DHL commercial

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DHL commercial

Post by RDGAndrew » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:50 pm

Saw a DHL commercial yesterday where a FedEx truck and a UPS truck pull up to a stop on opposite sides of the track as crossing gates come down. The setting is somewhere in the southwest, and the train is approaching in Run 8. The power looks to be green and white (Arizona & California?) and the train is a block of DTFC (delivery truck on flat car :D ) - all DHL delivery trucks. The FedEx guy and the UPS driver both moan and pound their steering wheels at the double whammy, and some guy in a cowboy hat on a nearby porch laughs at them. I loved it and my wife thought I was crazy for finding it so funny.

AmtrakFan

Post by AmtrakFan » Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:53 pm

I saw that and was that filmed on the Arizona & California?

AmtrakFan

ACLfan

Post by ACLfan » Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:04 pm

Yeah, I saw the commercial several months ago, and started a set of comments on the sister "Railroads on TV" thread.

I was impressed that an advertising company could create such an effective commercial about the potential of using railroads for long distance transport, to the extent of telling the public that travel by railroads is a quick and efficient method of moving deliverables.

And, for a delivery company to accept the ad concept, and pay for it to be aired on TV, repeatedly!

ACLfan

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