Lionel # 445 Switch Tower
The blue attendant on a postwar Lionel # 445 Operating Switch Tower keeps an eye on the yard. At the push of a button, the man on the balcony goes back inside the tower and then appears to be running down the stairs. The action is accomplished with two different figures, and is great fun to watch. Next to the switch tower is a postwar Lionel # 155 Ringing Signal. Upon activation, the red lights flash and a bell inside the signal rings. In the foreground is a postwar Lionel # 161 Mail Pickup Set. This accessory was designed to transfer the gray U.S. Mail bag to a moving train.