© Don Marshall 2015
ELEGANT STEAM
 
Great Eastern Railway
This railway opened in 1840 as the Eastern Counties Railway which lasted until 1862 when the name was changed to the Great Eastern Railway. The early locomotives appear to have been a light shade of green (perhaps RGB - 110-148-59 or thereabouts). In the 1870-1880's there were colour changes involving vivid yellow, a dark moss green (maybe RGB - 28-68-29 -) and black. The vivid yellow ? I have no idea. About 1862 saw the introduction of the well known GER blue for passenger locomotives (RGB - 23-52-86). Over the years coaching stock was varnished teak being changed to crimson lake from 1919.