GW Railwayana Auctions Ltd The Story so far

About Our People and Business

G.W.Railwayana Auctions Ltd are a privately owned Limited company formed in 1995 by Simon Turner and Tony Hoskins two enthusiastic collectors of Railwayana. Through focusing our business experience, IT & Communication skills and in-depth knowledge of the wider aspects of the railway collecting arena, we rapidly became world-wide leading specialist auctioneers of transport related memorabilia.
We formed the Limited company in 2008 having previously traded as an LLP and both of our Wife's joined the business.
1995 First sale
1997 First Railwayana auction house to launch on the Web
2000 First Railwayana auction house to offer computerised invoicing.
2014 GW Railwayana Launch on becoming the first and only specialist Railwayana Auction house to offer real time live Bidding.
2014 New Html 5 Website launches with database driven catalogue pages and a fresh new Logo and look.
2015 Move from two to three annual sales.
2015 Launch Social media pages
2016 Tony and Karen retire from the business and Simon and Clare take full control.
2016 Fully integrated office system purchased including auctioneers live link on sale days.
2016 Payments to vendors reduced from 30 days to a maximum of 14 days.
2016 Viewing area at auction venue extended.
2017 Launch Google Business reviews to enable Total Transparency


About Us


Owner and resident Auctioneer - Valuer.

I spent over 30 years in B2B technical sales and rate customer service my number one priority, we follow this ethos throughout GW Railwayana Auctions.

I am also a consultant for Millers Antique guides.

My Interest's besides Railways is restoring and riding Suzuki and Ducati motorcyles  and have been featured 3 times in Practical Sportbikes magazine.


Purchase and Sales Admin, Catalogue Subcriptions

Trained and qualified as a RGN working in the Public and Private sector.

I left nursing 3 years ago to take up a full time role in the Auction business.



Since 1998 we've been focusing on the one thing we do best, customer service.

Review GW Railwayana Auctions on Google

  • I would be happy to recommend this auction house,  I have sold a number of items with GWRA, and found the service to be of the highest of standards, the process is seamless, from picking up of the items, to the prompt payment following the auction.

    Neil- Orpington Kent July 2017
  • Simon, Many thanks for a very professional service from start to finish. Cheque arrived this morning - I am very pleased with the result. Ian Morrsion

    Ian Morrsion July 2017
  • Hi Simon Just a quick note to acknowledge receipt of the cheque for the net proceeds of sale of these items. I was thrilled with the result and am grateful to you for your expert advice. Kind regards

    Sue July 2017
  • Dear Simon I just wanted to say a belated 'thank you' for selling the Clifton Rocks Railway Medal for me. I have received your cheque and am delighted that it achieved a hammer price of £200, an unexpected and pleasant surprise! Many thanks for your help Regards

    Philippa McCray July 2017