Are these cars skirted or unskirted? The GGD webpage shows an unskirted sleeper and a skirted coach as example photos....
Very good question to which I currently have no answer. I would think whatever seems to be the prevalent opinion of those who reserve would be the choice. Due to a builder mistake the recent N&W Powhatan Arrow project had to have separate skirts produced for customer add on. Is that a possibility for these cars? I suppose so. I would pick skirted cars as the standard offering if it were my decision. But the real question is what do you guys reserving the train want?
One thing is for sure - you won't easily remove the skirts from an extrusion made with skirts.
Keep in mind that in order to keep costs down these cars will use the generic GGD streamlined car underbody as used on other projects. If the cars are unskirted I can anticipate complaints stating that the battery boxes are in the wrong location, etc. Skirting tends to hide that issue.
Gilda Radner (Roseann Rosannadana from SNL) was correct "if it's not one thing it's another but it's always something." It's never easy.