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11/10/14

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Couple of catalogue amendments

Lot 564 is now lot 199

&

Lot 565 is now lot 449

 

Lot 500 is still Pending

 

 

 

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5/10/14

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NOTE

We have changed the date of the 3rd auction next year

Dates now confirmed are

Saturday 11th April 2015

Saturday 25th July 2015

Saturday 21st November 2015

 

 

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01/10/14

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NEWS

RAILWAY POSTER EXHIBITION

At Weston-Super-Mare

GWRA will be an attendance with a Railway Antiques Roadshow

See details below

 

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27/08/14

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Maybach Festival!

A second Class 52 Western Hydraulic Nameplate has been entered

WESTERN LADY

(image soon)

 

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01/07/14

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NEWS

Dr Richard Furness author of 'Poster To Poster'

is giving a talk on the development of railway posters in aid of Cotswold Care Hospice

Friday August 1st 2014 at The Cotswold Care Hospice, Minchinhampton, Glos, GL5 2PQ

Click for details

 

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19/05/14

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Next auction is Saturday 8th November

 

From 2015 we will be offering 3 auctions each year

Dates are

Saturday 11th April 2015

Saturday 25th July 2015

Saturday 21st November 2015

 

 

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03/02/14

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Everyone note that we have had to change both auction dates for 2014, revised dates are

Saturday 17th May 2014

Saturday 8th November 2014

 

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14/11/13

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Not Solds from the 9th November auction now available on a first come first served basis.

We are now taking items for the 10th May 2014 auction.

Your treasures will get by far the biggest exposure possible with GWRA, the only Railwayana Auction with Live Internet bidding.

Our success is snowballing at an incredible rate because vendors now demand a world-wide audience to achieve maximum return - it's simple, we now provide this audience

 

 

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15/07/13

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Half way through July already and not only the weather is hotting up. We have a super array of items lined up for November but still have places for your quality items.

 

Next month we will gradually add special items to the next auction page to give everyone the opportunity to see and save.

 

Meanwhile enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts.

 

 

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10/05/13

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Hopefully the catalogue has been dropping through letterboxes today.

Note the new 'streamline' style. We are increasingly conscious of the environment and the new, lightweight catalogue has been purposely designed to significantly reduce our carbon footprint without reducing the quality.

 

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15/03/13

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Note that the 25th May auction and subsequent auctions will commence at 10.00am. Viewing remains unaltered from 08.00am

 

 

 

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12/03/13

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LATEST NEWS

GWRA will be offering Live Internet Bidding at the 25th May auction

Not only can you attend in person and join in the excitement and challenge of actually bidding with a card, soak up the wonderful atmosphere, meet friends & fellow collectors old and new, browse the Trade Stalls and sample the culinary delights of the top class catering

but......................................

if you can't make it or simply enjoy the comfort of your own home but want to join in the bidding, we will be offering the facility to do so without taking away the commission bidding options we have always offered

In other words, we will be offering everything an internet auction offers and everything a live auction offers

NO OTHER RAILWAYANA AUCTION CAN MATCH US

What does this mean for the Vendors?

We are opening up the potential bidders to millions rather than a few thousand.

Every lot you enter will reach a worldwide market

 

More info later, meanwhile here is just a small sample of what is lined up so far

GWR Hall Class Nameplate HANNINGTON HALL + Cabside Numberplate

TROJAN Nameplate ex Warship Class

RAPID Nameplate ex Warship Class

VULCAN Nameplate ex Brush Class 47

Top class Signalling including Train Describers, Single Line Keys/Tokens & Tablets

LMS Hawkseyes

Totems

Smokebox Numberplates

Posters & Carriage Prints

Top Quality Enamel Signs both Railway & Advertising

Local Fingerboards

Superb Clocks & Watches

Lamps

In fact something for Everyone as always at Pershore

 

Time is short so contact us now if you have quality Railwayana for this auction

 

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25/08/12

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We have a quite superb auction looming and you may have noticed a selection of top quality items gradually appearing on the 'next auction' page.

The array of Posters is growing and the Cuneo examples are magnificent. Not only the evocative 'The Day Begins' but one of what is possibly the rarest of Cuneo posters, not by Terence but his father Cyrus. The poster is 'Canadian Pacific Observation Car Service Through The Austrian Tyrol D/R size. A beautiful execution showing a woman looking through the carriage window across a stunning llake. Mounted on linen.

 

Be sure to contact us soonest should you wish to enter items into this auction.


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20/05/12

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Results are now published and Not Solds are indicated showing reserve. These are available on a first come, first served basis. Any offers will be put to vendors.

Hope everyone who participated in yesterdays auction enjoyed it as much as we did. We are of course now taking items for the 10th November sale.


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08/05/12

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A late arrival of a quantity of BR(W) enamel platform signs now appear from lot 60(a) through to lot 60(m). Included is a trio of Llanelly Totems.

 

See you all Saturday week on the 19th at Pershore.


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29/04/12

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The mystery of Lot 58 has just been resolved!

The wonderful painting of Jubilee Class 5660 ROOKE on Ais Gil, is actually signed 'Gærre' and after a telephone call from the artist, we find that this signature was used on his early paintings and it is Gerald Broom, Guild of Railway Artists.


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20/04/12

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Catalogue for the 19th May Auction is now on line, simply follow the link from the 'next auction' page


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21/2/12

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How good does it get, a Bristol & Exeter Railway Police Truncheon has turned up and also a South Wales Railway Police Truncheon. Two great rarities for sure.

Also, a top quality 3½" Gauge Live Steam Locomotive LNER BANTAM COCK.

More items are turning up daily so watch this space.

Next major auction is Saturday 19th May 2012 and we are of course already taking items but hurry, it isn't that far off.


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20/12/11

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An exceptional Nameplate has been entered for the May 2012 auction.

 

Here are the details

Locomotive Nameplate LYDIA, ex West Donegal Railway (later County Donegal Railway) Class '1' 2-4-0 Locomotive built by Sharp Stewart in 1882. Measures 32" x 6" and has both letters and rim brass riveted to a steel backplate. Top rim is clearly stamped 'No 3'. The original 1960 receipt accompanies, made out to Patrick Mallon (who was Erecting Shop Superintendant at the Great Northern Railway Workshops in Dundalk, County Louth) for the princely sum of 21 shillings.
NOTE: The following (précis) information was obtained from David and Charles ‘The County Donegal Railways’, by Edward M Patterson, third edition, 1982. Three 2-4-0 tank locomotives defined as Class 1 were supplied by Sharp Stewart & Company for use on the West Donegal Railway in 1882. Named after relatives of the then Chairman of the Board, Lord Lifford, the nameplates were attached to the side tanks of No.1, (Alice), No.2, (Blanche) and No.3, (Lydia). Lydia was the name of the 4th Viscount Lifford’s second wife.
Both Blanche and Lydia were out of service from 1905 and were broken up in 1909 and 1910 respectively. Alice appears to have survived until 1928, having spent a number of years working on the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway, before being returned to the CDR in 1921.
1912 saw the final additions to the locomotive stock of the railway and in 1912, Nasmyth Wilson, Manchester, delivered three 2-6-4 tank engines (Class 5A) which were numbered 21, 2A and 3A. This recalled the Great Northern practice which was in vogue up to 1913 of numbering duplicates of older engines with an ‘A’ suffix. The ‘A’ was carried until 1917 after which it was dropped.
The three class 5As were originally called Ballyshannon, Strabane and Stranorlar, which continued the practice of naming the Class 5 engines after towns served by the railway. They were eventually given the names of the former Class 1 locomotives, Alice, Blanche and Lydia and the name changes are thought to have been made during visits to the workshops between 1927 and 1930.
On closure of the CDR, Lydia was lying at Stranorlar along with a number of other engines and following the public auction which took place on the1st March 1961, both Alice and Lydia were sold for scrap. Blanche was saved for posterity and is now on display in the Railway Gallery at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down. An inspection of the virtually intact Blanche at Cultra in December 2011, revealed that the nameplate was constructed in an identical manner to the plate from her sister engine Lydia. This implies that the original nameplates were indeed transferred to the later Class 5A's.

 

We also have what is purported to be the original Whistle from the loco, this too having the original receipt.

 

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13/11/11

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An excellent auction yesterday with prices for most items still bouyant despite the recession.

It was the first time we had utilised two Card Machines to speed up the payment process and sod's law, the Vodafone system was down all day - thank you so much Vodafone, we will be moving to another network after such a poor performance. One expects better service in this day of 'modern technology' and for a whole area to fail so miserably there has to be a major fault with their infrastructure.

So, we were unable to complete any card transactions apart from the odd couple that were successful in the car park! However, the registration desk staff coped admirably and even whittled down the queue in record time!

There were also a few technical problems on the Friday evening with the internet and we may have missed some late emails. However, we do emphasise that email/commission bids should be in by Thursday 8pm prior to the auction at the latest.

That aside, we hope that everyone had an enjoyable day and went home with one or two treasures at least.

The results are already published here on our website. Why not have a look at the Not Solds and see whether anything appeals. Reserves are shown so items are available on a first come first served basis. One can always make an offer too.

Next major auction is Saturday 19th May 2012 and we are of course already taking items


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09/11/11

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Another extra lot now entered at 495..........a very desirable original oil painting by Ivan Lilley of an LNER B12/3 passing near Magdalen Road on a March to Hunstanton Excursion.

This brings us to a very nice selection of original railway paintings, all by well known artists.

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01/11/11

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Several extra lots have been added to the catalogue, lots 490 - 494...........very desirable too!

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20/9/11

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The November auction is all but full. We are now only able to take top quality items so contact us now for an assessment.

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07/08/11/07/11

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The online auction is now closed

The next live auction at Pershore High School is Saturday 12th November 2011. We already have some significant items and are now taking quality lots. Book your slots with the experts now and avoid disappointment, the auction is filling fast.

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18/07/11

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The online auction is now live and bids are being accepted. Closing will be in batches on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August. Bids will be updated at regular intervals, I know you will all want to see the progress as it happens. Results will be uploaded quickly after closing but please be patient and appreciate the 'lag' that so often happens with email.


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08/07/11

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The online auction is almost ready to go live with just a few more single line items and other 'bits' to finish off.

An unusual item arrived yesterday in the shape of a small bottle of Champagne issued on the last Brighton Belle 30th April 1972.

I'm amazed that this survived un-opened, there must have been a train load of people drowning their sorrows that day!


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19/04/11

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I have received the following from 'Bill B' regarding my earlier post of the wonderful trip to South Wales in 1962

 

"I read with great interest the account of your first Worcester Locomotive Society trip to South Wales on 29 July 1962. What a fantastic trip!
The reason for my writing to you is to this. When I was 12, while visiting my grandmother in South Wales I recall passing Abercynon in August 1962 on the road to Merthyr. Looking down on all the locos in the shed yard I pleaded in vain for my mother to take a detour.
What I was wondering is whether you remember which side of the shed you “did” first? Whether you started at the north east side along the single track along the outside of the shed or whether you started from the north west side (the station side) between the two sidings.
I assume the order in which you listed the locos on your website is the order you noted them in your log book? I noticed that you recorded 9723 3657 (believe this was probably 5657) 8730 9728, which were all withdrawn, together towards the end of the visit. I know it is a very big long shot but I don’t suppose you recall roughly where those withdrawn locos would have been – assuming they were outside the shed?
I realise I am probably grasping at straws since it is nearly 50 years ago! But I keep thinking may be I copped 8730 and 9728!
I also was a member of the WLS joining at the end of 1963 – my first trip being the 2 day winter Scottish in January 1964. Happy days.
Hope you may be able to throw some light on my query"

My reply to Bill was to confirm that indeed it was 5657 and not 3657 (bad scribblings !) but beyond that, I have little memories of individual shed layouts and how they were approached. Singular visits, as these were, left no lasting mark in the memory. Had I visited again within a reasonable timescale, I'm sure it would have been different.

So, if anyone else reading this has a clue, I'm sure Bill would be able to ascertain whether or not he could underline 8730 and 9728 after all these years.

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24/02/11

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Many thanks to all those who particpated in the recent on-line auction.

 

The 'live venue' auction at Pershore is next of course and we are now taking quality items for this sale. We already have a superb line-up and gradually details will appear on the next auction page.

 

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18/01/11

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The Online Auction of Railwayana is now open and bids are being accepted, follow link on the next auction page

 

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14/11/10

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Some amendments to the 18th September snippet regarding the South Wales Trip of 1962 now appear on that particular entry.

I hope there wasn't too much head scratching over certain locos on certain sheds but rest assured that having sacked my stenographer, reset my Enigma machine and taken a short course on decyphering a 14 year old's handwriting (albeit my own) I am now quite certain the list is pretty well 'as was' (E&OE).

More jottings and spottings soon including a lone cycling trip I took from Worcester to Wolverhampton and back via Bescot, Aston and Saltley - something I wouldn't even attempt as an adult today let alone a 14 year old!

 

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22/11/10

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The Next Auction Page has images of the first two Nameplates entered for the May 2011 Auction

THE HUSSAR

 

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CLIFTON HALL

Both nameplates have been owned by the Vendor since the 1960's when purchased from the Roundhouse at Harrow

We are now taking quality items for the May 2011 Live Venue auction.

 

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17/11/10

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The complete run of GWR Holiday Haunts are now sold but look out for more of these in the Online/Telephone auction in February 2011

It's clear that a little negotiation goes a long way so it is well worth perusing the 'Not Solds' to see whether anything is tempting. There are certainly many potential Christmas presents available!

We are now taking quality items for the May 2011 Live Venue auction, the February On-Line Supplementary is just about full but if you want to move something quickly and cant wait until May, get in touch soonest.

 

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14/11/10

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Fantastic day yesterday, record turnout, even the car parks were creaking.

We are now taking quality items for the May 2011 Live Venue auction, the February On-Line Supplementary is just about full.

 

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03/11/10

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Lot 255 has been withdrawn

 

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Lots 250d has now been added to the catalogue as a late entry.

A significant GWR C/I Signal Box Board GLOUCESTER LOOP JUNCTION SIGNAL BOX, measures 10' 6" long so potential bidders please ensure your vehicle can accomodate!

The box was opened in January 1906 when the Hatherley Loop was constructed to take Banbury & Kingham trains directly to Gloucester rather than reversing at Cheltenham. The loop itself was little used except for troop trains during the war and some freight. Signifcantly, one passenger train did use the loop, once a day in both directions, the Ports-to-Ports Express ran from Newcastle, via York and the Great Central Railway to Banbury and then over this route to Gloucester and South Wales.

 

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Looks like we are set to have a few extra lots in the forthcoming sale.

Lots 250a, b and c are now listed on the catalogue page, note the exceedingly rare BR(NE) enamel Station Sign LOUNGE that has been added to the substantial North Eastern enamel collection already in the catalogue.

Meanwhile, catalogues have now been posted.

 

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The full catalogue for the 13th November Auction of Railwayana is now online.

Although we would rather see you at Pershore, for those of you who are unable to get to the auction for whatever reason, commission bidding is now open and your bids will be accepted via email, telephone or in writing. In all instances, please ensure you include full address details and a contact telephone number.

 

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Today was one of those days that makes being an auctioneer of railwayana one of the most memorable reasons for being in such a wonderful profession.

I had the privilege to meet the grandson of a certain F.W. Northcombe who started work with the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway as a Fireman right at the beginning and progressed to Driver in later years, being such right at the end. I browsed through several albums of photographs taken by him and listened to numerous stories relating to life on the L&B that were passed down through two generations.

As a result, I have great pleasure in announcing that we now have in the November auction, the most delightful L&BR engraved official Pocket Watch of Driver Northcombe, complete with original silver Albert and the 9ct gold NUR badge that is suitably name engraved and dated 1925. This is undoubtedly the most significant railway Pocket Watch ever and an original photograph of the man himself accompanies.

There are also a few other artefacts from the collection including an original L&BR Tunic Button, a Chelfham - Blackmoor steel and brass Tablet, the first and second L&BR Timetables issued plus a couple of later ones, a quantity of wonderful Postcards of the L&BR, a quantity of photographs (and several negatives of the lifting of the engines prior to being auctioned, with copyright passing to the buyer). There will also be a few other items in the next On-line/Telephone auction.

Also entered today, a superb Double Chimney ex Castle Class Locomotive - quite wonderful.

 

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I often get requests to put more on the Blogs page, well, here is something that might interest many, particularly ex GWR/BR Western enthusiasts. It is something I have put together to go on the MIAC website (miac.org.uk) The site contents are very dear to me being a born and bred Worcester lad (hence my affinity for Worcestershire Railwayana)

 

Here, along with the preamble, is a complete (and hopefully accurate) list of locomotives seen on Sunday 29th July 1962 when I embarked on my first of quite a few spotting trips, with the Worcester Locomotive Club

 

South Wales Sun 29th July 1962

My shed bashing trips from Worcester were either on my own by cycling to various venues within relatively easy reach, with The Worcester Loco Club, or privately organised within the Grammar School 'fraternity' using H.A. Fox mini-bus.

My membership card for the Worcester Loco Club shows my membership commencing June 1961/2 but my club activity shows my first trip in November to South Wales. However, my first ever trip and most definitely my most memorable of all the trips I attended, was Sunday 29th July 1962. I didn't go on the November trip and the entry on my card was definitely a mistake entered by the Secretary. How I wish I had gone in November, I see from the notes of that trip on the MIAC website, that 4037 South Wales Borderer was seen, this was the only Castle I never saw!

Walking around deserted Valley sheds on a sunny summer Sunday had a special magic to an impressionable 14 year old who had never ventured west of Barry Island and that was when my mother took me to the seaside at the age of 4!

Errors aside, the list, pretty much as written in my book, appears below. Some engines may well have been seen from sheds, perhaps in stations or passing on trains. I didn't make any additional notes other than the few engines I cabbed.

I haven't listed those cabbed locos but the little 'C' next to the number tells me I had a little climb around. I'm almost certain it was 7415 at N&B subshed that brings back a vague memory of getting a rollocking from the Membership Secretary, who was at that time, a fireman at 85A Worcester, when, whilst in the cab, I opened the regulator. I don't know how he knew because as far as I was concerned, the engine was dead - perhaps not!!

It is interesting to note the comparison with the already published list from the November trip later in the year, as listed by another member on the MIAC website.

Here we go, first stop


88K - Brecon

3211 46523 46504 46518 46512 2247 9774 2243 2298 3661 46516

Llandovery

48735 73034 48328 48525 48369

87G - Carmarthen

7407 2224 6116 4275 7448 9632 7408 7440 5969 - Honington Hall
7439 9787 2287 5048 - Earl Of Devon 4081 - Warwick Castle
5092 - Tresco Abbey 5030 - Shirburn Castle 5098 - Clifford Castle 6118
7829 - Ramsbury Manor 5938 - Stanley Hall 6623 7028 - Cadbury Castle
7402 7444 7826 - Longworth Manor 73023 2248 7445 7425 6837 - Forthampton Grange 5306
5039 - Rhuddlan Castle W51057 W59414 W51085

 

87F - Llanelly

48274 9621 6815 - Frilford Grange 5976 - Ashwicke Hall 4927 - Farnborough Hall 6349 8103 48420 5062 - Earl Of Shftesbury 4928 - Gatacre Hall 5248 5077 - Fairey Battle 6685 5612 5260 5247 6977 - Grundisburgh Hall 7785 48732 5917 - Westminster Hall 48452 5020 - Trematon Castle 48172 48436 6843 - Poulton Grange 5903 - Keele Hall 48760 1611 5946 - Marwell Hall 1633 1614 7925 - Westol Hall 48461 1665 7804 - Baydon Manor 6879 - Overton Grange 6357 1607 8785 D3358 42305 D3357 D2191 D2115 D2121 5602 1643 48761 3781 6347 1663 8477 5219 1655 73077 48463 5080 - Defiant 5037 - Monmouth Castle 6316 48324
5016 - Montgomery Castle 5074 - Hampden 4295 3822 5027 - Farleigh Castle 5656 9408 5207 3701 4080 - Powderham Castle 6818 - Hardwick Grange 8749 6316 6310 5013 - Abergavenny Castle 4078 - Pembroke Castle 5653

 

Pantyffynon

4644 9637 5209 4230 7200 3771 3719 4279 3698 7235 9652 1609 5223
4676 4298 3777

Upper Bank

6765 6741 6755 6770 6764 6749 6762 6767 6768 3635 6714 6777 6757 D7039

87C - Danygraig

D3827 9792 5201 3635 3777 D3744 D3760 7225 3743 D3360 5989 - Cransley Hall 9783 4099 - Kilgerran Castle 1152 5242 D2122 7215 D2118 4682 D3825 5774

87D - Swansea East Dock

73095 73035 5675 8475 D2184 6650 9761 6662 8488 5628 3691 9489 8794 6602
5631 4237 6613 5623 3797 6338 3785 7244 48478 42182 7226 4257 7248
9484 9441 3604 5609 1338 1151 6738

 

87B - Duffryn Yard

9788 9634 4241 4299 7216 5227 5787 8724 3728 3718 4651 6691 92217 3861
4278 6620 7715 4286 4256 6804 - Brockington Grange 9464 8407 4296 8715
9617 9799 5257 3642 6680 4213 8482 3610 5230 9785 3791 9742 5232 6686 3692 4695 8490 7229 3688 9464 92250 7228 9412 4242 5254 9483 9457 5246 3762 6603 5216 4684 9671

87A - Neath

7929 - Wyke Hall 6695 7204 7247 4134 5616 8737 5644 4284
4093 - Dunster Castle 5204 4169 4699 9627 5673 5972 - Olton Hall
5981 - Frensham Hall 6641 3741 7219 1645 5957 - Hutton Hall
1654 9473 3600 7203 9625 8102 3790 3687 8791 3693 3611 8732 7739 6649 3798 9734 D3824 6832 - Brockton Grange 92242 D3433 D3437 9743 8439 4287 7786 9750 9448 5778 9478 8788 5761 9786 3650 8418 2865 92246 5905 - Knowsley Hall

 

Glyn Neath

4653 9779 5239 5221 4255

88J - Aberdare

3695 3716 3866 9676 2873 5249 3850 5263 6690 4289 3717 6652 2876 3655 9731 5624 6939 - Calveley Hall 7415 4236 6637 5649 7208 5258 7423 3603 4688 6661 6605 4225 8461 5237 3699 5698 6651 6664 3627 5240 7221 4262 5642 4272 6361 2874 2857 5680 6628 9712

N&B

7317 3766 3621 3757 9748 3768 3652 5773 8747 4621

 

Dowlais


5660 5671 5622 5655 5652

88E - Abercynon

5630 3783 5615 9622 5601 1641 5647 3730 5686 5617 8717 7744 1612 3734 9723 5657 8730 9728 3707 5641 9759 5699

88D - Merthyr

6629 9643 9638 5627 6416 4635 8723 5626 9776 9675 8776 9631 9618 6433 9747

Rhymney

5645 5662 5618 5666 5672 5603 5650

Caerphilly Works

5696 4507 3808 9442 6622 9446 9602 4292 7242 8431 5670 5152
5954 - Faendre Hall 9616 6673 5548 4222 6622 4674 5222 5696 9773
5929 - Hanham Hall 5684 4980 - Wrottesley Hall

88B - Cardiff Radyr

D3427 D3364 5654 4166 8478 6660 6669 6659 6624 6648 8469 6326 5613 3400 9711 8438 5608 8478 5635 3672 6657 6684 8780 5607 6607 6689 6626 6612 6635
5648 6665 5663 D3603 7205 7252 5600 8474

Cathays

6633 4177 5610 6638 6677 D3407 W50889 W50126 W59373 W50084 W59344 W50124
W50836 W59340 W50903 W59365 W58082 W50850 W50121 W59351
W50835 W50079 W59334 W50888 W59035

88A - Canton

6905 - Claughton Hall 92236 4954 - Plaish Hall 4093 - Dunster Castle 2887 4991 - Cobham Hall 92219 7927 - Willington Hall 5073 - Blenheim 8425 9727 8728 3663 9605
8497 9648 9794 8471 3755 9681 4633 3784 6630 3708 9437 5220 5749 9603 9456 9461 6608 9713 8445 9426 90579 5053 - Earl Cairns 6004 - King George III 9775 8484 6681 9606 5685 6621 9605 90095 3829 5228 90125 5909 - Newton Hall 6957 - Norcliffe Hall 90630 4931 - Hanbury Hall 4973 - Sweeney Hall 92227 5697 5097 - Sarum Castle 5021 - Whittington Castle 3821 6985 - Parwick Hall 90572 9485 3843 4098 - Kidwelly Castle 92208 6366 90149 5961 - Toynbee Hall 4942 - Maindy Hall 5061 - Earl Of Birkenhead 6985 - Parwick Hall
4954 - Plaish Hall 4944 - Middleton Hall 6943 - Farnley Hall 9223 90069
5962 - Wantage Hall 7805 - Broome Manor

86A - Newport

4558 6845 - Glasfryn Grange 2818 3824 9424 2240 2209 7219 3722 7325
7232 6325 7736 2897 D4174 D4128 92214 4293 D4002 7245 7243 7240 7234 7332 3832 D3815 9619 7231 7233 9667 92229 92002 92006 4258 4265 5259 5234 4290 3691 1656 4252 7224 5233 7237 92005 92249 3694 3767 92223 6412 3714 6412 4611 1653 5229 92238 92224 5251 7222 92222 3662 6434 4283 3700 90544 6813 - Eastbury Grange 4151 90524 92225 4657 3706 9644 9746 9662 3764 8751 4679 8766 3772 3837 3818 2884 6852 - Headbourne Grange 9488 3634 4137 D4176 D7038 4905 - Barton Hall D3820 9667

86B - Newport Pill

4643 3674 4233 4294 5235 5244 6760 5259 6742 7721 6759 6763 4259 5256 5200 6758 D4171 D4001 6724 D4127 6772 D4011 D4170 D3807 D3808 D3810 D4173 D4012 D3809 D3811 4276 4238 4280 4254 4264

86G - Pontypool Road

3811 6811 - Cranbourne Grange 8495 3708 9730 4600 3826 7241 9655
3628 9611 9797 3683 6867 - Peterston Grange 9796 3703 7210
7220 6634 6636 8716 7724 5775 3779 9650 4642 4668 4603 8493
3753 3685 3651 8781 48330 4678 6675 9642 8707 7230 4639 2859 3859 5638 7251 7246 7227 6819 - Highnam Grange 6901 - Arley Hall 48738 7201 6335 2896 5059 - Earl St. Aldwyn 2867
3640 45143 5659

What an incredible trip and I actually copped 486 locos out of that lot!.....Happy Days

 

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06/09/10

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Well, Quorn Swap Meet yesterday turned out to be yet another resounding success for Bob Withers. Celebrating 25 years of this special railwayana car boot, we were all treated to a free ride to Leicester North and back.

I defied all my principles and took the opportunity to ride behind an engine I used to moan at in disgust, ie a Deltic! How times have changed. Although I looked upon them as 'nails', the fading memories of A4s at Kings Cross, being rapidly ousted by such ugly beasts, is now pretty insignificant. Early traction of this nature was indeed part of my affection for steam and I did witness the introduction of just about all the 'greenies' from the beginning. My first visit of many to Tamworth wouldn't have been complete without seeing 10000 & 10001 or indeed 10201 & 10202. Then of course came DP2 which I saw perhaps too often!

I really enjoyed the ride behind D9009 and on the outward journey, was sat in the second carriage with windows open - of course. Great sound I have to say and the driver gave us all plenty of moments of beefy acceleration, generally accompanied with profuse amounts of smoky exhaust.

I must say that one deep rooted opinion will never change, diesel exhaust stinks, steam exhaust smells wonderful.

The return journey was equally enjoyable as Paul Tilley and I exchanged interesting information on the vagaries of diesel nameplates and also discussed the flame-cut panel from Deltic 55014 THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT.

The flamecut is in the 13th November auction at Pershore and the mystery at the moment is the significance of the small yellow triangle at the bottom of the data panel. Evidentally, only two Deltics carried this triangle.

For those of you who are well into Deltics, we also have an original Deltic Drivers Seat in the auction. Imagine sat on that in your office whilst you play on your computer Deltic Simulator!

I must offer a personal thanks to Bob Withers and his team. 25 years of Quorn as we know it, is no mean feat. Like many things, the majority merely accept that it will happen and just take it for granted. So, spare a thought and think for a moment of the void our hobby would encounter without it.

Well done Bob, here's to the next 25 years (zimmer frames included for the next free train ride, just hope it isn't a preserved Pendolino!!)

 

 

 

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So summer is almost over and Quorn is on the horizon. Both Simon and I will be in attendance not only delivering the remnants of the July on-line auction, but also taking items for the 13th November auction.

On the next auction page, items are beginning to be listed, with images, so keep it bookmarked for progress. We will be auctioning another raft of Class 86 Nameplates for our chosen charity Railway Children. We have the other side of the plates auctioned last November plus Robert A Riddles. Look out for the supern collection of tangerine BR(NE) Totems soon to be detailed

Note that there is another on-line/telephone auction planned for later and items are already building up nicely.

 

 

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With just over a week to run before the online auction blocks start closing, a number of additional lots will be added to the end of the last block in throughout today. Already showing is a mint, BR(NE) tangerine enamel SMOKING PROHIBITED. Good luck!

 

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A great day had by all yesterday at Pershore and despite the wonderful weather keeping many collectors away, turn-out was pretty good and what lacked in turn-out was gained in the plethora of commission and telephone bids. Prices were still bouyant, particularly at the quality end, as always.

We now look forward to the forthcoming on-line auction and of course the next major auction at Pershore in November.

A final point regarding one of the nameplates sold yesterday and an extremely wayward comment on what has degenerated into a 'tittle - tattle' forum on the web. Whilst we live in a wonderful country where free speech is welcome forever, some people can lose all sense of sensibilty when they retire and hide behind a keyboard. Wild guessing by people who seem to be fixated with their own deductions and have a compulsion to get it into the public domain, really grates on our very substance. I guess it's too much to ask of these people to at least talk to those who know first, but, as a gentle reminder, to those who don't know or perhaps have forgotten, locomotives did carry two nameplates - don't jump to silly conclusions.

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As we look forward to meeting you all again next Saturday the 22nd May at Pershore High School, a reminder that the next auction after Pershore, is On-line only of 375 lots closing on the 6th, 7th and 8th July 2010. The catalogue is just about ready and will appear on our website early June to give everyone plenty of time to browse the items. We have an eclectic mix to include colour slides, 00 models, GWR and other publicity, cast iron signs, enamel signs, cabside numberplates, totems and many other small delights.

Should you have friends or colleagues who don't have access to the internet, let them know that they are not being disadvantaged. For a mere 5 x 1st class stamps, they can obtain a printed list containing a postal bidding form. In addition to email and postal bidding, there will be a secondary option to bid via telephone.

 

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The 22nd May Live Auction is now full with just over 500 lots and, as always, we have an array of wonderful and diverse items to suit all pockets. Catalogue is ready for the printer and also will soon appear on our website.

Latest addition is CALDICOT CASTLE nameplate, like most of the other steam nameplates in this sale, first time at railwayana auction.

As GWRA go from strength to strength, we are now offering another On-Line Supplementary auction commencing the first week in July. Like the last one in February, we have a wide selection of everything for the discerning railwayana collector including some extremely desirable items across the board.

There are already in excess of 300 lots entered for the Supplementary auction and whilst we are still taking items for this sale, we now only have space for quality. Details will be published once the Live auction dust has settled but 'watch this space' for some wonderful surprises.

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As we approach the next major auction and put the final touches to the catalogue, we are pleased to announce that the second volume of Poster To Poster by Richard Furness will be formally launched at our venue on the 22nd May 2010

Vol 2, Yorkshire and the North East, starts the journey at Berwick-upon-Tweed and takes you south to the Tyne and Tees area, through the industrial heartland and wonderful coastal resorts via Newcastle & Durham and on to Yorkshire, ending at York itself. A large book of 290 pages containing 388 Posters and 71,000 words.

Richard has set his sights on producing 8 volumes in this series and Volume 2 promises to be another gem to complement the already released Volume 1.

For more in-depth details visit www.railway-posters.com

 

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railway station signs, locomotive nameplates, totems, handlamps, locomotive worksplates, railway posters, carriage prints, signal keys, signalling tablets, cabside numberplates, smokebox numberplates, diesel nameplates, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, LSWR, LNWR, LBSCR, Royal Scots, Jubilees, King, Castle, Grange, Hall, Manor, A4, A3, Battle of Britain, West Country, Merchant Navy, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthurs, Coronation, Duchess, Princess, Western, Hymek, Deltic, Warship, Class 40, Class 45, Class 60

10/02/10

from

Webmaster

More entries for the next on-line auction arrived today in the shape of some very desirable GWR Publicity. Detail later.

 

 

GWRA ~ Live Railway Auctions at Pershore ~ At their best

GWRA ~ Simply The Best

railway station signs, locomotive nameplates, totems, handlamps, locomotive worksplates, railway posters, carriage prints, signal keys, signalling tablets, cabside numberplates, smokebox numberplates, diesel nameplates, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, LSWR, LNWR, LBSCR, Royal Scots, Jubilees, King, Castle, Grange, Hall, Manor, A4, A3, Battle of Britain, West Country, Merchant Navy, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthurs, Coronation, Duchess, Princess, Western, Hymek, Deltic, Warship, Class 40, Class 45, Class 60

06/02/10

from

Webmaster

The On-Line Auction has now concluded and the resounding success has prompted a further on-line auction scheduled for early July.

Entries so far include a substantial collection of Boxed Wrenn, Hornby and other 00 Gauge Locomotives and Rolling Stock. Some desirable Foreign models are also included, more information soon.

Entries for this auction are welcome as are items for the Major 'Live Venue' Pershore auction coming up on 22nd May.


GWRA ~ Live Railway Auctions at Pershore ~ At their best

GWRA ~ Simply The Best

railway station signs, locomotive nameplates, totems, handlamps, locomotive worksplates, railway posters, carriage prints, signal keys, signalling tablets, cabside numberplates, smokebox numberplates, diesel nameplates, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, LSWR, LNWR, LBSCR, Royal Scots, Jubilees, King, Castle, Grange, Hall, Manor, A4, A3, Battle of Britain, West Country, Merchant Navy, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthurs, Coronation, Duchess, Princess, Western, Hymek, Deltic, Warship, Class 40, Class 45, Class 60

16 Jan 2010

from

Webmaster

The On-Line Auction catalogue is now uploaded and bidding is open. End time is in blocks of 25 spread over 3 days, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February.


GWRA ~ Live Railway Auctions at Pershore ~ At their best

GWRA ~ Simply The Best

railway station signs, locomotive nameplates, totems, handlamps, locomotive worksplates, railway posters, carriage prints, signal keys, signalling tablets, cabside numberplates, smokebox numberplates, diesel nameplates, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, LSWR, LNWR, LBSCR, Royal Scots, Jubilees, King, Castle, Grange, Hall, Manor, A4, A3, Battle of Britain, West Country, Merchant Navy, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthurs, Coronation, Duchess, Princess, Western, Hymek, Deltic, Warship, Class 40, Class 45, Class 60

16 Jan 2010

from

Webmaster

We are pleased to announce that we have secured the majority of the 'other side' Nameplates of the Class 86 locos sold in our May 2009 auction for the forthcoming May 2010 auction.

Once again we are auctioning these on behalf of our chosen charity Railway Children

The Nameplates are -

CITY OF STOKE-ON-TRENT

CITY OF LICHFIELD

SANSPAREIL

PHOENIX

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

COUNTY OF MERSEYSIDE

PEBBLE MILL


GWRA ~ Live Railway Auctions at Pershore ~ At their best

GWRA ~ Simply The Best

railway station signs, locomotive nameplates, totems, handlamps, locomotive worksplates, railway posters, carriage prints, signal keys, signalling tablets, cabside numberplates, smokebox numberplates, diesel nameplates, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, LSWR, LNWR, LBSCR, Royal Scots, Jubilees, King, Castle, Grange, Hall, Manor, A4, A3, Battle of Britain, West Country, Merchant Navy, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthurs, Coronation, Duchess, Princess, Western, Hymek, Deltic, Warship, Class 40, Class 45, Class 60

10 Jan 2010

from

Webmaster

Here's hoping that all our clients, friends and colleagues had a really Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a most prosperous New Year.

As we approach our first major 'live' event of 2010 in the merry month of May, we have an interim, on-line/telephone auction coming up in January, starting on the 26th and finishing between February 2nd and February 4th.

More details soon.

GWRA ~ Live Railway Auctions at Pershore ~ At their best

GWRA ~ Simply The Best

railway station signs, locomotive nameplates, totems, handlamps, locomotive worksplates, railway posters, carriage prints, signal keys, signalling tablets, cabside numberplates, smokebox numberplates, diesel nameplates, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, LSWR, LNWR, LBSCR, Royal Scots, Jubilees, King, Castle, Grange, Hall, Manor, A4, A3, Battle of Britain, West Country, Merchant Navy, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthurs, Coronation, Duchess, Princess, Western, Hymek, Deltic, Warship, Class 40, Class 45, Class 60

Your Railwayana can include Locomotive Nameplate , Cabside Numberplate, Totem , Railway Lamp, Shedplate, Signalbox Instrument , Locomotive Worksplate , Railway Clock , Carriage Print, Whistle, Enamel Sign, Poster, Railway Silverware, Railway Chinaware, Items from - Diesel, Steam, Signalbox, Station, Lineside, Depots or Scrapyards. We also auction Model railway items such as Hornby, Wrenn, Triang, Bing, Bassett Lowke and Marklin~ in fact, we will auction any railwayana item associated with British or Overseas Railways.

Additionally, we accept

Road Sign

Petrol Globes

Motoring memorabilia

Titanic

Shipping Collectables

Enamel Advertising Signs

Porcelain Signs

Bus and Tram items

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