BARTable Halloween Stencils

Carving a pumpkin is an art. The "oooos" and "aahhs" of friends and neighbors passing by as they check out your carefully crafted pumpkin is something we all love to hear. From the classic Jack-O-Lantern to a favorite cartoon character, there’s so much to choose from when it comes to pumpkin carving. Having a hard time deciding what to carve? Here at BARTable, we have your solution… Four BART train stencils that are bound to get you many "oooos" and "aahhs.”

How to carve your pumpkin

To carve one of the four pumpkin designs, you’ll need some handy dandy carving tools, a trash bag, and a hard surface (if you use your dining room table, make sure to cover it with an extra trash bag, table cloth, newspaper, etc). You’ll also need a printer and paper to print out your stencils.
 
No matter what you are carving with, please practice safe handling of the tools.
 
1. Using your tools, cut a hole at the bottom of your pumpkin (trust us, it works)
2. Pull the pumpkin piece and out will fall the seeds and fibers
3. Using a scraping tool (or large serving spoon), remove the insides until you have a clean center
4. Take your printed stencil and wet it against the pumpkin so it sticks
5. Carve out all the black pieces of the stencil (warning: the paper may rip in places so you may have to eyeball some areas)*
6. Carefully remove carved pieces
7. Place a battery operated (or real) tea light candle on your surface and place the pumpkin over
8. Step back and admire your new piece of BART art
 
*Option: You can shave out pieces of the pumpkin in the windows or even the logo so the light shines through
 

BARTy, The BARTMobile

Probably the easiest of the three stencils, the younger sibling of the BART fleet is one you see throughout the year in one of the many Bay Area parades. BARTy, The BARTMobile’s design pays homage to our Legacy Fleet (aka Old Boi). Click here to download BARTy. 

Old Boi (aka The Legacy Fleet) 

The OG BART fleet is one of the most recognizable trains in the world. The Legacy Fleet (or Old Bois) has 669 revenue vehicles and is comprised of four types of cars. This stencil nods to the C1 car that can operate as either a lead, trail or middle car of a train consist. The Old Boi stencil is moderately difficult and some creative leeway can be made in the BART logo and in the window. Click here to download Old Boi.

New Boi (aka The Fleet of the Future)

Also known as the Fleet of the Future, New Boi draws excitement at the platform as it’s pulling into the station. This stencil nods to the lead car unit that soon will be the newer face of BART trains. The New Boi stencil is deceivingly difficult due to the fine lines in the windows and the logo. Some creative leeway can be made in the windows and BART logo. Click here to download New Boi. 

*NEW* Kawaii BARTy

New for 2020 is Kawaii BARTy (Kawaii in the context of Japanese popular culture means cute). Kawaii BARTy made its debut in early 2020 for parade season where it was featured on BART employee parade tees. It then made another appearance for "May the Fourth Be With You" with The Child. This cute stencil is moderately difficult due to the window and does require some shaving. Click here to download Kawaii BARTy. 

Let’s see them pumpkins.

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