5501 1947 Crewe
Patriot 4-6-0 No.5501 St.Dunstan's at Crewe station in c1947. The final version of the LMS express livery was standardised in late 1946, the overall black relieved only by a vermilion bufferbeam and straw lining edged with maroon, and straw letters and numerals in a block style. 5501 had been repainted in September of that year, one of eleven parallel boiler Patriots to receive the lined black livery.
Photo: W.H. Whitworth/Rail Archive Stephenson