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Pink engine?!

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by City of truro fan, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. MattA

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    When I first saw the thread title the first thing that came into my head was 5212 covered in wallpaper!
     
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    Jesus H Christ, is there a volume control on that?!

    Richard.
     
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    "We painted 6023 in rose and we started suffering detonation in the cylinders."

    "I'm not surprised" said the mechanic "it's clearly pink king"
     
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  4. William Shelford

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    At Leighton Buzzard we have these two. However you must not say that Gertrude is "P**k" the colour is Indian Red. IMG_7249 (small).jpg
     
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    Looked ok to me!
    IMG_2115.jpg
     
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    What is the weirdest other coloured engine you have seen?
     
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    You mean this!
    D30D29DB-D942-477D-9125-BD6909936ABC.jpeg
     
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    And just before @Victor gets any ideas, I’m still not a fan of this 21 years on:mad: 831D6B6E-F230-40AF-AEFD-D0875BAE90F4.jpeg
     
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    At least it removes the need for yellow ends!
     
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    Could this qualify?
    https://sarokulturarv.se/sarobanan-utsatts-for-en-malarkupp/
    In the wee early morning, August 1952 a group of artists decorated a loco on a suburban line in Gothenburg.
    When the footplate crew arrived there was no time to do anything about it, and it went into service.
    The press wrote about it and as a postcard, it was very popular for years to come.
     
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    NURSE, quick, the screens, I've done it again.:oops:
     
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    the LNWR had a Greater Britain in lavender . it might be nice for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee .????
     
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    pretty sure there was a Midland Compound that wore wallpaper
     
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    This happens all the time now when you think of it. It is called graffiti and the people doing it should be in trouble as it’s the west thing seeing wagons go buy that are covered in awful designs and big letteres and sometimes quite frankly rude. Some of the drawings are not very lifelike but very offensive
     
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    6023 in blue
     
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    I rather like it in blue, apparently it’s going to stay that way after it’s next overhaul.
     
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    Absolutely,
    but as I pointed out, this was in 1952. In Sweden no one had heard the word graffiti until the movie American Graffiti came two decades later.
    What is art and what is sabotage is defined by the context. The manager of the private railway line was quoted: "You are not allowed to joke about anything, just because it seems funny".
    Two years later he had got rid of the steam locos all together, replaced by modern DMUs.
     
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    Mr Leigh-Pemberton, the founder of the 9" gauge Torry Hill Railway, wanted to have a small version of this for his railway. He had already had an Ivatt Atlantic and GWR King built for the line by Joe Liversage. Unfortunately Mr Leigh Pemberton died before work started on the loco.

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