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Builder's Photo

Does one exist?

B&M Classification Card(s)

Does one exist?

Specifications From Eric Neubauer Data

Neubauer, Eric.Evans Products Company Freight Car Roster Notes
Spec Value
Builder Sieco (Atlanta)
Work Order # 1212A
Lot # 1226-02
Car Numbers 3000-3049 (lease)
Quantity 50
Build Date Mar-Apr 1974
AAR class XL
Lt Weight 58,500
Description
Cubic Cap'y 5077 Cu. Ft.
Roof 9 panels, overhanging eaves, "X" shaped ribs in the panels
Peaked (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)
Ends Inset Dreadnaught
Sides Short side sill
14 ribs (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)
Doors Superior
?Youngstown (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)?

Seico Boxcar identifying features:
Plate B
Corner Post Riveted
Side Plate No Hole
Side Sill Reinforced, short
Side Stake 12 regular + 2 "wide" ladder panel
Sill Step Wide Rectangular
Door 10' Superior ?or Youngstown?
End "Inset" Dreadnaught.
Short x-hold support
Roof 9 oh X
Cushion? none

ORER data and numbers

ORER Size Data
Description 4/1974 1/1975 4/1979 1/1983 5/1983
AAR Mechanical Designation XL XM XL XL XL
Inside
Dimensions
Length 50'-6" 50'-6" 50'-6" 50'-6" 50'-6"
Width 9'-4" 9'-4" 9'-4" 9'-4" 9'-4"
Height 10'-7" 10'-7" 10'-7" 10'-7" 10'-7"
Outside
Dimensions
Length 55'-7" 55'-7" 55'-7" 55'-7" 55'-7"
Width At Eaves or top of sides or platform 10' 10' 10' 10' 10'
Extreme Width 10'-8" 10'-8" 10'-8" 10'-8" 10'-8"
Height
from
Rail
To Extreme Width 5'-6" 5'-6" 5'-6" 5'-6" 5'-6"
To Eaves or top of sides or platform 14' 14' 14' 14' 14'-4"
To Extreme Height 15' 15' 15' 15' 15'
Door - Side
opening
Width 10' 10' 10' 10' 10'
Height 9'-11" 9'-11" 9'-11" 9'-11" 9'-11"
Capacity Cu Ft. Level Full 5077 5077 5077 4950 4950
Pounds 154000 154000 154000 154000 154000

ORER History
ORER Date
(Year-Mo.)
Car
Numbers
# of
Cars
Description
1974 - 04 3000-3049 50 Box, Steel, DF Belts
1974 - 07 (same)
1974 - 10 " " Box, Steel, DF Belts, 50K
1975 - 01 (same)
1975 - 04 (same)
1975 - 07 (same)
1975 - 10 (same)
1976 - 01 (same)
1976 - 04 (same)
1976 - 07 (same)
1976 - 10 (same)
1977 - 01 (same)
1977 - 04 " 49 "
1977 - 07 (same)
1977 - 10 (same)
1978 - 01 (same)
1978 - 04 (same)
1978 - 07 (same)
1978 - 10 (same)
1979 - 01 (same)
1979 - 04 (same)
1979 - 07 (same)
1979 - 10 (same)
1980 - 01 (same)
1980 - 04 " 48 "
1980 - 07 " 49 "
1980 - 10 " 48 "
1981 - 01 (same)
1981 - 04 (same)
1981 - 07 (same)
1981 - 10 (same)
1982 - 01 (same)
1982 - 04 (same)
1982 - 07 (same)
1982 - 10 (same)
1983 - 01 (same)
1983 - 05 (same)
1983 - 07 (same)
1983 - 10 (same)
1984 - 01 (same)
1984 - 04 (same)
1984 - 07 (same)
1984 - 10 (same)
1985 - 01 (same)
1985 - 04 (same)
1985 - 07 (same)
1985 - 10 (same)
1986 - 01 (same)
1986 - 04 (same)
1986 - 07 (same)
1986 - 10 (same)
1987 - 01 (same)
1987 - 04 (same)
1987 - 07 (same)
1987 - 10 (same)
1988 - 01 (same)
1988 - 04 (same)
1988 - 07 (same)
1988 - 10 (same)
1989 - 01 " 47 "
1989 - 04 (same)
1989 - 07 (same)
1989 - 10 (same)
1990 - 01 (same)
1990 - 04 (same)
1990 - 07 (same)
1990 - 10 (same)
1991 - 01 Not listed

ORER Notes

Discussion, General Notes

Paint Schemes

As delivered?
blue sides/ends, unpainted (silver/galvanized) roof, black door.
Underframe below car sides (tabs/fishbelly) also blue, rest of underframe black
"Boston & Maine" in 3 lines on right end of car side, aligned as shown (vertical "lines" are ribs):
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NOTE: Possible "medium sized" (4'?) intertwined BM, rather than spelled out?

References or other data

Photographs

PageCar # Photo Date
yr-mo-day
Visible? MarkingsPaint
Scheme
Herald Notes
Don Clerke inserts into B&MRRHS Bulletin
i 7, photo 7 3021 X A X BMRRNY2VINN intertwined BM Black door. (delivered with modern ladder configuration)
B&MRRHS Modelers Notes Issue No. included in "page" column
No 18 p2 3008 1985 X p BMGGN 2VNNNoriginal original COTS (possibly ACI, pretty hard to tell)
NMRO (Scott Whitney) CDs/DVDs (as of 18-Apr-2020)
I will have one line (sort of) telling the CD & folder path, then individual car listings will have filename in "page" column
Path: Photos → Color-SJW → Rolling-Stock
BM3049.jpg 3049 Y X BMRRNY2VNNNblue intertwined BM COTS, ACI to left of door

Renumberings/Conversions/Dispositions

Models

Revision History

File History for THIS page
Date Who Description
14-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Initial release
17-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Standardized Don Clerke "source" link
28-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 19 more ORERs
01-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added references
04-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Re-did references/photos section
18-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added more web sites: B&MRRHS Flickr, Fallen Flags, NMRA Archives, Earl Tuson. Also Scott Whitney (NMRO) CDs
22-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modeler's Notes #39
25-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37
05-May-2020 KG Akerboom Moved ORER notes into separate section
21-Jul-2020 KG Akerboom "Photos" table - changed "vertical" text to PNG of "sideways" text; added "Markings" columns
07- thru
16-Aug-2020
KG Akerboom Added ORER data (History only, not dims or notes yet) for 63 more registers, courtesy of James Kinkaid
03-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Updated "as painted" paint scheme.
06-Nov-2022 KG Akerboom Updated per [almost] complete ORER data

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