B&M Freight Symbol Book 57 4-26-1953
B&M Freight Symbol Book 70 10-25-1959 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Freight Train Symbol Book 77 4-28-1963 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Freight Symbol Book 78 10-27-1963 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Freight Symbol Book 83 4-24-1966
B&M Freight Symbol Book 84 10-30-1966
B&M Through Freight Trains 4-25-1969 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Through Freight Train Classifications 3-1-1972
B&M Through Freight Trains 6-27-1974 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Through Freight Trains 8-24-1978 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Through Freight Trains 1-12-1979 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Through Freight Trains 1-12-1979 with undated updates – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Freight Symbol Book 12-1980
B&M North Station Track and Yard Book 56A 4-29-1925. Admittedly this is mostly passenger related but there are a few milk trains included so it still pertains to Moving the Freight!
B&M North Station Track and Yard Book 37 5-21-1944
B&M Morton D Clark Jr Tower Notes -these are Morton D. Clark Jr.’s personal notes for working various tower operator jobs as probably a relief operator during the 1940’s. There is also a letter addressed to him as Train Director at BX Tower in Fitchburg, but this might be his dad who also worked for the B&M (as did his son Morton Clark III). In addition, there are a few notes from another memo book when Mr. Clark was working Ayer Tower later in his career during 1976 – 77.
B&M Doeskin Products Wheelwright Inbound Carloads 6-1956 – this a collection of inbound carloads bound for Doeskin Products at the end of the Wheelwright branch. Doeskin was formerly named San-Nap-Pak Manufacturing and made feminine hygiene and other paper products. Most of the inbound traffic was woodpulp from their Northampton area plant, though they also received a few carloads of finished paper products from their Rockland, DE factory. The closing of the Wheelwright mill led to the abandonment of the branch.
B&M Central Mass misc carloads 6-1956 – a few miscellaneous inbound carloads to customers in Ware, the Colonial Press printing plant in Clinton, and Sterling.
B&M Hinsdale Location of Cars on Hand August to October 1973 – cars on spot at Hinsdale and Winchester NH with contents and track location courtesy of nmro.org
Tower Sheets & Train Lineups
B&M Petersburg Jct. lineup 12-15-1953 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Petersburg Jct. lineup 12-16-1953 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M Petersburg Jct. lineup 12-17-1953 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M East Deerfield 7-12-1977 – courtesy of nmro.org
B&M East Deerfield 7-28-1977 – courtesy of nmro.org
Nmro.org has B&M track charts and photo collections available for purchase here in addition to the information generously shared above.
Earl Tuson maintains a great collection of Freight Train Symbol Books from 1915 – 1950. His site also contains a few train consists.
The Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society online archives has a 1955 listing of industries. They also have a good selection of early employee timetables.
Melvin Photos has a data CD with a 1942 symbol book, freight schedules from 1976-1981, and a Boston Terminal classification book from 1954 (also available online from James Bokkelen’s Far Acres Farm B&M Page).