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.
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.
Elevation and Floor Plan