PAR: Freight Main Line Speeds Up

WITH PATRIOT CORRIDOR SPEEDS UP SUBSTANTIALLY, AND 'KEAG LINE DUE FOR MAJOR SPRING UPGRADE, CSX WILL BE ACQUIRING A SHIP-SHAPE MAIN LINE.

PAR: Freight Main Line Speeds Up

PAR track crews have been working right into the winter on opposite ends of the Freight Main Line (Mattawamkeag ME – Mechanicville NY). Two projects underway: 1. Restoring through service on the Pine Tree Corridor east end to CPF-01/Mattawamkeag, and 2. Increasing speeds on the 156-mi Patriot Corridor between CPF-312 (Ayer MA) and CPF-468 (Mechanicville). […]

PAR: New Switching Company Serves Rumford and Old Town

WATCO BOWS OUT OF MAINE MILLS. FORMER CREWMAN TAKES OPPORTUNITY.

PAR: New Switching Company Serves Rumford and Old Town

28.December, Rumford and Old Town ME – Rail switching operations at the Nine Dragons Paper Rumford Division Mill and Old Town pulp mill have been transferred to a new operator, following the June expiration of Watco’s one-year contract to serve the sites, and a transition period extended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The new operator […]

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Bends (but doesn’t break) Following Wet Christmas

REBUILT TUNNEL WITHSTANDS HEAVY RAIN AND SNOWMELT, BUT WEST PORTAL EXTERNAL RETAINING WALL LETS GO. SERVICE RESTORED NEXT DAY.

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Bends (but doesn’t break) Following Wet Christmas

26.December, North Adams MA – At 08:45 hours during a daily track inspection, the track outside of the west portal of the Hoosac Tunnel was discovered to be blocked by mud and fallen trees. The deposited material dammed-up natural water drainage from the tunnel, submersing the tracks some tens of yards into the tunnel’s west […]

PAR Sale: MA Western Delegation Letter Lists Concerns

FOURTEEN STATE LEGISLATORS LIST REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SEC'Y POLLACK TO INSERT INTO PROSPECTIVE SALE

PAR Sale: MA Western Delegation Letter Lists Concerns

December 16, 2020 Stephanie Pollack Secretary of Transportation Massachusetts Department of Transportation 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4160 Boston, MA 02116   Dear Secretary Pollack: RE: Pam Am Railways Inc Acquisition by CSX Corp. On November 30, 2020, CSX Corp. (CSX) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pan Am Railways, Inc. (Pan […]

PAS: Clash of the Titans

NORFOLK SOUTHERN HAS PUT A LOT INTO PAN AM SOUTHERN, AND EVERYONE ELSE HAS BENEFITED. PAR SALE WILL QUALIFY AS CHANGE OF CONTROL, AND PUT NS IN THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR DRIVER'S SEAT.

PAS: Clash of the Titans

Pan Am Southern (PAS) is often lumped in as part of, or the same as, Pan Am Railways (PAR); the two are commonly interchanged in conversation. In fact, PAS is an independent, incorporated railroad entity, that owns and operates several hundred miles of former PAR property, transferred to PAS in 2008. In consideration for that […]

Commencement for Pan-Am

THE PAN-AM TEAM HAS A LOT TO BE PROUD OF. IT IS WORTH REFLECTING ON THE WAYS THAT SHIPPERS, WORKERS, AND REGIONAL COMMERCE HAVE BENEFITED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DAVID A FINK AND OTHER PAN AM MANAGERS IN THE PAST DECADE.

Commencement for Pan-Am

The early years of Guilford Transportation were contentious. The company sharply reduced maintenance and endured two bitter strikes as it reduced crew size and total employment. More than half the traffic vanished. Allegations of poor service and a series of rule violations tarnished the company’s reputation. It was with some surprise when I read 20 […]

Advice to CSX, Re: Pan-Am

Advice to CSX, Re: Pan-Am

So, CSX, you’ve just bought the largest regional railroad. Let’s take a look at what you have and what is unique about this region you’ve expanded into. Do you really need our advice? Maybe not – CSX is already the leading class 1 in regards to reliable service and customer connection. CSX already toured the […]

Immortalize the Pan Am Office Car Special in LEGO!

RIGHT ON SCHEDULE: PROPOSED PAR OCS LEGO TRIBUTE NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO GET INTO THE LEGO KIT CATALOGUE

Immortalize the Pan Am Office Car Special in LEGO!

Shortbricks, a brotherly duo of LEGO kit designers, has developed a Lego tribute to the Pan Am Office Car Special. It’s quite something, with detailed engine bay and sumptuous interior. LEGO gauges consumer interest through a public plebiscite, conducted by registrants on the LEGO IDEAS website. If you would like the opportunity to gift the […]

Pan Am Sale: Winners and Losers

Pan Am Sale: Winners and Losers

Winners Port of Saint John/ J.D. Irving/Irving Limited PSJ gets a third Class 1 to compete for traffic to the Midwest and Northeast, likely to include crude oil for Irving in the future. However, CN appears uninterested in container traffic from Halifax to the northeast, considering it as short-haul. Canadian National Railways CSX and CN […]

CSX to Acquire Pan Am Whole

PAR: ANNOUNCES SALE AGREEMENT TO EMPLOYEES CSX: ANNOUNCES SALE TO PUBLIC AND CUSTOMERS NS: ISSUES CAUTIOUS STATEMENT IN PRESS

CSX to Acquire Pan Am Whole

Pan Am Announcement to Employees 30.November, Billerica MA — In a letter to employees circulated Monday afternoon (but apparently written two weeks ago) Pan Am Railways President David A. Fink announced that PAR is to be sold to CSX, pending regulatory approval. CSX Announcement to Public and Customers 30.November, Jacksonville FL — CSX President/CEO Jim […]

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