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Malcolm
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Special Advertising

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:20 pm

A few years ago when I lived in Japan there was a lengthy debate about advertising on the sides of commuter trains (illegal). A new law was passed, but only allowing the trains on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo to be used. Companies paid to have a whole train branded. There was the Tabasco Sauce train, the Macdonalds train, The Nintendo train, and many more including pop groups' new releases. Anyway, I thought this was a new idea. WRONG!
A couple of months ago this image was emailed to me from the USA. I don't know the provenance, or the story behind the picture and have been meaning to research it. However, a move to Kuwait and other things have, so far, prevented this. I have sat on the picture for long enough and have now decided to see what you guys can make of it. So far some of you have proved excellent detectives.
I actually find this to be a fascinating picture (that shows there is no such thing as a new idea).
The caption that came with the image is:

An 0-8-2T locomotive number 116 at Doncaster works, 1903. This locomotive is covered in advertisements. It was thought that the sides of locomotives were a good place to have adverts as so many people saw them, especially in urban stations.

Neat, huh?

Malcolm
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Re: Special Advertising

Post by manna » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:47 am

G'Day Gents
Hi Malcolm, I was going to say that the GN use to advertise on the tanks of there locos but you beat me to it!! But I have seen another picture of a GN tank in service, not posed like yours, around 1900, I'll see if I have it. manna
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Re: Special Advertising

Post by 52D » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:56 pm

Another interesting point is, were the advertising locos in the works grey livery picked out in white with black smokebox. I assume as this would be an experiment the GNR would not want the Apple Green fouled up they painted the locos in works grey so that apple green could use the grey as an undercoat on the end of the experiment.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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