Alco Diesel Engines (2 of 5)
Gilbert made 28 distinct Alco Diesel Engines as listed on a page and a half of the TM Guide, not counting the variations on some of the 28.  Lionel made 26 more up through 2006 under the American Flyer name.  Because there are so many, I have split them up over four web pages:

Gilbert Alcos   #362 through #467 are on
page 1
                      #472 through #4945 are on this page
                      #21551 through #21929 are on
page 3
Lionel Alcos    #8150 through #48101 are on
page 4
                      #48102 and above are on
page 5

Unless otherwise specified, the large pictures on this page are of engines in the collection of The Upstairs Train.

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of the engines not shown here (or a better picture of one that is shown!), email them to me: theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  
Click here for a list of the  pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

Click on an engine to see the train(s) it pulls.
When I get all the pages built, that will work for all engines.  For now, it only works for the ones I own.

#472 Sante Fe Alco A Unit made only in 1956.  It is a single-motor A unit.
There is no dummy A or B unit.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
The #476 Rocket dummy B Unit was made only in 1955.  It is beyond rare,
Bob Bubeck reports "There is only one known example of the Rocket 476 B unit."
The #479 Silver Flash Alco A Unit made only in 1955.  It is a single-motor A unit, sold with no dummy.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
The extremely rare #480 Silver Flash Alco B Unit made only in 1955.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
The #481 Silver Flash Alco A Unit made only in 1956.  It is a single-motor A unit, sold with no dummy.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#497 New Haven A Unit made only in 1957, sold with no dummy.
(Photo courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
#4713 silver painted Santa Fe Alco engine set made from 1954 to 1957.
It comprised a #470 dual-motor A unit, #471 dummy B Unit, and #473 dummy A Unit.
A chrome version was made in 1953.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
Here's a close-up of the B-Unit.
(Picture courtesy of
Jim Marski.)
#4745 chrome Rocket Alco set made in 1953.
It comprised a #474 dual-motor A unit and #475 dummy A Unit.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
I have the silver painted version made from 1954 to 1955.
The rare #4778 silver painted Silver Flash Alco set made only in 1954.
It comprised the #477 dual-motor A Unit and #478 dummy B Unit.
#477 Silver Flash A Unit made only in 1954.
The distinctive front of the #477 Silver Flash A Unit.
#478 Silver Flash B Unit made only in 1954.
An equally rare chrome version was made in 1953.
(My apologies.  I lost track of whose picture this is.
If you recognize this as yours, please let me know and I will give proper photo credit.)
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
The somewhat rare #4856 Santa Fe Alco set made from 1956 to 1957.
It comprised a #484 dual-motor A unit, #485 dummy B Unit, and #486 dummy A Unit.
The rare #4913 Northern Pacific Alco set made only in 1956.
It comprised a #490 powered A unit, #491 dummy B Unit, and #492 dummy A Unit.
(My apologies.  I lost track of whose picture this is.
If you recognize this as yours, please let me know and I will give proper photo credit.)
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
What I have is a #492 Dummy shell on a powered chassis.
Click here to see the train of which this engine is a part.
The rare #4945 New Haven set, comprising a #494 dual-motor A unit and #495 dummy A unit, made only in 1956.
There was no B Unit.

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