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 MEC407 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:21 pm

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

Postby gokeefe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:48 am

Agreed. And I said as much myself in the Dash 8 thread. They really have turned a corner on their image and I think they continue to try to dig out of the hole from decades of neglect in the physical plant.

Brighter days are ahead ...
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Dick H » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:34 pm

I believe the PAR 1 & 2 made it to Portland with the OCS last week, but did
not continue on the run to ED and WRJ. Are they still at Rigby? Thanks.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:38 pm

I didn't see them when I drove past Rigby this morning around 09:30. If they were there, they were well-hidden. It's possible they were behind the yard office, but usually you can see a nose or a rear end poking out when you drive over the bridge southbound and I didn't see either this morning.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby 690 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:17 pm

They never left Waterville.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby b&m 1566 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:01 pm

With the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge completion on the distant horizon, it has got me thinking, could we see a "Grand Opening" train? (Has there been any talks about a grand opening event at all, road or rail?) I know the Portsmouth Navy Yard isn't a high volume shipper and I'm sure there will be a test train but is it plausible Pan Am might run a Grand Opening with the business train? I certainly think it could be a positive PR moment for them with local, state and federal officials on board.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:25 pm

b&m 1566 wrote:(Has there been any talks about a grand opening event at all, road or rail?)


I guarantee you'll see some kind of grand opening ceremony or event, even if it's only for automobiles. A big-ticket multi-state bridge like that doesn't open without at least some level of pomp and circumstance. I suspect it'll be similar to what they did with the other lift bridge.

b&m 1566 wrote:...is it plausible Pan Am might run a Grand Opening with the business train? I certainly think it could be a positive PR moment for them with local, state and federal officials on board.


Yes, it's definitely plausible. I can't predict whether or not it will happen, but there's no reason why it couldn't it shouldn't.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby Tom M » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:20 pm

OCS through Dover (CPF 244) today at 18:15, eastbound. No visible passengers.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby A215 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:44 pm

What's the history of Springfield Terminal 333? The car is sitting outside of Waterville now.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby KSmitty » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:30 pm

Afaik, it is now former Maine Central business car 333.

No idea when it was relettered, but believe it was until quite recently still wearing it's Maine Central dress.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby b&m 1566 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:38 am

What is it lettered for?
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby 690 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:45 am

Springfield Terminal 333
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby A215 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm

It may have been for sale. 2 suits were looking at it.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby newpylong » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:33 am

More than likely brainstorming how much money it would take to (waste) get it into the OCS. lol. I think they're up to 1 executive per car at this point.
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Re: Business Train Discussion (ST 100, 101 & 102; PAR 1 & 2)

Postby MEC407 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:55 am

Now that they're a GE railroad again maybe they'll buy a couple of P40s from the Beech Grove deadline. :wink:
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