Did anyone see 552?! :-D

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Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby KAWASAKI-FAN100 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Did anyone see 552 today?! It was sitting on the south side of fern rock yards with a naked all silver scheme almost like 666. The orange trim on the side were taken off but the trim is still applied on the ends of the car and a roof lining stripe along the sides like 666.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby scotty269 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:34 pm

KAWASAKI-FAN100 wrote:Did anyone see 552 today?! It was sitting on the south side of fern rock yards with a naked all silver scheme almost like 666. The orange trim on the side were taken off but the trim is still applied on the ends of the car and a roof lining stripe along the sides like 666.


Any pictures?
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby KAWASAKI-FAN100 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:16 pm

No pictures it caught me by be surprise as a was sitting on the train. I can assure you that other railfans I know have spotted the car yesterday in service and while it was in the yard 2 days ago. If I get any pictures I will post them here.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby KAWASAKI-FAN100 » Thu May 05, 2011 4:14 pm

Same exact scheme like 666
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby Tritransit Area » Mon May 09, 2011 8:36 am

Hmm...no more Identra ring?
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby dcipjr » Mon May 09, 2011 10:31 am

I think the cars actually look much better this way, without the orange panels. I'd be in favor of SEPTA stripping off the panels on all the cars, and making them look like 552 and 666; it sort of makes them look newer.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby ex Budd man » Mon May 09, 2011 7:03 pm

All the cars will be stripped by the 2013 International Rail Rodeo which will be held in Philadelphia.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby eloz » Mon May 09, 2011 9:12 pm

yay! The orange is REALLY ugly and make the cars look much dirtier than just the plain metal. I think it'll make the line look much better and less filthy.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby Bill R. » Tue May 10, 2011 4:49 am

eloz wrote:yay! The orange is REALLY ugly and make the cars look much dirtier than just the plain metal. I think it'll make the line look much better and less filthy.


Sorry, but I happen to hold the opposing point of view. To me, the appearance is reminiscent of NYCTA in the 1970's. Not a pleasing aesthetic.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby Tritransit Area » Wed May 11, 2011 7:39 am

I do like color, and always liked the fact that the trains had the orange trim around the windows. Not much of a fan of the bare metal either, making the car look a bit more bland IMO. I detest the trend of removing color on rapid transit cars these days, but I understand that it makes things easier for the maintainers.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby FRCH 234 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:50 pm

hi newbe here
552 looks real nice and i thank you all the pat on the back
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Postby FRCH 234 » Wed May 11, 2011 4:16 pm

ex Budd man wrote:All the cars will be stripped by the 2013 International Rail Rodeo which will be held in Philadelphia.


i dont see how there is a 125 cars in the bss line less the the 2 cars i did 666 522 the plan is to strip 2 cars a month starting in june
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Postby scotty269 » Wed May 11, 2011 5:50 pm

FRCH 234 wrote:
ex Budd man wrote:All the cars will be stripped by the 2013 International Rail Rodeo which will be held in Philadelphia.


i dont see how there is a 125 cars in the bss line less the the 2 cars i did 666 522 the plan is to strip 2 cars a month starting in june


I'd take ex-budd's word with a little more backing because he is a SEPTA employee.
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby BuddSilverliner269 » Wed May 11, 2011 6:12 pm

Im rather glad to see al that Orange go. The BSS Kawasaki cars are attractive but that orange was to much. The cars look more attractive and more professional now. I can understand doing that in the 80's when the line was at rock bottom but not anymore..
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Re: Did anyone see 552?! :-D

Postby frch234 » Fri May 13, 2011 5:51 am

scotty269 exbud is a septa employee !

ok exbud tell us what the next car numbers is for june there will be 2 of them for stripping of the Orange


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