LMS block styles & Crewe straw loco and coach insignia

LMS block styles & Crewe straw loco and coach insignia
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LOCOMOTIVES

Serif style straw insignia (bottom of sheet) used at Crewe works 1928-47 for almost all plain black engines. Most ex-LNWR engines had largest size nos, normally on cabsides, but on bunker of many 2-4-2Ts and Watford 0-6-2T's. Smaller nos used where space precluded use of large ones (e.g. 10" nos. on 4F 0-6-0's) but the 10" size was more generally used at the start of the period.

Silver insignia is for the blue streamliners (nos. 6220-4) and no. 5552 Silver Jubilee.

Gold block style insignia was used 1936-38 on Crewe, Derby and outside builders' new locos and some repaints. Very common Black 5's, 8Fs, 2-6-4T's and Jubilees. Red-shaded insignia normal on LMS standard classes, though some unlined locos had unshaded at first, with plain gold on repaints of non-standard types, as well as on red streamliners. These styles were not used at Horwich or St. Rollox.

Straw block style insignia was used at Crewe from April 1946 on new locos and full repaints. Plain straw used only for a month or two, then the maroon lined version. Ivatt class 2 2-6-0's and 2-6-2T's used smaller size letters and figures; most other locos had the larger size. This style rarely used at Derby, not at all at St. Rollox, and used at Horwich only for Black 5's from March 1947. Numbers in this style usually set higher on cabside than normal with the power class below the number.

COACHES

Block style insignia (top of sheet) used on certain mainline coaches in 1946-47. Letters LMS towards left of coach and number towards the right. Crest in lower panel at or near centre. Words Restaurant Car or Sleeping Car when used were spaced either side of crest. The base line of lettering and numbers approximately 5mm from bottom of coach side. Class figures 1 or 3 in the middle of door lower panels. The serif style figure l's were applied to first class windows form 1945 - they are printed in reverse for use inside windows.

Silver insignia is for the blue streamliners (nos. 6220-4) and no. 5552 Silver Jubilee.

Gold block style insignia was used 1936-38 on Crewe, Derby and outside builders' new locos and some repaints. Very common Black 5's, 8Fs, 2-6-4T's and Jubilees. Red-shaded insignia normal on LMS standard classes, though some unlined locos had unshaded at first, with plain gold on repaints of non-standard types, as well as on red streamliners. These styles were not used at Horwich or St. Rollox.

Straw block style insignia was used at Crewe from April 1946 on new locos and full repaints. Plain straw used only for a month or two, then the maroon lined version. Ivatt class 2 2-6-0's and 2-6-2T's used smaller size letters and figures; most other locos had the larger size. This style rarely used at Derby, not at all at St. Rollox, and used at Horwich only for Black 5's from March 1947. Numbers in this style usually set higher on cabside than normal with the power class below the number.

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