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Old 11-27-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
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Lionel TMCC Crane and Tender

I bought a Lionel TMCC PRR 250 ton wrecker about a year ago. Since then I have been searching for the matching boom car or tender in the PRR livery to go with it.

The car isn’t cheap, as it is a sound car. I have seen plenty of other railroad names but the PRR version was impossible to find.

I lucked out when I found one on an eBay auction as it just started. I contacted the owner and made an made an offer he couldn’t refuse. Two days later, it arrived in the mail.

This was one of my “had to haves” so it made my day when I snagged it.

Here are some pics...

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Old 11-27-2019, 10:33 PM   #2
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Congratulations on finally locating that nice looking and elusive PRR unit. I enjoy hearing the foreman say; "the big-hook is on the job" or "that was a good job, let's take a break". Fun stuff...
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Old 11-28-2019, 03:54 AM   #3
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Nice addition to your collection. You'll enjoy it. I bought the NYC version at York in 2006.
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Nice addition to your collection. You'll enjoy it. I bought the NYC version at York in 2006.
Thanks Doug. I haven’t powered up the car yet. Curious to see how it syncs with the crane operation...

Spence, are you able to insert the locking pins on the back of the crane cab? There are two of them and I found the task impossible...

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Old 11-28-2019, 09:46 AM   #5
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Very nice addition. They must have been up on the roof of that locomotive a lot. I've never seen a handrail on top.
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:57 AM   #6
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Michael, actually it is a “train phone” antenna. The PRR used the system for a number of years before radios came into use.

Steam locomotives, cabooses and diesels had them. They were stripped off after they became obsolete...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trainphone

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Old 11-28-2019, 10:02 AM   #7
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Very cool, should be a blast operating the combo on the layout.

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Old 11-28-2019, 10:12 AM   #8
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Tom, the TMCC crane is my pick for one of the coolest accessories that Lionel has ever made.

I snagged this one a few years ago, I figured that MOW would be a good pick, it will go with any RR.

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I purchased the Legacy DT&I one from a big dealer at a train show last year on a whim. Mostly the price was too good to pass up. It's definitely become one of my favorite pieces and is definitely a crowd pleaser when I run it on the club layout at train shows. I need to take some time and rig up some more fun things to pick up with it, but for now I mostly just pick up a freight car truck and move it around.
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Nice score Tom. I'm on the hunt for one of those Lionel cranes too.
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