Florence & Cripple Creek Box Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24055
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Florence & Cripple Creek
Road Number:24055
Year Introduced:1960
The "Gold Belt Line" was the nickname for the Florence & Cripple Creek railroad. The #(240)55 was produced in 1960 and 1961 which has six variations that is broken down into two major groupings. The first group, which has two variations, has an opening without a door as shown on the car on the left in the back row. The differences in these two variations have to do with the existence of the sticker above the number on the car. The second grouping, which has a non-moving door to the left of the opening, has four variations. The difference in these four variations has to do with the presence of a brake wheel, Pike-Master or sintered iron trucks with knuckle couplers, the placement of the stickers, and the presence of a one-piece brake wheel. In the photo are examples of two of the four variations in the second grouping. The car on the right has knuckle couplers while the car in the front has Pike-Master trucks and couplers. Photos #2 and #3 show a #24055 that Ted commissioned LBR Enterprises, LLC in 2014 to repaint and reletter. In addition, a brake wheel was added along with a weight to the metal chassis. The standard AF trucks and couplers were removed and were replaced with Ficus trucks and couplers.
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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