• "Pan Am Clipper" Newsletter

  • 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.

Moderator: MEC407

  by Dick H
 
I believe the 87 car limit on coal trains to Bow is
dictated by some sort of operational reason,
which I do not recall whether it is at Bow or
elsewhere. Possibly a power issue on the D&H (CP).
The situation was addressed by long time Dispatcher
G. Smith on the D&H (CP) some years ago on the
D&H Yahoo Group.
  by jaymac
 
Since LOTs can be 100 cars -- including buffers -- LCTs being 87 or 88 cars is probably more a local issue.
  by newpylong
 
Dick H wrote:I believe the 87 car limit on coal trains to Bow is
dictated by some sort of operational reason,
which I do not recall whether it is at Bow or
elsewhere. Possibly a power issue on the D&H (CP).
The situation was addressed by long time Dispatcher
G. Smith on the D&H (CP) some years ago on the
D&H Yahoo Group.
I don't think they send a unit into the plant first and then pull the loads through on the balloon track anymore, so you could be right.
  by twropr
 
Is the CLIPPER still being published - I found it to be very informative.
Andy
Jacksonville, FL
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