Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Class N-7E

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CR 21160 at Arlington, VA in March 1979.
Photo by Dick Leonhardt (68k)
CR 21153 preseved at Pocopson, PA in March 1999.
Photo by Father Walter Benn (57k)

CR 21151 in Dayton, OH wearing one of the 'non-standard' paint schemes.
From Rails Northeast February, '92.
Photo by Aubrey Flock (35k)
CR 21153 near Strasburg, PA in 1986 showing the opposite side from the photo to the left. Were there any other cars painted this way?
Photo by Ray Molesworth (73k)

Overhead view of CR 21157 at Buckeye Yard, Columbus OH in July 1980.
Photo by Jim Hebner (56k)
Ex CR 21158 ex EL 363 in the Maryland Midland yard, Union Bridge, MD, May '93.
Photo by Roger Kirkpatrick (83k)

EL C-354 in Bicentennial paint, to become CR 21157 class N-7E.
Photo by George Elwood (41k)

N-7E Class Data
19 cars 21150, 21151, 21153-21169 ex EL C-351 to C-355 and C-357 to C-370.
Bay window type, large bays, welded, built by International Car in 1969. These cars were delivered on Barber-Bettendorf swing motion roller bearing caboose trucks. C-355 and C-357 were converted to Class SF2A flangers CR 64725 and CR 64726 in 1979, I don't know if they received their assigned numbers of CR 21163 and CR 21168 before the conversions.

Modeling the N-7E
This caboose is closest match for Athearn bay window caboose although it is welded instead of riveted. Windows should be rearranged. A Walther's bay window kit could also be used as a starting point.

Other scales?
Any tips would be appreciated!

Articles about the N-7E
  • "Conrail Cabooses," Frank A. Czubryt, Jr. Rails Northeast. Oct. '81, Pages 22-35.
    Photos and class number information.
    • CR 21152, b&w.
    • as one of the above mentioned flangers, CR 64725, b&w.
  • Mainline Modeler, January 1996.
  • "Conrail Color Guide to Freight Equipment", Larry DeYoung, Pages 17 and 41.
    Photos and informational captions.
    • CR 21153.
    • CR 21155.
    • Flanger CR 64725.

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