VIA was originally thinking of going with F59PHI's that would have been the most ridiculous looking VIA locomotive ever! Im glad someone came to there seances and took the deal for the GE P42's . I tried to imagine the F59 in renaissance scheme and no it just would not work, it even looks odd on the repainted F40. ( I like the original f40 paint scheme). and could you Imagine this super tall locomotive pulling LRC cars. what a odd sight that would be. or even pulling renaissance cars. even weirder. I believe the P42.s were the best choice at the time I just wish they would standardize the paint and stop making us wonder " what will it be today?" However I would like to see a totally new paint scheme (design). put on the F40s after the rebuild.