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PC: Re: NYC caboose renumbering for PC question


The information you are looking for is found in a pamphlet titled "New York
Central Caboose and Work Equipment Directory" printed by the Chief
Mechanical Engineer in 4/68 (I have only a partial Xerox copy).  According
to that document, there were extensive renumberings of cabooses.

The NYC's 33' bay window cabooses, numbers 20200-20497, were all renumbered
into the 21500 - 21798 series.

When looking at photos, remember that NYC cabooses with numbers in the 20xxx
series have their original numbers.  NYC cabooses with numbers in the 21xxx
series have been renumbered.  I do not know exactly when the renumbering
occurred, but it appears to have been done in anticipation of merger.  These
are the PC's class N-7 cabooses.

Gary Stuebben
Dayton, OH

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Kosty <j_kosty -AT- hotmail.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Friday, May 05, 2000 10:16 AM
Subject: PC: NYC caboose renumbering for PC question

>Last night, in the course of a friend applying decals to an NYC bay window
>caboose, it was discovered that several of the NYC bay window pictures
>feature numbers that are not the as - built NYC assigned ones.  They were
>the 217XXX range, yet lettered with NYC - style lettering and numbers.  The
>pictures were from 1965 and 1968 and clearly, it appears as though these
>cars were renumbered, as were the locomotives, for the merger with the PRR
>long before it actually transpired.
>Do any of you fellow PC or NYC enthusiasts have any knowledge of this?  I
>feel pretty ignorant that I never realized this before.  Always something
>Jim Kosty

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