Posted by eric_krupa on March 16, 2011 
Nice! its like the 1970's are back.
Posted by csxlover on March 16, 2011 
This is a nice perspective for those who were not born into the generation that this paint scheme belongs. Good job Gabe.
Posted by Ryan M. Martin on March 16, 2011 
The Pointless Arrow LIVES!!! Wasn't always a fan of the original Phase I scheme BUT I am actually liking the lines and colors as it applies to the Genesis P42 carbody! KUDOS to Amtrak on releasing all of the 40th Anniversary "Heritage" paint schemes (Phase II painted AMTK 66 should be next?) - should be a lot of fun to track all of these various heritage guys across the country. Meanwhile with the case of the AMTK 156, it's time to relive the 70's baby!
Posted by cmdrflake on March 16, 2011 
This scheme has a very New Haven (McGinnis era) look to it. I doubt if this scheme looked this good on an E8 or E9.
Posted by George W. Hamlin on March 16, 2011 
Nice shot; you're redeemed!
Posted by Laird Barber on March 16, 2011 
The Heritage 1 paint scheme certainly looks better on the P42 than the old EMD's E's & F's. A good way to remember the 1970's when Amtrak got started. Here's an interesting factoid. Amtrak's original name was "Railpax", but decided on Amtrak which stands for "American Travel & Track".
Posted by Kevin Burkholder on March 16, 2011 
I was leary of this scheme on the P42 when it was announced - but - alas - I was wrong. It is sweet looking and now I will advocate that ALL of the P42s wear this classy scheme - way higher visibility for sure! Nice shot!
Posted by Jez Smith on March 17, 2011 
Stunning. It still works. Oh Amtrak - why did you change?
Posted by Stephen Hazen on March 17, 2011 
Looks better than the blue/silver scheme on the others now!
Posted by James Patterson on March 17, 2011 
Nice photo, just try and remember it is very arrogant and narcissistic to tout ones accomplishments on a national forum, after all it is still just a train picture. On a lighter note the engine looks AWESOME!
Posted by Don Oltmann on March 17, 2011 
Cool! The bloody nose worked OK on the Es and SDP40Fs - it's biggest problem was the lack of some sort of nose herald. The "Amtrak" on 156 fixes that. The bloody nose looked AWFUL on GG-1s and the Phase I stripes looked terrible on the E's.
Posted by on March 18, 2011 
Good job on the catch. The phase I scheme translates very well onto the P42. To me the front looks like a man in a bandana. Its the Amtrak Bandit!
Posted by Gabe Argenta on March 19, 2011 
Thanks for all the comments and thanks for helping make this the Top Photo of the Week!
Posted by tdrake on March 20, 2011 
I have to agree with the other posters; this scheme looks a lot better on these units than it did on the E/Fs and SDP40s. Amtrak could consider it as a standard for these.
Posted by Peter Lewis on March 20, 2011 
I don't particularly like the paint scheme, but hey! its something different.
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