• PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 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.
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 GP40MC1118
 
That should read: There is a rumor....Not "this is a rumor"!!!!

The 503 & 616 are still languishing in Rotterdam awaiting CSX to resolve
the meltdown in and around Selkirk...

The 507 is still bad-ordered at E. Deerfield...

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  by atholrail
 
Caught the 507 sitting in Deerfield last week...
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  by CN9634
 
345 is going. You will be seeing a lot of house cleaning going on at Waterville in the future...
  by BowdoinStation
 
The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?
  by KSmitty
 
BowdoinStation wrote:The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?
To Pauducah for rebuild.

Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...
  by gokeefe
 
KSmitty wrote:Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...
Sweeping cinders between ties in the yard tracks? :-D lol...
  by Backshophoss
 
Might be a cleanout of the deadlines,strip off useful parts,then scrap the remains for recycling.
  by 690
 
KSmitty wrote:
BowdoinStation wrote:The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?
To Pauducah for rebuild.

Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...
This has got me thinking - the other locomotives sent are already at -2 standards... will the 345 be rebuilt to -2/-3 standards, or just rebuilt, and kept as is, a straight GP40?
  by KSmitty
 
690 wrote:
KSmitty wrote:
BowdoinStation wrote:The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?
To Pauducah for rebuild.

Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...
This has got me thinking - the other locomotives sent are already at -2 standards... will the 345 be rebuilt to -2/-3 standards, or just rebuilt, and kept as is, a straight GP40?
Ive been told all in kind rebuilds. GP40 to GP40 -2lw to -2lw, etc...
  by MECFAN
 
507, 503 and 616 are going to Paducah for rebuild. Wait and watch...
Just wondering if there is any news on this project and did the 507 ever leave Deerfield.
Since they were supposed to rebuild five and three have been done (518, 519 and 515) are there any in the shop at Waterville being rebuilt
at this time.
  by GP40MC1118
 
The 503 & 616 are in Paducah and will be coming back.

The 507 & 345 are stuck in East Deerfield, but going there too.

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  by thebigham
 
What about these two?

#500 has been oos for 8 years.

#513 has been oos for 12 years.

I wonder if these will be scrapped/rebuilt?

Thanks to Bill Gingrich for his excellent roster info!!!

EDIT: From this pic, it looks like they are scrap material:

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  by KSmitty
 
500 & 513 are supposed to go to Pauducah. See if that happens or not.
  by MECFAN
 
Per a post on the Pan Am forum the 513 has been loaded on a flatcar and the 500 moved to be loaded. Anybody up that way that can check it out???? Would like to catch that passing through Rockingham!!!!
  by thebigham
 
^Thanks for the news!
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