These web pages, into their sixteenth year in September 2011, 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:
DNGR boundary marker. Source: TRA711
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.
are also provided, and checked and updated generally on a monthly basis. If lost, click on the 'Site Map' 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 or office. Snail mail to Ken Lennan, SPA2 3/112, CE, 200 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels, Belgium. 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 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).
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.
Additions for January 2012 are recent auction realisations and upcomings together with photos. Data subsequent up to December 2011 has not yet been included in the individual company pages. This site's previous host (Innet, then UUNET) became Tiscali some time ago and now Scarlet. A mirror is provided for auction prices' here with another less updated mirror on Skynet which was previously the main site. The host at (www.lennan.be) provides large storage capacity and is now the reference site. Thus, first updates will be on the lennan.be site. A number of company pages on the more general Irish railwayana site were updated again in January 2012.
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 Guide (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 at the beginning of many 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. Abbreviations used in auction results are BIT & BT - Bitton, BON - Bonhams, BRK - Brookside, CAL - Callanish, CHF - Cheffin's, CHO - Chorley, CHR - Christies, CRW - Special SRA/BRA Sale, CRE- Crewe, DRE - Dreweatts, Bristol, GCA - Great Central Auctions, GIL - Gilding's, Market Harborough, GLO - Gloucester Railwayana GRA - Gloucester Railwayana Auction, GWR - Glouchester Worcestershire Railwayana, KID - George Kidner, Pennington, KFR - Knight, Frank & Rutley, KRA or ORA - Kiddlington (Oxford) or Kidlington Railwayana 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, 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).
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Go to page 2, "The overall market 2010- " for Irish railwayana comments.
Alternatively, go to my railwayana.com pages for company data
For genealogy, go to my Lennan genealogy pages or their mirror on this site
Railwayana Prices Site on lennan.be
Skynet Railwayana Prices mirror Site