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Date: 11/23/22 18:07
We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: walstib

Rain was falling pretty hard along Seattle's Alsakan Way yesterday, when train 7 came rolling in to town, nearly 2 hours late, with a pair of chargers that don't match.

AMTK 305, sporting the original paint scheme, was on the point, while AMTK 310, displaying the current paint scheme, was trailing.

I think this is the first time I've seen two chargers running back-to-back.




Date: 11/23/22 20:18
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: SpringedSwitch

I still want to see how Amtrak could paint the Superliners to match the paint scheme on these ALCs.



Date: 11/24/22 16:13
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: coach

It almost looks like those engines have a "flat wheel profile".



Date: 11/24/22 19:49
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: ChrisCampi

Can someone explain to me what the heck Amtrak is thinking with all these mismatched paint schemes on everything?



Date: 11/24/22 21:06
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: PHall

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> Can someone explain to me what the heck Amtrak is
> thinking with all these mismatched paint schemes
> on everything?

Because variety is the spice of life!



Date: 11/25/22 01:36
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: goduckies

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> Can someone explain to me what the heck Amtrak is
> thinking with all these mismatched paint schemes
> on everything?
Day one scheme vs contemporary scheme

Posted from Android



Date: 11/25/22 04:28
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: walstib

I believe he’s asking more about the different schemes on AMTK 305 vs. AMTK 310. Not the special units like AMTK 301.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/25/22 06:20
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: kscessnadriver

walstib Wrote:
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> I believe he’s asking more about the different
> schemes on AMTK 305 vs. AMTK 310. Not the special
> units like AMTK 301.
>
> Posted from iPhone

One is Phase 6, one is Phase 7 livery.



Date: 11/25/22 08:06
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: texchief1

Nice shot!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 11/25/22 09:38
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: jp1822

kscessnadriver Wrote:
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> walstib Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I believe he’s asking more about the
> different
> > schemes on AMTK 305 vs. AMTK 310. Not the
> special
> > units like AMTK 301.
> >
> > Posted from iPhone
>
> One is Phase 6, one is Phase 7 livery.

I prefer the Phase 6 scheme........



Date: 11/25/22 12:15
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: irhoghead

One of the all time classic movies!!



Date: 11/25/22 15:36
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: alan2955

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> Can someone explain to me what the heck Amtrak is
> thinking with all these mismatched paint schemes
> on everything?

Since when does Amtrak think? And with all their issues ,having miss matched paint schemes is about the least of their problems.!

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/25/22 15:53
Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Matching Locomotives
Author: weatherdawg

So this means that Phase VI is all of what, less than 10 Chargers total? Plus the one P42. Seems like a lot of effort (and some money) to design and paint another scheme shortly after the first for the Chargers.



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