American Flyer GP7

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:370
Category:GP7
Road Name:American Flyer
Road Number:370
Year Introduced:1950
This second photo is not of the complete 370, but it shows a Gilbert prototype using that model's chassis, without the typical weight and the conventional old style reversing unit. This was done to make room for the brass bell assembly. In place of the typical reversing unit the factory designers/inventors installed a slide switch for manual reversing of the loco. Eventually this bell ringer mechanism was available in the 1959 (21)234 C&O Bell Ringer Locomotive that was part of the 1959 Defender Set.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:375
Category:GP7
Road Name:American Flyer
Road Number:375
Year Introduced:1953
This is the first KC-produced GP engine, and it's rather rare. It came with a horn. Reproductions of it are rampant; the date stamp in the shell is about the only way to authenticate one.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:377
Category:GP7
Road Name:American Flyer
Road Number:377, 378
Year Introduced:1956
#377 and #378 had the same paint scheme as #375. A single motor in one unit, and horn and roar sound in the other unit.
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