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. Variations below are listed under Rio Grande.

Kris Rio Grande white 4461 boxcar

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


Kris Rio Grande silver 23400 boxcar

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


Kris Rio Grande tuscan 49812 boxcar

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


Kris Rio Grande silver 61003 boxcar

Rio Grande 61003 boxcar; silver; black and red lettering; sliding black panel doors; full ladders.
Variation (H) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Rio Grande silver 69255 boxcar

Rio Grande 69255 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 orange 288511 boxcar

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


Kris Rio Grande orange and black 288511 boxcar

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

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