Kris Almost Heaven... West Virginia Rolling Stock

The phrase "Almost heaven... West Virginia" is the opening line from the 1971 John Denver song "Take Me Home, Country Roads." Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains. Built dates and production numbers, if available, are from the Newbraugh Brothers Toys (NBT) Checklist 1974 - 1982.

Kris Almost Heaven... West Virginia shiny silver boxcar with black lettering

This is the only Almost Heaven... West Virginia boxcar variation documented in Greenberg's. An unknown number were produced in January 1976. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Almost Heaven... West Virginia orange refrigerator car with black lettering

Almost Heaven... West Virginia refrigerator car; orange; black ends; black lettering and graphics; stamped orange plug doors; full ladders. NBT number 600-1008. More than 100 were produced in January 1976. Refrigerator car variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Almost Heaven... West Virginia orange refrigerator car with blue lettering

Almost Heaven... West Virginia refrigerator car; orange; black ends; blue lettering and graphics; stamped orange plug doors; full ladders. NBT number 600-1008. An unknown number were produced in January 1976. Refrigerator car variation (B) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.

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