According to Carter, first engines (1856) were light green, black banding,
white lining. Buffer beams, green; frames, chocolate.
In 1865, after absorption into the GER, loco colour was chaged to darker
green. A few locos (51, 60, 291, and the T-7s)) were painted chrome yellow.
First mention of coach livery is the early (1871) GER varnished teak.
Hope this helps!
I'd be kind of cautious about Carter's book, it contains a great many errors
which will become obvious as you go through it. Was the ECR not part of the
GER from about 1862? Why not try the GER Association?
Thanks - Tried their website but nothing on ECR liveries - I wanted the info
as on alt.binaries.pictures.rail Chris Tolley posted a scan from a book
c1910 showing Ariel's Girdle, credited in the book as the first railmotor. I
fancied trying a drawing but the drawing in the book is an etching.
I was slightly surprised about the green buffer beams - I thought the red
buffer beam replaced a chap with a red flag on a horse some years earlier.
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