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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:35 pm 
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We received this query from Joshua Tobias George Barrett, a member of our Facebook Page. Can anyone help him please?

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Mike

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Hello! I'm a restorer and colouriser of black and white photographs.

I'm currently working on a reproduced photograph I bought in an antique shop of a LNWR Passenger Guard at Euston, 1907 but I'm having some trouble locating references for Uniform colours.

I've got the main gist of the uniform from colour painting postcards as a dark navy with red piping but I can't find anything regarding lapel patches and hats/caps. I was pointed in your direction for help!

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:00 pm 
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No idea Mike, but there is a book on railway uniforms:

Railway Buttons, Badges and Uniforms by David Froggatt

Maybe there is a copy at Kenilworth?

Mike


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Mike

Many thanks for your kind suggestion which I have now passed on to Joshua. It subsequently led to someone with a copy, Steve Daly, providing the following information:

Based on Froggatt's text seems to suggest that the only grade that did not wear green were Hotel Porters who wore a red coat. Based on this your blue with red piping for your Guard may be erroneous Joshua Tobias George Barrett. The mention of 1914 issue in green suggests that the uniform colour remained unchanged until the Grouping. So far as LNWR staff uniforms are concerned Green appears to have been the predominant colour. Even the LNWR Police, which is one of my main interests, wore green!

Joshua too was very impressed with the speed of your and Steve Daly's response.

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Mike


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