N21 Cabooses - Page 2

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.

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CR 21292 is seen at Delmar, DE on 3/28/98. Car was built 9-78.
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The left end of CR 21292 is seen at Delmar, DE on 3/28/98. The stenciling under the Quailty logo says " O. I. Car Shop Newark, NJ".
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The right end of CR 21292 is seen at Delmar, DE on 3/28/98.
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CR 21295 - Class N21
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CR 21295 - Class N21
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CR 21297 is seen at the west end of Enola Yard on 12/31/1983.
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CR 21302 - Class N21
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CR 21302 - Class N21
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Caboose 21303, whose red paint has morphed into a dull orange, brings up the rear of the 2016 Toys for Tots train that is leaving the ex Walkill Valley branch at Campbell Hall and entering the Erie Graham Line. A quick eastward dash will allow the train to curve south on the ex-L&HR main.
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Conrail N21 caboose with the CR "Labor/Management Project" 'Handshake' decal, Allentown Yard, August 1,1990
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N21 class cabin CR 21303 and a sister bay window caboose rest behind CR NW-2 9010 (ex-EL 448) at Secaucus, NJ in August, 1979.
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CR 21304 - Class N21
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CR 21305 is on the end of a Trailvan train passing Reily St. in Harrisburg, PA on 3/4/1982. Note the mix of locomotives visible in the background.
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CR 21308 rests in the yard at Shiremanstown, PA on 10/8/1988.
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CR 21309 - Class N21
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CR 21309 stored at Rutherford, PA on 11/26/1988.
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CR 21312 at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.
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CR 21312 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 8/27/1983.
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Two Conrail survivors got paired up this week at work, N10 # 24040 and N21 #21313. The N21 class was the only class of caboose purchased new by Conrail. Basically just shoving platforms these days, the stories these two could tell though....
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"Real" CR N21 van 21267 on the rear of SENH at MP 138 in Washington, MA. on Feb. 20, 1982.
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Class N21 21269 protects the rear of the extra 3231 west at Bancroft, MA. on Jan. 10, 1981. Ah, yes, the "good 'ol days" with the "see-through" autoracks......
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N21 van 21206 protects the rear of NHSE-X at the Hinsdale crossovers.
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Conrail SD40-2s 6457 and 6497 are seen with class N21 caboose 21248 at Bennington Curve, PA in 1981.
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N21 class van 21204 brings up the rear of NHSE with a pair of M2 "Cosmopolitan" commuter cars enroute to outside work.
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N21 van 21287 on NHSE at Bancroft, MA. on July 16, 1983. We'll take a quick run up to Hinsdale to see if we can get another shot of the train...
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N21 van 21204 caps the rear of BAL786 at Flint's xing in Canaan, NY. on Aug. 18, 1984.
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N21 21271 on the rear of PWSE at Ballou's on Feb. 19, 1983.
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An ex LV SW-900m switches the yard and a caboose sits on the end of a train.
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While cleaning out the Scale Class yard at Altoona, this damaged N21 was removed and now sits all by itself at the west end of the Scale Class for now. This is one of three cabooses remaining in Altoona that are 'unpreserved.'

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