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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:629
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Missouri Pacific
Road Number:629
Year Introduced:1946
This model was produced from 1946 through 1953 and has 14 variations. Five variations all from 1946 have a plastic chassis. As seen in the photo, the car is warped because of the unstable plastic used at that time. Beginning in 1947, Gilbert went to a die cast frame in order to correct the warping issue, and so as such there are five variations of the #629 with die cast chassis that were produced from 1947 through 1953. Finally the #629 was produced with a sheet metal chassis from 1949 through 1953 with four variations.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:736
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Missouri Pacific
Road Number:736
Operating stock car. Companion car to the #771 Stock Yard.
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model owned by Steve Terni
photo © Steve Terni
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:929
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Missouri Pacific
Road Number:929
Year Introduced:1952
The #929 was produced from 1952 through 1957 in five variations. One of the rare models made in 1952, which is painted red, has early knuckle couplers that are riveted to the truck assembly, as shown in the foreground of the photo. Photo #2, on the left side of the photo, shows the typical crimped style knuckle coupler used on the #929 starting in 1953, while the car on the right shows the early riveted knuckle coupler used in 1952. Only three other 1952 cars and some of the K325 locomotives have the riveted knuckle couplers. The second variation, shown in the rear, is painted red with standard knuckle couplers and a two-piece brake wheel. The third variation has a tuscan-painted body with a two-piece brake wheel. The fourth is like the third except it has a one-piece brake wheel. The fifth variation, which is the rarest of all five variations, was produced in 1957. It is painted tuscan over a black shell however, unlike all of the other variations, it has open slats and came in a box marked "1956", "929" and "24072".
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:976
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Missouri Pacific
Road Number:976
Operating stock car.
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model owned by Steve Terni
photo © Steve Terni
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24076
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:24076
Year Introduced:1957
According to Greenberg the #24076 Union Pacific Stock Car was produced from 1957 through 1960. They indicate that there were four variations, but there were actually five. Three of the variation have knuckle couplers. The three variations with knuckle couplers are as follows. The first variation has red lettering, door guides that are fastened with rivets, and knuckle couplers. The second is like the first except that it has interior bulkheads that divide the car into thirds. The car in the main photo is actually a third variation not mentioned by Greenberg. It has red lettering, door guides that are pressed into the body, and sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The two remaining variation have Pike-Master trucks and couplers that most likely were produced in 1961 or later that came in the 1960-64 red & white box. The only difference in these two variations is that one has interior bulkheads that divide the car into thirds (see Photo #2), while the second does not have interior bulkheads. A #24076 UP Stock Car with Pike-Master trucks is more uncommon and to find one in an "All Aboard" package is a rare find. The reason for so few #24076 UP Stock Cars in an "All Aboard" box is that they were never produced much after 1961. Around 1965-66 Gilbert may have discovered they still had several #24076 in inventory and elected to package them in "All Aboard" packages to eliminate the inventory.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24077
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Northern Pacific
Road Number:24077
Year Introduced:1958
The Pig Palace stock car was produced from 1958 through 1962, and came in two variations. The first variation has sintered-iron side frame trucks with operating knuckle couplers. The second made starting in 1961 has Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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