A.F. Product Gallery: Girder Bridge

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:581
Road Name:Girder Bridge
Year Introduced:1946
The #581 Girder Bridge was sold by Gilbert in 1946-56 and has five variations. The first sold in 1946-49 in black with "LACKAWANNA" stamped in silver on both sides as shown in the photos of a 1946 model as indicated by the presents of the early 1946 sticker on the bridge. In 1952, 1954, and 1956 the black 581 wording was changed from "LACKAWANNA" to "AMERICAN FLYER" creating the second variation. The third variation produced in 1951 is painted silver with black lettering that reads "LACKAWANNA". Finally the fourth variation is painted black with WHITE lettering that reads "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" and has the number "581" on both ends.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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