One could clearly see which MAV locomotive had recently had its roof tops replaced in Munchen.
All ten MAV 1047 electrics are painted blue with yellow front ends. Colours used for rolling stock for intercity services. MAV logos complete the looks.
1047 001, 002, 003, and 008 were delivered with both Siemens and KraussMaffei markings, perforated in their frame ends up front and on every side. The other machines only carry the name Siemens. This changed because the manufacturer of these machines changed its name in September 2001 from Siemens-KraussMaffei to Siemens after the latter one had increased its share in the total company from 25 to 75%. This of course has to be visible on the products right away!
new roof tops
As done by all other ES64U2 type machines, Siemens had to replace the GFK roof tops of 1047 001-010 in 2006. As the yellow colour of the MAV machines was pretty bleached out by that time, it was easy to see which machine already went to Munchen for their new rooftops.