The horn you honk.Which boy and which horn?
Type of horn and placement is only a cosmetic look and plays no attention to riders other than a few who are train geeks. I am a train person, but don't go into the fine details of things like some do. Do care what the equipment looks like as well the paint job. Don't like the new colours or the old ones.
The equipment is on the lines of other systems worldwide, more so on the bilevels since we don't have the same quality of service here yet. Once we move to an EMU system, we may get away with single level trains on certain lines where ridership is low for all bilevel trains 5 cars or more long.
Only have to look at the 300's cab cars to see how long it took to get them here compare to Europe who had them long before been build here. They were built by BBD who had been building them in Europe well over a decade before showing up in NA. Passenger trains rule the rail in Europe well freight does it in NA. Can't even get a freight train over 700 feet long that are single level in Europe (about 40 cars) where we see 2-3000 feet (2-300 cars) trains that are double stack.
Riders want a train that shows up on time, has a seat that is conferrable to sit in and get them to where they want to go on time. The looks of equipment is not on their radar unless they have an issue with it.
If we are to meet the climate change gold, it means replacing the diesel fleet by 2040 which is subject to the whims of CP and CN, Both RR as well all of NA RR need to replace their diesel fleet with X as its impossible to string all the lines in NA without major investment as well huge construction cost. Even doing it here would require 1000's of overpasses to be rebuilt or roadbed lower to gain the height requirement for clearance for the OS which is not nice looking.