A.F. Product Gallery: S12

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21812
Category:S12
Road Name:Texas & Pacific
Road Number:812
Year Introduced:1959
The #(21)812 black and orange Baldwin switcher was produced in 1959 and 1960, in three variations. All three variations have a reversing unit and an operating headlight. The first two variations have a black plastic body. The first has a footplate extending from the steps that is thought to be an early 1959 model. The second variation, shown in the photo, was produced in both years and is like the first except it does not have the footplate extending from the step (see Photo #2). The third variation, and rarest of all of the Baldwin switchers, is painted black over a green plastic body and carries a "NRS" value rating by Greenberg.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21813
Category:S12
Road Name:Minneapolis & St. Louis (MStL)
Road Number:21813
Year Introduced:1958
The #21813 Baldwin switcher was produced in 1958 and again in 1960 as uncataloged items. The two variations include the 1958 model that has a footplate that extends from the bottom of the steps and an unpainted aluminum frame, shown in the photo (and Photo #2). The 1960 model is the second variation, which lacks the footplate on the bottom of the steps. In addition, the #21813 has a black painted aluminum frame. Finally, the #21813 has a manual reversing function as indicated by the silver metal lever that protrudes through the side just above the fuel tanks that can be seen in the photo.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21918
Category:S12
Road Name:Seaboard
Road Number:21918
Year Introduced:1958
The #21918/21918-1 was produced in 1958 and has one variation. It has been reported that a single #21918-1 exists that is painted black over a green body.
Photo
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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