Boston & Maine

No.TypeBuiltSerialLiveriesNotesPhotographsModelling
3800F7AJul 19453339RR Picture Archives
3801F7A
3802F7A
3803F7A
3804F7A
3805F7A
3806F7A
3807F7A
3808F7A
3809F7AJun 19463348Round the Mountain Excursions 1st Oct 1956.RR Picture Archives
3810F7A
3811F7A
3812F7A
3813F7A
3814F7A
3815F7A
3816F7AJul 19485623RR Picture Archives
3817F7A
3818F7A
3819F7A
3820F7A

Maine Central

Maine Central purchased seven EMD E7s in 1946 and 1948 to operate in a power pool with B&M E7s for passenger service between B&M points south of Portland and Maine Central points north of Portland. The first four were part of a cancelled order for the Rock Island Railroad; and operated for a few months wearing a Rock Island paint scheme with Maine Central lettering. Maine Central soon repainted the Rock Island E7s to match the B&M paint scheme with Maine Central lettering. Two of the E7s were scrapped when Maine Central terminated passenger service in 1960. The remaining five pulled mail and express trains on the former Gull schedule. They were sold to the Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS) when the Gull express service ended in 1963.

All four of the older E7s were overhauled in 1957-58 and were retained in lieu of the three newer E7s at the end of passenger service. In late 1963, the four were sold to the Kansas City Southern and repainted in that road’s livery at Waterville Shop. Meanwhile 709 has left in February 1963 for the KCS and units 710 and 711 were scrapped in 1965.

No.BuiltSerialLiveryNotesPhotographsModelling
705Jun 19463366Red until at least May 1949. Green by Aug 1963.Rock Island paint; sold to Kansas City Southern # 6, Oct 1963
706Jun 19463367Green by at least Mar 1955.Rock Island paint; sold to Kansas City Southern # 7, Oct 1963RR Pictures Archive
707Jun 19463368Green by at least Summer 1955Rock Island paint; sold to Kansas City Southern # 11, Oct 1963. Worked the last Portland to St. Johnsbury passenger train.
708Jun 19463369Green by at least October 1954Rock Island paint; sold to Kansas City Southern # 12, Oct 1963.
709Jul 19486647Red until at least 10/07/60Sold to Kansas City Southern KCS # 20, Sep 1962.
710Jul 19486648 Retired Sep 1960 (Scrapped)RR Pictures Archive
711Jul 19486649Green by at least 04/ 57Retired Dec 1960 (Scrapped)RR Pictures Archive

More Information

  • Melvin, George F. Maine Central in Color Volume 3. Morning Sun Books Inc., 2008, p.9.