Southern Pacific Flat Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:934SP
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Road Number:934
Year Introduced:1954
Floodlight Car was an uncataloged item. It has a die-cast metal, tuscan color chassis with white lettering. Unlike the 934 C&NW model, the number 934 was printed on the side of the car as well and in the indented area of the black floodlight case. Also, note the car has additional realistic information printed on the side of the car such as weight and capacity. It is not abnormal for Gilbert to have two floodlight cars with the same number and different road name in different years so these two examples are typical of some postwar American Flyer trains.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:971
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Road Number:971
Year Introduced:1956
This car actually had three different numbers during production, in 1956 and 1957 it was the 971, sometimes found in a box numbered 25015, then from 1958 through 1960 it was the 25016, and then was produced from 1961 through 1964 with Pikemaster plastic trucks and couplers and numbered 25058, which is the most rare version. At first produced with a wire brakewheel (missing on the car in the photo), that was soon replaced with the one-piece all plastic brakewheel. Typical of A.C. Gilbert, the two men earned names, "Moe" and "Joe." in their advertising. This is one of only two Southern Pacific cars that A.C. Gilbert made (the other being the #934 floodlight car).
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model owned by David Dewey
photo © David Dewey

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