A.F. Product Gallery: 1963 Box Cars

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24058
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Post
Road Number:24058
Year Introduced:1963
The #24058, offered in 1963 and 1964, has three variations. One variation has the text "Post Breakfast Cereal" (see Photo #2), while a second variation has the text "Post Breakfast Cereals" (see Photo #3). Both variations were produced with an ivory- and while-colored body. The third variation has a cream body with a "marble" finish with lettering that also reads "Post Breakfast Cereal". Photo #4 shows a #24058 that Ted commissioned LBR Enterprises, LLC in 2014 to repaint and reletter. In addition, a weight was added 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:24060
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Minneapolis & St. Louis (MStL)
Road Number:24060
Year Introduced:1963
The #24060 was produced in 1963 and 1964 and has two variations. The first, shown in the photo, has a painted logo whereas the second has a sticker logo.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24422
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Great Northern
Road Number:24422
Year Introduced:1963
These models were produced in 1963 through 1965 and uncataloged in 1966. The reefer/box car has one variation of the box car, two variations of the unpainted reefer, and three variations of the painted reefer. According to Gilbert's numbering system the box car version should never have been produced with the #24422 number printed on the car. The #244xx series cars were reserved for reefers while the #240xx series was reserved for box cars. Because Gilbert sales and profits were in decline, it is fair to say Gilbert abandoned their own numbering system at least for this series of GN cars. In the photo are four variations of the six that are documented by Greenberg. In the front (left-to-right) is an unpainted reefer with fixed doors, and an unpainted #24422 box car. In the rear row is a painted reefer with fixed doors, and a painted reefer with operating doors. Note the color of the top-right unit is much different from the other three.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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