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Boston & Maine 34000 Series Flat Cars

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Builder's Photo

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

Note there are a BUNCH more builder's photos of these cars, during construction, and "built". Let me know if you want something specific

B&M Classification Card(s)

Does one exist?

Specifications From Classification Cards

per Mainline Modeler
Also from Neubauer, Eric.Evans Products Company Freight Car Roster Notes
Spec Value
Builder Pullman-Standard, Butler, PA
Lot # 8322
Car Numbers 34000-34089
Quantity 90
Build Date Mar-Apr, 1957
AAR class FM
Lt Weight 53,800
Description Pullman-Standard PS-4 flat car
Sides 16 stake pockets (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #37)

ORER data and numbers

ORER Size Data
Description 4/1957 7/1975 10/1981 1/1983 5/1983
(34060, etc) (Main series) Main 34060, etc. Main 34060, etc. 34063
AAR Mechanical Designation FM FMS FM FM FMS FM FMS FMS
Inside
Dimensions
Length 53'-6"
51'
53'-6" 53'-6" 53'-6" 53'-6" 54'-5" 53'-6"
Width 10'-6"
9'-4"
10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6"
Height
Outside
Dimensions
Length 54'-3" 54'-3" 54'-3" 56'-9" 56'-9"
Width At Eaves or top of sides or platform 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6"
Extreme Width 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6" 10'-6"
Height
from
Rail
To Extreme Width 3'-8" 3'-8" 3'-8" 3'-8" 3'-8"
To Eaves or top of sides or platform 3'-8" 3'-8" 3'-8" 3'-8" 3'-8"
To Top of Running Board
To Extreme Height 4'-9" 16'-8" 4'-9" 4'-9" 3'-8"
Door - Side
opening
Width
Height
Capacity Cu Ft. Level Full
Pounds 100000 110000 100000 110000 110000

ORER History
ORER Date
(Year-Mo.)
Car
Numbers
# of
Cars
Description
1957 - 04 34000-34089 90 Flat, steel, Note B
1957 - 07 " Flat, steel, Note D
1957 - 10 (same)
1958 - 01 (same)
1958 - 04 (same)
10 cars converted w/ bulkheads, r/n 5330-5339 (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)
1958 - 07 " 80 "
1958 - 10 (same)
1959 - 01 (same)
1959 - 04 " 73 "
10 cars converted to TOFC service, r/n 5200-5209 (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)
1959 - 07 " 70 "
1959 - 10 (same)
1960 - 01 (same)
1960 - 04 (same)
1960 - 07 (same)
1960 - 10 (same)
1961 - 01 (same)
1961 - 04 (same)
1961 - 07 (same)
1961 - 10 (same)
1962 - 01 (same)
1962 - 04 (same)
1962 - 07 (same)
1962 - 10 (same)
TOFC service cars (5200-5209) returned to general service (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #37)
1963 - 01 " 80 "
1963 - 04 (same)
1963 - 07 (same)
1963 - 10 (same)
1964 - 01 (same)
1964 - 04 (same)
1964 - 07 (same)
1964 - 10 (same)
1965 - 01 (same)
1965 - 04 (same)
1965 - 07 (same)
1965 - 10 (same)
1966 - 01 (same)
1966 - 04 (same)
1966 - 07 (same)
1966 - 10 (same)
1967 - 01 (same)
1967 - 04 (same)
1967 - 07 (same)
1967 - 10 (same)
1968 - 01 (same)
1968 - 04 (same)
1968 - 07 (same)
1968 - 10 (same)
1969 - 01 (same)
1969 - 04 (same)
1969 - 07 " 79 "
1969 - 10 (same)
1970 - 01 (same)
1970 - 04 (same)
1970 - 07 (same)
1970 - 10 " 77 "
1971 - 01 (same)
1971 - 04 (same)
1971 - 07 (same)
1971 - 10 (same)
1972 - 01 (same)
1972 - 04 (same)
1972 - 07 (same)
1972 - 10 (same)
1973 - 01 (same)
1973 - 04 (same)
1973 - 07 (same) (Last listing with "Note D")
1973 - 11 " Flat, steel, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
1974 - 01 (same)
1974 - 04 (same)
1974 - 07 (same)
1974 - 10 (same)
1975 - 01 (same)
1975 - 04 " 76 "
1975 - 07 34000-34089 72 Flat, steel, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
34060-61,34063,34069 4 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
1975 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1976 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1976 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1976 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1976 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1977 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1977 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1977 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1977 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1978 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1978 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1978 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1978 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1979 - 01 34000-34089 72 Flat, steel, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34063,34069 4 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
1979 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1979 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1979 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1980 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1980 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1980 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1980 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1981 - 01 (same) (both rows)
1981 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1981 - 07 (same) (both rows)
1981 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1982 - 01 34000-34089 71 Flat, steel, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34063,34069 4 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
1982 - 04 (same) (both rows)
1982 - 07 34000-34089 70 Flat, steel, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34063,34069 4 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
1982 - 10 (same) (both rows)
1983 - 01 34000-34089 74 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34063,34069 4 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
1983 - 05 34000-34089 70 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34069 3 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34063 1 Flat
1983 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1983 - 10 34000-34089 69 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34069 3 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34063 1 Flat
1984 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1984 - 04 (same) (all 3 rows)
1984 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1984 - 10 34000-34089 67 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34069 3 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34063 1 Flat
1985 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1985 - 04 (same) (all 3 rows)
1985 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1985 - 10 (same) (all 3 rows)
1986 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1986 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1986 - 04 34000-34089 65 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34069 3 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34063 1 Flat
1986 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1986 - 10 34000-34089 34 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34069 3 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34063 1 Flat
1987 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1987 - 04 (same) (all 3 rows)
1987 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1987 - 10 34000-34089 27 Flat, steel, wood floor, Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34060-61,34069 3 Flat, steel, Steel racks (generator rotors)
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
34063 1 Flat
1988 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1988 - 04 (same) (all 3 rows)
1988 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1988 - 10 (same) (all 3 rows)
1989 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1989 - 04 (same) (all 3 rows)
1989 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1989 - 10 (same) (all 3 rows)
1990 - 01 (same) (all 3 rows)
1990 - 04 (same) (all 3 rows)
1990 - 07 (same) (all 3 rows)
1990 - 10 (same) (all 3 rows)
1991 - 01 34000-34089 31 Flat, steel, wood floor,
Dimensions between stake pockets: Length 51' & Width 9'4"
Axle spac. 5'6", truck centers 43'3"
1991 - 04 " 29 "
1991 - 07 (same)
1991 - 10 (same)
1992 - 01 " 24 "
1992 - 04 (same)
1992 - 07 (same)
1992 - 10 (same)
1993 - 01 (same)
1993 - 04 (same)
1993 - 07 (same)
1993 - 10 (same)
1994 - 01 (same)
1994 - 04 " 8 "
1994 - 07 (same)
1994 - 10 (same)
1995 - 01 (same)
1995 - 04 (same)
1995 - 07 (same)
1995 - 10 (same)
1996 - 01 (same)
1996 - 04 (same)
1996 - 07 (same)
1996 - 10 (same)
1997 - 01 (same)
1997 - 04 (same)
1997 - 07 Not listed

Per Jul-2022 roster, series 34006-34088 had 8 remaining cars. Not registered in UMLER, restricted in interchange, "non-revenue equipment"

ORER Notes

Note B (4/1957) Note D (7/1957 - 7/1973)

The inside length of 51 ft. shown for the cars in series 34000 to 34089 represents length between end stake pockets; inside width of 9 ft. 4 in. represents width between side stake pockets.

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 New # Notes
34000 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34001 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34002 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34003 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34004 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34005 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34006 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 5L 1958-04-30 Renumber Concord 5203 to Piggyback
34007 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34008 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34009 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34010 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34011 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34012 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34013 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34014 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 5L 1958-04-30 Renumber Concord 5204 to Piggyback
34015 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34016 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34017 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 7R 1958-06-27 Renumber Concord 5209 to Piggyback
34018 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34019 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34020 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34021 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34022 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34023 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34024 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 5L 1958-04-24 Renumber Concord 5202 to Piggyback
34025 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 5L 1958-04-18 Renumber Concord 5201 to Piggyback
34026 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34027 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34028 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34029 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 7R 1958-06-04 Renumber Concord 5208 to Piggyback
34030 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 7R 1958-06-13 Renumber Concord 5205 to Piggyback
34031 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34032 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34033 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34034 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34035 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34036 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34037 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34038 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34039 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34040 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34041 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34042 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34043 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34044 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34045 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34046 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 5L 1958-04-15 Renumber Concord 5200 to Piggyback
34047 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34048 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34049 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34050 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34051 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34052 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34053 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34054 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 7R 1958-06-06 Renumber Concord 5207 to Piggyback
34055 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34056 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34057 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34058 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34059 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34060 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34061 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34062 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
4 8 6L 1958-05-22 Renumber Concord 5206 to Piggyback
34063 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34064 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34065 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34066 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34067 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34068 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34069 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34070 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34071 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34072 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34073 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 3R 1958-12-19 Renumber Concord 5330 to Gypsum
34074 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34075 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 3R 1958-12-11 Renumber Concord 5331 to Gypsum
34076 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 4L 1959-01-10 Renumber Concord 5332 to Gypsum
34077 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34078 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34079 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 4L 1959-01-10 Renumber Concord 5333 to Gypsum
34080 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 4L 1959-01-10 Renumber Concord 5334 to Gypsum
34081 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 3R 1958-12-26 Renumber Concord 5335 to Gypsum
34082 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 2L 1958-11-21 Renumber Concord 5336 to Gypsum
34083 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 3R 1958-12-11 Renumber Concord 5337 to Gypsum
34084 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34085 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
34086 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 3R 1958-12-26 Renumber Concord 5338 to Gypsum
34087 4 6 9R 1957-03 New from Pullman-Standard
4 9 2L 1958-11-26 Renumber Concord 5339 to Gypsum
34088 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard
34089 4 6 11R 1957-04 New from Pullman-Standard

Paint Schemes

As delivered (I believe)
Black, white lettering, small blue/white(?) intertwined BM herald (Photo of car in NE Color guide is somewhat weathered, hard to make out the herald color)
Per B&MRRHS Modeler's Notes #101 (Mar-Apr 2006) herald: "small" "B" (all white), "M" is blue with white border

References or other data

Photographs

PageCar # Photo Date
yr-mo-day
Visible? MarkingsPaint
Scheme
Herald Notes
Northern New England Color Guide
p34 34020 1972-10 Y X A BMRRNYNNNNoriginal original no load, somewhat weathered.
NEB&W Guide IV
p P Bos-18 34007 1957? X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original photocopy of builder's photo in 1957 Car Builder's Cyclopedia
Mainline Modeler magazine - issue included in "page" column (see above for article titles, etc.)
6/1999 p43 34007 1957 X B X BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original PS Builder's photo, shows deck
Heald, Bruce D. The Boston & Maine - Trains and Services Arcadia Publishing, 2005 ISBN 0-7385-3875-2
p72 34008 X B 2HNNoriginal? original hard to discern lettering. Loaded with ?boiler?
Brake wheel is (partially?) "up"
p73 34052 1981-05-09 X B INNoriginal? original Unloaded.
Brake wheel is "down"
p73 34074 1980-02-02 X B NNNNoriginal? original hard to discern lettering.
Brake wheel is "up"
p75 34045 1983-08-20 X p 2HINNoriginal? none part of herald may still be there
p75 34044
(mislabelled as 24044)
1984-03-24 X B BMGGNN2HINNoriginal? none COTS in place of herald (part of herald may still be there)
Brake wheel is "up". "Yellow dot"?
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 77 - Appears to be an ex-34000 series flat converted to wreck train usage, with a NE-5 caboose body and (cut down - length AND height) boxcar body mounted on it
There are more photos than I list - the ones I don't include don't really show the flat car portion very well.
Brake wheel on caboose body end of car
BM 77 77 1984-05-16 Y X A BMGGNN3NNN Black/maroon none
BM 77 77 2008-09-24 Y X A 3NN Black/White Guilford "G"
BM 77 77 2010-04-18 Y X A BMGGNN3NNN Black/White Guilford "G"
BM 77 77 2011-12-08 Y X B BMGGNN3NNN Black/White Guilford "G"
BM 77 77 2012-06-15 Y X BMGGNY3NNN Black/White Guilford "G"
BM 77 77 2020-03-28 Y X A BMGGNY3N7HN Black/White Guilford "G"
BM 77 77 2020-03-28 Y X B BMGGNY3N7HN Black/White Guilford "G"
BM 2735 and 2736 - Appear to be ex-34000 series flats converted to wheel service. (Per web page: 2736 is ex-34020)
BM 2735 2735 2009-03-21 Y X B BMRRNN3NNN black none
BM 2735 2735 2009-05-05 Y X B BMRRNN3NNN black none loaded with wheels
BM 2736 2736 2007-10-08 Y X BM NN2HNNN black small
BM 2736 2736 2007-10-08 Y X A p 2HNNN black small shows structure used to hold wheels
BM 2736 2736 2016-07-20 Y X A P BMOONN2HN4HN maroon none partially loaded with wheels
BM 2736 2736 2019-05-17 Y X B p BMGGNNNN8HY black small loaded with wheels, repainted
BM 2982-2986 - Appear to be ex-34000 series flats converted to MOW - Rail train.
BM 2982 2982 2010-03-27 Y X BMGGNN3N yellow none
BM 2983 2983 2010-03-27 Y X BMGGNN3NY yellow none
BM 2984 2984 2007-04-09 Y X BMGGNN3NY yellow none
BM 2984 2984 2010-03-27 Y X BMGGNN3N yellow none
BM 2986 2986 2004-09-29 Y X BMGGNN3NY yellow none
BM 34029 34029 2009-06-20 Y p A BM black ? white-lined
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
bm2735.jpg 2735 Y X B BMRRNN3NNNblack/grey? none wheel car. Orange handrails/steps
bm34034.jpg 34034 Y X A BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original
Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery (as of 29-Aug-2020)
"American Railroads" → "Boston & Maine"
Then scroll down to find the photo.
BM 34007 1957 X B X BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original PS Builder's photo, shows deck
DSCF0015
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Composite Fishbelly Gondola cars → DSCF0015
34077 2013-10-27? Y X BMRGNN2HNNNoriginal original
DSCF0014
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Composite Fishbelly Gondola cars → DSCF0014
34077 2013-10-27? Y X B BMRGNN2HNNNoriginal original
DSCF0013
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Composite Fishbelly Gondola cars → DSCF0013
34077 2013-10-27? Y p B BMRGNN2HNNNoriginal original end detail
DSCF0011
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Composite Fishbelly Gondola cars → DSCF0011
34077 2013-10-27? Y p BMRGNN2HNNNoriginal original reporting marks details
DSCF0012
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Composite Fishbelly Gondola cars → DSCF0012
34077 2013-10-27? Y p BMRGNN2HNNNoriginal original COTS and herald area - COTS appears to have 1976 date on it
DSCF0015
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Composite Fishbelly Gondola cars → DSCF0015
34077 2013-10-27? Y X BMRGNN2HNNNoriginal original
could this also be rochester
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Miscellaneous → could this also be rochester
? Y X original? original? 3 flats with load, at least one is "for sure" B&M (see next photos)
roch2---1
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Miscellaneous → roch2---1
34011 Y p X BMGGNN2HIN?original original
roch2---1
You may have to join this group to see the photos
Alternative URL: https://groups.io/g/BM-RR → Photo Albums → Miscellaneous → roch2---1
34011 Y p X BMGGNN2HIN?original original
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo " Flatcar #2736".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=239035
2736 2017-07-15 Y X B BMOONN2HN5H? original wheel car, loaded w/ wheels
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Golden Oldies on Pan Am".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=141740
2735 2009-05-06 Y p BMRRNN3NN?grey none Wheel car
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Golden Oldies on Pan Am".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=141742
2735 + ? 2009-05-06 Y p X 2 ex-34000 cars? in wheel service - top view
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Golden Oldies on Pan Am".
or try:
2009-05-06 Y X original can't read lettering, in wheel service
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "where was this pic taken".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=14777
34011 before 2003 X BMGGN?2HINN original?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "".
or try:
34011 before 2003 X BMGGN?2HINN original? Same car(s) as photo above, just further away (so can't rad lettering)
Might be one of the 5320 series bulkhead flats beyond?
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "BM flat".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=3283
? 2001-03-30 Y p ?2HNNNoriginal original is that part of an ACI label behind (above) the left COTS panel?
Pullman Library, James Kinkaid Collection
If above doesn't work, try https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com
Then "Railroad - B" then scroll down
34007 1957-03? X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo
B&MRRHS Bulletin Issue included in "page" column
XXXII #4, p19? 1983-09-07 p 2HNNN Crane tender (in wreck train service with wrecker 3363, now owned by Pinsley)
Rail Goat web site (as of 29-Jan-2022)
34007 1957-03? X B BMRGNNNNNNoriginal original Builder's Photo (same as above)
Facebook - Boston & Maine Modeler's Group
Posted 10-Apr-2022 by Scott Whitney
2735 ca 1990? Y X B BMRRNN1NNNBlack Company Service Converted to wheel car
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume IV: Claremont Branch... Sharp Offset Printing, 1992. ISBN 0-914960-91-3
p23 top=left34002 1978-08-22 x Can barely see car - using caption to get number
p191, top 2 pics34062?1978-08-22 p Cant't see/discern lettering, being used to load rail being pulled - using caption to get number
p192-193 4 pics 340021978-08-22 p p using caption to get number
p194 bottom 340021978-08-22 p using caption to get number
Nimke, R.W. Connecticut River Railroads and Connections Volume X: Woodsville, the "Pemi", EB&L Sharp Offset Printing, 1993. ISBN 0-914960-95-4
p170 bottom ca. 1978? p 2H?NN original

Renumberings/Conversions/Dispositions

Date Quantity New Numbers Description
1958 10 5330-5339 Converted w/added bulkheads (B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #37 says 1959)
1959 10 5200-5209 Converted to TOFC (returned to general service 1962-1964)
1984[ish] 1 [BM 34026]GMR 4026 "Abandoned in place" after Steamtown move to Scranton? Green Mountain Ry "inherited" them
1984[ish] 1 [BM 34045]GMR 4045 "Abandoned in place" after Steamtown move to Scranton? Green Mountain Ry "inherited" them

Models

Scale Manufacturer Stock number Car number Paint scheme Notes
N Wheels of Time 50113 34007 Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery
N Wheels of Time 50114 34013 Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery
N Wheels of Time 50115 34026 Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery
N Wheels of Time 50116 34039 Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery
N Wheels of Time 50117 34052 Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery
N Wheels of Time 50118 34074 Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery
N Wheels of Time 50180 3-pack Original Unknown accuracy. Pre-order April 2022, for 2023 delivery

Revision History

File History for THIS page
Date Who Description
28-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Initial release
17-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Standardized Don Clerke "source" link
29-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 19 more ORERs
01-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added Mainline Modeler 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
25-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37
05-May-2020 KG Akerboom Moved ORER notes into separate section
12-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Added builder's photo from Jim Kinkaid collection
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
18-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added builder's photo, courtesy of James Kinkaid
23-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added more Eric Neubauer data
29-Aug-2020 KG Akerboom Added "Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery" photos
26-Oct-2020 KG Akerboom Added Car Book Data
01-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Added groups.io.BM-RR photos
05-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Added "NE Rails" photos
31-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Updated misc stuff
01-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Added cars to GMR
22-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Added pullman-lib.smugmug.com builder's photo
30-Jan-2021 KG Akerboom Added photo from B&M Bulletin
04-Jul-2021 KG Akerboom Reorganized Car Book and/or Car Disposition Data (Car # to 1st column, 2nd/other changes to new rows)
29-Jan-2022 KG Akerboom Added "Rail Goat" web site photos
25-Feb-2022 KG Akerboom added B&M "current" (as of Jul-2021) roster
23-Apr-2022 KG Akerboom Added Wheels of Time models, Facebook photo of 2735
25-Sep-2022 KG Akerboom Verified per [almost] complete ORER data
10-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol IV"
16-Dec-2022 KG Akerboom Added photo(s)/car listings from Nimke, "Conn. River RRs: Vol X"
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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