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Gils

(Jupille near Liege, Belgium)

The Gils company was formed by Gérard Gilles in 1941, initially producing cast aluminium electric trams in gauge 1 (45mm) but switching to 0 gauge by 1943, the three rail track being constructed by hand, using Bakelite sleepers (ties) Production, using various materials including cast aluminium, Zamz (Mazac) tinplate and wood continued until 1965.

The above information is a very brief synopsis of the information and illustrations contained in this truly amazing site dedicated to the history of Gils, in Dutch, French and English. There is far more information (and illustrations) within the Dutch language area of the site. Well worth exploring, using an online translator for blocks of text, if necessary.


Gils electric goods/freight train set SNCFB (Belgian State Railway), loco 0151, manufactured 1951

Gils electric goods/freight train set SNCFB (Belgian State Railway), loco 0151, manufactured 1951

Gils aluminium alloy electric passenger train set 'SilverGils'

Gils aluminium alloy electric passenger train set 'SilverGils'

Gils aluminium alloy electric passenger train set 'SilverGils'

Gils aluminium alloy electric passenger train set 'SilverGils'

Gils aluminium alloy electric passenger train set 'SilverGils'

Gils aluminium alloy electric passenger train set 'SilverGils'

Gils overhead electric Gils Express loco, green

Gils overhead electric Gils Express loco, green

Gils overhead electric Gils Express loco, red

Gils overhead electric Gils Express loco, red

Gils overhead electric Gils Express loco, red

Gils passenger coach Wagon Lits, red

Gils passenger coach 2nd class, green

Gils passenger coach 1st class, red

Gils passenger coach 1st class, green

Note the Gils passenger coach Wagon Lits, green

Gils 8 wheeled tank car

Gils 8 wheeled open wagon

Four Gils 8 wheeled goods or freight wagons

Gils electric colour light signal

Gils electric colour light signal

Gils electric lamp/light

Gils electric lamp/light

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