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1

A C/I Smokebox Numberplate “43001” from a 2-6-0 class 4 Ivatt designed locomotive, introduced in 1947 and fitted with taper boilers. Commonly known amongst railway enthusiasts as “Flying Pigs.” Allocations were 1D Devon’s Road Bow, 2B Nuneaton, 21B Bourneville, 5B Crewe South then spent a short time at 5D Stoke, from where it went back to 5B Crewe South where it was withdrawn and stored 9.67-11.67. Finally cut up in 12.67 at Wards, Killmarsh. In as removed condition.

 

£800

2

A Carriage Board lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-BIRMINGHAM-WOLVERHAMPTON” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£200

3

A Totem “STRATFORD-UPON- AVON” BR (WR) chocolate and cream. Half flanged. Ex G.W.R. main line station between Birmingham Snow Hill – Cheltenham. Good colour and shine. Slight restoration.

 

£1000

4

An alloy BR (M) Carriage Destination Board with “NORTHAMPTON” on one side “BLETCHLEY” on the other. Ex-carriage original condition. Size 28”x 3¼”.

 

£40

5

A C/I Shedplate, “84B” OXLEY. Recoded 2B from 9/9/63. Removed from 6854 “ROUNDHILL GRANGE”. Details painted on the rear. In superb ex-loco condition. Nice example.

 

£420

6

A GWR brass cased signal box Drum Clock by Kay & Co. Paris. The original face has some crazing to the enamel and a dent to the rim at 1 o’clock. The case is stamped 3267. Etc……

 

£110

7

A TOTEM “CHESTER GENERAL” BR (M) maroon. Half flanged. A very important G.W.R. / L.N.W.R. Joint Jct station, where the G.W.R. Wolverhampton to Birkenhead main line, the L.N.W.R. line to Holyhead and numerous cross-country lines all met. Good colour and shine.

 

 

8

An Ian Allen ABC Combined Volume “1943 edition.” Unmarked inside, front cover a little faded but overall in good condition.

 

£300

9

A C/I oval Bridgeplate “L.N.E and L.M.S JOINT No 16.” Black letters on white background. Removed from a bridge on the sectioned between Stockport and Macclesfield, nice restored example, not common.

 

£100

10

A TOTEM “BOSCOMBE”BR (S) light green, fully flanged. From the ex L&SWR station between Christchurch and Bournemouth which closed in 1965. Good colour and shine.

 

£580

11

A Q/R Poster “WEYMOUTH AND DISTRICT”. By Dilly (BR version of GWR/SR 1947 original) Very good condition, rolled only.

 

 

12

A Southern Region Sykes Mahogany cased three position Signal Box Block Instrument. A fine instrument in lovely condition.

 

 

13

A brass Signal Box Shelf Plate “FROM STARCROSS BOX” In nice original condition.

 

£200

14

A TOTEM “HELMSHORE” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. On the section between Bury and Accrington now part of the East Lancs Railway two stations to the north of Ramsbottom.  Good etc…..

 

£500

15

A C/I Shedplate, “84H” WELLINGTON. Recoded “2M” from 9/9/63. Sub sheds Much Wenlock, Crewe Gresty Lane, recoded 5A (SUB) during 9/60. An extremely rare and very hard to find shed code. With only having a small allocation. In excellent condition. Front restored.

 

£550

16

A  G.W.R. brass Cabside Numberplate “2836” As carried by the Class 2-8-0 locomotive, built at Swindon in 1912.  Allocations were 86J Aberdare, 81F Oxford, 81E Didcot, 86E Severn Tunnel Junction from where it was withdrawn and stored in 6.64 – 1.65 and cut up at Birds, Risca 2.65. Front restored and polished.

 

£1150

17

A Southern Railway enamel TARGET station sign. “WATERLOO” From the famous L.S.W.R London terminus station opened by the LSWR in 1848. Some face restoration around edges, overall colour and shine.

 

 

18

A brass Industrial Locomotive Worksplate “MANNING WARDLE & Co. Ltd.  No. 1725 LEEDS of 1908. From an 0.6.0 ST – Inside CYL, Manning Wardle special O Class. Despatched from Leeds 31/01/1908, went new to Midland Iron Stone, Crosby, Scunthorpe. Scrapped September 1959.   Size 10¾” x 6”. Uncommon, not seen often offered in auction.

 

£1300

19

A Great Western Railway Spagnoletti double line Block Instrument in fine original condition and complete with its flags (swinging freely) brass flaps, slide and red/black buttons. 

 

 

20

A TOTEM “HOLYWELL JUNCTION” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. From the ex-L.N.W.R North Wales Coast line station, junction for Holywell, opened as “Holywell” in 1848, re-named in 1912 and closed by B.R in 1966. Good colour and shine.

 

 

21

A single line alloy KEY TOKEN “Venn Cross – Wiveliscombe” On the line between TauntonBarnstable. Painted red in very good condition. 

 

£300

22

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-LLANDUDNO” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

23

A SOUTHERN RAILWAYS TARGET sign “SIDCUP” From the South Eastern Railway’s Hither Green to Dartford route. Good colour and shine. Not often seen in auction.

 

£660

24

A B.R. [S] green enamel Street Direction Sign “STATION” [with British Railways totem logo and feathered arrow]. Flanged, 21”X 10½”. Southern Region direction signs are not common. Excellent condition.

 

£300

25

A C/I GWR Signal Box Name Board “FOWEY SIGNAL BOX” In nice restored condition, painted in chocolate and cream. The Lostwithiel and Fowey Railway opened in 1869 as a 7 ft 014 in (2,140 mm) broad gauge railway and links the port of Fowey in Cornwall with the Cornish Main Line at Lostwithiel. Its main traffic has always been china clay. A one off from a beautiful location in Cornwall.

 

£1020

26

A C/I Shedplate, “21B” BOURNEVILLE. Closed on 15/2/60. BESCOT from 5/60. Recoded 2F from 9/9/63. Front restored.

 

 

27

A C/I GWR Smokebox Numberplate “8712” from a GWR Pannier tank Class 0-6-0T built at Swindon. Allocations were 86F - 88H TONDU, from where it remained up to withdrawal in Jan etc…..

 

£380

28

A TOTEM “KITTYBREWSTER” BR (SC) light blue. Fully flanged. From the ex GNSR station, north of Aberdeen, opened in 1867 and closed in 1968. Good colour and shine.

 

£1050

29

A Q/R Poster “OXFORD COLLEGE CRESTS”. By Fred Taylor very good condition, rolled only.

 

 

30

An alloy Locomotive Headboard “THE MID-DAY SCOT” as used from Summer 1951 on the Euston to Glasgow Central Express. The title was introduced in 1927 but withdrawn during the war years and not reinstated until 1949. It last ran in June 1965. Original unrestored condition with red paintwork. Plenty of signs of use over years. Size 33” x 15 ½”.

 

 

31

A “G.W.R. three aspect HAND LAMP”. Complete with burner and vessel with all glass intact, stamped “GWR” on side casing. In nice condition.

 

£80

32

A TOTEM “COOMBE ROAD” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. On the old SE & C Rly line from South Croydon. Good colour and shine.

 

 

33

A NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY “POCKET WATCH AND CHAIN” Railway guard’s pocket watch by “Reid & Sons, Newcastle upon Tyne”. Approx 2 ½” diameter x ¾” deep, enamelled dial with Roman numerals. Fusée chain mechanism (in working order.) Hinged back plate engraved “N.B.R. No. 57” Purchased by the seller from a watch and Silversmith (no longer trading) in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh in 1956 from a stock of similar items, from which the vendor had a choice and selected the best one in working order and remains so to this day. A rare survivor in nice condition from this …..

 

£340

34

An extremely rare and collectable Welsh dual language enamel sign in a wooden frame surround “DINORWIC QUARRIES RAILWAY”. The sign includes sentences “Dinorwic Quarrymen’s Train,” “Important Notice,” “All persons entering upon these Premises, or travelling upon this railway, without the leave and license of the Director and General Manager of the Dinorwic Quarries, will be treated as trespassers, and such leave and license are granted only on the conditions and subject to the Rules and Regulations below.” The “Rules Regulations and Conditions” then continue underneath.  Dated August 1895. W.W Vivian Director and General Manager. No chips or repairs, totally original condition. Size 23” x 18”.

 

£350

35

A G.W.R. Brass LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATE “DUNLEY MANOR” As carried by 7811 Manor class 4-6-0, built at Swindon 1938 for mixed traffic workings. Allocations included Shrewsbury (84G) Brecon (89B) Neyland (87H) Llanelly (87F) Cardiff Cathays (88A) from where it was withdrawn.  Stored at Swindon. Cut up Birds, Morriston, Swansea - Oct 65. Front restored. Nice example. See Lot 36.

 

£12000

36

A G.W.R. Brass Cabside Numberplate “7811” As carried by “DUNLEY MANOR” Class 4-6-0, built at Swindon 1938 for mixed traffic workings. Allocations included Shrewsbury (84G) Brecon (89B) Neyland (87H) Llanelly (87F) Cardiff Cathays (88A) from where it was withdrawn.  Stored at Swindon. Cut up Birds, Morriston, Swansea- Oct 65. Front restored. Nice example. See Lot 37.

 

£4000

37

A C/I GWR Smokebox Numberplate “7811” As carried by “DUNLEY MANOR” Class 4-6-0, built at Swindon 1938 for mixed traffic workings. Allocations included Shrewsbury (84G) Brecon (89B) Neyland (87H) Llanelly (87F) Cardiff Cathays (88A) from where it was withdrawn.  Stored at Swindon. Cut up Birds, Morriston, Swansea- Oct 65. Front restored. Nice example.

 

£1500

38

A TOTEM “ST LUKES” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. From the ex LYR Southport station opened as “Southport Barton Street” in July 1883; renamed “Southport St Luke’s Road” in October 1883; “Southport St Luke’s” in 1902; “St Luke’s” in 1914 and closed in September 1968. Good colour and shine. A scarce totem seldom seen at auction.

 

 

39

A C/ I Shedplate, “84G” SHREWSBURY 1949 – 1960. With over a hundred locos allocated at one time. Recoded 89A during 9/60. Front restored in good condition.

 

£450

40

An alloy Worksplate from a Diesel “Hymek” Locomotive, works No. 7925 – 1962. It became B.R. Number D7031. Removed from No.1 end cab. Withdrawn May 1963, cut up at B.R.E.L Swindon September 1975. In totally ex-loco condition. Nice example.

 

£300

41

A LMS “HAWKSEYE” target sign “KIRKHAM AND WESHAM.” From the L.N.W & L&Y joint line from Preston, the junction for the various routes to Blackpool. Black on yellow paintwork, 71” long. In excellent condition.

 

£320

42

An oval C/I Locomotive Worksplate “L.M.S. BUILT 1943 S.R.” Fitted to an unknown 8F. Size 10½”x6”. In ex loco condition.

 

£100

43

A TOTEM “RUABON” BR (WR) chocolate and cream. Fully flanged. An ex G.W.R station, between Wrexham and Chirk, first opened in 1846. Good colour and shine.

 

£800

44

A very early 1920’s enamel sign “POWER NORTHMET LIGHT” in the shape of a target. The “NORTH MET” used to supply electricity to North London & Middlesex and was closely linked to the Metropolitan Tramway Company. Size 19½” x 15¾” Uncommon, extremely rare.

 

£80

45

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “CAR SLEEPER SERVICE” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

46

A brass Signal Box Shelf Plate “KIDWELLY STATION BOX” In nice original condition.

 

£200

47

A TOTEM “CHESTFIELD AND SWALECLIFFE” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. Good colour and shine. An SR Kent Coast station between Whitstable and Margate opened in July 1930; the “Halt” was dropped in May 1969, still open today.

 

£300

48

A mahogany cased SIGNAL BOX BLOCK BELL with tapper and nickel plated mushroom bell. Ex box condition and nice sounding instrument. 

 

£50

49

A brass single language South African Railways locomotive Cabside Numberplate “2264 GE”, from the 3’ 6” gauge class 2-8-2+2-8-2 Garratt loco built by Beyer Peacock in 1925, Works No. 6197. Designed for working goods traffic over heavier rails, they worked in the Western Transvaal and Natal, and over the Montague Pass for a short period before withdrawal from SAR service by 1979. In as removed condition.

 

£1050

50

A “NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY COMPANY” painted crest on an original wooden panel. This is an incredibly rare, historically significant piece in that it was attached to one of the coaches that were involved in the fatal TAY BRIDGE DISASTER of 1879. This was given to the vendor’s Great, Great Grandmother back in 1880 by one of the team of divers who had the gruesome job of recovering the bodies from the disaster. Size 12½” x 12½”. In superb original condition. A worthy addition to any Railwayana or museum collection.

           

£250

 

LOTS 50A – 50J SHIPPING & HOTELS

 

 

50A

A G.W.R small China Cream Jug in the black leaf pattern and displaying the “Great Western Railway Hotels” black full crest on the side. (L-J. GAK) 3” high. Mint.

 

£70

50B

An L.N.E.R silver plated ½ pt Coffee Pot. A Coronation pattern item in lovely condition. Stamped Walker & Hall.

 

£75

50C

A Commemorative Cut Glass goblet displaying “R.M.S QUEEN MARY 1936-1967” etched on one side and displaying a superb, intricate detailed etching of the ship on the other side. In fine original condition.

 

£125

50D

A silver-plated milk jug inscribed in the centre of a floral design “GT NORTHERN RLY HOTEL KINGS CROSS” In lovely condition.

 

 

50E

A silver-plated Half pint pot engraved “Station Hotel Belfast” B.N.C.R. Inscribed on the bottom “GIBSON & CO BELFAST”. In fine original condition.

 

£60

50F

A very rare and ornate two piece ceramic butter pOt illustrating the “GLASGOW AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY” and with the company crest glazed into the lid.    

 

£80

50G

A very rare and ornate two piece ceramic butter pOt illustrating the “LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE” and with the company crest glazed into the lid.

    

£70

50H

A SOUTHERN RAILWAY one pint silver-plated tea-pot, the side of which is marked with company name and “Steamships” flag. In lovely condition.

 

£80

50I

A silver-plated dual handled sugar bowl. “NEWHAVEN - DIEPPE SERVICE”. It is marked with company name and “Steamships” flag. One small dent to front and one small dent to rear, otherwise in lovely condition.

 

 

50J

A small ceramic Rhodesia Railway teapot displaying on the side the Rhodesia Railway crest. In fine original condition.

 

£55

51

A TOTEM “LIVERPOOL CENTRAL LOW LEVEL” BR (M) maroon. It has a full wide flange and is 4” long. From the ex – Mersey

Railway Station opened in 1892, closed in 1975 and reopened in 1977. Very rarely seen offered in auction. Good colour and shine.

 

 

52

A C/I Shedplate, “52G” SUNDERLAND SOUTH DOCK from 2/58. Closed to steam 10/9/67. Front restored.

 

£110

53

A D/R Poster “COME TO BEAUTIFUL WALES”. Map (North & South) very good condition, rolled only.

 

£260

54

A C/I Smokebox Numberplate “42795” from a Class 2-6-0 “Crab” locomotive. Allocations included 55A, 55C, 55D, 55E, 66B and 67B. It was stored at 65J Stirling from 11/66 until 3/67. It was cut up at Motherwell Machinery and Scrap Co. Wishaw in April 1967. Totally ex-loco condition.

 

£425

55

A TOTEM “HASSOCKS” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. From an ex -L.B & S.C.R station on the Three Bridges to Brighton line. Good colour and shine.

 

£425

56

A G.W.R C/I Notice “PROPPING UP THE DOOR” (10 Lines of text.) James C. Inglis, General Manager, Size 14” x12½”. In nice original unrestored condition.

 

£60

57

A framed and glazed collection of twelve Isle of Wight Platform Tickets - all from different stations. Tickets attractively arranged around a central picture of an IOW Class O2 loco. Size of frame 14½” x 12¼”.

 

£65

58

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “BIRMINGHAM-MANCHESTER” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

59

A G.W.R mahogany wooden cased Signal Box “HOME SIGNAL INDICATOR INSTRUMENT.” With ivorine plate “No. 1” In nice removed condition.

 

£320

60

A BR Brass Locomotive Nameplate “CAMELOT” as fitted to the BR Standard class 5 loco numbered 73082 built at Derby. The loco entered service in 1955 at Stewarts Lane (London.) Named in May 1959 without ceremony  following the withdrawal of the SR “King Arthur” class, the name (but not this plate) originally being carried by loco number 30742. Allocated to Stewart’s Lane until December 1958, then 70A Nine Elms until October 1965, finally Guildford. Withdrawn from service in July 1966 and stored at 70D Eastleigh from 7.66-9.66 then moved to Barry docks in 10.66 where it remained until October 1979. Now preserved at the Bluebell Railway, Sussex. When this plate was acquired in the mid 70s by the vendor’s father, it was in lime green. Consequently the vendor re-painted it back to its original red background condition. This plate has been in the family’s possession for the past 35 years. 

 

 

61

A TOTEM “LLANDUDNO JUNCTION” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. An ex L.N.W.R station between Chester and Holyhead, opened in October 1858, where it branches to Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Good colour and shine.

 

 

62

A C/I Shedplate “6G LLANDUDNO JUNCTION.” In ex-loco condition.

 

£400

63

A B.R. enamel sign “PERTH”. Red lettering on a white background. Size 24”x9”. In good condition.

 

£105

64

A Southern Railway enamel TARGET station sign “BATTLE”. On the line between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.  Good colour and shine. A rare target, not often seen in auction.

 

£1220

65

A small alloy cab Diamond Plate “North British Locomotive Company Ltd, Glasgow 1962” off D6339. Works No. 27912 entered service 1962 withdrawn January 1972 cut up at BREL, Swindon June 1972.

 

£180

66

An alloy single line KEY TOKEN “CLARBESTON RD -- FISHGUARD HARBOUR”. In good condition.

 

£120

67

A brass Signal box Shelf Plate “TO CREDITON” Ex Yeoford Signal Box at the Exeter end of the “Withered Arm.”

 

£75

68

A TOTEM “DATCHET” BR (S) light green. Fully flanged. From an ex L&SWR station on the Staines to Windsor & Eton (Riverside) branch. Good colour and shine.

 

 

69

A fully engraved “GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY” brass oval Steam Locomotive Worksplate N0 1492 of 1919. The plate is from a J50 class 0-6-0T GNR No. 211, LNER 3211, then BR 68910. It spent its entire existence in Wakefield. It went new to Ardsley, remaining there for forty years until transfer to Wakefield (LMS) in February 1959. Sent to Doncaster Works for scrap in December 1962. A very nice example.

 

£450

70

A London Brighton and South Coast Railway abbreviated title enamel “PUBLIC WARNING NOT TO TRESPASS” 10 LINES OF TEXT. Signed J.J. Brewer, Secretary. London Bridge Terminus. Black & White, Size 26” X 22” Some crazing and face restoration. A VERY RARE ENAMEL INDEED.

 

£200

71

A D/R Poster “WESTON-SUPER-MARE” (All Year Round Resort). Very good condition, rolled only.

 

 

72

A GWR C/I notice, “GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, NOTICE HEARBY GIVEN IN PUSUANCE OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 65 OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY (ADDITIONAL POWERS) ACT 1924, THAT THIS IS A PRIVATE PATH”. The front painted black and white, the back untouched.

 

£80

73

A TOTEM “BECONTREE” BR (S) dark green. Half flanged. From the Essex station between Barking and Dagenham. Excellent condition with Good colour and shine.

 

 

74

A limited edition framed and Glazed Print of ex GWR 2-8-0 entitled “Heavyweight Champion” No. 117 of 850, showing 2807 the loco storming through Winchcombe Station in the Cotswolds c1935. This powerful locomotive built in 1905 and the oldest surviving member of its class. It is now in the care of the COTSWOLDS STEAM PRESERVATION GROUP based at Toddington on the G. & W Rly by Frank Lea.

 

 

75

An alloy Diesel Nameplate “ISLE OF GRAIN” applied to Class 33 loco 33050 on 16/5/88 by Sir Nicholas Hunt, Deputy Managing Director of Eurotunnel. Removed from this loco and transferred to 56051 during 6/93. As removed condition.

 

£4250

76

A LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY two-line two-position wooden cased BLOCK INSTRUMENT. Base 13” x 7” stands 13 ½” tall. Very good condition.

 

 

77

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-PWLLHELI” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£200

78

A C/I Shedplate, “84C” BANBURY. Recoded 2D from 9/9/63. Front restored in good condition.

 

 

79

An alloy BR (M) Carriage Destination Board with “EUSTON” on one side “BROAD STREET” on the other. Ex-carriage original condition. Size 28”x 3¼”.

 

£50

80

A TOTEM “LLANWRWST & TREFRIW” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex-L .N.W.R station between Dolgarrog and Betws-y-Coed on the Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog line, opened as “Llanwrst” in 1868 to replace an earlier station; renamed in 1884; and “Llanwrst” again in 1974, “Llanwrst North” in 1989. A RARE TOTEM THAT DOESN’T APPEAR VERY OFTEN. Good colour and shine.

 

 

81

A GWR mahogany cased signal box indicator. Ivorine label to front “Up Main Distant 4.9”. Aperture shows “Lamp In / Lamp Out” pivoting ‘flag.’ “Bell On / Bell Off” knob selector to bottom face.  In ex box condition.

 

£40

82

A C/I GWR Smokebox Numberplate “8469” from the ex GWR 0-6-0PT “9400” Class loco built at Swindon in March 1951.  Allocations were Barry (88C) Treherbert (88F) Cardiff East Dock (88B) and Radyr (88B Sub-Shed) from where it was withdrawn and cut up at Birds (Swansea) Ltd. at their Bynea yard near Llanelly in February 1965. Ex-loco condition.

 

£360

83

An Irish Railways Webb & Thompson large signalling staff “WICKLOW-RATHDRUM.” In good condition.

 

 

84

A German Railways brass oval Steam Locomotive Worksplate “Hannoversche - Maschinenban- Actien- Gesellschaft- Vomals, Georg Egestorff, 1903. F.No4027. Linden Van Hanover. Size 8¾” x 5½”. Face restored.

 

£270

85

A G.W.R. brass LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATE “DORFORD HALL” As carried by 5990 class 4-6-0 built at Swindon 1936 for mixed traffic workings. Allocations included Oxford (81F), Oxley (84B) and Tyseley (84E) from where it was withdrawn and then stored. Cut up at Cashmores, Great Bridge Sept 62. Completely In ex loco condition. This side was purchased direct from Swindon. (NEVER BEEN OFFERED BEFORE IN AUCTION). Fantastic original example.

 

 

86

A TOTEM “CHARTHAM” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex-S.E.C.R station, on the Canterbury West – Ashford line, opened in 1859. Good colour and shine.

 

£350

87

A C/ I Shedplate, “70B”FELTHAM. Closed to steam 9/7/67. Showing BR (E) triangle cast on the rear. Painted a long time ago, good condition. 

 

£275

88

A GWR Jigsaw Puzzle “The Cheltenham Flyer”. Complete and made up on a board. Box in good condition.

 

£60

89

A HEADBOARD “THE HOOK CONTINENTAL." With its twin painted circular crests. A cast aluminium board “RETURN TO STRATFORD” and stamped with the names of twelve other famous trains on the back. A very fine example and a rare opportunity to obtain a crested headboard. Note The Hook Continental boat trains were frequently worked by B1s Sandringhams and Britanias during the 1950’s and 1960’s, from which era this headboard dates. The train left London Liverpool Street mid-evening, and ran to Parkeston Quay, Harwich to connect to the Hook of Holland sailing, returning early morning to Liverpool Street. Pullman coaches conveyed in the post war period, and were considered ETC…..

 

£3100

90

A brass Signal box Shelf Plate “TO TONYREFAIL STATION BOX” In nice original condition.

 

£105

91

A HULL AND BARNSLEY RAILWAY WHISTLE.

 

 

92

An alloy single line KEY TOKEN “KIDWELLY JCT -- BURRY PORT DOCK JCT”. On the section between Carmarthen to Llanelli. Good condition.

 

 

93

A TOTEM “AVIEMORE” BR (SC) light blue. Half flanged. Ex Highland Railway, Perth – Inverness Main Line, junction for the routes north via Dava & Schlod. Good colour and shine.

 

 

94

A framed and glazed Carriage Print by Jack Marriot “Sandsend, near Whitby”. In good condition.

 

£60

95

 A B.R. CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “CITY OF LEICESTER MIDLAND HOLIDAY EXPRESS” In fine original condition. Size 144”X 6”. Extremely Rare “Have you ever seen another?”

 

 

96

A Great Western Railway Spagnoletti double line Block Instrument in fine original condition and complete with its flags (swinging freely) brass flaps and slide.

 

£70

97

A C/I rectangular wagon plate “RETURN EMPTY TO EVESHAM LMR” from a railway fruit van used for the famous Vale of Evesham produce. Restored condition.

 

£60

98

A Southern Railway enamel Target sign “ELEPHANT AND CASTLE”. Some front restoration carried out. Still on its original wooden backboard. Overall a reasonable example.

 

£100

99

A Q/R Poster BR (W) “ROYAL ALBERT BRIDGE CENTENARY 1859-1959” By Terence Cuneo. Produced by BR to commemorate the Centenary of the bridge in 1959. The quite stunning Cuneo painting shows “Castle Class” engine 5021 “Whittington Castle” crossing the famous Brunel bridge across the Tamar into Cornwall.  In good condition. 

 

 

100

A G.W.R. Brass LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATE “EARL OF DARTMOUTH” As carried by the 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5047. The loco was built in April 1936. The plate was first fitted in 1936 to Dukedog 3204 and transferred to 5047 in August 1937. It has the slightly larger splasher of a different radius and the four Swindon brass blanking plugs are clearly visible on the back fitted when the plate was re-drilled for 5047. Mileage was recorded as 1,225,670. Allocations were Newton Abbot (83A) and Stafford Road (84A). Stored at Swindon Works 9/62 – 2/63. Cut up Swindon Works 3/63. A superb plate in ex loco condition still with its original splasher paint and lining. Front is cleaned and polished with back original. A superb example and lovely location to spend a break. See Lot 101.

 

SOLD

101

A G.W.R Brass Locomotive CABSIDE NUMBER PLATE “5047.” As carried by the G.W.R 4-6-0 4073 Castle Class loco “EARL OF DARTMOUTH”. 5047 was a long time Stafford Road engine up until withdrawal. Then went to Swindon Works into store between 9.62 – 2.63, cut up within the works 3.65. Front is cleaned and polished with back original. A superb example.

 

SOLD

102

A G.W.R C/I Locomotive SMOKEBOX NUMBER PLATE “5047.” As carried by the G.W.R 4-6-0 4073 Castle Class loco “EARL OF DARTMOUTH”. 5047 was a long time Stafford Road engine up until withdrawal. Then went to Swindon Works into store between 9.62 – 2.63, cut up within the works 3.65. Front cleaned a long time ago, in as removed condition.

 

SOLD

103

A C/I Shedplate, “84A” WOLVERHAMPTON STAFFORD ROAD. Closed on 9/9/63. PLYMOUTH LAIRA from 9/9/63.  Front restored. A very nice example.

 

£400

104

A TOTEM “QUEENSFERRY” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex-L N W R Deeside station closed on 14th February 1966 on the Chester to Holyhead line. Good colour and shine. Uncommon, not often seen in auction.

 

£500

105

An L.N.E.R three aspect HAND LAMP, brass plated and stamped “COLWICK”. All complete with vessel and burner and all glass intact. A nice example.

 

£70

106

A C/I Shedplate, “84K” CHESTER. Recorded 6E during 2/58. Wrexham Rhosddu from 2/58, closed 4/1/60. Front restored. Not seen in auction that often.

 

 

107

A RARE“TAFF VALE” C/I Doorplate “PARCEL OFFICE” with rounded ends. Very few survived the take over from the G.W.R. White lettering on a black background. Size 18” x 3”.

 

£60

108

A brass bunker plate from an L.N.E.R. L1 Locomotive “TANK MUST NOT BE FILLED ABOVE BRACKETS BELOW MANHOLE” Size 8” x 6”. Ex loco condition. Painted light apple green. Unusual survivor. In good condition.

           

 

109

A TOTEM “CHARING CROSS” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. From the S.E. & C. Rly station on the north bank of the Thames. An opportunity to acquire a totem from one of the London termini, few of which had such signs. Excellent colour and shine. Good colour and shine.

 

£1600

110

A Diesel Locomotive Worksplate “The ENGLISH ELECTRIC COMPANY LTD. London “WORKS STAFFORD, PRESTON, RUGBY, BRADFORD, LIVERPOOL.” From a 4 wheel and 4 wheel overhead wire 400 HP electric locomotives. Cast brass rectangle with number and year blank. Company “EE” emblem in centre. In as removed condition.

 

 

111

A Southern Railways mahogany cased SIGNAL BOX BLOCK BELL with tapper and nickel plated cowbell with location plate on front “Eastleigh East Bell,” In as removed condition.

 

£60

112

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-LIVERPOOL” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

113

A LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE brass locomotive “VACUUM BRAKE TESTER”. All complete with brass vacuum gauge. A rare survivor from this era. UNCOMMON. Could possibly be put into use on a preserved railway. In good condition.

 

 

114

A SOUTHERN RAILWAYS TARGET sign “BLACKHEATH”. From the Kent suburban station. Still on its original wooden backboard.  Good colour and shine.

 

 

115

A CUNEO limited edition print of “DUTCHESS OF HAMILTON” on shed at Tyseley. No. 64 of 850 copies signed by the artist. This is also accompanied with its certificate of authenticity. Still in the original packaging as purchased.

 

£160

116

A Midland Railway small “FIREBUCKETS” Enamel. Nine lines of text – “DERBY JAN 1909. BY ORDER”. Nice original condition. Size 11” x 6”.

 

£100

117

A BR (W) Station Roundel “BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS” BR (WR) chocolate and cream. The roundel has the standard BR totem in chocolate and cream in the centre with a broad band of chocolate inset around the edge, 34” in diameter. Only two BR(W) stations are known to have been fitted with these roundels: Bristol Temple Meads and Birmingham Snow Hill. Fully flanged. Good colour and shine.

 

£1800

118

A C/I Shedplate, “82A” BRISTOL BATH ROAD. Closed to steam on 12/9/60. Front restored. NOT COMMON.

 

£150

119

An oval brass Steam Locomotive Worksplate “R & W Hawthorne Leslie “No3904/1936” from a 0-6-0T. New to C.E.G.B. at Hams Hall Generating Station, Coleshill, Warwickshire as No. 5, where it spent its entire existence apart from a short loan to Nechells Power Station, Birmingham. Scrapped late 1968. Size 13”x 8½”. NICE EXAMPLE.

 

£310

120

A TOTEM “PENMAENMAWR” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Unusual squashed up lettering. A rare totem from the Ex-LNWR North Wales coast station, between Conwy and Bangor. It opened as “Penmaenmawr” in 1849 and was re-spelt ETC….

 

 

 

LOT 120A – 120J SHIPPING AND SILVERWARE

 

 

120A

A silver-plated engraved L.N.E.R TEAPOT in the centre of a floral pattern “L.N.E.R - KINGS CROSS HOTEL”. Stamped on the bottom “IBBERSON & CO”. In fine original condition.

 

£110

120B

A SOUTHERN RAILWAY silver-plated coffee pot marked “Newhaven – Dieppe Service” in garter, surrounding flag. An attractive oval body with decorative handle and lid. Quite one of the choicest coffee pot designs of all.

 

 

120C

A commemorative cut glass goblet displaying “THE STOURBRIDGE LION 150TH ANNIVERSARY 1829-1979” etched on one side and displaying the Rocket Locomotive on the other. In fine original condition.

 

 

120D

An L.N.E.R half-pint silver - plated teapot, by Walker & Hall, side marked with company initials in script. Very good condition.

 

£60

120E

An S.A.R glass Tumbler inscribed on the front the motto as found on the Coat of Arms of the Union of South Africa. In good condition.

 

 

120F

A large 3” L & S W R silver - plated sugar bowl, engraved with company flag on side.

 

 

120G

A silver plated Sugar Shaker inscribed “GRAND HOTEL BORTH” on the former Cambrian Line between Dovey Junction and Aberystwyth. Borth station is still open today. A nice, fine example.

 

 

120H

An L.N.E.R silver-plated coffee pot by Embassy. The side displays the LNER script motif. Good condition.

 

£40

120I

A southern railway SHIPPING silver - plated SERVING TRAY. Hallmark stamped “ELKINGTON PLATE”. 10” diameter. In fine original condition.

 

 

120J

A Southern Railway china SUGAR BOWL. 4½” diam. x 2½” high. S.R. flag and scroll clearly shown on side of bowl. Good condition.

 

£35

121

An L.M.S framed and glazed sepia CARRIAGE PRINT of “LLANDUDNO PIER”. In good condition. 

 

£65

122

A C/I Wagon plate “THE CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE SOCIETY LTD BUILDERS PETERBORO”. Front attractively restored back ex-wagon condition. Slight crack at the bottom, does not detract from overall appearance. Size 11” x 6”. Very rare survivor.

 

£200

123

An L.M.S Hawkseye aluminium TARGET station sign “KIRKBY”. Located on the ex-Furness Cumbrian coast line between Askam and Foxfield. Front attractively re-painted, back ex station condition.

 

£320

124

A C/I Shedplate “83D PLYMOUTH LAIRA” Re-coded 84A from 9/9/63. Front restored.

 

£250

125

A pair of Isle of Man Railway Axle box covers, inscribed with the three legged logo. From one of the Railway company’s coaches. One bears the initials “IMR” and the other the three-legged Manx emblem. Both restored and in nice condition. Size 7”x 5”.

 

£45

126

A TOTEM “CORWEN”. BR (W) chocolate and cream. Fully flanged. From the ex GWR station between Ruabon and Bala Junction. Excellent condition with good colour and shine and no noticeable damage. It opened in 1865 and closed in 1964. Today Corwen station buildings and yard is occupied and used by the Ivor Williams trailer company.

 

 

127

A brass oval Steam Worksplate “Grant Ritchie & Co Ltd, Engineers, Kilmarnock. No594-1923”. In superb as removed condition. Uncommon, not often seen in auction.

 

£250

128

A Q/R Poster “SIGNAL SUCCESS”. (Terence Cuneo 1907 – 1996.) Issued around 1954 as part of the Southern Region’s poster campaign on passenger safety and technical progress. Shows a main line out of London with the new colour light signals in operation.

 

£250

129

An L.M.S. double sided, Enamel Lamp Tablet “GARSTON (CHURCH ROAD)” Black on yellow. Rectangular, 17” x 4½”. There were actually three stations in Garston at the beginning of the 1900's. GARSTON, GARSTON DOCK and GARSTON CHURCH ROAD. Garston was the Mersey Railway’s electric line station, Garston Dock was an LNWR station at the north end of the docks which closed in 1947 and Garston Church Road also an LNWR station which as the name suggests was on Church Road opened in 1881 and closed in 1939. Situated between Liverpool-Warrington on the old L.N.W.R. line. Some edge chipping, otherwise in good condition.

 

 

130

A Locomotive Nameplate “LYNTON” from the Southern Railway “West Country” class 4-6-2 Pacific loco originally numbered 21C138 when built at Brighton. Re-numbered 34038 by BR in 1948. Allocations included 73A Stewarts Lane, 72A Exmouth Jct, 71A Eastleigh and 70A Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn and stored in June 1966. Cut up at Cashmores, Newport September 1966. This loco was used on a Special train to Eastleigh Works in 1964, possibly being the last West Country to work over the “DIDCOT-NEWBURY-SOTON LINE”. This plate was successfully bid for by the vendor in 1968 from the Southern Region Stores Controller at Croydon for the sum of £80. Full B.R. receipt accompanies this plate. In nice restored condition. Size 48” x 8 ¼”. See LOT 131.

 

£13200

131

A brass “WEST COUNTRY CLASS” SCROLL from the Southern Railway “West Country” class 4-6-2 Pacific loco originally numbered 21C138 when built at Brighton. Re-numbered 34038 by BR in 1948. This plate was successfully bid for by the vendor in 1968 from the Southern Region Stores Controller at Croydon See LOT 132.

 

£1700

132

A C/I SMOKEBOX NUMBERPLATE “34038.” As carried by the ex Southern Railway “West Country” Class 4-6-2 21C138 “LYNTON” built at Brighton in Sept 1946. Re-numbered 34038 by BR in 1948. Allocations included 73A Stewarts Lane, 72A Exmouth Jct, 71A Eastleigh and 70A Nine Elms from where it was withdrawn and stored in June 1966. Cut up at Cashmores, Newport, September 1966. This loco was used on a Special train to Eastleigh Works in 1964, possibly being the last West Country to work over the “DIDCOT-NEWBURY-SOTON LINE”. Front possibly re-painted a long time ago. S.R. triangle visible on the rear.

 

 

133

An Irish C/I G S & W R NOTICE “PERSONS FOUND TRESSPASSING ON THE LINE OF RAILWAY, OR INJURING THE FENCES THEREOF, WILL BE PROSECUTED.” Front nicely restored.

 

£50

134

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “HOLYHEAD-MANCHESTER” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

135

A G.W.R mahogany cased SIGNAL BOX BLOCK BELL with tapper and bell. Ex box condition and nice sounding instrument. 

 

£52

136

A C/I Shedplate, “5A” CREWE NORTH. Closed to steam on 25/5/65. In ex-loco condition front and back.

 

£120

137

An oval C/I Locomotive Worksplate “L.M.S. BUILT 1943 G.W.R.” As carried by an 8F L.M.S loco. Size 10½”x6”. In ex loco condition.

 

 

138

A TOTEM “CONNAHS QUAY” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex-L N W R Deeside station on the Chester to Holyhead line. Closed in 1966. Good colour and shine. NOT COMMON.

 

£400

139

A double sided alloy train destination sign “WATFORD-RICKMANSWORTH”. In as removed condition.

 

£150

140

A brass LNER Worksplate from “COCK O’ THE NORTH”. The original worksplate from one of the most iconic and well photographed locos ever built: Gresley’s masterpiece, the prototype of his P2 2-8-2 class No. 2001. Built Doncaster in 1934 for the heavy WaverleyAberdeen expresses, via the Forth Bridge. Shedded at Haymarket. Gresley was a friend of Chapelon and Cock o’ The North was taken by OVS Bullied (who had worked on the design as assistant to Gresley) to the SNCF test plant in Vitry, France. Cock o’ The North was rebuilt by Gresley with a (Bugatti) A4 type front end in 1937. After Gresley’s death the loco was rebuilt again by Thompson in 1944 as a Pacific and was a forerunner of his A2 class. The worksplate bears an additional casting in brass which was added in 1944 to signify the rebuilding. Became BR 60501 under nationalisation and was shedded latterly at York. A classic piece of railway history. Surely a one off opportunity to acquire this iconic plate.

 

£15000

141

A “CHESTER & HOLYHEAD RAILWAY” Office chair with leather seat with the company initials “C.H” attractively carved in monogram in a recess on the front of the top bar.  The railway opened in 1848 and truly a rare survivor from this era. In excellent condition.

 

 

142

A brass Steam Locomotive Worksplate “ANDREW BARCLAY & SONS LTD” Caledonia Works No 1821-1924. As carried by 0-4-0ST. New to William Dixon at Auchinlech Colliery, Ayrshire, as their No.1. It moved to Mauchline Colliery in 1928, remaining there until 1966, by which time it was NCB (Ayrshire Area) No.15. It moved to Bank Colliery at that time, then to Knockshinnock Castle Colliery where it was scrapped in Aug. 1969. Oval cast brass, 16¾”x 11¾”. In nice original ex loco condition.

 

£300

143

A TOTEM “BUSHEY AND OXHEY” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex L&NWR West Coast Main Line between Harrow and Wealdstone and Watford Jct. Has been known simply as “BUSHEY” since 1974. Good colour and shine. Still retaining its original brackets.

 

£500

144

A G.W.R. 12” mahogany veneered CLOCK. Dates from 1860’s, with the original ivorine plate affixed on the side “GWR 862”. Repainted BR (W) dial. Still showing GWR paper label on rear “Woodbridge signal engineer Reading”. Complete with pendulum and key. Nice example in full working order.

 

£700

145

A brass SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAY three tone CHIME WHISTLE. Clearly stamped S.A.R. A very attractive example. In restored condition. 

 

 

146

A B.R. Block Bell in Bacolite by R.E. Thompson with alloy cow bell. In good overall condition.

 

 

147

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork. “LONDON-MANCHESTER”. In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£180

148

A TOTEM “CLANDON” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex-L.S.W.R main line station between Effingham Junction and Guildford. Good colour and shine.

 

 

149

A bound pair of English Electric DELTIC MANUALS. Firstly a “Diesel Maintenance Manual”. Secondly an “Electrical Maintenance Manual”. Both are for the 3,300 H.P. Diesel Electric Locomotives Type 5. An opportunity to acquire first hand professional inside information of this well regarded loco. Both in excellent condition.

 

 

150

A G.W.R. Brass LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATE “WROTTESLEY HALL” As carried by the 4900 Hall Class 4-6-0 mixed traffic loco number 4980. The loco was built at Swindon in 1930 being the final loco of the first batch of 80 Halls and completed 11 Feb. 1930. Recorded mileage 1,213,359. Allocations included St. Philip’s Marsh Bristol (82B) and Swindon (82C) from where it was withdrawn and stored from 7/63 to 4/64. Cut up at Cashmores Newport 6/64. Lovely plate in condition as bought from Swindon in sixties with original back and polished front. A very nice example. See lot 151.

 

£6000

151

A G.W.R Brass Locomotive CABSIDE NUMBER PLATE “4980.” As carried by the G.W.R 4-6-0 4980 Hall Class loco. The loco was built at Swindon in 1930 being the final loco of the first batch of 80 Halls and completed 11 Feb. 1930. Recorded mileage 1,213,359. Allocations included St. Philip’s Marsh Bristol (82B) and Swindon (82C) from where it was withdrawn and stored from 7/63 to 4/64. Cut up at Cashmores Newport 6/64. Lovely plate in condition as bought from Swindon in sixties with original back and polished front. A very nice example.

 

£2000

152

A G.W.R C/I Locomotive SMOKEBOX  NUMBER PLATE “4980.” As carried by the G.W.R 4-6-0 4980 Hall Class loco. The loco was built at Swindon in 1930 being the final loco of the first batch of 80 Halls and completed 11 Feb. 1930. Recorded mileage 1,213,359. Allocations included St. Philip’s Marsh Bristol (82B) and Swindon (82C) from where it was withdrawn and stored from 7/63 to 4/64. Cut up at Cashmores Newport 6/64. Front restored.

 

£700

153

A C/I Wagon plate “MIDLAND RAILWAY CARRIAGE & WAGON Co LTD No 47211” Sun burst pattern with 8 points and slightly convex in the centre. Attractively restored. Size 15” x 13½”.

 

£80

154

A single line alloy KEY TOKEN “ABERBEEG – EBBW VALE SOUTH G.F. In good condition.

 

£270

155

A Southern Railway enamel TARGET station sign. “SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL”. In as removed condition with some edge chipping, but with good overall colour and shine. Untouched since vendor acquired from the Railway.

 

£860

156

An Extremely Rare “MANCHESTER, SHEFFIELD AND LINCOLNSHIRE” Cast Iron fire place “FENDER”. Clearly stamped M. S. & L. Rly. On the top of the rim. In excellent condition. 

 

 

157

A C/I Shedplate, “9F” HEATON MERSEY. From 5/50. Closed to steam 6/5/68. Front restored, nice condition.

 

£130

158

A TOTEM “SQUIRES GATE” BR (M). Fully flanged. On the line between Preston and Blackpool. Good colour and shine. A nice example.

 

£560

159

A framed and glazed CARRIAGE PRINT “M.V.SWAN” British Railways Lake Windermere Service. In good condition.

 

£40

160

A large pattern Southern Railway (South Western Section) Pewter Lidded China MILK JUG. A small amount of wasting to the lid which does not detract from a rare and attractive item. Otherwise in excellent condition. 4” high x 3½”diam.

 

£30

161

A LOCOMOTIVE HEADBOARD “THE ESSEX COAST EXPRESS”. This impressive cast aluminium three line headboard was carried by Britannia’s and, for one month 72009 “Clan Stewart”, on the Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea express from 9th June 1958 until 1961. The face background only repainted black. The ex loco back is lettered in original white script paint “Return to Clacton”. 40” wide.

 

 

162

A B.R. (E) “TICKET COLLECTOR” Nickel Cap Badge. In good condition.

 

£60

163

A circular cast brass Locomotive Worksplate “North British Locomotive Co Ltd” No 24761 Hyde Park Works Glasgow 1942. 7¾” diameter. Removed from 48191. Sheds include Wellingborough (15A) Heaton Mersey (9F) Latterly Rose Grove (10F.) This was one of the very last 8Fs to have survived right up to the end of steam. Withdrawn August 1968 from Rose Grove. Cut up at Wards, Beighton, Sheffield 12.68. Completely ex-loco condition.

 

 

164

An L.N.E.R. C/I Wagon “D” plate. “6 Tons. 1903. Doncaster No 418816”. Possibly off an early stores van. In as removed condition. Not common.

 

£370

165

A TOTEM “LLANGOLLEN” BR (W.) Fully flanged. Chocolate and cream. From the ex Cambrian/GWR station between Ruabon and Bala Junction. Excellent condition with good colour and shine. Now on a superb preserved line between Llangollen and Carrog. A Very Rare Totem Indeed.

 

 

166

An extremely rare G.W.R C/I LOCOMOTIVE CABSIDE NUMBER PLATE “G.W.R 1392”. From a 4-4-0 T. As built by the Yorkshire Engine Company in 1871 for the Neath & Brecon Railway, numbered No. 5, rebuilt in 1898 with a cab fitted, then got absorbed by the G.W.R in 1923, from when it was re-numbered “GWR 1392”.  The loco only remained in service for three years and then withdrawn. 

 

£1300

167

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-INVERNESS” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£200

168

A G.W.R C/I WATER CAPACITY TENDER PLATE “G.W.R 2106 – 3500 GALLONS, SWINDON. From one of the series of standard Mogul Tenders. Oval 8½” x 6⅛”. Restored front, ex-loco back.

 

£340

169

A TOTEM “RHYL” BR (M) maroon. From the Chester to Holyhead line. Fully flanged. Good colour and shine.

 

 

170

A C/I NOTICE “BEWARE of the TRAINS”. Restored a long time ago.  In good condition.

 

£180

171

A C/I Shedplate, “86A” EBBW JUNCTION NEWPORT. Recoded 86B during 9/63, CARDIFF CANTON from 9/63. Restored long time ago.

 

£130

172

A D/R Poster “VISIT LONDON”. Artwork showing the 1953 Coronation procession of Elizabeth ll from Buckingham Palace by Gordon Nicoll (1885 - 1959.) Very good condition, rolled only.

 

 

173

A BR (Sc) light blue enamel sign “STATION” with direction arrow. In good condition. Size 21” x 10 ½”.

 

£170

174

A Southern Railway enamel Target sign “HERNE HILL”. From the South London suburban station. Still on its original wooden backboard. Good colour and shine with well - matched chip repairs and larger repairs.

 

 

175

A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE NAME PLATE “SINGAPORE” from 60042, which was an LNER 3-cylinder A3 pacific named after the winner of the winner of the 1930 St. Ledger. Originally numbered as 2507 and built at Doncaster in December 1934 as their works number 1798 to order 331. Later re-numbered by the LNER in 1946 firstly as 577 and as number 42. The loco passed BR ownership and became 60042 in August 1948. BR sheds from 1950 were 52A Gateshead until September 1962 (apart from three short spells at Darlington 51A in the mid 1950’s.) The loco’s final sheds were Ferryhill 61B from September 1962 to March 1963, then finally to Edinburgh St Margaret’s 64A until withdrawn from service there during July 1964. The loco remained stored at that depot until moved to Arnott Young’s Carmyle scrap yard where it was cut up in November 1964. Also included with the Nameplate is a wooden splasher for display. A superb example. See LOT 176.

 

£14000

176

A BRASS ENGRAVED OVAL “WORKSPLATE No 1798 DONCASTER 1934” ex L.N.E.R A3 Class 4-6-2 from No 2507 “Singapore” in March 1939, while substituting for a failed A4 on the Coronation Express. Singapore recorded a time of 227 ½ mins. (222 ½ mins.net) between Newcastle and Kings Cross. This constituted an average net speed of 72 ½ mph, with a 290 ton load over the distance of 268.3 miles. This time was never bettered, not even by the A4s on the much lighter Silver ETC…..

 

£3000

177

A brass Signal box Shelf PlateTAUNTON EAST JCT”. In good condition.

 

£130

178

A TOTEM “WATFORD NORTH” BR (M) maroon. Opened in 1910 as Callowland and is on the branch line to St Albans. Half flanged, still with its original brackets affixed on the rear. Good colour and shine. A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS TOTEM WHICH UNTIL NOW, WAS NOT KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED. 

 

£2000

179

A Steel Ground Frame Key “DARE VALLEY JCT -- MILL ST” On the section between Aberdare- Hirwain. Good condition.

 

£105

180

A unique “L & S W Rly” brass engraved large style heavy HANDBELL. Engraved on the face “L.S.& W.R”. This hand bell was the one used to make the traffic and pedestrians aware that passenger and freight movements were crossing the Canute Road which ran between Southampton Terminus and the line into Southampton docks and Ocean Terminus, which forwarded passengers to the ocean liners. Totally original condition. A rare find.

 

 

181

A B.R. (M) small totem shaped enamel poster board “BRITISH RAILWAYS”. Good colour and shine. Nice original condition.

 

£100

182

A C/I Shedplate, “84D” LEAMINGTON SPA. Recoded 2L from 9/9/63. Front restored. Uncommon, not often offered in auction.

 

 

183

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “WALSALL HOLIDAY EXPRESS” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£200

184

A brass dual language South African Railway CABSIDE NUMBERPLATE “2596 / GO” from the 3’ 6” gauge 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt locomotive built by Henschel in 1954, Works No. 28729. This class were previously used on branch lines with lighter rail, working out of Krugersdorp, Pietermaritzburg, Belfast, on the Umtata branch and finally on the Natal coast before withdrawal from service in 1975. In as removed condition. A Nice example.

 

£580

185

A GWR Jigsaw Puzzle by Chad Valley – “Windsor Castle”. Box in reasonable condition. Photo to show two pieces missing – one edge, one lower quarter, one piece broken upper third. In good condition.

 

 

186

A C/I GWR Signal box Nameboard “SILCHESTER CROSSING” located between Reading and Basingstoke on the Southern section that was taken over by the G.W.R, but known as “BRAMLEY for SILCHESTER”. In totally ex-box condition still in original Southern green with white letters. Size 73”x 9”.

 

£580

187

A Book “HALFWAY TO HEAVEN: Darjeeling and its remarkable railway” by T. Martin. Published by Rail Romances in 2000, ISBN-1-900622-03-3. This 331 page work is considered to be the authoritative work on this stupendous narrow gauge line and contains many archive images, line drawing and nine annexes. Issued as a limited edition of 2000, with this copy No77 of 2000 and with signed and dated author inscription. In hard back.

 

 

188

A C/I GWR Smokebox numberplate “8743” from the ex GWR 0-6-0PT Collett “5700” Class loco. Built 1931. Allocations included 88B Cardiff East Dock, 87K Swansea (Victoria), 85A Worcester, 85B Gloucester (Horton Road), 81A Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn. Stored at Swindon 6.64 – 7.64, scrapped on site 8.64. In unrestored condition.

 

£330

189

A Great Western Railway Spagnoletti double line Block Instrument with its flags (swinging freely) brass flaps, slide and red/white buttons. In ex box condition as removed. 

 

£410

190

A TOTEM “MARKET RASEN”BR (ER) dark blue. Half flanged. Located between Barnetby and Lincoln. Reasonable colour and shine. Uncommon, not been offered in auction for a long time.

 

 

191

A GWR post grouping C/I doorplate “LADIES ROOM”. Restored in chocolate and cream on face only. Size 20”x 5”.

 

£70

192

A GWR post grouping C/I doorplate “GENTLEMEN”. Restored in chocolate and cream on face only. Came from Heathfield station in the Teign valley, Devon. Size 17¾”x 3½”.

 

£70

193

A wooden framed and glazed WESTERN REGION POSTER “Half-Day Excursion Bookings Each Weekday Commencing Monday, 18th June, 1962 And Until Further Notice to BRECON from Newbridge on Wye.” Size 28” x 43”.

 

£260

194

A C/I Shedplate, “21D” STRATFORD-ON-AVON. Lost code during 3/53. Closed on 22/7/57. Front restored.

 

 

195

A brass diamond shape Steam Locomotive Worksplate. “North British Locomotive Company Ltd Glasgow. No 26173 of 1947”. From a B1 class loco, No 61272. New to Norwich, it moved to the GC section in September 1953, being allocated to several sheds including Colwick and Leicester GC. After a short spell at Kings Cross it moved to New England where it was withdrawn in January 1965. It then became Departmental No. 25, used for carriage heating, finally going for scrap to Garnham, Harris and Elton, Chesterfield in January 1966.  Restored front ex loco back. Size 13¾” x 5½”.

 

£125

196

A Southern Region Sykes mahogany cased three position Signal Box Block Instrument. Original enamel plates “Up line / Down line.” A fine looking instrument in lovely condition.

 

 

197

A Vehicle Registration Numberplate “280 LMS” All paperwork in order and ready for immediate transfer through the DVLA. On retention until 21/01/10. Anyone out there own their own 8F loco?

 

 

198

A small wooden Carriage Board “CHESTER/RHYL” Original cream on maroon paintwork. Size 32” x 3½”. With steel bands at ends.

 

£50

199

A Q/R Poster “PROGRESS”. (Swindon Warship) by Terence Cuneo. Very good condition, rolled only.

 

£360

200

An alloy Diesel LOCOMOTIVE NAMEPLATE “PATHFINDER” carried by the BR 2100 HP diesel-hydraulic B-B type 4 Class 43 Warship loco No. D834. Built at The North British Loco Works, Glasgow in July 1960 as works No. 27963. Scrapped and cut up at Swindon in Feb 1972. The vendor purchased this nameplate through Collector’s Corner for a fee of £50. Never been offered publicly in auction before. Totally ex loco condition as removed from loco. A rare opportunity these days to acquire a nice name in such nice condition.

 

£8100

201

A locomotive brass oval Tender Plate “WATER CAPACITY 1200 GALLONS”, as removed from a Jinty 3F. In restored condition. Size 10¾” x 6”.

 

£95

202

An N.E.R. C/I Bridge plate “No1” In restored condition. Size 11”x7”.

 

£40

203

A TOTEM “SYON LANE” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex L.S.W.R section on the line between Brentford and Hounslow. Good colour and shine a nice example.

 

 

204

An L.S.W.R. C/I Sign “NEITHER MATCHES NOR LIGHTS MUST BE TAKEN NEAR STORED PARRAFFIN”. In unrestored condition. Size 16 ½” x 12”. 

 

 

205

A BR (M) flanged maroon enamel Doorplate “STAFF ONLY”. Excellent colour and shine. Size 18” x 3½”

 

£65

206

A C/ I Shedplate, “2C” WARWICK, closed on 17/11/58. STOURBRIDGE JCT. from 9/9/63, closed on 11/7/66. Front restored. Good condition.

 

£100

207

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “THE WELSHMAN” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£200

208

A brass Steam Locomotive Worksplate “Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth” No 938/28 from GWR 0-6-2T loco No. 6650. Its allocations included Duffryn Yard, Landore, Neath and Barry. It was withdrawn in 1965. Stored at 88A Cardiff East Dock 6/65-7/65. Scrapped at Birds, Morriston, Swansea  8/65. A nice example.

 

£210

209

A C/I Smokebox Numberplate “48155” As carried by the L.M.S. 8F Stanier 2-8-0 Loco built in Crewe 1942. Allocation included Bury St Edmunds (31E), Heaton Mersey (9F), and Northwich (8E). Withdrawn from Bolton (9K) 9/66, cut up at Cashmore’s, Great Bridge. 2.67. Front restored only with BR weld visible on the back.

 

 

210

A GWR or BR(W) wooden cased Lamp In / Lamp Out Indicator by R.E.Thompson & Co. with test switch central bell on/off indicator and ivorine plate numbers 1,2,3,4,44,45.

 

£50

211

An ornate C/I Wagon Plate “SES DONCASTER”. In as removed condition.

 

 

212

A TOTEM “LISKEARD” BR (WR) chocolate and cream. Half flanged. A popular totem from the ex-GWR Cornish main line station between Plymouth and Penzance. At the junction for the Looe branch with its curves, gradients and spectacular scenery. It opened in 1859. Good colour and shine.

 

£1050

213

A framed and glazed Carriage print “THE LANGDALE VALLEY NEAR AMBLESIDE, LAKE DISTRICT” Go by train to Windermere. Good condition.

 

£95

214

A G.W.R C/I ball type SIGNAL FINIAL. In good condition.

 

£40

215

A G.W.R. C/I Cabside Numberplate “8793” from the ex GWR 0-6-0PT “8750” Class loco built at Swindon in March 1934.  Allocations were St Philips Marsh (82B) Swindon (82C) Worcester (85A) from where it was withdrawn and stored in 1964. Cut up at Cashmores Ltd, Great Bridge. Ex loco condition.

 

£500

216

A GWR pre - grouping C/I Doorplate “PRIVATE” In nice original, unrestored condition.

 

£60

217

A C/I Shedplate, “73A” STEWARTS LANE. Recoded 75D from 18/6/62. Front restored.

 

£110

218

A BR (S) flanged green enamel double sided Doorplate “PARCELS AND LEFT LUGGAGE” Excellent colour and shine. Size 18” x 6”.

 

£150

219

 A B.R. enamel sign “ENGINES MUST NOT PASS THIS POINT”. Red lettering on white. In good condition. Size 30” x 18”.

 

£90

220

An alloy Diesel NameplateFIFE REGION”. Applied to Class 47 loco 47641 at Dunfermline station by Robert Gough, Fife Regional Convenor, on 13/10/86 to mark the refurbishment of Dunfermline station. Date removed 8/91. As removed condition.

 

 

221

An unusual pair of round COPPER ASH TRAYS. 1 stamped No.10 train, the other No.21 train. Both in nice original condition, thought to have been out of ETC….

 

 

222

A TOTEM “COLWYN BAY” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex L N W R station on the Chester to Holyhead line. Good colour and shine. A famous holiday resort from where I spent many happy hours train spotting from the beach.

 

 

223

A BR (M) Doorplate “TICKETS”, white on maroon fully flanged. Size 18” x 3½”. Good condition.

 

 

£110

224

A LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY brass SYKES OIL FILTERED FOG REPEATER INSTRUMENT, bearing Sykes plate “Local To Thro.” Fine original condition and still complete with oil. Almost certainly LBSCR in origin. Unusually it bears two miniature signals.

 

£250

225

An L.N.E.R. WORKSPLATE from Class D49 4-4-0 loco No. 62767 “THE GROVE” with replacement brass strip. These locos were designed by Gresley and introduced in 1927. Allocations included 53B Hull Botanic Gardens. Stored at Darlington Works 10/58 and cut up there during the same month. Vendor purchased direct from B.R Darlington. Never been offered in auction before.

 

£350

226

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “PENZANCE-MANCHESTER” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

227

A C/I Shedplate, “14A” CRICKLEWOOD. Recoded 14B from 9/9/63. Front restored.

 

£100

228

A G.W.R brass cased circular Track repeater mounted on its original cast iron bracket, complete with ivorine plate “DOWN LINE IN REAR OF HOME SIGNAL B TRACK.” In excellent ex box condition with the banner swinging freely. Complete in original condition.

 

£65

229

A brass Signal box Shelf Plate “STONEYCOMBE” In nice condition.

 

£85

230

A TOTEM “HILDENBOROUGH” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex-S.E & C.R station in Kent between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge opened in May 1868. In excellent condition. Good colour and shine.

 

£550

231

A B.R (S) light green enamel sign “B.T.C. CONDITIONS” Size 5” x 4”. In nice condition.

 

£40

232

A framed and glazed Carriage print “M.V. CAMBRIA” British Railways – Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire service.  Good condition.

 

 

233

A G.W.R. brass Locomotive Cabside Numberplate “4022” from the Churchward 4 cylinder 4-6-0’s “STAR” Class locomotive named “KING WILLIAM”.

 

 

234

An enamel Plate “TELEPHONE TO FARRINGDON SIGNALBOX ONLY” In nice condition. Size 7½”X1”.

 

 

235

A Voyager NameplateSOUTH YORKSHIRE VOYAGER” as carried by set number 220014. Named to mark the introduction of Voyager sets in South Yorkshire. Cast aluminium with red background, 39 ½” x 15”. Good used condition.

 

 

236

 A B.R (M) flanged enamel double sided Doorplate “WAITING ROOM” Excellent colour and shine. Size 18” X 6”.

 

£95

237

A brass Locomotive Worksplate “ROBERT STEVENSON & CO LTD, DARLINGTON 1915 No 3638”. Brass hexagon. Built as a Class 14 used in Natal, these engines were re-boilered as a Class 14R. No. 1729. Size 11¼”x 5¼”, front polished with background original red paint. In ex-loco condition as removed from the loco by the vendor’s father. 

 

£450

238

A TOTEM “LLANFAIRFECHAN” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged.

A rare totem from the Ex-LNWR North Wales coast station, between Conwy and Bangor. Opened in 1848 by the Chester & Holyhead Railway. Good colour and shine.

 

 

239

A C/I Shedplate, “84E” TYSELEY. Recoded 2A from 9/9/63. Front restored. In good condition.

 

£150

240

A collection of approx. 220 Colour Slides of Diesels. Includes Classes 25,31,33,37,43,45,47,50,56,57,66,143,150,153,155,158 and HST trials. Also Nameplates in-situ. The slides were taken between 1967 and 2000. No restrictions on copyright.

 

£110

241

An attractive pair of GWR brass Loco Whistles, one large and one small. Complete with elbows, nuts and rear deflector panel. Lightly polished and mounted on wooden base.

 

£1100

242

A C/I GWR Smokebox Numberplate “8793” from the ex GWR 0-6-0PT “8750” Class loco built at Swindon in March 1934.  Allocations were St Philips Marsh (82B) Swindon (82C) Worcester (85A) from where it was withdrawn and stored in 1964. Cut up at Cashmores Ltd, Great Bridge. Ex-loco condition.

 

£400

243

A C/I N.E.R. small oval wagon plate “To carry 10½ TONS. Size 8”x4¾”. In nice original condition.

 

£42

244

An extremely rare alloy Locomotive Express Headboard “THE CORNISHMAN” with Pixie shown jumping over mushroom on the top. This service operated between Wolverhampton and Penzance. The rear four coaches were taken off at Newton Abbott to go forward to Kingswear, the remainder continued on to Penzance. There were only four of these headboards, two at Stafford Rd (84A), two at Newton Abbot; this example is one of the latter with the letter’s “NA” stamped on the rear. Signs of all the usual knocks and clout marks on the underneath as helped off by the use of a hammer. Front and back restored, nicely painted chocolate and cream.     

 

£7200

245

A framed and glazed Signalbox Diagram “GAISGILL” showing Section between TEBAY No3 and RAVENSTONEDALE. Situated on the North Eastern line between Tebay  and Kirkby Stephen. In nice original condition. Size 29” x 16”. NEVER BEEN OFFERED BEFORE IN AUCTION.

 

 

246

An alloy BR (M) Carriage Destination Board with “WATFORD” on one side “TRING” on the other. Ex carriage original condition. Size 28”x 3¼”.

 

£80

247

A C/I SOUTHERN REGION FINIAL. In good condition.

 

£60

248

A TOTEM “NORTH DULWICH” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex-L.B.S.C.R London suburban station, between Peckham and Tulse Hill, opened in 1868. Good condition and good colour and shine. THIS TOTEM HAS ONLY EVER BEEN OFFERED IN PUBLIC TWICE BEFORE.

 

£400

249

A Fibre TabletWINCHESTER – SHAWFORD JCT.”. On the L&SW line from Basingstoke to Eastleigh. Uncommon, in good condition.

 

 

250

A brass SINGLE LINE KEY TOKEN. Engraved on one side only “FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG JCT” Good original condition.

 

 

251

A C/I Shedplate, “66A” POLMADIE. Closed to steam 5/67. Front restored.

 

 

252

A Q/R Poster MAP OF NORFOLK. By Gordon Burrows. Very good condition, rolled only.

 

£520

253

A Q/R Poster MAP OF NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM. Very good condition, rolled only.

 

 

254

A TOTEM “STAPLEHURST” BR (S) light green. Fully flanged. Good colour and shine. From an ex-SER station between Tonbridge and Ashford (Kent) opened in August 1842, still open today.

 

£400

255

A GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY POLICEMAN’S WOODEN TRUNCHEON in plain black with transferred gold leaf wording “G.W.R & ROYAL CREST IMAGE.” Machine turned handle. Length 18” x 1⅜” diameter at the widest part. A little wear and tear but in good overall condition.  It was owned formerly by the vendor’s Grandfather, a Mr Alf Attwood who served with the Great Western Railway for 46 years and of them 36 years at Kidderminster.  Accompanied with this item are photocopies of Mr Attwood who was the 3rd man, part of the loco crew and can be seen stood on the footplate of Queen Victoria’s Funeral Train, Bulldog Class “ROYAL SOVEREIGN No. 3374?” Which is pictured decorated in all its glory with Royal Crest and Royal Headlamp. A VERY NICE RARE ITEM INDEED.

 

AN ADDITIONAL ITEM 255a A GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING THE CONTINUOUS AUTOMATIC VACUUM BRAKE. TO COMMENCE 15TH MAY 1892. 

 

£150

256

A Midland Railway three aspect HANDLAMP. Beautifully restored with matching numbers to top and base. Copper lens cone and brass bezel. Original “MR” marked oil vessel. Complete with blue and red interior glasses. A superb pre-grouping lamp.

 

£300

257

A framed and glazed Carriage print “T.S.S. DUKE OF LANCASTER” British Railways and Heysham-Belfast service. Good condition.

 

£40

258

A cast aluminium DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE Radiator plate “YORKSHIRE-DIESEL-HYDRAULIC”. Removed from a loco within the B.S.C Scunthorpe. Size 21½ x 10½.

 

£65

259

A BR (S) light green “KEARSNEY”. Signal Box enamel. Fully flanged. Good colour and shine. Size 60” x 20”. A coloured postcard of the original station accompanies this LOT. In nice condition.

 

 

260

A Nameplate “DINAS ABERTAWE / CITY OF SWANSEA”. Applied to HST Power Car No 43019 at Swansea station by Cllr. Lillian Hopkins, Lord Mayor of Swansea on 1/5/87 to mark the twinning of Swansea with the BR Intercity network to mark 21 years of Intercity. Removed 3/91. As removed condition.

 

 

261

A “METROPOLITAN RAILWAY 20 YEARS SERVICE” lapel badge, company coat of arm in the centre. Enamel on gilt, 1¼” diameter. Virtually mint condition. 

 

 

262

A TOTEM “SLOUGH” BR (W) chocolate and cream. Half flanged. Ex G.W.R. main line station between Paddington and Reading. Opened in 1884. Good colour and shine.

                                                               

£500

263

A C/ I Shedplate, “84F” STOURBRIDGE JUNCTION. Recoded 2C from 9/9/63. Closed to steam in 1966. Front restored.

 

 

264

A GWR Jigsaw Puzzle made by Chad Valley – “Beau Nash’s Bath”. Complete, box in good condition with photo showing jigsaw made up.

 

£30

265

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON and BANGOR” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

266

An L.M.S framed and glazed CARRIAGE PRINT of “COLWYN BAY”. Sepia type. Showing a scene of the Colwyn Bay promenade in the 1950’s. Good condition.

 

£50

267

Two GWR brass Signal box Plungers – manufactured by SYKES. Both complete and in working condition.

 

£50

268

A TOTEM “PRESTATYN” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex L N W R station on the Chester to Holyhead route, east of Rhyl. Good colour and shine.

 

 

269

A Q/R Poster OXFORD COLLEGE MAP. Very good condition rolled only.

 

 

270

A cast alloy Depot plaque “WESTBURY”. Showing the Horse symbol. In ex loco condition.

 

£360

271

A G.W.R wooden framed and glazed – Telephone circuit chart between FROME office and RADSTOCK. Showing locations – FROME SOUTH BOX – GROUND FRAME – WELLS ROAD BOX – RADSTOCK SOUTH BOX – SOMERSET QUARRIES. In nice original ex-box condition.

 

 

272

A B.R (E) white LOCO HEAD LAMP. In good condition.

 

£50

273

BR (W) “PLEASE SHOW TICKETS” in chocolate and cream. Screen printed on alloy. 12”x 9”. Good condition.

 

£20

274

A brass Locomotive Worksplate “North British Locomotive Co. Ltd Glasgow. No.27887” from D6314. Introduced January 1960 withdrawn April 1969. Cut up at J Cashmores, Newport, Gwent. In nice original condition.

 

£300

275

An extremely rare L.M.S. Rly brass “FIFTH PLACE FOR SUCCESS IN REDUCING ENGINE CASUALTIES”. Depicting the LMS coat of arms at the top and a 4-6-2 Princess class pacific loco No 6200 “THE PRINCESS ROYAL” under the main wording. Removed from Bescot shed by the ex shed master. Size 21” x 12”. In as removed condition, completely untouched. Unique survivor never been offered in auction before.

     

 

276

A TOTEM “EARLSWOOD” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. Situated on the line between Redhill and Salfords on the London to Brighton section. Good colour and shine.

 

£300

277

A Southern Region station TARGET sign “SHOREHAM-BY-SEA”. Restored in original condition. An ex LBSCR station, between Hove and Lancing, opened as Shoreham in 1840, renamed Shoreham Harbour in early 1906; Shoreham-By-Sea in late 1906. Some face restoration. Last time offered in auction was in 2006. NOT COMMON.

 

£520

278

A Locomotive Worksplate “BEYER PEACOCK & CO LTD –BEYER GARRATT LOCOMOTIVE No 7191, Manchester 1946, Patents No 298422-518251” Brass oval. As carried by the South African Railways 3’ 6” gauge Class GEA 4-8-2+2-8-4T Garratt No 4024. Built in Gorton in 1946. A mainline heavy freight design, working around the Cape and Durban sectors, all were withdrawn by 1976 because of electrification and dieselisation. In original ex-loco condition. Size 10¼”x 5¾”.

 

£400

279

A C/I Shedplate, “84J” CROES NEWYDD. Wrexham. Recoded 89B during 9/60. Front restored. Good condition.

 

£300

280

An East African Railways three aspect hand lamp, complete with marked vessel and burner. In nice original restored condition.

 

 

 

281

A C/I NER Wagon Plate “H&D 0830 BOGIE PLATE” scalloped corners, size 9” x 5 ½”, front restored.  

 

£25

282

A TOTEM “DAVENPORT” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. A Manchester area suburban station between Stockport and Hazel Grove. Good colour and shine.

 

£360

283

A Southern Region ‘sunshine lettered’ Station Facia enamel “SOUTHERN REGION – BITTERNE”. First station outside Southampton on the line to Fareham and Portsmouth. Some face restoration otherwise in good condition. Size 53 ½” x 12”. 

 

£250

284

An L.N.W.R. wooden destination board. “OXLEY TO CREWE- CHESTER AND BIRKENHEAD AND BRANCHES” A unique survivor from this pre-grouping period, in totally original condition. Size 30” x 9”.

 

£200

285

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-GLASGOW” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

£240

286

A framed and glazed PRINT “Ticket to Ryde” by Frederick Lea of the Guild of Railway Artists. The print shows an Isle of Wight loco and train on Ryde Pier with a Portsmouth ferry in the background. Size 22” x 18½”. Very good condition.

 

£40

287

A TOTEM “PLUCKLEY” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex S.E.C.R on the line between Ashford and Tunbridge. Good colour and shine.

 

£380

288

A brass Steam Locomotive Worksplate “The Avonside Engine Co. Limited Engine No. 2047 Built 1930 Bristol, England.” As carried by the 0-6-0ST-OSC. New to Sharlston West Colliery, Wakefield, named Sharlston No.5. Passed to the N.C.B in 1947 (No.7, Wakefield area) then renumbered No.35 in 1947. Latterly at Walton Colliery where it was scrapped on site by Wakefield metal traders Ltd. Sept 1964. Front restored and polished, back ex-loco. This being one of the larger types of Avonside. Size 12 ¼” x 7½”. Never been offered in auction before. NOT COMMOM – A NICE EXAMPLE.

 

£520

289

A LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY two-line two-position absolute wooden cased BLOCK INSTRUMENT with ivorine labels “Up Slow” and “Down Goods”. Brass plungers on front and side. A very nice example as removed.

 

£800

290

A cast brass numberplate “2” from the 5’4” gauge ex L.M.S / NCC 2-6-2T designed by H G Ivatt and one of a class of 18 that were built at Derby and delivered to York Road depot Belfast between 1946 and 1950. No 2 was the second of the class to be withdrawn in June 1965 although a number of them survived into the 1970’s and were the last working steam locomotives in revenue service in the British Isles. (One class member No 4 is preserved and currently in use.) Front restored.

 

£300

291

A G.W.R brass Ground Frame Key “Carriage Sidings G. F.” Known to have been from a Cornish location. A nice example.

 

£62

292

A TOTEM “HAWARDEN” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex L.N.E.R Station between Wrexham and Birkenhead. Good colour and shine.

 

 

293

A selection of three small mahogany signal box instruments. Two internal wooden cased telephone bells and one signal shelf wooden tapper. All in nice condition.

 

£40

294

An original Southern Region Signal Box Nameboard “MEDSTEAD AND FOUR MARKS”. Wood with cast letters. In as removed condition. This is from one of the stations on the now preserved Watercress line in Hampshire. Size 59” x 27 ½”.

 

 

295

A C/I GWR Smokebox Numberplate “5240” from a GWR 4200 Class 2-8-0T built at Swindon and allocated new to Aberdare in August 1924. Later sheds included Pantyffynon, Swansea East Dock and finally back to Aberdare from where it was withdrawn in February 1964 to be scrapped at Hayes, Bridgend the following May. In ex loco condition.

 

£300

296

A TOTEM “KIDSGROVE CENTRAL” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. In very good condition with only minor mottling and scratching. A rare totem only offered once before in Auction (1988). An ex N.S.R station between Stoke and Congleton originally opened as Harecastle and Kidsgrove in 1848 and renamed by the L.M.S in 1944. AN EXTREMELY RARE TOTEM.

 

£580

297

A framed Poster advertising the Rheidol Valley – showing trains times from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge, 1961. Nice condition. Size 43” x 28”.

 

£100

298

A BR (W) Carriage Destination Board with “FISHGUARD & GOODWICK” on one side and “TRECWN SIDINGS” on the other. Wood with metal ends. Size 32” x 3¼” painted in chocolate and cream.

 

£520

299

A BR (M) enamel “THE RAILWAY EXECUTIVE, WARNING, TRESPASS SIGN, PENALTY NOT EXCEEDING 4O SHILLINGS.” Restored edge chipping which does not detract from the smallest Trespass sign available. Size 5” X 4”. Very good condition.

 

£35

300

A G.W.R. 4900 “Hall” Class 4-6-0 leading SPLASHER. Steel with its distinctive brass beading. Originally cut in half when removed from loco but since been professionally rewelded. Original paintwork still remains on most of the splasher. New brackets made so as to enable you to display your “Hall” nameplate. Not common. 

 

£300

301

A Southern Region Signal Box Diagram from “SANDOWN”. Wooden framed and glazed in good original ex box condition. Size 47” x 21”.

 

£700

302

A C/I Shedplate, “86F” Aberbeeg 1961-64, prior to which the code was for Tondu – in both cases the allocation was less than 40 locos. Restored condition.

 

£165

303

A TOTEM “NORTH SHEEN” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex-S.E.C.R London Suburban station on the line between Richmond and Mortlake. Good colour and shine.

 

 

304

A TOTEM “GORING & STREATLEY” BR (W) chocolate and cream. Half flanged. Ex G.W.R. main line station between Paddington and Reading and Didcot. Opened in 1884. Still with its original brackets affixed on the rear. Good colour ETC….

 

£600

305

A C/I G.W.R. Trespass Notice, 12 lines of text. Restored in good condition.

 

 

306

A G.W.R. C/I Cabside Numberplate “7213” from the 2-8-2T “7200” Class loco. Introduced in 1934 by Collett, a rebuild of Churchward 4200 2-8-0Ts with trailing bogie and larger bunker.  Allocations were 86G Pontypool Road, 84B Oxley from where it was withdrawn and stored 9.64 – 10.64. Scrapped at Birds, Morriston, Swansea 10.64. Front restored. 

 

£700

307

A G.W.R Pre- grouping mahogany cased Signal Box Block Instrument. Down Line – Up LiNE, LINE CLEAR – TRAIN ON LINE.  In fine original condition.

 

£75

308

An alloy 1970’s modern image “CLAPHAM” Station sign. On the line between Settle Jct and Lancaster. Good condition.

 

 

309

An L.N.W.R. steel track gauge instrument, stamped “WOLVERTON” on one side and “L.N.W.R.” on the other. A rare survivor from this era.

 

 

310

A TOTEM “DEGANWY” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex LNWR station between Llandudno and Llandudno Jct. Opened in April 1882, still open today. A scarce totem, seldom seen at auction. Good colour and shine.

 

 

311

A GWR mahogany cased signal box indicator. Aperture shows “Lamp In / Lamp Out” pivoting ‘flag.’ “Bell On / Bell Off” knob selector to bottom face.  In ex box condition.

 

£60

312

An oval C/I Locomotive Worksplate “BUILT 1956 DARLINGTON”. Carried by a diesel 08 shunter. Size 10½”x6”. In ex loco condition.

 

£60

313

A G.W.R. C/I Plate “NOT FIT FOR DRINKING”. White lettering on a black background. Rectangular shape. Size 7¼” x 4”. Good condition.

 

£50

314

A CARRIAGE BOARD lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork “LONDON-HOLYHEAD” In fine original condition. Size 132”X 5”. Wolverton Collection.

 

 

315

An ornate C/I WATER PUMP. Fully restored in working order. A nice garden feature worthy of display in anyone’s garden.

 

£50

316

A TOTEM “SYDENHAM HILL” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex-S.E.C.R London Suburban station on the line between Dulwich and Penge. Good colour and shine.

 

 

317

A framed and glazed Carriage print “THE GROVES AND RIVER DEE AT CHESTER See Britain by train”. Good condition.

 

£30

318

A C/I Shedplate, “55C” FARNLEY JUNCTION from 10/56. Front restored.

 

£120

319

A cast alloy DEPOT PLAQUE depicting the Star and Garter of “IMMINGHAM”. This was carried by a Class 47 locomotive.  Size 25” x 25”. Ex loco condition.

 

£250

320

A red Fire Bucket from the Royal William Yard, Plymouth (marked). Also two stop tap cast iron signs 2’00” + 1’9”. Note RWY was the Royal Navy’s victualing yard built in the late 17th century and used by the navy until the 1970’s. In good condition.

 

£20

321

A TYERS NO. 6 FIBRE TABLET “KIRKBY STEPHEN JCT” – WARCOP 26. From the ex-N.E.R section between Barnard Castle to Appleby. A rare survivor from a long closed section, not known to have been offered before in auction.

 

 

322

A mahogany cased Down Line Indicator from Crudgington Box on ex Wellington and Market Drayton Line. Ex box condition with side knurled screws replaced with plain screws by BR. Accompanying photo of the item still in-situ in the box.

 

£50

323

A C/I G.W.R. Notice. “PENALTY FOR NOT SHUTTING GATE £2. Totally unrestored condition. Size 30½” x 3”. A nice example.

 

£46

324

A TOTEM “MOSTYN” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Ex L N W R on the Chester to Holyhead line between Flint and Prestatyn opened in 1848 and closed in 1966. Good colour and shine.

 

 

325

A Southern Region Unflanged Door Plate. “STATION MASTER”. Double liner. Manufacturer’s name stamped on rear “Mead & Mclean & Co Ltd, London.” In excellent condition. Size 18” x 6”.

 

£180

326

A GWR C/I Cabside Numberplate “6111” from the ex GWR 2-6-2T “6100” Class loco. Built in August 1931 by Collett for London Suburban Services. Allocated to Old Oak Common, Aylesbury and finally to 81F Oxford from where it ended its days mainly working the Oxford to Princess Risborough line (known as the Thame Branch). It pulled the last passenger train on that line on 6th Jan 1963. It was withdrawn and stored from 12/65 – 2/66. Cut up at Cashmores, Newport 7/66.

 

£1000

327

A brass German concave oval boiler plate “WEIGEL WERK A.G.1935. No920. Neisse-Neuland”. Size 13” x 6”. Front polished only. A very nice attractive plate.

 

 

328

A brass cylindrical Temperature Gauge measuring from 20 to 260 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover swivels around to close over glass. Size 10½” long x 1¼” diameter. In nice original condition.

 

 

329

A C/I Shedplate, “88E” ABERCYNON. Closed on 2/11/64. Front restored.

 

£100

330

A BR(S) enamel Doorplate “PRIVATE” light green. 18” x 3½”. Deep colour and shine. Restored edge chipping only. Very good condition.

 

£60

331

An L.N.E.R square signal lamp interior stamped “STAVELEY”. Complete with vessel burner and all glass intact. In very good condition.

£60

332

A C/I oval Wagon plate “P & W MACLELLAN – LTD, CLUTHA WORKS, GLASGOW 1946” In unrestored condition. Size 10½x4¾”

 

 

333

A C/I smoke box number plate “73081” as carried by standard class 5 “EXCALIBUR”. Allocated to Stewart’s Lane until December 1958, then 70A Nine Elms until May 1965, finally Guildford 70C, from where it was withdrawn from service and stored 7.66 – 9.66. Scrapped at Cashmore’s, Newport 10.66. Vendor acquired direct from railway. This plate has never been offered publicly for sale until now. Ex loco condition.

 

£1000

334

A C/I Shedplate “30A” STRATFORD. In ex loco condition showing signs of green paint around the outside rim and on the rear. Possibly from a Diesel.

 

 

335

A C/I “EDMONDSON TICKET DATE- STAMPING MACHINE. Complete with its box of type. In nice restored condition.

 

£75

336

A TOTEM “BINGHAM ROAD” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex S.E.C.R station, between Woodside and Selsdon, opened as “Bingham Road Halt” in 1906 and renamed in 1935. In nice condition.  Good colour and shine.

 

£440

337

A brass KEY TOKEN “DINNINGTON COLLY JCN – MALTBY COLLY STH”. On the line between Worksop and Doncaster. Good condition.

 

£110

338

A C/I G.W.R Pre-grouping Doorplate “BOOKING OFFICE”. Acquired from DUNSTALL PARK Station, near to Stafford Road Shed, Wolverhampton. Complete ex station condition. Size 24x3½.

 

£65

339

A C/I Shedplate, “3A” BESCOT. Recoded 21B during 5/60. In totally ex loco condition.

 

£200

340

An alloy commemorative WARSHIP LOCOMOTIVE PLAQUE No 166 of 3000. These were made in Swindon Works with scrap alloy from parts removed from the original locos. In good condition. 

 

£50

341

A S.R. enamel warning sign “DANGER – DO NOT TOUCH CONDUCTOR RAILS” In nice condition. 

 

 

342

A TOTEM “PONTYPOOL ROAD”BR (W) chocolate and cream. Fully flanged. An ex G.W.R station, between Newport and Abergavenny, opened in 1909 to replace an earlier station nearby; renamed Pontypool in 1972, “Pontypool And New Inn” in 1994. Good colour and shine.

 

£400

343

A G.W.R double sided advertising enamel “PARCELS RECEIVED HERE FOR ALL PARTS.” Size 18 ½” X 12”. Uncommon, not often offered in auction.

 

 

344

A TOTEM “FRASERBURGH” BR (SC) light blue. Fully flanged. An ex-Great North of Scotland Railway station at the end of the branch from Aberdeen opened in April 1865 and closed in October 1965. Good colour and shine. A scarce totem not frequently seen at auction.

 

£750

345

An enamel sign “TELEPHONE CONNECTING WITH “D” BOX AT FARRINGDON” In nice condition. Unflanged, blue lettering on white. Size 24”X18”.

 

 

346

A G.W.R. C/I GATE NOTICE “BY 8 VIC-CAP 20 S 75 Penalty for not shutting gate, forty shillings”. In restored condition.

 

 

347

A framed and glazed Carriage Print by Jack Marriot “Pickering, Yorkshire”. Slight mottling to white surround. Good condition.

 

 

348

A TOTEM “SWANSCOMBE HALT” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. From an ex S.E&C.R North Kent line station between Dartford and Gravesend, opened in November 1908, the “Halt” suffix was dropped in May 1969, still open today. Good colour and shine.

 

 

349

An Office Card Filer Cabinet. Made from oak with sliding wood card separator. GWR brass stamped card index plate to front. Ideal for storing photos.

 

£30

350

A C/I “GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY trespass notice”. All persons are warned not to trespass upon the railway etc, etc, 11 lines of text. Restored a long time ago. Black lettering on a white background.

 

 

351

A CAST ALLOY Headboard “THE DOW PULLMAN” It was made and carried as a one off to celebrate and recognise the retirement of Andrew Dow who was Head of the Railway Museum in York in 1992.

 

 

352

A C/I L.N.E.R Wagon Plate “H&D 7 tons 09717 BOGIE PLATE” scalloped corners. Size 9” x 5 ½”. As removed.  

 

£20

353

A TOTEM “SELLAFIELD” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Located on the Cumbrian coast between Ravenglass and Whitehaven. Good colour and shine.

 

£350

354

A C/I Shedplate “50A” YORK. In ex loco condition.

 

£170

355

A very unusual L.N.E.R c. 1943 “POCKET PILOT” Made from the Bakelite body of a contemporary roll film camera (approx dimensions 180 mm x 85 mm x 45 mm.) Fitted with battery lamp and complete with two Route Rolls, hand drawn in ink on linen tracing cloth.  Roll 1 – Whitby to Picton, Roll 2 – Ferryhill No.1 to (Main Line) Darlington. Roll 1 is inscribed “Patent 464804, Drawn and Checked by CFW 12/7/43.” Given to vendor by Frank L Hick (Movements Planning Manager, B.R (N.E.R), York in 1965.

 

 

356

A Southern Region Signalbox enamel. “MILFORD” light green. Fully flanged. An ex L.S.W.R (district) station between Guildford and Portsmouth. In nice condition, good colour and shine. Size 54½”x12”.

 

£850

357

An L.N.E.R. framed and glazed “BYE LAWS AND REGULATIONS” In nice original condition. Size 43” x 28”.

 

£30

358

A limited edition large format Book entitled ‘The Book of the Great Western’. Published in hard covers by the Sunday Times in 1970. No. 1090 of 3000. In original cardboard packing.

 

 

359

A framed and glazed photograph “LONDON.BRIGHTON AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY” June 1899 R.J Billinton Engineer showing a 4-4-0 locomotive No. 2-1-3 BESSEMER. (PHOTOGRAPHIC DEPARTMENT NEWCROSS) A nice historic item from this railway company.

 

£55

360

An enamel Station Doorplate “PORTER’S ROOM”. Blue letters on white background. Nice colour and shine.

 

£30

361

A TOTEM “BALHAM” BR (S) dark green. Fully flanged. An ex S.E.C.R London Suburban station on the line between Victoria and Streatham. Good colour and shine. Nice example.

 

£950

362

A C/I Smokebox Numberplate “48449” As carried by the L.M.S. 8F Stanier 2-8-0 Loco built in Crewe 1942. Allocations included Nuneaton (2B), Northampton (1H), Woodford Halse (2F) and finally Crewe South (5B) from where it was withdrawn 5/67. Cut up at Cashmore’s, Great Bridge. 9.67. Totally ex loco condition. Vendor acquired it straight from BR. Never been offered in auction before.

 

£400

363

A small Adverting Display name “PARSONS” who were reputedly engine builders. Cast steel base with stainless steel raised letters. Size 16” x 1½”. Origin unknown.

 

 

364

A G.W.R enamel “LOOK OUT” Armband, complete with leather strap and buckle. In nice original condition.

 

 

365

A set of three bakelite signalbox indicator plates.

1. “SIGNAL FROM CAMBRIDGE ST .SIDING TO DIESEL SIDINGS”

2. “SIGNAL FROM ST PANCRAS ALONG CAMBRIDGE ST. SDG.”

3. “SHUNT CAMBRIDGE ST. SIDINGS TO DN. FAST”.

All measure 4” X 5”. All in good condition.

 

£40

366

A TOTEM “NUNEATON” BR (M) maroon. Fully flanged. Still with its original brackets on the back. In good condition.

 

£400

367

An alloy 1970’s modern image “APPLEBY” Station sign.

In good condition.

 

£25

368

A Southern Region Signal Box Name Board “WOODGATE” located between Chichester and Barnham, wood with cast letters. In fine as removed original condition.

 

£380

369

A pair of G.W.R brass signal lever plates.

Number 1 – “8 Up Main Detonators, OFF, ON”.

Number 2 – “4 Up Main to Branch Home 13/12/11”.

 

£20

370

A box of Railway Collector’s Journals from No. 1 – 142 plus last issue (complete set). All in good condition.

 

£5

371

 A SOUTHERN RAILWAYS TARGET sign “TEDDINGTON”. An ex L.S.W.R station, between Kingston and Strawberry Hill, opened as “Teddington (Bushey Park) in 1863, renamed “Teddington and Bushey Park” in 1908; “Teddington For Bushey Park” in 1911; “Teddington” by BR. Good colour and shine. A rare Target that doesn’t appear in auction that often.

 

£400

372

A G.W.R mahogany cased Signal Box Block Bell (Round top type.) In full working order as removed. Good condition.

 

£40

373

A TOTEM “BOURNE END” BR (W) black and white. Fully flanged. In excellent condition with minor edge repair. An ex G.W.R. station on the Maidenhead to High Wycombe Branch opened in November 1897. A rare example to find. One of only four stations to sport these experimental black and white totems. Another uncommon and sought after Totem.

 

 

374

A G.W.R mahogany cased Signal Box Block Bell (Cow Bell type.) In full working order as removed. Good condition.

 

£45

375

A G.W.R pre- grouping mahogany cased Signal Box Block Instrument. No glass. In full working order as removed. Good condition.

 

£75

376

A TOTEM “MACHYNLLETH” BR (WR) chocolate and cream. Fully flanged. Ex G.W.R. / Cambrian main line station between Dovey Junc- Moat Lane Junc. Excellent colour and shine. One of the best examples offered in years.

 

 

377

A vintage AA Rhodesia Car Badge in pressed steel with yellow background highlighting the AA emblem. In very good condition.  

 

£40

378

A vintage R.A.C round steel car grille badge “ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB ASSOCIATION” showing enamel Union Jack on the front and on the rear segments showing “1930 R.A.C. PALLMALL. S.W. -TO.” In very good condition.

 

 

379

A wooden display board comprising of 8 alloy miniature “DELTIC” Nameplates. NIMBUS, BALLYMOSS, TULYAR, CREPELLO, ALYCIDON, PINZA, MELD AND ST.PADDY. Size 18 ½” x 10 ½”. 

 

 

380

An L.N.E.R. Chrome finished ASH TRAY depicting the L.N.E.R. winking eye logo. Size 4½”x 4½”. In nice original condition.

 

£50

 

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