Generous members and friends have donated hardware items to the Society since our earliest days. Our Hardware Committee has charge of the storage, preservation, and identification of hardware items. We consider any physical object that is not on paper to be “hardware.”
Our resources do not permit us to make our collection available to the public but a selection of hardware items is on display in the “combine” on Dutton Street, Lowell, Mass. You may view an on-line gallery of hardware items below. An inventory of our collection is also available.
We welcome volunteers to help manage our hardware collection. If you have hardware items to donate please contact our Hardware Committee Chairman.
View hardware items
View some of the items from our collection. All items shown are the property of the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society.
- B&MRRHS Hardware Collection Overview 2013 - 2017
- B&MRRHS Rail Car Exhibit
- Models B&MRR Steam Locomotives In HO (1-87) Scale
- Models B&MRR Diesel Locomotives in HO (1-87) Scale
- Models B&MRR HO-scale Freight Cars
- B&MRRHS Combine Baggage Coach HO-Scale Layout
- Railroad Badges Hats & Uniforms
- Railroad Badges Hats Buttons & Related Equipment Part 2
- B&MRR Dining Ware & Related Equipment
- B&MRR Steam Locomotive Builders Plates & Number Boards
- B&MRR & MECRR Diesel Locomotive Builders Plates & Number Boards
- B&MRR Builders Plates & Trust Plates
- Engine Crew & Maintenance Equipment
- Railroad Hand Tools & Related Equipment
- Railroad Lanterns
- Miscellaneous Railroad Items
- Photographs, Posters, Notices & Maps
- Rail Tie Plates Spikes & Related Equipment
- Railroad Signals & Related Equipment
- Switching & Related Equipment
- Tickets & Related Station Equipment Part 1
- Tickets & Related Station Equipment Part 2
- B&MRR Station Signs
- Railroad Signs
- Henry W. Marrec B&MRR framed photograph Collection Part 1.
- Henry W. Marrec B&MRR framed photograph Collection Part 2.
Hardware Committee Reports
- Report for Year Ended December 31, 2017
- Report for Year Ended December 31, 2016
- Report for Year Ended December 31, 2015
- Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2014
- Report October 22, 2016
Donald S. Robinson Collection of HO Models