The N21 class were the only cabooses bought new by Conrail, numbering 113 cars in the series 21201-21313. These cabooses were built by FGE at Alexandria, VA.
With class N21 caboose 21206 trailing, Conrail's hot metal train diverges from the Bernice Cut-off to the IHB connection in July 1992. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail class N21 caboose 21204 is seen just west of Bennington Curve, PA in 1982. Note the bagged signal heads that formerly controlled movements on the now-removed #2 track.
Conrail class N21 caboose 21206 on the rear of the Conrail Hot Metal Train at Calumet Park, IL in August 1992. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail class N21 bay window caboose 21206 brings up the rear of the hot metal train, in a view from Dolton Tower in May 1997. Doug Davidson photo with permission
CR 21208 - Class N21
CR class N21 bay window 21210 follows along behind BOSE-X as they chase the setting sun at Bancroft, MA.
CR 21211 is seen at Lewistown, PA on 10/28/1984.
A Conrail bay window caboose, class N21 21219, brings up the rear of a westbound freight at Toledo in August 1993. Doug Davidson photo with permission
N21 van 21226 leased to the Connecticut Central during their start-up is on the rear of CSO-1 at Windsor Locks, CT. on Sept. 26, 1997.
Conrail caboose Class N21 CR 21227 April 1996
CR 21228 - Class N21
A very grimy 21228 is seen at West Brownsville, PA on 2/4/1989.
CR 21230 is seen on the end of a TV train at Greensburg, PA on 5/11/1985.
CR 21231 is on the end of a freight passing through Greensburg, PA on 5/10/1984.
CR 21234 at Cresson, PA on 8/5/1984.
CR 21242 - Class N21
CR 21242 - Class N21
Surprising to see a buggy at this late date. N21 21244 in BOSE.
CR 21247 - Class N21
CR 21248 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 9/11/1983.
Conrail class N21 bay window caboose 21248 brings up the rear of a local freight at Allentown, PA, on May 30, 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail SD40-2s 6457 and 6497 are seen with class N21 caboose 21248 at Bennington Curve, PA in 1981.
CR 21250 is seen on the end of a freight on the Northeast Corridor at Perryville, MD on 3/3/1984. Of note are the two PC green H54 covered hoppers at the end of the train, CR 889373 and 889008.
CR 21252 - Class N21 at Sunbury, PA
CR 21252 - Class N21 at Northumberland, PA
N21 bay window 21252 protects the rear of the extra 3328 east in Hinsdale, MA. on March 14, 1981.
CR 21254 brings up the rear of an eastbound freight at Belmont Jct, Phila. PA on 7/22/84, as the rear-end crew prepares for a crew change.
View looking south at the north end of Conrail's 51st Street Yard in April 1987. Prior to the formation of Conrail in 1976, this yard was the Erie Lackawanna's major Chicago terminal. Class N21 caboose 21255 sits off to the right side of the photo. Doug Davidson photo with permission
N21 bay window caboose 21255 on the rear of a UBO coaltrain at Greenfield, MA. on Jan. 21, 1984.
CR 21256 the Operation Lifesaver caboose sits in Cedar Knolls, NJ on the Morristown & Erie Railroad 9/1996
CR 21257 - Class N21 at New Castle, PA
CR 21257 is seen at Cresson, PA on 7/1/1988.
CR 21257 is seen at Mahoningtown, PA on 8/16/98.
CR 21260 is seen at Harrington, DE on 3/28/98. Caboose was built new for CR in 8-78.
CR 21263 is seen at the end of a freight with SD40 6292 and SD45-2 6664 giving a shove up the hill out of Altoona, PA.
CR 21265 - Class N21
CR 21267 rests in the yard at Shiremanstown, PA on 4/28/1990, having been touched up in some areas with fresh blue paint.
CR 21267 at "SLOPE" just west of Altoona, PA on 5/17/1983.
CR 21269 - Class N21 at Harrisburg, PA
CR 21269 is at Hollidaysburg, PA on 4/17/1999.
Conrail class N21 caboose 21271 is seen among a sea of cabins at Enola Yard in 1983.
N21 bay window 21273 on the rear of an eastbound at MP 130 in Becket, MA. in Aug., 1979.
CR 21274 - Class N21
The crew members on the rear platform of the 21276, a class N21 caboose, catch the breeze as the Conrail local power heads west at Bryan toward CP342 in August 1995. This caboose was based out of Bryan until mid 1996 when it was removed from service and most likely scrapped. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail class N21 bay window caboose 21276 leads one of the WDBR local jobs(most likely the WDBR-1) making a shove move on the controlled siding at Byran, OH, in August 1997. This caboose was in its final months of use as it disappeared from Bryan by January 1998. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail class N21 caboose, 21276, on the rear of WDBR-2 at Waterloo, IN back in April 1996
CR 21282 is seen at Cresson, PA on 2/26/1984.
Conrail class N21 bay window caboose No. 21283 brings up the rear of this local freight leaving Amtrak's Michigan District at Porter, IN in October 1998. Doug Davidson photo with permission
CR 21286 - Class N21
CR 21292 - Class N21