Kris Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains documents themed boxcars for the 1969 - 1970, 1971, 1974 and 1978 holiday seasons. Not documented in Greenberg's are cars made for the 1977 and 1983 holiday seasons and Kris locomotive shells decorated for 1979.

Kris Model Trains 1969 - 70 green holiday boxcar with red doors

Kris Model Trains Merry Xmas 1969 and Happy New Year 1970 boxcar; green; red lettering; sliding red panel doors; full ladders. This car is described as variation (A) in Greenberg's under Merry Xmas 1969-Happy New Year 1970 and Kris Model Trains.


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 green holiday boxcar with green doors

Merry Xmas 1969-Happy New Year 1970 variation (B) in Greenberg's. Door color not specified in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 green holiday boxcar with red doors

Merry Xmas 1969-Happy New Year 1970 variation (B) in Greenberg's. Door color not specified in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 green holiday boxcar with black doors

Merry Xmas 1969-Happy New Year 1970 variation (B) in Greenberg's. Door color not specified in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 silver holiday boxcar

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


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 yellow holiday boxcar with green doors

Merry Xmas 1969-Happy New Year 1970 variation (E) in Greenberg's.
Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 yellow holiday boxcar with red doors

Owego IBM Club Merry Xmas 1969, Happy New Year 1970 boxcar; yellow; red lettering; sliding red panel doors; full ladders. Red door variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris white Merry Christmas boxcar with green lettering

Merry Christmas boxcar; white; green lettering and red Santa; sliding green panel doors; full ladders. Came in a plain white box with a typed "XMAS" label. "The Train Shop" was handwritten on the box. Merry Christmas: 1971 variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris white Merry Christmas boxcar with red lettering

Merry Christmas: 1971 variation (B) in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris 1974 gold holiday boxcar with green doors and red lettering

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1974 boxcar; shiny gold; red lettering and graphics; sliding green panel doors; half ladders. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year variation (A) in Greenberg's.


Kris 1974 gold holiday boxcar with white doors and red lettering

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1974 boxcar; shiny gold; red lettering and graphics; sliding white panel doors; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris 1974 gold holiday boxcar with green lettering

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1974 boxcar; shiny gold; green lettering and graphics; sliding red plug doors; particle board chassis; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris 1974 gold holiday boxcar with black lettering

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1974 boxcar; shiny gold; black lettering and graphics; sliding red plug doors; particle board chassis; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris 1974 white holiday boxcar with green doors

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1974 boxcar; white; red lettering and graphics; sliding green panel doors; particle board chassis; half ladders. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year variation (B) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris 1974 white holiday boxcar with red doors

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1974 boxcar; white; red lettering and graphics; sliding red plug doors; particle board chassis; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris 1977 yellow and red holiday boxcar

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1977 boxcar; yellow; red roof; red lettering; green and red graphics; sliding green panel doors; half ladders. There are no 1977 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris 1977 white holiday boxcar

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1977 boxcar; white; red lettering; green and red graphics; sliding green panel doors; half ladders. There are no 1977 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris 1977 green holiday boxcar

There are no 1977 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris 1977 Season's Greetings green boxcar with yellow lettering

Season's Greetings 1977 boxcar; green; yellow lettering and graphics; "OIL BULK LUBRICATORS;" white snowflakes; sliding white panel doors; half ladders. There are no 1977 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris 1977 Season's Greetings green boxcar with red lettering

There are no 1977 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris 1977 Season's Greetings blue boxcar

There are no 1977 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris 1978 gold holiday boxcar with red doors

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1978 boxcar; metallic gold; red lettering and graphics; sliding red plug doors; half ladders. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year variation (C) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris 1978 gold holiday boxcar with green doors

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1978 boxcar; metallic gold; red lettering and graphics; sliding green panel doors; half ladders. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year variation (D) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris holiday locomotive - left side

Kris Model Trains silver F3 holiday locomotive, left side, "12-25 Merry Christmas." A Lionel MPC-era F3 was used as the base. "KMT," "Kris Model Trains," and "Endicott NY" appear on both sides. No locomotives were listed in Greenberg's.


Kris holiday locomotive - right side

Kris Model Trains silver F3 holiday locomotive, right side, "1-1 Happy New Year."


Kris holiday locomotive - front wreath

Some Kris Model Trains F3 holiday locomotives have a green and red wreath and the year "1979," printed in red, on the front just below the headlight. Other Kris locomotives have no wreath.


Kris 1983 red holiday refrigerator car

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Railroad 1983 refrigerator car; red; white lettering and graphics; stamped red plug doors; full ladders. The inscription on the car indicates it was built by Kris in June 1983, but decorated by Newbraugh Brothers Toys and Pleasant Valley Process. There are no 1983 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris 1983 white and red holiday boxcar

There are no 1983 holiday cars in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.

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