Operating Accessories (Page 8 of 9)
In addition to adding visual interest and realism to a train layout, Operating Accessories allow you operate it like a real world-railroad rather than simply running trains around in a circle.  Gilbert made 62 distinct accessories as listed on a little over seven pages of the TM Guide, not counting the variations on some of the 62.  Lionel made a few more up under the American Flyer name.  Because there are so many, I have split them up over four web pages:

Gilbert accessories #561 through #588 are on
page 1
                           #591 through #752A are on
page 2
                           #755 through #762 are on
page 3
                           #766 through 785 are on
page 4
                           #787  through #23601 are on
page 5
                           #23602 through #23786 are on
page 6
                           #23787 through #23830 are on
page 7
Lionel accessories #2300 through #49807 are on
page 7
                           #49808 through 49819 are on this page
                           # 49820 and above are on
page 9

Unless otherwise specified, the pictures on this page are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.
#49808 Animated Track Gang, Lionel's remake of the #594 made in 2006.
The figure standing next to the compressor is the on/off switch.
(Pictures from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49809 Water Tower,
Lionel's remake of the #772, made in 2002.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49810 Log Loader, Lionel's remake of the #787 made in 2004 & 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49811 Oil Derrick,
Lionel's remake of the #773,
made in 2004 & 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49812 Talking Station, Lionel's remake of the #755, made in 2004 & 2005.
The microphone in the foreground enables you to record your own station messages,
or to make live announcements using modern digital technology.  There is no record or player.
Unlike the #755, the #49812 does not stop the train at the station.
Here's its box..
(Photos courtesy of
Christopher Potter.)
#49813 Baggage Smasher, Lionel's remake of the #789, made in 2004 & 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49814 Floodlight Tower,
Lionel's remake of the #774,
made in 2004 & 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49816 Operating Stockyard, Lionel's remake of the #771, made in 2004.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49817 Coal Loader, Lionel's remake of the #787, made in 2004.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49818 Piggyback Unloader & Flatcar,
Lionel's remake of the #23830,
made in 2004 & 2005.
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Joel's Toys 'n' Trains.)
#49819 Electromagnetic Crane, Lionel's remake of the #583A, made in 2004 & 2005.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)

Show me the rest of the Operating Accessories.

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