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Welcome to our 19th online telephone/email auction, which runs from 5-7th July 2024.

BUYING: Crewe Auction for the the weekend of 5-7th July 2024, with viewing online at ukrailwayana.com For further images or condition reports please contact us in good time before the sale weekend.

SELLING: We are still accepting consignments of collections or single items of your railwayana and transport related memorabilia for this upcoming auction and subsequent auctions in 2024.

COLLECTION: Our regional agents will continue to be able to collect items from you.

DELIVERY: We also offer a safe and secure personal delivery service throughout the UK at a pre-arranged cost after the auction has finished. No expensive couriers or highly-inflated charges! Remember, we are the only railwayana auction house to offer a full collection and delivery service. We are fellow collectors who understand and are sympathetic to the items and understand the business.

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Crewe Railwayana Auctions

Our Next Online Telephone/Email Auction

5-7th July 2024

Auction Preview Gallery

Nameplates - Steam

"Isle of Man" Steam Loco Nameplate

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate DERBY. As fitted to Isle of Man Railway 2-4-0T locomotive No.2, built by Beyer, Peacock & Co, Manchester, in 1873. Withdrawn in 1951 and dismantled to use as spare parts. Frames scrapped in 1980. Named for James Stanley, the 7th Earl of Derby and feudal Lord of the Isle of Man. Ex-loco condition. Size 15in x 5in.

Train Headboards

Diesel Nameplates

Totem and Target Station Signs

Locomotive Industrial Nameplates

LMS Hawkseye Alloy Target

Cabside Numberplates - GWR/BR

Worksplates - Diesel and Electric

Diesel Depot Plaques

Carriage Crest

Carriage and Destination Boards



Modern Signage

Registered Wagon-Plates

Overseas Railwayana

Enamel Signs

Wooden Signs

Flamecut Number Panels

Headlamps and Handlamps

LNER Hornsey

Loc Paintings and Prints


Cast Iron Signs

Carriage Plates

Bus Destination Blinds

Station Direction Street Signs

Smokebox Numberplates

C/I Steam Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate 1021. As fitted to a Hawksworth designed ex-GWR County class 4-6-0 named COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY built at Swindon works in December 1945. Allocations included Old Oak Common, Plymouth Laira, Penzance, Swindon and St. Philips Marsh from where it was withdrawn in November 1963. Cut up at R.S Hayes, Tremains Yard, Bridgend, South Wales 07/64. Front restored, rear x loco

C/I Steam Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate 4075. As carried by a Collett designed Castle class 7P 4-6-0 named CARDIFF CASTLE built at Swindon works in January 1924. Allocations included Plymouth Laira, Newton Abbott, Exeter, Cardiff Canton, Bristol Bath Road, St. Philips Marsh and Old Oak Common from where it was withdrawn in November 1961. Cut up at Swindon works 03/62. FIRST TIME IN AUCTION, Front and rear Ex-loco condition. With B.R. Welded. Includes bill of sale on collection and historic record.

C/I Steam Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate 7806. As carried by Collett designed ex-GWR 4-6-0 COCKINGTON MANOR built at Swindon works in March 1938. Allocations included Banbury, Truro, Penzance, St. Blazey, Newton Abbott, Machynlleth, Tyseley and Oxley from where it was withdrawn in November 1964. Cut up at Cashmore’s, Great Bridge 02/65. Face restored, rear ex-loco.























Worksplates and Tender Plates - Steam

Brass Fully Engraved Oval Steam Locomotive Worksplate “LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY No 1876 of 1938 DONCASTER”. Carried by Gresley designed 4-6-2 class A4 Pacific No. 60033 named SEAGULL. Allocations were only Grantham and Kings Cross from where it was withdrawn in December 1962. Cut up at Doncaster works 02/63.

Brass Fully Engraved Oval Steam Locomotive Worksplate “GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, MAKERS, DONCASTER No. 1548 – 1922”. As carried by a Gresley-designed ex GNR/LNER BR J50 0-6-0T BR No. 68924. Allocations included Ardsley, Norwich Thorpe and Stratford from where it was withdrawn in February 1961. Cut up Stratford works 07/61. A receipt of sale from BTC accompanies this item.



Railway Platform Bench


Station Lighting

Running-in Boards

Signalbox Nameboards

London Transport

L.T. Bus E Plates


A well-constructed brass model of Stephenson’s ROCKET. Made by John Moss of Ambergate, Derbyshire. Used at stations as working models to raise funds from loose change for Railway Servants Orphanage c1930. A total of 41 of these were on display at stations. An example exists in the NRM, York but examples are now hard to find.

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