CONRAIL CABOOSE PHOTO ARCHIVE

The N5C Class - ex-PRR


The PRR's began building 199 N-5C's in March 1942. This caboose utilized round windows on the carbody and
most end doors, a 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.
Penn Central renumbered them into the 23000-23179 series.

169 made it to Conrail retaining their PC numbers.

They weighted 43200 lbs

 
 N-5C
 Location and Information  Date   Photo Credit
Wellesly MA   July 17, 1985  Dick Leonhardt
 Trotwood OH
as it is today
as PRR 477970
 February 2, 1997  Jim Hebner
 Bridge One
Cleveland OH
   George Elwood
 
 23017
 Denholm in January 1978
on an
eastbound freight.
 Jan 1978  John Sieber
 Whippany NJ
being restored to
PRR 477823
 Dec 29, 2001  Jeff Lubchansky
 
 23021
 Strasburg PA
Red Caboose Motel
the Lionel unit
   
 Enola PA  June 1985  Allen Delong
 Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
   Jim Hebner
 Minverva OH
sold to B Bixler
 Feb 5, 1987  Chip Syme
 South Fork PA  May 19, 1990  Mark Lippert
 Kylertown, PA
for sale by a mining company
on eBay
March 2006  
 Lancaster PA
Dillerville Yard
 July 21, 1988  
         
 Alliance OH April 27, 1987  Chip Syme
 Canton OH  Sept 17, 1991  Chip Syme
 South Charleston OH
gone in 2004
 August 10, 1997  Jim Hebner
 Lewisburg PA
as PRR 477871 is this the correct number? two other cabooses here have the wrong number
   
 Conway yard  June 2, 1985  Chip Syme
New Castle PA
switching Shenago China
WYCW1-2
June 4, 1986  Chip Syme
unknown location  unknown  from the
collection of
 Chip Syme 
 Cambridge OH
Preserved as PRR 477965
 Sept 13, 1997  Jim Hebner
Altoona OH Jan 15, 1999  Chip Syme
23057
Conway PA June 1992 Joe Jack
Holidaysburg Yard July 17, 1994 Chip Syme

 23065 Clearfield PA  Mar 16, 1985 Pat Yough
 23065

Clearfield PA

the other side

 Mar 16, 1985 Pat Yough
 
 
 
   23065 Clearfield PA   Jan 11, 1986  Chip Syme
   23065    June 4, 1986  Chip Syme
   23065  Canton OH   Sept 17, 1991  Chip Syme
  23065 Conway PA June 1992 Joe Jack
   23065 Canton OH   Feb 13, 1993  Chip Syme
   23065 Canton OH   Feb 13, 1993  Chip Syme
 23065 Canton OH   Feb 13, 1993  Chip Syme
 23065 Canton OH   Feb 13, 1993  Chip Syme
 23065 Canton OH   Feb 13, 1993  Chip Syme
 23065  unknown location   May 1993  Brad B
 23065  unknown location   May 1993  Brad B
 23065  unknown location   May 1993  Brad B
23065 Conway PA April 29 1994 Ross Jack
 23065 Canton OH  June 12 , 1994  Chip Syme
23065  Cleveland. OH
This is one of the N-5Cs that was painted brown for PP&L unit train service.
 March 15, 1997  Jay Brown
23065  Another view in Cleveland
Visit Arnie Morscher's
Rail Photo Site to see more of his railroad photos
 Sept 20 1998  Arnie Morscher
23067  New Carrolton April 1979   Dick Leonhardt
23067  Depew NY
3 miles east of Buffalo's
Frontier Yard
 1998?  Sal Peragine
23068 Indianapolis IN
 Hawthorne Yard
I wonder what is up with the painted out logo?
 July 19, 1993 Paul Rome 
23069  Philadelphia PA
Restored to PRR 477863
owned by Juniata Terminal
 July 21, 2001  Jeff Lubchansky
23070  Clearfield PA  Oct 11, 1986  Chip Syme
 Springfield OH  January 1977  Jim Hebner
23080  Bradford OH
Motor Yard
Mar 2, 1986  Chip Syme
 23081  Cresson PA Sept 22, 1991  Chip Syme
23081  Gallitzen Tunnels PA  August 1993  Gene Fusco
23081 Gallitzen Tunnels PA  October 1995  Gene Fusco
23082  Springfield OH  September 16, 1979  Jim Hebner
   23084  Lancaster PA
burned out - a sad sight
 Oct 15, 2000  Jim Hebner
 23089  Trenton NJ
Northbound on the Amtrak NEC, with a Conrail Local passing thru the Amtrak Station.
Visit Stan's Railpix Site!
 September 1993  Stan Feldman
23089  Morrisville PA  Aug 1, 2003  Jeff Lubchansky
23090  Fairport NY  Nov 24, 1978  Jim Hebner
23091  Cresson PA  Jan 22, 1977  Chip Syme
 23092  Conneaut OH  August 198?  
23094  Worthington OH
CP 130
 Feb 17, 1984  Bill McCracken
 23095   Conway PA
built 7-42
stenciled as scrap (RS41)
 May 3, 1996  Chip Syme
23099  Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
 Nov 24, 1977  Jim Hebner
  23099  preserved Avella PA  2004  

Chambersburg PA
ex-PRR 477951
now a Visitors Center
US 30 at I-81
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 April 1978
 Jeff Finch
 Derry PA
 Sept 21, 1994
 Chip Syme
 23120
 Clearfield PA
 April 13, 1985
 Pat Yough
 Conway PA
 June 18, 1986
 Chip Syme
 Conway PA
step detail - note modifications
 June 18, 1986
 Chip Syme
 Clearfield PA
 March 15, 1986
 Ross Jack
 
 Clearfield PA
 March 15, 1986
 Ross Jack
 Minerva OH
 Dec 17, 1978
 Chip Syme
  Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
  Jim Hebner 
 Buckeye Yard
Columbus OH
  Jim Hebner
 Northumberland PA
undergoing restoration
 August 15, 1998
  Jim Hebner
 Northumberland PA
undergoing restoration
the other side
 August 15, 1998
  Jim Hebner
Gladwyne PA
Nov 1978
Matt Hogan
Monroe MI
in service
 November 20, 1999
 Wayne Butts
 somewhare in Ohio?
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
23132

Tioga Central Railroad
Wellsboro PA
preserved

June 1, 2007
Joe Sabbia
 South Charleston OH -
as it is was, on a disconnected siding. Moved to active rail 6/3/98 - being externally restored as a part a of a BSA Eagle project -
 August 10, 1997
 Jim Hebner
 23137
  South Charleston OH
back on active rail, was moved that afternoon to a leg of the old
PRR/DT&I wye. A few weeks later, surplus rail was salvaged by a scrapper and it is isolated again
 June 6, 1998
 Jim Hebner
 South Charleston OH
now located across from the restored DT&I station - after sandblasting
will be repainted PRR 477943 (brown)
 October 31, 1999
 Jim Hebner
 Forest OH
rumored to be moved -
anyone know where?
 March 9, 1997
 Jim Hebner
  Alliance Yard OH
Feb 9, 1986
 Chip Syme
 Springfield OH
crossing Limestone Ave
 October 1979
 Jim Hebner
 Newark NJ
 Nov 1984
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 Logan OH
in the I&O yard
Still there in 2004
 August 1995
 Jim Hebner
 Columbus OH
Buckeye Yard
 Nov 24, 1977
 Jim Hebner
 Harrisburg PA
 June 1985
 Allen DeLong
 Strasburg PA
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Restored to PRR 477947
 August 1997
 Tom Wolfgang
  Strasburg PA
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Restored to PRR 477947
 Bill Waller
 Olcott NY
preserved as a self service tourist
information center
a nice display - thats Gene's son on
the platform
 1996?
 Gene Fusco
 Olcott NY
An interesting view - note the changed
windows on the back side and end. A possible
wreck repair? Any one know the number?
Sitting on roller bearing trucks
.
 August 1998
 Jim Hebner

Click on the class you want to view

Return to the main page

 

Preserved N5Cs

Bedford? OH CR 23117 ex-PRR 478015, southeast of Cleveland, LOCATION?

Cambridge OH PRR 477965 Dan Adair, ex-PC/CR 22047?, 12044 East Pike

Chambersburg PA PRR 477951 ex-CR 23100 built 6/42, Visitors Center, US 30 at I-81

Derry PA PRR 477829 as PRR 23115, ex-PC 23115, , built March 1942, Railroader Heritage Park

Duncannon PA N5C

Forest? OH PRR 477901 as CR 23143 may have gone to Kenton, Ohio

Gallitzin PA PRR 477852

Gorham NH PRR 477954 as CN, ex-CR 23019, Gorham Historical Society

Grand Rapids OH CR 23149, ex-PC 23149 / PRR 477883Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railroad

Jim Thorpe PA PRR 477854 Jim Hicks, owner

Lewisburg PA PRR 477871 West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north of town

Logan OH CR 23158 ex-PRR 477842, , Indiana & Ohio Railroad Yard

Malvern OH CR 23088 ex-PRR 477918, ex-PC 23088, North Reed Avenue at Canal (Rt 183)

Mill Hall PA PRR as CR? Old Train Station Restaurant

Olcott NY exCR - Information Center

Orrville OH CR 23029 ex-PRR 477990. ex-PC 23029, in downtown yard with OHRC stuff, 415 East

Orrville OH PRR 477828? ex-CR 23068?, Pennsylvania Railroad Depot

Pocopson PA PRR 477822 ex-PC 23145, ex-CR 23145, , built 9/42, Ace Hardware

Saginaw MI PRR as CR, , Dr. Jan Gromada, ex-PM Roundhouse, Bluewater Chapter, NRHS

So. Charleston OH PRR 477920 as CR 23044, ex-PC 23044, east end of Landmark storage tracks

So. Charleston OH PRR 477943 as CR 23137, , ex-PC 23137, across from DT&I Station

Steubenville OH PRR 477706 as PRR 22841, , built 2/41, Information Center, Rt 7 & Washington

Strasburg PA PRR as Conrail, Unit 25-E, Red Caboose Motel, Box 102, 17579, 717-687-6646

Strasburg PA PRR 477847 or 477947?, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Box 15, 17579, 717-687-8628

Trotwood OH PRR 477970 ex-PC /CR 23006, Depot, with B&O C3004

Youngstown? OH PRR 478012 as CR 23117 Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association, Youngstown Sheet