Railwayana and Model Railway Home Page


These web pages, now into their twenty fifth year in September 2020, 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 2020- (earlier comments are at 1996-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19).
  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 30K .jpg image of DNGR gate notice DNGR gate notice. Source: TRA719

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 but not always checked as often as I would like. If lost,click on the 'Site Map' 1.4K .jpg image site map icon icon at the end of each page for navigation choices. 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. It went on line on 27/7/97 (originally on geocities) and treats most Irish railway companies separately. You can e-mail me at home but I only check each week.

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 year) 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 on this server together with more recent photo pages).

new graphic Quite a bit of work has been done getting old data in. There was a big gap in photos of auction items between early 2020 and October November. They have mostly been found. The latest page now covers 2020-21 and the earlier data is on 2018-19. The next job is to update the company data on this site as well as updating external links. There was an update on auvtions up to the end of March 2021

The irishrailwayana.com site has been off line since last summer. The problem is the separation of the domain name (due to me being 2 days late paying the update fees) from the firn hosting the data. It can now be found here temporarily.

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 monthly Railway Antiques Gazette (RAG), with much of interest to collectors, was published since September 2003, but the last issue was for August 2018. GCR, GWR, GNR, TRA and UKrailwayana are probably the main auction houses for now online. Onslows specialises in posters. But many houses have come and gone over the period covered. 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, MHR - Mid-Hants Railwayana, 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, PUR -Purcell's, Birr, Co. Offaly. 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, THR - Thirsk Railwayana Auction, 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 and RAG. 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 Proceed to page 2, "The overall market 2020- " for the recent Irish railwayana results. blue ball

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

The above site is temporarily unavailable. But a link to a backup site is at:

red ball Temporary home to pages for company data red ball

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





Site construction begun 28/9/1996. On line 3/11/96 on innet.be.
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/
This URL: http://www.lennan.be/ The main site
This site revised on http://www.lennan.be/ on 10/4/2021
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/ (but now offline)
Genealogy mirror: http://www.lennan.be/len001.htm

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