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N 6 B 6.0K C 1 E May 28, 2011 F Oct 30, 2011
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The Great Western Railway was the probably the earliest large scale user of the steam railcar (often called railmotor), although it was the London & North Eastern Railway that took the concept to its conclusion with the Sentinel and Clayton railcars of the 1930s. However, whilst none of the latter have survived, we are fortunate to have a superbly restored 1908 GWR steam railcar to remind us of this most interesting aspect of branch line railway development.

This fictional rendition, based on an original image provided by Justin Foulger, depicts the classic GWR chocolate and cream livery that superseded the lined crimson lake scheme in which the actual vehicle is preserved. In reality, it is unlikely that any steam railcars survived long enough to carry this scheme (31-Oct-11).

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N 3 B 1.2K C 0 E Jul 10, 2021 F Jul 18, 2021
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Built between 1886 and 1894, the North Eastern Railway C-Class (later LNER Class J21) locomotives were successful and long-lived. Intended primarily for mineral trains, they could be found on passenger and mixed-traffic work across the North Eastern Railway. At grouping, 10% of the NER's locomotive stock consisted of J21s. The class count remained at its peak of 205 for 34 years and, even after withdrawals started, they survived in service another 33 years - surviving a major trade depression, a world war, and nationalisation (at which time 83 J21s remained in service). The last example British Railways No. 65033 (NER No 873) was withdrawn from service in April 1962 and languished at Darlington for a number of years pending preservation. Restored at Tanfield and steamed at Beamish Museum, it later fell out of use and deteriorated in outside storage. After various moves, it currently awaits a major overhaul at Locomotion, Shildon (18-Jul-21).

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N 11 B 12.0K C 5 E Mar 30, 2008 F Oct 4, 2011
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This isn't an exact representation; there's probably too much plumbing on the front end and other differences that I haven't spotted. But hopefully I've done sufficient to capture the character of this magnificent locomotive. Of course it's been done before in real life but that representation wasn't a runner and I didn't get any good pictures of it. Ironically I had hoped to prepare some new A4 images based on the very same locomotive in its current guise at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, but it failed to appear so I've used David Little's 2008 image of Sir Nigel Gresley.

2509 Silver Link was one of five LNER A4 Pacifics to carry this silver-grey livery, following various tests on a humble J55 shunter in 1935. The silver A4s were intended to work the Silver Jubilee service with Gresley articulated coach stock in matching colours, but could also be seen on other duties with standard teak stock as depicted here. This locomotive was repainted garter blue in 1937 and given cast nameplates, which it had briefly carried when new in 1935 (04-Oct-11).

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N 7 B 4.9K C 3 E Mar 30, 2008 F Jul 29, 2012
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If we discount the recent appearance of Mallard in black undercoat, the rarest and most unusual 'livery' to be carried by a Gresley A4 Pacific was the workshop grey briefly carried by No 4489 Woodcock for official photographs. Strange as it may seem today, in the era of monochrome photography, it was standard practice for workshops to turn out fully lined and lettered examples of their workmanship in a plain grey base colour, only to fully repaint them after the official photographs had been taken. In this case, the green wheels must have been deemed acceptable, given the difficulty of repainting them afterwards. What a boon the plain livery must have been to the photoshoppers of the day (07-Aug-12).

See also No 2509 Silver Link in LNER silver-grey livery:
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N 9 B 5.5K C 0 E Mar 30, 2008 F Apr 21, 2011
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Spurred on by the success of my black A4, here is view of V2 Class No 4771 Green Arrow as a foretaste of the forthcoming real-life repaint of A3 Pacific No 4472 Flying Scotsman. . A personal favourite, the V2 is a nicely proportioned locomotive.

To quote from Wikipedia "LNER Class V2 2-6-2 steam locomotive number 4771 Green Arrow was built in June 1936 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design of Nigel Gresley. The first-built and only surviving member of its class, it was designed for hauling express freight and passenger trains and named after an express freight service. Originally Numbered 4771, it was later renumbered 800 by the LNER in November 1946, and 60800 by British Railways in February 1949"

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