Nostalgia Train Works

Nostalgia Train Works (NTW) is based in Escondido, California. Many of the cars on this page were decorated by NTW for toy train clubs.

NTW Inland Empire Train Collectors Association 5th Anniversary refrigerator car

NTW, Inland Empire Train Collectors Association 1983 5th Anniversary billboard refrigerator car; orange body color; green roof and car ends; black, brown, green and white lettering and graphics; sliding orange doors; full ladders. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


NTW TTOS Museum Exhibit high cube boxcar

NTW, Toy Train Operating Society (TTOS), Museum Exhibit 9684 high cube boxcar; brown body color; gold roof and ends; white, gold, black and blue lettering and graphics; sliding gold doors; half ladders. The toy train exhibit was dedicated August 3, 1984 at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, California. The exhibit is pictured on the left side of the car. The right side depicts Southern Pacific cab forward 4294 and C.P Huntington steam locomotives, which are on display at the museum. This was originally a Lionel 9678 TTOS 1978 Hollywood Convention Car.


NTW Toy Train Operating Society 20th National Convention hopper

NTW, Toy Train Operating Society 20th National Convention in Snowbird, Utah hopper; light blue body color; black lettering; multicolor graphics. Though not marked, this hopper is thought to be decorated by NTW. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


NTW NETCA 1991 King Arthur Flour boxcar

NTW, Train Collectors Association - New England Division (NETCA) 1991 King Arthur Flour 12191 boxcar; white body color; black and red lettering; multicolor graphics; sliding red doors; full ladders. This car appears to have been decorated from a K-LINE boxcar blank. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


NTW Frank the Trainman boxcar

NTW, Frank the Trainman since 1943 boxcar; white body color; orange roof and car ends; red and black lettering and graphics, sliding blue doors; full ladders. The underframe is stamped "Restoration By N.T.W." Frank the Trainman is a train shop in San Diego, California. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


NTW AGTTA 40th Anniversary boxcar - side 1

Side 1

NTW AGTTA 40th Anniversary boxcar - side 2

Side 2

NTW, All Gauge Toy Train Association (AGTTA) 2009 40th Anniversary boxcar; white body color; black, blue, red and burgundy lettering and graphics; sliding white smooth doors; half ladders. The Side 2 left graphic above shows six Santa Fe locomotives in different gauges. The Association is based in San Diego, California. Photos courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.

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