Conrail Caboose Photo Archive
The N-7D - ex Erie/Erie Lackawanna


N-7D 21100-21146
The N-7D bay window cabooses were originally Erie Nos. C300-C350. The first in the series, No. 300, was built in June, 1952, at the Erie's Dunmore PA shops. After evaluation of the design, International Car Company built fifty more (# C301-C350).

Dimensions
39-feet 2-1/4-inches long
12-feet, 1-15/16-inches high
10-feet, 9-inches wide

By 1981, there were 44 N-7D's left on the CR roster.

Several were painted with a long Conrail logo stretching almost the entire length of their side. Nos. 21108, 21109, and 21110 are known to have this logo variation.

 

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 Location & Information
Date Photo Credit

21101

 unknown location

 unknown

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  Wampum OH Mar 1, 1992  Ross Jack 
 
 21101
 Hubbard OH  Feb 7, 1998 Ross Jack 
 
 21101
 Hubbard OH  Feb 7, 1998 Ross Jack 
    Hubbard OH  May 4, 1998  Chip Syme

21104

Binghamton NY
Lackawanna Railroad Depot
preserved as El 316!
 August 15, 1996  Gene Fucso
 
21106

 

   
 Sidney OH
used by the local crews for
several years
 March 9, 1997  Jim Hebner
 Indianapolis IN
Avon Yard
out of service?
 Sept 27, 1998  Jim Hebner
 Harrisburg PA  June 1985  Allen DeLong
 Cleveland OH August 16, 1980  Jim Hebner
   Enola PA  Oct 20, 1984  Chip Syme
 
 21109
 Conway PA unknown    from the
collection of
Chip Syme
 Bridge One
Cleveland OH
note Radio antenna
   George Elwood
 Mingo Jct. OH  October 1976  Jim Hebner
 Mingo Jct. OH
on a rainy Saturday
 October 1976  Jim Hebner
 no photo yet
 21112
 Survives today at Lowville NY
former EL C-344
last used in Oak Point
purchased from Selkirk deadline 1994
   
 Conway Yard Pittsburgh PA
Just after Conrail takeover
 May 1976  Jim Hebner
  Fairview Barbertin WV  unknown date  Roger Kirkpatrick
 Marion OH  Sept 21, 1997  Jim Hebner
  Marion OH
now working for CSX
 June 19, 2000  Jim Hebner
 Shown when it was EL 314  pre Conrail? Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose

21116

 Cleveland Ohio
Bridge One

 August 1985

 George Elwood
 
 21116
 Ecorse MI  Sept 13, 1991  Chip Syme

21117

 Toledo OH
Intermodal Terminal

 Feb 8, 1998

 Jim Hebner

21118

 Brunner Island PA
might be preserved in
Scranton PA
 

 T W Wolfgang
     
Marion OH
Preserved as EL 306
 Sept 21, 1997  Jim Hebner
 Central Ohio?  May 1984 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Suffern NY
As it appears today
as Erie 340
 1996  Jeff Sumberg
 Elizabethport NJ  January 25, 1998  Jeff Lubchansky
 Columbus OH
Buckeye Yard
 August 1987  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Charleston WV July 13, 1997  Jim Hebner
 Dewitt yard  August 1986  Jim Hebner
 Dennison OH   Mrs. Wm. Probert
 Centerburg OH.
Preserved ! Might be
repainted in EL colors soon.
 Feb. 23, 1997  Jim Hebner
.  EL C-304
before becoming CR 21131
   Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
.  Altoona PA  October 2, 1998  Jeff Lubchansky
  21132 Conway yard March 25, 2007  
.  Rochester NY
protecting a ballast
cleaning train
 July 1979  Jim Hebner
.  Central OH?  July 1985  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
.  Rochester NY
protecting a ballast
cleaning train
 July 1979  Jim Hebner
 South Plainfield NJ
preserved in NJ
November 1987  Reed Estabrook 
 
 21137
 South Plainfield NJ November 1987  Reed Estabrook 
.

21138

 Lewisburg PA
as EL C-338
at West Shore Excursions

 August 1998

 Jim Hebner
.

21139

 Columbus OH
Buckeye Yard

 August 1987

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

21141

 Springfield OH

 Sept 1986

 Jim Hebner

 21141

 Springfield OH

 Sept 1986

 Jim Hebner
 

21143

 Derry PA
ex El 324
built 8/53

 Sept 10, 1995

 Charles Tipton
 

21143

 Derry PA
ex El 324
built 8/53

 Sept 10, 1994

 Chip Syme
 

21143

 Derry PA
ex El 324
built 8/53

 Sept 1994

 Michael Bradley
.

21144

 EL C308 before it became Conrail 21144 - Preserved at Strasburg PA at Red Caboose Motel - Unit 31-E,

 May 1975

 Jean-Loius Simonet
 
 21145
 Rutherford PA Oct 19, 1984 Chip Syme 
.

21145

 Altoona PA
out of service
Jeff's and mine best guess
on the number

 October 2, 1998

 Jeff Lubchansky
.  EL 310 before becoming CR 21146
preserved today in Manchester MI
 pre Conrail?   Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
.

 21146

 Probably Central Ohio
ok, ok not the greatest shot

 mid 1980's?

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 

Renumbering order of EL to Conrail (Bold lettering indicates preserved)

 CR number  EL number  CR number  EL number  CR number  EL number  CR number  EL number
21103 C300  21128 C313 21107  C326  21109 C337
21126 C301  21115 C314 21117  C327 21138 C338
 21145  C302  21130 C315 21137 C328 21118 C339
 21100  C303  21104 C316 21123 C329  21110 C340
 21131  C304  21105 C317  21141 C330 21102 C341
 21101  C305  21120 C318  21134 C331 21111 C342
 21125  C306  21140 C319  21108  C332 21142 C343
 21132  C307  21121 C320  21122  C333 21112 C344
 21144  C308 21133 C321 wrecked 6/69  C334 21139 C345
 21136  C309  21129 C322  21119  C335 21113 C346
 21146  C310  21106 C323  21135  C336 21114 C347
 21127 C311  21143 C324    
 21124 C312   C325    

Preserved N-7D locations

 

21104 Binghamton NY ex EL C316 Lackawanna Railroad Depot, with pasenger cars

21111 Lisbon? OH ex EL 342

21118 Scranton PA ex EL 339 exact location unknown

21120 Ann Arbor MI ex EL C318 as CR , Stone Farm Studio, LOCATION?

21125 Marion OH restored as EL C306, Union Station

21130 Centerburg OH ex-EL C315, Fred Wade, 4044 Updike Road

21138 Lewisburg PA ex-EL C338 West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north

21139 North Judson IN ex-EL C345, blt 11/53, Hoosier Valley RR Mus., Mulberry Street/n. of Sycamore

21143 Derry PA ex-EL C324, built August 1953, Railroader Heritage Park

21144 Strasburg PA ex EL C308 L&N placard, Unit 31-E, Red Caboose Motel

21146 Manchester MI ex EL C310 , Tom Ellis, Rt 52

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 the N3A ex EL  the N8 class ex-PRR class - 20 photos
 the N4, N4A and N4B ex Reading and CNJ - 31 photos  
 the N5 class  
 the N5A, N5E, N5F classes  the N6A Transfer Class ex NYC/PC - 9 photos
 the N5B class  the N9 & N9E Transfer Class - 22 photos
 the N5C class - 27 photos  the N11 & N11E Transfer Class - 24 photos
 the N5G class ex PC/LV  
 the N5H class  the N10 class ex Penn Central - 16 photos
 the N5K class ex ATSF/PC  the N12 class ex Penn Central - 14 photos
   the ex New Haven classes NE-6, N8A, N8B
 the N7, N7A & N7C classes ex NYC  the N20 class ex Reading
 the N7B class ex NYC  the N21 classes The true Conrail Caboose - 42 photos
 the N7D ex EL - 29 photos  the MW Cabooses
 the N7E ex EL - 9 photos  the MGA ex Monogahela cabooses

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