Kris America's Railroads Rolling Stock

There was a 1970 television commercial, narrated by astronaut Wally Schirra, which included the lines: "America's Railroads. Who needs them? You do. We all do." Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains. Greenberg's lists America's Railroads boxcars under American Railroads.

Kris America's Railroads tuscan boxcar with white panel doors

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


Kris America's Railroads tuscan boxcar with white plug doors

Tuscan with white plug doors boxcar variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with blue lettering and red plug doors

America's Railroads boxcar; white; blue lettering; "America's Railroads" in smaller print; American flag with lighter red stripes and blue background; sliding red plug doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (B) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with blue lettering and red panel doors

America's Railroads boxcar; white; blue lettering; "America's Railroads" in smaller print; American flag with lighter red stripes and blue background; sliding red panel doors; half ladders. White with red panel doors boxcar variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with black and blue lettering and red plug doors

America's Railroads boxcar; white; black and blue lettering; "America's Railroads" in larger print; American flag with darker red stripes and blue background; sliding red plug doors; half ladders. Note that the phrase "We all do" is omitted on the larger print versions. White with black and blue lettering boxcar variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris America's Railroads white boxcar with black lettering and red plug doors

White with black lettering boxcar variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads white refrigerator car with red plug doors

There are no America's Railroads refrigerator cars listed in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris America's Railroads white refrigerator car with blue plug doors

America's Railroads refrigerator car; white; black lettering; "America's Railroads" in larger print; American flag with darker red stripes and blue background; sliding blue plug doors; half ladders. Note that the phrase "We all do" is omitted on the larger print versions. There are no America's Railroads refrigerator cars listed in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris America's Railroads white refrigerator car with red and blue plug doors

America's Railroads refrigerator car; white; black lettering; "America's Railroads" in larger print; American flag with lighter red stripes and blue background; sliding red and blue (seen in the mirror) plug doors; half ladders. Note that the phrase "We all do" is omitted on the larger print versions. There are no America's Railroads refrigerator cars listed in Greenberg's. The box end for this car is shown below. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.

Kris America's Railroads white refrigerator car with red and blue plug doors box end

America's Railroads refrigerator car with red and blue plug doors box end. The label indicates SPECIAL CAR and specifies one red and one blue PLUG door. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.

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