AUTOMATIC GATEMAN (ALL METAL)
|AUTOMATIC GATEMAN. The door opens and the gateman rushes out of house waving his lantern to warn approaching cars that a train is coming. Built 1934 - 42 and 1945-49 with all metal house. (After 1949 were produced with plastic house). Painted metal construction. Early production had chimney - lattice work sign post - diamond sign and decal on tool box. Later produced with out chimney or decal and diamond sign changed to die cast cross buck. Later versions stamped 45N indicates a change by Lionel from insulated track to 41 contactor operation. Door color frequently matches white house but some have a red door matching the roof.
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