Connex Melbourne System map on e-bay

 
  4815 Station Master


Smile  My apologies to the Admin if this is in the incorrect forum.

I found a Connex map sticker for sale on e-bay today. I guess that it would add to someones collection of memorabilia.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280758126533?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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  merlin Chief Commissioner

Location: North East Adelaide
Sigh, just someone trying to cash in on leftovers. Probably stolen to begin with from some forgotten pile....these things weren't exactly given away to the public.

Note the typical marketing spin e.g. "Late 20th century" "extremely hard to find" etc.

Listing price $70 ? dreaming
  joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Thats one seriously expensive map  Mr. Green
  4815 Station Master


Smile Must say that I agree with the above comments!

I guess that people think e-bay is actuall a gold mine!
  harrisfan124 Train Controller

Location: on the train/Sydenham line
tell Him his dreaming
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Looks really new, especially with that lovely big crease down the middle. Rolling Eyes
  topher1976 Train Controller

Location: Mill Park, Vic
I think i have put him in his spot.. That map would have been after 2003, as that is when Metlink was founded... and Connex was only franchisor since late 1999.

Id give him $5 lmao
  VRcommando Junior Train Controller

Location: VOZ
Some cashed up idiot will pay it!
  topher1976 Train Controller

Location: Mill Park, Vic
haha maybe...
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
How long did it take for them to peel it from a Hitachi? I can't imagine them removing it from any CCTV-equipped car! Not to mention the Hitachi sets were the last to retain the Zone 3 maps.

It's not even a proper 2000-era Connex map, look up 517M on VicSig and you'll come across one (I believe they also had north-side-only maps which only showed their six lines).
  tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around
People remove them from all of the trains. No one cares about CCTV these days. Some X'Traps STILL have zone 3 maps FYI.
  topher1976 Train Controller

Location: Mill Park, Vic
How long did it take for them to peel it from a Hitachi? I can't imagine them removing it from any CCTV-equipped car! Not to mention the Hitachi sets were the last to retain the Zone 3 maps.

It's not even a proper 2000-era Connex map, look up 517M on VicSig and you'll come across one (I believe they also had north-side-only maps which only showed their six lines).
"Heihachi_73"


It will def be post 2003, esp due to Metlink being mentioned (due to them not starting til 2003..), and also end 2002 Connex took responsibilty for entire network.
  Revenue Chief Commissioner

Actually $70 is probably a pretty good price. As they are on special plastic, with adhesive, limited print run, etc.. I'd be surprised if they cost less than that new.
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
How long did it take for them to peel it from a Hitachi? I can't imagine them removing it from any CCTV-equipped car! Not to mention the Hitachi sets were the last to retain the Zone 3 maps.

It's not even a proper 2000-era Connex map, look up 517M on VicSig and you'll come across one (I believe they also had north-side-only maps which only showed their six lines).
"Heihachi_73"


It will def be post 2003, esp due to Metlink being mentioned (due to them not starting til 2003..), and also end 2002 Connex took responsibilty for entire network.
"topher1976"

The map in question began appearing on trains after the Connex/M>Train merger in April 2004, with most being removed from mid-2007 prior to the extension of the Broadmeadows line to Craigieburn.

The particular blue and black styling which forms today's Metlink brand actually came to be under M>Train in Jan. 2002, with Sydenham (Watergardens) and Keilor Plains stations built with blue Metlink-style signage with the M>Train logo and minus the Metlink logo.

Further, M>Train had this map style without the Metlink brand when the Siemens sets were introduced, as per this image at VICSIG.
  Speed Minister for Railways

There's a market for road signs, mostly ones with Australian wildlife on them but also ones warning of danger.

If network maps were for sale, would anyone buy them new? Are they only of value once they become items of nostalgia, when the trains on which they would have been mounted have been out of service for some years?
  topher1976 Train Controller

Location: Mill Park, Vic
How long did it take for them to peel it from a Hitachi? I can't imagine them removing it from any CCTV-equipped car! Not to mention the Hitachi sets were the last to retain the Zone 3 maps.

It's not even a proper 2000-era Connex map, look up 517M on VicSig and you'll come across one (I believe they also had north-side-only maps which only showed their six lines).
"Heihachi_73"


It will def be post 2003, esp due to Metlink being mentioned (due to them not starting til 2003..), and also end 2002 Connex took responsibilty for entire network.
"topher1976"

The map in question began appearing on trains after the Connex/M>Train merger in April 2004, with most being removed from mid-2007 prior to the extension of the Broadmeadows line to Craigieburn.

The particular blue and black styling which forms today's Metlink brand actually came to be under M>Train in Jan. 2002, with Sydenham (Watergardens) and Keilor Plains stations built with blue Metlink-style signage with the M>Train logo and minus the Metlink logo.

Further, M>Train had this map style without the Metlink brand when the Siemens sets were introduced, as per this image at VICSIG.
"Westernport"


Awesome, thanks for the info Smile  knew it was past 2003, thats all I knew.  Tho I did message him and mention that it would have been around then and not 1990's, but he didnt seem to care much...
  Lance-Fieldline Train Controller

Location: Stalybridge Station Buffet
Hi there

I have a quantity (19) of Bayside Trains branded umbrellas, which I wish to swap for a bottle of Scotch Whiskey.  8)

Pick up only in Roxburgh Park.

PM me if you want them.

There are 15 in a box and 4 loose and all are unused.

Cheers
Lance

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