A.F. Product Gallery: 1960 Box Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24030
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas
Road Number:24030
Year Introduced:1960
"The Katy" box car is an uncataloged car that was produced in 1960 only and has two variations, as shown in the photo. The common variation, shown in the front, has a yellow plastic body, while the much rarer variation in the background has a yellow painted body and was available only as part of the 1960 #20182 "Prestone Special" set.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24055
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Florence & Cripple Creek
Road Number:24055
Year Introduced:1960
The "Gold Belt Line" was the nickname for the Florence & Cripple Creek railroad. The #(240)55 was produced in 1960 and 1961 which has six variations that is broken down into two major groupings. The first group, which has two variations, has an opening without a door as shown on the car on the left in the back row. The differences in these two variations have to do with the existence of the sticker above the number on the car. The second grouping, which has a non-moving door to the left of the opening, has four variations. The difference in these four variations has to do with the presence of a brake wheel, Pike-Master or sintered iron trucks with knuckle couplers, the placement of the stickers, and the presence of a one-piece brake wheel. In the photo are examples of two of the four variations in the second grouping. The car on the right has knuckle couplers while the car in the front has Pike-Master trucks and couplers. Photos #2 and #3 show a #24055 that Ted commissioned LBR Enterprises, LLC in 2014 to repaint and reletter. In addition, a brake wheel was added along with a weight to the metal chassis. The standard AF trucks and couplers were removed and were replaced with Ficus trucks and couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24065
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:New York Central
Road Number:24065
Year Introduced:1960
The #24065 was produced from 1960 through 1964 in four variations. The first variation produced in 1960 has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The second variation produced starting in 1961 for the remaining years has a light green plastic body and Pike-Master trucks. The third variation is painted light green over and orange body. It also has a Type II frame that was modified for a Hayjector assembly that was not installed and has Pike-Master trucks. The fourth variation, shown in the photo, is like the second except the NYC sticker is purple, whereas the normal sticker is black and white. Some believe the normal black area of the sticker turned purple because of sun exposure.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24067
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Keystone
Year Introduced:1960
This is an uncataloged Keystone box car. It is unclear how many were made as it was not sold in any sets either cataloged or uncataloged and it was not sold as a separate item. Some believe it was made as a promotional item for the Keystone Camera Company and given away by them.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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