A.F. Product Gallery: 1955 Cabooses

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:977
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:977
Year Introduced:1955
The #977 action cabooses were produced from 1955 through 1957 in 8 variations. The 1955 variation, shown on the left in the photo, has a metal man and accounts for four of the variations. These variations are as a result of the man having or not having facial features, the patent number (2,861,391) being printed or not printed on the bottom of the frame and the caboose having either Type 6 or 7 trucks. The #977 action cabooses produced in 1956 and 1957, shown on the right in the photo, all have a rubber man that accounts for four variations. The differences in the four variations are result of having either a Type I or Type II body, or Type 8, 8A, or 9 trucks.
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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