Boston & Maine 4: Order 502 “Rules for Loading Materials on Open Cars”

In this fourth installment of Boston & Maine documents found in our attic, lets take a look at one of the longer documents that we found dating from 1904.

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Boston & Maine Railroad

Order 502

Superseding Order 411.

Rules for Loading Materials on Open Cars.

Issued by the Operating Department,

General Superintendents Office,

January, 1904.

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Boston & Maine Order 502 Rules for Loading Materials on Open Cars Inside Cover

Rules Governing the Loading of Lumber, Logs and Stone on Open Cars,

and Loading and Carrying Structural Materials, Plates, Rails, Girders, etc.

Adopted by the Master Car Builders’ Association as Recommended Practice 1896.

Revised 1903.

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