Shrink-Wrap Ads and Paint Schemes on the Commuter Rail Fleet

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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby TrainManTy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:28 pm

I don't know if this is related, but this morning there was a coach at the west end of BET, right next to the Fitchburg Main, that had plastic wrapping taped over maybe eight square feet on the south-facing side. Sorry, I didn't catch the number but it was a flat non-MBB car. Perhaps protecting from further damage?
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby ck4049 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:22 pm

It could have been coach 615, which was damaged in a sideswipe at Southampton Street this past fall.
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby RailBus63 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 am

I don’t have an issue with the MBTA taking money to wrap cars like this, but I question the advertising effectiveness of a full-wrap commuter rail coach. A passenger on the platform is likely to be too close to the train to get the full impact of the ad, and trains typically speed by grade crossings too fast for motorists to have the necessary few seconds to get the ad’s message. But, hey, if companies want to help the MBTA by throwing a few more bucks in the agency’s coffers, I’m all for it (within reason).
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby diburning » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:20 am

Shhh! Don't let the advertisers know that! The MBTA is very far in the hole budget wise as it is! ;)
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby NYNE » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:40 am

I like the shrink-wrap jobs. It adds a little color to the consists and gives me something to ``collect.'' I got the Tropicana control car coming down the ramp at Readville a few weeks ago:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vBFp0s-BuTs/T ... ONTROL.jpg

As far as effectiveness, well the Germans, Japanese and quite a few other countries do it. Not too mention the trolleys and the buses carry advertising, so I think anything that brings more money into the T is a good thing. And, I do think they are effective. I tend to drink Tropicana orange juice and to be honest I can't tell you if that is because all the Tropicana ads I have seen over the years or what?
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby ck4049 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:22 am

I have not seen a car on the Green Line wrapped in quite a few years now. The first car on the Green line to be wrapped was the 3407 back in 1996, when I was a little over a year old.
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:45 am

I hate this 'beantown' stuff. Tourists don't take the CR much, so 'beantown' has no audience. Except maybe people from Zone 3 - 6 who think they're from 'beantown'.
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby NYNE » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:10 am

Yeah, the ``Beantown'' stuff sounds like someone from California trying to do a Boston accent. But there are a lot of cliches we have to live with and many of them perpetrated by homegrown businesses or by the papers and the TV stations to prove how "local" they are. I think a bright yellow car is still kind of cool. I like the "No Brainer" car too.
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby diburning » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:28 am

I can just picture it...

"Pahk Your Cah at Hahvid Yahd and take the T!"
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby Rbts Stn » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:21 am

Saw it heading towards Fitchburg on the 425 last night. First car after the engine.

Very yellow.
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby ck4049 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:11 pm

There was another one on the 427 behind the engine too, coach #519.
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby ck4049 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:22 pm

Coach #525 has had the Tropicana Ads REMOVED! Take a look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ck4049/715 ... otostream/
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby diburning » Mon May 21, 2012 10:41 pm

Clipped this out of the Boston Metro today. Car will be unveiled at South Station on Wednesday.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3865/scanul.jpg

(Click link to see article. The forum only allows up to 800p wide, and if I make it any smaller, it will be unreadable)
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby BostonUrbEx » Mon May 21, 2012 11:18 pm

I'm going to try to go to the ceremony at 10:30. Anyone else? :)
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Re: SHRINK-WRAP Paint Jobs

Postby diburning » Wed May 23, 2012 8:14 pm

The train was still at South Station at noon with a ton of people around it including press. It left as P513 and went to Worcester. Engine was an MP36
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