Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

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: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby johnpbarlow » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:02 am

Pan Am's going to need more excursion cars once 3713 is up and running! :wink:
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby BM6569 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 am

OCS took a trip yesterday. Passed through Auburn in the afternoon. Believe it is headed to Boston. Not sure if it's business or pleasure. :-D
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:48 am

Headed to Boston behind Amtrak 684 last I knew. Will overnight at MBTA BET facility. Train will be turned
upon arrival before putting up. Heads north to Maine Tuesday AM.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:06 pm

OCS departed North Station at 9:30am and was already east and clear of Ballardvale at 10:14am. It was reported east of Rigby at 12:20pm.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby bunky » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:30 pm

The business train was parked next to the tower in Rigby last night.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:07 pm

OCS was reported at Ayer MA station at 2PM today, Destination unknown.
This is usually when PAR takes some VIPs, shippers and politicos for a ride
out to view the Berkshire foliage..
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:22 pm

They'll be heading out toward Deerfield (and to NY?) tomorrow, Friday the 20th.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:46 pm

From Guilford Rail Sightings and this photo, the PAR OCS spend the weekend
in the Ayer auto yard. Thanks to Bob Sprague for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=3&key2=

Possible move east on Monday. Keep in mind, that the "infamous change in plans" could always kick in...
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby jaymac » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:02 am

0519/10-23-2017 D-3 gave the OCS permission out of the Ford Plant to AY and then at 0540 OKd the OCS to take Ayer station. Nothing seen and nothing further heard as of 0645, but the 28 axles heard around 0615 through the 40.2 coulda have been either 402 or the OCS.
"A white SUV with a roof antenna just might not be a company van."
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:50 am

The OCS in typical configuration (2 locos, 3 cars) is 20 axles.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby jaymac » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:59 am

jwhite07-
Confirmed by Bob Sprague's NERAIL photo, also confirming my semimental math skills...
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Safetee » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:47 am

OCS reported eastbound thru a very soaked Charlemont 12pm today
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:54 pm

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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Hux » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 pm

Video is painful to watch. Like having a Corvette cruise along a winding road stuck in first gear.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby 690 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:44 am

They weren't in any hurry, and in quite a few spots, weren't doing trackspeed. When they're actually making an effort, it's only a little over three hours to cover Waterville - Rigby. Only two speedos are still in place on that section; 117-118, and 130-135. Everything else is 25 besides the perma 10s at Leeds, and Danville.
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