CONRAIL CABOOSE PHOTO ARCHIVES
The ex PRR N5 Class
The world's first steel caboose



Built by the Pennslyvania Railroad "Lines East" starting in 1914, they were originally equiped with Arch bar Leaf Spring trucks, "K" brake system, brake levers on each end platform and had no crash bars. They were later updated with Ajax brake wheels and AB brake system and crash posts.

The oldest of the Conrail caboose classes, Conrail started with 314 in 1976. By 1981 there were only 118 left.

 

Location & Information
Date
Photo Credit
Oswego NY
 July 21, 1980
 Jim Hebner
 Dewitt Yard
 November 24, 1978
  Jim Hebner
 Altoona PA
before restoration
 Robyn Black
 Altoona PA
as it appears today -
preserved as PRR 477577
 October 10, 1997
 Jeff Lubchansky
 

 19034

 preserved on the
Deleware and Ulster
Arkville NY

 July 12, 1995

 D Kenmore

 19054
 Canton OH
Built Oct 1918
 March 27, 1979
 Chip Syme
 19054
 Canton OH
Built Oct 1918
 March 27, 1979
 Chip Syme
 Charlotte NY
 Jim Hebner
 Dewitt Yard
 July 2, 1979
 Jim Hebner
 
 Minerva OH
built Sept 1918
 Oct 19, 1985
  Chip Syme
 
 Manheim PA
 Charleston WV
 Jim Hebner
 Charleston, WV
 Jim Hebner
Germantown OH
as it appeared in 1997
in a city park
February 2, 1997
Jim Hebner
Germantown OH
as it appeared in 1997
may be for sale
 February 2, 1997
 Jim Hebner
 Rochester NY
 June 1980
 Jim Hebner
June 1993
Hamburg NY
 1997
 Richard Siller
Hamburg NY
 1997
 Richard Siller
 Holidaysburg PA
Oct 8, 1986
 Chip Syme
 19241
 January 1980
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 19358

 Minerva OH

Reported as sold to
Bob Bixler

 Feb 5, 1987
 Chip Syme
 19358
 Minerva OH
 Feb 5, 1987
 Chip Syme
 
  20060
 Landisville PA
built May 1916
ex CR/PC 22980
ex PRR 477080
 April 8. 1999
 Alan Tillotson
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

15 N5 cabooses were sold to Amtrak shortly after the startup in 1976.

 Amtrak #  Sold to AMT  Former CR#  Repainted into PC?  Former PRR#
 14007  10/23/76   PC 22003 / PC 19003  6/6/68  PRR 477115
   11/9/76  PC 22005 / PC 19005  5/27/68   PRR 477126
   8/31/76  PC 22006 / PC 19006  5/9/68  PRR 479703
   11/9/76  PC 22008 / PC 19008  3/26/68  PRR 477136
   8/31/76  PC 22009 / PC 19009  5/29/68  PRR478876
    7/9/77  PC 19012  5/13/68  PRR 47745
   1/25/77  PC 19015    PRR 477060
   8/20/76  PC 19016  4/26/68  PRR 477246
    9/3/76  PC 19017  4/29/68   PRR 479711
   8/20/76  PC 19019  5/2/68  PRR 477413
   10/12/76  PC 19021  5/3/68  PRR477212
   12/14/76   PC 19022  5/7/68  PRR477462
   11/16/76  PC 19023  8/8/68  PRR479715
   9/3/76  PC 19024  5/9/68  PRR 478878
 14003  8/31/76  PC 19025  5/10/68  PRR 478881

   AMT #

LOCATION
 DATE

Photo Credit

 14000

 unknown
 March 1986?  unknown
 

 14001

Preserved
 Hinsdale NH  

14003

Providence RI
April 1, 1981 Steve Schwartz

14004

New Haven CT
  Jun 27, 1981 Ralph L. Phillips

14005

Reading PA
August 28, 1981 Steve Schwartz

14007

Philadelphia PA
May 15, 1977 unknown
 

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