Hard to believe it has been more than 15 years since PAS was announced; it has certainly been an interesting ride. Given the unusual ownership and competitive situation, I am presuming until shown otherwise that things under B&E operations will remain far more interesting to follow than most rail lines. I welcome the thoughts of those close to PAS operations on the degree to which 15 years later, track quality, customer service, train speed and reliability and capacity on the route did actually improve long-term.
MAY 2008: NORTH BILLERICA, MASS., NORFOLK, VA. – Pan Am Railways (PAR) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) have agreed to create an improved rail route between Albany, N.Y., and the greater Boston, Mass., area called the “Patriot Corridor.” Investments in the Patriot Corridor are expected to improve track quality and customer service, boost train speed and reliability, and increase capacity on the route. PAR and NS each will have a 50 percent interest in the newly formed railroad company, called “Pan Am Southern.”