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NASG A.F. Commemorative Cars

In 1981 and then from 1988 through 2019, the NASG produced an American Flyer Commemorative Car (or engine) each year, which were, originally, available for sale to NASG members only. These are limited-production collector cars, typically produced by Lionel. On this page we show only the ones currently available. If you want to see a listing of all of the cars produced under this program, please visit this page.

Contact person: Clay Buckage

Shipping

To U.S. or Canadian Addresses

Shipping is included in the prices listed below for those who live in the U.S. or Canada.

Outside of North America

If your shipping address is not in the United States or Canada, you can postal mail your order (see below for how to do that, and you will need to convert your currency to U.S. dollars), or you can choose to pay online. We use PayPal and they will convert your currency into U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate. All prices shown on this web site are in U.S. dollars. We can ship world-wide. Unfortunately, shipping internationally costs more, so to order one or more of these cars, and shipping outside of North America, do the following:

  1. determine which car or cars you would like to order.
  2. e-mail Clay to have him calculate your additional postage.
  3. purchase your items via the online shopping cart below (use the "shipping to U.S. address" entry, where applicable).
  4. enter the extra postage quoted to you when so prompted during check-out.

Order Via Postal Mail

If you prefer to place your order for one or more of the cars shown below via postal mail, include a check or money order (in U.S. dollars, drawn against a U.S. bank) for your order total in the envelope. See the above section for information about shipping. Make the payment out to "NASG" and mail to:

Clay Buckage
685 Bartlett Court
Brentwood, CA 94513

Please include the following required information in your correspondence:

  1. your NASG number (found on your NASG membership card), if ordering the 2019 Caboose.
  2. your name and shipping address.
  3. which car, or cars, you want, and how many of each.
  4. your telephone number or e-mail address (in case we have any questions).

Inventory Reduction Sale

The NASG Board of Trustees has authorized the American Flyer Commemorative Car Inventory Reduction Sale, effective January 1, 2020. Please help the NASG with making space on the shelves by buying one or more of the cars listed on this page. Please note the following restrictions:

  1. This sale does NOT apply to the 2019 caboose;
  2. Cars are only available while supplies last;
  3. First-come, first-served;
  4. All other restrictions listed on this page still apply;
  5. This sale will be discontinued at the NASG BOT's discretion.

The sale is as follows:

  • buy one 2018 or older car, price is reduced by 10%
  • buy two 2018 or older cars (any combination), price is reduced by 15%
  • buy three 2018 or older cars (any combination), price is reduced by 20%
  • buy four 2018 or older cars (any combination), price is reduced by 25%
  • buy five or more 2018 or older cars (any combination), price is reduced by 30%

This page lists the full price, but when added to the online shopping cart, the prices will be automatically reduced as applicable. If you plan to postal-mail your order, please calculate the total sale price based on the total quantity of 2018 or older cars you will be ordering.

NASG Membership Requirements

After a thorough review of the NASG's contract with Lionel for producing these cars for us, it appears that the NASG is only required to sell these cars to NASG members for a period of three years after the contract with Lionel was signed. In practical terms, what this means is that currently only the 2019 Caboose requires NASG membership to be able to purchase it; all other cars can be purchased by anyone.

The 2019 Commemorative Car

The NASG's "American Flyer Commemorative Car" project has come to an end. How fitting that the last car would be a caboose! The 2019 AF Commemorative Car caboose was manufactured by Lionel. It has the road number 8119 (to indicate the first and last year of the program). The car has some special markings. Active NASG membership required.

The 2019 Caboose:

$69

The 2018 Commemorative Car

The road number is 3618, for the 36th car in the series (the 2017 and 2018 cars were manufactured in the same year) and the year 2018. The car is a limited-production run of the Lionel American Flyer Gulf Oil single-dome tank car. The black car body is offset by the red company logo and the white reporting mark, road number, and technical details on the car.


(photo courtesy of Kyle Russell)

The 2018 Tank Car (shipping to U.S. address):

$69

The 2018 Tank Car (shipping to Canadian address):

$79

The 2017 Commemorative Car

The road number is 3617, for the 36th car in the series (the 2017 and 2018 cars were manufactured in the same year) and the year 2017. The car is a limited-production run of the Lionel American Flyer Gulf Oil single-dome tank car. The black car body is offset by the yellow company logo and the white reporting mark, road number, and technical details on the car.


(photo courtesy of Kyle Russell)

The 2017 Tank Car (shipping to U.S. address):

$69

The 2017 Tank Car (shipping to Canadian address):

$79

The 2016 Commemorative Car

Road number is 3516, for the 35th car in the series and the year 2016. The car is a Lionel American Flyer Chicago & North Western flat car, that includes 18 pallets of plastic refractories as a load, headed to a steel mill for relining of the soaking pits (or some other industrial usage). Soaking pits were used by steel mills from the 1920s through 1975. Pallets are decorated for the Chicago-based Plibrico Co. Plibrico invented clay-based refractories around the turn of last century and was a major supplier of these materials. Pallets are scale and are held in place by "heavy duty cargo netting". Additional sets can be ordered, either decorated or undecorated.

The 2016 Flat Car (shipping to U.S. address):

$79

The 2016 Flat Car (shipping to Canadian address):

$85

Extra Set of 4 Decorated Pallets (shipping to U.S. address):

$10

Extra Set of 4 Decorated Pallets (shipping to Canadian address):

$16

Extra Set of 4 Undecorated Pallets (shipping to U.S. address):

$10

Extra Set of 4 Undecorated Pallets (shipping to Canadian address):

$16

The 2015 Commemorative Car

Road number is 3415, for the 34th car in the series and the year 2015. The car is a Lionel American Flyer BNSF waffle-sided box car.

The 2015 Box Car (shipping to U.S. address):

$69

The 2015 Box Car (shipping to Canadian address):

$75

2006 and 2007 Commemorative Cars

In 2006 Lionel produced the General Electric maintenance-of-way Crane Car. The crane is actually a very accurate model of the real thing based on engineering drawings found for this car. In 2007 Lionel was commissioned to produce a matching Boom Car. You can buy each individually, or you can save $$ by buying the pair at the same time.


2006 Crane Car

2007 Boom Car

2006 & 2007 Crane & Boom Car combo

The 2007 Boom Car:

$52

The 2006 Crane Car:

$70

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