N5G Cabooses

Conrail's N5G class was a group of Northeastern-style cabooses built by the Lehigh Valley between 1937-46. The cars were assigned CR 18601-18701, 18400-05 and 18417-26. CR 18613-18701 were acquired directly from the LV in the merger, but the other cars were transferred to the PC in 1968 before joining the Conrail fleet. Many variations exist in this group of cars, including window style & locations and step construction.

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CR 18601 ex PC 18402/LV 95112.
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CR 18602 ex PC 18405/LV 95127.
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Former PC 18405/LV 95127 bad-ordered, in storage at Rutherford, PA on 5/7/1983.
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CR 18605 ex PC 18403/LV 95119.
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CR 18608 ex PC 18426/LV 95126.
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Former LV 95048 at Lewistown, PA on 3/5/1983.
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CR 18619 brings up the markers on local WALE-10 departing Lewistown, PA. on Aug. 19, 1985. The 18619 is a CR class N5G, ex LV 95048.
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CR 18626 ex LV 95123.
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Former LV 95123 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 5/7/1983.
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CR 18626 is seen at Clayton, DE on 3/28/98. Caboose is ex LV 95123 and was built 4-45.
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CR 18626 is seen at Clayton, DE on 3/28/98. Caboose is ex LV 95123 and was built 4-45.
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CR 18627 ex LV 95067.
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CR 18629, ex-LV 95016 N5G class cabin follows SW8 LV 261 as she works the hump at Allentown yard.

 

Ex-LV cabin 95016 has been reported preserved at Casey's Caboose Motel, near Oil Creek & Titusville Depot in Titusville, PA.

 

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Former LV 95100 is at Youngstown, OH on 9/19/1976.
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At home in the coal fields, 18645 is on the end of an MP15DC powered local entering West Cressona Yard on the Good Spring Secondary Track. CR 18645 ex LV 95002.

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An ex-LV N5G caboose brings up the rear on a coal train through Donaldson PA. CR 18645 ex LV 95002.

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CR 18661 ex LV 95009.
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Former LV 95009 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 6/5/1983.
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CR 18666 ex LV 95085.
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CR 18671 ex LV 95050.
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Former LV 95133 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.
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Former LV 95133 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 4/30/1983.
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CR 18681 ex LV 95096.
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CR 18683 ex LV 95070.
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An SW1500 has 2 cabooses, an ex LV & ex EL, in the cut of cars it is switching.
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CR 18700 N5G class cabin, still in LV 95056 paint is waiting to roll from Allentown yard.
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LV SW-8 261, soon to be CR 8675, works Allentown yard with N5G class cabin 18629, ex-LV 95016, in April, 1977. Ex-LV cabin 95016 has been reported preserved at Casey's Caboose Motel, near Oil Creek & Titusville Depot in Titusville, PA.
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CR SW1500 9563 with N5G 18645 at West Cressona Station
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Along with several bicentennial locomotives that Conrail inherited were some cabin cars that had been painted up red, white, and blue. One of them was Lehigh Valley 1776, the former 95085. It is shown trailing a Creston turn on the ex EL in Akron, Ohio in June of 1976. If my research is correct it became CR 18666 in a coat of dress blue.
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Looking pretty good in her Cornell Red paint, Lehigh Valley 95093 is now the property of Conrail, and will soon get a coat of blue and a 186xx series number. Bethlehem, Pa Nov 1976. I believe the "A" was a designation for a pool car.

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