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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2017, 09:01:43 PM »
A number of GER locos ran in shop grey for considerable periods after WW1 as the previous Royal Blue was not available. I can't find reference quickly, but this practice may have lasted until early LNER days. The GNR also painted locos in shop grey during WW!.
'Dolly Grey' was a 440 rebuild to what was later LNER class D13 from a T19 240 (done by the GER).
I think-but can't find quick reference-that most GER locos, and probably those from other companies, ran at least a trial trip, and possibly a longer running in period, in shop grey and didn't get a full coat of paint until completing this period.
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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2017, 07:39:16 AM »
You're right Martyn-- I was getting a bit confused. I have checked  Cecil J Allen's book "The Great Eastern Railway" and found the references:- Dolly Grey is on page 108, the tale of the fastest loco built (No. 930) is on page 110 and the reference to GER locos running in grey post WW1 is on page 203.
I thought the explanation of no 930 (a Y14 0-6-0) running in grey was here but it isn't but I know I have read it somewhere!
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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2017, 08:15:29 AM »
Just had another thought; didn't the SECR run in grey around WW1 as well?

I think others may have done also-I can't find references easily to hand.

Steve836-no problem, its nice to hear from another GER follower.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2017, 02:52:55 PM »
The RCTS history of the LNER locos states that the GER-style grey livery with LNER numbers was applied by Stratford 'for several years' with the last loco so painted disappearing in 1932.
Don't forget the LNER 'Hush Hush' No.10000 W1 4-6-4 ran in grey with steel trims.

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