Frank's Roundhouse - Who Done It?

This page is called "Who Done It?" because the decorator of these cars has not been confirmed. They are included in the Frank's Roundhouse pages because they have the same body mold, chassis and trucks. However, it was reported that Frank's Roundhouse did not paint or decorate them. Additional information regarding the decorators of these cars is requested. The cars on this page are also similar to those produced by Kris Model Trains.

Boxcars

Neuman Wholesale Drug Company 175 boxcar

Neuman Wholesale Drug Company 175 boxcar; white; blue lettering; blue and green graphics; sliding white panel doors; full ladders. According to a former Neuman senior manager, these boxcars were developed as a promotion for manufacturers who sold to Neuman. Pictured above is a "blank" car. A finished car would have the manufacturer's logo applied and be added to a train set that operated in the lobby of Neuman's headquarters in New Jersey. At the time, Neuman Distributors was the largest privately owned pharmaceutical wholesaler in the United States. The company closed in 2000. The boxcar has a built date of August 1993. It came in a white box with "Neuman Whol Drug" penciled on the end flap.


Meyer's Toy Store 1987 Raritan River boxcar

Meyer's Toy Store 1987 Raritan River boxcar box

Meyer's Toy Store Raritan River Limited Edition boxcar; red; white lettering; blue and white logo; sliding red panel doors; full ladders. "SERVING THE HOBBYIST SINCE 1914," the car is dated 1987. The white storage box is also pictured. Meyer's store is located in Livingston, New Jersey. Photos courtesy of T. Cosgrove.


Meyer's Toy Store 1989 boxcar

Meyer's Toy Store 75th Anniversary Limited Edition boxcar; pumpkin orange; navy blue roof and ends; white lettering; blue and white logo; sliding pumpkin orange panel doors; half ladders. "SERVING THE HOBBYIST SINCE 1914," the car is dated 1989. Meyer's store is located in Livingston, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Blue Mountain Middle School 1992 boxcar

Blue Mountain Middle School in Orwigsburg, PA 1992 boxcar; blue; white lettering and logos; sliding blue panel doors; full ladders. The gold plate on the car underframe indicates that the school was a National Drug-Free School Award Winner in 1992. The serial number on the plate is 82. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Reading Lines 276 boxcar

Reading Lines 276 boxcar; orange; black lettering; black and white diamond logo; sliding orange panel doors; full ladders. An adhesive sticker for Ellie's Lokie Shop of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania is affixed to the underframe. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Shamokin Diamond Jubilee boxcar

Shamokin, Pennsylvania Diamond Jubilee (75th Anniversary), June 25 - July 1, 1939 boxcar; gray; maroon lettering and logo; sliding maroon panel doors; half ladders. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Refrigerator Cars

PRR Cove Lions Club 1993 refrigerator car

Pennsylvania Railroad Cove Lions Club refrigerator car; tuscan; white and yellow lettering; white keystone logo; sliding tuscan panel doors; full ladders. The car is dated 1993 and has ice hatches on the roof. The Cove Lions Club was located in Loysburg, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of the B. Trappen collection.


Lackawanna 1150 refrigerator car

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western 1150 refrigerator car; dark green; yellow lettering; red and white Lackawanna logo; multicolor graphics; stamped dark green plug doors; full ladders. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Lehigh Valley 1476 refrigerator car

Lehigh Valley 1476 Railway Express Agency refrigerator car; dark green; yellow lettering; Lehigh Valley flag logo; multicolor graphics; stamped dark green plug doors; full ladders. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Shippensburg University refrigerator car

Shippensburg University Red Raiders refrigerator car; white; blue and red lettering; red, white and blue logo; stamped white plug doors; full ladders. Photo courtesy of B. Trappen.


Pepsi 5768 woodside refrigerator car

Pepsi 5768 woodside refrigerator car; white; red roof and ends; red and black lettering; Pepsi bottle cap logo; sliding white woodside doors; full ladders. This car is similar to other Lionel woodside refrigerator cars redecorated by Frank's Roundhouse, but has not been confirmed. Photo courtesy of the T. Cosgrove collection.


Stock Cars

Grand Trunk Western stock car

Grand Trunk Western 441414 maple leaf stock car; boxcar red body color; white and green lettering and graphics; sliding stock car doors. Also made with road number 441265. Frank's Roundhouse body shell custom decorated for L & J Hobbies. Photo courtesy of the M. Spanier collection.


Lehigh Valley 2534 stock car

Lehigh Valley 2534 stock car; yellow; red roof and ends; black lettering; black and white diamond logo; sliding yellow stock doors; full ladders. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Penn-Dutch Farms stock car

Penn-Dutch Farms stock car; red; black roof; white lettering; multicolor circle logo; sliding white stock doors; full ladders. The reporting marks on the car end indicate it was decorated for the Toy Train Museum in 1993. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


L & A Southern Belle 15008 stock car

Louisiana and Arkansas 15008 Route of the Southern Belle stock car; red; black roof; white lettering and logo; sliding white stock doors; full ladders. Appears to have been redecorated similarly to the Penn-Dutch Farms car above, as the reporting marks on the car end are the same. Photo courtesy of the M. Spanier collection.

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