Pictures Needed
to Complete The Gilbert Gallery

I need the following pictures to complete The Gilbert Gallery.  If you have any of these cars and you would like to share them with the world, email me a picture:

                      theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  Thank you very much!

Several people have asked what kind of picture is best.  The best shot would be on the tracks on a layout to show its "natural habitat" but without too much in the background to take attention away from the car.  Second best is on a plain surface like a tabletop with nothing else in the picture - dark surface for light-colored cars and light surface for dark-colored cars.

Mostly, people will want to see the side of the car or engine, but a picture is more impressive and informative if you can see a bit of the top and the most interesting end as well.

If you have the original box that the item came in, put each item on top of its box in such a way that the box label with the catalog number and name shows clearly in the picture.

At least 800X600 dpi resolution; the bigger it is, the better resolution we get.  And, of course, a jpg file is best.

Alco Diesel Engines (list verified 1/5/08)
362 Sante Fe AB silver painted preproduction prototype with warbonnet (extremely rare)
362 Sante Fe AB chrome set, with handrails but no warbonnet (extremely rare)
362 Sante Fe AB chrome set with warbonnet.
365 Sante Fe AB silver painted set with "364" stamped in the B Unit doorway
365 Sante Fe AB chrome set without warbonnet
405 chrome Silver Streak with yellow decals and black lettering  (extremely rare)
21916 Northern Pacific
21922-1 Missouri Pacific dummy A unit with single-rivet metal steps
21929 Santa Fe Alco, comprising a #484 Powered A Unit and #486 dummy A Unit,  made in 1960

Alco Diesel Engines made by Lionel: (list verified 1/5/08)
48104 Nickel Plate Powered A Unit and #48015 dummy A Unit;  announced, but not made, in 1989;  can anyone provide a picture?
48124 D&RGW Powered A Unit and #48125 dummy A Unit; announced, but not made, by Lionel in 1994;  can anyone provide a picture?
48135 NYC dummy B Unit
48136 Santa Fe dummy B Unit

Baldwins (list verified 1/5/08)
21801 Chicago & Northwestern - painted version

The following made by Lionel: (list verified 1/5/08)
48034 Seaboard
48035 Santa Fe
48144 Pennsylvania Baldwin

Geeps (list verified 12/21/08)
None made by Gilbert!

The following made by Lionel: (list verified 1/5/08)
48017 Nickel Plate GP-9 set
48048 Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range SD9
48065 American Flyer SD9
48071 Canadian National GP-9

GE EP-5 Electric Engines (list verified 12/21/08)
48075 New Haven EP-5 Electric

F-9s (list verified 1/5/08)
L-2004-1 Rio Grande unpowered dummy
21207 & 21207-1 Great Northern unpainted version with headlight in the #21207
21207 & 21207-1 Great Northern painted version (without headlight in the #21207)
21210 Burlington with square steps
21215 Union Pacific and 21216 unpowered dummy with square steps

Handcars (list verified 1/5/08)
I have all the ones made by Gilbert.

The following made by Lionel: (list verified 1/5/08)

49815 Reversing Handcar and Shed

American 4-4-0 Frontiersman (list verified 1/5/08)
21089 FY&PRR Washington

American 4-4-0 Casey Jones (list verified 1/5/08)
21165 Erie  made with knuckle couplers

Atlantic Engines (list verified 11/18/07)
300 Reading Atlantic variations:
- preproduction prototype with smoke in boiler
- American Flyer Lines on tender
300AC with one-piece boiler and standard tender (no porch)
305 Reading Atlantic (extremely rare; probably wasn't ever made)

B-6sb Switcher (list verified 11/25/06)
263 PRR  (extremely rare)
21004 pre-production prototype with a white stripe on the running board

Dockside 0-6-0 Switcher (list verified 4/10/09)
None!

Hudson Steam Engines  (list verified 7/31/06)
320 AFL 1947
324AC and its air chime controller
325AC and its air chime controller
326 shot from underneath to show the difference between large and small motors
48200 Wabash announced, but not made, by Lionel in 1988;  can anyone provide a picture?
48201 Santa Fe announced, but not made, by Lionel in 1988; can anyone provide a picture?

Mikado made by Lionel (list verified 11/25/06 )
None!

Nickel Plate 0-8-0 Switchers (list verified 1/5/08)
342 Switcher: extremely rare 1946 version with smoke unit in tender
342 Switcher: preproduction prototype wi th smoke unit in the boiler made in 1947
343 with e-unit in the tender
343 with 4-position e-unit in the cab

Northern Steam Engines  (list verified 11/17/06)
332 AC version with silver Union Pacific lettering and smoke unit in the tender 1946
332 pre-production prototype with smoke unit in the boiler made only in 1947

Pacific Steam Engines –  (list verified 8/3/07)

282 C&NW "American Flyer Lines" Pacific with plastic tender
285 C&NW "American Flyer" Pacific
290 "American Flyer" Pacific
310 Pennsylvania Pacific
310 "American Flyer Lines"
312 "American Flyer Lines" pre-production prototype with smoke unit in the boiler
313 shot from underneath to show the difference between large and small motors
21085 C&NW Pacific with Pike Master couplers and black driver wheels
21085 Reading Pacific with knuckle couplers and white sided driver wheels
Blue Comet Pacific in the #49617 passenger set
48072 Atlantic Coast Line Pacific

Big Boy Steam Engines –  (list verified 2/22/08)
48070 Union Pacific 4-8-8-4-Big Boy

Flyer Christmas Cars made by Lionel (list verified 11/24/2006)
None!

Boxcars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 7/22/2007)
639 yellow painted
639 red & tuscan
734 operating silver with black lettering (extremely rare)
803 Santa Fe brown with silver lettering
974 Erie operating boxcar
C2001 Post Cereal without hayjector
24003 Santa Fe Chief painted (extremely rare)
24036 New Haven
24039 painted (rare)
24043 Boston & Maine
24045 MEC boxcar (extremely rare)
24052 UFGE painted (extremely rare)
24043 Boston & Maine
24054 Unpainted Santa Fe with Pike Master couplers
24056 unpainted Boston & Maine
24057 Mounds
24058 Post Cereals with knuckle couplers
24058 Post Cereals – cream marble finish
24422 painted Great Northern
25057 TNT Exploding Boxcar
25061TNT Exploding Boxcar

Flyer Boxcars made by Lionel (list verified 8/24/07)
48352 Pennsylvania Railroad
48362 Burlington
48366 Jersey Central
48488 Jersey Central NASG Boxcar
49023 New York Central walking brakeman
49038 Denver & Rio Grande Western walking brakeman

Cabooses made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 8/11/06)
830 AF Tuscan (extremely rare)
24603 unpainted
24603 painted (extremely rare)
24631 without the red stripe.
25031 Operating Brakeman (extremely rare; probably wasn't ever made)

The following cabooses made by Lionel (list verified 6/30/07)
48719 Conrail Bay Window caboose with no cupola
48730 Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Extended Vision caboose
48731 Southern Pacific Bay Window caboose
48733 Erie Reading style Caboose
48734 Pennsylvania Caboose
48735 Extended Vision caboose
48736 Western Maryland Reading style caboose
48741 CNW Extended Vision Caboose
48742 American Flyer Caboose
48743 Chesapeake & Ohio Caboose
49029 Santa Fe Animated Caboose
49040 Chessie System Animated Caboose

Crane Cars made by A. C. Gilbert Cars (list verified 12/9/06)
635 numbered on gray plastic base, yellow cab with red roof
635 numbered on gray painted diecast base, yellow cab with red roof
906 with a metallic blue base

Flyer Crane Cars made by Lionel (list verified 6/30/07)
49014 New York Central crane car
49021 Union Pacific crane car
49037 Maintenance of Way Crane Car

Flatcars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 12/9/06)
627 Flatcar with Girder Load “American Flyer Lines” on car base
628 Flatcar with log load on a an unpainted gray plastic base
636 Erie Flatcar with wire reel on black frame (extremely rare)
643 circus flatcar car with boxcar door guides to hold the wheels of the trailers
643 circus flatcar car on a yellow Bakelite base
936 Erie Wire Reel Car on blue-gray frame
936 Erie Wire Reel Car on black frame (extremely rare)
969 Rocket Launcher flatcar painted (very rare)
24539 New Haven Flatcar with orange cardboard pipe load
24558 Canadian Pacific flatcar with four fiber on plastic Christmas trees
24558 Canadian Pacific flatcar with four rubber Christmas trees
24564 unnumbered New Haven Flatcar with three silver plastic pipes
24572 U. S. Navy Flatcar painted
24574 U. S. Air Force Flatcar with Pike Master couplers
24579 IC multi-load with Pike Master couplers
25016 "Moe and Joe"SP Lumber Unloading Car with one-piece brake wheel
25045 Rocket Launcher with one-piece brake wheel
25058 "Moe and Joe" painted  & unpainted (the picture I have is unknown)
25515 USAF Rocket Sled flatcar painted (extremely rare)

Flyer Flatcars made by Lionel (list verified 4/7/07)

48540 B&O flatcar with girder load
48543 Supplee Flatcar with Milk Containers
48544 Western Maryland Flatcar with Girder
48553 Pacific Fruit Express trailer flatcar
48555 Reading Flatcar with Wheel Load
49015 Westside Lumber  Mo & Joe lumber flatcar
49045 remake of the 915 Auto Unloading Car

Floodlight Cars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 11/5/06)
634 C&NW white plastic body & black lamp
634 C&NW gray plastic body & black lamp
634 C&NW light gray plastic body & yellow lamp
634 C&NW dark gray plastic body & yellow lamp
634 C&NW gray diecast body & silver lamp
646 Erie with green painted plastic generator
646 Erie with light green painted plastic generator
946 Erie with unpainted swirled plastic red generator
946 Erie with green painted plastic generator
946 Erie with green unpainted plastic generator
24547 Erie Floodlight Car (extremely rare)
24549 Erie with silver lamp housing and red generator
24549 Erie with silver lamp housing, yellow generator, and Pke Master couplers

Flyer Floodlight Cars made by Lionel (list verified 11/5/06)
49001 New York Central made by Lionel

Gondolas made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 5/21/07)
641 unpainted red
C-2009 T&P dark green, painted and unpainted (extremely rare)
24103 N&W black painted and brown plastic (extremely rare)
24109 C&O with orange cardboard pipes
24116 Southern gondola
24120 T&P painted dark green version and red version (both rare)
24127 Monon gondola
24130 Pennsylvania Railroad painted (extremely rare)

Flyer gondolas made by Lionel (list verified 5/21/07)
48541 Delaware & Hudson gondola with pipe load
48549 Union Pacific Gondola with Canisters

Hopper Cars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 11/21/06)
640 painted gray with white lettering
640 black with white lettering (extremely rare)
716 Dump Car for #710 contact rails (1946-1947)
24203 B&O with Pikemaster couplers

Flyer hopper cars made by Lionel (list verified 11/21/06)
48614 B&LE 3-bay hopper

Reefers made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 6/2/07)
633, 639, & 642 variations
637 MKT (very rare)
802 IC painted (rare)

Flyer Reefers made by Lionel (list verified 12/22/08)
New York Central Reefer (NASG car) in 48476 box

Reefers made by Crown Models (list verified 7/25/08)
SR-7000 Undecorated Reefer
Undecorated Reefer hand done by Doug Peck similar to the later SR-4700 Bananas car
NETCA 2000 Berkshire Brewery Reefer

Stock Cars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 11/17/06)
None!

Stock Cars made by Lionel (list verified 2/18/08)
48367 CP Rail Stock Car

Tank Cars A. C. Gilbert (list verified 11/21/06)
910 Celanese Chemicals (extremely rare)
24313 3-Dome Tank Car split-tank  (extremely rare prototype)
24320 Deep Rock with ladders and railings
24328 painted Shell (very rare)

Flyer tank cars made by Lionel (list verified 9/16/07)
None!


Work & Boom Cars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 12/9/06)
607 on black base (extremely rare)
645A three versions in Tuscan brown

Work & Boom Cars made by Lionel (list verified 12/9/06)

None!

Freight Sets made by Gilbert(incomplete list begun 5/7/07)

590T Atlantic Three-Car Freight
4601 Atlantic Freight Train
4602 Atlantic Freight Train
4605 Pennsylvania Freight Train
4607 Pennsylvania Freight Train
4607A Pennsylvania Freight Train
4610 New York Central Freight Train
4611 New York Central Freight Train
4615 Union Pacific Freight Train
4618 Nickel Plate Switcher
4619 Pennsylvania Freight Train
4619A Pennsylvania Freight Train
4620A New York Central Freight Train
4622 American Flyer Complete Railroad System
4622A American Flyer Complete Railroad System
4730 Nickel Plate Switcher
4730A Nickel Plate Switcher
4901T 4-Car Atlantic Freight Set
4907AW Pennsylvania K-5 Freight Train
5005WT Pennsylvania K-5 Freight Train
5006WT Hudson Freight
5007 Santa Fe Diesel Freight
5007A Santa Fe Diesel Freight
5010W Union Pacific Electronic Freight Train
5106T Hudson Freight Set
5106WT Hudson Freight Set
9993 unnamed Sears set
20048 Department Store Special #2
20061 Sears Train Set #5
20139 Red Ball Freight
20157 Pacific Department Store Special
20158 J.C.Penney Assortment
20165 Pierce & Phelps Special
20218 AMC-Pacific Set
20249 Jordan Marsh Special
20597 Trade Special
20740 unnamed set
20766 unnamed set
20813 The Westerner
20823 Macy's Mail Order Train #3
121811 unnamed set

Freight Sets made by Lionel (list verified 7/25/08)

49618 NYC Dockside Switcher Freight Set

New Haven Passenger Cars made by A. C. Gilbert  (list verified 5/15/06)
655 coach in green
718 unpainted red operating mail car
732 operating baggage car: painted green “American Flyer Lines” (extremely rare)
955 maroon coach with silhouettes without white border around windows
955 bright red coach with silhouettes (quite rare)
975 operating coach
25005 operating mail car
Any sets that included the 95x New Havens

Frontiersman Passenger Cars made by A. C. Gilbert  (list verified 12/22/08)
None.

Pullman Heavyweight Passenger Cars made by A. C. Gilbert  (list verified 5/14/06)
652 Pikes Peak in red & maroon
652, 653 & 654 with long trucks, both red and green, with silver wide-serif lettering
          made in 1946
653 & 654 with long trucks, both red and green, with white lettering made in 1947
954 maroon without silhouettes
953 red or green with hinged doors  (extremely rare)
954 green with hinged doors  (extremely rare)
24739 maroon Niagara Falls combination car with silhouettes

Streamlined Passenger Cars made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 5/19/06)
661 in satin finish
961 coach: satin no-stripe (I’d like a better picture)
24793 coach car red-stripe
24794 Coach Car orange-stripe (extremely rare)
24843 NP combination car
24868 Observation Car red-stripe (I’d like a better picture)

Passenger Sets made by A. C. Gilbert (incomplete list begun 3/3/07)
4603 Atlantic Passenger Train
4604 Atlantic Passenger Train
4609 Pennsylvania Passenger Train
5205WCX Silver Streak set with the chrome 500 combo and 502 vista dome cars
5434 Uncatalogued and unnamed set with the 282 engine and satin 500 series streamliners

Passenger Sets made by Lionel (list verified 4/6/07)
Each of the following sets that Lionel made under their American Flyer name:

49605 New Haven Orange-Stripe car set
48936 orange-stripe Hamilton dome car
48937 orange-stripe Washington Observation Car
48965 B&O baggage car & diner 2-pack
48975 Pennsylvania baggage car & diner 2-pack
49622 Freedom Train Passenger Set

Operating Accessories made by A. C. Gilbert (list verified 5/2/07)
588 Semaphore Block Signal with two button control and two track trips
596 Operating Water Tank variations with brown or burnt orange tank, gray or black legs,
                          and black or gray roof
752A Seaboard Coaler with three-button control
755 Talking Station Station with a blue roof
755A Talking Station - a picture showing the new resistor (lockout eliminator)
K766 Animated Station Guilford with 735 NH operating coach converted to knuckle couplers
779 Oil Drum Loader on a gray painted plastic base
pre-production prototype of the #779 on a black painted sheet metal base
23596 Operating Water Tank
23599 Talking Station Record
23602 Crossing Gate with no roadway
23758 Sam the Semaphore Man
23760 Highway Flasher
23761 Semaphore with two button controller
23763 Bell Danger Signal
23785 Coal Loader
23791 Cow on Track with brown and white cow

Operating Accessories made by Lionel (list verified 2/22/08)
49805 Gabe the Lamplighter
49806 Operating Sawmill
49807 Seaboard Coaler
49808 Animated Track Gang
49810 Log Loader
49816 Operating Stockyard
49817 Coal Loader
49818 Piggyback Unloader & Flatcar
49819 Electromagnetic Crane
49820 Sam the Semaphore Man
49824 Loading Platform and Car
49832 Blinking Signal
49833 Block Signal
49835 Semaphore Block Signal

Buildings & Towers  (list verified 5/28/07)

160 Valley View Station Platform with a red masonite roof
160 Valley View Station Platform with a dark green plastic roof
271 Three-Piece Whistle Stop Set
272 Glendale Station and Newsstand with medium blue walls
273 Oak Park Suburban Railroad Station with blue roof
273 Oak Park Suburban Railroad Station with dark gray roof
273 Oak Park Suburban Railroad Station with green roof
273 Forest Park Suburban Railroad Station: all four variatons: red, blue, dark gray, and green roof
273 Lake Park Suburban Railroad Station: all four variatons: red, blue, dark gray, and green roof
274 Harbor Junction Freight Station with a green roof
275 Eureka Diner with green, red, or dark blue roof
586F Wayside Station with black baggage wagon figure
589 Passenger and Freight Station with black roof
612 Freight and Passenger Station with Crane variations: gray or red base, red or brown trim,
                          and green or tan roof
758A Sam the Semaphore Man on a green base
767 painted Branford Roadside Diner
769 plastic Aircraft Beacon
Colber Aircraft Beacon versions
772 plastic Water Tower with a red base and a red or gray tank
Colber Water Tower versions
772 Water Tower with checkerboard tank and white plastic shack and its original box
773 Oil Derrick with the Gulf Oil logo
774 Floodlight Tower
788 Suburban Station
794 Union Station with two Street Lamps and original box
23586 Wayside Station
23589 Passenger and Freight Station
23596 Operating Water Tank
23758 Sam the Semaphore Man
23763 Bell Danger Signal with track trips
23769 Aircraft Beacon variations other than the plastic shack
23772 Water Tower with checkerboard tank and white plastic shack and its original box
23780 Gabe the Lamplighter with emerald green base and cat walk
23785 Coal Loader
23788 Suburban Station

Buildings & Towers made by Lionel (list verified 2/22/08)
49809 Water Tower
49811 Oil Derrick
49813 Baggage Smasher
49814 Floodlight Tower
49838 remake of the 792 Railroad Terminal
49839 remake of the 793 Union Station

Bridges & Trestles (list verified 2/21/08)
748 gray/aluminum-painted sheet metal Overhead Foot Bridge
753 Single Trestle Bridge with rotating beacon
754 Double Trestle Bridge of aluminum sheet metal with rotating beacon
754 Double Trestle Bridge of gray-painted sheet metal with rotating beacon
754 Double Trestle Bridge of gray-painted sheet metal with non-rotating red warning light
1-1024A Trestle Set, comprising #747 cardboard Trestle figure 8 set, 2 #700 straight track,
         and 8 #702 curved track
26428 Accessory Pack with #748 Overhead Foot Bridge and eight sections of curved track
26781 set of 24 graduated black trestles
26783 set of 12 orange or black Hi-Trestles
26790 set of 26 graduated black plastic trestles
49825 remake of the 571 Truss Bridge
49840 Operating Swing Bridge

Figure Sets  (list verified 5/28/07)

#578 set of six painted die-cast Station Figures; I have them, but would like larger, better focused shots

Landscape Accessories (list verified 7/7/07)
29 Imitation Snow
30A Highway Signs
31 Railroad Signs
31A Railroad Signs
248 14 in. long Tunnel
579 silver Single Street Lamp
753 Mountain, Tunnel, and Pass Set
23022 Scenery Gravel

Transformers  (list verified 1/25/08)
2B 75-watt Transformer
3 50-watt Transformer
5 50-watt Transformer
5A 50-watt 25 cycle Transformer
5B 50-watt Transformer
6A 75-watt 25 cycle Transformer
7B 75-watt Transformer
9B 150-watt Transformer
16B 190-watt Transformer
16C 35-watt Transformer
22020 50-watt Transformer
22034 110-watt Transformer
22040 110-watt Transformer
22060 175-watt Transformer
22080 300-watt Transformer

I have a good picture of the 8B-EX, but that's the only export transformer picture I have.  If anyone has any of the others, I would greatly appreciate your sending them!  Please include the plug in the picture of the nameplate.

Electrical Accessories (list verified 8/24/07)
Electronic
Horn Control (I have the whistle control)
10 DC Inverter
18 Filter
541 Fuses for #10 inverter
23024 Rainbow Wire

Track Accessories (list verified 8/13/07)

695 Track Trip with two metal sensing plates
696 Track Trip with die-cast shoe
711 Mail Pickup with two inside rails
23320 Traffic Master
26690 Track Terminal
26704 Manual uncoupler

Supplies (list verified 8/13/07)

25 Smoke Refills
made in 1946 (I have the later ones)
40 Smoke Cartridges


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