American Flyer Locomotive 472 Silver Streak Diesel

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American Flyer Locomotive 472 Santa Fe

American Flyer Locomotive 472 Santa Fe

The American Flyer Locomotive 472 lettered for the Santa Fe railroad made its debut in 1956 and was only available for 1 year. The engine included a single Pull Mor motor and plastic casing.

American Flyer had three basic types of diesel trucks. As American shifted from steam engines to diesel engines, naming convention moved away from the steam Whyte system and focused on Axels instead of wheels. GP7 trucks came with two powered axles, PA/PB trucks with simulated three powered axles (also used on the EP-5 Electric style locomotive) and the Baldwin diesel trucks had two powered axles. The F9 may have simply used the Baldwin trucks. This would make the GP7 locomotives B-B type, the PA/PB and electric locomotives C-C type and the Baldwins, B-B type also. F9’s probably B-B as well.

About 25 other American Flyer Diesel Locomotives were produced of the PA/PB electric motors. The PA/PB were similar to the American Flyer Locomotive 360. Here are some of the other PA/PB American Flyer Diesel Locomotives.

  • 360/361 [362] Santa Fe
  • 360/364 [365] Santa Fe
  • 405 Silver Streak
  • 466 Silver Comet
  • 467 Silver Comet
  • 470/471/473 Santa Fe [4713]
  • 472 Santa Fe
  • 474/475 Silver Rocket [4745]
  • 476 Silver Rocket
  • 477/478 Silver Flash [4778]
  • 479 Silver Flash
  • 480 Silver Flash
  • 481 Silver Flash
  • 484/485/486 Santa Fe [4856] [21910]
  • 490/491/493 [4913] Northern Pacific
  • 490/492 [21916] Northern Pacific
  • 494/495 New Haven [4945]
  • 497 New Haven
  • 21551 Northern Pacific
  • 21561 New Haven
  • 21910/21910-1/21910-2 Santa Fe
  • 21920/21920-1 Missouri Pacific
  • 21922/21922-1 Missouri Pacific
  • 21925/21925-1 Union Pacific
  • 21927 Santa Fe

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