Penn Central Caboose Photo Archive - The N9 & N9E Transfer Cabooses


N9

There were 160 of them, numbered 18195-18354. Construction overlapped the NYC/PRR merger. The NYC Lot number was 103 and lacked roofwalks, ladders and had a propane installation of heat.

A personal side note - my father sold the propane installation to NYC/Penn Central. Later they were changed to kerosene. The exchange of 100lb propane tanks must have been very difficult compared to a hose for kerosene

. Location and information Date  Photo Credit 
 Bridgeport NJ
now working for the SMS
anyone know the
former CR #?
 December 15, 2001  Jeff Lubchansky
  Bellfontaine OH  Nov 1973  Jim Hebner
Bellfontaine OH    Jim Hebner
 Bellfontaine OH  May 1976   Jim Hebner
Bellfontaine OH  November 1973  Jim Hebner
 Columbus OH
Buckeye Yard
 Nov 24, 1977  Jim Hebner
 Columbus OH
Buckeye Yard
 Nov 24, 1977  Jim Hebner
 Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
 September 1976  Jim Hebner
 Rochester NY  October 30, 1999  Jim Hebner
 Erie PA  May 8, 1971  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 Details of the propane installation
NOTE THE WOOD DECK! I think they were built with wood deck then when they lost they propane installation went to the metal roofwalk type of grate.

Can anyone confirm this?

 May 8, 1971  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 East of Lime Rock, NY  Oct. 10, 1973  
 Rochester NY  October 30, 1999  Jim Hebner
 Rochester NY  October 30, 1999  Jim Hebner
 
 Charlotte NY     Jim Hebner
 Williamson NY
"The End"
   Jim Hebner
 Webster NY
"The End"
 July 14, 1977  Jim Hebner
 Rochester NY
"The End"
   Jim Hebner
 Webster NY  Winter '70-71  Jim Hebner
 Webster NY Winter '70-71   
 Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
 September 1976  Jim Hebner
 Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
 September 1976  Jim Hebner
 Xenia OH 1973 or 74   Jim Hebner

 


 

N9E

The N9E had a 6v electrical system and were built by PC. There were 40 built and carried the numbers 18355-18394.

. Number Location and information Date  Photo Credit 
  18370   Springfield OH
former P&E ? (has last days of
P&E chalked on side)
  April 1976   Jim Hebner
18370  Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
    Jim Hebner
18370  Springfield OH
Greenmont Yard
    Jim Hebner
  18373

a mainline train on the ex-Erie from Binghamton NY to Croxton NJ. The train was eastbound and had just come off Starucca Viaduct. They must have been short of cabooses that day to use a transfer caboose on this train

   
18372  Charlotte NY  August 1977  Jim Hebner
18375 Ontario NY  May 28, 1972   Jim Hebner
18381  As it appears today - Preserved Click here to view it and others at Walt Gosciminski's web site  Summer 1997  Walt Gosciminski
18381  As it appears today - Preserved Click here to view it and others at Walt Gosciminski's web site  Summer 1997  Walt Gosciminski
18387 Alliance OH May 10, 1975 David H. Hamler


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This archive was first accessed August 1996