A special web extra from Classic Trains magazine for Model Railroader readers
Our sister magazine, Classic Trains, named Boston & Maine the railroad of the month for October 2019.
Please enjoy this photo gallery of images from the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include B&M steam-powered freight trains through time.
Boston & Maine Railroad 2-6-0 Mogul-type locomotive No. 1455 heads a short freight on the Hillsboro, N.H., branch at Elmwood in 1949.
Boston & Maine Railroad EMD FT locomotive No. 4222 passes JV Tower at Johnsonville, N.Y., with a westbound freight for Mechanicville, N.Y., in 1953.
Boston & Maine Railroad motors 5002 and 5003 have tied onto a 2-8-4 Berkshire-type locomotive to drag it and its westbound train over the Hoosac Tunnel electric district in Massachusetts in 1940.
Boston & Maine Railroad 2-8-0 Consolidation-type No. 2404 curves around the wye at Lowell Junction, Mass., with a local freight from Lawrence, Mass.
Boston & Maine Railroad EMD GP40-2 general purpose-type locomotive No. 308 and two sister locomotives head East Deerfield (Mass.) to Mechanicville, N.Y., freight EDME west near Charlemont, Mass., in 1980.
Boston & Maine Railroad 2-8-0 Consolidation-type locomotive No. 2662 departs St. Johnsbury, Vt., with a Newport, Rhode Island, to White River Junction, Vermont, freight in 1946. At right are two Maine Central 2-8-2 Mikado-type locomotives, just in from Portland, Maine.
Boston & Maine Railroad’s first EMD FT locomotive, No. 4200, on an eastbound freight meets the road’s first EMD GP9 general purpose type locomotive, No. 1700, at Mechanicville, N.Y., in 1957.
An unidentified Boston & Maine Railroad 4-8-2 Mountain-type locomotive pulls westbound freight train PM-3 through Ayer, Mass., in the early 1940s.
Boston & Maine Railroad 2-6-0 Mogul-type locomotive No. 1464 rolls south along the Merrimac River with a short freight at Tyngsboro, Mass.
Boston & Maine Railroad freight train JS-2 from — White River Junction, Vermont, and bound for Springfield, Vermont — is on Central Vermont tracks beside the Connecticut River 3 miles south of Brattleboro, Vt., in 1978.