It might be the one train that made it out alive. They're not quite what I imagined they would be (of course, few things are). I'll have to show it to a Mini-Cooper owner I know tommorow night and get his take on them.
If you read the update, Paramount had announced that the trains wern't damaged in the fire. For the rest of the IJ construction pics, follow the links below. I didn't realize just how far along the ride is. Seems it will be very hard to get a good full view of this entire ride from anywhere on ground level:
If the cars were still using the red-white-blue scheme, then the fire would give at least one explanation for the two red cars. Either that, or the white cars just haven't arrived just yet.
By looking at the PKI photos and comparing them to the PCWo photos, you may be able to get a good sense of the actual layout as I think both sets of pictures have most of the layout pictured, with the exception of a couple of areas that are being hidden on purpose.
-Sean(who shouldn't be guessing anything at this hour) *** Edited 3/16/2005 9:37:02 AM UTC by Sean Flaharty***
During the Italian Job construction tour in January, I believe, Jeff Siebert stated that the track will remain its current color. It was painted that gray shade so the track wouldn't stand out too much, taking away from the total experience. Great idea! *** Edited 3/16/2005 2:44:36 PM UTC by OHIcOaster***
Stays black... or dark grey whichever it currently is.
PPD&E made the decision to not paint the track a highly visible color as to not distract riders from the theming elements along the course. They also saw it as more of a "match" to the paved areas beneath it.
Bottom line, they wanted the track to "blend in" rahter than "stand out."