Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

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Postby b308 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:33 pm

91125 wrote:ONE anglia 8)


that turquoise colour??

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Postby Appleton » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:09 pm

I like Anglia as well, but not as much as that red livery... All modern trains should be red!

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Sailor Charon » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:06 pm

Dunno. BR lined black, and either LMS or BR red.

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby headshot119 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:46 pm

Steam - GWR

Diesel - Virgin, WSMR, XC, FGW dynamic.

Electric - GNER, NXEC, SWT

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby TerryB » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:55 pm

Steam? ....late BR Green with orange/black lining.
Diesel? ....the early two tone Green Deltics.
Modern? ....Virgin ....errr "four car voyager thingies" [you might guess by my last choice that I'm not really into "modern image" modeling].

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby trainmadly » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:08 pm

Surely favourite liveries belong to the correct classes of engine or the company or region or train operator.
A Duchess or a Jubilee in Maroon but never a Patriot.
An A4 in Garter Blue, an A1 in BR Dark Blue but never an A3 which always looked best in Apple Green
A King or a Castle,even the Manor or Hall always in that GWR Green
A Bulleid Pacific unrebuilt best in BR green or BR Dark Blue but rebuilt always good in Brunswick, Blue or Maroon, would have liked to have seen one in a GWR Chocolate !!! Perhaps biased but I believe they would look OK in any Mid to Dark colour.
The Standards? well they only were in two colours and I think they were the right ones.
Diesels and Electrics, got to be Black.
You take your choice, me the greatest I remember is City of Lancaster in a filthy war time Black, to me that was really special.
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Postby NickR » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:58 am

thebuisnessman wrote:LNER Garter Blue,

Two Tone Green


Snap.

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby roadie stu » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:26 pm

Steam : Loco's : GWR Mid Chrome Green or BR Brunswick Green with full lining
Coaches: Chocolate and Cream

Diesel : BR Blue with Blue/Grey coaches
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:42 pm

Steam:- LMS Crimson Lake.

Diesel:- Black / Two tone Green.
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby beamends » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:04 pm

BR "Corporate Blue" for me. It suited all engines, blue grey suited main line stock, blue suited units and bauxite/grey/rust the wagons (Speedlink was ok, just) and above all it somehow match in with both the countryside and cities. Blue gave sense of all pulling together as it tied in with station colours and even the ferries. Modern liveries seem too bitty and disjointed to me, but then I think cyclists/windsurfers/etc in their garish dayglo garb look silly too!

For steam I think any lined green was good, but lined black was more workman-like, but then I'm not really into steam.

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby TerryB » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:44 am

beamends wrote:...................For steam I think any lined green was good, but lined black was more workman-like, but then I'm not really into steam.



Well said .... I agree ..........and I'm really only into steam. :wink:

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby olliereading1123 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:00 pm

i quite like the SD&JR persian blue on the 7F
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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Sailor Charon » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:10 pm

beamends wrote:B
For steam I think any lined green was good, but lined black was more workman-like, but then I'm not really into steam.

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I agree with you about the lined black, and I really only like steam engines...

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby Zunnan » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:41 pm

I must admit to being a Blue fan...

Steam has to be the experimental lined Blue for express classes used in the early late '40s to '50s, otherwise lined black all the way. Diesels in Large Logo BR Blue, and that includes 40 145...A glimpse of what may have been had they been refurbished.

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Re: Whats your favourite livery for a loco??

Postby kieranhardy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:28 pm

My favourites for steam would have to be between GER blue and BR Blue, for modern trains, i quite like the SWT livery that was worn by the class 442's.


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