So here is an actual toy for my pick of the week for Pook and Pook’s toy sale with Noel Barret which begins at 10:00 AM EST, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. I like to look at items for my picks that take me back in time. I have always thought I would have been better suited for 1819 rather than 2019. This pick doesn’t go back that far but it certainly takes me back. This toy allowed children at the turn of the century to explore. The iron horse could take them to places that they only heard rumor of. As they pushed this American tin toy train across the wooden plank flooring they certainly would have made the train sounds. They could envision the puff of white smoke trailing the stack as the heat from the coal warmed the air around them. The American bison racing beside each side of the engine for as far as the eye can see. New lands being conquered as a young boy yelled “all aboard”, and pushed off towards the front porch. Imagine this “Flash” steadily churning along with the “empire” passenger cars playing follow the leader. Lot 244 is indeed a great toy that I would have loved to get on my birthday! So get on and see where this train takes us – what in the world will we be astonished by next?