Lettering for 1932 ARA design boxcars
The Bangor & Maine Railroad ordered 650 1932 ARA design boxcars with and inside height of 9'-2" and dimensions to specifically accomodate their newsprint customers and the roll size. Lettering on the side noticed other railroads that these cars were to be loaded with newsprint only. The cars were built by the Magor Car Corporation in 3 lots and delivered as follows:
Series 65000-65499, 500 cars, delivered June 1938
Sereis 65500-65549, 50 cars, delivered February 1945
Series 65500-65649, 100 cars, delivered in 1945
(Note: In 1954, the first digit was dropped, effectivly renumbering the series as 5000-5649)
Initially delivered with BANGOR & AROOSTOOK spelled out, in August 1949, the cars went through a repaint schedule that employed the new 'shield' monogram. In 1948, the round medallion was used, but was soon dropped and the cars were repainted again with the 'shield' monogram. In the mid-1950's many of these cars were repainted with the red, white and blue banner "STATE OF MAINE PRODUCTS scheme.
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet