Favorite Amtrak Paint Job

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tehangrybird345, Oct 17, 2021.

?
  1. Phase 1

    25.0%
  2. Phase 2

    16.7%
  3. Phase 3

    41.7%
  4. Phase 4

    25.0%
  5. Phase 5

    8.3%
  6. Phase 6

    33.3%
  7. Phase 7

    33.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tehangrybird345

    tehangrybird345 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2020
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    221
    I’m just curious to know what everyone’s favorite Amtrak Paint Job is, for me is Phase 7 but Phase 4 is a close second
     
  2. Blartthaniel42

    Blartthaniel42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2020
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    I really love the simplicity and the red, white, and blue scheme. Especially the "Pepsi Can" on the B32-8WH and the Genesis P42's/P40's
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2021
    • Like Like x 1
  3. xi haoyu china

    xi haoyu china Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2021
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    104
    what is
    phase1
    phase2
    phase3
    phase4
    phase5
    phase6
    phase7
     
  4. JealousSheep768

    JealousSheep768 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2021
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    345
    Could we have some images please
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
  5. xi haoyu china

    xi haoyu china Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2021
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    104
    this is image of phase 1

    [​IMG]
     
  6. JealousSheep768

    JealousSheep768 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2021
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    345
    Amtrak paint schemes
     
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
  7. xi haoyu china

    xi haoyu china Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2021
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    104
    [​IMG]


    this??
     
  8. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2020
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    408
    Here are some examples of each of the Amtrak paint schemes, so you folks don't have to Google them yourself (or whatever search engine you happen to be using).
    Phase 1:
    [​IMG]

    The main traits of this scheme include the red nose and old logo on the side.

    Phase 2:
    [​IMG]

    The red nose is replaced by red and blue lines, which stretch out to the side of the train.

    Phase 3:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Phase 3 seems to have a bigger focus on silver. The middle white stripe is made significantly bigger.
    .
    [​IMG]
    Here's a modern variant of Phase 3, which is pretty similar to Phase 2, but with the larger white stripe.

    Phase 4:
    [​IMG]

    Phase 4 keeps the lighter gray color, and the stripes now consist of a large blue stripe with some smaller red ones.

    Here's the Phase 4 heritage locomotive:
    [​IMG]

    Phase 5:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Phase 5 is the most common scheme currently. It's a mostly gray paint scheme with a blue front, and a red stripe on the bottom. As of now, you'll see Phase 5 on P42s and ACS-64s.

    Phase 6:
    [​IMG]

    This scheme will be seen on the new ALC-42 locomotives. It's a mostly blue scheme, with a red arrow near the rear and a red front.

    [​IMG]
    A real life image to prove that the ALC-42 is real.

    Phase 7:
    [​IMG]

    And this is Phase 7, which will be the modern paint scheme for the ALC-42s. The red front is still there, and the design is still mostly blue. However, some fancy curved white stripes are here, and a darker shade of blue is also added to the design.


    For me personally, my favorite is either Phase 4 or Phase 6. I like Phase 4 for the simple gray design, with a mostly blue stripe to let you know that it is an Amtrak train. Phase 6 is also really good, as while it is quite simple, being mostly blue, I like the use of red on the design, especially with the chevron design near the back of the locomotive. It's tough to choose which one I like better.
     
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
  9. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2020
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Phase I for me. Love that black/neon-orange nose.
     
  10. Factor41

    Factor41 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2019
    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    2,470
    They're all pretty bland to my eyes. On phase 7, it bothers me that the swooshes on the train don't follow the curve of the swooshes in the logo. They've missed an opportunity to something really clever with that - I suspect the designer did that originally and it's been watered down by an Amtrak management committee who never understood the concept at all.
     
  11. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2019
    Messages:
    2,538
    Likes Received:
    5,692
    Phase III, period.....
    2213360439_555601b318_b.jpg
    p30l.png
    BroadwayLimited1993.jpg

    Though not a big fan of variant used on the AEM-7's and the Turboliners, too much blue....
    391d65ee3ce5c8c244bba8a63436fcbe.jpg
    85207264987678736646235823jkuy76.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page