Query Corner

Q14.08. Long Surviving and Unusual Liveries

The discussion of the longevity of some locomotive liveries which has suggested that there is not too much solid information available has encouraged a member to ask about coaching stock before all personally gathered information disappears. Known examples of interest are Gresley SK coach SC12972E that kept varnished teak livery until overhaul at Cowlairs in January 1962 and an LNWR 12-wheeled sleeping car in rail blue/grey livery displaying ‘Cinema Coach’ on its side, probably a unique livery, at Wolverton in 1967. What is known of the nationalised life of pre-nationalisation coaching stock liveries and unusual modern (at the time) ones applied to pre-nationalisation coaching stock? (DP:18505)

last updated: 23/06/14