Monday, 3 April 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: 9 Liveries in 5 Days, Day 5 - Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway

Today we have the continuing tale of A1 No. 46 "Newington" which was bought by the LSWR (see day 4) and numbered as No 734 but was later sold to the Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway on the Isle of Wight, numbered as 2 and that is the livery that we see below.
In 1923 she became Southern Railway W2 and was named "Freshwater" and then in 1928 was renumbered to W8. Eventually she returned to the mainland as British Railways 32646 and is now one of the 10 preserved Terriers and back on the Isle of Wight.

And the A1X variant, just right for a retro gala on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

1 comment:

  1. I like this livery. It reminds me of the Pre-Gresley (Stirling and Ivatt era) GNR Apple Green but with black frames and red siderods.