Christmas Cars (2 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 these pictures are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.

Because there are so many, I have split them up over two web pages:
                         #48309 through #48346 are on
page 1
                         #48353 and above are on this page
#48353 2003 Holiday boxcar.
#48355 2004 Christmas boxcar.
#48623 Naughty & Nice hoppers made in 2004.  Detail of each in the pictures below.
Do you get it?  The naughty kids get a lump of coal, and the nice kids get ...
#48359 Happy Holidays boxcar from 2005.
#49025 Happy Holidays dump car made in 2005.
#48059 Christmas Docksider made in 2006.  There are additional pictures on the Docksiders page.
#48363 Christmas boxcar made in 2006.
#49028 Candy Cane dump car made in 2006.
#48739 Christmas caboose made in 2006.
#48368 Christmas boxcar made in 2007.
The picture in the Lionel catalog showed it with the Lionel name, but the actual car says American Flyer,
#48553 Christmas Gondola with Candy Canes made in 2007.
#48374 Holiday Boxcar made in 2008.
#48375 Stock Car with Reindeer made in 2008.
It comes with four reindeer that fit into beds in the molded plastic floor of the car,
but you have to remove the body of the car to fit them in.
#48424 Candy Cane Tank Car made in 2008.
#49046 Animated Santa Caboose made in 2008.

And as the years pass, others will undoubtedly be added.
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!

S-Helper Services also has a series of Christmas Cars that I will be adding to this page later.

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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.
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