A.F. Product Gallery: 1957 Cabooses

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:935
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:935
Year Introduced:1957
This model was introduced in 1957 in only one variation. In the 1957 catalog on page 18, the #935 is listed as #24619 however, #935 was shown on the side of the car. Secondly, the catalog illustration also shows the lettering and grab irons on the car in white, while in fact #935 has yellow lettering and grab irons. The #935 was the first post-war caboose not to have either white or silver lettering.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:979
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:979
Year Introduced:1957
This model is an operating caboose, in that the brakeman pops out. The model was produced in 1957 in only one variation. Like the #935, the catalog illustration shows the car with white lettering when in fact the lettering and grab irons are yellow. The rubber brakeman on the rear of the caboose is the same one used on late #977 and #25031 center cupola operating cabooses.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24603
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24603
Year Introduced:1957
The #24603 was illustrated in both the 1957 and 1958 catalogs. The #24603 was only produced in 1958 as very few cars were actually produced with a 5-digit number on the car in 1957. The #24603 has two variations as shown in the photos. One has solid non-operating knuckle couplers while the second has standard operating knuckle couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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