Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby 690 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:02 am

Apparently there is a NS C40 and two more CSX B40s with GECX reporting marks at Selkirk... word is that they're either heading to Pan Am or taking a long roundabout trip to Erie.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby KSmitty » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:07 pm

The B40's are likely to be replacements for a pair of units. I know ST has sent back at least 1 of the B's already.

Wonder if the C is to replace the one they still haven't managed to place in service?
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby guilfordrailfan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:35 am

KSmitty wrote:The B40's are likely to be replacements for a pair of units. I know ST has sent back at least 1 of the B's already.

Wonder if the C is to replace the one they still haven't managed to place in service?


AFAIK, there was only one B40 that was returned to GE and is awaiting a replacement, that being 5955. The other eleven on the property are more or less in service.

All 24 MEC C40's are now in service. 7523 which had been out of service since arriving in January, finally made its maiden run in mid-October. It would make sense that these other B's and C's are headed to Pan Am, but I have heard nothing of substance to confirm that that's the case.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:00 am

I didn't realize they had 12 40Bs; somehow I thought it was a smaller quantity. Thanks for that update.

Should we expect some of the oldest/worst GP40s to be sold or scrapped in the near future? And if so, which ones?
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby 690 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:03 am

Likely sold, to help fund more GE acquistions in the future. The straight GP40s will probably be the first to go, along with some of the 600s.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Brian4449 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 pm

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby flyingfox10 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:26 pm

Heavier tonnage depends on the season. This summer there were a LOT of long and guessing heavy trains going through eastern Mass. Most I saw were pushing 110+ cars. I have never seen or heard of a train leaving Deerfield with that many cars.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Mikejf » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:41 pm

I have seen another of these units has gotten painted. 7635. Any others?
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby KSmitty » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:07 pm

Thats it.
And nothing else in the booth right now.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Hux » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:30 pm

Progress, tortoise and hare style.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Dick H » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 pm

7635 in new paint at Saco today. Thanks to Dan Comick for the photo.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby gokeefe » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:10 am

First rate "roster shot" if I've ever seen one. Great picture. Thanks for passing it along Dick.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby 690 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:39 pm

Hux wrote:Progress, tortoise and hare style.


I mean, if you want to donate the money, and spare engine to fill in while another engine is being painted, I'm sure Pan Am wouldn't say no. But right now, Pan Am is pretty power short, and as usual, paint doesn't move trains.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:36 pm

It's nice to see them painting a locomotive during the winter months. There was a period of time when they didn't do that, allegedly because of the cost of keeping the paint shop heated.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Mikejf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:00 pm

It is nice to see them painting anything, any time of year. Yes, it costs money, but also helps your public image.
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