American Flyer bulb cross reference

A.C. Gilbert didn’t use standard bulb numbers for its products, so locating the correct bulb can be difficult today. Here is a cross reference between Gilbert’s American Flyer bulb part numbers and standard manufacturer part numbers.

American Flyer bulb cross reference
Use this cross reference to locate the appropriate substitute for your burned-out American Flyer bulb.

If these numbers look vaguely familiar, it’s because one of those other brands of electric trains sometimes did use industry-standard numbers, and both brands used many of the same bulbs.

Catalog # Name Volts Color Gilbert part# Equivalent
all Locomotives 14 clear 440 1449
all Cars 18 clear 444 432
all stations and buildings 18 clear 444 432
8b transformer 18 clear 454 431
12b transformer 18 clear 454 431
15b transformer 18 clear 458 1445
16b transformer 18 clear 458 1445
18b transformer 18 clear 458 1445
19b transformer 18 clear 458 1445
30b transformer 18 clear 458 1445
592a crossing gate 14 clear 440 1449
596 water tank 18 clear 453 1447
658 Sam the Semaphore 14 clear 452 1402
720a switches 18 clear 453 1447
730 bumper 14 red 455 1447R
750 bridge 18 clear 444 432
759 Bell Danger Signal 14 red 455 1447R
760 Highway Flasher 14 red 455 1447R
761 Semaphore 18 clear 453 1447
769 revolving beacon 14 clear 461 461
772 water tower 18 clear 444 432
774 floodlight tower 18 clear 453 1447
778 street lights 18 clear 453 1447
switch control box 18 red 441 432R
switch control box 18 green 443 432G

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