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Does anyone know the colour of the Snailbeach District Railways Baldwins in the 1930s? The restored wagon in the Snailbeach museum is painted grey but that does not necessarily mean the locos were the same colour.

 

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Keith

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I was under the impression that by the time the baldwins arrived at least, the locomotives were painted black with red bufferbeams, of course they likely had a more flamboyant livery in the Victorian era

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According to the Lawson Little NGRS book ['Over Here! - recommended] they were painted unlined black,having been overhauled by Bagnall before purchase. Photos in the book confirm this. The dust at Snailbeach would tend to weather them grey, it's a windy place.

 

Dava

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According to Andy Cuckson's book on the SDR: "Livery for working locomotives was black with red buffer beams. Nobel's stack black and red lead paints... By the 1930s the numbers in unknown colour, but probably white were added to the buffer beams... In the 1940s the numbering was quite clearly white lead". This applies to both the Baldwins and the Kerr Stuart.

 

As Killian states, the liverys were more flamboyant eariel in the railways history. The earlier Bagnall "Dennis" was painted in a larch green with red and yellow lining, Belmont was red lead, and Fernhill's livery was unknown.

 

The pictures in the book also clearly show the effect of the white dust mentioned by Dava.

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