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WESTERN LIVERIES 1961 - 1977

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WESTERN LIVERIES D1030 - D1073, July 1962 - February 1977

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A little later than planned but here goes with part two, covering the forty four locos built at Crewe Works between July 1962 and April 1964. As the entire Western build programme progressed at both Swindon and Crewe Works, it was found that delays in the delivery of certain components slowed things down somewhat, especially at Swindon, where incomplete locos were taking up vital space on the shop floor, hence the decision to transfer the construction of D1030 - D1034 to Crewe. This decision appears to have been taken quite late in the day, since the highest numbered loco D1073 (which on paper should have been the last one to be built) was released to traffic on 3rd December 1963, with D1030 following two days later on the 5th and the final loco D1034 not being delivered until 15th April 1964.

 

Reference to the 'General Notes' in Part One is recommended regarding certain livery variations, but compared to the Swindon built locos the Crewe batch had fewer variations to start with so the list is much easier going, over half only wore two liveries throughout their rather short lives, fifteen wore three liveries with just three carrying four liveries. I hope that makes sense!

 

To recap and (hopefully!) keep things simple, all Crewe built maroon locos had grey / off white window pillars, all of the locos delivered in MSYP from new had black bufferbeams, black buffer stocks, black roofs and black nameplates. In some period photos of new or nearly new locos these black roofs often look dark grey, but the paint spec quoted by the BTC was 'Black to BSS 2660-9-103'. Like their Swindon built counterparts, all of the BSYP locos had blue window pillars and all of the GSYP locos had green window pillars. All BSYP locos had blue roof hatches and all GSYP locos had mid-grey roof hatches. All of the Crewe built GSYP locos had red backed 'plates and red bufferbeams, with the red extending to all of the bevelled edges but not the raised lip surrounding them. The bufferbeams and 'plates were all repainted black when the next livery variation was applied, whether it was maroon or blue. All of the BSYP locos apart from D1030 had black bufferbeams and standard sized BR arrow logos. The early yellow bufferbeam variations on maroon liveried D1039 - D1043 were covered in the General Notes in Part One but are worth repeating individually below for easier reference, and as with their Swindon counterparts, these bufferbeams were subsequently painted black when small yellow panels were applied. From new, the entire Crewe batch had headboard clips on the cab fronts and train crew name tag holders beneath the cab side windows. Some headboard clips were later lost on certain locos due to collision damage.

 

Right, here we go then....

 

D1030 'WESTERN MUSKETEER' (Crewe 5/12/63)

 

1. MSYP : 5/12/63 - 2/8/66

 

2. BSYP : 2/8/66 - 1/4/70

 

D1030 was unique among the ealry blue locos, being the first one into this livery style :

 

Red bufferbeams and buffer stocks, the red extending to all of the bevelled edges but not the raised lip surrounding them.

Smaller than standard BR arrow logos.

Rubber grommets around headcode blind apertures painted yellow, these were kept this way when the loco went into BFYE and retained until withdrawal.

 

3. BFYE : 1/4/70 - 19/4/76 (WD)

 

D1031 'WESTERN RIFLEMAN' (Crewe 20/12/63)

 

1. MSYP : 20/12/63 - 1/11/68

 

2. BFYE : 1/11/68 - 1/2/75 (WD)

 

D1032 'WESTERN MARKSMAN' (Crewe 3/12/63)

 

1. MSYP : 3/12/63 - 26/5/67

 

2. BFYE : 26/5/67 - 6/5/73 (WD, although it's last day in traffic was 16/1/73)

 

D1033 'WESTERN TROOPER' (Crewe 17/1/64)

 

1. MSYP : 17/1/64 - 31/12/67

 

2. BFYE : 31/12/67 - 16/9/76 (WD)

 

D1034 'WESTERN DRAGOON' (Crewe 15/4/64)

 

1. MSYP : 15/4/64 - 18/3/69

 

2. BFYE : 18/3/69 - 8/10/75 (WD)

 

D1035 'WESTERN YEOMAN' (Crewe 27/7/62)

 

1. GSYP : 27/7/62 - 2/2/66

 

2. MSYP : 2/2/66 - 3/2/70

 

3. BFYE : 3/2/70 - 5/1/75 (WD)

 

D1036 'WESTERN EMPEROR' (Crewe 29/8/62)

 

1. GSYP : 29/8/62 - 25/11/66

 

2. BSYP : 25/11/66 - 3/11/67

 

3. BFYE : 3/11/67 - 29/10/76 (WD)

 

Numberplates fixed to cabsides in a higher than standard position, nameplates fixed in standard position throughout.

Never carried maroon!

 

D1037 'WESTERN EMPRESS' (Crewe 31/8/62)

 

1. GSYP : 31/8/62 - 27/1/67

 

2. BSYP : 27/1/67 - 25/6/71

 

3. BFYE : 25/6/71 - 24/5/76 (WD)

 

Never carried maroon!

 

D1038 'WESTERN SOVEREIGN' (Crewe 7/9/62)

 

1. GSYP : 7/9/62 - 27/1/66

 

2. MSYP : 27/1/66 - 27/3/69

 

3. BFYE : 27/3/69 - 8/10/73 (WD)

 

D1039 'WESTERN KING' (Crewe 7/9/62)

 

1. MNYP : 7/9/62 - 17/5/63

 

Yellow bufferbeams and buffer stocks, the yellow extending to all of the bevelled edges and the raised lip surround.

 

2. MSYP : 17/5/63 - 19/4/68

 

3. MFYE : 19/4/68 - 24/2/71

 

4. BFYE : 24/2/71 - 21/7/73 (WD)

 

Experimental circular windscreen wiper fitted March 1964 and removed in December 1964.

 

Experimental square air vent fitted whilst being painted into BFYE livery, released from Swindon as such on 24/2/71.

 

D1040 'WESTERN QUEEN' (Crewe 20/9/62)

 

1. MNYP : 20/9/62 - 21/6/63

 

Yellow bufferbeams and buffer stocks, the yellow extending to all of the bevelled edges and the raised lip surround.

 

2. MSYP : 21/6/63 - 17/4/70

 

3. BFYE : 17/4/70 - 27/2/76 (WD)

 

D1041 'WESTERN PRINCE' (Crewe 10/10/62)

 

1. MNYP : 10/10/62 - 6/5/63

 

Yellow bufferbeams and buffer stocks, the yellow extending to all of thebevelled edges but not the raised lip surround.

 

2. MSYP : 6/5/63 - 21/5/68

 

3. MFYE : 21/5/68 - 13/10/69

 

4. BFYE : 13/10/69 - 22/2/77 (WD)

 

Remarkably, D1041 did not not receive any further works attention after it's repaint into BFYE as of 13/10/69, it's next visit to Swindon being on it's withdawal in 1977.

 

D1042 'WESTERN PRINCESS' (Crewe 19/10/62)

 

1. MNYP : 19/10/62 - 20/5/63

 

Yellow bufferbeams and buffer stocks, the yellow extending to all of the bevelled edges but not the raised lip surround.

 

2. MSYP : 20/5/63 - 30/9/70

 

3. BFYE : 30/9/70 - 21/7/73 (WD)

 

D1043 'WESTERN DUKE' (Crewe 26/10/62)

 

1. MNYP : 26/10/62 - 2/11/62

 

Yellow bufferbeams and buffer stocks, the yellow extending to all of the bevelled edges but not the raised lip surround.

 

2. MSYP : 2/11/62 - 22/12/66

 

3. BSYP : 22/12/66 - 19/12/68

 

4. BFYE : 19/12/68 - 5/4/76 (WD)

 

D1044 'WESTERN DUCHESS' (Crewe 12/11/62)

 

1. MSYP : 12/11/62 - 25/4/68

 

2. MFYE : 25/4/68 - 26/6/70

 

3. BFYE : 26/6/70 - 1/2/75 (WD)

 

D1045 'WESTERN VISCOUNT' (Crewe 16/11/62)

 

1. MSYP : 16/11/62 - 11/4/68

 

2. MFYE : 11/4/68 - 20/8/70

 

3. BFYE : 20/8/70 - 16/12/74 (WD)

 

Experimental air vents cut into underside of roof peak at 'A' end only, fitted 29/6/66.

 

D1046 : 'WESTERN MARQUIS' (Crewe 24/12/62)

 

1. MSYP : 24/12/62 - 12/5/71

 

2. BFYE : 12/5/71 - 11/12/75 (WD)

 

Last Western to run in maroon livery.

 

D1047 'WESTERN LORD' (Crewe 4/2/63)

 

1. MSYP : 4/2/63 - 23/12/66

 

2. BSYP : 23/12/66 - 9/7/71

 

3. BFYE : 9/7/71 - 2/3/76 (WD)

 

D1048 'WESTERN LADY' (Crewe 15/12/62)

 

1. MSYP : 15/12/63 - 14/11/66

 

2. BFYE : 14/12/66 - 27/2/77 (WD)

 

First Western into BFYE livery.

 

D1049 'WESTERN MONARCH' (Crewe 14/12/62)

 

1. MSYP : 14/12/62 - 7/4/67

 

2. BFYE : 7/4/67 - 26/4/76 (WD)

 

D1050 'WESTERN RULER' (Crewe 1/1/63)

 

1. MSYP : 1/1/63 - 4/5/67

 

2. BFYE : 4/5/67 - 6/4/75 (WD)

 

D1051 'WESTERN AMBASSADOR' (Crewe 21/1/63)

 

1. MSYP : 21/1/63 - 15/9/67

 

2. BFYE : 15/9/67 - 2/9/76 (WD)

 

D1052 'WESTERN VICEROY' (Crewe 4/2/63)

 

1. MSYP : 4/2/63 - 14/3/67

 

2. BFYE : 14/3/67 - 6/10/75 (WD)

 

Experimental air vents cut into underside of roof peeks at both ends as of 10/12/63.

 

D1053 'WESTERN PATRIARCH' (Crewe 11/2/63)

 

1. MSYP : 11/2/63 - 14/11/67

 

2. BFYE : 14/1/67 - 13/11/76 (WD)

 

Experimental horizontal windscreen wipers fitted to driver's side at both ends whilst being painted into BFYE livery, released from Swindon Works as such on 14/11/67, later removed.

 

D1054 'WESTERN GOVERNOR' (Crewe 2/3/63)

 

1. MSYP : 2/3/63 - 10/3/70

 

2. MFYE : 10/3/70 - 9/12/70

 

3. BFYE : 9/12/70 - 25/11/76 (WD)

 

D1055 'WESTERN ADVOCATE' (Crewe 2/3/63)

 

1. MSYP : 2/3/63 - 15/11/68

 

2. BFYE : 15/11/68 - 5/1/76 (WD, although last day in traffic 3/1/76, due to fatal collision at Worcester Tunnel Junction)

 

Experimantal horizontal windscreen wiper fitted at both ends on driver's sdie, fitted during overhaul and released from Swindon Works as such on 20/4/64, later removed.

 

D1056 'WESTERN SULTAN' (Crewe 8/3/63)

 

1. MSYP : 8/3/63 - 15/9/67

 

2. MFYE : 15/9/67 6/4/71

 

3. BFYE : 6/4/71 - 15/12/76 (WD)

 

First Western in maroon to have full yellow ends applied, and last one still running with them before going into BFYE.

 

Experimental square air vents fitted to cab fronts at both ends whilst being repainted into BFYE livery, released from Swindon Works as such on 6/4/71.

 

D1057 'WESTERN CHIEFTAIN' (Crewe 6/4/63)

 

1. MSYP : 6/4/63 - 4/1/67

 

2. BSYP : 4/1/67 - 3/1/72

 

3. BFYE : 3/1/72 - 30/4/76 (WD)

 

Last Western to receive BFYE, from 3/1/72 onwards all 74 locos were now in the same livery for the first time since their introduction just over a decade earlier.

 

D1058 'WESTERN NOBLEMAN' (Crewe 25/3/63)

 

1. MSYP : 25/3/63 - 1/11/67

 

2. BFYE : 1/11/67 - 21/1/77 (WD)

 

Experimental windscreen wiper reported to have been fitted as of 1/11/67, but unable to confirm via photographs of the period.

 

D1059 'WESTERN EMPIRE' (Crewe 6/4/63)

 

1. MSYP : 6/4/63 - 11/5/67

 

2. BFYE : 11/5/67 - 6/10/75 (WD)

 

D1060 'WESTERN DOMINION' (Crewe 11/4/63)

 

1. MSYP : 11/4/63 - 24/5/67

 

2. BFYE : 24/5/67 - 18/11/73 (WD)

 

D1061 'WESTERN ENVOY' (Crewe 19/4/63)

 

1. MSYP : 19/4/63 - 20/12/68

 

2. BFYE : 20/12/68 - 21/10/74 (WD)

 

D1062 'WESTERN COURIER' (Crewe 6/5/63)

 

1. MSYP : 6/5/63 - 31/10/68

 

2. BFYE : 31/10/68 - 23/8/74 (WD)

 

D1063 'WESTERN MONITOR' (Crewe 17/5/63)

 

1. MSYP : 17/5/63 - 11/10/68

 

2. BFYE : 11/10/68 - 5/4/76 (WD)

 

Believed to be the first Western to have the new 'Tops' style blue and white data panel stickers applied to the cab sides, in place of the previous 'red dot' route availablity circles.

 

D1064 'WESTERN REGENT' (Crewe 24/5/63)

 

1. MSYP : 24/5/63 - 8/3/68

 

2. BFYE : 8/3/68 - 11/12/75 (WD)

 

D1065 'WESTERN CONSORT' (Crewe 18/6/63)

 

1. MSYP : 18/6/63 - 7/7/67

 

2. BFYE : 7/7/67 - 30/10/76 (WD)

 

D1066 'WESTERN PREFECT' (Crewe 14/6/63)

 

1. MSYP : 14/6/63 - 26/7/68

 

2. BFYE : 26/7/68 - 12/11/74 (WD)

 

First Western to receive dual air / vacuum braking conversion, as of 26/7/68.

 

D1067 'WESTERN DRUID' (Crewe 18/7/63)

 

1. MSYP : 18/7/63 - 19/10/67

 

2. MFYE : 19/10/67 - 25/2/69

 

3. BFYE : 25/2/69 - 24/1/76 (WD)

 

D1068 'WESTERN RELIANCE' (Crewe 12/7/63)

 

1. MSYP : 12/7/63 - 17/10/67

 

2. MFYE : 17/10/67 - 22/4/70

 

3. BFYE : 22/4/70 - 13/10/76 (WD)

 

D1069 'WESTERN VANGUARD' (Crewe 21/10/63)

 

1. MSYP : 21/10/63 - 11/5/67

 

2. BFYE : 11/5/67 - 6/10/75 (WD)

 

D1070 'WESTERN GAUNTLET' (Crewe 28/10/63)

 

1. MSYP : 28/10/63 - 3/2/69

 

2. BFYE : 3/2/69 - 30/12/76 (WD)

 

D1071 'WESTERN RENOWN' (Crewe 7/11/63)

 

1. MSYP : 7/11/63 - 9/6/67

 

2. BFYE : 9/6/67 - 7/12/76 (WD)

 

Experimental square air vent fitted to cab fronts at both ends during overhaul, released off Swindon Works as such on 4/2/71, loco previously already in BFYE livery.

 

D1072 'WESTERN GLORY' (Crewe 7/11/63)

 

1. MSYP : 7/11/63 - 13/12/67

 

2. BFYE : 13/12/67 - 2/11/76 (WD)

 

Experimental horizontal windscreen wiper fitted at both ends on driver's side whilst being repainted into BFYE livery, released off Swindon Works as such on 13/12/67, later removed.

 

D1073 'WESTERN BULWARK' (Crewe 3/12/63)

 

1. MSYP : 3/12/63 - 5/1/68

 

2. BFYE : 5/1/68 - 29/8/74 (WD)

 

A final note regarding those experimental windscreen wipers - as stated in Part One, most of the equipment was removed fairly swiftly but the mounting bars and in some cases the water jets / pumps were left in situ until each loco was withdrawn, if anyone wants to model these locos accurately it's well worth seeking out decent photographs to work from as they were not all identical. Some stood out more than others, for example, the large water pump housing on D1055 was quite prominent, making it easy to identify in photos.

 

Hope all of the above doesn't seem too complicated, if in doubt just ask.... and roll on the Dapol Western ;) !

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was it D1045 who had a windscrean wiper at bottom on drivers side? owen.

 

great list by the way.

 

Good point Owen and thanks... I missed that one somehow when typing up, it's scribbled down in the rough draft somewhere though!

 

Just checked... it was mounted at the bottom of the secondman's side and fitted in September '66. Not sure how long it lasted in service though. More checking to do there methinks.

 

Edit : ta Mods / Andy for pinning it ;)

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Just one point Nidge re liveries.

Adrian Curtis has published a photo of D1044 MNYP at Ranelagh bridge, so this was livery on delivery from Crewe.

Sorry don't have date to MSYP.

Neil

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How does your key work, msye - maroon..... Yellow ends?

 

Hi,

 

MSYE = maroon with small / half yellow panels

MFYE = maroon with full yellow ends

 

;)

Just one point Nidge re liveries.

Adrian Curtis has published a photo of D1044 MNYP at Ranelagh bridge, so this was livery on delivery from Crewe.

Sorry don't have date to MSYP.

Neil

 

Thanks Neil, not sure how I missed adding that one as it's one of my favourite photos in Adrian's book!

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I noticed on a 'dead thread' there was a discussion as to whether a Western went out in black? Any more news on that?

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