• DL&W – Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
  • L&HR – Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
  • http://rr-fallenflags.org/bar/bar.html
  • http://rr-fallenflags.org/mec/mec-frt.html
AAR TypeDescription
XIInsulated box car with side door or side and end doors, wholly or partially insulated. No ventilating devices or refrigeration.
XMGeneral service box car with side door or side and end doors

https://www.opsig.org/files/resources/AARFreightCarCodes.pdf

Reporting MarkNameYearsStates
ACYAkron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad 1907-1982Ohio
ACAlgoma Central Railway 1899-Northern Ontario
ACLAtlantic Coast Line Railroad1900-1967Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
AAAnn Arbor Railroad 1895-1976Michigan and Ohio
ATSFAtchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1859-1996Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
ACLAtlantic Coast Line Railroad 1900-1967Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
B&OBaltimore and Ohio Railroad 1828-1987Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia
BARBangor and Aroostook Railroad 1891-2003Maine
B&ABoston and Albany Railroad 1833-1961Massachusetts and eastern New York
BMBoston and Maine Corporation 1836-1983Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont
BC&GBuffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad 1904-1965 
CNCanadian National Railway 1919- 
CPCanadian Pacific Railway 1881- 
CGCentral of Georgia Railway 1895-1963Georgia, Alabama
CNJCentral Railroad of New Jersey Jersey Central1839-1976New Jersey, Pennsylvania
CVCentral Vermont 1848-1995Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Quebec
COChesapeake and Ohio Railway 1868-1987District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin
CBQChicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 1849-1970Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming
CILChicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville Railway 1847-1971Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky
MILWChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad 1847-1986Midwestern and western United States
CGWChicago Great Western Railway 1885-1968Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oelwein, Iowa, Chicago, Illinois, Kansas City, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska
RIChicago, Rock Island and Pacific RailroadRock Island1852-1980Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas
CNWChicago and North Western Transportation Company 1865-1995Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
CRRClinchfield Railroad 1902-1983Spartanburg, South Carolina to Elkhorn City, Kentucky
D&RGWDenver and Rio Grande Western Railroad 1870-1988Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico
DHDelaware and Hudson Railway 1823-1991Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Vermont, Virginia
DLWDelaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad 1851-1960Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey
DT&MDetroit, Toledo and Milwaukee Railroad 1905-1983Michigan and Ohio
ERIEErie Railroad 1832-1960New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
GTWGrand Trunk Western Railroad 1859-2001Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
GNGreat Northern Railway 1889-1970British Columbia, California, Idaho, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin
KCSKansas City Southern Railway 1887- 
LNELehigh & New England Railroad1895-1961New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
LVLehigh Valley Railroad 1846–1976New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
     
MECMaine Central 1862-1981Maine, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Vermont, Quebec
     
MPMissouri Pacific Railroad 1872-1982Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
NC&StLNashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis RailwayDixie Line1851-1957Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia
NKPNew York, Chicago & St. Louis RailroadNickel Plate Road1881-1964 
NHNew York, New Haven & Hartford RailroadNew Haven1872-1968Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
NYOWNew York, Ontario & Western Railway1884-1957North Jersey, Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania
NYSWNew York, Susquehanna and Western Railway1881-New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
N&WNorfolk and Western Railway1870-1982 
PRRPennsylvania Railroad 1846-1968Northeastern United States
PLEPittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad 1875-1993 
NYCNew York Central Railroad 1853-1968Northeast to Midwest
NWNorfolk and Western Railway 1870-1982Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio
     
RDGReading Railroad 1833–1976Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
RFPRichmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad 1836-1991 
RUTRutland Railroad 1843-1963New York and Vermont
     
SPSouthern Pacific Transportation Company 1865–1996Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah
SSWSt. Louis Southwestern RailwayCotton Belt1891–1997Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
SLSFSt. Louis–San Francisco RailwayFrisco1876-1980Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
     
TMTexas Mexican Railway 1877-2005Maryland, Virginia
TPWToledo, Peoria and Western Railway 1863- 
THBToronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway 1892-1987Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
     
UPUnion Pacific Railroad 1862- 
     
WMWestern Maryland Railway 1852-1983Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
WPWestern Pacific Railroad 1903–1983 

More Information

  • Wilson, Jeff. Freight Cars of the ’40s and ’50s. Kalmbach Books, 2015.