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Boston & Maine 76000 Series Box Cars

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Builder's Photo

Pullman Standard Builder's Photo Courtesy of James Kinkaid, used with permission (click on image to see full resolution available)

B&M Classification Card(s)

Does one exist?

Specifications From Classification Cards

From various sources
Additional data from Neubauer, Eric. Pullman-Standard Freight Car Production Including Predecessors (Pullman-Standard Freight Car Production.pdf)
Spec Value
Builder Pullman-Standard [Michigan City per Pullman Standard Freight Cars 1900-1960]
Doors 6 panel Superior (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)
8' Superior and Youngstown doors, per Pullman-Standard Freight Car Production Including Predecessors
9 panel Superior doors, per James B Van Bokkelen's web site
[6 panel Superior, ALSO Youngstown, per Rail Model Journal, March, Oct 1993]
Lot # 8323
Quantity 539
Build Date 3/1957 per Pullman Standard Freight Cars 1900-1960
Feb-Mar, 1957 per Pullman-Standard Freight Car Production Including Predecessors
Description Pullman-Standard "PS-1" design
From examination of builder's photo
Doors 6 panel Superior
Ends Do have the 6 rectangular "dimples" (at peak) of later ends
plus 4 round "dimples" (2 on each side)
The 2 end pieces were welded together
Lower-Right grab on end Both ends: supported by straps between ribs
Sides 10 panel welded
Roof End panels had pressed-in "stiffeners"
End Ladders Right stile bumps out so bottom 2 rungs longer than the others
Poling Pockets None

ORER data and numbers

ORER Size Data
Description 4/1957 7/1971
(76*** only)
10/1975
(76*** only)
1/1983
(both)
5/1983
(both)
AAR Mechanical Designation XM XP XF XM/XF XM/XF
Inside
Dimensions
Length 40'-6" [same] [same] [same] 40'-6"
Width 9'-2" [same] [same] [same] 9'-2"
Height 10'-5" [same] [same] [same] 10'-5"
Outside
Dimensions
Length 41'-10" [same] [same] 44'-4" 44'-4"
Width At Eaves or top of sides or platform 9'-4"
10'-5"
[same] [same] [same] 10'-5"
Extreme Width 10'-8" [same] [same] [same] 10'-5"
Height
from
Rail
To Extreme Width 5'-8" [same] [same] [same] 13'-7"
To Eaves or top of sides or platform 14'-5"
13'-8"
[same] [same] [same] 14'-5"
To Top of Running Board 15' [same] [same] [same]
To Extreme Height 15'-1" [same] [same] [same] 15'
Door - Side
opening
Width 8' [same] [same] [same] 8'
Height 9'-10" [same] [same] [same] 9'-10"
Capacity Cu Ft. Level Full 3882 [same] [same] 3865 3865
Pounds 100000 110000 110000 110000 110000

ORER History
ORER Date
(Year-Mo.)
Car
Numbers
# of
Cars
Description Derivative classes
1957 - 04 76000-76538 539 Box, Steel
1957 - 07 (same)
1957 - 10 " 538 "
1958 - 01 (same)
1958 - 04 (same)
1958 - 07 " 537 "
1958 - 10 (same)
1959 - 01 (same)
1959 - 04 (same)
1959 - 07 " 536 "
1959 - 10 (same)
1960 - 01 " 535 "
1960 - 04 (same)
1960 - 07 (same)
1960 - 10 (same)
1961 - 01 " 534 "
1961 - 04 (same)
1961 - 07 (same)
1961 - 10 (same)
1962 - 01 " 533 "
1962 - 04 " 531 "
1962 - 07 (same)
1962 - 10 (same)
8 cars to 30 series?
1963 - 01 " 523 "
1963 - 04 (same)
1963 - 07 " 522 "
1963 - 10 (same)
1964 - 01 (same)
1964 - 04 (same)
1964 - 07 " 520 "
1964 - 10 (same)
1965 - 01 " 519 "
1965 - 04 " 517 "
1965 - 07 (same)
1965 - 10 (same)
1966 - 01 (same)
1966 - 04 (same)
1966 - 07 " 515 "
30 series folded back to main sequence?
1966 - 10 " 522 "
1967 - 01 (same)
1967 - 04 " 521 "
1967 - 07 (same)
1967 - 10 (same)
1968 - 01 (same)
1968 - 04 " 520 "
1968 - 07 (same)
1968 - 10 (same)
1969 - 01 (same)
1969 - 04 (same)
1969 - 07 " 519 "
1969 - 10 " 517 "
1970 - 01 " 516 "
1970 - 04 (same)
1970 - 07 " 512 "
1970 - 10 (same)
1971 - 01 " 511 "
1971 - 04 " 510 " 76*** w/ Special paint
1971 - 07 " 495 Box, Steel 15 Box, Steel - Note P
1971 - 10 " 494 " "
1972 - 01 (same) "
1972 - 04 (same) "
1972 - 07 (same) "
1972 - 10 " 493 " "
1973 - 01 " 492 " "
1973 - 04 (same) " Box, Steel - Note A
1973 - 07 " 490 " "
1973 - 11 (same) " Box, Steel, Interior painted with Special Paint (flour)
[List of cars now in main list, not a separate note]
1974 - 01 (same) "
1974 - 04 (same) "
1974 - 07 " 489 " 14 "
1974 - 10 " Box, Steel, 25K " Box, Steel, Interior painted with Special Paint, 25K, (flour)
1975 - 01 " 487 " "
1975 - 04 " 486 " "
1975 - 07 " 484 " "
1975 - 10 " 483 " "
1976 - 01 " 482 " "
1976 - 04 (same) "
1976 - 07 (same) "
1976 - 10 " 481 " "
1977 - 01 (same) "
1977 - 04 " 480 " "
1977 - 07 (same) "
1977 - 10 " 476 " "
1978 - 01 " 475 " "
1978 - 04 (same) "
1978 - 07 " 472 " "
1978 - 10 " 470 " "
1979 - 01 " 458 " "
1979 - 04 (same) "
1979 - 07 " 456 " "
1979 - 10 " 449 " "
1980 - 01 " 381 " 13 "
1980 - 04 (same) "
1980 - 07 " 379 " "
1980 - 10 " 373 " "
1981 - 01 " 362 " "
1981 - 04 " 361 " "
1981 - 07 " 359 " "
1981 - 10 " 355 " "
1982 - 01 (same) "
1982 - 04 (same) "
1982 - 07 " 353 " 12 "
1982 - 10 (same) "
1983 - 01 (same) " Box, Steel, 25K
[but still class AAR Mech. Desig. XF / AAR Car Type Code A121]
1983 - 05 " 349 " "
1983 - 07 (same) "
1983 - 10 " 346 " "
1984 - 01 " 329 " 11 "
1984 - 04 (same) "
1984 - 07 " 328 " "
1984 - 10 " 114 " 7 "
1985 - 01 " 108 " 6 "
1985 - 04 " 106 " 4 "
1985 - 07 " 98 " "
1985 - 10 " 84 " 2 "
1986 - 01 (same) "
1986 - 04 (same) "
1986 - 07 (same) "
1986 - 10 (same) "
1987 - 01 " 76 " "
1987 - 04 (same) "
1987 - 07 (same) "
1987 - 10 " 71 " "
1988 - 01 " 69 " "
1988 - 04 (same) "
1988 - 07 (same) "
1988 - 10 (same) "
1989 - 01 (same) "
1989 - 04 (same) "
1989 - 07 (same) "
1989 - 10 Not listed (both series)

ORER Notes


Note P (7/1971 - 1/1973)
Note A (4/1973 - 7/1973)
After 7/1973, moved to main listing description

NOTE: On 1/1983, "special paint" removed from description. Unknown if this means they have reverted to general service.
Individual numbers of cars in series 76000 to 76538 interior painted with special paint for flour loading and differing in A.A.R. Mech. Designation and pounds capacity from other cars in same series; A.A.R. Mech. Designation XP, capacity 110,000 pounds: [see table below]
Cars with special paint
Car # 7/1971-4/1974 7/1974-10/1979 1/1980-4/1982 7/1982-10/1983 1/1984-7/1984 10/1984 1/1985 4/1985-7/1985 10/1985-7/1989
76016 X X X X X X X X X
76067 X X
76075 X X X X
76100 X X X X X X X X X
76158 X X X
76161 X
76183 X X X X X X
76187 X X X X X X X
76197 X X X X X X X X
76223 X X X X X
76389 X X X X X X X
76391 X X X X X
76407 X X X X X
76475 X X X X X
76531 X X X X X X X X

Discussion, General Notes

Car Book and/or Car Disposition Data

Car Books (1923-06 thru 1936-10, then 1944-05 thru 1960-03)

Volume number refers original book number
Part number refers to PDF file part as posted on B&MRRHS site
Page numbers refer to pages in PDF file(s) (L/R = Left or Right side of that PDF page)
Car Number(s) Vol PartPageDate Action Location Notes
76000-76538 4 6 9R 1957-03 New 539 cars, from Pullman-Standard
76308 5 1 9L 1957-07-25 Destroyed on NYC
76363 4 9 4R 1958-08-09 Destroyed on Nat. Ry of Mexico
76483 4 8 4R 1958-01-15 Destroyed on GM&O
76487 4 7 3L 1957-06-08 Destroyed on ATSF

Paint Schemes

As delivered
Blue body, ends, doors ?and roof?
RIGHT (to right of door) side of body - Black
underframe (including tabs/fishbelly below car sides) black
Large intertwined Blue/White (black background) "BM" herald centered on the side to the right of the door, almost as high as the car side.
Per B&MRRHS Modeler's Notes #101 (Mar-Apr 2006) herald: approx 8' high "B" (all white), "M" is blue with white border
1970s? refurbished (note ACI label)
all blue body and end, black door, smaller white (with black outlining) intertwined BM herald. blue? roof

References or other data

Photographs

PageCar # Photo Date
yr-mo-day
Visible? MarkingsPaint
Scheme
Herald Notes
Northern New England Color Guide
p28 76032 1957-04-07 Y X B X BMRRNNNNNNOriginal Original 6 panel Superior door
p29 76223 1957 Y X B BMRRNNNNNNOriginal Original 6 panel Superior door
Mainline Modeler Issue date included in "page" column
12/1982 p75 76182 1957 X B BMRRNNNNNNOriginal Original builder's photo
Model Railroading magazine - issue included in "page" column (see above for article titles, etc.)
3-4/1986 p29 76053 1957-03? X BMRRNNNNNNOriginal Original 6 panel Superior door.
11-12/1986 p79 76127 1970s? X B BMRRABY2VNNNblue small intertwined BM 6 panel Superior door.
11-12/1986 p84 76226 1970s? Y X A BMRGNNNNNNOriginal Original 6 panel Superior door.
Kfoury, Rick. Queen City Rails - Manchester's Railroads 1965-1990 B&MRRHS, 2019. ISBN 978-0-578-45881-6
p12 76383 1982-05-15 Y X B Original Original somewhat distant view
Blodgett, BG and Richards, RR Jr. Iron Roads of the Monadnock Region Vol 1 Bauhan Publishing, 2020. ISBN 978-0-87233-305-5
p124 ca. 1970 Y X A? Original Original still has roofwalk (or 74000 series car?)
NEB&W Guide IV
p P Bos-15 ? 1957 X B BMNNNNNNoriginal original photocopy of builder's photo in 1957 Car Builder's Cyclopedia
p P Bos-15 ? ? X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original photocopy of Charles Winter photo (car number not legible)
Don Clerke inserts into B&MRRHS Bulletin
i 8 photo 8 76xx5 X A? X BMNNNNNNoriginal original Very weathered. Still has roofwalk.
i 8 photo 9 76374 X B X BMRRABY2VNNNrefurbished refurbished No roofwalk, still high ladder at brakewheel
B&MRRHS Bulletin Issue included in "page" column
v IX #4 p34 ? X Ap Y2VINNoriginal original Youngstown door. In wreck. Can't read car number, so maybe another series?
B&MRRHS Modelers Notes Issue No. included in "page" column
No 6 p2 76053 1957? X BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Superior door
Bob's Photos (photo "number" in "page" column, collection in "Note" column)
1010-306 76032 1957-04-17 Y X A original original Superior door
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 76059 76059 1978-06-01 Y X p BMRRNYNYNNoriginaloriginal
BM 76111 76111 1979-10-01 Y X B BMRRABY2VYNNrepaint repaint
BM 76143 76143 1977-08-01 Y X BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
BM 76144 76144 1977-08-29 Y X B X NNNNNNoriginaloriginalGood roof photo. Has roofwalk, high ladders
BM 76174 76174 1989-05-05 Y X A BMRRABY2VW?NNrepaint repaint
BM 76182 76182 1971-12-19 Y X p BMRRABYNNNNrepaint repaint appears to be fresh repaint.
BM 76187 76187 2011-06-18 Y X B solid bluenone repainted solid blue, NO lettering (at all), black door.
BM 76187 76187 2011-06-18 Y Bp solid bluenone repainted solid blue, NO lettering (at all), black door.
BM 76187 76187 2011-06-18 Y p solid bluenone repainted solid blue, NO lettering (at all), black door.
BM 76336 76336 1997-12-27 Y X A BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
BM 76336 76336 1997-12-27 Y X B BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
BM 76387 76387 1997-12-28 Y X B YoriginaloriginalVERY weathered.
BM 76387 76387 1997-12-28 Y X A YoriginaloriginalVERY weathered.
BM 76426 76426 1999-08-27 Y X B BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
BM 76426 76426 2015-06-07 Y X B BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
BM 76474 76474 1977-02-27 Y X BMRGNYNNNNoriginaloriginal
BM 76474 76474 1977-02-27 Y X BMRGNYNNNNoriginaloriginalALMOST the same as photo above (note flanking cars)
BM 76484 76484 1973-08-01 Y X repaint repaint in string of cars.
Note white/light colored trucks/wheels (overspray?)
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 26421 76421? 1964-06 Y X A NNNNNN original original mis-identified as 26421?
XM 76035 76035 1990-06 Y X Bp BMRRABN2VYNNrepaint repaint
XM 76082 76082 1973-06 Y X p BMRRABYNNNN repaint repaint
XM 76110 76110 1966-05 Y X X BMRGNNNNNN original original good roof shot, note brakeman on roof
XM 76114 76114 ca. 1985 Y X B BMRRABN2VYNNrepaint repaint
XM 76148 76148 1975-02 Y X A BMRRABYNNNN repaint repaint ACI left of door
XM 76174 76174 1989-05-05 Y X A BMRRABY2VINNrepaint repaint ACI left of door
XM 76297 76297 1957-10 Y X A BMRGNNNNNN original original
XM 76310 76310 1980-04 Y X A BMRRABY2VYNNrepaint repaint
XM 76336 76336 1997-12-27 Y X B BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint ACI left of door
XM 76336 76336 1997-12-27 Y X A BMRRABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
XM 76364 76364 1972-06 Y X BMRRABYNNNN repaint repaint
XM 76387 76387 1997-12-28 Y X A Y original original cut down ladders, no roofwalk. Same as Railroad Picture Archives photo?
XM 76387 76387 1997-12-28 Y X B Y original original cut down ladders, no roofwalk. Same as Railroad Picture Archives photo?
XM 76414 76414 Y X BMRRABYNNNN repaint repaint
B&MRRHS Flickr (as of 17-Apr-2020)
Above is direct link. If it doesn't work, try: Select "Albums" → "Cars-- Freight", then scroll thru
Title="B&M Box Car no. 76237"
76237 Y X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original "new" (no additional markings)
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 → E-Deerfield-Yard
EDF-West-End-10.tif 7652[7?] Y p Bp X BMRRABrepaint repaint cut down ladders, no roofwalk
EDF-West-End-15.tif 7652[7?] Y p Bp X BMRRABrepaint repaint cut down ladders, no roofwalk
Path: Photos → Color-SJW → Rolling-Stock
BM76227.jpg 76227 Y X A BMRRNY2VYNNoriginal original
BM76278.jpg 76278 Y X p BMRRABYNNNNrepaint repaint
B&MRRHS Flickr (as of 27-Jun-2020)
Above is direct link. If it doesn't work, try: Select "Albums" → "Cars-- Freight", then scroll thru
76096 1957-1961 Y X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Hard to discern end details
Kaminski, Edward S. Pullman Standard Freight Cars 1900-1960 Signature Press, 2007
p101 (bot) 76182 1957-03 X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo
p102 (top) 76182 1957-03 Y X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo
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
76059 1978-06-01 Y X p BMRRNYNYNNoriginal originalSuperior door
76385 1977-02-21 Y X BMRRNY2VNNNoriginal original"oxide" colored Youngstown door
76474 1977-02-27 Y X A X BMRGNYNNNNoriginal originalYoungstown door
Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery (as of 29-Aug-2020)
"American Railroads" → "Boston & Maine"
Then scroll down to find the photo.
BM 76182 1957-03 X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo
BM 76297 1979-10 Y X BMRRNYNNNNoriginal original
BM 76364 1972-06 Y X BMRRNYNNNNoriginal original cut down ladders, no roofwalk
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)
26421 (?)76421 Y X A NNNNNN original original mis-identified as 26421?
76297 Y X A BMRGNNNNNN original original
76364 Y X BMRRNYNNNN original original cut down ladders, no roofwalk
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
76068 Y X BMRGNNNNNN original original Title = "BM 40' Single Door Boxcar, 76068"
76160 X A BMRGNNNNNN original original Title = "BM 40' Single Door Boxcar, 76160"
76336 1976-04 Y X BMRRABYNNNN original original Title = "BM, Boston & Maine 40' Single Door Boxcar, 76336 April, 1976"
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Going back on his train".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=131629
76479 1980-11-23 Y X BMRRABY2V?NNrepaint repaint note 2 other B&M boxcars as well
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Another side view at Charlestown".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=24190
? 2003-08-30 Y X p Y2VNNNoriginal? original? left car side too rusted to read
Still has high ladders and roof walk
76457 2003-08-30 Y X Bp BM??ABY2VNNNrepaint repaint Ladders cut down, roofwalk removed
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "B&M 76457 Charlestown,MA".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=24189
? 2003-08-30 Y X Ap Y2VNNNoriginal? original? left car side too rusted to read
76457 2003-08-30 Y X A BM??ABY2VNNNrepaint repaint
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "B&M -USS Constitution".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=24184
? 2003-08-30 Y B Y2VNNNoriginal? original?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "B&M Boxcar-Charlestown Navy Yard".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=24183
? 2003-08-30 Y X Y2VNNN Detail of trust plate, not sure which car
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Winchester, NH".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=159903
? 1970-11-22 X B BM NYNNNNoriginal original 2 cars. Note repaint for reporting marks/weight data.
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Down time".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=152798
? 1973-08-07 Y X p BM N original original I believe this is the correct cars series. (I can't read the number)
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Old B&M relic in West Cambridge... part 2".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=25527
? 2004-02-08 Y X p original original I believe this is the correct cars series. (I can't read the number)
Highball Graphics
N/HO/O scale decals, but they have a couple prototype pictures
Web site doesn't seem to work very well with Internet Explorer, use a newer browser.
From main page, "check" (under "Railroad" list at left) the "Boston & Maine" → "Boston & Maine 40' PS-1 Boxcars As del. [N / HO / O] Scale" (scale doesn't matter, they have same photos on all)
? ? Y X B BM?GGNN2VNNNoriginal original Paint VERY weathered. Same car as in photos above "B&M Boxcar-Charlestown Navy Yard"
Highball Graphics
Same as above, except → "Boston & Maine Blue 76000 Series 40' Boxcars w/ Black dr. 1977+ [N / HO / O] Scale" (scale doesn't matter, they have same photos on all)
76480 [reweigh 08-1977] Y X A BMRRABN2VNNNas repainted as repainted Newly repainted? no weathering, nice photo
76183 ? Y X A BMRRABN2VYNNas repainted as repainted no roof walk, "A" end ladders cut down. Yellow panel next to weight data with unknown text
weathered. White of herald almost completely gone
Pullman Library, James Kinkaid Collection
If above doesn't work, try https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com
Then "Railroad - B" then scroll down
76182 1957-03? X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo
Rail Goat web site (as of 29-Jan-2022)
76182 1957-03? X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo (same as above)
76401 1977-10-31 Y X BMRRABY2VNNNrepaintedrepaintedroofwalk removed, has yellow "no roofwalk" warning
76474 1977-02-27 Y X A X BMRGNYNNNNoriginaloriginalhas roofwalk, good view of roof
Kinkaid, James and Donnelly, Ken 1950s Freight Car Color Guide Vol 1: Boxcars Morning Sun Books, 2022 ISBN 1-58248-782-0
p26 bottom 76112 1957 Y X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Superior door, "Almost new" condition
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume I: Greenfield-East Deerfield-Westminster Sharp Offset Printing, 1991. ISBN 0-914960-91-3
p88 top ? 1977-11-29 X original original listing as 76000 series due to paint scheme
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume III: Claremont Branch... Sharp Offset Printing, 1992. ISBN 0-914960-91-3
p74 top p original original Guessing car series from paint scheme. Youngstown door
p158 2nd from bottom762251977-05-04 p hard to see anything, assuming caption correct.
Bagged feed from Concord, NH to Merrimack Farmers Exchange, Claremont, NH
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
p164 mid-left X original original Guessing car series from paint scheme. Superior door
p188 bottom-right 1978-10-17? X original original Guessing car series from paint scheme. Superior door
Same car in bottom-left and middle photos on same page as well
Or date = 1975-10-07 (see top-left photo p189)

Renumberings/Conversions/Dispositions

Models

Many models of PS-1s have been produced. Perhaps the best (HO) ones are the Kadee and Intermountain, both of which have produced B&M decorated cars, although I don't have details right now. Be careful (particularly) with the door sizes/types and the 6 indentations at the peak of the ends.
As Kadee releases the B&M cars in small batches, there may be others I don't show below
Scale Manufacturer Stock number Car number Paint scheme Notes
HO Kadee 76461 As delivered Announcement in Aug, 2013 Model Railroad Hobbyist, p121(?)
not even shown on Kadee web site, Dec 2020
HO Kadee 5225 76112 As delivered 8 Ft. 6 Panel Superior Door. Out-of-stock by Aug, 2000
HO Kadee 5233 76380 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by Apr, 2001
HO Kadee 5240 76302 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by May, 2002
HO Kadee 5249 76267 As delivered 8 Ft. 6 Panel Superior Door. Out-of-stock by Jun, 2003
HO Kadee 5260 76280 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by Oct, 2004
HO Kadee 5271 76428 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by Sep, 2007
HO Kadee 5286 76461 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by Jul, 2010
HO Kadee 5296 76472 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by Mar, 2011
HO Kadee 5311 76346 As delivered 8 Ft. Youngstown Door. Out-of-stock by Sep, 2014
HO Intermountain 45466-01 76000 As delivered Listed on web site, Dec, 2020
HO Intermountain 45466-02 76032 As delivered Listed on web site, Dec, 2020
HO Intermountain 45466-03 76417 As delivered Listed on web site, Dec, 2020
HO Intermountain 45466-04 76538 As delivered Listed on web site, Dec, 2020
N Micro-Trains (Walthers)489-99300103 76029, 76038, 76047, 76156 As delivered 4 pack, out-of-stock at Walthers Dec, 2020
HO Athearn ATH71983 76128 As delivered Announced Apr, 2015. Listed as "discontinued" on web site, Dec, 2020
HO Athearn ATH71984 76374 As delivered Announced Apr, 2015. Listed as "discontinued" on web site, Dec, 2020
HO Athearn ATH71985 76492 As delivered Announced Apr, 2015. Listed as "discontinued" on web site, Dec, 2020
HO Athearn ATH7615 76127 As delivered Announced Apr, 2021, due July
HO Athearn ATH7616 76379 As delivered Announced Apr, 2021, due July
HO Athearn ATH7617 76498 As delivered Announced Apr, 2021, due July

More modeling information can be found on James B. Van Bokkelen's web site:
B&M Roster Info
Details on this car series

Con-Cor also has a 40' (I think) PS-1 model (look on their web site under "HO - kits") of unknown accuracy for the B&M (none are decorated for the B&M). Make sure you look at the "regular" door ones, not the "insulated - plug door" ones. Still available as of Dec-2020

Per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #24 (Jan, 1992) Weaver had an O scale PS-1 available. Unknown accuracy for the B&M, unknown if any were painted for the B&M

Revision History

File History for THIS page
Date Who Description
13-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Initial release
29-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
17-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added more web sites: B&MRRHS Flickr, Fallen Flags, NMRA Archives, Earl Tuson. Also Scott Whitney (NMRO) CDs
25-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37
26-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Changed B&MRRHS Flickr to direct link
05-May-2020 KG Akerboom Moved ORER notes into separate section
07-May-2020 KG Akerboom (Slightly) reformatted "cars with special paint" table
12-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Added builder's photo from Jim Kinkaid collection
16-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Added lot number from Eric Neubauer's listing.
27-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Added B&M Flickr photo of 76096
01-Jul-2020 KG Akerboom Added Pullman Standard Freight Cars 1900-1960 photos
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
17-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added builder's photo, courtesy of James Kinkaid
23-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added more Eric Neubauer data
25-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added "Rail Car Photos" web site photos
29-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added "Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery" photos
30-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added "Niagara Rails" photos
30-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added "Box and Freight Cars of North America" photos
25-Oct-2020 KG Akerboom Added Car Book Data
07-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Added "NE Rails" photos
12-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Added model info
19-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Added JBVB web site links
22-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Added Con-Cor model info
23-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Added photos from Highball Graphics decals site
26-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Updated detail info
07-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Updated Kadee model info (door info)
22-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Added pullman-lib.smugmug.com builder's photo
07-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Updated "Box and Freight Cars of North America" photos
12-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Added NERail photos
04-Jul-2021 KG Akerboom Reorganized Car Book and/or Car Disposition Data (Car # to 1st column, 2nd/other changes to new rows)
23-Aug-2021 KG Akerboom Added latest 3 cars from Athearn
29-Jan-2022 KG Akerboom Added "Rail Goat" web site photos
05-Feb-2022 KG Akerboom Added 1950s Freight Cars Vol 1 photos
05-Nov-2022 KG Akerboom Updated per [almost] complete ORER data
02-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added car listing from Nimke, "Rutland Vol VI"
04-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol I"
08-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol III"
10-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol IV"
12-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol VI"
14-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol VIII"
04-Jan-2023 KG Akerboom Fixed headers and footers...hopefully
25-Feb-2023 KG Akerboom Fixed link to scanned data (car books)

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