A.F. Product Gallery: 1954 Passenger Cars (combine)

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960B
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1954
The #960B AFL Columbus Combine Car was produced in 1954 and 1955 in only one variation. It has a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Blue Color Band.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960C
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:962
Year Introduced:1954
The AFL Columbus Combine Car #960C was produced in 1954 in three variations. The first variation has a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Chestnut Color Band. The second variation, shown in the photo, has a satin silver painted finish over a white body and a Chestnut Color Band. This variation is a factory error car as it has an incorrect nameplate that reads "962 HAMILTON 962" below the window instead of "960 Columbus 960". The last variation is painted satin silver over a chrome-finished white plastic body and a Chestnut Color Band.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960R
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1954
The #960R AFL Columbus Combine Car was produced from 1954 through 1958 with a satin silver painted finish over a black body and a Red Color Band. The 960R has two variations. The first has a metal nameplate that used from 1954 through 1956. The second was produced in 1957 and 1958 and has no metal nameplates as "960 COLUMBUS 960" is stamped directly on to the car body.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:960S
Category:Passenger Cars (combine)
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:960
Year Introduced:1954
The 960S was produced in 1954 only and has three variations. The first variation, as shown in the photo, is painted silver over either a white or a black plastic shell (in this case it is a black shell). The second variation is painted silver over a chrome shell most likely old stock from the 1953 line. The third variation, which is the rarest of all three, is painted silver over a black shell. This particular car is a factory modification of the 1952 #500 Baggage Car. First, the word "BAGGAGE" was painted over and that area of the car was re-lettered as "AMERICAN FLYER LINES". Next the #500 nameplate was turned over and the backside of the nameplate was marked "960 COLUMBUS 960". Finally, the link couplers were converted to knuckle couplers, all of which makes this car unique.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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