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Does anybody know whether any locos still carried the 'Red Stripe Railfreight' livery into the start of the privatisation era?

I know that freight was split between Mainline, Loadhaul, Transail and painted accordingly. Also grey sectorisation liverys were still around.

So when EWS took over all these 'seperate' comapnies, it had a real mixture of liveries...but was there any red stripe railfreight amongst them?

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Great....finally found my answer. To quote the following from WNXX.com website

"A one time celebrity locomotive having evaded works attention since the late 1980s 56019 which retained the much lamented Red Stripe Railfreight livery was eventually put to store at Immingham from the WGAN pool in March 1999 when the Class 66 invasion was gathering momentum. 56019, RIP."
 

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I've just found a picture of 31205 dating from 1996 in red stripe but according to the allocation history book it was stored unservicable in 1995 but not officially withdrawn awaiting disposal til 98. Looking at the picture its a very forlorn looking loco with hardly a complete window and all the doors wide open.
Other than that i can find a few in railfreight but without the red stripe.
Also found a couple of class 20's in very weather worn red stripe so that class might yield a few survivors too if not all in working order. I found these few locos on the Martin Bray uk loco website the address for which is...
http://www.martinbray-ukloco.com/locopicturegallery.htm

Amazing the spellcheck doesn't know the word website!!! or indeed spellcheck the mind boggles.
 
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