According to Louis Marre in his first book, the E-7s were cosmetically modified to an E-8 appearance "subsequent" to the deliveries of the E-8s. Does subsequent in this case mean after the first delivery or after all the E-8s were delivered?..and does anyone know when the the first modication occured? Were the two Texas Special E-7s allowed to run longer in their original colors than the other E-7s or were all the mods done en masse? Personally, I would be torn between running a train dedicated almost new diesel on my premiere passenger train or letting a shiny new engine pull it. Thanks in advance. Larry F.