MOW Service Cabooses

Conrail specially designated a number of older cabooses for restricted MOW service with a gray paint scheme and "R" appended to their road numbers. These cars were found on ballast, rail and other MOW trains and as mobile offices.

The designated cars spanned a number of classes, and came from a number of CR predecessor roads.

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Former PC 30008/PRR 477721 in the deadlines at Hollidaysburg, PA on 12/2/1984.
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Former PC 30008/PRR 477721 in the deadlines at Hollidaysburg, PA on 12/2/1984.
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Former PC 30008/PRR 477721 at Conway, PA on 9/5/76.
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Conrail caboose No. 46101R(ex EL C-133, class N3) in rare silver work train paint scheme at Colehour Yard in March 1982. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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46101 is an ex-EL caboose wearing an "R" designation, meaning it's in restricted service (as also evidenced by its MOW gray paint job. These specially designated cars were to be kept to special service due to their ages or conditions. In this case, probably the friction bearing trucks.

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CR 46102R is ex EL C115.
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CR 46107 is ex EL C178/ERIE C178 and was built 7-41.
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CR 46111 R N-3 class MOW caboose rests behind ex-RDG GP30 2186 at Morrisville yard in November, 1978.
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CR 46117 (ex PC 22838/PRR 477244) was in Toledo, OH in Oct. 1977.
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Former PC 19109/PRR 477203 (built 3-17) was at Johnstown, PA on 4/1/78. Small text under Work Train Service reads "Assigned to Altoona".
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Class N5 MOW cabin car 46151 is seen at Lewistown, PA in 1979
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Former PC 19330/PRR 477117 is seen at Johnstown, PA on 4/28/1985.
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Former PC 19163/PRR 477408 is seen at Latrobe, PA on 6/17/1984.
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Conrail class N5 MOW cabin 46162 is at Lewistown, PA in 1979.
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Former PC 19413/PRR 477575 at Lewistown, PA on 3/5/1983.
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Former PC 19413/PRR 477575 at Lewistown, PA on 3/5/1983.
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Former PC 19326/PRR 477231 is seen at Lewistown, PA on 5/12/1984.
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Conrail MOW caboose 46163 is seen at Lewistown, PA in 1982.
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M.O.W caboose 46171R in Plainville, CT. yard in April, 1980.Carl Weber photo.
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Former EL C189/ERIE C189 (built 4-45) was at Niles, OH on 3/17/79.
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String of buggies at Hartford, CT. back in 1978. Includes MOW 46131R, N6A's 18255 and 18394, with N11 18488.

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