• Pan Am GE DASH 8 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 scottychaos
 
johnpbarlow wrote:The newly painted Pan Am C40-8 looks sharp: Don DW Drummer photo at GRS sightings and Pan Am Southern Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Looks resplendent!
Not a public link..cant see it.
you need to have both:
1. a facebook account.
and
2. be a member fo whatever facebook group the photo was posted in.

Scot
  by MEC407
 
Sooner or later, there will be computer issues — above and beyond the locomotive's road number — that have to be addressed. Will PAR be able to do that, or will the locomotives have to be sent out, or will GE techs have to come up here?

Looking forward to seeing photos of the newly-painted loco. I'm not on FB so I can't see the one that was posted.
  by NHV 669
 
The original "DW' Drummer picture from above:

Photo deleted by an Admin
Last edited by John_Perkowski on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:20 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Photo deleted by an Admin, copyright matters.
  by John_Perkowski
 
Admin note:

Please know the provenance and copyright status of photos before you post.

Thank you.
  by Mikejf
 
The DW Drummer shot was nice, being a 3/4 shot on the transfer table at Waterville.
  by B&M 1227
 
I'm digging the white handrails. Is that an arrow pointing down on the shortnose?
  by KSmitty
 
The arrow is a step indicator, there is one on the other side too, marking the point where the walkway drops down.

They also put the model designation on the cab, which is new to the paint scheme. Seems like they took a bunch of cues from the CSX paint job.
  by MEC407
 
They're also being a bit more generous than usual with the reflective tape along the frame.
  by b&m 1566
 
I like the black on the fuel tank and trucks, looks much better than the blue. I also like the white hand rails on the ends and the white on the roof of the cab, it adds a nice contrast. I am surprised that they kept the 4 digit number.
  by MEC407
 
Photos by Wayne Johnson:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239780" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239779" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239778" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photo by Gary Knapp:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239749" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photo by Hayden Logan:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239737" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photo by Dan Comick:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239730" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photo by Colin M. Buckowski:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239707" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by MEC407
 
Pan Am has become something of a spokesmodel for GE's preowned locomotive sales division:
GE Transportation wrote:“We have been very pleased with the performance of our Dash 8 locomotives. This new fleet is allowing us to decrease the total number of locomotives in our fleet delivering us fuel and maintenance savings. I can’t say enough about how much the GE team has been great to work on the locomotive side as well as the digital solution side. The digital team has worked seamlessly with locomotive group which has allowed Pan Am to unlock digital solutions to further improve our operations.”

Eric Lawler, Chief Financial Officer, PanAM Railways
Read more: http://go.gewwmarketing.com/ge-transpor ... locos.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by jaymac
 
So mebbe GE could advise PAR how to reset the power ID number before more repaints take place?
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