Don rail car vandalised in graffiti attack

 

News article: Don rail car vandalised in graffiti attack

Volunteers at Don River Railway in Devonport spent Australia Day removing graffiti from a heritage rail car.

  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Volunteers at Don River Railway in Devonport spent Australia Day removing graffiti from a heritage rail car.
Don rail car vandalised in graffiti attack


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Personally, I would prefer it if Railpage didn't include a photo of the "tags" with the article, as it just glorifys it to those involved. Yes, by all means report on the good work the volunteers have done, but perhaps replace the photo with one of the railcar as it should look? The less publicity those dropkicks get the better.

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  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

Is there any way to blur the graffiti so the pigs don't get their work publicised?
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Is there any way to blur the graffiti so the pigs don't get their work publicised?
DalyWaters

It already is a BLUR...do you understand what it's saying Question


Mike.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
the image puts into perspective for me anyhow just how disgraceful this tagging is.  the other possibility is perhaps the public who would read this site many recognise the graffitti and therefore be able to assist police.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
It already is a BLUR...do you understand what it's saying Question
The Vinelander

No, but the "graffiti community" can read it, and it just gives credit to the space-wasters that do it. They get some sort of "street cred" crap by doing it in riskier places, and on trains as opposed to walls...
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
I couldn't give a rats if someone throws up a piece on a running set, but to vandalise something that volunteers have worked hard to restore and preserve is an absolute disgrace.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Is there any way to blur the graffiti so the pigs don't get their work publicised?
"DalyWaters"

Agreed. Blur the tag. The publicity is exactly what they want. Screw 'em.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Seems like goons from interstate, maybe the boys in blue could check last years flight schedules to this years schedules, more than a coincidence...............When found they should be bullwhipped and flogged.......................
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
There's an easy fix to stop, or at least massively reduce, this sort of thing.

Just introduce a law saying that anyone buying spray paint has to be at least 21 years old.

Yes, a few kids will pinch spray paint from their parents sheds or pay irresponsible adults to buy it for them, but the availability of spray paint for the demographic that does this sort of thing (i.e. kids), will be massively reduced. Smile

Simples.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
There's an easy fix to stop, or at least massively reduce, this sort of thing.

Just introduce a law saying that anyone buying spray paint has to be at least 21 years old.

Yes, a few kids will pinch spray paint from their parents sheds or pay irresponsible adults to buy it for them, but the availability of spray paint for the demographic that does this sort of thing (i.e. kids), will be massively reduced. Smile

Simples.
Bogong

It really, REALLY isn't that simple at all. The legal age for spray paint is 18 currently.

A large number of the vandals (the "serious" ones who do the murals) are not children as you perceive them. They're between the ages of 20 and 40. To them, it's a hobby. They take delight in creating these murals in places, and they seem to place more value on some than others. I know that retired carriages up here get absolutely smashed (stuff all security, sitting ducks), because they want to get photos of their tag on a train. They don't care if it's not going anywhere, it's the "frame" they put it on. Why trains? I don't know. They usually photograph their "work" as soon as it's done, so they have a record for it, but I still object to seeing it paraded around the internet and on the railway networks. It lets other vandals see it, and gives them street cred, or whatever.

I'm a massive hypocrit though, I don't care if they want to tag the Pacific National coal hoppers in NSW because they're pretty grotty and ugly anyway, so what's a bit of colour? I object to seeing it on passenger rolling stock though, because it creates a perception of danger - trains covered in graffiti seem less safe to those that are spotless. No logic behind it (the "serious" vandals only care about their "art", it's the thugs that scratch/smash windows that are more likely to smash a face), but there it is.

I especially object to seeing it on heritage rolling stock, because they're hurting someone else's hobby, and that's pure selfishness.
  X Class Locomotive Driver

I don't like graffiti tags or murals full stop.  I don't care how colourless any freight wagon or passenger might be.   I particularly hate seeing it on exposed bricks (around railway bridges, tunnels, factory/ warehouse walls etc.).  Masonry work looks great the way it is.

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