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Nameplates - Steam

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "TENNYSON" As carried by a Riddles designed BR Standard 7P6F 4-6-2 No 70032 built at Crewe Works in December 1952. Allocations included Holyhead, Longsight, Trafford Park, Willesden, Carlisle Upperby and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in September 1967. Cut up at J. McWilliams, Shettleston, Near Glasgow 02/68. This plate has never been offered to the public before and has been ensconced in the Chesterfield area for more than 44 years. It is mounted on a quality wooden backboard. Lord Alfred Tennyson FRS was the British poet laureate for Great Britain and Ireland during most of Queen Victoria's reign and was born in August 1809 and was 83 years old when he died in 1892 of Influenza.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "THE LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT". As carried by the LMS Class 7P Patriot 4-6-0 No 5987 built at Crewe in 1932, renumbered 5503 in 1934, becoming BR 45503. Named on 8 July 1938 by Brigadier General B.C. Dent at a ceremony held at Leicester London Road station, it was renamed without ceremony on 3 November 1948 as The Royal Leicestershire Regiment, using the original regimental badges. Allocated to Willesden and Carlisle, it was finally withdrawn from Upperby in August 1961 and taken to Crewe Works where cutting up was completed by the end of September. Size 52 ½" long, the front repainted. The nameplate is displayed with a replica badge in cast brass.

Enamel Signs

Enamel Street Direction Signs



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FOR OUR 8TH February 2020


Last time in Auction 2008

Carriage and Train Destination Boards

Smokebox Numberplates

Ex LNER Thompson A2 Class No 60507 "HIGHLAND CHIEFTAN"

Tender Plates

Signalbox Lever Identification Plates

The above 3 sets are from
"LLANDUDNO JCT No 2" Signalbox

N.B.R. Brass Engraved Signal Box Block Instrument Location Plates

Seatback Station Names

Signalling - Single Line Key Tokens


Signalling - Block, Bell and Shelf Instruments

Station Platform Barrow Plates

Cast Iron Signs

Overseas Railwayana

Ex EAR Loco

Ex EAR Loco

Ex EAR Loco

Ex SAR Loco

Ex SAR Loco

Ex SAR Loco

Ex Russian Loco

Motor Advertising Hanging Signs

Office Stamps

Railway Advertising

Miscellaneous Collectibles


Nameplates - Diesel and Electric

Alloy Diesel Locomotive Nameplate "COUNTY OF WEST GLAMORGAN - SIR GORLLEWIN MORGANNWG". As carried by a Class 37 No 37 899. Ex Loco condition.

Diesel Locomotive Nameplate "DAVIES THE OCEAN". As carried by a Class 47 488 Waterman Railways Heritage Class Loco. Applied March - 8/5/95. One of five sets applied to his Loco fleet. Ex loco condition. One of a series of names adopted by Waterman Railways on a theme of heroes and heroines of real life and fiction.

Diesel Locomotive Nameplate "LEWIS CARROLL". As carried by a Class 47 703 Waterman Railways Heritage Class Loco. Ex Applied March 1995 - removed September 1997. One of five sets of names adopted by Waterman Railways on a theme of heroes and heroines of real life and fiction - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898) Author. In Ex Loco condition.

Ex BR Hydraulic "WARSHIP" Class 43 No D855

Loco Nameplate Brass Crest - Ex Class 86 No 86243 "THE BOYS' BRIGADE"

Train Headboards

Station Lamp Tablets

Worksplates - Steam

A set of 13 Workslates from an Ex- Saltley and Aston Depot Fitter's collection


Worksplates - Diesel and Electric

Ex Class 24 No 24142

Loco Whistles























Signalbox Name Boards

Signalling - Signalbox Diagrams

Signal Finials




Carriage Prints


Original Oil Painting By Mike Harrison of 7803 BARCOTE MANOR on Aberystwyth Shed

Original One-Off Oil Painting of "ROSS-ON-WYE" by Jack Merriot. Commissioned by The GWR Publicity Department


Mantle Clock

Highway and Other Transport Signs



Horse Brasses







Target Station Signs - LMS

Bridge Plates

General Signage

Modern Signage

Station Running-In Boards

Quality Reproduction Plates

Wagon Plates


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