Before BR blue

Before BR blue

The change to BR’s new corporate blue colour scheme didn’t happen overnight, and there were many variations. TIM SHACKLETON wanders into the minefield of blue liveries in the pre-TOPS era. 

BR blue

Above: Nothing’s impossible – but by my reckoning you’d only ever have seen two of these locomotives alongside one another in BR days. This image shows the major variants of blue livery side by side.

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