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  • 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 MEC407
 
Welcome! This forum is meant for the discussion of Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System) operations, past and present. This can also include discussion of the Maine Central, Boston & Maine, and Delaware & Hudson railroads just prior to their acquisition by Guilford Transportation Industries.

I ask that all of you familiarize yourselves with these general rules:
  • * If you wish to share an article from a newspaper or web site, please summarize it in your own words, and then provide a link to the web site where you found the original article. You may cut and paste a few lines or a paragraph from the article if you are unsure how to summarize it in your own words, but please do not cut and paste the entire article verbatim.

    * When reporting sightings, and particularly when reporting "incidents" (derailments, fires, accidents, or anything else that is out of the ordinary), please make every possible effort to report only reliable, factual information. Rumors and hearsay are strongly discouraged.

    * If you wish to share information that you found on another discussion forum or mailing list (Yahoo Groups, etc.), please be sure to give credit where credit is due. This is good internet etiquette and railfanning etiquette, as well as common courtesy.

    * When responding to another member's message, you may wish to quote part of their message in order to reference a specific point. If their message was particularly long, please do not quote their entire message unless absolutely necessary -- especially if your response is very short.

    * Trespassing on railroad property is dangerous and illegal. Don't do it.

    * Subject titles may be edited for content and clarity at the moderator's discretion.

    * Offensive or abusive posts from anyone will be removed immediately. Personal attacks against other members will not be tolerated.

    * Any questions or comments about the operation of this forum can be sent to me via private message (click the "pm" button).
Welcome aboard! We look forward to your contributions! :-D
  by Otto Vondrak
 
If you have questions about the Boston & Maine or Maine Central before the Guilford takeover, please visit this forum:

http://railroad.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=77

If you have questions about the Delaware & Hudson before or after the Guilford takeover, please visit this forum:

http://railroad.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=83

Thanks!

-otto-
  by MEC407
 
A quote from one of New England's most famous railfans, Gary Young:
"I get about three to five e-mails a month telling me some rumors about PANAM and [they] say they heard it from a RR source. Last year I had only two e-mails that were right on."
So... three to five e-mails a month... that's an average of about 50 e-mails a year... and out of those 50, most of which claimed to be from a reliable and/or railroad-affiliated source, only two turned out to be accurate.

Unless you've seen it with your own eyes, take it with a big grain of salt!
  by MEC407
 
In response to some complaints I've received about excessive use of the "Quote" feature, please note the following new guideline that has been added to rules listed above:

When responding to another member's message, you may wish to quote part of their message in order to reference a specific point. If their message was particularly long, please do not quote their entire message unless absolutely necessary -- especially if your response is very short.