Boston and Maine Railroad
Station & Siding Symbol Books

The B&M Accounting Dept. published a series of Station & Siding Symbol books, used by railroad employees to record car service information in wheel reports.  The author's collection includes the following books: 1/1/1913, 9/1/1932, 9/1/1943, and an undated issue.   Additionally, the B&MRRHS has several other issues in their collection: 4/19/1907, 1/1/1918, 4/1/54, and later ones dating to the 1960's and 70's.  The personnel listed in the issue which includes no publishing date points towards its era.  Mr. Glacy is a fellow of some repute (and eventually convicted alongside Patrick McGinnis,) who had aascended to the office of V.P. in 1950.  Mr. Niewenhous, for his part, was appointed Car Service Superintendent in 1960, and was replaced in that position by Mr. McIntire, who appears in the later issues in that capacity, in 1963.  The books have their symbols arranged by mainline and branch; rather than scanning all pages, please just request appropriate portions if you are trying to decipher a particular wheel report.

Posted 11/28/17.  Updated 10/5/23.  Maintained by Earl Tuson