N5 Series (N5, N5A, N5B, N5C, N5E) ex-PC/ex-PRR Cabooses

The N5 series cabooses were inherited from the Penn Central (and they got them from the Pennsylvania). The PRR's N5C was an iconic caboose, easily identified by its streamlined cuploa and porthole windows. The other N5 cars were more conventional looking, but were also still serving through the end of the caboose era on Conrail.

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N5C cabin car 23007 tucked in behind the power is a sure indication this is SENH. Also a good look at that U23-C as the train tops the grade in Hinsdale center, MA. on July 18, 1981.
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SPENO train crossing over to track 2 from 1 at State Line.
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Ex Pennsy N5C cabin car on the rear of BOEL crossing Lower Valley Rd. in Washington, MA.
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Former PC 19041/PRR 477561 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 10/10/1983.
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CR 19108 ex PC 19108/PRR 477514.
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Former PC N5 19108 and N9E 18385 cabooses at Mingo Junction behind CR Test Weight cars 80007 and 80010 in August, 1977.
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CR 19140 ex PC 19140/PRR 477139.
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N5 cabin car 19162 in Waterbury, CT. in July, 1981. Note the lettering on the side.
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CR 19233R ex PC 19233/PRR 477276.
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CR 19235R ex PC 19235/PRR 477444.
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A repainted ex Penn Central class N5 cabin car brings up the rear of a eastbound on the former EL in Akron.
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A pair of CR cabooses, N7A class 21656 (ex-NYC 20414) and N5 19324R (ex-PRR) rest at Conway yard in August, 1977.
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A pair of CR cabooses, N7A class 21656 (ex-NYC 20414) and N5 19324R (ex-PRR) rest at Conway yard in August, 1977.
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Former PC 19328/PRR 477449 is seen at Binghamton, NY on 9/4/1983.
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CR 19352 & LHR flanger 105 are seen at Warwick NY in Dec of 1976. Caboose is ex PC 19352/PRR 477552.
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CR 19356R ex PC 19356/PRR 477471.
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CR 19356R ex PC 19356/PRR 477471.
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N5C cabin car 23041 at the rear of BAL787 in Washington, MA. on Sept. 29, 1984.
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CR 19568 - Class N5A
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Former PC 22865/PRR 477623. Photo taken May 1977.
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N5C cabin 22892 in MBSE at MP 129 in Becket, MA. on March 22, 1986.
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Conrail SD45 6145 (ex-PC 6145, nee-PRR 6145) shoves against Class N5B caboose 22965 at Gallitzin, PA in 1981.
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Ex Pennsy class N5B cabin car 22967 on the rear of RESE at Middlefield, MA.
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Former PC 23000/PRR 477971 is seen on the end of a Trailvan train at Selkirk, NY on 8/11/1985.
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CR 23011 - Class N5C
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CR 23016 - Class N5C at Columbia, PA
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CR 23016b - Class N5C at Lancaster, PA
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CR 23016 - Class N5C Lancaster, PA
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CR 23016 - Class N5C
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CR 23016 - Class N5C
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CR 23016, 24043 & 18040 are seen at Lancaster PA on 11/22/97.
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CR 23016 is seen at Lancaster PA on 11/22/97. Caboose is ex PC 23016/PRR 477905 and was built 7-42. Car would later go to NS after the split.
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CR 23016c - Class N5C
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CR 23020 - Class N5C
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Conrail class N5C caboose 23023 is passing MG tower in 1981.
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Former PC 23025/PRR 477994 at Rutherford, PA on 4/1/1984.
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Former PC 23029/PRR 477990 at Rutherford, PA on 4/3/1983.
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CR 23034 - Class N5C
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CR 23034 - Class N5C
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CR 23034 - Class N5C
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CR 23034 - Class N5C
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Burned out CR 23034 is seen at Lancaster PA on 11/22/97. Caboose is ex PC 23034/PRR 478019 and was built 8-42. Car would go to NS after the split.
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CR 23043 - Class N5C
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Conrail SD35 6041 (ex-CNJ 2502) is seen trailing behind class N5C 23043 at Bennington Curve in 1983.
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Former PC 23050/PRR 477857 at West Brownsville, PA on 2/9/1986.
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Ex Pennsy class N5C cabin car on the rear of BOEL crossing Lower Valley Rd. in Washington, MA.
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Conrail class N5C caboose 23052 is seen at Rutherford, PA in 1983.
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Conrail class N5C caboose No. 23057 brings up the rear of a westbound freight at Hudson Lake, IN in Oct. 1982. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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Conrail class N5C cabin car 23064 is seen passing MO tower in Cresson, PA in 1982.
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Former PC 23068/PRR 477828 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 4/30/1983.

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