• Pan Am's Heritage 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 Mikejf
 
$150,000 for 2 and a parts source is a steal.. Unless the 72 is stripped..
  by johnpbarlow
 
I guess the Heber Valley 2-8-0 is still undergoing restoration? In addition to three steam locomtoives, Heber Valley RR has a fairly eclectic collection of diesels (including an ex-UP GP9):
- Ex-Union Pacific EMD NW2 No. 1011
- Ex-Union Pacific EMD NW2 No. 1043
- Ex-Union Pacific EMD GP-9 No. 296
- Ex-USATC EMD MRS-1 No. 1813
- Ex-United States Army Transportation Corps Baldwin (rebuilt with a Caterpillar prime mover) RS4TC-1 number 4028
- Ex-United States Army Davenport 44-ton diesel-electric locomotive No. 1218

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heber_Valley_Railroad
https://hebervalleyrr.org/
  by backroadrails
 
Trains has a article on the sale, I guess with the arrival of the Gp9’s the Heber Valley will retire it’s MRS-1.
  by b&m 1566
 
Have the 3 GP9's been shipped out yet?
  by Backshophoss
 
Did PAR "patch" the trio with Herber Valley reporting marks when shipped west?
  by backroadrails
 
I don’t believe they have been shipped since there are not 1,000,000 posts on the Pan Am Railfans group on Facebook.
  by newpylong
 
You'll be able to ride the foam from Waterville to Rotterdam.
  by b&m 1566
 
backroadrails wrote:I don’t believe they have been shipped since there are not 1,000,000 posts on the Pan Am Railfans group on Facebook.
That is very true.
  by b&m 1566
 
I'm hearing chatter about the 3 GP9's being shipped out by the end of the month; has anyone else heard the same thing?
  by backroadrails
 
This isn’t verifiable right now but according to a comment on Facebook the Gp9’s aren’t going to Utah. Herber Valley couldn’t come up with the money to truck them to their line so they backed out. I have no idea if this is true or not but if it is I guess I beat everyone to it.
  by b&m 1566
 
Are there any updates on the GP9's? Are they going to Heber or someplace else?
  by KSmitty
 
Heber still.

They are doing some work to install bump stops to help keep the couplers aligned. Most roads won't ship equipment without alignment control couplers these days, once thats taken care of they are supposed to be shipped out.

They have been relettered, I believe to RCPX, for the move.
  by b&m 1566
 
RCPX - Southern Illinois Railcar
I had to look that one up. What do they have to do with Heber?
  by Backshophoss
 
May have been involved as a "broker" to allow interchange to UP Provo Ut yard .
Herber Valley is isolated from the rest of the national network.
  by KSmitty
 
They are lettered RCPX.

Gotta have some reporting mark for interchange. Neither were properly labeled for interchange as they were both technically still ST units, but displayed no ST marks outside the cab. Just as easy to use someone else's marks, and as was said the mark's owner may be involved as a broker, or as a contractor to handle the move. Or their mark may have simply been available for use...
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