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Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby orange1234 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:58 pm

NETransit reports that 3667 has been repainted in a new dark green paint scheme and that all Type 7s will be repainted in this scheme when they get overhauled in 2008. Does anyone have a picture of this unit and does anyone know what's included in the overhaul program?
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Postby jwhite07 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:59 pm

Let's just hope it's not as horrible looking as that last (thankfully short-lived) attempt at a new paint scheme that they tried on 3800 and 3801 a few years ago...
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Postby Arborway » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:33 pm

I was just wondering the other day when the Type 7s were going to be brought in for a refit.

How long is the process expected to take?
jwhite07 wrote:Let's just hope it's not as horrible looking as that last (thankfully short-lived) attempt at a new paint scheme that they tried on 3800 and 3801 a few years ago...

Pics?
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Postby jwhite07 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:59 pm

Pics?


Here ya go:

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20040 ... 111690.jpg

3600 and 3601 were painted in this scheme several years ago... one of them got ad-wrapped shortly afterward (IIRC 3601 for Coors Light), and both were repainted teal and gray after only a few months.
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Postby Arborway » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:27 pm

jwhite07 wrote:
Pics?


Here ya go:

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20040 ... 111690.jpg

3600 and 3601 were painted in this scheme several years ago... one of them got ad-wrapped shortly afterward (IIRC 3601 for Coors Light), and both were repainted teal and gray after only a few months.

That's actually not too bad, it does scream "1970s" but part of me really likes it. The other recoils in horror.
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Postby jamesinclair » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:35 pm

Is it dark green and white?
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Postby sixflagscoasters » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:00 pm

I think that is the same green and white that was used on the Type 6 and Type 7.

I think that is a nice paint scheme.

But it looks similar to the Commuter Rails new look (the lightning bolt painted line style).


I think that White-Yellow-Green paint looks 100% better than what they use now, which is the Grey and Teal colors.

Maybe they will go back to that look instead of trying to match the Type 8s.
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Postby MassBayMC1131 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:15 pm

There was never a "type 6", and from what I was told, the 7's are going to be painted back to Green and White scheme during their mid life rehab.
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Postby mattster » Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:36 pm

Hmm I don't understand the reason behind this. They match the Type 8s right now as well as the 1800s and forthcoming 700s. The T moves toward uniformity and then abandons it?
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Postby danib62 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:55 pm

I don't think that picture is of the paint scheme that netransit is referring to.
This photo was taken at the T Riverside yard
Car 3601 shown in a beautiful but rejected paint scheme
It was in may 2003. This picture has been circulating for a while.
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Postby redline43 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:00 pm

What is this new "dark green" paint scheme like? Pictures?
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Postby jamesinclair » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:17 am

mattster wrote:Hmm I don't understand the reason behind this. They match the Type 8s right now as well as the 1800s and forthcoming 700s. The T moves toward uniformity and then abandons it?


I always liked the white/green more than silver/teal on the 7s, it makes them look older.
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Postby jwhite07 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:33 am

I'd make an argument in favor of the silver because it looks more "modern" and is a decent color to hide a little bit of grime (white is a poor choice for an agency that thinks nothing of skipping a run through the wash rack from time to time). But I do think it's high time to dump this silly teal color Breda insisted on in favor of the green that the MBTA, Cambridge Seven Associates, and Frederick Law Olmstead himself intended!
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Postby savebowdoin » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:14 am

I also don't understand why they would back out of the teal/grey scheme... They jumped ahead and painted the cars this color way before the Type 8s were in regular service, now they all are and all the cars match, and they want to change the scheme??

I actually think The 7/8 trains look quite good, and if you look quickly it can sometimes be hard to tell which "end" you're looking at!

(Though I do prefer the "old" Green color to the teal, but it would just look awkward when Green & White 7s are paired with Teal & Grey 8s)

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Postby sixflagscoasters » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:42 am

MassBayMC1131 wrote:There was never a "type 6", and from what I was told, the 7's are going to be painted back to Green and White scheme during their mid life rehab.


I know there was never a type 6, I meant to say LRV.


And that is good that they are going back to the Green and White scheme. The Teal and Grey is just ugly. I think the teal swoop up at the ends of the cars on the drivers side looks ugly because it is not symmetrical to the door side.
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