PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by PT1101 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:35 pm

The OCS was on the move east this morning. It was alleged they wanted it to be on the move out of Rigby around 10am. I did see it go by Woodville Road near mp188 shortly after 11am. I'm no expert at judging speed, but by the number of shots I was able to take, I'd say they went by just under 20mph.

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:10 pm

The OSC was parked at BET tonight.

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by johnpbarlow » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:04 am

According to Facebook post from a reliable source, OCS departs North Station Weds 9/18 at 9:30AM heading for Freeport loaded with guests. Should arrive Freeport at 1:00PM with guests de-training. OCS will wye and guests will re-board at 2:30PM and head for Portland arriving at 3:15PM.

Don't know if Doug Boudrow is a participant at Railroad.net but here is a link to an excellent photo he took yesterday and posted on RailPictures.Net showing the OCS near Tower A Boston:
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/7102 ... CFu8_W9PWc

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by BM6569 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:47 am

They should send it down the Lewiston Lower! What a photo op that would be! LOL

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by Dick H » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:51 pm

#681 was running 30 minutes late into Dover at 11:05. PAR OCS was close behind. Only a handful of passengers visible, but I could not see into the dome car top deck.

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by kilroy » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:52 am

BM6569 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:47 am
They should send it down the Lewiston Lower! What a photo op that would be! LOL
Didn't know the train was operating and stumbled onto it by accident. Have a shot of the train passing under the telltales on the first leg of the wye as well as backing up the other leg in Brunswick. Beautiful sunny day. For once the railfan gods were smiling on me.
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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by gokeefe » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:04 pm

Would really be thrilled to see it if you post it online.
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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by Safetee » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:59 am

OCS heading west through Buckland at 11:50. A good chunk of yesterdays colorful leaves on the trees are all over the rails today.

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by Safetee » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:36 am

Eastbound OCS through Charlemont at 8:05.

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:07 am

OCS apparently spent Friday tied down at E Deerfield. I have no idea where it goes Saturday/Sunday/etc.

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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by markhb » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:40 pm

Currently eastbound through Portland, with the sisters providing power and a car I didn't recognize called Gilliford(?) in the consist.
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Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

Post by Dick H » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:34 pm

I believe that car is named for Sid Culliford. Earlier, it was named for the late President GHW Bush.
Mr. Culliford passed away in February after 50 years in the railroad industry. His obituary is here"
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bosto ... fhid=20783

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