Old 01-26-2011, 04:04 AM   #51
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Why? Just because they suck doesn't do jack squat. Tickets are cheap & I can go fairly often. I'm going to a event they call " Pirates Fest " this friday, for season ticket holders ( I have my ways )
Who needs winning when you can get an Andrew McCutchen action figure or free t-shirt just for showing up?
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:48 AM   #52
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Who needs winning when you can get an Andrew McCutchen action figure or free t-shirt just for showing up?
Yup, fireworks and bobble heads every night. Pirates know as long as they keep chugging out that all summer they never have to worry about fielding a productive team. Hopefully these past few years of the other hometown teams rockin' it make people demand more. I use to go to 10-20 games a year, then got sick and tired of seeing them out of it by the second inning. The team and front office are the biggest embarrassment in the city.

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Old 01-26-2011, 01:35 PM   #53
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And here I was just being facetious . . .

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Old 01-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #56
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #57
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Heritage or not thats an absolutely terrible shot....how the hell did it make it. I would rather have seen a proper roster, I couldve dealt with that even in that lighting.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:33 PM   #58
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I remember when the NS F units came out RP even came out and said they were going to wait for the inevitable good sunny shots, not just take anything to be newsworthy.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:30 PM   #59
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They should have just waited a few hours before taking the first shot that was uploaded.

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Now, can we start a campaign to get Amtrak to revert to that scheme? I, for one, think it looks much better than what they've currently got.

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Yeah, me, too, John. I think it looks better, but I can't wait to see the other tributes.
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Here it is in daylight. I don't want to be the only one left out of the view race. Enjoy.
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The latest one should not have been accepted, period. Seems nothing would have prevented them from shooting a few seconds earlier or standing a couple feet down the road.

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Yea, that is pretty much garbage...

I like this scheme, it's pretty damn good. Looks better than the original Phase 3 scheme introduced on the P40.

Personally I wish they would have stuck with Phase 4, but this is about the best looking Genesis scheme they have had. No way they will change back, considering how much they have spent on re-branding themselves.

Cant wait to see if they do a Phase 1 or Phase 2
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Cant wait to see if they do a Phase 1 or Phase 2
I hope I don't ruin the surprise for you. Four units to be done in each of the four schemes. 156 gets phase 1, 66 gets phase 2, 145 gets phase 3, 184 gets phase 4. All will be in service by the end of April. The exhibit train featuring a P40 (822), F40 (unknown), three baggage cars, and an Amfleet food car will debut in Washington, D.C. on May 7.
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I like your pic best of all, Brad (The others have some good stuff, but I like daylight better than night).
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Here it is in daylight. I don't want to be the only one left out of the view race. Enjoy.
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Chalk up number 7

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I'm sure this has been talked about in this thread or the other thread a few weeks back, but why is the cab painted black? I thought that was just an F40 thing. The P40s all had silver cabs, didn't they?
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I'm sure this has been talked about in this thread or the other thread a few weeks back, but why is the cab painted black? I thought that was just an F40 thing. The P40s all had silver cabs, didn't they?
And I am sure the Phase Four unit will have a silver cab.

It looks odd to you, just beacuase you haven't seen a P42 in that scheme before (no one has).
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Boring. Looks like a clean version of a cabbage I photographed a couple of weeks ago.
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Boring. Looks like a clean version of a cabbage I photographed a couple of weeks ago.
But do you notice that giant sliding door in the middle of the carbody of the 406? That's kind of a difference between it and the cabbages there. Plus, you don't have a the number 90 before the 3 digit number.
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Heres the next one:
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