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Updated Sept 18, 2021


We are pleased to say that the running of our businesses, namely Crewe Heritage Railwayana Auctions and Mid-Hants Railwayana Auctions, remains largely unaffected. We will continue to run our popular regular telephone/email/postal auctions throughout 2021 until further notice and at such time that we can all meet safely again at live venues.

Welcome to our 8th online telephone/email auction, which runs from Friday 29th October until Monday 1st November 2021.

BUYING: Our next Crewe Heritage Auction will be held over the weekend of Friday 29th October until Monday 1st November 2021, 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 2021/2021.

COLLECTION: Our regional agents will continue to be able to collect items from you, socially-distanced at your doorstep/drive by prior appointment only under the strictest Covid-19 aware conditions.

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.

The full catalogue will be posted shortly on this website.
Enquiries Tel: 01242 620020 or 07836 225711
Email office@gwr1.com

Now consigning for this and future Auctions
Please contact Neil for guidance, what are YOUR items worth?

For further images or condition reports please contact us in good time before the sale weekend.

You can bid from your own home via email, telephone or postal bid.
Please register (preferably before the sale weekend) with us if you are interested in bidding and you will be allocated a Postal Bidding (PB number).
Payment for items can be made by sending a cheque or via bank transfer.

What is your railwayana worth?

All enquiries to Neil on 01242 620020 or 07836 225711 or email office@railwayana.com or office@gwr1.com

Online Telephone/Email Auction 29th October to 1st November 2021
Preview Gallery

Nameplates (Steam)

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate

As carried by a R.Riddles designed BR Standard class 6P5F 4-6-2 No "72005" built at Crewe works February 1952. Allocations included only Edinburgh Haymarket and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in May 1965. Cut up at Arnott Young, West of Scotland Shipbreaking, Troon 08/65. Front restored and polished, back signs of Ex-Loco condition.
The name Macgregor belongs to a Scottish Highland clan that claims an origin in the early 800's. The clan's most famous member is Rob Roy of the late 17th Century and early 18th Centuries. The clan is also known to have been among the first families of Scotland to begin playing the bagpipes in the early 17th century.

Nameplates (Diesel and electric)

Diesel Locomotive Nameplate

As carried by Class 50 D442/50042. New to D05 Stoke-on-Trent Division 10/68. Named at Laira Depot, without ceremony, on 04/10/78 and removed on withdrawal 10/90. Loco has been preserved on the Bodmin & Wenford railway since 1992. Cast aluminum in ex loco condition.

Diesel Locomotive Nameplate
"HEATON" with BR logo.

As carried by Class 43 HST power car 43095. New to HT Heaton 09/78. Named at Heaton depot by Frank Paterson, General Manager of the Eastern region, on 04/02/84. Nameplates removed 03/91. Loco currently stored for use as a spare's donor by East Midlands Railway. Cast aluminum in ex loco condition.

Nameplates (Industrial)

Brass Industrial Steam Locomotive Nameplate

As fitted to a Peckett E class 0-4-0ST No. 1009 of 1904. New to the Ebbw Vale Co., Abersychan Iron Works. It ran at various collieries in the Monmouthshire valleys, principally Powels Navigation (Abersychan) and North Celynen, South Celynen and Nine Mile Point, which were south of Crumlin in the western valley. Size 42.5in x 6.5in. Face restored.

Brass Industrial Steam Locomotive Nameplate

As fitted to Sharp Stewart 0-6-0ST 'long boilered' No. 4632 of 1889. New to Partridge Jones & Co., Monmouthshire (later Partridge Jones & John Paton). In the 1930s the nameplates were fitted to its replacement - Manning Wardle No. 1935 of 1917 at Big Arch loco shed. Size 45in x 6in. Face restored.

Brass Industrial Steam Locomotive Nameplate

As fitted to Hunslet 0-6-0ST No. 3817 of 1954 and supplied to NCB's Big Arch loco shed for Blaenserchan & Llanerch Collieries, Monmouthshire. Scrapped at Hafodyrynys in the late 1960s. Size 32in x 6.5in. Face restored.

Mersey Railway Nameplate

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate

As fitted to a Beyer Peacock 0-6-4T No. 2605 of 1885 and one of an initial batch of eight locomotives delivered to the Mersey Railway prior to opening for working trains through the railway's tunnel between Liverpool and Birkenhead. With steam working not entirely successful underground the M.R was the first steam railway in Britain to be converted to electric traction in 1903. The locomotive was one of two which were sold to Shipley Colliery, Derbyshire, in 1904 where it worked for fifty years. Following storage at Derby Loco Works it was presented to National Museums Liverpool by B.R in 1965. The locomotive is not on public display and currently in store at Bootle. Cecil Raikes was a British Conservative Party politician. He was Chairman of Ways and Means between 1874 and 1880 and later served as Postmaster General.


SR Targets

Lamp Tablets

Enamel Doorplates

Bridge Plates

Carriage Plates

Wagon Plates

Platform Bench Ends

Ex. Great Eastern Railway

Carriage Prints

Beaumaris Anglesey



The Entrance To Euston Station, London

Runcorn Bridge

Seatback Names

Rare Wooden / cast letters Station Seat back from. Thorpe Cloud railway station was opened in 1899 between the villages of Thorpe and Fenny Bentley in Derbyshire, southeast of Buxton. Like the previous station at Tissington it was built on a gradient of 1 in 60, downwards towards Ashbourne.

Transfer Crests

Station Fascias

London Transport


Signalling Equipment

Signalbox Lever Identification Plates

Smokebox Numberplates

Cabside Numberplates

Shed Codes






Tender Plates

Worksplates (Steam)

Worksplates (Diesel and Electric)

Ex. BR Class 05 Diesel Shunter

Destination Boards

Worksplates (Industrial)

Overseas Railwayana

Enamel Station Direction Street Signs

Enamel Signs


L&NWR Cast Iron Hydrant Signs

Loco Whistles



Bridge Builders Plates

Bus Interest

Miscellaneous Collectibles

Wall mounted Used Ticket dispenser

Derby Corporation Tram Sign

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