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Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman 1907 Boston & Maine 3285
Pullman 1907
Boston & Maine 3285
Description:Wood Dining Car

Equipment Information

B&M 3285 is a wood-bodied dining car built for service on the B&M railroad in New England. Dining cars like this were used on long-distance passenger trains to provide meals to riders. The car is designed with a built-in kitchen where full meals were cooked and prepared while moving. This car was converted into a “camp car” in 1948 and used for housing railroad maintenance crews.

Boston & Maine 3285 Details

Builder: Pullman
Year Built: 1907
Seats: 30
Length: 80ft 3in
Width: 10ft
Height: 15ft 1in
Weight: 124000 lbs
Brakes: P-2
Trucks: Pullman 5A 6 Wheel
Description: Diner Wood
Arrived: 1997
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Boston & Maine 3285 Ownership History

1906-1930 – Boston & Maine 1090
1930-1948 – Boston & Maine 90
1948-1997 – Boston & Maine M3285
1997-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois