Trainset: American Flyer Lines

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:5300T
Category:Trainset
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Year Introduced:1953
The "Mine Train" was produced in 1953 and 1954, and consisted of a modified #740 handcar that carried the number of #740A because of the modification to the frame to allow for the hook so the tipple cars could be connected to the handcar. The #5300T, as sold in 1953, came with 12 sections of #702 Curved Track and a #1-1/2 45 watt Transformer. In 1954, the #1-1/2 45-watt Transformer was replaced with an upgraded 1-1/2 50-watt Transformer.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:20706
Category:Trainset
Road Name:American Flyer Lines
Year Introduced:1962
The #20706 Dealer Counter Top Selling Display Bubble Pack was not to be put into stock but rather put on the counter to draw attention to a new, low-cost Pike-Master train set. While this unit is marked $17.98, this display was not to be sold. It was designed to draw attention to the 1962 #20705 Pioneer Flyer set which was identical in contents. The set and the display contained the following items:
- #21165 4-4-0 Erie locomotive
- #24057 Mounds box car
- #24127 Texas & Pacific gondola
- #24636 American Flyer Lines Caboose
- #26310 eight sections of Pike-Master Curved Track
- #26300 one section of Pike-Master Straight Track
- #26302 one section of Pike-Master Straight Track with Uncoupler and Track Terminal
- #22006 25 Watt Transformer
- a section of black and white hook-up wire.

Note that the Greenberg book states that the set came with the 24052 United Fruit Growers Express car instead of the Mounds box car, but that is not correct.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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