Kris America's Railroads Rolling Stock

There was a 1970 television commercial, narrated by astronaut Wally Schirra, which included the lines: "America's railroads. Who needs them? You do. We all do." The first car below is documented in the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Kris America's Railroads tuscan boxcar with white panel doors

Variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads tuscan boxcar with white plug doors

Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with red panel doors

America's Railroads boxcar; white; blue lettering; "America's Railroads" in smaller print; American flag with lighter red stripes and blue background; sliding red panel doors; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with red plug doors

America's Railroads boxcar; white; black and blue lettering; "America's Railroads" in larger print; American flag with darker red stripes and blue background; sliding red plug doors; half ladders. Note that the phrase "We all do" is omitted on the larger print versions. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with red plug doors

Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads white refrigerator car with red plug doors

Refrigerator car variation not in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads white refrigerator car with blue plug doors

America's Railroads refrigerator car; white; black lettering; "America's Railroads" in larger print; American flag with darker red stripes and blue background; sliding blue plug doors; half ladders. Note that the phrase "We all do" is omitted on the larger print versions. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

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