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FLAT CARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
100 B&L 11   February 1901 destroyed in August 1902
101 B&L 12   February 1901 retired in December 1926
102 B&L 13   February 1901 destroyed in June 1905
103 B&L 14   February 1901 scrapped in July 1916, retired in March 1919
104 B&L 15   February 1901 wrecked in July 1920, retired in August 1922, was pile driver X1 1906-1913
1st 105 YS 201 1895 ? February 1901 destroyed in February 1903
2nd 105 M&PA 559 September 1905 December 1919 retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
106 YS 204 1895 ? February 1901 destroyed in June 1905
107 B&L 608 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in February 1913, rebuilt from gondola prior to 1901
108 B&L 512 1900 February 1901 destroyed on PRR in August 1916, rebuilt from box prior to 1901
109 B&L 514 1900 February 1901 retired in October 1909, rebuilt from box prior to 1901
1st 110 B&L 515 1900 February 1901 scrapped in February 1914, rebuilt from box prior to 1901
2nd 110 M&PA 210 December 1906 June 1938 rebuilt to X12 in October 1969
1st 111 MC ?? ? ? February 1901 scrapped in 1911
2nd 111 SOO 18418 March 1909 October 1911 retired in May 1934
112     June 1913 destroyed on M&PA in November 1917, sold to J.S.Young Co. for $325
113 M&PA 576 April 1906 October 1916 scrapped in May 1938
114 GT 300465 June 1906 September 1920 scrapped in September 1936
115 M&PA 550 April 1905 October 1920 retired in June 1929
116 P&R 17289 May 1903 December 1920 scrapped in April 1957
117 L&NE 5772 February 1913 November 1924 scrapped in April 1938
118 PMcK&Y 20223 June 1906 July 1925 rebult to X6 in March 1943
119 CCC&StL 4493 April 1901 October 1926 scrapped in August 1939
120 FEC 5176 May 1907 April 1918 scrapped in July 1938
121 C&NW 134398 March 1913 February 1920 scrapped in October 1957
122 P&R 14856 January 1906 October 1920 sold to Strasburg RR #64 in 1963
123 IC 174999 October 1914 July 1923 retired in August 1955
124 B&O 184432 December 1916 November 1924 retired in January 1952
1st 125 M&PA X2   November 1941 retired in January 1952
2nd 125 M&PA 1151 1907 October 1970 1976-79 - sold to ACCO off Princess St., York
126 M&PA 1150 February 1903 May 1945 sold to Northern Central RR in July 1996
127 NP 14497 July 1931 July 1948 rebuilt in June 1969
128 NYC 172789   April 1976 retired in 1981
150 PRR 42160 September 1913 April 1925 retired in December 1970, PRR class X23
151 PRR 82144 March 1906 June 1925 scrapped in August 1955
152 PRR 504499 February 1925 October 1938 rebuilt to X2 (2nd) in October 1941, renumbered to X8 in 1945, PRR class X29
153 M&PA X8 February 1925 January 1955 retired in December 1970, ex. M&PA 152
154 GN 42774 May 1926 September 1955 scrapped in June 1976

NOTES:

Second 125 was acquired by the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society in November 1991.

126 was rebuilt September 1968 and numbered X12 until October 1969.

127 was renumbered X127 in early 1994.

128 was not scrapped until after 1984.

150 was not scrapped until 1972.

153 (loaded with rail) was not scrapped until after 1976.

 

STOCK CARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
200 B&L 100   February 1901 retired in May 1913
201 B&L 101   February 1901 rebuilt to Box 715 in July 1927
202 YS 301   February 1901 destroyed in June 1905
203 YS 302   February 1901 destroyed in December 1905
204   April 1903 April 1903 retired in December 1920
205   April 1903 April 1903 retired in September 1921
206   May 1904 May 1904 retired in December 1926
207   May 1904 May 1904 retired in December 1918, scrapped 1913-1915
208   June 1906 September 1906 retired in December 1920
209   June 1906 September 1906 rebuilt to Box 716 in August 1927
210 ACL 30132 December 1906 January 1923 scrapped in June 1938, parts used to build Flat 110

NOTES:

200-201 were built in the B&L Shop.

204 through 209 were built by the South Baltimore (Steel) Car and Foundry Co.

204, 205 and 208 bodies were used as storerooms at Baltimore until August 1932.

210 was "destroyed" on M&PA on September 1, 1918. Parts used in building Flat 110 were 4 axles, 8 wheels, 8 journal brasses and 12,122 pounds of iron (frame, grab irons, couplers, etc.?).

 

300 SERIES BOXCARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
300   April 1901 April 1901 destroyed on the Philadelphia & Reading in April 1909
301   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in January 1913
302   April 1901 April 1901 destroyed in October 1908
303   April 1901 April 1901 destroyed in October 1908
304   April 1901 April 1901 destroyed in October 1908
305   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in January 1913
306   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in January 1913
307   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped 1911-13
308   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Flat car in June 1909, scrapped before 1913, retired in March 1922
309   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Camp car in May 1911, scrapped after February 1913
310   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Camp car in December 1907, scrapped in May 1908
311   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in January 1913
312   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Flat car in December 1907, scrapped in May 1911
313   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in January 1913
314   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Flat car in April 1911, scrapped in May 1913
315   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in October 1908
316   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Camp car in April 1911, scrapped in February 1913
317   April 1901 April 1901 used as a Camp car, scrapped in May 1913
318   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in January 1905
319   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Flat car, scrapped in May 1913
320   April 1901 April 1901 destroyed in October 1908
321   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in 1913, cement car in Baltimore in 1913
322   April 1901 April 1901 destroyed in February 1908
323   April 1901 April 1901 converted to Flat car in April 1911, scrapped in May 1913
324   April 1901 April 1901 scrapped in February 1913
325 YS 106 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in November 1912
326 YS 107 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
327 YS 103 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
328 YS 109 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
329 YS 106 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
330 YS 111 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in February 1913
331 YS 101 February 1900 February 1901 converted to Camp car in August 1909, scrapped in January 1913
332 YS 102 February 1900 February 1901 converted to Camp car in August 1909, scrapped in January 1913
333 YS 108 February 1900 February 1901 converted to Flat car in 1909, scrapped in January 1913
334 YS 110 February 1900 February 1901 converted to Flat car in 1909, scrapped in January 1913
335 YS 112 February 1900 February 1901 converted to Flat car in 1909, scrapped in May 1913
336 YS 104 February 1900 February 1901 destroyed on Southern Rwy. in January 1906

NOTES:

Twenty-four 300 series cars were scrapped during the 1913 purge of old equipment. These cars were small, 40,000 lbs. capacity, and completely worn out. If repaired and placed in service at great expense, they would continue to be subject to heavy repairs due to the handling with the heavy equipment then being operated. They would need to have trucks and body rebuilt, equipped with air brakes and all standards applied in order to comply with United States Safety Appliance Acts. This information is from a letter to G.E. Norris, Supt., from C.P. Coleman, Car Accountant, dated November 2, 1912.

 

400 SERIES BOXCARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
400 B&L 400 May 1895 February 1901 destroyed in June 1905
401 B&L 401 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
402 B&L 402 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
403 B&L 403 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
404 B&L 404 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in February 1913
405 B&L 405 May 1895 February 1901 Destroyed at Cardiff in December 1909
406 B&L 406 May 1895 February 1901 destroyed on PRR in April 1911
407 B&L 407 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in February 1913
408 B&L 408 May 1895 February 1901 converted to Camp car in December 1907, scrapped in May 1911
409 B&L 409 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
410 B&L 410 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in 1913, used as cattle pen in Brogueville prior to scrapping
411 B&L 411 May 1895 February 1901 converted to Camp car in December 1907, destroyed in August 1908
412 B&L 412 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in October 1906
413 B&L 413 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in July 1905
414 B&L 414 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in May 1902
415 B&L 415 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
416 B&L 416 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in July 1905
417 B&L 417 May 1895 February 1901 destroyed in December 1907
418 B&L 418 May 1895 February 1901 destroyed in December 1907
419 B&L 419 May 1895 February 1901 converted to Caboose 1001 in January 1903
420 B&L 420 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
421 B&L 421 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
422 B&L 422 May 1895 February 1901 destroyed in December 1905
423 B&L 423 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
424 B&L 424 May 1895 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913

NOTES:

Twelve 400 series cars were scrapped during the 1913 purge of old equipment. These cars were small, 40,000 lbs. capacity, and completely worn out. If repaired and placed in service at great expense, they would continue to be subject to heavy repairs due to the handling with the heavy equipment then being operated. They would need to have trucks and body rebuilt, equipped with air brakes and all standards applied in order to comply with United States Safety Appliance Acts. This information is from a letter to G.E. Norris, Supt., from C.P. Coleman, Car Accountant, dated November 2, 1912.

 

500 SERIES BOXCARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
501 B&L 501 1900 February 1901 used as Tool car after May 1927, scrapped in September 1936
502 B&L 502 1900 February 1901 converted to Work Flat 1 in June 1913
503 B&L 503 1900 February 1901 converted to Tool Car after May 1927, retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
504 B&L 504 1900 February 1901 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
505 B&L 505 1900 February 1901 destroyed on Missouri Pacific RR in July 1918
506 B&L 506 1900 February 1901 rebuilt to Box 726 in December 1927
507 B&L 507 1900 February 1901 Baltimore Tool Car after December 1927, scrapped in December 1940
508 B&L 508 1900 February 1901 destroyed on Baltimore & Ohio RR in June 1918
509 B&L 509 1900 February 1901 scrapped in April 1926
510 B&L 510 1900 February 1901 Baltimore Tool Car after April 1925, scrapped December 1940
511 B&L 511 1900 February 1901 rebuilt to Bunk Car October 1914, scrapped November 1923
512 B&L 516 1900 February 1901 scrapped in 1913
513   October 1901 October 1901 destroyed in March 1904
514   October 1901 October 1901 rebuilt to Box 712 in June 1927
515   October 1901 October 1901 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
516   October 1901 October 1901 used as Bunk Car, retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
517   October 1901 October 1901 scrapped May 1913
518   October 1901 October 1901 retired in December 1926
519   October 1901 October 1901 retired in September 1922, scrapped after December 1923
520   October 1901 October 1901 destroyed on foreign line in May 1921
521   October 1901 October 1901 destroyed on B&O RR on August 31, 1920
522   October 1901 October 1901 destroyed on B&O RR
523   October 1901 October 1901 scrapped at Baltimore shop in February 1914
524   October 1901 October 1901 rebuilt to Box 729 in April 1928
525   March 1903 March 1903 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
526   March 1903 March 1903 retired in August 1922
527   March 1903 March 1903 rebuilt to Box 728 in February 1928
528   March 1903 March 1903 destroyed on PRR at Harrisburg in June 1909
529   March 1903 March 1903 destroyed on B&O RR in May 1911
530   March 1903 March 1903 rebuilt to Box 713 in June 1927
531   March 1903 March 1903 destroyed on M.P. RR in February 1915
532   March 1903 March 1903 destroyed on CB&Q RR in September 1919
533   April 1904 April 1904 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
534   April 1904 April 1904 destroyed 1911-13
535   April 1904 April 1904 Used as York Tool Car from November 1927 to April 1935, scrapped in September 1936
536   April 1904 April 1904 retired in October 1926, scrapped in December 1926
537   April 1904 April 1904 scrapped in December 1923
538   April 1904 April 1904 destroyed on PRR in May 1921
539   April 1904 April 1904 rebuilt to Box 730 in May 1928
540   April 1904 April 1904 scrapped and retired in March 1930
541   April 1905 April 1905 destroyed by fire on WM RR in September 1922
542   April 1905 April 1905 rebuilt to Box 707 in April 1927
543   April 1905 April 1905 scrapped in 1913
544   April 1905 April 1905 scrapped in March 1919
545   April 1905 April 1905 retired in October 1926, scrapped in December 1926
546   April 1905 April 1905 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
547   April 1905 April 1905 destroyed on foreign line in September 1917
548   April 1905 April 1905 destroyed on foreign line in August 1917
549   April 1905 April 1905 retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
550   April 1905 April 1905 rebuilt to Flat 115 in October 1920
551   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Box 703 in February 1927
552   September 1905 September 1905 retired in September 1922
553   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Box 708 in May 1927
554   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Box 706 in April 1927
555   September 1905 September 1905 retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
556   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Box 717 in August 1927
557   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Box 725 in December 1927
558   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Box 701 in December 1926
559   September 1905 September 1905 rebuilt to Flat 105 in October 1919
560   September 1905 September 1905 scrapped in September 1921
561   April 1906 April 1906 destroyed on foreign line in July 1917
562   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 710 in June 1927
563   April 1906 April 1906 converted to Camp Car in August 1914, rebuilt to Box 727 in January 1928
564   April 1906 April 1906 destroyed on foreign line in May 1917
565   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 709 in May 1927, had sill steps and used as Baggage Car
566   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 720 in September 1927
567   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 721 in October 1927
568   April 1906 April 1906 destroyed at Laurel in August 1908
569   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 723 in November 1927
570   April 1906 April 1906 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
571   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 724 in December 1927
572   April 1906 April 1906 destroyed at Little Gunpowder on August 27, 1923
573   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 719 in September 1927
574   April 1906 April 1906 retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
575   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 711 in June 1927
576   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Flat 113 in October 1916
577   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 705 in March 1927
578   April 1906 April 1906 used as warehouse at Forest Hill on August 22, 1914, rebuilt to Box 722 in October 1927
579   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 702 in January 1927
580   April 1906 April 1906 converted to Camp Car in August 1914, rebuilt to Box 718 in August 1927
581   April 1906 April 1906 scrapped in September 1936
582   April 1906 April 1906 destroyed on foreign line in July 1914
583   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 714 in July 1927
584   April 1906 April 1906 retired in December 1926
585   April 1906 April 1906 rebuilt to Box 704 in March 1927
586 C&EI 2158 March 1901 August 1920 moved to York as shed in August 1938, scrapped in 1971
587 FW&D 4321 April 1906 September 1920 scrapped in March 1952
588 SL-SF 29511 May 1906 December 1920 rebuilt in October 1916, retired in April 1940, scrapped in June 1941,

NOTES:

501 through 512 were built in the Baltimore & Lehigh RR Shop (original cost $600.00).

507, 509 and 511 are one foot narrower than the other cars. 509 had 4 side and 2 end windows (24" x 30") added in 1919.

513 through 585 were built by the South Baltimore (Steel) Car and Foundry Co.

552, 555, 557, 560 and 563 had 4 side windows (24" x 30") added in 1919.

587 had end doors (22" x 30") removed in March 1930.

561 through 585 cost $730.00 each.

 

GONDOLA CARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
600 B&L 600 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in September 1907
1st 601 B&L 601 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in 1913
2nd 601 M&PA 635 July 1906 June 1931 rebuilt from Gondola 635, scrapped in 1975
602 B&L 602 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in May 1913
603 B&L 603 February 1900 February 1901 converted to Flat in December 1907, destroyed in May 1911
604 B&L 604 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in 1916
  B&L 605 February 1900 February 1901 destroyed in November 1900
606 B&L 606 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in May 1913
607 B&L 607 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
608 YS 208 February 1900 February 1901 destroyed in December 1907
609 YS 206 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in February 1913
610 YS 203 February 1900 February 1901 destroyed in September 1909
611 YS 210 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in October 1914
612 YS 202 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
613 YS 205 February 1900 February 1901 destroyed in March 1906
614 YS 209 February 1900 February 1901 used as cinder car in 1913, scrapped in 1913
615 YS 207 February 1900 February 1901 scrapped in January 1913
616   February 1903 February 1903 scrapped in April 1926
617   February 1903 February 1903 scrapped in May 1913
618   February 1903 February 1903 retired in August 1922
619   February 1903 February 1903 scrapped in January 1913
620   February 1903 February 1903 scrapped in 1911-13
621   September 1906 September 1906 retired in September 1922
622   September 1906 September 1906 scrapped in June 1918
623   September 1906 September 1906 retired in December 1928
624   September 1906 September 1906 scrapped in April 1926
625   September 1906 September 1906 scrapped in September 1920
626   September 1906 September 1906 retired in September 1922
627   September 1906 September 1906 scrapped in April 1926
628   September 1906 September 1906 retired in August 1922
629   July 1907 July 1907 scrapped in August 1919
630   July 1907 July 1907 scrapped in February 1924
631   July 1907 July 1907 retired in December 1928
632   July 1907 July 1907 scrapped in April 1918
633   July 1907 July 1907 scrapped in October 1920
634 CTN 100 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
635 CTN 101 July 1906 April 1915 rebuilt to Gondola 2nd 601 in June 1931
636 CTN 103 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in December 1971, used in Lavetan scrap yard until after April 1976
637 CTN 104 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
638 CTN 106 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
639 CTN 107 July 1906 April 1915 rebuilt in May 1923, scrapped in August 1955
640 CTN 108 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
641 CTN 109 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
642 CTN 111 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
643 CTN 113 July 1906 April 1915 scrapped in May 1936
650 T&OC 18610 August 1901 November 1917 retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
651 K&M 5190 November 1899 November 1917 retired in December 1928, scrapped in 1931
652 K&M 5832 October 1899 November 1917 scrapped in July 1938
653 K&M 4644 October 1899 November 1917 scrapped in December 1938
654 K&M 5174 November 1899 November 1917 scrapped in September 1936
655 T&OC 18808 August 1901 November 1917 retired in December 1926, scrapped in 1931
656 K&M 6399 October 1899 November 1917 scrapped in January 1939
657 T&OC 17608 May 1901 November 1917 retired in December 1930, scrapped in 1931
658 K&M 4912 September 1899 November 1917 destroyed on PRR in July 1921
659 K&M 5623 September 1899 November 1917 scrapped in December 1941
660 K&M 4461 September 1899 November 1917 retired in December 1945, scrapped after 1946
661 K&M 5192 November 1899 November 1917 retired in September 1922
662 T&OC 17773 May 1901 November 1917 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
663 T&OC 17874 June 1901 November 1917 scrapped in July 1938
664 T&OC 18855 August 1901 November 1917 destroyed by fire in Baltimore on January 3, 1922
670 M&PA 718 August 1927 June 1941 rebuilt from Box 718, scrapped in March 1952

NOTES:

616 through 633 were built by South Baltimore (Steel) Car and Foundry Co. with drop ends.

627 and 628 had four 20" x 6' side doors.

634 through 643 were purchased by Canton RR in 1912 from General Equipment Co. All were hopper bottom cars and all were given solid floors circa 1917. Cost $307.00 each.

650 through 664 were purchased from General Equipment Co. in October 1917 (rebuilt in 1917).

650, 655 and 664 built by Ensign Mfg. Co.

651 through 654, 656, 658, 659 and 661 were built by Peninsular Car and Foundry Co.

657, 662 and 663 were built by Michigan Peninsular Co.

660 was built by Barney and Smith.

651, 652, 653, 656, 657, 659, 660 and 663 were equipped with side doors (3 per side).

T&OC - Toledo and Ohio Central
K&M - Kanawa and Michigan
both were New York Central subsidiaries

 

HOPPER CARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
680 PRR 212015 April 1903 March 1924 PRR class GL, scrapped in May 1936

 

700 SERIES BOXCARS

Number Old No. Rebuilt * In Service Disposition & Notes
701 558 December 1926 December 1926 scrapped in March 1952
702 579 January 1927 January 1927 retired in December 1945, scrapped in January 1946
703 551 February 1927 February 1927 rebuilt to Tool Car X3, Baltimore Tool Car, in December 1940
704 585 March 1927 March 1927 retired in December 1945, scrapped in August 1946
705 577 March 1927 March 1927 destroyed on PRR in July 1928
706 554 April 1927 April 1927 scrapped in June 1939
707 542 April 1927 April 1927 destroyed on PRR in July 1929
708 553 May 1927 May 1927 scrapped in 1959 (second image)
709 565 May 1927 May 1927 used as shed in York in 1963 (second image)
710 562 June 1927 June 1927 scrapped in March 1952
711 575 June 1927 June 1927 scrapped in February 1952
712 514 June 1927 June 1927 rebuilt to Tool Car X4, Baltimore Tool Car, in December 1940
713 530 June 1927 June 1927 sold to Strasburg RR No. 103 in May 1960
714 583 July 1927 July 1927 used as shed in York in 1963 (second image)
715 201 July 1927 July 1927 destroyed on PRR in May 1929
716 209 August 1927 August 1927 destroyed on PRR in January 1929
717 556 August 1927 August 1927 retired in February 1937, destroyed by fire
718 580 August 1927 August 1927 rebuilt to Gondola 670 in June 1941
719 573 September 1927 September 1927 used as tool house in June 1939
720 566 September 1927 September 1927 retired in February 1937, destroyed by fire, scrapped in April 1937
721 567 October 1927 October 1927 scrapped in March 1952
722 578 October 1927 October 1927 scrapped in February 1952
723 569 November 1927 November 1927 sold to Strasburg RR No. 104 in May 1960
724 571 December 1927 December 1927 retired in January 1949, damaged by fire, scrapped in February 1952
725 557 December 1927 December 1927 scrapped in January 1946
726 506 December 1927 December 1927 rebuilt to Tool Car X5, York Tool Car, in December 1940
727 563 January 1928 January 1928 sold to Williams Grove Steam Engine Assn. in Mechanicsburg, PA in September 1964
728 527 February 1928 February 1928 scrapped in July 1970, body on east side of track south of Laurel (second image) (third image)
729 524 April 1928 April 1928 scrapped in July 1970, body on east side of track south of Laurel
730 539 May 1928 May 1928 scrapped in March 1952

NOTES:

* REBUILT - In addition to new continuous metal draft members, serviceable parts such as trucks, brake equipment, truss rods, safety appliances, couplers and draft gears, also some sills and other sound wood from the frame of the old car were used. In every case all of the siding, floors, and not less than 2/3 of the balance of the lumber, including sills in the new cars, consisted of new material. The trucks of the old cars were overhauled and wood spring plank replaced with steel channel. This information is from a memo dated November 8, 1927 found in the M&PA files. Classification of these cars was authorized by the ICC under ARA Rule 112.

720 was insulated and equipped for Passenger Service. Used as an emergency milk car.

"Load to M&PA only" was stenciled on 700 series cars in 1929.

 

1000 and 1100 SERIES BOXCARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
1000
through
1020
  October 1910 October 1910 19 cars sold to Canton RR, 300 series, in January 1940
2 cars destroyed
1000 - 1014 - 1020
1021 CGW 85466 January 1931 February 1949 scrapped in August 1955
1100
through
1124
  August 1913 August 1913 21 cars sold to Canton RR, 400 series, in January 1940
4 cars destroyed
1100 - 1103 - 1104

NOTES:

Destroyed Cars

    1012 - destroyed on B&O RR in June 1932
    1016 - destroyed on DL&W RR in October 1931
    1107 - destroyed on NYNH&H RR on January 4, 1929 - lost overboard in East River
    1109 - destroyed on MKT RR in March 1926
    1113 - destroyed on PRR on April 1928
    1118 - destroyed on AT&SF RR on November 1, 1920

1000 series cars were built by the Western Steel Car and Foundry Co., cost $1,120.00 each and had a capacity of 50 tons. Painted Mineral Brown.

1100 series cars were built by the Baltimore Car and Foundry Co., cost $1,234.30 each and had a capacity of 40 tons.

1000 and 1100 series cars had new steel ends applied in 1928 and 1929 and were equipped with steel side frame trucks in 1936 and 1937.

 

1150 SERIES BOXCARS

Number Old No. Built In Service Disposition & Notes
1150 PRR 96161 February 1903 April 1929 damaged by fire in York on September 15, 1944, retired in December 1944, rebuilt to Flat 126 in May 1945
1151 PRR 96584 1907 April 1929 rebuilt to Flat 2nd 125 in October 1970
1152 PRR 96378 1905 July 1929 retired in 1973, body on west side of track south of Laurel
1153 PRR 96397 November 1907 September 1929 retired in December 1945
1154 B&O 184038 August 1916 April 1930 retired in 1973, body on west side of track south of Laurel
1155 MILW 710444 1923 April 1944 rebuilt to 3rd X2 in October 1970
1156 MILW 502109 1913 May 1945 retired in 1971, body on west side of track south of Laurel

NOTES:

1150 through 1153 were accepted in settlement for cars 705, 716, 715 and 707 that were dastroyed on the PRR. PRR Class XLh.

1150 through 1154 received steel side frame trucks (Andrews?) in late 1936, early 1937. Later replaced with Arch Bar trucks. 1152 ended it's days with Bettendorf trucks.

1151 and 1152 were rebuilt in 1929.

 

NOTES ON FREIGHT EQUIPMENT

The Company's freight cars were probably not used in interchange service after about 1929 due to their weak and outmoded condition except for the 1000 and 1100 series which, being more "modern", were kept in interchange service thru 1939.

The following cars are known to have existed as flat cars during a portion of their existence. They retained their original numbers.

308 6/1909 - 1914
312 12/1907 - 1911
314 4/1911 - 5/1913
319 ???? - 5/1913
323 4/1911 - 5/1913
333 1909 - 1/1913
334 1909 - 5/1913
335 1909 - 5/1913
603 12/1907 - 5/1911

South Baltimore Car Works
South Baltimore Car and Foundry Co.
South Baltimore Steel Car and Foundry Co., Inc.

From the Maryland Historical Society - The above companies, which built cars for the M&PA RR, were sold to William H. Grafflin on July 28, 1909 for $340,000. The shop was located in Curtis Bay on the B&O RR. The last cars were built about 1914.

COMMENTS FROM VISITORS

John H. reported the following on April 2, 2010:

M&PA flat car #116 is listed as originally being Philadelphia & Reading 17289, and built in May 1903. Additionally, P&R 17289 started life as a class XMj box car that was built by American Car & Foundry on May 6, 1903. It was wrecked on June 17, 1919.

You have flat car #122 as originally P&R 14856. That car was also built by AC&F on October 1, 1906 for the P&R as a class XML box car and was wrecked in November 1919.

 

 

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