Flatcars (6 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
page 5
                       #48532 and above are on this page

Unless otherwise specified, 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.

#48532 Southern Pacific flatcar with trailers made in 2003.
#48533 Pacific Fruit with trailers made in 2004.
#48534 New York Central flatcar with wire reel made in 2004.
(Photo courtesy of
itasca-flyer.)
#48535 Great Northern bulkhead flatcar made in 2004.
#48537 Nestle Nesquik flatcar with two Milk Containers made in 2004.
(Photo courtesy of
Ned Visich.)
#48538 Hoods flatcar with two Milk Containers made in 2004.
#48539 Railway Express Agency trailer flatcar made in 2005.
#48540 B&O flatcar with girder load made in 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#48542 United Parcel Servce trailer flatcar made in 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#48543 Supplee Flatcar with Milk Containers made in 2006.
(Picture courtesy of
Americas Best Train Shoppe.)
#48544 Western Maryland Flatcar with Girder made in 2006.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#48546 Alaska wire reel flatcar made in 2006.
#48548 Pennsylvania Flatcar with Piggyback Trailers made in 2007.
#48550 Great Northern Depressed Center Service Car made in 2007.
#48553 Pacific Fruit Express trailer flatcar made in 2004.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#48555 Reading Flatcar with Wheel Load made in 2008.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49011 Union Pacific Mo & Joe lumber flatcar made in 2003.
(Photo courtesy of
Christopher Potter.)
#49015 Westside Lumber  Mo & Joe lumber flatcar made in 2004 to 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49027 Log Dump Car made in 2006.
(Photo courtesy of
Christopher Potter.)
#49028 Candy Cane unloading car made in 2006 is on the Christmas Cars page.
#49039 Santa Fe Log Dump Car made in 2007.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49045 Auto Unloading Car remake of the Gilbert 915 made in 2008.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49818 Monon trailer flatcar and unloader set made in 2004-2005.
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Joel's Toys 'n' Trains.)
And here, hot off the presses is the 2007 TCA Convention car  to be made by Lionel:
DEPRESSED CENTER FLATCAR WITH YULE MARBLE LOAD
(Photo courtesy of the
Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association.)

This "S" gauge American Flyer flatcar will feature the "Colo. Yule Marble Co." roadname.
Yule marble is Colorado's official State Rock and has been used in more than 30 buildings in Colorado and more than 100 buildings across the country. Two of the most notable uses were for the Tomb of the Unknowns and the LINCOLN MEMORIAL. This die-cast metal depressed center flatcar will have a tuscan paint scheme with white lettering and die-cast metal six wheel trucks
The load is a block of Yule Marble from the quarry in Marble, Colorado.

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.
My first S-Helper flatcar, the #00306 Pennsylvania Railroad flatcar with trailer
made in 1998 and from 2002 to 2005.
S-Helper #00335 Soo Line bulkhead flatcar made in 1998 and from 2002 to 2006.
Interestingly, Greenberg's lists this as #336 and an Illinois Central bulkhead flatcar as #335.


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