I'm trying to find out when the only N5D cabin car PRR 477184 was converted from an N5. When it was converted, would it have received a new paint job, new number and a new build date, kept the original number with a new build date or neither? I have photos of 477184 but not complete pictures.....no build date. I have a photo of another N5 convert, an N5E with a build date of 10 1929 but the N5E wasn't introduced until 1945 so it maintained it's N5 build date when it was converted. If I can go by that I would assume the N5D would have kept it's N5 build date butI still need a build date. I need to know how to paint and decal an N5D that I built.
There has to be a roster or something out there with build dates.....but I can't find it.