The Gilbert Gallery
American Flyer S-Scale Passenger Cars
American Flyer passenger cars naturally fall into coherent sets based on their common design.  They were made in in the five distinct styles shown below:

- New Haven style
- Pullman Heavyweight style
- Streamliner style
- Painted streamliner style
- Frontiersman style
New Haven style made by Gilbert from 1946-1957.
Pullman Heavyweight style made by Gilbert from 1946-1958.
Lionel introduced them into their American Flyer line in 2006.
Streamliner style made by Gilbert from 1950-1962.
Lionel introduced them into their American Flyer line in 1981.
The painted streamliner style cars are similar to the streamliner style cars
but the dominant colors are painted, not the familiar silver.
Gilbert made five of these sets between 1953 and 1964 and Lionel made six more between 1981 and 1992.
Frontiersman style made by Gilbert in 1959-1960.

In addition, Gilbert made a number of train sets that had both New Haven style cars and cars of other styles.  In the knuckle coupler era of the 900-Series cars, between 1953 and 1959, Gilbert made
ten train sets that had both New Haven style cars and Pullman Heavyweights.  When I get the next page built, you'll be able to click here to see a list and pictures of the trains from the link coupler era of the 600-Series cars, between 1946 and 1953, which matched up New Haven style cars with both Pullman Heavyweights and streamliners.

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If you or your friends have some American Flyer trains and would like them to go to a nice home where they'll be loved and cared for, this is the place!  Email me:  See my
Wish List for the items I need most.  Thank you very much.

On the other side of the coin, I post pictures from time to time on my
For Sale page of surplus items I have for sale.
This gallery will continue to grow and become more comprehensive as I collect more cars and as visitors send me pictures of the cars I don't yet have.  If you have a car that you would like to share with the world, email me a picture:  Click here for a list of the pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

The books I am using for reference are listed in the
Bibliography page.  All the writing and all the pictures on this website are, however, my own, except where cited.  No copyrighted materials have been included and all pictures provided by others are used by permission.
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