Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society

Non-Revenue Equipment of the
Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad

Caboose Cars
No. 2000 Old No.: B&L 1000 Built: May, 1895 In Service: February, 1901
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Retired in 1916.
No. 2001 Old No.: M&PA 1001 Built: May, 1895 In Service: January, 1903
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Converted from boxcar 419.
Wrecked on the M&PA, retired in December, 1917.
No. 2002 Old No.: M&PA 1002 Built: September, 1905 In Service: September, 1905
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Was built in the M&PA shop.
A side door was added in 1961.
Saw only emergency use after November, 1967.
Sold in 1972, converted into a home in Woodbine (then Bruce).
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No. 2003 Old No.: K&M 65 Built: September, 1901 In Service: December, 1917
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Built by the Toledo & Ohio Central.
Rebuilt by the M&PA in 1936.
Sold to Steam Trains, Inc. in February, 1965.
Was acquired by the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society in April, 1992 from the Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg.
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No. 2004 Old No.: K&M 71 Built: October, 1909 In Service: May, 1918
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Built by the Kanawa & Michigan.
Scrapped in April, 1937.
No. 2005 Old No.: P&LE 114 Built: April, 1899 In Service: January, 1925
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Rebuilt in May, 1907 and January, 1970.
Sold to Lincoln Heritage, Inc. in Gettysburg, PA.
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No. 2006 Old No.: PRR 476582 Built: April, 1910 In Service: March, 1937
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PRR Class ND.
Cost $275.00 plus expenses for painting, locks, etc.
Sold to Lynford Swearer and delivered to Strasburg Railroad in 1959.
At Strasburg RR car was numbered C-2, and later 11. Sold to C. F. Caldwell in 1972.
Restored to PRR livery, numbered 47682, and put on display at the Western Maryland depot at New Oxford, PA.
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No. 2007 Old No.: RDG 92947 Built: October, 1942 In Service: November, 1967
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Reading class NMn.
Purchased from George Hart for $1,000.00 and retained the number 21 until July, 1968.
Donated to the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society in September, 2000.
Delivered by truck to the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society at Muddy Creek Forks on February 17, 2001.
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Caboose Notes:
2000, 2001 and 2002 were renumbered from 1000, 1001 and 1002 on November 18, 1911.

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Work Cars
Old Numbers
No. A Old No.: B&L 11 Type: Camp Car In Service: February, 1901
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Destroyed February, 1904.
No. A Old No.: YS 12 Type: Bunk Car In Service: June, 1906
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Scrapped December, 1928.
No. B Old No.: B&L 107 Type: Camp Car In Service: February, 1901
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Retired February, 1904.
No. C Old No.: B&L 301 Type: Camp Car In Service: February, 1901
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Scrapped in 1916.
No. D Old No.: YS 2 Type: Camp Car In Service: February, 1901
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Converted to Baggage 42 August, 1903.
No. 1 Old No.: YS 13 Type: Camp Car In Service: 1903-04
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Scrapped October, 1908.
No. 1 Old No.: M&PA 502 Type: Flatcar In Service: June, 1913
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Scrapped December, 1928.
No. 2 Old No.: YS 14 Type: Camp Car In Service: June, 1906
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Retired March 1919.
Scrapped in 1914.
No. 2 Old No.: M&PA 2 Type: Camp Car In Service: December, 1923
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Retired December, 1928.
No. 3 Old No.: YS 1 Type: Camp Car In Service:
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Retired March, 1919.
Scrapped in 1914.
No. 16 Old No.: M&PA 16 Type: Camp Car In Service: December, 1937
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Renumbered X7 April, 1943.
No. X1 Old No.: M&PA 104 Type: Pile driver In Service: 1906
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Returned to flat car 104 January, 1913.
No. X2 Old No.: M&PA 42 Type: Tool Car In Service: October, 1906
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Scrapped October, 1910.
No. X3 Old No.: M&PA 41 Type: Tool Car In Service: March, 1910
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Scrapped January, 1913.
No. ?? Old No.: Type: Ditcher In Service: February, 1918
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ex Gulf & Ship Island.
Retired December, 1929.
No. ?? Old No.: B&L 11 Type: Tool Car In Service:
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Car shown on 1911 roster as destroyed October, 1906, otherwise unidentified
Work Car Notes:
Ditcher (American #227) was built in April 1907. Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. for $4,000.00 in November 1917, and delivered in February 1918. A 3/4 yard clam bucket was purchased in 1918.

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Work Cars
New Numbers
No. X1 Old No.: AC&Y X990 Type: Wrecker In Service: March, 1939
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Retired 1979.
Built by Industrial Brownhoist, #624, in 1899, rebuilt in October, 1928.
Sold or donated at least once prior to 1990. However it was too heavy to be moved economically over poor roads and sat in York off of North Queen Street until scrapping began April, 1997. Scrapping was not completed until January, 1998.
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No. X2 Old No.: AC&Y X985 Type: Idler In Service: March, 1939
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Rebuilt to Flat 125 November, 1941.
No. X2 Old No.: M&PA 152 Type: Idler In Service: October, 1941
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Renumbered X8 February, 1945.
No. X2 Old No.: M&PA 1155 Type: Idler In Service: October, 1970
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Renumbered X9 from October 1970 to December 1970.
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No. X3 Old No.: M&PA 703 Type: Tool Car In Service: December, 1940
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Scrapped August, 1955.
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No. X4 Old No.: M&PA 712 Type: Tool Car In Service: December, 1940
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Scrapped August, 1955.
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No. X5 Old No.: M&PA 726 Type: Tool Car In Service: December, 1940
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Became tool car April, 1935.
Scrapped October, 1957.
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No. X6 Old No.: M&PA 118 Type: Rail loader In Service: March, 1943
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Retired December, 1969.
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No. X7 Old No.: M&PA 16 Type: Camp Car In Service: April, 1943
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Retired June, 1953.
Used as shed at Fallston January, 1954.
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No. X8 Old No.: M&PA X2 Type: Idler In Service: February, 1945
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Rebuilt to Flat 153 January, 1955.
No. X9 Old No.: CB&Q 10111 Type: Idler In Service: December, 1953
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Built September, 1927.
Retired December, 1970.
Not scrapped until after September, 1971, to Muddy Creek Bridge to reinforce creek bank.
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No. X9 Old No.: M&PA X2 Type: Idler In Service: October, 1970
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Sold to Early American Steam Engine Society in Windsor, PA in 1990.
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No. X10 Old No.: CB&Q 11067 Type: Idler In Service: January, 1955
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Built April, 1925.
Sold to Willis Katorie, Bruce, PA, April, 1983.
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No. X11 Old No.: NJI&I 78103 Type: Idler In Service: February, 1956
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Built September, 1927.
Sold to Joseph Corasaniti, Baltimore, MD, April, 1983.
Donated to the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society, delivered to Muddy Creek Forks in Spring, 2005.
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No. X12 Old No.: M&PA 110 Type: Rail loader In Service: October, 1969
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Sold to Early American Steam Engine Society in Windsor, PA in 1990.
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No. X15 Old No.: Type: Weed sprayer In Service: March, 1947
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Formerly X12.
Purchased new.
Retired.
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No. X127 Old No.: MPA 127 Type: Flatcar In Service: early 1994
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Formerly Northern Pacific flat car 14497.
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No. X130 Old No.: MPA 127 Type: Ballast Car In Service: November, 1976
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Built October 1937.
Rebuilt 1959.
Sold to Northern Central Railway, New Freedom, PA, May, 1996.
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No. X131 Old No.: WM 1571 Type: Ballast Car In Service: November, 1976
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Built May 1940.
Rebuilt 1961.
Sold to Northern Central Railway, New Freedom, PA, May, 1996.
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Work Car Notes:
Flat 126 rebuilt in September, 1968 and numbered X12 until October, 1969.

X12 - rebuilt October, 1969 and existed for several months as a flat before receiving hoist equipment.
X15 - (X12) worked for many years without a visible number.

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Air Dump Cars
No. 301 Old No.: Built: 1914 In Service: November, 1917
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Retired January, 1952.
Possibly scrapped April, 1950.
No. 302 Old No.: Built: 1914 In Service: November, 1917
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Retired October, 1970.
Sold to Strasburg RR January 5, 1971.
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No. MM 1 Old No.: CTN RR Built: In Service: July, 1937
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Sold by Maryland Marble as junk.
Air Dump Car Notes:
301 and 302 built by Kilbourne & Jacobs and purchased from General Equipment Co. to handle the disposal of waste material from the Maryland Marble Co. quarry at Cardiff. Capacity 16 cubic yards.
MM 1 purchased by Maryland Marble Co. to assist the two M&PA dump cars. Capacity 30 cubic yards. Built by Western Wheeled Scraper Co.

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Notes on Non-Revenue Equipment

In addition to the two series (old and new) of work service cars, the following cars were used in company service without the benefit of renumbering. They are listed by number with dates assigned to "Work" service. The last date is also, in most cases, the date the car was scrapped. The terms "Tool" and "Bunk" are self explanatory, but "Camp" appears to be a catch-all term and the configuration of the car is uncertain.

Number Type In Work Service Out of Service
Coach 16 Camp Car December, 1937 April, 1943
Combine 2 Work Car December, 1923 December, 1928
309 Camp Car May, 1911 after February, 1913
310 Camp Car December, 1907 May, 1908
316 Camp Car April, 1911 February, 1913
317 Camp Car ? May, 1913
331 Camp Car August, 1909 January, 1913
332 Camp Car August, 1909 January, 1913
408 Camp Car December, 1907 May, 1911
411 Camp Car December, 1907 August, 1908
501 Tool Car May, 1927 September, 1936
503 Tool Car May, 1927 December, 1930
507 Tool Car October, 1927 December, 1940
510 Tool Car April, 1925 December, 1940
511 Bunk Car October, 1914 November, 1923
516 Bunk Car ? ?
535 Tool Car November, 1927 April, 1935
563 Camp Car August, 1914 January, 1928
580 Camp Car August, 1914 August, 1927

The following cars were listed in the ICC Valuation report as having side windows and were likely used as Camp cars: 552, 555, 557, 560, and 563 (all with four 24" x 30" side windows). Also 509 was listed as having four side and two end windows (all 24" x 30" windows).

The November, 1912 list of cars designated for scrapping during the 1913 purge of outmoded and worn out equipment noted that all the cars were at Baltimore except the following:

  • Being used by Mr. Ruby at Red Lion - 309
  • Being used by contractors at Laurel - 314, 317, 319, 323, 335
  • Being used by Conway Co. at Loch Raven - 331, 332
  • Being used by Gilmore Co. at Summerfield - 316
  • Being used for cattle pen at Brogueville - 410
  • Being used for storage at York - 330, 404, 609

The following cars are known to have existed as flat cars during a portion of their existence and due to their small size and capacity probably were not used in interchange service but served as "Work" cars: 308, 312, 314, 319, 323, 333, 334, 335, and 603. See FREIGHT CAR NOTES for dates of service.

Data has been gathered from various sources, including Annual Reports, AFEs, the M&PA's Shop Book and photographs.

Information compiled by the late Charles T. Mahan, Jr.

 

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