I have recently acquired a model of the District Railway wheel carrier. The two wheel carriers were built as battery locomotives in 1905 and I intend to convert my model back to a battery locomotive and have found details of the battery covers. However I can find no details of the actual livery carried. Can anyone suggest a suitable source of such information please?
There is a section on the MDR in "Liveries of the Pre-Grouping Railways, vol.4, London & the South East" by Nigel JL Digby. Unfortunately no specific mention is made of the wheel carriers. Two steam locos No. 33 and 34 were retained for shunting duties and remained in the dark olive green livery with simplified lining. The District had only a few wagons for internal use which the author suggests were probably grey. From 1908 the "DISTRICT RAILWAY" fleet name began to be replaced with the "UNDERGROUND" fleet name with a larger U and D. Sorry that I can't come up with a definitive answer.