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Builder's Photo

Does one exist?

B&M Classification Card(s)

Does one exist?

Specifications From Classification Cards

Spec Value
Builder Original = ?
Rebuilt by and leased from FGE, Alexandria VA (B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #18, 39)
Lot #
Car Numbers
Quantity
Build Date 1964
rebuilt 1975
AAR class
Lt Weight (average)
Description
Cubic Cap'y Cu. Ft.
Roof
Ends
Doors single plug doors (per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37)
Ladders
Running Boards
Trucks
Air Brake
Brake Gear
Journals
Side Bearings
Center Sills
Coupler
Coupler Yoke
Draft Gear
Brake Beam
Brake Beam Support
Brake Shoes
Retaining Valve

ORER data and numbers

ORER Size Data
Description 10/1979 1/1983 5/1983
AAR Mechanical Designation RBL RBL RBL
Inside
Dimensions
Length 50'-1" 50'-1" 50'-1"
Width 9'-2" 9'-2" 9'-2"
Height 9'-10" 9'-10" 9'-10"
Outside
Dimensions
Length 55'-8" 58'-4" 58'-4"
Width At Eaves or top of sides or platform 10' 10' 10'-2"
Extreme Width 10'-8" 10'-8" 10'-8"
Height
from
Rail
To Extreme Width 13'-9" 13'-9" 13'-9"
To Eaves or top of sides or platform 14'-3" 14'-3" 14'-3"
To Top of Running Board
To Extreme Height 15' 15' 15'
Door - Side
opening
Width 10'-1" 10'-1" 10'-1"
Height 9'-4" 9'-4" 9'-4"
Capacity Cu Ft. Level Full 4577 4515 4515
Pounds 136000 137000 137000

ORER History
ORER Date
(Year-Mo.)
Car
Numbers
# of
Cars
Description
1979 - 10 150-159 10 Refrigerator, Steel, 25K
1980 - 01 (same)
1980 - 04 (same)
1980 - 07 (same)
1980 - 10 (same)
1981 - 01 (same)
1981 - 04 (same)
1981 - 07 (same)
1981 - 10 (same)
1982 - 01 (same)
1982 - 04 (same)
1982 - 07 (same)
1982 - 10 (same)
1983 - 01 " " Refrigerator, Insulated, Bulkheads, Cushion Pak Underframe
1983 - 05 (same)
1983 - 07 (same)
1983 - 10 (same)
1984 - 01 (same)
1984 - 04 (same)
1984 - 07 (same)
1984 - 10 (same)
1985 - 01 (same)
1985 - 04 (same)
1985 - 07 (same)
1985 - 10 (same)
1986 - 01 (same)
1986 - 04 (same)
1986 - 07 (same)
1986 - 10 (same)
1987 - 01 (same)
1987 - 04 (same)
1987 - 07 (same)
1987 - 10 (same)
1988 - 01 (same)
1988 - 04 Not listed

ORER Notes

Discussion, General Notes

Paint Schemes

References or other data

Photographs

PageCar # Photo Date
yr-mo-day
Visible? MarkingsPaint
Scheme
Herald Notes
B&MRRHS Modelers Notes Issue No. included in "page" column
No 18 p2 151 1985 B Note high brake wheel
No 18 p5 151 1985 X B original? Spelled, one line, "&" Note high brake wheel. Blue car w/ black door
No 18 p8 151 1985 X A BMGGN2VINNoriginal? Spelled, one line, "&" Note ladders cut down except at brake wheel. COTS, "yellow dot"
NERail Photo Archive
or http://photos.nerail.org/ → "By Railroad" → "Boston & Maine" →
Then scroll thru to find the photo "Passing through".
or try: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=53937
159 1984-07-31 Y X BMGGNN2VYNN

Renumberings/Conversions/Dispositions

Models

Scale Manufacturer Stock number Car number Paint scheme Notes
HO Details West BC-803 154 Blue w/ black door, "Boston & Maine" spelled in one line produced circa 1990. Unknown accuracy
(picture in the Jul, 1990 Mainline Modeler, p80)
HO Moloco 33003 150 Blue w/ black door, "Boston & Maine" spelled in one line produced circa 2018? Unknown accuracy
See their web site
HO Moloco 33053 159 Blue w/ black door, "Boston & Maine" spelled in one line produced circa 2018? Unknown accuracy
See their web site

per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes #18 (1990), Athearn or MDC cars could be used, but "A" end ladders need to be cut down, etc.

Revision History

File History for THIS page
Date Who Description
31-Dec-2019 KG Akerboom Initial release
17-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Standardized Don Clerke "source" link
28-Mar-2020 KG Akerboom Added data from 19 more ORERs
01-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Added references
04-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Re-did references/photos section
22-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modeler's Notes #39
25-Apr-2020 KG Akerboom Updated per B&MRRHS Modelers Notes No 37
05-May-2020 KG Akerboom Moved ORER notes into separate section
21-Jul-2020 KG Akerboom "Photos" table - changed "vertical" text to PNG of "sideways" text; added "Markings" columns
07- thru
16-Aug-2020
KG Akerboom Added ORER data (History only, not dims or notes yet) for 63 more registers, courtesy of James Kinkaid
08-Nov-2020 KG Akerboom Added "NE Rails" photos
28-Dec-2020 KG Akerboom Added Details West model, Modelers Notes article
13-Mar-2021 KG Akerboom Added Moloco models
04-Sep-2022 KG Akerboom Reviewed per [almost] complete ORER data
04-Jan-2023 KG Akerboom Fixed headers and footers...hopefully

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