• Dear Santa, 2020

  • 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.
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.

Moderator: MEC407

  by jaymac
 
arthur d.
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:41 am
....EL's ?
WL's ?
Single to single?
"da hill" ... Ashburnham hill?
EL(s): Easterly Limit(s) or the signal(s) controlling WB entrance into an interlocking.
WL(s): 1) As above, but for EB movements or 2) as singular shorthand for CPF-WL or the Willows, CPF-WL having both WLs and ELs.
Single to Single: Can be part of a Rule 241 permission to pass a Stop signal at an interlocking or other wayside signal or also part of a train order for a number of circumstances.
Da Hill: My appropriation of the term for the topography that finds its summit near East Gardner/MP 341. The easterly slope is Ashburnham Hill, the westerly Royalston Hill, Ashburnham presenting the somewhat greater challenge.
  by arthur d.
 
We thank you for this information!
  by Jeff Smith
 
jaymac wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:10 am Dear Santa-
Yes, I know it's early, but I'll try to keep it short.
I'd like Covid to be a just memory for Christmas 2021, however painful that memory might be.
However painful it might have been, I'd like the present PAR ownership to also be a just a memory for Christmas 2021, especially if the new ownership is committed to and capable of doing the job of transportation well.
Thanks!
Ever the optimist, however guarded,
s/
jaymac
This thread made my day!
  by PBMcGinnis
 
Dear Santa,

For Christmas this year and in 2021 me and my co-conspirators at the Danbury Pen would like...

For you to help the foamers to realize that despite all their bitching the past 35 years about Pan Am and Guilford, that:
1) now they no longer will see a variety of ancient motive power, rainbow consists, and friendly crews trackside anymore.
2) They will get that cold, corporate railroad atmosphere, with long, plain looking intermodal trains, modern GE and EMD lash ups that all look the same.
3) Suddenly you won't have a good reason to have a camera trackside anymore since it will be the same monotonous stuff day in and day out.
4) But Hey, you all got what you wished for in the end.
  by MEC407
 
PBMcGinnis wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:52 am 1) now they no longer will see a variety of ancient motive power . . .
CSX still has hundreds of oldies-but-goodies in their fleet, especially for the EMD fans: GP38-2s, GP39-2s, GP40-2s, MP15ACs, MP15Ts, GP30 road slugs, GP35 road slugs, SD38-2s, SD40-2s, SD50s...
PBMcGinnis wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:52 am . . . friendly crews . . .
Are you suggesting that ST crews will suddenly become "unfriendly" when they hire on with CSX?

What exactly constitutes a "friendly crew" anyway? I see this term a lot. Does it mean that the conductor waved or the engineer tooted the horn? (There is plenty of that on CSX, as thousands of YouTube videos demonstrate.) Is a crew assumed to be "unfriendly" if they didn't wave or toot? (If that's the case, I think it's an unfair assumption.)
  by PBMcGinnis
 
You made a fair point about the definition of a friendly crew.
BUT
You didn't knock down any of my other assumptions about everyone getting the worst of what they wished for.
  by MEC407
 
Wasn't trying to knock down anything; just asking a question and making a couple comments.

For what it's worth, my wish to Santa is that he'll send some of these CSX oddballs to the B&M and the MEC! (All of these are currently on the CSX roster):

CSXT 1006: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3057434

CSXT 1137: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4921451

CSXT 1203: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4358854

CSXT 1515: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4880308

CSXT 2201: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3680657

CSXT 2454: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3059522

CSXT 8502: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1984986

CSXT 8906: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5183800
  by Pensyfan19
 
I speak on behalf on all the foamers when I say this...

We want CSX to make full-on heritage units. :P