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Most books refer to the LNWR coach livery as "plum and spilt milk". However, I have seen the term "split milk" used too. I believe the latter is an old term for what we now know as skimmed milk, and thus more white in colour than full cream or semi-skimmed.


In 1948, one of the experimental BR coach liveries was the former LNWR livery. Railway Observer consistently used "split milk" but both Trains Illustrated and Railway Magazine used "spilt milk".


Could someone advise on what was the correct term for the LNWR coach livery, please?

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