Imagine a world without people.
Now imagine a train layout without people.
You see my point.
Gilbert made four sets of people, each in its own unique box.  Since they were hand-painted, the colors in one set didn't always match those in another set.
#33 Passenger and Train Figure Set
made in 1951 & 1952.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#34 Railway Figure Set made in 1953.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#35 set of three Brakemen
with lanterns in a flip-lid box
made in 1950 thru 1952.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
They were also sold in a box with a removeable lid.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#578 set of six painted die-cast Station Figures made in 1946 thru 1952.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
It also came with a blue insert.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
Here's a close-up of two of the Station Figures out of the box.
(My apologies.  I lost track of whose picture this is.
If you recognize this as yours, please let me know and I will give proper photo credit.)
In the sets above, the porter on the cart is white, but some sets had a black porter.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

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