CONRAIL CABOOSE PHOTO ARCHIVE

The N5K Class


N5K Conrail #18443-18449

In 1970 AT&SF sold Penn Central seven cabooses that became the N-5K cabooses after heavy modification by PC.
They were assigned to transfer service. Conrail did not renumber them.

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

Built by AT&SF in 1951. These cars were originally full cupola-style with four windows on each side. After PC bought them,
the cupola was cut down; leaving a stubby bump in the roof line. Several windows were plated
over and a new bay window added.

  Location & Information Date Photo Credit
18443 unknown unknown

from the
collection of
Albert Phleep


18445

 Charleston WV

 September 1976

 Jim Hebner

 18445

 Lewisburg PA
West Shore Rail Excursions
Delta Place Station

1996?

from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

 18445

 Lewisburg PA

 Aug 15, 1998

 Jim Hebner

18455

  Lewisburg PA
better view of the stub
of the cupola

 Aug 15, 1998

 Jim Hebner

18455

 This photo, when car body repair under the cupola and beyond the bay window, lead to the identification of this N5K as 18445.Compare your self, look at the first shot on the list

 Aug 15, 1998

 Jim Hebner

18455

18446

 Rutherford PA
out of service?

Oct 19,1984

Chip Syme 

18446

 Catawissa PA
Preserved by Walt Gosciminski.
As it was when he got it.
Click here to view his web site 

 1996

 Walt Gosciminski

18446

 As it appeared at Walt site -
he has 13 Conrail cabooses
Click here to view his web site 

 1996

Walt Gosciminski

18446

 Catawissa PA
as it arrived at Walt's site

 1996

 Walt Gosciminski

18446

 Catawissa PA
the other side as it is now

 Aug 15, 1998

 Jim Hebner

 18447

 Azcon
Sharpsburg PA
note - blue roof

 Dec 21, 1988

Patrick J Yough

18447

 Bay window detail
note the lack of glass

  Dec 21, 1988

Chip Syme

18449

 unknown

 before Oct 1981

 Frank A. Czbryt Jr.

 18449

 east end of Avon Yard
stuffed and mounted
Is it still there?

   
   
         

 

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