V/line N Class PTV Livery

 
  shutterbug Station Staff

Location: Melbourne
A short video taken by tram driver Schony747 of N457 on train 8615 (taken at Airport West), yesterday in the new livery has been put up on utube, unfortunately I did not get a link to it. In fact I do not mind the new look.

woodford
woodford


https://youtu.be/rTRXvGaRuz0

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  a6et Minister for Railways

A short video taken by tram driver Schony747 of N457 on train 8615 (taken at Airport West), yesterday in the new livery has been put up on utube, unfortunately I did not get a link to it. In fact I do not mind the new look.

woodford


https://youtu.be/rTRXvGaRuz0
shutterbug
Not sure that I particularly like it, very much a colour scheme that one would possibly expect for a toy train to be painted in for the Christmas market.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  James974 Deputy Commissioner

You can have a look over here for the newly N class PTV livery on the carriages as well
https://railgallery.wongm.com/vline-new-mk4-livery/F119_0903.jpg.html
  Dangersdan707 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
It seems that the old Y class pilots are next on the list for the new PTV job. When will we see A66 in a fresh layer?

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NOT MY PHOTO
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

For those who haven't seen it (hope you haven't just eaten)
Image does not display on my system, is it possible for some one to put a shot up where we can easily see it.  A web search produces no results.

woodford

The post linked to had an embedded twitter post from Vicsig.

Vicsig.net has posted a couple more photos in their latest news section.
Unfortunately, it only looks worse side on in the sun.  Ozride anyone?



lkernan
I preferred the late 1990's red and blue livery. The cheesburger (second loco in the picture) was bad, but this new color scheme is beyond worse! Even the old 1980's grey and tangerine looks better than this new livery. I never thought I would say that.
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Livery, shmivery - fix the Albury service for starters.
  a6et Minister for Railways

The colour is atrocious for mine, look like a bar bell made out of lollipop flavouring colours.

Spoils the look of those locomotives big time.
  Crossover Junior Train Controller

Location: St. Albans Victoria
The colour is atrocious for mine, look like a bar bell made out of lollipop flavouring colours.

Spoils the look of those locomotives big time.
a6et
I couldn`t agree more
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

It is a corporate paint scheme get over it.
  vlocity27 Locomotive Driver

Location: Pakenham
PTV livery looks fine imo, but I prefer the green and purple livery as the seats are more comfortable. You sink into those seats, unlike the refurbished ones...
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I know it's a corporate livery, but why is it needed? The normal reason is Brand identification but what need is there in this case? It's not as if I can say, "I think I'll catch a V Line train today and a Santa Fe tomorrow and an Atchison and Topeka the day after." We're talking about a passenger rail monopoly.
The changing of livery is a complete waste of money because it serves no useful purpose whatsoever. It's money which could be put to far better use.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Maybe it's as simple as "locos need a fresh coat of paint - what do we paint them?"

Rick
  Dangersdan707 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
after all the Ys had been waiting for about 20 years for a repaint

this

to this
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I know it's a corporate livery, but why is it needed? The normal reason is Brand identification but what need is there in this case? It's not as if I can say, "I think I'll catch a V Line train today and a Santa Fe tomorrow and an Atchison and Topeka the day after." We're talking about a passenger rail monopoly.
The changing of livery is a complete waste of money because it serves no useful purpose whatsoever. It's money which could be put to far better use.
Valvegear
Indeed, this is new PTV / V/Line co-branded livery but who cares when the trains don't run most of the time due to train faults. Why spend $$$ on paint schemes (most of the N class' look OK, not great but OK in their Cheeseburger livery) when you have a crisis on the NE line.

Having said that I was aghast when I saw on VicSig that the Y class yard shunters had started to get the same treatment recently. What a waste of money I thought. A few days later I was at Southern Cross taking the train to Castlemaine and I saw one repainted and one old Y class shunting the platforms. As a front line advertisement for V/line visible to many passengers the old worn out Blue/Red scheme looked terrible next to the bright and clean PTV unit running a few roads away.

BG
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

The Y-class are getting more than a lick of new paint.  They're getting a decent and much needed overhaul and I reckon they look really good in the new colour scheme.  I hear that Y156 will be the next Y to head to SSR Bendigo for a new lease on life.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I know it's a corporate livery, but why is it needed? The normal reason is Brand identification but what need is there in this case? It's not as if I can say, "I think I'll catch a V Line train today and a Santa Fe tomorrow and an Atchison and Topeka the day after." We're talking about a passenger rail monopoly.
The changing of livery is a complete waste of money because it serves no useful purpose whatsoever. It's money which could be put to far better use.
Valvegear
I can understand repaints and even the changing of the livery at overhauls. which is the most appropriate time to do so, thing to me though is why the picking of colours such as the purple which really makes it look toy like.

In the past Vic Rail and other brand names have painted their loco's in different schemes that have looked quite ok, and from any outsiders view much better than this scheme.  However, looking at the photo of the Y class which is used on shunting duties and is quite bright, would be a very good safety colour as its very visible.

Outside of the yards though, the high use of yellow front ends does provide a more visual impact for motorists and even lineside workers, but they need to be kept clean for the benefit to be affective.
  jakar Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
The Y-class are getting more than a lick of new paint.  They're getting a decent and much needed overhaul
Carnot
I wouldn't exactly call it a decent overhaul, its been pretty much a repaint and some minor upgrades such as re-padded seats and so on.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Paint the whole bloody lot VR blue and gold and let's at least have something that looks like a serious railway.
"Valvegear"

I reckon they should go one step further and paint the locos black and the carriages red, that is the message the railways in Victoria give to their users. We don't deserve the Spirit of Progress livery on our trains when hardly any progress has been made in the past eighty years. Apart from the sprawl in both Melbourne and regional Victoria, practically nothing has changed since before World War II except the rolling stock, and we have the 1939 working timetable to back that up.
  n459L1150 Junior Train Controller

Location: Echuca
High visibility jackets were clearly the inspiration XD

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