A.F. Product Gallery: Accessories by Year: 1953

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:34
Road Name:Railway Figures
Year Introduced:1953
Note that in front of the set box is a figure of a man with a pry bar that was not mention in Greenberg's description in their Volume II book. Greenberg lists only 24 of the 25 figures in the set which was an oversight. Additionally in the 1953 catalog artwork (see second photo) for the set, it does not show the man with the pry bar either. In place of that figure, the 1953 artwork shows a flagman with a red flag.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:583A
Road Name:Electromatic Crane
Year Introduced:1953
Supplemental:product documentation
Lionel has made a reproduction of this crane (part #6-49819).
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Peter Beckerle
photo © Peter Beckerle
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:778
Road Name:Boulevard Lamps
Year Introduced:1953
The #778 was produced from 1953 through 1956 in two variations. The first variation, as shown in the photo, has one lamp post with a red fire alarm box, a second lamp post with a green mail box, and the third lamp post is plain. The second variation has two lamp posts with red fire alarm box and one lamp post with a green mailbox. Beginning in 1957 the catalog number was changed to #23778, which had one variation that came in a red and white box that was identical to the variation as shown in the photo.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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