N7 Cabooses

(3) Strangers in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/18/81.

SD45 6153 tags along for the ride down to Pittsfield after helping BOSE climb the east slope on July 18, 1981.

Afternoon at State Line on 8/3/83. (16)

"Rare" N7C van 21498 brings up the rear of PWSE at State Line. Rare because it was one of only 4 ex P&E examples. (21496-21499)

CR 21040 - Class N7B

Conrail class N7B caboose 21040 is seen on the end of a westbound trailvan train at Whitford, PA in 1982. The line on the bridge is the former PRR Trenton Cutoff, a freight bypass that allowed trains to move between Thorndale and Morrisville, PA to bypass the heavily-congested Philadelphia area.

CR 21104 Croxton (Secaucus), NJ 7/76

CR N7D 21104 on the cab track @ Croxton Yard, Secaucus, NJ

CR 21104 N7D Croxton (Secaucus), NJ

CR 21104 Class N7D @ Croxton (Secaucus, NJ) Note: Car still has its Express Refrigerator Car trucks and roof walk . Outshopped Meadville 6/76

CR 21113 on NHSE at Bancroft, MA. on 8/31/85.

Going away photo shows the caboose, an N7D as it happens, tucked in right behind the power. NHSE/SENH ran with a caboose at each end which helped to facilitate the reverse move necessary at Springfield to get to and from the ex New Haven Springfield line and the B&A.

CR 21130 on SPSE at Middlefield, MA. on 8/6/82.

These ex ERIE N7 vans were quite common on the Boston Line.....back in the day. For those of us old enough to remember these "exclamation points" at the end of the train, I KNOW you miss 'em! This one's class N7D 21130.

CR 21132 - Class N7D

CR 21132 - Class N7D at Harrisburg, PA

CR 21153 - Class N7D

CR 21153 - Class N7D at Landisville, PA

CR 21165 in 1979 and light power in Bethlehem

21165 at Bethlehem, PA on a light engine move to Oak Island on December 26, 1979 Photo courtesy of John Durant

CR 21165 in 1979 on Rockville

Our 21165 heads east over Rockville Bridge in 1979. Note that at this point, the roofwalks have been removed.

CR 21165 in 1984 In the Altoona Deadline

21165 stored at the deadline in Reading, PA yard on December 2, 1984 Photo courtesy of Kermit Geary Jr.

CR 21165 in 1984 on the Circus Train

21165 takes up the rear on the Circus Train at Allentown, PA on May 3, 1984 Photo courtesy of Kermit Geary Jr.

CR 21497 Peoria and Eastern caboose 08-77

A small corner of Conrail was the Peoria and Eastern, a PC subsidiary. Although late in the day at Collinwood, one of the small fleet of P&E cabooses was worth a shot in the low light. April, 1977, looks close to a PC class N7.

CR 21510 - Class N7 at Huntingdon, PA

Former PC 21510/NYC 20276 is on the end of an eastbound freight passing the station platforms at Huntingdon, PA on 2/27/1982.

CR 21533 - Class N7

Former PC 21533/NYC 20210 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 12/26/1982.

CR 21534 on BOEL at Middlefield, MA. on 10/30/82.

Class N7A van 21534 trails along at the rear of BOEL on Oct. 30, 1982.

CR 21550 - Class N7

Former PC 21550/NYC 20232. Photo taken in November 1977.

CR 21551 - Class N7

Former PC 21551/NYC unknown. Photo taken in October 1976.

CR 21559 on SPSE at Bancroft, MA. on 2/19/83.

Another bay window van (N7A?)at the rear of SPSE. The B&A saw a fairly good assortment of cabooses from almost all of the predecessors, except RDG and CNJ.

CR 21624 - Class N7A

Conrail class N7A caboose 21624 is seen passing GRAY tower in Grazierville, PA in 1983.

CR 21649 Deerfield, MA on 1/26/85

Bay window N7A 21649 on the rear of the EDME-X at West Deerfield, MA. on Jan. 26, 1985.

CR 21654 on TV-9X at Bancroft, MA. on 2/19/83.

Relatively common bay window van follows along at the rear of TV-9X. This is an N7A, I believe.

CR 21657 on NHSE at Bancroft, MA. on 2/19/83.

With a buggy at either end of the train, this HAS to be NHSE.  This one should be an N7A.

CR 21669 - N7 class

PC RSD-12 6876 moves a trio of cabooses including PC 21669 (N7 class), CR 21138 (N7D class, ex-EL C338), and a third CR caboose at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 21138 was preserved by West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north in Lewisburg, PA.

CR 21669 - N7 class

PC RSD-12 6876 moves a trio of cabooses including PC 21669 (N7 class) and CR 21138 (N7D class, ex-EL C338) at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 21138 was preserved by West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north in Lewisburg, PA.

CR 21704 - Class N7A

Conrail class N7A caboose 21704 is being cut off the rear of a train at the Enola hump in 1983.

CR 21736 in Palmer, MA. on 5/7/81. (1)

CR 21736, the "New England Div. White Safety Caboose" at Palmer, MA. on May 7, 1981. The 21736 was a regular on the B&A/New England Div. The slogan on the roof overhang reads "The Best SAFETY DEVICE is....YOU."

CR 21736 in Palmer, MA. on 5/7/81. (2)

CR 21736, the "New England Div. white safety caboose" at Palmer, MA. on May 7, 1981. The only time I caught this thing at rest anywhere, and the sun angle HAD to be terrible! And a high-contrast subject, to boot! Slogan on the rear roof overhang reads "This is the end? No, the beginning".

CR 21749 class N7A cabin car 08-76

Even as power short as Conrail was in those first years, some of the heritage units were in bad shape or too old to fix, hence scenes like this of funeral trains. With a big chunk of the former Erie Lackawanna Marion deadline, this Conrail eastbound passes through Orrville, Ohio on the ex PRR in August of 1976. Penn Central N7A #21749 brings up the rear. Two E8's (820 and 829), 2 RS-3's, 2 S2's (including #520 still in pure "Erie" black), 2 more RS-3's, and 2 more E8's are visible in this view. Some of the E's and RS's would languish at Altoona for a while, but the S2's would pass this way again as they headed for Chicago as trade in material, better known as "scrap"....

CR 21754 - Class N7

Former PC 21754/NYC 20281. Photo taken in October 1977.

CR 21756 - Class N7

Former PC 21756/NYC unknown. Photo taken in May 1977.

CR 23087 and CR 6044 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD35 6044 (ex-CNJ 2505) is shoving against class N5C caboose 23087 at Horseshoe Curve in 1983.

CR 3075 at Chester, MA. on 1/9/82. (2)

N7 bay window 21722 on the rear of SPSE splitting the signals in Chester, MA. on Jan. 9, 1982.

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