• CSX to acquire Pan Am Railways

  • 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.
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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  by newpylong
 
BobbyT wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:52 am CSX supposedly sent a CWR train East over the B&A today, wonder if it's bound for the former PAR?
It's for Keolis.
  by neman2
 
Those locomotives with the strobe lights are remote control capable. Can CSX use one man crews under the current ST labor agreement?
  by newpylong
 
One man crews no, RC yes. The current agreement says if RC comes onto the property the engineer still controls it. So not really a benefit at this point.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Would an engineer on the ground using RC not be able to throw switches, do 3-steps to string hoses, etc on ST?
  by newpylong
 
johnpbarlow wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:02 pm Would an engineer on the ground using RC not be able to throw switches, do 3-steps to string hoses, etc on ST?
It's my understanding there are specific "Remote Control Engineers" on some Class Is. But on the ST you're a Conductor (subset you can fill a Brakeman or Utilityman job as well) or an Engineer. The engineer's don't perform the ground job functions you mention unless it has to do with their consist. Most will get off the head end and throw a switch in their face if the conductor is far back too, if not in heavy grade.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Mr. Newpy, is your linked photo above to imply that first, there are parts of the now former Pan Am system that could only support four axle locomotives, and, second, that Timmy's were such piles of junk that Chessie wanted them gone from now her road?

Or have "I read to much" into the caption?
  by type 7 3704
 
codasd wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:09 pm I'm sure CSX thinks the same for the 6 axle fleet...
Well Pan Am C40-8 7595 keeps ending up on various CSX trains, at least according to B&M's railfan cam log.
  by JBlaisdell
 
newpylong wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:39 am Most people aren't going to want to get paid the same or even slightly more than a factory worker (for example) to be on call and work outside in all conditions. He believes they need to have a discussion about how to best introduce more dependability into the workplace. This would be a serious shakeup of labor for the railroad industry which has largely sat unchanged since the railroads were built.
Railroads once ran scheduled passenger trains together with manifest freight. They can run scheduled freight, if they are willing to make the commitment to shippers and employees.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Mr. Blaisdell, what you immediately note has likely been the case with Timmy's excuse for a railroad, but I think all will find out here on Warren's 1:1 Lionel, freight such as Containers do have schedules. I'd dare say both the coal, autos, and crude all have schedules as well - they seem to make the scene "more or less" at the same time each day.

They may be Extras so far at the Train Dispatchers are concerned, but to the Marketing Dept and the Operating Officers, they are anything but.
  by hillsboyro
 
newpylong wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:47 am There's your answer to what CSX thinks of the existing 4 axle fleet.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 484969.jpg
Hi newply. I'm new to this whole railfanning thing. Could you please explain? What's the relevance to these CSX locomotives to what CSX thinks of the Pan Am locomotives? Sorry and thanks in advance!
  by NHV 669
 
It's an obvious implication that they're being sent east to replace existing Pan Am/former CSX power (not including what serviceable units end up on B&E) that will likely be sold off, or cut up, or both.
  by CN9634
 
With the exception of 345, the 300s are all original 40s… CSX has stored serviceable Dash 2s as far as the eye can see…. Doesn’t take rocket science
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