BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD
B&M 303 Built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1880. Renumbered 687 and Classified A. Scrapped by 1923
PHOTOGRAPHS OF B&M STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
This site contains photographs from my collection which illustrate all the letter classes of B&M steam locomotives. In 1911 the B&M adopted a class system which used a letter to identify the wheel arrangement followed by a number which indicated a specific group within the letter designation followed by a lower case letter to further specify a particular group. The use of the class system changed over time so that it is difficult to generalize about the meaning of a specific designation except that it identified the wheel arrangement and therefore the general use of the locomotive while the number gave an indication of the relative age or size of the engine. MINUTEMAN STEAM by Harry A. Frye is an excellent source of specific details.
K-8-c 2-8-0 2723 was built by Brooks in 1916 and scrapped in 1950.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE - PLEASE READ
The photographs in this collection are arranged by letter class. The site map (upper left of each page) shows the page where the letter class is found (you can also scroll from page to page). The site map is at the upper left. On the sitemap page click the box with the horizontal lines for an alphabetical listing of the pages.
Letter groups are as follows:
A - 4-4-0, B - 2-6-0, C - 4-6-0, D - Forney (4 drivers), E - Forney (6 drivers), F - 0-4-0, G - 0-6-0, H - 0-8-0
J - 4-4-2, K - 2-8-0, L - 4-8-0, M - Articulated, N - 2-8-2, P - 4-6-2, R - 4-8-2, S - 2-10-2, T - 2-8-4
MY FONDNESS FOR B&M STEAM STEMS FROM MY VISITS TO THE BOSTON ENGINE TERMINAL WHEN
I WAS IN MY TEENS. HERE IS A PHOTOGRAPH I MADE OF P-2-b 4-6-2 3662 IN 1955 AS THE
LOCOMOTIVE WAS LEAVING THE TURNTABLE TO MOVE TO THE COACH YARD FOR A LOCAL.
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Site constructed by EDWARD J. OZOG