Kris Curiosities

The cars on this page are curiosities because they have features that resemble Kris production, but have undocumented embellishments. More information on these cars is requested. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains. There are similar unidentified cars on the Frank's Roundhouse Who Done It? page.

Norfolk and Western 54615 decals applied to an All Nation Line boxcar

Norfolk and Western 54615 decals applied to an All Nation Line metal and wood boxcar kit. The decals on this car closely match those of Norfolk and Western boxcar variation (L) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Reading 23456 DF boxcar

Reading 23456 DF boxcar; green; silver roof; yellow lettering and graphics; sliding green panel doors; full ladders. There is no listing for this car in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Red Apple Lines Refrigerator Express Service

Red Apple Lines Refrigerator Express Service; green; white decaled lettering; faded white plug doors; half ladders. Note sagging green paint on the left side of the car. In the middle of the door there is a white apple shape. A similar car was seen in an Internet auction (see picture below) with a red apple decal or sticker on the door. There is no Red Apple Lines listing in Greenberg's. Above photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

Red Apple Lines Refrigerator Express Service with door apple


Red Goose Shoes 55 boxcar

Red Goose Shoes 55 boxcar; dark boxcar red; white number, which is also stamped on both car ends; red, white and yellow Red Goose Shoes logo printed on a paper label; sliding black panel doors; full ladders. This car was obtained from the estate of a shoe store manager/owner. There are no Red Goose Shoes listings in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Soo Line 61122 boxcar with decaled car data

Soo Line 61122 boxcar; glossy boxcar red; white lettering; sliding glossy boxcar red panel doors painted shut; painted door guides and brake wheel; full ladders. Similar to boxcar variation (I) in Greenberg's, but technical car data is decaled on this side. Other side of car has normal stamping. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Soo Line 45396 refrigerator car

Soo Line 45396 refrigerator car; boxcar red; decaled white lettering; sliding boxcar red plug doors; half ladders. Road name and number are printed on the car ends. A Kris Model Trains sticker is underneath the chassis. The decals are similar to the earlier produced Kusan Soo Line boxcar. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Tri Belt Loading Systems refrigerator car

Tri Belt Loading Systems refrigerator car; silver; black, blue and red decaled lettering and decoration; stamped silver plug doors; full ladders. There is no Tri Belt listing in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

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