Kris Ballantine Beer Rolling Stock

P. Ballantine and Sons Brewing Company was founded in 1840. At its peak, it was the third largest brewer in the U.S. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with white panel doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; orange; white lettering and logo; "America's Finest Since 1840;" sliding white panel doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with black panel doors

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


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with silver panel doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; orange; silver roof; black lettering and logo; "America's Finest Since 1840;" sliding silver panel doors; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with orange plug doors

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


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with black plug doors

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


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with black rib doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; darker orange; black lettering and logo; "America's Finest Since 1840;" sliding black rib doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (D) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer refrigerator car with stamped plug doors

Ballantine beer 40972 refrigerator car; orange; black ends; black lettering and logo; "America's Finest Since 1840;" stamped orange plug doors; full ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Ballantine beer refrigerator car with five lines of car data

Five lines of technical car data on the lower right. Black ends and technical car data variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Ballantine beer refrigerator car

Ballantine beer 40972 refrigerator car; orange; black ends; white lettering and logo; "America's Finest Since 1840;" eight lines of technical car data on the lower right; sliding white plug doors; half ladders. Black ends and technical car data variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer car ends comparison

Ballantine beer car ends comparison from left to right: boxcar with rib doors; boxcar with silver roof; refrigerator car with black ends. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.

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