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Date: 04/15/18 02:38
Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: JPB

It almost seems like each of Pan Am's B40/C40 standard cab locomotives, except for the two Pan Am blue repaints (7552 and 7635), has a different variation on the original CSX paint schemes.
Photo 1 is the idealized Pan Am nose that Juan Trippe would have appreciated (although he might scratch his head asking "what in tarnation?")
Photo 2 shows the stealth box car nose while photo three exhibits the simple yet elegant "Not CSX" look



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Date: 04/15/18 02:45
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: JPB

Photo # 4: "Braveheart" ( http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/mf_image_16x9/public/411363.jpg?itok=A5zdzjY3&resize=1100x619 )
Photo # 5" "Bluenose"
Photo # 6: "Yellownose"



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Date: 04/15/18 02:56
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: JPB

Photo #7: Box car with three squares (note this was the 2nd C40 to get the Pan Am blue dip)
Photo #8: Yellow striper
Photo #9: Yellow nose with acne



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Date: 04/15/18 03:07
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: JPB

And just so PAR GE power remembers its roots, every now and then an interloper shows up on Pan Am like this genuine CSX ES40DC on the NS/PAS 28N auto rack train seen passing Wachusett T station.

At Pan Am's current locomotive repaint rate at the Waterville shop of about two units per year, it will take 19 years give or take to blue-dip all 38 C40/B40 engines (plus it's rumored there's another batch of 6 or so ex-CSX C40W wide cabs about to enter the Pan Am fleet). But Pan Am business appears to be on an upswing and management is quite content with the faux CSX painted locomotives' work ethic.

Next question is what will happen to the C40/B40 fleet to accommodate CP's I-ETMS PTC implementation around Mechanicville, the MBTA's ACSES-II PTC around Boston, and Amtrak's ACSES-II PTC on the Conn River line south of Springfield. .



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Date: 04/15/18 03:44
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: bob01566

John -
Don't forget the more formal BLACK version of "simple yet elegant".
Perhaps meant for evening runs...
Bob




Date: 04/15/18 06:10
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: dash944cw

I like the LED headlights in picture 1. Interested in their ability to shoot a beam way out in front of the engine like incandescents do.
Great series! Thanks for the posts!



Date: 04/15/18 09:34
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: MC6853

Somewhere "toledopatch" is gagging from this display of mismatched patched units...

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Date: 04/15/18 11:30
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: NormSchultze

He's not the only one ! My cat gives better lookin' hairballs than most of those locos.



Date: 04/16/18 02:34
Re: Pan Am's various GE nose jobs
Author: JPB

bob01566 Wrote:
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> John -
> Don't forget the more formal BLACK version of
> "simple yet elegant".
> Perhaps meant for evening runs...
> Bob

Very tasteful indeed, Bob!



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