FL9 wrote:I think it was better for them to do it like that than to use the palm trees with the sky background like on the rest of the coaches and cab-cars. No matter what the situation though I still prefer the scheme that is on the F40PHL-2's(except 805 of course) and PHR's.
True, the wave scheme is no doubt, better then the "flying palm tree" nonsense. In fact, it looks pretty good on 805 and the F40PH-2Cs (807-809).
For some reason, it looks abselutely horrific on the single-level DMU though - too much white. Overdoses of white doesn't belong on rolling stock of any kind - especially when the carbody wraps around the bottom. Those DMUs would have looked a good deal better in the Tri-Stripe scheme, though that is my own opinion, of course.
It's rather interesting that since the inauguration of Tri-Rail, the only time they've ever had matching colors between the locos and cars was the few times they put 904 and 703 on the head end (or so I've heard happened at least once). "GO Transit in Florida."
P.S.: The Gold Coast Railroad Museum doesn't list 904 in their roster - did they finally chuck it over to another organization?