Auction of LNER nameplates raises £41,000 for CALM
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.