Hooker Chemicals Tank Cars 1-dome

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24324
Category:Tank Cars (1-dome)
Road Name:Hooker Chemicals
Road Number:24324
Year Introduced:1959
This model was offered in 1959-60, in only one variation. It features a Type II plastic frame, Type 11 trucks with knuckle couplers. The tank body is unpainted orange plastic with a black painted center band. Gilbert used a paper sticker of the Hooker logo on the #24324. The #24324 as illustrated in the 1959-60 catalogs does not have the black center band.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24329
Category:Tank Cars (1-dome)
Road Name:Hooker Chemicals
Road Number:24329
Year Introduced:1961
Hooker Chemical Tank Car was first offered in 1961 and then for a second time as #(24329) in 1965-66. A common practice today is to put the catalog number in parenthesis, if the number does not appear on the car. However, Gilbert assigned #24329 to both releases of the car. The 1961 model has one variation however, within that variation the car can be found with two different shades of orange tanks. The 1965-66 #(24329) model has three variations all of which has no information printed on the tank body, which includes the car number. The first, shown in the photo, is orange, without a black band. However, it has a black platform and blackened unpainted handrails and ladders. The second has a light orange body and a black band. The last variation is a stripped down car made in 1965 only. It is orange and lacks a black band, a platform, handrails, ladders, a brake wheel, and diamond markers.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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