Early BR coach colour(s)

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Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

Postby Byegad » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:12 am

I too can confirm that Blood and Custard could vary vastly, particularly due to fading and dirt. However I suspect that different shades were applied by different shops as well.
I distinctly remember seeing an ECS rake of 10-12 coaches pulled through Darlington station by an A4. The loco was a grubby green and each coach seemed to be a different shade of 'blood' while some of the 'custard' was almost yellow and on other coaches a grubby white. No two coaches were the same. No wonder they dumped the livery, although newly out-shopped, it did look good.

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Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

Postby Hymirl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:03 pm

How long did the western region last with chocolate and cream? Where they even particularly common to see?

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Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:06 am

Thy tried to keep the livery for principal express trains, but it didn't seem to last for long. Shots of early express trains with a D6XX or D8XX with a full rake of them is common, but not so many with a D1XXX western at the front. It's quite rare to see any chocolate and cream coaches after 1964.

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