It really does look better than before it got tagged.
Here's a short video for those interested as well:
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Type7trolley wrote:Based on tonight, I have a feeling tomorrow's AM riders are in for a pleasant surprise....Second the above. Great job by the cleanup crews and those pics inside were great as well.
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Kudos to those involved for an EXCELLENT job.
octr202 wrote: I'd bet that a high quality paint finish is probably easier to remove spray paint from than the bare metal skins of some of the commuter rail cars - aren't the ones that show the worst "ghost tags" the ones with the brushed aluminum exterior?Yes, I did not factor in paint.
octr202 wrote:At least it looks like the issue is just dirt/dust inside the cars. Doesn't look like a lot of moisture issues (aside from this week's powerwashing!). At least most of the interiors are hard surfaces that can be cleaned/repainted/refinished in the future when called for. Keeping them dry and away from the weather is a huge help.Yeah. Post-fixup Boylston station is a MUCH drier station than it used to be when the roof leaks wreaked havoc on it. Those metal catch basins they installed on the ceiling to collect the water moved it from one of the most disconcertingly leaky stations to one of the bone driest (except for the slick stairs when there's a deluge outside).
Gerry6309 wrote:It is amazing how well the 3295 cleaned up, considering the amount of crud that had accumulated on it. Hopefully 5734 came through as well. Remember that 5734 is old type steel which is not as resistant to the acids used to dissolve the spray paint. I wonder if there is any video of the guy(s) who did this. I never have looked for cameras in Boylston. It would be nice if the Transit Police have a few shots of the event.Boylston ceiling is covered in fish-eye security cams now. They not only have to have clear video of the incident, but several angles' worth of clear video. If the perpetrators' identity is unknown it's probably because they had their faces covered in masks and hoods.
Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:I wonder if they would even let some of volunteer to clean the insides? I love to clean. I would love to help out.Ditto. And it would make a neat newspaper story and PR piece for the T.