• 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 Engineer Spike
 
newpylong wrote:I like your signature. "I'll be back" - Guy Rioux. Is that still there too? lol

Sorry OT.
If you're referring to my signature, I don't think the Welcome all ye who enter the show that never ends is gone. A few years ago, Pan Am ran a special to Washington. I think it was when they won the Herriman Award. A friend and colleague was the engineer. D&H ran it donw to NS. Point is the trip left from Mohawk, so they put some lipstick on the pig, and cleaned up Mohawk a little.
  by amtrakhogger
 
MEC407 wrote:Photo by Doug Boudrow:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/630400/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Please, just one in MEC Independence Class scheme!
  by MEC407
 
I'll second that!

It would look great on one of the Dash 8-40Bs. A Baby Boat that grew up. :-)
  by jaymac
 
amtrakhogger-
Thanks for keeping Papa Boule in front of folks' eyes!
  by amtrakhogger
 
You are welcome. And remember, a grease job is not a bath!
  by MEC407
 
From Sean Graham-White of the LocoNotes listserv, Union Pacific has just sold approximately 250 DASH 8 locos back to GE. Look for these to come on the market soon, and if it's true that PAR is considering adding more Dash 8s to the fleet, perhaps some might come from this ex-UP group.
  by jaymac
 
Some might have already been on PAS pulling pigs and racks.
  by newpylong
 
There are no plans to add anymore in near future they are pretty set.
  by MEC407
 
When are they going to start getting rid of the EMDs that the GEs are allegedly replacing? And which EMDs will be leaving?
  by b&m 1566
 
Haven't they already started pulling some them from service? It may have been on facebook but I though someone mention the high nose's were running on borrowed time.
  by KSmitty
 
They have pretty much removed things from service through attrition. Initially they had some laid up good order, but I believe right now everything OOS is B/O.
A lot are out for minor repairs, but they simply don't need them so why fix them?
  by oibu
 
My interpretation/understanding, right or wrong, is that all lease units are off the property, better power balancing with NS should be occurring, and no PAR EMDs are leaving ( at least for now)... FWIW/YMMV but I have not heard or seen anything to suggest evidence of major EMD retirement being imminent.

Hopefully just means the leasers are off lease and all the trains on the west end won't look like just like NS in PA.
  by gokeefe
 
That should be a significant net positive on cash flow.
  by Brian4449
 
What I was Told By a Pan Am Official at Glory Days is thats the EMD's will be working the eastern part of pan am and the GE's will be working the western part of pan am, and a mixture of both in the middle.
  by Engineer Spike
 
That makes sense. Pan Am can more easily stay ahead in horsepower hours owed to NS, and CSX, since the 4000 hp units accrue it faster. The west end is where the heavier tonnage is too.
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