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Pan Am Railroad Car, Anyone Seen It?  
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6126 posts, RR: 29
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5711 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 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5685 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 onlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5484 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5423 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5379 times:

I saw one go through Alexandria, VA towards Washington DC

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5379 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5340 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, 1766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5177 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, 6407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5147 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, 3999 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5134 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5095 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5056 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, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5039 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, 1623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5034 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, 6126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5034 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, 4133 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5001 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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