This pages shows several rare or unusual items that we have found or have been offered to us to sell - privately or in auction.
You could have 'hidden treasures' that could appear here.
They could be rare.
They could be valuable.
They could be 'lone surviving examples'..
If you have any special pieces of railwayana that you want valued then please contact us
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A Rare Totem in a Railwayana Auction for the first time
Rare wooden totem previously not known to have existed
A Rare Totem Discovered previously not known to have survived
A cast iron oval wagon plate “CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, BUILDERS, GAS DEPARTMENT”.
Dug up from the ex-Cambrian Railway Works carriage sidings in Oswestry, now part of a new building development site. The vendor was erecting a new boundary fence, while digging out a hole, hit & unearthed this historic, never seen before plate.
WHAT A FIND!!. UNTOUCHED. Size 8½”x 5”.
Further info has revealed that this plate probably came off a 4 wheel wagon that was one of a number used in the building of the Elan Valley Dams and Reservoirs for City of Birmingham, Water Department in the late 19th & early 20th century.
A number of Carriage Boards were discovered in the loft of a terraced house near Wolverton. It is believed that the house was once owned by a worker at the Carriage Works.
A number of these boards were auctioned at Stafford Railwayana Auction in January 2009. A further 15 carriage boards are to be auctioned at Stafford on 5 September 2009.
Rare Wagon plate
Flame cut ex-Deltic, 55 011
The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Another treasure, possibly not been seen before by Railwayana Collectors.
Anything known about the Ayrshire & Greenock Railway Company?
If you can help withany info/details' of this Railway Company then please contact us
A RADLETT totem was offered for the Stafford auction. We noticed the paintwork peeling and that it had been painted over an original totem. We carefully removed the top paint and literally uncovered a treasure!
CALEDONIAN ROAD & BARNSBURY station closed and the totem was re-used. The underlying totem is quite rare.
BR(NE) Full Flanged Totem BARNARD CASTLE
Previously only half flanged totems known to have survived