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B & M STEAM LOCOMOTIVES - Class A and B

 
CLASS A   4-4-0 Type
       THE 4-4-0 "AMERICAN STANDARD" WAS THE MOST NUMEROUS TYPE ON THE B&M SINCE THE TYPE WAS ONE OF THE EARLIEST USED BY THE B&M AND ITS PREDECESSORS AND ONLY A SAMPLE OF THE MANY CLASSES IS SHOWN ON THIS PAGE.  WHEN THE CLASS SYSTEM WAS ADOPTED IN 1911THE B&M OWNED 4-4-0's BUILT AS EARLY AS 1868 AND AS LATE AS 1911.
 
Class A Number 810 was built by Manchester in 1884 and scrapped in 1926.  It was built for the Fitchburg Railroad.
 
A-38-a 916 was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1893 as Number 521.  It was not scrapped until 1937.
It was photographed in Lawrence, Mass. in 1935
 
The engineer's side of 916 was photugraphed in Dover, NH July 20, 1931. 
 
 
 933 was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1895 as Number 68.  Until 1924 it was classified A-39-d but became an A-40-c when it rebuilt by the Putnam Machine Works with piston valves.  It was not scrapped until 1947.
 
A-39-c 936 was built by Manchester in 1895 and scrapped in 1938.  Photo at Swanton VT on the StJ&LC in September 1914.
 
A-41-a 956 was built by Manchester in 1900 and scrapped in 1939.  Photo at Lynn, MA in June 1937.
 
A-41-f 1001 was built by Manchester in 1909 and was not scrapped until 1946.
 
A-41f 1025 built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1911 and scrapped in 1947
Photograhed at White River Junction on August 26, 1937
 
A-44-a 1161 was a Fitchburg engine built by Schenectady in 1895.
Reported scrapped in 1935 but Donald T. Hayward, Sr. wrote he took the photo at Middlesex, MA on October 28, 1938.
 
A-46 1172 was built by Baldwin in 1900 as Number 1139 and scrapped 1929.  Photographed 1922.
 
 
A-47-c 1134 was built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works in 1896 as Number 583 and scrapped 1926.
Photographed May 30, 1922
 
CLASS B  2-6-0 TYPE
       THERE WAS OVER A DOZEN SUBCLASSES OF THE "MOGUL" TYPE BUT THE B-15 GROUP WAS THE MOST NUMEROUS AND THE ONLY GROUP BUILT FOR THE B&M.  THE 137 ENGINES IN THE GROUP WERE BUILT FROM 1903 TO 1910.  ALTHOUGH GENERALLY CONSIDERED A FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE THEY WERE USED FOR ALL SERVICES AND ENDED THE STEAM ERA IN BOSTON COMMUTER SERVICE.
B-6 1310 was built by the Dickson Locomotive Works for the Fitchburg RR as 164 and was subsequently
Number 215, 223 and B&M 998.  It was scrapped 1913.  Photographed June 17, 1912. 
 
 
 B-11-a 1353 was built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works in 1893 and scrapped in 1926
It was built for the Fitchburg Rail Road
 
B-15 207 was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1905, became B-15-b 1402 and was scrapped 1952.
 
B-15-a 1472 at Woodsville NH October 24, 1931.  Built by Schenectady in 1907 and scrapped in 1935,
1472 was not rebuilt with economy piston valves as most B-15s.
 
B-15-b 1364 was built by Manchester in 1903 and scrapped in 1948.
 
 
B-15-b 1374 was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1903 as Number 974 and was scrapped 1948.
Photographed at Boston May 1, 1937.
 
B-15-a 1487 was buillt by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1910 as Number 1110 and scrapped 1951.
 
B-15-b 1395 at Winchester, MA.  Built by Manchester in 1904 and scrapped in 1946.
 
B-15-b 1399 was built by Manchester in 1904 and scrapped in 1948.  North Station February 22, 1941.
 
B-15 1411 was built by Manchester in 1906 and scrapped in 1935.
Retains slide valves. Note footboards.  Photo by F.H.Richardson on August 2, 1933.
 
 
B-15-c 1488 was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1910 as Number 1111 and scrapped 1951.
Photographed at White River Junction, Vt. June 24, 1935.
 
 B-15 1388 was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1903 as Number 661 and scrapped 1955.
 
B-15-b 1364 was built by Manchester in 1903 and scrapped in 1948. Photo by Francis H. Donahue at Boston December 4. 1937.
 
B-15-c 1469 at Northampton, MA, February 25, 1938.  Built by Manchester in 1909 and scrapped in 1952.
 
  The author photographed B-15-c 1498 being serviced at the Boston engine terminal in 1955.
 
B-15-c 1498 at Kendall Green, MA.  Built by Manchester in 1910 and scrapped in 1956.
 
The author photographed 1498 at the Boston roundhouse in 1955.  The B-15-c was one of the last active Moguls on the B&M.
Subpages (1): B&M CLASS C, D and E
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