• Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

  • 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.

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  by backroadrails
 
ST52 and ST77 have made it to the Heber Valley. The 77 is already in service as of this weekend and the 52 should be shortly. As far as I know the 72 is still at Waterville.
  by Backshophoss
 
That's GOOD news! :-)
  by MEC407
 
I'm getting an error message that says, "This page isn't available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed."
  by backroadrails
 
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This is the photo (Taken by Andrew Poulliot) I think you have to have a Facebook account to view it.
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  by MEC407
 
Thanks! I don't have a FB account, that's probably why the link didn't work for me.

Is the photographer absolutely sure this is 507?
  by MEC343
 
I have talked with the photographer, and yes he is 100% sure it is the 507. He said that it received PTC antenna’s as well.
  by 690
 
Yes, it's the 507, and yes it has been repainted into GRS paint. As for why, who knows, especially since there are still a bunch running around in that scheme.
  by gokeefe
 
Wonders never cease ... Perhaps NS will "add" it to their heritage fleet someday. Can't imagine a brand new engine with that paint on it.

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  by johnpbarlow
 
Guilford livery is certainly not the most attractive scheme, especially compared to MEC or B&M heritage schemes.
  by jaymac
 
Heritage paint schemes can evoke the warm-and-fuzzies and can also honor tradition.
What warm-and-fuzzies and what honorable tradition/s can a Guilford paint scheme ever possibly evoke?
  by MEC407
 
None. But the same is true of Penn Central's paint scheme, and NS painted a heritage locomotive in that scheme, so I guess anything's possible. :wink:
  by newpylong
 
johnpbarlow wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:25 am Guilford livery is certainly not the most attractive scheme, especially compared to MEC or B&M heritage schemes.
I may be in the minority but I never minded GRS paint, especially GTI Phase I w/pilot stripes. 14 years later it's still difficult to say "Pan Am Railways". I remember when we got the Division Notice on the name change and wondering if it was a joke?
  by MEC407
 
The initial version looked sharp and was actually unique in terms of not resembling anything else out there at the time.
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  by BandA
 
Maybe the sale is imminent. The sale is subject to STB and could drag on for many months and conditions could be applied. Maybe Mellon wants to keep the PanAm name and cash out the railroad right now this year, so the railroad goes into a trust. They need a placeholder name and a display unit - for the press conference & photos. So they grabbed a unit - any unit - that was handy & painted it. The leasing company doesn't want a unit that is in the leasing company's paint scheme to be repainted, any others they don't care.
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