PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

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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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:31 pm

The irony there is that ST DOBO/BODO crews had that exact same issue years ago with the NHN GP9s, which was part of the impetus for NHN buying the GP38-2s.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby amtrakhogger » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:42 pm

I think Walmart sells 40 weight oil, they can get some there! Lol!
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby Dick H » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:15 pm

This is nothing new. Back in 80's, on occasion, some new CP locos showed up on the coal
trains. After one new CP loco showed up back out west with not only its light bulbs missing,
but also its brand new seats, CP sent a foreman along for the ride to "guard" the new locos.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby KSmitty » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:59 pm

Mikejf wrote:You would think though if it was light bulbs they would put new ones in. But if they aren't buying oil...

Well, I said bulbs, but sometimes its more complicated. A couple years ago, crew at Northern Maine called a maintainer for headlight bulbs on 381, ditch lights were operable...He showed up, put in new bulbs and got nadda. They did a power swap and an electrician had to go through it to find a broken wire somewhere between the switch and the headlight. And sometimes its a matter of a maintainer not being available to replace bulbs. If you're the second call to the maintainer its gonna be a long wait, just power swap it and run.

But yeah, they used to steal bulbs outta foreign power, they were smart about it though, only taking bulbs off the middle unit of a 3 pack so they wouldn't screw themselves. lol...
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby gokeefe » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:48 am

KSmitty wrote:But yeah, they used to steal bulbs outta foreign power, they were smart about it though, only taking bulbs off the middle unit of a 3 pack so they wouldn't screw themselves. lol...


WOW. Talk about desperation.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby newpylong » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:26 pm

I had a CP SD40 one day and there was a new box of bulbs with a sticky on it - "East Deerfield - please take these instead of off the engine - CP mechanical".
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby 690 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:58 pm

Surprised no one has said anything about the 615 being painted yet, as it's been out on the road for a couple days now. Now all the SD40s are painted.

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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:05 am

690 wrote:Surprised no one has said anything about the 615 being painted yet, as it's been out on the road for a couple days now.


So why did you wait a couple of days to tell us? :wink:

Nice photo! Looks good.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby 690 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:58 am

I sort of assumed one of the Mcswiggins would post a shot of it on nerail or something. But anyway, that was the debut trip, it doesn't look too bad from a distance, but up close it's a bit rough looking.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby newpylong » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:02 pm

Have been told up close the paint job is terrible.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby 690 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:15 pm

Same with the 511.
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby Stephen » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:53 pm

But anyway, that was the debut trip, it doesn't look too bad from a distance, but up close it's a bit rough looking.


Well then, you took a nice picture because it sure looks nice from the photo.

Thanks for posting it,
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby BM6569 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:51 am

381 is back. Was trailing on WAPO this morning
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Re: PAR Locomotive Fleet - General Discussion

Postby Trinnau » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:38 pm

And was the middle unit on LOSA today.
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