GW Railwayana

  • ‘Wish-list’ acquisitions boost for Cumbrian railway museum

    ‘Wish-list’ acquisitions boost for Cumbrian railway museum

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    By Geoff Courtney THE owner of one of the country’s newest regional railway museums is celebrating the acquisition of two local railwayana items that have been on his wish-list for many years but had come onto the market only recently. They are a venerable Maryport & Carlisle signalbox nameboard and a totem sign from the…

  • It’s high fives as GW Railwayana lives up to its name

    It’s high fives as GW Railwayana lives up to its name

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    With a selection of five GWR nameplates, supported by six GWR cabsides and five smokebox numberplates from named locomotives, GW Railwayana will be living up to its name at its March 16 auction, although both the LMS and Southern Railway get a slice of the action. The five GWR nameplates are Wardour Castle and Neath…

  • Two weeks on and the tills ring at Stoneleigh

    Two weeks on and the tills ring at Stoneleigh

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    Just two weeks after GW Railwayana achieved a world record £64,500 for a nameplate from LNER No. 60103 Flying Scotsman, as reported in last month’s issue, the tills were also ringing at Great Central’s December 1 sale at Stoneleigh Park, with the top five realisations achieving a combined £142,200 before the addition of buyer’s premium.…

  • New record as Flying Scotsman nameplate sells for £64,500

    New record as Flying Scotsman nameplate sells for £64,500

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    ONE of the original nameplates from ‘A3’ Flying Scotsman was sold for a record £64,500 plus buyer’s premium at the GW Railwayana auction in Pershore on November 17. The buyer was an unnamed online bidder. The hammer price beat the previous record of £60,000 for ‘A4’ nameplate Golden Fleece. This plate is from the right…

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