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Lettering on Private Owner Wagons


private owner wagon

For a presentation in the Graphic Design Museum Breda (2005, now called MOTI) I went though the trouble of creating some colour samples of lettering on English train wagons. I happen to have three books on the subject of Private Owner Wagons but they are in b&w. However, all descriptions contain detailed colour information. Apparently these books were published for (model) railway fanatics. Colours are an educated guess since I haven’t been able to find conversion tables from old fashioned names like ‘pale marine blue’ to RAL or PMS so far. More information on the books to follow.

private owner wagon

private owner wagon

private owner wagons

private owner wagons