Livery query, C.R. 310A.

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Livery query, C.R. 310A.

Post by dunalastairv » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:34 pm

Here's a question for those in the know: plate 7.9, page 110, of the superb new book on C.R. locomotives, shows No. 310A in a bright, low, side light - probably as perfect as one could get for a photograph. There is a considerable difference between the colour textures of the engine and tender. Are we looking at a dark blue loco coupled to a light blue tender? If we are, I think this is the first time I've seen such a combination. Answers on a postcard - or this Forum!


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Re: Livery query, C.R. 310A.

Post by Steve Parsons » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:43 pm

The fact it was scrapped in 1895 I very much doubt this or any of her type ever received the "light" blue livery. I would suggest its most likely a light effect making it look different at first glance as its not just a difference between the loco and tender there's some big shade veriations between the loco boiler and some of the fittings.

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Re: Livery query, C.R. 310A.

Post by David Blevins » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:42 pm

I too think it must be the light effect, CR 310A would have been in the Darker Blue.
Enclosed is a photograph taken at Perth with the Dark Blue Livery on the Engine and Tender being identical.
David Blevins.
CR 310A at Perth..jpg
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