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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:28 pm

I don't know about the in-tunnel ad by Harvard, but I think the one between Broadway and South Station has been taken out of service. But I do hope the T has been charging advertisers through the nose for those ads, since they stay up so long.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:58 am

I saw that train myself while waiting to head back homme from work at Charles/MGH and I was impressed. They should do this often
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:27 am

Saw the 01859 in Cabot Yard Friday sporting an advertising wrap for Metro-PCS.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby Finch » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:07 pm

MBTA3247 wrote:I don't know about the in-tunnel ad by Harvard, but I think the one between Broadway and South Station has been taken out of service. But I do hope the T has been charging advertisers through the nose for those ads, since they stay up so long.

The Asian Longhorned Beetle ad between Broadway and S. Station is still up.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:54 am

There's the "Animated Ads on Red Line Tulles thread" I'll dig that one up
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby octr202 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:19 pm

Time to dredge up a year old thread, but...

Anyone catch the "stripped" Red Line car - if I remember correctly, its 01857? Just saw it while I was walking across the Longfellow Bridge. At least one side is completely stripped of it's red striping (ends are unaffected). Looks vaguely NYC-esque.

Anyone know the story on this car?
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby diburning » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:48 pm

01857 is missing the red stripe on one side, but not the other side and not the ends. The stripe looks to have been buffed off as the stainless steel is shiny.
01859 appears to have been sideswiped. It's missing quite a bit of the red stripe on at least one side.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby sery2831 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:01 pm

The car missing the stripe I believe was one of the Metro PCS wraps, and the wrap pulled the red decal stripe off with it.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby StevieC48 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:22 am

If I remember correctly the 4 car proto type cars did not have the red striping on the sides just the ends as they are a seprate pieces from the car body. I believe CK has a photo of 2 cars at Bombardier with out the red stripe. Ck if you can it is in you flickr can you post it.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby sery2831 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:28 am

All the stripes with the exception of the ends are a decal. I have a few photos somewhere of the cars new at Cabot with no stripes.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby octr202 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:26 am

Thanks for the info. I saw (IIRC) 01859 yesterday - missing a large middle section of stripe, but looks like the adhesive was left behind! Seemed like a dirty black smudge on the middle instead of the stripe as I caught it leaving Charles/MGH.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby number1tfan » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:22 pm

I witnessed something strange with the ASA on an 1800 series car yesterday.

The train's LED screen's were broken, but the announcements were working. However, at one point, the train started going through all the stops it could announce, as follows:

"Alewife"
"Davis Square"
"Porter Square"
"Harvard Square"
(And so on, all the way to Braintree)

There was no "Next Stop" or "Entering". It was almost as if the system was restarting or doing a test.

Interestingly, although the train was going to Braintree, it announced the stops on the Ashmont Branch after it said "JFK/UMass" before announcing the Braintree Branch's stops.

Even odder, it started up again from Alewife shortly after it said "Braintree". Shortly after, the conductor manually announced the next stop (in this case, Charles/MGH), and the ASA stopped going through the stops. Also, the normal announcements started working correctly again at Park Street.

Has anyone else seen this happen, or know how the 1800 series cars do this? This is my first time seeing the ASA do this.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby CS » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:43 pm

I remember the ASA doing the same thing way back in '94 when they were just put into service.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby ST214 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:38 pm

I was on a set last week that was messed up. When entering Park St(where I got on), the ASA was correct, Pulling out, it said "Next stop...Park St." and announced both DTX and SS as Park St. I got off at South Station, and when it pulled out, it announced "Next stop...Park St". The ASA likes to get stuck on Park St. and Harvard from what I have seen over the years.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby sery2831 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:31 am

number1tfan wrote:Has anyone else seen this happen, or know how the 1800 series cars do this? This is my first time seeing the ASA do this.


There is a test mode where it will go through all the stops and it should display them on the interior signs as well. In playing the ASA systems on the 01800s I have hit this, and you can't get out of it once it starts. And you are right it does both branches. I am not sure why this feature exists. The new Blue Line cars have this as well, I have a video of it with the original factory voice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mziKiAs ... ture=g-upl (Only including link for example and not to bring this off topic...)
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