Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby backroadrails » Tue May 01, 2018 7:20 pm

OCS sitting at Rigby per a post on Facebook, PAR 1 and 2 and the 3 coaches.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby backroadrails » Sat May 05, 2018 6:33 pm

OCS sitting behind the shops at Waterville this afternoon.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby PT1101 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 am

As of 1800 hours yesterday, PAR 1 & 2 with 3 ST passenger cars was parked facing west at Rigby Yard. It was still there at 0145 this morning. No idea where it's headed, or when it's scheduled to depart.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm

The OCS was west through Dover today 5/16 about 11:15AM. No details on destination.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri May 18, 2018 5:14 am

Apparently OCS traveled to Mechanicville on Thursday 5/17/18 and returned to E Deerfield by sundown. Anybody know the OCS mission?
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Thu May 24, 2018 9:14 pm

PAR OCS ran from Ayer to Rigby today with GE 7552 leading. Thanks to Wayne Johnson for five photos.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby newpylong » Fri May 25, 2018 5:34 am

That makes sense, put a 4,000 HP 6 axle on the OCS instead of hauling freight. These guys never cease to amaze me.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby KSmitty » Fri May 25, 2018 11:09 am

Well when your F units aren't reliable enough to pull a 3 car train you gotta find something...
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby atsf sp » Fri May 25, 2018 9:27 pm

Its probably more to showcase their new power and showing the future of the railroad to investors.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Sat May 26, 2018 11:08 am

"Check it out! This 30 year old locomotive is replacing a 50 year old locomotive!" Yeah, that'll wow 'em. :wink:
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby atholrail » Sun May 27, 2018 10:19 pm

Both F's were off line out of Ayer..

OCS at CPF 307...

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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:39 pm

MEC407 wrote:"Check it out! This 30 year old locomotive is replacing a 50 year old locomotive!" Yeah, that'll wow 'em. :wink:


I honestly doubt any of the shippers and politicians and whoever else rides these OCS runs would even know. If I didn't know Pan Am nor where these engines came from and you told me they were new, I'd probably believe it. There's shiny new paint and they even have LED headlights.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:31 pm

The monthly loco report on Guilford Rail Sightings Group reports
that PAR#1 and PAR #2 are "stored serviceable" as of 5/31 at Waterville.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby RenegadeMonster » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 pm

I hope they make a return. I love the F10s
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby KSmitty » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:12 pm

That is how they are usually listed
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