Christmas Cars (1 of 2)
Every year since 1990, Lionel has issued a Christmas or Holiday car under the American Flyer name. I started collecting them in the fall of 2005 and completed my collection in the summer of 2008.  Therefore, all pictures on these pages are from the collectio of The Upstairs Train.  All I need to do now is buy the new ones that come out each Fall!

Because there are so many, I have split them up over two web pages:
                         #48309 through #48346 are on this page
                         #48353 and above are on
page 2.
Unlike other pages of the Gallery, this one is organized by year rather than catalog number.  It seems to make more sense for these cars.  Click here to see a complete list of these cars by the year they were made..  The list includes a description, year, and other details, plus a link to the Gallery page that contains it.  Other lists provided are as follows:

Catalog number list: A list of Christmas Cars by catalog number.

Car number list: Sometmes the number on the car is not the number of the car.  If you have a car, but aren't sure about its catalog number, look it up in this list.
#48309 Happy Holidays boxcar from 1990.  Hard to find, these fetch at least $125 on ebay auctions.
#48311 Seasons Greetings boxcar from 1991.
#48314 Christmas boxcar from 1992.
#48319 Joy to the World Christmas boxcar from 1993.
#48321 1994 Christmas boxcar.
#48016 Merry Christmas GP-20 engine from 1995.
Detailed pictures of the front and back are on the
Geeps page.
Hard to find, these fetch at least $225 on ebay auctions.
#48323 Happy Holidays boxcar from 1995.
#48712 Happy New Year caboose from 1995.
#48325 1996 Christmas Boxcar
#48327 Happy Holidays boxcar from 1997.
#48335 Holidays gondola with Christmas Trees from 1998.
#48341 Happy Holidays boxcar from 1999.  Hard to find, these fetch at least $200 on ebay auctions.
#48340 Holiday Wishes boxcar from 2000.
#48342 Seasons Greetings boxcar from 2001.
#48346 2002 Christmas boxcar.

Show me the rest of the Christmas cars.
Put some of them together, and you have a wonderful train to go around your Christmas tree!
Until I get one of the Christmas engines, my Franklin with its green and yellow motif does nicely.

I wish you all the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of Hannukahs, and the most Blessed Yule ever!
May you know the love, joy, and peace that my wife and I have found in Jesus.

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If you or your friends have some American Flyer trains and would like them to go to a nice home where they'll be loved and cared for, this is the place!  Email me:  See my
Wish List for the items I need most.  Thank you very much.

On the other side of the coin, I post pictures from time to time on my
For Sale page of surplus items I have for sale.
This gallery will continue to grow and become more comprehensive as I collect more cars and as visitors like you send me pictures of the cars I don't yet have.  If you have a car that you would like to share with the world, email me a picture:  Click here for a list of the pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

The books I am using for reference are listed in the
Bibliography page.  All the writing and all the pictures on this website are, however, my own, except where cited.  No copyrighted materials have been included and all pictures provided by others are used by permission.
Now show me:                                                                                                                                    
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