Boston & Maine Railroad #796

Archive ID1,295
DescriptionBoston & Maine Railroad #796
FormatPhotograph, Black & White
Record TypePhotograph
CollectionThe Joseph A. Smith Collection
Date Created
Reference #
SourceSmith, Joesph A.
Date AcquiredAugust 07, 2006
Size20.5 x 12.5 cm
In ColorNo
Negative ExistNo
SubjectsBoston & Albany Railroad
Boston & Lowell Railroad
Boston & Maine Railroad
Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad
Cheshire Railroad
Locks and Canal Co. (Lowell, Massachusetts)
Locomotive, Steam
Lowell, Massachusetts
Portland Locomotive Company
Western Railroad
Whitefield & Jefferson Railroad


Boston & Maine Railroad Engine No 796 The engine had a long and varied career. She was built in 1840 by the Locks and Canal Co for the Western (Mass) RR now the Boston & Albany. She was named the Hampshire on that road. In 1848 she was sold to the Cheshire R.R. in 1848 there she was renamed Rough and Ready. after the Mexican General. was also numbered No 1. In 1863 the Cheshire R.R. rebuilt her and in 1870 she was sold to the Portland Loco Co where she was rebuilt and sold to the Whitefield and Jefferson RR. She was named the Jefferson an that road when the Boston, Concord and Montreal RR gained control they numbered this engine 96 keeping the same name. In 1884 to 1887 she became a Boston & Lowell engine in 1889 the B. C. & M RR joined with the Concord keeping the same name and number in 1895 she became Boston & Maine RR 796 They dropped the name in 1902. She was scrapped she had 13"x22" cyls 44" driv. 125 lbs steam press WT. 33 Tons


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