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This is a Jr Junction Train & Hobby exclusive custom run CSX “Heritage” American Crane Car. We are calling this a “Heritage” because our model proudly wears New York Central System and Pheobe Snow (Delaware Lackawanna & Western) heralds and also sports the number when it was in Conrail service. The prototype for our model is based at the Dewitt Yard and available on-call at a moments notice. We have included photographs of the prototype as it was caught on the Peat Street lead in Syracuse. The decoration on the model is nearly identical to the prototype and no other MTH Railking American crane has ever sported this high level of graphic detail! This is a very limited release and will not be reproduced again.

While a wreck train on the way to a wreck had priority over other traffic, cranes were subject to rather low speed restrictions, typically around 35 mph with the boom trailing and 25 mph if the boom was facing forward. Slings, chains, and spreader bars were used to attach the hook to the car or locomotive being lifted; the hooks were never attached directly. While some cranes were capable of limited self-propulsion, that was only for positioning at a site, not for travel to and from wrecks or jobs.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

This Jr Junction Train & Hobby exclusive CSX “Heritage” American Crane Features:

•Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
•Authentic, Colorful, Attractive Paint Scheme
•Metal Wheels and Axles
•Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
•Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
•Needle-Point Axles
•(2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
•Manually Operated Crane Hook & Boom
•Near-Scale Proportions
•Unit Measures: 17 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ x 4″
•Operates On O-31 Curves