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NEW YORK CENTRAL CABOOSE ROSTER

 

 

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UPDATED: April 25, 2013

LETTERING DIAGRAM FOR WOOD CARS

1950'S LETTERING DIAGRAM FOR STEEL BAY WINDOW CARS

 

PLEASE NOTE: I have very little information on the NYC caboose fleet and therefore the information listed below should be taken only as a very general guideline until I can uncover more detailed information. There may be some cabooses missing from the list due to lack of information, so this is NOT a complete listing of cabooses.

 

WOOD CARS:

Note that the so-called "NYC STANDARD" caboose were rebuilds of predecessor cabooses into a common style. Many cars were rebuilt multiple times. Some cars had their tongue and groove siding replaced with plywood siding in later years.

LOT #

BUILT

CAR NUMBERS

CAR TYPE

NUMBER OF CARS

PROTOTYPE NOTES

ACCURATE MODEL

STAND-IN MODEL

MODEL NOTES

LS39

1901

LS&MS C282-C322

4 WHEEL WOOD CABOOSE

?

 

 

 

 

1037

 

LS&MS 825-844

WOOD CABOOSE

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

P&LE 14-97

4 WHEEL WOOD CABOOSE

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

PMcK&Y 132-141

4 WHEEL WOOD CABOOSE

?

 

 

 

 

 

LAFAYETTE - 1919

NYC 17006

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

1

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

LITCHFIELD - 1919

NYC 17007

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

1

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

COLLINWOOD - 1915-1916

NYC 17012-17015

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

4

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

OSWEGO - 1916

NYC 17016-17020

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

5

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

 

NYC 17000-17081 (1952)

EX B&A 1117-1299

30' WOOD CABOOSE

82

SIMILAR TO NYC STANDARD CABOOSE. TALLER CUPOLA, UNDERBODY TOOLBOX AND ORIGINALLY HAD EXPRESS STYLE TRUCKS 

 

 

 

 

LS&MS - 1914-1918

NYC 17384-17406

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

23

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

 

NYC 17350-17691

EX CCC&STL 1-799

26' WOOD CABOOSE

?

 

 

 

 

 

BEECH GROVE - 1913

NYC 17362-17383

26' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEECH GROVE - 1912-1913

NYC 17432-17565

26' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEECH GROVE - 1923

NYC 17618-17630

26' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEECH GROVE - 1925

NYC 17634, 17636

26' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEECH GROVE - 1925

NYC 17663-17670

26' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC 17695

26' WOOD CABOOSE

1

CONVERTED FROM L&JB CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

WEST DETROIT - 1882-1914

 REBUILT 1925-1929

NYC 17716-17839

EX MC 1975-2289

30' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

367 

WEST DETROIT - 1917-1920

NYC 17850-17883

EX MC 1975-2289

32' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

429 

WEST DETROIT - 1923

NYC 17896-17906

EX MC 1975-2289

32' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 471

WEST DETROIT - 1923

NYC 17909-17924

EX MC 1975-2289

32' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. THOMAS - 1883-1899

REBUILT 1926-1928

NYC 17932-17980

EX CASO 23000-23099

30' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 428

ST. THOMAS - 1921

NYC 17981-17990

EX CASO 23000-23099

32' WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC 18000-18???

SHORT WOOD CABOOSE

 

REBUILT FROM EX LS&MS CABOOSES

 

 

 

351

OSWEGO - 1916-1917

NYC 18382-18446

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

65

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

COLLINWOOD - 1916-1917

NYC 18455-18513

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

59

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

OSWEGO -1917

NYC 18517-18522

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

6

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

COLLINWOOD - 1917-1922

NYC 18538-18599

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

62

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

 

NYC 186??-187??

WOOD TEMPORARY WORLD WAR 2 CABOOSE

 

CONVERTED FROM WOOD BOXCARS

 

 

 

 

 

IHB 276-???

WOOD TEMPORARY WORLD WAR 2 CABOOSE

 

CONVERTED FROM WOOD BOXCARS

 

 

 

 

 

P&LE 400-4??

WOOD TEMPORARY WORLD WAR 2 CABOOSE

 

CONVERTED FROM WOOD BOXCARS

 

 

 

 

 

NYC 18847-18926

24' WOOD CABOOSE

18

FORMER T&OC CABOOSES BUILT BETWEEN 1902-1920

 

 

 

 

 

NYC 18934

EX Z&W 50-59

24' WOOD CABOOSE

10

FORMER Z&W CABOOSE - BUILT 1892

 

 

 

470 

McKEES ROCKS - 1925-1926

P&LE 200-233

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

34

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

470 

McKEES ROCKS - 1925-1926

PMcK&Y 150-170

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

21

 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

EAST BUFFALO, MDT, OSWEGO 1902-1923

NYC 19001-20082

'STANDARD' WOOD CABOOSE

 

SOME CARS CONVERTED TO TRANSFER SERVICE BY REMOVING CUPOLA 

WATERLEVEL MODELS, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, TRIX MODEL OR TRUE LINE TRAINS

 

TRIX MODEL REQUIRES SOME MINOR DETAIL CHANGES

 

1923

NYC 20090-20097

EX U&D

WOOD CABOOSE

 

 

 

 

 

732

EAST BUFFALO - 1944

NYC 20100-20149

WOOD CABOOSE

50

CONVERTED FROM BOXCARS FROM LOTS 234-B, 236-B, 240-B, 247-B, 262-B

FIVE CARS CONVERTED TO PACEMAKER SERVICE - 20112, 20117, 20129, 20132 & 20133 IN 1946

 

 

 

 

STEEL CARS:

NOTE: There are a number of models on the market that identify NYC cabooses as N-6, N-7 or N-7B. THESE ARE NOT NYC classes or terms for their cabooses. These 'classes' were created by Penn Central and should not be used to identify a NYC caboose.

LOT #

BUILT

CAR NUMBERS

CAR TYPE

NUMBER OF CARS

PROTOTYPE NOTES

ACCURATE MODEL

STAND-IN MODEL

MODEL NOTES

778

DSI - 1948

NYC 20200-20202

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

3

RENUMBERED NYC 21511, 21512 & 21537

 

 

 

782

DSI - 1949

NYC 20203-20297

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

95

RENUMBERED NYC 21500-21798

WRIGHT TRAK KIT

 

 

782

DSI - 1949

NYC 20498-20502

EX B&A 1300-1304

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

5

RENUMBERED NYC 21500-21798

WRIGHT TRAK KIT

 

 

795

MCKEES ROCKS - 1950

P&LE 500-509

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

10

 

 

 

 

827

ST. LOUIS CAR - 1952

NYC 20298-20497

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

200

RENUMBERED NYC 21500-21798

 

 

 

 

? - 1961

NYC 18000-18001

TRANSFER CABOOSE

2

CONVERTED FROM FLAT CAR

 

 

 

 

? - 1962

NYC 18002-18004

TRANSFER CABOOSE

3

CONVERTED FROM FLAT CAR

 

 

 

839

DSI - 1963

NYC 18005

TRANSFER CABOOSE

1

CONVERTED FROM LOT 839-F FLAT CAR

 

 

 

919

DSI - 1963

NYC 21000-21099

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

100

 

 

 

 

977

DSI - 1966

NYC 18006-18055

TRANSFER CABOOSE

50

CONVERTED FROM LOT 703-F BOXCARS

OIL HEAT

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

977

DSI - 1966

NYC 18056-18105

TRANSFER CABOOSE

50

CONVERTED FROM LOT 703-F BOXCARS

OIL HEAT

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

982

INTERNATIONAL CAR - 1965

P&E 21496-21499

BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

4

 

 

 

 

994

DSI - 1966

IHB 1-15

TRANSFER CABOOSE

15

 

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

 

 

113

McKEES ROCKS - 1966

P&LE 550-579

TRANSFER CABOOSE

30

 

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

121

DSI - 1967

NYC 18106-18155

TRANSFER CABOOSE

50

CONVERTED FROM LOT 703-F BOXCARS

OIL HEAT

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

121

DSI - 1967

NYC 18156-18194

TRANSFER CABOOSE

39

CONVERTED FROM LOT 703-F BOXCARS

PROPANE HEAT

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

121

DSI - 1967

CENTRAL INDIANA 67

TRANSFER CABOOSE

1

 

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

121

DSI - 1967

DETROIT TERMINAL 33-42

TRANSFER CABOOSE

10

 

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

152

DSI - 1968

NYC 18195-18394

TRANSFER CABOOSE

200

CONVERTED FROM LOT 703-F BOXCARS

PROPANE HEAT

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

152

DSI - 1968

IHB 16-26

TRANSFER CABOOSE

11

 

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

152

DSI - 1968

P&E 1600

TRANSFER CABOOSE

1

 

WRIGHT TRAK KIT OFFERED BY PENN CENTRAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY