Conrail Caboose Photo Archive -

The ex EL/DL&W N8D class




Caboose #19903-19909 and # 22000-22056 were originally constructed between 1951 and 1954 for the Delaware Lackawanna & Western, When DL&W merged with the EL their numbers became C850-C910.

Built on the thick frames of old steam locomotive tenders, these cars had a reputation
among the crews for riding hard .

Each caboose weighed about 57,400 Ibs.

By 1981 only nine were left on the roster

 N8D

 Location & Information

Date

Photo Credit

 1974 or later
 Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
 probable Conrail -
coupled to a green N-5?
 Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
unknown location 
ex-El 880
 July 1981
 John Bartley
19908
 Reynoldsville PA
ex El 825 
 May 1983
 Ross Jack
19908
 Reynoldsville PA
ex El 825 
 May 1983
Chip Syme
19908
  Reynoldsville PA
ex El 825 
 Sept 1983
  Ross Jack
 
  Minerva OH
 7-8-79
 Chip Syme
 
  Minerva OH
 7-8-79
 Chip Syme
 Binghamton NY
pre Conrail
 May 1975
 Jean-Loius Simonet
 Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
 Conway Yard PA
never renumbered -
was repainted in February 1976
Scrapped July 23, 1977
 May 1976
 Jim Hebner
 Reynoldsville PA
ex-EL 885
 Sept 1983
Ross L. Jack 
  Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
 late EL or early Conrail
 Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
 Scranton PA
Preserved at Steamtown
restored to DL&W 889
 June 28,1997
 Jeff Lubchansky
 Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
22000
Youngstown OH
April 9, 1977
from the
c
ollection of
Albert Phleep
 Cleveland OH
Bridge One
 George Elwood
 Hamburg NY
ex-CR 19907
Preserved as DLW 906
Western New York Railroad Historical Society
 May 17, 1998
 Jim Hebner
  22014
Youngstown Ohio
October 1976

from the
c
ollection of
Albert Phleep

 Whippany NJ
ex-CR 19909
originally DLW 896
at Whippany Railway Museum
 December 14, 1997
Jeff Lubchansky
 Whippany NJ
nice restoration!
 October 3, 2000
Jeff Lubchansky

never painted blue - seen whitelined Conway PA 5-26-78 Still in full EL paint
undated

 Bill Weibel
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose

 Springfield OH
before it was part of Conrail
on a hot summer evening
sold September 1979 to Swanton Ohio McDonalds
 1974 or '75
 Jim Hebner
 
 Swanton OH
ex DL&W 910 - apparently never used by Conrail
sold by Conrail in 1979
 Sept 7, 1998
 Jim Hebner
 
 Swanton OH
the other side - now a McDonalds party room
 Sept 7, 1998
  Jim Hebner

For more information on EL, Erie and DL&W cabooses visit
George Elwood's EL Caboose Listing

 

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