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2 May, 31 tweets, 13 min read
With the new series of Great British Railway Journeys on telly this week, @JibberJabberJo challenged me to match Michael Portillo's outfits to British railway liveries. So in no particular order here goes…

1. Southern ImageImage
2. SouthWest Trains ImageImage
3. LNER ImageImage
4. South Western Railway ImageImage
5. Virgin Trains ImageImage
6. Merseyrail ImageImage
7. GWR ImageImage
8. CrossCountry ImageImage
9. Avanti West Coast ImageImage
10. Chiltern Railways ImageImage
11. Chiltern Railways Mainline ImageImage
12. EMR ImageImage
13. Transport for Wales Rail ImageImage
14. ScotRail Inter7City ImageImage
15. First TransPennine Express ImageImage
16. Heathrow Express ImageImage
17. London Midland ImageImage
18. Northern ImageImage
19. British Rail Electric Blue ImageImage
20. British Rail Blue ImageImage
(📸 I'm sorry, I haven't been able to attribute photos. They've been sourced via Creative Commons wherever possible but if you spot one of your images here and don't want me to use it, let me know and I'll remove the post.)
This certainly became popular - thanks to everyone for your retweets and replies. I'll do my best to respond when I'm less achy but for the few who've asked, the latest series - series 12 - started broadcasting last week. More info here:…
Just adding to this to shoutout and credit @Angus_Duncan for the smashing photo of one of ScotRail's Inter7City trains that was used in this thread. Give him a follow, and check out his fantastic gender pronouns badges raising money for some very worthwhile causes 👍
Some bonus Michael Portillo dressed as British railway liveries content for your Tuesday evening - the difficult (to find) second series!

21. Southeastern ImageImage
22. West Midlands Railway ImageImage
23. London Northwestern Railway ImageImage
24. Greater Anglia ImageImage
25. Caledonian Sleeper ImageImage
26. Hull Trains ImageImage
27. Grand Central ImageImage
28. Eurostar ImageImage

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