Cosmopolitan Brochure

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Cosmopolitan Brochure

Post by nh chris » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:42 am

I just came across the brochure handed out on the first run of the M@ "Cosmopolitans" in April, 1973. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it:

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:00 am

Wow... that might be the coolest piece of New Haven Line memorabilia I have ever seen... nice find, thank you for sharing!

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Post by LIRailfan79 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:48 am

so how long did the carpeting last??

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Post by Clean Cab » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:01 pm

The carpeting was removed from the M2s during the Morrison-Knudeson rebuilding from 1984 to 1990.

That brochure is a rare treasure. I think I have something similar in my collection. One day I'll have to start weeding out that junk and keeping the good stuff.
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Post by SubaruWRX » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:30 pm

wow nice find!
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Post by BERK44 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:37 pm

Wow good find. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Noel Weaver » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:19 pm

I have at least one copy of that brochure along with some other stuff
that was handed out to either passengers or employees.
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Post by MACTRAXX » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:07 pm

Everyone: I remember getting these myself back in the 70s. I always liked the original M2 car design. GE put out similar brochures for NJDOT's Arrow 2s(with a pic of car 535) and SEPTAs Silverliner 4s with a pic of RDG car 9018 with the Art Museum in the background touched up. MACTRAXX
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Post by Murjax » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:37 am

That was a great find. Thanks a lot. :-D :-D

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Post by pnaw10 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:52 am

I know it's often frowned upon to post a reply that only echoes the same thing others have said... but this is an extraordinary rare case where I don't feel guilty adding my own thanks for posting that!
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Post by Tadman » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:41 pm

It's interesting there is no mention of Penn Central. I've seen pics of M2's with small "Penn Central" written in PC font just below the motorman window. It's hard to find one of these pics, but it did happen.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:11 pm

Whats more interesting is New Haven/ penn Central, Conrail and later MNCR did not have Motorman windows, as the window is located in Engineers cab ;)
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Post by Stephen B. Carey » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:38 am

This is great, like an early Christmas gift! :-D Did anyone notice that the brochure called it Grand Central Station instead of Terminal?

Anyone have any pictures of the interior of these cars with the carpet? Were the seats the same color?

Thanks again!

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Post by Noel Weaver » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:47 am

Seems to me that the carpet in the M-2's was brown and it became very
dirty and stained. Eventually it smelled too. It was not a good decilsion
to put carpets in these cars when they were built.
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Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:30 am

...just as the carpets on the LIRR and MNCR even # M1 cars-the LIRRs were replaced by 1980 or so and MNCRs around the same time. In the odd-numbered M2s were smoking was permitted did they have a tile floor originally like the M1s did? The new rubber-type transit floors held up well and was much easier to clean,among other things. MACTRAXX
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