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Reply to "3rd Rail just announced SD40-2's"

@Cogen1981 posted:

Jonathan,

on this upcoming run of SD40-2s,

do you guys plan on using the  gloss paint finish like on the GP9s or the duller finish like the SD9?

IMO the finish on the SD9s looked much better, the flatter paint is more forgiving to paint imperfections and looks more prototypical

That decision hasn't been made yet.  Lately it seems the glossier finish has been more popular like what was done on the E6s or more satin finish on the PAs.  However, that decision won't be made until 2022.  Research went to the design team in Asia last month and it was very thorough.  They won't have the BIM drawings and 2D projections back for a first draft review until January likely.  There will be several rounds of corrections most likely based on the amount of data they got for this project.

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