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Documented Brookside Signs Applied to
Boston & Maine Railroad 1700-series Milk Cars

THERMO-KING EQUIPPED

Car No. Type of Sign Date of Photo Reference

1700

Bellows Falls Co-op Creamery

24 May 1957 Northern N. E. Color Guide (p. 62)
1701 First National Stores June 1954 Railway Milk Cars Volume 2 (p. 15)
1708 First National Stores March 1953 Nimke's Vol. 3, p.194;  sign on T-K side of car (see other 1708 below!)
Bellows Falls Co-op Creamery July 1957 Photo in private collection; sign on T-K side of car (see other 1708 above!)
1714 First National Stores August 1957 Railway Milk Cars Volume 2 (cover)
1718 First National Stores April 1951 Railway Milk Cars Volume 2 (p. 17)
1722 First National Stores late 1950's Railway Milk Cars Volume 2 (p. 15)
unknown First National Stores 5 May 1952 B&M Bulletin Winter 1977-78 (p. 20)
       
       
       

Documented Brookside Signs Applied to
Boston & Maine Railroad 1700-series Milk Cars

MANUALLY-ICED CARS

Car No. Type of Signs Date of Photo Reference
1718 BF Co-op on the left; First National on the right. c. 1938 Private collection. This car was later converted to Thermo-King.
? BF Co-op on one side; First National on the other. c. 1944 Nimke's Conn. River Vol. 2, p.125; at Keene, NH.

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