A.F. Product Gallery: Passenger Cars (combine)

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:653
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:Pullman
Road Number:653
Year Introduced:1946
Also available in green.
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model owned by Ron Kemp
photo © Ron Kemp
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:660
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:660
Year Introduced:1950
The #660 Combine was produced from 1950 through 1952 and has six variations. The aluminum variations were produced in 1950 and 1951 while the plastic chrome cars were typically produced in late 1951 and 1952. The first photo shows two of the variations. The foreground model shows the 1950-51 factory production model, which has a chrome finish over a black plastic body. The one in the background is a 1950 aluminum car with the passenger door stamped on the wrong end. This model is a factory error unit and is believed to be one of only four that exist. Photo #3 shows the cars swapped with the error one in the foreground. The remaining four variations that are not shown include a common aluminum car with the door stamped on the opposite end as the one shown in the photo. The second of the four remaining cars has a lacquer-type chrome finish over a black plastic body. The third is similar to second except the finish is dull and NOT shinny like the previous car. The last of the four not shown in the photo has a satin-silver painted body and is extremely rare.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:953
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:Niagara Falls
Year Introduced:1953
The #953 heavyweight combine was produced from 1953 through 1958 and has three variations. The first variation made in 1953-4 is painted green over either a white or a cream body and has no silhouettes. The second also made in 1953-4 is painted tuscan over a cream, gray of black plastic body and has no silhouettes. The third variation, shown in the photo, was produced in 1955-8 is painted tuscan over either a cream or black body and comes with silhouettes.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1953
The AFL Columbus Combine Car #960 without a Color Band was produced in 1953 and 1954 in four variations. The first variation, shown in the photo, was produced in 1953 which has a Chrome finish over either a black, white or cream body. The three remaining variations were all produced in 1954. The first of these variations has a satin silver painted finish over either a white or black body. The second 1954 model also has a satin silver painted finish over a chrome-finished black plastic body. The last of the 1954 has a satin silver painted finish over a chrome-finished white plastic body. The wording "BAGGAGE" above the windows has been painted over and the car was re-lettered "AMERICAN FLYER LINES".
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960B
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1954
The #960B AFL Columbus Combine Car was produced in 1954 and 1955 in only one variation. It has a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Blue Color Band.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960C
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:962
Year Introduced:1954
The AFL Columbus Combine Car #960C was produced in 1954 in three variations. The first variation has a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Chestnut Color Band. The second variation, shown in the photo, has a satin silver painted finish over a white body and a Chestnut Color Band. This variation is a factory error car as it has an incorrect nameplate that reads "962 HAMILTON 962" below the window instead of "960 Columbus 960". The last variation is painted satin silver over a chrome-finished white plastic body and a Chestnut Color Band.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960G
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1955
The #960G AFL Columbus Combine Car was produced in 1955 in only one variation. It has a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Green Color Band.
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model owned by Steve Terni
photo © Steve Terni
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960O
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1956
The 960O AFL Columbus Combine Car was produced in 1956 and 1957 with a satin silver painted finish over a black body and an Orange Color Band. The 960O has two variations. The first has a metal nameplate that was used in 1956. The second, produced in, 1957 has no metal nameplates as "960 COLUMBUS 960" is stamped directly on to the car body.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960R
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1954
The #960R AFL Columbus Combine Car was produced from 1954 through 1958 with a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Red Color Band. The 960R has two variations. The first has a metal nameplate that used from 1954 through 1956. The second was produced in 1957 and 1958 and has no metal nameplates as "960 COLUMBUS 960" is stamped directly on to the car body.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
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.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24750
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:FY&PRR
Road Number:50
Year Introduced:1960
The #(247)50 Combine was produced in 1960 and 1961 and has only one variation. The second photo is of the hand-built model by A. Carrano of the A.C. Gilbert factory model shop, for consideration of production (i.e. a pre-production model).
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24773
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24773
Year Introduced:1957
The AFL Columbus Combine, #24773, was produced in 1957 and 1958 and again in 1960 through 1962, in two variations. The first variation has "24773" illuminated in the last window. The second variation, as shown in the photo, has an illuminated "24843" in the last window in place of the "24773". It is apparent that the second variation is a factory error as the window insert used on this variation was the same used on the 1958 #24843 Northern Pacific Combine Car. Could it be this variation was produced in 1958, or was it produced in 1960-62 when Gilbert was attempting to use old inventory of parts?
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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