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N 10 B 7.2K C 0 E May 1, 2009 F Mar 13, 2011
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Britain's railways emerged from wartime years battered and bruised. On the LNER one of the first signs of post-war recovery was the repainting of the A4 Pacifics in the pre-war garter blue with indian red wheels, albeit without the side skirts that had been removed to ease wartime maintenance. This livery lasted well into British Railway days, initially with LNER numbers and British Railways lettering and finally, as depicted here, renumbered in the BR series.

60033 Sea Eagle began life as 4902 and was later renumbered 33 by the LNER; BR simply added 60000 to the final LNER number. I can't claim absolute accuracy for this image but do know that Sea Eagle was one of the first A4s to be fitted with double chimneys from new, so that aspect at least should be correct. The source image is 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley photographed at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2009 (25-Feb-11).

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Tags:   steam british railways A4 Pacific steam locomotive

N 3 B 4.5K C 1 E Sep 2, 2012 F Sep 24, 2012
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I was very pleased to see the Middleton Railway's Northern Eastern Railway Class H locomotive (later LNER Y7) at Beamish recently, but didn't like the particular shade of apple green that it carried. I'm not doubting authenticity because the precise colour did vary between works. This digital rework is based on a colour photograph of an LNER J69 taken in April 1951, during the transitional years from company to British Railways identity. Note the 'E' prefix to the former LNER number and the yellow lettering, rather than the more usual off-white or cream. It is difficult to think of a reason why a Y7 would have been so decorated, other than perhaps as a works pilot (24-Sep-12).

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Tags:   Y7 British Railways steam locomotive

N 8 B 17.1K C 0 E Apr 4, 2009 F Jan 2, 2015
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I like the LNER Pacifics of all types and especially the Peppercorn A1 and A2 classes which, whilst eclipsed in many ways by the earlier Gresley A3 and A4s, were a fitting climax to East Coast express steam locomotive design, Happy Knight was one of only six A2 to be fitted with double-chimneys; another being the preserved Blue Peter, on which this image is based. Delivered to the newly formed British Railways, the A2s initially carried full LNER livery but with British Railways lettering. This fictional image carries a simplified version with black wheels and modified lining, presenting a neater effect than the experimental BR application of apple green with LNWR-style red, grey and cream lining to selected secondary passenger locomotives (02-Jan-15).

Base image sourced via Wikipedia as per the following attribution: "By Hugh Llewelyn from Bristol, UK (60532 Uploaded by Oxyman) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons"

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Tags:   Peppercorn A2 Pacific British Railways BR 60533 Happy Knight steam locomotive

N 11 B 6.1K C 4 E Mar 30, 2008 F May 9, 2015
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To complete the series of Gresley V2 images, here is doyen of the class 'Green Arrow' with early British Railways lettering and Eastern Region 'E' prefix to its former LNER number. Built by the London & North Eastern Railway in 1936 and withdrawn as British Railways number 60800 in 1962, Green Arrow survives as part of the National Collection, The base image (with LNER lettering) was taken at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its penultimate day of steaming in 2008, prior to the failure that reduced it to the status of a static exhibit (09-May-15).

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Tags:   steam locomotive V2 Class British Railways Green Arrow 60800

N 10 B 6.7K C 5 E Mar 30, 2008 F Mar 13, 2011
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As I've previously mentioned under one of the A1 images, the newly formed British Railways embarked on a series of livery trials before selecting its new standard colours. One of the lesser known and less successful schemes combined the former LNER apple green with LNWR-style red, grey and cream lining. Interesting it seems to have only been applied to a few former GWR and LMS locomotives, rather than the LNER classes on which it might (arguably) have looked more at home.

This fictional image depicts A4 Pacific Sir Nigel Gresley in this rather odd combination of colours. The base image of the real 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley was photographed at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2008 (19-Feb-11).

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Tags:   steam british railways A4 Pacific steam locomotive


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