A.F. Product Gallery: #928

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:928
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Chicago & North Western
Road Number:42597
Year Introduced:1952
This car was produced from 1952-54 however only the 1952 model, shown here, was made out of Bakelite; all others, including the later models produced with the New Haven road name until 1957, were all plastic (see Photo #2 by Holt Apgar). Note that most of the paint has flaked off. Due to the Korean war shortages, Bakelite was used, but it didn't hold the paint very well over time. This car is one of only eight cars that came with knuckle couplers in 1952. Photo #3 is of a #928 that Ted relettered for the SP&S.
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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