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Updated Jan 23, 2022


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 2022 until further notice and at such time that we can all meet safely again at live venues.

Welcome to our 9th online telephone/email auction, which runs from Friday 18th February until Sunday 20th February 2022.

BUYING: Our next Crewe Heritage Auction will be held over the weekend of riday 18th February until Sunday 20th February 2022, 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 2022.

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 18th to 20th February 2022
Preview Gallery

Nameplates (Steam)

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "EARL HAIG" as carried by a Riddles designed BR Britannia class 4-6-2 No 70044 built at Crewe Works June 1953. Allocations Norwich Thorpe, Longsight, Crewe North, Crewe South, Leeds Holbeck, Newton Heath and Stockport Edgeley from where it was withdrawn in October 1966.

Steam Locomotive Steel Replacement Nameplate "BYRON". As carried by 70031.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "LORD RODNEY" as carried by Maunsell designed ex SR 4-6-0 No "30863" built at Eastleigh works in October 1929. Allocations included Bournemouth, Nine Elms and Eastleigh from where it was withdrawn in February 1962. Cut up at Ashford works 03/62. Lord Rodney was a British Naval Officer best known for his commands in the American War of Independence born 13/2/1718 - 24/5/1792.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "CULFORD HALL" as carried by Gresley/Thompson designed ex LNER 4-6-0 No "61615" originally built as a B17/2 at Darlington works in October 1930 and rebuilt as a class B2 in April 1946. Allocations included Colchester, Doncaster and Cambridge from where it was withdrawn in February 1959. Cut up at Stratford works 03/59. Culford Hall is a listed historical building located in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "ST. ALBAN'S HEAD" as Carried by a London Brighton & South Coast Railway Class H2 4-4-2 Marsh Atlantic No. 426 built at Brighton in January 1912 and unnamed when built.
The Southern Railway decided to name the class after well-known South Coast landmarks and No. 426 was named in June 1925. It later became SR 2426 at Newhaven by January 1948 and BR 32426 later at Brighton from where it was withdrawn in August 1956 and cut up at Brighton Works in March 1957. Ex-loco condition.

Cabsides (BR and GWR)

Brass Steam Locomotive Cabside Numberplate "5023" as carried by C.Collett designed 4073 Class ex GWR 4-6-0 Named "BRECON CASTLE" built at Swindon works in April 1934. Allocations included Old Oak Common, Cardiff Canton, Penzance, Plymouth Laira, Worcester and Swindon from where it was withdrawn in February 1963. Cut up at Swindon Works 06/63. Brecon Castle now forms part of a new hotel. Purchased direct from Swindon in 1963, still in the original Sack, completely Ex Loco condition as removed from the Loco. Collected from out of a cellar in Bath still in its Sack!

Worksplates (Diesel and Electric)

Ex Class 37 No D6841/37 141

Ex Class 37 No D6874/37 174

Ex Class 47 No D1693/47 104

Ex Class 31 No D5632/31 208

Ex NBL Shunter No D2714

Ex Class 45 No D128/45 145

Ex Class 47 No D1650/47 066/47 661/47 816

Ex Class 46 No D148/46 011

Ex Class 25 No D7507/25 155

Ex Class 37 No D6930/37 230

Ex Class 76 No E26 022/76 022

Cabsides (Industrial)

Brass Oval Industrial Cabside Numberplate. Company not known.

Single Line Tablets

Enamel Signs

Enamel Street Signs

SR Target Signs

Running-in Boards

Door Plates


Hand Lamps










Cap Badges

Bridge Plates

Blackpool Bus Interest

General Bus Interest


Aluminium Express Headboard "ROYAL SCOT", complete with mounting bracket to reverse. Ex-service condition front and back. The Euston to Glasgow Central titled run began in July 1927 and ended in June 2002. Wording on rear states "This famous headboard was carried by No. 46229 'Duchess of Hamilton' on her last main line journey Euston-Glasgow 30.11.96". A classic headboard with raised letters and moulded lion on shield and tartan painted background.

Aluminium Express Headboard "THE HOOK CONTINENTAL", complete with mounting bracket to reverse. Ex-service condition front and back from the Liverpool Street to Harwich Parkeston Quay boat train service which last ran in May 1987.

Aluminium Express Headboard "C.T.A.C SCOTTISH TOURS EXPRESS", complete with mounting bracket to reverse. Ex-service condition front and back. The name was given to the trains in the 1950s run by BR in conjunction with the CTAC (Creative Tourist Agents Conference), touring Scotland for rail staff.

Aluminium Express Headboard “THE NORFOLKMAN”, complete with mounting bracket to reverse. Ex-service condition front and back from the titled Liverpool Street to Norwich Thorpe (extended to Cromer/Sheringham at one point) service launched in 1948 and run until June 1962.

Worksplates (Steam)

Worksplates (Industrial)

Ex Iron Works, Jarrow

As carried by a "Steam Traction Engine" 1890'S Era

Smokebox Numberplates

Totem Signs

Platform Lighting

Block and Bell Instruments

Cast Iron Signs

C/I original Oval "MIDLAND RAILWAY" Mileage maker "132". From the Location between "KELSTON - WESTON" depicting the miles between Derby and Bath Green Park

Miscellaneous Collectibles

Over 60 items relating to the "MAYPORT AND CARLISLE RAILWAY"

Boxed Bardic Lamp

Steel "NOT TO BE MOVED" Board

Seatback Plates

Carriage Plates

Wagon Plates

Destination Boards and Indication Plates

Scottish Carriage Board

HST Coach Flamecut Panels

Modern Signage

Penny Arcade Machines

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