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The N8 was the final cabin car (caboose) built by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Two hundred examples were built between December 1950 and June 1951, numbered 478020 to 478219. Cars 478100 to 478219 featured inductive trainphone antennas and battery boxes. Approximately half of the fleet had electrical lighting.

Besides brass, the N8 is available as a kit or ready-to-run from Bowser. Decals have been available from Mount Vernon Shops.

 

Additional References

Steel Cabin Car Painting & Lettering

Database: 1957 Cabin Car Roster

Hunter, Jim, "Making Bowser Better: Upgrading the Bowser N8", Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, The Keystone Modeler, Number 21, April 2005, pp. 10-21.

Pitz, George, "Cabin With A Porch", Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, The Keystone, Volume 24 Number 2, Summer 1991, pp. 42-46.

Exterior Photos

N8 cabin car 478119 side view N8 cabin car 478120 side view N8 cabin car 478192 side view
 N8 cabin car 478202 side view N8 cabin car 478120 34 view  N8 cabin car 478119 with spicer drive 34 view 
N8 cabin car 478120 end view N8 cabin car 478119 view of batteries N8 cabin car 478119 spicer drive

Interior Photos

N8 cabin car 478120 interior view N8 cabin car 478120 interior view2 N8 cabin car 478192 interior view

Elevation and Floor Plan

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