Track Accessories (3 of 3)
Classification of the various kinds of accessories isn't always clear. For example, the TM Guide calls the #26810 Pow-R-Clips an Electrical Accessory, but the various Track Terminals that serve the identical function are called Track Accessories. I deviate from TM by listing the Pow-R-Clips as a Track Accessory.

In The Gilbert Gallery, Track Accessories either are mounted on the track or connect track (i.e., track locks). Electrical Accessories are whistle and horn controllers, the Lockout Eliminator, wire, rectifiers, circuit breakers, and the like. The Reverse Loop Relay and Kit defy definition and are listed both places. Accessories that are integral with track (e.g., track pins and rerailers) are listed with
Track & Switches. Track Ballast is another anomaly, listed both here and in Landscape Accessories. Semaphores, gates, and crossing signals are Operating Accessories. Track cleaning fluid is included among Supplies.

The Track Accessories are split up over three web pages:
                       #27 through #698 are
page 1
                       #704 through #713 are on
page 2
                       #728 and above are on this page

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

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of the Track Accessories 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.


#728 Re-railer made in 1956.
#730 green plastic Bumper made in 1946 thru 1956.
Greenberg's Guide describes five slightly different designs; it calls this Type II.
#730 Red Bumper made in 1951.
(Picture courtesy of Mark Preman of
AmericanFlyerTrains.com.)
#23320 Traffic Master announced in the 1960 catalog but never made.
(Photo from the 1960 American Flyer Catalog #D2192.)
#26343 PM Track Locks made in 1961 thru 1964.  A dozen pins per envelope.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#26344 PM Track Terminal made in 1961 thru 1964.  Two per envelope.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#26670 Track Trip, the 5-digit version of #670, made in 1957 & 1958.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#26671 Track Trip with black canister for switches, semaphores, etc., made in 1959.
#26672 Track Trip made in 1960.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#26673 Track Trip for control of two train operation made in 1961 thru 1964.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)


#26690 Track Terminal made in 1957 thru 1959.
#26693 Track Locks made in 1957 thru 1960.  and 1964. A dozen pins per envelope.


#26704 Manual uncoupler.  My books don't tell when it was made.
#26748 Re-railer black plastic with two rails made in 1957 thru 1964.
(Photo courtesy of
Victory Station.)
#26749 Bumper made in 1957 thru 1960.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#26752 Remote Control Uncoupler black plastic body made in 1957 thru 1958, and 1960-1961.
#26756 Bumper made in 1961 thru 1964.
(Picture courtesy of
G. Elliott.)
In the 1960s, Gilbert cut costs everywhere they could, and the boxes were an easy target.
(Picture courtesy of
G. Elliott.)
#26810 Pow-R-Clips made in 1960 thru 1964.  There were sold two in an envelope.
It's just a little metal clip that attaches under the rail and traps the stripped end of the wire.
Very inconspicuous.
#24213 Universal Lockon made by Lionel beginning in 2007.
It could be used on American Flyer two-rail track and on Lionel 3-rail track..
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49830 12 Insulating Track Pins sold beginning in 2007.
(Picture courtesy of
Trainz.com.)
#49831 S Gauge Steel Track Pins sold beginning in 2007.
(Picture courtesy of
Trainz.com.)

Show me the rest of the Track Accessories.

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