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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013 21:25 pm 
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I thought Southern was Green and GWR was blood and custard. I remember occasionally seeing green coaches running on the south coast line through Worthing in the early 1970's. They were gradually repainted in the all blue BR livery before they were again repainted blur and grey in the 1980's.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013 22:04 pm 
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Southern were Malachite Green
GWR were Brunswick Green (adopted by BR)
LNER were Apple Green
and LMS were Crimson Lake :wink:

GWR coaches were Choc/Cream and BR were Blood & Custard :!:

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec 2014 21:43 pm 
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black would seem to be unlikely for a bullied pacific of that period , it would most likely have been B.R. green black was a wartime livery to replace southerns bright green with sunshine lettering and lining livery

other liveries in the southerns hands could include "photographic " livery which was used on newly outshoped locos for photography purposes before they were painted into the southern livery

in B.R. hands they also wore a blue livery with red and white lining

biggin hill may have worn black at that time but I doubt it although in the 60's they become so run down and grimy that the colour could hardly be recognised especialy if you used a dark reference shot

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec 2014 21:55 pm 
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my guess is that it was very grimy as this shot in 1966 shows biggin hill in extremely paint worn condition running with a replacement tender ( or older paint ) but still B.R. green with orange lining , Bude ( a west country) leading is in darker green

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