Trackside Signals & Structures
Throughout the 25 years of postwar train production, Lionel offered a wide variety of accessories to enhance any operators layout -- from the smallest oval to largest full basement railroad pike. Accessories ranged from small -- only a few inches in size such as the # 260 Illuminated Bumper -- to nearly 30" in length such as the 313 Bascule Bridge or 456 Coaling Ramp!
Initially, many of the accessories offered by Lionel in the mid-1940's were prewar items adapted to work with postwar trains and couplers. These early accessories were generally all metal construction and focused on the handling of logs and coal. Later accessories would have simulated workers loading and unloading miniature cargo of all types including barrels, ice cubes, culvert pipes and much more.
For this section of the website -- Trackside Signals & Structures -- the focus is on items usually found alongside any set of railroad tracks. This would include items such as signals and signs, crossing gates, small buildings, water towers and much more.
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