All good points, I just thought that on one of their newer repaints, they might take the time to care about their image. I guess I could see why UP, or BNSF or any class one might not be too worried about one locomotive when they have up around 8500 units in almost as many different paint phases. But PAR, with 120 or so, I assumed they would stay on top of that a little better. Especially where they are still trying to rebrand, (as an aside, 4 years later, I for one still refer to Guilford, rather than Pan Am most of the time) but I guess thats were I fall into the category " young & naive."
Back to 505 for a minute, anyone know why it was a candidate for repaint? Compared with a lot of the units still running around in paint applied in the 90's, 505 had a brand new paint job, heck, 332 still is running around in Ph.2 Guilford paint (talk about not seeing the paintbooth in a while...) I understand that it was in the shop, but why delay release a few days for paint if they are so power short, and it already fits the "PAN AM" image?
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