© Don Marshall 2015
North British Railway
Incorporated in 1844 the North British Railway swallowed up over fifty regional lines in its area which was the eastern seaboard of Scotland reaching Berwick on Tweed (in England) over to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. At the Grouping (1923) it was the fifth largest railway in the UK. At that time it was incorporated into the LNER.
It is probably the most difficult Railway to research into livery details, particularly from around 1890 as the body colours seemed to change with whoever happened to have the paintbrush ! The Reid Atlantic (depicted as at around 1913) was very difficult as I had to start with an umber shade and experiment with various shades of green overlays of varying opacities. I think that the next NBR locomotive that I have a go at will probably be earlier when a dark yellow colour was in vogue.