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*Welcome to GuilfordRailSightings, the ORIGINAL Guilford railfan discussion group!* Guilford Transportation Industries entered the railroad businss in June 1981 with its purchase of the Maine Central Railroad. In 1983 Boston & Maine Corporation was added to the fold. Delaware & Hudson Railway was added in 1984 only to be cast off in bankruptcy four years later, leaving Guilford with just Maine Central and Boston & Maine. Guilford purchased bankrupt Pan Am Airways in 2004, and in 2006 Guilford Rail System was rebranded as *Pan Am Railways*. Yes, Pan Am Railways is actually a corporate descendant of Pan American World Airways. In 2009 the western third of Pan Am Railways became Pan Am Southern, a joint venture between Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. All of Pan Am Railways, including Pan Am Southern, is operated by Pan Am subsidiary Springfield Terminal Railway. More information is available on the Pan Am Railways website: http://www.panamrailways.com/ ( http://www.panamrailways.com/ ) Members are welcome to post *Sightings* , *News* , *History* , and *Questions* relevant to Pan Am Railways or its predecessor companies. Any disrespect of other group members will NOT be tolerated. *GROUP ADMINISTRATION* *Founder* - Gary Young *Co-Owners* - David Grimm *Moderators* -  Don LeJeune, Matt Baj
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    This is a subgroup specifically for discussion of the history of Guilford Transportation Industries going back to 1981.
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    This is a subgroup specifically for the discussion of scale model railroading of Pan Am, Guilford, or any of their predecessor railroads.
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