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Pan Am Railroad Car, Anyone Seen It?  
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 28
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5669 times:
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I recently saw a railroad box car painted in Pan Am colors/letters. It was clean and bright so it must have been painted fairly recently. I saw it at a crossing in Gary, Indiana, but it could be anywhere by now. Has anyone else seen this? Why is a railroad car painted in Pan Am? I usually pay attention to trains and I have never seen another car painted like this. I wish I could have taken a photo, but I didn't have a camera ready;I was not expecting to see anything neat.


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5643 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
I recently saw a railroad box car painted in Pan Am colors/letters. It was clean and bright so it must have been painted fairly recently. I saw it at a crossing in Gary, Indiana, but it could be anywhere by now. Has anyone else seen this? Why is a railroad car painted in Pan Am? I usually pay attention to trains and I have never seen another car painted like this. I wish I could have taken a photo, but I didn't have a camera ready;I was not expecting to see anything neat.

Pan Am III, aka Boston-Maine Airways, is owned by Guilford Transportation, a railroad company.



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User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1278 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

I'll keep my eye out for it and will post a pic if it comes my way.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5381 times:

There has to be more than one. I saw one on a Union Pacific freight heading south though Paola Kansas the Saturday before Memorial day,2006.
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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5337 times:

I saw one go through Alexandria, VA towards Washington DC

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5337 times:

I thought someone recently posted a picture of this boxcar on it's side after a rather nasty derailment...


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User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

I've seen a few of these cars come through Richmond, Virginia, recently on the CSX system headed south. Not sure what commodity is being carried.

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5135 times:
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They're actually painting as many as 3-5 boxcars daily at the Guilford Rail System yard in Waterville, Maine.

For instance :

(from Railpictures.net @ http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=100488 )

http://64.246.11.82/images/p/panam04052005.jpg.29676.jpg

Rumors on the railroad forums are that locomotives may follow in the same blue paint scheme w/white PAN AM logo.

- litz


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

Quoting Litz (Reply 7):
Rumors on the railroad forums are that locomotives may follow in the same blue paint scheme w/white PAN AM logo.

- litz

I'll bet Juan Trippe is spinnin' in his grave about now...  headache 



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3956 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5092 times:

Such an abomination and insult to a once great carrier. For shame Guilford, I hope that the ghost of Juan Trippe provides the Guilford board of directors with many sleepless nights.

Thomas



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User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

why would a railroad want the Pan Am name?? Its known as a great airline......back in the day when it was Pan Am I......they just need to let it go.


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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

I saw a boxcar in full Pan Am colors last year in Andover, Massachusetts. However, the boxcar was white, not blue.

Reggaebird


User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

Guilford has been renamed PanAm Railways. Look at their website.

http://www.guilfordrail.com/


User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4992 times:

The Idea is to Run the NAFTA line: South and Central America, to USA and Canada

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4992 times:
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Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 11):
the boxcar was white, not blue.

That would be like the one I saw in Gary.



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4959 times:

On one hand, I am angered by this use of a once-proud logo and symbol. On the other hand, the sellers had the responsibility to stipulate the boundaries of fair use for those assets. The sellers saw dollar signs, and were blinded by them. Yes, boo on Guilford. But an equal 'boo' to the sellers. Look up 'shysters' in the dictionary and you'll see 'Guilford.' Those guys have a horrible reputation, over the rails or through the air. The sellers should have realized that the logo and tradename were potentially going to be bastardized by Guilford. It's not as though they were the best-of-breed going into that deal.

Chris


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