Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Class N-7B

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CR 21018 in August, 1977 at East Palestine, OH.
Photo by
Charlie Bowyer (71k)
CR 21031 in June, 1978 at East Palestine, OH.
Photo by
Charlie Bowyer (58k)

CR 21082 at Aberdeen, MD in June, 1978.
Photo by
Dick Leonhardt (53k)
CR 21005 at Springfield, OH on November 13, 1977.
Photo by Jim Hebner (45k)

N-7B Class Data
88 cars 21000-21099 ex PC/NYC 21000-21099.
Bay window type, small centered bays, riveted sides, built by Despatch Shops in 1963. Examination of several photographs of N-7Bs and N-10s indicates that the carbodies of these classes are very similar if not identical. Both classes have a fixed sealed window on the right side of the end. A sliding window is positioned on the left when viewing the car from the side. This window was replaced with a sealed pane on some of the longer lived cars. On the smokejack side of the car there is a fixed sealed window just to the right of the bay. A small vent is positioned near the roof line on the left side of the bay on this side, there is one on each side of the bay on the other side. There are nine diagonal panel roof sections with a plain panel on each end. Ten panels make up the sides.

Outline created from photographs of CR 21039 and others by T.W.Wolfgang.

N-7B Dimensions
Length over
37' 9" 30' 8 3/8" 21' 4" 9' 0" 10' 8" 11' 10 1/2" 57600

Source : NYC tracing T58768

Modeling the N-7B
Nine panel roof and centered bays. There are ten riveted side panels and a window to the right of the bay on one side only. Could be kitbashed based on Athearn or Walthers bay window caboose.

Other scales?
Any tips would be appreciated!

Drawings of the N-7B
N-7B drawing NYC tracing found on George Elwood's web site, contributed by Tom Gardner, used with permission.
Please visit George's Erie Lackawanna and other Fallen Flag and Shortline Railroad Photos.

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