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PRR N5 Caboose Build Number

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PRR N5 Caboose Build Number
Posted by Trainman440 on Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:22 AM

Hi, I tried searching all over the internet with no luck, but how many N5 cabooses did PRR produce?

All I could find is Kohls & Co simply saying it was the most built caboose.

I found that they made 200 N5c cabooses in 1942 (although one source said 169), and 199 N8 cabooses in 1950. 

Just trying to figure out if I should be investing in N5 or N5c cabooses. 

PS If I were modeling 1946, to my knowledge, cabooses should be painted all FCC with no black right? When did the black roofs (tar) start appearing?

Thanks,

Charles

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Posted by NHTX on Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:13 PM

     www.prrths.org  The summer 2020 issue of "The Keystone Modeler" has an article devoting at least five pages, including photos, to the N5 series of cars and modeling them.  TKM back issues are listed and may include more info.  Investigate-as is so popular these days, ITS FREE!

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:20 PM
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Posted by Trainman440 on Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:56 PM

Ah thanks, yea Ive been reading keystone modeler for a while now, their reviews are extremely detailed. Im disappointed in not thinking of googling a bowser b5 review before asking on these forums as a last ditch effort haha

Thanks!

Charles

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Posted by ndbprr on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:23 AM

The PRR historical society is coming out with a caboose book with information on every type ever.

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Posted by maxman on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:14 AM

ndbprr

The PRR historical society is coming out with a caboose book with information on every type ever.

 

 
Expected to start shipping toward end of this month: https://www.prrths.org/
 

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