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Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:36 am

Sadly this morning I saw that both Trolleys were tagged over night. The PCC 3295 got the worse of it.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby MBTA3247 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:01 am

I just saw that myself. :(
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby octr202 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:18 am

Sad. Hopefully all those fancy cameras throughout the station caught the "artists."
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby Type7trolley » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:10 pm

"Artists" indeed.... despicable.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby djimpact1 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Thanks for the pictures Type7.

This is disgusting. This makes me wonder...
1) How the heck did anyone have access to the station overnight? Are the headhouse doors not locked at the end of service/station checked before locking?
2) What good is continuing to display these behind a fence if it eventually (& obviously) failed at serving its purpose?

If the MBTA isn't going to allow public access (a la pay-to-enter "museum") during service hours, they really should keep 3295 at one of their carhouses and give the Type 5 back to Seashore. Otherwise, the shimmer of looking at an unaccessible PCC (that'll likely never run due to the T's laziness) & Type 5 has been lost.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby CRail » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:17 pm

The cars have been there since 1997 and the current situation at Boylston has proven suitable for 17 years. The MBTA is very anti-graffiti and I suspect this will be resolved within a reasonable amount of time. Regarding the Type 5's disposition, sleeping dogs are being left to lie and both parties seem to be content with it for now.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby Finch » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:24 pm

The local news said they would be cleaned up overnight tonight.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby saulblum » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:02 am

djimpact1 wrote:1) How the heck did anyone have access to the station overnight? Are the headhouse doors not locked at the end of service/station checked before locking?


A great question to ask the T cops or TSA thugs the next time you see them harassing riders and their bags during service hours.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby nomis » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:11 pm

So nice that 'cleaning it up' is putting brown tarps over the cars ... :)
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby Gerry6309 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:31 pm

I don't know if we painted 5734 with Imron when we rehabbed it in 1979, but that paint job held up damn well for 33 years. The same goes for 3295. The worst that can happen is some fresh paint over the graffiti and clean the glass. More importantly, this attracted some attention to the cars, which can't be a bad thing for STM and 589.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby CRail » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:49 pm

nomis wrote:So nice that 'cleaning it up' is putting brown tarps over the cars ... :)

That's clearly the permanent solution. Image
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:05 am

This is truly saddening. I hope by "cleaned up" they do not mean the same thing they do when they hit commuter rail coaches, as the grafitti will still be visible.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby Type7trolley » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:08 am

Based on tonight, I have a feeling tomorrow's AM riders are in for a pleasant surprise....
http://jdgator95.smugmug.com/Transit/MBTA/Cleaning-3295

Kudos to those involved for an EXCELLENT job.
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:10 am

Awesome pictures, thanks for the series!
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Re: Boylston Street Graffiti

Postby octr202 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:54 am

Looks like the cars cleaned up pretty well. Nice to see some inside photos, they look like they're doing pretty well down there (aside from this week) despite never getting much attention.

I'd bet that a high quality paint finish is probably easier to remove spray paint from than the bare metal skins of some of the commuter rail cars - aren't the ones that show the worst "ghost tags" the ones with the brushed aluminum exterior?
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