© Don Marshall 2015
Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
A lovely little railway serving, as the name says, Somerset and Dorset. The line was in the joint lease of the Midland Railway and the London & South Western Railway from 1875. The locomotives were a green shade ( try RGB 22-86-31) which was the same colour as the Midland at the time. When the Midland changed its livery to crimson lake (RGB 93-20-24) the SDJR followed suit . From about 1899 the locomotives were painted in the familiar blue colour (try RGB 20-26-35). The SDJR avoided the Grouping and continued into the 1930's with express locomotives painted blue and goods locomotives painted black. Prior to 1923 the locomotive stock was provided by the Midland which, I think, looked lovely in blue.