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Bird on the Wire

On a dreary April day in 2013, Pan Am's FP9A PAR 1 accelerates a PV "Extra" west out of Ayer. Both the wire and the bird are now long gone.

Photographed by John Barlow, April 13, 2013.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, December 13, 2022.
Railroad: Pan Am Railways.

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And what’s a pan am unit without smoke?

Posted by Stephen Demboske on 2022-12-13 08:24:22

A fan trip to the Hoosac Tunnel and beyond if I recall correctly.

Posted by Lost Kodachrome on 2022-12-13 11:14:44

Indeed this was a High Iron sponsored fan trip from Boston North Station to Mechanicville featuring ex-Empire Builder super dome "Prairie View" in GN livery, ex-ATSF Big Dome in IC (!) livery, ex-Frisco sleeper Cimarron River, ex-L&N sleeper "Plantation Pine" renamed "Colorado Pine by SLRG, and ex-Frisco sleeper "Pierre Laclede" rebuilt into business car PV named "Caritas". Trip apparently ran one way and patrons were bused back to metro Boston. Here's a thread discussing the fan trip:

Posted by John Barlow on 2022-12-14 05:17:06

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