LNER to auction off special HST nameplates

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LNER HST Nameplates Auction
Credit: LNER

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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3 COMMENTS

  1. Morning David. This decision is by a long way the worst that has been made by LNER. These plates are iconic from the iconic train sets. Putting them into private hands perhaps making a few thousand pounds is extremely poor.
    Why did you not donate them to the National Railway Museum so we could all admire them?. Or better still mount them on the York station ?. Both have brilliant viewing potential.
    Best of luck.

    Richard Law

    • While I’m still in favor of this auction, I do agree with you. Why put them in the hands of private collectors who will just shove them in their attics for 50 years when you can put them somewhere where they can be seen by all, and still raise money doing so

  2. hello I am happy try to contact me it’s my favourite locomotive the 125 from irfan aslam hoshairpuri thanks and goodbye.

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