A.F. Product Gallery: 1956 PA-1

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:4856
Category:PA-1
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:484, 485, 486
Year Introduced:1956
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This is an A-B-A set of PA-1 locomotives. For two years A.C. Gilbert made this version of the PA in the Santa Fe "Freight" paint scheme. The locomotive features twin motors in the 484, Diesel Roar and Air Chime whistle in the 485 B-unit, and a headlight in the 486 non-powered A-unit. All three units have knuckle couplers front and rear. Variations: metal steps held on by two rivets or one eyelet. This same locomotive set came in late 1957 and 1958 as a five-digit numbered engine: ID #21910, road numbers: 21910 (A-unit with twin motors), 21910-1 (B-unit with horn and roar), and 21910-2 (non-powered A-unit). A separate B-unit was made. #21720 with horn and roar, very uncommon and sometimes found in a box marked 21910-1. In 1960 apparently some left-over 484 and 486 A-A locomotives (no B unit) were sold as ID #21929 (uncataloged engine).
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model owned by David Dewey
photo © David Dewey
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:4945
Category:PA-1
Road Name:New York New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:495
Year Introduced:1956
The 495 came as the 4945, a set of two A-units with numbers 494 and 495. 494 has dual motors. 495 has diesel roar and horn sound in it. In 1957 a single PA with a single motor was cataloged as 497 and as 21561 (uncataloged). Late in production it also came with the molded on steps. The model shown in the photo is of a 495 with a single motor, and it was likely made up from left-over shells at the factory, or had a replacement shell put on it by a repair station.
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model owned by Ron Kemp
photo © Ron Kemp

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