PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

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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chrisf
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by chrisf » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:06 pm

Stp243 wrote:MEC 7622 seems to have some new hardware mounted on the roof directly over the cab. You can clearly see it in its most recent picture posted over at NERAIL Photos http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... otoindex=3. Anyone have any idea what it is? It doesn't show in any other previous photos that I have found.
Looks like PTC antennas.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by gokeefe » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:26 pm

PTC gear or A/C?
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by backroadrails » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:02 pm

It's PTC, it was discussed on Facebook. The shops at Waterville have been trying to get as many units upgraded with PTC as possible. Most of the 500 series is equipped, including some GRS painted units. By the sounds paint can wait, while PTC cant.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:22 am

Paint can always wait.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:30 pm

This must be the MBTA funded I-ETMS/ACSES installations then.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by Stp243 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:31 am

Its not the most sleek PTC install out there but it gets the job done.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by backroadrails » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:31 pm

The last 3 LTEX leasers have been returned to LTEX. This includes the 6528 (Gp40), and two exup SD40-2's. This leaves the slug set at ED as the only leased power. By the sounds B&M GP40 340 is being reactivated at Waterville.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by 690 » Sat May 04, 2019 2:12 am

MEC 616 has been renumbered to MEC 3405, likely to reflect it being owned by GATX, and also to differentiate it from the 600s which are being purged from the roster.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by backroadrails » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:21 pm

I noticed MEC 3404 is on the dead line, and has had the middle axels removed.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Post by thebigham » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:48 pm

Bill Gingrich is reporting that 10 locos were scrapped in Waterville in September.

3 GP9s and 7 GP40s

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