United States - Pan American Railways, incl. former Boston & Maine

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Pan Am Railways

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The present day Pan Am Railways consists of the former so called Guilford Rail System. It's a holding company which owns and comprises the former railroad companies Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Portland Terminal Company and Springfield Terminal Railway Company.

This Pan Am Railways locomotive no.506 is an old GP-40 2L which was previously owned by Canadian National CN. This is one of the machines purchased from General Motors in 1973-75. Here we see it heavily modernised, with for example a totally new driver's cab.

Picture from Old Town, Maine, US 26.8.2019 by Miika Kahelin.

Historic photos of the former Boston-Maine Railroad

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This section of our archive shows some old scanned photos from the Boston-Maine railroad. This picture shows Boston & Maine freight train pulled by 5 units about to enter the Hoosac Tunnel (Northwest Mass.) in Late 1960s.
Photo by Jeff Sumberg. Uploaded Nov 16, 1997


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Open End Combine - Boston & Maine Tuscan Red Sides, Black Roof, Yellow Lettering. This type of passenger cars were built in the early 1900s and saw service on many railroads until the late 1950s. Photographed in the North Station Yard about 1954. Photo by John A. McCulloch.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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Open End Passenger String - Boston & Maine Tuscan Red Sides, Black Roof, Yellow Lettering. This type of passenger cars were built in the early 1900s and saw service on many railroads until the late 1950s. Photographed in the North Station Yard about 1954. Photo by John A. McCulloch.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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General view of the North Station Yard. Looking South from the triple lift bridge at the Charles River neck. Photographed about 1954. Photo by John A. McCulloch.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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General view of the North Station Yard. Local freight heading out. From the track used, probably for the North Shore area. Looking South from beside the yard tower. Photographed about 1954. Photo by John A. McCulloch.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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General view of the North Station Yard. Looking South. Photographed about 1954.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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General view of the North Station Yard. My first sighting of new E series Diesel. Original B&M paint scheme, Tuscan Red with Yellow lettering. Looking South-west from just north of the triple lift bridge at the Charles River neck. Photographed about 1954. Photo by John A. McCulloch.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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Triple lift bridge at the Charles River neck in action. Looking North from base of Inner Yard Tower. Note new bridge tower at upper right. Photographed about 1954. Photo by John A. McCulloch.
Uploaded Feb 25, 1997


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