• The Guilford Wreck Train... Photos & Questions

  • 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 NHV 669
 
Probably cheaper to leave it there for the next inevitable derailment.
  by Backshophoss
 
Diesel powered,Likely modified Industrial Diesel engines
  by CPF66
 
I am currently writing a article for a magazine regarding the wreck train(s). I am looking to clarify some information regarding the depressed flatcars/bulldozers, as well as the caboose that is mounted a flatcar. I was wondering if anyone would know the original number of the caboose/what year it was placed into wreck service. As for the flatcars with the bulldozers, I haven't been able to find a clear answer for the heritage (I have found sources stating that the equipment was exB&M, and other sources stating that they came from the MEC). Any information that would help clarify this for me would be greatly appreciated!
  by gokeefe
 
The real story is the age of one of the coaches. Close to 100 years old. The newer looking coach was an L&N "partition" (Jim Crow segregated coach) coach as I recall.

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  by NHV 669
 
Why would any museum want that rolling scrap heap?
  by jaymac
 
Mebbe a donation to a biz school as a reminder of the outcome of so many vanity projects?
  by newpylong
 
Only thing worth putting in a museum are the 250 and 200 ton cranes. The rest is scrap.
  by CPF66
 
The former L&N coach, the B&M heavyweights, the former SCL baggage car, and the troop sleeper are all worthy of preservation. Ideally, it would be nice to see all of the equipment saved, considering these are the last two active wreck outfits.
  by oibu
 
Do they still have the B&M bulkhead flat? At this point in time that would certainly we a worthy freight car preservation effort if it is still around.

The dozer flats and their support cars may not fit a "classic paradigm" for preservation, but OTOH how many railroads had this kind of setup and I'm sure there can't be many survivors at this point...