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Nelson

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Advertising on train cars making a comeback?
« on: September 30, 2007, 09:43:54 AM »
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I was driving past the Rinker cement plant in City Point (near Cocoa, FL) Friday and saw a string of Ortner hoppers being backed into the plant. Two of the hoppers had large, maybe 8'x12', billboards hanging on the side of them. One was advertising the Florida Marlins. I didn't get a clear look at the other one, but it may have been an "operation lifesaver" ad.
Took me back to my youth when lots of cars had something (besides graffiti) painted on them  Do railcars today have enough visibility to become the next "city bus" type of advertising venue?

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Re: Advertising on train cars making a comeback?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007, 11:20:25 AM »
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Guess you missed this topic on the Railwire on the "Railroad News" forum. http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php?topic=12750.0

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Re: Advertising on train cars making a comeback?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007, 06:19:16 PM »
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Today I seen an Amtrak Acela with Amtrak.com on the side in large letters.
Never seen that before today.

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Re: Advertising on train cars making a comeback?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 12:23:15 PM »
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Today I seen an Amtrak Acela with Amtrak.com on the side in large letters.
Never seen that before today.

Carl T.

I've seen it, but I ride the NE corridor daily.