Sunday, February 19, 2012

Swanage Railway


The Swanage Railway are painting the Wessex Belle set crimson and cream. This is the livery used by British Railways for its corridor passenger stock from 1950 to 1956. At the time there were only a handful of diesel engines, the locomotives had the cycling lion crest and some of the coaches had not been built. Should the railway paint rolling stock to represent different eras or should it continue to paint the stock to represent the period from 1956 to 1967?

Posted by Robin from Swanage to swanageview at 19/2/12 9:15 AM


Anonymous said...

Hi Robin. I think you'll find that most Swanage residents care much more about when trains will run to Wareham again and not about coach liveries (provided that they're not too garish). For what it’s worth I think that green coaches – authentic from the BR steam era - look best and blend in well with the countryside.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10.54 AM. I have no issue with wehatever they do with the trains; but I do hope we will see a rail service to Wareham before too long.

Anonymous said...

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