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The first graph shows where Conrail's Caboose fleet came from.

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This graph shows the makeup of Conrail's fleet on April 1, 1976. The 'types' listed are my own and group cars with similar characteristics.

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  • Streamlined cupola : ex Pennsy N-5C and N-8. Streamlined cupola, porthole windows on N-5C, rectangular on N-8.
  • Cupola type : ex Pennsy N-5,N-5A,N-5B,N-5E& N-5F, ex EL N-3,N-3A & N-8D, ex NH NE-6. 'Plain old caboose', styles varied widely based on predecessor.
  • Small bay window : ex NYC N-7,N-7A,N-7B & N-7C, ex PC N-10 & N-12 (N-21s were not yet on roster). Bay is small and does not extend the full hight of the carbody.
  • Bay window with blanked cupola : ex ATSF N-5K, ex NH N-8A & N-8B. Older cupola cars that had their cupola windows blanked and bay windows added.
  • Northeastern : ex RDG N-4 & N-4A, ex CNJ N-4B, ex LV N-5G. Centered cupola, four pairs of side windows.
  • Wide vision : ex RDG N-20. Cupola is wider than main carbody.
  • Transfer : ex NYC N-6A & ex PC N-9/9E, N-11/11E. No cupola or bay windows, large open end platforms.

The next two graphs show the same data as above on December 2, 1996. M of W cars are not included.
Ancestry of active cars.

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Types of active cars December 2, 1996. M of W not included.

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