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.

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.


Penn Central 74002 boxcar with extra markings - side 1

Side 1 - circle "CP" and "CUSHIONED CAR" yellow graphics. Extra multicolor graphic on lower right near ladder bottom.

Penn Central 74002 boxcar with extra markings - side 2

Side 2 - "SEL" on door and "CUSHIONED CAR" yellow graphics.

Penn Central 74002 boxcar; boxcar red; white and yellow lettering and graphics; small white "PC;" sliding boxcar red plug doors; full ladders. Similar to boxcar variation (C) in Greenberg's, but with extra silk-screened yellow markings. Photos courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Norfolk and Western 54615 decals applied to a metal and wood kit boxcar

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


Fruit Growers Express 82259 insulated boxcar

Fruit Growers Express 82259 insulated boxcar; yellow; silver roof and boxcar red ends; decaled black lettering and graphics; sliding yellow plug doors; full ladders. Road name abbreviation and number are printed on the car ends. A Kris Model Trains sticker is underneath the chassis. There is no Fruit Growers Express listing in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove 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


Pacific Great Eastern refrigerator car

Pacific Great Eastern refrigerator car; brown; black, brown and white decaled or stamped lettering and graphics; British Columbia, Canada logo; stamped brown plug doors; full ladders. There is no Pacific Great Eastern listing in Greenberg's.

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