Illinois Central (IC) Refrigerator Car, Ice

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24403
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:24403
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was produced in 1958 and 1959 and has two variations. The common variation has an orange plastic shell, as shown in the front of the photo. The rare variation, produced in 1958, is painted orange, but a shade darker. Because of the rarity of the painted variation, it commands a very high price in today's collector market. The reason for the rarity of the painted model is that it was offered as part of the uncataloged #20151 Simmons Special train set. According to various sources, there were less than 500 of these sets produced. Each set contained two #24403 IC Reefers therefore there are less that 1,000 known to exist.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:623
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:623
Model Introduced:1953
Finishpainted & lettered
There was only one variation of #623, offered in 1953. Some reports indicate that there was a 1952 version, but Ted has found no such evidence. Trivia: the Illinois Central is the only car that was produced with all four American Flyer number series: 600, 800, 900, and the five-digit number series.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:923
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:923
Model Introduced:1954
Finishpainted & lettered
Produced in 1954 and 1955 and has three variations. Two variations are painted. The most common, as shown in the photo, is marked "NEW 2-37" while the less common painted variation lacks the "NEW 2-37" marking. The third variation is unpainted orange plastic.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler

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