Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Class N-8B

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CR 23508 at Conemaugh, PA
Keith Burkey(105k)

CR 23594 at Rutherford, PA.
Photo by T.W.Wolfgang (50k)
CR 23511 at Akron, OH.
From the collection of Roger Kirkpatrick (54k)

N-8B 23512 and N-7D 21110 restored as ERIE C340 in the company of an RS-3 at Suffern, NY.
Photo by Jeff Sumberg (126k)
CR 23528 at Alliance, OH, May, '85.
From the collection of Roger Kirkpatrick (73k)

N-8B Class Data
40 cars 23505-23620 ex PC/NH 23505-23620 ex NH 512-634 broken, mixed with NE-6 class.
PC modified ex NH NE-5s. Bay windows were added and cupola windows plated over. All cars in this class should have rounded roofs.

Based drawing in Railroad Model Craftsman October '97. by T.W.Wolfgang.

N-8B Dimensions
Length over
33' 11" 27' 9 1/2" 18' 8" 9' 5" - 11' 2 15/32" 13' 9" 48500

Sources : Rail Classics 7/88 and Railroad Model Craftsman 10/97

Modeling the N-8B
See the NE-5 page for details. Cupola windows and some other windows blanked and bay windows added. Photos show a lot of variation in this class.

Articles about the N-8B
  • "New Haven/Conrail Steel Cabooses," Charles Yungkurth.
    Railroad Model Craftsman. October '97, Pages 67-69.

    Excellent background info on the ex NH NE-5 group. Photos and drawings of the cars as they were built and then as they were modified into class N-8B by the PC.
    • CR 23597 in blue, b&w.
  • "Conrail Cabooses," Frank A. Czubryt, Jr. Rails Northeast. Oct. '81, Pages 22-35.
    Photos and class number information.
    • CR 23575, b&w.

  • Drawings of the N-8B
    HO line drawing by Chuck Yungkurth, Railroad Model Craftsman. October '97, Pages 68 & 69.

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