Northern Livery (version 2)

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156425 Liverpool Lime St, 29.January.05

156.425 photographed at Liverpool Lime St. on 29 January 2005.

List of all 156s to carry Northern Livery (version 2)

3 units 156.425,460,464 
First 156.425 (January 2005)
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Description of Northern Livery (version 2)

Northern Rail took several attempts before deciding on a final livery for their train fleet.

Newton Heath unit 156.425 appeared in the second version of Northern livery in January 2005 when it was outshopped from Doncaster Wabtec after a C6 overhaul.

156.460 and 464 were also painted in this style in the following months.

This saw the lilac and white areas in reverse of those used on the first version on 156.451.

A third version of Northern livery appeared in May 2005.

156425, arriving Liverpool, 29-January-05

156.425 photographed at Liverpool Lime Street on 29 January 2005.

Full yellow cab ends are carried, with black painted window frames, the same arrangement as First Group livery.


Northern logos are carried at the inner ends of each coach.

Doors are dark blue.

Vehicle numbers are applied in dark blue at the extreme ends of each coach.

156460, Manchester, 09.June.2005

156460 at Manchester Piccadilly, June 9, 2005.

The Northern Rail website address is in bold condensed white lettering on the lilac part of bodyside.

The pale blue stripe and upsweep is in the same position as on 156.451


The 'Northern' logo with dark blue lettering at the inner ends of each vehicle.

The door-open button is highlighted in a yellow rectangle.

156464, York, 27.Feb.06

Vehicle 52464 of unit 156464 is distinctive because it retains a transparent gangway cover.

156464 is seen at York on February 27, 2006.