Baldwin Locomotive Works Minneapolis & St. Louis (MStL) S-12

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21813
Prototype Manufacturer:Baldwin Locomotive Works
Road Name:Minneapolis & St. Louis (MStL)
Road Number:21813
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #21813 Baldwin switcher was produced in 1958 and again in 1960 as uncataloged items. The two variations include the 1958 model that has a footplate that extends from the bottom of the steps and an unpainted aluminum frame, shown in the photo (and Photo #2). The 1960 model is the second variation, which lacks the footplate on the bottom of the steps. In addition, the #21813 has a black painted aluminum frame. Finally, the #21813 has a manual reversing function as indicated by the silver metal lever that protrudes through the side just above the fuel tanks that can be seen in the photo.
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler

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