Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Class N-9E

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CR 18381 in the process of restoration at the Whistle Stop, 119 Pine Street, Catawissa, PA taken July 1997.
Photo by Walter Gosciminski (81k)
PC 18381 restored to its original jade green. At the Whistle Stop, Catawissa, PA taken July 1997.
Photo by Walter Gosciminski (87k)

N-9E Class Data
37 cars 18355-18394 ex PC 18355-18394.
Transfer type, large end platforms, no cupola or bay windows. A PC continuation of the NYC N-6A class built on 40' boxcar frames. This group followed the N-9s and had a 6V electrical system. These cars kept their PC numbers.

from an N-6A drawing by John A.Isaksen and photos of N-9s.
by T.W.Wolfgang.

N-9E Dimensions
Length over
41' 9 1/2" 23' 6 3/4" 30' 9 1/2 10' 6 7/8" 12' 3" 46200

Source : Rail Classics, July, 1988

Modeling the N-9E
These cars were built for 40' boxcars and an Athearn 40' box would be a good start, platforms on the ends of these cars were solid. Diagonal panel roof. Railings could be fabricated from brass wire and strips. There are some small detail differences in the side sill compared to the N-6A.

Other scales?
Any tips would be appreciated!

Articles about the N-9E
  • "Conrail Cabooses," Frank A. Czubryt, Jr. Rails Northeast. Oct. '81, Pages 22-35.
    Photos and class number information.
    • CR 18377, b&w.

Drawings of the N-9E
N-6A drawing NYC tracing found on George Elwood's web site, contributed by Tom Gardner, used with permission. This drawing also refers to N-6A and N-9 series numbers and appears to have been used for all three classes.
Please visit George's Erie Lackawanna and other Fallen Flag and Shortline Railroad Photos.

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