• PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 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 Skullitor
 
Re: Interesting NS 22K today
Author: toledopatch
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Power is NS2615/9959 followed by HLCX6225/6415/6407/6410/6408/6403. The first of the leasers is an SD40-2 in Helm blue-red, the next one's a rebuilt SD45 in Huntington red, the 7-10-8 are all ex-Trona SD45-2s in patched Trona paint, and the finale is a blue-red SD45 rebuild.
  by obienick
 
Are these more leasers, current leaser replacements, or have they been purchased from HLCX?
  by Skullitor
 
obienick wrote:Are these more leasers, current leaser replacements, or have they been purchased from HLCX?
I'm told Pan Am Purchased them.
  by Mcoov
 
I'm suspicious of the SD45s. Pan Am got rid of their last one only a few years ago.
  by lirrelectrician
 
They are not Pure SD-45s. They were rebuilt to SD40-2 standards with a 16 cylider 645 engine instead of the 20 cylider. They do however have the SD45 flared radiators. PAR 601 is one such example already.
Mike Scholz
  by Skullitor
 
lirrelectrician wrote:They are not Pure SD-45s. They were rebuilt to SD40-2 standards with a 16 cylider 645 engine instead of the 20 cylider. They do however have the SD45 flared radiators. PAR 601 is one such example already.
Mike Scholz
I think your correct,Mike. I'd be shocked otherwise. :wink:
  by Guilford Guy9887
 
Are there any pictures up and where exactlly are they?
  by MEC407
 
  by Guilford Guy9887
 
so are they in the northeast yet or elsewhere
  by DutchRailnut
 
it states this under one of pictures:
MOAY delivers new power rumored to be destined for PAR.
  by atsf sp
 
When was 6225 sent out to be able to come back in? It has been working PAR rails for a while now.
  by Skullitor
 
atsf sp wrote:When was 6225 sent out to be able to come back in? It has been working PAR rails for a while now.
UPDATE FROM GARY "THE BOSS" YOUNG.
In a message dated 7/15/2010 11:07:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
Tell the rail.net I said HLCX 6225 is not one they are supposed to buy. It has been sent to NS to run off HP hrs for PANAM. It is already being leased by PANAM for year now. Gary
  by Skullitor
 
Skullitor wrote:
atsf sp wrote:When was 6225 sent out to be able to come back in? It has been working PAR rails for a while now.
UPDATE FROM GARY "THE BOSS" YOUNG.
In a message dated 7/15/2010 11:07:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
Tell the rail.net I said HLCX 6225 is not one they are supposed to buy. It has been sent to NS to run off HP hrs for PANAM. It is already being leased by PANAM for year now. Gary
Another UPDATE.
PanAm has two more engines coming here. HLCX 6427, HLCX 6429. There in Chicago. The other three HLCX 6404, HLCX 6413 ,HLCX 6416 are now being leased by PanAm and it is said being bought by PanAm Gary Young.
  by roberttosh
 
You'd think with all these "new" locomotives rolling onto the property, the power situation would have somewhat stabilized, yet just today was told by someone in the Trans Dept that the power situation is real bad right now (as is the crew situation). Was also told that a lot of this new 6-axle power is in pretty bad shape and that some of these units may be canibilized pretty quickly to keep the other ones going.
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