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Auc­tion of LNER name­plates raises £41,000 for CALM

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Auc­tion­ing name­plates re­moved from its for­mer High Speed Train fleet has helped LNER to raise £41,000 for Cam­paign Against Liv­ing Mis­er­ably (CALM).

High­land Chief­tain, once fit­ted to 43308, sold for £13,900 - re­ported to be a record for an HST power car name­plate. Fol­low­ing that was Craigentin­ny and one crest from 43300, which raised £6,500.

LNER Manag­ing Direc­tor David Horne said: “CALM has seen record de­mand for its helpline ser­vices this year, with teams an­swer­ing more than 70,000 calls and chats since lock­down in March. This money will help sup­port even more peo­ple dur­ing these un­cer­tain times.”

Other name­plates sold were 43238 Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum 40 Years 1975-2015 (£6,100), 43290 MTU Fas­ci­na­tion of

Power (£4,600), 43257 Bounds Green (£4,100), 43274 Spirit of Sun­der­land (£4,100), and 43208 Lin­colnshire Echo (£1,700).

The auc­tion took place on Novem­ber 14.

 ?? LNER. ?? The name­plate from 43308 at the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum, prior to a char­ity auc­tion that raised more than £40,000.
LNER. The name­plate from 43308 at the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum, prior to a char­ity auc­tion that raised more than £40,000.

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