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New York Central Crane 28 is a 1920's example of the Central’s common smaller wrecker cranes. It was based in the Harmon Yard at Croton-on-Hudson, New York where electric locomotives replaced diesel and steam locomotives on trains heading into New York City. Crane 28 has a lifting capacity of one hundred and fifty tons, which is less than the railroad’s larger cranes, but it was more mobile, and useful for smaller derailments. Cranes of this size were also commonly used in railroad construction projects and maintenance work. Like most cranes built before the 1960's, 28 has a boiler and is steam powered. It is no longer operable. Crane 28 was donated to the museum in 1993 by New York area commuter railroad, Metro North, which operates on former New York Central tracks north out of New York City.
This point of interest is part of the tour: National New York Central Railroad Museum (Purple Tour)