Amtrak Rolling Out Special Liveries for 50th Anniversary

Amtrak plans to paint at least six locomotive in new and heritage liveries this year as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.

The liveries were shown in a YouTube video that went live today.

No dates were given for rollout of the liveries other than in the coming months.

One of the liveries is recreation of a one of a kind livery Amtrak used to mark its inauguration on May 1, 1971.

That livery, which featured a blue strip with white accenting, was applied to Penn Central E8A No. 4316.

Also represented in the liveries will be a reprise of the Phase I paint scheme, which Amtrak had given to P42DC No. 156 in 2011 to help marks its 40th anniversary.

Other liveries include the current Phase V livery with the 50th anniversary logo applied to its flanks, the new phase VI livery that will be applied to new Charger locomotives being built by Siemens for long-distance service, a revival of a modified Phase III livery applied to P32 locomotives years ago, and a never before seen livery known as midnight blue.

An artist rendition that accompanied the YouTube video showed the liveries applied to P42 locomotives except the Day 1 livery, which is shown applied to a Charger.

The YouTube video features an Amtrak representative talking about the history of the carrier’s liveries and explaining the newest paint schemes.

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