The top of the prototype nose has what appears to be a dark flat grey surface. The top of the nose of the sample at the Springfield show did not appear to be painted differently than the rest of the body, but the final product may match the prototype per the advertisement.
Solely a guess, the difference on the nose may be more a matter of flat vs gloss or satin on black units rather than color.
I had a Genesis SD70M years ago, maybe the first run? It had an anti-glare nose panel. If I remember correctly, seemed like a lighter color black and more of a flat finish. It may have even had a bit of texture to it. It was a neat effect, but you did have to look closely to notice.
I'm really excited about the SD60E! I did notice they have been pushed back to late July now. More time to save up I guess.
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2018 19:33:52 GMT -8 by nsfantodd
Post by kentuckysouthernrwy on Feb 9, 2018 7:51:04 GMT -8
If I was painting one myself I’d probably use a color similar to Grimy Black as it is more of a darker grey when laid down next to black than a true black color. Of course UP uses a green, don’t they? Not up to date on modern paint schemes and their idiosyncrasies.
Karl Scribner H.M.F.W.B.I.C. Kentucky Southern Railway