Swadian

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  1. I rode that one from Prince George to Vancouver. It used to be #6034. https://www.flickr.com/photos/95851032@N07/33171102853/ By the way, could you please re-upload the #1141 photo?
  2. Because in a court of law, the defendant is either found guilty or found not guilty. In no case is the defendant found "innocent", but rather can be found not guilty due to lack of evidence (or guilty based on the evidence presented). If there is no evidence that MCI has ever used a wrap on a prototype, then it is reasonable to assume that MCI has never used a wrap on a prototype, which would mean that this is MCI's first time using a wrap on a prototype, which is in turn reasonable cause to doubt whether it is in MCI's best interest to wrap this prototype. And all I have casted is doubt. I have not said it was definitively wrong to use a wrap. If MCI had been using wraps for years and years and years, then perhaps there is no justification for my doubt. But there is no recorded evidence of such, so I am justified in my doubts. If there is no evidence presented, it is not necessary for the defendant to find proof of lack of evidence. However, controversially casting doubt on mainstream opinion has been under attack recently. By the way, you can have the last word as well, if you want it. I am blocking you, too. If you wish to continue arguing, I kindly and sincerely request the basic courtesy of meeting me at McDonald's.
  3. True. Too bad NH is going to 10-abreast. I still prefer Premium Economy where it is available.
  4. No, those were/are not in the 60000-series.
  5. Of course I know why they do it, it's already been said many times on this thread. Like politics, knowing why doesn't mean I agree. That is all. I do not support the use of wraps so there is no reason for me to discover whether MCI used them in the past. If I wanted to, I am in the position to find out, but it is not worth my time. If you want the last word, you may have it. But, for your own safety, I would not recommend wearing red trousers into combat.
  6. So, you don't know. Well, if wrapping a prototype is really a "common practice", then shouldn't you know the answer? After all, you seem to support wrapping prototypes, so shouldn't you know whether MCI has done it before or be able to find out? Even if not for the 102A3 or 102EL3, even if for any other previous MCI prototype - you don't know. Or perhaps it isn't common practice. Perhaps MCI has never done it in the past and are only doing it now. "You may not see the point, but then again the point is not directed at you."
  7. I didn't say it was easy, I was actually voicing agreement with you, but you are more inclined to argue rather than agree and try to cause friction on every topic, so I have no more to say. Unfortunately, this thread has drifted far away from its original topic of SD60M, SD70M, and SD70AH locomotives. I admit that I am partly to blame. I ask that we please return on-topic or cease to discuss if there is no more to discuss. Thank you.
  8. Right, and so it's just subjective. We have a disagreement about a wrap, and that's what forums are for. There would be no interesting discussion if everyone agreed with everyone else. There is not necessarily a right or wrong. We can have a civil discussion and get along without fighting about a piece of vinyl. Ships are also ordered before construction is started. That's why there were incidents like the Re┼čadiye.
  9. I've had photos stolen. One time it was by some students in California.
  10. I know it's an A1A-A1A; it still was a good locomotive. Anybody can make a good passenger locomotive if they wanted to.
  11. And so is an airplane, to a certain degree (emphasis on "to a certain degree"). Plus, if an airplane is more expensive, shouldn't it be more secretive? You have conveniently ignored my question about whether MCI also wrapped their 102A3 and 102EL3 prototypes, both of which introduced new styling for their time. You're not wrong, but I'm not wrong either. I would be wrong if I ever claimed that a motorcoach always receives orders before it is designed, which I never did. I said "a motorcoach is designed for commercial use and is ordered by companies", both of which are true. A motorcoach requires a CDL to drive and most are used in commercial service. Just because I said a motorcoach is ordered by companies, does not mean I am claiming an individual cannot order a motorcoach, just like how an individual can order a private airplane or order a 747-8F. I also claimed that MCI delaying their announcement will delay their own backlog. The earlier they announce, the earlier they can receive orders, so my statement, in and of itself, is not wrong. Whether it is in MCI's best interest to delay their backlog in order to keep secrets from competitors and whether this is best practice in the motorcoach industry, as compared to the aviation industry, is debatable, but not necessarily wrong. I do believe in keeping secrets from competitors - I just don't think that a wrap is the best way to do it. You think the wrap is useful, I think it's not. You think a motorcoach is a big car, I think a motorcoach is a land airliner. This is subjective. A motorcoach can be considered either a "big car" or a "land airliner". I just prefer the latter. But hey, wearing red trousers into combat is a bad idea!
  12. Because it was a 60xxx that was registered to Americanos on Texas DMV.
  13. Speaking of Gillig Phantoms for sale, here is one of two being offered down at Las Vegas: http://www.lasvegasbussales.com/transit-buses-for-sale/used-2002-gillig-phantom-transit-bus-sales-t10874
  14. Greyhound's using a plain-white ex-Americanos Van Hool out of Chicago. By the way, how do you get that signature?
  15. Wow, that looks great! Thanks!