Railwayana and Model Railway Home Page

These web pages, into their twenty third year in September 2018, 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 2018- (earlier comments are at 1996-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2016-17,;
  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 for many years.

2K .jpg links icon are also provided, and checked and updated generally on a regular basis (most recently on 11/03/18). 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 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 approximate 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). Updates wlll appear on the latter site

new graphic The update in October has included recent results and upcomings. Data on prices in the individual company sections are still only up to end December 2017. Please excuse the broken links on old material, particularly posters. The companion site is now more than two years out of date. Hopefully it can be brought up to date, with the latest data (including larger images) soon. This site's previous host (Innet, then Uunet) became Tiscali many years ago and then Scarlet and as of 2 months ao the mirror of this site has been deleted. The host for this particular site (www.lennan.be) provides large storage capacity and is now the reference site. Updates will always be here. As noted, many of the company pages on the more general Irish companies' site were updated in July 2015. You will usually find larger versions of the smaller photos which appear at the end of the overall market page on this site on the bigger general site which is not geared to prices, just to surviving items. But you may have to wait for the less than regular updates.

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 but the last issue was in August 2018. 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 the GCR empire. 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), SRA was acquired by GCR but is still run separately, but concentrating on paper items. 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 -Just a click ago 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, 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 some years ago 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).

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blue ball Proceed to page 2, "The overall market 2018- " for the recent Irish railwayana results. 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

Site construction begun 28/9/1996. On line 3/11/96 on innet.be, on 30/9/98 to uunet.be, on 31/5/02 to tiscali.be then scarlet.be with mirror on skynet.be.
This URL: http://www.lennan.be/ which is now the only site.
Revised on http://www.lennan.be/ on 15/10/18
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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