Conrail N-5G Caboose 18624 - Wickford Junction - North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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N 41° 35.035 W 071° 29.517
19T E 292276 N 4606579
Quick Description: The Conrail N-5G Caboose #18624 is on permanent display at the Wickford Junction plaza in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2021 7:01:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM13ZWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:

The Conrail N-5G Caboose #18624 is on permanent display at the Wickford Junction plaza in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This railroad car, painted red with a black roof and yellow hand rails, is in good condition and sits on rails as long as the caboose. It has been at this location since at least 2002.

A short history from the Conrail Caboose Photo Archive:

N5G Class The Lehigh Valley Railroad had 92 cabooses on the property just before Conrail. They were built between 1939 and 1946 and numbered 95001-95140. When Conrail was formed in 1976, they reunited with the former LV cabooses that the Penn Central had purchased in April 1968. Penn Central classified them as N-5G.

Specifications:
Length: 34'
Height at roof line: 11'1/2" (from rail head)
Height of cupola: 2'6" (approximately)
Width: 6'6-3/8"
Weight 44000 lbs.

This caboose stands alone in an open grassy field near a covered community stage. Though there are no other railroad items in the immediate area, it is among the Wickford Junction Shopping Plaza properties and about a five-minute walk from the Commuter Rail station that serves the Providence/Stoughton Line. If you're driving, plenty of space is available just a few steps away in the adjacent WalMart parking lot.

Current Use:
The Conrail N-5G Caboose 18624 is on permanent display at the Wickford Junction Shopping Plaza in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.


Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

Visit Instructions:
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