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#1 RampWidget

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:55 AM

SunRail Locomotive Delivered

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

Well, I guess it could have looked worse. I personally like the MPI Nose, but it should go on a cowl unit.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

Agreed, the combination just looks goofy.
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

Agreed, the combination just looks goofy.

 

Goofy & Orlando?  Coincidence? :unsure:


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

A can of orange juice exploded all over the side. Maybe it looked better in the Photoshop rendering? At least Tri-Rail won't be the silliest livery in FL after this.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

The words that comes to mind for the SunRail locomotive paint scheme is garish, loud, or excessive. If the engine ever catches on fire, will anyone be able to tell?

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:10 PM

At least Tri-Rail won't be the silliest livery in FL after this.

Hey , I kind of like the Tri-Rail scheme. It fits with the whole brash Miami in-your-face, can-you-handle-this mindset. :giggle:

 

 

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Edited by RampWidget, 07 October 2013 - 11:12 PM.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:14 AM

The wavoid paint scheme really smacks of SoCal Metrolink and New Mexico Rail Runner; derivative.  Bland colors, too.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:19 AM

The wavoid paint scheme really smacks of SoCal Metrolink and New Mexico Rail Runner; derivative.  Bland colors, too.

Yep. Even the scheme on the cab car and the coach, if applied to the locomotive, would look better, IMO.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

Oops, I misread the title of this thread as "Sunrail locomotive derailed" and studied the photos to try and spot the derailment.

I'm relieved to know all is still on the rails.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:43 PM

God those new locomotives look totally bizarre, a totally strange combination. 


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

A train was on display at Church Street Station in Orlando today.  The public was able to look but not board, and we were not able to get real close.  I took a few photos and will attempt to post one of them.

 

On my way walking back to my car (a mile away), the northbound Silver Meteor came through town and I was able to wave at the train.   :)

 

 

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:33 PM

:hi: Very Florida Looking! I thought they'd Paint them in the Colors of FSU, Miami U. and U oF!!!! :giggle:

 

Is where you took the Pic a New Platform for the Sun Rail Trains or Amtrak????


Edited by jimhudson, 10 October 2013 - 02:34 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

:hi: Very Florida Looking! I thought they'd Paint them in the Colors of FSU, Miami U. and U oF!!!! :giggle:

 

Is where you took the Pic a New Platform for the Sun Rail Trains or Amtrak????

The platform is where a former Atlantic Coast Line (I believe) station was located many years ago and the former location of the Church Street Station Steam Engine.  This is a new platform being built for SunRail only.  The Amtrak station is a couple of miles to the south.  


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

The wavoid paint scheme really smacks of SoCal Metrolink and New Mexico Rail Runner; derivative.  Bland colors, too.

 

That was my very first thought.

 

The "wavoid" bit is kind of nice, but the sun is a bit much. Either sun or waves/ribbons, not both... or at least figure out a way to make them blend a bit better. I feel like I dropped acid in the breakfast cereal aisle at the supermarket.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

 

:hi: Very Florida Looking! I thought they'd Paint them in the Colors of FSU, Miami U. and U oF!!!! :giggle:

 

Is where you took the Pic a New Platform for the Sun Rail Trains or Amtrak????

The platform is where a former Atlantic Coast Line (I believe) station was located many years ago and the former location of the Church Street Station Steam Engine.  This is a new platform being built for SunRail only.  The Amtrak station is a couple of miles to the south.  

 

So SunRail wont be Stopping @ the Orlando Amtrak Station when it starts Running? Seems like Poor Planning! :rolleyes:


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

According to the Sunrail website, the trains will stop at both Church Street and "Orlando Health/Amtrak," so it would seem the current Amtrak station will also be a Sunrail station. 



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:52 PM

According to the Sunrail website, the trains will stop at both Church Street and "Orlando Health/Amtrak," so it would seem the current Amtrak station will also be a Sunrail station. 

That is correct.  I apologize Jim, if my previous response was misleading.  There will be several stops in the Orlando area and Church Street is only one of them. The SunRail platforms are "in progress" at the Orlando Amtrak station.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

:hi: Thanks Mike and Penny! Maybe there's Hope for Florida Yet! :giggle:


Edited by jimhudson, 10 October 2013 - 06:23 PM.

"I'd Rather Be On a Train!"  All Aboard!!!
 
"There's Something About a Train!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
 
"What a Long,Strange Trip it's Been!"-  "Truckin'"-Grateful Dead
 
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Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

:hi: Thanks Mike and Penny! Maybe there's Hope for Florida Yet! :giggle:

Jim you will get a good look at the platform at the ORL station next Tuesday.


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