Flatcars (5 of 6)
The TM Guide lists three and a half pages of Gilbert flatcars, 56 in all and many had variations.  Between 1981 and 2006, Lionel made 35 more flatcars under their American Flyer name.  Because there are so many, I have split them up over six web pages:

Gilbert flatcars #605 through #714 are on
page 1
                       #715 through #948 are on
page 2
                       #956 through #24564 are on
page 3
                       #24565 through #25515 are on
page 4
Lionel flatcars   #9000 through #48531 are on this page
                       #48532 and above are on
page 6

The large pictures on this page are of cars in the collection of The Upstairs Train.

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of the cars not shown here (or a better picture of one that is shown!), email them to me: theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  
Click here for a list of the  pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

#9000 B&O flatcar with TOFCEE trailers made in 1981 & 1983.
#9002 B&M flatcar with log load made in 1983.
#9004 Southern flatcar with trailers made in 1984.
#9005 New York Central flatcar with trailers made in 1986.
#48226 Toy Train Museum flatcar with wheel load made in 2002.
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Rick Dunn.)
#48246 TTOS Southern Pacific flatcar with trailer load made in 2006.
#48272 TTOS US Forest Service flatcar with Beechcraft airplane made in 2008.
#48479 NASG Nickel Plate flatcar with Ertl trailer load made in 1992.
#48491 TCA Burlingtom Northern flatcar with BN trailer load made in 1995.
#48493 Southern Pacific TTUX Set of two flatcars with trailers made in 1995 (NASG).
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Rick Dunn.)
#48501 Southern Pacific flatcar with trailers made in 1987.
#48502 Wabash flatcar with trailers made in 1988.
#48505 Illinois Central Gulf bulkhead flatcar made in 1990.
#48507 and 48508 U.S. Army flatcar set with camouflage tanks made in 1995.
(Photos above and below courtesy of Neil Bishop.)
#48509 AF Equipment Co. flatcar with two red tractors made in 1995.
#48511 Triple Crown Intermodal TTUX Set of two flatcars with trailers made in 1996.
#48513 CSX flatcar with generator made in 1996.
#48514 Gilbert Intermodal TTUX Set of two flatcars with trailers made in 1997.
#48515 New Haven flatcar with girder load made in 1997.
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Rick Dunn.)
#48524 Wabash flatcar with two Bordens Milk Containers made in 2001.
#48527 Santa Fe flatcar with jet rocket containers made in 2002.
#48528 Conrail flatcar with Cat loader made in 2002.
#48529 New York Central flatcar with wheel load made in 2002.
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Joel's Toys 'n' Trains.)
#48531 Chessie flatcar with wire reel made in 2003.

Show me the rest of the flatcars.

Over the years, Gilbert made four different kinds of couplers, three of which are common and familiar to most American Flyer owners: link, knuckle, and Pike Master.  The fourth, the so-called "solid knuckle coupler," was short-lived and not used on very many cars.  Lionel later came up with its own version of knuckle coupler.  American Flyer has therefore gone through five
generations of couplers.  Because there seem to be a lot of people confused by this, I created a page to show the differences.  Click the picture below for more detail.


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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:   theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  Click here for a list of the pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

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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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