Frank's Roundhouse - Train Collectors Association

Frank's Roundhouse produced cars for the Train Collectors Association (TCA) Eastern and Midwest Divisions. Frank's Roundhouse-derived cars were decorated for the TCA Great Lakes Division and national conventions.

Frank's Roundhouse Liberty Beer refrigerator car

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Eastern Division, Philadelphia and Reading 1992 Liberty Brewing Company refrigerator car; red body color; gold, brown and white lettering and graphics; came equipped with sliding plug doors with dimensional data. This car was a fundraiser for the Tamaqua, Pennsylvania Historical Society. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Tamaqua Texas Lunch refrigerator car

Train Collectors Association, Eastern Division, Reading 1993 Texas Lunch refrigerator car; mustard yellow body color with maroon roof and ends; red, green and white lettering and graphics; came equipped with sliding maroon plug doors without dimensional data. This car was also a fundraiser for the Tamaqua, Pennsylvania Historical Society. It's uncertain if this car was decorated by Frank's Roundhouse (confirmation requested). Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Chicago, Central and Pacific boxcar

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Midwest Division, Chicago, Central and Pacific 3012 boxcar; gray body color with black roof; black, white and green lettering and graphics; black and white stencils; came equipped with sliding panel doors with dimensional data. This is one of five cars in a set sold as a fundraiser for the 1991 TCA convention. Photo courtesy of the R. Gutsmiedl collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Davenport, Rock Island and North Western boxcar

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Midwest Division, Davenport, Rock Island and North Western 1002 boxcar; white body color with black roof; black lettering and graphics; came equipped with sliding plug doors with dimensional data. This is one of five cars in a set sold as a fundraiser for the 1991 TCA convention. Photo courtesy of the H. Schmid collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Illinois Terminal boxcar

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Midwest Division, Illinois Terminal 9748 boxcar; yellow body color with green roof; black and red lettering and graphics; black and white stencils; came equipped with sliding panel doors with dimensional data. This is one of five cars in a set sold as a fundraiser for the 1991 TCA convention. Photo courtesy of the H. Schmid collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Milwaukee Road boxcar

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Midwest Division, Milwaukee Road 2648 boxcar; tuscan and yellow body color; tuscan and white lettering and graphics; came equipped with sliding plug doors with dimensional data. This is one of five cars in a set sold as a fundraiser for the 1991 TCA convention. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Monon boxcar

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Midwest Division, Monon 1652 boxcar; boxcar red body color; white lettering and graphics; black and white stencils; came equipped with sliding panel doors with dimensional data. This is one of five cars in a set sold as a fundraiser for the 1991 TCA convention. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


Frank's Roundhouse Old Chicago refrigerator car

Frank's Roundhouse, Train Collectors Association, Midwest Division, Peter Hand Brewery 63413 refrigerator car; yellow body color with gold roof; black lettering and graphics; multicolor Old Chicago Lager Beer logo; came equipped with sliding plug doors with dimensional data. This was a special car sold at the 1991 TCA convention. Also posted on the Frank's Roundhouse Brewery Cars page. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.


The following cars were derived from Frank's Roundhouse, but commissioned by Newbraugh Brothers Toys (NBT) and decorated by Pleasant Valley Process (PVP) for the Train Collectors Association.

TCA Great Lakes boxcar

NBT number 527-1492. Train Collectors Association, Great Lakes Division, 25th anniversary boxcar; silver body color with black roof and ends; red lettering; sliding red panel doors. Decorated by PVP in 1991. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.


TCA Campbell Soup boxcar box

TCA Campbell Soup boxcar

NBT number 527-1480. Campbell Soup Company, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1989 Train Collectors Association, 35th National Convention banquet boxcar; red and white body color; red, white, blue and gold lettering and graphics; sliding red and white panel doors; half ladders. Decorated by PVP in June 1989.


TCA Great Locomotive Chase boxcar

NBT-PVP The Great Locomotive Chase, Atlanta, Georgia 1990 Train Collectors Association, National Convention banquet boxcar; gray body color with red roof and ends; red, white, blue and black lettering and graphics, sliding plug doors. Photo courtesy of the B. Fetterman collection.

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