With pounds 342,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, they've spent pounds 500,000 overhauling her to her former working glory, complete with LMS Crimson Lake
livery with gold-leaf numerals and insignia.
Although the Duchess has been returned to its authentic 1946 appearance in LMS crimson lake
livery, modern safety features have been discreetly incorporated for mainline fast running again.
The wines were up front with flavours, akin to crimson lakes
of black currants, tobacco, cedar and bramble brimming from the glass.
He tells us that Toulouse de Lautrec has apparently sold a picture, laments the fact that he (Van Gogh) has had no such luck and sends a list of paints to be purchased, listing the yellows, emerald greens, crimson lakes
(always expensive) and so on that began to create the images which seem peculiarly his.
We sniffed and sought out the sweetness and savours of some delightful crimson lakes
that burst with flavours of flowers, fruits and funky herbs and spices.