The Gilbert Gallery
American Flyer S-Scale Engines
The engines made by Gilbert fall into four general categories:
     - Steam engines
     - Diesel engines (scroll down)
     -
GE EP-5 Electric
     -
hand cars and track maintenance cars
Gilbert made nine different types of steam engine as shown below.
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4-4-2 Atlantic
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4-6-2 Pacific
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4-6-4 Hudson
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0-8-0 Switcher
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4-8-4 Northern
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0-6-0 B-6sb
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0-6-0 Docksider
     - 4-4-0 Frontiersman (both are shown below; there is no separate page.)
     -
4-4-0 Casey Jones

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of engines not shown here, or a better picture of one that is shown, email it to me: theupstairstrain@yahoo.com

Click on any of the engine pictures below to see the various models of that type engine.
#21160 Reading 4-4-2 Atlantic.  Click the picture to see the rest.
#293 New Haven 4-6-2 Pacific.  Click the picture to see the rest.
#322New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson.  Click the picture to see the rest.
#342 Nickel Plate 0-8-0 Switcher.  Click the picture to see the rest.  (Photo courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
#336 Union Pacific 4-8-4 Northern, Gilbert's biggest engine.  Click the picture to see the rest.
#21004 0-6-0 B-6sb. Click the picture to see the rest.  (Photo courtesy of Ed Church.)
#21256 0-6-0 Docksider.  Click the picture to see the rest.  (Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#21088 FY&PRR Franklin 4-4-0 Frontiersman made in 1959 and 1960.  Click the picture to see the train it pulled.
The first fifty of these engines were packaged in specially marked sets.
Greenberg's Guide says it is not known how or to whom they were distributed,
but it is certain they went to special friends of the Gilbert Company.
The tender and the set box were both stamped to identify them as "One of the First 50."
(Photo and explanation courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#21089 FY&PRR Washington 4-4-0 Frontiersman.
This is a picture I took in Don Mathies' booth at the 2008 Del Mar Train show.
#21165 Erie 4-4-0 Casey Jones.  Click the picture to see the rest.
The Mikado is a new generation of steam engine introduced in 2003 wth all new tooling and electronics.
Click the picture to see the rest.  (Picture courtesy of Phil K.)
#48070 Union Pacific 4-8-8-4-Big Boy made in 2008.
(Pictures above and below from the
Lionel online catalog.)

Gilbert made four different types of diesel engine as shown below.
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Alcos
     -
Geeps (GM-EMD GP and SD Engines)
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Baldwins
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EMD F-9s
In 2009, Lionel added the U33C (scroll down).
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
#4856 Santa Fe Chief Alcos. Click the picture to see the rest of the Alcos.
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
#377 Texas & Pacific GP-7. Click the picture to see the rest of the Geeps.
#355 Chicago & Northwestern Baldwin. Click the picture to see the rest of the Baldwins.
#21206 Santa Fe F-9.  Click the picture to see the rest of the F-9s.
(This is a picture I took of engines in Jack Larson's collection)
#48142 Erie Lackawanna U33C made in 2009.
The first totally new American Flyer diesel engine made by Lionel, the U33C uses the Legacy control system.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#48146 Southern Pacific U33C made in 2009.
The first totally new American Flyer diesel engine made by Lionel, the U33C uses the Legacy control system.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#48008 Hew Haven GE EP-5 Electric.Click the picture to see the rest.
(This is a picture I took of an engine in Jack Larson's collection)
#740 Handcar.  Click the picture to see the gallery of Gilbert's hand cars and track maintenance cars.
When Gilbert produced a brand new engine design, they created two hand-made prototypes,
one for photographs included in the catalog and one for the Toy Fair.

This is one of the two prototypes of the 355 Baldwin.  Click on it for more pictures and information.
(Photo courtesy of Eric Hundertmark.)

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If you or your friends have some American Flyer trains and would like them to go to a nice home where they'll be loved and cared for, this is the place!  Email me: theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  See my
Wish List for the items I need most.  Thank you very much.

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For Sale page of surplus items I have for sale.
This gallery will continue to grow and become more comprehensive as I collect more cars and as visitors send me pictures of the cars I don't yet have.  If you have a car that you would like to share with the world, email me a picture:   theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  Click here for a list of the pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

The books I am using for reference are listed in the
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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0-8-0 Steam Switchers      Northern Steam Engines      B-6sb Steam Switchers
 
Dockside Steam Switchers      Casey Jones Steam Engines      Mikado Steam Engines
 
Alco Diesel Engines      Geep Diesel Engines      Baldwin Diesel Engines
 
F-9 Diesel Engines    GE EP-5 Electrics      Handcars

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