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rickycourtney

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Personally, I really like this livery. It's a nice blend of the "pointless arrow" and the Acela blue.

These things are always subjective, and no livery will make everyone happy.

According to the press release, five locomotives will be painted in this livery, one will be painted in a special 50th Anniversary livery, and the remaining 69 locomotives will be in a new, yet to be released Phase VII scheme.

My guess is that Amtrak is still designing the Phase VII scheme "by committee" and Siemens couldn't wait any longer to get the first six locomotives into the paint shop.
 

jiml

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Personally, I really like this livery. It's a nice blend of the "pointless arrow" and the Acela blue.

These things are always subjective, and no livery will make everyone happy.

According to the press release, five locomotives will be painted in this livery, one will be painted in a special 50th Anniversary livery, and the remaining 69 locomotives will be in a new, yet to be released Phase VII scheme.

My guess is that Amtrak is still designing the Phase VII scheme "by committee" and Siemens couldn't wait any longer to get the first six locomotives into the paint shop.
It certainly makes the statement that many have called for in the other thread focused on mismatched paint schemes.
 

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