What's Your Favorite British Rail Livery?

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  1. highland beastie

    highland beastie Well-Known Member

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    I posted this thread because I'm interested whats peoples favourite british rail livery from when they existed (1948-1997).
    My favourite is british rail large logo:
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  2. CK95

    CK95 Well-Known Member

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    Large Logo for me too, but NSE is very close.
     
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  3. twiggy#9635

    twiggy#9635 Active Member

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    Mine is 110% without a doubt NSE, whilst I may have never been lucky enough to go on their trains, my dad told me about all his trips on their trains to places like Sheerness so I’ve done a lot of research on them, but the “toothpaste” livery is simple but iconic
     
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  4. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    BR two-tone Green with blood-and-custard coaches. That, or pre-nationalisation LNER.

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    Yeah large logo was very good, I also have a soft spot for Intercity (Swallow) livery
     
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    theorganist Well-Known Member

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    I would too say Large Logo livery, also the Railfreight red stripe livery too.
     
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  7. cookiemonster1983

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    I've always been partial to a NSE Class 50...
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    NSE on the class 321’s. They looked very stylish in it
     
  9. Challenger3985

    Challenger3985 Well-Known Member

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    Nice plain BR Blues (without the large logo), and I'm sticking with it.
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    (Though the BR Express Blue does pique my interest)
     
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  10. dhekelian

    dhekelian Well-Known Member

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    I love the BR Blue era both small and large logo and also I like the maroon.

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    I think it was maroon :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    • Intercity Swallow is my favorite BR livery[​IMG]
     
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  12. paulc

    paulc Well-Known Member

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    I quite like BR Railfreight

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    Clumsy Pacer Well-Known Member

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  14. dhekelian

    dhekelian Well-Known Member

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    I was travelling all over the country in a HST during my youth, loved that train. Really comfortable if you got a seat :D
     
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    JJTimothy Well-Known Member

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    Probably corporate blue for nostalgia reasons but it was dull and I believe I read somewhere that it was chosen in part because it didn't show up the dirt much if a train missed its turn through the washer which is rather cynical.

    Two-tone green suited Diesels and steam loco's in the the short lived express passenger blue looked magnificent.
     
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    Two tone green for locos and blood and custard on coaching stock.
     
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    I definitely like the large logo
     
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    james64 Well-Known Member

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    Those who have seen my other posts know I often moan about how drab BR liveries often are, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a fan of the Regional Railways livery worn by 158s and 156s.

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  19. dhekelian

    dhekelian Well-Known Member

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    If you thought BR liveries were drab you must be really miffed at the German trains, it seems nearly all are Red!

    I love the BR blue liveries much better than the modern ones imo. Mind you I did like the GWR Green and I hate Green usually, lol.
     

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