The Pennsylvana Railroad N8 Class Caboose (Cabin) is produced by Bowser Mfg. in HO Scale.
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
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
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.