Bowser’s N8 Caboose are now available in a ready to run model as part of their Executive Line. The models feature window glass, separate grab irons, free rolling metal wheels, and PRR train phone antennas that were designed using the actual PRR blueprints.
Check them out on our website here: http://www.dccinstalled.com/HO-N-8-Cabooses-s/6432.htm
MSRP: $27.95 and $35.95 w/ Antenna
White Rose Hobbies Price: $22.99 and 27.99 w/ Antenna
Pennsy’s last new caboose design was what many railfans think of when you say Pennsy caboose – the 199 car N-8 series of 1950-1951. They originally carried PRR Nos. 478020-4782l94
At the PC merger, the 161 remaining cabooses were renumbered 23200-23402 . (18-20 N8’s were sold to the Illinois Central Gulf (by PC).
Conrail used the same numbers as PC.The N-8 had a small streamlined cupola, and was particularly notable for its side mounted handrails which were attached to steel car body extenders that were about 4-feet high and jutted out about 2-feet over the end platforms to provide extra protection for brakemen standing outside the cabin. This was extra protection for a trainman hooping up orders.
Information from Hebners.net