Septa sprinter out of shop.

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Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:58 pm

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first SEPTA sprinter.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:01 pm

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If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby tgolanos » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:41 pm

Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Would it be safe to assume production is running on time?
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby mcgrath618 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:25 pm

What a shame, I liked the rendering paint scheme more.
Still really excited for these things to be in service though.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby JeffK » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:10 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:What a shame, I liked the rendering paint scheme more.

Agreed, it was much nicer. And I still don't care for the slanty headlights that give 'em an "evil-eyed reptile" look....

Still really excited for these things to be in service though.

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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby roadmaster » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:08 pm

Looks like a model railroders first attempt at painting an undecorated shell. It’s a shame, the artist’s rendition is sharp.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:25 am

I'm seeing similarities with the Phase III E60s with the stripes.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby glennk419 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 am

I agree that the original artist's rendering was MUCH classier. I might even live with the SEPTA logo but the oversized lettering is hideous.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby mcgrath618 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:43 am

When is this thing gonna be delivered? January? I want to be on the first service run.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:14 pm

IS SEPTA about to "update" their Graphics package?? Then these ACS-64's are the first sign of the "new" graphics package .
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby amtrakhogger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:57 pm

The artist’s rendition is far superior. The as delivered paint job looks like a bus on rails.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby mcgrath618 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:25 pm

While I personally think that alone, the artist's rendition looks better, I think that this scheme will fit in with the existing fleet of Comets quite well.
I just hope they save an AEM for posterity :(
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby Nasadowsk » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:17 am

Wow, talk about generic...

They could have had a few graphic arts students at a local university do a scheme, it'd be far better than this...
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby R3 Passenger » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:02 am

Nasadowsk wrote:They could have had a few graphic arts students at a local university do a scheme, it'd be far better than this...


And they would have done it for FREE. I wonder how much they paid for someone to use WordArt on the side of a locomotive?
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby MACTRAXX » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:38 pm

roadmaster wrote:Looks like a model railroders first attempt at painting an undecorated shell. It’s a shame, the artist’s rendition is sharp.


Everyone:

I agree-the new SEPTA Sprinter color scheme is quite disappointing...The earlier rendering that
Roadmaster posted looks so much better...I agree with Glenn and think that the oversized word
SEPTA on the side is not necessary - I feel the same way about the Silverliner 5 cars along with
their side striping...I also agree with the thought posted by Nasadowsk and R3 in which students
of art could have come up with a more interesting design...MACTRAXX
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