Because of the cancellation of the first two Aberdonians due to the tragic accident at Stonehaven, we were able to take advantage of Tornado’s extended stay at Carnforth to have our support coach, No. E21249, repainted in BR maroon livery. The coach has carried BR carmine & cream since it was originally overhauled and converted into Tornado’s support coach and for much of the time since it has matched the Riviera Trains rolling stock in the same livery. However, with the prospect of operating more trains formed of West Coast Railway and Scottish Railway Preservation Society coaches in maroon livery and No. 60163 returning to BR green livery, it seemed logical for the coach to carry an appropriate colour as well.
The coach is rubbed down in the Carnforth paintshop – A1SLT
Glossy maroon paint is applied – A1SLT
The final result! – A1SLT