PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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Friend called me at 15:05 and said he saw MEC 500 on flat on a westbound at Rollingsford, probably on POED

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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^Picture here:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=227701" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

GRS 500's LAST JOURNEY

She sat unloved for years at the shop complex in Waterville, ME. For a brief time there was talk of her return to the rails. Alas GMTX sealed her fate in 2013 when she was sold from Pan Am Railways. She quietly passes Rockingham Jct on a cold bleak January day in mid January of 2016.

Photographed by Christopher Shannon , January 15, 2016.

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Re: Pan Am GE Dash 8-40C Discussion & Sightings

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I ended up rereading the whole thread instead of going to the last page for some reason. All of the discussion of retiring units got me to thinking: What's the status of the 500 and 513 that were shipped out a while ago?

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Re: Pan Am GE Dash 8-40C Discussion & Sightings

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ericofmaine wrote:I ended up rereading the whole thread instead of going to the last page for some reason. All of the discussion of retiring units got me to thinking: What's the status of the 500 and 513 that were shipped out a while ago?

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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513 was seen on Tuesday 7/10/18 on a flat car headed west on the SLR 393.

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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The video was from two years ago if you are referring to the one on the SLR railfans Facebook group.

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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Ok. Guess I missed that. Thanks.

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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MEC 502 has been repainted, by the sounds the plan is to do the rest of the GP40-2LW fleet along with getting PTC installed in them.

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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So I was looking at the LTEX facilites in McDonald and Warren Ohio on Google Maps and saw this at Warren.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.1836327 ... !1e3?hl=en

Most of the locomotives you can't see the sides but that one you can just make out the big G.
Considering it is not on a track, but next to one, it sure could be 500.
The date stamp on the Google image page suggests that this image is from 2020, but I am not sure based on other areas with the same year that have too much green folliage.

Just thought it was an interesting visual.

Side note - it sure looks like the focus on LTEX's current activities are in Warren and not McDonald. All of the newer purchases seem to be sitting in Warren.

Have a good one,
Stephen

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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There's this somewhat recent on the ground shot from Lordstown....

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5011054
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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Thank you, that is a good picture
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