Conrail Caboose Photo Archive

The N3 - the ex Erie Lackawanna class

The oldest EL cabooses to come to Conrail were 52 cupola-style cabooses, numbered C100-C168. Built by the Erie in 1941 as their first all-steel caboose. They were riveted, had a centered cupola and three windows on each side of the car. Because deteriorating physical condition many went directly into the MW service at the start of Conrail . Only 3 (I think 19600, 19654, 19660 ) were painted blue.
As a class, they were among the earliest to scrapped, 19600 was the only one on the roster in 1981.

19600   Youngstown OH  Jan 20 , 1977  John Benson
 C-130 never renumbered
scrapped 8/31/76
 C-130  Akron OH  1975  Gary Morris
 C-136  probably pre Conrail    Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
C-140  Ringos NJ
as it appeared in 1997
former CR 46106
 June 1997  Jeff Lubchansky
C-144 North Randall OH
seen here before Conrail as EL 144 - may not have made it to Conrail
   George Elwood
C-149 working for the Wilmington & Western C-149 arrived in Wilmington, perhaps in the mid eighties in CR work car gray.  July 1999  Ed Feathers
 C-149   C-149 getting prepped for painting
The C-149 has since been painted red but not lettered
 July 1999  Ed Feathers
 C-149 It is now the main caboose used on the rear of the tourist train. The RR wanted a steel car on the back (for back up moves), and it has a large pressurized water tank nice for putting out fires the steam engine starts. Nov 2000 , on the first passenger run after the hurricane.  Ed Feathers
 C-150      Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
C-163  North Randall OH
seen here before Conrail as
EL 163. Scrapped 8-31-76 by Conrail
   George Elwood

For more information on EL, Erie and DL&W cabooses visit
George Elwood's EL Caboose Listing

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