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  1. Tim Light replied to the thread S&C reopening special with Flying Scotsman 31st March.

    I think this refers to the week of operation on the KWVR (£20), rather than the Settle-Carlisle trip (£220). Can anyone confirm?

    Feb 20, 2017 at 5:57 PM
  2. Tim Light replied to the thread The double arrow and steam locomotives.

    Just guessing, but I imagine they wanted a colour that was not associated with their steam fleet. That ruled out black and green, and possibly maroon if you include the LMS pacifics. I don't think any colour wore well on either steam or diesel...

    Feb 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM
  3. Tim Light liked The Saggin' Dragon's post in the thread The double arrow and steam locomotives.

    The corporate image did have its upside; [ATTACH] :) From Twitter (@MrTimDunn)

    image.jpeg Feb 18, 2017 at 11:11 PM
  4. Tim Light replied to the thread The double arrow and steam locomotives.

    Completely agree. There was no attempt at styling ... just an edict that every inch of the front, above the buffers and below the roof, had to be yellow. This was overkill, and completely disregarded the stylistic lines of the neatly designed...

    Feb 18, 2017 at 8:26 PM
  5. Tim Light replied to the thread The double arrow and steam locomotives.

    Good summary. Drab cold liveries and bus shelter stations made the 1970s railway an unattractive place.

    Feb 18, 2017 at 9:24 AM
  6. Tim Light liked OldChap's post in the thread The double arrow and steam locomotives.

    All of this BR rail blue talk got me ruminating of the question of can the British Rail image of the mid 60s be described as successful? the double arrow logo in particular is a long lived and I admit a simple and effective design; but the design...

    Feb 18, 2017 at 9:18 AM
  7. Tim Light replied to the thread The double arrow and steam locomotives.

    The Hymek has a lovely body shape. I thought they looked OK in blue with the small yellow panel. It was a nice touch to wrap the yellow around the cab windows on some classes, e.g. Hymeks, Class 47.

    Feb 18, 2017 at 9:16 AM
  8. Tim Light replied to the thread Tornado to haul certain timetabled trains on S&C: Feb 14-16.

    As Doom-Monger-In-Chief I would like to just say how sorry I am for predicting .... nay hoping .... that the PlanDampf would be a disaster. It is quite wrong to spoil people's fun in this way, and it's quite clear that there was absolutely...

    Feb 17, 2017 at 12:19 PM