Well a freshly painted train sells for more on ebay..That's been my thought as well. Although other than the recent automation everything being done currently is short term, even if they announce today that new trains are coming it would still be a few years off.
I was also kind of skeptical of this discussion from the beginning. Now with the recent wave of cuts from the Fox merger though I have to wonder if this was actually happening if it still is happening. We haven't really heard anything since then and to me everything we heard before is outdated and irrelevant now due to huge changes.