mtuandrew wrote:I like how they repurposed the Amtrak paint job, it’s a nice look.
mtua: That is the Pacific Surfliner color scheme...With the added Metra lettering and small zebra stripe additions on the lower front it looks good.
The only change that I would have made is the color of the Metra lettering - red would have stood out well on the blue background.
The F59s in Cascades service have the dark green and brown color scheme - Metra will likely choose to repaint them when they obtain those units...
I remember seeing these units for the first time on a Fall 2000 train trip I made to the Pacific Northwest and wondered why they were there were
in two different color schemes - it turns out that they were using some units slated for PS service based in Seattle before they were sent south to
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS