Kris Christmas and New Year's

The Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains documents holiday-themed boxcars for the 1969 - 1970, 1971, 1974 and 1978 seasons. Additionally, locomotive shells were decorated for the 1979 holiday season.

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 Model Trains 1969 - 70 holiday boxcar

Kris Model Trains Merry Xmas 1969, Happy New Year 1970 boxcar; green; red lettering; red sliding panel doors; full ladders. Variation (A) under Merry Xmas 1969-Happy New Year 1970 in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Owego IBM Club 1969 - 70 holiday boxcar

Owego IBM Club Merry Xmas 1969, Happy New Year 1970 boxcar; silver; red lettering; red sliding panel doors; full ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris 1974 holiday boxcar - green doors

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


Kris 1974 holiday boxcar - red doors

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


Kris Merry Christmas boxcar

Merry Christmas boxcar; white; green lettering and red Santa; green sliding panel doors; full ladders. Came in a plain white box with a typed "XMAS" label. "The Train Shop" was handwritten on the box. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

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