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Paint Specification: PDF Document 942KB; Lettering PDF 23KB; Fittings
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Progress photos on 1520
20/11/09 – fully undercoated – photo
A – photo B
27/11/09 – roof completed (photo);
1st coat salmon buff being applied (photo);
1st of 3 coats salmon complete (photo)
1/12/09 – 1st coat brown applied (photo)
15/12/09- 3 coats of brown and salmon now applied (photo); bolections painted “mahogany” (photo)
29/12/09 – Lining and lettering is in progress: lettering
being transferred (photo) and in pencil (photo); size painted on (photo);
gilded (photo A, photo B,
31/12/09 – Set number on sole bar (photo);
lettering being shaded (photo); completed (photo A, photo B, photo C).
3/1/10 – Lining and lettering completed; external link to photo of east side on
Dave Clarke’s web site.
12/1/10 – Set number at end (photo);
west side (photo).
26/1/10 – Final fitting out and touching-up in the dock area
2/2/10 – The first compartment to have its luggage rack
fitted (photo); reproductions of 1910 LSWR photos that
were produced in colour using the Photochrom process (photo); the originals were produced by “The Photocrom
Company of London and Detroit, U.S.A.” (company
9/3/10 – The carriage has had its own drop-lights fitted and
is stood over the pit for brake adjustment and safety checks (photo A, photo B, photo C).
26/3/10 – Launch day: posed with LSWR 488, complete with
dummy fire (photo, photo,
photo); 100 years old this month (photo); the manager of SWT cut the ribbon (photo).
Photos taken of tri-composite brake 6474 by IMW at NRM, July
overview from brake
brake end area
brake end bogie
side from brake end
toilet window area
Other surviving carriages:
Carriages Trust entry for 1520
body in LSWR livery
van in LSWR livery
of luggage van in LSWR livery
For full list of preserved (or rotting!) LSWR carriages use:
and select LSWR in “designed for” drop down box
Other restoration projects:
South Western Circle
Bridge LSWR layout