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First T68 To Recieve New Livery

Discussion in 'Other Public Transport' started by northernrail, 14 Nov 2011.

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  1. northernrail

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    It has been announced that Manchester Metrolink 1003 is currently in the workshop recieving the new Metrolink livery, The tram has been in the works for about 3 weeks now and for part of that it was missing a bogie, when it rerurns i we will be able to see what the official livery is like on a T68 (And not the corrination Street Crash Tram)
     
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  3. MJBryan1979

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    Shame they aren't repainting it into Corporation Colours like Sheffield did with on of the Supertrams
     
  4. northernrail

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    Maybe we should make a suggestion to Metrolink...
     
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    Interesting, considering a few weeks ago they were saying that they were fast tracking the T68 withdrawal programme.
     
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    Ah, well, they're obviously copying old BR tradition. Remember when you could always tell if a signalbox was going to be closed because it was repainted first...?
     
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    Would that be Salford corporation or Manchester corporation?

    one half red the other half green
     
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    I'm sure Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside and Trafford borough councils wouldn't be too happy about that...
     
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    Maybe, as there's a lot of them, they could do a unit in each?
     
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    Its a body wrap for the Christmas Markets

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    Don't know about others but I really like the look of that. Much better than the other mock ups we've seen in the past.

    Hope some T68's stick about.
     
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    In the case of the Corporation trams then Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Bury and Rochdale were all Red and Cream anyway.

    Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield were green and Oldham, Ashton and Hyde were Blue (I think).

    Could be the opportunity to make the trams quite colurful though.
     
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    I think an orange and white SELNEC one would be nice ...

    Anybody want to do some photoshoping ?
     
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    Shouldnt have too, thats the livery 1000 originally featured, also what was in the original concept images.

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    Ive heard that 1003 is going to be the ONLY T68 to recieve the new livery.
     
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    Had to do a double take on my tea break today when I seen that half emerged from the shed. Looks very tidy. :)
     
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    Its now out and about in service; Railway Herald

    Personally I think it looks a bit half arsed, I think it needs a bit more grey on the front end?
     
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    The front looks shocking, especially the lights etc

    It does REALLY annoy me when people have a livery in mind, and then just apply it to everything thinking it will suit. I mean it doesn't take a genuis to figure out that it would have been better to come up with a modified T68 livery, especially after was already known that T68s look terrible in it! (1015(?) with "PolitanLink")
     
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