Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society

Equipment of the
Predecessor Railroads

Baltimore & Delta Railroad
Maryland Central Railroad
Coaches Nos. 1, 2 Builder: B&S Acquired: April, 1882
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Coaches Nos. 3, 4, 5 Builder: J&S Acquired: December, 1881
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Passenger Cars 20 Cars Builder: B&S and J&S Acquired: April, 1882
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Gondolas 20 Cars Builder: B&S? Acquired: April, 1882
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Const. Caboose 1 Car Builder: Acquired: May, 1882
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Excursion Cars 200 - 219 Builder: B&S and J&S Acquired: August, 1882
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Boxcars 40 Cars Builder: B&S Acquired: Augist, 1883
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Hay Car 1 Car Builder: Acquired: January, 1886
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Excursion Cars 4 Cars Builder: Rebuilt at J&S Acquired: 1886
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Baltimore & Delta/Maryland Central Notes:
Builders:
B&S - Billmeyer & Small
J&S - Jackson & Sharp

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Baltimore & Lehigh
Peach Bottom Railroad
Narrow Gauge
Baggage-Mail Nos.: 1, 2
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Caboose No.: 10
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PHOTO
Coaches Nos.: 11, 12, 17, 18
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PHOTO
Combine No.: 25
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Boxcars Nos.: 119, 149, 154 (134), 178, 186, 189, 196
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PHOTO
Gondolas Nos.: 201, 208, 210, 214, 219, 236*
NOTES: ex York & Peach Bottom.
Narrow Gauge 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 RW had a coach numbered 200. PHOTO
York & Peach Bottom RR had a boxcar numbered 314.
M&PA Camp Car C was formerly B&L No. 301.

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Baltimore & Lehigh
Standard Gauge
Coaches Nos.: 4 - 6 Built: Acquired: August, 1900
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Became M&PA 4 - 6.
Coaches Nos.: 7 - 10 Built: c.1880 Acquired: June, 1900
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Became M&PA 7 - 10.
Baggage-Coach No.: 20 Built: Acquired: June, 1900
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Became M&PA 20.
Baggage-Coach No.: 21 Built: c.1890 Acquired: June, 1900
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Became M&PA 21.
Baggage-Mail No.: 30 Built: c.1895 Acquired: July, 1900
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Became M&PA 30.
Baggage-Mail No.: 31 Built: Acquired: July, 1900
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Became M&PA 31.
Baggage-Mail No.: 32 Built: Acquired: July, 1900
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Became M&PA 32.
Caboose No.: 1000 Built: May, 1895 Acquired: New
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Became M&PA 1000.
Flat Cars Nos.: 11 - 15 Built: Acquired:
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Became M&PA 100 - 104.
Stock Cars Nos.: 100 - 101 Built: Acquired: New
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Became M&PA 200 - 201.
Boxcars Nos.: 400 - 424 Built: May, 1895 Acquired: New
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Became M&PA 400 - 424.
Boxcars Nos.: 500 - 516 Built: 1900 Acquired: New
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Became M&PA 501 - 512.
514, 515, 516 became M&PA Flat Cars 108 - 110.
513 fate unknown.
Gondolas Nos.: 600 - 608 Built: February, 1900 Acquired: New
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Became M&PA 600 - 607.
608 became M&PA Flat Car 107.
Standard Gauge Notes:
Stock cars 100 and 101 were built in the Baltimore & Lehigh Shops.
Boxcars 501 to 516 were built in the Baltimore & Lehigh Shops.
The Baltimore & Lehigh Railway was standard gauged August 23, 1900.

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York Southern Railroad
Baggage No.: 1 Acquired: 1895
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Became M&PA 3 Camp Car.
Baggage No.: 2 Acquired:
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Became M&PA D Camp Car.
Coach No.: 11 Acquired: 1895
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Became M&PA first 11.
Coach No.: 12 Acquired: 1895
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Became M&PA first 12.
Coach No.: 13 Acquired:
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Became M&PA first 13.
Coach No.: 14 Acquired:
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Became M&PA first 14.
Boxcars Nos.: 101 - 112 Acquired: 1895
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Became M&PA 325 - 336 (not respective numbering).
Gondolas Nos.: 201 - 210 Acquired: 1895
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201, 204 converted to flat cars.
became M&PA 608 - 615 (not respective numbering).
Flat Cars Nos.: 201, 204 Acquired: 1895
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Converted from gondolas.
Became M&PA 105, 106.
Stock Cars Nos.: 301, 302 Acquired: 1895
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Became M&PA 202, 203.
York Southern 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.

 

Notes on Predecessor Equipment

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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