MP 17042 – Burro Crane Idler Car

This “crane car” was built in 1964 by General Steel Industries, Inc., of Granite City, IL.

Length: 60 ft.
Weight: 72,900 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 147,000 lbs.

It was used by the Missouri Pacific RR as an “idler car” for a crane (such as OGE No. 2299) when in transit. It may have been used with the small “Burro” cranes built by the Cullen-Friestedt Company of Chicago.

The car was donated to the ORM by the Union Pacific RR.