A.F. Product Gallery: 1950 GP7

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:370
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.
Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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