- Jun 22, 2012
lol thanks for noticingFanrailer:
You posted the tests trains in both directions on both days. on two boards (I'm playing 2 box ^_^ )without mentioning how you feel about it.
How do you feel????
Do you like it? Do you think it looks better on a diesel or an electric? Do you think the average person will notice it, particularly at speed?
I certainly think this is a nice departure from the bland scheme they've been using on the rest of the Sprinters so far. Honestly, I do think the scheme still looks slightly more appealing on the P42DC unit, but only because there are a couple of variations between the electric's scheme and the diesel's scheme; I think the electric's scheme still leaves a little too much grey on the side:
(Neither image is mine, by the way)...
I think that I speak for a bunch of people when I say that I'd like to see them paint more Sprinters in other (heritage) schemes.
I also think that if said "average" person were to be looking out the window of their train (or watching the tracks from the platform) in certain situations instead of having their attention glued to their smart phone device, yes, they'd notice the difference lol, although it would be much harder to do that on a moving train. Personally, I can only tell if a Sprinter is on the head of the Amtrak train flying by my NJT train (assuming the NJT is on the local track and the Amtrak is on the adjacent express track, or the NJT is on the express track in one direction and the Sprinter is on the express track in the other direction) by listening to the sound it makes as it goes by.