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
You may order an NASG American Flyer Commemorative car or cars via postal mail or by using this web site's shopping cart, whichever is more convenient for you.
Please download, fill out, and mail, along with your payment, this form (PDF). To pay for your order, you will need to make out a check or money order to the "NASG" and it must be drawn against a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars. Your item(s) will ship when payment-in-full has been received and your payment has cleared our bank.
Alternatively, you can use our online shopping cart by adding the car or cars listed below to your shopping cart. We use PayPal for our online shopping cart, so you can use whichever method of payment PayPal currently offers to pay for your order (we do not require that you have a PayPal account, so if PayPal prompts you for that, just ignore it).
We have a flat-rate shipping fee of $10 when you order one item, or $20 when you order two or more items, from this page and/or the NASG Convention Cars page.
If your shipping address is not in the United States or Canada, we highly recommend that you use our online shopping cart, as that will simplify all the currency-conversion. Shipping internationally costs more, so to order one or more of these cars, and shipping outside of North America, do the following:
The NASG Board of Trustees has authorized the "Inventory Reduction Sale", effective January 1, 2020. The sale applies to all the cars listed below, as well as to the 2015 NASG Convention Cars we still have in our inventory. Your purchase of these cars helps to continue to support the NASG. Please note the following restrictions:
The sale is as follows:
This page lists the full price, but when added to the online shopping cart, the prices will be automatically reduced as applicable.
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 NASG membership is not required to be able to purchase these cars at this point in time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.