Midland railways enamel sign inscribed "Tickets waiting and ladies room", double sided, sold for £400.
North East England is known as the birthplace of railways. For it was here, around Newcastle, that the world’s first tramways were laid and, later, the world’s first public railway between Stockton and Darlington steamed into life. George Stephenson, the ‘Father of Railways’ was born in Wylam, just 6 miles from our Auction House.
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A complete set of early 20th Century LNER glass lantern slides, depicting steam and diesel trains, laying of track, painting of dials of station clocks, and others, complete with original lecture papers issued by the British Railways Press Office, in case with LNER labels and 'Mr Wilson, Humshaugh' paper lable.
Provenance: Left in the station when it was closed and vendor's grandfather bought the station and contents.
Sold for £200
Sometimes the simple answers are the best. This railway totem simply allowed only one train to cross the bridge at a time. If you weren't holding the totem, you weren't allowed to cross.
Sold for £85
British railways North Eastern region enamel sign for "Tynemouth Goods Station", double sided, 74cms x 34cms.
Sold for £900
A Southern Railways platform bench for the Tower Hill Station, Devon.
Sold for £650
An early 20th Century railway poster featuring Stephenson's 'Rocket' locomotive,
Sold for £320
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