A.F. Product Gallery: 1960 Flat Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24540
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:New York New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:24540
Year Introduced:1960
Cardboard pipes. The car was uncataloged, and it came in only two uncataloged sets, which are the #20018 Purity Food Store set and the # 20203 Army-Air Force Special set. Because there were so few of these two sets produced, this car tends to be somewhat rare.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24574
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:U.S. Air Force
Road Number:24574
Year Introduced:1960
The #24574, with Rocket Fuel Containers, was produced in 1960 and 1961 in two variations. The first variation produced in 1960, as shown in the photo, has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The second variation produced in 1961 has Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25046
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:Rocket Launcher
Road Number:25046
Year Introduced:1960
The #25046 was produced in 1960 in two variations. The first variation, as shown in the photo, has a black plastic chassis and a blue or aqua launcher. The second variation has a black painted chassis with a blue launcher.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25515
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:(undecorated)
Year Introduced:1960
This is the pre-production model of the 25515 Rocket Sled Transport flat car. It has a gray painted body without any markings and the Rocket Sled has a yellow painted body. It also has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The common version has a black plastic body with markings in white that read "U.S.A.F. 25515" that was made in 1960-61 with sintered-iron truck and knuckle couplers and in 1962-64 with PikeMaster trucks and couplers. Both are shown together in the second photo.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:(245)65
Category:Flat Cars
Road Name:FY&PRR
Road Number:65
Year Introduced:1960
The #(245)65 was produced in 1960 and 1961 in two variations, which are both shown in the photo. The first variation produced in 1960 has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The second variation produced in 1961 has Pike-Master trucks and couplers. The 1960 variation in the photo is shown with an original cannon that has hollow shank and a lever on top of the cannon. The cannon in the foreground also has a hollow shank but does not have lever, which was sold by K-Line and made in China. The cannon on the 1961 Pike-Master flatcar is the most common reproduction version often seen with this flatcar however it does not has solid shank and no lever that was made in Japan.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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