Tuesday 17/04/18

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Looking relatively 'fresh out of the box', 56088 is seen topping 47632 at Prestatyn on 26th June 1987. Photo copyright: John Powell.

Looking relatively ‘fresh out of the box’, 56088 is seen topping 47632 at Prestatyn on 26th June 1987. Photo copyright: John Powell.

Site visitor Michael Hall asks:

“I’m after some info regarding liveries. I’m after which Romanian grids were painted in red stripe Railfreight livery. Can anyone help me?”

As far as can be ascertained, the following ‘Grids’ all carried Railfreight red stripe livery; 56003, 011, 019, 044, 048, 049, 052, 067, 068, 076, 088, 089, 090, 098*, 100, 106, 107 & 108.

*56098, although having never worn the livery during original service with British Rail, did carry it for several years during the loco’s stint in preservation. Still in faded BR Trainload grey following storage by EWS at Immingham, it was repainted at the Northampton & Lamport Railway in December 2006 before finally losing the livery in favour of Load Haul black & orange at Barrow Hill in February 2010.

If anyone has any further queries relating to the class, please feel free to contact the group via our Facebook page or through the contact page on this site. We will always do our best to help.

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