A.F. Product Gallery: #960S

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960S
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1954
The 960S was produced in 1954 only and has three variations. The first variation, as shown in the photo, is painted silver over either a white or a black plastic shell (in this case it is a black shell). The second variation is painted silver over a chrome shell most likely old stock from the 1953 line. The third variation, which is the rarest of all three, is painted silver over a black shell. This particular car is a factory modification of the 1952 #500 Baggage Car. First, the word "BAGGAGE" was painted over and that area of the car was re-lettered as "AMERICAN FLYER LINES". Next the #500 nameplate was turned over and the backside of the nameplate was marked "960 COLUMBUS 960". Finally, the link couplers were converted to knuckle couplers, all of which makes this car unique.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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