A.F. Product Gallery: 4-4-0

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:307
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:307
Year Introduced:1954
The #307 was produced from 1954 through 1957 in four variations. The first variation produced and date-stamped "Feb 1954", has a four-position reverse unit, and four fabric covered wires from the plug into the locomotive. The second variation has a four-position reverse and four direct wires to the locomotive (shown in the photo; note that this model has lost the wheels that are part of the coupler and yoke assembly between the locomotive and tender). The third variation has a two-position reverse on the back of the locomotive. The fourth variation has a two-position reverse on the back of the locomotive, a black plastic drive two-wire plug to the tender and Pull-More traction drive wheels on front drivers complete with smoke and choo-choo that none of the other three variation have. In 1957, the #307 became the #21100, which came with and without smoke and choo-choo as an uncataloged item. Ted wonders, "Could it be that the fourth variation is actually #21100 with a #307 shell that was incorrectly assembled at the factory in late 1957?"
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21088
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:Franklin (FY&P)
Road Number:88
Year Introduced:1959
This is a very rare (210)88 "One Of The First 50" locomotive that was used in 1959 by Gilbert as part of their 50 Anniversary celebration. This locomotive was part of 50 Special sets that were given to their largest customers that were package in a special set box. The cars in this set are also different than most production cars as they are painted and there is a difference in the lettering on the cars. The second photo shows the close-up of the bunker area of the tender showing the gold lettering inside the tender.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21089
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:FY&PRR
Road Number:89
Year Introduced:1960
"FY&PRR" stands for "Fifty Years of Progress in Railroading". The #(210)89 Old-time Washington 4-4-0 locomotive was produced in 1960 and 1961 in only one variation.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21166
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:21166
Year Introduced:1963
The #21166 was produced from 1963 through 1965 in two variations, which are both shown in the photo. The first variation, which is the most common, has all white lettering on the tender. The second variation which is vary scarce, and typically costs ten times more than the first, has the Burlington Route logo printed in reverse whereas the Burlington lettering is black on a white background.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:28188
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:Franklin (FY&P)
Road Number:88
Year Introduced:1959
Factory Presentation Model. This unit was created in 1959 to be a 50th Anniversary special gift item for some customers/suppliers. The (210)88 locomotive was the focal point of the 50th Anniversary celebration and was used on many promotions in 1959. According to Maury Romer 225 of these Presentation Models were made. 25 utilized locomotives that were complete with motor and smoke assemblies. The remaining 200, like the one in the photo, lacked the motor and smoke assembly.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:L2001
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:Casey Jones
Road Number:L2001
Year Introduced:1963
1961-62 Gilbert once again broke from their standard where all items carried a 5-digit catalog number. They produced three engines and three cars, many of which were uncataloged. The Game Train locomotive was cataloged 1963 only. It has one unpainted black plastic variation that is poorly made.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:L2002
Category:4-4-0
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:L2002
Year Introduced:1963
1961-62 Gilbert once again broke from their standard where all items carried a 5-digit catalog number. They produced three engines and three cars, many of which were uncataloged. The Burlington Route 4-4-0 locomotive was a 1963 uncataloged locomotive sold in 1963 only. It has one unpainted black plastic variation that is poorly made.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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