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MTH 30-79150 Great Northern Crane Tender

MTH 30-79150 Great Northern Crane Tender
MTH 30-79150 Great Northern Crane Tender
Manf Stock # 30-79150
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SKU 15779
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The crane tender had two jobs: to protect the crane's boom and enable it to be coupled with other cars on the way to a wreck site, and to carry the tools, chains, slings and other gear needed to clear a wreck. Unlike the crane itself, which was a precision piece of gear made by a specialized company, the crane tender was usually a home-built affair, cobbled together from whatever a railroad's shop crew had lying around. Our model represents a typical such car, built from what appears to be an older flatcar and part of an outside-braced wooden boxcar, functioning as an equipment shed.

The rest of a typical wreck train usually had the same hand-me-down look. Passenger and freight cars no longer fit for revenue service were recycled into crew, equipment, and tool cars for wreck and maintenance of way service.

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.


  • O-Gauge, Traditional O-Scale
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Decorative Brake Wheel
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Operating Interior Lighting
  • Unit Measures:11 1/2" x 2 5/16" x 4"
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

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