BTG: Yes-this Scotrail Class 385 EMU...I will nickname these the "Jimmy Durante" fleet...
For anyone who may not know the name Jimmy Durante he was an Italian-American
actor (born February 10, 1893; died January 29, 1980 at age 86) known for his large
nose (the old "schnozzola") as he was described back in the day...
I have also learned from reading about these cars that the sightlines are a problem
of the windshield design on either side of the door diaphragm for crew members
specifically the train operator/driver.
I like the Scotrail color scheme incorporating a variation of Scotland's blue and white
colors and their flag striping into their color scheme but in this case the yellow on the
front end makes this look even uglier (yellow in the UK on the front ends of D/EMUs or
locomotives once was mandatory-it is now optional provided adequate headlights are used) and should have reflectorized white striping instead.
Yes - the Scotrail Class 385 is in one word *UGLY* with a face only a mother could love...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS