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: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby bml54 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:32 pm

lately you can't et any dead line pics from the parking lot by the office building 3 days in a row there has been the 72 or the 340 with a train blocking the dead line from view.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby Reader#108 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:24 pm

Wait a second...............who is this guy with the 15 and the 27............

uneducated apparently...........

15 was scrapped eons ago.......

and 27 has been reactivated............GO TO CONWAY SCENIC AND SEE IT............

now known as 573.............since 1996!!!!!!!!!!

EDUCATE YOURSELF
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby newpylong » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:56 am

Ignore list works for me on that front lol :)
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby NJRAILNUT » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:57 am

Excuse me if this is slightly off topic, but I was under the impression that the only two 1st generation (aka GP7/9s) diesels left on the Pan Am active roster were the 52 and 77 heritage units. Has 72 still been kicking around all this time or have the recently pulled it from the deadline and put it back in service?
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby KSmitty » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:04 am

Its been kicking.
They are (52, 72, 77) are the only 3 left on the active roster, but another 3 (51, 62, 71) remain on the property at Waterville. Long OOS and suspected retired.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby NJRAILNUT » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:40 pm

Very cool. Thanks for the response and thanks to whomever moved my question to the appropriate thread.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby BM6569 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:41 pm

Friday was a special day. the 501 and 506 crapped out on WAPO and the train became disabled that morning around Winthrop. Listening on my scanner, WA-1 52 (and 72) was summoned to push it to Leeds Jct! I immediately went out and caught it just after they arrived. WA-1 then uncoupled and went back to Waterville. I chased them to Readfield. Very rare to see these engines west of Waterville!

These 3 were taken at Cressey

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby BM6569 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:45 pm

Winthrop

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:33 pm

Great catch! I would've loved to have seen/heard that.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby BM6569 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:31 pm

The bell was the best part! lol
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby MEC407 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:57 am

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby shadyjay » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:54 pm

MEC407 wrote:Video by drc930:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUqvzfJC9PI


Cool video! Check out around 6:32... the flashers stop flashing on the assembly closest to the camera for a couple seconds, even with a train on the circuit. Not sure if its a glitch with that one signal, or if the farther one is doing it as well.
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby MEC407 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:00 pm

That seems to be an issue with a very large number of their LED-based crossing lights. I've seen the exact same issue at several crossings on the Downeaster route. The issue did NOT exist during the first few years after the 2001 track rehab; I began to notice it maybe three or four years ago. And it's not at every single crossing, but I've seen it at probably more than half of the crossings between Scarborough and Dover. I mentioned it to NNEPRA once, but as with every other email I've ever sent to them, I received no reply.

(Perhaps they figure "as long as the lights work at least intermittently, that's good enough")
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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Postby Dick H » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:28 pm

Quite a bit of speculation that once most of the GE's are up and running, that
there will be at least a mothballing or even a retirement/purge of a number
of existing locomotives, Let's hope that the chant of these three classic EMD
GP-9 locos will be heard on PAR for many years to come. Great vudeo.
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Postby gokeefe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:15 pm

What does Pan Am have left for GP7s?
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