Boston and Maine
Photo of B&M Coach 4590 on the Alouette. This coach is one of ten cars #4585-4594 built by Pullman-Standard in 1935 at their Osgood Bradley Plant in Worcester, MA. These cars seated 84 passengers in deluxe coach seating with footrests. The B&M was very happy with these cars and purchased twenty more of them in 1937 which were numbered 4595-4614. Cars from this fleet of 30 air conditioned streamline coaches (affectionately known as American Flyer Cars) were regularly used in service on the Alouette.
Photo of CP 1801 with train by R. Lewis. CP 1801 (EMD E8A
Diesel Electric Locomotive delivered new in December 1949) is hauling
the northbound Alouette, stopped at Laconia, NH circa 1951. The key to
the date is the 5 chime air horn on the roof of the locomotive; the as
delivered air horn consisted of two separate single horns both facing
forward. The five chime horns had two chimes facing to the rear and three
chimes facing forward and were installed early in 1951. The car immediately
behind the locomotive is a B&M series #3140-3142, Baggage-Mail Car
equipped with a 45 ft baggage section and a 15 ft Railway Post Office
apartment that operated between Boston and Woodsville, NH on weekdays
(Monday through Saturday).
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