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From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 01:48:21 -0400
Subject: RE: (erielack) What is wrong with this picture?
"ERIE-EL-7024.jpg" - image/jpeg, 737x554 (24bit)
> > I had read that this was a wreck repair and the top portion of the
> > nose was replaced, painted black, and rushed out without
> getting the
> > yellow touched up. It was later completed as time allowed.
> > - Paul
> Nice try, but I don't buy it. That line along the side and
> up over the nose is exactly what the original paint looked
> like. Personally, I think it's an experimental version
> heading for the classic ERIE paint scheme; it stops at the
> top of the nose door. I know that the original paint was
> deemed not visible enough at crossings, especially at night,
> which is pretty easy to figure out.
> Besides, there's no indication of paint on the top of the
> nose that was there in the past (before your "wreck") and
> also no paint around the windshields and on the roof.
First off, that photo is so small, how can you really tell?
And attached is an example of another wreck repair - this one is missing the
"wing" to the left of the nose door. A similar "effect" as the other photo,