Union Pacific (UP) Stock Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24076
Category:Stock Cars
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:24076
Year Introduced:1957
According to Greenberg the #24076 Union Pacific Stock Car was produced from 1957 through 1960. They indicate that there were four variations, but there were actually five. Three of the variation have knuckle couplers. The three variations with knuckle couplers are as follows. The first variation has red lettering, door guides that are fastened with rivets, and knuckle couplers. The second is like the first except that it has interior bulkheads that divide the car into thirds. The car in the main photo is actually a third variation not mentioned by Greenberg. It has red lettering, door guides that are pressed into the body, and sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The two remaining variation have Pike-Master trucks and couplers that most likely were produced in 1961 or later that came in the 1960-64 red & white box. The only difference in these two variations is that one has interior bulkheads that divide the car into thirds (see Photo #2), while the second does not have interior bulkheads. A #24076 UP Stock Car with Pike-Master trucks is more uncommon and to find one in an "All Aboard" package is a rare find. The reason for so few #24076 UP Stock Cars in an "All Aboard" box is that they were never produced much after 1961. Around 1965-66 Gilbert may have discovered they still had several #24076 in inventory and elected to package them in "All Aboard" packages to eliminate the inventory.
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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