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D1015 WESTERN CHAMPION, 45060 SHERWOOD FORESTER, 55022 ROYAL SCOTS GREY & 47580 County of Essex pose in the sunshine at Eastleigh Works Open Day on Saturday 23rd May, 2009. Photograph by Andrew Watts.

Welcome to Collecting Railwayana. This site has been created with the following aims:-

  • as a lasting memory of Harold Ernest William Watts 1904-2002, my grandfather, who started my interest in railways. More details about Harold and his Railway career spanning over 50 years can be viewed here.

  • to give a brief insight into the arena of Collecting Railwayana, including Builders Plates, Depot Plaques, Nameplates and Totems.

  • to illustrate the many different styles and designs of locomotive nameplates that were, and still are, in use around Britainís railway system. There are over 650 photographs in the Nameplates section of this site including examples from Steam, Diesel and Electric through to the latest Virgin Voyagers and Pendolinos.

  • as an incentive to visit one of the many Auctions & Events to find out what the hobby is really all about. Collecting Railwayana is a rewarding hobby and usually an investment especially as interest rates are so low.

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    Photographs on this site are taken by myself, except where credited otherwise. All photographs are © copyright and must not be used elsewhere without requesting permission.

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