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Looks like there's a 29000 set outside Inchicore this morning in the new all over green livery. Anyone got pics?

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All over green? Like the experimental one-end of an old Mk II coach?

 

Is Inchicore going back to its roots? Grey locomotives and green carriages......!

 

Flying Snails next..... Or GSR maroon?

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Yes, I only got a quick look but it appears to be the same as the livery applied to the end of the mk3 coach a while back! Its certainly green enough anyway :)

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Interesting..... have to say I never liked the lime green and navy.... Maybe this will spread to the 26 and 28 class too?

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Well said craven! Orange was a fantastic distinctive livery. If ain't broke, don't fix it! I actually think the orange done like the front of mk3 pp stock would suit the railcars fairly well

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"Bring back the black'n'tans"! ...has a very different resonance today than it did fifty years ago! I totally agree with the modern incarnation - that livery was half a century ahead of its time.......

 

It would suit a 29, a DD, a Dart or a Mk 4 equally well.....

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An orange DD set! That'd be something worth seeing! Although due to the shared ownership, two rakes would probably end up in orange, and the other two in translink red bull colours...maybe not so nice

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Crimson would look better than what's on it!

 

Serious point - I think that a standard strong livery should be applied to everything they have - darts included. It promotes a good identifiable corporate image.

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Serious point - I think that a standard strong livery should be applied to everything they have - darts included. It promotes a good identifiable corporate image.

 

+1000 on this. There's been a lot of woolly-minded mucking about with logos, corporate images and colour schemes. The flag logo was (almost) universally panned on various forums. The navy/white/snot green railcar livery had to be the worst example of an awful colour scheme,reminiscent of something a budget airliner would carry.

 

I wouldn't mind the DARTS so much, at least they're easily identifiable, looks reasonably well and it's a strong brand name.

Edited by minister_for_hardship

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IE seem fairly incapable of painting two types of train the same. So now we will have mk4 livery, the 'snot green', silvery grey DMU livery, ICR version of silvery grey, enterprise livery, and a new green colour on some 29s?! And that's before you even get to locos.

Although having said that, the new green livery does, from what I've seen, seem very nice

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Bold colours are needed for a strong corporate livery. Think Cadburys, Coca-Cola, Yellow Pages etc. that's why the black'n'tan worked well for forty years.

 

The drab greys of the "Enterprise" were woeful from the start. I always thought some sort if bright red and white, like Virgin Atlantic, would have worked well for that. To have a separate DART livery, to me, demands the same on the trains and buses - call it the "jackeen" livery (two tone blue would be no worse than many a thing).

 

Everything else in a clearly identifiable IE livery. If green, so be it; but a bright green, not a wishy washy one - and grey is all right for a freight loco, but not paired with green as a strong passenger livery. Stations should be the same colour, like in "CIE green" days.

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I saw (internal) pictures of it today. I rather like it. I think it may be let loose in the next week or so.

 

MK3 7161 was the test coach for the livery.

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Just compare IE to Bus Eireann. BE buses have carried a variation on the red/white scheme down through the years and the logo, albeit in imitation of Greyhound, has hardly changed at all bar updating the fonts.

Still looks good.

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The Bus Eireann red and cream has indeed been about a long time. The IOC had it in the 1930s, and the GSWR continued it. Bar the initial CIE green period 1945-62, it went back to red and cream and with variations has remained thus since!

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I always loved the bus eireann scheme, seeing them about was a highlight for me anytime i visited the south as a child. Just proves it works as a corporate identity

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The Bus Eireann red and cream has indeed been about a long time. The IOC had it in the 1930s, and the GSWR continued it. Bar the initial CIE green period 1945-62, it went back to red and cream and with variations has remained thus since!

 

Just goes to show, if it aint broke....

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Think it looks cool

Bit of retro green going on?

Maybe they have a spy who actually reads some of this stuff? :cool:

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Anything's better than the old livery - even all over freight grey!

 

Does seem retro indeed. Grey 201s next..... Then grey wagons. Oh! Pockets.... It's started......

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A single livery for ALL their trains would look a lot better. Like black'n'tan, or the previous ALL-encompassing green.

 

Strong corporate image..,,

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It's just ok. I can see confusion with DARTs with Joe Public.

The darker green makes it appear a little dull. A band or bands of a lighter colour would give it a bit of a lift.

 

A yellow band would make it look a bit An Post..

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