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Time for a Rail Aid Shopathon!

The end of November has come to mean one thing… it’s time to dig out those wallets and get spending! No, not Black Friday, it’s the Rail Aid Gala Auction!

Forget Santa’s Grotto… this is where the serious treats are to be found! The Rail Aid Gala Auction is PACKED fuller than Santa’s sleigh’s boot with cracking auction lots, perfect for treating your loved ones (or yourself, we won’t tell) – and the best bit? Every penny spent will boost Rail Aid’s fundraising and help Railway Children make a difference to children’s lives, in the UK and across the world.

The online auction is open now for your bids: Rail Aid Auction 2022


Here’s a preview…

Superstar lots

There’s no messing about with these lots, these are the BIG hitters!

Superstar LotsLot Number
London Underground Advertising worth £202,1001
New – Peter Kay VIP Hospitality for 20 at The O22
Limited Edition Corgi Statue – Emma3
Limited Edition Corgi Statue – Sherry5
2 Grand Prix Qualifying Paddock Club Passes7
Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill & Friends Bus Tour9
JCDecaux Digital Advertising worth £50,000100
Trainline Digital Advertising worth £50,000101
New – 8 VIP Tickets to the British GT Championship402
New – Wes Anderson Marquetry Ltd Edition 21/100601
Have gags, will bid, on Lot 2 for 20 (yes, 20) VIP hospitality tickets for funny man Peter Kay at the O2


Corporate LotsLot Number
Marketing & Advertising Package worth £10,000102
RIA Annual Conference & Dinner tickets for 2104
Modern Railways Magazine Full Page Advert106
Join the rail glitterati on an open top bus tour – check out Lot 9

Mini Breaks

Mini Break LotsLot Number
Under the Tuscan Sun 3 Nights for 2200
New – Paris Break inc Moulin Rouge Show for 2201
Copenhagen Weekend for 2 with Flights202
Swiss Mini Break with Flights for 2204
A Week in a Dent Snow Hut for 2206
Cornish Luxury Short Break for up to 6208
A Week at Canford Cliffs, Poole for 6210
3 Night Stay in The Peak District for 2212
Two Night Premium Escape for Two214
Caledonian Sleeper to Aberdeen for 2218
Caledonian Sleeper to Fort William for 2220
Caledonian Sleeper to Inverness for 2222
Oooh la la, you ‘can can’ pop a saucy bid in on Lot 201 for a weekend for two (of course) in Paris, with Moulin Rogue tickets


Sport LotsLot Number
Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Factory Tour for 2400
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023 for 2403
Man City v Aston Villa VIP Package for 4404
Manchester City v. West Ham 4 VIP Tickets406
Tottenham Hotspur Hospitality Tickets for 4408
Framed Signed Paul Gascoigne Shirt410
Marcus Rashford Football in a Display Case412
England v South Africa Test Framed Shirt414
4 Ball Golf at the World Famous Gleneagles415
Round of 4-Ball at Redditch Golf Club416
Bristol Bears Home League Match for 2418
Bristol City Home League Match for 2420
Bristol Flyers Home League Match for 2422
George Best Framed Photo Montage424
Henry Cooper Limited Edition Signed Photo426
Race over to Lot 7 for a podium finish on two Grand Prix Qualifying Paddock Club Passes

Days out

Days Out lotsLot Number
British Pullman Private Coupe for 4234
McLaren Engine Story Experience & Lunch for 8235
Fly in a Yakovlev Yak-3 Fighter for 1224
Elton John VIP Seats for 2, 12 April 2023228
New – Strictly Come Dancing Live VIP Tickets for 4229
Land Rover Driver Experience & Stay for 2236
Tornado First Class Dining Experience for 4238
The Railway Touring Co. Premier Dining for 2240
Skippered Weekend on the Yacht Brimble for 2226
InterContinental-The O2 One Night Stay for 2230
Park Plaza Victoria Overnight Stay for 2232
Bannatyne Spa Day with Three Treatments for 2242
Traditional Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Savoy264
Tea & Bubbles at St Pancras by Searcy’s for 2266
Clermont Charing Cross Afternoon Tea for 2268
Clermont Victoria Afternoon Tea for 2270
Flower School Experience with Lunch for 2244
IFS Cloud Cable Car VIP Experience for 9246
Settle-Carlisle Day Out for 2 & Hampers556
Enjoy a taste of luxury with Lot 234, with a British Pullman Private Coupe experience

Gift lots

Gift lotsLot Number
Latest Edition – Apple Watch Series 8300
Beauty Hamper inc Dyson Hairdryer & more302
Apple iPad304
Polperro by Renowned Glass Artist Jo Downs306
“Sapphire” Bowl from Jo Downs Handmade Glass308
Swarovski Crystal Infinity Double Bangle310
New – Harry Potter, Film Wizardry Book311
Cookbook Bundle and LEON Grocery Hamper312
New – Rituals 3D Advent Calendar313
Luxury Skincare Pouch & Skin Assessment314
Year’s Supply of Greeting Cards (52)316
Bouquet of Flowers worth £80318
Cheese Hamper (worth £60)330
5 Moquette Laptop Cases337 – 341
5 Moquette Pencil Cases342 – 346


VouchersLot Number
New – £1,000 Eurostar Vouchers301 & 303
Caffe Nero £100 Voucher320
Paperchase £100 Voucher322
The Restaurant Group £100 voucher324
YO! Sushi £75 Voucher326
YO! Sushi £75 Voucher328
Costa Coffee £50 Voucher332
Pret a Manger £50 Voucher334
Ten Pure Coffee Cards336

Travel lots

Enjoy a weekend in Copenhagen for two – just Den-mark your interest by checking out Lot 202
Travel lotsLot Number
All Line Rover (7 Days) for 2216
Ticket for the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle248
LNER First Class Return Tickets for 2250
Day Return to Folkestone for 6252
Day Return to Whitstable for 2254
Return Family Ticket to Broadstairs for 4256
TransPennine Express Family Return Ticket258
Heathrow Express Business Class Return for 2260
Business First Carnet of 6 Tickets262
Family 1st Class Return Gtr Anglia Intercity272
New – First Class Avanti West Coast Family Ticket273
Family Standard Return on Greater Anglia274
Two BLS Charter Train 1st Class Tickets546
Standard Class Tkts BLS Charter Train for Two554

Behind the Scenes & Tours

Behind the scenes lotsLot Number
Siddy Holloway Charing Cross Tour for 20500
New – Tour of Siemens in Chippenham for 4501
Behind the Scenes VIP Tour of Waterloo for 10502
Iconic Forth Bridge Visit for 6506
HS2 Unique Viaduct Site Guided Tour for 6508
New Measurement Train Trip for 6510
Global Centre of Rail Excellence Visit for 2512
Kings Cross Behind the Scenes Tour for 6514
Glasgow Central Station Tour for 6516
New – SWR Behind the Scenes Tour & Simulator517
Severn Bridge Junction Signal Box Tour for 6518
Paddington Tour for 6520
New – Behind the Scenes Tour of London Waterloo521
Private tour of Three Bridges ROC for 4522
Euston Station Tour for 4524
Alstom Derby Site Tour for 2528
Boston Lodge Works and Depot Tour for 2530
Northern Trains Depot Tour for 2532
Exclusive Metrolink depot tour for 2534
Crown Point Depot – Norwich Tour for 2535
St Pancras Tour & Champagne Tea for 2526
VIP Day at the National Railway Museum for 2544
Rail Heritage VIP Experience for 2548
VolkerRail’s Scunthorpe Depot Visit for 2558

Cab Ride & Simulator lots

Cab Rides & Simulators lotsLot Numbers
Simulator & Cab ride with MTREL MD for 4504
Class 185 Train Simulator Experience for 4536
Caledonian Sleeper Unique Cab Ride for 1538
Cab Ride in an AVENTRA Train for 2540
New – Avanti West Coast Cab Ride for 1541
Cab Ride or Simulator Experience for 1542
New – Driver Simulator Experience for 2 inc Travel543


Announcement lotsLot Number
Your Own Waterloo Station Announcement550
Your Own Victoria Station Announcement552

Rail Memorabilia

Rail Memorabilia lotsLot Number
Original HS1 Headquarters Signage600
Midland Mainland Train in a Glass Case602
A ‘Slice’ of HS2 Railway Tunnelling History604
Elizabeth line Roundel & Branded Merchandise606
Elizabeth line Station Platform Roundel608
Crowsfoot nameplate610
Crewe Station Sign612
Framed print from Network Rail Archives614
Poster from the Network Rail Archives616
Crewe Locomotive Works Souvenir Programme624
Central Rivers Depot Photo626


Model lotsLot Number
New – Hornby 00 gauge 390119 Progress Pendolino617
Hornby Freightliner 66623 Model Locomotive618
Hornby Freightliner 66514 Model Locomotive620
Hornby R3887 Class 66 66047621
Class 92 & Le Shuttle Crystal Glasses622


Book lotsLot Number
Signed copy of “Landscape Photography 2022”700
British Rail: A New History702
Cathedrals of Steam704
Blood Iron and Gold706
The Great Railway Revolution708
Crossrail: The Whole Story710
Peter’s Railway Books & Garden Railway Visit712

You can view all Lots here

Get Bidding for Railway Children!

Auction closes Friday 25 November 2022

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