In 1950, Flyer offered
the #35 Brakeman Set, a set of three identical figures of a
railroad brakeman. The brakemen had a hook on the back
that allowed the operator to attach them to a car or locomotive, adding a realistic touch
when switching freight cars.
You can see the
brakeman in action in a few of the circa 1950 photos of the large American Flyer
layoutin the Gilbert Hall of Science.
Here's a few photos
of a reproduction brakeman in action (available from Port Lines)