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Rob Archer

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PanAm Railways for ray F
« on: June 21, 2019, 05:50:39 PM »
Pan Am entered the rail business in 1981 when the company, then known as Guilford Transportation Industries, purchased the Maine Central Railroad (MEC). In 1983,  GTI purchased the bankrupt Boston & Maine (B&M). In 1998 GTI purchased Pan Am Airways from bankruptcy and revived the airline. In 2006 the railroad was rebranded as Pan Am as well.

The investor's name was Timothy Mellon, IIRC, who took over the MEC.
Then he fired all the unionized work force and reopened as STI (Springfield Terminal Inc) and only repaired track and equipment when absolutely necessary.
I must look further - I thought I had a picture of MEC in PanAm paint.  Found 'em.

Nice shot from Charlie

« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 06:35:58 PM by Rob Archer »

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 04:24:56 PM »
Thanks Rob for the History 8)

I really need to find a place/spot to sit and shoot trains, someday soon  :-\ ;) 

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 04:27:06 PM »
This is really neat, not something I'd ever expect to see these days. I'll have to keep an eye out for them, nice post Rob.

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 07:29:09 PM »
It's very instructive. It's strange to see a logo long time synonym of fast move on jet aircraft finish its days on slow boxcars :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 07:40:30 PM »
I took a picture of a similar looking boxcar up in Port Newark NJ maybe 10 years ago but I believe I lost it when my XHD crapped out. Thought it was cool.......never have seen another one. Thanks for posting this Rob. :)

 ;D ;D Looked at this post a second time & saw my photo. ;D Thanks for saving it Rob. ;)

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
Cool pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 01:51:39 PM »
It's very instructive. It's strange to see a logo long time synonym of fast move on jet aircraft finish its days on slow boxcars :-\ :-\ :-\
That's actually what caught my attention the Pan Am name.  8)

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
I agree it is weird seeing  Pan Am on the side of boxcars instead of a jumbo jet.  Maybe one day we will see their formal rival TWA... ;) JK, if I'm not mistaken I believe Pan Am has locomotives as well

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Re: PanAm Railways for ray F
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 11:17:56 PM »
I agree it is weird seeing  Pan Am on the side of boxcars instead of a jumbo jet.  Maybe one day we will see their formal rival TWA... ;) JK, if I'm not mistaken I believe Pan Am has locomotives as well


Yes Pan Am does, its actually the largest regional railroad in New England. They carry most of Norfok Southern's intermodal traffic coming up this way, I live close to their rail line so I see them all the time.

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