Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21095
Road Name:fantasy: American Flyer Lines
Road Number:21095
Model Introduced:1957
Finishpainted & lettered
Also marked for the New York New Haven & Hartford. This may very well be the rarest A.C. Gilbert locomotive. It was shown in the 1957 catalog, but very few, if any, were ever produced and sold with "21095" on the locomotive. If one were to have bought a #21095 in 1957, the box that it came in would have been marked either "21094" or "21095" with a #293 inside. According to Greenberg, and an article that appeared in the Train Collectors Quarterly in July 1982 (pages 26-27) written by D. Robinson, the #21095 was a "replacement" body that was supplied by authorized service stations. None of the bodies have a date stamp. Photo #2 shows numbers on the inside of the shell. The "PA 10886" is the number of the die-cast Pacific body casting. The second number, on the white sticker that reads "XA10A886ERP", is Gilbert's part number for the #21095. Photo #3 shows the boxes in which the main engine and the tender came in. Because of the markings on the box, Ted Hamler and others believe that #21095 was actually sold as a complete engine by A.C. Gilbert, not as just a replacement body only.
Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Ted Hamler

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