Penn Central Caboose
Photo Archive-

The ex PRR N-5C class

The PRR's began building 199 N-5C's in March 1942. The porthole caboose that utilized round windows on the carbody and most end doors, larger streamlined cupola , lower belt rail, no vertical butt strip.

Exterior dimensions were the same as for the N-5B.

Original PRR numbers were 477820-478019.
PC renumbered them into the 23000-23179 series.

169 made it to Conrail retaining their PC numbers.

 

 

 N-5C

LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

23000 Phillipsburg NJ  September 7, 1975  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
23003  Springfield OH    Jim Hebner
 23020  Whippany NJ
being restored to
PRR 477823
 Dec 29, 2001  Jeff Lubchansky
23025  PRR 477994 before being repainted PC green  unknown  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 23027   before PC it was PRR 477938   unknown   from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
23029 Eastbound freight out of the Utica, NY yard, . Notice the 'new', unprotected cars on the car carrier. (taken with a 126 camera - alot of us started there)  1977   Michael Fullerton
 23041 Akron OH June 1976  Paul McGrane
 23042      
23064  Industry PA
PRR 477849 before getting
it's PC green coat
 April 1973  George Alberti
23069  Philadelphia PA
Prestored to PRR 477863
owned by Juniata Terminal
 July 21, 2001  Jeff Lubchansky
23071  Conway Yard PA
23071 trails a guard car on a military train
 August 1974  George Alberti
23077      
23082      
23090  Columbus Ohio
Buckeye Yard
 Sept. 1976  Jim Hebner

23093  Cleveland OH
Collinwood Yard
   Jim Hebner
23094  Springfield OH
at Glen Echo
   Jim Hebner
23107  Rutherford PA May 9, 1976   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
23107  Allentown PA March 6, 1977   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

23120  Altoona PA
Brown car body
yellow lettering
in PP&L unit coal train service
 Sept 12, 1976 David H Hamley 
23151  Enola PA May 9,1976 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
23155  Charlotte NY  July 6, 1974 Dave Eckler
  23155  Charlotte NY  July 6, 1974  Jim Hebner
23156 Rochester, NY
There is a red dot labeled ORE
near the lube plate - I believe
this meant the caboose was qualified for ORE train service where helpers in excess of 7500 HP could be used on the rear end of trains in PA and OH.
June 1973  Jim Hebner
23168  Conway Yard PA
PRR 477849 before getting it's
PC green coat
 June 1973  George Alberti
23168  Conway Yard PA
PRR 477849 before getting it's
PC green coat
 June 1973  George Alberti

 

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