Kris Train Collectors Association Boxcars

The Train Collectors Association (TCA) is an organization for those who collect and operate toy trains. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Kris TCA 1970 FlyerTown white boxcar

Train Collectors Association 1970 FlyerTown boxcar; white; black and silver lettering; calendar; sliding brown plug doors; full ladders. Train Collectors Association variation (B) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1970 FlyerTown blue boxcar

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


Kris TCA 1970 FlyerTown boxcar red boxcar

Train Collectors Association variation (G) in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris TCA 1970 FlyerTown Norman Zimmerman boxcar

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


Kris TCA 1971 METCA Division 10 boxcar

Train Collectors Association 1971 Metropolitan Division (METCA) 10 Jersey Central Lines boxcar; navy blue; white and gold lettering; silver "10;" sliding navy blue panel doors; half ladders. Jersey Central Lines and Train Collectors Association variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris TCA 1972 Pittsburgh 18 convention boxcar

Train Collectors Association 1972 Pittsburgh National Convention boxcar; silver; black and green lettering; silver "18;" steam locomotive front; sliding green plug doors; half ladders. Toy Train Collectors Anniversary 1972 variation (B) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1973 NETCA Vermont Railway boxcar with white lettering and panel doors

Train Collectors Association 1973 New England Division (NETCA) 12273 Vermont Railway boxcar; green; white lettering; sliding green panel doors; half ladders. Train Collectors Association variation (D) in Greenberg's.


Kris TCA 1973 NETCA Vermont Railway boxcar with white lettering and plug doors

Train Collectors Association 1973 New England Division (NETCA) 12273 Vermont Railway boxcar; green; white lettering; sliding green plug doors; half ladders. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1973 NETCA Vermont Railway boxcar with yellow lettering and panel doors

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


Kris TCA 1974 NETCA New Haven boxcars

Train Collectors Association 1974 New England Division (NETCA) 12174 New York, New Haven and Hartford boxcars. Top: regular run convention car; tuscan; white lettering; sliding plug doors; half ladders; particle board chassis. New York, New Haven and Hartford variation (B) in Greenberg's. Bottom: special gold convention car; black lettering; sliding plug doors; half ladders; particle board chassis. The gold cars were made as a thank you for the NETCA Board of Directors and six are known to exist. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1974 Midwest Division boxcar

Train Collectors Association 1974 Midwest Division 00001 convention boxcar; yellow; blue roof and ends; black lettering and logos; sliding blue plug doors; half ladders; particle board chassis; 200 produced. Variation not in Greenberg's.

Kris TCA Midwest Division 1974 boxcar underside

Underside of the TCA Midwest Division boxcar. Car number 2 of 200. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1974 Rocky Mountain Division shiny gold boxcar

This is the only Rocky Mountain Train Collectors Club variation in Greenberg's.
Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris TCA 1974 Rocky Mountain Division shiny silver boxcar

Train Collectors Association 1974 Rocky Mountain Train Collectors Club boxcar; shiny silver; black lettering; sliding black plug doors; half ladders. Shiny silver variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1975 Florida East Coast boxcar

Train Collectors Association 1975 Southern Division Florida East Coast boxcar; light blue; gold lettering and logo; "Speedway TO AMERICA'S PLAYGROUND;" sliding light blue plug doors, half ladders. Train Collectors Association variation (C) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris TCA 1977 Houston National Convention boxcar with black doors

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


Kris TCA 1977 Houston National Convention boxcar with silver doors

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


Kris TCA 1987 NETCA Boston and Maine/Guilford Rail System boxcar with gray logo

Train Collectors Association 1987 New England Division (NETCA) 12687 Boston and Maine boxcar; dark blue; white lettering; Guilford Rail System logo; gray "NETCA 1987" train and map logo; sliding orange panel doors; full ladders. Per NETCA this car was decorated by Pleasant Valley Process for Kris Model Trains. At the time, Kris owned the body mold but no longer had painting capability. Variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

Kris TCA 1987 NETCA Boston and Maine/Guilford Rail System boxcar with yellow logo

Same car as above, except the "NETCA 1987" train and map logo is yellow. Variation not in Greenberg's.

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