Buildings & Towers (Page 8 of 8)
Gilbert made 62 distinct buildings and towers as listed on a little over seven pages of the TM Guide, not counting the variations on some of the 62.  Because there are so many, I have split them up over eight web pages:

Gilbert buildings    #50 through #167 are on
page 1
                           #168 through #273 are on
page 2
                           #274 through #590 are on
page 3
                           #593 through #755A are on
page 4
                           #758 through #767 are on
page 5
                           #768 through #774 are on
page 6
                           #779 through #799 are on
page 7
                           #23586 through #23796 are on this page
Lionel buildings     #49838 and above are on this page

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

#23586 Wayside Station, the 5-digit version of #586F, with porter and baggage wagon with figure,
made in 1958 & 1959.


#23589 Passenger and Freight Station, made in 1958.
#23590 Control Tower Cedar Hill Junction,
the 5-digit version of #590 made in 1958 & 1959.
It was made for Gilbert by Bachmann.
(Photo courtesy of
New England Toy & Train Exchange.)


#23596 Operating Water Tank painted sheet metal construction made in 1957 & 1958.


#23758 Sam the Semaphore Man; the 5-digit version of 758A made in 1957.
#23759 Bell Danger Signal, the 5-digit version of #759, made in 1957 thru 1960.
It came with one #696 track trip.
(Photo courtesy of
Ronald W. Durst.)
#23763 Bell Danger Signal,
another 5-digit version of #759,
made in 1961 thru 1964.
It came with with one 696 track trip and
one XA16A593 track trip.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

#23769 Aircraft Beacon, the 5-digit version of #769A, with white plastic shed and red roof
made in 1957 thru 1964.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#23772 Water Tower, the 5-digit version of #772, made in 1957 thru 1964.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#23774 Floodlight Tower, the 5-digit version of #774, made in 1957 thru 1964.
(Photo courtesy of
New England Toy & Train Exchange.)
#23779 Oil Drum Loader; the 5-digit version of #779, made in 1957 thru 1961.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
The very rare #23780 Gabe the Lamplighter with dark green base and cat walk made in 1958 & 1959.
(This is a picture I took of Jack Larson's collection.)
The very rare #23780 Gabe the Lamplighter with emerald green base and cat walk made in 1958 & 1959.
(Photo from an auction by
Stout Auctions.)


#23785 Coal Loader; the 5-digit version of #785, made in 1957 thru 1960.
#23786 Talking Station made in 1957 thru 1959.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
#23787 Log Loader; the 5-digit version of #787 made in 1957 thru 1960.
(Photo courtesy of
New England Toy & Train Exchange.)
#23788 Suburban Station, the 5-digit version of #788 made in 1957 thru 1964.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#23789 Station and Baggage Smasher; the 5-digit version of #789 made in 1958 & 1959.
(Photo courtesy of David Butterfield.)
#23796 Sawmill made in 1957 thru 1964.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
#2300 Oil Drum Loader, Lionel's remake of the #23779,  made in 1985.
(Photo courtesy of
Silvia Classics.)
#2321 Operating Sawmill, Lionel's remake of the #23796,  made in 1986.
(Photo courtesy of
Silvia Classics.)
#49805 Gabe the Lamplighter, Lionel's remake of the #23780, made in 2001.
(This is a picture I took of a tower I sold.)
Gabe the Lamplighter, close up and personal.
(This is a picture I took of a tower I sold.)
Here's how it comes packaged.
(This is a picture I took of a tower I sold.)
#49806 Operating Sawmill, another remake of the #23796, made in 2001.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49807 Seaboard Coaler, Lionel's remake of the #752, made in 2001.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49838 Railroad Terminal made in 2008, Lionel's remake of the #792.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49839 Union Station made in 2008, Lionel's remake of the #793 made in 2008 & 2009.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49843 Suburban Station made in 2009.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)

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