Pullman liveried diesel loco?

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  1. eMeS

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    What did I see yesterday?
    On the WCML Milton Keynes approx 15:55, going south coupled to a diesel in red DB-Shenker colours.
    I managed a short video, but the light was in the wrong direction for best colour etc.
     
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    Was 67021 working crewe electric tmd - wembley yard.
     
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    Late to the party as it has been identified as a 67, but there is at least one DRS Pullman-liveried 57 out there as well.
     
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    Now operated by West Coast Railways for the Northern Belle, 57601 as an example
     
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    Also some 47s I believe.
     
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    Thanks! I saw one at Eastfield TMD a few months back and it looked pretty good in that livery.
     
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    Thanks all for your interest - I'd better put some effort into getting the video onto Youtube.
     
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    Here it is - very short indeed!
     
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    The 47s/57s in have had the Pullman wording painting over.... and look pretty ropey these days. Like WCRC would want to park them somewhere for three years..
     
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    I believe ROG also have one of the ex-Pullman 57s (57312)
     
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    What is being hinted at here?
     
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    It's nice but has anybody seen the French 67000 diesel in red 'Capitole' livery? Far more striking in my view, probably because it's old as the hills like the service after which it is named. I'm not too sure whether Pullman livery suits a 21st Century train.
     
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    I think it looked best on 73101. 2019-10-10-0003.jpg 2019-10-10-0011.jpg
     
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    The 67s were designed and built in the 20th century
     
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    I would say though that they represent the 21st century, being a post-privatisation dedicated loco, people associate with the 21st century, after all in their infancy they operated mainly at night. Since the end of the Mk1 post trains, they've operated more in the day and that no doubt gives them more association with the 21st century.
     
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    Yes, it was a bit of a shame, as it was in full Pullman livery; it was very well done and looked really nice, but spent most of its time on freight, in its first guise as the "Brighton Evening Argus" and later as the "Royal Alex"

    I was never sure what the Royal Alex was.
     
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    Not sure how operating more in the day than night gives them more of an association with one century than the other.
     
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    I don’t associate them with the 21st century, they’re not exactly new and their day/night usage doesn’t alter that.
     
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    That 73 looked amazing, seen it before in Ashford (Kent)
     
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    The name was The Royal Alex' (with inverted comma). It referred to the nickname for Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton.
     
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    My thinking is most people aren't going to see or remember something that runs at 2 am in the morning. Whereas something running for W&S for example is a lot more visible.
     

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