A.F. Product Gallery: 1961 Gondolas

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24126
Category:Gondolas
Road Name:St. Louis-San Francisco (SLSF)
Road Number:24126
Year Introduced:1961
The #24126 gondola was produced in 1961 that has two variations. The more common variation, shown in the background of the main photo, has a Tuscan plastic body. The much more rare variation is painted Tuscan over a Tuscan plastic shell, shown in the foreground, that is a bit lighter in color. The #24126 gondola, when sold as part of a set, came in a set box that contained a cutout in the insert to hold the car in place. The #24126 that was sold separately typically came in a red & white Pike-Master style box. The plastic variation, for what ever reason, came in a plain tan box with the number stamped on one end (see Photo #3).
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Photo #2
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24127
Category:Gondolas
Road Name:Monon
Road Number:24127
Year Introduced:1961
The #24127 gondola was produced from 1961 through 1965 and has two variations. The first variation which is not very common has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. This variation may have been an early 1961 model as Gilbert may have been attempting to use old stock of sintered-iron trucks and couplers since 1961 was the first year of the new Pike-Master line. The second variation, shown in the photo, is the most common that has as Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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