Newbraugh Brothers Toys 1974 - 1982

Newbraugh Brothers Toys (NBT) of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia designed, printed, and distributed custom decorated train cars for over 25 years. John S. Newbraugh started NBT with his brother in the early 1970's. He sometimes used the name John R. Blubaugh on NBT rolling stock. Early on, NBT used Kris Model Trains and others for car decoration. In 1978 NBT teamed with Seymour Knight of Pleasant Valley Process (PVP) Company, who screen printed a variety of custom-decorated cars. Early NBT cars were sold at the Train Collectors Association York, Pennsylvania train meets. Built dates, car decorators and production numbers are from the Newbraugh Brothers Toys Checklist 1974 - 1982. NBT also did cars that featured the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor accident and Guinness World Record for operating the longest model electric train. For cars made after 1982, see Newbraugh Brothers Toys 1983 - 2008.

Here's the link to download a 34 page PDF file for the NBT Checklist 1974 - 1982.

NBT Poultry Festival boxcar

NBT number 525-1006. 33rd Annual Poultry Festival boxcar; black; yellow, white and red lettering and graphics; "ARBY'S LTD. #1" "MOOREFIELD & VIRGINIA R.R." "THE POULTRY CAPITAL OF WEST VIRGINIA;" sliding yellow plug doors; half ladders. Palmo decorated less than 100 cars in July 1975 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Union Pacific orange bank car

NBT number 700-1017. Union Pacific bank car; orange; no road number or car data; large Union Pacific shield; automated rail way logo; stamped orange plug doors; full ladders; coin slot in roof. Kris Model Trains produced a total run of more than 100 orange, tuscan and green bank cars in November 1976 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Union Pacific orange bank car underside

NBT number 700-1017. Union Pacific orange bank car underside label. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Union Pacific tuscan bank car

NBT number 700-1017. Union Pacific bank car; tuscan; no road number or car data; large Union Pacific shield; automated rail way logo; stamped tuscan plug doors; full ladders; coin slot in roof. Kris Model Trains produced a total run of more than 100 orange, tuscan and green bank cars in November 1976 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Union Pacific green bank car

NBT number 700-1017. Union Pacific bank car; green; no road number or car data; large Union Pacific shield; automated rail way logo; stamped green plug doors; full ladders; coin slot in roof. Kris Model Trains produced a total run of more than 100 orange, tuscan and green bank cars in November 1976 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT West Virginia map car

NBT number 550-1018. West Virginia map boxcar; white; multicolor decal graphics; sliding blue flat doors; half ladders. John R. Blubaugh decorated less than 100 cars in November 1976 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT West Virginia map car underside

NBT number 550-1018. West Virginia map boxcar underside label. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT R&M Department Store gondola

NBT number 305-1065. R&M Department Store gondola; red; white lettering and graphics; "Season's Greetings." PVP redecorated less than 100 Lionel gondolas in November 1980 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Morgan County State Bank car

NBT number 727-1090. Morgan County State Bank car; white; blue lettering and logos; stamped white plug doors; full ladders; coin slot in roof. The former bank Chief Executive Officer stated there were 10 cars presented to the bank's Board of Directors in 1981. The car came in a Kris box labeled "UP Bank." Note that Berkeley is spelled "Berkley" on the car side. PVP decorated less than 100 bank cars in January 1979 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Pennylvania Glass Sand Corporation gondola

NBT number 307-1108. Pennylvania Glass Sand Corporation of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 2500 gondola; black; white lettering and graphics. PVP decorated more than 100 AHM gondolas in October 1979 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


NBT Donaldson Management Company boxcar

NBT number 505-1117. Donaldson Management Company of Butler, Pennsylvania boxcar; white; blue lettering and graphics; sliding white doors; full ladders. PVP redecorated less than 100 Lionel boxcars in August 1979 for NBT.


NBT Skylab refrigerator car

NBT number 605-1118. Skylab refrigerator car; light blue; dark blue roof and ends; blue, orange and red lettering and graphics; sliding dark blue doors; full ladders. PVP redecorated less than 100 Lionel MPC billboard refrigerator cars in August 1979 for NBT. Photo courtesy of eBay seller bryantcollectibles.


NBT TCA Museum Mortgage Burning high cube boxcar

NBT number 705-1125. Train Collectors Association Museum 1018-1979 Mortgage Burning high cube boxcar; tan; black, orange and red lettering and graphics; sliding tan doors; half ladders. The car ends are marked "NO RUNNING BOARD EXCESS HEIGHT CAR." PVP redecorated more than 1,000 Lionel high cube boxcars in October 1979 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the B. Trappen collection.


NBT Toy Train Museum boxcar

NBT number 504-1135. Toy Train Museum 7780 boxcar; red; white lettering and graphics; sliding white doors; full ladders. PVP decorated more than 1,000 Lionel boxcars in April 1980 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the B. Trappen collection.


NBT Reading White Deer Station boxcar

NBT number 505-1163. Reading Railroad, White Deer Station, Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society boxcar; yellow; black and green lettering and graphics; sliding green doors; full ladders. PVP decorated less than 100 Lionel boxcars in May 1981 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


NBT Oval Pharmacy boxcar

NBT number 505-1211. Oval Pharmacy of Bronx, New York 255 boxcar; white; blue and red lettering and graphics; "Famous for Prescriptions;" sliding blue doors; full ladders. PVP redecorated less than 100 Lionel boxcars in July 1982 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the Blue Room collection.


NBT Train-O-Rama boxcar

NBT number 506-1235. Train-O-Rama boxcar; yellow; red roof; black lettering; red Train-O-Rama logo; black and white steam train; sliding red panel doors; half ladders. The NBT Checklist identifies number 506-1235 as a redecorated Lionel boxcar/refrigerator car, not a KMT-style boxcar. More information about this car requested. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


NBT Train-O-Rama stock car

NBT number unknown. Train-O-Rama stock car; yellow; black lettering; red Train-O-Rama logo; black and white steam train; sliding red stock doors; full ladders. This car is not identified in the NBT Checklist. More information about this car requested.

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