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Boston & Maine 71000 and 72000 Series Box Cars

While the ORERs, at least initially, treat these as one series (71000-72999) it was actually composed of 5 different groups of cars. The most obvious distinguishing features were the sides (single sheath vs. all steel), the door, and the reporting marks. (more detailed differences can be found below):
Series Road Description # Built Door:
71000-71953 B&M 1924 ARA 40' Single Sheath 954 3 Panel
71954-71974 B&M 1924 ARA 40' All Steel 21 3 Panel
71975-71995 MTC 1924 ARA 40' Single Sheath 21 3 Panel
71996-71999 MTC 1924 ARA 40' All Steel 4 3 Panel
72000-72999 B&M 1924 ARA 40' Single Sheath 1000 Youngstown
In addition, quite a few were sold/leased back by the B&M, and others were sold off to other railroads (see renumberings/conversions).

Index

Builder's Photo

71000-71953 sub-class

Standard Steel Car Co Photo, negative H-350 - DK Retterer Collection, used with permission (cropped to car) (click on image to see full resolution available)
(Also available from the "NMRO" file BM71000.jpg - see photos, below)

End view
Standard Steel Car Co Photo, negative H-350.1 - DK Retterer Collection, used with permission (cropped to car) (click on image to see full resolution available)

Door detail
Standard Steel Car Co Photo, negative H-350.2 - DK Retterer Collection, used with permission (cropped to car) (click on image to see full resolution available)

71954-71974 sub-class

Standard Steel Car Co (Baltimore Car & Foundry) Photo, negative B-108 - DK Retterer Collection, used with permission (cropped to car) (click on image to see full resolution available)

71975-71995 sub-class

Need one (assuming one exists)

71996-71999 sub-class

Standard Steel Car Co (Baltimore Car & Foundry) Photo, negative B-109 - DK Retterer Collection, used with permission (cropped to car) (click on image to see full resolution available)

72000-72999 sub-class

Standard Steel Car Co Photo, negative H-359 - DK Retterer Collection, used with permission (cropped to car) (click on image to see full resolution available)
(Also available from the "NMRO" file BM72000.jpg - see photos, below)

B&M Classification Card(s)

For more info on the classification cards and "webitizing" them, see this web page

From 1942 class book.

Red text was black on original scan, above process removed it entirely, so (as best as I could read it) I re-added it
Click on image to see original scan at full resolution (or right-click → "Save Picture As" to download black and white image, to view it at full resolution)

From 1952 class book.
or NMRO (Scott Whitney) CDs/DVDs

Red text used to clarify dimension value that is hard to read after "cleanup"
Click on image to see original scan at full resolution (or right-click → "Save Picture As" to download black and white image, to view it at full resolution)

Specifications From Classification Cards

With additions from Tim Gilbert...
Additional data from Neubauer, Eric. Pullman-Standard Freight Car Production Including Predecessors (Pullman-Standard Freight Car Production.pdf)
Alternate lot numbers in 2nd line ("[or 5x]") are from index pages in 1942 and 1955 Classification books (p.1-B)
Car Numbers 71000-71953 71954-71974 71975-71995 71996-71999 72000-72999
Reporting Marks B&M B&M MTC MTC B&M
Builder Standard Steel
Plant Hammond, IN Baltimore, MDHammond, INBaltimore, MDHammond, IN
Lot #49 51
Lot # 49 51 [or 52] 50 52 [or 53] 55
Quantity 954 21 21 4 1000
Build Date Oct, Dec 1929Dec 1929 Dec 1929 Dec 1929 Feb-Mar, 1930
Underframe ARA Duryea ARA Duryea ARA
Roof ARA Murphy
Doors ARA [3 panel - see discussion below] Youngstown
[Door] Hardware ARA Camel
Trucks ARA Y-trucks (PRR 2D-f8) Std. Double-truss ARA
Wheels (Cast Iron)Griffin Maryland Griffin Maryland Griffin
Draft Gear Miner - 375 cars
Waugh - 400 cars
Durable - 200 cars
Duryea cushion [included in
#71000-71953
totals]
Duryea cushion Waugh - 500 cars
Durable - 500 cars
Lt Weight 43,000 45,000 43,000 45,000 43,000
Cubic Cap'y [cu ft] 3,064 3,056 3,064 3,056 3,064
Siding 1½" Wood.11 Steel Outside;
1316" Wood sheathing inside
Same as #71000 Same as #71954 Same as #71000
Dimensions in diagram
A 42'-3" 43'-0½" 42'-3" 43'-0½" 42'-3"
B 44'-9" 45'-4" 44'-9" 45'-4" 44'-9"
C 8'-6⅜" 8'-9⅛" 8'-6⅜" 8'-9⅛" 8'-6⅜"
D 8'-9⅜" 9'-5" 8'-9⅜" 9'-5" 8'-9⅜"
E 42'-9" 42'-10½" 42'-9" 42'-10½" 42'-9"
Common
Ends Steel ARA [e.g. flat like PRR X-29]
Center Sills 12" 40.3# (except Duryea UF)
Body Bolster Built-up Steel
Body Side Bearing Plain M.I.
Body Center Plate ARA Contour
Air Brake KC, Mang'r [manufacturer?] - NY Air Brake Co.
Air Brake Cylinder 10" x 12"
Brake Valve K-2 Triple Valve
Brake Wheel Ajax
Per The Postwar Freight Car Fleet (p42) Ajax type 14038 w/ early no. 3059 hand wheel (at least for car 71912)
Brake Step Metal "TZ"
Coupler ARA Type D (6" x 8" [shank?])
Uncoupling rig "Imp." Type "B"
Centering device (none)
Side Bearings Pocket & Shoe 50" centers
Brake Beam Creco #2+
Brake Beam Safety Supports Buffalo & Davis
Springs ARA standard
Trucks ARA CSS FMS [ARA cast steel frames?]
Truck Sideframes Commonwealth?
Axle Journals 5" x 9"
Gross rolling weight136,000 lbs.

ORER data and numbers

ORER Size Data
Description 1/1930 10/1930 11/1930 7/1936 1/1949 1/1957
Single Sh. All Steel Single Sh. All Steel
M.C.B. Designation / AAR Mechanical Designation XM XM XM XM XM XM
Inside
Dimensions
Length 40'-6" 40'-6" 40'-6" 40'-6" 40'-6" 40'-6"
Width 8'-6" 8'-6" 8'-6" 8'-6" 8'-6" 8'-9" 8'-6" 8'-9"
Height 8'-7" 8'-7" 8'-7" 8'-7" 8'-7" 8'-7"
Outside
Dimensions
Length 41'-2½" 41'-2" 41'-3" 41'-3" 42'-3" 43'-1" 42'-3" 43'-1"
Width At Eaves or top of sides or platform 8'-11" 8'-11" 8'-11" 9'-6" 9'-6" 9'-6"
Extreme Width 9'-6" 9'-6" 9'-6"
Height
from
Rail
To Extreme Width 12'-1" 12'-1" 12'-1"
To Eaves or top of sides or platform 12'-5" 12'-5" 12'-5" 12'-1" 12'-1" 12'-1"
To Top of Running Board 13'-2⅞" 13'-2" 13'-3" 13'-3" 13'-3" 13'-3"
To Extreme Height 13'-2⅞" 13'-2" 13'-3" 13'-3" 13'-3" 13'-3"
Door - Side
opening
Width 6' 6' 6' 6' 6' 6'
Height 8-0¾" 8' 8' 8' 8' 8'
Capacity Cu Ft. Level Full 3064 3064 3064 3064 3064 3056 2971 3055
Pounds 80000 80000 80000 80000 80000 80000

ORER History
ORER Date
(Year-Mo.)
Car
Numbers
# of
Cars
Description
B&M and MTC cars listed separately
1930 - 01 B&M 71000-72999 13 Box, Steel Underframe
MTC 71975-71999
1930 - 02 B&M 71000-72999 283 Box, Steel Underframe
MTC 71975-71999
1930 - 03 B&M 71000-72999 950 Box, Steel Underframe
MTC 71975-71999 24
1930 - 04 B&M 71000-72999 1250 Box, Steel Underframe
MTC 71975-71999 25
1930 - 05 B&M 71000-72999 1719 Box, Steel Underframe
MTC 71975-71999 25
1930 - 06 B&M 71000-72999 1975 Box, Steel Underframe
MTC 71975-71999 25
1930 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1930 - 08 (same) (both rows)
1930 - 09 (same) (both rows)
1930 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1930 - 11 (same) (both rows)
1930 - 12 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 02 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 03 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 05 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 06 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 08 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 09 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 11 (same) (both rows)
1931 - 12 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 02 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 03 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 05 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 06 (same) (both rows)
Switch to Bi-monthly
1932 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1932 - 09 [no changes noted]
1932 - 11 [no changes noted]
1933 - 01 [no changes noted]
1933 - 03 [no changes noted]
1933 - 05 [no changes noted]
B&M and MTC combined under B&M
1933 - 07 B&M 71000-72999 1999 "
1933 - 09 [no changes noted]
1933 - 11 [no changes noted]
1934 - 01 [no changes noted]
1934 - 03 [no changes noted]
1934 - 05 [no changes noted]
1934 - 07 71000-72999 1997 "
1934 - 09 [no changes noted]
1934 - 11 [no changes noted]
1935 - 01 [no changes noted]
1935 - 03 [no changes noted]
1935 - 05 [no changes noted]
1935 - 07 (same)
1935 - 09 [no changes noted]
1935 - 11 [no changes noted]
1936 - 01 [no changes noted]
1936 - 03 [no changes noted]
1936 - 05 [no changes noted]
1936 - 07 " 1996 "
1936 - 09 [no changes noted]
1936 - 11 [no changes noted]
1937 - 01 [no changes noted]
1937 - 03 [no changes noted]
1937 - 05 [no changes noted]
Switch to Quarterly
1937 - 07 " 1996 "
1937 - 10 (same)
1938 - 01 (same)
1938 - 04 (same)
1938 - 07 (same)
1938 - 10 (same)
1939 - 01 " 1995 "
1939 - 04 (same)
1939 - 07 " 1993 "
1939 - 10 (same)
1940 - 01 (same)
1940 - 04 (same)
1940 - 07 (same)
1940 - 10 (same)
1941 - 01 (same)
1941 - 04 (same)
1941 - 07 " 1992 "
1941 - 10 (same)
1942 - 01 " 1990 "
1942 - 04 (same)
1942 - 07 (same)
1942 - 10 (same)
1943 - 01 " 1988 "
1943 - 04 " 1987 "
1943 - 07 (same)
1943 - 10 (same)
1944 - 01 (same)
1944 - 04 (same)
1944 - 07 (same)
1944 - 10 (same)
1945 - 01 " 1984 "
1945 - 04 " 1981 "
[eventually] 15 cars converted to 27500 series stock cars
1945 - 07 " 1968 "
1945 - 10 " 1967 "
1946 - 01 " 1964 "
1946 - 04 (same)
1946 - 07 (same)
1946 - 10 " 1963 "
1947 - 01 (same)
1947 - 04 " 1962 "
1947 - 07 (same)
1947 - 10 " 1961 "
1948 - 01 (same)
1948 - 04 " 1958 "
1948 - 07 " 1957 "
1948 - 10 " 1955 "
ORER History (continued)
Date Total 71000-71953 71954-71974 71975-71995 71996-71999 72000-72999 Renumbered cars
All
series
Box,
Steel
Underframe
Box,
Steel
Box,
Steel
Underframe
Box,
Steel
Box,
Steel
Underframe
1949 - 01 1954 943 20 20 4 967
1949 - 04 (same)
1949 - 07 1953 " " " " 966
1949 - 10 1952 942 " " " "
1950 - 01 1939? 929[sic]""" "
1950 - 04 1949 940 " " " 965
1950 - 07 1948 " " " " 964
1950 - 10 1943 939 " " " 960
1951 - 01 1941 938 " " " 959
1951 - 04 (same)
1951 - 07 1939 937 " " " 958
1951 - 10 1936 935 " " " 957
1952 - 01 (same)
1952 - 04 1933 934 " " " 955
1952 - 07 1931 933 " " " 954
1952 - 10 1929 932 " " " 953
1953 - 01 1927 931 " " " 952
1953 - 04 (same)
1953 - 07 1923 929 " " " 950
1953 - 10 (same)
1954 - 01 (same)
1954 - 04 1922 " " " " 949
1954 - 07 (same)
1954 - 10 (same)
1955 - 01 (same)
1955 - 04 1921 928 " " " "
1955 - 07 1916 925 " " " 947
70000-70299
Box, Steel Underframe
1955 - 10 1916 800 " " " 772 300
70000-70499
1956 - 01 1914 711 " " " 659 500
70000-70999
1956 - 04 1832 415 " 15 " 378 1000
71996,71999 69700-69999
Box,
Steel
Underframe
70000-70987 70988-70999
Box, Steel
1956 - 07 1588 265 10 8 2 303 988 12
1956 - 10 1567 158 " " " 90 300 987 "
1957 - 01 1548 145 " 5 " " " 984 "
1957 - 04 1565 133 " " " 120 299 " "
1957 - 07 1564 " " " " " " 983 "
1957 - 10 1534 115 " " " 112 298 980 "
1958 - 01 1517 106 " " " 105 " 979 "
1958 - 04 1484 85 " 4 " 96 297 978 "
1958 - 07 1447 68 " 3 " 79 " 976 "
71995
1958 - 10 1425 57 " 1 " 70 (same)
1959 - 01 1397 45 " " " 55 " 975 "
1959 - 04 1388 39 " " " 53 " 974 "
1959 - 07 1352 31 3 " Not Listed 36 " 972 "
1959 - 10 1315 16 2 " 16 " 971 "
1960 - 01 1307 12 " " 12 (same)
71353-71861 72068-72828
1960 - 04 1289 4 Not Listed Not Listed 6 " 970 "
71353 72376,72828
1960 - 07 1282 1 2 (same)
1960 - 10 1277 Not Listed Not Listed 295 " "
1961 - 01 " (same)
1961 - 04 " (same)
1961 - 07 " (same)
1961 - 10 " (same)
1962 - 01 " (same)
1962 - 04 1225 " 918 "
1962 - 07 " (same)
1962 - 10 " (same)
1963 - 01 1214 " 907 "
1963 - 04 " (same)
1963 - 07 1023 265 746 "
1963 - 10 " (same)
1964 - 01 787 223 552 "
1964 - 04 776 " 545 8
1964 - 07 " (same)
1964 - 10 " (same)
1965 - 01 659 198 453 "
1965 - 04 " (same)
1965 - 07 424 143 273 "
69700-69999
70000-70987
1965 - 10 397 389 "
1966 - 01 357 349 "
1966 - 04 314 306 "
1966 - 07 200 192 "
1966 - 10 1 1 Not Listed
1967 - 01 0 Not Listed

ORER Notes

Discussion, General Notes

Car Book and/or Car Disposition Data

The carbook data exceeds how much text Squarespace allows in a code block, so I am breaking it up into 2 separate web pages:

Car Disposition Records

Source(s)
ID BoxFolderFolder nameLink Title Approx.
Start date
Approx.
End date
A1 2 4 Boxcars 70000 71000-72020 - "A" 1930 1943?
A2 2 4 Boxcars 70000 72021-72999 - "A"
B1 2 5 Boxcars 70000-2 71000-71402 - "B" 1944 1957-01?
B2 2 5 Boxcars 70000-2 71403-71808 - "B"
B3 2 5 Boxcars 70000-2 71809-72215 - "B"
B4 2 5 Boxcars 70000-2 72216-72616 - "B"
B5 2 5 Boxcars 70000-2
Note: 72996-72999: Page missing?
72617-72995 - "B"
C 2 5 Boxcars 70000-2 71000 + 69999 - "C" 1957 1959?

Paint Schemes

As delivered
maroon, rectangular herald
Only the first 1000 (71000-71999)(??) cars had "frown" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald
This was in similar font as 8000 series hoppers "smiling" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under the herald, and on the side of a couple "special paint scheme" Pacific locos. This font also resurfaces in the B&M RR Magazine - e.g. back cover of Jul-Aug 1956 (vol 24 #4) issue.
Per Earl Tuson, perhaps only the first 300-500(?) cars got the "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" slogan
Note originally the road abbreviation was split by the diagonal: "|B&\M" (vertical "rib", the letters "B&", diagonal rib, then "M")
Per Earl Tuson, "Early 1930s"
Reporting marks "squashed" to fit between the ribs: "|B&M\" (vertical "rib", the letters "B&M", diagonal rib)
Unknown dates/eras/paint shops (pointed out by Dave Parker)
There were at least 2 versions of the rectangular herald used on these cars. The difference is primarily in the shape of the "O"s and the "S" in "Boston"
Originally these were rather "rounded" (see builder's photos above)
Later, at least in some cases, it appeared more like the "K-10" font used for signs - more "squared off" with filleted corners. (see picture of 72074, repack date 7-1936 in Culotta, Ted. Focus on Freight Cars volume 9: Single sheath box & automobile cars 2, 2017)

References or other data

Photographs

PageCar # Photo Date
yr-mo-day
Visible? MarkingsPaint
Scheme
Herald Notes
builder's photos (see above) from DK Retterer collection
Northern New England Color Guide
p26 70021 1955-01-19 Y X ? BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, placard/sign on door, 4 door supports/guides
p26 70242 1958-03 Y X A BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
p27 70857 1960-02-27 Y X B BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
p27 MTC 71999 (ER 2)1960-01-30 YX B MTCRRABMaroon MM All-steel, 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
Mainline Modeler magazine - issue included in "page" column (see above for article titles, etc.)
7/1986 p76 70424 after 1964 X B p BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, "flat" roof, 7 door supports/guides, very faded
7/1986 p77 70149 mid 1950s X BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, placard/sign on door, 4 door supports/guides, roof has "carlines"
7/1986 p78 ? 1980s? X X X n/a n/a 4 detail pictures of cars being rebuilt at Valley RR museum, Essex, CT
- Sides, roofs
7/1986 p79 ? 1980s? X n/a n/a 6 detail pictures of cars being rebuilt at Valley RR museum, Essex, CT
- Including underframe (from top) and interior of end
7/1986 p80 ? 1980s? A,B X n/a n/a 4 detail pictures of cars being rebuilt at Valley RR museum, Essex, CT
- Ends
7/1986 p81 ? 1980s? A,B X n/a n/a 7 detail pictures of cars being rebuilt at Valley RR museum, Essex, CT
- Truck, ends, door guides, etc.
8/1986 p34 WAG 5014 ? X 4 door supports/guides, carlines in roof
8/1986 p35 ? ? X ? ? bottom-right - detail of car end, showing truck spacing from end
8/1986 p36 70062 ? X B BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
8/1986 p37 ? ? X Maroon Rect ?Restored car at Essex? "end on" angle shot of car side
Railroad Model Craftsman magazine - issue included in "page" column (see above for article titles, etc.)
9/1956 p49 72000 ? X B B&MRRABMaroon Rect Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides, carlines in roof, Same as Builder's photo above)
NMRA Bulletin magazine - issue included in "page" column (see above for article titles, etc.)
4/1976 p26 70145 1960-08 X B BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
4/1976 p27 71422 1954-12 X A? BMRRABMaroon MM 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
Model Railroading magazine - issue included in "page" column (see above for article titles, etc.)
5/1991 p40 70569 ? X BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
5/1991 p40 71923 ? X B B&MRRABMaroon Rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides (all-steel sides)
5/1991 p41 70480? ? X A BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides
5/1991 p41 71970 ca. 1950 X A BMRRABMaroon Rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides (all-steel sides), Murphy roof
5/1991 p41 69974 early 1960s X BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides, rib roof
5/1991 p42 B&M EHB-54 1969-09-21 X B BMRRABMaroon? none in Company service. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides, So. Lawrence, MA
5/1991 p42 MTC 71979 1952-05-31 X A MTCRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
5/1991 p42 70621 1964-08-09 X A BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides, rib roof
Philip Ross Hastings The Boston & Maine - A Photographic Essay Railway & Locomotive Preservation, 1989 ISBN 0-9625602-0-0
p172 ? 1949-08 X Maroon Rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides. Barber, MA
Sweetland, David R. New England Rails 1948-1968 Morning Sun Books, 1989. ISBN 0-9619058-4-0
p42 71189 1956-06-20 Y X B BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
p43 71189 1956-06-20 Y X BMRRABMaroon MM Same car as above, 2 more photos
Jones, Robert W. - Three Colorful Decades of New England Railroading Trans-Anglo Books, 1991. ISBN 0-87046-101-X
p143 ? 1942 Y X Maroon Rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
Pusher on Central Mass at Waverly, MA
Byron, Carl R. Trackside around Boston 1942-1962 with Lawson Hill Morning Sun Books, 2000. ISBN 0-58248-040-0
p64 72xxx Y X A BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides, blurred
Melvin, George F. Trackside around New Hampshire 1950-1970 with Ben English, Jr. Morning Sun Books, 2009. ISBN 1-58248-253-5
p4 70008 ca 1959 Y A Maroon ? End-on view. Presumably Minuteman herald (as it is a rebuilt/renumbered car)
p39 ? 1962-07-27 Y X Maroon MM lower part of side, car number not visible
Byron, Carl R. Trackside along the Boston & Maine 1945-1975 with Donald G Hills Morning Sun Books, 2005. ISBN 1-58248-149-0
p23 72xxx 1953-06-02 Y p A p Maroon MM distant shot. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides
p28 72xxx 1953-06-02 Y p A p Maroon MM Same car / location as above, slightly different view
Plant, Jeremy F. Trackside around Massachusetts 1950-1970 with Russ Munroe Morning Sun Books, 2004. ISBN 1-58248-119-9
p82 1963-05-12 Y p A Maroon MM partial side view, Youngstown door. Paint/lettering very weathered
MacDonald, Robert L. Mid-Century Memories - The Boston & Maine Railroad: 1936-1950 B&MRRHS, 2013. ISBN 978-0-615-78184-6
p7 ? 1948-01 p B Maroon Rect Youngstown door, hard to see much detail
Blodgett, BG and Richards, RR Jr. Iron Roads of the Monadnock Region Vol 1 Bauhan Publishing, 2020. ISBN 978-0-87233-305-5
p xxi ? 1952 p Maroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
Loading car with LCL
Blodgett, Bradford G. Marium Foster's Boston and Maine Railroad Historical Society of Cheshire County, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9831553-1-7
p81 ? ca. 1941 X Maroon MM it is a bit hard to tell, but the car just to the right of the
locomotive appears to be a 72000 series car (Youngstown door,
4 door supports/guides). If so, the date is a bit early for a Minuteman herald.
NEB&W Guide IV
P Bos-13 70242 X B BMRRAB (poor) Reproduction of same "Bob's Photo" of 70242 in Northern New England Color Guide
B&MRRHS Bulletin Issue included in "page" column
v XI #1 p46 ? 1953-06-02 Y p A p Maroon MM same picture as one of the Trackside along the Boston & Maine 1945-1975 with Donald G Hills p23
v XV #2 p26 ? 1952-08 p Maroon MM same picture as Iron Roads of the Monadnock Region Vol 1 p xxi
LCL load of wood turnings
v XIX #2 p9 ? 1964-07-24 X A ABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides
v XXI #3 cover ? p p Maroon Rect Partial car at very left of photo - only class match (Outside braced box) is these cars
v XXIX #2 p39 71321? X p BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, ? door supports/guides
STRC box motor #20 is in picture, could provide a partial date...
B&MRRHS Modelers Notes Issue No. included in "page" column
No 6 p2 70149 BMRRABMaroon MM (same as picture of 70149 above?). Caption: "DS8-55" date near dimensional data.
Sign on door appears to read "Return to Portland, ME for paper loading"
[seems to me they would want to use a newer car for paper loading?]
No.36 p3 71000 1929-10 X B B&MRRABMaroon Rect Builder's Photo. 3 panel door,
Has "Frown" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" (in font similar to 8000 series hoppers)
below herald, but "MINUTE MAN" is an upward arch, "SERVICE" is straight across
below that
No.36 p3 1929-10 X Builder's Photo. Detail photo of door
No.36 p3 1929-10 B Builder's Photo. End view
No. 72 p3 71000 1929-10 X B B&MRRABMaroon Rect Builder's photo - "Frown" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald.
3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
No. 72 p3 72000 1930? X B B&MRRABMaroon Rect Builder's photo - Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
no "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald.
No. 72 p3 71969 1938 X A B&MRRABMaroon Rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
no "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald. Walker Transportation Coll.
No. 72 p4 71737 1948 X B BMRRAB MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
No. 72 p4 ? 1956 X B BMRRAB MM one of the sale/leaseback cars (Youngstown door, ?door supports/guides)
B&MRRHS Calendar 2015
Feb 72465?? 1948-05 X p Oblique view, hard to read lettering. Youngstown door.
Bob's Photos (photo "number" in "page" column, collection in "Note" column)
JEL 233 717xx? Y X ? maroon MM? Emmons Lancaster collection. End of car VERY dark/hard to see
BM 1-5 ? Y X maroon Rect (I believe same as one of the above pictures)
BM 1-23 ? Y p maroon Rect Youngstown door, ? door supports/guides
(I believe same as one of the above pictures)
1010-308 70480 1957-05-25 Y X A maroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. Note scale test car at left?
(Same picture as Model Railroading 5/1991 p41 ?)
BM 036 70242 Y X Ap maroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides (same as Northern New England Color Guide?)
BM0148 M3057 Y X B maroon none Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Lights on end under end of running board.
Yellow handrails/ladders.
FC239 70242 Y X Ap maroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides (same as Northern New England Color Guide?)
? 71751 Y p Bp maroon MM main subject of photo Suncook Valley #3
? 71751 Y p Bp maroon MM same day/location as one above but larger view. Side obscured by bus. Youngstown door.
? 71751 Y p Bp maroon MM same day/location as one above but even more distant. Bus still there.
? 71751 Y p maroon ? same day/location as one above but focus on combine.
2 panels of side visible, enough to see car #
? 72297 p maroon ? ?ER Batson coll?
B&M39 69825,69832 X p MM Look to be "permanent" location, used for storage (note fencing)
Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
? X MM 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
Railroad Picture Archives (as of 10-Apr-2020)
Go to "By Railroad", then "Fallen Flags", then "BM" Boston & Maine section
Then "Rolling Stock Roster" → "Photographed" link, then page thru for car number
BM 50 EHB 50 1979-04-14 Y X B BMRRN noneYoungstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
1 photo BM 70466 2011-07-24 Y A maroon ? roofwalk partially missing (supports still in place)
BM 72249 BM 72249 1986-11-01 Y p BMRRAmaroon Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. Repainted by museum
BM 72249 BM 72249 2013-06-09 Y X B BMRRAmaroon ? Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
BM 72480 72480 1990-09-09 Y X B,A BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
BM 72480 72480 2010-06-15 Y X B,A BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
BM 72480 72480 2014-10-11 Y X B,A BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
BM 72480 72480 2015-05-11 Y X B,A BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
BM 72480 72480 2017-06-25 Y X B,A BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
Fallen Flags and Other Railroad Photos (as of 15-Apr-2020)
Scroll down to the "B" section, click on the "Boston & Maine (B&M)" link
Then scroll down to find the photo. The "Page" column has the "Link" text listed
XM 69942 69942 Y X p BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
XM 72156 72156 1950s X A BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
XM 72165 72165 1950s X BMRRABmaroon MM Looks like slightly blurrier (and mis-identified)
copy of the photo of 72156
NMRA Archives (as of 17-Apr-2020)
Select "Photographs" → "Freight Car"
Then in the "Filter by Railroad", select either "BM" or "B&M" (see "page" column)
B&M 71912 1946-09-03 X B B&MRRAB Rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides, no "Minute Man Service"
B&M 71575 1947-07-05 X B BMRRAB MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides
B&MRRHS Flickr (as of 17-Apr-2020)
Above is direct link. Title="B&M box car no. 71854, Holyoke, Mass., Jun. 20, 1951"
71854 1951-06-20 X p BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
interesting door on the other car?
B&MRRHS "Flickr" page
Above is direct link. Title="Sterling Junction station, Sterling, Mass., looking north, c1920"
NOTE: Due to XM-1 boxcar, must be 1929 or later (when was NH track abandoned?)
72xxx p B rect Youngstown door, ? door supports/guides. Number not discernable
"Minute Man Service" not visible under herald.
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 → B&W Historic → Hoosac-Mechanicville
531008047.tif 70120? X BMRRAB MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. Blurred, hard to read car #.
Note 1, possibly 2 other similar cars.
Path: Photos → Color-SJW → Rolling-Stock
bmBox.jpg EHD ? Y X B BMRRN? ? Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Path: Rolling Stock → Freight Cars
BM71000.jpg 71000 1929-10? X B B&MRRABmaroon rect Builder's photo. 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides
Includes "arched" "Minute Man Service"
BM72000.jpg 72000 1930-02? X B B&MRRABmaroon rect Builder's photo. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
No "Minute Man Service"
Digital Commonwealth
If link no longer works, search on "Boston Maine Railroad" and page thru
Title = "Possibly Boston & Maine RR along Deerfield River, Mass."
71368 1938 p p BMRRAB 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides. Partly destroyed in crash, roof covered by snow
72xxx? 1938 p rect Youngstown door, ?4 door supports/guides?
Digital Commonwealth
Title = "Possibly Boston & Maine RR along Deerfield River, Mass. One derailed car is a B&M outside braced box car, no. 72721" [that may be the 72xxx in photo above, but not the car in THIS picture]
71368 1938 X p BMRRAB rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides. Roof covered by snow
Digital Commonwealth
Title = "Possibly Boston & Maine RR along Deerfield River, Mass. One derailed car is a B&M outside braced box car, no. 72721"
72721 1938 p B BMRRAB rect Youngstown door, ? door supports/guides. Note roof ribs
Digital Commonwealth
Title = "Possibly Boston & Maine RR along Deerfield River, Mass. One derailed car is a B&M outside braced box car, no. 72721"
72721 1938 p B B&MRRAB rect Youngstown door, ? door supports/guides. Note roof ribs
Historic Beverly
Above is a direct link
Titled: Baggage-mail-coach #3 at Suncook, NH.
Object ID: 36041.004.0200
? 1937 p ? rect 3 panel door. On-line image - hard to make out lettering.
I am assuming the actual photo is much clearer
Historic Beverly
Above is a direct link
Titled: B&W Image shows B&M RR Engine#956
Object ID: 36041.013.447
? 1936-03-25 p ? rect 3 panel door. On-line image - hard to make out lettering.
Historic Beverly
Above is a direct link
Titled: Class B 2-6-0, 1465, Boston & Maine
Object ID: 36041.014.1069
? 1940-08-22 X p ? rect? 3 panel door. On-line image - hard to make out lettering.
Historic Beverly
Above is a direct link
Titled: Class B 2-6-0, 1408, Boston & Maine
Object ID: 36041.014.519
723xx 1947-07-30 p BMRRAB? ? Only left end of car visible (car # cut off)
B&M RR Magazine Apr, 1949 (vol 17 No. 4)
p17 72xxx 1948-11 X ? MM? Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Culotta, T. and Kline, L The Postwar Freight Car Fleet NMRA, 2014
p43 (top) 71575 1947-07-05 X B BMRRABoriginal Minuteman Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p43 (bot) 71912 1946-09-03 X B B&MRRABoriginal Rect (no "MMS") 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
Hawkins, Ed and Wider, Patrick C. Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #34 RP CYC Publishing Co., 2017
Pictures of ex-B&M 71000 and 72000 series boxcars
p134 (middle) L&NW 5002 1968-09-15 X B LNW angled L&NWRR Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p135 (bottom) WAG 5043 1962-05-30 X WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p136 (top) WAG 5063 1958-09-01 X A WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p136 (middle) WAG 5066 1958-09-01 X Bp WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. no "Sole leather line"
p136 (bottom) WAG 5100 1966-04 X WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p137 (top) WAG 5046 1961-02-22 X B WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p137 (middle) WAG 5270 1968-09-15 X B WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p137 (bottom) WAG 5314 ca. 1966 X a WAG angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
Cornell University Digital Collection
Above is a direct link
Titled: Yard 7 "A" House, Lechmere Square, Cambridge
1960 A End views of 2 cars
Cornell University Kheel Center Flickr
Above is a direct link
Titled: "A" House Platforms, Yard 7, Lechmere Square, Cambridge
ca. 1961 BP End view of car
Cornell University Kheel Center Flickr
Above is a direct link
Titled: "A" House Platforms, Yard 7, Lechmere Square, Cambridge
70126 ca. 1961 p End view of car
Culotta, Theodore J. The American Railway Association Standard Box Car of 1932 (revised edition) Speedwitch Media, 2016 ISBN 0-9749508-4-6
p11 top 72000 1930-02? X B B&MRRABmaroon rect Builder's photo. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
No "Minute Man Service"
Culotta, Ted. Focus on Freight Cars - Volume 9: Single Sheathed Box & Automobile Cars Speedwitch Media, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9987341-0-1
p33 72074 after 1936-07-18 (rpkd) X A B&MRRABmaroon rect Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Note "B&M" squeezed between rib/diagonal (originally it spanned the diagonal)
p34 72074 after 1936-07-18 (rpkd) p B&MRRABmaroon rect Detail - left half of car side
p35 72074 after 1936-07-18 (rpkd) p B&MRRABmaroon rect Detail - right half of car side
p36 72074 after 1936-07-18 (rpkd) p B B&MRRABmaroon rect Detail - leftmost panel of car side and oblique view of B end
B&MRRHS Modelers Notes Issue No. included in "page" column
No 173 p1 72662 mid 1950s X BMRRABMaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Rail Car Photos (as of 24-Aug-2020)
May require a login, May require a browser newer than Internet Explorer.
Several ways to get there, I "Search Photos" → "By Reporting Mark"
Scroll down and click the "Search" button to the right of the "BM" reporting marks
Then scroll down to find the photo. The "Page" column has the "Link" text listed
72480 2008-11-02 Y X BMRRABMaroon MMYoungstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery (as of 29-Aug-2020)
"American Railroads" → "Boston & Maine"
Then scroll down to find the photo.
BM 72156 mid 1950s X A BMRRABMaroon MMYoungstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Niagara Rails (as of 30-Aug-2020)
Rosters → Railcars → Expand "B" (menu on left) → BM
Then scroll to find the photo. (mostly seem to be poorer quality images of equivalent "Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery" photos)
72156 X A BMRRABMaroon MMYoungstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Box and Freight Cars of North America (as of 30-Aug-2020)
Select the "A-L" link → Select the "B-BM" link → B&M cars are on pp 10-11 (of 11 total)
Images on web are "thumbnails", you may have pay for higher resolution images
EHB-54 ca. 1970 X B BMRRNMaroon? none Title = "BM, 36' Single Door Boxcar, 54 cir 1970 Worcester MA" in Company service. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides, Worcester, MA
70792 X p BMRRABMaroon? MM Title = "BM, Boston and Maine 40' Single Door Boxcar, 70792" Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides
Hawkins, Ed and Wider, Patrick C. Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #18 RP CYC Publishing Co., 2009
Photo of 71923 also available on Earl Tuson's Web site
p1 72113 X Bp BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
"R" in middle of reporting marks
2 other 71000-72999 cars after it (one with 3 panel door)
p16 71000 1929 B RRABmaroon rect Builder's photo of car end (same as top of this web page)
p16 1929 p RRABmaroon rect Builder's photo of 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides. (same as top of this web page)
p35 71000 1929 X B B&MRRABmaroon rect Builder's photo, 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides. (same as top of this web page)
"Frowning" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald.
p35 71923 after 1930-01 X B&MRRABmaroon rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
p36 71276 after 1949-12 X BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p36 MTC 71975 1951-10-30 X MTC RRABmaroon mm Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p37 72000 1930 X B B&MRRABmaroon rect Builder's photo. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. (same as top of this web page)
p37 72998 after 1950-01 X Ap BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p38 72496 X B B&MRRABmaroon rect Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p38 72109 after 1933-03 X BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p39 70621 ca. 1961 X A BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p39 70749 1959-02-22 X BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p40 69701 X BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p40 70149 ca 1955 X BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p40 70713 X B BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p54 WAG 5021 1958-06-15 X WAG RRABmaroon angled WA&GYoungstown door, 7 door supports/guides. No "Sole leather line"
p54 WAG 5007 1958-05-30 X WAG RRABmaroon angled WA&GYoungstown door, 7 door supports/guides. No "Sole leather line"
p55 WAG 5135 after 1963-04 X WAG RRABmaroon angled WA&GYoungstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p55 WAG 5102 after 1963-02 X WAG RRABmaroon angled WA&GYoungstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
p81 71954 1929 X B B&MRRABmaroon rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
"Frowning" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald.
p81 MTC 71996 1929 X B MTC RRABmaroon rect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
"Frowning" "MINUTE MAN SERVICE" under herald.
Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
Thread started as "F&C B&M XM1" on 25-Sep-2020 by Clark Propst
in a reply by Doug Harding on 27-Sep-2020, he includes a scan of the "full" photo (Jim Sands photo, possibly shot in Marshalltown IA in 1966-68)
Excellent photo as it shows the roofs of both cars

Same photo in thread in Thread in the MFCL.groups.io group
Thread started as "Hide cars" on 06-Jan-2021 by Robert Nielsen
in a reply by Tim O'Connor on 08-Jan-2021, he includes a scan of the "full" photo (Jim Sands photo, possibly shot in Marshalltown IA in 1966-68)

Also posted in Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
Thread started as "Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern" on 01-Jan-2022, in a reply 01-Jan-2022 by Doug Harding

WAG 5240 ca 1965? Y X p X maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
FtDDM&S 10094 ca 1965? Y X p X maroon none Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
Later in the same thread is a post by Garth Groff (28-Sep-2020)
WAG 6086 ca 1968 X maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. No "Sole leather line"
Personal email from Clark Propst
I queried Clark about something he said, he sent me a scanned image - there *IS* proof the 3 panel doors survived to secondary owners :-)
FtDDM&S 10007 Y X maroon none 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
[reweight date behind telephone pole]
LSHRA, Ed Wilkommen Collection
WAG 5223 [RW=1965-11?] X B maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line", ACI label
LSHRA, Ed Wilkommen Collection
WAG 5231 [RW=1965-12] X B maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line", ACI label
the Library of Congress Farm/War Admin collections
Digital ID = fsac 1a34815 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34815
Library of Congress Control Number = 2017878185
Alternate URL = https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/master/pnp/fsac/1a34000/1a34800/1a34815u.tif
xxx63 1939? or 1943-05?Y Bp X ? ? You can see the roof!. Start with line of cars (roofwalks) in lower right corner, follow up and left, 2nd "full" car shown.
01-IMG_3313.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y Xp ? ? Youngstown door
02-IMG_3314.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y p ? ? Youngstown door
11-IMG_3328.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior of cars above?
12-IMG_3329.JPG
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70466? 2019-08-05 Y p p ? ? Youngstown door
13-IMG_3330.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y p ? ? Youngstown door
14-IMG_3331.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y p ? ? Youngstown door
15-IMG_3332.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y p ? ? Youngstown door, shows 2 cars
16-IMG_3337.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y p A ? ? Youngstown door, shows 2 cars. Has full length ladders, but roofwalk removed
17-IMG_3338.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y p A ? ? Youngstown door, shows 2 cars. Has full length ladders, but roofwalk removed
18-IMG_3348.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y A ? ? Youngstown door, shows 2 cars. Has full length ladders, but roofwalk removed
03-IMG_3315.JPG
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70466? 2019-08-05 Y A ? ? Youngstown door, shows 2 cars. Has full length ladders, but roofwalk removed
04-IMG_3321.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view
05-IMG_3322.JPG
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? 2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view
06-IMG_3323.JPG
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70466 2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view - door
07-IMG_3324.JPG
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2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view - roof
08-IMG_3325.JPG
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2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view - roof
09-IMG_3326.JPG
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72908 / 70466 2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view - door
10-IMG_3327.JPG
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2019-08-05 Y X ? ? Interior view - door
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Sole Leather Line".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=249962
WAG 5296 1969-01 Y X A WAGRGBmaroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "before the ballpark".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=243278
1969-03 p p in company service, can't read the car #
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Lawrence, MA".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=240563
EHB 50 X B BMRRN? none Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Boston & Maine @ Worcester, Ma.".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=227231
EHB 52 Y p BMRRNmaroon
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Boston & Maine @ Worcester, Ma.".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=227134
EHB 52 Y X B BMRRNmaroon none Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "B&M boxcar".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=186853
72480 1988-11-06 Y X Ap BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
Rebuilt/repainted by ?Valley RR?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Lowell car shops".
or try:
1979 Y p maroon none? Company service?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "B&M wooden boxcar 72480".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=106671
72480 2007-12-05 Y X BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
Rebuilt/repainted by ?Valley RR?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Still on guard".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=69940
2006-05-20 Y p MM detail view of (repainted) MM herald
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Chester".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=64489
2 cars 2006-02-28 Y X BMRR ex-Valley/Essex cars?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Chester On Track!".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=46706
2005-05-21 Y X BMRR ex-Valley/Essex cars?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "B&M East Deerfield yard 1964".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=3138
1964 X A MM Looks like a 71000 or 72000 series car (probably refurbished/renumbered) on left side of picture
B&M RR Magazine Dec, 1930 (vol 7 No. 8)
p3 1930 p rect Youngstown door
Thread in the MFCL.groups.io group
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Thread started as "Hide cars" on 06-Jan-2021 by Robert Nielsen
in a reply by Tim O'Connor on 08-Jan-2021, he includes a scan of a photo of this car (ex-WAG)
per www.railfan.net: TOC = Toledo & Ohio Central Railway (Consolidated Rail Corp.)
TOC 5133 ca 196x? Y X p maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line", ACI label
Tim O'Connor (privately) shared a couple other TOC car photos during the above MFCL.groups.io thread
TOC 5317 ca 196x? X A maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line", ACI label
TOC 6020 r/w 10-1966? X B maroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. NO "Sole leather line", ACI label (left of door)
B&MRRHS Facebook
1950-01-30 p B, A Ends (and just a bit of sides) of one (if not 2) 71000 or 72000 series single sheathed cars.
Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
Thread started as "Single-sheathed box cars" on 24-Feb-2009 by Clark Propst
in a reply by Doug Harding on 29-Nov-2021, he includes a picture of WAG 5009
a pretty good photo
Source appears to be an e-bay seller "MARRLR"
WAG 5009 ca 1960? Y X B maroon MM still visible Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides. Reweigh date 5-59? Possibly just reporting marks changed (car not completely repainted) Note "rub rail" (?) added to car side to right of door
Kinkaid, James and Donnelly, Ken 1950s Freight Car Color Guide Vol 1: Boxcars Morning Sun Books, 2022 ISBN 1-58248-782-0
p25 bottom 70242 1958-03 Y X Ap BMRRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p113 bottom MTC 71999 1960-01-30 Y X Bp MTCRRAmaroon MM 3 panel door, marked "ER-2" above CAPY data.
Kyper, F. The railroads that ran along the edge of the road (2nd ed.) Garbely Publishing Co., 2021. ISBN 978-1-7349588-5-0
p56 ? 1954? p Maroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
Loading car with LCL
Probably same picture as Iron Roads of the Monadnock Region Vol 1 p xxi
p66 71463 / ER2 1955 (rw) p B BMRRABMaroon ? Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
date from reweigh. In captive service on Hillsboro branch
Dane Malcolm's ebay site?
2 pictures of a 71000 series car in wreck train service, photos by Kenneth J MacDonald
? 1967 Y p p Maroon none Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Clinton Co Historical Assn Facebook
posted 2022-08-25 at 7:31 AM, titled: "PLATTSBURGH DAILY PRESS - February 7, 1935 - 87 years ago - 29 Cars Derailed In Train Wreck In Irona Yesterday"
72094?? 1935-02-07 p B&MRRAB Left half of car side, door not visible.
Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume II: The Hub - Rutland Vermont Sharp Offset Printing, 1987. LoC Cat. No. 87-90488
p93 bottom ? ? X maroon ? 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
p133 71100 ? Xp BMRRABmaroon ? Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume III: The Bellows Falls Sub Sharp Offset Printing, 1987. LoC Cat. No. 87-90488
p114 "top-left" 71xxx 1955-02 Xp BMRRABmaroon ? Youngstown door, can't see door supports - in a wreck
Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume IV: B&R and Corkscrew Divisions Sharp Offset Printing, 1988. LoC Cat. No. 87-90488
p154 "bottom" ? 1953-10 Xp p BMRRABmaroon ? Youngstown door, can't count door supports
Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume VI (part 2): The O&LC Div Sharp Offset Printing, 1989. LoC Cat. No. 87-90488
p23 "top" ? 1935-02-06 X BMRRABmaroon rectangular Youngstown door, can't count door supports
Nimke, R.W. The Rutland - 60 years of trying, Volume VII: The Addendum Sharp Offset Printing, 1990. LoC Cat. No. 87-90488
p181 71xxx 1961 A
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster Sharp Offset Printing, 1991. ISBN 0-914960-91-3
p4 bottom ? 1954-04-21 p B MM can't see door
p104 bottom ? 1953-06-23 X Rect? Youngstown door, can't count door supports
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume II: Bellows Falls, Vermont East and West Sharp Offset Printing, 1991. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p49 top X p X MM Youngstown door, can't see door supports
p163 top 1952 p MM Youngstown door, 7(?) door supports/guides. Loading bags of LCL using 2 wheel hand truck
p174 bottom 1949-06 X BMRRAB MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IV: Claremont Branch... Sharp Offset Printing, 1992. ISBN 0-914960-91-3
p122 1952 p MM Youngstown door, 7(?) door supports/guides.
Loading bags of LCL using 2 wheel hand truck
Same picture as Vol II, p163
p123 Top 72xxx? 1953-09-10 p BMRRAB Youngstown door?
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume V: Bellows Falls to Wells River Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p183 middle 1954-10-26 X MM hard to read any lettering
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VI: Wells River - North Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p80 top 1957-07-11 B hard to read.
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VII: StJ&LC (part I), MEC Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p39, bottom 3 1940-07 X Bp BM?RRAB rectangular
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume VIII: StJ&LC (part II), Spr. Term. Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p33 bottom 71xxx X p p AB rectangular Oblique view. 3 panel door
p168 mid-right 72xxx X Bp AB MM Oblique view. Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
p172 bottom-right70472 X BMRRAB MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides.
p177 top 1954-02 X AB MM Oblique view. Youngstown door.
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IX: Concord-WRJ-Swanton-Other Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p3 middle 1930s? X rect? 3 panel door
p18 bottom-left 1936-03+ X ?RRAB rect? 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
p197 TOP 1948 P MM
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
rear end leaf 72293? p BMRRAB Youngstown door. Can't see door guides
p59 middle-right 1954-09*08? Youngstown door. Can't see door guides or read lettering.
5 pictures of same train on page, car not visible in all.
?Possible B&M 73000 series car just after engine in this photo?
p63 2nd from bottom MM hard to see (can't read lettering). Youngstwon door
p93 top 721xx 1931-08-08 X B B&MRRAB rect Youngstown door
Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
in thread "Re: Single Sheath Sides", posted on 29-Jun-2023 by Dave Parker
note both photos in same post
71555 after 1937-07 X B&MRRABrect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
B&M of reporting marks squished to fit all on one side of diagonal
72998 after 1950-01 X Ap BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
Same photo as RP Cyc #18 p37
Metropolitan Museum of Art
155 Studies of Railroad Car Insiginias, For Fortune Article "Before They Disappear"
Walker Evans Archive, pictures taken (per site) in 1956
Just keep scrolling to the right...

First there is a series of 3 photos of the MM herald and dimensional data of (I think) a newly rebuilt car

1956 p maroon MM Youngstown door, 7 door supports/guides, newly rebuilt/repainted car?
followed (a few pictures to the right) by herald itself on different car (note gaps between sheathing boards), but the paint looks good?
1956 p maroon MM Youngstown door, ? door supports/guides, newly repainted car?
Protocraft Decals
"lettering set for B&M and MTC's 8'-7" IH 1929 boxcars"
71000 1929 X B B&MRRABOriginal? Rect [w/out Arrow?] 3 panel door, Builder's photo (same as Keith Retterer) "Frowning" "Minute Man Service"
MTC 71996 1929 X B MTCRRAB Original? Rect [w/out Arrow?] 3 panel door, Builder's photo (same as Keith Retterer) "Frowning" "Minute Man Service"
Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
in thread "WA&G 7017 boxcar", posted on 14 Sep 2023 by Jim Mischke (Jim Parker Coll. photo, per lable on photo)
WAG 5305 1966-06 Y X B WAGRGBmaroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line" - looks newly repainted
Thread in the RealSTMFC.groups.io group
in thread "WA&G 7017 boxcar", posted on 14 Sep 2023 by Jim Mischke
Several photos attached to same message
71555 after 1937-07 X B&MRRABrect 3 panel door, 7 door supports/guides.
B&M of reporting marks squished to fit all on one side of diagonal
72156 "1950s" X A BMRRABMaroon MMYoungstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
72998 after 1950-01 X Ap BM RRABmaroon MM Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides.
ER3? / 55 1966-06 Y X A BMRRmaroon none Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. In company service
WAG 5058 1963-08 Y X B WAGRGBmaroon angled WA&G "Flat" (steel/wood/?) custom door, 7 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
Note rusted out end paint where "wheel streaks" would be
WAG 5054 after 1971-07? Y X p WAGRGBmaroon angled WA&G Youngstown door, 4 door supports/guides. "Sole leather line"
note ACI label; note "riveted bar" where door would slide
Roy, John H. Jr. A Field Guide to Southern New England Railroad Depots and Freight Houses Branch Line Press, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-942147-08-7
p155 pre-1962 p p MM Youngstown door, (Walker Transp. Coll of Beverly Hist. Soc photo) - includes pre-1962 Fitchburg, MA station. Note running board damage
Note end of 2nd car in this series to its right.
Reen, William M Minuteman Railroad - Boston & Maine's Lexington Branch > Friends of the Bedford Park Depot 2023 ISBN 978-0-578-35112-4
p134 717[64?]1953-07-20 A end view

Renumberings/Conversions/Dispositions

Date Quantity New Numbers Description
1945 15 27500-27514 Converted to stock cars
1955 14 (see #27500 page) Stock cars converted back to box cars
1954 100 FtDDM&S 10000-10099 Sold to Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern (is date correct?)
1955 500 70000-70499 Sale/leaseback to International Railway Car Co. (sale 6/1955, lease expired 7/65)
1955 500 70500-70999 Sale/leaseback to Hyman Michaels Co. (sale 11/1955, lease expired 5/1961)
1956 300 69700-69999 Sale/leaseback to Hyman Michaels Co. (sale 5/1956, lease expired 5/1961)
1958-? 590 WAG 5000-5340;
WAG 6001-6251
Sold to Wellsville, Addison & Galeton
(at least one re-sold/transferred to Louisiana and North West RR, another Salzburg line)
? ? ? per Harry Frye article in Model Railroading (see above), at least one car ended up on the P&WV
? ? ? per Harry Frye article in Model Railroading (see above), several cars sold to Norton Abrasives (Worcester, MA)
? 5 or more EHB 50-55 per Harry Frye article in Model Railroading (see above), cars retained for company service.
? 1 or more TOC 5xxx ex-WAG cars moved to the TOC (Conrail).

Models

Also see list in B&MRRHS Modelers Notes Issue #173 (Jul-Aug 2020)
As far as I know, the F&C kits are still available (Dec, 2020)
Scale Manufacturer Stock number Car number Paint scheme Notes
O Laconia Industries Boston & Maine Outside Braced boxcar Kit (advertised p471 in Sep, 1939 The Model Railroader)
Ad includes prototype photo of 72000 (Builder's photo)
HO Yankee Clipper (many) B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar (several varieties produced, out of production, see F&C next few lines)
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6000 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar Flat Pullman Roof Boxcar Flat Kit with Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6001 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar External Car Lines Roof Boxcar Flat Kit with Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6004 B&M 40' Stockcar With Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6005 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar Flat Kit with Creco Door & Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6006 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar Flat Pullman Roof Boxcar ONE PIECE BODY with Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6007 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar External Car Lines Roof Boxcar ONE PIECE BODY with Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6010 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar ONE PIECE BODY with Creco Door K Brake & Decals
HO Funaro & Camerlengo 6011 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar ONE PIECE BODY with Creco Door AB Brake & Decals
HO Overland Models OMI #3151 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar wood sides, Youngstown door (ad from 1989 time frame)
HO Overland Models OMI #3228 B&M 40' XM-1 SS Boxcar wood sides, Youngstown door raised roof ribs
HO Sunshine 91.6 (or 18.4?) I would guess this is a "very accurate" car, but do not know for sure...
Now Resin Car Works?
HO Red Caboose 7020-9 ? All-Steel car (w/ ARA door). Unknown accuracy. Produced approx 1998-2000.
Possibly a Bethlehem Car Works modified Red Caboose model?
N Red Caboose 17020 ? All-Steel car (w/ Youngstown door). Unknown accuracy. Produced approx 2000. This car not shown on Intermountain's web site (as of Dec 2020)
HO Athearn (Roundhouse line)RND2882 72466 maroon w/ MM Wrong ends (ribbed, not flat) Wrong door, wrong [lower] door tracks. Correct (Pratt) truss. Wrong ladders, roof does not overlap ribs of sides, probably wrong roof. Announced Jun, 2020. Due Aug, 2021
HO Athearn (Roundhouse line)RND2883 72480 maroon w/ MM Wrong ends (ribbed, not flat) Wrong door, wrong [lower] door tracks. Correct (Pratt) truss. Wrong ladders, roof does not overlap ribs of sides, probably wrong roof. Announced Jun, 2020. Due Aug, 2021
HO Athearn (Roundhouse line)RND2884 72489 maroon w/ MM Wrong ends (ribbed, not flat) Wrong door, wrong [lower] door tracks. Correct (Pratt) truss. Wrong ladders, roof does not overlap ribs of sides, probably wrong roof. Announced Jun, 2020. Due Aug, 2021
O Atlas Models 8788 (3 rail) 71957 Rect w/ "MMS" Unknown accuracy - note "standard" CRECO door (not B&M "ARA" 3 panel, or Youngstown). Released Aug, 2009, listed as "sold out" on their web site as of Dec, 2020
O Atlas Models 9788 (2 rail) 71957 Rect w/ "MMS" Unknown accuracy - note "standard" CRECO door (not B&M "ARA" 3 panel, or Youngstown). Released Aug, 2009, listed as "sold out" on their web site as of Dec, 2020
O Atlas Models 8783 (3 rail) MTC 71998 maroon w/ MM Unknown accuracy - note "standard" CRECO door (not B&M "ARA" 3 panel, or Youngstown). Released Sep, 2008, listed as "sold out" on their web site as of Dec, 2020
O Atlas Models 9783 (2 rail) MTC 71998 maroon w/ MM Unknown accuracy - note "standard" CRECO door (not B&M "ARA" 3 panel, or Youngstown). Released Sep, 2008, listed as "sold out" on their web site as of Dec, 2020
O ? ? ? "East Wind '08 Convention car" - resin kit
O Crown Model Products OB-113 70149, 70155 ? I believe they are out of business??? (possibly tied to Weaver closing)
Note door appears to be an (incorrect) all-wood design.
It is possible Lionel is now producing this car?
O Quality Craft "Weaver Ultra Line"U33228D69700 ? Weaver closed in 2015 (I think)
It is possible Lionel is now producing this car?
Note Accurail has a single sheath box lettered for B&M, but it is a Howe (vs. Pratt) truss design, so is not particularly accurate (stock numbers 7014, 70149)

For the all-steel cars, they had Duryea underframes. At least in HO, these underframes could be modeled with the Speedwich Media "P107 – Baltimore & Ohio M-26D/E Duryea Underframe parts plus decals"
(or, if you can find them, the Sunshine Models Duryea underframe castings parts set.)

per http://www.steamerafreightcars.com, the extra door guides can be modeled using parts from Grandt Line's Camel doors
(also from that web site) The cars rode on ARA Type Y trucks that can be represented quite nicely with RC's PRR trucks.

More modeling information can be found on James B. Van Bokkelen's web site:
B&M Roster Info
Details on the single sheathed cars
Details on the all-steel cars

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