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Equipment of the
Predecessor Railroads

Baltimore & Delta Railroad
Maryland Central Railroad

Type Number Builder Date
Coach 1, 2 Billmeyer & Small April 1882
Coach 3, 4, 5 Jackson & Sharp December 1881
Passenger 20 cars B&S and J&S April 1882
Gondola 20 cars Billmeyer & Small ? April 1882
Const. Caboose 1 car   May 1882
Excursion 200 - 219 B&S and J&S August 1882
Boxcar 40 cars Billmeyer & Small August 1883
Hay Car 1 car   January 1886
Excursion 4 cars Rebuilt at J&S 1886

 

Baltimore & Lehigh
Narrow Gauge

Type Number Notes
Baggage-Mail 1, 2  
Caboose 10  
Coach 11, 12, 17, 18  
Combine 25  
Boxcar 119, 149, 154 (134), 178, 186, 189, 196  
Gondola 201, 208, 210, 214, 219, 236* ex York & Peach Bottom

NOTES:

The Baltimore & Lehigh had the above equipment with numbers confirmed by photographs.

* Gondola 236 is larger than the others, possibly a Maryland Central car?

 

Peach Bottom RR had a coach No. 3 "Bangor" and a combine No. 4 "Fawn" built by Billmeyer & Small in 1874.

Peach Bottom coach No. 200

York & Peach Bottom RR had a boxcar numbered 314.

M&PA Camp Car C was formerly B&L No. 301.

 

Baltimore & Lehigh
Standard Gauge

Type Number Built Acquired Disposition and Notes
Coach 4 - 6   August 1900 became M&PA 4 - 6
Coach 7 - 10 c. 1880 June 1900 became M&PA 7 - 10
Baggage-Coach 20   June 1900 became M&PA 20
Baggage-Coach 21 c. 1890 June 1900 became M&PA 21
Baggage-Mail 30 c. 1895 July 1900 became M&PA 30
Baggage-Mail 31   July 1900 became M&PA 31
Baggage-Mail 32   July 1900 became M&PA 32
Caboose 1000 May 1895 NEW became M&PA 1000
Flat Car 11 - 15     became M&PA 100 - 104
Stock Car 100 - 101   NEW became M&PA 200 - 201
Box Car 400 - 424 May 1895 NEW became M&PA 400 - 424
Box Car 501 - 516 1900 NEW became M&PA 501 - 512
512, 514, 516 became M&PA Flat Cars 108 - 110
513 fate unknown
Gondola 600 - 608 February 1900 NEW became M&PA 600 - 607
608 became M&PA Flat Car 107

NOTES:

Stock cars 100 and 101 were built in the Baltimore & Lehigh Shops.

Box cars 501 to 516 were built in the Baltimore & Lehigh Shops.

The Baltimore & Lehigh Railway was standard gauged August 23, 1900.

 

York Southern Railroad

Type Number Built Acquired Disposition and Notes
Baggage 1   1895 became M&PA 3 Camp Car
Baggage 2     became M&PA D Camp Car
Coach 11   1895 became M&PA 1st 11
Coach 12   1895 became M&PA 1st 12
Coach 13     became M&PA 1st 13
Coach 14     became M&PA 1st 14
Box Car 101 - 112   1895 became M&PA 325 - 336 (not respective numbering)
Gondola 201 - 210   1895 became M&PA 608 - 615 (not respective numbering)
201, 204 converted to flat cars
Flat Car 201, 204   1895 became M&PA 105, 106 (converted from gondolas)
Stock Car 301, 302   1895 became M&PA 202, 203

NOTES:

The 1896 Poor's Manual states that the York Southern had purchased 3 standard gauge locomotives, 2 passenger, 1 baggage, 11 freight, 3 stock and 10 miscellaneous cars.

The York Southern main line was changed to standard gauge October 27, 1895.

The Peach Bottom branch was changed to standard gauge in 1898.

 

 

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