Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Class N-8D

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CR 22005 in Baltimore, Md. on March 15,1980.
Photo by John C. Durant (77k)

CR 19904 taken in Bethlehem, PA June 14, 1983.
Photo by Randy Mower (18k)
EL caboose C-881, this particular car was never assigned a CR number. The photo was taken in May 1976 at Conway Yard, car had just been repainted in February and was scrapped July 23, 1977.
Photo by Jim Hebner (59k)

Unit number 38 at The Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg, PA. The paint job may be a bit confusing for a DL&W car but at least it is more or less intact. August, 1997.
Photo by T.W.Wolfgang (39k)
This is the east side of Unit number 38, note the different window arrangement on this side.
Photo by T.W.Wolfgang (39k)

N-8D Class Data
57 cars 19903-19909, 22000-22009 ex EL ex DL&W C-850 to C-910.
Welded, round roof cupola type, built on old steam locomotive tender frames from 1951 to 1954 by the Lackawanna in their Keyser Valley shops. Most of these cars were scrapped before renumbering. Some of the cars had sliding window screens installed. The 19900 series cars were renumbered from the 22000 series.

Outline based on photos of Unit 38 at the Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg, PA
by T.W.Wolfgang.

Modeling the N-8D
A brass model of the Erie Lackawanna C861-C910 cabooses was produced. They were imported by Overland Models in Aug of 1986. The importer number is OMI-1209.

HO and other scales Scratch building is your only other choice for this class. This round roof cupola style was built on the frames of retired steam locomotive tenders, MDC/Roundhouse 26' two window caboose would be something to start with.

Any additional tips would be appreciated!

Articles about the N-8D
  • Mainline Modeler September 1992. I don't have a copy of this article, any comments or info would be appreciated.

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