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Photo of L066 MEC 5958 @ Bow Blue Seal
L066 MEC 5958 @ Bow Blue Seal

For the most part, the Pan Am 4 axle, ACSES equipped GMD built, ex-CN wide-nose-cabs, have been run on the Northern Main for sometime now, as runs to and from Lawrence on MBTA tracks factor in with MEC 505, 507, 515, 516, and 518.

Rarely, a four axle GE B40-8 will appear on the Nashua Local. This was one of those moments.. Here was MEC 5958, a GE B40-8 built in May 1988 spotting a load on the "Valley Track" at Bow Blue Seal. 5958 is also 50% of the operating Pan Am blue painted GE's, both 4 & 6 axle, in-service on CSX territory. MEC 5963 is the other. 5958 was also one of the last B40's to get the blue paint in September of 2020.

The GE's cleaned up well with Pan Am colors.

Private Property, taken with permission.

Photographed by Jay Gadon, June 13, 2024.
Added to the photo archive by Jay Gadon, July 5, 2024.
Railroad: Pan Am Railways.

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There are only three painted B40s on CSX. 5958 5963 & 5968. 5968 is OOS. Rest of the B40s are patched. 5933 5948 5956 5966 5972 5973 5976. 5956 5968 & 5973 are all OOS

Posted by Hayden Logan on 2024-07-05 21:16:17

Thank you for that info, ahhhhh but if you read my words you would have noticed that I wrote "operating GE's" which was not intended to be designated to only the B40-8's but with the 5 PAR blue painted C40-8's CSX retained as well, of which none are in-service. So with that, I stick by my statement.. ;) Your info is always great !

Posted by Jay Gadon on 2024-07-06 10:08:38

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