American Flyer Lines M.O.W.

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:606
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:606
Year Introduced:1953
The #606 was produced in 1953 in two variations. The first variation has Type 1 trucks and a one-piece brake wheel. The second variation, shown in the photo, has Type 4A trucks and a two-piece brake wheel.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:607
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:607
Year Introduced:1953
Work & Boom Car was made in 1953 only this car has a metal chassis with link couplers. In 1954, it was replaced with the 907 with knuckle couplers that was made in 1954 only. In both cases, these cars were part of a low priced set that had two other metal chassis cars, being a flatcar with a steel beam load and a crane car. In both cases, the engine that was part of the set was the GP7 GM Demonstrator.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:740
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Year Introduced:1952
The #740 was produced from 1952 through 1954 and has three variations. The first variation, made in 1952 and shown in the photo, is considered to be an early version. It has "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" in black letters without stripes, a shield, and vent holes. The second also produced in 1952 has a shield and stripes and can be found with and without vent holes. The last variation has a shield no stripes and has vent holes. Ted also covered this handcar in the May 2011 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:742
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Year Introduced:1955
The #742 produced in 1955-56 has three variations. The first has a shield and stripes (right in photo). The second has a shield, however it does not have any stripes (left in photo). The third variation has a shield and stripes, but it also has a cutout for a draw bar like the one used on the Mine Train, as shown in photo #2. Ted also covered this handcar in the May 2011 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:907
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:907
Year Introduced:1954
It consists of a sheet metal body and has knuckle couplers. Two variations were produced.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24543
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24543
Year Introduced:1958
The Industrial Brownhoist Crane Car #24543 was produced in 1958 only. It has just one variation, which has a gray painted black plastic chassis with a black plastic cab and boom.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24546
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24546
Year Introduced:1958
Work & Boom Car was made from 1958-1964. The model has a plastic chassis. From 1958 to 1960 it had knuckle couplers (shown in the photo), but from 1961 to 1964 it had PikeMaster couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24561
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24561
Year Introduced:1959
The #24561 AFL Industrial Brownhoist Crane was produced from 1959 through 1961 in 5 variations. Two variations were produced in 1959 and 1960, which have knuckle couplers. In 1959 the chassis, cab, and boom were all black plastic. The chassis and the boom were both painted gray while the cab was painted black. The second knuckle coupler variation was probably produced in 1960. It has a gray plastic chassis and boom while the cab is black plastic. The third variation, produced in 1961, came with a gray plastic chassis and boom, a black painted cab with Pike-Master trucks and coupler. The remaining two are identical to the third. The differences in these last two variations have to do with the original packaging. One came in a standard red and while box stamped "24569". The second produced in 1965 and 1966 came in an "All Aboard" box, as shown in Photo #2 and #3. In Photo #4, note the factory error on the packaging as the box is stamped "24569" with a #24561 car inside.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24569
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24569
The #24569 Industrial Brownhoist Crane Car was produced from 1961 through 1966 and, according to Greenberg, has two variations, however Ted believes there are three. Greenberg states that both variations have an unpainted gray plastic flat car body with Pike-Master trucks and couplers. The two variations listed in Greenberg are one with an unpainted black crane cab while the second variation has a cab that is painted black over either a black or gray plastic cab shell. The version shown in the photo, however, has a flat car body that is painted gray over a black plastic body. The crane car cab is unpainted black plastic. Photo #2 is of a standard model produced in 1965 and 1966 which came packaged in a red & white "ALL Aboard" box. During the same period some #24561 Crane Cars were accidently packaged in "ALL Aboard" boxes numbered #24569 (for more information see the entry for #24561 on this web site).
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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