NBT-PVP Three Mile Island Boxcar
The first time I saw a Three Mile Island (TMI) boxcar was at the now defunct Lionel Train and Seashell Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Since it was in a museum of Lionel Trains, I thought Lionel produced it. Discovered years later it had been decorated by Newbraugh Brothers Toys (NBT) and Pleasant Valley Process (PVP).
This is the first TMI boxcar I obtained. The NBT number stamped underneath this car is 505-1112. NBT-PVP used a Lionel 9400 series boxcar, with a 9700 series end plate, as a base for decorating this car. Note the red door, and red and blue graphics on the side of the car.
I later found a second TMI boxcar that was different than the one above. Instead of a Lionel boxcar as a base, a Kris Model Trains boxcar was used. This car has more heft. Though there are no NBT or PVP markings on the car bottom, the graphics are similar. This car has a white door, and red and black graphics on the side of the car.