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Fenway
11-29-2005, 11:42 AM
http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/3200/cta3312-WhiteSox.jpg

I would love to see a picture of it at Addison :smile:

http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/3200/cta3311-WhiteSox.jpg

http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/gallery/images/3200/cta3311-12-WhiteSox.jpg

chisox77
11-29-2005, 11:53 AM
Awesome pics, man. Maybe the CTA can provide trains in the road grays, as well as the alternate Sunday blacks.

:cool:

whitesoxwilkes
11-29-2005, 11:54 AM
Thanks Fens. These are just a little nicer than the ones I snapped underground while trying to board it.

Jerko
11-29-2005, 11:56 AM
I want that train.

Fenway
11-29-2005, 11:59 AM
I want that train.

It just so happens .......

In celebration of the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series, the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled a train wrapped in a White Sox design to honor the team at a ceremony on the afternoon of October 31, 2005 at Sox-35th (http://www.chicago-l.org/stations/sox-35th.html) station, adjacent to US Cellular Field.
Two train cars are wrapped in artwork featuring the Chicago White Sox name, the black diamond white sock logo, the World Champion phrase in bold, black lettering on the train's side, and the White Sox logo on its doors. In addition, the top of the 3200-series (http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/roster/3200.html) cars -- unit 3311-12 -- features the word "Chicago." The interior of the cars feature congratulatory car cards for the team's accomplishment.

The artwork is based on a wrap designed by Maryland-based M.T.H. Electric Trains (http://www.mth-railking.com/) for a Chicago White Sox O Gauge model train set that will be shipped in December. CTAŽ modified the design to reflect the team's status as world champions and M.T.H. will be incorporating the CTAŽ design in a two-car add-on set.

Baby Fisk
11-29-2005, 12:01 PM
MLB.com is out of control!

Chicken Dinner
11-29-2005, 12:02 PM
Whoever can get a shot of this thing going by Wrigley with the "L" flag flying is going to sell a lot of photos.

miker
11-29-2005, 12:03 PM
The artwork is based on a wrap designed by Maryland-based M.T.H. Electric Trains (http://www.mth-railking.com/) for a Chicago White Sox O Gauge model train set that will be shipped in December. CTAŽ modified the design to reflect the team's status as world champions and M.T.H. will be incorporating the CTAŽ design in a two-car add-on set.

You beat me to it. I saw the set at a train show in Milwaukee and it would be the perfect Christmas gift for the Sox fan who has everything...including a World Championship.

I was going to send a link, but MTH's site (http://www.mth-railking.com/) is awfully slow today.

Iwritecode
11-29-2005, 12:03 PM
It just so happens .......

In celebration of the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series, the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled a train wrapped in a White Sox design to honor the team at a ceremony on the afternoon of October 31, 2005 at Sox-35th (http://www.chicago-l.org/stations/sox-35th.html) station, adjacent to US Cellular Field.
Two train cars are wrapped in artwork featuring the Chicago White Sox name, the black diamond white sock logo, the World Champion phrase in bold, black lettering on the train's side, and the White Sox logo on its doors. In addition, the top of the 3200-series (http://www.chicago-l.org/trains/roster/3200.html) cars -- unit 3311-12 -- features the word "Chicago." The interior of the cars feature congratulatory car cards for the team's accomplishment.

The artwork is based on a wrap designed by Maryland-based M.T.H. Electric Trains (http://www.mth-railking.com/) for a Chicago White Sox O Gauge model train set that will be shipped in December. CTAŽ modified the design to reflect the team's status as world champions and M.T.H. will be incorporating the CTAŽ design in a two-car add-on set.

I thought I saw an advertisment for this thing in the Sunday paper a few weeks ago...

Madvora
11-29-2005, 12:09 PM
I'd been hearing about this for a while and finally saw them at the Clinton stop a few weeks ago. I had my head down and I looked up....... there they were.
Too bad it was going the other way though.

Hangar18
11-29-2005, 12:15 PM
It just so happens .......
The artwork is based on a wrap designed by Maryland-based M.T.H. Electric Trains (http://www.mth-railking.com/) for a Chicago White Sox O Gauge model train set that will be shipped in December. CTAŽ modified the design to reflect the team's status as world champions and M.T.H. will be incorporating the CTAŽ design in a two-car add-on set.


....MTH Electric Train Company ironically first created the World Series Champions L Car wrap design for the Cubs in 1984, but those L Cars have since Rusted and became obsolete once the CTA purchased newer model L Cars

Frater Perdurabo
11-29-2005, 12:42 PM
....MTH Electric Train Company ironically first created the World Series Champions L Car wrap design for the Cubs in 1984, but those L Cars have since Rusted and became obsolete once the CTA purchased newer model L Cars

See Hangar, even you can be funny just by adding some teal! Besides, I think your gloom-and-doom Cubs obsession is more than 50% schtick!

Southsider101
11-29-2005, 08:19 PM
Oh! How I would love to drive one of those through the heart of sCrubs country. Up the Red Line through Lincoln Park and curse at all the nouveau Cubs and Red Cub fans! Though Evanston and Wilmette-- all the way to Linden Avenue. I'd just linger and sit at the Addison Street station and make sure those cars got maximum exposure over that street holding up traffic on sCrubbies opening day 2006. :)

HotelWhiteSox
11-29-2005, 08:29 PM
....MTH Electric Train Company ironically first created the World Series Champions L Car wrap design for the Cubs in 1984, but those L Cars have since Rusted and became obsolete once the CTA purchased newer model L Cars

So that's why it's called the L?

hsnterprize
11-29-2005, 08:31 PM
I saw those cars on the Orange Line about 3 weeks ago at 35th and Archer. How convenient since anyone can get on the 35th Street bus from there and go straight to the Cell.

I remember seeing a news report about those cars before they came out. The reporters said it would travel the entire CTA map, including the Red Line. One of the anchors jokingly said when it arrives at the Addison stop, many people would decide to walk to work. How fitting?

bigfoot
11-29-2005, 08:36 PM
I saw those cars on the Orange Line about 3 weeks ago at 35th and Archer. How convenient since anyone can get on the 35th Street bus from there and go straight to the Cell.

I remember seeing a news report about those cars before they came out. The reporters said it would travel the entire CTA map, including the Red Line. One of the anchors jokingly said when it arrives at the Addison stop, many people would decide to walk to work. How fitting?

IIRC, Lee Elia said that most of those people, around the Addison, didn't have work! :bandance:

house215
12-01-2005, 12:43 AM
I think it is kind of strange that one of those shots at 35th St has the Purple Line sign up.

DSpivack
12-01-2005, 02:51 AM
I think it is kind of strange that one of those shots at 35th St has the Purple Line sign up.

and i thought i was the only one to notice.

Taz
12-01-2005, 09:14 AM
You beat me to it. I saw the set at a train show in Milwaukee and it would be the perfect Christmas gift for the Sox fan who has everything...including a World Championship.

I was going to send a link, but MTH's site (http://www.mth-railking.com/) is awfully slow today.

Miker, Do you have any photos of the set?? I didn't see it on the site above...

Jerko
12-01-2005, 09:25 AM
Miker, Do you have any photos of the set?? I didn't see it on the site above...

Neither did I. Do they just sell the train? I might already have some track laying around the garage somewhere.

stl_sox_fan
12-01-2005, 09:38 AM
Excellent pics!
How long are they going to stay painted? I am coming back to Chicago for a Bull's game New Year's Eve. Would love to get a snapshot. Hopefully the North Siders won't vandalize them before that. I see the red line in your photo, are all the lines going to join in?

:redface:

miker
12-01-2005, 02:53 PM
Miker, Do you have any photos of the set?? I didn't see it on the site above...
Sadly no, and I only found one on-line hobby shop that has a small illegible scan from the MTH catalog.

Until I find something better, I would suggest using the MTH website (http://www.mth-railking.com/) to order a catalog of your own or to find a dealer near you.