Speaking of America, when HVRT use to own the 44 Class (now QUBE's), were they responsible on painting 4488 in New Central Railroad purple and silver livery? Making it look like 4488 operates in the USA as well as lived their.
I've read on an old Railpage thread, that HVRT back then, were planning on painting the rest of their 44's in American inspired liveries. Thank God that didn't happen because this is Australia, not the USA.
To talk away from America, does anyone notice that 4461's old livery (before the red terror) is based on the Tasmanian Government Railway's blood and cream livery, same style scheme as the X & XA class over in the island state. That's what I think.
I find it funny when 4458 start in the olive green and white scheme, it was fresh, however few years laters it was dirty and stained, looking like the scheme has turned from olive green to black and never got cleaned, not till she got paint in really freshed silver streak livery as part of IRA, after the HVRT sold her and the others to them.