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Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive in 1963

Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive in 1963


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Filename: RY1984-52.jpg

Size: 2626 x 3581 (1.3MB)

Date: 16th February 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: RY1984/52

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Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive in 1963

Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive, 1963
This drawing shows the experimental livery colour Golden Ochre. The colour was only applied to No. D1015 Western Champion in 1963 before being discontinued

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Class 52 Diesel Drawing Livery Western


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR showcases a livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive in 1963. The intricate drawing depicts an experimental color known as Golden Ochre, which was exclusively applied to No. D1015 Western Champion during that year before being discontinued. The image transports us back to a time when railway enthusiasts eagerly awaited new and innovative designs. The bold choice of Golden Ochre paint on this particular locomotive undoubtedly turned heads and sparked conversations among both passengers and industry professionals alike. As we examine the diagram, it becomes apparent that every detail has been meticulously captured – from the sleek lines of the Class 52 Western locomotive to the precise application of the vibrant Golden Ochre hue. This visual representation serves as a testament to the artistry involved in creating these magnificent machines. It is fascinating to imagine how this unique livery would have stood out against more traditional colors commonly seen on trains during that era. While its use may have been short-lived, No. D1015 Western Champion's brief flirtation with Golden Ochre remains an intriguing chapter in railway history. This print not only preserves a moment frozen in time but also offers us a glimpse into an era where experimentation and innovation were at their peak within the world of railways.

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