A.F. Product Gallery: 1959 Cabooses

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24627
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24627
Year Introduced:1959
The bobtail #24627 was produced in 1959 and 1960 in two variations. The first variation, shown in the photo, has a red unpainted plastic body. The second variation is painted red over a red plastic body.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24631
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24631
Year Introduced:1959
The #24631 was produced twice. The first time was from 1959 through 1961 in three variations. The second time from 1963 through 1965 in four variations. In the front row of the main photo are examples of two of the three 1959-61 cabooses with knuckle couplers. On the left is the first variation, which has flat yellow finish, red-orange stripe, and grabs irons. The second variation on the right is similar to the first except it is a bobtail style caboose meaning it has just one coupler (see Photo #2 for the underside view which shows this clearly). The third variation of the 1959-61 group has a shiny yellow finish with red-orange stripe and grabs irons instead of the red-orange as on the two previous cabooses. In the back row of the main photo are two examples of the four variations of the 1963-65 Pike-Master #24631 cabooses. On the left is the first variation, which has red-orange strip and grab irons. The second variation, shown in the back row on the right, while it has grab irons they are not painted and the caboose also lacks the red-orange stripe. The third and fourth variation both have maroon painted grab irons and stripes. The third variation has both of the top steps on one end filled in (The step being filled in is a result of an older mold). The fourth variation does not have the steps filled in.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24632
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24632
Year Introduced:1959
The #24632 was produced in 1959 and has only one reported variation. The 24632 was produced as a bobtail style of caboose.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24633
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:24633
Year Introduced:1959
This model was produced from 1959 through 1962, in three variations. The common 1959-60 variation is lighted with knuckle couplers and has "Radio Equipped" posted on the side. The second #24633 with knuckle couplers has no lettering or numbers printed on the car, which was the result of a factory error. The last variation, shown in the photo, was produced in 1961-62 has the Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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