• PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 103; PAR 1 & 2)

  • 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 atsf sp
 
CN FP9 were geared for passenger operations. Do remember Conway received the sisters from VIA Rail.
  by moth
 
Business Train southbound past Rocky Shore Lane in Oakland at 12:18 PM. Probably left Waterville a bit before noon.
  by NHV 669
 
West through Winthrop at 1304
  by S1f3432
 
CN roster in Extra 2000 South Issue 49 list FP9's as having 58:19 gear ratios which is 89 mph.
By comparison the FPA4's were 62:21 which was good for 92 mph.
  by jaymac
 
Dark and west-facing OCS seen sitting on Dead Track 0355/09-16-2020. Gardner seems a strange place to overnight unless mebbe there'll be a later meeting there or the crew was on short time.
  by johnpbarlow
 
A post on Pan Am Railfans FB page says people were seen in a meeting on board as train passed through Shirley so it doesn't sound like a dead head move. Also a video posted on that same FB page shows that this OCS is a 2 car consist with PAR 1 leading Syd Culliford and ST100.

Lastly, a poster did an imaginative, realistic looking rendering of PAR 1 in a combined CN, CP, CMQ (proxy for Fortress), NS, G&W, and GRS paint scheme as the pocket-sized OCS passed through East Kingston . Pretty funny stuff!
  by NHV 669
 
3403 led Monday's trip, which went to Old Town.
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