© Don Marshall 2015
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London & South Western Railway
Originally the London & Southampton Railway, the name was changed to the London & South Western Railway in 1839. The Railway served the South and West thus competing with the Great Western. Early locomotives were a dull red similar to the Furness engines and changed to colours variously described as umber, chocolate or dark brown. In 1885 the colour changed to the more familiar light green (try RGB 52-102-36)for express engines and a darker shade, described as holly green (try RGB 33-64-23) for goods locomotives. The light green is a bit difficult and I'll have to have a look at the the colour used on No 596` below.