© Don Marshall 2015
North Staffordshire Railway
Formed in 1847 from the usual amalgamations this small but important railway was centred round Stoke on Trent. The locomotives seem to have been a rather bright green colour up to 1882 but this was then changed to a "gamboge brown". This is an odd colour that seems to be either a dark lake shade or simply a muddy brown. By 1900 the locomotives were dark reddish chocolate shade (very descriptive, Don) ( try RGB  85-20-28). By 1904-ish the locomotives were painted in madder lake which, by 1914, was described as crimson lake. (try a slightly darker shade of midland Red). Coaching stock was the same colour.