A.F. Product Gallery: 1958 Flat Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24519
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad
Road Number:24519
Year Introduced:1958
Depressed-center flat car. This is one of the heaviest cars made by Gilbert as it has a die-cast metal chassis.
Photo #2 is Bill Winans' highly-modified car with River Raisin Models trucks, and SouthWind Models transformer load.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24536
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Monon
Road Number:24536
Year Introduced:1958
Piggyback flat car.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24537
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:New York New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:24537
Year Introduced:1958
The #24537, with pipe load, was an uncataloged car that was produced in 1958 in only one variation.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24539
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:New York New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:24539
Year Introduced:1958
The #24539 was produced in 1958 and 1959 and again in 1963 and 1964, in six variations. The five variations produced in 1958 and 1959 are as follows. The first has a black painted chassis with silver plastic pipes. The second has a black plastic chassis with Type 10A sintered-iron side frames and silver plastic pipes. The third, shown in the photo, has a black plastic chassis, Type 10 sintered-iron side frames, and silver plastic pipes. The fourth has a plastic chassis and solid non-operating knuckle couplers. The fifth (1958 and 1959) #24539 has a black plastic chassis and silver cardboard pipes. The last variation produced in 1963 and 1964 has a black plastic chassis, Pike-Master trucks and couplers and orange cardboard pipes.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24547
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Erie Railroad
Road Number:24547
Year Introduced:1958
Floodlight flat car. It is a factory error car that should have never been produced. In 1958 the Floodlight Car was to have been the 24549 as shown in the catalogs and in many cases was sold as 24549.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24549
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Erie Railroad
Road Number:24549
Year Introduced:1958
The #24549 Erie Floodlight Car was produced from 1958 through 1966 and has eight variations. The first four of the eight were all produced in 1958-61 and all had knuckle couplers and utilized a die-cast lamp bracket. The first of these four variations has a red motor generator. The second variation, as shown in the main photo, has a yellow motor generator. The third and fourth variations of this group both have yellow generator and die-cast lamp brackets and Pike-Master Couplers. One of these two has the generator secured to the car chassis by means of two screws while the other is secured using a different method. The remaining four variations of the eight were produced from 1962 through 1966, and all have Pike-Master trucks and couplers and steel lamp brackets. Two of these four variations have a black floodlight housing, as shown in Photo #2. One has a 1/8" hole in the center of the chassis that appears to have been a chassis that was intended for another use. The other two have white light housings, except one has a gun-metal-gray steel lamp bracket while the second has the standard silver bracket.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24553
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Rocket Transport
Road Number:24553
Year Introduced:1958
The #24553 was produced from 1958 through 1960 in two variations. The first, as shown in the photo, has red, white, and blue three-piece rockets. The second variation produced in 1960 has red and white one-piece rockets.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25045
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:(undecorated)
Year Introduced:1958
The #25045 was produced from 1958 through 1960 in two variations. The first variation, shown in the main photo, has an unpainted black plastic body and a two-piece brake wheel. The second variation has a body that is painted black over a yellow painted black plastic body with a one-piece brake wheel. Photo #2 is the hand-built model (i.e. a prototype of #25045) by the A.C. Gilbert factory for consideration of production.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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