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photoblog image S.R.meets L.M.S.

S.R.meets L.M.S.

The final photo in my short series taken at the Great Cntral Railway is one with a difference.

When the railways were nationalised in 1948 each of the new companies had its own colour for its carriages.

These two were in the same rake of Mark 1's at Loughborough, that on the left being the green of the Southern Region (SR), and that on the right the "Blood and Custard" of the London, Midland and Scottish Region (LMS).

 

S.R.meets L.M.S.

The final photo in my short series taken at the Great Cntral Railway is one with a difference.

When the railways were nationalised in 1948 each of the new companies had its own colour for its carriages.

These two were in the same rake of Mark 1's at Loughborough, that on the left being the green of the Southern Region (SR), and that on the right the "Blood and Custard" of the London, Midland and Scottish Region (LMS).

 

comments (11)

I used to love the chocolate and cream on the old Cornish Riviera Express with a Castle on the front!
Brian Walbey: Oh dear, I should have realised someone would like the GWR, an anathema to us GNR fans smile Never mind, I wish they were all still here.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA (G.B) ENGLAND
  • 28 Oct 2008, 09:59
Have enjoyed your railway series Brian,pleased to see Lord Nelson looking so good,the only 1 of 16 in its class to survive i believe.Glad you still have your combined etc,mine along with my collection of Charles Buchans football monthly and 1950/60/70 soccer progs went missing when i moved house after getting married years ago.I loved the engine names and being in the S.R area was spoilt with King Arthur,Schools,Lord Nelson,West Country,Battle of Britain,Merchant Navy Class. I will keep an eye on your blog in case any steam into view.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Graham, I will endeavour to put some more railway pictures up in due course, I am sorting some out during the next few days. What a shame all your old stuff went missing. I was brought up in the LNER area so for me it was A4, B1's and so on.
Perfect strangers, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, fancy them meeting after all this time smile
Very nice capture Brian. I like the colours contrast.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, they also have some more coaches in GWR colours but not linked up like this.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 28 Oct 2008, 12:05
Nice contrast with these two, I have enjoyed the trains.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, I said to the other ladies it is nice that some of you enjoy our "boys toys". I will sort some more out to put up in due course.
Takes me back Brian...
Brian Walbey: Living on the lines out of Kings Cross, LNER, I rarely got to see stock painted in these colours, only when I went on holidays with my parents.
Have to agree with Bill, I much preferred the Chocolate and Cream rather than the Blood and Custard. Being a northern lad I never did see Southern Green in action, now of course only available on our heritage lines. Nice contrast in styles though.
Brian Walbey: Being an East Anglian lad I did get to see a lot of Gresley teak coaches Les, but these other colours were only seen by me when we went on holidays in the 50's.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 28 Oct 2008, 16:49
When trains had proper colours, and character... oh and doors you could trap your arms in with great ease smile

A very enjoyable series, many thanks
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, the thought of shutting an arm in one of these doors is enough to make ones eyes water.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 28 Oct 2008, 18:23
Well, I never really thought about the liveries before; I must prefer the "blood and custard" though, even though I was part of the Southern region. I've enjoyed this series, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I'm glad you enjoyed this short series. More to come in due course.
The good old days of post-war British Railways with that wonderful lion crest. richard
Brian Walbey: It's nice that you remember the old lion crest Richard, I believe there was several variations of it over the years.
good composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert, I was looking through the tearoom window on the platform and this caught my eye outside.

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