• Type 7 Overhaul Program

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Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by CRail
 
Wow! That's convincing. I the one thing that bothered me (when I thought it was an actual picture) was the lack of a black belt rail, and skirting. Other that it looks pretty good, the green is like what the Wartime PCC's wore post orange and cream. I wouldn't mind that scheme at all, except for the black windshield area, but I'll gladly take that over teal and gray.

  by AznSumtinSumtin
 
It kinda reminds me of FPS games. I shall name this new paint scheme "Night time forest camouflage". I think this scheme matches with the 01800s and the 0700s.

  by jwhite07
 
I think this scheme matches with the 01800s and the 0700s.
If it were to match the 01800s and 0700s, it'd have to be painted silver with a 12" or 16" (whatever it is) green band midway between belt rail and skirting. Which might not look too bad, if the real "Green Line green" is used and not teal or olive... Matt, while you have the Photoshop warmed up? :-)

  by redline43
 
A question to thegreenliner:

What line was 3667 on when you saw it, and was it after or before the D Line closed?

  by thegreenliner
 
redline43 wrote:A question to thegreenliner:

What line was 3667 on when you saw it, and was it after or before the D Line closed?
I saw it the day before the Riverside shutdown began, June 22. It was on the D line; I caught it from Beaconsfield to Gov't Center.

  by thegreenliner
 
mattster wrote:Image

I got bored so I attempted to recreate what thegreenliner described. Then I got lazy so I only did a portion of the car.
This looks very accurate - nice.

  by mattster
 
Did I get the color right?

  by AznSumtinSumtin
 
Today, 3667 was at the Reservoir yard. It was visible for only half a second on a moving train.

  by mattster
 
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  by danib62
 
Great pictures, I really like the color choice and the silver stripe, but why did they already have to ruin it by slapping all those damn ads on it ?!?!?!?! This is frustrating beyond belief. Someone at the T needs a good shaking.

  by sery2831
 
Don't worry, they need to pay for the new paint job somehow!

  by -Garrett
 
I like it, but I wish they had grouped the passenger windows with black outline like they did with the orignal LRVs. And, you're right about the ads, its too much. Way better than teal and grey. Also, if you think about it, this scheme will work better on the Type 8's too, since the whole skirt is green.

  by GP40MC 1116
 
Matt....Great pictures!

(mod edit: SHHHHhhhhhhh!) :wink:

  by octr202
 
Perhaps one day, for a fleeting moment, one railfan, somewhere, might see the new colors without an ad. Hopefully they'll have a camera.

In the meantime, at least it pays the bills.

It'll be interesting to see how this adapts to the Type 8's, but considering they're pretty new (well, I know some of them are about 10 years old nonetheless), I can't see them wasting money repainting them when there's still a number of Type 7's running around with peeling paint and surface rust.

  by onthegreenline
 
anyone know what the "overhaul" entails? Is this just a coat of paint or are they going to sandblast/whatever the metal and repair everything? thanks!
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