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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 09/22/2013

SEPTA Main Line Lansdale Station Lansdale PA September 16 and 25 2013
The previous wraps on SEPTA's Silverliner V's (Philadelphia Eagles, Snapple, Tropicana and Villanova, DVRPC, Bailey's, Philadelphia Bike Race, Dietz & Watson) have been pretty obvious, which is usually a prerequisite for being an advertisement, so looking at SPAX 850 leading Train 5253, nothing jumped out until it had already passed by.
Due to the boarding delay at the station and with the help of a quick jog, was able to catch it as it departed, getting a broadside shot of the car with the understated center window wraps visible.

The ads promote SEPTA's Commuter's Choice program which allows riders to purchase discounted transpasses and trailpasses through their employer via payroll deduction.

September 29 2013 Update: Single Silverliner V SPAX 702 (pictured below; aka the Canadian Car due to its trip to the great white north for HVAC testing) and married pair 873/874 also feature these window wraps, but only on one side of the cars. While from the exterior they seem opaque in daylight, at night you can easily see inside the car.

All pictures September 16 and 25 2013 Copyright © 2013 John P. Almeida

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