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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 61624, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. 5944

    5944 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Soon to be repainted into BR blue.
     
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    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres

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    That's a pity, but probably how most people remember them.

    How many diesels in preservation are green with no yellow warning panels? I'd love to see a "Deltic" mainline in that style but know I never will :(
     
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    It can't necessarily be ruled out. The rules have changed in the last few years, and yellow is no longer mandatory if a vehicle meets lighting requirements - though I'm not sure if it would be practically possible to do that with a Deltic.
     
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    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    A derogation may well be possible I’ve yet to see a steam loco with a yellow warning panel; at least on the main line.
     
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    Never been required for steam locos. I think the reason they were introduced in the 1960s was because the new fangled diesels and electrics were much quieter, so it was harder for workers on the track and others to hear them coming.

    As 35B says they are no longer a requirement if suitable lighting is fitted. The Brighton Belle for example isn’t going to have yellow ends once restoration is complete.
     
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    Take a look at the black front ends on Hull Trains' cl. 802s
     
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    24054 on the ELR was green with no yellow panels
     
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    I'm sure there is a class 14 kicking about in ochre.
     
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    There certainly is, D9551.
    Fits in well with the Class nickname. It’s the right sort of colour for a “Teddy Bear”;).
    (Photo from Rail Advent).

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    Put WIPAC’s on it like 55016 once wore, ( just leave that God awful purple livery off it :))
     
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    Another one of Mr Swallow’s choice’s I believe.
     
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    Hang on a second.......
     
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    Now who would have expected Mr Stroudley to influence the colour scheme of a diesel loco? Has D9551 visited the Bluebell Rly to meet with those Terriers?
     
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    Not yet…
     

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