Kris Illinois Central Rolling Stock

Illinois Central was sometimes referred to as the "Main Line of Mid-America" because it operated in the central U.S. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Kris Illinois Central 11143 boxcar red boxcar with small ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Illinois Central 11143 boxcar; boxcar red; white lettering and IC logo; sliding boxcar red panel doors; full ladders; small ILLINOIS CENTRAL printing; five lines of technical car data on the right. Boxcar variation (A) in Greenberg's. Print size and technical car data not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Illinois Central 11143 boxcar red boxcar with medium ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Illinois Central 11143 boxcar; boxcar red; white lettering and IC logo; sliding boxcar red panel doors; full ladders; medium ILLINOIS CENTRAL printing; six lines of technical car data on the right. Boxcar variation (A) in Greenberg's. Print size and technical car data not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Illinois Central 11143 boxcar red boxcar with large ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Illinois Central 11143 boxcar; boxcar red; white lettering and IC logo; sliding boxcar red panel doors; full ladders; large ILLINOIS CENTRAL printing; six lines of technical car data on the right. Boxcar variation (A) in Greenberg's. Print size and technical car data not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Illinois Central 11143 boxcar red boxcar with plug doors

Illinois Central 11143 boxcar; boxcar red; white lettering and IC logo; sliding boxcar red plug doors; full ladders. Plug doors variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Illinois Central orange boxcar comparison

Illinois Central boxcar comparison with three shades of orange. Beginning with the upper car - light orange, orange and burnt orange. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


Kris Illinois Central 11143 orange boxcar with plug doors

Illinois Central 11143 boxcar; orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding orange plug doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (C) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 Allison M. Cox boxcar red boxcar

Allison M. Cox variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 R. Niedhammer boxcar red boxcar

R. Niedhammer variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 light orange boxcar with full ladders

Illinois Central 22094 boxcar; light orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding light orange plug doors; full ladders. Boxcar variation (F) in Greenberg's. Ladder type not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 light orange boxcar with half ladders

Illinois Central 22094 boxcar; light orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding light orange plug doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (F) in Greenberg's. Ladder type not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 boxcar data comparison

Kris Illinois Central 22094 boxcar data comparison    Kris Illinois Central 22094 boxcar data comparison

Comparison of Illinois Central 22094 variation (H) burnt orange boxcars with different technical car data. The first close up photo of the data goes with the upper car and the next close up is from the lower car. Photos courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 burnt orange boxcar with KEEP ALERT

Illinois Central 22094 boxcar; burnt orange; black lettering; black "KEEP ALERT" between ladder rungs on lower right; black and white IC logo; sliding burnt orange panel doors; full ladders. KEEP ALERT variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 glossy orange boxcar

Illinois Central 22094 boxcar; glossy orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding glossy orange panel doors; full ladders. The car rides on an older American Model Toys chassis, painted black, and is fitted with Lionel postwar AAR-style trucks. The door on this side of the car has dimensional data, while the one on the opposite side does not. Lettering applied with high-grade decals - possible prototype. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Illinois Central 22094 white boxcar

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


Kris Illinois Central 200156 light boxcar red boxcar

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


Kris Illinois Central 200156 orange boxcar

Illinois Central 200156 boxcar; orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding orange panel doors; full ladders; no RBLT date. Boxcar variation (M) in Greenberg's. RBLT date not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kris Illinois Central 200156 orange boxcar

Illinois Central 200156 boxcar; orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding orange panel doors; full ladders; RBLT date in bottom right corner. Boxcar variation (M) in Greenberg's. RBLT date not specified in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


Kris Illinois Central 200156 orange boxcar with end numbers

Kris Illinois Central 200156 orange boxcar end number

Illinois Central 200156 boxcar; burnt orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding orange panel doors; full ladders; road number on boxcar ends. End numbers variation not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


Kris Illinois Central 200156 orange boxcar with black doors

Illinois Central 200156 boxcar; orange; black lettering; black and white IC logo; sliding black panel doors; full ladders. Black panel doors variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Illinois Central 200156 tuscan boxcar

Illinois Central 200156 boxcar; tuscan; white lettering and IC logo; sliding tuscan panel doors; full ladders. Boxcar variation (P) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Illinois Central 200156 blue boxcar

Blue plug door variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


Kris Illinois Central blue boxcar paint samples

Illinois Central blue boxcar paint samples. Boxcar variation (Q) in Greenberg's describes road number " ???? Blue; black lettering; sliding rib doors." Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Illinois Central Dr. S. Brown yellow bank car

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


Kris Illinois Central metallic silver refrigerator car

Metallic silver refrigerator car variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo and description courtesy of the B. Batt collection.

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