Railway colour plate

The Royal Crampton: North British Railway No. 55 [Ellis]. Hamilton Ellis. Four Main Lines. fp 77
An October effect, 1913. Dugald Drummond's class T14, four-cylinder simple with an up West of England express..[Ellis]. Hamilton Ellis. The South Western Railway. front.
Meon Valley train, 1912. Drummond M7 tank engine No. 357. [Ellis] Hamilton Ellis. The South Western Railway. fp 64
Up "Merseyside" express on Whitmore troughs, L.M.S.R. 4-6-0 No. 6117, "Welsh Guardsman" H. Gordon Tidey signed Moore Rly Mag, 1930 66
The "Southern Belle" leaving Patcham Tunnel, S.R. 4-6-0 locomotive No. E 708 "Sir Hectamere" C.E. Brown unsigned, but in style Rly Mag, 1930 67
Down Flushing Continental Pullman Car Express, L.N.E.R. three-cylinder 4-6-0 No. 2803, "Framlinghma" F.R. Hebron signed Rly Mag, 1931 68
Glasgow portion of Mid-Day "Royal Scot" express, near Tring: L.M.S.R. Super-Claughton four-cylinder 4-6-0 locomotive No. 6004 E. Brightman signed Rly Mag, 1931 69
Musselburgh-Edinburgh train at Portobello, L.N.E.R. three-cylinder 2-6-2T locomotive No. 2907 C.J.L. Romanes signed Rly Mag, 1932 70
Swanage train approaching Corfe Castle Station, S.R.: Drummond 0-4-4 tank locomotive No. 245 C. Hamilton Ellis picture Rly Mag, 1932 71
Great Western Railway tank locomotive No. 3120 (Alf Cooke Ltd., Leeds) Rly Mag, 1908, 22, fp. 441.
Royal train en route for Portsmouth, headed by Marsh 'H1' Atlantic No. 40 passing Amberley Hamilton Ellis: The London, Brighton and South... front.
Trains at Crianlarich, West Highland Railway, spring 1906, rebuilt Drummond engine No. 470 Abbotsford on northbound train. 18in goods No. 750 in yard. [Ellis] C.H. Ellis. The North British Railway. front.
Pride of the Great Eastern Railway: the train is approaching Ingrave summit on the non-stop run from North Walsham  to Liverpool Street [GER blue 1510]. [F. Moore?] Allen, C.J. Great Eastern Railway
Great Eastern Railway 4-wheels coupled (2-4 type) express locomotive Rly Mag., 1904, 14, (80)

The above railway colour plates taken from the Railway Magazine are personal favourites. Two were acquired a long time ago via Lens of Sutton, whose proprietor did not mind a National Serviceman ransacking his files for issues with colour plates. The top one claims to be the first railway colour plate to be based upon a colour photograph: unfortunately, the original has been lost. The Great Eastern one is a recent acquisition, made in Peter's Bookshop in Sheringham, and makes one dream of journeys on The Norfolk Coast Express in three hours up to Cromer from Liverpool Street.

Updated: 2002-07-02