A.F. Product Gallery: 1954 4-6-2

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:283
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Road Number:283
Year Introduced:1954
The plain or non-streamlined version. It represents the 280-series of models. The model was produced from 1954 through 1957. It is both labeled for the C&NW and the American Flyer Lines. It has a plastic boiler and tender. This unit came equipped with light, smoke, and choo-choo sound unit. There are two documented variations.The #28x-series of locomotives can be identified by the bell in front of the smokestack, and large riveted plate on top of boiler (which continued until the end of the #21085 run). The tender body is held on to the floor with tabs. According to Doug Peck, "if you look at the rear corner, you will see a tab that's bent inward a little bit; you need to carefully pry that tab upward so that the entire floor can then be slid up and out".
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:354
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Silver Bullet
Road Number:354
Year Introduced:1954
The satin silver #354 was produced in 1954in only one variation. Unlike the #350 and #353, the locomotive body is made out of plastic while the tender is sheet metal. The #354 is equipped with knuckle couplers, an operating head light, smoke, and choo-choo.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:356
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Silver Bullet
Road Number:356
Year Introduced:1954
The #356 was produced in 1954 in 3 variations. The chrome of satin finish #356 is very similar to the #354 in that it has a plastic locomotive body and the tender is sheet metal. The #356 is also is equipped with an operating head light, smoke, and choo-choo. The three variations are as follows. The first has a chrome finish sheet-metal trucks and link couplers, as shown in the photo. The second has a chrome finish, Pull-Mor traction tire on the rear drivers, sintered-iron trucks, and knuckle couplers. The third, which is very rare, has a satin silver finish and link couplers.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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