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Freedom Train (AFT) Items
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American Freedom Train
The American Freedom Train (AFT) was a 26-car train led by one of three enormous steam engines
restored just for the occasion. Over a 21 month period from April 1, 1975 to December 31, 1976
more than 7 million Americans visited the train during its tour of all 48 contiguous states.

Route of the AFT showing year it stopped at it's 138 locations::
(click on map to view larger map) Map of AFT's stops image
The AFT 1975-1976 consisted of the following cars:
Locomotive (3 different locomotives; type depended upon location)
Map of locomotive paths (click on map to view larger map):
Map of locomotive's paths image

Tool Car #PNWC76 "The Seventy-Six"
Flatcar #30 (concessions and ticket wagons)
Flatcar #31 (concessions and ticket wagons)
Flatcar #32 (concessions and ticket wagons)
Flatcar #33 (storage and laundry facilities)
"The Boxcar" #34 (storage for concessions)
Showcase Car #40 (large showcase windows to view displays)
Showcase Car #41 (large showcase windows to view displays)
Entrance Car #100 "The Control Car" (entrance) Lionel # 6-84226
Display Car #101 "The Beginning" 1776-1786 and 1786-1796 Lionel # 6-83111
Display Car #102 "Exploration and Expansion" 1796-1806 and 1806-1816 Lionel # 6-83111
Display Car #103 "Growth of the Nation" 1816-1826 and 1826-1836 Lionel # 6-83111
Display Car #104 "Origins" 1836-1846 and 1846-1856 Lionel # 6-83116
Display Car #105 "Innovations" 1856-1866 and 1866-1876 Lionel # 6-83116
Display Car #106 "Human Resources" 1876-1886 and 1886-1896 Lionel # 6-83589
Display Car #107 "Sports" 1896-1906 and 1906-1916 Lionel # 6-83589
Display Car #108 "Performing Arts" 1916-1926 and 1926-1936 Lionel # 6-83592
Display Car #109 "Fine Arts" 1936-1946 and 1946-1956 Lionel # 6-83592
Display Car #110 "Conflict and Resolution" 1956-1966 and 1966-1976 Lionel # 6-84226
Display Car #111 "The Exit Car" Lionel # 6-83111
Power Car #200 "The Bunk Car" (sleeping accommodations)
Sleeper Car #201 (staff quarters) Lionel # 6-83119
Combo Car #202 "Pie Car" Lionel # 2027340
Lounge Car #203 "The Bar Car" Lionel # 2027340
Hospitality Car #204 "The Office Car" Lionel # 2027350
Observation Car #205 "The Press Car" Lionel # 2027350

Upon arrival at each stop, the AFT would be aligned using one of these configurations:
AFT Consist Diagram 1 image

AFT Consist Diagram 2 image

Additional information about the American Freedom Train –
both the 1947-1949 and 1975-176 versions can be found on this website:
http://www.freedomtrain.org/
Both Lionel and MTH Electric Trains are releasing AFT cars.
To ensure compatibility, i.e., coupler heights, car lengths,
etc., I am only purchasing the Lionel AFT cars.
Below are the Lionel AFT cars.

American Freedom Train 21" Passenger Car 4-Pack (6-83111)
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American Freedom Train 21" Passenger Car 4-Pack image
Contains Exhibit Cars # 101, 102, and 103; and Power Car # 111

Pictures of individual cars:

Display Car #101 "The Beginning" 1776-1786 and 1786-1796:
Display Car #101 "The Beginning" 1776-1786 and 1786-1796 image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #102 "Exploration and Expansion" 1796-1806 and 1806-1816:
Display Car #102 "Exploration and Expansion" 1796-1806 and 1806-1816 image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #103 "Growth of the Nation" 1816-1826 and 1826-1836:
Display Car #103 "Growth of the Nation" 1816-1826 and 1826-1836 image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #111 "The Exit Car":
Display Car #111 "The Exit Car" image
Click to view prototype car

American Freedom Train 21" Passenger Car 2-Pack (6-83116)
(click on any picture for a larger image)
American Freedom Train 21" Passenger Car 2-Pack image
Contains Exhibit Cars # 104 and 105

Pictures of individual cars:

Display Car #104 "Origins" 1836-1846 and 1846-1856:
Display Car #104 "Origins" 1836-1846 and 1846-1856 image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #105 "Innovations" 1856-1866 and 1866-1876:
Display Car #105 "Innovations" 1856-1866 and 1866-1876 image
Click to view prototype car

American Freedom Train 21" StationSounds Exhibit Car (6-83119)
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American Freedom Train 21" StationSounds Exhibit Car image
Contains StationSounds Exhibit Car # 201

Picture of this car:

Sleeper Car #201 (staff quarters):
Lionel has incorrectly labeled this car as an "Exhibit" car
Sleeper Car #201 (staff quarters) image
Click to view prototype car


American Freedom Train 2-Pack #1 (6-83589)
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American Freedom Train 2-Pack #1 image
Contains Exhibit Car #s 106 and 107

Pictures of individual cars:

Display Car #106 "Human Resources" 1876-1886 and 1886-1896:
Display Car #106 "Human Resources" 1876-1886 and 1886-1896 image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #107 "Sports" 1896-1906 and 1906-1916:
Display Car #107 "Sports" 1896-1906 and 1906-1916 image
Click to view prototype car


American Freedom Train 2-Pack #2 (6-83592)
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American Freedom Train 2-Pack #2 image
Contains Exhibit Car #s 108 and 109

Pictures of individual cars:

Display Car #108 "Performing Arts" 1916-1926 and 1926-1936:
Display Car #108 "Performing Arts" 1916-1926 and 1926-1936 image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #109 "Fine Arts" 1936-1946 and 1946-1956:
Display Car #109 "Fine Arts" 1936-1946 and 1946-1956 image
Click to view prototype car


American Freedom Train 2-Pack #4 (6-84226)
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American Freedom Train 2-Pack #4 image
Contains Exhibit Car #s 100 and 110

Pictures of individual cars:

Entrance Car #100 "The Control Car":
Entrance Car #100 "The Control Car" image
Click to view prototype car

Display Car #110 "Conflict and Resolution" 1956-1966 and 1966-1976:
Display Car #110 "Conflict and Resolution" 1956-1966 and 1966-1976 image
Click to view prototype car

American Freedom Train 18" Passenger Car 2-Pack 1 (2027340)
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American Freedom Train 18" Passenger Car 2-Pack 1 image
Contains Combo Car #202 "Pie Car" and Lounge Car #203 "The Bar Car"

Pictures of individual cars:

Combo Car #202 "Pie Car":
Combo Car #202 "Pie Car" image
Click to view prototype car

Lounge Car #203 "The Bar Car":
Lounge Car #203 "The Bar Car" image
Click to view prototype car

American Freedom Train 18" Passenger Car 2-Pack 2 (2027350)
(click on any picture for a larger image)
American Freedom Train 18" Passenger Car 2-Pack 2 image
Contains Hospitality Car #204 "The Office Car" and
Observation Car #205 "The Press Car"

Pictures of individual cars:

Hospitality Car #204 "The Office Car":
Hospitality Car #204 "The Office Car" image
Click to view prototype car

Observation Car #205 "The Press Car":
Observation Car #205 "The Press Car" image
Click to view prototype car
This page last updated: July 6, 2021