Kris Curiosities

The cars on this page are curiosities because they have features that resemble Kris production, but have undocumented embellishments. More information on these cars is requested. Variations noted are from the Kris Model Trains chapter of Greenberg's Guide to Kusan Trains.

Tri Belt Loading Systems refrigerator car

Tri Belt Loading Systems refrigerator car; silver; black, blue and red decaled lettering and decoration; stamped silver plug doors; full ladders. Not in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Penn Central 74002 boxcar with extra markings - side 1

Side 1 - circle "CP" and "CUSHIONED CAR" yellow graphics. Extra multicolor graphic on lower right near ladder bottom.

Penn Central 74002 boxcar with extra markings - side 2

Side 2 - "SEL" on door and "CUSHIONED CAR" yellow graphics.

Penn Central 74002 boxcar; boxcar red; white and yellow lettering and graphics; small white "PC;" sliding boxcar red plug doors; full ladders. Similar to boxcar variation (C) in Greenberg's, but with extra silk-screened yellow markings. Photos courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Buffalo Creek 57698 boxcar with extra decoration

Buffalo Creek 57698 boxcar; tuscan; dark brown ladder areas; black ends; black and white lettering; black, red and white Buffalo Creek Flour logo; sliding tuscan panel doors; full ladders. Similar to boxcar variation (A) in Greenberg's, but with full ladders instead. Also, side ladder areas painted dark brown and car ends painted black with white road numbers added. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Norfolk and Western 54615 decals applied to a metal and wood kit boxcar

Norfolk and Western 54615 decals applied to an unknown makers metal and wood kit boxcar. The decals on this car appear to match those on Norfolk and Western boxcar variation (L) in Greenberg's. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Soo Line 61122 boxcar with decaled car data

Soo Line 61122 boxcar; glossy boxcar red; white lettering; sliding glossy boxcar red doors painted shut; painted door guides and brake wheel; full ladders. Similar to boxcar variation (I) in Greenberg's, but technical car data is decaled on this side. Other side of car has normal stamping. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

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