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Caledonian Railway Livery

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Caledonian Railway Livery


Jim MacIntosh

328 pages, incl. 32 page colour section. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with colour laminated covers. Over 700 illustrations incl. Many detail close-ups plus original plans and drawings. Extensive coverage of carriage, NPCS and goods wagon liveries..

ISBN13 : 9781899889280

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This detailed and lavishly illustrated study of the livery of the Caledonian Railway is the culmination of many years of careful research, using publicly and privately held records, photographs and artefacts. In addition, paint technologies have been investigated; monochrome photographic processes have been examined and colour perception has been explored. Covering the whole of the existence of the Company, from 1845 to 1923, colours and pigments, Crests, scrolls and lining, together with lettering and numbering details, are all fully explained and illustrated. The locomotive stock has been divided into groups and classes in order to illustrate the different livery styles. Separate sections deal with early locomotives and the Drummond period, and there are individual chapters also on the coaching stock and the goods wagons. The thorough investigations have challenged certain previously made statements and assumptions, which cannot be verified by the photographic evidence or archival records. To assist understanding the evolution of the liveries, the appendices include a brief company history, short biographies of the locomotive superintendents, a list of locomotive build orders, notes on the adoption of the Westinghouse brake and an index of wagon photographs. This is a major study of the livery of the Caledonian, by a respected authority on what was Scotlandís premier pre-Grouping railway.

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