Conrail (CR) N7 Blue Repaint 1977+ DSI/SLCC Bay Window Caboose


  • Product: Despatch Shops Inc. NYC Lot 782 – N7 Class Steel Bay Window Caboose
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 70-ton Gould plain-bearing trucks or Barber 70-Ton Gould roller-bearing trucks, each with separate brake beam parts, as appropriate for each paint scheme
  • Wheels: CNC-machined standard RP25 .110” tread 33” wheels
  • DC/DCC Lighting Features: Interior Lights and Marker Lights

Conrail (CR) “N7 Blue Repaint 1977+” shows another take on a Conrail blue repaint.  These offering models a caboose that did not lose its roof walkway and end ladders until Conrail’s formation.  So what does this mean?  The end railings are specific to this type of setup.  Notice the vertical ladder styles have been maintained, even after the running board was removed by CR personnel.  (The predecessor PC’s practice was to torch off these ladder styles during modifications.)  This makes for a very distinctive look on the ends, one that we thought was worthy of modeling!  These N7 cabooses have the classic Conrail blue paint, with red ‘Scotchlight’ rectangles on the ends.  Note the red marker light pairs on the ends, which of course light up on our models. The Conrail cabooses continue the black-painted roofs found on the Penn Central cars, as well as 2-panel consolidated stencils.  Each road number has accurate and distinctive lettering details to represent the two prototypical numbers offered.  Per prototype photos, SKU 60126-01 maintains its plain bearing trucks while SKU 60126-02 has roller bearing trucks

Details Price QTY

SKU: 60126-01
Number: #21658

SKU: 60126-02
Number: #21690

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9.2 × 5.2 × 3 in
Modeling Date

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#21658, #21690