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 Post subject: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:37 am 

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I've noticed several train themed TV commercials over the past couple of years (my wife says I pay more attention to them than the show itself). Here are a few I found interesting.

The first one is set in Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and is for a consulting firm. The now-obsolete Solari board is shown as well as the magnificent architecture of the building.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/72l3/bdo-accoun ... llegations

Next is a Mountain Dew commercial I saw just the other night. Doesn't everyone ride on the top of a passenger car in the winter?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJT0UQ0nr9c

The next Geico commercial tries to answer the question, "Why did the chicken cross the track?".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z38evlC-EiY

Dow had a commercial for a "quiet train"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ovq79_VEc

And finally a Suburu commercial that caused quite a stir among the railfan community when it first aired. Some accused the car company of promoting dangerous behavior but others felt it was just a harmless daydream not meant to be actually imitated. There were two versions of this commercial, a shortened 30 second one and this full 60 second version.

https://vimeo.com/177262454


Feel free to add any others you may be aware of.

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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:01 pm 

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If we want to go retro, we can ride on the Gravy Train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ECaT32LJg

For a surreal touch, we can go to a telephone ad that was clearly inspired by Dr. Seuss:

https://www.facebook.com/thefabulouswei ... 484783003/

Lincoln featured Christmas trains in a spot.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AHFZ/lincoln-wi ... tmas-train

Goodyear Tire ad with OP&E 19:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ZwUNP1Dpw

Hmm--don't you wish steam, including a cab forward, was still around in 1963?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmmT6cgaXxI

Shades of "O Brother, Where Art Thou:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t5J_wx9q_U


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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:22 am 

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A Fractureme commercial with some brief glimpses of Travel Town:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-SOfPYqKPM


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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:40 pm 

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I think this one was filmed at Travel Town as well (someone can correct me if I'm wrong). Never really thought of a rail museum as a place for meeting prospective dates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcdGHHy6yqM

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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:40 pm 

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Rail Freight New Zealand commercials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPDELHFMj3c

Rolling, rolling, rolling... rail freight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZGruzX8Bm0 Just the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwLL54OQJJw

Canadian Pacific "Brothers" Commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWwAbdXLql0

Canadian Pacific https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gew10RMhmO8

NS Commerical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXVp6JaaX2g

BNSF Anthem TV spot https://youtu.be/QFU9e1aC74c

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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:35 pm 

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Some Union Pacific commercials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UpCinI6al0

Get your hands clapping for this oldie (you know it's old with a caboose at the end)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRLCUjCVBGI

An eagles-eye view of UP trains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1dgA29a33E



Now it's CSX's turn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVu8spXa1XY

How tomorrow moves - 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A13v1jp3z-k

How tomorrow moves - 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rg0R8IGLXo

No trains shown in this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgnzkuiG9zI

The intermodals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=176ThXzY63E


And .... so that Norfolk Southern doesn't feel left out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9mZWAkRY6U

Reminds me a bit of "Toy Story"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOtQgM8Hc60

A helpful tree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHUUBR0tLtk

Lonely gas cans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhWDLAvF2Ig

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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 am 

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"Southern Pacific Roll On" Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3q3Xjq5P2s Gotta love the catchy song.

Not a commercial but well could've been. Cargo Movin People-Norfolk & Western Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuuI-80Ya7w

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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 pm 

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Just saw this one for McDonalds tonight. "Mom" works for a nondescript railroad wearing a nondescript uniform.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/dwyl/mcdonalds- ... in-station

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 Post subject: Re: Train themed TV commercials
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:27 pm 

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WVNorthern wrote:
Just saw this one for McDonalds tonight. "Mom" works for a nondescript railroad wearing a nondescript uniform.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/dwyl/mcdonalds- ... in-station


No mistaking those platform canopies, though--that's Los Angeles Union Station.


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