© Don Marshall 2015
Great Central Railway
Originally the Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (MSLR), this railway was renamed the Great Central Railway in 1897. The locomotives were painted dark green then black. I can't trace any difference between the green adopted for the GCR and that already in use on the MSLR. The green shade adopted for all GCR passenger locomotives was a rather nice rich dark green (try RGB 19-64-33). Goods locomotives were black. Up to 1914 coaches were brown on the lower panels and creamy white upper panels. After this date all coaches were varnished teak.