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Date: 05/02/19 18:59
Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: erielackawanna

Here are some grab shots from the back seat of my Uber (or fake Uber) in Panama City. The driver told me that we wouldn't stop  anywhere near there and we didn't have time to make another loop even (he was right - with my agenda and a plane leaving in a couple hours - this was the only pass I could afford). I did get another train out on the line just before heading back to the airport, but by then it was a mix of high sun and high clouds.  Will share that one in a day or so.

Image one is a COFC train being loaded with an SD60/F40PH consist.

Image two is the F40

Image three is the SD60.








Date: 05/02/19 19:00
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: erielackawanna

Image four is one last shot of the yard (bit soft, sorry, did the best I could).

If I get back to Panama City I'll rent my own car and go park at Gambo and wait there for trains.




Date: 05/02/19 19:22
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: zorz

Fake Uber? How's that work?

erielackawanna Wrote:
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> Here are some grab shots from the back seat of my
> Uber (or fake Uber) in Panama City. The driver
> told me that we wouldn't stop  anywhere near
> there and we didn't have time to make another loop
> even (he was right - with my agenda and a plane
> leaving in a couple hours - this was the only pass
> I could afford). I did get another train out on
> the line just before heading back to the airport,
> but by then it was a mix of high sun and high
> clouds.  Will share that one in a day or so.
>
> Image one is a COFC train being loaded with an
> SD60/F40PH consist.
>
> Image two is the F40
>
> Image three is the SD60.



Date: 05/02/19 19:31
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: erielackawanna

RE: Fake Uber - was just an easy way to say it. He was a very good driver from a tour guide service. No association with Uber... just felt like an Uber because it was his car.



Date: 05/03/19 05:17
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: gbmott

Uber does, in fact, operate in Panama City with one option being "Uber English" which, for a little more, means you will get an English-speaking driver.  I used it there several times and was always pleased.

Gordon



Date: 05/03/19 10:59
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: PHall

erielackawanna Wrote:
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> RE: Fake Uber - was just an easy way to say it. He
> was a very good driver from a tour guide service.
> No association with Uber... just felt like an Uber
> because it was his car.

Many of the tour guides I've used in Europe and Asia used their own cars if it was a small group.
More money for the tour guide!



Date: 05/04/19 13:42
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: Lackawanna484

Like it!

Are these the shots taken from the highway alongside the Panama City yard?

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Date: 05/04/19 14:17
Re: Port of Balboa - Panama City
Author: erielackawanna

Yes, from the highway by the yard.



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