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Updated Apr 3, 2024


Welcome to our 18th online telephone/email auction, which runs from Friday 1st March until Sunday 3rd March 2024.

BUYING: Crewe Auction for the the weekend of Friday 1st March until Sunday 3rd March 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.

The full catalogue will be posted shortly on this website.
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Now consigning for this and future Auctions
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Crewe Railwayana Auctions

Our Next Online Telephone/Email Auction

Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March 2024

Auction Preview Gallery

Nameplates - Steam

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "HIGHLAND CHIEFTAN" as carried by a Thompson designed ex LNER class "A2" 8P7F 4-6-2 No "60507" built at Darlington works in May 1944. Allocations included Darlington, Kings Cross, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh St. Margarets from where it was withdrawn in December 1960. Cut up at Doncaster works 12/60.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "GUY MANNERING" as carried by a Thompson designed class "A1" 8P6F No "60129" 4-6-2 built at Doncaster works in June 1949. Allocations included Gateshead, Heaton, Tweedmouth, Gateshead and York North from where it was withdrawn in October 1965. Cut up at R.A King, Trowse, Norwich 12/65. Guy Mannering appeared in three volumes of Waverly Novels by Sir Walter Scott published in 1815.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "MORAY FIRTH" as carried by A Riddles designed BR Standard class 7P6F 4-6-2 No "70053" built at Crewe Works in September 1954. Allocations included Glasgow Polmadie, Leeds Holbeck, Crewe North, Willesden, Holyhead, Oxley, Banbury, and Carlisle Kingmoor from where it was withdrawn in April 1967. Cut up at J.McWilliam & Son, Shettleston, Glasgow 09/67.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "SIR ROBERT TURNBULL" as carried by a Fowler designed Ivatt rebuild ex LMS Patriot class 7P 4-6-0 No "45540" built at Crewe works in August 1933. Allocations included Bushbury, Camden, Longsight, Trafford Park, Saltley, Derby, and Carlisle Upperby from where it was withdrawn in April 1963. Cut up at Crewe works 07/63. Sir Robert Turnbull was a British Railways General Manager in 1914 born between Feb 1852-Feb 1925 and was knighted in 1815.

Cast brass plate 'SOUTHERN' - as experimentally affixed to the tender sides of the two first built Bulleid Pacific locomotives 21C1 'Channel Packet' and 21C2 'Union Castle' in 1941. For reasons of cost and/or aesthetics, but more likely that the first two locos were overweight, the cast numberplates and tender plates were not continued and the locos reverted to painted numbers/letters. Therefore, one of only four such plates fitted and possibly the only survivor, a rare opportunity.

Nameplates - Diesel and Electric

Ex. Tyne and Wear Metro

Totem and Target Station Signs

Platform Seating

GER Platform Bench

Carriage and Destination Boards

Running-in Boards

Wagon Plates

Lamp Tablets



Modern Signage

Overseas Railwayana - South African

London Transport - Enamel Bus Stop E-Plates


































Reproduction Plates


















Smokebox Numberplates

Loco and Tender Embellishments

Castle class safety valve bonnet aquired straight from Swindon Works

Original chrome raised letters L N E R as affixed to the batch of Gresley A4's from 60010-60014. Presented on a garter blue backboard for authenticity.


Ex. County of Hereford

Worksplates - Diesel and Electric

Ex. Class 67 No. 67004

Worksplates - Steam

Worksplates - Industrial

Industrial Nameplate and Worksplate Set

Brass Industrial Steam Locomotive Nameplate TREVETHICK, together with its matching brass oval worksplate. From a Peckett E class 0-4-0ST standard gauge locomotive No. 1001 built in 1903. Originally supplied to Ebbw Vale Steel & Iron Co, Ltd and later passed to NCB at Celynen South Colliery, ending its days at NCB Tredegar, Monmouthshire. It was scrapped in February 1966 at Cashmore's, Newport. Worksplate reads EBBW VALE SI & C Co LIMITED No.4, EBBW VALE WORKS PKTS 1903 No. 1001. Size 17.75in x 7.75in. Both plates are in ex-loco condition.

Loco Items

Bullied Headlamps

Loco Chimney ex 35005

Loco Spare Badge ex Sherwood Forester 45231

Flamecut Number Panels


Steam Nameplates - Industrial

Depot Plaques


Train Headboards

Alloy Loco Plaques


Enamel Signs

Station Direction Signs

Cast Iron Signs

Bridge Plates





Something different! H.A Ivatt's retirement present for auction! The Bulleid Society extends its thanks to its President, David Bulleid (O.V.S Bulleid's grandson) for donating H. A Ivatt's retirement present to the Society in order to sell at auction towards its restoration funds. The gift to Ivatt, upon his retirement from the GNR, was an oil on canvas study of Ivatt, in his office with a picture of one of his locomotives on the wall behind. The frame bears a plaque 'Presented to H. A Ivatt Esq on his retirement by the Officers and salaried staff of the Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Department of the Great Northern Railway Company, 1911'. The link here, of course, is that Bulleid was an apprentice under Ivatt and during that time he married Ivatt's youngest daughter, Marjorie. The painting has been in the care of the Bulleid family for many years. It is due to be auctioned at Railwayana UK Ltd's online auction, running from March 1-3, 2024.

Royal Scot 46103

Painted by Joe Townend

General Signage

Highway Signs

Rail Chairs

Penryn Quarry Railway

Wrexham, Mold, Connahs Quay Railway

Miscellaneous Collectibles

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