Pacific Steam Engines (1 of 3)
Gilbert made 25 distinct Pacific Steam Engines as listed on a page and a half of the TM Guide, not counting the variations on some of the 25.  Lionel made another in 2006 under the American Flyer name.  Because there are so many, I have split them up over three web pages:

Gilbert Alcos   #282 through #296 are on this page
                      #310 through #316 are on
page 2
                      #350 through #21115 and those made by Lionel are on
page 3

Unless otherwise specified, the large pictures on this page are of engines in the collection of The Upstairs Train and the smaller ones are from ebay auctions I didn't win.

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

#282 C&NW "American Flyer" Pacific with plastic tender and coal pusher made in 1952.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
Another variation made in 1952 had a sheet metal tender.
(Picture courtesy of David "Bull Gator" Tyner.)
#282 C&NW "American Flyer Lines" Pacific with plastic tender made in 1953.
#283 C&NW Pacific made from 1954-1957.
#285 C&NW "American Flyer" Pacific made only in 1952.
The front of the #285
The back of the sheet metal tender has a sheet metal ladder.
#287 C&NW "American Flyer Lines" Pacific made only in 1954.
(Photo courtesy of Mark Preman of
Hard-to-find #289 "American Flyer Lines" C&NW Pacific made only in 1956.
It had a whistle, but no smooke or choo-choo sound.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#290 "American Flyer" Pacific made from 1949-1951.
I am told that the Maury Romer interviews said these cut aways were made so the directors could see how things worked and approve or disapprove production of an item. These cut away locos were then used in the corporate sales center on the second floor so buyers from big stores like Sears and Macy's could come in and see what the product was all about, how it was made, and how it worked (and check out the massive layout up there) before they made their orders. When the change was made to smoke and choo choo in the boiler, these were used to show how everything fit and worked in the boiler.
(Picture and story courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#293 New Haven Pacific made from 1953-1957.
#293 New Haven Pacific with small numbers made in 1957.
The diffference is subtle, so here's a close-up:
(Photo courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)

Lettering variations like this are amazingly numerous, especially in the link coupler era up to 1952.  But they rarely affect the value of an item, even in the later years like this.
#295 "American Flyer" Pacific made only in 1951.
(Photo courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
#296 "American Flyer Lines" New Haven Pacific made only in 1955.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

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