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The Liveries of the Pre-Grouping Railways Volume Two

The Liveries of the Pre-Grouping Railways Volume Two
The East of England and Scotland

Nigel Digby

96 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, perfect bound with card covers.

ISBN13 : 9781911038450


This volume presents the liveries of the standard gauge steam railways in the east of the United Kingdom which became part of the London & North Eastern Railway in 1923. Originally published as a series of illustrated magazine articles between 1994 and 2006, this edition brings them together for the first time and features revised text, new paintings and new scrap views, combined with photographs, contemporary postcards, colour patches and a supplement to the glossary of paints and painting methods.
Contents : Colne Valley & Halstead Railway; Great Central Railway; Great Eastern Railway; Great Northern Railway; Great North of Scotland Railway; Hull & Barnsley Railway; Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway; Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway; Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway; Mid-Suffolk Light Railway; North British Railway; North Eastern Railway

The Liveries of the Pre-Grouping Railways Volume Two - Sample Images

sample book illustration
The crimson carriage livery of 1919, taken from a surviving carriage body of 4-wheel 5-compartment Third No. 1262, built 1891 and withdrawn 1925 whilst still in GER livery.
sample book illustration
The daily experience for the majority of GNR passengers would be of a train hauled by one of the many Ivatt 4-4-0s the railway possessed, such as Class ‘D1’ No. 1327. The dark green border to the tender and the vestigial black ‘wrapper’ on the frames below the smokebox are evident. Author’s collection