• 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 newpylong
 
Would have already happened. Not going to change the series now, no reason to.
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Matt Baj, Jr.:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239985" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photos by Bruce MacDonald:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239981" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239980" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by gokeefe
 
MEC407 wrote:http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239980
That is probably the first photo I have ever seen where Pan Am's image so clearly upstaged a Class I.

They really have come a long way.
  by 690
 
You can do that with any freshly painted engine next to a run of the mill freight engine, lol. For a real comparison, put the NS OCS next to Pan Am's, and see which one upstages the other.
  by MEC407
 
I'll say this: Pan Am's business train makes Florida East Coast's look like it was slapped together. All the equipment is mismatched and the HEP generator is in a box in a well car.

Photo by Kevin Andrusia:

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2306051" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by newpylong
 
I rather have track like that and a sh#ty clown train than a nice OCS and Pan Am's track.
  by riffian
 
That's not a "business train", its a special movement with CSX business cars, and only one FEC car. Unlike PanAm, FEC doesn't field a business train, and also unlike PanAm they run a first class operation.
  by MEC407
 
riffian wrote:That's not a "business train" . . . Unlike PanAm, FEC doesn't field a business train . . .
How do you figure? They keep an observation car ("Azalea") and a standalone HEP generator just for the heck of it? It might be just one car and just one generator, but a train's a train, and they conduct company business aboard it; by definition, wouldn't that make it a business train?

As for the rest of what you and newpy wrote, I don't disagree.
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Alan E. Marshall:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=240019" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by newpylong
 
Brought my son for ride on the train yesterday there the C40 looked sharp.
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Doug Boudrow:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/630400/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by MACTRAXX
 
Everyone:

After looking at the PAR locomotive pictures to me now Pan Am Railways is today's version of
"Big Blue" using Conrail's former nickname. This is a good simple color scheme. :-)

MACTRAXX
  by Engineer Spike
 
Where is the info about the number which the software shows having to be the same as the road number? After the Conrail split, I had lots of Conrail engines, which had been renumbered for NS. The display screen had Conrail xxxx, while the road number had been changed. These were microprocessor units, like SD60Ms, and -8 40CWs.
  by newpylong
 
I like your signature. "I'll be back" - Guy Rioux. Is that still there too? lol

Sorry OT.
  by KSmitty
 
Engineer Spike wrote:Where is the info about the number which the software shows having to be the same as the road number? After the Conrail split, I had lots of Conrail engines, which had been renumbered for NS. The display screen had Conrail xxxx, while the road number had been changed. These were microprocessor units, like SD60Ms, and -8 40CWs.
New FRA or other agency rule? Don't know. Thats what I'd heard.
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