLOSKERRY, (brass/steel), from the North Cornwall line between Okehampton and Padstow, which closed in 1966. £200-350

Lot 125 A worksplate, No 2076, DONCASTER, 1950, from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-0 No 43069 allocated new to New England on 29 December 1950. It spent most of its working life at Hull Dairycoates with spells at Neasden, Holbeck and Bradford Manningham from where it was withdrawn on 4 September 1966 and cut up by Drapers at Hull in the week ending 17 December 1966. Engraved brass, 12¾"x6½", the front lightly polished. £200-350

Lot 126 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DALMALLY, (f/f), from the Crianlarich to Oban route. Good colour though loss of shine. £800-1200

Lot 127 A Railway Signal Company key token, HARVINGTON-BROOM WEST, (brass/steel), from the Ashchurch to Barnt Green route which closed in 1963. £200-350

Lot 128 A shedplate, 1F Rugby (September 1963 to May 1965). By the time this ex LNWR shed acquired this code it was home to a handful of Black 5s and 8Fs; 15 in all. Cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 129 A signal box nameboard, WATFORD No 4, from the southern end of the West Coast Main Line. Cast letters on wood, 63¾" long, in original condition, though some damage at the base. £150-300

Lot 130 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1943, GWR, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 built to Railway Executive order. Locos built at Swindon in 1943 were Nos 8400-26 which became BR 48400-26. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 131 A Southern Railway station sign, PLATFORMS 2 & 3 (arrow). Enamel, 48"x12", in excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 132 A (GWR) cabside numberplate 8489 from a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns, Works No 7459, in July 1952 as sub-contractors for Hudswell Clarke who also allotted their own Works No 1837. Allocated new to Cardiff East Dock on 25 July 1952 and later Abercynon, Treherbert, Cardiff Cathays, Radyr, Aberbeeg and Gloucester from where it was withdrawn on 9 February 1962 and sold to Cashmores at Newport. Cast brass, the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 133 A BR(M) totem sign, MEIR, (f/f), from the Stoke on Trent to Uttoxeter route. The station closed in 1966. Loss of shine, a chip repair in the lower panel. £500-800

Lot 134 A worksplate, LB&SCR, BRIGHTON WORKS, No 83, 1912, from a London Brighton & South Coast Railway I3 Class 4-4-2T No 83 designed by Marsh and built by his successor Billinton at Brighton Works in August 1912. It became SR 2083 and BR 32083 and spent its BR days at Eastbourne from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 June 1951 and cut up at Eastleigh Works the following week. Cast brass with engraved characters, overall 16¼"x9¾", unpolished, the back stamped L83, indicating that this is the left hand side plate. £1000-1500

Lot 135 An original painting, THE CORONATION SCOT, by Barry Price. A view of the down express passing Lichfield Trent Valley in 1938. Oil on canvas, 26"x16", framed, overall 30"x20". £800-1200

Lot 136 A shedplate 50D Starbeck 1948 to September 1959), then Goole (January 1960 to May 1967 to steam, totally by February 1973). The ex NER shed at Starbeck was home to 45 locos in 1950, 12 of this total being 4-4-0 Hunts. By closure the total had reduced to just six in an overall allocation of 30. Ex LYR shed Goole, formerly 25C and then 53E, had an allocation of just 30 when taking on this code. Some diesel shunters also carried this code. The front repainted. £150-250

Lot 137 A BR(M) totem sign, EDGE HILL, (f/f), from the Liverpool to Manchester route. Mottling to the maroon background. £300-500

Lot 138 A shedplate 67F Stranraer (July 1962 to October 1966). This ex CR and GSWR shed, formerly 12H then 68C, had 19 locos when it became 67F, but within 3 years the allocation was just 3!! Repainted. £150-300

Lot 139 A Southern Railway booking office notice, THE CONDITIONS UPON WHICH TICKETS ARE ISSUED, ex Broadstone. Enamel, 9"x6", on wooden backboard, one chip repair on the word 'Free' in the penultimate line. £100-200

Lot 140 A Great Eastern Railway carriage panel, showing the system, the suburban area and the Norfolk Broads. Card, 30"x19", corner damage to the left. A rare original of the map, reprinted in BR days. £100-200

Lot 141 A nameplate, ANTI-AIRCRAFT COMMAND, together with its badge depicting a black bow and arrow, from the Southern Railway Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No 21C149 built at Brighton in December 1946, becoming BR 34049, one of the class to retain its original air smoothed casing to the end. Allocated new to Salisbury where it spent almost all its working life with brief spells at Nine Elms and Exmouth Junction, although officially unallocated when withdrawn in the week ending 7 December 1963. It was cut up at Eastleigh Works in the week ending 6 June 1964. This, the first of Bulleid's Battle of Britain Class, was the only one with army connections, being named after a British Army Command of the Second World War. The nameplate is cast brass, length 71¼", the front repainted. £30000-35000

Lot 142 An original painting, SR Battle of Britain Class, ANT-AIRCRAFT COMMAND, by Graham Beech. A view of the driver climbing to oil the locomotive. Oil on canvas, 20"x24", within a 2½" frame. £80-120

Lot 143 An LNER locomotive whistle, group standard type, complete with operating bar and fittings, in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 144 A worksplate, No 2099, DONCASTER, 1951, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-0 No 43154 allocated new to Melton Constable on 14 December 1951 where it worked on the Midland & Great Northern Joint Line. It moved in March 1959 to Boston and later Lincoln and Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 26 December 1964 and sold for scrap to Slag Reduction at Rotherham. Engraved brass, 12¼"x6½", the front lightly cleaned. £250-400

Lot 145 A single line key token, INGESTRE-STAFFORD COMMON, (chromed steel) from the Great Northern Railway's Uttoxeter to Stafford route. Passenger services ceased in 1939, with complete closure in 1951. £250-400

Lot 146 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. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 147 A carriage print, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE, by Donald Maxwell, from the original Southern Railway series, issued in 1936. £100-200

Lot 148 A shedplate 23G Ormskirk (Spring 1935 to September of that year, the depot then closing) This ex LYR shed had 3 railmotors and 7 locos when adopting this code. An LMS Horwich casting. Ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 149 A GWR 12" roundhead wall clock with cable driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with shaped shoulders, 8 piece segmented shaped dial surround, spun brass bezel. Original dial in post 1934 roundel style. Original mahogany case, GWR ivorine numberplate 2968 affixed to lower L/H side of case. Complete with pendulum, bob & key. £500-800

Lot 150 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE Co, HYDE PARK WORKS, 24302, 1936, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2546 which became BR 42546. Allocated new to Bedford on 27 June 1936, it spent all its BR days at Rose Grove before moving in August 1963 to Lostock Hall from where it was withdrawn on 1 April 1967 and sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Engraved brass, 6¼", the front lightly cleaned. £200-350

Lot 151 An LMS Fowler locomotive whistle, in ex loco condition, complete with base fittings, a label attached addressed to Shedmaster Heaton Mersey. £150-300

Lot 152 A Southern Railway target sign, FLEET, from the Woking to Basingstoke section of the West of England Main Line. Restoration to chips at the middle fixings. £400-600

Lot 153 A French locomotive numberplate, SNCF, Y-7781, from a four-wheel 'B' configuration diesel shunter, built by Locotracteurs Gaston Moyse. Cast aluminium, 18¾"x11¼", the front cleaned and repainted. £100-200

Lot 154 A Rhymney Railway bridgeplate, ABER 7. Cast iron, 13"x11", in original condition. £150-300

Lot 155 A BR(M) totem sign, STONE, (f/f), from the junction south of Stoke where the routes to Birmingham and the Trent Valley diverge. A crease repair to the right side. £400-600

Lot 156 A worksplate, LMS 4826 BUILT 1934 DERBY, an unusual plate believed to have been carried by the LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4826, later BR 44826, although this loco was actually built at Crewe and ten years later in 1944. It was allocated new to Belle Vue on 1 July 1944 and was shedded at Bath Green Park from 1947 until 1953 when he worked on the Somerset & Dorset Joint Line. Its later sheds were Farnley Junction and Holbeck from where it was withdrawn on 30 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast iron, 10¼"x5¾", the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 157 An LSWR beer jug, by Doulton. Brown saltglaze body depicting drinking and hunting scenes, complete with hinged pewter lid. Overall height 9½". £100-200

Lot 158 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, DEREHAM WEST JC-SWAFFHAM, (brass/steel), a long section tablet from the Kings Lynn to Dereham route which closed in 1968. £200-350

Lot 159 A carriage print, THEDDLETHORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE, by Gyrth Russell, R.I, from the LNER post-war series, c. 1948. £80-120

Lot 160 A signal box nameboard, MOLD JUNCTION No 4. The box was west of Chester on the route to Holyhead. Cast letters on wood, 63½" long, the front restored. £200-350

Lot 161 A worksplate, VULCAN, 4597, 1934, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 5052, which became BR 45052. Allocated new to Crewe South on 12 November 1934, its later sheds included Rugby, Aston, Monument Lane, Tyseley, Stoke and finally back to Crewe South from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 30 September 1967 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge on 5 December 1967. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 162 A BR(S) signal box diagram VERWOOD, 1950, showing the line towards Daggons Road and West Moors. The station closed in 1964. 43"x23½", in original frame. £200-350

Lot 163 A locomotive headboard C.T.A.C. SCOTTISH TOURS EXPRESS. Throughout the 1950s the Creative Tourist Agents Conference, in conjunction with BR, ran tours of Scotland for railway staff on an all inclusive basis. Cast aluminium, 41"x18½" the front repainted the original back marked HAYMARKET. £300-500

Lot 164 A signalling key, INGESTRE GROUND FRAME, (steel), from the Great Northern Railway's Uttoxeter to Stafford route which closed in 1951. £250-400

Lot 165 A smokebox numberplate 42129 from a (LMS) Class 4 2-6-4T built at Derby and allocated new on loan to St Albans on 1 December 1949. It moved north of the border the following month to Hamilton and later Polmadie, Motherwell and finally Beattock where it was used as a banking engine until withdrawal on 20 September 1965. It was sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 166 A North Eastern Railway "speaking" telegraph instrument with sloping writing ledge and paper spike, bottom of wooden case moulded with operating/sending handle, 18" tall, complete with NER telegraph instruction hanging card. £100-200

Lot 167 A smokebox numberplate 63367 from a North Eastern Railway Class T2/LNER Q6 Class 0-8-0 No 1361 built at Darlington in August 1913, renumbered 3367 in 1946, becoming BR 63367. Allocated to Stockton by January 1948 and later Haverton Hill, Thornaby and Sunderland from where it was withdrawn on 31 August 1964 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at South Bank. Ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 168 A Midland Railway director's pass to Mr W. Watson, mother of pearl, 1¼"x1", with the company name and wyvern on the front. £150-300

Lot 169 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1943 DERBY. Locos built at Derby in 1943 were Class 4 2-6-4T Nos 2671/2 which became BR 42671/2 and Class 5 4-6-0 Nos 5472-91 which became BR 45472-91. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 170 A BR(M) totem sign, SILEBY, (f/f), from the Leicester to Loughborough section of the Midland main line. The station closed in 1968. A rim chip to the white border and the right end. £600-900

Lot 171 A Barry Railway Dock Porter armband, cast brass, 4"x2¼", complete with leather straps and buckle. £100-200

Lot 172 A Great Northern Railway 12" roundhead wall clock, cable driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with shaped shoulders with 1 piece dial surround, spun brass bezel. Original dial with post grouping LNER 9369. Original case. Complete with pendulum, bob, winding & lower case door key. Ex Ingestre & Weston booking office closed in 1939. £400-600

Lot 173 A worksplate, BUILT BRIGHTON 1952, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T. Those built at Brighton in 1952 were 80027-53. Cast iron, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 174 A BR(S) totem sign, OKEHAMPTON, (f/f), from the Exeter to Plymouth main line. The station closed to passengers in 1972. Superb condition. £3000-3500

Lot 175 A shedplate 87C Danygraig (1949 to January 1960 for steam, March 1964 totally). This ex R&SBR shed was home to an exotic collection of pre-grouping tank engines throughout its BR days when its total allocation was never more than 30 locos. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 176 An advertising sign, ROWNTREES ELECT COCOA. Enamel, 9¾"x15", a repair to corner chips. £150-300

Lot 177 A GWR cabside numberplate, 5960, from a 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in January 1936 and named SAINT EDMUND HALL after the Oxford college. Appropriately it spent almost all its life at Oxford from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1962 and sold for scrap to A. King at Norwich. Cast brass, the front repainted. £1200-1500

Lot 178 A nameplate, CAERNARVON, from a LMS Patriot Class 6P 4-6-0 No 5992 built at Crewe and allocated new to Holbeck on 27 September 1932. Renumbered 5515 in 1934, it was named in 15 January 1939 after the town in North Wales and became BR 45515. Its BR sheds were Preston, Edge Hill and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn on 8 June 1962 and cut up at Crewe Works. Cast brass, 34½" long, the front repainted. £7000-9000

Lot 179 A tenderplate, BR1B, 1417, 1956, from a 4725 gallons flush sided tender paired new with BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73129, although changes took place, especially towards the end of steam on BR. Cast iron, 8"x5¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 180 A BR(M) doorplate, WAITING ROOM, (f/f). Enamel, 18"x6", in excellent condition. £100-200

Lot 181 A Great Central Railway standard non pegging block instrument with GCR Co scroll on dial, mahogany case 19" tall, in ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 182 A shedplate 25F Low Moor (1935 to October 1956). This ex L&Y shed had an allocation of 40 when using this code. A LMS Horwich casting. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 183 A BR(E) totem sign, KILNHURST WEST, (h/f). The station was just north of Rotherham Masborough on the Midland route to Leeds. Minor surface marks and edge rusting. £500-800

Lot 184 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC 3072/D622 1960, from Class 40 D326, later 40126. New to Crewe North in December 1960; withdrawn from Kingmoor in February 1984 and cut up at Doncaster Works the following month. This loco inadvertently became the most famous in its class when it hauled the mail train which was the subject of the Great Train Robbery at Sears Crossing near Cheddington on 8 August 1963. The plate was sold by ourselves in 2000 and has subsequently been re-chromed and the front repainted; nevertheless a significant piece of railway and social history. Chromed brass, 10¼"x4½." £1000-1500

Lot 185 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 62709, DARLINGTON WORKS, 1927, from a LNER D49 Shire Class 4-4-0 No 277 BERWICKSHIRE built at Darlington in January 1928, renumbered 2709 in 1946, becoming BR 62709. A long time Haymarket engine, it was withdrawn from there on 1 January 1960 and cut up at Darlington Works. The BR number on a brass strip, the earlier number 2709 ground off but still legible. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 186 A BR(M) totem sign, HARWARDEN BRIDGE, (f/f), from the Wrexham to Birkenhead route. A face chip between the 'R' and 'D'. £300-500

Lot 187 A Railway Signal Company key token, KIDSGROVE JUNCTION-GOLDEN HILL, (brass/steel), from the Kidsgrove to Tunstall and Stoke Loop. £100-200

Lot 188 A GWR 12" roundhead wall clock, cable driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with shaped shoulders, rear plate stamped 27986 with 8 piece segmented dial surround, spun brass bezel. Dial repainted in block pre 1934 style. Original oak case, GWR ivorine numberplate 1125 affixed to lower L/H side of case. Complete with pendulum, bob & key. £500-800

Lot 189 A smokebox numberplate, 44146, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4146 built at Crewe in 1925. Allocated to Royston by January 1935, it moved the following year to Bath Green Park and spent the remainder of its life at either Bath or Templecombe working on the Somerset & Dorset Joint line. Withdrawn from Bath on 13 November 1964, it was sold to Cashmores at Newport on 12 January 1965. Repainted. £500-800

Lot 190 A single line key token, BRORA-HELMSDALE, (chromed/steel), from the Far North line to Wick and Thurso. £100-200

Lot 191 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1916, 1927, from a LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 No 4372 which became BR 44372. It spent all its BR days at Willesden and Devons Road. Withdrawn from Willesden on 25 November 1959, it was cut up at Stratford Works. Cast brass, 9½"x7", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 192 A signal box nameboard, WHITTLESEA, from the Peterborough to March route. Cast letters on wood, 68½" long, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 193 A GWR cabside numberplate 9707 from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in November 1933, one of ten of this class fitted with condensing apparatus for working over Metropolitan lines. It spend most of its working life at Old Oak Common before moving in 1963 to Southall and the following year to Taunton from where it was withdrawn on 7 September 1964 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Risca on 14 October 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 194 A BR(W) totem sign, EXETER ST. DAVID'S, (h/f), from the West of England Main Line. A small edge chip in the top panel, a couple of surface marks. £800-1200

Lot 195 An original painting, GWR King Class 6015 King Richard III passing Old Oak Common West with the down Cornish Riviera, by Barry Price. Oil on canvas 24"x14¼" within a 1½" frame. £600-900

Lot 196 A shedplate 81D Reading (1948 to January 1965). This ex GWR shed had 90 locos in the 1950s including a handful of Castles and around 20 Halls. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 197 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, PREES, from the Crewe to Shrewsbury route. Cast aluminium, length 48", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 198 A worksplate, BUILT HORWICH 1948, from a (LMS) Class 8F 2-8-0 No 44713. Allocated new to Crewe North on 6 November 1948 and later Rugby, Willesden, Crewe South, Northampton, Chester, Stoke and Lostock Hall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 3 August 1968 and sold for scrap to Drapers at Hull. Cast iron, 10½"x6", repainted. £100-200

Lot 199 A North Eastern Railway signal box shelf plate, CASTLEFORD STATION, from the Normanton to Church Fenton route. Engraved brass, length 9¾". £100-200

Lot 200 A BR(W) station direction sign, DUNSTALL PARK, (f/f). The station was just north of Wolverhampton Low Level on the route to Shrewsbury. It closed in 1968. Enamel, 28"x13", edge chips and face chips top left restored. £400-600

Lot 201 A BR(M) station sign, NO ENTRY, ENQUIRY OFFICE ENTRANCE ROUND CORNER, with left pointing arrow, (f/f). Enamel, 28"x8", a couple of minor edge chips. £200-350

Lot 202 An LNWR Crewe china teapot, by Dunn Bennett and Co of Burslem. A good example with matching lid, both marked with the Crewe Refreshment Rooms name. £80-120

Lot 203 A GWR signal box shelf plate, GREEN LANE UP GOODS RUNNING LOOP No 2, from the Wrexham to Chester route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 204 An original WEST COUNTRY CLASS scroll as carried by an unidentified member of the class. Cast brass, 30½" long, in ex loco condition. £2000-2500

Lot 205 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCOMOTIVE CO, 25293, 1943, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in January 1944, WD No 77423. Loaned new to the SR and allocated to Bricklayers Arms, it returned to the WD the following November, was loaned to the LNER in March 1946 and purchased by them the following November as Class O7 No 3038, becoming BR 63038 and 90038. Allocated initially to Aberdeen Ferryhill and St Margarets, it moved in 1953 to Colwick from where it was withdrawn on 1 August 1965 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Parkgate & Rawmarsh. Cast white brass, 13¾"x5½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 206 A LMS 12" roundhead wall clock, chain driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with 4 piece dial surround, spun brass bezel with convex glass. Dial has inner 24 hour in red. Original case. Complete with pendulum, bob & key, ex Barking. £250-400

Lot 207 A depot plaque KINGFISHER for Thornaby TMD ex Class 37 37521. Cast aluminium, 17¾" square, the front repainted. £300-500

Lot 208 A BR(E) totem sign, WELWYN NORTH, (h/f), from the southern end of the East Coast Main Line. A couple of tiny edge chips restored, otherwise excellent. £2000-2500

Lot 209 A single line key token, PENWITHERS JC-PERRENWELL, (alloy), from the Truro to Falmouth branch. £150-300

Lot 210 A BR(NE) totem sign, CROSS GATES, (flangeless), from the Leeds to York route. Chipping restored, the orange enamel repainted, though a rare example only sold at auction once before, over thirty years ago. £500-800

Lot 211 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1884 ST ROLLOX. Locos built by the Caledonian Railway at its St Rollox Works in 1884 were 294 Class 0-6-0 Nos 353 and 354 which became LMS Nos 17250 and 17251 and BR 57250 and 57251. Also built that year were 171 Class 0-4-4T which became LMS in the 151XX series but were all withdrawn by 1945. Cast brass, 10½"x6", in ex loco condition. £200-350

Lot 212 A carriage panel from the GWR Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Royal Train, featuring colour-tinted photographs by Photocrom of WELLS CATHEDRAL and the ROMAN BATHS AT BATH. The panel, from coach 233 built at Swindon in 1897, is a superb and unique example constructed in sycamore and walnut with hand-carved corner flutings and gilded surrounds, each hand-painted title recessed into the frame. 22"x11". £1000-1500

Lot 213 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1929 HORWICH. Locos built at Horwich in 1929 were all LMS Class 5 2-6-0 Nos 13110-29 which were renumbered 2810-29 in 1934 and became BR 42810-29. Cast brass, 10¼"x6", repainted. £200-350

Lot 214 A Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway half pint glass tankard, the side marked with the company's coat of arms. £80-120

Lot 215 An alloy shedplate, 86A Cardiff Canton (1963 to 1973). This alloy code was used by diesel hydraulic and diesel electric locos. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 216 A GWR signal lever plate, 47, DISC FOR No 46…. Engraved brass, length 26¼". £100-200

Lot 217 A worksplate, BUILT SWINDON 1954, from a BR Standard Class 3 2-6-0 No 77009 allocated new on 14 May 1954 to Perth, moving six months later to Polmadie, where it remained for almost nine years, and later Carstairs, Grangemouth and Motherwell from where it was withdrawn on 12 May 1966 and sold for scrap to nearby Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast iron, 10¼"x6", the front repainted. £250-300

Lot 218 A wagonplate, EMPTY GRIMETHORPE OR FRICKLEY OR HATFIELD MAIN. Cast iron, 7¾"x5", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 219 A nameplate SIR HENRY JOHNSON from Class 86 E3117, later 86227, built at Doncaster works in July 1965 and delivered to Crewe Electric depot. Named at Euston station in March 1981 after the chairman of BRB (1968 to 1971). Plates removed in 2002 when the loco was renamed GOLDEN JUBILEE; withdrawn and cut up by Ron Hull Jnr in Rotherham during 2005. Cast aluminium, 63" long, in ex loco condition. £900-1200

Lot 220 A Highland Railway three aspect handlamp, the body and top stamped HR Co, the vessel H.R, a brass plate on top, HENDRY BROTHERS, GREAT CLYDE STREET, GLASGOW. Repainted, lacks screw in burner. £150-300

Lot 221 A nameplate NORTH ASTON HALL from the (GWR) 6959 Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No 7917 built at Swindon in April 1950 and named after a country house estate south of Banbury. Allocated new to Reading on 24 October 1950, where it remained for eight years, moving to Old Oak Common and later Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock, Ebbw Junction and Oxford from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 27 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Bynea. Original green paint on splasher, the brass lightly polished. £5000-6000

Lot 222 A signal box nameboard, WICHNOR SIDINGS. The box was south of Burton on Trent. Cast letters on wood, length 97", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 223 A worksplate, NEILSON & Co, 4477, 1892, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Cape Government Railways 4-6-0 No 717 which, after the formation of South African Railways in 1910, became their Class 7 No 987. The class were goods engines and many were still in use until the late 1960s on branch line work. They were finally withdrawn by 1972. Cast brass, 9½"x5¾", cleaned and the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 224 A pair of GWR locomotive whistles, complete with knuckles, backplate and a short section of pipe with fixings, in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 225 A shedplate 66E Carstairs (May 1960 and closed to steam February 1967). This ex CR shed, formerly 64D, had an allocation of 45 when taking on this code. Lightly cleaned. £200-250

Lot 226 A Tyer & Co permissive block instrument with brass plates Featherstone Coly & Up Loop, also Tyers makers plate. Featherstone Colliery was on the Pontrefract line. Mahogany case 19" tall, in ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 227 A nameplate from a staff and ticket box, PENRHYN SIDING TO PORT PENRHYN, from the Penrhyn Quarry Railway near Bangor which closed in 1962. Engraved brass, 6"x3½". £150-300

Lot 228 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, NORTH QUEENSFERRY, (f/f), from the Edinburgh to Dundee main line, the station situated at the north end of the Forth Bridge. Enamel, 28"x13", some mottling though good colour. £400-600

Lot 229 A worksplate, LMS BUILT CREWE 1945. Locos built at Crewe in 1945 were all LMS Class 5 4-6-0 Nos 4861-4920 which became BR 44861-44920. Cast iron, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 230 A bridgeplate, MANUFACTURED & ERECTED BY THE HORSELEY BRIDGE & ENGINEERING CO LTD, BIRMINGHAM & LONDON FOR GWR, 1929. Cast iron, 22¾"x11", in original condition. £100-200

Lot 231 An Annets key, HARBOUR BRANCH SIDING, (brass), of Cornish origin and believed to be from Par or Falmouth. £100-200

Lot 232 A worksplate (in Cyrillic script) MINTRANSMASH (= Ministry of Transport and Machinery), USSR, KOLOMNA WORKS (named Kuibyschew after a Russian hero), 10166, 1954, believed to be from a 5ft gauge L Class standard 2-10-0 freight engine No A1261. The plates were handed and this is the left hand side plate mounted on the sand dome. Chromed steel, 30½"x10¼", in ex loco condition; the loco details painted on the back. £150-300

Lot 233 A BR(E) totem sign, SHEPRETH, (h/f), from the Hitchin to Cambridge route. Loss of shine and a number of face and edge chips restored. £500-800

Lot 234 An LNER double royal poster, OLD CHURCHES OF EAST ANGLIA, featuring a brass rubbing of Sir Symon de Felbrygge and wife, Cromer. Framed. £80-120

Lot 235 A Southern Railway target sign, PLYMSTOCK, from the Plymouth Friary to Turnchapel branch which closed to passengers in 1952. Three edge chips repainted. £1000-1500

Lot 236 A smokebox numberplate, 46450, from a (LMS) Class 2 2-6-0 built at Crewe and allocated new to Grimesthorpe on 3 April 1950 and later Millhouses and Canklow before moving in May 1962 to Dumfries from where it was withdrawn on 17 January 1966 and sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 237 A GWR coat of arms pattern china teapot, by Cauldon and Co. £80-120

Lot 238 A carriage print, LLEDR VALLEY, NEAR BETTWS-Y-COED, artist unknown, from the LMR(C) series of 1957. £80-120

Lot 239 A nameplate, CLAN MACKINTOSH, from the BR Standard Class 6 4-6-2 No 72007 built at Crewe and allocated new on 4 March 1952 to Carlisle Kingmoor where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn from Kingmoor in the week ending 4 December 1965, it was sold for scrap to Campbells at Airdrie. Cast brass, length 57½", in ex loco condition. £12000-15000

Lot 240 A Tyer & Co three wire / permissive block instrument with brass plate Down Line & Tyer & Co makers plate, as used on the London & North Western and North Eastern Railways, mahogany case 18½" tall, in ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 241 A worksplate, MOTALA VERKSTADS NYA AKTIEBOLAG, 268, 1901, from a Swedish State Railways (SJ) standard gauge Class N 0-8-0T No 643, one of a class widely used for shunting. It was withdrawn from Kalmar in 1973. Cast brass, 18¾"x15", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 242 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6374, from a 43XX Class 2-6-0 built by Robert Stephenson & Co, Works No 3806, in May 1921. Allocated to Swindon by January 1948 and later Bristol Bath Road, St Philips Marsh, Didcot, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 August 1962 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 8 January 1964. Cast iron, repainted. £300-500

Lot 243 A BR(W) totem sign, BROMSGROVE, (f/f), from the Bristol to Birmingham main line, the station situated at the foot of the Lickey Incline. A chip repair above the 'S'. £700-1000

Lot 244 A BR(W) totem sign, BLACKWELL, (f/f). The station was at the top of the Lickey Incline on the Bristol to Birmingham main line. It closed in 1966, Some mottling, edge chips on lower and upper panels. £700-1000

Lot 245 An LNER, GNSR pattern, three aspect handlamp with brass plate KITTYBREWSTER No 14 on top. A station north of Aberdeen on the GNSR main line. Complete with interior fittings, repainted. £150-300

Lot 246 A shedplate 85A Worcester (1949 to December 1965). This ex GWR shed was home to 80 locos in the 1950s, including Bulldogs, Stars, Castles, Halls and Granges. Even in its final year it hosted 6 Halls and 5 Granges in a total of 24 locos. Repainted. £250-300

Lot 247 A GWR nameboard, HARLECH SIGNAL BOX, from the Cambrian Coast route. Cast iron, 60" long, in original condition. £600-900

Lot 248 A shedplate 30 for SHREWSBURY as used by the LNWR from the early 1870s. A metal bracket attached it to the cab roof. In LMS days many had their brackets removed and were attached to the smokebox door. Enamel, 5"x4", with rear bracket. £100-200

Lot 249 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, BARNSTAPLE JUNC-BARNSTAPLE TOWN, (brass/steel), the short section on the route to Ilfracombe which included the viaduct over the River Taw, closed in 1970. £1000-1500

Lot 250 A GWR nameboard, TOLBENNY GROUND FRAME, from the Par to Fowey route. Cast iron, 16½"x4¼", with integral fixings, in original condition, with casting number 520 on the back. £100-200

Lot 251 An original painting, Caledonian Railway Dunalastair IV Class 4-4-0, No 141, on the turntable at Perth Shed, by Victor Welch. Watercolour, 20"x13", within 4" mount/frame. £300-500

Lot 252 A single line key token, BUGLE-ROCHE, (alloy), from the Par to Newquay branch. £150-300

Lot 253 A Great North of Scotland Railway wagonplate, G N of S Ry, BUILDERS, ABERDEEN. Cast iron, 6"x4", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 254 A Southern Railway target sign, ROBERTSBRIDGE, from the Sevenoaks to Hastings route, the junction for the Kent and East Sussex line. Face and edge chips repainted. £350-500

Lot 255 A Derwent Valley Light Railway platform lamp, the name COTTINGWITH applied to the glass in painted blue lettering. The line ran from York Layerthorpe station to Cliff Common near Selby. It opened in 1913 and closed to passengers in 1926. The southern section through Cottingwith was finally closed in 1965. The lamp is complete with vessel, burner, glass chimney and makers plate, Joseph Biggins Birmingham. Restored. £200-350

Lot 256 A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway pocket watch, by the American Waltham Watch Co, the full name of the railway company and the number 888 engraved on the inner case, three edge chips to the enamel face. £150-300

Lot 257 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6835, from a GWR 6800 Grange Class 4-6-0 built at Swindon in September 1937 and named EASTHAM GRANGE after a country house near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire. Allocated to Banbury by January 1948 and later Leamington, Chester, Penzance, Oxley and a lengthy spell at St Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 11 May 1963 and cut up at Swindon Works. Cast brass, the front repainted. The plate is accompanied by two photographs and Bill Peto's loco history. £1000-1500

Lot 258 A BR(M) totem sign, BLYTHE BRIDGE, (f/f), from the Uttoxeter to Stoke on Trent route. A small face chip between the words. This is the first totem from the station to be offered at auction. £1000-1500

Lot 259 A shedplate 8M Southport (September 1963 to June 1966). This ex LYR shed had just 11 loco when using this code. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 260 A cap badge for a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway ships captain with the company's horse flag in coloured felt with gilt wire. 3¼"x2". £80-120

Lot 261 A worksplate, HUDSWELL, CLARKE, D620, 1942, from a standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel mechanical locomotive new to Shell Chemicals Ltd, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire as No 20, later No 3. Scrapped around 1973. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", the front lightly cleaned. £100-200

Lot 262 A Great Central Railway Dining Car silver plated ashtray, 5" diameter, by Walker & Hall. £100-200

Lot 263 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1271, 1912, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST which went new to Lochgelly Iron & Coal Co Ltd at Nellie Colliery, Lochgelly, their No 14, which became part of the National Coal Board Area No 1 in January 1947. Renumbered to No 1, it moved to Jenny Gray Colliery in about 1954, returning to Nellie Colliery in about 1959, moving finally to Glencraig Colliery in about June 1961 and scrapped in 1963. Cast brass, 16¾"x11¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 264 A Fletcher's patent London & North Western Railway train describer (receiving instrument), destinations include Crewe, Manchester, Liverpool, Whitchurch and Light Engine. Cast iron case with brass front plate on plywood base, 10" tall, in ex service condition. £350-500

Lot 265 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DINGWALL, (f/f), from the Inverness to Kyle and the Far North route. Excellent condition. £1500-2000

Lot 266 A North British Railway three aspect handlamp, the side stamped NBR STOW, a station on the Waverley route which closed in 1969. The lamp is complete with its interior fittings and has been repainted. £150-300

Lot 267 A shedplate 84E Tyseley (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR depot had well over 100 locos on its books during the time it used this code. It was transferred to the LMR and became 2A, finally closing to steam in November 1966. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 268 A North Eastern Railway platform lamp case with the station name CARNABY in raised blue lettering on frosted background. The station, which closed in 1970, was south of Bridlington on the route to Driffield. The lamp is complete with its vessel, burner and glass chimney. Overall height 24", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 269 A GWR doorplate, TELEGRAPH LINEMAN'S HUT. Cast iron, 20½"x5¼", in fine original condition. £150-300

Lot 270 A BR(M) totem sign, KIBWORTH, (f/f), from the Kettering to Leicester section of the Midland main line. The station closed in 1967. Minor face marks only. £600-900

Lot 271 A smokebox numberplate, 2891, from a GWR 2800 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in April 1938. A long time Cardiff Canton engine, it moved in September 1960 to Ebbw Junction from where it was withdrawn on 23 October 1964 and sold for scrap to Hayes at Bridgend. The front repainted. £450-600

Lot 272 A carriage print, GUILDFORD, ROUTE 115 FROM KINGSTON, by Paton, featuring a view of the town centre, 1926. 17½"x11". £80-120

Lot 273 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8148, 1929, from a LNER Y1 Class 4-wheel Sentinel, Works No 7845, new to the LNER as No 174 in August 1929, renumbered 8148 in 1946, becoming BR 68148. Allocated new to Bridlington where it spent virtually all its working life until transferred in January 1954 to Hull Dairycoates from where it was withdrawn on 19 December 1955. It entered Darlington Works on 2 December 1955 and was cut up there early in 1956. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 274 A presentation brass standard lamp given to H A Ivattt on his retirement in Feb 1912 by the Enginemen, Firemen and Cleaners. An exceptionally decorative design with three legs supporting the engraved brass panel bearing the inscription and two further embossed panels showing an Ivatt Atlantic locomotive and the frontage of Kings Cross station. Above are embossed brass roundels bearing the GNR monogram. An important and unique item, overall height 56". The lamp is illustrated without a shade, as latterly it had one of 1970s style. We believe it would originally have had a white glass globe and a modern example of such a globe is provided if required. £900-1200

Lot 275 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 61218, N.B. LOCO Co, 1947, from a LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No 1218 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26119 in August 1947, becoming BR 61218. Allocated new to Neville Hill where it spent most of its working life before moving towards the end to Thornaby and Ardsley from where it was withdrawn on 3 July 1965 and sold for scrap to Ellis Metals at Swalwell. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 276 A BR(E) warning notice, TRAIN SPOTTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THIS GATE. Enamel, 24"x18", an edge chip top left, otherwise excellent. £300-500

Lot 277 A shedplate 9K Bolton (September 1963 to July 1968). This ex LYR shed, formerly 26C, had 60 locos when using this code. The front repainted. £250-400

Lot 278 A builders plate, L&NWR Co MAKERS, CREWE WORKS, F.W. WEBB, A.M. THOMPSON PATENT, from an LNWR signal installation. Cast brass, 7¾"x4¾", the front cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 279 A BR(M) totem sign, ALDERLEY EDGE, (f/f), from the Crewe to Stockport main line. Excellent condition. £700-1000

Lot 280 A single line key token, MALLAIG JCT-ANNAT, (brass), from the West Highland Extension from Fort William to Mallaig. £200-300

Lot 281 A fingerboard, FOR BANGOR, with pointing finger. Painted wood, varnished, steel end, 30" long, in original condition. £100-200

Lot 282 A nameplate CHERITON, from Class 319 319008 power car 71779. Named at Victoria station in March 1994 to commemorate this unit being the first train carrying passengers through the Channel Tunnel on 10th December 1993. After the naming ceremony this unit along with 319009 ran non stop to Brighton in 37mins 57s, a new record. Plates were removed in September 2007 and reinstated in March 2012. The other plate is with the National Railway Museum in York. Ex loco condition. Cast aluminium, 19½"x5", ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 283 A shedplate 84F Stourbridge Junction (1949 to September 1963). This ex GWR shed was home to 85 locos in the 1950s, but by the time it was taken into the LMR as 2C in 1963 this number had dwindled to 35. The shed finally closed in July 1966. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 284 An LNWR Chester china meat dish, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke on Trent. 21"x16", maroon pattern to the border. £50-80

Lot 285 An LMS Stanier hooter whistle, in ex loco condition, the side marked 45471 at the time of its removal. £150-300

Lot 286 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, LLANSAINTFFRAID-LLANFYLLIN, (alloy), from the Llanymynech to Llanfyllin branch which closed in 1965. £250-400

Lot 287 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2574, GO, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class GO 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt built by Henschel, Works No 28707, in 1954. A smaller version of the Class GMA Garratts, the GOs were much less successful and all were withdrawn by 1975. Cast brass, 20¾"x14½", cleaned and the front repainted, a service knock by the right-hand bolt hole. £400-600

Lot 288 A single line key token, ST DENNIS JC-DRINNICK MILL, (alloy/replacement key end), a section on the china clay line which linked the Newquay branch with the Cornish main line at Burngullow. The northern section closed in 1966. £150-300

Lot 289 An LT Metropolitan carriage print, TO TOWN TONIGHT BY UNDERGROUND, artwork by Galbraith, June 1956. Some marks. £50-80

Lot 290 A smokebox numberplate, 44903, from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 No 4903 built at Crewe and allocated new on 18 October 1945 to Carlisle Kingmoor where it remained until moving in June 1966 to Heaton Mersey from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 April 1968 and sold for scrap to George Cohen at Kettering. Repainted. £300-500

Lot 291 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BENTLEY HEATH CROSSING MAIN LINE. The box was between Knowle and Dorridge and Widney Manor, on the Leamington Spa to Birmingham route. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 292 A nameplate, BAHAMAS, from a LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5596 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 24154, in January 1935 and named on 8 June 1936 after a crown colony in the West Indies. Allocated new to Crewe North on 26 December 1934, it became BR 45596 and its BR sheds were Edge Hill Carlisle Upperby and Stockport from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 23 July 1966. It was purchased for preservation direct from BR by the Bahamas Locomotive Society in 1967 and currently resides in running order at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Cast brass, length 28¾", the front repainted. (Note: In preservation the loco is fitted with replica nameplates) £8000-10000

Lot 293 An LNWR three aspect handlamp, the side stamped EUSTON COACHING. Complete with interior fittings, in original condition. £150-300

Lot 294 A shedplate 10B Preston (1935 to February 1958). This ex LNWR shed had an allocation of six Patriots and a solitary Jubilee in a total of 36 locos during the period it carried this code. It became 24K in 1958 and finally closed to steam in September 1961. Ex loco condition. £150-250

Lot 295 A BR(M) totem sign, UTTOXETER, (f/f), from the Derby to Crewe route. Some loss of shine. £500-800

Lot 296 A worksplate, BAGNALL, 2424, from a GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No 8727 built by Bagnall, Works No 2424, in December 1930. A long time Kidderminster engine, it moved in May 1957 to Gloucester and in September 1958 to Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn on 2 April 1962 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan. Cast brass, 8"x5¼", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 297 A GWR cabside numberplate, 7317, from a 53XX Class 2-6-0 built at Swindon in December 1921 from parts supplied by Robert Stephenson & Co from whom it was originally ordered. Allocated to Oxley by January 1948, it was transferred the following September to Tyseley where it spent most of its BR days before moving towards the end to St Philips Marsh, Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock and Taunton from where it was withdrawn on 28 December 1963 and sold for scrap to Birds Commercial Motors at Morriston on 28 February 1964. Cast iron, the front repainted. £400-600

Lot 298 A village name sign, MOSS STATION YORKS W.R, as fitted above a road sign. The station was north of Doncaster on the route to Selby and York. Cast aluminium, 18"x18", lettering repainted. £200-300

Lot 299 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, ATHY-CHERRYVILLE JCT, from the Kildare to Ballywilliam route. £100-200

Lot 300 A carriage print, BOURTON ON THE WATER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, by Claude Buckle, from the Western Region series. £80-120

Lot 301 A tenderplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 8529, R. STEPHENSON & CO, 1909, from a North Eastern Railway tender paired new with a NER Class P3, LNER J27 Class, 0-6-0. Only ten of the Class were built by Stephenson, all built in 1909, NER Nos between 1049 and 1067, renumbered 5830-39 in 1946, becoming BR 65830-39. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 302 A GWR nameboard, KETLEY SIGNAL BOX, from the Wellington to Coalbrookdale route which closed in 1964. Cast iron, 73" long, in original condition. £500-800

Lot 303 A worksplate, LMS BUILT 1935 CREWE. Locos built at Crewe in 1935 were Class 5 4-6-0 (4)5070-4 and (4)5000-19, Jubilee 4-6-0 (4)5647-54 and 65-81, Class 8F (4)8000-11 and the Turbo-motive (4)6202. Cast brass 10½"x6", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 304 A BR(W) station sign, PLATFORMS, DOWN, UP, with left and right pointing arrows. Enamel, 36"x18", minor face chips in places. An unusual wording. £150-300

Lot 305 A London South Western Railway Preece two position block instrument in mahogany case. Top indicator blanked off with milk glass as is usual, ghost lettering on top indicator states Milford Junction - Milford being the one time LSWR Salisbury passenger terminus, 17" tall, in fine ex service condition. £300-500

Lot 306 A London & South Western Railway Preece brass cased block shelf bell plunger on original oak mounting, in ex service condition. £200-350

Lot 307 A shedplate, 88A Cardiff Cathays (1949 to December 1957), then Cardiff Radyr (December 1957 to October 1960), then Cardiff Canton (October 1960 to September 1962). The ex TVR shed at Cathays had an allocation of 80 locos, while ex GWR shed Radyr had 55 locos during this period. Ex GWR Canton’s allocation of 130 included 12 Britannias until September 1961. Canton closed to steam in September 1962 and became a diesel depot. Ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 308 A BR(NE) totem sign, HARROGATE, (h/f), from the Leeds to York route. Several face chips neatly restored. £700-1000

Lot 309 A worksplate, SHARP STEWART, 4671, 1900, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway R1 Class 0-4-4T No 699 built in November 1900, becoming SR 1699 and BR 31699. Withdrawn from Faversham in the five days ending 12 January 1950, it was cut up at Horley Wagon Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x6", in ex loco condition. £250-400

Lot 310 A wagonplate, DINAM WAGONS CARDIFF REPAIRS OCEAN SIDINGS TREORCHY. Cast iron, 10"x5½", repainted. £100-200

Lot 311 A nameplate, SPEEDWELL 1889, thought to be from a stationary engine in a mill. Engraved brass, 20½"x10½", lightly polished. £150-300

Lot 312 A single line key token, LLANYMYNECH-FOUR CROSSES, (steel engraved plate), from the Oswestry to Welshpool route which closed in 1965. The token is sold with its GWR type steel/alloy carrier. £150-300

Lot 313 An original painting, GWR 5900, HINDERTON HALL, by Michael Jefferies. Oil on canvas, 24"x18", within a 2" frame. £200-350

Lot 314 A SECR 12" roundhead wall clock, chain driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with 1 piece dial surround, cast brass bezel. Original dial with post grouping SR John Walker 1 South Molton St London, 1266SE. Original case with R/H side door, SECR brass number plate 1266 inside door, rear of case branded 1266. Complete with pendulum, bob, winding & lower case door keys. £500-800

Lot 315 A shedplate 60A Inverness (1950 to June 1962). This ex HR shed maintained over 50 locos in 1959. It was to become totally dieselised in June 1962, when many class 24s carried the code well into the 1970s. Ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 316 A BR(W) totem sign, TROWBRIDGE, (h/f), from the Bath to Westbury route. Edge chips restored. £500-800

Lot 317 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6663, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 951, in September 1928. Allocated to Ebbw Junction by January 1948 and later Pontypool Road, Aberbeeg, Cardiff Canton, Stourbridge and Leamington from where it was withdrawn on 24 June 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast brass, the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 318 An LNER, GER pattern, three aspect sliding knob handlamp, the top stamped CAMBRIDGE. The lamp is complete with its interior fittings and is in original condition. £100-200

Lot 319 A shedplate 84A Wolverhampton Stafford Road (1949 to September 1963), then Plymouth Laira (September 1963 to June 1973). The ex GWR shed at Wolverhampton had a star studded allocation throughout its BR life. In 1950 its allocation of 66 locos included 5 Counties, 10 Castles, 6 Stars, 6 Kings, 8 Halls and 2 Granges! By 1959, while the overall total had reduced to 47, its King allocation had gone up by 2! Plymouth Laira, formerly 83D, used this code for 7 months before it lost its steam allocation. However some of its diesels were known to have carried this style of plate. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 320 A Southern Railway target sign, EXETER CENTRAL. Edge chipping repainted and a chip restored on the centre 'E'. £1500-1800

Lot 321 An armband, LNWR OUTSIDE PORTER No 23, EUSTON, engraved brass, 6"x3½", complete with straps and buckle. £150-300

Lot 322 A GWR and LMS quad royal poster, WALES, by Leonard Richmond. A couple of edge nicks repaired, otherwise excellent. (PW3) £400-600

Lot 323 A smokebox numberplate, 3810, from a GWR 2884 Class 2-8-0 built at Swindon in September 1939. Allocated to Ebbw Junction by January 1948 and later Cardiff Canton, Cardiff East Dock and Neath Court Sart with a final three months at Southall from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 14 November 1964 and sold to Hayes at Bridgend. The front repainted. £300-500

Lot 324 A Great Eastern Railway signal box diagram, G. E. R, FOULSHAM WEST, 1910, showing the line towards County School and Reepham. The station, which was on the Wroxham to County School route, closed in 1952. Linen backed, 39½"x16", rolled. £100-200

Lot 325 A worksplate, HUDSWELL, CLARKE D763, 1952, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive, which went new to John Summers & Sons Ltd, Shotton Steelworks, Flint, numbered 8. Scrapped 1982. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 326 A carriage print advertisement, RAF AERIAL PAGEANT, HENDON, JUNE 30TH 1923, artwork by A C (Austin Cooper), featuring biplanes. 17"x12". £80-120

Lot 327 A BR(M) signal box nameboard, LIVERPOOL EXCHANGE No 1, from the terminus station serving routes north and east of the city. Enamel, length 141" (two sections 75" and 67" with 1" overlap), in excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 328 A GWR signal box shelf plate, FROM CROES NEWYDD SOUTH FORK, from the complex of lines west of Wrexham. Early hand engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 329 A worksplate, LMS REBUILT 1920, DERBY, from an unidentified former Midland Railway locomotive rebuilt at Derby Works in 1920. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 330 A shedplate 82E Yeovil Pen Mill (1949 to February 1958), then Bristol Barrow Road (February 1958 to November 1965). The ex GWR shed at Yeovil housed just 10 locos during this period. It was transferred from the WR to the SR becoming 71H, finally closing in January 1959. The ex Midland shed at Barrow Road, Bristol was transferred from the MR (22A) to the WR in 1958. At this time its allocation of around 50 locos included 3 Patriots and 9 Jubilees. However, by 1965 the depot had been “westernised” with an allocation that included 11 Halls and 2 Granges in its total of 40 locos. The front repainted. £150-300

Lot 331 A BR(Sc) totem sign, ABBEYHILL, (f/f), from the Edinburgh to Leith Central branch which closed in 1964. Excellent condition. £600-900

Lot 332 A locomotive rebuild plate, SOUTHERN RAILWAY, ASHINGTON COAL COMPANY LTD, STROUDLEY, No 163, BUILT 1891, REBUILT 1946, LINTON COLLIERY No 4, from a former London Brighton & South Coast Railway E Class 0-6-0T No 163 built at Brighton in December 1892 and named Southwick, becoming SR 2163. It was withdrawn in May 1932, put up for sale and sold the same month to the Ashington Coal Co Ltd in Northumberland, becoming their No 4. It worked at the Company's Linton Colliery and, after rebuilding at the repair shed there in 1946, continued to give long and arduous service before being broken up in October 1954. Brass, 10"x6", with stamped characters. £300-500

Lot 333 A Midland Railway track circuit indicator, mahogany case, 9½" tall, in ex service condition. £150-300

Lot 334 A pair of Midland Railway signal lever plates, CONTROLS SETTING BACK SIGNAL AT SANDIACRE, from a box near Toton Yard, also STARTER TO PYE BRIDGE, from a box on the Erewash Valley line. Each engraved brass, 4"x5". (2) £100-200

Lot 335 A signalling key, INVERURIE UP DIRECTION SHUNT, (brass), from the Aberdeen to Keith Junction and Inverness route. £150-300

Lot 336 A smokebox numberplate, 61318, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26219, and allocated new on 11 May 1948 to Immingham where it spent all its working life. Withdrawn on 22 September 1963, it was sold for scrap to A. King at Norwich. Ex loco condition. (See also next Lot) £350-500

Lot 337 A worksplate, NORTH BRITISH LOCO, 26219, 1948, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61318. Cast brass, 13¾"x5½", in ex loco condition. (See previous Lot for loco history) £150-300

Lot 338 A Cheshire Lines Committee inspection lamp with a large brass plate CHESHIRE LINES, BIRKENHEAD on the back. The body is also stamped C.L.C. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 339 A nameplate EDMUND BURKE from a Metropolitan Railway Bo-Bo electric number 7 built by Metropolitan Vickers in 1922. These bronze plates were carried from 1927 until the start of the Second World War when they were removed. In the post war years the locos carried plain alloy plates until withdrawal. Cast brass, length 57½", the front repainted. £8000-12000

Lot 340 A BR(Sc) totem sign, GARELOCHHEAD, (h/f), from the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig. Loss of shine and a chip repair on the 'H'. £800-1200

Lot 341 A coach builders plate, LB&SC THIRD CLASS, 457. Cast iron, 9¼"x5½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 342 A station stamp, PENRUDDOCK STATION, C.K.& P. Ry, brass head with turned wooden body, 3½" long. The station was on the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith route which closed in 1972. £400-500

Lot 343 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 and had around 50 locos during this period. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 344 A Great Eastern Railway fireman's helmet, complete with elaborate decoration including oak leaves. The front is decorated with the GER badge and bat's wing device. The helmet has a leather lining, which is worn, and a brass link chain strap. £1000-1500

Lot 345 A worksplate, LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY, 2126, 1902, from a North Eastern Railway Class P1, LNER J25 Class, 0-6-0 No 2126 built at Gateshead in May 1902. It was one of forty of the class loaned to the GWR during the Second World War to replace their Dean Goods 0-6-0s taken over by the War Department, this loco loaned in March 1940 and returned to the LNER in August 1946 whereupon it was renumbered 5715 and withdrawn from Stockton on 14 March 1949 without having received its allotted BR No 65715. Cast brass, 9"x5", the front repainted. £350-500

Lot 346 A single line key token, GOONBARROW-NEWQUAY, (alloy), from the Par to Newquay branch. £100-200

Lot 347 A GWR cabside numberplate, 6627, from a 5600 Class 0-6-2T built at Swindon in February 1928. Allocated to Cardiff Cathays by January 1948 and later Merthyr, Reading, Neyland and Aberdare from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 9 November 1963 and sold for scrap to T.W. Ward at Broughton Lane on 27 January 1964. Cast iron, a weld repair between the third and fourth numbers, the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 348 A Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway free ticket to Mr Joseph Noble, the rim marked 10/- reward if found and returned to MSLR Sec't London Road Station. 1¼" diameter. Together with another MSLR pass, rather worn. (2) £150-300

Lot 349 A worksplate, LMS BUILT ST ROLLOX 1916, from a Caledonian Railway 113 Class 4-4-0. Those recorded as built at St Rollox in 1916 were numbered between 113 and 124 and became LMS 14461-6 and BR 54461-6. This plate is marked 54469 on the back which was one of a batch built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 21444, in 1916, CR 930, becoming LMS 14469 and BR 54469. Allocated to Perth by January 1935 and later Corkerhill, Greenock Ladyburn and Polmadie, returning in June 1944 to Perth where it remained until withdrawal on 5 November 1959. It was cut up at Kilmarnock Works. Cast brass, 10½"x6", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 350 A cap badge for a Lancashire & Yorkshire and North Eastern Railway ships captain, from the Hull to Zeebrugge service which commenced in 1906. The service operated in the summer only by a single steamer, the LYR's Duke of Clarence. The service ceased in 1914. This design was used in 1906 only, later issues being smaller. Felt with gilt wire, 3¼"x2". £80-120

Lot 351 An LNWR Queens Hotel Birmingham silver plated cream jug, 2½" tall, by Elkington. £80-120

Lot 352 A Southern Railway target sign, FAVERSHAM, from the North Kent Coast route, edge chipping repainted. £350-500

Lot 353 A carriage print, CROWN JEWELS STOLEN BY COLONEL BLOOD, 1671, by Winslade, from the LMR Historical series of 1955. £80-120

Lot 354 A Great Central Railway coat of arms, as mounted above the paddle wheel on the company's steamers. Carved wood on wooden backboard, overall 66½"x30", in superb condition with original paintwork and gilt decoration. £500-800

Lot 355 A smokebox numberplate, 31113, from a South Eastern & Chatham Railway C Class 0-6-0 No 113 built at Ashford in March 1902, becoming SR 1113 and BR 31113. Allocated to Hither Green by January 1948, it moved in March 1950 to Dover where it remained for ten years with a final year at Feltham from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 15 July 1961 and cut up at Eastleigh Works. Ex loco condition. £650-800

Lot 356 A one engine in steam train staff, WINSFORD BRANCH, (alloy/steel), from the CLC Winsford Junction to Winsford and Over branch which closed in 1965. Length 19¼". £200-350

Lot 357 An LNWR china dinner plate, with turquoise border pattern and large coat of arms in the centre, 9½" diameter. £50-80

Lot 358 A Tyers No. 7 single line tablet, GUNNISLAKE-CALLINGTON, (brass), from the Bere Alston to Callington branch, this section closing in 1966. £300-500

Lot 359 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 4190, 1927, from a LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T originally numbered 16571, renumbered 7488 in 1934, becoming BR 47488. Allocated to Devons Road by January 1935, where it remained until moving in October 1957 to Edge Hill from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 1 December 1962 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast brass, 9"x5¼", the front lightly cleaned. £150-300

Lot 360 A London & South Western Railway Signal Box brass plunger with enamel ring Uddens Crossing, a location on the Wimborne-Ashley Heath line, in excellent ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 361 A GWR cabside numberplate, 8105, from a 8100 Class 2-6-2T built at Swindon in April 1939, using the frames of withdrawn 5101 Class No 5126. Allocated to St Philips Marsh by January 1948, it alternated between there and Bristol Bath Road until moving in December 1951 to Worcester from where it was withdrawn on 20 June 1957 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 7 September 1957. Cast iron, in ex loco condition, with evidence of red paint. £300-500

Lot 362 A signal box nameboard, HETHERSETT, from a box between Norwich and Wymondham on the route to Ely. Cast letters on wood, length 69", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 363 A shedplate 9M Bury (September 1963 to April 1965). This ex LYR shed, formely 26D, was home to 25 locos when adopting this code. Ex loco condition. £200-300

Lot 364 A wall mounted sign, YOU MAY TELEPHONE FROM HERE, double sided enamel, 22"x9", complete with its original frame, overall 23"x28½"x23", in excellent condition. £150-300

Lot 365 A worksplate, YORKSHIRE ENGINE Co, 2440, 1948, from a standard gauge 0-6-0ST delivered new in April 1949 to Samuel Fox & Co Ltd at Stocksbridge Ironworks, Yorkshire West Riding, as their No 4. Sold in late 1959 to the National Coal Board for use at Snowdown Colliery, Nonington, Kent where it became No 11. Transferred to Betteshanger Colliery, Kent in May 1963 and scrapped there around April 1969. Cast brass, 11"x6", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 366 A single line key token, STRATHCARRON-KYLE, (brass), from the Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh route. £250-400

Lot 367 A smokebox numberplate, 69001, from a J72 Class 0-6-0T built by BR at Darlington, Works No 2082, in 1949 to a North Eastern Railway design of 1898 with only detail differences. Allocated new to Hull Alexandra Dock on 31 October 1949, it moved the following year to Hull Springhead and later Heaton, Blaydon and Gateshead from where it was withdrawn on 23 September 1963 and cut up at Darlington Works. Ex loco condition. £300-500

Lot 368 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, BUNDORAN JUNCTION-DROMORE ROAD, from the Omagh to Enniskillen route which closed in 1957. £200-350

Lot 369 A nameplate SIR WILLIAM ARROL from Class 37 D6910 later 37210 and 37693. New from English Electric EE/VF 3388/854 to Landore in November 1963; named at Edinburgh Waverley in March 1990 to commemerate the designer of the Forth Bridge. Plates removed July 1993: loco withdrawn and cut up by EMR at Atterclife Road in May 2011. Cast aluminium, length 59", ex loco condition. £700-1000

Lot 370 A Great Central Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, with a large brass plate GCR 11850 STORETON, the body stamped with the same number. The lamp has its interior fittings but lacks on knob to operate the red aspect, otherwise excellent condition. £200-350

Lot 371 A GWR 12" roundhead wall clock, chain driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with shaped shoulders, with 8 piece segmented dial surround, spun brass bezel. Dial repainted in block GWR pre 1934 style. Original case, GWR ivorine numberplate 1328 affixed to lower L/H side of case. Complete with pendulum, bob & key. £400-600

Lot 372 An original painting, CREWE NORTH SHED, by Barry Price, featuring The Lancer, City of London and Duchess of Montrose. Oil on canvas, 21½"x13¾", within a 4" frame. £500-800

Lot 373 A London, Brighton & South Coast Railway large wagon registration plate, 8 TONS, 67, 1891. Cast iron, 10½"x8", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 374 A Great Central Railway TRAIN FOLLOWING board, the back marked TO BE RETURNED TO MARYLEBONE LONDON. Painted wood, 24"x18", with top hook, the front restored, the back in original condition. £100-200

Lot 375 A worksplate, No 61389, 1951, from a (LNER) B1 Class 4-6-0 No 61389 built by the North British Locomotive Co, Works No 26848, and allocated new to New England on 30 November 1951. Its later sheds were Grantham, Doncaster, Immingham and Frodingham from where it was withdrawn on 14 November 1965 and sold for scrap to Drapers at Hull. Engraved brass, £200-350

Lot 376 A BR(S) totem sign, MARGATE, (f/f), from the North Kent coast route. Edge chipping at the ends, mottling in places. £400-600

Lot 377 A shedplate 5B Crewe South (1935 to November 1967). This ex LNWR shed was responsible for the freight locos serving the adjacent marshalling yards. Its allocation of 115 in 1959 was briefly enhanced by the arrival of 10 Jubilees in the early 60s. Between the summers of 1965 and 66 it was home to 24 Britannias out of a total allocation of 60 locos allocated. Repainted. £100-200

Lot 378 A Tyers No. 6 single line tablet, KETTLENESS-HINDERWELL, (fibre), from the Whitby to Middlesbrough route which closed in 1958. £100-200

Lot 379 A nameplate, ARMADA, from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 No 5679, BR 45679, built at Crewe and new to Crewe North in December 1935. Named in June 1937, taking its name from the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Its later sheds included Preston, Derby, Millhouses, Kingmoor and Newton Heath from where it was withdrawn in December 1962 and cut up at Darlington Works. 28¾" long, the front of the plate has been repainted. £6000-8000

Lot 380 A smokebox numberplate 45679 from the LMS Class 6P Jubilee 4-6-0 ARMADA. The front repainted. (See previous Lot for loco history) £1000-1500

Lot 381 A carriage print, KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE, by Charles Knight, R.W.S, from the LMR(B) series, 1951. £80-120

Lot 382 A Swedish Railways numberplate, STATENS JÄRNVÄGAR, 61, Q24, 1939, from a rotary converter built by ASEA for Swedish Railways. This rail mounted equipment converted the electric supply from AC to DC. Chromed steel, 19¾"x16¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 383 A BR(W) doorplate, PARCELS AND LEFT LUGGAGE, (f/f). Enamel, 18"x6", edge chipping repainted, a chip top right on the 'D' also neatly restored. £250-400

Lot 384 A small carriage or departure board from Kings Lynn, SOUTH LYNN, WISBECH, PETERBORO & BEYOND, used for M&GN trains. Painted wood, steel edge strip, 28½"x5", double sided, one side lightly cleaned, the other in original condition. £100-200

Lot 385 A worksplate, ENGLISH ELECTRIC, 2282/D361, 1956, from a New Zealand Railways Class DH diesel electric loco No DH778 which entered service in August 1956. It was re-classified to Class DG in 1968 as DG778 and was renumbered 2318 in about 1978 before being written off in April 1980. Cast brass, 17"x10½", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 386 A single line key token, BALA JCT-LLANDERFEL, (alloy), from the Ruabon to Barmouth route. The section closed in 1964. £150-300

Lot 387 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 1238, 1911 from a standard gauge 0-6-0T new to the Port of London Authority, Tilbury Docks, Essex as No 40. Loaned to the Manchester Ship Canal in September 1940 and returned January 1946. Scrapped at Tilbury in 1952 by Thos. W. Ward Ltd. Cast brass, 16¾"x9¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 388 A London General Omnibus Company double royal poster, BARNES, ROUTE 202, framed. £100-200

Lot 389 A nameplate LONDON from Class 319 319215 car 71786. Named at London Bridge station in January 1997 to mark the launch of Connex Express services from London to Brighton. Plates were removed in December 2010. Cast aluminium, length 19½", ex loco condition. £500-800

Lot 390 A smokebox numberplate 78046 from a BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 built at Darlington and allocated new on 20 October 1955 to Hawick where it spent all its working life until moving to Bathgate in January 1964 with a final three months at St Margarets from where it was withdrawn on 19 November 1966 and sold for scrap to Arnott Young at Old Kilpatrick. The front repainted. £400-600

Lot 391 A GWR signal finial incorporating a 12" pulley wheel for the purpose of raising signal lamps on a tall post. Overall height 34", repainted. £200-350

Lot 392 A worksplate, BUILT 1951 DERBY. Locos built by BR at Derby in 1951 were Standard Class 5 4-6-0 Nos 73000-28 and Class 11 0-6-0 diesel shunters Nos 12088-97. Cast iron, 10½"x6", lightly cleaned but unpainted. £100-200

Lot 393 A North Staffordshire Railway Tyer & Co one wire three position block instrument, complete with reminder flap, ivorine plate MARCHINGTON, a location on the Uttoxeter-Derby/Burton line. Mahogany case stands 20" tall, in ex service condition. £300-500

Lot 394 An NER wagon numberplate, NORTH EASTERN 76087. Cast iron, 13"x7¼", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 395 A GWR single line Level Crossing indicator with repeating bell mounted on top of the case, additional contact box mounted on back of the mahogany case, fine ex service condition. £200-350

Lot 396 A shedplate 87D Swansea East Dock (1949 to July 1964). This ex GWR shed had an allocation of 30 locos in early BR days. The shed was noted for its pre group 0-4-0 saddle tanks from the minor South Wales railways, and in a short spell in the winter of 1963 it was also home to 41535, 47003 and ex LYR pug 51218. The front repainted. £200-250

Lot 397 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, MILLTOWN-CLAREMORRIS, from the Limerick to Athenry and Claremorris route. £150-300

Lot 398 An LNER, GCR pattern, three aspect handlamp with brass plate LNE-C, 2340, GORTON, the number also stamped on the body. The lamp has its interior fittings but lacks the coloured glasses. Original condition. £100-200

Lot 399 A BR(Sc) station direction sign, BRITISH RAILWAYS, THORNLIEBANK STATION, (f/f), from the Glasgow to East Kilbride route. Enamel, 28"x13", some mottling and edge chips repainted. £400-500

Lot 400 A South African Railways locomotive numberplate, E1174, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 6E main line electric loco, one of 82 built by Union Carriage & Wagon Co in 1970. In about 1997 it unofficially exchanged identities with E1223 of the same class after it was one of eight chosen for working the Blue Train but E1223 was deemed to be in better condition. Most were withdrawn by 2015. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 401 A BR(W) station direction sign, SPRING ROAD, (f/f), from the Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-on-Avon route. Enamel, 28"x13", minor edge chips. £400-500

Lot 402 A signal box description plate, LOW MOOR, L&YR. Engraved brass, on original wooden backboard, with seven fixings, overall 15"x4". £100-200

Lot 403 An LMS advertising sign promoting the company's furniture removal service, as fitted to the side of the company's road vehicles. Enamel, 59"x2½", some chipping restored. The sign is presented on a hardwood mount. £100-200

Lot 404 A BR(M) totem sign, BARROW ON SOAR, (f/f), from the Leicester to Loughborough section of the Midland main line. The station closed in 1968. The right wing a little out of true. £500-800

Lot 405 An LNWR Dining Saloon silver plated bon-bon dish, with oval foot, 11½"x8¼", 3" tall, by Elkington. £80-120

Lot 406 A shedplate 2K Bushbury (September 1963 to April 1965). This ex LNWR shed, previously coded 3B and 21C, had just 17 locos when it adopted this code. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 407 A North Eastern Railway Tyer & Co pattern home signal repeater in mahogany case, 8" tall, ex service condition. £100-200

Lot 408 A worksplate, HAWTHORN LESLIE, 3358, 1918, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST named VICTORY, new to United Alkali Co. Ltd, Sullivan Works, Widnes, Lancashire. The company became part of ICI General Chemicals Division in 1926. Later transferred to the adjacent Muspratt Works until 1931 when transferred to Gaskell-Marsh Works. It was still there in 1957 but disposed of later at an unknown date. Cast brass, 13"x8½", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 409 An LMS Hawkseye target sign, LOW GILL, from the Lancaster and Carlisle section of the West Coast Main Line. Cast aluminium, length 48", the front repainted. £600-900

Lot 410 A single line key token, PWLLHELI EAST-PENYCHAIN, (alloy), the final section of the Cambrian Coast route. £150-300

Lot 411 A Midland Railway signal lever plate, DOWN PASS'R INNER DISTANT FROM CAMP HILL, from the Birmingham West Suburban Line between Kings Norton and Saltley. Engraved brass, 4"x5". £80-120

Lot 412 A worksplate, HUDSWELL, CLARKE, 1198, 1916 from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Earl Fitzwilliam’s Coke Ovens and By-Products Plant at Lower Stubbin Colliery, Yorkshire West Riding, named KITCHENER. Later became South Yorkshire Chemical Works Ltd, Parkgate, Rotherham. Scrapped around 1966. Engraved brass, 12¾"x8¼", the front polished. £100-200

Lot 413 An LMS double royal poster, PARTIES OF EIGHT, CHEAP TRAVEL, by Ralph Mott. Some discolouration, framed. £50-80

Lot 414 A tenderplate, SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS, 1993, LP, of similar pattern to the cabside numberplates, from a 4250 gallon type LP tender paired new with Class 14C 4-8-2 No 1993 built by Montreal Locomotive Works in Canada, Works No 60548, in 1919. The class were all withdrawn by 1983. Cast brass, 9"x6, unrestored. £80-120

Lot 415 A platform lamp interior complete with vessel, burner and glass chimney, with steel plate LNER THREE COUNTIES, a station on the East Coast Main Line between Hitchin and Sandy which closed in 1959. Original condition. £100-200

Lot 416 An Underground carriage panel, CROCUS TIME, by David Wilson, a 1926 view promoting visits to London Parks and Gardens, 30"x13½". £80-120

Lot 417 A worksplate, BUILT BRIGHTON 1952, from a BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T. Those built at Brighton in 1952 were 80027-53. Cast iron, 10½"x6", cleaned and the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 418 A LNWR 14" drop case wall clock with cable driven fusee movement held between rectangular plates with shaped shoulders and slave clock drive with 1 piece moulded dial surround, spun brass bezel. Original dial with L&NWR Joyce Whitchurch. Beautiful original mahogany case with regency style ears, enamel number plate 62 in centre of case above moulding. Complete with pendulum, bob, winding & lower case door keys. £1200-1500

Lot 419 A shedplate 9F Heaton Mersey (May 1950 to December 1956, then February 1958 to May 1968). This ex Cheshire Lines shed, formerly 19D and 13C, was home to 2 GCR D11 Directors in a total of around 60 locos during the 1950s. Briefly recoded 17E in 1956, it still maintained a sizeable allocation right up to closure. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 420 A ships hooter type whistle, height 26½", diameter 3", complete with base valve and operating lever, in original condition. £250-400

Lot 421 A worksplate, VULCAN FOUNDRY, 5250, 1945, from a War Department Austerity 2-8-0 built to Ministry of Supply order in April 1945, WD No 79307. After a period in store it was purchased by BR in December 1949 and entered traffic as No 90728 in August 1950 at Sowerby Bridge. It moved the following November to Farnley Junction where it remained until withdrawal on 9 December 1963 and was cut up at Darlington Works. Cast brass, 9¾"x5¾", the front repainted, a rim dent to the left. £100-200

Lot 422 A single line key token, OXLEY BRANCH JC-WOMBOURN, (alloy), from the GWR branch built in 1925 from Oxley Junction southwards to connect with Kingswinford and Stourbridge. The line closed in 1965. £200-350

Lot 423 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 2679, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19D 4-8-2 built by Krupp, Works No 1862, in 1939. A versatile Class, they were one of the last steam types to see regular use in South Africa. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 424 An LSWR four aspect square fronted handlamp with brass plate WINCHESTER on top and L&SWR Co on the body. It is complete with its original LSWR vessel, SR burner, the side stamped L&SWR 4510. Repainted. £250-400

Lot 425 A South African Railways locomotive numberplate, E38, 1E, from a 3ft ins gauge Class 1E Bo-Bo electric locomotive built by Swiss Locomotive & Machine Works, Works No 2912, entering traffic in November 1925 and used throughout the SAR electrified system. All were withdrawn by 1990. Cast brass, 20½"x14½", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 426 A BR(Sc) totem sign, STOW, (h/f), from the Waverley route which closed in 1969. Some loss of shine, good colour, minor rim chips. £700-1000

Lot 427 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 880, 1902, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 Crane Tank new to Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire as No 1. Entered preservation in 1970 and currently located at the Chasewater Light Railway & Museum, Brownhills, Staffordshire. Cast brass, 17¾"x11¾", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 428 A Tyers No.6 single line tablet, WADEBRIDGE-PADSTOW, (brass/steel), the final section of the North Cornwall Line which closed in 1966. £700-1000

Lot 429 A shedplate, 72F Wadebridge (1950 to September 1963). This ex LSWR shed was home to only 5 locos, which included the 3 2-4-0 WT 30585 to 30587. It was transferred to the WR and eventually became 84E. It closed in October 1964. Repainted, the outline of the Eastleigh triangle on the back. £250-400

Lot 430 An original painting, Britannia Class Vulcan at Liverpool Street with the down Norfolkman, by Michael Jefferies. Oil on canvas, 30"x25", within 2" frame. £600-900

Lot 431 An LNWR Greenore Hotel china soup bowl, by W. T. Copeland of Stoke on Trent, 9¼" diameter, maroon decoration to the rim. £80-120

Lot 432 A worksplate, CHAS BURRELL & SONS LIMITED, ENGINEERS, THETFORD, a generic style of makers plate which cannot be attributed to any individual engine. This style was usually fitted to the side of an earlier traction engine, typically mounted on the tool box or just above the belly tanks. Cast brass, 20"x5", in original condition. £200-350

Lot 433 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CAVAN-CROSSDONEY JUNCTION, from the Cavan to Mullinger route which closed in 1960. £200-350

Lot 434 A BR(S) station sign, PLATFORMS 5, 4, with left and right pointing arrows. Enamel, 36"x18", a few rim and edge chips. £100-200

Lot 435 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 442, 1959, from an 0-4-0 diesel hydraulic new to High Marnham Power Station, Tuxford, in April 1959, their No 3, later to Meaford Power Station, Barlaston, No 2, scrapped on site March 1983. Cast aluminium, 9¾"x7¼", in ex loco condition. £100-200

Lot 436 An LNER Keswick pattern china cake stand, by Alfred Meakin, 1931. Diameter 9¼", height 2¾". £100-200

Lot 437 A smokebox numberplate 45214 from a LMS Class 5 4-6-0 built by Armstrong Whitworth, Works No 1255, and allocated new to Bank Hall on 18 November 1935. Its BR sheds were Fleetwood, Blackpool Central, Eastfield, St Rollox, Stirling and Corkerhill from where it was withdrawn on 31 December 1966 and sold for scrap to J. MacWilliam at Shettleston. Ex loco condition. £350-500

Lot 438 A Leeds High Level Railway bridgeplate, LHL 4. Cast iron, 14¼"x10¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 439 A nameplate, CHIRK CASTLE, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5025 built at Swindon in April 1934 and named when built after the 14th Century Castle one mile west of Chirk Station. A long time Bristol Bath Road engine and later Swindon, Oxford for five years, and Hereford from where it was withdrawn during the week ending 9 October 1963 and sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge, entering their yard on 25 April 1964. Original condition. £8000-12000

Lot 440 A signal box nameboard, METHLEY JUNCTION, from the Normanton to Leeds route, junction for Pontefract. Cast letters on wood, 82½" long, in original condition. £150-300

Lot 441 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9610, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in July 1945. Allocated to Tyseley by January 1948 and later Bristol Bath Road, St Philips Marsh, Wrexham GC and Croes Newydd from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 24 September 1966 and taken for scrap by Cashmores at Great Bridge on 12 January 1967. Cast iron, the front repainted. £250-400

Lot 442 A BR(S) signal box diagram, WEST MOORS, 1953, showing the lines towards Ringwood, Verwood and Uddens Crossing. The station closed in 1964. Framed, 46"x26". £100-200

Lot 443 A worksplate, LMS BUILT CREWE 1943, from a LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No 8169, later BR 48169, allocated new to Royston on 24 April 1943 where it spent all its working life except for a few months at Mirfield in 1959. Withdrawn from Royston on 4 November 1967, it was sold for scrap to Cashmores at Great Bridge. Cast iron, 10½"x6", repainted. £200-350

Lot 444 A Great Eastern Railway three aspect sliding knob handlamp, complete with GER vessel, the top stamped GER, DIV SUPT OPRS, LIVERPOOL ST. Repainted. £150-300

Lot 445 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 2037, 1937, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 Crane Tank new to Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd, Ilkeston, Derbyshire as STANTON No 34. Scrapped around 1969. Cast brass, 17¾"x11¾", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 446 A nameplate GENERAL WADE HAYES from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST built by W. G. Bagnall, works number 2665 of 1942 that went new to Edmundsons Electricity Corporation Ltd, Little Barford Power Station, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Transferred in 1943 to an associated company, Shropshire, Worcestershire & Staffordshire Electric Power Co, Stourport Power Station, Worcestershire. Nationalised in 1948 as the British Electricity Authority and scrapped at Stourport in February 1968. Cast brass, length 55¾", the front repainted. £500-800

Lot 447 A South African Railways cabside numberplate, 676, 19A, from a 3ft 6ins gauge Class 19A 4-8-2 built by the Swiss Locomotive Works at Winterthur, Works No 3301, in 1929 and designed for use on some of the more lightly laid branch lines. All were withdrawn by 1977. Cast brass, 20½"x14¼", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 448 A shedplate 85B Gloucester Horton Road (1949 to January 1966). This ex GWR shed had 100 locos on its books in the 1950s, which included Castles, Manors, and Halls. In the final 12 months it still maintained four Castles and four Halls in an allocation of 35 locos. The front repainted. £200-250

Lot 449 A worksplate, WALLIS & STEEVENS, BASINGSTOKE, 7638, from a 5 ton compound cylindered steam tractor of a special class which had the motion enclosed within an "oilbath". Supplied new on 15 November 1919 to an owner in Henley on Thames and named ALICE, and it spent its working life in Berkshire and Hampshire. Survived into preservation to the present day. Engraved brass, 9¾"x8¼", in ex loco condition. £150-300

Lot 450 An LNER seat back plate, BENTLEY, from the Colchester to Ipswich section of the Great Eastern main line. Cast iron, 25½" long, in original condition. £250-400

Lot 451 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, the back marked 76002. £150-300

Lot 452 A single line key token, INVERGORDON-TAIN, (brass), from the Far North line to Wick and Thurso. £150-300

Lot 453 A worksplate, LMS, BUILT 1945, DERBY, from a LMS Class 4 2-6-4T No 2209 which became BR 42209. Allocated new to Farnley Junction on 4 December 1945, it spent most of its BR days at Ardrossan before moving in February 1960 to Birkenhead and later Chester, Llandudno Junction and Bangor from where it was withdrawn in the week ending 6 February 1965 and sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap at Wishaw. Cast brass, 10¾"x6", the front repainted. £200-350

Lot 454 A GWR signal box shelf plate, BEARLEY NORTH JUNCTION. The box was on the Stratford to Henley section of the Birmingham to Cheltenham main line. Engraved brass, 4¾"x1½". £100-200

Lot 455 A wagonplate, RETURN AT ONCE, NOBELS EXPLOSIVES, WALTHAM CROSS STATION, G.E.R. Cast phosphor bronze, 6¾"x4", original condition. £100-200

Lot 456 A pair of Great Eastern Railway luggage rack brackets incorporating the company monogram. Cast brass, length 12", original condition. (2) £100-200

Lot 457 A Furness Railway large wagon registration plate, 10 TONS, 120, 1893. Cast iron, 10½"x8", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 458 A cash bag, LNER LEICESTER CENTRAL, TRAFFIC, from the Great Central Main Line. Leather with brass plate. £80-120

Lot 459 A single line key token, BURNGULLOW-DRINNICK MILL, (alloy), from the Cornish china clay branch which ran north from the main line on to St Dennis Junction on the Newquay branch. £150-300

Lot 460 A carriage advertising panel, GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY, LIVERPOOL STREET HOTEL, coloured views of the exterior, Abercorn Rooms and Dining Room. 28½"x8" within a 2½" mount and frame. £100-200

Lot 461 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, DUNMANWAY-BALLINEEN, from the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway's route to Bantry which closed in 1961. £200-350

Lot 462 A BR(Sc) totem sign, DALBEATTIE, (f/f). The station was east of Castle Douglas on the Dumfries to Stranraer route and closed in 1965. Some restoration to chipping. £800-1200

Lot 463 A pair of Midland Railway signal lever plates, SIGNAL FROM DOWN SIDING TO PROVENDER STORES SIDING, from the Melton Mowbray to Oakham route, also, POINTS UP SIDING & IRONSTONE SIDING, from the same area. Engraved brass, 4"x5". (2) £100-200

Lot 464 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 noted for its allocation of 13 “Schools” 4-4-0s and a varying number of Light Pacifics. The face repainted, the rear marked with the BR(S) Eastleigh triangle. £100-200

Lot 465 An LMS, Caledonian Railway pattern, trespass notice, signed R.C Irwin, Euston, 1st Jan 1925. Enamel, 17¼"x22½", reasonable colour though loss of shine, minor edge chips though the wording fine. £100-200

Lot 466 A single line key token, BANAVIE-ANNAT, (brass), from the West Highland Extension from Fort William to Mallaig. £150-300

Lot 467 A wagonplate, SWANSEA WAGON CO, BUILDERS. Cast iron, 6¾"x6¾", the front repainted, a rim chip repaired top right. £50-80

Lot 468 A BR(S) totem sign, PETTS WOOD, (f/f), from the London to Sevenoaks and Hastings route. Minor face marks. £250-400

Lot 469 A three aspect handlamp with brass plate, LAMP MANUFACTURING CO SOLE OWNERS, RIDSDALE'S RAILWAY LAMPS. The lamp is restored and complete with an all-copper collar. The side is painted MT PT WY, the vessel is clearly stamped MR. £150-300

Lot 470 A London and South Western Railway station handbell, the side engraved with the initials S.W.R, overall height 13". £250-400

Lot 471 A South Eastern Railway wagon registration plate, 8 TONS, 345, 1894. Cast iron, 10½"x8", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 472 A BR(S) totem sign, PLUMSTEAD, (h/f). The station is between Woolwich Arsenal and Dartford. A number of face chips restored and surface marks. £250-400

Lot 473 A Great Central Railway three aspect handlamp with brass plate GCR SHEFFIELD 26290, the number and initials also stamped on the case. The lamp is complete with its original GCR vessel and is in original condition. £150-300

Lot 474 A worksplate, NER, GATESHEAD WORKS, 1909. It is believed that this plate may be from a snow plough or other departmental vehicle. Cast brass, 9¾"x6¼", the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 475 An LNER three aspect handlamp with a brass plate GRANTHAM LOCO. The lamp is complete with its interior fittings and has been repainted. £80-120

Lot 476 A BR(Sc) totem sign, KINROSS JUNCTION, (f/f), from the North British main line from Edinburgh to Perth which closed in 1970, the junction for the Devon Valley line to Alloa. Some discolouration. £600-900

Lot 477 A worksplate, JOHN FOWLER, 4000007, from a standard gauge 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive new in 1947 to Weir Housing Corporation Ltd, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Later purchased by machinery dealers Abelson (Engineers) Ltd, of Sheldon, Birmingham and resold in September 1953 to C.C. Wakefield & Co Ltd, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. This company later became part of Castrol Ltd. Subsequently preserved and currently located at the Yeovil Railway Centre, Somerset. Cast brass, 12"x8", the front repainted. £80-120

Lot 478 A GWR style fingerboard, BRIGHTON & EASTBOURNE ONLY, believed to be from Birmingham Snow Hill and used for summer holiday trains and excursions. Painted wood, length 49", original condition. £100-200

Lot 479 A BR(W) double royal poster, FISHGUARD-ROSSLARE, showing ST DAVID, by Arther Mills. (PR30) £100-200

Lot 480 A worksplate, FODENS, SANDBACH, 1469, from a 4 ton steam wagon supplied new on 2 November 1907 to Parkstone & Bournemouth Co-operative Society Limited, remaining in Hampshire all its working life. Presumed cut up in the early 1930's. Engraved brass, 14½"x7¼", the front lightly polished. £200-350

Lot 481 A BR(W) totem sign, WEST EALING, (h/f), from the Paddington to Reading main line. Edge chips in the upper and lower panels, the letters mottled. £250-400

Lot 482 A carriage print, BARNARD CASTLE, COUNTY DURHAM, by John C Moody R.E., R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200

Lot 483 A GWR lamp glass, NORTON JUNCTION, the station situated south of Worcester Shrub Hill on the route to Oxford, also served by local trains on the Gloucester to Worcester route. Milk glass, 11¾"x4", original condition. £100-200

Lot 484 A wagonplate, TO TRAVEL BETWEEN CADBURY'S, BOURNVILLE AND SHEFFIELD DEPOT, IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN WIRE LIFFORD, the back with similar wording but CARDIFF DEPOT LM&SR. During the second world war part of the Bournville factory was used for the production of pilot's seats for fighter aircraft. It is thought that this plate is from a goods van used to transport supplies to sites assembling aircraft. Cast brass, 9" square, original condition. £150-300

Lot 485 A Railway Signal Company miniature train staff, WEST CROYDON-WADDON MARSH, from the Wimbledon to Croydon route. £100-200

Lot 486 A shedplate, 21D Stratford upon Avon (1935 to February 1953), then Aston (June 1960 to September 1963). The ex SMJR shed at Stratford had just 8 loco when it lost this code. Ex LNWR shed Aston had 40 locos. The front repainted. £100-200

Lot 487 A BR(S) totem sign, LITTLEHAMPTON, (f/f), from the Sussex coastal terminus. Minor rim chips. £300-500

Lot 488 An LMS lamp tablet, BURY KNOWSLEY STREET, from the Bolton to Castleton route. The station closed in 1970. Enamel, 17"x4½", chipping to fixings and lower left, excellent colour and shine. £150-300

Lot 489 A wagonplate, DORKING GREY STONE LIME CO, BETCHWORTH, 74, 8 TONS. Cast iron, 11½"x7½", the front repainted. £150-300

Lot 490 A carriage print, DURHAM CATHEDRAL, by Edwin Byatt, R.I., from the LNER pre-war series. £100-200

Lot 491 A GWR cabside numberplate, 9753, from a 8750 Class 0-6-0PT built at Swindon in May 1935. A long time Tyseley engine, it was withdrawn from there in the week ending 8 May 1965 and sold for scrap to Central Wagon Co at Wigan. Cast iron, the front cleaned but unpainted, a hairline crack visible on the back. £200-350

Lot 492 A Webb and Thompson large train staff, CASTLECALDWELL-BELLEEK, from the Bundoran Junction to Bundoran branch which closed in 1957. £200-350

Lot 493 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. An LMS style plate, the front repainted. £100-200

Lot 494 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. £100-200

Lot 495 A North Eastern Railway Station Hotel Newcastle silver plated pot holder with decorative feet, the company garter prominent on top, height 9". £100-200

Lot 496 A worksplate, AVELING & PORTER, 4851, from a 10 ton compound cylindered steam roller, supplied new on 26 September 1901 to a customer in Riga, Latvia where it was eventually cut up. It never worked in Britain and so presumably the plate was removed when it went to the scrap yard and was repatriated to the UK by a British steam enthusiast. Engraved brass, 10¾"x8", the front lightly polished. £200-350

Lot 497 A destination plate from the Waterloo departure indicator, TORRINGTON, a station on the branch from Barnstaple Junction. Enamel, 17"x2¼", excellent condition. £300-500

Lot 498 A worksplate, ANDREW BARCLAY, 898, 1901, from a standard gauge 0-4-0ST new to Wilsons & Clyde Coal Co. Ltd, Glencraig Colliery, near Lochgelly, Fife, running number 3. Passed with the colliery to the NCB on 1st January 1947 and subsequently worked at a number of other collieries in Fife with the running number 49, finishing its days at Mary Colliery, Lochore. Scrapped on site July 1968 by J. Weaver & Co. Ltd. Cast brass, 16¾"x9¾", cleaned but unpainted. £150-300

Lot 499 A single line key token, LAPFORD-EGGESFORD, (alloy), from the Exeter to Barnstaple Junction and Ilfracombe route. £100-200

Lot 500 A BR(S) totem sign, BLACKWATER, (f/f), from the Reading to Guildford route. Some loss of shine. £300-500