NSSD60M wrote: ~snip~
Leasing companies commonly sell locomotives to companies in lease to buy agreements or the likes. That agreement is between the railroad and the leasing company. I don’t expect anyone outside of the company or lessor to have details on such agreements. Same thing with paint, chill and see what’s going to happen. Watco has a record of painting locomotives into school colors.
Really an irrelevant response, but not surprising. Obviously leased units can be purchased. Much the same as any other kind of lease arrangement for anything out there, like a car, heavy equipment, your TV from Rent-a-Center... etc.
Simply a question of whether any, or all, GMTX lease units have been purchased and are now WAMX property. Yes, WAMX has a recent history of painting locomotives into local school colors.
Class 1s can do contracted paint work to lease units any time authorized to so, such as the example of painting Ex-Soo SD60s into CIT blue.
Could you paint your leased automobile into "Ypsi's Expert-of-All Service" logos and then turn it back in at the end of the lease? Absolutely negative.
So bottom line, unless GMTX and sisters have been purchased, nothing is going to be painted into any line-specific paint.
Yes, I have a very recent roster report from Watco, and nothing specifies any lease units as anything other than just that.
So go ahead, kick back, chill, and think of some other way to twist all of this around into something that was never asked, stated, or otherwise referenced.