CONRAIL

The ex PRR N5A, N5E, N5F


N5A
Introduced in 1937 they were rebuilt from the N5 class. Duryea spring cushion underframe AB brake system, Ajax brake wheels crash posts

 19570

 Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH

 November 24, 1977

 Jim Hebner

 



N5E

A single car subclass, the N5E is believed by many to be the fore runner of the N8.

It was rebuilt from a wrecked N5 in 1945, to become PRR N5E 477594. It had a slightly offset (13") streamlined cupola similar to the N8 and four sets of paired side windows.

Reclassed as a N5B late in it's service to Penn Central, . The cabin was renumbering by PC from 22853 to 22983 . It was probably reclassed as a N5B at this time as well. Under Conrail it was renumbered again to 20076.

This one of a kind caboose is preserved outside a Utica, NY Children Museum, next to the Amtrak Station.


   

 LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

22983  B&W photo from Jan 1978
Rails Northeast page 40
   Robert Hubler
22983  B&W photo from Jan 1978
Rails Northeast page 40
   Robert Hubler
22983  another view - B&W photo
from Nov 1978 Rails Northeast
page 36
   
20076 Wilminton DE
Edgemoor Yard
actually the N5E
 Nov 23, 1984 Chip Syme
   Preserved as PRR 477594
at the Children's Museum in
Utica NY
 August 31, 1997  Jim Hebner
   Preserved as PRR 477594
at the Children's Museum in
Utica NY
  Aug 31, 1997 Jim Hebner
   Preserved as PRR 477594
at the Children's Museum in
Utica NY
  Aug 31, 1997 Jim Hebner
   the view from the train  Sept 24, 2001  Dick Leonhardt


N5F
Built in 1918. The N5F was a PRR eight-car class of improved N5 cabin that lacked the improved collision protection found on the N5A. On its right side it has a large tool box/battery box suspended from the sill like that found on the N8..

Only 3 N5Fs made it to become Conrail cabooses

 

 N5F

 LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

 19575  Dewitt Yard August 24, 1978 Jim Hebner
 19575  Dewitt Yard  July 1979  Jim Hebner
         
         
       




Click on the class you want to view

 the N3, N3A, N4 & N4A classes  the N8D class ex DL&W
 the N5 class  the N8 class ex-PRR class
 the N5A, N5E, N5F classes  the Transfer Classes
the N5B class  the N10 and N12 classes ex Penn Central
the N5C class  the ex New Haven classes
 the Other N5 classes N5G, H, K  the N20 class ex Reading
 the N7 classes  the N21 classes The Conrail Caboose
 the N7D & N7E ex EL  the MW Cabooses

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