American Flyer Lines Flat Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:717
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:717
Year Introduced:1946
The Log Unloading flat car was produced from 1946 through 1952 in four variations. The first variation produced in 1946, as shown in the photo, has thin link couplers and an inside track pick-up. The second variation produced in 1947 has thick link couplers with an inside pick-up. The third variation produced in 1948 has link couplers with brass weights and an outside pick-up unit. The fourth variation also with and outside pick-up has a blacked steel weight on the link coupler. "American Flyer Lines" is imprinted on the top surface of the black part of the car. This marking is on one end of the top surface while the number "717" is also on the top surface on the opposite end of the black part of the car. Both markings are imprinted with silver lettering as they were in 1946.
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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