Kris Ballantine Beer Rolling Stock

P. Ballantine and Sons Brewing Company was founded in 1840. At its peak, it was the third largest brewer in the U.S. "America's Finest Since 1840" appears on the car sides. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with white panel doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; orange; white lettering and logo; sliding white panel doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (A) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with orange plug doors

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


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with black rib doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; darker orange; black lettering and logo; sliding black rib doors; half ladders. Boxcar variation (D) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with black panel doors

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


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with silver panel doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; orange; silver roof; black lettering and logo; sliding silver panel doors; half ladders. Silver roof boxcar variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Ballantine beer boxcar with black plug doors

Ballantine beer 40972 boxcar; orange; black lettering and logo; sliding black plug doors; half ladders. Black lettering and black plug doors boxcar variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer refrigerator car with stamped plug doors

Ballantine beer 40972 refrigerator car; orange; black ends; black lettering and logo; stamped orange plug doors; full ladders. Stamped plug doors refrigerator car variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


Kris Ballantine beer refrigerator car with five lines of car data

Ballantine beer 40972 refrigerator car; orange; black ends; white lettering and logo; five lines of technical car data on the lower right; sliding white plug doors; half ladders. White lettering and technical car data refrigerator car variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer refrigerator car with eight lines of car data

Ballantine beer 40972 refrigerator car; orange; black ends; white lettering and logo; eight lines of technical car data on the lower right; sliding white plug doors; half ladders. White lettering and technical car data refrigerator car variation not documented in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Kris Ballantine beer car ends comparison

Ballantine beer car ends comparison, from left to right: orange boxcar; orange boxcar with silver roof; orange refrigerator car with black ends. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.

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