NETCA Commemorative Car History

In 1968, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of NETCA's formation, an American Flyer caboose with a Pilgrim hat motif was issued. In 1972 it was decided to start a program issuing a NETCA commemorative car each year based on New England railroads, or well known New England companies. The following is a list of items provided to date. "click" on the year to see a picture of the car.

YEAR TYPE NUMBER ROAD NAME COLOR EMBLEM COMPANY NOTE QUANTITY
1968 Caboose 484 American Flyer Red Pilgrim Hat American Flyer 1 100
1972 Switcher 1203 Boston & Maine Blue NETCA Circle Lionel 2 600
1973 Boxcar 12273 Vermont Railway Green NETCA Circle Kris 3 300
1974 Boxcar 12174 NYNH & HRR Maroon NETCA Circle Kris 3 300
1975 Boxcar 9753 Maine Central Yellow NETCA Circle Lionel 4 300
1976 Boxcar 9768 Boston & Maine Blue NETCA Circle Lionel 4 300
1977 Caboose 9181 Boston & Maine Blue NETCA Circle Lionel 4 400
1978 Boxcar 9785 Conrail Tuscan Flying Yankee Lionel 4 192
1978 Boxcar 9400 Conrail Blue Flying Yankee Lionel 4 192
1979 Boxcar 9415 Prov & Worcester Red Pilgrim Hat Lionel 4 212
1980 Boxcar 9423 NYNH & HRR Tuscan Pilgrim Hat Lionel 5 225
1981 Boxcar 9445 Vermont Northern Yellow Pilgrim Hat Lionel 5 192
1982 Reefer 5710 Canadian Pacific Brown NETCA 1982 Lionel 5 144
1983 Reefer 5716 Central Vermont Grey NETCA 1983 Lionel 5 144
1984 Hopper 6124 Delaware & Hudson Red Pilgrim Hat Lionel 5 144
1985 TOFC 16911 Boston & Maine Silver/Black NETCA 1985 Lionel 11 102
1986 Reefer 8051 Hood Milk Green Flying Yankee Lionel 6 156
1987 Boxcar 12687 Guilford, Boston & Maine Grey/Orange Flying Yankee Kris 7 144
1988 Tanker 6315 Baker's Chocolate White NETCA 1958/88 K-Line 8 400
1989 Hopper 6229 Revere Sugar Black NETCA 1989 K-Line 6 300
1990 Reefer 45090 New Haven Red/White/Blue NETCA 1990 K-Line
300
1991 Boxcar 12191 King Arthur Flour White NETCA 1991 K-Line
300
1992 Hopper 52001 Boston & Maine Grey NETCA 1992 Lionel 10 330
1993 Gondola 52016 Boston & Maine Silver/Blue NETCA 1993 Lionel 10 300
1994 Boxcar 52043 LL Bean Blue/Red NETCA 1994 Lionel 11 300
1995 TOFC 52080 Boston & Maine Blue/White NETCA 1995 Lionel 11 297
1996 TOFC 52111 Ben & Jerry's Multi/Blue NETCA 1996 Lionel 11 300
1997 Reefer 121097 Clicquot Club Yellow NETCA 1997 Crown Models
350
1998 Diesel 2525 New Haven Black/White NETCA 1998 Weaver
129
1999 Caboose C516 New Haven Orange/Black NETCA 1999 Weaver
300
2000 Reefer 52212 Berkshire Brewing Brown/Cream NETCA 2000 Lionel 11 O-312/S-74
2001 Boxcar 52236 Moxie Orange/Blk/White NETCA 2001 Lionel 11 O-333/S-96
2002 Tanker 52270 Jenney Mfg Co Orange/White NETCA 2002 Lionel 12 O-325/S-100
2003 TOFC 52306 N. E. Transportation Red/White NETCA 2003 Lionel 12 O-337/S-107
2004 Boxcar 52352 Poland Spring Green/Yellow NETCA 2004 Lionel 12 O-336/S-110
2005 Boxcar 52383 Fisk Tire Beige NETCA 2005 Lionel 12 O-336/S-111
2006 Boxcar 52418 Indian Motocycle Grey NETCA 2006 Lionel 12 O-356/S-110
2007 Boxcar 52457 Cape Cod Potato Chip White NETCA 2007 Lionel 12 O-350/S-150
2008 Tanker 52448 Oilzum 2 car set Orange 1958 and 2008 Lionel 14 O-349/S-150
2009 Reefer 52484A Baystate Beer White / Green NETCA 2009 Lionel 12 O-343/S-200
2010 Boxcar 6-22677 B&M Beans Brick Red NETCA 2010 K-Line  13 O-300/S-300
2011 TOFC 6-52589 Howard Johnson White / Red NETCA 2011 Lionel/Weaver 12 O-298/S-199
2012 TOFC 6-58522 Spags White / Black NETCA 2012 Lionel/Weaver 12  O-300









1998 NATIONAL CONVENTION CARS
1998 Boxcar K641-9018 New Haven Black/White/Red
K-Line
650
1998 Flat/Trailer K691-9012 Prov & Worcester Silver/Blue
K-Line
500
1998 Reefer 52146 Ocean Spray Red/White/Blue
Lionel
192
1998 Maxi-Stack 52142 Mass Central Yellow/Wht/Red
Lionel
1200
1998 Boxcar K641-9017 New Haven Red/White/Black
K-Line 13 858
2008 NATIONAL CONVENTION CARS
2005 TOFC 52379 W. B. Mason Beige/Red NETCA Lionel 15 O-510
2006 TOFC 52397 Vermont RR.
Green/Yellow NETCA Lionel 15 O-510
2007 TOFC 52434 Cabot's Cheese Silver/Black NETCA Lionel 15 O-510
2008 Reefer 52434A Cabot's Cheese Green/White 2008 Conv. Lionel 14 O-192
2008 Reefer 524881 Ben & Jerry's Blue/Green/Wht 2008 Conv. Lionel   O-1000 


NOTES
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1        Pilgrim Hat applied by Decal.
2        Cab only, Lionel mechanism added by members, silk screened by E.C. Kraemer.
3        Rubber stamp by E.C. Kraemer.
4        Emblem silk screened by E.C. Kraemer.
5        Emblem hot stamped by E.C. Kraemer.
6        Lionel cars stripped and repainted by Pleasant Valley Process.
7        Kris cars painted by Pleasant Valley Process.
8        Off white car, brown lettering, Baker lady in 4 color decal.
9        Black car, white panel w/red lettering. NETCA 89 in reporting marks.
10      Lionel makes no special markings on low production cars.  Each year 12 to 15 cars
           are made in gold lettering for presentation.
11      Cars furnished and decorated by Crown Model Products.
12      Cars furnished by Lionel and decorated by Weaver-Quality Craft Models.
13      Deluxe boxcars produced by K-line.  Made for NETCA and TCA
14      
"O" cars furnished by Lionel and decorated by Weaver-Quality Craft Models.
          "S"
cars furnished and decorated by Lionel.
15      
"O" cars furnished and decorated by Lionel.
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