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I am researching these cars for a friend. Her father purchased these cars back in the 80’s while he worked at Nabisco in Fairlawn NJ.

I would appreciate any input about these cars. They may end up for sale. I didn’t remove them from the boxes yet. I will, the next time I get a chance to look them over. They do appear intact with no loose parts in the boxes.

The first car appears to be a wood side boxcar lettered for the NJ Division of Nabisco…

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Next is a Mr Salty car, another woodside car…

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Finally, A Wheat Thins woodside car…

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Thanks for looking.

Tom

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I worked for both companies but way after when Nabisco had them made by Lionel. Don’t think they were catalogued. I started with Kraft in 1985 and then in 2001, Nabisco was merged with Kraft. I have a friend who worked for Nabisco for 44 years and I can easily ask him about the 3 cars.
I do collect the Kraft/ Nabisco cars since I worked for both and ended my career with Nabisco in 2016, 4 years after the 2 companies split up in 2012. I did my 31 year stint with them. Both companies over the years had plenty of uncatalogued trains and cars made.

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@Krieglok posted:

I am researching these cars for a friend. Her father purchased these cars back in the 80’s while he worked at Nabisco in Fairlawn NJ.

I would appreciate any input about these cars. They may end up for sale. I didn’t remove them from the boxes yet. I will, the next time I get a chance to look them over. They do appear intact with no loose parts in the boxes.

The first car appears to be a wood side boxcar lettered for the NJ Division of Nabisco…

IMG_8530IMG_8531IMG_8532IMG_8533IMG_8534

Next is a Mr Salty car, another woodside car…

IMG_8540IMG_8539IMG_8541IMG_8542IMG_8543

Finally, A Wheat Thins woodside car…

IMG_8544IMG_8545IMG_8546IMG_8547IMG_8549

Thanks for looking.

Tom

Tom your friend should keep those are interesting cars or buy. Mark

These are "add-ons" to the Nabisco boxed set made in 1983 by PVP.  The set was a combination of KMT and Lionel items redecorated by PVP and included a Nabisco Brands switcher (Lionel), Ritz Crackers refrigerator (KMT), Chips Ahoy refrigerator (KMT), Fig Newtons refrigerator (KMT) and a Nabisco work caboose (Lionel).  The cars you have shown are PVP 705-1407 (New Jersey Division) made in 1985, PVP 605-1339 (Mister Salty) made in 1984, and PVP 605-1368 (Wheat Thins) made in 1984.

As an aside there are lots of Nabisco train items out there including the cars redecorated by PVP, K-Line sets, cars and accessories, as well as a MTH locomotive.  Plus some HO items as well.

Those 2500 series Nabisco passenger cars came in a 3 car set. They were given to a store or grocery manager for complying for some display commitment.
Most sales reps received a set from their sales manager. At the end of that promotion, Nabisco had a load leftover who sold them to the train store in Mountain Lakes, NJ. He then sold them off for repaints, etc for about $20 a car. A nice set for $60. They are still around at shows.

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In December 1991 OGRR magazine, there was a Collectors Gallery feature on these Nabisco cars. The person responsible for the cars was a Nabisco employee an also a collector of Lionel trains from Northern NJ.  As a matter of fact his inititals "WEM" appear on the cars.  Somewhere I have a copy of the article.  The individual is still active in the hobby, as he sells at the larger NJ/PA shows. Also saw him at York last October.

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