They were delivered in cream lined loco green with whiskers, white cab domes, grey roofs and red buffer beams. The image shows Sc51997, just three months old, at Cathcart with the 8.58am Outer Circle service to Glasgow Central on May 13, 1961. Notice how dirty the cab roof dome is compared with the probably newer set behind. Michael Mensing.
About 1963 yellow panels replaced the whiskers. The image shows a set at Lanark on 31st July 1963. Sc52034 is closest. Hamish Stevenson.
All blue livery was introduced in the mid-late '60s, in common with most other classes there was an early short lived variation which had just a small yellow panel. In this style the BR logo was smaller and carried on the cab doors, the vehicle numbers were 3" rather than 4" and the bufferbeams were red. A set painted this was is seen in the first image at Fairlie, date unknown. Note under the drivers window there seems to be a set number stuck on with a white background. Stuart Rankin.
SC52017 leads a Class 107 set into Glasgow Central in the 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.
A set with the GG (Greater Glasgow) markings waiting to leave Largs for Glasgow Central on 4/10/78. It appears recently ex-works, with the cab front set number covered over, yet it carries number 152 in a cab window. The GG (and later Trans Clyde markings) were only carried on the drivers side, the other side carried the BR logo. Stephen Burdett.
52000 was one of the last of the Class to carry plain blue livery, running with blue-grey vehicles in 1980.
Blue / grey was introduced around late 1978, and some sets carried just the GG logo as in plain blue.
Soon after blue-grey was introduced the name Trans-Clyde was adopted and this was added to the right of the GG emblem. A set with these markings is seen at Dalry on a snowy day in 1979. John Law.
Class 107 set 140 seen in Glasgow Central station in 1979, carrying the BR logo rather than PTE markings. John Law.
The GG logo started to dissapear from sets in 1981, leaving just the Trans Clyde marking. A 107 approaches Newton-on-Ayr in October 1983 carrying just the Trans Clyde part. Andrew McConnell.
In the later days of blue grey livery the cab window are was painted in a matt black. Seen south of Inverkeithing is 107 425. Undated. Andrew McConnell.
This is thought to be 52028 from set 107427, carrying a relatively short lived livery variation of large ScotRail branding and the Haymarket depot emblem (normally placed on centre cars). Seen at Kilmarnock on the day of the 1988 open day, September 11th. Andrew McConnell.
Early in 1984 set 107 444 (52005 / 59804 / 52031) was the first DMU to be painted into the new Strathclyde PTE orange (officially called Strathclyde Red) and black livery. They carried a Strathclyde Transport emblem. From 11/84 more sets were progressively painted into these colours. Set 107 444 is seen ready to leave Edinbrgh Waverley with the The Tay-Forth Venturer railtour on the 16th June 1984. Chris Lings.
By 1989 fifteen sets were painted into the Strathclyde PTE livery.
After the discontinuation of train indicators the roof mounted boxes were painted over in the roof colour.