Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21161
Road Name:fantasy: American Flyer Lines
Road Number:21161
Model Introduced:1960
Finishpainted & lettered
The #21161 is an uncataloged item from 1960, which has three variations. Two of the variations have the "Reading Lines" logo with "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" on the tender. Both of these variations are common and as such tend to be very inexpensive to obtain. One of these two variations is painted black over a black body while the second, shown in Photo #2, has an unpainted black plastic body. The third variation is painted black and has a tender that carries the "Reading Lines" logo along with the "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" inscription. What makes this variation rare and pricey is that the boiler unit is stamped "PRESTONE CAR CARE EXPRESS". This version is shown in the main photo.
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler

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