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 chart 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 #NameVoltsColorGilbert part#Equivalent
allLocomotives14clear4401449
allCars18clear444432
allstations and buildings18clear444432
8btransformer18clear454431
12btransformer18clear454431
15btransformer18clear4581445
16btransformer18clear4581445
18btransformer18clear4581445
19btransformer18clear4581445
30btransformer18clear4581445
592acrossing gate14clear4401449
596water tank18clear4531447
658Sam the Semaphore14clear4521402
720aswitches18clear4531447
730bumper14red4551447R
750bridge18clear444432
759Bell Danger Signal14red4551447R
760Highway Flasher14red4551447R
761Semaphore18clear4531447
769revolving beacon14clear461461
772water tower18clear444432
774floodlight tower18clear4531447
778street lights18clear4531447
switch control box18red441432R
switch control box18green443432G

A modern alternative

You might also consider upgrading to LEDs in your American Flyer trains. LEDs last longer and use less power, so you don’t need as powerful of a transformer.

One thought on “American Flyer bulb cross reference

  • August 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm
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    This list is awesome thanks for posting it I was going nuts trying to find the right numbers for stations thanks again

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