I'm hoping someone at Atlas can tell us if the color of the Guilford/Springfield Terminal Premier SD45 will be light gray as shown in the catalog image? The prototypical Guilford gray is much darker...almost black when brand new, then more like a Charcoal Gray as the paint faded over time. See the photos of SD45 #689 and SD45 #686 below.
MTH originally got the color wrong on early Guilford locomotive releases. For example, the GP35's and GP38-2's were painted a lighter shade of gray, similar to the new Atlas catalog image. However, MTH eventually got it much closer to correct on its most recent Guilford release (GP40's). See my personal photos of both the early (GP38-2 on left) and late (GP40 on right) paint colors below...
Also, since these are being produced from original MTH tooling, will they be 3/2 convertible? I like the fixed pilots and full-length handrails of the 2-rail version, but will probably need to swap out the wheelsets to 3-rail and add pick-up rollers. If they are 3/2 convertible, will pick-up rollers be included?
I'd like to pre-order one or two of these in 2-rail, but only if the color is correct and they are convertible to 3-rail wheels.