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In "them there days", locos were prepared for a photo by painting in light grey, black and white, to emphasise features in the days of black and white photography.


They were then painted in their "actual" livery.


Above, we see wheels and motion picked out in white, a huge ornamental number, and a black smokebox.


In traffic, from the start, the number (in light yellow / cream) was smaller and plainer, and the grey was very slightly darker, encompassing also the white bits and smokebox.


On the CVR, the cab of the "Unit" and the railcar were interchangeable, though I am unaware of any evidence of this ever happening. The railcar and its cab unit were mid brown with white roof, while the goods unit above was a very dark grey with white roof; much darker than the goods stock.

Edited by jhb171achill

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