Pan Am paints second GE locomotive

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Freshly painted Pan Am Railway C40-8 No. 7635 rolls west in the consist of Waterville-to-Portland train WAPO on Feb. 10, 2018, near New Gloucester, Maine.

Chris Guss

WATERVILLE, Maine — Pan Am Railways' second C40-8 rolled out of the paint booth last week. MEC No. 7635, formerly a CSX Transportation locomotive of the same road number, was released for service on Feb. 10, when it departed Waterville yard in the consist of train WAPO, headed west to Portland, Maine.

The railroad is converting its fleet of locomotives from EMD to GE, with 24 C40-8s and 12 B40-8s on the property. The first C40-8 to be repainted was No. 7552 in August 2017. To date, no B40-8s have made a trip to the paint booth. The new General Electric locomotives spend the majority of the time on the western end of the system, while the remaining EMDs are concentrated out east. Industry sources indicate more four and six-axle GEs are on the way this year, which could eliminate most or all of the remaining EMDs still operating.

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