Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:310
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:310
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
The model was produced in 1946 and 1947, and possibly 1948. It has a diecast boiler and tender. The only operating feature was its functional headlight. There are three variations of #310. The 1946 model, shown in the photo, has "Pennsylvania" printed on the tender in silver and has thin-shank link couplers. The 1947 model has "American Flyer Lines" printed in silver on the tender with the PRR logo and has thick-shank link couplers. A third model thought to have been produced in 1948 has smoke and choo-choo and looks a lot like the 1947 model except it has a brass coupler weight. See second photo for the coupler comparisons. All of the #31x-series of locomotives have the distinctive PRR Belpaire firebox (squarish section in front of the cab).
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler

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