PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

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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Dick H
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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by Dick H » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:52 pm

PAR managed to back POSE off on to the second track at Rockingham, so
that the Downeasters could resume service. Early afternoon, PAR LA-1
crew brought two GP-40s from Lawrence to rescue POSE. As of 3:00PM,
POSE had made it to Atkinson and was tying down there.

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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by Backshophoss » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:58 pm

Time to sell off these clinkers,and get some fresher power that are coming off Class 1 leases.
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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by thebigham » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:32 pm

According to the PAR roster posted at the GuilfordRailSightings Yahoo Group, the following units were retired in Nov:

602, 603 and 612.

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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by 690 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:28 am

Curiously, the 605, 607, 609 and 611 weren't retired at the same time, even though the first three have been out of service for quite some time now, and suffered from fairly serious mechanical issues. The 611 was running fairly recently, but was apparently set aside for a parts source.

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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:45 am

Is there an up-to-date loco roster circulating on the 'Nets showing the post- GE state of affairs on the roster? Wikipedia's counts have been useless for years at tracking the EMD's and says nothing about what leasers have come and gone, so wondering if there's a "post-realignment" snapshot available.

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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by thebigham » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:49 pm

^35 GE units on the roster. Six are OOS.

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Re: PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Post by thebigham » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:54 pm

Bill Gingrich reports that 617 and 618 have been sold to LTEX.

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