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Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:32 pm
by penn central
Thank goodness i got out to Massachusetts in 2014 and again in 2016 to railfan the Pan Am from Millers Falls Massachusetts the interchange with the New England Central and XO tower in Mechanicville NY there's a lot of speculation as to who the buyer will be it's gonna be interesting.

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:19 pm
by AARR
I hope they change the name. IMO worst name for a railroad ever.

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:22 pm
by DaveO
AARR wrote:I hope they change the name. IMO worst name for a railroad ever.
Well the rich owner bought the Pan Am name and if he didn't use it, that could cause the trademark protection to be lost.
Let us not forget his creation of the Springfield Terminal in order to bust the unions.

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:52 am
by GTW6401
Guilford had really nothing to do with the railroads either. Ive heard Mellon named it after his hometown in Connecticut.

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:29 pm
by MQT1223
I've heard the whole reason from the change to Guilford to Pan Am was basically a rebranding scheme since the Guilford name had kinda taken on a negative reputation.

Needless to say I think it was just putting makeup on a pig.

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:50 pm
by LansingRailFan
MQT1223 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:29 pm
I've heard the whole reason from the change to Guilford to Pan Am was basically a rebranding scheme since the Guilford name had kinda taken on a negative reputation.

Needless to say I think it was just putting makeup on a pig.
Lipstick on a pig. Lipstick.

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:47 am
by penn central
Interesting development in the last couple days. A freshly painted GP40-2W number 507 was released from the shop in Guilford Rail System paint everyone seems baffled as to what's going on. I like it myself i would go out there but with this COVID 19 stuff i don't know if that would be a good idea.