Conrail Caboose Photos (1976 - 1999)

N7C Cabooses

Four cabooses, 21496-21499, inherited via the P&E.

N8A and N8B Rebuilt New Haven NE-5 and NE-6 Cabooses

Penn Central rebuilt a number of former NH NE-5 and NE-6 cabooses with the addition of bay windows.

N8D (Former EL / DL&W) Cabooses

The N8D class cabooses were former EL (and DL&W before that) "Keyser Valley" cabooses.

N5K Cabooses

The N5K class consists of 7 former ATSF cabooses purchased by the Penn Central. These cars have a unique look as the PC cut down the cupola and added a bay window.

N5H Cabooses

The N5H class consisted of 20 cabooses split between two groups: former Indianapolis Union cabooses and former Southern cabooses acquired by PC.

N5B Cabooses

The N5B class was built by the PRR in 1941. 183 cars made it onto Conrail, assigned slots CR 19103-06 and CR 22796-22996. Some cars were renumbered into CR 20001-20076 by the late 1970s.

N4B Cabooses

Conrail's N4B class is a group of ex-CNJ cars, assembled from kits supplied by the Reading in 1941. Cars were assigned CR 18860-18890 (ex-CNJ 91500-91549).

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.

N7E Cabooses

The N7E class consists of 19 cabooses numbered 21150, 21151, 21153-21169; formerly EL C351-C355 and C357-C370.

N7B Cabooses

The N7B class consists of 88 cabooses in the series CR 21000-21099, formerly PC/NYC 21000-21099.

N7A Cabooses

The N7A class consisted of 185 cabooses numbered throughout the CR 21513-21798 series, formerly PC (same numbers), built as NYC 20298-20497.

N3A Cabooses

Built by the Erie Railroad at their Dunmore, PA shops in 1945-46, the N3A class was given CR 19653-78 on the roster.

N12 Cabooses

The N12 class consisted of 50 cars built by International Car Company for the PC in 1970-71. They carried their PC numbers to Conrail, in the series 24500-24549.

N20 Cabooses

Built for the Reading by International Car Co. in 1970, the N20 class numbered only 20 cars.

N10 Cabooses

The N10 class consisted of 50 cars built at Altoona by the PC. 49 of these made it to Conrail, given the series 24000-24049.

N6A Cabooses

The class N6A transfer cabooses were numbered in the CR 18006-18194 series, formerly PC/NYC 18006-18194.

NE6 Cabooses

ex New Haven

N21 Cabooses

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.

N4 and N4A Cabooses

Conrail inherited these classes of "Northeast Standard" cabooses from the Reading.

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).

N8 (ex Penn Central / ex-PRR) Cabooses

Conrail's N8 cabooses came from the Penn Central, who had inherited them from the Pennsylvania. The N8 looks very much like a stretched N5C with the distinctive streamlined cuploa.

CR 21276 east Washington Hill Summit 08131985

CR caboose 21276 trails an eastbound over the top at Washington Mass.CR 21276 east Washington Hill Summit 08131985
Photo By: 
Tom Beckett

CR 21244 east Bound Brook 071983

CR 21244 along with a sibling is bringing up the rear of this TV train on the ex Lehigh Valley at Bound Brook. The ex CNJ station is at left. CR 21244 east Bound Brook 071983
Photo By: 
Tom Beckett

CR 21115 - Class N7D

Former EL C314 at Horseshoe Curve, PA on 7/25/1982.CR 21115 - Class N7D
Photo By: 
John Pari, collection of Brock Kerchner

CR 21140 - Class N7D

Former EL C319 at Rutherford, PA on 3/4/1984.CR 21140 - Class N7D
Photo By: 
John Pari, collection of Brock Kerchner

CR 21134 - Class N7D

Former EL C331 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/30/1983 with damage to the other end.CR 21134 - Class N7D
Photo By: 
John Pari, collection of Brock Kerchner

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