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Depot Plaques

There were well over 40 different designs of diamond shaped depot plaques. or decals, during the 'sectorisation' period of British Rail between 1987 and 1997. Most of these designs were devised by the Roundel Design Group based on industry local to the depot, however some were devised locally by depot staff. The cast versions were produced by David Newton of Nottingham. They were produced in several sizes depending on their position on the vehicle. Background colour, although usually black, varied within designs. Most of these have now been removed from locomotives and rolling stock.

Here is a table of different designs known about, but not necessarily carried by locomotives or rolling stock. Some were used as signs for the depot entrance, fuel tanks or offices.

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1

Acton

 

As carried on 60100

Jack Perry

 

2

Allerton

AN

3

Barry

Galleon

 

 

Barry

Galleon

This colour decal, which is loco size, has been stuck on thick plasticard and was mounted on the door of Barry depots main office. Note that the ship faces the opposite way to the version carried on MGR wagons.

Richard Voyce

 

4

Bescot

Saddle

Andrew Watts

BS

5

Bristol Barton Hill

Unicorn

As carried on 47738

Jack Perry

BK

6

Buxton

Mill Stone

BX

7

Canton

Goat

Andrew Watts

CF

8

Carlisle Currock

Fox

 

9

Crewe Diesel

Cat

CD

10

Crewe Diesel - RES

Cat

CD

11

Crewe Electric

Eagle

Andrew Watts

CE

12

Crewe Electric - RES

Eagle

CE

13

Derby EDU

Bison

 

14

Derby EDU

RAM

Versions of this plate exist without the BR double arrow sign which may have been ground off.

Mike Stone

 

15

Dollands Moor

Invicta

see below

 

 

Dollands Moor

Invicta

This plaque was designed by Andy McGowan and is in the colours of the European Union.

 

16

Eastfield

West Highland Terrier

ED

17

Eastleigh

Spitfire

EH

18

Ellesmere Port

Tug Boat

This plaque was designed by Neil Johnson

 

19

Grangemouth

Viking Long Boat

GM

20

Hither Green

Oast Houses

HG

21

Immingham

Star & Scroll

IM

22

Ipswich

Suffolk Punch

As carried on 37379

Jack Perry

 

23

Knottingley

Pit Winding Wheel

KY

24

Laira

Galleon

LA

25

Leicester

Tiger, sometimes known as Panther

LR

26

Loughborough

Falcon

Matt Lodge

 

27

 

March

Hare

MR

28

Margam

Kite

MG

29

Motherwell

Hammer & Anvil

ML

30

Norwich

Canary

NR

31

Ripple Lane

Torch

RL

32

St. Blazey

Lizard

BZ

33

Saltley

Seagull

SY

34

Southampton

Liner

 

35

Stewarts Lane

Battersea Power Station

SL

36

Stratford

Sparrow

SF

37

Stratford - Revised

Sparrow

SF

38

Thornaby

Kingfisher

TE

39

Tinsley

White Rose

TI

40

Tinsley - Revised

White Rose

TI

41

Toton

Cooling Towers

TO

42

Westbury

White Horse

WY

43

Willesden

Greyhound

WN

44

York Wagon Repair Depot

Designed by Adrian Thompson and the depot staff, this logo was stencilled on to York WRD Civil-Link fleet and 08500 'Thomas', the depot shunter.

Paddy Smith

 

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