A.F. Product Gallery: 1957 Passenger Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24773
Category:Passenger Cars
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24773
Year Introduced:1957
The AFL Columbus Combine, #24773, was produced in 1957 and 1958 and again in 1960 through 1962, in two variations. The first variation has "24773" illuminated in the last window. The second variation, as shown in the photo, has an illuminated "24843" in the last window in place of the "24773". It is apparent that the second variation is a factory error as the window insert used on this variation was the same used on the 1958 #24843 Northern Pacific Combine Car. Could it be this variation was produced in 1958, or was it produced in 1960-62 when Gilbert was attempting to use old inventory of parts?
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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