Chinnor’s Brush Type 2 receives ‘rare’ livery

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CHINNOR & Princes Risborough Railway (C&PRR) Class 31 No. D5581/31163 has been finished in Railway Technical Centre livery.

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway-owned Class 31 No. D5581/31163 is seen on Chinnor Bank on January 6, showing off its distinctive livery and new number 97205, applied following its four-year restoration. JAMIE GOODMAN

This was carried by only two other members of the class in the 1970s/80s – now-scrapped Nos. D5831/31298 and D5861/31326, renumbered in departmental stock as 97203 and 97204, respectively.

No. 31163 has been given the next number in the series, 97205.

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