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Date: 11/17/18 19:02
Great Eastern 564 Hits Car
Author: SD80MACfan

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46249122



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/18 20:16 by SD80MACfan.



Date: 11/17/18 19:55
Re: Caledonian Railway 828 Hits Car
Author: airbrakegeezer

Pardon me, but...although the locomotive is painted blue, it is not "Caley" blue, but a darker shade. Also, lettering on the tender is "G E R", not "C R" as it would be for the Caledonian. I believe that this locomotive is painted for the the pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway; other, more knowledgeable, TO members may be able to offer a better answer.

Roger Lewis (airbrakegeezer)



Date: 11/17/18 20:15
Re: Caledonian Railway 828 Hits Car
Author: SD80MACfan

airbrakegeezer Wrote:
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> Pardon me, but...although the locomotive is
> painted blue, it is not "Caley" blue, but a darker
> shade. Also, lettering on the tender is "G E R",
> not "C R" as it would be for the Caledonian. I
> believe that this locomotive is painted for the
> the pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway; other,
> more knowledgeable, TO members may be able to
> offer a better answer.
>
> Roger Lewis (airbrakegeezer)

You're rright. This is Great Eastern 564. I do have difficulties telling some of these engines apart.

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Date: 11/18/18 08:08
Re: Caledonian Railway 828 Hits Car
Author: andersonb109

But apparently there are two shades of "Calli" blue. As seen on last week's charters. 




Date: 11/18/18 20:28
Re: Caledonian Railway 828 Hits Car
Author: airbrakegeezer

Interesting! Of course, shades of blue are some of the trickiest to duplicate, and also the quickest to fade (maybe excepting maroon). I based my colo(u)r perception on pictures I have of preserved Caley "single" No. 123, and C. Hamilton Ellis' beautiful painting of big Caley 4-6-0 "Cardean". To me, the locomotive on the left is closer to the original Caley blue, while the one on the right is a bit darker than it should be.

Just my 2 cents' worth (or should that be tuppence?).

Roger Lewis (airbrakegeezer)



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