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 the 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 feature the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor accident. For cars made after 1982, see Newbraugh Brothers Toys 1983 - 1990's.

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 decorated 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 Donaldson Management Company boxcar

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


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 Lionel panel doors; full ladders. PVP decorated 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. PVP decorated less than 100 cars in December 1982 for NBT. Photo courtesy of the B. Batt collection.

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