Bridges & Trestles (1 of 3)
Gilbert bridges #571 through #748 are on this page
                       #750 through #780 are on
page 2
                       #781 through 26790 are on
page 3
Lionel bridges   #48925 and above are also on
page 3

Unless otherwise specified, the large pictures on this page are of cars in the collection of The Upstairs Train.

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of the bridges or trestles not shown here (or a better picture of one that is shown!), email them to me:  
Click here for a list of the  pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

#571 Truss Bridge with red side arches made in 1955 & 1956.
#571 Truss Bridge with black side arches made in 1955 & 1956.
(Photo courtesy of
Johanne Uneus.)

It was also made in orange.
#581 silver-painted Girder Bridge with black lettering made in 1946 thru 1956.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#581 black-painted Girder Bridge with white lettering made in 1946 thru 1956.
#747 cardboard Figure 8 Trestle Set.  My books don't tell when it was made.
It contains 52 upright trestle supports and 54 cross pieces (two extra in case of damage!).
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Marty's Trains.)
Here's what it looks like set up, a lot like the #770 Figure-8 Trestle set below.
Its beams (the upper one), however, are not cut on an angle to bank the curves
like those on the #747 (lower).
#748 gray/aluminum-painted sheet metal Overhead Foot Bridge made in 1951 & 1952.
(Photo courtesy of
G. Elliott.)
#748 bluish-silver-painted sheet metal Overhead Foot Bridge made in 1951 & 1952.
(Photo courtesy of
Doug Nash TCA 73-5801.)
#748 Girder, Trestle, Tower Bridge made in 1958.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
The top of the box reads:
"107 pieces of simulated girder, cement, and stone construction
Makes 260" of figure 8 railroad system
Interlocking - track won't come apart
Train goes over, through, down, under, up, and around figure 8 two-level railroad system"

"Makes Model Railroading Twice the Fun!"
The setup diagram from Gilbert's Instruction Sheet.
(Scanned image provided by Daryl Olszeski.)
The set consists of 107 pieces as follows:

40 graduated trestle uprights
40 short trestle cross ties
12 long bridge & girder cross ties
2 girder sides
4 short bridge uprights
4 tower bridge uprights
2 bridge end floors
1 bridge center floor
2 tower tops
The next three pictures are parts setup diagrams from Gilbert's Instruction Sheet.
(Scanned images provided by Daryl Olszeski.)
And here's the real thing!
(Photos courtesy of Robert Strieter.)

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