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Good afternoon chaps,

I wonder if any of you would be able to help with a bit of historical information for the layout I'm currently building.

I am trying to establish which, if any, of class 42/43 were running in maroon livery during 1971, and if they were which ones?

I am also trying to track down a colour photo of a Ford D series lorry in NCL livery.

I just can't find anything in my records.

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John
 

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Hello John

Just saw your message on maroon Warships. Now it is one of my favourite Diesels but I have only 1 book on them, "Profile of the Warships". Only B/W pictures but there is a list of all class 42/43s in the back with their dates to traffic and their dates of withdrawal. It also indicates the liveries they were in. Well if you take the withdrawal dates as a guide, the following Warships were in maroon livery upon withdrawal in 1971: D838 - Rapid, withdrawn 27 March 1971, D809 - Champion, D815 - Druid and D817 - Foxhound all 3 withdrawn on 3 October 1971. I have only 1 picture in the book of a maroon liveried Warship as late as 21 July 1970 and this was D842 - Royal Oak, but according to the list D842 was withdrawn while carrying blue livery and again on 3 October 1971.
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Jos
 

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Jos,

Thanks for that bit of info, think I'll use 817 Foxhound to get the ball rolling. However still no luck on the Ford!

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Hallo again John

Can't help you with the Ford I'm afraid, but I found a picture of D817 Foxhound under the following link:

http://www.railblue.com/pages/Photo%20Gall...7_SL_241267.htm

with full yellow ends as early as 1967. The maroon warships in my book appear to all have these full yellow ends by the late 60's early 70's. It's from the David Mant Collection, if you click on 'Back' you will find more maroon Warships and other types in colour. One of them D815 - Druid, with small yellow warning panels.

Jos
 
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