The Bachmann O Scale N5c Porthole Caboose New Haven models the N5c caboose. The Pennsylvania Railroad introduced the N5 caboose in 1914, the N5b was a later model with heavier collision posts on the end platforms. The N5c, introduced in 1942, had a design which reflected the streamlining of that era, and included "porthole" windows. With the Pennsylvania's huge size and having its own shops, it was practical for the PRR to build its own cabooses.
Road Name and History:
New Haven: The Hartford & New Haven Railroad opened a route from New Haven, CT, to Springfield, MA, with ferry connections to New York in 1839. That railroad merged with the New York & New Haven to become the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in 1872. Around 1900 the financier J. P. Morgan began the process of consolidating railroads in Southern New England. As a result by 1929 the New Haven had absorbed around 100 independent railroads to become the dominant railroad in Southern New England. One major achievement of the company was the electrification of the New York-New Haven main line in the 1920s. With the Great Depression the New Haven went bankrupt in 1935, and did not emerge from receivership until 1947. By the second half of the 20th Century the decline of New England's manufacturing base, the short hauls inherent to New England railroads, and passenger and commuter losses meant tough times for the New Haven. In 1968 the struggling New Haven was absorbed by Penn Central, a forced marriage ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Note: The N5c cabin car was built in the Pennsylvania Railroad shops for the PRR. We are not sure if the New Haven used these type cabooses in active service.
Road Number: C-706
Length: 8 1/2" Height: 3 1/2"
Navigates O-27 curves
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up