A.F. Product Gallery: #24549

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24549
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Erie Railroad
Road Number:24549
Year Introduced:1958
The #24549 Erie Floodlight Car was produced from 1958 through 1966 and has eight variations. The first four of the eight were all produced in 1958-61 and all had knuckle couplers and utilized a die-cast lamp bracket. The first of these four variations has a red motor generator. The second variation, as shown in the main photo, has a yellow motor generator. The third and fourth variations of this group both have yellow generator and die-cast lamp brackets and Pike-Master Couplers. One of these two has the generator secured to the car chassis by means of two screws while the other is secured using a different method. The remaining four variations of the eight were produced from 1962 through 1966, and all have Pike-Master trucks and couplers and steel lamp brackets. Two of these four variations have a black floodlight housing, as shown in Photo #2. One has a 1/8" hole in the center of the chassis that appears to have been a chassis that was intended for another use. The other two have white light housings, except one has a gun-metal-gray steel lamp bracket while the second has the standard silver bracket.
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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