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Tri-State Tom wrote:dub -
I'm guessing the lease is month-to-month or 6 months renewable.
MN has a good paint shop crew....they painted the URHS F7A's into the Lehigh Valley scheme as a proviso of MN's leasing those units for a year or so. That saved URHS about $20-25,000.
The M&E may incorporate a similar proviso in their leasing arrangement with MN. I don't recall if the M&E used Imron, Centari or just a less costly industrial grade enamel in repainting the F40's into the sharp Maine Eastern livery 2 years ago. My guess would be the enamel. I'm also guessing the MN 3-color scheme will be applied in the enamel. Whether the F40'S are destined to return to Maine is unclear. As such, the M&E may have a quasi new M&E 'EXECUTIVE RED' scheme in mind for them. If so, I would think a more permanent sand-prime-finish process using Centari might be requested of MN prior to their return.
Tri-State Tom wrote:From poster 'General' tonight over on the New Jersey site....Answer:
" Kind of a late heads up due to this site being down last night. The NS H02 delivered GP38-2 PRR 5355 in NS horsehead paint to the M&E last night. The engine was waybilled as a leasor to the M&E Railway from Pennsylvania Lines LLC. "
Any guesses on this ?