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Boston & Maine 9100 Series Gondola Cars

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Builder's Photo

Lower quality, cropped version of the one on the B&MRRHS "Flickr" page

B&M Classification Card(s)

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

From 1942 class book

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

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From 1955 class book.

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Specifications From Classification Cards

Spec Value
Builder AC&F (Rodgers Ballast Car Co.) Gen. Arrgt. 15622
[per Ed Hawkins, built in Detroit plant]
Lot # 40 (B&M)
[per Ed Hawkins, ACF (series 1) lot number 9611]
Spec # 3075A
Car Numbers 9100-9199
Quantity 100
Build Date 1923
AAR class MWB ORER - "GD" on or before 5/1925, thru 10/1926 at least)
Description Steel-underframe Hart Convertible cars
Lt Weight 48,800 (approx)
Cubic Cap'y
Cu. Ft. Cu. Yds.
As hopper, Level Full 907 33.6
As hopper, 30" heap 1,250 48.3
As gondola, Level Full 1,584 58.6
As gondola, 30" heap 2,076 76.8
Trucks Bettendorf type
Journals 5½" x 10" (100,000 lbs nominal capacity)
Springs ARA class "D"
Draft Gear Miner A-2-3, Cast steel yoke, Buckeye pattern 527-P-16
D. Gear Spacing Std. AAR
Coupler ARA type "D", 6" x 8" shank, "Union" centering device
Coupler Yoke Cast steel, Buckeye pattern 527-P-16
Coupler Rigging Carmer Release rigging
Side Bearings Woods "Tip Roller", 50" center to center
Air Brake KC 1012
Hand Brake "Perfection"
Brake Beam Creco #2+
Brake Beam Support 3-point
Brake Gear Schaeffer levers, Jaws, Hangers and bottom connections
Angle-cock holders Western Railway Equipment
Wheels 33" C. I. [cast iron?] 750#

ORER data and numbers

ORER Size Data
Description 2/1924 2/1927 4/1928 5/1929 10/1930 11/1930 7/1936
As Gondola As Hopper As Gondola As Hopper As Gondola As Hopper As Gondola As Hopper
AAR Mechanical Designation GD GS
Inside
Dimensions
Length 39'-11⅜" 30' [same] [same] [same] 39'-11" 30' 39'-11" 30' 39'-11" 30'
Width 9'-5" [same] [same] [same] 9'-5" 9'-5" 9'-5"
Height 4'-4½" [same] [same] [same] 4'-4" 4'-4" 4'-4"
Outside
Dimensions
Length 42'-2" [same] [same] [same] 42'-2" 42'-2" 42'-2"
Width At Eaves or top of sides or platform 10'-4¼" [same] [same] [same] 10'-5" 10'-4" 10'-5"
Extreme Width [same] [same] [same] 10'-5"
Height
from
Rail
To Extreme Width [same] [same] [same] 8'-8"
To Eaves or top of sides or platform [same] [same] [same] 8'-8"
To Top of Running Board 8'-8" [same] [same] [same] 8'-8" 8'-8"
To Extreme Height 8'-8" [same] [same] [same] 8'-8" 8'-8" 8'-8"
Door - Side
opening
Width [same] [same] [same]
Height [same] [same] [same]
Capacity Cu Ft. Level Full 1584 907 [same] [same] [same] 1584 907 1584 907 1584 907
Pounds 100000 [same] [same] [same] 100000 100000 100000

ORER History
ORER Date
(Year-Mo.)
Car
Numbers
# of
Cars
Description
1924 - 02 9100-9199 82 Hart Convertible and Ballast
1924 - 03 " 100 "
1924 - 04 (same)
1924 - 05 (same)
1924 - 06 (same)
1924 - 07 (same)
1924 - 08 (same)
1924 - 09 (same)
1924 - 10 (same)
1924 - 11 (same)
1924 - 12 (same)
1925 - 01 (same)
1925 - 02 (same)
1925 - 03 (same)
1925 - 04 (same)
1925 - 05 (same)
1925 - 06 (same)
1925 - 07 (same)
1925 - 08 (same)
1925 - 09 (same)
1925 - 10 (same)
1925 - 11 (same)
1925 - 12 (same)
1926 - 01 (same)
1926 - 02 (same)
1926 - 03 (same)
1926 - 04 (same)
1926 - 05 (same)
1926 - 06 (same)
1926 - 07 (same)
1926 - 08 (same)
1926 - 09 (same)
1926 - 10 (same)
1926 - 11 (same)
1926 - 12 (same)
1927 - 01 (same)
1927 - 02 (same)
1927 - 03 (same)
1927 - 04 (same)
1927 - 05 (same)
1927 - 06 (same)
1927 - 07 (same)
1927 - 08 (same)
1927 - 09 (same)
1927 - 10 (same)
1927 - 11 (same)
1927 - 12 (same)
1928 - 01 (same)
1928 - 02 (same)
1928 - 03 (same)
1928 - 04 (same)
1928 - 05 " "
1928 - 06 (same)
1928 - 07 " 100 "
1928 - 08 (same)
1928 - 09 (same)
1928 - 10 (same)
1928 - 11 (same)
1928 - 12 (same)
1929 - 01 (same)
1929 - 02 (same)
1929 - 03 (same)
1929 - 04 (same)
1929 - 05 (same)
1929 - 06 (same)
1929 - 07 (same)
1929 - 08 (same)
1929 - 09 (same)
1929 - 10 (same)
1929 - 11 (same)
1929 - 12 (same)
1930 - 01 (same)
1930 - 02 (same)
1930 - 03 (same)
1930 - 04 (same)
1930 - 05 (same)
1930 - 06 (same)
1930 - 07 (same)
1930 - 08 (same)
1930 - 09 (same)
1930 - 10 (same)
1930 - 11 (same)
1930 - 12 (same)
1931 - 01 (same)
1931 - 02 (same)
1931 - 03 (same)
1931 - 04 (same)
1931 - 05 (same)
1931 - 06 (same)
1931 - 07 (same)
1931 - 08 (same)
1931 - 09 (same)
1931 - 10 (same)
1931 - 11 (same)
1931 - 12 (same)
1932 - 01 (same)
1932 - 02 (same)
1932 - 03 (same)
1932 - 04 (same)
1932 - 05 (same)
1932 - 06 (same)
1932 - 07 (same)
Switch to Bi-monthly
1932 - 09 [no changes?]
1932 - 11 [no changes?]
1933 - 01 [no changes?]
1933 - 03 [no changes?]
1933 - 05 [no changes?]
1933 - 07 (same)
1933 - 09 [no changes?]
1933 - 11 [no changes?]
1934 - 01 [no changes?]
1934 - 03 [no changes?]
1934 - 05 [no changes?]
1934 - 07 (same)
1934 - 09 [no changes?]
1934 - 11 [no changes?]
1935 - 01 [no changes?]
1935 - 03 [no changes?]
1935 - 05 [no changes?]
1935 - 07 (same)
1935 - 09 [no changes?]
1935 - 11 [no changes?]
1936 - 01 [no changes?]
1936 - 03 [no changes?]
1936 - 05 [no changes?]
1936 - 07 (same)
1936 - 09 [no changes?]
1936 - 11 [no changes?]
1937 - 01 [no changes?]
1937 - 03 [no changes?]
1937 - 05 [no changes?]
Switch to Quarterly
1937 - 07 (same)
1937 - 10 (same)
1938 - 01 (same)
1938 - 04 (same)
1938 - 07 (same)
1938 - 10 (same)
1939 - 01 (same)
1939 - 04 (same)
1939 - 07 (same)
1939 - 10 (same)
1940 - 01 (same)
1940 - 04 (same)
1940 - 07 (same)
1940 - 10 (same)
1941 - 01 (same)
1941 - 04 (same)
1941 - 07 (same)
1941 - 10 (same)
1942 - 01 (same)
1942 - 04 (same)
1942 - 07 (same)
1942 - 10 (same)
1943 - 01 (same)
1943 - 04 (same)
1943 - 07 (same)
1943 - 10 (same)
1944 - 01 (same)
1944 - 04 (same)
1944 - 07 (same)
1944 - 10 (same)
1945 - 01 (same)
1945 - 04 (same)
1945 - 07 " 99 "
1945 - 10 (same)
1946 - 01 (same)
1946 - 04 (same)
1946 - 07 (same)
1946 - 10 (same)
1947 - 01 (same)
1947 - 04 (same)
1947 - 07 (same)
1947 - 10 (same)
1948 - 01 (same)
1948 - 04 (same)
1948 - 07 (same)
1948 - 10 (same)
1949 - 01 (same)
1949 - 04 (same)
1949 - 07 " 74 "
1949 - 10 " 64 "
1950 - 01 " 40 "
1950 - 04 (same)
1950 - 07 " 32 "
1950 - 10 (same)
1951 - 01 (same)
1951 - 04 (same)
1951 - 07 " 31 "
1951 - 10 " 25 "
1952 - 01 (same)
1952 - 04 " 21 "
1952 - 07 (same)
1952 - 10 (same)
1953 - 01 " 18 "
1953 - 04 (same)
1953 - 07 (same)
1953 - 10 (same)
1954 - 01 (same)
1954 - 04 (same)
1954 - 07 (same)
1954 - 10 (same)
1955 - 01 (same)
1955 - 04 " 9 "
1955 - 07 Not listed

ORER Notes

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)
NOTE: once cars get renumbered into "company service" (zero + number, or W/M/S numbers), the following actions are my "best guess" as to what happened to the car (due to gaps in records, and the re-use of numbers)
Car Book Data Car Disposition Data
Car Number(s) Vol PartPageDate Action Location New # Notes ID Date Built Disposition
Date
Disposition
9100 3 8 10L 1952-08-29 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp B 1924 [Same] Retired
9101 3 6 5L 1949-11-23 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9102 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9103 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9104 3 6 3L 1949-09-06 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9105 4 1 6L 1954-12-17 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9106 3 7 4R 1950-12-07 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9107 4 1 7L 1955-02-23 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9108 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9109 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9110 3 5 6L 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9111 3 6 3L 1949-09-06 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9112 3 6 3R 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9113 3 5 6L 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9114 3 5 6L 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9115 3 7 3L 1950-11-25 Renumber E. Deerfield 0404 to Company Coal B 1924 [Same as car books]
3 8 9R 1952-08-29 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp
9116 4 1 6L 1954-12-17 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9117 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9118 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9119 3 6 3R 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9120 3 6 3R 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9121 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9122 3 6 3R 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9123 3 5 6L 1949-04-12 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9124 3 5 6L 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9125 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9126 3 6 3R 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9127 3 6 3L 1949-09-06 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9128 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9129 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9130 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9131 3 6 3R 1949-10-28 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9132 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9133 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9134 3 5 6R 1949-04-13 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9135 3 6 3R 1949-10-28 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9136 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9137 3 6 2L 1949-08-16 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9138 3 7 5L 1951-01-27 Renumber E. Deerfield 0405 to Company Coal B 1924 1951-03 [Same]
4 5 3R 1956-09-18 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp.
9139 3 6 3L 1949-09-06 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9140 3 1 2R 1945-03 Renumber Ballast W3450 to Ballast Screening B 1924 [Same as car books]
3 7 5R 1951-03-12 Destroyed Billerica
9141 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9142 3 6 2L 1949-08-16 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9143 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9144 3 6 2L 1949-08-16 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9145 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9146 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9147 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9148 4 1 6L 1954-12-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9149 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9150 4 1 6L 1954-12-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9151 3 8 4L 1952-01-29 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9152 3 8 4R 1952-01-29 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9153 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9154 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9155 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9156 3 7 4R 1950-12-21 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9157 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9158 3 6 3R 1949-10-28 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9159 4 1 6L 1954-12-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9160 3 6 2L 1949-08-16 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9161 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9162 3 7 4R 1950-12-07 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9163 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9164 3 8 10L 1952-08-29 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp B 1924 [Same as car books]
9165 4 1 6L 1954-12-17 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9166 3 7 3L 1950-11-25 Renumber E. Deerfield 0406 to Company Coal B 1924 [Same as car books]
4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9167 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9168 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9169 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9170 3 5 6R 1949-04-13 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9171 4 1 6L 1954-12-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9172 3 7 5R 1951-03-12 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9173 3 8 10L 1952-08-29 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp B 1924 [Same as car books]
9174 3 8 4R 1952-01-29 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9175 3 5 6R 1949-04-13 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9176 3 6 4L 1949-10-28 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9177 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9178 3 6 5L 1949-11-23 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9179 3 5 6R 1949-04-13 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9180 4 1 6L 1954-12-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9181 3 6 4L 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9182 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9183 3 7 3R 1950-11-27 Renumber E. Deerfield 0407 to Company Coal B 1924 [Same as car books]
3 8 9R 1952-08-29 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp
9184 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9185 3 5 5R 1949-03-05 Destroyed E. Deerfield B 1924 [Same] Retired
9186 4 1 6L 1954-12-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9187 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9188 3 6 2L 1949-08-16 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9189 3 5 9R 1949-06-22 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9190 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9191 3 7 3R 1950-11-17 Renumber E. Deerfield 0408 to Company Coal B 1924 [Same as car books]
3 8 10L 1952-08-29 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp
9192 3 7 4R 1950-12-29 Renumber E. Deerfield 0409 to Company Coal B 1924 [Same as car books]
4 5 3R 1956-09-18 Sold to Marshall Railway Equipment Corp
9193 3 6 2L 1949-08-16 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9194 3 8 4L 1952-01-25 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9195 3 6 4L 1949-09-30 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 1949-10 Retired
9196 4 1 7L 1955-02-23 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9197 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9198 4 1 7L 1955-02-14 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired
9199 3 5 6R 1949-04-15 Destroyed Billerica B 1924 [Same] Retired

Car Disposition Records

Source(s)
ID BoxFolderFolder name Link Title Approx.
Start date
Approx.
End date
A 1 3 Freight Car List Old 9100 series "Hart" gondolas - "A" 1924? 1945?
B 1 7 Gondola Cars 9100 series "Hart" gondolas - "B" 1945? 1956?

Paint Schemes

References or other data

Photographs

PageCar # Photo Date
yr-mo-day
Visible? MarkingsPaint
Scheme
Herald Notes
B&MRRHS "Flickr" page
Above is direct link. Title="B&M NO. (2-6-0) CLASS B-15 1366, Kennebunk ME, 8/4/1927"
? 1927-08-04 Bp X ? ? View from inside series of these cars.
Note interior bulkhead near end to hold contents, indicating it is Hart design.
Car series determined by counting rivets where ribs attach to top chord.
Also, car sides APPEAR solid (no hinged parts)
Historic Beverly
Above is a direct link
Titled: Class B 2-6-0, 1366 Boston & Maine
Object ID: 36041.014.110
? 1930s Bp X ? ? View from inside series of these cars.
Same photo as B&M Flickr photo titled "B&M NO. (2-6-0) CLASS B-15 1366, Kennebunk ME, 8/4/1927" above
B&MRRHS "Flickr"
Above is direct link. Title="B&M Hart Convertible Gondola no. 9100, builder's photo, December 1923"
9100 1923-12 X B B&MRRABOriginal Spelled, 1 line using & Very good image, builder's photo.
B&MRRHS Facebook
Repeat of B&M RR Employees Magazine July, 1929 (vol 6 No. 4)
? 1929 [summer] p ? ? spreading ballast

Renumberings/Conversions/Dispositions

Models

Revision History

File History for THIS page
Date Who Description
25-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Initial release
20-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 19 more ORERs
04-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Re-did references/photos section
26-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added more B&MRRHS Flickr
01-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 4 more ORER (1941, 1943, 1945, 1947)
05-May-2020 KG Akerboom Moved ORER notes into separate section
09-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added 1942 class cards
10-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added 1952 class cards
11-May-2020 KG Akerboom Updated class card table
14-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added more B&MRRHS Flickr
16-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 4 more ORERs (1911,1919,1921,1931)
25-May-2020 KG Akerboom Added Historic Beverly image
16-Jun-2020 KG Akerboom Added lot number from Ed Hawkins info
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
20-Oct-2020 KG Akerboom Added Car Book Data
17-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Standardized formatting of Classification Card(s) section
20-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Updated 1942 Classification Card(s)
25-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Added 1955 Classification Card
13-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Added B&MRRHS Facebook photos
04-Jul-2021 KG Akerboom Reorganized Car Book and/or Car Disposition Data (Car # to 1st column, 2nd/other changes to new rows)
17-Sep-2021 KG Akerboom Added car disposition record data
16-Oct-2021 KG Akerboom Added remaining 7/1928 - 10/1947 ORERs
24-Apr-2022 KG Akerboom Added Patent PDF & link
17-Oct-2022 KG Akerboom Updated per [almost] complete ORER data
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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