Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:02 am

The newly painted Pan Am C40-8 looks sharp: Don DW Drummer photo at GRS sightings and Pan Am Southern Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1399831753449268&set=gm.1391944437526392&type=3&theater

Looks resplendent!
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby scottychaos » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:51 am

johnpbarlow wrote:The newly painted Pan Am C40-8 looks sharp: Don DW Drummer photo at GRS sightings and Pan Am Southern Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1399831753449268&set=gm.1391944437526392&type=3&theater

Looks resplendent!


Not a public link..cant see it.
you need to have both:
1. a facebook account.
and
2. be a member fo whatever facebook group the photo was posted in.

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:21 am

Sooner or later, there will be computer issues — above and beyond the locomotive's road number — that have to be addressed. Will PAR be able to do that, or will the locomotives have to be sent out, or will GE techs have to come up here?

Looking forward to seeing photos of the newly-painted loco. I'm not on FB so I can't see the one that was posted.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby J.D. Lang » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:28 pm

This one just appeared on NE Rails.

Photo courtesy of Julian Berard.

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby NHV 669 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:16 pm

The original "DW' Drummer picture from above:

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Mikejf » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:40 am

The DW Drummer shot was nice, being a 3/4 shot on the transfer table at Waterville.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby B&M 1227 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:27 pm

I'm digging the white handrails. Is that an arrow pointing down on the shortnose?
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby KSmitty » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:49 am

The arrow is a step indicator, there is one on the other side too, marking the point where the walkway drops down.

They also put the model designation on the cab, which is new to the paint scheme. Seems like they took a bunch of cues from the CSX paint job.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:12 am

They're also being a bit more generous than usual with the reflective tape along the frame.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby b&m 1566 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:54 pm

I like the black on the fuel tank and trucks, looks much better than the blue. I also like the white hand rails on the ends and the white on the roof of the cab, it adds a nice contrast. I am surprised that they kept the 4 digit number.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:49 pm

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Pan Am has become something of a spokesmodel for GE's preowned locomotive sales division:

GE Transportation wrote:“We have been very pleased with the performance of our Dash 8 locomotives. This new fleet is allowing us to decrease the total number of locomotives in our fleet delivering us fuel and maintenance savings. I can’t say enough about how much the GE team has been great to work on the locomotive side as well as the digital solution side. The digital team has worked seamlessly with locomotive group which has allowed Pan Am to unlock digital solutions to further improve our operations.”

Eric Lawler, Chief Financial Officer, PanAM Railways


Read more: http://go.gewwmarketing.com/ge-transpor ... locos.html
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby jaymac » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:38 am

So mebbe GE could advise PAR how to reset the power ID number before more repaints take place?
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