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4498 SNG Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe Private members charter 21/05/22

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Apr 28, 2022.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    just noticed this on Railway Herald Railtours page
    Crewe - S&C - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe
    Neil
     
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    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Surely a test run will take place at some point next week. Or did the engine work enough on its movement to Crewe as it was in steam.
     
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    Doing the Chester runs on Monday and the Coton Hill circuit on Tuesday
     
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    Times are out for these 3 runs, 2 on monday, presumably still in LNER black.
     
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    Just seen it in Chester. Still in black
     
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    Lets hope so,i think it looks great in that livery. generally known as wartime black, not LNER.
     
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    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    First tour as I understand it will be in Black , then a repaint to Blue
     
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    As noted by Sidmouth, the A4 Society has advised that this Saturday's tour will be the only one where the loco will operate in wartime black livery; after the tour it will be returned to Garter Blue livery
     
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    Garter blue? I thought it was going into BR express blue?
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Someone mentioned Caledonian Blue. o_O
     
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    As long as it’s not green - too many green locos about at the moment.
     
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    i read it was going back into BR Express blue, as 60007, same as it previously carried prior to this overhaul

    Neil
     
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    I understand purple is a popular livery these days

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    I don't care what colour it is, it's just great to see it back and doing what it was built to do. :)
     
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    If not black , i would love to see her in brunswick green as 60007, to replace the much lamented no.9. After all, that is the livery most of us trainspotters of the mid fifties/early 60s remember the class. I bet their are not many about who remember A4s in garter blue!
     
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    JMO Garter and or BR Blue are both good. I like this livery though too.
     
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    Which shade :D 828 or 419?
     
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    Not only the livery most spotters saw her in, but the livery that was by far the longest serving on Sir Nigel.

    In round figures, she carried Garter Blue for a total of 7 years 9 months(before and after the war), Black (lined and unlined) for 5 years 1 month, BR Blue for 18 months and BR Green for 13 years 10 months.

    So the BR Green livery was carried for only 6 months less than all the rest put together. (I still like the BR blue though).
     
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