Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) F9

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21206
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:21206
Year Introduced:1961
#21206 is powered, while #21206-1 is non-powered. This model was first believed to have been produced in 1962 only, however, since 1994, it has been discovered that the Santa Fe F9s were produced in 1961 as well. Two of the variations do not have front couplers; one has the reverse unit on the rear of the front truck while the second has the reverse on the rear power truck. The unit featured in photo is an example of the second of these. The third variation that has a value assigned by Greenberg as "NRS" has an open pilot with an operating front coupler on the #21206. The reverse on this unit is located on the rear power truck and it does not have an air intake in the roof. The three variations of uncataloged 21206/20206-1 F9 were part of only two uncataloged sets. The two sets the Santa Fe F9s were part of the 1961 General Merchandise Special set #20201, and the famous #20212 Whites Auto Store Special Set.
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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