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Boston & Maine Freight Cars - Summary

A complete (?) listing of B&M RR (and, eventually, predecessor railroads) freight equipment.
Based on Official Railway Equipment Register data, and other sources.

NOTE: It is best to view this with the web browser window as WIDE as possible!

Index

Some General Notes

This was developed using "Official Railway Equipment Registers" ("ORER").
MUCH more info in the ORERs can be found here - including lists of ones I (and the B&MRRHS) have
If you know of other sources for freight car info (annual reports or ?) I would really appreciate it if you could let me know what/where/how to access this data.

Several issues noted while working with the ORERs:

Subsidiaries and Predecessors

More will be added as I get the time

Boxcars

NOTE: For cars in 1893 range 13600-19999, see table just below this one
NOTE: various "Box, *" (Refrigerator, Ice, Milk, etc.) cars are listed in the "Reefer" section, not here
1893 Renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
12000-12199
By 5/1903: to 12000-12009
By 1/1909: to 12000-12099
By 10/1914: to 12000-12068
By 4/1915: to 12000-12067
B&M 8-wheel Box, Machinery, 40 feet 9? 1893* 11/1934 40 ?
12200-12399
By 3/1903: to 12200-12299
By 5/1903: to 12200-12259
B&M 8-wheel Box, Machinery, under 40 feet 51? 1893* Renumbered to
12000-12099, by 7/1909
28-34 ?
12400-12599
By 3/1901: to 12400-12549
By 7/1901: to 12400-12499
By 5/1903: to 12400-12409 (+12450 below)
B&M 8-wheel Box, Carriage 86? 1893* Renumbered to
12000-12099, by 4/1909
28-40 ?
13000-13399
By 5/1903: to 13133-13399
By 3/1914: to 13133-13499
B&M 8-wheel Box, Through Line 267? 1893* by 5/1925? 34 ?
13600-15999
By 3/1901: to 13600-14470
By 5/1903: to 13600-14499
B&M 8-wheel Box, 34 feet 1051? 1893* By 3/1907?
(See table below)
34 ?
16000-17999
By 3/1894: to 16000-18999
By 6/1896: to 16000-19999
By 3/1901: Split into 2 series
B&M 8-wheel Box, under 34' 2693? 1893* Split by 03/1901?
(See table below)
28-33 ?
Post-190x Renumbering thru to 1918
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
Inside
Height
2900-2999
By 10/1911: moved to passenger equipment
By 4/1912: to 2949-2999
By 10/1914: moved to back to freight equipment
B&M Express Freight 51? by 3/1901 [in freight] 4/1916
[continued in passenger cars]
34-35? ?
11900-11999 B&M Boxcar, 40', Furniture 100 by 3/1901 by 6/1926 40' 8'-9"
12550-12599
By 7/1901: to 12500-12599
By 5/1903: to 12450-12599
By 10/1908: to 12485-12599
B&M Boxcar, Carriage, End Doors 114? by 3/1901* by 8/1928? 35? ?
14500-14699 B&M Boxcar, 34 feet, 60000 capy, old series ? by 3/1901* By 3/1907? 34 ?
15375-15999 B&M Boxcar, 28 and 30' 625? by 3/1901* Regrouped by 5/1903 28 and 30' ?
16000-18622 B&M Box, 28 - 33' ? by 3/1901* Regrouped by 3/1907 28-33 ?
15375-17899 (2nd)
By 3/1907: to 15375-18231
By 3/1914: to 16543
B&M Boxcar, 28 - 32' 2061? by 5/1903? 4/1914 28 - 32' ?
18623-19999
By 5/1903: 18232-19499
By 12/1907: to 18232-19999
B&M Boxcar, 33' ? by 3/1901* 2/1916 33' 6'-10"?
40000-40124
By 7/1901: to 40000-40199
By 5/1903: to 40000-40124
B&M Boxcar, Hay 125 by 3/1901* 7/1910 34-35 ?
40200-40279
By 7/1901: to 40200-40299
B&M Boxcar, Ventilated (?were EFCHCo.?) 80? by 3/1901* 8/1908 34 ?
40500-40528
By 7/1901: to 40500-40599
By 5/1903: to 40500-40528
B&M Boxcar, Eastman Heater (?were EFCHCo.?) 30? by 3/1901* by 8/1906? 35 ?
41000-41099
By 3/1914: to 41000-41080
B&M Boxcar, 35' 40000 capy 100? by 3/1901* by 10/1919? 35 ?
41100-42563
By 7/1901: to 41100-42599
By 5/1903: to 41100-42999
By 3/1914: to 41100-42479
B&M Boxcar, 34' 40000 capy 1500? by 3/1901* by 5/1921? 34 ?
44000-44199
By 5/1903: to 44000-44399
By 4/1914: to 44000-44370
B&M Boxcar, 34' 60000 capy 200? by 3/1901* by 8/1926? 34 6' - 9¾"
46000-49999
By 3/1903: to 46000-46999
B&M Boxcar, 35' 60000 capy 800+? by 3/1901* by 8/1926? 35 7.2
48000-48999
By 5/1903: to 48000-49999
By 3/1907: to 47000-49999
B&M Boxcar, 36' 60000 capy 3000? by 3/1903? 5/1935 36 8'
51100-51227
By 5/1903: to 51100-51999
By 3/1907: to 51100-51227
B&M Boxcar, 40' 80000 capy 128? by 3/1901* 8/1908 40'-0¾ 7'-7¾"
12300-12399 (1st)
4/1903: to 12390-12399
By 3/1907: to 12380-12399
B&M Boxcar, Special 3? 6/1902
?From 12200 series above?
Renumbered to 12000-12099,
by 4/1909?
34 ?
11000-11127
By 2/1914: to 11000-11125
B&M Boxcar, Grain 125? by 8/1906*? by 7/1928? 40'-0¾ 7'-7¾"
60000-62999
By 12/1907: to 60000-69999
By 10/1908: to 60000-64679
B&M Boxcar, Grain 4607? by 8/1906? 5/1935 36' 8'
12423-12484
By 11/1907: to 12300-12484 (2nd)
By 2/1914: to 12300-12472
By 10/1914: to 12300-12484
B&M Automobile (mixed WUF, SUF) 160 by 9/1908? 10/1947 36' 8'
Steel Underframe, wood/composite body: 1908-1930
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
64680-69999
By 4/1909: to 64680-65687
B&M Boxcar, Grain, SUF 1008 by 2/1908? 4/1948 36' 8'
65688-69999 B&M Boxcar, Grain, SUF 2600 by 5/1909? 7/1948 36' 8'
12100-12299 B&M Automobile, SUF 200 listed 8/1910?,
filled by 8/1911?
10/1947 36' 8'
64680 (second) B&M Boxcar
(P&LE 33596 rebuild)
1 1943? 7/1948 36' 8'-4"
46800 B&M Boxcar Renumbered from VV 128
(only seen in 1955 classification card index p3, possibly retired before renumbering?)
46801-46839 B&M Boxcar Renumbered from VV 138-212
46840 B&M Boxcar Renumbered from SC 506 (per 1942 classification card for SC 580 series, back of previous page)
46842-46981 B&M Boxcar Renumbered from SC 540-789
68300-68319 B&M SUF Boxcar Renumbered from VV 213-232
68320-68399 B&M SUF Boxcar Renumbered from SC 790-869
70000-70499 B&M USRA 40' Double Sheath 500 by 10/1919?7/1955 40'-6" 9'-0"
71000-71953 B&M 1924 ARA 40' Single Sheath 954 by 1/1930?7/1960 40'-6" 8'-7"
71975-71995 MTC 1924 ARA 40' Single Sheath 21 by 1/1930?1/1960 40'-6" 8'-7"
72000-72999 B&M 1924 ARA 40' Single Sheath 1000by 1/1930?7/1960 40'-6" 8'-7"
All Steel: Pre-McGinnis (1929-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
69999 B&M Boxcar
(B&O 384192 rebuild)
1 7/194310/1963 40'-6" 10'-0"
71954-71974 B&M 1924 ARA 40' All Steel 21 by 1/1930?1/1960 40'-6" 8'-7"
71996-71999 MTC 1924 ARA 40' All Steel 4 by 1/1930?4/1959 40'-6" 8'-7"
73000-73199 B&M 1937 AAR 40' All Steel 200 4/19424/1976 40'-5" 10'-0" (nominal)
74000-74499 B&M 40' PS-1 (7' door) 500 10/194710/1962 40'-6" 10'-6"
75000-75749 B&M 40' PS-1 (7' door) 750 7/19514/197140'-6" 10'-6" (nominal)
All Steel: McGinnis (1956) - Guilford (1983)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
68999 B&M Boxcar Renumber of B&M 69999 (see)
1000-1174 B&M 40' PS-1 (7' door) 175 1/1961 4/1976 Sale/Lease back of 74000 cars
(ones without roof hatches)
2000-2707 B&M 40' PS-1 (7' door) 703? 4/1970 7/1980 Re-lease of 75000 cars
67000-67039 B&M 40' PS-1 (7' door) 40 7/1957 1/1981 Modified of 74000 cars
w/4 roof hatches
67040-67067 B&M 1937 AAR 40' All Steel 28 10/1964 4/1980 Modified of 73000 cars
w/4 roof hatches
69700-69999 B&M Boxcar 300 10/1956 10/1966? Rebuilds/Lease back of
71000-71953/72000-72999 cars
70000-70987 (2nd) B&M Boxcar 1000 10/1955 10/1966? Rebuilds/Lease back of
71000-71953/72000-72999 cars
70988-70999 B&M Boxcar 12 7/1956 7/1966 Rebuilds/Lease back of
71954-71974/71995-71999 cars
76000-76538 B&M 40' PS-1 (8' door) 538 4/1957 7/1989 40'-6" 10'-5"
76016-76531 (w/gaps) B&M 40' PS-1 (conversion) 14 7/1971 7/1989 40'-6" 10'-5"
77000-77999 B&M 50' PS-1 (9' door) 1000 7/1956 7/1989 50'-6" 10'-5"
4000-4499 B&M Boxcar (r/n of 74000 series cars) 64 4/1961 10/1962 40'-6" 10'-6"
20-27 B&M Boxcar (bagged cement) (from 77000) 8 4/1962 7/1989 50'-6" 10'-5"
30-37 B&M Boxcar (nitre Cake) (from 77000) 8 1/1963 by 10/1966 40'-6" 10'-5"
40-42 B&M Boxcar (nitre Cake) (from 77000) 2 7/1963 7/1966 40'-6" 10'-5"
50-55 B&M Boxcar (from 77000) 6 1/1970 7/1978 50'-6" 10'-5"
700-718 B&M Boxcar (from 77000) 19 1/1968 1/1994 50'-6" 10'-5"
800-883 B&M Boxcar 84 1/1969 4/1997 50'-6" 10'-6"
900-999 B&M Boxcar 100 10/1968 4/1997 50'-6" 10'-6"
1900-1914 B&M Boxcar 15 7/1964 10/1980 48'-4" 6'-10"
1915-1934 B&M Boxcar 20 7/1964 10/1980 49'-11" 6'-10"
3000-3049 B&M Boxcar 50 4/1974 10/1990 50'-6" 10'-7"
3100-3149 B&M Boxcar 50 4/1974 10/1990 50'-6" 10'-7"
78000-78599 B&M Boxcar 600 11/1973 4/1997 50'-6" 10'-7"
Guilford Era
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
40-49 (2nd) B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 10 7/1978 10/1990 50'-6" 10'-5"
720-723 B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 4 10/1979 4/1985 50'-6" 10'-5"
3200-3349 B&M Boxcar 150 1/1980 after 1/2012† 50'-6" 11'-1"
3300-3349 B&M Boxcar (split into separate series) 50 7/1981 after 1/2012† 50'-6" 11'-1"
3350-3399 B&M Boxcar 50 1/1980 after 1/2012† 50'-6" 11'-1"
4000-4009 (2nd)
By 7/1980: to 4000-4041
B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 42 10/1979 7/1989 50'-6" 10'-5"
4500-4505
By 1/1980: to 4500-4507
B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 8 10/1979 7/1989 50'-6" 10'-5"
4510-4515 B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?)
to #4518 (1 cars) in 1986
6 1/1980 7/1989 50'-6" 10'-5"
70000-70049 (3rd) B&M Boxcar (ex CRI&P) 50 10/1979 10/1990 50'-6" 10'-6"
79000-79099 B&M Boxcar 100 7/1979 after 1/2012†50'-6" 11'-1"
80000-80024 B&M Boxcar 25 1/1980 7/2000 50'-6" 10'-11"
4520 B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 1 7/1980 7/1985 50'-6" 10'-5"
4530-4535 B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 6 7/1980 7/1984 50'-6" 10'-5"
4550-4557 B&M Boxcar (conversion/Renumber?) 8 7/1980 7/1989 50'-6" 10'-5"
300800-300999B&M Boxcar (ex CRI&P) 200 7/1980 7/2010 50'-6" 11'-1"
50500-50562 B&M Boxcar (conversion?) 5 10/1980 10/1980 50'-6" 10'-5"
3500-3539 B&M Boxcar 24 1/1993 after 1/2012†50'-6" 10'-7"

Boxcars 13600-19999, from 1897 to 1907

It took a bit for me to figure this out, and (as I don't have any ORER data for 1898-1900, and 1906) I may not have it exactly correct, but this is what I *think* happened:
11/1897 3/1901 (thru 11/1901) 5/1903 by 3/1907
"old" series (being retired) "New" series "old" series (being retired) "New" series
13600-15999Box, 34' 13600-14470 Box, 34', 40k 41100-42563 Box, 34', 40k 13600-14499 Box, 34', 40k 41100-42999 Box, 34', 40k 41100-42999 Box, 34', 40k
14500-14699 Box, 34', 60k 44000-44199 Box, 34', 60k 14500-14699 Box, 34', 60k 44000-44399 Box, 34', 60k 44000-44399 Box, 34', 60k
  15375-15999 Box, 28 and 30'   15375-17899 Box, 28-32' 15375-18231 Box, 28-32'
16000-19999Box, under 34'   16000-18622 Box, 28-33' 16000-18622 Box, 28-33'
18232-19499 Box, 33' 18232-19499 Box, 33'
18623-19999 Box, 33'  

Notes for "Boxcars 13600-19999, from 1897 to 1907" table:

Boxcars photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Boxcars photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)
Date Car #(s) Photo Location Description
ca 1916 B&MRRHS Flickr wood box
ca 1910 B&MRRHS Flickr 2nd box to right of 48812
1920-06-16 B&MRRHS Flickr WUF box, truss rods, rectangular herald
1935-08-31 B&MRRHS Flickr box at left: SUF, wood body
1902-11-22 F 9236 Digital Commonwealth Fitchburg RR box at left edge
Digital Commonwealth B&M "Hoosac Tunnel Route" boxcar, partially obscured
ca 1930 Digital Commonwealth B&M box car, Fox trucks, WUF? partial side view, number cut off, dimensions *almost" legible
Title="The one thing that troubles Atlantic Ave., freight cars have 99-year lease"
Hght to eaves = 12'-7", width eaves = 9'-7"
1902-11-22 Digital Commonwealth ?B&M "Hoosac Tunnel Route"? boxcar, about the middle of the cars (between the 3=2 C&O boxcar).
ca. 1900 Digital Commonwealth Is that a B&M box car?
or use: https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/qf85nq649
Digital Commonwealth Is that a B&M box car?
or use: https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/xp68kk659
Digital Commonwealth Eastern RR 4 (and maybe 8) wheeled box cars
Digital Commonwealth ?Eastern RR 8 wheel box, [also listed in misc.]
7064 Digital Commonwealth B&M RR 4 wheel box (could be ex B&L - note "paint out" of "Maine" area) [also listed in misc.]
1980-03 Jim Dufour Flickr Partial side view, perhaps 2000-2704 re-lease? - no roofwalk, "yellow dot", ACI, USRE logo
Houghton's RailImages 40' PS-1 at Hoosac Wharf (near Navy Yard)
ca 1880??17925? ?17325? Maine Memory B&M Box, "Block" (pre-1898) lettering (dark car color, light lettering). Link and pin couplers
? F 16157? ??? Fitchburg "Hoosac Tunnel Route"
National Park Service 2 all-wood box w/ Fox trucks, Spelled - 1 line
National Park Service one or more boxcars in background (left)
National Park Service box behind engine - wood body w/ Mogul end, rect. herald
National Park Service Conn River??????
1964-08 XM 26421 ?76491? Fallen Flags 40' PS-1, paint similar to 76xxx series?, but reporting marks ?repainted.
XM 71055? Fallen Flags Possibly 77000 series?
1968 XM 00000 Fallen Flags 40' PS-1, paint similar to 76xxx series?
1983 New England RR Photo Archive 78000 series?
2018-07-17 New England RR Photo Archive 76000 series?
2004-02-08 New England RR Photo Archive 76000 series? (same car as previous line?)
1974-12-08 New England RR Photo Archive looks like 40' PS-1, but repainted. Superior door, no roofwalk, cut-down ladders, ACI
1974-10-01 76491? New England RR Photo Archive 76000 series?
1974-10-01 New England RR Photo Archive (partial roof of B&M box at left)
1973-10-25 New England RR Photo Archive 2 77000 series? box cars - note different paint schemes
1971-03-14 New England RR Photo Archive looks like 40' PS-1?
2010-04 New England RR Photo Archive White / Guilford box, ?79000 series? Possibly 2nd (PAR) box also (can't see if BM or MEC)
New England RR Photo Archive SUF box in MOW service. Wood end.
2005-01-11 New England RR Photo Archive I didn't know B&M had any [top down] R-2-x dreadnaught ends?
2002-08-09 New England RR Photo Archive 77000 series?
1983-03-30 New England RR Photo Archive 2 box cars - ?76xxx on left, ?77xxx on right?
1975-01-24 New England RR Photo Archive at least 4 PS-1 box cars, hard to tell specific series
2010-12-08 New England RR Photo Archive Caption = B&M woodside gon.
Looks more like a SUF box converted to work train service (note Andrews trucks)
1980-09 3rd 70000 series? New England RR Photo Archive Box behind engine, guessing series from paint scheme
2008-05-25 New England RR Photo Archive 3.5 boxcars, possibly one (or more) of the 3xxx series?
1985 New England RR Photo Archive repainted 40' PS-1?
1982-05-21 New England RR Photo Archive Possibly a 78000 series?
2007-03-18 New England RR Photo Archive 40' PS-1?
2007-03-18 New England RR Photo Archive 40' PS-1?
2007-02-19 New England RR Photo Archive 5 boxcars, possibly 3xxx series?
1983-09-10 New England RR Photo Archive possibly 3xxx series car?
1978 New England RR Photo Archive 40' PS-1, possibly 76000 series?
2003 New England RR Photo Archive PS-1, possibly 77000 series?
ca 1977 New England RR Photo Archive 3 box cars, unfortunately can't see enough to figure out what series.
2002-04-30 New England RR Photo Archive 2 PS-1 box cars at Charlestown Navy Yard
1985-07 New England RR Photo Archive 3000, 3100, or 78000 series?
1996-02-06 New England RR Photo Archive 40' PS-1 at Littleton
2001-06-23 New England RR Photo Archive ?50'? car - note Dreadnaught ends (so NOT a PS-1)
1964? New England RR Photo Archive Looks like a 50' PS-1 (77000 series?) on the right.
2000-11-23 New England RR Photo Archive Possibly 3200-3400 series box?
1980-09 New England RR Photo Archive
ConnR 62 EarlyRail groups.io Conn river. (scroll down to John Ott posting, message 45705)
F 9322 Fitchburg HTR (scroll down to John Ott posting, message 45705)
4-4-0.com B&M box (?WUF?)
Ch 1541, 1721? Keene Public Library Cheshire box cars. Flats possibly Cheshire as well
12xxx or 17xxx? Florida Memory B&M wood sheath box
1912-09-04 SC 5x5? Historic Pittsburgh Sullivan County boxcar WUF, truss rods, Fox trucks
Historic Railroad Scenes 2021 Calendar for Franklin Co, MA - May partial view of B&M (?) boxcar at right
B&MRRH The Central Mass. p46 Conn River box car
Per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #29 (Apr, 1993) NHRRH&TA's Shoreliner Vol 23, #2 has a photo of B&M Double-sheathed box cars.
Per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #41 (Jan-Feb, 1996) the book Moguls, Mountains, and Memories has a picture of an OB boxcar in work service on p79
B&M RR [Employees] Magazine July, 1929 (vol 6 No. 4), p6 64xxx boxcar partial side/B end (WUF, or 40 ton SUF?)
B&M RR [Employees] Magazine April 1949 (vol 17 #4) p17 car at left - is that a B&M SUF, or (if B&M, far more likely) a USRA DS box?
Boxcars.us p10 or 11: Title = "BM, Berlin Mills 40' Single Door Boxcar, 6031 April 4th, 1971 Berlin New Hampshire"
looks like USRA double-sheathed box - ex B&M?
Boxcars.us p10 or 11: Title = "BM, Boston & Maine 50' Single Door Boxcar, 22, June, 2002"
(32xx? 33xx? other?)
Pacific Coast Airline Ry ?Connecticut and Passumpsic River RR? boxcar
ca 1925?B&MRRHS Facebook WUF box w/ Mogul end at left
(I believe this is a repeat photo, but I just can't make out the car #)
ca 1875 Salem State Archives Flickr collection several box cars, unknown railroads
1914-06 Salem State Archives Flickr collection 3 MEC, 3 B&M box cars (numbers not legible)
before 1893? ERR 84883 Maine Memory Network Eastern RR? box (at right) - end view.
1879-01 ? RR 132 New England RR Photo Archive wreck on BC&M - is that a BC&M boxcar?
1933-07-22 Maine Memory Network 3 panel door (71000 series box car - need to move to that series)
ca 1876 2727 NYC&HRRR Blue line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 7919 NYC&HRRR Red line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 12312 NYC&HRRR Hoosac Tunnel line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 2624 NYC&HRRR White Line reefer more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 12401 NYC&HRRR Hoosac Tunnel line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 2597 NYC&HRRR Blue line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1871?14 MDT Blue line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 8052 NYC&HRRR Red line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 D16689 LS&MSRR Red line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 2514 NYC&HRRR White Line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
ca 1876 2431 NYC&HRRR White Line more info here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW24gKlhgGp0rq4R6gaOYNEVU6L3HsjbXpHtllBt6eQ/edit#gid=0
1960s? McGinnis painted box behind L&N (to left of Soo line)
1929-03-29 B&M Double-sheath SUF boxcar at left. Also at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/15044179592/
1980-10-02 Other boxcars (note I'm not talking about the main subject of the photo, but rather the 2 boxcars on either side.
2 B&M cars Caption="Epsom, NH, Al Bickford collection" Box and Gon with ?Lumber? loads - car numbers can't be read
1986-12 Herbert & Povall Pine Trees & Minutemen p27 (top) Not sure if 3000, or 3200/3300/3350 series car
"early 1900s" Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume III: The Bellows Falls Sub p91 B&M 4xxxx series boxcar, with "circled Air Brake" logo
1955-02 Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume III: The Bellows Falls Sub p114 If turn book sideways, lower-left picture. I believe this is a 75000 series box (non-mcGinnis paint, side sill matches)
? 11xxx Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume III: The Bellows Falls Sub p204 Center picture. Note horse-drawn stagecoach. End view of car
1938 ? Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume IV: B&R and Corkscrew Divisions p178 Middle picture. (very) partial view of wood exterior sheathed car - just "Rectangular" herald (no arrow), individual grabs instead of ladder
? ? Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume V (part 1): The main line inside front endleaf end view of boxcar ERR 93261 (Eastern RR or someone else?)
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster p89 top unknown series B&M box behind engine - possibly 77000 series (repainted?)
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster p180 top unknown series B&M wood body box behind CV box, partial end view only
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster p183 top unknown series B&M wood body box about photo center (Spelled one line with &)
1955-02-11 75365? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p42-43 5 photos of wrecked box - hard to tell if B&M car or not
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p76 bottom unknown series B&M wood body box, door open, full of bagged [something]
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p94 top-right "Conn. River." (arched) RR box 382, partial view of side
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p149 top Possible B&M cars in left, very hard to read lettering
pre-1895 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p163 middle B&L 4 wheel box. Note side door opening at left end of side (door opens to right)
1932-11-11 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p173 top unknown series B&M wood body box, right end of car side visible, herald S3&
1973-06-22HT&W 61 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume III: Claremont Branch... p51, top and bottom-left STated as ex- B&M car (USRA double-sheath)
1980-04-25 3xxx? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p9 X post box - right half of car & door, can't make out door details
2V COTS, U-1 "Dot"
1951-09-05 SUF? 0367?Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p32 bottom SUF box in work service
PS-1 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p45 top B end, can't tell which PS-1 series (has been repainted blue with "4 foot"? intertwined herald
1975-09-01 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p100 top 4 B&M Boxcras. A couple probably 77000 series (or derivatives), others 3xxx series?
1974-10-19 77000s? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p146 bottom a couple (77000 series?) box cars on display (repainted w/ "4 foot?" herald.
pre-1927 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VI: Wells River - North p27 Picture of Lyndon, vt shops in B&M era. Several wood body boxcars visible, but cannot read the car numbers
1979-03-17 PS-1 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VI: Wells River - North p148 middle I believe this is one of the 40' PS-1 series, can't read car #
1930-08-08 SUF box Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VII: StJ&LC (part I), MEC p180 top End /side, can't read car #, B&M style end sill
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p3 bottom SUF box, fox trucks, can't read car #
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p11 top WUF? box, hard to read anything
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p16 top 2 (or 3?) WUF box cars, hard to read lettering, fox trucks
B&L 1761Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p17 bottom excellent ends ("A"?) and left half of side+door
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p17 top one (or more?) WUF box. One has unusual dark area on door (or maybe shadow?)
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p18 bottom-left WUF box at left, "S3&" herald
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p42 bottom SUF box, can't read car #
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p79 bottom just a smidge of a B&M boxcar at right of photo
1925-03 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p79 bottom-left (as viewed) Note metal roof, B&M reporting marks, "line" above
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p82 top B&M 4xxxx series box at right. S1&. Note small ?sliding door for ventilation? below "BOS"
Also appears to be several other B&M box cars in yard, but hard to read lettering
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p86 2nd from bottom 2 boxcars (end view) - one on ash pit track, one at left
1907-06-15? 13xxx? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p94 bottom S1& reporting marks, "B&M / car# also painted on door. Unusual trucks?
1911-05-25 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p122 top-left B&M stlye end-sill SUF box on side (after accident). S1& style reporting marks
1980-02-18 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p136 middle-right possibly 78000 series B&M boxcar?
1980-05-26 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p36 bottom-right several possibly 78000 series B&M boxcars?
1940s? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p170 top Wood box ?with Mogul end? (or is it some other RR?)
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p193 bottom possible ex-B&M "NH style" SUF box w/ steel end

Gondolas

1893 Renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
0600-02599 B&M 4 wheel coal and gravel dump 1860? 1893* 9/1896
(to 01-02799 series)
(see Misc. below)
? ?
5000-6073
5/1901: to 5000-5599
4/1903: to 5000-5549
7/1905: to 5000-5949
4/1906: to 5000-5549
4/1914, split into 5 sub-groups
B&M Gondola, hopper bottom 540? 1893* 12/1925 24-31 3' to 3'-10"
6074-7999 (1st)
By 1/1901: to 6174-7999
4/1902: to 6174-6259
B&M Gondola, flat bottom 100? 1893* 10/1926 26-28 3'-9"
20000-20599
3/1895: to 20000-20199
12/1895: to 20000-20299
By 1/1901: to 20000-20284
B&M 8-wheel Drop Sideboard 100? 1893* 3/1906
(Renumbered to ?)
28-32 ?
20600-20999
3/1895: to 20200-20999
12/1895: to 20300-20999
4/1903: to 20400-20999
B&M 8-wheel Platform, Sideboard (tight sides & ends)53? 1893* 4/1915 28-32 ?
21000-21999
By 1/1901: to 21000-21399
B&M 8-wheel Drop End Sideboard 400? 1893* 5/1935 34 3'
Post-190x Renumbering thru to 1918
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
Inside
Height
5974-6073
4/1903: to 5900-6073
9/1905: to 5950-6073
11/1907: to 6000-6073
B&M Coke (28-32') 66? by 1/1901? 2/1922 28-30 6'
6074-6173 (2nd) B&M Coke (34') 100 by 1/1901? 2/1922? 33'-11½" 6'
6260-7999
5/1906: to 6260-6799
B&M Gondola, flat bottom, Pratt Patent 60000 capy 540 4/1902 (as
separate
series)
12/1926 28 4'
6800-7999
9/1910: to 6800-7680
B&M Gondola, flat bottom, Pratt Patent 60000 capy 931 5/1906 (as
separate
series)
5/1936 30 4'
8850-9549
2/1903: to 9040-9549
4/1903: to 9050-9499
B&M Sideboard Coal (28-32') 662? by 1/1901? 12/1914 28-32 2'
9550-9899 B&M Sideboard Coal (34') 350? by 1/1901? 7/1915 34 1'-10"
9901-9999
4/1903: to 9900-9999
B&M Sideboard Coal (34') 100? by 1/1901? 10/1914 32 1'-11"
21400-21999
By 3/1907: to 21400-23999
By 12/1907: to 21400-24999
B&M Drop End Sideboard (35') 593? by 1/1901? 5/1935 34'-3" 3'
8900-8999 B&M WUF Rodger Convertible gondola/hopper 100 6/1907 9/1929 34'
24'
4'-2"
9000-9039
4/1903: to 9000-9049
2/1914: to 9000-9039
B&M WUF Rodger Convertible gondola/hopper 40 2/1903 8/1929 32'-9"
26'
3'
5550-5949
11/1907: to 5550-5899
3/1914: to 5550-5650
B&M Gondola, hopper bottom 100 4/1906 10/1926 28'-9" 3'-10"
39000-39999 B&M Coal, Drop End Sideboard (35') 1000 9/1908 5/1935 34' 3'
7681 B&M Gondola, Pratt Patent 1 (1906?)
9/1910(listed)
10/1922 34'-9" 4'
7682-7683
Also 7686; 7690;
B&M Gondola, Pratt Patent 4 9/1918? 6/1924 26'-6" 4'
7691-7694
Also 7684, 7687, 7689
B&M Gondola, Pratt Patent 7 9/1918? 10/1925? 33'-9" 4'
01-0100
10/1914: To "Misc. Equipment" section
B&M 8 wheel dumps 100 2/1911 5/1936 ? ? ?
Steel Underframe, steel/composite body: Pre-McGinnis (1909-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
80000-80999 B&M Coal, Drop Bottom 1000 6/1909 (listed)
2/1910 (delivered)
7/1941 40' 3'-10"
81000-81499 B&M Coal, Drop Bottom 500 2/1914 (listed)
3-4/1914 (delivered)
4/1940 40' 4'-4"
9100-9199 B&M SUF Hart Convertible gondola/hopper 100 1923? 4/1955 39'-11" (Gondola)
30' (Hopper)
4'-4"
90000-91499
12-1918: 82000-82999
09-1919: (before delivery)
    To 90000-91499
B&M USRA Gondola, Drop Bottom
(Composite)
1500 12/1918 (listed)
11/1919 (delivered)
10/1954 41'-6" 4'-8"
92000-93249 B&M Gondola, Drop Bottom 1250 11/1936 (listed)
7/1937,4/1942 (delivered)
10/1980 41'-6" 4'-8"
5200-5205 B&M Gondola, Solid Bottom 6 7/1953 4/1955 Converted from 92000 series (see)
9200-9211 B&M Gondola, Solid Bottom 12 10/1952 1/1972 Converted from 92000 series (see)
9212-9561 B&M Gondola, Solid Bottom 350 10/1956 10/1966 Sale/Leaseback from 92000 series (see)
9600-9899 B&M Gondola, Solid Bottom 6 4/1957 1/1974 Sale/Leaseback from 92000 series (see)
All Steel: McGinnis (1956) - Guilford (1983)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
9000-9099 (2nd) B&M Gondola 100 10/1975 after 1/2012†52'-6" 4'-6"
Guilford
14238
(Tim Gilbert uses 14233??)
B&M Gondola (ex D&H, ex EL) 1 10/1989 10/1991 52'-6" 4'-6"
TODO: For 5000 and 6074 (first) series - split into separate pages, one for each group, when they were split in ORERs?

Gondola photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
1921-09-07 B&MRRHS Flickr site wood gon at left, "spelled 1 line" ?drop end?
National Park Service Pratt Patent(?) gon at right
National Park Service wood gon in background (right)
National Park Service drop side? gons in train - B&M or other RR?
4-4-0.com B&M gons in background (left to right)
(upper) All-steel gon, possibly B&M 80000 series?
(upper) Pratt Patent gon?
(behind engine) ?wood gon?
(to right of engine) all-wood fixed side gon.
Contact web site owner if you want higher resolution scan
1915-06-25 New England RR Photo Archive gons in foreground, possibly others - need higher resolution
1899 B&M RR [Employees] Magazine Sept 1930 (vol 7 # 5) p15 2 B&M gons w/coal (hopper bottom gons?)
B&M RR [Employees] Magazine July, 1929 (vol 6 No. 4), p13, mid-left Hart convertible? Seley hopper? ??
B&M RR [Employees] Magazine Fall 1938 (vol 10 no. 5) p37, top-right ca. 1925 - partial side view - wood side gon
White Mountain History Excursion on EB&L RR - all wood gon w/ stake pockets
1972-04 NERail Photo Archive Minuteman herald on gondola
1922-05-26 B&MRRHS Facebook I've no idea about the gon (also see flat listing below)
1890-1905? Digital Commonwealth B&L 8 wheel gon? under right-most "truss"
1865-1914 Digital Commonwealth Several 8-wheel gons, can't read the lettering
ca 1877 Salem State Archives Flickr collection Possible B&M gondola under coal pockets at left
ca 1930? Denver Public Library Otto Perry collection Partial view of all-steel gondola to left of engine, I am unsure if this is even a B&M car
1933-08-22 Denver Public Library Otto Perry collection Partial view of ?USRA? gondola to left of engine, I am unsure if this is even a B&M car
1930-10-13 Denver Public Library Otto Perry collection Partial view of all-steel gondola to left of engine.
I'm pretty sure it IS a B&M car, I just don't know what series (80000 or 81000, it is too early for 92000 series)
Build date is JUST obscured by uncoupler bar - it COULD be "4-[19]1x", which would be an 81000 series car
1924 Maine Memory Network 80000 or 81000 all-steel drop bottom gon at left (partial view)
1914-06-10 B&MRRHS Flickr site Drop side wood gons? Can't read lettering.
1912-1913 B&MRRHS Flickr site Can't read lettering - possible hopper-bottom gon?
2 B&M cars Caption="Epsom, NH, Al Bickford collection" Box and Gon with ?Lumber? loads - car numbers can't be read
1953-07 ? Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume IV: B&R and Corkscrew Divisions p204 "Top Right" picture. unknown if 80000 or 81000 series gon, probably in MOW service.
early 1900s Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster p37 top 1 or 2 B&M drop end wood gons? Construction of B&M Main thru Dole jct.
1911-10 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster p137 top Wood Gondola xxx84, possibly Pratt Patent
Also Steel gondola, 80xxx or 81xxx(?) note vertical rib/stake on end
Both have "Spelled 1 line using &"
1982-12-15 M&B 44 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume III: Claremont Branch... p16 mid-right Wood(?) Gondola, possible ex- B&M?
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p104 top Several wood gons in (?) Ash service?
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VIII: StJ&LC (part II), Spr. Term. p47 top partial view of B&M wood gondola (left of block suspended from crane)
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VIII: StJ&LC (part II), Spr. Term. p81 top Possible ex-B&M wood gon being used as StJ&LC crane tender 466?
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p26 2nd from top Possible end view of B&M wood gondola.
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other p39 top 2 steel gons, possible one or both B&M, 2 different types? (80000 and 81000?)
1952 B&C 467?Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p47 top possible ex-B&M WUF gon, with sides mostly removed. Fox trucks
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p82 top Drop bottom gon lower right, fox trucks. Hard to read lettering, S1&
2 tracks to the left note "end number" on B&M ?5165?
1912-01-20 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p86 top 2 gons on ash track - one possibly Pratt Patent (does end have Pratt doors as well?????)
early 1900s Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p86 2nd from top 6 gons on ash track - three possibly Pratt Patent
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p86 2nd from bottom 2 (?) gons on ash pit track - lower one possibly Pratt Patent car with top of sides folded down?
1950s Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p86 bottom 2 gons on ash pit track - one (or both) possibly USRA cars, both rectangular heralds?
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p158 2nd from top several B&M wood gondolas, some with lumber loads
Possibly some wood B&M pulpwood cars?

Flat Cars

1893 Renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
01-0599 B&M 4 wheel flat and sideboard 484? 1893* 9/1896
to 01-02799 series
(see Misc. below)
?
22000-23999
By 5/1903: to 22000-23851
B&M 8-wheel Platform, 34 feet 717? 1893* 1/1906
(cars renumbered)
34
25000-25024 B&M 8-wheel Platform (Stone) 8? 1893* 5/1898 28-31
25025-26999
1/1896: to 25025-26949
By 1/1901: to 24000-26899
6/1901-3/1903: Split into 2 series:
   24000-26841
   26842-26899
4/1903: to 25000-26841 (old)
B&M 8-wheel Platform, under 34' 1646? 1893* 2/1906
(cars renumbered)
28-33
Post-190x Renumbering thru to 1918
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
26842-26899 B&M Platform, 33' 58? 6/1901 4/1903, recombined w/25000s,
then split into 3 new series
33'
30000-31999
Split 7/1901 (see next 2 lines)
B&M Flat, 34' 40000-50000 capy 1364? by 1/1901? 6/1901
[see below]
34'
30000-31499
3/1914: to 30000-31086
B&M Flat, 34' 40000 capy 1078? 7/1901 12/1925 34'
31500-31999
By 3/1914: to 31650-31999
B&M Flat, 34' 50000 capy 450? 7/1901 12/1922 34'
32000-32099 B&M Flat, Special 34-60' 47? by 1/1901? 3/1928 28-60
32100-32999
3/1901: to 32100-39999
4/1903: to 32100-33999
5/1911: to 32100-32999
3/1914: to 32100-32738
B&M Flat, 34' 60000 capy 721? by 1/1901? 10/1925 34
33000-39999 (1st)B&M Flat, 35' 60000 capy 100 by 1/1901? 2/1901 to 32100 series
25000-25499
By 3/1914: to 25007-25498
B&M Flat, 28-31'
3/1914 - some cv to Wood Racks (see Misc)
416? 4/1903 11/1925 28-31
25500-25999
4/1906: to 25500-26599
B&M Flat, 32' 489? 4/1903 7/1925 32
26600-26899 B&M Flat, 33' 237? 4/1903 9/1920 33
33000-33999 (2nd)
By 3/1914: to 33000-33499
B&M Flat (ex NYNH&H) 500 5/1911 (on B&M) 7/1934
[5/1935]
35'-6"
32900-32999 B&M Flat 50 12/1914 11/1929 36'
Pre-McGinnis (1909-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
5000-5007 B&M Flat, Well hole 8 10/19411/1973 14' (well)
5100-5103 B&M Flat, Depressed Center 4 10/19414/1982 16'-2" (depressed center)
5300-5309 B&M Flat, Bulkhead
Converted from 33500 series
10 1/1955 (cv)4/1959 36'-6"
33500-33799 B&M Flat, General Service 300 1/1924 7/1962 42'-1"
McGinnis (1956) - Guilford (1983)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
5010 B&M Flat, Well hole 8 4/195710/1978 19'-4" (well)
5200-5209 B&M Flat, Piggyback 10 7/195810/1962 53'-6"
5320-5329
4/1959: to 5320-5339
B&M Flat, Bulkhead 20 4/19571/1994 48'-6"
34000-34089 B&M Flat 90 4/19574/1997 53'-6"/51'
5225-5264 B&M Flat, Piggyback (leased USRE, ex ?) 39 4/19607/1971 45'

I probably need a separate table here (like boxcars) for 22000-31999 (various series) as to how they were split up/recombined

Flatcar photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
ca 1910 B&MRRHS Flickr Are the flat cars in front of the box cars B&M?
1898 2xxxx B&MRRHS Flickr car# = 2xxxx, spelled 1 line, interesting trucks (wrap-around steel + pedestals)?
22000 series, 25025 series or (less likely) 25000 series?
1886-08-06 National Park Service wood B&M flat at left?
1984-05-26 BM 76? New England RR Photo Archive 33500 series flat converted to wreck train service, note partial boxcar body
1984-05-26 BM 77 New England RR Photo Archive 34000 series flat converted to wreck train service, w/ caboose body and cut-down boxcar body
1984-05-26 BM 2767New England RR Photo Archive 5320 series bulkhead flat converted to wreck train service (truck storage)
1979-08-22 New England RR Photo Archive Is this even a B&M flat? if so, 34000 series?
late 1800s? From a 25-Feb-2021 post on EarlyRail@groups.io - thread = "High Resolution Photos of 1888 Train Delivering Boilers"
Post has link to Google Drive with 3 files, from ?Maine Historical Society? (but as of Mar-2021, I cannot find these photos on the Maine Historical Soc. web site)
Dating: Wood flat cars w/ truss rods, link and pin couplers, stub switches, some wood frame w/ pedestal bearing trucks.
File names (I believe these look similar to Maine Historical Society cataloging)
- Coll 242 B29 F4 s1.tif - B&M [unknown #], B&M 22[1/4]31, other flats (B&M or not?)
- Coll 242 B29 F4 s2.tif - B&M 26044, B&M 253[2?]7, 4 unknown (see 3rd image) (note one with "folding" side stakes ?!?!)
- Coll 242 B29 F4 s3.tif - B&M 26528, B&M [unknown #], unknowns (note one with "folding" side stakes ?!?!)
1922-05-26 B&MRRHS Facebook Flat may be 33000 series? (also see gon listing above)
1968-10-19 B&MRRHS Facebook Is crane tender car an ex-33500 series flat?
ca 1870 Salem State Archives Flickr collection 4 flats w/side stakes and ?lumber? load
1914 Salem State Archives Flickr collection several flat cars - not sure if any are B&M
1874? New Hampshire Historical Society you have to scroll thru the various view - look for the one "State Block, Main St. Concord, NH" (about middle of the list)
2 flat cars - one is 6 wheeled. Unknown RRs
ca 1930s? Christmas trees arrive in Charlestown by rail Possible 33500 series, also unknown "early" flat (note Fox?? trucks) in foreground (possible 33000 series??)
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West p94 left, 2nd from top Concord RR flat (all that is visible is "CORD")
1978-09-18 W1xx4 (1064?)Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p65 middle ex PS-4 flat? welded rail train - pulling welded rail. Partial side view
? ? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VI: Wells River - North p31 middle hard to read lettering, but possible Passumsic River RR flat(s)
1934 B&C 143 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p11 top-left Could be ex-B&M WUF flat? (built Laconia 1903)
1909-02-20 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p79 top possibly 2 B&M flats (can't see any detail)
1870-1914? B&L 412xx Digital Commonwealth Distant view of yard south of Salem, MA station.
Note in foreground is B&L flat (12"? sideboards, piled with sand? or dirt? or?)

Stock Cars

1893 Renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First
Listed
Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
4000-4099 B&M Stock, 34' 22? 1893* 2/1901
(to 27000s?)
34? ?
4500-4599 B&M Stock, under 34' 37? 1893* 3/1901
(to 28000s?)
? ?
1901-1924 B&M Stock, 34' (Leased) 4? 1/1898 11/1999 34' 01
Post-190x Renumbering thru to 1918
Series Road Description # Built First
Listed
Last ListedInside
Length
Inside
Height
27000-27049 B&M Stock, 34 and 35' 60? 1901* 1/1925 34-35' 6'-10"?
27050-27099
By 5/1903: to 27050-27199
By 3/1914: to 27050-27125
B&M Stock, 35'-9" 76? 1901* 11/1925 35'-1" 6'-10"?
28000-28035
By 2/1914: to 28007,28050 ("050" a typo?)
By 3/1914: to 28007,28030
By 4/1916: to 28030
By 4/1917: to 28030,28998
B&M Stock, 28 to 33' 28? 1901* 7/1920 28-33' 6'-5"
28988-28999
By 5/1903: to 28900-28999
By 3/1914: to 28991-28997
By 10/1914: to 28991-28998
By 4/1916: to 28993-28998
By 4/1917: to 28993,28997
B&M Stock, Double deck 12? 1901* 3/1918 33 6'-3"?
29000-29024 B&M Stock (see also hopper 29000 series) 25 11/1914?11/1921 34'-3" 6'-10"
Pre-McGinnis (1909-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First
Listed
Last ListedInside
Length
Inside
Height
27200-27239 B&M Stock
Converted from 33000 series flats
40 8/1923 7/1945 35'-2" 8'
27500-27514 B&M Stock
Converted from 72000 series boxcars
15 4/1945 4/1956
back to boxcars
40'-6" 8'-7"

Reefers, Milk and Ice cars

1893 Renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
8000-8499
By 3/1901: to 8000-8251
B&M 4-wheel Box, Ice 275? 1893* 4/1901
12600-12999
By 5/1903: to 12600-12799
B&M 8-wheel Box, Refrigerator 177? 1893* 9/1929 28-34 7'-7"
Post-1893 Renumbering thru to 190x renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
2400-2499 B&M Milk 70? 1894-03 To Passenger Car list by 3/1901
Combined w/ other cars by 8/1908
? ?
19900-19999 B&M Boxcar (Flush Doors, Ice Trade) 58 4/1903 5/1907
to Box 18232-19999?
33 ?
40400-40799
By 11/1908: to 40200-40799
B&M Boxcar, Ice 575? 7/1906 5/1935 36' 7'-9"
40800-40841
By 7/1901: to 40800-40899
By 3/1914: to 40800-40877
B&M Boxcar, Ice 78? 1/1901 5/1935 34 - 36' 6'-9"
12800-13049 B&M Boxcar, Refrigerator
(ex NYNH&H 22000-22500)
250 listed 8/1910
count 3/1911
10/1940 29'-3" 8'
12050 B&M Box, Refrigerator 1 12/1914 11/1934
To Pass Equip.-Milk 12003-12098?
35'-9" 7'-8"
12054 B&M Box, Refrigerator 1 12/1914 12/1922 35'-1" 8'-1"
12056-12059 B&M Box, Refrigerator 4 1/1922 11/1934
To Pass Equip.-Milk 12003-12098?
29'-3½" 8'
12060-12064 B&M Box, Refrigerator 5 12/1914 7/1924 36' 8'-1"
12066,12067 B&M Box, Refrigerator, SUF 2 12/1914 6/1927
to 12056-12067
36' 8'-1"
12068-12075
By 1/1922: to 12068-12098
B&M Box, Milk 31? 9/1916 11/1934
To Pass. Equip.-Milk 12003-12098?
29'-3½" 8'
Pre-McGinnis (1909-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
Inside
Height
13100-13299 B&M Refrigerator - Bunker 200 10/1923 7/1951 33' 7'-7"
McGinnis (1956) - Guilford (1983)
100-149 B&M Refrigerator, Insulated 50 10/1970 1/1993 52'-5" 10'-5"
150-159 B&M Refrigerator 10 10/1979 1/1988 50'-1" 9'-10"

Reefer photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
ca 1910 B&MRRHS Flickr Note light colored (yellow?) reefer to the left

Hoppers (including covered hoppers)

NOTE: "Gondola, Hopper bottom" cars are listed in gondola section
Open: Post-190x Renumbering thru to 1918
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
29000-29999
4/1903: to 29000-29099
3/1914: to 29000-29024
B&M Ore
11/1914 - re-labeled "Stock", same numbers/dimensions?!?
29? by 1/1901? 1914? 33-34
5900-5999B&M Seley hopper bottom gondola
(ex D&H)
100 11/1907 (listed)
12/1907 (has cars)
11/1929 32'
Open: Pre-McGinnis (1909-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
7000-7099 B&M Hopper (2 bay, 7 rib)
(ex C&O)
100 3/1935 10/1954 30'
7100-7199 B&M Hopper (2 bay offset side) 100 4/1942 7/1967 33'
8000-8999 B&M 1928 ARA Hopper
(4 bay offset side)
1000 5/1929 10/1963 40'-5"
Covered: Pre-McGinnis (1946-1956)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
5500-5519 B&M Covered Hopper (2 bay) 20 4/1947 1/1981 29'-3"
5599
4/1969: to 010
B&M Covered Hopper (2 bay)
(ex KEPX)
1 7/1954 1/1968
(r/n to 010, gaps)
26'-2"
010 B&M Covered Hopper 1 4/1969 1/1981 Renumbered from 5599
All types: McGinnis (1956) - Guilford (1983)
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
7400-7415 B&M 1928 ARA Hopper (ex-MP) 15 7/1962 1/1978 40'-5"
011-016 B&M Covered Hopper 6 4/1969 1/1981 30'-5"
5520-5545 B&M Covered Hopper (2 bay) 26 7/1956 1/2007 29'-3"
5550-5563 B&M Covered Hopper (2 bay)
(ex L&NE)
14 1/1961 10/1980 26'-3"
5600-5649 B&M Covered Hopper
(ex L&NE)
50 10/1961 10/1982 26'-3"
5650-5669 B&M Covered Hopper (ex ?unknown?)20 7/1963 4/1966 26'-3" / 27'-5"
5680-5691 B&M Covered Hopper
(ex P&WV?)
11 10/1965 4/1973 28'-2"
5700-5719 B&M Covered Hopper 20 4/1966 10/1999 49'-6" - 50'-5" [???]
5720-5725 B&M Covered Hopper 6 4/1972 1/1983 50'-5"
5750-5754 B&M Covered Hopper 5 10/1967 4/1997 39'-8"
5800-5804 B&M Covered Hopper, Airslide
(ex GACX)
5 1/1975 1/1993 29'-6"
5810-5814 B&M Covered Hopper, Airslide
(ex GACX)
5 1/1975 1/1993 29'-6"
7000-7099 (2nd)B&M Hopper (ex B&LE)100 7/1967 4/1982 40'-8"
7200-7270
4/1967: to 7200-7264
B&M Hopper (ex NYNH&H) 71 4/1962 4/1967 33'
7300-7328
4/1963: to 7300-7333
1/1964: to 7300-7322
B&M Hopper (ex ?unknown?) 29 4/1962 1/1978 40'-8"
7500-7501 B&M Hopper, Wood Chip (ex ?unknown?)2 10/1963 4/1969 40'-2"
7502-7511
1/1964: to 7502-7519
B&M Hopper, Wood Chip 18 4/1963 7/1974 40'-8"
7600-7799 B&M Hopper (ex B&LE) 200 7/1968 4/1971 33'
10000-10299 B&M Hopper 300 4/1957 1/2008 42'-10"
15000-16467 B&M Hopper (ex WM) 45 7/1966 4/1968 (r/n) 30'-5"
7275-7299
1/1967: to 7265-7299
7/1967: to 7260-7299
B&M Hopper (ex WM) 38 1/1967 1/1978 Renumbered 15000 series hoppers
Guilford
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
5400-5419 B&M Covered Hopper 20 4/1979 1/1997 54'-1"
5820-5829
10/1980: to 5820-5849
B&M Covered Hopper, Airslide
(ex GACX)
30 4/1979 1/1993 48'-11"
5900-5917 B&M Covered Hopper 18 10/1977 1/1990 39'-9" or 43'-5"
5918 B&M Covered Hopper (conv/re#?) 1 10/1983 10/1989 39'-9"
11000-11019
by 1/1979: to 11000-11024
B&M Hopper 25 10/1978 1/1998 42'-10"
5200-5299 B&M Covered Hopper 100 1/1981 after 1/2012† 35'
1003-1168
1/1989: to 1003-1168 + 1173-1188
4/1989: to 1003-1168 + 1173-1200
7/1989: to 1001 + 1003-1168 + 1173-1200
10/1989: to 1001-1200
B&M Hopper (ex D&H) 133 10/1988 1/2011 46'-10"
1279-1364
1/1989: to 1259 + 1279-1364
7/1989: to 1243-1254 + 1259 + 1279-1364
10/1989: to 1243-1364
4/1991: to 1237-1241 + 1243-1364
10/1994: to 1238-1339 + 1243-1364
4/2011: to 1174-1359
B&M Hopper (ex D&H) 3 10/1988 4/2011 34'-7"
3401-3419
1/1997: to 3401-3449
B&M Covered Hopper
(ex D&H, ex EL)
15 (3401-3419)
39 (3401-3449)
10/1988 1/2000 49'-9"
3420
1/1997: combined into 3401-3449 above
B&M Covered Hopper 1 10/1988 1/2000 49'-9"
3421-3450
1/1997: combined into 3401-3449 above
B&M Covered Hopper 23 10/1988 1/2000 49'-9"
12111-12161
1/1989: to 12111-12161 + 12183
7/1989: to 12109-12194 (w/gaps)
10/1989: to 12102-12194 (w/gaps)
1/1990: to 12102-12199 (w/gaps)
10/1991: to 12109-12194
10/2092: to 12101-12200 (w/gaps)
B&M Covered Hopper (ex D&H)71 10/1988 1/1993 39'-1"
243; 300 B&M Hopper 1 4/1989 10/1992 34'-7" (Outside Length)
2750-2758 B&M Covered Hopper 5 4/1992 1/2007 37'-9" (Outside Length)
2900-2929 B&M Hopper (re#?) 30 7/1994 1/1998 46'-4" (Outside Length)

Hopper photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
1939-07-30 70x7 B&MRRHS Flickr hopper, with rect herald
1970-11-22 New England RR Photo Archive covered hopper (possibly 5700 series?)
1971-11-09 New England RR Photo Archive 3 (or 4?) bay hopper used for wood chips, Large intertwined BM herald
ca 1985 New England RR Photo Archive Possibly 10000 series?
1982-03-19 New England RR Photo Archive Possibly PS-2 design?
NMRO CD → Photos → Color-SJW → Rolling-Stock → bmhopper.jpg - ex-10000 series? (16 rib)
NMRO CD → Photos → Color-SJW → Rolling-Stock → bmhopper-2.jpg - ex-B&LE 2-bay (7600) series?, or ex-NH cars (note 2 rung sill step)?
8 (or 9? - is center rib "hidden" in shadows?) rib offset side
1912-1913 B&MRRHS Flickr site Can't read lettering - possible Seley hopper (59xx) at right?
1935-02-06 82x Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume VI (part 2): The O&LC Div p23 (2nd from bottom) possibly B&M 8000 series hopper (could be B&O or other?)
Only left end of side visible (just "B &" and "82" visible of reporting marks)
1981-10-02 11xxx? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p57 bottom Ballast train with several "yellow?" (not black) hoppers
1981-10-02 11xxx? Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p59 top Same(?) Ballast train with several "yellow?" (not black) hoppers
1912-03 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p82 bottomPossible (6-10?) 5900 series Seley hoppers, can't read lettering

Tank Cars

NOTE: As it looks like these car numbers are in various flat/platform car series, I am speculating they tanks mounted on flat car bodies.
pre-1893 Renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed
1067-1538 (misc.) B&M Oil Tank 10? by 6/1890 by 6/1893
11299 B&M Tank 1? by 6/1893 between 8/1893 and 3/1894
25412;26356 B&M Tank 2? by 3/1894 between 4/1894 and 5/1894

Miscellaneous

Post-1893 Renumbering thru to 190x renumbering
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed Inside
Length
02600-02799 B&M 4 wheel Log Truck 166? 12/1895 9/1896
Combined into 01-02799 series
(see next line)
01-02799
By 8/1911: To 0101-02799
7/1913: To 02600-02689
by 10/1914: To 02600-02699
by 10/1914: To "Misc. Equipment" section
B&M 4 wheel Coal & Log Truck 2325? 11/1896 5/1925
26950-26999
By 3/1901: to 26900-26999
B&M 8-wheel Charcoal
1911-04, changed to "Sawdust"
11? 12/1895 12/1921 28-34
Post-190x Renumbering thru to 1918
29100-29499
3/1914: to 29100-29399
B&M Wood Rack 284? 6/1912 1/1928 34
0300-0499
by 10/1914: To 0300-0799
by 10/1914: To "Misc. Equipment" section
by 4/1915: To 0200-0799
B&M Cinder 517? 7/1913 5/1936
25007-25498 B&M Wood Rack 35? 3/1914 9/1920 30
Pre-McGinnis (1909-1956)
29000-29099 B&M Pulpwood Rack 100 8/1929(cv) 7/1949 39'-5"
5400-5411 B&M Bulkhead wood rack - V floor 12 1/1955 4/1960 45'-9"
Guilford
Autoracks B&M Bi/Tri-level Auto Racks 12 before 1986? after 1990? 45'-9"

Miscellaneous car photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
Digital Commonwealth ? RR 4 wheel dump
Digital Commonwealth 4 wheel dump cars (also listed in box cars)
B&L 2348
B&L 2095
B&L 2337
Digital Commonwealth 3 B&L 4 wheel coal, plus 8 wheel coal
or https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/6q182n43x
Per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #41 (Jan-Feb, 1996) the book Moguls, Mountains, and Memories has a picture of a B&M pulpwood flat on p10.
1973-05-01 New England RR Photo Archive Hand crane on "flat" (perhaps ex-SUF Boxcar frame?)
ca 1875 B&P 475 Boston Athenaeum not B&M, but a decent picture of a 4 wheel dump car
1973-10-17 W3586 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River p46 bottom-right Scale test car in use
1956-08 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p175 Top 4 wheel logging truck - but is it ex- B&M?
Several other pictures of similar 4 wheel log truck in this book (p180 top and bottom, p200 - several, etc.)

Leased cars

NOTE: These are the leased cars when leased cars were a separate category from "normal" freight equipment
1893 Renumbering
Series Leased From Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
Inside
Height
1 Old Orchard Junc RR Flat 1 by 6/1885 28
1-300
By 3/1894: to 1 - 1000
By 6/1896: to 1 - 50
Eastman Heater Box
by 8/1895: Box & Ref.
291(?) by 6/1890? by 8/1906? 30? ?
50001-50250
By 6/1895: to 50001-50500
By 7/1896: to 50001-50100
By 8/1901: to 50001-50199
By 3/1907: to 50001-50499
By 4/1917: to 50001-50100
plus 50101-50499
Eastman Heater Box
by 8/1895: Heater
500(?) 1893* by 12/1921? ? ?
1001-1100 Tr.Tr.Co. Box
5/1894: Changed to Refr.
50(?) by 5/1898? by 3/1897? ? ?
1-8 C. Linehan Dump, 4 wheel 8? 1893* By 6/1895 ? ?
9-14 C. Linehan Sand, 4 wheel 6? 1893* By 6/1895 ? ?
Eastman Heater renumbering - June/July 1896 (See E.F.C.H. Co. listing as well)
Note Tropical Transport Co. cars are also being renumbered to EFCH Co. car series at the same time
Series Leased From Description # Built First Listed Last ListedInside
Length
Inside
Height
499 E.C. Co. Heater 1 by 6/1896? By 3/1901? ? ?
900-1000
By 3/1897: to 901-1000
By 3/1903: to 900-999
E.C. Co. Refrigerator 28? by 6/1896? by 1/1915?
or by 5/1921?
34 ?
50101-50200 (1st) Eastman Heater Heater 100?1891-11 1892-06
to 50001-60200
30 ?
50101-50200 (2nd)
By 3/1901: to 50101-50199
By 8/1901: to 50001-50199
By 3/1907: to 50001-50499
E.F.C.H. Co. Heater 100 by 7/1896? by 8/1901
Re-combined w/ 50001 series?
32 ?
50201-50250
By 3/1901: to 50200-50250
E.F.C.H. Co. Ventilated Heater 50 7/1896? Recombined w/50001 series by 8/1906? 34 ?
50251-50500
By 3/1901: to 50251-50499
By 3/1903: to 50251-50999
By 3/1905: to 50251-50499, others to specific series below
E.F.C.H. Co. Heater 250 7/1896? Recombined w/50001 series by 8/1906? 32 ?
50500-50701
By 8/1911: to 50500-50501
By 7/1913: to 50501
E.F.C.H. Co. Heater 200 by 12//1904? by 5/1921? 32'? 7'-1½'?
50702-50999
By 10/1908: to 50702-50754
By 4/1917: to 50700-50754
E.F.C.H. Co. Heater 52? by 3/1905? by 12/1921? 32? 6'-1½' to 7'-1½'?
Post-190x Renumbering thru to ?
1-25 Laconia Car Co. Flat 25 by 3/1903 4/1909 34' - 50'? N/A
100-103 B&ADF Cooperage (box?) 4 by 3/1903 4/1908 44'-4"? ?
Later leases (reporting marks NOT changed to B&M)
GAEX "DF" Boxcars GATC Box w/DF loading 10 12/1950 12/1960 (or earlier)50'-6" 10'-6"
RSRX 133-138 Revere Sugar Covered Hoppers 6? 10/1958 ? ? ?
NYNH&H 17612-17724 NYNH&H Piggyback flats 10 5/1956 ? 40' N/A
It would probably be useful to do a table here for how the Eastman Heater cars series were split/joined/split/joined/etc.

Leased car photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
1897-01-13 Digital Commonwealth Eastman Improved Heater Car (railroad and car # not visible)
1898 922[?] Historic New England Eastman car co reefer (car # cut off)
B&M RR [Employees] Magazine
May-Jun 1956 (vol 24 #3) cover, p3 - are those the B&M converted piggyback CARS (not the trailers), or are they from another RR?
Similar cars in Jan-Feb 1957 (vol 25 #1) p2 bottom
and Mar-Apr 1959 (v27 #2) p19

"Line" cars

NOTE: These are the "line" cars when "line" cars were a separate category from "normal" freight equipment
Also note that "Hoosac Tunnel Line" cars in Fitchburg RR list that were in the main "Freight equippment" table are NOT listed here.
Series Road Description # Built First Listed Last Listed LengthHeight
551-650 B&M Box, White Line 100? 1885-06 1889-02
900-999 B&M Box, Blue Line 100? 1885-06 1889-02
1100-1149 B&M Box, Red Line 50? 1885-06 1889-02
8900-8999 B&M Box, Blue Line 100? 1885-06 1889-02
9000-9099 B&M Box, Blue Line 100? 1885-06 1889-02
11100-11149 B&M Box, Blue Line 50? 1885-06 1889-02
11150-11199 B&M Box, Blue Line 50? 1885-06 1889-02
1-22 B&M Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 22? 1885-06 1887-10
1500-1524 B&M Box, Canada Southern Line 25? 1885-06 1887-12
501-525 B&M
(Ex ERR)
Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 25? 1885-06 1887-09 28'
700-729 B&M
(Ex ERR)
Box, Blue Line 30? 1885-06 1887-09 28'
1200-1234 B&M
(Ex ERR)
Box, Red Line 35? 1885-06 1887-09 28'
1601-1630 B&M
(Ex ERR)
Box, Canada Southern Line 30? 1885-06 1887-09 28'
6001-6030 B&M
(Ex ERR)
Box, White Line 30? 1885-06 1887-09 28'
4420-4465 B&M Box, Canadian Pacific Despatch 45? 1887-10 1889-06
More research needs to be done for the following 3 car series, as I am not sure if some of them are the same cars (or not)
3901-3980 B&L Box, Q.O.&N.E.A. Line 80 1885-06 1893-09 32'-6"
3879-3980 Concord Box, Canadian Pacific Despatch 100? 1890-07 1893-09 33'
3901-4060 B&M 8-wheel Box, C.P. Desp. 80 1887-10 1893-12 33'
12000-12199 StJ&LC Box, Blue Line 200 1885-06 ?1890-08? 34'
2000-2201 StJ&LC Box, Nickle Plate Line 200? 1885-06 1886-03?
500-599 B,B&G Box, Lackawanna Line 100? 1885-06 1887-09
601-620 B,B&G Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 20? 1885-06 1893-12
1201-1300 B,B&G Box, West Shore Line 100? 1885-06 1896-04
800-899 BHT&W Box, West Shore Fast Freight 100 1885-06 1896-12? 29'
950-999 BHT&W Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 50? 1885-06 by 1886-01 30'
1201-1249 BHT&W Box, Great Western Despatch 50 1885-06 1896-04? 29'
35000-35049BHT&W Box, Erie & North Shore Desp.50 1885-06 1896-04 29'
1890-1905 Cheshire Box, East & West Line 16 1885-06 1889-11 28'
01645-01770Concord Box, N&CV Line 100 1885-06 1896-04 33'
4101-4200 Concord Box, Q.O.&N.E.A. Line 35 1885-06 1888-03 32'
4301-4335 Concord Box, Canadian Pacific Despatch 35 1887-10 1897-04
1501-1600 Fitchburg Refr, Hoosac Tunnel Line 100? 1885-06 1896-04?
1601-2000 Fitchburg Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 400? 1885-06 1888-03
15001-16000Fitchburg Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 1000? 1885-06 1896-12?
16001-17000Fitchburg Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 1000? 1885-06 1896-04?
16500-16561Fitchburg Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 62? 1886-01? 1896-04?
8001-8499 Fitchburg Box, Lackawanna Line 100? 1885-06 1900-06
9001-9900 Fitchburg Box, West Shore Line 200? 1885-06 1904-01 28'
9901-10000 Fitchburg Refr, West Shore Line 100? 1885-06 1883-03
2601-2800 Fitchburg ESFHCo, West Shore Line 100? 1885-06 1895-12 30'-5"
3701-3780 Passumpsic Box, Q.O.&N.E.A. Line 80 1885-06 1891-08 33'
801-930 T&B Box, Hoosac Tunnel Line 130? 1885-06 1886-01?
11001-11099 T&B Box, Lackawanna Line 99? 1886-02 1896-04?
1001-1125 T&B Box, Erie & Pacific Despatch125? 1888-01? 1894-04
4301-4325 WN&R Box, Q.O.&N.E.A. Line 25? 1885-06 1889-06?
1891-09?
01001-01100 Northern (NH) Box, N&CV Line 100 1885-06 2/1894
(to B&M N&CV 01001-01620?)
33'
01501-01620 B&L Box, N&CV Line 116? 1885-06 2/1894
(to B&M N&CV 01001-01620?)
33'
6000-6199 B&L Box, G.E. Line 200 1886-04 12/1889 32'
8200-8399 B&L Box, G.E. Line 200 1886-09 10/1901 32'
01001-01620 B&M 8-wheel Box, N&CV Line 127? 12/1892 4/1894
(to B&M N&CV 11000-11217?)
33'
11000-11217 B&M 8-wheel Box, N&CV Line 215 4/1893 9/1902 32'-33'
4201-4240 B&L Box, Q.O.&N.E.A. Line
Also 8-wheel Box, C.P. Desp.
By 1/1894: listed as N&CV Line
40 6/1885 4/1894
(to B&M N&CV 11000-11217?)
32' - 6"
10000-10024
By 10/1892: to 10000-10299
By 6/1896: to 10000-10334
By 10/1914: to 10000-10289
B&M 8-wheel Box, C.P. Desp. 300 6/1889 1/1921 33' & 34' 11' (external, eaves)
10133 B&M Box, C.P. Desp. 1 1892-02
13400-13499
By 9/1897: to 13400-13599
By 5/1903: to 13400-13499
B&M 8-wheel Box, C.S. Desp. 100 11/1892 Gone (or to 13133 series?) 2/1914 34' ; 33' - 4½ 6' - 1½
227-246 WN&R Box, Blue Line 20 1885-06 4/1894 ? ?
1500-1519 WN&R Box, Red Line 20 1885-06 4/1894 ? ?
1601-1620 WN&R Box, White Line 20 1885-06 4/1894 ? ?
1600-1699 Conn. River Box, Red Line 100 1885-06 12/1903 30' & 34' ?
250-299 Conn. River Box, Blue Line 50 1885-06 1/1895 30' & 34' ?
6700-6999
By 3/1901: to 6700-6949
Conn. River Box, Blue Line 300 3/1891 2/1904 30' & 34' ?
9400-9599 Conn. River Box, Blue Line 200 1885-06 1/1895 30' & 34' ?
9751-9800 Conn. River Box, White Line 50 1885-06 1/1904 30' & 34 ?
43001-43035 Concord Box, C.P. Desp. 35 10/1887 4/1897 33' 6'

"Line" car photos I can't put in a specific class
(or predecessor railroads I don't have web pages for yet...)

Date Car #(s) Location Description
? ? ?? a whole slew of Great Eastern Line
ca 1896 EarlyRail groups.io NYC Blue line (scroll down to John Ott posting, message 45705)
xxS&D 18833 Boxcars.us [NOT B&M] p10 or 11: Title = "Blue Line 28' Single Door Boxcar, 18833 Holyoke, MA, 1883
ca. 1880 Maine Memory Network 3 Hoosac Tunnel line box, NONE Fitchburg RR!, 3 different paint schemes
Pacific Coast Airline Ry QO&NE Air line box car
A larger image is in https://groups.io/g/EarlyRail/topic/75442476#49701
ca 1881 Detroit Library blue? line box (C&NW x1395?)
Toronto Library possible "? line"
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster p1003 top (partial) White line car, unknown RR / car #
1907-06-15? 24842 Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L p94 bottom Blue line box. "light" colored body with darker lettering, roof, ends, hardware
Left of door "BLUE LINE", one line of text (maybe 16-20" high?)
right of door "24842" (or whatever car # is), one line
no other *visisble* markings

Misc. photos I can't put in any specific grouping above

1870-1914? Digital Commonwealth Distant view of yard south of Salem, MA station.
lots of interesting equipment (4 & 8 wheel, box, gon, wood racks, etc.), unfortunately none of the lettering is legible
1955-05-11 B&MRRHS Highliner Issue #1 p14 Flat car w/ containerized bulk flour - unknown if car is B&M or other. Note superstructure added to retain containers and extra ?crosspieces? on top of car and on fright house platform behind car

General Info

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27-Jun-2019 KG Akerboom Beta version
13-Jul-2019 KG Akerboom Misc changes
06-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Misc changes
31-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Misc changes
06-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Moved a bunch of classes to the "Refrigerator" section
13-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Updated for Squarespace
17-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Fix minor "HTML"isms
20-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 19 more ORERs
01-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added GAEX paragraph
11-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated TODO list
22-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modeler's Notes #39
25-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added Houghton's RailImages, Updated per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37
26-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Changed B&MRRHS Flickr links to direct link
30-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Fixed links for renumbered VV 138-232 and SC 540-869 cars
Moved SUF boxcars down under "composite" section (64680, 65688, 12100)
05-May-2020 KG Akerboom Moved ORER notes into separate section
16-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 4 more ORERs (1911,1919,1921,1931)
16-May-2020 KG Akerboom Repeated column headings on longer lists.
by 25-May-2020 KG Akerboom Historic Beverly images
30-May-2020 KG Akerboom B&M RR [Employees] Magazines (the ones I have)
09-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Added Smithsonian Pullman/Haskell & Barker images
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #5.
28-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Fixed Employee Magazine "Map" herald picture (was Aug, actually in Sep)
15-Jul-2020 KG Akerboom Moved 7260-7299 series hoppers to 15000 series page, removed separate 7260 series page
17-Jul-2020 KG Akerboom Moved 010 series hopper to 5599 series page, removed separate 010 series page
06-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added 1900 series leased stock cars
07-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added ORER data for 63 more registers, courtesy of James Kinkaid
15-Oct-2020 KG Akerboom "Pratt Pattern" to "Pratt Patent"
31-Oct-2020 KG Akerboom Added separate pages for leased (GAEX box, RSRX covered hopper, NYNH&H piggyback flats)
24-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Updated misc stuff
29-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Updated misc stuff
31-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Updated misc stuff
18-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Updated TODO list
31-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom "Daggerized" the 1/2012 "Last Listed" date. (and changed from "Last Retired" to "Last Listed" in the tables)
26-Feb-2021 KG Akerboom Added "ex" to used car series, updated list of used cars where I need info on original "owner"
28-Feb-2021 KG Akerboom Added more B&MRRHS Flickr
10-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Updated Peter Ness's web site links
13-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Updated organization of "to be sorted" photos - put under car type.
13-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Added B&MRRHS Facebook photos
26-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Added Digital Commonwealth photos
03-Apr-2021 KG Akerboom Added Salem State Archives Flickr collection photos
07-Apr-2021 KG Akerboom Added Denver Public Library Otto Perry collection photos, also [more?] "Maine Memory" (MHS) photos
10-Apr-2021 KG Akerboom Added info from 47 more ORERs 1903 thru 1917
23-May-2021 KG Akerboom Added "earlyrails" group "Revisiting the Blue Line fleet's colors" link
03-Jul-2021 KG Akerboom Links to various Car Builder's Dictionaries from various groups.io groups
28-Nov-2021 KG Akerboom General review to fix typos/spelling/grammar issues
22-Jan-2022 KG Akerboom Updated "Last listed in ORER" dates to current data
12-Feb-2022 KG Akerboom Misc (Rail Goat photos, 5820 assignments)
25-Feb-2022 KG Akerboom Misc 2012 de-listing info updated
10-Mar-2022 KG Akerboom Added some misc photos
20-Mar-2022 KG Akerboom Updated Dimensional/Capacity data listed table & discussion, 7/1928 and later
17-Jun-2022 KG Akerboom moved 6 "unknown" photos of hoppers to 2750 or 2900 series pages
05-Jul-2022 KG Akerboom moved most ORER discussion to separate page
19-Jul-2022 KG Akerboom Added B&L 6000 series "GE Line" cars
31-Jul-2022 KG Akerboom Added several other series of "Line" and "Leased" cars, per [almost] complete ORER data
21-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added Nimke, "Rutland" and "Conn. River RRs" books
04-Jan-2023 KG Akerboom Fixed headers and footers...hopefully
25-Feb-2023 KG Akerboom Broke out Vermont Valley And Sullivan County cars into their own web page

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