Kris Rio Grande Boxcars

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, often shortened to Rio Grande, was the "Main Line Thru the Rockies." Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains. Greenberg's lists boxcars under both Denver & Rio Grande and Rio Grande.

Kris Rio Grande 4461 white boxcar with half ladders

Rio Grande 4461 "Cookie Box" boxcar; white; black and red lettering; sliding white rib doors; half ladders. Variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Rio Grande 4461 white boxcar with full ladders

Rio Grande 4461 "Cookie Box" boxcar; white; black and red lettering; sliding white rib doors; full ladders. Full ladders variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Rio Grande 4461 white boxcar without Cookie Box

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


Kris Rio Grande 23400 silver boxcar

Rio Grande 23400 "Cookie Box" boxcar; silver; black and red lettering; sliding silver panel doors; full ladders. Rio Grande variation (C) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Rio Grande 49812 tuscan boxcar

Rio Grande 49812 boxcar; tuscan; white lettering; sliding tuscan rib doors; full ladders. Rio Grande variation (F) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Rio Grande 61003 silver boxcar with silver panel doors comparison

Comparison of two Greenberg's variation (G) Rio Grande 61003 boxcars. Common characteristics: silver; black lettering; sliding silver panel doors; full ladders. Differences: upper car "Cookie Box" is bright red. Lower car "Cookie Box" not as bright. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Rio Grande 61003 silver boxcar with black panel doors

Rio Grande 61003 "Cookie Box" boxcar; silver; black and red lettering; sliding black panel doors; full ladders. Rio Grande variation (G) in Greenberg's. Door color not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Rio Grande 69255 silver boxcar

Rio Grande 69255 "Cookie Box" boxcar; silver; black and red lettering; sliding silver panel doors; full ladders. This road number not in Greenberg's. Car data the same as example above it except road number not underlined and "NEW 8-56" added to the right of the bottom door guide. Lettering applied using high-grade decals - possible prototype. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Rio Grande 288511 orange boxcar

Rio Grande 288511 "the ACTION road" boxcar; orange; black lettering; sliding rib doors; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Rio Grande 288511 orange boxcar with plug doors comparison

Comparison of two Greenberg's variation (I) Rio Grande 288511 boxcars. Common characteristics: sliding plug doors; half ladders. Differences: upper car darker shade of orange; more pronounced black printing; "RETURN TO DENVER, COLO. EMPTY" stamped higher on car. Lower car lighter orange; less pronounced black printing; "RETURN TO DENVER, COLO. EMPTY" stamped lower on car. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Rio Grande 288511 orange and black boxcar

Rio Grande 288511 "the ACTION road" boxcar; orange; black roof; black lettering; sliding rib doors; full ladders. Denver & Rio Grande variation (G) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.

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