Kris Great Northern Rolling Stock

The Great Northern Railway operated between Saint Paul, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Kris Great Northern 71470 blue boxcar comparison

Comparison of two Greenberg's variation (C) Great Northern 71470 boxcars. Common characteristics: blue; sliding blue panel doors; full ladders. Differences: upper car has flat finish; stamped yellowish-white lettering and logo (not dirty or faded); one door factory-installed upside down; closed mountain goat horns due to the stamping process. Lower car has a glossier finish; bright white silk-screened lettering and logo; open mountain goat horns. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Great Northern 71470 flat finish blue boxcar

Great Northern 71470 boxcar; flat blue finish; stamped white lettering and logo; closed mountain goat horns due to the stamping process; sliding blue panel doors; full ladders. This is another example of flat finish boxcar variation (C) in Greenberg's. Note the lettering and logo are not yellowish like the upper car in the photo above. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Great Northern gloss 71470 gloss black boxcar

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


Kris Great Northern 69266 yellow refrigerator car comparison

Comparison of two Greenberg's variation (A) Great Northern 69266 Western Fruit Express refrigerator cars. Common characteristics: black lettering and logos; open mountain goat horns; stamped plug doors; full ladders. Differences: upper car sports a darker yellow body shell. Lower car is brighter yellow. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Great Northern 70714 yellow refrigerator car

Great Northern 70714 refrigerator car; yellow; black lettering and logo; open mountain goat horns; stamped yellow plug doors; full ladders. Refrigerator car variation (C) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Great Northern 71470 yellow refrigerator car with open mountain goat horns

Great Northern 71470 refrigerator car; yellow; black lettering and logo; open mountain goat horns; stamped yellow plug doors; full ladders. Refrigerator car variation (D) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Great Northern 71470 yellow refrigerator car with closed mountain goat horns

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


Kris Great Northern 71470 gloss green refrigerator car

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

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