Penn Central Caboose Photo Archive-

The N-5K Class


Built by AT&SF in 1951. These cars were originally full cupola-style with four windows on each side. In 1970 AT&SF sold Penn Central seven cabooses that became the N-5K class. After Penn Central bought them, the cupola was cut down; leaving a stubby bump in the roofline. The stove vent was moved to the stub of the cupola. Several windows were plated over and a new bay window added.

They were assigned to transfer service.

All went to Conrail with their PC numbers. Two exist today.

PC 18443 was originally ATSF 1564
PC 18444 was originally ATSF 1626
PC 18445 was originally ATSF 1704
PC 18446 was originally ATSF 1717
PC 18447 was originally ATSF 1720
PC 18448 was originally ATSF 2258 had a peaked roof
PC 18449 was originally ATSF 2263 had a peaked roof

 

 N-5K

 Location

Date

Photo Credit

   18445

 Dickerson Yard
Charleton WV

now a Conrail caboose

 April 1981  Jim Hebner
18445  Preserved at Lewisburg PA 1997  George Rovenolt
18446 Has been preserved!
Visit it and other preserved cabooses at this website
1996  Walt Gosciminski
18449  Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 1974 or 75

Jim Hebner

18449  Springfield OH  1974 or 75  Jim Hebner
 18449 Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 January 27, 1974  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 18449
large
 probably Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 April 1976  Jim Roberts
 18449
large
 probably Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 April 1976  Jim Roberts
 18449
large
 probably Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 April 1976  Jim Roberts
18449
large
 probably Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
window detail - not your standard Bay Window
 April 1976  Jim Roberts
18449 Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 June 1976  Jim Hebner
18449 Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
 June 1976  Jim Hebner



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