Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby newpylong » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:32 am

Would have already happened. Not going to change the series now, no reason to.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:23 pm

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby gokeefe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:47 am

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.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby 690 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:44 am

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.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:34 pm

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
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby newpylong » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:01 pm

I rather have track like that and a sh#ty clown train than a nice OCS and Pan Am's track.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby riffian » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:50 pm

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.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:10 pm

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.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:13 am

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby newpylong » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:40 am

Brought my son for ride on the train yesterday there the C40 looked sharp.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:17 pm

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:52 pm

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. :-)

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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby Engineer Spike » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:20 pm

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.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby newpylong » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:29 pm

I like your signature. "I'll be back" - Guy Rioux. Is that still there too? lol

Sorry OT.
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Re: Pan Am GE DASH 8 Locomotives

Postby KSmitty » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:36 pm

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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