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Date: 08/04/22 07:01
Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: kevink

What is apparently the first Metra SD70MACH passed through Waycross, GA on 8/2/22. It is all blue with black underframe and trucks. It is currently labeled as PRLX 3907 and supposedly heading to Pueblo, CO for testing.

FWIW, other recent Metra repaints have replaced the white to blue fade with solid blue.

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Date: 08/04/22 12:07
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: zorz

Found it on twitter: https://twitter.com/metraraiI/status/1480646197094146050/photo/1

Edit: looks like it wasn't accurate. That's what I get for a cursory search :P



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/22 14:03 by zorz.



Date: 08/04/22 13:06
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: kevink

zorz Wrote:
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> Found it on
> twitter: https://twitter.com/metraraiI/status/148
> 0646197094146050/photo/1

There are several clues that this is a photoshopped image. The first being the registered trademark symbol next to Metra. That is not how Metra paints their locomotives. Second clue is that the warning sticker with the word ‘Danger’ is monotone when it should be partly red.

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Date: 08/04/22 13:10
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: toledopatch

The date of that tweet is back in January, and it purports to come from a Metra account. I don't know what to make of it at all.

There was a posting just yesterday on a Metra group showing a SD70MACH rebuild, but it had no Metra decorations - just PRLX (Progress Rail) reporting marks and number on solid blue paint.
 



Date: 08/04/22 13:26
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: jhicks7

Inspecting the Twitter handle from the above link, the letter "L" in the word "rail" is instead a capital "i" so I would assume that this is not an official account.



Date: 08/04/22 13:32
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: toledopatch

jhicks7 Wrote:
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> Inspecting the Twitter handle from the above link,
> the letter "L" in the word "rail" is instead a
> capital "i" so I would assume that this is not an
> official account.

Aha. Tricky.

Edited to add: Yes, the Twitter account discussed here is false, and full of Photoshop Phraud.
 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/22 13:45 by toledopatch.



Date: 08/04/22 14:02
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: Lackawanna484

toledopatch Wrote:
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> The date of that tweet is back in January, and it
> purports to come from a Metra account. I don't
> know what to make of it at all.
>
> There was a posting just yesterday on a Metra
> group showing a SD70MACH rebuild, but it had no
> Metra decorations - just PRLX (Progress Rail)
> reporting marks and number on solid blue paint.
>  
There was a PRLX SD70 on the Waycross camera. Showed up on Wednesday's grab bag. Medium blue, black undercarriage, no livery.

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Date: 08/04/22 14:36
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: toledopatch

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> toledopatch Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The date of that tweet is back in January, and
> it
> > purports to come from a Metra account. I don't
> > know what to make of it at all.
> >
> > There was a posting just yesterday on a Metra
> > group showing a SD70MACH rebuild, but it had no
> > Metra decorations - just PRLX (Progress Rail)
> > reporting marks and number on solid blue paint.
> >  
> There was a PRLX SD70 on the Waycross camera.
> Showed up on Wednesday's grab bag. Medium blue,
> black undercarriage, no livery.
>
That's the one....



Date: 08/04/22 23:39
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: OTG




Date: 08/05/22 05:00
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: Spoony81

OTG Wrote:
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> https://mobile.twitter.com/metraraiI/status/155482
> 9480979337217

As pointed out earlier in this thread…

That account is FAKE

The real @Metra has a blue checkmark and a hell of a lot more followers



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/22 05:01 by Spoony81.



Date: 08/05/22 05:13
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: kevink

OTG Wrote:
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> https://mobile.twitter.com/metraraiI/status/155482
> 9480979337217

This is the same twitter feed with the phraudulent photoshopped photos mentioned earlier.

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Date: 08/05/22 21:44
Re: Metra SD70MACH Sighting
Author: arizonaBNSF




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