Operating Accessories (Page 9 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 more 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
page 8
                           # 49820 and above are on this page

Unless otherwise specified, the pictures on this page are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.
#49820 Sam the Semaphore Man, Lionel's remake of the #758, made in 2007 & 2008.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49824 Loading Platform and Car, Lionel's remake of the #775, made in 2005.
(Photos courtesy of
Christopher Potter.)
This Operating Boxcar, Lionel's remake of the #974 came in the #49824 set.
(Photo courtesy of
Christopher Potter.)
#49832 Blinking Signal,
Lionel's remake of the #582, made in 2007 & 2008.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49833 Block Signal,
Lionel's remake of the #587, made in 2007 & 2008.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49835 Semaphore Block Signal,
Lionel's remake of the #588, made from 2007 to 2009.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)

Show me the rest of the Operating Accessories.

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Bibliography page.  All the writing and all the pictures on this website are, however, my own, except where cited.  No copyrighted materials have been included and all pictures provided by others are used by permission.

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