London North Eastern Railway is offering people the chance to own a piece of LNER history as an auction is set to open to sell HST nameplates in aid of its charity partner, CALM.
The nameplates up for auction are 43308 Highland Chieftain, 43300 Craigentinny and one
Crest, 43238 National Railway Museum, 43208 Lincolnshire Echo, 43257 Bounds Green,
43274 Spirit of Sunderland, 43290 MTU Fascination of Power
The nameplates are from the iconic Intercity 125 HST power cars that were retired from the ECML in 2019.
The memorabilia will be auctioned on the 14th of November 2020, with the
nameplates being previewed on the G.W.Railwayana Auctions website from 26th July 2020.
David Horne, Managing Director of LNER, said: “LNER has a proud history and has had some truly famous trains serve our customers over the years. Names such as the Highland
Chieftain and Spirit of Sunderland are synonymous with the railway and have helped
celebrate the regions along the East Coast route. The auction provides people with a chance to own a piece of railway history while supporting an important cause.”
The money raised from the auction of the HST Nameplates will go towards supporting CALM, which works to prevent suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
CALM Chief Executive Officer, Simon Gunning said: “We’re incredibly grateful for LNER’s
continued amazing support, and for auctioning these iconic pieces of train history. Since
lockdown, we’ve experienced record levels of demand for our helpline services, and thanks
to LNER’s generosity we’ll continue to save lives and be there for those who need us.”
Further information about the auction preview and sale can be found online by clicking here.
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