Do Williams by Bachmann GP9 diesel locomotives come with numbers in the number boards, specifically the Minneapolis and St. Louis model, #21454? I'm trying to determine if there are supposed to be numbers, or if there is just a clear plastic cover over the light bulb/lens part? Are no numbers standard, or did someone goof at the factory?
I just received a Williams M&STL GP9 that I mail ordered, and it has the clear plastic cover over the 4 number boards, and you can see the light bulb/lens piece behind it, but there are no numbers!
I emailed the dealer, and he said most Williams engines came with blank number boards. I bought the last M&STL GP9, so he is out of stock now. My older Williams engines are in storage, but I seem to remember them having numbers in the number boards.
Looking at the Williams by Bachmann catalog, it looks like at least some of the GP9 engines come with numbers in the number boards, but I don't know if that is something added by artists to the catalog, and I can't tell from the photo of the M&STL GP9 if it shows numbers as the image is small and fuzzy.
I searched, but haven't been able to find a good photo of the Williams M&STL GP9 that shows the number boards.
Thanks for any help you can provide.