A.F. Product Gallery: #805

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:805
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad
Road Number:805
Year Introduced:1956
During the Gilbert days of S-gauge trains, there was a basic standard to their numbering system. In 1956-57, Gilbert produced seven freight cars that broke from that standard. Prior to this time, all non-operating cars carried a 900 series catalog number. These seven cars were part of three lower priced catalog sets in 1956-57 and were part of a few uncataloged sets. The 800 series cars were not sold separately. There are two variations: one is Tuscan plastic while the other is painted Tuscan. The second photo is by Holt Apgar, showing the original AF car in the background, and a repainted version which Holt lettered for the PRR G29 class and an appropriate road #359420 (mid-1950s tuscan red appearance).
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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