Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Class N-11E

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caboose lube plate caboose end view caboose platform caboose platform caboose end view caboose platform
CR N-11E transfer caboose 18544 waiting for the Enola to York and back freight to assemble the cars for the return trip. Photo was taken just off of Sand Bank Road at the northern end of the York Yard around 1980. I had taken these photos to aid in my own modeling, I still haven't built the car yet! All photos by T.W.Wolfgang.
  • This view shows most of the lube stencil, the inboard journal and some of the underbody detail, 86k.
  • Straight on end view of the A end of the car, 104k.
  • Side view of the B end platform, 99k.
  • Three-quarter view of the B end platform, 95k.
  • Low view of the A end of the car showing open deck grating, 86k.
  • Brake equipment, 59k.

CR 18532 taken in May 1980 in Harrisburg, PA.
Photo by Randy Mower (18k)
CR 18544 at York, PA.
Photo by T.W.Wolfgang (36k)

CR 18519 in service with all windows plated over. Photo by Bob Waller (50k)

N-11E Class Data
140 cars 18450-18599 ex PC 18450-18599, ex PRSL 250-252.
Transfer type, small end platforms, no cupola or bay windows. The carbody of these cars is the same size as the N-6A/N-9/N-9E cars but the end platforms and truck centers are shorter. There were 75 N-11s and 75 N-11Es built in 1969 and 1970 by the PC at their ex NYC Despatch Shops. I don't know where the break was in the 11/11E group. Three of these cars came from the PRSL and were renumbered into slots left vacant by PC era scrappings, numbers were 18559,18564 & 18565.

Rail Classics July '88 article and photographs
by T.W.Wolfgang.

N-11E Dimensions
Length over
32' 23' 6 1/4" - 10' 6 7/8" 12' 3" 44100

Sources : Rail Classics, July 1988 and Rails Northeast, October 81, from photos.

Modeling the N-11E
This class would have to be scratchbuilt, frame is shorter than N-6A and N-9/9Es. Some Athearn bay window caboose parts could be used. The N-11 has pullman type steps and open gratings on the end platforms. The end railings are of a simpler design than the other transfer types.

Other scales?
Any tips would be appreciated!

Articles about the N-11E
  • "Conrail Cabooses," Frank A. Czubryt, Jr. Rails Northeast. Oct. '81, Pages 22-35.
    Photos and class number information.
    • CR 18574, b&w.
  • Northeast Railroading, February 1991.
    I would like to obtain a copy of this article.

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