Sunday, 18 September 2011

Black and blue

Work has begun on painting the tender of Swedish 'B' Class 4-6-0 No.101 black, as part of its cosmetic restoration to authentic Swedish State Railways livery.

Although this particular locomotive never carried this livery, other examples of the class did. Looking good!

How No.101 should look when finished, complete with red lining and 'SJ' crest on the tender. (modified Martin Vos photo)

Just for completeness, here is the same image showing the loco in plain 'SJ' black (authentic for this particular engine). Personally I prefer this livery (where would we be without a good old livery debate - especially from those not involved in doing the work?) but even so I am very pleased the loco is no longer in a completely fictional state, and it looks so much better than it did. Congratulations to members of the IRPS seeing this project through.