Railwayana and Model Railway Home Page


These web pages, now into their eighteenth year in September 2013, are mainly on Irish railway memorabilia (for transatlantic visitors - railroadiana), with information on the market for brass, enamel and cast iron signs (updated most months), gradually expanding to other items, grouped under:

  1. The overall market for Irish railwayana 2014- (earlier comments are at 1996-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13);
  2. Irish Standard gauge - North (GNR,DNGR,NIR,SLNCR etc.);
  3. Irish Standard gauge - South (CIE,GSR,MGWR etc.);
  4. Irish narrow gauge railways (railroads)(CDRJC,WCR,CVR,CLR,etc.).

click for 25K .jpg image of LNWR hotels posterLNWR Hotels poster (including Greenore). Source: GWR1113

Limited information is also given on UK, Belgian and French railwayana, together with some resources for Irish luggage labels and tickets. Other interests covered are model railways (model railroads) and DCC Lenz system. Sometimes the Miscellanea page seeks input on unusual material, but nothing of late.

2K .jpg links icon are also provided, and checked and updated generally on a monthly basis. If lost, click on the 'Site Map' 1.4K .jpg image site map icon icon at the end of each page for navigation choices. You will also find a site search facility on that page. Various photos of Irish railwayana (gradually relegated from page 2) complete the pages. This is just a sampler for the much fuller information on the second general site. You can e-mail me at home. Any photos of Irish railwayana would be particularly appreciated (up to now one contributor accounts for the majority of extra photos!). These could be scanned and inserted into more comprehensive pages on the varieties for individual companies.

A more detailed Irish railwayana site, which went on line on 27/7/97 (originally on geocities - but as of August 2004 that version was gone), treats most Irish railway companies separately. It has short potted histories of companies and illustrations of 1171 (at last count in November 2007, but increasing by the month) Irish signs etc. Some company pages are fuller than others. It is advisable, if working on a slow connection, to check on the index page (where the size of text and graphics files are indicated) for the extent of the graphics download. A third site, dealing with genealogy, principally the Dublin Lenn*ns, has now been up and running since 1999 on rootsweb (a mirror image is also on this server together with more recent photo pages).

Should anyone wish to receive an automatic email notification when these pages are updated, or when there is a major change to the second site, please forward your email address to either of the addresses noted above. Otherwise that sought-after item may come and go without your knowledge.

new graphic Additions up to mid-July 2014 are recent auction realisations and upcomings as well as some missed auction results and photos from the first half of 2014. Data on prices up to end-January 2014, but not since then, have been included in the individual company pages and many broken links have been removed. This site's previous host(Innet, then Uunet) became Tiscali some time ago and now Scarlet. A mirror (but not updated recently) is provided for this auction prices' site on Scarlet. The other mirror (also not updated for a while) on Skynet disappeared on 1 May 2013. The host for this particular site (www.lennan.be) provides large storage capacity and is now the reference site. Thus, first updates will always be here. A number of company pages on the more general Irish railwayana site were updated in March 2013.

Apologies for the limited expertise in html, poor photographic skill and grossly inadequate standardization of images. Credits for the early auction data goes to the Railway Collectors' Journal (RCJ). The RCJ announced that from end-2005 material would be published on the Prorail site rather than in printed form. The monthly Railway Antiques Gazette (RAG), with much of interest to collectors, has been appearing since September 2003. It is published by Tim Petchey and Lindsay Ferris, and is available by subscription, price £3.75 per issue plus overseas postage, from the RAG Office, 23 Gloucester St., Winchcombe, Glocs. GL54 5LX. Talisman Railwayana Auctions (TRA) are held every few months. Kiddlington (KRA) auctions, which previously was perhaps the most consistent venue for signalling items, is now part of GCA. Onslows too is online, with some great pictures of posters, a specialty of this location (but save them before they disappear). Another early source for many images is the colour catalogue (but images here can be pretty basic), from Sheffield Railwayana Auctions (SRA), mailing address: 4 The Glebe, Clapham, Bedford, MK41 6GA. SRA has now been acquired by GCR but will continue to be run as before. Abbreviations used in auction results are BIT & BT - Bitton, BON - Bonhams, BRI - Bristol, BRK - Brookside, CAL - Callanish, CHF - Cheffin's, CHO - Chorley, CHR - Christies, CRW - Special SRA/BRA Sale, CRE- Crewe, DRE - Dreweatts, Bristol, GCA/GCR - Great Central (Railwayana) Auctions, GIL - Gilding's, Market Harborough, GLO - Gloucester Railwayana GNR - Great Northern Railwayana Auction, GRA - Gloucester Railwayana Auctions, GWR - Gloucester Worcestershire Railwayana, KID - George Kidner, Pennington, KFR - Knight, Frank & Rutley, KRA or ORA - Kiddlington (Oxford) or Kidlington Railwayana Auctions, JAC -Justa clickago Auctions, LO - Loughborough, MEA - Mealys, MCA - Midland Counties Auctions, MKA - Matlock (Midland), MRA - Midland Railway Auctions, MTN - Malton (Cundall's), ONS - Onslows, PPC - Paperchase, PHI - Phillips of Solihull, PRO - Prorail, PTA - Paddington Ticket Auctions, RCA - Railway Collector's Newsletter Auction, RNT - Railwayana.net, RPA - Railway Preservation, Keynsham, RAUK - Railwayana Auctions UK, RRA - Railway Relics Co., RUG - Vectis/Potter, Rugby, SHM - Smith, Hodginson & McGinty, SOL - Solent, SOM - Somerset Railwayana Auctions, SOT - Sothebys, STA - Stafford, STD - 'Stop the drop' Auction, STK - Stoke, STL - Southall, STN - Stoneleigh, TRA - Talisman Railwayana Auctions, VEC - Vectis, WHY - Whytes (Dublin), WT - Watford (Cundall's). More generally in these pages, TT are timetables and Adv refers to items advertised for sale in the named publication, up to recently in the Railway Collector's Journal. Where Froggatt (Railway buttons, badges and uniforms, 1986) references for buttons are available, they are indicated with 'F.' plus number. Dates are always in month year format, i.e. 894=August 1994. Posters give indications of size where available (e.g. dr=double royal). Price abbreviations include £ns (not sold), £of (offers), £forx (for exchange), £of@ (offered at) and £wd (withdrawn). Publications covered include Trackdown (TCK) and Railway Collectors' Newsletter (RCN) - the predecessors of RCJ. Relevant information given in catalogues is reproduced, rather than being interpreted. Inches are, however, converted to centimeters or mm, but conversions from some sites where indeterminate fractions are inexact, since these fractions will be automatically converted as equal one half inch (not three quarters or a quarter inch).

Copyright ©: The material on this website is subject to copyright. Copyright in images, etc., where an external source is indicated, belongs to the original owners of that material. Where no external source is shown, permission is granted for use of material on this site for non-commercial purposes, on the basis of an acknowledgement of source.

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blue ball Go to page 2, "The overall market 2014- " for Irish railwayana comments. blue ball

red ball Alternatively, go to my railwayana.com pages for company data red ball

red ball For genealogy, go to my Lennan genealogy pages or their mirror on this sitered ball

Skynet Railwayana Prices mirror Site
Scarlet Railwayana Prices mirror Site





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URL change 30/9/98 to uunet.be. URL change 31/5/02 to http://home.tiscali.be/be040028/ subsequently http://home.scarlet.be/be040028/ with mirror on skynet and main site becoming http://www.lennan.be/
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Revised on http://www.lennan.be/ on 17/7/14
Alternative: http://home.scarlet.be/be040028/. But often a significant lag in updates.
2nd URL: From 27/7/1997 to 2001 on geocities and, from 8/6/01, http://www.irishrailwayana.com/

Genealogy: From 12/7/1999 on http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lennan/
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