In 1955 the British Transport Commission’s (BTC) unveiled a 15-year modernisation plan for British Railways (BR). A significant element of the plan was to replace steam traction across the entire national railway network.

A directive came later from the British Railways Board (BRB) to paint all BR motive power in blue. On the 9th June 1966 the transformation of the entire fleet began.

This collection contains an example of each class of locomotive, painted in the standard BR corporate blue livery.

These are shortcuts to photographs that reside in groups elsewhere within this website.

Dates: 2005-2017

03113_20120901_02

03113, "Class 03"

07007_20090523_01

07007, "Class 07"

08238_20120519_01

08238, "Class 08"

20110_20090523_01

20110, "Class 20"

24081_20140510_01

24081, "Class 24"

25059_20120525_01

25059, "Class 25"

26007_20100417_01

26007, "Class 26"

31162_20120331_01

31162, "Class 31"

33103_20090523_01

33103, "Class 33"

37109_20101126_01

37109, "Class 37"

40145_20131109_03

40145, "Class 40"

45060_20150523_01

45060, "Class 45"

46010_20111002_01

46010, "Class 46"

47401_20090831_01

47401, "Class 47"

50044_20120721_02

50044, "Class 50"

55022_20110304_03

55022, "Class 55", Deltic

56006_20150523_01

56006, "Class 56"

73006_20091009_01

73006, "Class 73"

87001_20080531_01

87001, "Class 87"

D1062_20170519_01

D1062, "Class 52", Western