Tadman wrote:Absolutely. Scuttlebut is that all repaints will get this scheme. Looks like a pricey paintjob compared to blue dip. That said, the railfan in me is glad to see them quit using the ARR scheme or the atrocious RailAmerica scheme. If they wanted to save money, use the blue dip. If not, do red/yellow.
(according to another picture of 714 in new paint at the same website).
Actually, the "ARR scheme" is the early BNSF "Grinstein Green/cream" scheme, itself derived from the BN "Grinstein Green/cream" scheme, with ARR colors substituted; it uses basically the same masks, if you compare the three schemes. ARR ordered its SD70MACs as a "tack on" order to a batch of BNSF units, which helped to minimize the costs for such a small order.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 600&nseq=5
P.S. As for the Railamerica scheme, don't be too hard on it. Just think of those as "bicentennial" units.
Even I saw those only in magazines or books, wasn't old enough to drive back then.
GE, not EMD, makes the best locomotives now; has for over 30 years. Get over it.