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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by andrewshimmin, Aug 22, 2022.

  1. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    Gladstone was repainted at the NRM in early 1977, seen here the 9th March:-
    77-3-9 1 218 copy.jpg

    This is the launch of the finished result on 28th May, the Silver Jubilee weekend:-
    77-5-28 14 218 copy.jpg

    Peter
     
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    https://railphotoprints.uk/p407956796/hDD4BE8CA

    It looks quite poor in the background of this photo taken in the early 2000s at Cheddleton. There's another photo from 2004 on Flickr that appears to show the paintwork quite worn, so perhaps it has had a partial repaint over the years.

    On the other hand, I don't believe NSR no. 1, the battery loco, has had a repaint since 1963.
     
  3. S.A.C. Martin

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    Had no idea something as pretty as this had survived from the North Stafford railway!

    [​IMG]
    Source: https://preservedrailway.weebly.com/north-staffordshire-railway.html

    What a very pretty locomotive that is!
     
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    Anyone else think that would look better in Southern green?
     
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    Certainly not me!
     
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    No!

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    A couple of ex Brighton Cravens 2-4-0s were sold out of service to the West Lancashire railway, still in yellow livery. This was shortly afterwards taken over by the L & Y, who....painted them black!

    In Lancashire, we don't muck abaht wi daft colours, we do the buggers black!
     
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    Unlined or plain?
     
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    I like the Southerns olive green with the big numerals, it's smart, possibly my favourite pre nationalisation livery
     
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    Absolutely not!
     
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    For me, that'd be GNRI 'top link' blue. Having a plainer black livery for lesser locos (or the virtually ubiquitous unlined grey of their GSR neighbours) certainly provided a contrast.
     
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    It's not a bad livery, but it is from such a different era to that which "Gladstone" represents that I struggle with it as a good livery for a locomotive that is so much of its time.
     
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    Two further museum locomotives that might be considered are the North Eastern long boiler 0-6-0 and 2-4-0 910, done up at Darlington for the 1925 celebrations and in various museums ever since. Any photographs of these in the old York Museum?
     
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    Quite a few locos which are older than Gladstone lasted long enough to carry BR liveries.

    Strangely, I actually like seeing such antique looking engines in much later guises, either BR or big 4.
     
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    I don’t think that happened on the Southern, Clan Lane has rods from at least two different locos, including the now preserved 35006. As one of the last batch it would have had a fabricated rear truck but now has a cast one. 35011 currently being ‘unrebuilt’ has a fabricated truck rather that the original casting.
     
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    Not City of Truro in BR mixed traffic black? :Happy:
     
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    What do you do with red doors? Or lines of cars?
     
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    Jaffa cake...
     
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    Not really, that was incorrect, although I prefer the later GW colour with black frames
     

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