Status of the GP7s and GP9s

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: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:26 pm

gokeefe wrote:What does Pan Am have left for GP7s?


The 7's were sold off years ago...zero left. It's just the two GP9's now. I think even the stripped hulks of some of the other parts-cannibalized GP9's that were sitting in Waterville for years have been carted off at this point.
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby oibu » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:17 am

THREE Gp9s, unless something happened to 72 recently.

Only two are heritage units. Although I would kind of say that in 2017 any GP9 still working for the present ownership of its original buyer, in a paint scheme that hasn't been applied to any locomotive in about a decade, and without any major modifications to either physical or mechanical configuration since it was built, qualifies as a "heritage unit" too!
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby 690 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:42 am

Two. The 72 is done for (aux gen and fire), and is being stripped of parts to keep the 52/77 going. Also, the 72 was the only surviving GP9 without a major rebuild, both the 52 and 77 had been rebuilt by the B&M on the early 80s with 645 power assemblies and other upgrades. 77 is LUGO right now at Waterville.
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby oibu » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am

When did that happen? I don't recall hearing about it.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby 690 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:34 am

A couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby oibu » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:03 pm

Well that is a bummer!
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby MEC407 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:02 pm

690 wrote:77 is LUGO right now at Waterville.


77's vacation was apparently short-lived, per this photo by Wayne Johnson taken on Saturday:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=238608
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