M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

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RearOfSignal
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M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:34 pm

So what's the deal here, saw a set of M3's today with advertisements painted on the exterior. None of our resident train-spotters caught this?
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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by lirr42 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:23 pm

The LIRR has wrapped a couple M7 sets in the MTA's "Get outta town" tourism campaign, the press release mentioned Metro-North was also getting in on the fun, but it didn't say anything about M3's.

There are some photos from the MTA's Flickr page at the bottom of this post here: http://thelirrtoday.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... d-m7s.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:47 pm

Almost certain they were M3's, though the train was moving and the advertising was distracting from equipment type.
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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by lirr42 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:20 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:Almost certain they were M3's, though the train was moving and the advertising was distracting from equipment type.
You're eyes aren't playing tricks on you, I just saw photos on SubChat of wrapped MNCR M3's. I have only heard about the LIRR wrapping some of their M7's and wasn't sure.

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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by truck6018 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:32 pm

Definately M3's. Saw them in NWP yard last night. Looked like an 8, possibly 10 car consist.

RearOfSignal
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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:59 pm

Sucks that this is an MTA ad, would like to see a Pepsi train or Geico train.
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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by Train2009 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:37 pm

Saw the Advertisement M3 set late this afternoon at 4:10 PM headed southbound at Botanical Garden.

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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by Travelsonic » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:58 am

Saw it this past Thursday - looked like either 8 or 10 cars [4 or 5 pairs] in the consist... hope I spot it this week, as I wish I remembered correctly the size of that consist. >_<.

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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by gregorygrice » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:39 pm

Was a 10 car set and as of yesterday one if the pairs was taken off and replaced by a non-ad pair.

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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by NH2060 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:07 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:Sucks that this is an MTA ad, would like to see a Pepsi train or Geico train.
Haven't we heard and seen enough of that darn lizard??

Sorry couldn't resist :-P

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Re: M3 Painted Exterior Advertisement

Post by runningwithscalpels » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:37 pm

Forget the lizard, I want the camel :D
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