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35018 British India Line

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Spamcan81, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    I have it on good authority that 35018 has been seen in steam and moving up and down the yard at Carnforth today. The loco is still in undercoat.
    Just passing on some info so don't shoot the messenger.
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Might stop for a recce on my way past tomorrow.
     
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    Take yr camera please..
     
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    Could have rebuilt Tangmere to stop it being so troublesome :D
     
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    Always with me ... Only problem may be daylight depending on what time I can leave work ...
     
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    Be nice to have an MN 'up north' again...just as we get the S and C back :D Any livery news? WCRC Red perhaps ?:Gagmewithaspoon:
     
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    this means next year will have the most operational members of the class since 1967
     
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    Don't joke. My source has suggested that is what is in store. :eek:
     
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    With the WCRC logo on the tender?
    west-coast-logo.gif
     
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    Well it is their loco after all.
     
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    Obviously got bored with historical accuracy after 48151, 46115 and 44932 ......
    34027 did look handsome red though .....
    Perhaps the Scot will get proper BR (M) red in due course.
     
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    That being the case, it could be argued that it's an authentic livery for 2017?
     
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    Is there a problem if WCRC decided to paint all its stock in a house livery? WCRC is a business, just like all the other TOC's, and it makes sense to identify their assets just like Virgin and all the other TOC's do.
     
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    Historically locos have changed livery following a change of ownership.
     
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    Completely agree. :)
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Just wonder if there's a chance it could attend Swanage railway Bulleid gala next year.
     
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    Well, up to a point - if their business model is predicated in part on selling nostalgia, then having "nostalgic" (i.e. historically correct) liveries may be preferable to getting the WCRC brand identity out there. Virgin are essentially competing with other TOCs to make you use their service rather than some other TOC for a regular journey, whereas WCRC are trying to make you buy their product against not taking a trip full stop - it's a different marketing challenge. Though you might argue that the most important "livery" to get right would be inside the carriages, for example paying attention to historically accurate decor, moquette etc.

    Tom
     
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    Nope and arguably it would be the professional thing to do. Highly commended if it demonstrates a clear policy and strategy, shows the business is being thoughtfully managed.
     
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