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 Rockingham Racer » Tue May 30, 2017 6:33 am

Dick H wrote:The mystery continues. GRS Sightings Yahoo Group says the car
acquired is a "kitchen car", after initially describing the car
as a "sleeping car" Round and round we go.


A report also says the kitchen car went to VRS. Oh, the intrigue!
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby 690 » Tue May 30, 2017 9:56 am

RRBX 43012.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue May 30, 2017 12:13 pm

The photo of the list on Facebook has it as the 40012 with PAR (?).

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

Postby MEC407 » Tue May 30, 2017 12:41 pm

johnpbarlow wrote:don't the currently used OCS cars have their own on-board power generation (or do the FP9s provide HEP?)?


The FP9s do not have HEP. The current cars are self sufficient.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Tue May 30, 2017 12:52 pm

Photos of 40012: http://rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=107743

Photos of 43012: http://rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=55389

Photos of 63013: http://rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=600268

Comment: 63013 looks like it's packing some pretty serious generation capacity, based on all the vents and exhaust ports on the roof — which makes sense for something that is meant to power a LONG train. Difficult to imagine what PAR would need it for.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby 690 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:26 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:The photo of the list on Facebook has it as the 40012 with PAR (?).

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Yes, I just saw that a little while ago. The preliminary report had it listed as the 43012, so it may have been simply an error or a typo. At any rate, the car is billed for Pan Am at RJ, but not confirmed to actually be going to Pan Am.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:42 am

Apparently empty OCS (PAR1,PAR2, Bluebird dome, 101, and observation car (but no RBBX car!)) passed east through Gardner at 1115 6/2/17 - stopped for sandwiches at D'Angelos.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:47 pm

Reported on Guilford Rail Sightings Group that the OCS with the PAR 1 & 2
and the 101 and 100 coaches ran to Portland from Waterville and tied down
at Rigby yesterday. No posts on any movement today.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:23 pm

PAR OCS returning to Waterville today from a short trip to Portland yesterday.
Thanks to Julian Berard for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=0&key2=
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby A215 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:11 am

Spotted the OCS put together in Waterville today with the 7552 behind 1 and 2. Looks like it's getting ready to go somewhere.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby shadyjay » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:45 pm

Most likely to White River Jct for next weekend's Glory Days festival... a repainted GE and the business train has been confirmed as being in attendance.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby KSmitty » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:48 pm

Train is in fact made up for Glory Days, at Waterville with 1, 2, 7552, dome, coach, obs. Has been ready to roll since Thursday.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:28 pm

PAR OCS with just the newly painted GE 7552 for power was by Haverhill MA at 1:11PM today.
Thanks to Hayden Logan for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=3&key2=
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Sprinter611 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:39 pm

The OCS with 7552 for power was tied down at the OId Ford Yard in Ayer around 1600 today.

Going to Deerfield tomorrrow (9/7)

Then going to White River Jct on 9/8
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:58 pm

Dick H wrote:PAR OCS with just the newly painted GE 7552 for power was by Haverhill MA at 1:11PM today.
Thanks to Hayden Logan for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=3&key2=


That is one sharp looking train. I know the F-units are a better match, but that freshly-painted Dash 8 looks very authoritative and professional up front.
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