28 MAY 1948, Page 5

If you were told that a train was to be

painted in "plum and spilt milk lined with bands of yellow-maroon-yellow separated by lines of spilt milk" what would you expect it to look like ? You are told that, as a matter of fact—by the Railway Executive. The formula represents the experimental colour scheme of main-line corridor trains. All spilt milk conveys to me is something its no use shedding tears over. How its tints and shades differ froth that of unspilt milk I am very far from clear. I can't help feeling that there may be something here to shed tears over after all.