Painted Green Pullman Heavyweights
These cars were made in 1948 and again in 1952.
#654 Observation Car with short trucks.  A lot of people think the six-wheel trucks are what's known as "long trucks."  Yes, they are longer than their four-wheel counterparts, but Gilbert made them in an even longer version than this.  In fact, they were so long that they wouldn't go around curves!  So Gilbert put on one wheelset that had no flanges.  I don't have any yet, but here's what they look like; see what I mean?  The long truck axles are 2-1/4 inches apart; the short truck axles are only 1-5/8 inches apart.

Here's what the other two cars in the short-truck set look like:
#653 combination car.
(Photo courtesy of
New England Toy & Train Exchange.)
#652 coach car.

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