Missouri Kansas Texas Box Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:937
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas
Road Number:937
Year Introduced:1953
The #937 was produced from 1953 through 1958 in four variations. The first variation, shown in the photo, was produced in 1953 and 1954. It is painted yellow over a clear shell and has either a one-piece or two-piece brake wheel. Variations two and three were produced in 1955 and 1956, and both have painted yellow sides, tuscan painted ends, and roof with Type I sheet metal frames. Type I sheet metal frames have a hole in each corner used by rivets to secure the frame to the body. One of these two variations has a Type 8 truck on one end and a Type 8A truck on the other end. The other yellow and tuscan variation has type 9 trucks. The fourth variation produced in 1957 and 1958 has painted yellow sides and tuscan painted ends and roof. These models have a Type II sheet metal frame. The Type II sheet metal frame uses a screw in one end lower part of the body to secure the body to the frame at one end. On the other end of the car, the tab on the frame fits into a slot.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24016
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas
Road Number:24016
Year Introduced:1958
"The Katy" box car was produced in 1958 only and has just one variation. This is a very rare car, because it was produced in 1958 only, offered in only two higher-priced sets, and as a separate sale item in a year in which Gilbert dropped the production of many items early in the year due to the poor economic conditions.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24030
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas
Road Number:24030
Year Introduced:1960
"The Katy" box car is an uncataloged car that was produced in 1960 only and has two variations, as shown in the photo. The common variation, shown in the front, has a yellow plastic body, while the much rarer variation in the background has a yellow painted body and was available only as part of the 1960 #20182 "Prestone Special" set.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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