A.F. Product Gallery: 1946 Gondolas

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:631
Road Name:Texas & Pacific
Road Number:631
Year Introduced:1946
The #631 gondola was produced from 1946 through 1953 and has six unpainted green variations and three green or red painted variations. There are two 1946 variations with thin shank link couplers both are dark green one has silver letter while the other has white lettering. The one 1947 variation has thick shank link couplers with a dark green body. The two 1948 variations have link couplers with brass weighted link couplers. One of the 1948 variations is dark green and the other is a very rare gray model (see Photo #3). The last of the unpainted variations was produced from 1949 through 1952 that has a dark green body and link couplers with black link coupler weights. Two of the painted variations were produced from 1949 through 1952 that are painted dark green. One is painted dark green over a green body while the second is painted dark green over a red body. The last painted variation produced in 1952, shown in the main photo, is painted red over a cream plastic body.
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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